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2006 PSP Awards for Excellence

We are pleased to announce that two Yale University Press books have been recognized by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) division of the Association of American Publishers. Vietnam: A Natural History by Eleanor Jane Sterling, Martha Maud Hurley and Le Duc Minh won a PSP Award for Excellence in

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Hitchcock’s Music: Sound and Suspense

Jack Sullivan, author of Hitchcock’s Music, was interviewed by Scott Simon last Saturday for NPR’s Weekend Edition. For over fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock created films with soundtracks of compelling and unforgettable music.  The soundtracks to movies such as “Vertigo,” “North by Northwest,” and “Rebecca” influenced the atmosphere, characterization and plotlines

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Fukuyama on Neoconservatism

This March Yale University Press will publish a paperback edition of Francis Fukyama’s America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power and Neoconservatism, which has been selected as a CHOICE outstanding academic book for 2007. This edition features a new foreword by the author, who argues that the neoconservatives have learned nothing

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Show Notes for Episode 3, Yale Press Podcast

Posted by Chris Gondek, Producer/Host of the Yale Press Podcast The famous baseball manager, Casey Stengell, once said that “There comes a time in every man’s life, and I’ve had plenty of them.” I had one of those moments during my interview with John Marzluff and Tony Angell, when Tony

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Caesar Hailed Again

Steve Coates reviewed Adrian Goldsworthy’s biography of Caesar in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review. Says Coates: The dramatic trajectory of [Caesar’s] life, with its bloody denouement, well suits Goldworthy’s vigorous and un-self-conscious style. The result is an authoritative and exciting portrait not only of Caesar but of the complex

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Gerald Ford in The Yale Book of Quotations

Posted by Fred R. Shapiro, Editor, Yale Book of Quotations: Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) will be remembered for his decency and moderation rather than his eloquence, but, like all modern Presidents, he left a legacy of memorable quotations.  The following are his entries in The Yale Book of Quotations: An

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Yale University Press mines data from Soviet archives

On Sunday The Boston Globe ran a profile of Jonathan Brent, the associate director and editorial director of Yale University Press and the executive editor of the Annals of Communism Series. The series is a 20-book project that “provides new and vivid details from documents that have been mined by

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Complicity with Evil

Adam LeBor’s new book “Complicity with Evil” – The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide was published in the US and UK in November 2006. It is a controversial, powerful and thought-provoking book which asks important questions about the legacy of the United Nations under Kofi Annan and

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NYTimes Holiday Book Review

Six books published by Yale University Press are featured in the annual New York Times Holiday Book Review, out this past weekend. Francis Fukuyama’s America at the Crossroads was named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2006 by the Review’s editors. Reviewer David Hajdu wrote of An Anthology of

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Quotationeer Shapiro

William Safire dubs Fred Shapiro “Quotationeer Shapiro” in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine: On the analogy of “Dictionary Johnson,” we call Fred R. Shapiro, editor of the just-published Yale Book of Quotations (well worth the $50 price), “Quotationeer Shapiro.” Like that harmless drudge, as Sam defined “lexicographer,” Shapiro does original

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