Religion

Michael Makovsky named Sami Rohr Prize Finalist

Michael Makovsky, author of Churchill’s Promised Land: Zionism and Statecraft, has been named one of five finalists for this year’s Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. The Jewish Book Council, who administers the award, considers Churchill’s Promised Land to be “a book of exceptional literary merit that stimulates an interest

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2007 top picks, part 2: Yale books in holiday gift lists

Here is just a sample of some titles that editors and websites have picked in their year-end lists. William Grimes at the New York Times assembled a gift guide of 15 perfect books for this holiday season, including Bears: A Brief History by Bernd Brunner. Grimes warmly recommends “this little

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Show Notes for Episode 11 of the Yale Press Podcast

Posted by Chris Gondek, Producer/Host of the Yale Press Podcast. One year ago today, Yale University Press posted the first episode of the show. 12 months, 11 shows and 32 interviews later, and here we are. I wish I could convey in words how much I enjoy doing this show,

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Three YUP books make NYT’s Notable list

Yale University Press is proud to announce that three of our books have been chosen by the New York Times for their list of 100 Notable Books of 2007. Those books are Hugh Brogan’s Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life, Janet Malcolm’s Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice, and Tim Jeal’s Stanley:

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Janet Malcolm reading at Book Culture, NYC

On Monday, November 26 at 7 pm, Book Culture bookstore in New York City will host a reading with Yale University Press author Janet Malcolm. Malcolm will start off the evening with passages from her new book and close the evening with a book signing. Book Culture is located at

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Bloggers pick up Parsi’s article for The Nation

Trita Parsi, author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States, wrote an article for the November 19 issue of The Nation. Parsi’s article, “The Iranian Challenge,” reassesses American assumptions about Iran, and it has caught the attention of bloggers all across the web, including

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YUP authors across America

From San Francisco to Washington D.C., Yale University Press authors are speaking across the country. According to the Washington Post Literary Calendar, Daniel J. Solove will appear tonight at 6:30 P.M. at the Borders Books in downtown Washington D.C. He’s going to discuss and sign copies of his new book,

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Spine-tingling books from YUP

In honor of the Halloween spirit, check out these spooks–I mean books–from Yale University Press. Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality by Paul Barber In this engrossing book, Paul Barber surveys centuries of folklore about vampires and offers the first scientific explanation for the origins of the vampire legends.

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Trita Parsi’s Treacherous Alliance on the radio and in print

    Trita Parsi, author of recently-released Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States, was a guest on The Diane Rehm Show to talk about his new book. Listen to the show, or downloand this segment using Real Audio or Windows Media Player. Parsi’s Treacherous

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Yale Press Podcast, Episode 9

Episode 9 of the Yale Press Podcast is now available. In Episode 9, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Trita Parsi about about his behind-the scenes revelations about events in the Middle East and the geopolitical competition between Israel, Iran, and the United States, and with (2) James Prosek, author, watercolorist,

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