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Spy Wars author Tennent “Pete” H. Bagley in the news

This week, The Washington Times and the New York Post are reporting on the recent cancellation of Tennent “Pete” H. Bagley’s scheduled appearances at the International Spy Museum and the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC. Bagley, a former CIA officer, is the author of Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries and

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Remembering the Six-Day War: 40 years later

June 5, 1967 marks the 40th anniversary of the Six Year War, the start of an armed conflict between Israel and the Arab states, Egypt, Syria and Jordan. Fearing an imminent invasion, Israel launched a preemptive air attack on Egypt in June 1967 and it achieved such staggering devastation that

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Oleg Gordievsky on Spy Wars: “…it could not have been published at a better time…”

In a new review recently published in The Spectator, Oleg Gordievsky calls Spy Wars, “. . .perhaps the most amazing non-fiction spy book that has ever appeared during or after the Cold War. There is little doubt that all intelligence historians interested in the past 50 years of espionage games

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2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards: Yale University Press takes Gold

This year’s Independent Publisher Book Awards (“IPPY” Awards) were released this week, with several Yale University Press titles taking top honors in the following National Categories: FINE ARTS Gold: Eva Hesse, Catalog Raisonne edited by Renate Petzinger and Barry Rosen, with Annette Spohn (vol. 1); Edited by Barry Rosen and

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Dame Mary Douglas remembered

Anthropologist Dame Mary Douglas, described in the New York Times as a woman “whose influence ranged beyond the traditional questions of her field to examine areas as diverse as kosher diets, consumer behavior, environmentalism and humor as she described how humans work together to find shared meaning,” passed away in

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Yale University Press author wins 2007 Otto Gründler Prize

Charles B. McClendon’s book The Origins of Medieval Architecture: Building in Europe, A.D. 600-900 has won the 2007 Otto Gründler Prize sponsored by Western Michigan University. Presented at the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, the Otto Gründler Prize is awarded to the author of a book or monograph judged

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Yale Drama Series Award Ceremony: Podcasted from Lincoln Center!

The inaugural Yale Drama Series award ceremony recorded on April 26th at Lincoln Center is now available as a podcast! Listen in to the festivities. Speaking at the event were Yale University Press Director John Donatich, Academy Award-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, prize-winner John Austin Connolly,

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John C. Bogle to speak at Georgetown University commencement

Next weekend John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO of The Vanguard Group, will speak at the MBA Commencement Ceremony at Georgetown University. Among his other achievements, Bogle is the author of Battle for the Soul of Capitalism, published by Yale University Press. Bogel’s book was named named Best Book

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“It’s like the Dead Sea Scrolls for the Stalin period”

As the headline states, the landmark series Annals of Communism is once again making news as a key resource for scholars of the Soviet Union. Jonathan Brent, editorial director for Yale University Press, discusses a exciting new project in an article featured in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review. “The

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Remembering Boris Yeltsin

This week marked the death, at age 76, of Russia’s first freely elected leader. Presiding over both reform and decline, inspiring both hope and disappointment, Yeltsin was a controversial figure in his lifetime, and the debate over his legacy will continue long past his death. Several recent Yale University Press

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