Archive for July, 2009

The National Book Award Winner, Let the Great World Spin Selected at Southwest Minnesota State University and Marymount Manhattan College

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Winner, 2009 National Book Award for Fiction
A 2009 New York Times Notable Book
A 2009 Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection 

Let the Great World Spin is a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s, written by acclaimed, award-winning author Colum McCann.  The book has been selected for Southwest Minnesota State University’s American Literature Survey course and Marymount Manhattan College’s Writing New York course.

For more information on the book and author appearances, click here.

To read an excerpt, click here.

Order an examination copy here.

July 29, 2009 at 8:55 pm Leave a comment

Scott Hahn’s Catholic Bible Dictionary Chosen at St. John Vianney Seminary

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The Catholic Bible Dictionary is an unparalleled reference source of information, insight, and guidance for Catholics, students, as well as anyone interested in enriching their understanding of Sacred Scripture.

Catholic Bible Dictionary answers the urgent need for a generally accessible resource deeply rooted in the Catholic tradition. It will be of great help to Catholics in broadening and deepening the familiarity with the Bible they already possess through the regular readings in the liturgy. Particularly helpful are the clear overviews of each book of the Bible that will allow readers to place the selections they hear at mass in their proper context.”
—Dr. Michael Waldstein, Max Seckler Professor of Theology at Ave Maria University and translator of Pope John Paul II’s Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body

St. John Vianney Seminary’s Catholic Bible School has selected Scott Hahn’s Catholic Bible Dictionary for its fall 2009 and spring 2010 Bible Studies course.

For official author website, click here.

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July 29, 2009 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

Another College Adds Sweet Land of Liberty to Course Syllabus

sweet landDenison University History Dept. Picks Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North by Thomas Sugrue for Civil Rights Movement Course this fall 2009.

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July 6, 2009 at 8:44 pm Leave a comment

Santa Monica College’s English Dept. Chooses The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


Santa Monica College’s English Dept. has selected The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrow for its Fall course named “Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition.”

A Library Journal Best Book of 2008

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July 2, 2009 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Plain, Honest Men Chosen for Political Science Course at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

plain honest menPlain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution by distinguished historian Richard Beeman is a dramatic and engrossing account of the men who met in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787 to design a radically new form of government. Plain, Honest Men takes readers behind the scenes and beyond the debate to show how the world’s most enduring constitution was forged through conflict, compromise, and, eventually, fragile consensus.

Gordon S. Wood, Professor of History and author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution calls it “the fullest and most authoritative account of the Constitutional Convention ever written.”

Plain, Honest Men will be taught in a Political Science Course entitled “American Political Thought” at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

To read an excerpt, click here.

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July 2, 2009 at 2:40 pm Leave a comment

Boston College Selects Anatomy of Buzz Revisited

anatomy of buzz

Boston College’s Woods College of Advancing Studies has chosen The Anatomy of Buzz Revisited: Real-life Lessons in Word-of-Mouth Marketing by Emanuel Rosen for its Marketing course this summer.

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July 1, 2009 at 9:22 pm Leave a comment

New trade fiction, non-fiction and memoir being used in the classroom.


July 2009


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