Archive for August 25, 2009

Putin’s Labyrinth: Spies, Murder, and the Dark Heart of the New Russia Added to Course Syllabi at the University of Colorado

According to acclaimed journalist Steve LeVine, the new Russia is marching in an alarming direction under the leadership of Vladimir Putin. Emboldened by escalating oil wealth as well as newfound prominence as a world power, Russia has veered back toward the authoritarian roots planted in Imperial/Czarist times and firmly established during the Soviet era. Though Russia has a new president, Dmitri Medvedev, Putin remains in control, endangering the democratic reforms of the post-Soviet order. Now, in Putin’s Labyrinth: Spies, Murder, and the Dark Heart of the New Russia , LeVine provides a penetrating account of modern Russia under the repressive rule of an all-powerful autocrat. LeVine, who lived in and reported from the former Soviet Union for more than a decade, portrays the growth of a “culture of death”—from targeted assassinations of the state’s enemies to the Kremlin’s indifference when innocent hostages are slaughtered. Drawing on new interviews with eyewitnesses and the families of victims, LeVine documents the bloodshed that has stained Putin’s two terms as president.  (more…)

August 25, 2009 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

What’s on family dinner tables around the globe? Find out in Hungry Planet, a Book Selection at University of Tennessee


For the Fall 2009 semester, Hungry Planet, published by Ten Speed Press, is the book of choice at the University of Tennessee. Course Name: Geography 101.  The book is by cultural geographers and award-winning authors Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio. What is your favorite food? For a fascinating and informative look at the foods consumed around the world, click here.

For more information on the book or author, click here.

Order an examination copy here.

August 25, 2009 at 4:22 pm Leave a comment

Three Modern Library Books Get Taught at The College of Saint Rose


charlotteequianoThree books from Random House’s Modern Library acclaimed collection has been selected for English courses at The College of Saint Rose–The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: or, Gustavus Vassa, the African (Olaudah Equiano), The Algerine Captive: or, The Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill (Royall Tyler), and Charlotte Temple (Susanna Rowson).

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Order an examination copy here.

August 25, 2009 at 1:49 pm Leave a comment

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


August 2009


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