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Blindspot: A Novel by Two Acclaimed Historians, Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore, Required Reading, at Oregon State University

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Blindspot: A Novel, written by two acclaimed historians, Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore, is a novel of painting, passion, and politics in the age of the American Revolution. Written with wit and exuberance by two longtime friends, the novel is at once fiction and history, mystery and love story, tragedy and farce. Set in the boisterous, rebellious Boston of 1764, Blindspot is filled with the bawdy, satirical sensibility of the eighteenth century.

Oregon State University’s History Dept will be using for its course on “The Historian’s Craft” this Fall. (more…)

September 22, 2009 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

A Concise History of the Catholic Church Added to the Curriculum at Providence College

concise historyCovering the life of Christ, the election of Pope Benedict XVI, and everything in between, A Concise History of the Catholic Church has been one of the bestselling religious histories of the past two decades and a mainstay for scholars, students, and others looking for a definitive, accessible history of Catholicism.

Providence College’s Development of Western Civilization Program will be using Thomas Bokenkotter’s essential one-volume history of the Catholic Church.

To read a book excerpt, click here.

Order an examination copy here.

September 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Iowa State University’s Dept. of Art and Design will be Teaching Art Theory For Beginners

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Iowa State University’s Dept. of Art and Design will be using Art Theory For Beginners this Fall for its Introduction to Visual Culture Studies course.

From Paleolithic cave-painting to postmodernism, Art Theory For Beginners  is a concise and entertaining survey of the major historical and current debates on art. Painters, theorists and philosophers are all included to show how the idea of art has developed over the last 5,000 years.

For more titles in the FOR BEGINNERS series, click here.

To order an examination copy, click here.

September 14, 2009 at 4:46 pm Leave a comment


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

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