Archive for June, 2010

University of Michigan Selects The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why it Matters for World Politics Course

For years, North Korea watchers who speak no Korean have been confidently telling the world what motivates Kim Jong-Il. But in The Cleanest Race, B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and contributing editor of the Atlantic Monthly, presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. In a lavishly illustrated work that draws on extensive research into the regime’s domestic propaganda, including films, romance novels and other artifacts of the personality cult, Myers analyzes each of the country’s official myths in turn—from the notion of Koreans’ unique moral purity, to the myth of an America quaking in terror of “the Iron General.” And in a groundbreaking historical section, Myers also traces the origins of this official culture back to the Japanese fascist thought in which North Korea’s first ideologues were schooled.  (more…)

June 17, 2010 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

University of North Texas and Duke University Choose The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton

The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton HC

John Milton is, next to William Shakespeare, the most influential English poet, a writer whose work spans an incredible breadth of forms and subject matter. The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton celebrates this author’s genius in a thoughtfully assembled book that provides new modern-spelling versions of Milton’s texts, expert commentary, and a wealth of other features that will please even the most dedicated students of Milton’s canon. Edited by a trio of esteemed scholars, this volume is the definitive Milton for our time.

Duke University and University of North Texas’s English Dept have selected Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton for their Fall course on Milton.

To read an excerpt, click here.

Order an exam copy here.

June 16, 2010 at 4:32 pm Leave a comment

Anatomy of an Epidemic Selected at Saint Michael’s College for Abnormal Psychology course

In Anatomy of an Epidemic award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates, in the first book of its kind, the merits of psychiatric medications through the prism of long-term results, asking the question: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades?

During the past fifty years, when investigators looked at how psychiatric drugs affected longterm outcomes, studies on various psychiatric drugs—including those used to treat depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD—have consistently found that these medications, for some paradoxical reason, increase the likelihood that people will become chronically ill, less able to function well, more prone to physical illness. (more…)

June 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment


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