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Free Advance Reader Copies of Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning by Timothy Snyder Now Available

9781101903452In this deeply researched and profoundly original book, Yale University history professor and historian Timothy Snyder has written a history of extermination and survival, an explanation of an unprecedented crime of the twentieth century that might serve as a precedent in the twenty-first. It tells the story of the Holocaust based on an array of new archival sources from eastern Europe and the voices of Jewish survivors to present the mass murder of the Jews in comprehensible historical terms–and thus all the more terrifyingly.

Black Earth is scheduled to be released on September 8th, 2015. Please email rhacademic@penguinrandomhouse.com with your name, college and course information to request a complimentary advance reader copy.

Click here to read about Professor Snyder’s Andrew Carnegie Fellowship award.

May 1, 2015 at 5:52 pm Leave a comment

Measuring the Progress of Women with The XX Factor

978-0-307-59040-4This semester, students taking “Social Scientific Perspectives on the Family and the Market”, a History course at the Catholic University of America, read Alison Wolf’s The XX Factor as a core text for the class.  In the book, English economist and journalist Alison Wolf examines why  educated women are now working longer hours and how feminism has actually created a less equal world.  Professor Jerry Z. Muller, who incorporated the book into his curriculum, remarked that the book “not only draws together research from a wide range of social sciences, but combines it with well-grounded speculation and sound judgment.”  To read an excerpt from the book, click here.

Alison Wolf is an academic and writer living in London. She is currently the Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College, London. She also advises the UK government on education policy.

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May 16, 2014 at 6:06 pm Leave a comment

Recommended Book from LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman and Author Ben Casnocha, The Start-up of You

A revolutionary new guide to thriving in today’s fractured world of work, The Start-up of You provides strategies that will help students survive, thrive, and achieve the boldest professional ambitions and to take control of their futures. Read authors Reid Hoffman (co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn) and Ben Casnocha’s  message to educators:

Students are graduating into an extraordinarily tough economy. Record numbers of college grads in America are jobless or underemployed.

How will your students launch a successful career today? How will they not only land a good job out of school, but also develop an overall career strategy to survive and thrive in this hyper-competitive economy?

Here’s how: treat their career as its own start-up venture. Drawing on the founding of LinkedIn and our experiences working with the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, our new book The Start-Up of You explains how each individual can apply entrepreneurial strategies to their career. This doesn’t mean students have to start their own company. Everyone can use Silicon Valley techniques—like constant adaptation, network building, and developing resiliency to risk—to achieve stability and success in their professional lives.

Today, every student needs to become entrepreneurial. This is the playbook that shows them how.

—Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha

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May 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm Leave a comment

Free Advanced Reader’s Copy Giveaway of Word Hero!

Calling all educators! We’re happy to announce that we’re offering free advanced reader’s copy of Word Hero: A Fiendishly Clever Guide to Crafting the Lines that Get Laughs, Go Viral, and Live Forever by Jay Heinrichs.

The book isn’t officially on sale until October 4th, but we wanted to offer you an early release copy to check it out first! If you or anyone you know wants to learn how to use the power of words to get people laughing or talking, you’ll want this book to use as your guide.

Author Jay Heinrichs has spent more than 25 years in publishing as a magazine writer, editor, and executive. He’s quite the word-mastermind and also the author of Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion. If you’d like an examination copy of Jay’s previous book, Thank You for Arguing, click here.

Leave a message for us here in the comment section if you’d like a free copy! Or email us at rhacademic@randomhouse.com with your preferred shipping information.

June 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm 1 comment


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