Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Short Takes: Prescient, Timely Genius

In a starred review, Library Journal called JACK LONDON, PHOTOGRAPHER "an unanticipated landmark, for London's groundbreaking work as a photojournalist has remained hidden until now... London was a prescient, timely genius; his work helped define the photojournalistic form, a new idea, now seen as the window into contemporary life. The book's visual bounty seems endless." A photo from the book appeared in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. This Sunday, co-author Jeanne Campbell Reesman will be at the Texas Book Festival for a panel on "The Lives of Jack London" with Jim Haley, author of the recent London biography Wolf.

THE SOUTHERN FOODWAYS ALLIANCE COMMUNITY COOKBOOK in Atlanta Magazine, and in a very scrumptious forthcoming food centerpiece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (fried pickles, anyone?)The Fall issue of Edible Memphis celebrates the book's instructions for building a bacon forest: "Think Willy Wonka meets Benton's bacon."

Jeff Klinkenberg of the St. Petersburg Times on Tom Hallock's preoccupation with Bartram that led to WILLIAM BARTRAM, THE SEARCH FOR NATURE'S DESIGN. With video. Hallock will appear at the St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading October 23.

Shots on the NEA blog of Natasha Trethewey at the 2010 National Book Festival; video of her remarks at the opening night gala on the Library of Congress site.

Boston Globe review of Jessica Treadway's PLEASE COME BACK TO ME -- "clear and searingly direct". A story by Lori Ostlund (THE BIGNESS OF THE WORLD)appears in the new Best American Short Stories 2010; "Imaginary Tuscon" by co-winner Geoffrey Becker (BLACK ELVIS) is listed as a "notable story" in the volume.

The Journal of Human Security on NONPROLIFERATION NORMS: "That so many questions readily spring forth after reading this book is a sign of its strength rather than weakness. Despite a century of available data on norms against the use of WMDs, Rublee is breaking a good deal of new ground."

CROSSROADS OF CONFLICT in the Augusta Chronicle. This and other Civil War titles now on sale on our web site.

Upcoming events:
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Wednesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 14
Georgia Review Tribute to Raymond Andrews in Athens, GA
Details in this Flagpole feature.

Thursday, October 14
2-4 pm
T.R.R. Cobb House, Athens, GA
Barry Brown and Rich Elwell sign copies of their new guide to Civil War sites in Georgia, CROSSROADS OF CONFLICT.