Thursday, April 05, 2012

Short Takes

Central Washington University Dean Marjorie Morgan interviews THE ACCIDENTAL SLAVEOWNER author Mark Auslander in this Arts & Humanities R Central video.

New Security Beat features the Woodrow Wilson Center's interview with Marc Sommers about his new book, STUCK.

Shelf Awareness features an op-ed by David L. Holmes, author of FAITHS OF THE POSTWAR PRESIDENTS.

Library Journal calls Idra Novey's EXIT, CIVILIAN "[s]tartling," and names Novey as one of the 14 New Poets for National Poetry Month.

CORNBREAD NATION 6, edited by Brett Anderson and John T. Edge, receives its first review from Edible Memphis, which said that the book is "[n]ot all for the serious, scholarly or scientific. . .[it] also brings humor and humanity to what could ultimately be the best on-going collection of food writing in America today."

The Civil War Monitor praises John Inscoe for his editorial prowess as the editor of THE CIVIL WAR IN GEORGIA and calls the book itself "seamless" and "sophisticated."

The Journal of Historical Geography calls COMPANY TOWNS IN THE AMERICAS, edited by Oliver Dinius and Angela Vergara, "vivid" and "well-researched," "an important, if not complete, contribution."

In the stunning new issue of The Bear Deluxe Magazine, Mark Hersey's MY WORK IS THAT OF CONSERVATION and Camille Dungy's BLACK NATURE garner reviews for their strength as socially and ecologically aware books.

In a recent issue of On Point Magazine, Melissa Ziobro hails Melissa McEuen's MAKING WAR, MAKING WOMEN for its ability to appeal to a wide range of audiences: "serious students of gender, military, and consumer history alike."