Monday, July 21, 2014

Short Takes

In a recent article for CNN, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, author of BREAKING GROUND, points out the disparities in healthcare, following the U.S. News and Report's latest "best hospitals in the country" rankings.

In the May 2014 issue of CHOICE, our director Lisa Bayer is featured with five other university press directors addressing the relationship between university presses and libraries.

"STUDY IN PERFECT [by Sarah Gorham] is a well-curated essay collection that examines the breadth and depth of the ideal of perfection. . . . Every detail has been attended to, from the project level to the sentence level. The cover is serene and appealing; it echoes perfectly the calm, reflective tone of the book."—ForeWord Reviews

Tyson Pugh's TRUMAN CAPOTE is a "must for anyone interested in seeing the connections between film adaptations and quintessential Capote literature," according to Library Journal.

PopMatters calls CORNBREAD NATION 7 "a splendid collection of tales of Southerners traveling abroad and children of immigrants living in the South and reflecting on their heritage."

Check out Atlas Obscura for a Q&A with Kate Sweeney about her book AMERICAN AFTERLIFE.

Coming this fall is the new book, CONFEDERATE ODYSSEY. The book is a companion to the Atlanta History Center exhibit, The Confederate Odyssey: The George W. Wray Jr. Civil War Collection, which opened Friday, July 18. The Civil War Picket blog and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription required) has more on the collection, exhibit, and book.
UGA Press acquisitions editor Pat Allen, Atlanta History Center Executive Vice President Michael Rosen, Atlanta History Center curator and CONFEDERATE ODYSSEY author Gordon L. Jones, Atlanta History Center President and CEO Sheffield Hale