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Happy Holidays from Yale University Press!

The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on some of our favorite books from 2014. Assistant Managing Editor Heidi Downey recommends Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies by Andrea Kirsh and Rustin S. Levenson, saying: This is a fascinating look at the physical essence of easel paintings—the supports, the

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David and Moses: The Men, the Myths, the Legends

David Wolpe— David represents one strand of the Jewish tradition, one that these days causes so much pride and angst and generates so much news. Jewish religious history is divided, in some senses, between Moses and David: Moses is the desert, wandering, and Mt Sinai. David is the land, government,

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What SUP From Your Favorite University Presses, December 12, 2014

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! Once again, there is a lot to share this week from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week, we found a mix of cheerful holiday fun and reflections

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Protests, Assembly, and the Public Forum

 John D. Inazu— In the early days of the Ferguson protests this past August following the death of Michael Brown, President Obama insisted that “our constitutional rights to speak freely, to assemble, and to report in the press must be vigilantly safeguarded: especially in moments like these.” He was right.

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Inside the World of ISIS—The Arab Taliban

Hassan Abbas— During my recent travels to Iraq, I heard first hand stories about the genesis and rise of Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS), also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh (al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham). The rapid expansion of this deadly militant group over a significant

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When Harry Met Annie: Love and Financial Fraud in the Nineteenth Century (Part 3)

Harry Marks was one of the foremost financial journalists of the late nineteenth century. He was also a man of few scruples, and his salacious love affair with Annie Koppel would be the center of a much talked about trial after he attempted to sue a rival for accusing him of fraud. This three-part series (read

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Atlanta and Sherman’s March to the Sea

Wendy Hamand Venet— One hundred fifty years ago today, General William T. Sherman arrived in Savannah at the conclusion of his March to the Sea. In a telegram sent  on December 22, 1864, Sherman presented the city to President Abraham Lincoln as a Christmas gift. Because Savannah  had little military

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When Harry Met Annie: Love and Financial Fraud in the Nineteenth Century (Part 2)

Harry Marks was one of the foremost financial journalists of the late nineteenth century. He was also a man of few scruples, and his salacious love affair with Annie Koppel would be the center of a much talked about trial after he attempted to sue a rival for accusing him of fraud. This three-part series (read

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When Harry Met Annie: Love and Financial Fraud in the Nineteenth Century (Part 1)

Harry Marks was one of the foremost financial journalists of the late nineteenth century. He was also a man of few scruples, and his salacious love affair with Annie Koppel would be the center of a much talked about trial after he attempted to sue a rival for accusing him of fraud. This three-part series tells the

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