NEWS AND REVIEWS

Books

 

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From Jack Johnson to Lebron James edited by Chris Lamb

Praise from the Tampa Tribune:

“A thought-provoking collection of essays. Media coverage has expanded greatly since Jack Johnson put on boxing gloves to defend his heavyweight title, and a critical, sharp look at media coverage through the years is a necessary—and welcome—addition to sports literature.”

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The Self-Propelled Island by Jules Verne

Translated by Marie-Thérèse Noiset

Review from the Washington Post:

“Aside from its tendency toward leisurely travelogue, The Self-Propelled Island consists largely of slapstick comedy, prescient satire of capitalist privilege and melodrama. Ultimately, it develops into another of Verne’s pessimistic, late-in-life cautionary tales about technology and society, a chronicle of progressive disillusionment leading to disaster.”

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For the Love of Wine by Alice Feiring

Recommendation from Kirkus Reviews:

“Feiring’s lively account is a good place to begin for wine lovers seeking a head start on exploring a vastly underappreciated wine-producing country.”

 

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A Generation Removed by Margaret Jacobs

Recommendation from the Journal of American History:

“Jacobs’s history is essential and timely reading.”

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A World of Light by Floyd Skloot

Praise from Hugo House:

“No memoirist is as exquisitely tuned to the workings of the brain as Skloot. In A World of Light, Skloot weaves his own story—of living with brain damage caused by a rare viral illness—with that of his mother, whose dementia-afflicted brain has become a ‘meaningless dazzle of refractions and glimmers.'”

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Now We Will Be Happy by Amina Gautier

Recommendation from Necessary Fiction:

“Read now against the backdrop of the current presidential election, this prize-winning fiction provides a moral and ethical vibrancy to which we should all pay attention.”

 

Authors

 

David Davis

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Author article published in Deadspin.

Cari M. Carpenter

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Author article published in Indian Country Today.

Joe Gisondi

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Author interview with the Herald & Review.