NEWS AND REVIEWS

Books

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Redskins by C. Richard King

Recommendation from the Guy Who Reviews Sports Books:

“This book is one that should be read by anyone who cares about the use of this name by the team, no matter on what side of the issue the reader currently sits. It is compelling, persuasive and will certainly make the reader think about what is truly meant by the name ‘Redskins.'”

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Stolen Words by Mark Glickman

Praise from the Washington Book Review:

“It makes you cry if you have even a little love for books, new ideas and the future of humankind. It affords humankind to look into its past and be ashamed of itself. It is also a story of Jewish people and their love for books. It will help you understand why Jewish people and intellectuals have produced more knowledge than any other group of human beings.”

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Cherokee Sister by Catharine Brown

Edited by Theresa Strouth Gaul

Praise from American Literary History Reviews:

“Gaul directs us to read Brown’s letters and diary as a single, freestanding text and as a collection of individual works that, in any configuration, invite comparative, cultural, and literary analysis . . . In the end, Gaul challenges scholars to consider Brown’s writing practices and preoccupations and her development as an author, for to take up the challenge is to gain a truer understanding of ‘race, gender, religion, and politics in the era preceding Cherokee removal’ (47-48). To take up the challenge is to breathe life anew into the Cherokee ‘sister,’ Catharine Brown.”

 

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The Wheeling Year by Ted Kooser

Review from Poetry Spoken Here:

“In his characteristic manner, Kooser conveys the basic information and his points get made, but always in a highly poetic way.”

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The Grand Old Man of Baseball by Norman L. Macht

Recommendation from the Baseball Historian:

“He truly is a baseball legend and his entire story has just been written so thoroughly that it should be considered the final word on the subject.”

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From the Mouths of Dogs by B. J. Hollars

Review from the American Kennel Club:

From the Mouths of Dogs is not tear-jerking but reflects a tough realism in each powerful profile. There are tailwinds and headwinds to the emotional flow that moves smoothly throughout while as Hollars wraps the human-animal bond in a rich context.”

 

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Waterman by David Davis

Review from Sport in American History:

Waterman provides an engaging tale of a Hawaiian icon and an Olympic super star. The relationship between Kahanamoku and his homeland may have been difficult at times—indeed, Davis notes that some Waikiki locals resent that the Duke’s statue faces away from the water he loved so much, and instead faces the tourist shopping traps he despised—but nevertheless, as a Hawaiian athlete, he achieved many firsts, in sport and beyond.”

 

Authors

Lawrence J. Haas

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Author Q&A with Family Security Matters.

George Gmelch

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Author interview with Tony Basilio.

Jeffrey Gorsky

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Author interview with Press Conference USA.

Susan C. Seymour

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Author article in Harvard Magazine.