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Stories of Survival and Hope

15 July 2020 - 9:10am
The stories of Holocaust survivors are as varied as they are inspiring, but the common thread holding them together is persistence in the face of unthinkable devastation and suffering. Purdue University Press is proud of our part helping preserve their stories, several of which you can find below.   Escaping Extermination: Hungarian Prodigy to American […]

Croatian Radical Separatism and Diaspora Terrorism: Q&A with Mate Nikola Tokić

6 July 2020 - 9:49am
We talked to Mate Nikola Tokić, the author of Croatian Radical Separatism and Diaspora Terrorism During the Cold War. Croatian Radical Separatism and Diaspora Terrorism During the Cold War examines one of the most active but least remembered groups of terrorists of the Cold War: radical anti-Yugoslav Croatian separatists. At its core, this book is concerned […]

British Imperial Air Power: A Q&A with Alex M. Spencer

18 June 2020 - 6:48am
We talked to Alex M. Spencer, the author of British Imperial Air Power: The Royal Air Forces and the Defense of Australia and New Zealand Between the World Wars. British Imperial Air Power examines the air defense of Australia and New Zealand during the interwar period. It also demonstrates the difficulty of applying new military […]

Teaching the Empire: A Q&A with Scott O. Moore

20 May 2020 - 12:45pm
We talked to Scott O. Moore, an assistant professor of history at Eastern Connecticut State University and author of Teaching the Empire: Education and State Loyalty in Late Habsburg Austria. Teaching the Empire explores how Habsburg Austria utilized education to cultivate the patriotism of its people.   Q: What got you interested in studying and […]

Through Astronaut Eyes: A Q&A with Jennifer Levasseur

20 May 2020 - 6:16am
We talked to Jennifer Levasseur, a museum curator in the Department of Space History at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and the author of Through Astronaut Eyes: Photographing Early Human Spaceflight. Through Astronaut Eyes explores the origins and impact of astronaut still photography from 1962 to 1972, the period when human […]

Open Access and COVID-19

4 May 2020 - 3:00am
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the importance of access to digital information. Collaboration in a digital environment has become paramount as researchers seek to answer questions about the novel coronavirus. These researchers and scholars need immediate access to research and datasets being used by other scholars in order to build on existing […]

Special Sale on Books for All Boilermakers

1 May 2020 - 9:55am
In celebration of Purdue University’s 151st birthday on May 6 we’re offering 50% off a selection of Purdue related books through the end of the day on May 11. Books include both 150th Anniversary books, Ever True and Purdue at 150, biographies on notable Purdue alumni, a new collection of Neil Armstrong’s letters, and other […]

Purdue University Press Selects New Fulfillment and Publishing Services Partner

30 April 2020 - 6:28am
Purdue University Press is pleased to announce a new partnership with Longleaf Services for fulfillment and distribution services which will take affect on July 1, 2020. In addition, Purdue University Press books will be represented by the Columbia University Press Sales Consortium in the United States. “I’ve watched over the past few years as many […]

The Impact of a Monograph: Overlapping Memories of Vietnam and Apollo

28 April 2020 - 11:13am
Scholarly books have long been the backbone of academia, but too often these books do not get the attention they deserve. In this series, we ask our authors which academic works have had a lasting influence on them. Follow this link to see the rest of the series. This post was written by Jennifer Levasseur, PhD, […]

Gardening Books from Purdue University Press

14 April 2020 - 3:00am
Whether you’re a master gardener or in need of a pleasant distraction Purdue University Press publishes wonderful books on the outdoors, including books on horticulture, agriculture, and the natural history of the Midwest. Below you can find a few of our featured titles on gardening. Through April 30, Purdue University Press is offering a special […]

Taking Note of Latino-Owned Businesses: Q&A with Marlene Orozco

9 April 2020 - 12:28pm
We talked to Marlene Orozco, an editor and author of Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship: A New National Economic Imperative. The book, also edited by Alfonso Morales, Michael J. Pisani, and Jerry I. Porras, examines business formation and success among Latinos by identifying arrangements that enhance entrepreneurship and by understanding the sociopolitical contexts that shape entrepreneurial […]

Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship

7 April 2020 - 6:22am
While it is well known that Latinos make up one of the largest and fastest growing populations in the U.S., new Latino-owned businesses are now outpacing this population growth and the startup business growth of all other demographic groups in the country. Out April 15, Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship: A New National Economic Imperative edited […]

Purdue University Press Open Access Resources

19 March 2020 - 6:59am
Purdue University Press is pleased to offer open access resources made available on Purdue e-Pubs, the open access text repository and publishing platform supported by the Purdue University Libraries. Additionally, Purdue University Press is offering a special 40% discount on all books through April 15. Details are below. Here is a brief summary of what is […]

Seeking the Truth about Zinnias: Q&A with Eric Grissell

26 February 2020 - 3:00am
In this interview, we talk with author Eric Grissell about writing his new book A History of Zinnias: Flower for the Ages. A History of Zinnias is a cultural and horticultural history documenting the development of garden zinnias—one of the top ten garden annuals grown in the United States today.   Q: Why did you […]

Conservationists and Cat Lovers: Q&A with Dara M. Wald and Anna L. Peterson

24 February 2020 - 3:00am
We talked to Dara Wald and Anna Peterson, authors of Cats and Conservationists: The Debate Over Who Owns the Outdoors about feral cats and the conversation surrounding them. Cats and Conservationists is the first multidisciplinary analysis of the heated debate about free-roaming cats. The debate pits conservationists against cat lovers, who disagree both on the […]

The Unsung Hero of the Apollo Moon Landings: Q&A with William F. Causey

19 February 2020 - 3:00am
In this interview, we talk with author William F. Causey about his forthcoming book John Houbolt: The Unsung Hero of the Apollo Moon Landings. John Houbolt tells the story of NASA engineer John Houbolt, and his advocacy for Lunar Orbit Rendevous (LOR) as the preferred method for getting American astronauts to the moon and back. […]

The Impact of a Monograph: The Origin of the Expression the “Human-Animal Bond” and the Importance of Compassion

12 February 2020 - 6:25am
Specialized scholarly books have long been the backbone of academia, but too often these books do not get the attention they deserve. In this series, we ask our authors which monographs have had a lasting influence on them. Follow this link to see the rest of the series. This post is written by Alan M. Beck, […]

The Unsung Hero of the Apollo Moon Landings

7 February 2020 - 12:28pm
A new book from Purdue University Press, John Houbolt: The Unsung Hero of the Apollo Moon Landings by William F. Causey, tells the story of John Houbolt’s advocacy for “LOR” (Lunar Orbit Rendezvous) as the preferred method for getting American astronauts to the moon and back. In May 1961, President Kennedy announced that the United […]

What is Literary Translingualism? A Q&A with Steven G. Kellman

27 January 2020 - 7:53am
In this interview we talk to Steven G. Kellman, the author of Nimble Tongues: Studies in Literary Translingualism.  Nimble Tongues is a collection of essays that continues the author’s work in the fertile field of translingualism, focusing on the phenomenon of switching languages.   Q: Could you explain the concept of literary translingualism? Steven G. […]

Purdue University Press Book finalist for National Jewish Book Award

27 January 2020 - 2:00am
We are proud to announce that The Notorious Ben Hecht: Iconoclastic Writer and Militant Zionist by Julien Gorbach has been selected as a finalist of the 2019 National Jewish Book Award, in the category of Biography. The National Jewish Book Awards, now in its 69th year, is the longest-running program of its kind in North America. […]

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