October News and New Books

News and Notes

E-books now available on JHUP website Did you know that hundreds of our books are available as e-books from vendors such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble? Well, we’re pleased to announce that you can now buy JHUP e-books directly from our website. Simply add the e-book to your shopping cart and choose your format; ePub, Mobi, and PDF are all available. Check back often as new e-books are hitting our website every day.

JHUP @ Baltimore Book Festival This year, JHUP once again participated in the Baltimore Book Festival. Our space was in the beautiful Peabody Library. We sponsored a number of book talks and signings, including Peter Beilenson and Patrick McGuire, authors of Tapping into The Wire, and Steven Gimbel, who spoke about his book Einstein’s Jewish Science.

Hot off the Press

The Iliad: Edward McCrorie offers a new verse translation of the Iliad that captures the meaning and music of Homer’s original Greek.

Train Wreck: The Forensics of Rail Disasters: Using a mix of eyewitness accounts and scientific explanations, George Bibel draws us into a world of forensics and human drama. Gripping forensic tales explain how and why trains crash.

Cheating in College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do about It: Explores how and why students cheat and what policies, practices, and participation may be useful in promoting academic integrity and reducing cheating.

Signs, Streets, and Storefronts: A History of Architecture and Graphics along America’s Commercial Corridors: Martin Treu tackles the architectural history and signage of Main Street and the strip—from painted boards nailed over crude storefronts to sleek cinemas topped with neon glitz.

To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862: A richly detailed account of the hard-fought campaign that led to Antietam Creek and changed the course of the Civil War.

Porcupines: The Animal Answer Guide: Porcupines are prickly and often misunderstood creatures. In this latest addition to the Animal Answer Guide series, we learn about these mysterious animals.

 Praise and Reviews

Ronald Coddington’s African American Faces of the Civil War: An Album received a starred review in Publishers Weekly: “each compelling vignette prompts the reader to hurriedly flip to the next one.”

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