October book talks, conferences, and really “Zbig” events

October continues a lively fall season for JHU Press authors, editors, and staff. One notable three-day stretch includes the launch of Michael Olesker’s new book, Front Stoops in the Fifties, at Baltimore’s Pratt Library on October 21; a stellar gathering at JHU/SAIS in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the publication of ZBIG: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski on October 22; and Kurt Schlichting’s talk at the Hopkins Club on Grand Central Terminal and Grand Central’s Engineer on October 23. Whew! Check out our October events, mark your calendar, and help spread the word! 


3-6 October 2013
Exhibit—German Studies Association 37th annual conferenceshantz comp rev.indd
Denver, CO

Over 1,000 scholars in are gathering in the Mile High City this year to discuss German history, literature, culture, and politics and JHU Press is there with select journals and books, including Douglas Shantz’s An Introduction to German Pietism, which is available to meeting attendees for just $20.00. There’s a roundtable on Professor Shantz’s book Saturday at 10:30.

Program and other information.


7-9 October, 2013krausman
Exhibit—The Wildlife Society 20th annual conference
Milwaukee, WI

The largest gathering of wildlife professionals in North America takes place in Wisconsin’s largest city this year. Come on by our booth to check out our latest books, including the just-published Wildlife Damage Management, Wildlife Management and Conservation, Essential Readings in Wildlife Management, and Wildlife in Airport Environments.

Program and other information.


8 October 2013, Noon
Author Talk – Mark N. Katzkatz
Deciphering Russian policy on Syria
Woodrow Wilson Center
Washington, DC

The author of Leaving without Losing, now in paperback, discusses Russian and Syria at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Information: Visit the Woodrow Wilson Center.


8 October 2013, 6:30 p.m.jones
Book Talk & SigningMarian Moser Jones
The American Red Cross: From Clara Barton to the New Deal
Kaleidoscope at Roland Park Country School
Baltimore, MD

As we mark the 150th anniversary in October of the founding of International Red Cross movement, Marian Moser Jones discusses her well-received book on Clara Barton and the American Red Cross.

Admission: $30; call 410-323-5500, ext. 3091; or register online.


gati comp.indd10 October 2013, 6-9 a.m
Author apppearance – Charles Gati
Zbig: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski
Morning Joe on MSNBC

Foreign policy scholar Charles Gati will  discuss his book ZBIG: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski 


10 October 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Book Talk & SigningJohn R. Burtonburton
Taking Charge of Your Health: Navigating the health care system today
JHU’s Oydssey Program / Mini-Med School
Baltimore, MD

Admission: $98 for 8 sessions; call 410-516-8516; or register online.


11-12 October 2013
Exhibit – Society for the History of Technology annual conferencehorning
Portland, ME

Dedicated to the study of technology and its relations with politics, economics, labor, business, the environment, public policy, science, and the arts, SHOT’s 2013 meeting is in Portland, Maine. Come on by our tables to peruse our journals and check out our latest books in the history of technology, including Refrigeration Nation, Information at Sea, and Einstein’s Berlin.

Program and other information.


11-13 October 2013stern
Book Festival & Signing Alexandra Minna Stern
Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America
Southern Festival of Books
Nashville, TN

Admission: Free


16 October 2013, 6:30 p.m. osteen
Book Talk & SigningMark Osteen
Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream
Kaleidoscope at Roland Park Country School
Baltimore, MD

Mark Osteen offers a compelling reading of nior’s characters, themes, and cultural significance, arguing that the genre critiques traditional American notions of individuality, upward mobility, and equality.

Admission: $30; call 410-323-5500, ext. 3091;
or register online.


17 October 2013, 6:30 p.m.morhaim
Book Talk & SigningDan Morhaim
The Better End: Surviving and dying on your own terms
JHU’s Oydssey Program / Mini-Med School
Baltimore, MD

Admission: $98 for 8 sessions; call 410-516-8516; or register online.


21 October 2013, 7:00 p.m.olesker_front_stoops
Book Talk & Signing—Michael Olesker
Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age
Wheeler Auditorium
Enoch Pratt Free Library
, Central Branch
Baltimore, MD

Admission: Free; 410-396-5494.


22 October 2013, 4:00 p.m.gati comp.indd
Book Talk & SigningCharles Gati
ZBIG: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski
JHU SAIS, Kenney Auditorium
Washington, DC

The Press and JHU’s School of Strategic and International Studies celebrate the publications of ZBIG with a panel discussion moderated by David Ignatius and including Steve Hadley, Madeleine Albright, Brent Scowcroft, Bob Gates, and the book’s editor, Charles Gati.

Admission: Free by invitation; webcast open to the public. More information on the SAIS events calendar.


23 October 2013, 12:30 p.m.schlichting
Hopkins Club Lunch & Lecture—Kurt Schlichting
Grand Central Terminal and Grand Central’s Engineer
Johns Hopkins Club, JHU’s Homewood campus
Baltimore, MD

Grand Central Terminal is arguably the single most important building in New York City, at once a symbol of corporate capitalism, an architectural and engineering landmark, and a critical transport hub. This year marks Grand Central’s centennial, and historian Kurt Schlichting joins us for a fascinating discussion of his two JHU Press books on the remarkable history of this spectacular building. We will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. with lunch including beverage and dessert, followed by the lecture.

Admission: $20; members contact the Club to make reservations; non-members contact Jack Holmes at
410-516-6928 to attend as a guest.


23 & 30 October 2013, 7:00 p.m.mitchell
Book Talk & SigningCharles W. Mitchell
Maryland Voices of the Civil War: Understanding the Civilian Experience
Kaleidoscope at Roland Park Country School
Baltimore, MD

Admission: $30; call 410-323-5500, ext. 3091; or register online.


24-27 October 2013Southwell
Exhibit—American Society for Bioethics and Humanties
Atlanta, GA

See what’s new in JHU Press’s medical ethics list and make sure you’re subscribed to all the right journals, including Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, and Literature and Medicine.


30 October 2013, 1:00 p.m.post
Author Interview—Robert Post
Who Owns America’s Past?
Midday with Dan Rodricks
WYPR, 88.1 FM
Baltimore, MD


30 October-2 November 2013naples
Exhibit—Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 73rd annual meeting
Los Angeles, CA

Hosted by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the 2013 SVP promises to feature informative discussions on advances in vertebrate paleontology and plenty of time for field excursions. But don’t miss out on the book exhibit, where we’ll feature books by such luminaries as Donald R. Prothero, John A. Long, and Kenneth D. Rose.

Program and other information.


31 October 2013, 6:30 p.m.mondimore
Book Talk & SigningFrank Mondimore
Borderline Personality Disorder: New Reasons for Hope
JHU’s Oydssey Program / Mini-Med School
Baltimore, MD

Admission: $98 for 8 sessions; call 410-516-8516; or register online.


31 October – 3 NovemberHumphreys
Exhibit—Southern Historical Association annual meeting
St. Louis, MO

The dynamic folks of the SHA meeting in St. Louis this year where wide-ranging discussions on new research and inquiries into the history of the American South are sure to be provocative and informative. We’re thrilled to be hosting a book-signing by prominent historian Margaret Humphreys on November 2 at 3 p.m. Her latest book, Marrow of Tragedy: The Health Crisis of the American Civil War will be available for a tax-inclusive $20.00 throughout the meeting. We’re also offering a special price on the paperback edition of Michael Burlingame’s widely celebrated two-volume Abraham Lincoln: A Life—just $35.00 for both books (reg. price $29.95 each).


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