Mar 24

Music in Our Schools Month

Music in Our Schools Month is a time to celebrate and advocate for children all around the world with access to a musical education. All across America every year, fifth-graders learn to play the recorder, seventh-graders pick up the cello, and high school juniors march with their tubas around the football field—all because of an …

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Mar 20

While You Wait for “Turn Back Before Baghdad”

As you may know, the Press has an upcoming release about the Persian Gulf War called Turn Back Before Baghdad. It takes place 25 years ago during Operation Desert Storm. This was a tumultuous time in which Saddam Hussein was given a choice: withdraw his troops by January 15, 1991 or face the wrath of …

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Mar 20

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Did you know that Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe was second only to the Bible, maikng it the best-selling novel of the nineteenth century?Stowe was an active abolitionist from Connecticut, and she was surely thrilled to see that her work could help to fuel the abolition effort in the 1850s, especially since she wrote it …

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Mar 17

What makes Over the Top a unique book?

What is unique about this book? It’s perspective and style is by far what makes Over the Top unique. The Perspective This book was the first of its kind which featured stories of the common Soldier’s life behind the lines and concentrated on the details of combat in the trenches. This was also Empey’s first …

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Mar 17

Why Not a Literary St. Patrick’s Day?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today is the day to wear green, celebrate Irish roots, and immerse yourself in Irish culture. Through Irish writers, present and past, this culture lives on all over the world. They communicate their vision and life experiences through the written word. Here’s a look at some of Ireland’s most famous authors: …

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Mar 16

“Over the Top” Book Launch Announcement!

We are excited to announce that our upcoming release, Over the Top, will be launching at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, GA. The event and a book signing will take place in the museum’s lobby from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 6, 2017, the centennial of when the United States entered the …

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Mar 16

The Scarlet Letter

On March 16, 1850, The Scarlet Letter was born. However, it did not come into the world as a normal child, or even a normal book of its time. Nathaniel Hawthorne originally planned The Scarlet Letter to be a novelette and part of a collection of stories, but his publisher, James Thomas Fields, recognized its …

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Mar 14

Related Press Titles to Check Out if You’re Interested in “Over the Top”

Arthur Guy Empey’s Over the Top was a truly revolutionary piece in war literature, allowing American citizens to catch a glimpse of a soldier’s life during the Great War just a few weeks after America declared war on Germany. This book combines historical merit with the excitement of fiction to create a true but engaging …

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Mar 13

Spring Break? Try a Book Break.

For those still in school or working in the world of academia, it’s that time of the year again—Spring Break. Many have been dreaming of laying on the couch and streaming Netflix to your hearts content, getting back the elusive tan line that winter stole away, or using the break to catch up on all …

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Mar 10

About Editing and the Editor: an interview with David Scott Stieghan

) Why did you want to edit this book?Until now, the only copies available were unfortunately nearly one hundred years old, and they were getting hard to find. When I was presented with the opportunity to edit a series of classic World War I books, the choice was simple. Not only have I always wanted to …

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