Monthly Archive: February 2017

Feb 27

Tell a Fairy Tale Day!

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, Tell a Fairy Tale Day was born, and we are still excited about it. Fairy tales are characterized by fantastical creatures filling an equally magic-infused world with endless possibilities. The authors we love are the architects of these new worlds, and many pull from older …

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Feb 23

Today is Digital Learning Day!

  You may have heard about Digital Learning Day before because every year there are thousands of events to celebrate digital learning in the United States and worldwide. Digital learning is a new concept compared to previous teaching methods. It’s any instructional practice that uses technology to enhance the learning experience for students. Digital learning …

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Feb 21

Books We Love – Week 3

The Rebel Author: Albert Camus Genre: Sociology Vive la révolution? In Albert Camus’s book-length, sociological essay, he looks at the development of rebellion and revolution, particularly in Western Europe. Originally written in French, the novel explores the motivation for revolution based on basic human rejection of normative justice and the inevitable failure of attempts at …

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Feb 20

Presidents Are Authors, Authors Are Presidents

Being the President of the United States is much more than the average public government job. It’s an unfathomable responsibility that has only been held by forty-five democratically elected men. They are the forefront—the point men—of this great nation. Presidents, while they are historically educated, male, and rhetorically effective speakers, are also historically authors. Looking …

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Feb 20

“Over the Top” and Wartime News Reporting

On January 28, 2017, American special forces touched down in Yemen for what Financial Times is calling “the most significant antiterrorism operation since [the 2016] election.” While the raid resulted successful in the capture of crucial intelligence, several American service members were injured or killed. Taking place on a Saturday evening, news outlets gathered enough …

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Feb 19

Sample Chapter: Over the Top

It was not uncommon for American soldiers to fight among the ranks of British allies during World War I. However, the relationship between the two forces was less than ideal, as the Americans and British saw themselves superior to the other. Arthur Guy Empey is an American machine gunner who ends up fighting for a …

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Feb 18

Happy Birthday, Toni Morrison!

Also known as Chloe Anthony Wofford, Toni Morrison is a novelist, editor, playwright, and professor. From a working-class family, she is the second of four children. After finding her love for literature at a young age, she continued to study English at both Howard and Cornell University and has a lengthy career in higher education, …

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Feb 18

Coming Soon- Turn Back before Baghdad

January 15, 1991: Saddam Hussein’s last day to peacefully withdraw troops from Kuwait before the United States takes lethal action. Hussein fails to comply and the United States prepares to launch a series of attacks on Iraqi forces, in attempt to bring an end to the war over the oil province in Kuwait. The mission …

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Feb 16

Preserving WW1 History: An Editor’s Note by David Scott Stieghan

I am excited to announce that 100 years after the initial publication Arthur Guy Empey’s Over the Top is available in a new edition in April 2017. It has been my dream to someday see this important work back in print so that another generation of readers could enjoy this wartime best-seller. As part of …

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Feb 15

Two Months Away: Turn Back Before Baghdad Release!

The release of Turn Back Before Baghdad is only two short months away! Here’s another look at the work and its author—both of which the Press has been honored to work with. Overview In the early morning hours of January 12, 1991, telephones rang in the rooms of a dozen or so newspaper and wire service reporters …

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