Tag Archive: #BookChat

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 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 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 06

Happy Birthday Gabriel García Márquez!

Gabriel García Márquez was born on this day in 1927 in Aracataca, Columbia. Raised by maternal grandparents, he grew up as the eldest of an astounding twelve siblings. His grandparents raised him in such a way that filled his childhood with stories. They told tales of his family, about his grandfather’s military experience and his …

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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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Feb 14

Books We Love – Week Two

The Road Author: Cormac McCarthy Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction Follow the journey of a father and son through post-apocalyptic America. The world is still, the falling snow is gray, and their destination is the coast to survive the winter. They have few possessions, barely enough to fill a supermarket shopping cart. Armed with nothing but a …

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Jan 28

Celebrating Chinese Authors!

With the start of the Chinese New Year, we at the Press are focusing a few notable Chinese and Chinese-American authors, their accomplishments, and their contributions to the literary world.   Maxine Hong Kingston Born and raised in Stockton, California, Kingston is a first-generation Chinese-American writer who has written critically-acclaimed novels, such as The Woman …

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Jan 25

Happy Birthday, Robert Burns!

Robert Burns (1759-1796) was a man known by many names, including, but not limited to, Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire, and the Ploughman Poet. He was a poet by trade, though his word’s effects were not bound to the literary community. Burns was regarded as the National Poet of Scotland but was celebrated all …

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Jan 18

Winnie the Pooh

Happy Winnie the Pooh Day! Growing up, I loved A. A. Milne’s famous creation enough to have homemade stuffed versions of Pooh and several of his friends. I was not alone in my fascination. This iconic bear is widely appreciated among both children and adults all over the world. The evolution of this honey-lover, however, …

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