Tag Archive: #BookLovers

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 07

A Look at Trench Warfare in “Over the Top”

  Trench warfare is a type of war strategy involving both sides digging deep trenches to defend against the enemy. In the fifty years leading up to World War I (WWI), there were many technological advances in modern warfare, making WWI a war fought in fire power–more than any past war preceding it. On the …

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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 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 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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Feb 07

Books We Love – Week One

Here at the University Press, we love books, and to celebrate Library Lover’s month, we’ll be posting some of our all-time favorite novels and stories. Here are just a few to start us off: 1984 Author: George Orwell Genre: Dystopian, political fiction, social science fiction Written in 1948, George Orwell’s 1984 was his chilling prophecy …

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Feb 06

“Turn Back Before Baghdad” Cover Reveal!

The long-awaited, new edition of Laurence Jolidon’s novel, Turn Back Before Baghdad, will be launching on April 8, 2017. To tie you over until then, here’s the beautiful cover of this highly anticipated wartime novel.  

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