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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 08

Happy Birthday, Leslie Marmon Silko!

On March 5, 1948, Leslie Marmon Sliko was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Silko is constantly breaking down barriers and creating a platform for Native American writers to be heard while attempting to define to herself and the world what it means to be a Native woman. Throughout her childhood, Silko and her family tied …

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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 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 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.  

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 26

The Forgotten American Who Went: Arthur Guy Empey

Many are familiar with war-themed novels like The Red Badge of Courage (1895) and All Quiet on the Western Front (1929), but few have ever heard of Over the Top by Arthur Guy Empey.  Arthur Guy Empey and his first book Over the Top (1917) redefined war literature. Over the Top hit shelves in 1917 …

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Jan 24

Cassidy Webber: My Journey to Publishing

Hello, everyone! My name is Cassidy Webber, and I’m an English: Writing and Publication major here at the University of North Georgia. It is an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the publishing industry. Books and literature have surrounded me since I was very small; I even walked into …

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