Accounting I Press Release

Jillian Murphy
706-864-1556
jillian.murphy@ung.edu
Accounting I
University of North Georgia Press, April 30, 2018

Dahlonega, GA—The University of North Georgia Press is pleased to announce the release of our latest Open Education Resource: Accounting I by Christine Jonick, PhD., out April 30, 2018.

Well-written and straightforward, Accounting I is an asset to the business education world. Written in order to directly meet the needs of her students, this textbook developed from Dr. Jonick’s years of teaching and commitment to effective pedagogy. It has over 100 charts and graphs, instructional exercises appearing both in-text and for Excel, and resources for student professional development. Peer reviewed by academic professionals and tested by students, this textbook is a needed contribution to open-sourced pedagogy.

As the University Press Partner for Affordable Learning Georgia, UNG Press is publishing this textbook as one of six Open Education Resources releasing this year. As an Open Education Resource, this text is completely open access. It can be reused, remixed, and reedited freely without seeking permission.

Accounting I (978-1-940771-15-1) releases April 30, 2018. Print copies can be bought through Ingram, Amazon, and other major retailers for $29.99. Free digital copies can be downloaded from the University of North Georgia Press homepage at www.ung.edu/university-press.

British Literature I Press Release

Jillian Murphy
706-864-1556
jillian.murphy@ung.edu
British Literature I Anthology: From the Middle Ages to Neoclassicism and the Eighteenth Century
University of North Georgia Press, April 30, 2018

Dahlonega, GA—The University of North Georgia Press is pleased to announce the release of our latest Open Education Resource: British Literature I: From the Middle Ages to Neoclassicism and the Eighteenth Century, out April 30, 2018.

Featuring over 50 authors and full texts of their works, this anthology follows the shift of monarchic to parliamentarian rule in Britain, and the heroic epic to the more egalitarian novel as genre. Edited by Laura Getty, Ph.D., and BJ Robinson, Ph.D., the anthology offers historical, cultural, social, and aesthetic framing, paired with original Author Introductions, Reading and Review Questions, and Key Terms. A forthcoming ancillary will be supported by open-enabled pedagogy, allowing readers to contribute to the project.

As the University Press Partner for Affordable Learning Georgia, UNG Press is publishing this anthology as one of six Open Education Resources releasing this year. As an Open Education Resource, this text is completely open access. It can be reused, remixed, and reedited freely without seeking permission.

British Literature I: From the Middle Ages to Neoclassicism and the Eighteenth Century (978-1-940771-28-1) releases April 30, 2018. Print copies can be bought through Ingram, Amazon, and other major retailers for $49.99. Free digital copies can be downloaded from the University of North Georgia Press homepage at www.ung.edu/university-press.

“The Secret Battle” Press Release

Jillian Murphy
706-864-1556
jillian.murphy@ung.edu
The Secret Battle
University of North Georgia Press, May 28, 2018

Dahlonega, GA—The University of North Georgia Press is pleased to release The Secret Battle by A. P. Herbert, edited by Dr. Austin Riede, out May 28, 2018.

Originally published in 1919, The Secret Battle honestly portrays the mental horrors World War I inflicted upon soldiers. Harry Penrose is an Oxford student who enlists in 1914. He’s hard working, modest, and dutiful but struggles to cope with the toll of war. During the Battle of Gallipoli, Penrose seeks refuge to avoid shellfire, but another office sees him and accuses Penrose of desertion. Court martialed and branded a coward, Penrose is betrayed by the very system for which he fought.

Though not autobiographical, Penrose and the narrator follow experiences of author A. P. Herbert, who fought in the Gallipoli Campaign. Penrose’s trial is likely based on that of Sub-Lieutenant Edwin Dyett, an officer who was court martialed and executed for desertion in 1916. Considered a literary masterpiece, The Secret Battle is an early example of war literature, showcasing the importance of a soldier’s mind as well as his body, and deserves “a permanent place in war literature” (Winston Churchill, from the 1988 Oxford University Press edition).

The Secret Battle (978-1-940771-38-0) releases May 28, 2018. It is a 6×9 paperback. Part of the UNG Press’ World War I series, it will make the perfect addition to any historian’s collection. It can be purchased through Ingram, Amazon, and other major retailers for $24.95.

“The War in the Air” Press Release

Jillian Murphy
706-864-1556
jillian.murphy@ung.edu
The War in the Air
University of North Georgia Press, May 28, 2018

Dahlonega, GA— Nothing ever changes in Bun Hill, the simple country town where Bert Smallways lived. It’s enough that motor-bicycles crowd the road and the South of England Aero Club hosts a weekly ascent. But when Mr. Alfred Butteridge successfully flies his heavier-than-air machine from the Crystal Palace to Glasgow and back, Bert’s known-world disappears.

By chance or fate, Bert is trapped in Butteridge’s hot air balloon, then kidnapped by a German air fleet. Led by Prince Karl Albert, the German fleet crosses the Atlantic Ocean to launch the world’s first aerial attack against America. Forced into their service, Bert encounters the horror of war first-hand as human civilization collapses around him.

H. G. Wells’s foreboding futuristic novel was published in 1908. Much of his work discusses human nature in the face of warfare and includes many technological developments before they existed. This 100-year-anniversary reprint edition remembers a world before aircrafts ruled the skies. Edited by H. G. Wells scholar Aaron Worth, this reprint includes an introduction as well as additional reading recommendations.

The War in the Air (978-1-940771-30-4) releases May 28, 2018, from the University of North Georgia Press. It is a 6×9 paperback and will make a wonderful addition to any World War I collection. It can be purchased through Ingram, Amazon, and other major retailers for $24.95.

“New Army Officer’s Survival Guide” Press Release

Jillian Murphy
706-864-1556
jillian.murphy@ung.edu
New Army Officer’s Survival Guide: Cadet to Commission through Command
University of North Georgia Press, February 12, 2018

Dahlonega, GA—Introducing the advice-equivalent of a double espresso for junior Army officers. The New Army Officer’s Survival Guide: Cadet to Commission through Command provides everything a new officer needs to know, before they need to know it. Active military have access to plenty of veteran life guides, but their search for current officer guidelines falls short. New Army Officer’s Survival Guide rescues them.

Author Levi Floeter spent 10 years learning how to be an officer. He’s been a Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Company X.O., and a Military Science professor. This book is the culmination of his hard work. The exact survival guide he wished he had, instead of the unanswered questions he was left with.

It is an inclusive military officer guide. The advice given is applicable for ROTC cadets to Captains to every promotion in between. The survival guide is divided into three sections: The Cadet, The Lieutenant, and The Captain. CPT Floeter shares his experiences about NCOERs, counseling, planning unit training, and more. He knows the Army successfully tells officers the “what” of their job, but “too often, the officer corps doesn’t have a lot written down in the “how” category.”

The New Army Officer’s Survival Guide is the personal experience of a senior Army officer. A biography as much as a guide. CPT Floeter’s goal is to provide help and advice. In his own words, “we are always personally responsible for growing ourselves. If you are satisfied with your measure of accomplishment, you have just lost the most important battle in the war for self-development.” He’s amicable, honestly sharing his worst experiences as well as his best. The advice comes from a proven leader that any junior officer can trust.

The New Army Officer’s Survival Guide: Cadet to Commission through Command (978-1-940771-40-3) releases February 12, 2018 from the University of North Georgia Press. It is a 5×7 nonfiction paperback: the perfect size to carry about and throw in your bag as a reference. It can be purchased from the University of North Georgia Press at www.ung.edu/university-press/, Amazon, and other major retailers for 24.99.

Don’t miss out on our other exciting New Army Officer’s Survival Guide events:

“Targeting Discretion” Book Signing PSA

Photo Courtesy of New Copperfield’s Book Service

Casey LaFrance, author of one of the Press’s newest releases Targeting Discretion, will be introducing his new book at New Copperfield’s Book Service this Saturday, February 18. He will be doing signings from 10am to noon and 1pm to 3pm.

New Copperfield’s Book Service is located at 120 North Side Square, Macomb, IL 61455

The event is free and open to the public, so be sure to stop by!

Coming Soon- Targeting Discretion

Casey LaFrance has spent years researching police discretion, a hot topic when he began his research and an equally relevant topic now. LaFrance questions the lines drawn between discretion and protocol and when it is acceptable for police to use discretion rather than follow protocol.

LaFrance offers a new model of discretion that he calls the Target Model of discretion. He argues that other models, specifically Ronald Dwarkin’s “Doughnut Model” of discretion, are outdated and are not sufficient for every circumstance. The target model offers a concise measurement of discretion by layering various factors as having different levels of significance when considering the use of discretion in a given scenario.

LaFrance presents his argument from several different angles in attempt to support the legitimacy of the model. He also incorporates data collected from interviews and surveys given to individuals at varying levels of law enforcement.

Targeting Discretion is a great source for students as well as law enforcement officers. The book is informative and offers an inside look into the process behind every decision an officer makes, and the level of regard officers at various levels of law enforcement give for each decision.

University of North Georgia Press is excited to announce that Targeting Discretion, by Casey LaFrance, will be available for $24.99. Visit the Press’ order website or e-mail at ungpress@ung.edu for information on how to purchase your copy of Targeting Discretion!