Launch Info: “The Secret Battle” by A. P. Herbert

Congratulations to Linda Ham for winning The Secret Battle giveaway!

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Originally published in 1919, The Secret Battle honestly portrays the mental horrors World War I inflicted upon soldiers. Though not autobiographical, character Harry Penrose follows the 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.

Can’t wait? Check out our other exciting The Secret Battle events. Leave a comment below or visit us at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more.

• Mar 21 — Cover Reveal
• Apr 4 — Press Release
• Apr 25— “Editing and Annotating The Secret Battle” by Ed. Austin Riede
• May 2 — Editor Interview
• May 2 — Giveaway Begins
• May 9 — Sample Chapter
• May 16 — “Shell Shock in The Secret Battle” by Ed. Austin Riede
• May 23 — Launch Info
• May 28 — Book Release

Launch Info: “British Literature I” and “Accounting I”

In one short week, Accounting I and British Literature I: From the Middle Ages to Neoclassicism and the Eighteenth Century release!

Both books are an Open Educational Resource (OER), developed in partnership with Affordable Learning Georgia. As an OER, they are completely open access. It can be reused, remixed, and reedited freely without seeking permission. See below for more details on each book.

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British Literature I

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.

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.

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Accounting I

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. Christine 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.

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.