New Release: Accounting I – OER

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

Well-written and straightforward, Accounting I is an asset to the business education world. This textbook developed from Dr. Jonick’s years of teaching and commitment to effective pedagogy. She wrote this textbook in order to directly meet the needs of her students. Peer reviewed by academic professionals and tested by students, this textbook is a needed contribution to open source pedagogy. It has over 100 charts and graphs, instructional exercises appearing both in-text and for Excel, and resources for student professional development. As an Open Education Resource, this textbook is completely open access. It can be reused, remixed, and reedited freely without seeking permission.

We’re excited to share this textbook. Until it’s release, don’t miss out on our other exciting Accounting I events:

  • Apr 2— Cover Reveal
  • Apr 13 — Press Release
  • Apr 13 — Giveaway starts
  • Apr 18 — Sample Chapter
  • Apr 23 — Launch Info
  • Apr 30 — Book Release

New Release: “The Secret Battle” by A. P. Herbert

The University of North Georgia Press is releasing a new edition of The Secret Battle by A. P. Herbert, edited with annotations by Dr. Austin Riede on May 28, 2018.

Originally published in 1919, The Secret Battle honestly portrays the mental horrors World War I inflicted upon soldiers. The tale follows Harry Penrose, an Oxford student who enlists in 1914. Penrose is a hard worker, modest and dutiful, but he struggles to cope with the toll of war. During the Battle of Gallipoli, he seeks refuge to avoid shellfire, but another office sees him and accuses Penrose of deserting his post. 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 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).

We look forward to publishing The Secret Battle, out May 28, 2018. While you wait, don’t miss out on our other exciting The Secret Battle events:

• 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

New Release: British Literature I Anthology – OER

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

The anthology offers original Introductions to The Middle Ages; The Sixteenth Century: The Tudor Age; The Seventeenth Century: The Age of Revolution; and Neoclassicism and the Eighteenth Century. It features over 50 authors, with full texts of their works that follow the shift of monarchic to parliamentarian rule in Britain, and the heroic epic to the more egalitarian novel as genre. The anthology offers historical, cultural, social, and aesthetic framing with original Author Introductions, Reading and Review Questions, and Key Terms. As an Open Education Resource, this text is completely open access. It can be reused, remixed, and reedited freely without seeking permission.

We’re excited to share this anthology. Until its release, don’t miss out on our other exciting British Literature I events:

  • Mar 30 — Cover Reveal
  • Apr 9 — Press Release
  • Apr 13 — Giveaway starts
  • Apr 16 — Sample Chapter
  • Apr 23 — Launch Info
  • Apr 30 — Book Release

New Release: “The War in the Air” Reprint

The University of North Georgia Press is releasing a reprint of The War in the Air by H. G. Wells, edited by Dr. Aaron Worth.

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, a Victorian scholar and associate professor at Boston University, this reprint includes an introduction as well as addition reading recommendations.

Don’t miss out on our other exciting The War in the Air events:

  • Mar 2 — Announcement Blog
  • Mar 9 — Cover Reveal
  • Mar 16 — Press Release
  • Apr 6 — Sample Chapter
  • May 2 — Giveaway Opens
  • May 23 — Launch Info
  • May 28 — Book Release

New Release: “New Army Officer Survival Guide” by CPT Levi Floeter

We are incredibly excited to share our new release with you! The New Army Officer’s Survival Guide: Cadet to Commission through Command is the advice-equivalent to a double espresso for junior Army officers. It’s simple, it doesn’t take long to get through, and it provides results. Author Levi Floeter’s crisp and clear writing style answers many of the questions and concerns that cadets and junior officers have as they enter a career in the U.S. Army, making this book a great complement current to Army doctrine and regulations.

CPT Levi J. Floeter

Combining dozens of resources into a single and easily readable volume a cadet or junior officer can carry with them, the New Army Officer’s Survival Guide: Cadet to Commission through Command aids junior officers’ success by blending in Floeter’s first-hand experiences from over forty-one months in two separate Company Commands to personally advise and cover many lessons that most officers learn the hard way.

The book’s structure provides an overview of Army ROTC, a detailed walkthrough of skills needed by Junior Officers across the Army, and some explanations of techniques and possible leadership styles or methods to utilize in common situations. Four Annexes: Useful gear for the field and office; officer branch and Basic Officer Leader Course information; common acronyms and phrases, and a list of each Punitive Article of the UCMJ wrap up the book for quick access and reference.

Levi J. Floeter, following in his father’s footsteps (RET Air Force) into a military career, commissioned as an Army Infantry Officer from Eastern Washington University in 2008. Almost immediately after graduating Airborne and Infantry School at Fort Benning, Floeter received orders to deploy as a Platoon Leader in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from October 2009 – July 2010. Since then, Floeter has held various positions as a Company X.O., Battalion Operations Assistant, Company Commander (on two occasions), and most recently serves as an ROTC instructor in the Military Science Program at the University of Washington. CPT Floeter is married and is the father to one daughter.

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