Category Archives: forthcoming books

Jazz giant Charlie “Bird” Parker was born on August 29, 1920 in Kansas City. During his short life—he died at age 34—Parker became one of the most influential figures in jazz history. On September 16, 2013 the University of Illinois … Continue reading

A while back I whined about a Harper’s piece in which the writer described people attending a publishing trade show in devastating detail. Our forthcoming book Oscar Wilde in America: The Interviews suggests that there is a precedent for this writing style. … Continue reading

I’m about halfway through Jon Hartley Fox’s forthcoming book on the King record label titled King of the Queen City. In one of the chapters on King’s country artists there’s a great anecdote that illustrates the mistrust that some artists … Continue reading

Every catalog season before my media trips I try to read as many of the trade titles, cover-to-cover, as possible.  Though not a traditional trade title, Bob Ostertag’s forthcoming book Creative Life: Music, Politics, People, and Machines, will surely appeal to some … Continue reading

The 81st annual Academy Awards ceremony included two prominent film figures who happen to be the subjects of forthcoming books in our Contemporary Film Directors series. Jerry Lewis received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Albert Maysles created the video introduction to the … Continue reading

Today’s post is from Breanne: The Urban Simulation Team in the School of Arts and Architecture at UCLA employs real-time visual simulation technology to recreate scenes from The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. “Just as in 1893, the completed model … Continue reading

The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) has updated its list of Books for Understanding Voting & Elections.  We have some current titles listed including Erika Falk’s just published Women for President: Media Bias in Eight Campaigns and Lois Duke Whitaker’s edited volume … Continue reading

  Twice a year I visit major media outlets in New York to present books from our newest catalog.  A Spring 2008 catalog title receiving great interest is a memoir written by circus performer Tiny Kline, which is being published forty-four years after her … Continue reading