History of University of Michigan Press

Revisiting “Doctor Zhivago Comes to Michigan”

by Briana Johnson September 28, 2021

Today’s guest post for Banned Books Week is by James Tobin, author of Sing to the Colors: A Writer Explores Two Centuries at the University of Michigan. Tobin teaches literary journalism and narrative history in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at Miami University in Oxford, OH. He earned his Ph.D. in history at the University of Michigan and worked for 12 years as a reporter for The Detroit News. He is author of several books, including Ernie Pyle’s War, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. *** Last summer I read a truly subversive book. It was Richard Powers’s The Overstory. To say it’s a novel about trees is like saying The […]

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University of Michigan Press Celebrates 90 Years with Special Sale

by Shaun Manning September 7, 2020

This year marks the 90th anniversary of University of Michigan Press, the scholarly publishing arm of the University. Founded in 1930, today the Press publishes nearly 100 new titles every year in humanities and social science subject areas for which the University is particularly well known. These include political science, classical studies, theater and performance, American studies, Asian studies, and other interdisciplinary fields. The Press also publishes select titles on Michigan and the Great Lakes and an industry-leading English Language Teaching catalog strongly connected to the University’s English Language Institute. In 2009, U-M Press joined the campus-oriented Michigan Publishing Services […]

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