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From the Vault: Frank E. Robbins and Illuminating What Was to Come

by Mikala Carpenter August 12, 2013

Our “From the Vault” posts allow you to take a peek into the history of the Press, where you can rediscover past authors, projects, editors, awards, and more that led to the development of the university publisher that the Press is today. This window into our past spotlights backlist or out-of-print titles and series and also recommends and contextualizes them with similar current and forthcoming titles. Explore the drawers of the Vault with our intern, Mikala Carpenter, as we uncover the hidden treasures that await us in the archives of the University of Michigan Press. From 1858 to 1930, the […]

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Guest author: James Leonard weighs in on Domino’s Pizza founder’s suit against the U.S. Government

by Emily January 3, 2013

James Leonard is the author of Living the Faith: A Life of Tom Monaghan, a biography of one of America’s most controversial business and religious figures.

Once again putting his money where his mouth is, conservative Catholic Tom Monaghan sued the federal government on December 15, 2012 over mandatory contraception coverage in the recently upheld health care law.

Saying contraception is “gravely immoral” and that mandatory coverage “threatens the religious liberties of all Americans,” the former owner of Domino’s Pizza also named Domino’s Farms as a co-plaintiff in the suit.

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Dan Rather interviews ‘Baghdad Bulletin’ author David Enders on the Syrian crisis

by Shaun Manning July 5, 2012

David Enders, author of Baghdad Bulletin and the forthcoming Death of a Nation, appeared on Dan Rather Reports Tuesday evening to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and opposition forces seeking to drive his regime from power. After showing Enders’ devastating footage from villages decimated by the brutality of Assad’s armies, Rather spoke with Enders about his experiences in the country. Enders, a journalist with considerable experience in the Middle East, had once been granted a visa during a period when the Syrian government was attempting to mend ties with international organizations, but […]

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Q&A with Ole R. Holsti, author of American Public Opinion on the Iraq War

by Shaun Manning October 26, 2011

Last week, President Obama announced that nearly all American troops would return from Iraq before the end of 2011; if this withdrawal takes place as planned, it would effectively end a war that has sharply divided public opinion since 2003. American Public Opinion on the Iraq War, then, is especially timely, giving context to the public relations campaigns and partisan conflicts that helped shape how America viewed the conflict.

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Author Dissects Middle East’s Turko-Persian Future in Article

by Trade Marketing February 1, 2011

Mohammed Ayoob, author of The Many Faces of Political Islam: Religion and Politics in the Muslim World, continues to enlighten readers of the Middle East’s political changes in an article published by Foreign Policy, in which the distinguished University professor argues that the “Middle East seems to be inexorably heading toward a Turko-Persian future.” In his book Faces of Political Islam, Ayoob offers a lucid, comprehensive examination of the true relationship between Islam and  global politics. Analysts and pundits from across the American political spectrum describe Islamic fundamentalism as one of the greatest threats to modern, Western-style democracy. Yet very […]

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