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Black History Month Sale: 30% off select books!

by Kathryn Beaton February 8, 2017

In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting books in our “African-American and African Studies” category. Whether you’re interested in civil rights, slam poetry, policy issues, music, or how these intersect with a variety of other topics, you can find it all here. Use the code UMBHM17 for 30% off any of our 140 AAAS books. This offer is good on hardcovers, paperbacks, and ebooks, and can be used as many times as you want, until March 1st, 2017.   Black America in the Shadow of the Sixties: Notes on the Civil Rights Movement, Neoliberalism, and Politics Clarence Lang The 1960s, including […]

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Top Altmetric Mentions, January 17-24: Political Science

by Kathryn Beaton January 30, 2017

Now, more than ever, it feels like the pressure is on to hash out complex issues in a hurry—on Twitter and Facebook, in attention-grabbing headlines. In a time of quick reactions and heightened polarization, the deeply researched and rigorously reviewed academic books published by university presses can provide the context, data, and nuance that help us all to better understand current events. This has never been more relevant than it is than now, as we reflect on the first week of a new US presidency and the end of Academic Book Week. Below, please find a sampling of titles from […]

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Announcing the Backlist Digital Project

by Kathryn Beaton January 19, 2017

In 2017, the University of Michigan is celebrating its bicentennial. All year, a variety of commemorative events will be taking place across campus. Here at the University of Michigan Press/Michigan Publishing, we have launched our Backlist Digital Project, which features 200 titles that were published through the decades. While the Press is younger than the university as a whole, we’ve been publishing books, in different iterations, for over one hundred years. In autumn 2016, we undertook a project to release paperback versions of 200 previously out-of-print backlist titles. In a year where we are proudly celebrating 200 years of excellence […]

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John L. Tishman, author of Building Tall, dies at 90

by Kasie Pleiness February 10, 2016

John L. Tishman, author of Building Tall and University of Michigan graduate, passed away on Saturday, February 6 in his New York home at the age of 90. Tishman, who inherited the Tishman Realty and Construction Company from his grandfather, is known for transforming the skylines of Detroit, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Before taking over his grandfather’s company, Tishman studied electrical engineering at U of M and served in the U.S. Navy. His projects include the original “twin towers” of the World Trade Center in New York, the Hancock Tower in Chicago, the Renaissance Center in Detroit, the […]

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In the Name of Editorial Freedom Book Launch

by Kasie Pleiness October 1, 2015

In the Name of Editorial Freedom: 125 Years at the Michigan Daily, a compilation of original essays by some of the best-known Daily alumni about their time on the staff, was released this past week. Editor Stephanie Steinberg and other Daily alumni were on campus last Thursday, September 24, for the book’s launch at the M-Den on State Street. A day later at the Daily’s 125th Anniversary dinner, Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy editor in chief of the Wall Street Journal and former editor in chief of the Daily, mentioned her pride in having been involved with the project. “Reading through this […]

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