Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Aug 28, 2018
An online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions."
How much remains of democratic principles when a society is sunk in financial debt? Scott McLemee starts checking the books.
A new book portrays the muse of history as multitasking and interdisciplinary. Scott McLemee looks at her in a new light.
Mortimer Adler built a publishing empire around the Great Books of the Western World. Scott McLemee interviews an author who has mapped its terrain.
Which came first, intellectual arrogance or intractably ignorant boneheadedness? Scott McLemee looks at a new book on anti-intellectualism in America.  
A classic study of American Populism has reached its second edition -- 50 years after the first one appeared. Scott McLemee gives thanks.
Two new books look at familiar, diverting facets of life online. Scott McLemee tries to garner them some attention.
Author of new book offers tips for grad students and job-seekers.
A federal judge rules Google's massive digitization efforts falls under the "fair use" doctrine, marking another loss for copyright advocates.
University Press of Kentucky is giving free e-books to readers who purchase hard copies.
An eminent professor of writing offers readers instruction in the secret arts of the persona. Scott McLemee looks behind the mask.
It's the 100th anniversary of the income tax -- and a new book describes repeated efforts to repeal or blunt it. Scott McLemee finds the story moving.
Sociologist's new book explores time-tested techniques for avoiding potentially inconvenient risk of being understood. Scott McLemee foregrounds the opportunity spaces for discursive practice.

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