The Association of American University Presses offers a fantastic free online resource tool for people looking for the best books to make sense of current events. Called Books for Understanding, each list compiles university press titles under specific subject headings and often contains information on how to reach an author for media interviews or further information. Lists cover such varied topics as New Orleans, same-sex marriage, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; and the newest list posted this week covers the former Yugoslavia to help researchers find out more about the recent declaration of independence by Kosovo.
Columbia University Press titles from the list on the former Yugoslavia include Hitler’s New Disorder: The Second World War in Yugoslavia, by Steven Pavlowitch; War over Kosovo: Politics and Strategy in a Global Age, edited by Andrew J. Bacevich and Eliot A. Cohen; The Politics of Serbia in the 1990s, by Robert Thomas The Yugoslav Experience of Serbian National Integration, by Branko Petranovic (Distributed for East European Monographs); Confrontation in Kosovo:The Albanian-Serb Struggle, 1969-1998, by Peter Prifti (Distributed for East European Monographs)
Columbia University Press is a member of the AAUP and is pleased to be a part of the Books for Understanding initiative.