Obesity, the Greek Crisis, and Trollope: A University Press Blog Roundup

Our occasional feature looking at noteworthy and interesting posts from university press blogs:

Duke University Press offers free access to an article from George Papandreou, the recently resigned Greek Prime Minister, on strategies for recovery in the Eurozone.

For the gift-giving season, Martha Stewart recommends New York’s Golden Age of Bridges, from Fordham University Press.

Michael Meng, author of Shattered Spaces: Encountering Jewish Ruins in Postwar Germany and Poland, discusses a series of sites that reflect the past in different ways on the Harvard University Press blog.

The Indiana University Press blog interviews David M. Jordan author of FDR, Dewey, and the Election of 1944.

“In God We Trust”? The NYU Press blog examines the surprising history behind the U.S. national motto and the Founding Fathers’ apprehension about a theistic motto.

John Bowen looks at the connections between the News Corp. scandal and the novels of Anthony Trollope on the Oxford University Press blog.

Follow Robert Frank on tour via the Princeton University Press blog.

Listen to an interview with Julie Guthman, author of Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Justice on the University of California Press blog.

The University of Chicago Press pays tribute to its former director Morris Philipson.

The Last Day on Earth: A Portrait of the NIU Shooter author David Vann is interviewed on the University of Georgia Press blog.

Ronald A. Smith, author of Pay for Play: A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform on Penn State football’s child sex abuse scandal via the University of Illinois Press blog.

Steve Savage author of Bytes & Backbeats: Repurposing Music in the Digital Age is available now from the University of Michigan Press, examines the factors that influence the sound of contemporary popular music–and how these factors are perceived, including Jennifer Egan’s Welcome to the Goon Squad via the University of Michigan Press blog.

The University of Nebraska Press‘s A Grammar of Creek (Muskogee) by Jack B. Martin, wins the Linguistic Society of America’s prestigious Leonard Bloomfield Book Award!

James Edward Miller, author of The United States and the Making of Modern Greece: History and Power, 1950-1974 provides historical perspective on the current situation in Greece on the University of North Carolina Press blog.

Urban history via the University of Pennsylvania Press blog.

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