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Colin Powell biography examines a successful but flawed leader

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Matthews

Jeffrey J. Matthews's new book Colin Powell: Imperfect Patriot traces the rise to power and the professional life of American statesman and retired four-star general in the U.S. Army, Colin Powell. For the past three decades, Powell has been among America's most trusted and admired leaders. Matthews offers a balanced and revisionist interpretation of Powell's career, including his role in the My Lai massacre cover-up, the Iran-Contra Scandal, and the decisions to launch wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.…

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Barnes & Noble to host book talk for "Soldiers of a Different Cloth"

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Soldiers Of A Different Cloth

On March 1, 2019, at 6:00PM, New York Times best-selling author and military historian John Wukovits (ND '67) will give a book talk on his newly published Soldiers of a Different Cloth: Notre Dame Chaplains in World War II at Barnes & Noble (Mishawaka, IN)

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn book named Outstanding Academic Title by "Choice" magazine

Author: Kathryn Pitts

March 1917

Nobel Prize–winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s March 1917: The Red Wheel, Node III, Book 1, translated by Marian Schwartz, has been named a 2018 Outstanding Academic title by Choice magazine. This year’s Outstanding Academic Title list includes 455 books and digital resources chosen by the Choice

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Notre Dame Press releases Spring 2019 catalog

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Spring 2019 Catalog

The University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to release its Spring 2019 catalog. The Press is a publishing partner with several university departments, programs, and institutes at Notre Dame. Through those efforts, it extends the reach and reputation of the University while fulfilling its charge to advance intellectual exploration and knowledge. Upcoming books with Notre Dame ties include:…

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“Black Domers” named U.S. Catholic Book Club’s January selection

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Black Domers

This month, the U.S. Catholic Book Club is reading Black Domers: African-American Students at Notre Dame in Their Own Words edited by Don Wycliff and David Krashna. Black Domers tells the compelling story of racial integration at the University of Notre Dame in the post–World War II era. In a series of seventy-five essays, beginning with the first African-American to graduate from Notre Dame in 1947 to a member of the class of 2017 who also served as student body president, we can trace the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the African-American experience at Notre Dame through seven decades.

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Rémi Brague publishes book in Catholic Ideas for a Secular World series

Author: Kathryn Pitts

The Kingdom Of Man

Rémi Brague, emeritus professor of medieval and Arabic philosophy at the University of Paris I and Romano Guardini Chair Emeritus of Philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich), has published The Kingdom of Man: Genesis and Failure of the Modern Project

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New book on Óscar Romero’s theology coincides with his canonization

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Oscar Romero's Theological Vision

On October 14, 2018, Pope Francis will canonize Óscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, who was assassinated as he celebrated Mass in El Salvador nearly four decades ago. As the Catholic Church declares Romero a saint, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to publish Óscar Romero’s Theological Vision: Liberation and the Transfiguration of the Poo

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Book Launch and Signing for "Soldiers of a Different Cloth"

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Soldiers Of A Different ClothSoldiers of a Different Cloth

New York Times best-selling author and military historian John Wukovits (ND '67) will give a short presentation on his newly published book Soldiers of a Different Cloth: Notre Dame Chaplains in World War II

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Catholic Press Association 2018 Book Awards go to Notre Dame Press Titles

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Catholic Press Association Book Awards 2018

The Catholic Press Association Book Awards were announced during the 2018 Catholic Media Conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Five books published by the University of Notre Dame Press received an award. The winning titles examine a wide range of subjects, including the persecution of Catholic Christians in the Middle East, the founder of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, and a Mariology for contemporary scholars and students.…

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Notre Dame Press announces the forthcoming publication of the first English translation of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's memoir of the West, BETWEEN TWO MILLSTONES

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Between Two Millstones, Book 1

The University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of BETWEEN TWO MILLSTONES: Sketches of Exile. “This will be the first English translation of Book 1 of Solzhenitsyn’s memoir of the West, covering the years of 1974-1978,” notes Kathryn Pitts, Marketing Manager for University of Notre Dame Press, “and is part of our Center for Ethics and Culture Solzhenitsyn Series

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Notre Dame Press and Hesburgh Libraries launch online digital collection of acclaimed publications

Author: Kathryn Pitts and Tara O'Leary

Notre Dame Press Collection

The University of Notre Dame Press and the Hesburgh Libraries announce the launch of the Notre Dame Press Collection, a digital collection of select book titles and chapters available online through CurateND, University of Notre Dame’s institutional repository.

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Book reveals Flannery O'Connor's and Robert Giroux's relationship

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Flannery O'Connor and Robert Giroux

Book sheds new light on Robert Giroux’s and Flannery O’Connor’s personal and professional relationship, including never before published letters.

 

"Samway weaves an insightful account of how an uncommonly discerning editor helped guide a distinctive authorial voice to new literary heights." —Publishers Weekly

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Congratulations to the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalists

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Foreword Indies Book Of The Year Awards

The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to announce that five of our titles have been selected as finalists for Foreword Magazine’s INDIES Book of the Year Award as the best books from university presses and independent publishers in several categories.…

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Sarah McNamer book receives Modern Language Association publication award

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Meditations On The Life Of Christ

In her new book, Meditations on the Life of Christ: The Short Italian Text, Sarah McNamer, associate professor of English and medieval studies at Georgetown University, translates and critically examines an essential medieval text of the same name. She was recognized for her work this January when she received the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies

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U.S. Catholic Book Club names "Uncommon Prayer" its February selection

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Uncommon Prayer

This month, the U.S. Catholic Book Club is reading Uncommon Prayer: Prayer in Everyday Experience by Michael Plekon. Emily Sanna, associate editor of U.S. Catholic says, “Prayer is not just formal, private, or corporate conversations with God, professor and Orthodox priest Michael Plekon believes. It is also what happens when we come together with others to eat, to celebrate, to create, and to confront what we fear. It happens not just in churches but in the forest, in kitchens, and on the streets. To make his point, Plekon’s new book, Uncommon Prayer

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New book in “Catholic Ideas for a Secular World” series critiques the modern notion of freedom

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Freedom From Reality

It is commonly observed that behind many of the political and cultural issues that we face today lies an impoverished conception of freedom, which, according to D. C. Schindler, associate professor of metaphysics and anthropology at the John Paul II Institute, we have inherited from the classical liberal tradition without a sufficient awareness of its implications. In Freedom from Reality: The Diabolical Character of Modern Liberty

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Notre Dame Press to publish new edition of memoir by Gerry Adams, one of the most recognizable and controversial figures in Irish politics

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Before The Dawn

In this fascinating memoir of his early life, Gerry Adams, the president of Sinn Féin, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, describes the development of the modern "Troubles'' in Northern Ireland and his own central role in them, culminating in the tragic hunger strike by imprisoned IRA members in 1981. Before the Dawn

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Book by Fred Dallmayr challenges the "desert character" of modern culture

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Spiritual Guides

Fred Dallmayr, the Packey J. Dee Professor Emeritus in philosophy and political science at the University of Notre Dame, has published a new book titled Spiritual Guides: Pathfinders in the Desert. Dallmayr contends that political and economic corruption, incessant warmongering, spoliation of natural resources, and, above all, mindless consumerism and greedy self-satisfaction are all symptoms of an expanding wasteland or desert where everything creative and nourishing decays and withers. Through an alternative interpretation of Nietzsche's saying "the desert grows," this book calls for spiritual renewal, invoking in particular four prominent guides or pathfinders in the desert: Paul Tillich, Raimon Panikkar, Thomas Merton, and Pope Francis. What links all four guides together is the view of spiritual life as an itinerarium, a pathway along difficult and often uncharted roads.

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