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Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago in Purdue Libraries News » PUP

In his new book The Notorious Ben Hecht: Iconoclastic Writer and Militant Zionist (Purdue University Press March 2019), Julien Gorbach examines the life of great twentieth-century screenwriter, playwright, and activist Ben Hecht. Gorbach treats Hecht’s activism during the 1940s as the central drama of his life. His new book details the story of how Hecht earned admiration as […]

Posted 6 weeks 1 day ago in Purdue Libraries News » PUP

Many parts of history would be easily forgotten if we did not have those who are committed to recording it. “When I started, much of the historical information wasn’t available.” recalls Purdue professor Fred Whitford. Now, after authoring more than 250 research, extension, and regulatory publications, delivering over 5,800 presentations to a wide array of […]

Posted 7 weeks 20 hours ago in Purdue Libraries News » PUP

That Sheep May Safely Graze (March 2019, Purdue University Press), by David Sherman, brings light to the human story of Afghanistan, the disruptive impact that decades long conflict has had on rural Afghans, their culture, and the timeless relationship they share with their land and their animals. The book describes the story of one of the […]