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Q&A with the Latina Leadership editors and contributors for Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month. To celebrate we discuss Latina Leadership: Language and Literacy Education across Communities with the editors Laura Gonzales and Michelle Hall Kells and other contributors. This book focuses on the narratives, scholarly lives, pedagogies, and educational activism of established and emerging Latina leaders in K-16 edu­cational environments and will serves as a model and a source of support for emerging Latina leaders. “This is a landmark collection of the leading Latina voices in the field. This is the kind of book I have longed to read in our field for more…

Riegel interviewed on WARC Radio’s The Other Side of Midnight

Stephen Riegel, author of Finding Judge Crater: A Life and Phenomenal Disappearance in Jazz Age New York was interviewed for WABC Radio’s The Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano on April 22, 2022. From their website: Frank Morano serves up another Morano Mystery with Stephen Riegel, practicing litigator, former Federal Prosecutor and the author. Listen to the interview.

Riess receives 2022 Guy Lewis Award

At the 50th annual meeting of the North American Society for Sport History, Steven A. Riess was the recipient of the 2022 Guy Lewis Award for contributions to the field of Sport History in recognition of exceptional contribution to the field of Sport History. Riess is the author of Horse Racing the Chicago Way Gambling, Politics, and Organized Crime, 1837-1911 and The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime: Horse Racing, Politics, and Organized Crime in New York 1865­–1913.

Suzanne Hinman wins book award

The Victorian Society of America has awarded Suzanne Hinman’s The Grandest Madison Square Garden one of three 2020 Victorian Society in America Book Awards. This award recognize scholarship that contributes to the understanding of America during the Victorian Era. The book award committee was most impressed by the quality of the scholarship.   Recent praise . . . “Hinman uses the construction of the second Madison Square Garden as an armature upon which to hang a depiction of the Gilded Age.”—The Washington Post

The Last Bohemian reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement

Lance Pettitt’s The Last Bohemian: Brian Desmond Hurst, Irish Film, British Cinema was reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement. “Pettitt’s heartfelt admiration for his subject shines through, and with good reason.”—Times Literary Supplement

Virtual Book Talk: “Harry Haft” with Alan Haft

Alan Haft discusses Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano. He vividly describes the powerful story of 16-year-old Harry Haft’s survival in the Nazi concentration camps, a survival dependent on his ability to fight and win concentration camp boxing matches. Haft’s story is now a major motion picture. View book talk   Alan Scott Haft is the eldest son of Harry Haft. He graduated from Queens College and received his J.D. from the University of Miami Law School.

Virtual Book Talk: “Open House” with Chuck D’Imperio

  Chuck D’Imperio welcomes you into his home for our first virtual book talk on his latest book Open House: 35 Historic Upstate New York Homes. Sit back, relax, and tour some of Upstate New York’s most famous and “off the beaten path” homes from the comfort of your home. View book talk   Chuck D’Imperio is the author of several books on Upstate New York including: Unknown Museums of Upstate New York A Taste of Upstate New York