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#1  tubemonkey 07-03-2018, 12:01 AM
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“There is no other … British novelist whose sense of social nuance is so delicate or so subtle, or whose comic range is so wide.… And there is certainly no other novelist whose work gives so much or such consistent pleasure.’”—Times Literary Supplement

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O, How the Wheel Becomes It! (Kindle description)

The first novel Anthony Powell published following the completion of his epic A Dance to the Music of Time, O, How the Wheel Becomes It! fulfills perhaps every author’s fantasy as it skewers a conceited, lazy, and dishonest critic. A writer who avoids serving in World War II and veers in and out of marriage, G. F. H. Shadbold ultimately falls victim to the title’s spinning—and righteous—emblem of chance. Sophisticated and a bit cruel, Wheel’s tale of posthumous vengeance is, nonetheless, irresistible.

Written at the peak of the late British master’s extraordinary literary career, this novel offers profound insight into the mind of a great artist whose unequaled style, ear for dialogue, and eye for irony will delight devotees and new readers alike.

#2  bgalbrecht 07-03-2018, 03:20 AM
The correct UChicago URL is

#3  tubemonkey 07-03-2018, 05:29 AM
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The correct UChicago URL is
Thanks for pointing it out - mistake corrected. I forgot to change the URLs when I posted this.

#4  tubemonkey 08-04-2018, 11:05 AM
Univ of Chicago Press -- Monthly Offer -- exp 31 Aug
“Martin knows a lot about colleges. He’s attended them as a student, taught at them as a professor, and ran two of them as president. He even went back to school to write a book about what it would be like to be a 61-year old freshman. In his new book Off To College: A Guide for Parents, he talks to everyone from cops to coaches, and hangs out everywhere from dorm rooms to drinking parties … all to give parents a sense of what happens when they drop their kid off and drive away.’”—WBEZ Morning Shift

#5  tubemonkey 09-02-2018, 10:33 PM
Univ of Chicago Press -- Monthly Offer -- exp 30 Sep
That’s the Way It Is: A History of Television News in America

“Charles Ponce de Leon has written a brisk and informative history of television news since its inception in the late 1940s, covering the more than six decades of TV news from Douglas Edwards to Diane Sawyer, from the Camel News Caravan to Countdown with Keith Olbermann. The narrative moves quickly, yet pauses to offer extended discussions of such topics as the genesis of PBS, the establishment of CNN, the innovations of Roone Arledge at ABC, and the ways that local news helped to reshape the network evening newscasts.’”—Chester Pach, Ohio University

#6  tubemonkey 10-02-2018, 01:20 AM
Univ of Chicago Press -- Monthly Offer -- exp 31 Oct
Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods

"Jordan, struck by the sight of knobbly tomatoes in various colours at her local farmers’ market, wonders where they have been and how it was possible to bring them back from the dead, as it were—and also why we now love these new-old breeds so dearly.… Plantsmen and anyone who loves food will treasure Jordan’s book—it simply confirms that food is not just fuel.”—Spectator

#7  tubemonkey 11-18-2018, 06:18 PM
Univ of Chicago Press -- Monthly Offer -- exp 30 Nov
One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery

In this powerful memoir, philosopher Karyn L. Freedman travels back to a Paris night in 1990 when she was twenty-two and, in one violent hour, her life was changed forever by a brutal rape. One Hour in Paris takes the reader on a harrowing yet inspirational journey through suffering and recovery both personal and global. We follow Freedman from an apartment in Paris to a French courtroom, then from a trauma center in Toronto to a rape clinic in Africa. At a time when as many as one in three women in the world have been victims of sexual assault and when many women are still ashamed to come forward, Freedman’s book is a moving and essential look at how survivors cope and persevere.

At once deeply intimate and terrifyingly universal, One Hour in Paris weaves together Freedman’s personal experience with the latest philosophical, neuroscientific, and psychological insights on what it means to live in a body that has been traumatized. Using her background as a philosopher, she looks at the history of psychological trauma and draws on recent theories of posttraumatic stress disorder and neuroplasticity to show how recovery from horrific experiences is possible. Through frank discussions of sex and intimacy, she explores the consequences of sexual violence for love and relationships, and she illustrates the steep personal cost of sexual violence and the obstacles faced by individual survivors in its aftermath. Freedman’s book is an urgent call to face this fundamental social problem head-on, arguing that we cannot continue to ignore the fact that sexual violence against women is rooted in gender inequalities that exist worldwide—and must be addressed.

One Hour in Paris is essential reading for survivors of sexual violence as well as an invaluable resource for therapists, mental health professionals, and family members and friends of victims.
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One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery is our free e-book for November. Karyn L. Freedman returns to a Paris night in 1990 when she was twenty-two and, in one violent hour, her life was changed forever by a brutal rape. What follows is a harrowing yet optimistic journey. Freedman’s book is a moving look at how survivors cope and persevere. She weaves together her personal experience and the latest neuroscientific and psychological insights on what it means to live in a body that has been traumatized; she looks at the history of psychological trauma and draws on research on posttraumatic stress disorder to show how recovery from horrific experiences is possible. Please read One Hour in Paris free in November.

“In her brave and compelling memoir … [Freedman] uses her keen intellect and in-depth knowledge of trauma to unravel the complexity of rape, and to make sense of the imprint it has made on her life, and on the lives of so many others.”—National Post

From our Journals Division: For further discussion on the trauma of sexual violence, read this month’s free journal article, “Remapping the Event: Institutional Discourses and the Trauma of Rape,” from Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.

#8  tubemonkey 12-01-2018, 03:13 PM
Univ of Chicago Press -- Monthly Offer -- exp 31 Dec
The Big Jones Cookbook: Recipes for Savoring the Heritage of Regional Southern Cooking

You expect to hear about restaurant kitchens in Charleston, New Orleans, or Memphis perfecting plates of the finest southern cuisine—from hearty red beans and rice to stewed okra to crispy fried chicken. But who would guess that one of the most innovative chefs cooking heirloom regional southern food is based not in the heart of biscuit country, but in the grain-fed Midwest—in Chicago, no less? Since 2008, chef Paul Fehribach has been introducing Chicagoans to the delectable pleasures of Lowcountry cuisine, while his restaurant Big Jones has become a home away from home for the city’s southern diaspora. From its inception, Big Jones has focused on cooking with local and sustainably grown heirloom crops and heritage livestock, reinvigorating southern cooking through meticulous technique and the unique perspective of its Midwest location. And with The Big Jones Cookbook, Fehribach brings the rich stories and traditions of regional southern food to kitchens everywhere.


#9  bgalbrecht 02-14-2019, 10:07 PM
I forgot to check in January, but this month's Univ. of Chicago Press free monthly book is McKay’s Bees: A Novel
Thomas McMahon
. Expires 2/28

Moving from Massachusetts to Kansas in 1855 with his new wife and a group of German carpenters, Gordon McKay is dead set on making his fortune raising bees—undaunted by Missouri border ruffians, newly-minted Darwinism, or the unsettled politics of a country on the brink of civil war.

#10  DNSB 03-03-2019, 02:01 PM
The March freebie from the University of Chicago is How We See the Sky: A Naked-Eye Tour of Day and Night by Thomas Hockey.

How We See the Sky gives us back our knowledge of the sky, offering a fascinating overview of what can be seen there without the aid of a telescope. Thomas Hockey begins by scanning the horizon, explaining how the visible universe rotates through this horizon as night turns to day and season to season. Subsequent chapters explore the sun’s and moon’s respective motions through the celestial globe, as well as the appearance of solstices, eclipses, and planets, and how these are accounted for in different kinds of calendars.

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