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From the Web: University Press Publishing Under an Autocracy

Guest writing for the Scholarly Kitchen, Tony Sanfilippo considers the rapidly changing landscape confronting academic presses. Sanfilippo contemplates the role of peer-review, explores trade book lists, and ruminates on the role of local bookstores.

But now I’m wondering if the disappearance of those community book sanctuaries and the salons and discussions they promoted isn’t yet another factor in creating a citizenry that can’t tell fact from fiction, the truth from a lie.



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Recent Reviews

Diana L. Ahmad
Jane Flynn

Flynn on Ahmad, 'Success Depends on the Animals: Emigrants, Livestock, and Wild Animals on the Overland Trails, 1840–1869'

Diana L. Ahmad. Success Depends on the Animals: Emigrants, Livestock, and Wild Animals on the Overland Trails, 1840–1869. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2016. 144 pp. $31.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87417-997-2.

Reviewed by Jane Flynn (University of Derby)
Published on H-Animal (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Zoei Sutton