Category: American history

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Professor Yü Ying-shih

We are greatly saddened by the passing of Professor Yü Ying-shih, whom we came to know through his memoir, From Rural China to the Ivy League: Reminiscences of Transformations in Modern Chinese History, which was scheduled to be published this month. Professor Yü set the gold standard for humanity and scholarship. As noted by Professor Michael S. Duke and Professor...

POLITICO Magazine article by the Honorable Rose Gottemoeller—the first woman to to lead a major nuclear arms negotiation and the first female NATO Deputy Secretary General

Read this POLITICO Magazine article by the Honorable Rose Gottemoeller—the first woman to to lead a major nuclear arms negotiation and the first female NATO Deputy Secretary General—which includes an excerpt from her new book Negotiating the New START Treaty released this week. What the experts are saying about the book: Future negotiators would benefit from reading @Gottemoeller‘s memoir of...

74% Want GOP Lawmakers to Try Seeking Bipartisanship

A Fox News Poll taken Sunday through Tuesday finds that “74 percent want GOP lawmakers to reach out to Democrats and try to find a compromise.  That includes 86 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of Republicans.” Can the Republicans engage in seeking bipartisanship? One has already done so. The only elected Republican selected for President Obama’s Cabinet, Ray LaHood...

Cambria Press Publication Review: Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre (1910s to 2010s)

Congratulations to Professor Lynne Greeley (University of Vermont) on the outstanding review of her book Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre (1910s to 2010s) in the journal Women’s History Review. The book review praises Fearless Femininity because: Greeley has assembled a very large ‘cast’ of female artists: their ranks include the ‘first feminists’ (p. 215) Megan Terry and Bobbi...

First step to #EndTheDivide is #SeekingBipartsanship

“The ideological divide between the parties, enflamed by the sense of partisan superiority claimed by both sides, produced legislative gridlock. There were no winners. We need to get back to an America where Congress solves problems, passes a farm bill, passes an immigration bill, passes tax reform, passes a budget. It is possible. We proved it during Bill Clinton’s administration...

Malcolm X and Africa – New Book Released for Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, Cambria Press is pleased to announce the release of a seminal new book, Malcolm X and Africa, by Professor A. B. Assensoh, Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University, and Professor Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at the University of Oregon. This book is in the Cambria African Studies Series...

White House Correspondent for The New York Times, Peter Baker, Interviews Cambria Press Author Secretary Ray LaHood About His New Book, “Seeking Bipartisanship”

Read the article by Peter Baker, White House Correspondent for The New York Times, in which he interviews Cambria Press author Secretary Ray LaHood about his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship, which he coauthored with Dr. Frank H. Mackaman who heads The Dirksen Congressional Center. Learn more about Seeking Bipartisanship. ISBN: 9781604979053 · 360pp. (includes photos) · $29.95 – Buy the...

Lookit! Ray LaHood’s Speech on Seeking Bipartisanship at the Bloomberg Government Book Launch Party

At last night’s book launch party held by Bloomberg Government for Secretary Ray LaHood, a Department of Transportation (DOT) alum fondly recalled Secretary LaHood’s trademark “Lookit!” Indeed, Americans–Republicans and Democrats alike–will do well to look at his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship, which Secretary LaHood coauthored with Dr. Frank H. Mackaman who heads The Dirksen Congressional Center. The response from the...

Secretary Ray LaHood and IOP Director David Axelrod discuss bipartisanship at the University of Chicago

Launching his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship (coauthored with Dr. Frank Mackaman who heads The Dirksen Congressional Center), Secretary Ray LaHood will be speaking at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics on the topic that could not be timelier in American politics–bipartisanship. He will be joined by David Axelrod for this event which will take place this Thursday (November 5)...

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