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December 17, 2014

Big news today: the U.S. and Cuba will reestablish full diplomatic relations after more than fifty years of estrangement. We have published many books on Cuba and hope a few of them might be useful to those wanting background to today’s news stories.

978-0-8223-3197-1_prA general reader who wanted to learn as much about Cuba as possible in only one book could not do any better than The Cuba Reader. Edited by Aviva Chomsky, Barry Carr, and Pamela Maria Smorkaloffthe 736 page volume combines songs, paintings, photographs, poems, short stories, speeches, cartoons, government reports and proclamations, and pieces by historians, journalists, and others. Beginning with the first written account of the island, penned by Christopher Columbus in 1492, the selections assembled here...

December 16, 2014

HOPE465_coverMIT and the Transformation of American Economics,” edited by E. Roy Weintraub, a supplement to the 2014 volume of History of Political Economy, celebrates the luminary and influential economics department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the second half of the twentieth century.

The MIT economics department, bolstered by an influx of innovative young scholars, was one of the most distinguished research economics departments in North America by the late 1950s. This supplement documents the history of MIT’s rise to prominence and the ways in which that rise coincided with the remarkable transformation of American economics in the postwar period. Topics covered in this supplement include the Keynesian revolution, the emergent technical nature of economics...

December 15, 2014

Logo-TMRGDuke University Press is pleased to partner with the Tusi Mathematical Research Group, based in Mashhad, Iran, to publish the Annals of Functional Analysis (AFA) and the Banach Journal of Mathematical Analysis (BJMA). In 2015, Duke University Press will begin publishing both journals.

Founded and edited by Professor Mohammad Sal Moslehian, AFA, started in 2010, and BJMA, started in 2007, are online-only journals included in the prestigious “Reference List Journals” covered by MathSciNet and indexed by ISI and zbMATH. With the start of their 2015 volumes under the guidance of strong editorial boards, the journals will increase in frequency from two to four issues per volume per year. The journals publish research papers and critical survey articles that focus on, but are not limited to, functional analysis...

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