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Separate Games reviewed in The Journal of American History

Separate Games reviewed in The Journal of American History

“Edited by David K. Wiggins—a widely read, senior scholar at George Mason University and former editor of the Journal of Sport History—and Ryan A. Swanson—an assistant professor of history at the University of New Mexico—the book successfully argues that ‘sport...

The First Twenty-Five featured in Arkansas Life

The First Twenty-Five featured in Arkansas Life

On May 23, 1961,” Dr. LaVerne Bell-Tolliver writes in the opening lines of her new book, “the Little Rock School Board designated twenty-five students to be the first African-Americans (then called “Negroes” or “Coloreds”) to attend four of the five public Little Rock...

LaVerne Bell-Tolliver interviewed on KUAR

LaVerne Bell-Tolliver interviewed on KUAR

A new book, "The First Twenty-Five: An Oral History of the Desegregation of Little Rock's Public Junior High Schools," shares the experiences of many of those students. The collection of first-hand accounts was compiled by Dr. Laverne Bell-Tolliver, who was the first...

Down on Mahan’s Creek reviewed in Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Down on Mahan’s Creek reviewed in Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Until very recent times, serious studies of Ozark history and culture have been few and far between. Most of us have been content to let travel writers and folklorists portray the region as a place where life was simpler, the landscape remained unspoiled, and time...

Oxford American reviews Paraíso

Oxford American reviews Paraíso

Ruben Quesada has reviewed Paraíso: Poems by Jacob Shores-Argüello for the Oxford American Magazine.   As the series editor’s preface notes, “these lines and everywhere in his poetry, he conveys a reverence for the wounded and for the pilgrimages we undertake in...

Paraíso reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly

Paraíso reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly

“Shores-Argüello (In the Absence of Clocks) returns to his mother’s Costa Rican hometown on the occasion of her death in his latest, winner of the inaugural CantoMundo Poetry Prize. The title also references the poet’s home—or one of them. In poems displaying...

Choice recommends Down on Mahans Creek

Choice recommends Down on Mahans Creek

“While the subtitle suggests an emphasis on a neighborhood, this book is really a family history about people for whom place is important. Setting his book in both Kentucky and Missouri, historian Rader (emer., Univ. of Nebraska) recounts details such as the...