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"Continental Divide - A History of American Mountaineering" by Maurice Isserman
Library Journal Gives Continental Divide Starred Review

The Library Journal, a major publication for libraries across the country, recently gave Continental Divide – A History of American Mountaineering by Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, a starred review. “This broad sweep of American mountaineering history will satisfy general history readers and outdoor adventurers alike,” wrote the reviewer.  More ...

"Continental Divide - A History of American Mountaineering" by Maurice Isserman
Continental Divide Praised by Critics

“Like a hike into rough terrain, the book is full of surprises … And it is packed with fascinating details,”  proclaimed a Wall Street Journal reviewer in describing Professor of History Maurice Isserman’s newest book. According to publisher W.W. Norton & Company, Continental Divide – A History of American Mountaineering “tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents.”   More ...

Maurice Isserman, left, talks about his new book <em>Continental Divide</em> in Glen House.
Journey to High Peaks

Mountains are a “defining characteristic of American culture,” according to Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History. He spoke about the release of his new book Continental Divide, a tale of American mountaineering, on April 7 in Glen House.  More ...

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Isserman Discusses New Mountaineering Book Tonight

“An account both educational and perhaps surprisingly, thrilling,” is how Booklist described Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering in a recent review. Maurice Isserman, Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, will be discussing his new book, published by W.W. Norton this month, in the Glen House Great Room tonight, April 7, at 8 p.m.  More ...

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Isserman Compares 1968 Campaign with 2016 in Reuters Essay

“There is rare agreement, on left and the right, that the 2016 presidential election season is looking to be a repeat of Democratic Party’s 1968 race,” began Maurice Isserman’s essay published by Reuters news service on March 7. The Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History and co-author of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, Isserman observed, “This time around, however, it is Republicans who seem most vulnerable to splintering after a fevered primary season."  More ...

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Isserman Discusses Forthcoming Book

Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, discussed his forthcoming book, Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering (W.W. Norton & Co, 2016), on Feb. 5 at the University of California Santa Barbara.  More ...

Fifth Edition of Isserman’s America Divided Published

The fifth edition of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, co-authored by Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, was recently published by Oxford University Press.  More ...

"Continental Divide - A History of American Mountaineering" by Maurice Isserman
Alpinist Magazine Publishes Isserman Article

An article titled “Good Tidings, Strenuous Life” by Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Maurice Isserman appeared in the fall 2015 issue of the Alpinist magazine. The piece is a precursor to the release of Continental Divide – A History of American Mountaineering in April 2016 (W.W. Norton & Company) by Isserman.  More ...

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Bloomberg News Quotes Isserman

In a Bloomberg Business article about famed mountain climber Reinhold Messner, Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History and author of Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering From the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes, commented on the climber’s accomplishments.   More ...

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Isserman Presents at Mountain Studies Conference

Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of History, presented a paper titled “Purple Mountain Majesties” on May 6 at Thinking Mountains 2015, an interdisciplinary mountain studies conference sponsored by the University of Alberta. This year’s conference was held in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.  More ...

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