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Isserman Receives Writer’s Award

James L. Ferguson Professor of History Maurice Isserman was presented with the University of Rochester’s Andrew Eiseman Writer’s Award for Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes on Dec. 10, in Rochester. Isserman and co-writer Stewart Weaver of the University of Rochester will share the award and its $1,000 prize.  More ...

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Isserman’s Interview Published in Mountaineering Book

An interview with James L. Ferguson Professor of History Maurice Isserman has been published in Grasping for Heaven: Interviews with North American Mountaineers by Frederic Hartemann and Robert Hauptman.  More ...

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Isserman Publishes in Reviews in American History

Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History, has published a review of two new books about Henry Hudson, Douglas Hunter’s Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage that Redrew the Map of the New World and Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson by Peter C. Mancall. Isserman’s article, “Dead Reckoning: The Mysterious Henry Hudson,” appears in the September issue of Reviews in American History.  More ...

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Isserman Interviewed by BBC
Maurice Isserman, James L. Ferguson Professor of History, was interviewed and quoted in a BBC Magazine article titled Mad Men and the 60s - the decade is in the detail. The article explored the “un-60sness of the early 1960s,” the years in which the TV series is set. More ...
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Isserman Featured on WAMC's Academic Minute
WAMC in Albany will feature a reading by Maurice Isserman, James L. Ferguson Professor of History, on Thursday, Aug. 5, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. The new program airs each weekday at 7:37 a.m. and 3:56 p.m at 90.3 FM in the Clinton area. More ...
NY Times Book Review Highlights Fallen Giants Paperback
The New York Times included Fallen Giants - A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes in its “Paperback Row” column in the Sunday Book Review on Feb. 21. Co-authored by James L. Ferguson Professor of History Maurice Isserman and University of Rochester professor Stewart Weaver, the book was described as "an awe-inspiring work of history and storytelling." The Times originally reviewed Fallen Giants in September 2008. More ...
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Isserman Shares History of Hamilton College
“Hamilton College was a conservative institution, resistant to change, whose fate was one of reform and change,” said Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History, as he presented a brief overview of Hamilton in the 19th and early 20th century. Speaking to a full house at the Clinton Historical Society on Feb. 14, Isserman noted that during his research process he spent many hours in the college archives and was surprised by the steady flow of alumni who visited while conducting their own research. The absence of student visitors has prompted him to plan a teaching seminar on college history in the archives to encourage them to visit with greater frequency. More ...
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Isserman to Discuss College History at Clinton Historical Society
Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History, will talk about the history of Hamilton College on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Clinton Historical Society on Fountain Street in Clinton. The talk, titled “A bicentennial overview of Hamilton College history,” is free and open to the public.
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Fallen Giants Released in Paperback
Described by a New York Times reviewer as “the book of a lifetime... an awe-inspiring work of history and storytelling,” Fallen Giants - A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes has been released in paperback by Yale University Press. Co-authored by James L. Ferguson Professor of History Maurice Isserman and University of Rochester professor Stewart Weaver, the book was originally published in 2008 in hardback. More ...
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Isserman and Grant Publish in Facts on File Series
Professor of History Maurice Isserman has authored revised versions of Across America: The Lewis & Clark Expedition and Exploring North America 1800-1900 and Associate Professor of History Kevin Grant has authored a revised version of Exploration in the Age of Empire 1750-1953. The three books are part of Facts on File's Discovery and Exploration 10-book series revised for a young adult audience. Isserman serves as the co-editor for the entire series. More ...
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