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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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Isserman Writes Bookforum Feature Review
Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History, dissects the collapse of the Soviet Empire in “Reds, Menaced - Taking measure of the unlamented socialist paradise, twenty years after its demise,” the lead feature article in the December/January issue of Bookforum magazine. More ...
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Minnesota Public Radio Features Isserman on Woodstock
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History and Woodstock attendee, was interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio with Woodstock performer Richie Havens and longtime New York disc jockey Pete Fornatale. The Chronicle of Higher Education published Isserman’s essay, “3 Days of Peace and Music, 40 Years of Memory” on the same day, Aug. 10. More ...
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Commonweal Reviews Fallen Giants
Fallen Giants - A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes by Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History, and University of Rochester Professor Stewart Weaver was reviewed in the July 17 issue of Commonweal, the independent journal of opinion edited and managed by lay Catholics. More ...
Appalachia Journal
Fallen Giants Lauded in Appalachia Journal
"By all means; beg, buy or steal Fallen Giants," begins a recent review of Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes, co-authored by James L. Ferguson Professor of History Maurice Isserman and University of Rochester Professor of History Stewart Weaver. More ...
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Isserman Essay in NY Times Book Review
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the publishing of Michael Harrington's article "Our Fifty Million Poor" in Commentary magazine (a liberal journal of the time), James L. Ferguson Professor of History Maurice Isserman wrote an essay titled "Michael Harrington: Warrior on Poverty" about Harrington and his essay for The New York Times Sunday Book Review. More ...
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