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READ.THINK. ACT. Reading List

by Bill Hayes

READ.THINK. ACT. Reading ListUniversity Presses from around the world publish thousands of books each year. For the past eight years, the Association of University Presses has celebrated University Press Week and has listed books on a theme. This year’s theme is “Read. Think. Act.” The association says this theme is particularly apt “as many citizens around the globe continue to engage in important debates that will influence vital decision-making in the months ahead; in fact, this year’s UP Week will begin exactly one year to the day before the 2020 Election Day in the U.S. Through this positive theme AUPresses members worldwide seek to encourage people to read the latest peer-reviewed publications about issues that affect our present and future — from politics to economics to climate change to race relations and more — and to better understand academic presses’ important contribution to these vital areas of concern.

Below are a few of the books on the Read. Think. Act. Reading List, with a link to the full list.

The Athenian Citizen: Democracy in the Athenian Agora (Agora Picture Book 4), By Mabel Lang (American School of Classical Studies at Athens)

Truths and Lies in the Middle East: Memoirs of a Veteran Journalist, 1952–2012, By Eric Rouleau (American University in Cairo Press)

From Turtle Island to Gaza, By David Groulx (Athabasca University Press)

Enemy of the People, By Marvin Kalb (Brookings Institution Press)

There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years, By Mike Berners-Lee (Cambridge University Press)

Naming Our Sins: How Recognizing the Seven Deadly Vices Can Renew the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Edited by Jana M. Bennettand David Cloutier (Catholic University of America Press) [more]