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Book of the Month - August 2019 31 July 2019

Our August ‘Book of the Month’ is Yea, Alabama! The Uncensored Journal of the University of Alabama (Volume 3 - 1901 through 1926) by David M. Battles.

This book provides a wonderful insight into the history of education, and one of the United States' great universities.

The University of Alabama (UA) is one of the most prominent universities in the US. Volume One of this series explored UA’s birth, formative years, its burning by Union soldiers, and its rebirth in 1871. Volume Two noted the adolescent years of the school, rebellion by the students against the military system of government, the rise of a student culture via the admission of women, and a nascent men’s sports program.

This third volume explores rising enrollment and a new style of student governance. The book investigates how UA dealt with student smoking, cursing, and hazing. It covers how UA became nationally respected academically, the rise of a successful sports program, the first use of the phrase “Crimson Tide,” the history of the Million Dollar Band and how “Yea, Alabama” became the school fight song, the UA/Auburn rift, and the UA response to WWI and to the women’s rights movement.

To find out more, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMAUG19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st August 2019.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this series has been receiving:

"Vance (Alabama) native and University of Alabama graduate, David M. Battles, is enjoying the best of both worlds today. Besides getting the opportunity to utilize his extensive research and writing skills, he is also telling the story of the school that is near and dear to his heart - in a unique, informative, and intriguing fashion. [...] The books are very readable for high school age through the best scholars, and is replete ... with thousands of footnotes. In his series, Battles also dissolves a lot of myths about the University... and tells his readers what really happened omitting no interesting detail."

Druid Cities Living, Vol. 3, Issue 10 (2016)

"I can highly recommend David Battles as a true adventurer into the vast historical visage that has laid claim onto The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa since he began his research through the maze of long forgotten notes of meetings, people, times, social mores and recreants of generations so long ago forgotten and thought to be buried forever beneath mounds of crumbling, decaying stacks of papers blatantly stating the opinions and decisions made by leaders who though so well respected and thought in high regard as university leaders, community as well as state leaders were in fact so mistaken and misguided by social norms and customs so strongly ingrained in their own social and educational development that many people thought these decisions that left their marks on future generations of students who innocently came as young men and women seeking the truth but found shadows of lies and untruth in every aspect they turned toward. Only now has someone like David spent hours upon hours searching through the tombs of archive material that has mainly been left to rot, decay, and dissolve into barely readable sludge from moldy shelves to search out the truths that lay for ages buried in the long ago glory days of our Southern Heritage."

Charlene Luckie-Coburn, M.Ed, D.Ed

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Meet our Authors: Claudio Costa - July 2019 12 July 2019

Claudio Costa received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Konstanz, Germany. He is currently Full Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, keeping in touch with the international philosophical community by means of numerous sabbaticals at the University of California, Berkeley, Oxford, München, Göteborg, and the École Normale Supérieure, among others.

One of Claudio's main publication in English is The Philosophical Inquiry (2002), which develops a general theory on the nature of philosophy. His most important publications in international journals of philosophy over the last fifteen years have been extensively revised for publication in his book, Lines of Thought: Rethinking Philosophical Assumptions (2014)

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Claudio has authored Lines of Thought: Rethinking Philosophical Assumptions and Philisophical Semantics: Reintergrating Theoretical Philosophy.

Claudio explains his reasons for choosing to publish with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, emphasising that the fair and responsible way in which authors are treated has led him to return and publish a second title with us:

It is often difficult for an outsider from a developing country to publish in the hierarchical traditional system of academic publishers in the  USA and UK, particularly in a highly abstract field like analytic philosophy. A few great publishers have acquired a near monopoly in a market where standards of value have long since been decided from above, and even the work of evaluating outsiders’ projects is rejected as too insignificant to concern major insiders. However, knowledge is becoming increasingly globalized, which means that good ideas can emerge from a wide range of unexpected sources. In my case, I believe I have found something new and relevant, which is my effort to find a more systematic way to work with theoretical philosophy that is indifferent to the impositions of the mainstream. CSP was receptive to my project from the start. And it gave me the necessary freedom to develop my views with the generous assistance of their staff. The printing was of the best quality, and I was encouraged to choose my cover art. I was able to decide what I wanted, and the final design and layout improved the covers aesthetically in a most professional manner. Because of its competence and an unbiased approach to meeting the demands of the publishing market, CSP is making a name for itself as an important platform for the spread of new ideas in the English-speaking world."

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Philosophical Semantics: Reintegrating Theoretical Philosophy. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJUL19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th March 2019.

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Meet our Authors: Monty Agarwal - July 2019 12 July 2019

Monty Agarwal has over two decades of experience at some of the largest banks and hedge funds in the world, trading interest rate derivatives, currencies and commodities. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and received an MBA in Finance and Economics from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago in 1996. He is the author of The Future of Hedge Fund Investing (2009) and several articles, including “A Mathematical Approach to Stock Investing” and “Constructing a Robust Absolute Return Portfolio”.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Monty has authored Enslavement, Persisting through our Political Economy

Monty describes his experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

My experience in publishing with Cambridge Scholars has been a very positive one. From the start of the relationship which began with the signing of the contract to the end which included editing, proofreading, pagination, cover art, and marketing I worked with several different professionals at Cambridge Scholars. Each and every one of these individuals was well-trained, highly professional, and well experienced in their field. I am glad that four years of my work in preparing this manuscript has finally come to fruition in the form of a published book. Having published books with other publishers around the world as well, I would have absolutely no reservation in recommending Cambridge Scholars to both aspiring as well as established authors."

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Enslavement, Persisting through our Political Economy. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJUL19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th August 2019.

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