So what is City of Promises? Many things, not the least quite beautiful and more than substantial: three volumes running to just over one thousand pages, deftly produced by New York University Press, with ample illustrations and snugly housed in an attractive slipcase suggesting care and stature…

Individually and collectively, the volumes mark
a new high in American urban, ethnic, and religious history. These are wonderful books, testaments to the best in American history. They deserve wide attention as reconstructions of a remarkable past and as models for many more like them.

A wonderful book review of City of Promisesour three-volume history of the Jews of New York, just appeared in the Journal of the American Jewish Archives! Read the full version here.
"[A] wide-ranging analysis that touches on feminism, the military, marriage, the Internet, and discourse around scientific research. Walters’s humane, transformative vision soars in this must-read for anyone interested in LGBT politics.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
The Tolerance Trap publishes next month, and the praise is rollin’ in! Check out the book’s website for more information.

"[A] wide-ranging analysis that touches on feminism, the military, marriage, the Internet, and discourse around scientific research. Walters’s humane, transformative vision soars in this must-read for anyone interested in LGBT politics.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

The Tolerance Trap publishes next month, and the praise is rollin’ in! Check out the book’s website for more information.

In asserting that gay, lesbian and bisexual citizens want rights such as pay equity, voting rights, and an end to discrimination in the workplace and judicial system—indeed, ‘full and deep integration and inclusion in the American dream’—[the author] makes it clear that tolerance is much too limited a goal.

An enlightening examination of identity and the quest for ‘deep freedom’ by a largely misunderstood and marginalized group.

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Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World is the new book by Kembrew McLeod, UI Professor of Communications and sometime prankster himself. In it he examines the history of various pranksters, hoaxers & con men to explore how pranks are not just for fun but are often used to get at larger truths in society.

 For a limited time, when you stop by the store you’ll get a free pack of Prankster cards with purchase of the book.

Hey, Iowa City folks!  Kembrew McLeod, author of Pranksters, will be reading at Prairie Lights bookstore tonight, April 2, at 6pm!  

Another excellent Women’s History Month post on our blog!