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Marketing in the News- November 2020

November was a buzz with insect news and discoveries read about how the Insect of the year was named; invasive species spread across America; researchers connect climate change to insect behavior and scientists make headway in the fight against Malaria. Here are some titles that focus on Insects and their role in the natural world:

Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects, By: Amy Stewart; link

The Sting of the Wild, by Justin O. Schmidt; link

Honeybee Democracy, by Thomas D. Seeley, link

Mosquito: The Story of Man’s Deadliest Foe, by Michael D’Antonio, Andrew Spielman, link

Nature Underfoot: Living with Beetles, Crabgrass, Fruit Flies, and Other Tiny Life Around Us, by John Hainze, link


Geopolitical tensions are on the rise in Europe as Brexit looms, COVID cases continue to rise, the E.U. struggles as Poland considers Polexit and Hungary plays hardball with the budget vote. There have been protests to migration policies and practices and France’s growing civil unrest highlight a region in distress. Learn more about Modern Europe and its global influence with these Tantor titles:

 EuroTragedy: A Drama in Nine Acts, by Ashoka Mody, link

Schaum’s Outline of Modern European History, by Birdsall S. Viault, link

The Shortest History of Europe, by John Hirst, link

The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age, by James Kirchick, link

Europe Since 1989: A History, by Philipp Ther, link

Fractured Continent: Europe’s Crises and the Fate of the West, by William Drozdiak, link


As World Water Week comes to an end this key building block of life becomes the focus of governing policies, scientific research, climate change and agricultural demands. Learn more about the science and influence of water with one of these:

The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, by Charles Fishman, link

Water for Any Farm: Applying Restoration Agriculture Water Management Methods on Your Farm, by Mark Shepard, link

The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor, by Gerald H. Pollack, link

Your Body’s Many Cries For Water, by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D., link

Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind, by Brian Fagan, link


With Netflix’s release of the newest season of “The Crown”, the Royal Family is once again drawn into the spotlight as they become the focus of global speculation, rumor and gossip. Learn more about the House of Windsor with these royal titles: 

King Charles: The Man, The Monarch, and The Future of Britain, by Robert Jobson, link

Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor, by Anne Edwards, link

Royal Sisters: Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, by Anne Edwards, link

William and Harry, by Katie Nicholl, link

 The Making of a Royal Romance: William, Kate, and Harry–A Look Behind the Palace Walls, by Katie Nicholl, link

 The Queen Mother: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, Who Became Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, by Lady Colin Campbell, link


December Awareness Month and Historical Anniversaries:

AIDS Awareness Month

We Are All the Same: A Boy’s Courage and a Mother’s Love, By: Jim Wooten, link

National Write A Business Plan Month

Creating a Business Plan For Dummies, by Veechi Curtis, link

Spiritual Literacy Month

How to be Spiritual Without Being Religious, by D. Patrick Miller, link

Wildlife Conservation Day (Dec. 4th)

The Father of American Conservation: George Bird Grinnell Adventurer, Activist, and Author, by Thom Hatch, link

Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day (Dec. 8th)

Back from the Future: A Celebration of the Greatest Time Travel Story Ever Told, By: Brad Gilmore, link

Bill of Rights Day (Dec. 15th)

The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America’s Liberties, by Carol Berkin, link

December 1, 1955 – The birth of the modern American civil rights movement occurred as Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back section of a municipal bus.

Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965, by Juan Williams, link

December 5, 1933 – The 18th Amendment (Prohibition Amendment) to the U.S. Constitution was repealed. For nearly 14 years, since January 29, 1920, it had outlawed the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the U.S.

Prohibition: A Very Short Introduction, by W. J. Rorabaugh, link

December 7, 1941 – The U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked by nearly 200 Japanese aircraft in a raid that lasted just over one hour and left nearly 3,000 Americans dead.

Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War, by Steven M. Gillon, link

December 14, 1799 – George Washington died at Mount Vernon.

The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon, by John Ferling, link

December 16, 1773 – The Boston Tea Party occurred as colonial activists disguised as Mohawk Indians boarded British ships anchored in Boston Harbor and dumped 342 containers of expensive tea into the water.

Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America, by Benjamin L. Carp, link

December 20, 1606 – The Virginia Company expedition to America began as three small ships departed London under the command of Captain Christopher Newport. In May of 1607, the royally chartered company established the first permanent English settlement in America at Jamestown (Virginia).

Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America, by Benjamin Woolley, link

December 24, 1814 – The Treaty of Ghent between America and Britain was signed, officially ending the War of 1812.

Union 1812: The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence, by A. J. Langguth, link

December 25, 1066 – William the Conqueror was crowned King of England after he had invaded England from France, defeated and killed King Harold at the Battle of Hastings, then marched on London

A Needle in the Right Hand of God: The Norman Conquest of 1066 and the Making and Meaning of the Bayeux Tapestry, by R. Howard Bloch, link

December 31, 1879 – Thomas Edison provided the first public demonstration of his electric incandescent lamp at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World, by Jill Jonnes, link

Picks of the Week-October 12

Happy fall everyone! Let’s celebrate with discovering new audiobooks. We understand that at times it could be a challenge narrowing down your next listen, but don’t worry. Our acquirers have selected some of their top picks for you.

Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students

In Thinking Like a Lawyer, the founder of thinkLaw uses his unique experience to introduce a wide variety of concrete instructional strategies and examples that teachers can use in all grade levels and subject areas.

Note: In the current education climate Thinking Like a Lawyer is the essential critical thinking guide for parents and teachers alike. Colin Seale’s experience as both a lawyer and educator has helped him develop a framework of instructional plans that apply across a spectrum of subjects and grade levels and establish a foundation for teaching students HOW to think not WHAT to think. Either at home or in the classroom this easy-to-follow guide will help you start and maintain an innovative and effective lesson plan that will promote an interest in learning and have your students and children thinking like lawyers. -Nicholas Pouliot

Publishing Date: 10/13/2020

Written by: Colin Seale

Narrated by: Bill Andrew Quinn

Forever Across the Marsh

This book explores humorous questions like “Why do boats break down at the worst times?” and “What is a mosquito’s purpose in life?” It also explores serious questions like “Can I feel the presence of others near me?” and “What is our purpose in life?”

Note: Jeff Pearson’s debut book follows down-on-his-luck Melvin Scott navigating through life and his attempts to bounce back on his feet. With a touch of comedic chaos, alongside the compelling voices of Sean Crisden and Joe Hempel, Forever Across the Marsh envelopes you in an exciting tale of perilous adventure! -Desiree Lynch

Publishing Date: 10/20/2020

Written by: Jeff Pearson

Narrated by: Sean Crisden and Joe Hempel

All at Sea

An enthralling, opposites-attract lesbian romance about what lies beneath.

Note: “What’s worse than waking up with a massive hangover and in yesterday’s dress? How about waking up far from shore, on what was supposed to be a deserted yacht? Stevie doesn’t think life could get much worse until she runs into the yacht’s captain. Kaz is stubborn and on a mission, she has to save the planet at all costs, and she can’t turn around for the stowaway’s new job. In Kaz eye’s, nuclear waste in the ocean trumps anything and everything, Stevie will just have to wait. You don’t want to miss, Cheyenne Blue’s new book, All At Sea. -Jordan Spellman

Publishing Date: 10/20/20

Written by: Cheyenne Blue

Narrated by: Shiloh Grey

Killer Queen

Julie Mulhern presents Book 11 in the Country Club Murders series.

Blurb: Book 11 in the beloved Country Club Murders series, we follow Ellison Russell as she tries to solve another mysterious murder. For fans of Victoria Thompson and Krista Davis, this thrilling series will leave you on the edge of your seat! -Kristen Hummel

Publishing Date: 10/20/2020

Written by: Julie Mulhern

Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu

Marketing in the News–October 2020

COVID-19 still dominating headlines as lockdowns continue, advances in vaccination are made and tests and studies reveal new data about the virus. Check out these Tantor titles and inform yourself on past viruses, vaccination debates, pandemic prevention, and response, and the current COVID world.

The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age, by Nathan Wolfe, Link

Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future, by Michael B. A. Oldstone Link

The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear, Seth Mnookin, Link

Economics in the Age of COVID-19, by Joshua Gans, Link

 

Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present, by Frank M. Snowden, Link

Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak, by Reid Wilson, link

The U.S. Navy made headlines in September by releasing new evidence  on the sinking of the USS Thresher, discovering a sunken WWII era submarine, reporting Russian naval activity in the Black Sea reminiscent of Cold War Era maneuvering and introduced a shifting strategy for maintaining America’s global naval primacy. Take a deeper dive into these Naval headlines with these Tantor titles:

The Death of the USS Thresher: The Story Behind History’s Deadliest Submarine Disaster, by Norman Polmar, Link

Wahoo: The Patrols of America’s Most Famous World War II Submarine, by Richard H. O’Kane, Link

Against the Tide: Rickover’s Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy, by Rear Adm. Dave Oliver, USN (Ret.), Link

Crashback: The Power Clash Between the U.S. and China in the Pacific, by Michael Fabey, link

Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea, by John F. Lehman, Link

 

Long time Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died on 09/18/2020. Her death puts the Court, the presidential nomination and Senate confirmation hearing at the center of election focus. Take a look at the history of the Supreme Court, some biographies of current and former justices and a few of the key issues the courts could be ruling on in the upcoming session with these Tantor titles:

Scalia’s Court: A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents, by Antonin Scalia, Kevin A. Ring, Link

Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted, by Ian Millhiser, Link

Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, by Joan Biskupic, Link

 

The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind–and Changed the History of Free Speech in America, by Thomas Healy, Link

Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court, James MacGregor Burns, Link

A People’s History of the Supreme Court: The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our Constitution, by Peter Irons, Link

Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution, by Myron Magnet, Link

The Second Amendment: A Biography, by Michael Waldman, Link

 

There has been a series of new archaeological findings that has led to an uptick of interest in Viking culture, its history and its place in Western culture. Learn more about Vikings and their influence with these books:  

 

The Vikings: A New History, by Neil Oliver, Link

Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland, by Bryan Sykes, Link

Medieval Maritime Warfare, by Charles D. Stanton, Link

The Vikings: A History, By Robert Ferguson, Link

Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North, by Robert Ferguson, Link

The Normans: From Raiders to Kings, by Lars Brownworth, Link

 

Looking ahead, October is filled with historical anniversaries and is dedicated to bringing awareness and appreciation to unique issues and themes. Fill your shelves with some of these titles:

Oct. 1st, 1908 :  Henry Ford’s Model T, a “universal car” designed for the masses, went on sale for the first time. See how Ford assembled his Model T and transformed transportation in America.

I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford and the Most Important Car Ever Made, by Richard Snow, Link

Oct. 4th, 1957: The Space Age begins as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world’s first satellite. Learn how the space race started and see how the super powers competed to control outer space:

A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957—The Space Race Begins, by Michael D’Antonio link

 

Oct. 8th, 1918 – During the battle of Argonne Forest in France, during World War I, U.S. Sergeant Alvin C. York single-handedly took out a German machine-gun battalion, killing over a dozen and capturing 132. Download renowned historian Martin Gilbert’ history on World War I now:

The First World War: A Complete History, by Martin Gilbert, Link

Oct. 16th, 1793: Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded during the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution. Learn all about this tumultuous revolution with:

The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution, by Timothy Tackett, Link

Oct. 18, 1945 – The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial began with indictments against 24 former Nazi leaders including Hermann Göring and Albert Speer. Take a first-hand look at these trial with this title:

Letters from Nuremberg: My Father’s Narrative of a Quest for Justice, by Christopher J. Dodd, Lary Bloom, link

Oct. 27, 1787 – The first of 85 Federalist Papers appeared in print in a New York City newspaper. The essays argued for the adoption of the new U.S. Constitution. Get both points of view with these titles:

The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Link

The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates, edited by Ralph Ketchum, Link

Oct. 28th, 1919: October 28, 1919 – Prohibition began in the U.S. with the passage of the National Prohibition (Volstead) Act by Congress. Distill the truth about America’s “noble experiment” with this title:

Prohibition: A Very Short Introduction, by W. J. Rorabaugh, Link

Marketing in the News-August 2020

Pres. Trump posthumously pardons Susan B. Anthony on the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Celebrate the 19th Amendment and learn more about the history of women’s suffrage and voting rights with these:

100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women’s Political Activism, link

Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites who Fought for Women’s Right to Vote, by Johanna Neuman, link

Princess of the Hither Isles: A Black Suffragist’s Story from the Jim Crow South, by Adele Logan Alexander, link

The Fight to Vote, by Michael Waldman, link

 

Israel and the United Arab Emirates sign a historic peace agreement laying out a blueprint for potential lasting pacification and stabilization of the region. Take a closer look at the geopolitical history and struggle for peace in the Middle East with these titles:

 

A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East, by David Fromkin, link

A Path to Peace: A Brief History of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations and a Way Forward in the Middle East, by George Mitchell, Alon Sachar, link

1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East, by Tom Segev, link

Blood Brothers: The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel, by Elias Chacour, link

Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East, by Robin Wright, link

Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present, by Michael B. Oren, link

The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine, by Nathan Thrall, link

 

The Confederate flag is one of the most divisive images in United States history. 150 years after the Confederacy lost the Civil War their flag remains an item of cultural contention and still flies in today’s headlines. Learn more about how the memory of the Civil War has changed throughout our history and is still shaping the culture of America today with these titles:

 

After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace, by A. J. Langguth, link

Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War, by Elizabeth R. Varon, link

Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South, by Stephanie McCurry, link

Last of the Blue and Gray: Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery That Outlived the Civil War, by Richard A. Serrano, link

Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, by David W. Blight, link

The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The “Great Truth” about the “Lost Cause”, by James W. Loewen, Edward H. Sebesta, link

As the COVID pandemic draws school openings into question, some parents are seeking out alternative forms of in person education for their kids. All over the country families are forming education or pandemic pods to supplement remote learning. Check out these education resources and review traditional and alternative options to schooling in America:

 

Extraordinary Parenting: The Essential Guide to Parenting and Educating at Home, by Eloise Rickman, link

The Good School: How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve, by Peg Tyre, link

The School Choice Roadmap: 7 Steps to Finding the Right School for Your Child, by Andrew Campanella, link

Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student’s Potential, by John D. Couch, Jason Towne, link

Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education, by Ken Robinson, Ph.D., Lou Aronica, link

Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes, by Jimmy Casas, link

In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School, by Jal Mehta, Sarah Fine, link

Pirates have historically been constant source of intrigue, mystery, and fear. Archeologists, historians and folklorist are always discovering new shipwrecks, studying Pirates’ behaviors and lifestyles and monitoring modern pirating techniques. Discovery the history, lore and current state of pirating with these titles:

 

The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd, by Richard Zacks, link

The Pirate World: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers, by Angus Konstam, link

Pirates: A New History, from Vikings to Somali Raiders, by Peter Lehr, link

Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas by Laura Sook Duncombe, link

The Pirate Queen: Queen Elizabeth I, Her Pirate Adventurers, and the Dawn of Empire, by Susan Ronald, link

Marketing the News July 2020

As the global pandemic persists, tensions between the U.S. and China grow politically, militarily  economically, culturally and clandestinely. Check out these titles and learn more about modern China, its growing influence in regional and global affairs and the U.S strategy to combat the threat.

How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World’s Most Dynamic Region, by Joe Studwell, link

The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage, By: Alexandra Harney, link

China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know®, By: Arthur R. Kroeber,  link

China’s Next Strategic Advantage: From Imitation to Innovation, by George S. Yip, Bruce McKern, link

China, Inc., By: Ted C. Fishman, link

Asian Waters: The Struggle over the South China Sea and the Strategy of Chinese Expansion, By: Humphrey Hawksley, link

Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer, By: Peter Mattis, Matthew Brazil, link

In the Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century, by Sebastian Strangio, link

The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World, by Dexter Roberts, link

 

As delayed primaries continue all over the country and with the general election looming a rising debate on mail-in voting and potential voter fraud is gaining national attention. Learn all about voting rights, electoral history, and current voter trends with these books:

Down for the Count: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America, By: Andrew Gumbel, link

Electoral Dysfunction: A Survival Manual for American Voters, By: Victoria Bassetti, link

It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics, By: David Faris, link

The Fight to Vote, by Michael Waldman, link

They’re Not Listening: How the Elites Created the Nationalist Populist Revolution, By: Ryan James Girdusky, Harlan Hill, link

Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots, and October Surprises in U.S. Presidential Campaigns, by Joseph Cummins, link

Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, by Ari Berman, link

Inside the Mind of a Voter: A New Approach to Electoral Psychology, By: Michael Bruter, Sarah Harrison, link

100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women’s Political Activism, link

 

New discoveries made in Mexico shed light on some Aztec folklore and the Spanish conquest. Learn more about pre-Columbian South America and the social history of the region with these listens:

Walking the Americas: 1,800 Miles, Eight Countries, and One Incredible Journey from Mexico to Colombia, by Levison Wood, link

Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs, by Buddy Levy, link

Empire: A New History of the World: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Civilizations, By Paul Strathern, link

Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs, by Camilla Townsend, link

It’s summertime and the U.S National Parks are in the news. Congress passes funding legislation and protective measures for Parks and monuments in a rare bi-partisan vote, rescues become frequent in the warm months and keep rangers busy and a python hunt in the Everglades earn a few women some local notoriety. Learn more about our public lands and all those Americans who work at, play in and protect our National Parks:

Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park, by Lee H. Whittlesey, link

Death, Daring, and Disaster: Search and Rescue in the National Parks, by Charles R. “Butch” Farabee, Jr., link

 Deep into Yellowstone: A Year’s Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy, by Rick Lamplugh, link

 Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone, by George Black, link

Rangers, Trappers, and Trailblazers: Early Adventures in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness and Glacier National Park, by John Fraley, link

The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, by Terry Tempest Williams, link

 The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise, by Michael Grunwald, link

 

Using food to study and record history is becoming a norm for geneticists, academics, and chefs alike. Follow the global cuisine timeline and take a deep dish dive into the food we eat with these titles:

The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food—Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation’s Food Was Seasonal, Regional, and Traditional—from the Lost WPA Files, by Mark Kurlansky, link

A Bite-Sized History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment, by Stephane Henaut, Jeni Mitchell, link

A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression, by Jane Ziegelman, Andrew Coe, link

An Edible History of Humanity, by Tom Standage, link

Fruit from the Sands:The Silk Road Origins of the Foods We Eat, by  Robert N. Spengler III, link

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South, by Michael W. Twitty, link

The Taste of Empire: How Britain’s Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World, by Lizzie Collingham, link

 

Marketing In the News- June 2020 cont.

News from June 2020:

Led by Black Lives Matter, protests and Black rights advocacy continue all over the country.

Gain some insight into the history of the civil rights struggle in America and learn more about ongoing efforts to combat racial injustice:

Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party, by Joshua Bloom, Waldo E. Martin, Jr. link

The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, by Tim Madigan link

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South, by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers link

Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva link

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor link

Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody link

Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals link

Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor link

Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis link

Ain’t I a Woman by bell hooks link

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, by Audre Lorde link

Good White Racist?: Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice, by Kerry Connelly link

 

Ohio State Univ. Professor, Rattan Lal, PhD, is awarded the World Food Laureate for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production.

Learn more about conservation and sustainable farming practices with these Tantor titles:

Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, by David R. Montgomery link

Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food, by Bob Quinn, Liz Carlisle link

The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming, by Masanobu Fukuoka link

Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers, by Mark Shepard link

Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm, by Forrest Pritchard link

 

Spanish Fisherman Accidentally Discovers Medieval Virgin Mary Statue.

Learn more about Medieval Spain and with these titles:

Medieval Christianity: A New History, by Kevin Madigan Link

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain, by Dario Fernandez Morera link

 

Letter written by Van Gogh and Paul Gaugin sells for $236K.

Deep dive into Van Gogh and Gaugin’s competitive friendship with:

Van Gogh: The Life, by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith, link

Or listen to stories about other famous rivalries from the art world with:

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art, by Sebastian Smee link

 

Neuroscientists may have found a way to treat depression with hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Take a trip into the world of psychedelic plants and their impact on science and culture with a few of these titles:

Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health, by Tero Isokauppila link

Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge: A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution, by Terence McKenna link

Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore, by Lawrence Millman link

High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies, by Erik Davis link

True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author’s Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil’s Paradise, by Terence McKenna link

 

New study shows that an Alaskan volcanic eruption may have aided in the fall of the Roman Republic.

 

Find other examples of volcanic disasters with global effects with these titles:

The Last Volcano: A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature’s Most Magnificent Fury, by John Dvorak link

The Day the World Ended: The Mount Pelee Disaster: May 7, 1902, by  Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan-Witts link

The Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History, by William K. Klingaman, Nicholas P. Klingaman link

Disaster!: A History of Earthquakes, Floods, Plagues, and Other Catastrophes, by John Withington link

Marketing In the News- June 2020

Looking at June, consider looking back and learning more about these historical events:

June 1st, 1801, Founder of Utah and patriarch of the Mormon church Brigham Young) was born in Whittingham, Vermont. From modest beginnings to the “American Moses” learn why Brigham Young holds an esteemed place in American history with:

Brigham Young: Pioneer Profit, by John G. Turner, Link

 

June 6, 1944 – D-Day, the largest amphibious landing in history, began in the early-morning hours as Allied forces landed in Normandy on the northern coast of France. Consider this invasion from the other side with:

Countdown to D-Day: The German Perspective, By: Peter Margaritis, Link

June 15, 1215 – King John set his seal to Magna Carta, the first charter of British liberties, guaranteeing basic rights that have since become the foundation of modern democracies around the world. There is a reason there has only been one King John, find out why with:

King John: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The Road to Magna Carta, By: Marc Morris, link

 

June 17, 1972 – Following a seemingly routine burglary, five men were arrested at the National Democratic Headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Get the facts from the woman who reported on this scandal with:

Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, By: Elizabeth Drew, link

 

June 18, 1815 – The Battle of Waterloo ends with Napoleon’s defeat and the end of his empire. Learn more about this epic battle with:

The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided the Battle of Waterloo, By: Brendan Simms, link

 

June 28, 1914 – Archduke Francis Ferdinand, Crown Prince of Austria and his wife were assassinated at Sarajevo, essentially starting World War I, 5 years later to the day The Treaty of Versailles is signed ending the war. Learn all there is to know about The Great War with:

First World War for Dummies, By: Dr. Sean Lang, Link

 

 

Raise some awareness and show appreciation, in June we celebrate these special days:

 

World’s Ocean Day, June 8th

Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain’s Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans, by Cassandra Phillips, Capt. Charles Moore, link

Sailing a Serious Ocean: Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea, By: John Kretschmer, link

Oceana: Our Planet’s Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them, by Michael D’Orso, Ted Danson, link

 

Father’s Day 21st

Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months, By: John Pfeiffer, Link

Dad Tired and Loving It, By: Jerrad Lopes, Link

Golfing With Dad, By David Barrett, Link

 

June recognizes soul food, steakhouses, and country cooking:

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-american Culinary History in the Old South, by Michael W. Twitty, link

Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America, By: Jim Auchmutey, Link

The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance, by Thomas McNamee, link

 

June is LGBT Pride Month:

Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color, by Gilbert Baker, link

Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution, by David Carter, link

Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, By: Kate Bornstein, Link

What’s Your Pronoun: Beyond He and She, by Dennis Baron, link

Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death, by Lillian Faderman, link

June is National Great Outdoors Month & National Camping Month:

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail, by Ben Montgomery, Link

How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art, by Kathleen Meyer, link

Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass, by Harold Gatty, link

 

Marketing the News: May 2020

Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet confiscated by U.S. authorities is believed to be stolen from Iraq.

Learn more about ancient artifacts and the history of Mesopotamia with:

Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Maxwell L. Anderson Link

Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization, By: Paul Kriwaczek link

 

Take a deep dive into other historic Art Thefts with these Tantor titles:

Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece, by Noah Charney link

The Art Detective: Fakes, Frauds, and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures, By: Philip Mould link

 

Interested in Archeology? Find out more with:

Digging for the Truth: One Man’s Epic Adventure Exploring the World’s Greatest Archaeological Mysteries, By: Josh Bernstein link

Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble, By: Marilyn Johnson

 

Scientist reveal a significant drop in carbon emissions due to the Corona Virus shut down.

Learn more about climate change and the ongoing effort to design a more sustainable world.

Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption, By: Alice C. Hill, Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, link

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, By: Paul Hawken, link

Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming, By: Andreas Malm, link

Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils, By: David Farrier, link

Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality, By: Melissa Bruntlett, Chris Bruntlett, link

 

After more than a century after sinking the Titanic is back in the news as an American salvage mission is being planned to recover the infamous ship’s telegraph.

 

Explore the historical depths of the world’s most famous shipwreck:

The Titanic: Disaster of the Century, By: Wyn Craig Wade, link

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic’s First-Class Passengers and Their World, by Hugh Brewster, link

 

Learn more about the Telegraph and its importance to communication with:

The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century’s On-line Pioneers, By: Tom Standage, link

 

Know all there is to know about the Titanic? Consider these titles and steam into the unique history of ocean liners:

A Man and His Ship: America’s Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States By: Steven Ujifusa, link

Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age, By: Greg King, Penny Wilson, link

 

Sixty years after Hawaii joined the union as the 50th state, a different island territory is considering statehood as Puerto Rico votes on a referendum to become the 51st state.

 

Learn more about the history of the complicated relationship between the U.S. and Puerto Rico:

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony, By: Nelson A. Denis, Link

TantorGives! Walk to End Homelessness

By Deborah Fleet, Audio Proofreader (MLIS)

As a kid, I remember pouting when not getting my way,  tying up some cookies, and small toys in an old bandana and tying it to a long stick, pretending to be a hobo and “running away.” I played outside a long time, then when I wanted to go back in the house, my mother had locked me out.

“I thought you were running away?” my mother said.

“I was just playing.” I said.

She unlocked the door, and let me come back home.

artformastheadNLHHSFor many, the door is closed. Homeless people are standing outside the door, and most often, nobody is letting them in. Locally, the New London Homeless Hospitality Center is opening the door for those who need it most. TantorGives! is partnering with them to help stamp out local homelessness, and lend a helping hand.

The mission of TantorGives! is to provide opportunities to give back to the community through fun, charitable initiatives, and to foster a spirit of teamwork and volunteerism among Tantor employees. Last year we held bake sales, gathered school supplies, and holiday gifts for needy children, supported individual causes and joined many other events.

Team Tantor is comprised of employees and family members who join together for various causes. This time, it is to fight homelessness. We invite you to join TantorGives! logoTeam Tantor at the 9th annual Walk to End Homelessness on Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m. in New London. The walk benefits the New London Homeless Hospitality Center. Last year, the event had 250 walkers and raised more than $9,000. It’s a 2-mile walk over easy terrain. Consider joining us at Team Tantor, and help raise funds for this important cause.

Follow this link to support Team Tantor and the 9th annual Walk to End Homelessness 2016.

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TantorGives! to Support the Wounded Warrior Project

By Deborah Fleet, Audio Proofreader (MLIS)

Tantor Media and its employees recently formed an advisory committee called TantorGives! logoTantorGives! The mission of TantorGives! is to provide opportunities to give back to the community through fun, charitable initiatives, and to foster a spirit of teamwork and volunteerism among Tantor employees. TantorGives! has formed Team Tantor, comprised of employees and family members who will run or walk in support of the 5th annual Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT, on May 16, 2015. TantorGives! will match funds raised by Team Tantor, and you can back our walkers and runners in support of the Wounded Warrior Project here .

The committee members of TantorGives! were inspired to support and promote the Wounded Warrior Project due to Tantor’s publication of  Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior, by Charles W. Hoge, MD, narrated by John Pruden. This book is essential for anyone who has returned from a war zone, as well as for spouses or family members navigating the transition from combat to home.

As an audio proofreader, I have also read/listened to the following two books that reflect related aspects that impact the United States veteran. The first is War Dogs,  by Rebecca Frankel, narrated by Tanya Eby (2014). Military dogs are given well-deserved credit for their refined sense of smell and innate seek and rescue skills, which have resulted in saving the lives of thousands of men and women in the military. These same dogs suffer similar issues that our men and women do when returning home, while providing a loving cushion to the troops in the brutal horrors of war. Beautifully written, War Dogs wins the listener into becoming pro-canine, and a supporter of military working dogs. The second is American Reckoning, by Christian G. Appy, narrated by Sean Runnette (2015). This outstanding narration gives an account of the impact of the Vietnam War on our nation, its identity, and people, as well as the military, through movies, song, popular media, commentary, and how it affected American culture.

To our nation’s military force and veterans and their families, Tantor Media would like to say thank you for your service.