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St. Francis revealed

Andrew Sullivan, the former editor of The New Republic and a widely read columnist, selected the Cornell University Press book Francis of Assisi: A New Biography, by Augustine Thompson, O.P., as his favorite of 2012. Sullivan writes in the Daily Beast: “It’s a book that rescues the human being from hagiography, and that is, in fact, […]

I store, you store, JSTOR

Cornell University Press recently signed on to a plan to make the scholarly books it publishes available online through a widely used scholarly research site called JSTOR. Cornell joins Harvard, Columbia and California University Presses in the project. The upshot? More than 15,000 digitized titles will be available online through the Cornell Library website to those […]

Emergency medicine

Ithaca primary care physician Frederick Barken ’77, who retired at age 51, has written “Out of Practice: Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America,” published by Cornell University Press, to explain why primary care medicine is in crisis. Barken critiques the “market model of medicine” and illustrates that the trend to specialize in medical education […]