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Isolation Reading for the Week of May 25

Every week we’re bringing you some great books chosen by our staff for your work-from-home reading. This week, Craig Blue, our Digital Marketing Coordinator, has chosen Contested Fields: A Global History of Modern Football as his staff pick. Enjoy!

On the Origins of A Short History of the Middle Ages

Our brand new blog launches this week, and we could think of no better author to help us kick off our virtual festivities! Barbara H. Rosenwein, author of the bestselling textbook A Short History of the Middle Ages provides us with a very insightful and fascinating trip back to the inception of her textbook project – a project that has now spanned decades and influenced thousands of young medievalists.

Capacities for Compassion: From Water to Wine

Released earlier this year, From Water to Wine explores how Angola has changed since the end of its civil war in 2002. The text’s themes are relevant to making sense of both the current crisis and the deeper questions facing Angola. Author Jess Auerbach discusses these in our latest blog post.

Isolation Reading for the Week of April 6

Here at UTP, we’ve decided to bring you some great books chosen by our staff for your work-from-home reading. Check in with us every Monday for some fantastic book recommendations. Kicking off our weekly staff picks is our marketing manager of humanities and trade books, Anna Maria Del Col.

Uncontested Fields? Global Football and the Coronavirus

Football, just like almost everything on the international sports calendar, has been greatly impacted by the recent coronavirus outbreak. Alan McDougall, author of the recently released Contested Fields: A Global History of Modern Football, writes about the impact COVID-19 is having on football, and delves into the history of a sport that has faced many major disruptions across its 150-year history.