Many people have been busy downloading all their Facebook content, before making the big decision about whether to pull the plug on that time and identity sink. Imagine if you were able to download your consciousness at this moment in time, to be retrieved later in life when memories have faded. Would this be a good
The New York Times published a list today of 15 overlooked women, and I was glad to see that the first, Ida B. Wells, is someone we included in Women and Leadership: History, Concepts, and Case Studies (Goethals & Hoyt 2017), and the third, Qiu Jin, in the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China. The second in the list is poet Sylvia Plath, whose story
"Think of her as commander of the Western Massachusetts rail uprising...." Pop-up meetings aim to stir advocacy for high-speed passenger rail from Manhattan, Berkshire Eagle.
Berkshire Publishing is proud to reintroduce Marvin Mudrick, a prominent literary critic still much admired, with this collection of five books of lively, enjoyable, and often hilarious essays and a magnificent posthumously published volume that was praised by Pauline Kael in the New Yorker: “I can’t imagine a better book on how an inspired teacher’s mind
Berkshire Publishing's team is thankful for your friendship and partnership. Together, we are responding to the challenges of our time in history, and working to create a sustainable future. Happy Thanksgiving! 感恩节快乐! Country roads are vital link to rural folks and provide unique opportunities to view wildlife and plant communities. Let's be thankful for the natural systems
On Friday evenings, we eat at home in New York, lamps low as the sun sets over the Hudson. We catch up on what’s happened during the week: the news from Beijing and our far-flung children, the meetings we’ve had, new projects started, funny stories from work. It’s a simple meal, usually fish and salad, a
Update: We were not selected for the trade mission, but are grateful for all the encouragement, and for the many questions (including, "Are you out of your mind?"). It was useful to prepare the full application, which made me think about our work in China, and about the importance of showing how small businesses, based in
It was just over a year ago that William H. McNeill, our dear friend Bill, died at 98, and now we have learned that the great Asian scholar Wm. Theodore de Bary has died. It was more than a decade ago that I first attended one of his classes at Columbia, and he was still teaching
Berkshire Publishing will be at the World History Association (WHA) conference in Boston this week to talk about our books and our authors, especially our dear friend the late Bill (William H.) McNeill. Here's a short video in which Bill talks about how he came to write The Rise of the West: “My history had always been the
Gertrud Pfister has just sent her chapter "Challenging the Gender Order: Women on the Gridiron," the final chapter in Football: An American Obsession Goes Global.