Women Making History

From left: Susan Schwab Carla Hills, Barbara Franklin, and Stephen Orlins On Tuesday, 6 June 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first woman to become the presidential candidate of one of our two major parties. This is historic, as the press keeps telling us, but we should remember that many other countries have, or

By |2016-06-16T11:22:10-05:00June 16th, 2016|Karen's Letter|0 Comments

Berkshire Bookworld live from London, Beijing, and California

Berkshire Publishing is delighted to announce the launch of Berkshire Bookworld, a podcast series of interviews with authors around the world, hosted by Berkshire's CEO Karen Christensen. In the first group of podcasts, available at our website and on iTunes, you'll hear from Professor Kerry Brown in London about biographical writing, Professor Colin Mackerras in Beijing about

By |2016-06-16T12:49:19-05:00June 8th, 2016|Karen's Letter|0 Comments

Biography as the Way, a Window into Chinese History

Kerry Brown talks about the massive and overwhelmingly ambitious Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography – the first work of its kind in over a century. Brown explains his lifelong interest in biography and presents Chinese biography as a uniquely useful way to get a handle on historical events over long periods of time. He and publisher

Berkshire’s Kara Lozier writes from Afghanistan

While we're busy finalizing a Berkshire Essential called Women and Leadership, I want to share something that Berkshire Publishing staffer Kara Lozier posted from Afghanistan, where she worked for two months this spring. Kara handles customer service for Berkshire Publishing, and working here is a great fit because her real passion is international education. She explains in this

By |2016-05-05T12:07:22-05:00May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

London Book Fair 2016

Book fairs are one of the dumber traditions of our hidebound industry. CEOs hate them. I don’t mean only CEOs of smaller independent presses, but people who run big publishing companies; I’ve known a couple of such people well enough for them to tell me that they wish they didn’t have to waste so much money on

By |2016-05-05T10:36:04-05:00May 5th, 2016|Karen's Letter|0 Comments

Super Tuesday: Read about the US political system as a model for the world

Two articles for Super Tuesday, Primary Day in 13 US states, from our 2008 Global Perspectives volume. We plan to bring this three-volume set up to date soon, and perhaps to revive the website www.LoveUSHateUS.com, as the world really is looking at America now, incredulous and horrified. But our political system has been a model, especially

By |2016-05-05T15:06:13-05:00March 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A global perspective (first published as “Seeing the World” in the Berkshire Savant, 2005)

The story below, written by Karen Christensen in 2005, explains what happened when an American family traveled to China, Kazakhstan, and Japan in April 2001. At that time, Berkshire Publishing was developing the Encyclopedia of Modern Asia for the reference division of Charles Scribners, a major New York company that is now part of Cengage. “We have to go to Central Asia,” I said in December 2000. My then-husband's response was to buy me a book called The Most Dangerous Places in the World.

By |2016-02-04T05:35:49-05:00February 3rd, 2016|Press Releases|1 Comment

Berkshire Titles on Oxford Reference

Berkshire Publishing Group is delighted to announce that its major multi-volume reference titles will be available from Oxford University Press. These titles are being added to the Oxford Reference platform:   Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, Second Edition The renowned Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History provides an integrated view of human and universal history. Environmental and social issues are examined by

By |2016-01-08T08:43:20-05:00December 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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