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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

An April Fool’s Day Retrospective

The poet T. S. Eliot was a practical joker, and his second wife, the much younger Valerie, liked to loosen the tops of salt shakers and even bottles of Worcestershire sauce at restaurants. I never saw that side of her – she was a grande dame by the time I worked for her in the late

By |2019-03-29T11:46:27-05:00April 2nd, 2015|Oddments|0 Comments

Let the Games Begin!

A young ski jumper at the annual Salisbury, Connecticut Ski Jumps, February 2013. The record jump for the day was 71 meters. Photo by Ryan Siever. The Winter Olympics start today in Sochi, Russia! While many in the Western world view Russia as a bewildering place of vodka and extreme cold, those who know

By |2014-02-06T16:59:41-05:00February 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Some Fun Sports Facts

We're in the process of wrapping up work on the third edition of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, which has been a lot of fun to work on. I now feel armed and ready for the next time I play Trivial Pursuit -- my nemesis was always the Sports part of the dreaded Sports and

By |2013-05-20T15:13:00-05:00March 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Cross Country Skiing in the Wild West (the Berkshires)

At Berkshire we put a lot of effort into making sure our publications and general communications are global, with titles like the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport and the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, and because we have so many contributors from every corner of the globe, we need to keep in mind when we write

By |2013-01-18T10:40:55-05:00January 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|2 Comments

On missing the World Series

Post by Bill Siever, project coordinator: I'm delving into the sports world now, for our new third edition of the Encyclopedia of World Sport, which anyone who knows me well will find quite amusing. I am quite possibly the least knowledgeable person about sports alive today, although as an outdoors enthusiast there are many sports I

By |2013-01-08T14:17:31-05:00November 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Soccer, football, meters, and yards

Here's a note I sent to Karen Christensen, our CEO and one of the editors of the original Encyclopedia of World Sport, that will turn up eventually in the introduction to the third edition, I suppose, because it explains a point that is of great importance to a lot of readers around the world: Dear Karen,

By |2012-10-29T13:06:42-05:00October 29th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Karen’s Letter: Harvest Time in Great Barrington

   In a community where farming is valued as it is here in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, harvest time is a big deal. The Berkshire region prides itself on locally produced foods. Community Supported Agriculture began here. Thanksgiving (celebrated a month from now) is based around the foods grown in this part of the world. My front

By |2016-09-19T14:57:27-05:00October 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment
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