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Leaving Western Civ Behind, William H. McNeill

William H. (Bill) McNeill (1917-2016) continued to write for decades after his retirement from the University of Chicago. He published several books, including The Human Web, with his son J. R. McNeill, and an autobiography called The Pursuit of Truth. In that book he details his experiences on the 1992 Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission. Bill was

By |2020-01-13T14:12:21-05:00April 19th, 2017|Berkshire Bookworld, Podcasts|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

What Did Greece Ever Do for Us?

When I look at the New York Times and half the headlines are about Greece, I wonder if the world has gone nuts. Then I get a lecture on the European Union and the role of Germany, and international lending and globalization, and social welfare. But, I argue, there are a lot more important places, and bigger

By |2015-08-26T08:22:36-05:00July 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Au revoir to a global point of reference

Berkshire Publishing’s tagline is about to change, but before we make the switch I’d like to explain why we have been, for ten years, “A global point of reference.” This was partly a play on two meanings of the word reference. In early days, we were known for our encyclopedias – reference books that lived in the reference

By |2015-05-19T12:02:20-05:00May 19th, 2015|Berkshire Blog|0 Comments
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