The first two books of our Fall 2014 season are out! When conflicting labor alliances turn central Washington coal miners and their families against each other, the heated, violent battle unleashes enduring bitterness. Coal Wars depicts the fateful story within a framework of local and national events. Barnyards and Birkenstocks addresses two dangerous trends occurring in rural America: the loss of farms and damage to the ecosystem. Check out our New Titles page for thorough descriptions.
On September 6, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., John Mullan author Keith Petersen will have a book signing at the Hastings bookstore, 101 East Best Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814. Call (208) 664-0464 for more information.We have new books! First is Battle Ready, which is about the forts that once protected the entrance to Puget Sound, and second is Rethinking Rural, an exploration of the challenges faced by the rural West in a global society with guidance for community leaders.
On Tuesday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m., author Keith Petersen will present “An Evening of John Mullan” and book signing, featuring refreshments and locally crafted beer from Moscow Brewing Co. It will be in the Great Room of the 1912 Center (412 E. Third St) in Moscow, Idaho. Sponsored by the Latah County Historical Society. For more information, contact Historical Society Executive Director Dulce Kersting, email@example.com.
Fans of the author won't want to miss Keith Petersen's interview with Kim Briggeman of The Missoulian. Petersen penned the newest WSU Press book, John Mullan, a biography of the I-90 road builder. Washington State Magazine reporter Eric Sorensen wrote a piece about the day he spent with Petersen visiting key sites and listening to snippets of Mullan's life.
Check out our events page for upcoming author events with Angela Day, Jamie Callison, Richard Scheuerman, and Keith Petersen!
Our Red Light to Starboard book trailer is ready to watch!
Dave Nicandri reviewed A Yankee on Puget Sound in the latest issue of Oregon Historical Quarterly. Here's what he had to say: “...it is one of the best books ever written on Olympia subject matter; the early days of pioneer life in Washington’s capital community truly come to life in these pages.”
Watch the book trailer for A Yankee on Puget Sound.
A WSU Press award winner! We are excited and proud that Be Brave, Tah-hy! received an Idaho Book Award Honorable Mention from the Idaho Library Association.
WSU Press is distributing Executive Chef Jamie Callison's new cookbook, The Crimson Spoon. Published by Washington State University's College of Business and featuring more than 100 recipes, sales benefit the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Hospitality Teaching Center. The Crimson Spoon is now available on our website or by calling 800-354-7360 or 509-335-7880.
INTERNET SCAM! There is a website offering downloads of our newest title, Rugged Mercy. We have not released an ebook version yet, so please stay far, far, away! We recommend your friendly local bookstore, instead!
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WSU Press author Paul Pitzer and images from his book were featured on PBS. Pitzer, the author of Grand Coulee: Harnessing a Dream, was interviewed for an episode of The American Experience. The world premiere of "Grand Coulee Dam" is April 3, 2012.
Made in Hanford received an excellent review in the November 2011 issue of CHOICE, calling the book, "An interesting work for readers in numerous disciplines, including science/technology, history, and political and social sciences."
In his review for the Montana Magazine of Western History, Brigadier General Leonid E. Kondratiuk wrote, "Splendid Service is a great contribution to Montana history and a tribute to its citizen-soldiers and airmen. This book lives up to its title."
Hill Williams was on NPR to talk about Made in Hanford. Listen in.
Annette Cary of the TriCity Herald wrote a widely distributed review of Made in Hanford.
Our informal interview with Nicole Taflinger, the author of Season of Suffering, is now a book trailer! Ms. Taflinger discusses her experiences living under Nazi occupation during World War II and the joy of liberation.
We have a book trailer that is perfect for Military history buffs.Washington State University Press is on Facebook ! Go there to watch book trailers and hear about book giveaways. Become a fan and get news about authors, events, and promotions.
Americas Nuclear Wastelands author Dr. Max S. Power composed a series on nuclear waste issues and cleanup for the acclaimed Miller-McCune online science magazine.
"Think Northwest eating, and salmon will splash into your stream of consciousness. But there's plenty more than salmon to savor here."--Seattle Times
"A captivating and astonishing saga."--The Dalles Chronicle
"A beautifully written narrative of a courageous struggle of survival."--Clive Cussler, author of Arctic Drift and Corsair