Monday, February 13, 2012

New Teaching Resources For SOME WE LOVE, SOME WE HATE, SOME WE EAT!

SOME WE LOVE, SOME WE HATE, SOME WE EAT by Hal HerzogJust in time for the annual First-Year Experience Conference in San Antonio this weekend, we’ve just posted teaching resources from one of our Luncheon Speakers, Professor Hal Herzog, for his fascinating Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals.

The packet includes group discussion questions as well as an “Animal Attitude Scale,” which characterizes students’ feelings towards animal welfare. In addition, Professor Herzog maintains a blog, Animals and Us on the Psychology Today website, where he writes about issues surrounding Human–Animal relationships.

If you haven’t had a chance to have explore the perspective-shifting Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat, take a look now!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ron Suskind Explores the Education of the President

Ron Suskind’s Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President will be available in paperback in early June—for adoption in the fall (ISBN: 9780061430466, $16.99).

Suskind, acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author, brilliantly explores the nation’s financial meltdown and an untested new president’s task of commanding Washington, taming Wall Street, rescuing an economy on the verge of collapse, and restoring the confidence of a shaken nation.

Confidence Men introduces students to an ensemble cast, from the titans of high finance to a new generation of reformers, from petulant congressmen and acerbic lobbyists to a tight circle of White House advisers—and, ultimately, to the president himself, as you’ve never before seen him. Based on hundreds of interviews and filled with piercing insights and startling disclosures, Confidence Men brings into focus the collusion and conflict between the nation’s two capitals—New York and Washington, one of private gain, the other of public purpose—in defining confidence and, thereby, charting America’s future.

Praise for Confidence Men:

“Savvy and informative. . . . The most ambitious treatment of this period yet. . . . Suskind’s book often reads like Halberstam’s The Best and the Brightest. But the quagmire isn’t a neo-Vietnam like Afghanistan—it’s the economy.”—Frank Rich, New York

“A searing new book. . . . Suskind has a flair for taking material he’s harvested to create narratives with a novelistic sense of drama.”—Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

If you would like to consider Confidence Men for fall adoption, please request a complimentary copy of the hardcover edition (9780061429255) by filling out our Promotion Response Form.

And, if you haven't seen it yet, be sure to watch Ron Suskind's captivating interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show below!
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The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - Ron Suskind Extended Interview Pt. 2
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Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook