Category: Johns Hopkins University Press

JHU Press: Telling stories of the ‘forgotten war’

June 11, 2012

The War of 1812 has long suffered an inferiority complex. Unluckily wedged between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, the conflict often gets overlooked and thus earned the nicknames the “forgotten war” and the “Rodney Dangerfield of armed engagements.” For most Americans, knowledge of the war is limited to the victories of the USS […]

JHU Press marks 30 years of ’36-Hour Day’ with 5th edition

November 14, 2011

When the Johns Hopkins University Press published The 36-Hour Day in 1981, the subject of the book—Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias—was little known and barely discussed. In the 30 years since, 2.5 million copies of the Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins–authored book have been sold, and the fifth edition—with 30,000 trade paper and 5,000 large-print […]

New from JHU Press: The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals

October 19, 2009

The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals By Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins and Michael Grayson Just who was the Przewalski after whom Przewalski’s horse was named? Or Husson, the eponym for the rat Hydromys hussoni? Or the Geoffroy whose name is forever linked to Geoffroy’s cat? This unique reference book provides a brief look at the real lives […]

Now on tap: The ‘fizzics’ of beer

October 5, 2009

Physicist’s JHU Press book delves into science of popular beverage

New from JHU Press

September 21, 2009

In Praise of Deadlock: How Partisan Struggle Makes Better Laws By W. Lee Rawls The acrimonious debate over health care reform has made some commentators long for more bipartisanship. W. Lee Rawls might disagree. As a practitioner who served for 14 years as chief of staff to two U.S. senators, Bill Frist and Pete Domenici, […]