We Remember 9/11
"Vulnerable as we are to daily newsflashes on breaking crises of all kinds, what a profound relief not just to have the great story of New York After 9/ll but to find it rendered in Opotow and Shemtob’s book with such extraordinary insight, complexity, balance, critical awareness, authority, and vision.
Analyzing how New York responded to 9/11, the book’s contributors from a variety of disciplines and vantage points illuminate the complex interactions and challenges involved in bringing a vast metropolis to recovery.
Our magnificent city was struck at the heart; the long and short of its way back is a story—of cooperation and conflict, errors and redress, resilience and resourcefulness— that we’ve been needing to know, not just to heal from the collective trauma, but to evaluate best practices in responding to future dangers and disasters."—Jane Mushabac, author of A Short and Remarkable History of New York City
New Books for Fall 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS!
Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines
The Contemporary History Institute (Ohio University), The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience (Florida State University), and Stars and Stripes are inviting papers for a symposium at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City on April 23-24, 2020 titled: “Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines.” We are especially interested in newspaper reporting, magazines, and soldiers’ newspapers, but we would also consider scholarship on radio reporting and other forms of media. Participants should be prepared to present a paper at the symposium and provide a roughly 8,000-word chapter contribution for a planned book volume with Fordham University Press by the end of summer 2020 (jointly edited by G. Kurt Piehler and Ingo Trauschweizer). Themes and issues can be comparative in nature, but some aspect of every paper/chapter should focus on American media. . .
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