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Mourning the Passing of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: A Tribute by Susan Herrington

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, with the published account of her life and work, 2014

UVA Press joins the architecture community in mourning the loss of landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, who passed away on May 22, 2021. We asked Susan Herrington, a personal friend of Oberlander's and author of the biography Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape to share her remembrances, which we offer below. 

Books for Your Road Trip! Get 30% OFF Through July 1 with Promo Code 10WOODIE

With the prospect of road-tripping back on the horizon, we’re looking forward to the kind of nostalgic jaunts that once defined the American summer, when families piled into the Woodie wagon and toured wonders in their own backyards, and beyond.

Hemingway, The Garden of Eden, and Authenticity: A Post by Len Gutkin

“I hate the myth of Hemingway. And the reason I hate the myth of Hemingway: It obscures the man. And the man is much more interesting than the myth.” So says Michael Katakis, the manager of the Hemingway estate, toward the very beginning of Ken Burns’s and Lynn Novick’s (excellent) recent documentary, Hemingway, on PBS. It is hard to imagine a more incomprehending attitude toward Hemingway, for whom – as Hemingway shows itself to know perfectly well throughout – the “man” and the “myth” are entirely entwined.

In Remembrance of the Firing on Fort Sumter: A Post by Clayton J. Butler, Ph.D., Editorial Fellow at UVA Press

April 12, 2021 marks 160 years to the day since the firing on Fort Sumter, the opening salvo of the Civil War. It can be tempting to think of that stretch of time as a massive gulf, practically unbridgeable—at least in the timeline of American history. But consider this: we are now exactly as far removed from the attack on Pearl Harbor, eighty years ago, as Pearl Harbor was from the bombardment of Fort Sumter.

Launch Event April 1: Against the Hounds of Hell: A Life of Howard Thurman

Join UVA Press, Dr. Peter Eisenstadt, and Kevin Gaines, Julian Bond Professor of Civil Rights and Social Justice at the University of Virginia, April 1 at 6:00 pm as they discuss Dr. Eisenstadt's new book AGAINST THE HOUNDS OF HELL: A Life of Howard Thurman.

POSTPONED: Launch Event: Of Courtiers and Princes: More Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices

POSTPONED (New date tk): Join UVA Press, Todd Peppers, Polly Craighill, Lynn Blais, Barry Sullivan, Robert Kaczorowski, and Ronald Collins as they discuss the new book Of Courtiers and Princes: Stories of Lower Court Law Clerks and Their Judges on March 30 at 2:00 pm.

Launch Event March 12: Racism in American Public Life: A Call to Action

Join UVA Press, Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, and UVA Professor Claudrena Harold on March 12 at 2:00 pm for a virtual launch event around Dr. Cole's new book RACISM IN AMERICAN PUBLIC LIFE: A Call to Action.