Outstanding Turnout for Secretary Ray LaHood’s Book Talk on Seeking Bipartisanship at Bradley University

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Secretary Ray LaHood giving the keynote commencement address at Bradley University

Cambria Press Book Talk by Author Secretary Ray LaHood

Close to 300 people turned up for Secretary Ray LaHood’s talk on his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship, at Bradley University yesterday. The book, which was written with Dr. Frank H. Mackaman who heads the Dirksen Congressional Center, is an unprecedented book detailing Secretary LaHood’s efforts to bridge the partisan divide between the Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill.

The only elected Republican selected for President Obama’s Cabinet, Secretary LaHood’s work has been recognized by politicians on both sides of the aisle, such as Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago who has stated:

“Bipartisanship can work, and it should work better. Ray and I did it in Congress. My relationship with Ray is proof of that. He is a Republican; I am a Democrat. He came from downstate; I represented Chicago. He is a Lebanese American; I am a Jewish American. He supported John McCain in 2008; I supported Barack Obama. Despite all of this, we did not let what separated us prevent us from developing a great friendship. If we could work together, and we did, anything is possible.”

Mayor Rahm Emanuel went on to recommend the book:

“This much-needed book—not only for American politics but also for the American people and all who believe in democracy—is a brilliant account of how we can and should seek bipartisanship. It presents an important part of American history—when Democrats and Republicans reached across the aisle.”

Learn more about Seeking Bipartisanship, which will be released at the end of this October. Preorder now at the special price of $29.95.

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Cambria Press Publication: Seeking Bipartisanship by Ray LaHood with Frank Mackaman

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Cambria Press Book Review: Building a Healthy Black Harlem praised for being “valuable” and “an impressive achievement”

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Cambria Press Book Review: Building a Healthy Black Harlem

Cambria Press congratulates Jamie Wilson on the outstanding review of his book, Building a Healthy Black Harlem, by Afro-Americans in New York: Life and History. The journal praises the book for being “a valuable contribution to our knowledge of a place and time better known for its famous writers and artists than for the quotidian struggles of its workers facing racism and the structural economic trap of high rents and low wages.” It also commends the book for being “an impressive achievement that updates social history with fresh material and perspectives and makes important interventions in the literature on African American urbanization.”

Browse it online now using the Cambria Press Free Preview Tool.

See also Notable Black Memphians by Miriam DeCosta-Willis.

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Cambria Press will be at the American Historical Association in Washington D.C. – Visit booth 206!

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Check out books with outstanding reviews at the Cambria Press booth at the AHA!

Cambria Press will be at the American Historical Association in Washington D.C. Visit the Cambria Press booth (206) in the exhibit hall to browse books such as:

Series editor Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University) for the Cambria Studies in Slavery: Past and Present book series will also be at #AHA2014.

Dr. Araujo will be participating at the following sessions:

AHA Session 75: Women in Bondage: Local and Transnational Histories, Part 1: Journeys to Freedom: Enslaved Women in the North and South Atlantic Worlds

AHA Session 101: Women in Bondage: Local and Transnational Histories, Part 2: Daily Life, Sex, and Violence: Enslaved and Freed Women in Brazil and the United States

She will be presenting Crime and Punishment: Enslaved Women in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Cambria Press is offering a 40% discount on all hardcover titles for the AHA. Please use coupon code AHA2014; the offer is valid until Feb 14, 2014.

Check out our e-book rentals too: Cambria monographs have excellent chapter readings for undergraduate and graduate classes–avoid the hassle of textbook orders and simply assign a book chapter (or more) to students for the week’s reading for only $8.99!

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