University of Pittsburgh Press
The University of Pittsburgh Press is a publisher with distinguished lists in a wide range of scholarly and cultural fields. They publish books for general readers, scholars, and students. The Press focuses on selected academic areas: Latin American studies, Russian and East European studies, Central Asian studies, composition and literacy studies, environmental studies, urban studies, the history of architecture and the built environment, and the history and philosophy of science, technology, and medicine. Their books about Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania include history, art, architecture, photography, biography, fiction, and guidebooks.

Their renowned Pitt Poetry Series represents many of the finest poets active today, as reflected in the many prestigious awards their work has garnered over the past four decades. In addition, the Press is home to the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, and, in rotation with other university presses, the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. They sponsor the prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize, which recognises the finest collective works of short fiction available in an international competition.
Etai-Eken Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780822952633
Pub Date: 15 Dec 1975
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
Etai-Eken is a legend told in a series, a cycle of poems, which is to say, told in different languages. The action of the poems in the poem is their moving in and out of the legend by the changes of access to the larger legend; an access of the present in the ancient, of the present’s knowledge and experience of it.
Ludwig Bamberger Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9780822984498
Pub Date: 30 Jul 1975
Description:
A political biography of a leading German liberal, this book carefully examines the life of Ludwig Bamberger from his university days in the 1840s until his death in 1899. Not only does it deal exhaustively with his career, it unfolds the major issues disputed in Germany during the latter half of the nineteenth century.: socialism, financial and political unification, parliamentarism, protectionism, and colonialism.
Axion Esti, The Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780822953180
Pub Date: 11 Nov 1974
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
The Axion Esti is probably the most widely read volume of verse to have appeared in Greece since World War II and remains a classic today. Those who follow the music of Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis have been especially drawn to Odysseus Elytis's work, his prose is widely considered a mirror to the revolutionary music of Theodorakis. The "autobiographical" elements are constantly colored by allusion to the history of Greece, thus, the poems express a contemporary consciousness fully resonant with those echoes of the past that have served most to shape the modern Greek experience.

Alexander The Great

Format: Paperback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9780822960843
Pub Date: 30 Jun 1974
Description:
In taking account of recent research and in reassesing the markedly contradictory contemporary sources, J.R. Hamilton present a far less attractive but no less compelling portrait of Alexander than Tarn’s classic study.
Comparative Socialist Systems Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 466
ISBN: 9780822982517
Pub Date: 15 Jun 1974
Series: Pitt Latin American Series
Description:
"The editors have merged work from two disciplines, economics and political science; in a summary conclusion, a sociologist suggests possible extensions in the comparison of socialist systems for the future. .
Toward a National Power Policy Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9780822984443
Pub Date: 16 Nov 1973
Description:
Toward a National Power Policy offers a comprehensive analysis of the conflict between Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and the electric utility industry. Philip J.
Windows and Stones Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780822952282
Pub Date: 15 Sep 1972
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
An International Poetry Forum Selection, translated from the Swedish by May Swenson with Leif Sjöberg. Tomas Tranströmer 2011 Nobel Laureate in Literature “Tomas Tranströmer, who is today one of Sweden’s most distinguished poets . .
American Ideology of National Science, 1919-1930, The Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9780822984344
Pub Date: 15 Oct 1971
Description:
Ronald C. Tobey provides a provocative analysis of the movement to establish a national science program in the early twentieth century. Led by several influential scientists, who had participated in centralized scientific enterprises during World War I, the new effort to conjoin science and society was an attempt to return to earlier progressive values with the hope of producing science for society's benefit.
Cuba, Castro, and the United States Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780822984337
Pub Date: 15 Oct 1971
Series: Pitt Latin American Series
Description:
Bonsal combines his memoirs of his experiences in Havana with an analysis of the relationship between Cuba and the United States both during the Batista and Castro regimes and during the earlier history of the Cuban Republic.His discussion of Castro's personality is incisive, portraying the Maximum Leader's increasing animosity toward the United States until the final break-off of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Bonsal's observations of Castro and the sociopolitical climate in Cuba are perhaps the most incisive and accurate of any to date on the subject.
Tattooed Desert, The Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780822952190
Pub Date: 15 Feb 1971
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
Shelton says of his work: "I consider myself a regionalist and a surrealist. I have lived in the desert for ten years and hope that my work reflects that fact." In the forty-seven poems in this collection the poet moves backward and forward through time but always in the same landscape, the desert-mountains of southern Arizona, which foster his surrealistic view of his interior conflict.

Progressivism and the Open Door

America and China, 1905–1921
Format: Paperback
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9780822984276
Pub Date: 15 Jan 1971
Description:
During the progressive era, most American policymakers agreed that China represented a land of unlimited opportunity for trade, investment and social reform. Serious divisions existed, however, over policy tactics. One side (mainly manufacturers and academics) advocated a unilateral policy of penetration allied only with Chinese modernizers.
American and Soviet Aid Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 314
ISBN: 9780822984245
Pub Date: 30 Nov 1970
Description:
This book presents a comprehensive comparison of economic aid programs by the United States and the Soviet Union to less developed countries. It examines aid to many of the non-Communist nations of Asia, Africa, the Near East, Latin America. Robert S.
Bolivia Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9780822984238
Pub Date: 15 Oct 1970
Series: Pitt Latin American Series
Description:
The first book-length analysis of the Bolivian revolution by an American political scientist explains the events of 1952 as a Latin American case study, and links the theme of the revolution with other contemporary insurrections in underdeveloped countries. Combining narrative excitement and scholarly analysis, the book pinpoints sources of weakness and stress in the Bolivian old order, with particular attention to the effects of uneven economic developments in the first two decades of the twentieth century. It then focuses on the stormy years after 1936 that led up to the insurrection of April 9-11, 1952.
Pittsburgh Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780822952169
Pub Date: 30 Jun 1970
Description:
The standard history of Pittsburgh tells the city\u2019s story from its violent days as an eighteenth-century outpost of empire to the onset of its great age of industrial expansion.
Dylan Thomas’ Early Prose Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780822952152
Pub Date: 15 May 1970
Description:
This first full-scale treatment of the early prose of Dylan Thomas demonstrates the unity of his total work. Pratt argues that the inward journey of the poetic imagination which is implicit in poetry is often explicit in prose. Her study of ThomasÆ early prose alongside his early poetry helps to elucidate all of his writing.
When Thy King Is A Boy Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9780822952145
Pub Date: 15 May 1970
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
C.D. Wright has described Roberson’s work as “lyric poetry of meticulous design and lasting emotional significance," comparing its musical qualities to the work of saxophonist Steve Lacy, jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, and composer Johann Sebastian Bach.