In 1993, Georgetown University Press published A Bicentennial History of Georgetown University. We followed this up in 2010 with A History of Georgetown University: The Complete Three-Volume Set, 1789-1989. Beautifully designed with over 300 illustrations and photographs, A History of Georgetown University tells the remarkable story of the administrators, boards, faculty, students, and programs that have made Georgetown a leading institution of higher education. With a keen eye for detail, historian Robert Emmett Curran—a member of the Georgetown community for over three decades—explores the broader perspective of Georgetown’s sense of identity and its place in American culture.
In 1992, we published African-American Perspectives on Biomedical Ethics edited by Harley E. Flack and Edmund D. Pellegrino. We’ve published several other works by Dr. Pellegrino including: Helping and Healing, Jewish and Catholic Bioethics, African American Bioethics, Biotechnology and the Human Good, The Christian Virtues in Medical Practice, and Ethics, Trust, and the Professions,
For our 1991 50 Feature, we have Black Georgetown Remembered: A History of Its Black Community From the Founding of “The Town of George” in 1751 to the Present Day. This book chronicles the rich but little-known history of the Georgetown black community from the colonial period to the present. Black Georgetown Remembered records the hopes and dreams, the disappointments and successes, of a vibrant neighborhood as it persevered through slavery and segregation, war and peace, prosperity and depression.
In 1990, we published Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils: From Nicaea I to Vatican II. This monumental two-volume publication brings together in the original languages and an English translation, all the decrees of all the ecumenical councils from Nicaea I to Vatican II. As such it represents an indispensable reference work for theologians and historians, as well as for anyone interested in the development of Christian thought and doctrine.
Looking for an appropriately themed book for this July 4th weekend? Why not check out Kenneth A. Daigler’s Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War? It was just reviewed by The Journal of the American Revolution and received a 9 “on a scale of 1 (FIE!) to 10 (HUZZA!).”
According to the reviewer, Michael Schellhammer, “The author’s professional experience allows for him to make intriguing analysis which makes his book much more than just a compilation of information. Daigler applies his expertise to explain why intelligence activities occurred, their impact, and how they compare to modern intelligence concepts. For example, Daigler astutely shows how intelligence activities were constantly occurring behind the scenes, often by some of the war’s most prominent figures, providing information that led to many of the Revolution’s famous actions.”
In 1988, we published our first textbook in the Travessia series. We published the second volume the following year. These books for learning Portuguese were accompanied by audio and videocassettes and a workbook. We more recently published a book on learning Brazilian Portuguese: Working Portuguese for Beginners.
Our 50 Feature for 1986 is M. Stanley Whitley’s Spanish/English Contrasts: A Course in Spanish Linguistics. An invaluable text in language and linguistics because it has a unique scope: this one-volume description of the Spanish language and its differences from English covers pronunciation, grammar, word meaning, language use, and social and dialectical variation.
Dr. Whitley has worked on several projects for the press during our 50 years including: Gramática para la composición, Pronouncing English: A Stress-Based Approach with CD-ROM, and Teaching Spanish Grammar with Pictures: How to Use William Bull’s Visual Grammar of Spanish.
Diversify your Spanish music selection with ‘La Biblioteca Musical’
Are you looking to further diversify your musical selection?
La Biblioteca Musical is a cool website that lists a host of Spanish music, categorized by country. This site is sure to be useful for Spanish teachers and students, alike. Here’s one of the many music videos included on the site. Disfruta! (Enjoy!)