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Take a moment and look at Jenna Robinson’s poll, “Should These Published Works Perish?” She has listed ten books recently published by academic presses (with descriptions paraphrased from the presses). You can vote on which ones (if any) would meet a market test. Here’s one candidate: Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World.

Jane S. ShawJane S. Shaw retired as president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2015. Before joining the Pope Center in 2006, Shaw spent 22 years in ...


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