Purdue University Press http://wbaa.org en Cheerio and Best Wishes http://wbaa.org/post/cheerio-and-best-wishes <p></p><p><a href="http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/titles/format/9781557536402"><em>Cheerio and Best Wishes: Letters from a World War II Hoosier Pilot</em> </a>is the true story of a young boy from Posey County, Indiana, who had a dream to fly.</p><p></p><p>The outbreak of World War II enabled him to fulfill that dream. <em>Cheerio and Best Wishes</em> is told entirely through the letters Ralph Schneck wrote to his family and friends.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Mike Loizzo 30262 at http://wbaa.org Cheerio and Best Wishes Spacewalker http://wbaa.org/post/spacewalker <p></p><p><a href="http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/titles/format/9781557536310"><em>Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer</em></a>, published by Purdue University Press, is the autobiography of Jerry L. Ross. It tells the story of how he came not only to achieve his goal of becoming an astronaut, but to become the most-launched astronaut in history, as well as a NASA veteran whose career spanned the entire U.S. Space Shuttle program.</p><p>WBAA's Mike Loizzo talks about the book with Jerry Ross and writer John Norberg.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Mike Loizzo 26751 at http://wbaa.org Spacewalker Purdue Archives exhibiting donation from astronaut alumnus http://wbaa.org/post/purdue-archives-exhibiting-donation-astronaut-alumnus <p>A Purdue alumnus is giving materials from his 32 year NASA career to the university’s archives. Jerry Ross received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Purdue in the 1970s, and his time with the U.S. space program included a world-record seven shuttle launches.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Tracy Grimm oversees the Barron Hilton Archives for Flight and Space Exploration at Purdue. She says the collections rely on donations from alumni who were involved with aviation at all levels.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:47:48 +0000 Kevin Camp 27707 at http://wbaa.org Purdue Archives exhibiting donation from astronaut alumnus Interview with the author of "Kirby's Way" http://wbaa.org/post/interview-author-kirbys-way <p>WBAA's Kristin Malavenda interviews Lafayette native and author, Angie Klink, about her book "Kirby's Way: How Kirby and Caroline Risk Built Their Company on Kitchen-Table Values."&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:44:57 +0000 Kristin Malavenda 24984 at http://wbaa.org Interview with the author of "Kirby's Way" A University of Tradition http://wbaa.org/post/university-tradition <p>Nicole Johnson of Purdue's Reamer Club discusses the new book published by Purdue University Press, "A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue."</p><p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:21:08 +0000 Sam Klemet 24020 at http://wbaa.org A University of Tradition Borges and the Sciences symposium at Purdue http://wbaa.org/post/borges-and-sciences-symposium-purdue <p>Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) and the way his work intersects fiction, mathematics, and physics are examined during an event Wednesday at Purdue.</p><p>This interdisciplinary symposium includes a mathematician and a physicist who have already published extensively about&nbsp;Borges's literature and its relation with their disciplines. In addition, two internationally renowned Borges scholars will also participate.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 20:21:21 +0000 Mike Loizzo 19746 at http://wbaa.org Borges and the Sciences symposium at Purdue Never Look Back: The Jewish Refugee Children in Great Britain 1938-1945. http://wbaa.org/post/never-look-back-jewish-refugee-children-great-britain-1938-1945 <p>Joe Haberer is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Purdue University and Emeritus Director of Purdue's Jewish Studies Program.</p><p>He was instrumental in Judith Tydor Baumel-Schwartz’s book “Never Look Back: The Jewish Refugee Children in Great Britain 1938-1945,” which is published by Purdue University Press.</p><p>The book examines the lives and struggles of Jewish children during World War two as they escaped from Hitler’s Germany to Britain, which was called the Kindertransport.</p><p>Joe talks to WBAA's Sam Klemet about the book and his experience on the Kindertransport.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 03:21:52 +0000 Sam Klemet 19203 at http://wbaa.org Never Look Back: The Jewish Refugee Children in Great Britain 1938-1945. Voices of Resistance http://wbaa.org/post/voices-resistance <p>WBAA's Kristin Malavenda interviews Mohan J. Dutta, author of "Voices of Resistance: Communication and Social Change" published by Purdue University Press.</p><p>More information about the book is <a href="http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/titles/format/9781557536273">HERE</a>.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:09:08 +0000 Kristin Malavenda 18588 at http://wbaa.org Voices of Resistance The Midwest Farmer's Daughter http://wbaa.org/post/midwest-farmers-daughter <p><em>The Midwest Farmer's Daughter: In Search of an American Icon</em>, published by Purdue University Press, unearths the untold history and renewed cultural currency of an American icon at a time when fully 30% of new farms in the United States are woman-owned.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Mike Loizzo 17315 at http://wbaa.org The Midwest Farmer's Daughter The Memory Factory http://wbaa.org/post/memory-factory <p>Purdue University Press is promoting a new book: <em>The Memory Factory - The Forgotten Women Artists of Vienna 1900</em>.</p><p>WBAA&#39;s Mike Loizzo talks with author Julie M. Johnson about the new book.</p><p>More information about the book is <a href="http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/titles/format/9781557536136">HERE</a></p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Mike Loizzo 13799 at http://wbaa.org The Memory Factory