We are delighted to announce that, as of 1 January 2020, titles published by the University of Oklahoma Press are available through Eurospan worldwide, excluding North America.

During its more than ninety years of continuous operation, the University of Oklahoma Press has gained international recognition as an outstanding publisher of scholarly literature. It was the first university press established in the Southwest of the USA, and the fourth in the western half of the country. The major goal of the Press is to strengthen its position as a preeminent publisher of books about the American West and Native Americans Indians, while expanding its program in other scholarly disciplines, including classical studies, environmental history, Latin America, military history, and popular music.

                     

How America Lost Its Mind
The Assault on Reason That’s Crippling Our Democracy
Thomas E. Patterson
October 2019 208pp
9780806164328 Hardback
An urgent call for rational thinking and leadership in the service of American democracy. How America Lost Its Mind maps a political landscape convulsed with distrust, gridlock, brinksmanship, petty feuding, and deceptive messaging. As dire as this picture is, and as unlikely as immediate relief might be, Thomas Patterson sees a way forward and underscores its urgency. A call to action, his book encourages us to wrest institutional power from ideologues and disruptors and entrust it to sensible citizens and leaders, to restore our commitment to mutual tolerance and restraint, to cleanse the Internet of fake news and disinformation, and to demand a steady supply of trustworthy and relevant information from our news sources.

Diplomacy Shot Down
The U-2 Crisis and Eisenhower's Aborted Mission to Moscow, 1959–1960
E. Bruce Geelhoed
March 2020 336pp, 20 b&w images
9780806164854 Hardback
A behind-the-scenes look at the unmaking of history in the early Cold War. The history of the Cold War is littered with what-ifs and, in this book, E. Bruce Geelhoed explores one of the most intriguing: what if the Soviets had not shot down the American U-2 spy plane and President Dwight D. Eisenhower had visited the Soviet Union in 1960 as planned? In a blow-by-blow description of the diplomatic overtures, the U-2 incident, and the aftermath, Diplomacy Shot Down draws upon Eisenhower’s projected itinerary and unmade speeches and statements, as well as the American and international press corps’ preparations for covering the aborted visit, to give readers a sense of what might have been.

Renegades
Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture
Edited by Luca Guido, Stephanie Pilat, Angela Person
Foreword by Aaron Betsky, President of the School of Architecture at Taliesin
March 2020 272pp, 147 images, 47 colour plates
9780806164601 Paperback
Mapping the contours of an American architecture, this book explores the fraught history of a distinctively American movement. It features essays by leading scholars and includes a wide range of images, including rare, never-before-published sketches and models. Together these essays and illustrations map the contours of an American architecture that combines the landscape and technology of the USA through experimentation and invention. Renegades for the first time fully captures the essence and conveys the importance of the American School of architecture.