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Scottish Independence Referendum 01 September 2014

This month, the Scottish independence referendum is looming alarmingly, with the Scottish people going to the polls on 18th September. If you have been following European, and especially British, media, you cannot have failed to notice the importance of this historic event for the United Kingdom. For, if more people vote ‘yes’ than ‘no’, Scotland will become the newest country in the world and the 307-year-old political union with England will come to an end. 

The official unification with England took place in 1707, and at the time it was thought that the Scots who put their names to the Act of Union were bribed. This suggestion inspired Robert Burns, to write: "We are bought and sold for English gold. Such a parcel of rogues in a nation." The current Scottish government, led by First Minister Alex Salmond, now hopes to write a new chapter in Scotland’s history.

What are your thoughts on the prospect of Scottish independence? We would love to hear your thoughts.

To commemorate this historic event, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on four of our newest titles related to the Scottish nation, and the issues of devolution and independence. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code SCOTLAND14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th September.


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Book of the Month - September 2014 01 September 2014

Our September Book of the Month is a unique collection of twenty-five personal stories of Jewish peace activists from Australia, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States. The stories in Beyond Tribal Loyalties: Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists, focus on the complex and intensely personal journeys of these individuals. Edited by Avigail Abarbanel, and with a Foreword by the philosopher Sara Roy, this book offers a fresh and unusual angle on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and is a unique contribution in a field where political analysis is common, but where the personal angle is often lacking.

To find out more about this book, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMSEP14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th September 2014.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:


“'Beyond Tribal Loyalties: Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists' by Avigail Abarbanel is an important, must-read anthology of the views of 25 anti-racist Jews, who variously, from positions ranging from pro-Zionism to a-political apathy, overcame my-lot-right-or-wrong tribal loyalty and came to realize the immense crime being committed against the Palestinian people and their obligation to speak out for Palestinian human rights.''

- Dr Gideon Polya, 19 January, 2013, Countercurrents.org.

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Editorial Advisory Board's Recommended Reads - September 2014 01 September 2014

This September, two of our Editorial Advisory Board members, Professor Tim Connell and Professor Jon Nixon, have chosen their ‘Recommended Reads’: a handpicked selection of our best-selling titles, which are noteworthy for the contribution they make to their field.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on the Board’s picks. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABSEP14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th September 2014.


Professor Tim Connell’s ‘Recommended Reads’:

Language Education and the Challenges of Globalisation: Sociolinguistic Issues

Editors: Martin Solly, Edith Esch

This book covers language policy and planning, the role of language in communities and the revitalization of indigenous languages. A critical topic is the position of English as a lingua franca within education, in a globalised post-colonial world. The case studies are broad, ranging from Cameroon to Mexico, and so provide some interesting perspectives on language policy and provision, based on both research and practical experience. This title will be of interest to people working in global education or those who have an interest in socio-linguistics in an educational context.”

Teaching Translation and Interpreting: Advances and Perspectives

Editors: Łukasz Bogucki, Mikołaj Deckert

“Translation and interpreting are still not fully regulated professions. The authors look at training, quality provision and the increasing use of computers in both fields, as part of teaching and delivery. The book includes student surveys and also looks at provision by the largest user of all – the European Union and its respective agencies. This title makes interesting reading not only for trainers and practitioners, but also for the increasing number of people who find that they need translating and interpreting services in their own field of work.”


Professor Jon Nixon's ‘Recommended Read’:

Strong Starts, Supported Transitions and Student Success

Editors: Andrew Funston, Miguel Gil, and Gwen Gilmore

“How can we facilitate the transition of new student groups into higher education? This is the crucial question addressed by the contributors to this book, all of whom are deeply committed to ensuring that higher education is open, accessible and participative. All of the contributions to this important book are scholarly and thoughtful, while at the same time providing positive ways forward. The editors have done a superb job in producing a coherent and timely volume that helps us understand how institutions can meet the challenges of a mass higher education system through policies and practices designed to promote widening access and increased student participation."


For further information on Professor Tim Connell, please click here.

For further information on Professor Jon Nixon, please click here

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Meet our Authors: Ron D. Petitte - August 2014 20 August 2014

Dr. Ron D. Petitte is a tenured Professor of Politics & Government at Bryan College in Tennessee, where he heads the discipline of Politics & Government, which he developed and in which he has taught for 16 years. In addition, he directs the Bryan College Center for Leadership & Justice. His Justice & Mercy Initiative has as its primary focus countering human trafficking, with a special emphasis on the plight of women and children. 

Ron is a retired U.S. Army Colonel and a recipient of the George Washington Honor Medal. His culminating service was as an Army Inspector General, at the Pentagon, in Washington, D.C. He currently serves as a teacher in the Jobs for Life prison ministry of his church, Westminster Presbyterian, where he serves as an elder.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Ron has authored Civilization at Risk: Seeds of Strife, a critically-acclaimed book, which has been deemed “a profound wake-up call to the horrible worldwide reality of human trafficking”.


He explains his reasons for choosing to publish with Cambridge Scholars and emphasises our commitment to leading-edge thinking:

“As one who has found a second life in academia, I knew little about publishing, beyond the stories of those who had run that gauntlet; the challenge often being described in mythological terms. I knew so little that I had an advantage, such that when Cambridge Scholars Publishing sent me its monthly review of books, rather than purchasing one, I offered them the manuscript I was developing. The system is not supposed to work this way; moreover, my manuscript dealt with a subject that is beyond the borders of academia: human trafficking, specifically, the enslavement of women and children for sexual purposes. To their everlasting credit, Cambridge Scholars took the challenge and broke new ground, to make a major contribution to countering this 21st Century scourge.

Needless to say, I have appreciated and enjoyed, so very much, working with all the wonderful people at Cambridge Scholars; theirs is a great team. Throughout our relationship there only has been graciousness, consideration, and professionalism on their part. Cambridge Scholars are servant leaders of the first order, which distinguishes them from other publishing houses.”   


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Civilization at Risk: Seeds of Strife. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAAUG14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 30th September 2014.


To find out more about Professor Ron Petitte, please click here.

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Meet our Authors: Roxana Bîrsanu - August 2014 20 August 2014

This month’s ‘Young Scholar’ is Dr Roxana Ştefania Bîrsanu. Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Roxana has authored: T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land as a Place of Intercultural Exchanges: A Translation Perspective.

Roxana is an Assistant Lecturer who is currently teaching ESP (English for Specific Purposes) at the Romanian-American University in Bucharest, Romania. She holds a PhD in Translation Studies, which she obtained at the University of Salamanca, Spain. Her research interests mainly encompass Romanian translations from modernist Anglo-American literature, translation norms in the Romanian literary system, and intercultural communication. Roxana has published numerous translations of French and English works, both fiction and non-fiction, and has co-authored textbooks on general and business communication in English.


She describes the benefits of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

“My experience of working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing has been exciting and rewarding throughout the entire publishing process. Prior to delivering the final manuscript, I was offered many insightful suggestions regarding the substance of my book - the overall structure and the areas that needed developing - as well as its form.

At various stages of our collaboration, the Cambridge Scholars team have provided me with a courteous, prompt and highly professional service. I owe a great debt of gratitude to all of them.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land as a Place of Intercultural Exchanges: A Translation Perspective. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAAUG14 during checkout.  Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 30th September 2014.


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The First World War Centenary 2014 29 July 2014

On 4th August 2014, Cambridge Scholars will be proudly celebrating the First World War centenary.

The Cambridge Scholars team have commemorated this milestone in World History by writing a letter to an unknown soldier. This innovative online project was inspired by a statue of a soldier reading a letter on Platform One of London’s Paddington Station. It invites people from all walks of life to write a letter to this soldier and create a war memorial made only of words, which will remain permanently archived in the British Library. Click here to add your voice.

At the height of the First World War an average of twelve and a half million letters were sent each week by family, friends and lovers to soldiers fighting on the Western Front. The letters from soldiers that survive today are both moving first-person accounts of the tedium, trauma and loneliness of war, and important historical records that allow us to understand the First World War from the perspective of those people who fought in it.

The end of the war was a bigger disaster than its beginnings. The war bequeathed the world Adolf Hitler and laid the seeds for the Second World War. More than 25,000 books have been written about the First World War and the centenary will see many more. 

Are you planning to commemorate The Great War? If so, we would love to hear your stories about how you will be marking this milestone. Please drop us a line.

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The Great War 29 July 2014

This August, Cambridge Scholars Publishing is proudly commemorating the First World War centenary. To see how we have been contributing to the remembrance of the event, click here.

As part of this commemoration, we are also offering our readers a 50% discount on one of our new releases, which has received critical acclaim for its depiction of British wartime society, through a return to local experience and individual memories.

The Great War: Localities and Regional Identities

Editors: Nick Mansfield and Craig Horner

To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code THEGREATWAR14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 8th September 2014.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:


“The Great War is a potent ingredient in British national and local identities. The centenary of 1914–18 has intensified interest in researching and understanding this shared history even further. Yet, as the experience of the war and its aftermath has moved beyond the reach of direct, individual memory, so the dangers of partial, clichéd and homogenized versions of that experience grow, whether for historians or the wider public for whom this war has such resonance. This timely volume shows how returning to the local experience and using the rich, contemporary evidence enables the realities of wartime throughout British society to be re-discovered. These studies, from contrasting parts of England and Wales, illuminate differing aspects of the social, economic, political and cultural consequences of the war. Their varied perspectives offer ways to understand afresh the impact of the war, collectively and individually.”

—Dr Kate Tiller, Kellogg College, Oxford University


“This provocative and stimulating volume brings together some of the latest research on the way the war was experienced in communities right across Britain.”

—Professor Chris Williams, Cardiff University

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Book of the Month - August 2014 25 July 2014

Our August 'Book of the Month' is a critically acclaimed collection of essays, based on multi-disciplinary research and innovative teaching methods that provide new perspectives on the Holocaust. With 17 scholarly articles, ‘The Holocaust: Memories and History’, analyses testimonies, photographs, documents, literature and films, as well as teaching methods in Holocaust education.

To find out more about this book, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMAUG14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 8th September 2014.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:


“Among the many books on the Holocaust, this one is distinguished by the originality of its contributions and its multi-dimensionality. It brings us new information about Soviet Jewish writings, very early Holocaust films, the value of oral testimonies, and methods of teaching about the Holocaust. The chapters, most of which originated as papers at the Millersville University Conferences on the Holocaust and Genocide in 2010–2012, offer fresh perspectives on the Holocaust. They deal not only with the history of the Holocaust, but the role of memories, photo documents, literature and films in understanding it. The book contains valuable and thought-provoking correctives to common perceptions and misperceptions. A striking theme is how politics have affected our understandings, as in the low profile of Babi Yar among Nazi atrocities, western dismissal of Soviet photographs, and the blocking of films about the Armenian Genocide by the Turkish government. This is truly an original contribution that should be used with great profit by scholars and students.”

—Zvi Gitelman, Professor of Political Science and Preston R. Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan


“This important and innovative collection of essays provides a mass of new material on different aspects of the Holocaust, including the relative importance of mass executions and of death camps in the genocide, on the way the Holocaust was recorded and envisaged in photographs, literature and film and on the problem of how the history of these tragic events can best be taught. It is essential reading for all those interested in the tragedy of the Jewish people during the Second World War.”

—Antony Polonsky, Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Chief Historian, Permanent Exhibition at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

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Editorial Advisory Board's Recommended Reads - August 2014 25 July 2014

This August, three of our Editorial Advisory Board members, Professor Tony Eccles, Professor Luiz Moutinho and Professor Jon Nixon have chosen their ‘Recommended Reads’: a handpicked selection of our best-selling titles, which are noteworthy for the contribution they make to their field.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on the Board’s picks. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABAUG14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 8th September 2014.


Professor Tony Eccles’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Innovative Business Practices: Prevailing a Turbulent Era

Editors: Demetris Vrontis and Alkis Thrassou

The 22 Chapters of this well-edited book contain an array of intriguing and illuminating findings on a range of innovative business practices, which scholars will find of considerable use. Topics range through succession effectiveness, sustainable tourism model development and knowledge hybridization – all of which are significant value to researchers and practitioners in a variety of fields."


Professor Luiz Moutinho’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Tourism Marketing: On Both Sides of the Counter

Editors: Metin Kozak, Luisa Andreu, Juergen Gnoth, Sonja Sibila Lebe and Alan Fyall

"This book entails a good collection of research studies in tourism and hospitality, ranging from Tourist Experiences and Satisfaction, to Destination Image and Branding. It is a tidy, robust, and scholarly publication. It contains good facets of advancement of knowledge in areas such as co-creation, environmental consumption, information asymmetries and agent-based modelling. With respect and the permission of the Editors, I would expect that future volumes will incorporate even more seminal thinking, both conceptual and methodological (e.g. networked narratives, ethnographic mimicry, biometrics, generalised linear methods, multi-criteria decision-making models and evolutionary algorithms). Nonetheless, this remains a commendable scholarly effort within a good academic remit."


Professor Jon Nixon’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Equalities and Education in Europe: Explanations and Excuses for Inequality

Authors: Alistair Ross, Melinda Dooly and Nanny Hartsmar

"This book invites us to reconceptualise inequality – and policy responses to inequality – with reference to educational attainment across Europe. It argues that many of those policy responses are based on false or misleading premises and proposes a radical reorientation towards policies based not on equality of opportunity, but on equality of outcome. It offers a reasoned critique of current educational policy while refocusing the debate on to the causes and underlying conditions of inequality. I recommend it to all those with a commitment to developing a fair and equitable system of educational provision within and across the national regions of Europe."


For further information on Professor Tony Eccles, please click here.

For further information on Professor Luiz Moutinho, please click here.

For further information on Professor Jon Nixon, please click here.

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Meet our Authors: Graeme Harper - July 2014 23 July 2014

Professor Graeme Harper is an internationally published fiction writer, scriptwriter, and cultural critic. To date, he has published more than 20 books with a range of publishers and over 140 articles and chapters. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, Co-Editor (with O. Evans) of the journal Studies in European Cinema and Associate Editor of the Creative Industries Journal.

Graeme is Dean of the Honors College, Professor at Oakland University, Michigan, USA, and an Honorary Professor in the United Kingdom. He has won a National Book Council Award, and awards/fellowships from the BBC, Mütter Library, the Institute of Medical Humanities, UTMB, the British Academy, NSW Ministry for the Arts and MARBL/Emory University. Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, he has authored Making Up: Research in Creative Writing, and has edited Film Landscapes: Cinema, Environment and Visual Culture, and New Ideas in the Writing Arts.


Graeme explains his reasons for continuing to publish with Cambridge Scholars and the distinct role we play in the publishing community:

“I have worked with many presses, all around the world, and I can say that I have greatly enjoyed working with Cambridge Scholars, and the very fine results. 

When we see a still relatively new publisher joining the wider community of publishers, authors and editors we have to celebrate - especially when they arrive and grow with such enthusiasm and commitment. Whether an author, an editor or indeed another publisher, we each can appreciate this energy, and it helps invigorate things more widely. Cambridge Scholars has shown a commitment to advancing the exchange of human knowledge that is clearly very exciting. 

I look forward to our continued relationship and the excellent work going on at the press.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Graeme’s books published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJUL14 during checkout.  Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 31st August 2014.


To find out more about Professor Graeme Harper, please click here.

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