Earlier today I called in to discuss The Vegetarian Crusade with Linda Pelaccio on her wonderful program, "A Taste of the Past." The episode has been archived, and is available at the station's website.
Posted by VegHistory at 5:24 PM
A wonderful interview that I did with Michael Gebert has posted at the Chicago Reader, focusing on Chicago's central role in the vegetarian movement during the Progressive Era. Great stuff, and has been getting some wonderful attention on both Twitter and Facebook.
Posted by VegHistory at 4:37 PM
Today is the big day, the official release date of The Vegetarian Crusade!
A few things you can do to support the book:
- Order the book directly from the University of North Carolina Press.
- You can also order at Amazon (available in hardcover and as an e-book).
It is incredible to think that I have now been researching and writing on this topic for more than six years. There is certainly something intimidating about finally putting this book out into the world. But I also feel great excitement and anticipation to hear peoples' thoughts, to engage on the topic and hopefully bring some attention to what I think is an important and intriguing story to tell. Many thanks to everyone who supported me along the process. Read through the acknowledgements, many of them pop up in the book's first pages. In the meantime, happy reading and I welcome any thoughts, feedback or questions while tackling the book.
Posted by VegHistory at 6:15 AM
And Library Journal explains that The Vegetarian Crusade is a "well-researched and accessible work...recommended for readers of U.S. social history and for vegetarians interested in knowing that the roots of their movement go deeper than the publication of Peter Singer's Animal Liberation and the founding of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Fans of culinary history books. . . will also find much to love here."
Read more at Library Journal (full review is behind a subscription wall).
Remember, book release is just around the corner, October 7. In the meantime, you can pre-order from UNC Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or find it at your local independent bookshop!
Posted by VegHistory at 7:40 PM
First review of the book has been released, and am happy to report it is a positive one. ForeWord Reviews calls the book a "unique, readable history of the vegetarian movement in America," that "will be a welcome addition to vegetarian lore in a time when the movement has entered mainstream thinking, if not mainstream eating."
Read the full review.
Posted by VegHistory at 8:22 AM
Happy to link to some wonderful, free publicity in advance of the release of The Vegetarian Crusade. The book was mentioned in a blog post over at Library Journal, the trade publication for librarians. Great to see, and getting very excited. Remember, keep October 7 circled on your calendar for the book's release date!
Posted by VegHistory at 5:12 PM