Praise for Our Books

Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan

Margaret W. Morton

"Gorgeous." - The Lineup

"Travel to Kyrgyzstan from the comfort of your couch with this stunning series of photographs." - The Boston Globe

Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming

Joshua P. Howe

"In Howe's Behind the Curve we have a good story, and an instructive one. It is not the only story to tell about climate change and it won't be the last. But it is one that should be listened to." - Climatic Change

"Page after page, Behind the Curve demonstrates the profound tension between science and politics - or more accurately, the anxiety among scientists that their credibility would be torpedoed if they allowed themselves to be lured from the safe harbor of factual inquiry into the treacherous shoals of politics." - Reed Magazine

"An exhaustive look at scientific, political and social responses to climate change, starting with the discovery of the greenhouse effect in 1958." - Willamette Week

"Howe's take on the role of scientists as advocates for political action will be of interest to anyone concerned with the politics of climate change." - Topograph

Great Bear Wild: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest

Ian McAllister

"[Ian McAllister] combines stunning photography of the natural world - lush underwater reefs, Kermode cubs feeding on salmon, spy hopping orcas, preening puffins - with stories from his explorations and perspectives from the indigenous people who have lived here for tens of thousands of years. The result is a convincing testament for a place on the planet largely untouched by the modern world, and a prayer to keep it that way." - Cascadia Weekly

Tattoo Traditions of Native North America: Ancient and Contemporary Expressions of Identity

Lars Krutak

"Simply put, this book is beautiful. [It] presents [tattoo] traditions with levity, generosity, and respect, and most importantly, not as a dying or vanishing art form but one which is re-emerging, giving voice to the people to whom these traditions belong." - News from Native California

Citizen 13660

Mine Okubo

"This graphic memoir has a unique place in the literature for its presentation of the experience through the eyes and hands of a great artist. Get a copy and study the drawings. It will come as a revelation for the many who have never seen it."
- International Examiner

Lukas Moodysson's Show Me Love

Anna Westerstahl Stenport

"A carefully constructed book with a favorable tone about an eccentric Swedish director and his debut film. Stenport's writing is rich with interest in the film as well as the director, which brings life to a topic unfamiliar to many readers."
- Film Matters

Selected Letters of A. M. A. Blanchet, Bishop of Walla Walla and Nesqualy (1846-1879)

Edited by Roberta Stringham Brown and Patricia O'Connell Killen

"These letters illuminate the cultural, ethnic, religious, and linguistic diversity of the Pacific Northwest and collectively challenge several traditional historiographical narratives. This book will be useful to historians of American religion in general and American Catholicism in particular, as well as those who study the Pacific Northwest." - Pacific Northwest Quarterly

Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River

Linda Tamura

"A superb read, an excellent source of Northwest social history, and a welcome addition to the literature on Japanese internment." - Columbia

Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012

Barbara C. Matilsky

"This unusual and involving work is recommended for art, arctic history, and alpine history collections. It is highly recommended for the many readers interested in historic expeditions and/or climate change, who will appreciate the eye-opening dialog between art from many periods." - Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research

Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community

Harriette Shelton Dover; edited by Darleen Fitzpatrick

"Weaves adeptly between the personal, the communal, and the political . . . succeeds in telling a story of the past, even as it complicates the academy's categories of what counts as history." - Pacific Northwest Quarterly