WSU Press Holiday Book Fair Set for Dec. 11

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Press will host its 10th annual Holiday Book Fair at 11:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Dec. 11, on the second floor of the Compton Union Building. All WSU Press books will be discounted 20-50 percent.

Author Mel Adams will be on hand to sign copies of his book from noon to 2 p.m. at the CUB. Adams reveals what a special place the high desert is in his book “Netting the Sun: A Personal Geography of the Oregon Desert.”

Among the press’ newest releases is “Steam to Diesel: Jim Fredrickson’s Railroading Journal,” filled with information and photographs taken by Fredrickson, who worked for the Northern Pacific for 39 years.

“Not as Briefed: From the Doolittle Raid to a German Stalag” is a one-of-a-kind record of action in WWII by WSU graduate Colonel Ross Greening. His remembrances and artwork illustrating the events of this era, make compelling reading. In “Desert Wings: Controversy in the Idaho Desert,” reporter Niels Nokkentved tells the contentious story of how the U.S. military and high-ranking federal and state politicians attempted to secure a bombing range in the fragile canyon lands of southwest Idaho.

Other recent titles include “The Dynamics of Change: A History of the Washington State Library,” “Surviving the Oregon Trail, 1852,” and “Good Times at Green Lake: Recipes for Seattle’s Favorite Park.” These books and many others will be available at the Dec. 11 event.

For more information, contact WSU Press at 509/335-3518.