Goodreads Giveaway Round-Up

Waiting for your chance to take home some new UC Press titles? Look no further! We host giveaways for many of our books on Goodreads! Entries are free, and all Goodreads members residing in the United States are eligible to win one of 3 copies of every book listed, unless stipulated otherwise on the giveaway page. Just click to enter!

Check out the following giveaways for new and upcoming Press books. Be sure to visit our Goodreads profile often, as new giveaways will be appearing every month– and don’t forget to review, rate, and add your favorite UC Press books to your Goodreads shelves.


Zorba the Buddha: Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement by Hugh Urban 

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Zorba the Buddha is the first comprehensive study of the life, teachings, and following of the controversial Indian guru known in his youth as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and in his later years as Osho (1931–1990). Based on extensive ethnographic and archival research, Hugh Urban has created a rich and powerful narrative that is a must-read for anyone interested in religion and globalization. (Giveaway ends on January 18th.)


Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century by Andrew Cornell

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In this highly accessible history of anarchism in the United States, Andrew Cornell reveals an astounding continuity and development across the century. Far from fading away, anarchists dealt with major events such as the rise of Communism, the New Deal, atomic warfare, the black freedom struggle, and a succession of artistic avant-gardes stretching from 1915 to 1975.

(Giveaway ends on January 18th.)


The Last Great Strike: Little Steel, the CIO, and the Struggle for Labor Rights in New Deal America by Ahmed White

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Traditionally the Little Steel Strike has been understood as a modest setback for steel workers, one that actually confirmed the potency of New Deal reforms and did little to impede the progress of the labor movement. However, The Last Great Strike tells a different story about the conflict and its significance for unions and labor rights. More than any other strike, it laid bare the contradictions of the industrial labor movement, the resilience of corporate power, and the limits of New Deal liberalism at a crucial time in American history. (Giveaway ends on January 19th.)


Grad School Essentials: A Crash Course in Scholarly Skills by Zachary Shore

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What’s the hardest part of grad school? It’s not simply that the workload is heavy and the demands are high. It’s that too many students lack efficient methods to let them do their best. Professor Zachary Shore aims to change this. With humorous, lively prose, Professor Shore teaches you to master the five most crucial skills you need to succeed: how to read, write, speak, act, and research at a higher level. Each chapter in this no-nonsense guide outlines a unique approach to acquiring a skill and then demonstrates how to enhance it. Through these concrete, practical methods, Grad School Essentials will save you time, elevate the quality of your work, and help you to earn the degree you seek. (Giveaway ends on January 20th.)