PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Press will host a public reception Tuesday, April 7, for three WSU faculty members whose books have been published by the Press this spring.
Honored at the 4-5:30 p.m. reception in Room 212 of the Compton Union Building will be Paul Hirt, history, editor of “Terra Pacifica: People and Place in the Northwest States and Western Canada”; Charles Pezeshki, mechanical engineering, author of “Wild to the Last: Environmental Conflict in the Clearwater Country”; and Charles Sheldon, political science, author of “Choosing Justice: The Recruitment of State and Federal Judges.” A brief program will begin at 4:15 p.m.; refreshments will follow. Each of the honored author’s books will be available for sale during the reception.
Hirt’s book, “Terra Pacifica,” published in March, is a collection of essays exploring society, culture and change in the great, resource-laden Northwest. Contributors include Susan Armitage of WSU; and Richard Etulain, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Quintard Taylor and other distinguished historians from the United States and Canada.
“Wild to the Last,” by Pezeshki, is a chronicle of the Clearwater Country of north-central Idaho and the individuals who are trying to save it. The book has received high praise from several noted environmental writers, including Ted Williams, Audubon magazine contributing editor, who wrote: “With this grand book, Chuck Pezeshki emerges as one of America’s most cogent and lyrical environmental-activist authors.”
“Choosing Justice,” authored by Charles Sheldon, the Claudius O. and Mary W. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Political Science, emeritus, is an examination of how the different methods of selection of state and federal judges influence their decisions. The book was co-authored with Linda Maule, now a member of the political science department at Indiana State University.
For more information about the event, please call WSU Press at 335-3518.

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