The Johns Hopkins University Press

2014 Press News Archive



The 36-Hour Day audio bookFree Podcasts by Dr. Peter Rabins Introduce The 36-Hour Day

The JHU Press has posted a series of free podcasts selected from the audio edition of The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss, JHUP’s best-selling book by Dr. Peter Rabins.  Long hailed as “the bible” for families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer Disease, the book appeared in its fifth edition in 2011 and as an audio book in 2013.

The series of five free podcasts provides an engaging introduction to The 36-Hour Day and offers a useful overview of the medical understanding of Alzheimer Disease and best practices for caregivers.  The complete book is available on 11 CDs or in a print edition, and a download of the audio edition from

Listen to The 36-Hour Day free podcasts here.


Nightmare_AlleyFilm Noir and Jazz in featured program with Mark Osteen

Mark Osteen, JHUP author of Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream, is also the saxophonist and vocalist for the Cold Spring Jazz Quartet. On January 24, he hosts an engaging event at Germano's Restaurant in Baltimore's Little Italy neighborhood that combines considerable talents as he introduces and plays music from some of the genre's most memorable films. Featuring live performance along with film clips and commentary, “Night Songs” is a dazzling and unique multi-media event that is sure to delight both jazz aficionados and classic movie fans. Copies of Nightmare Alley will be on sale ( at the "merch" table, along with CSJQ CD's) and Mark will be happy to sign books. Read Mark's interesting post on jazz and film noir on the JHU Press Blog.

Admission: $10 per person. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for pre-show dining. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Reservations strongly suggested. Call Germano's to purchase tickets and make a reservation at 410-752-4515 or visit for more information. For more about CSJQ, check their website: