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Revised edition of best-selling 'The Amish' released by Herald Press

February 20, 2013

HARRISONBURG, Va., and WATERLOO, Ont.—A newly updated edition of John Hostetler’s classic introduction The Amish will be released March 1.

The late John Hostetler’s book on Amish customs, beliefs, and practices has sold over 760,000 copies in earlier editions. The new edition, with all new photographs, was revised by recognized Amish scholar Steven M. Nolt and by John’s daughter, Ann E. Hostetler.

The new edition was expanded to 48 pages with full-color photos, taken by photographers respectful of Amish concerns about images. The original booklet published in 1952 has been popular in tourist locations and on Amazon.com. John Hostetler was also the author of Amish Society, published by Johns Hopkins Press. The book will sell for $8.99.

Ann Hostetler has a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and is chair of the English department at Goshen (Ind.) College. She is also editor of the website The Center for Mennonite Writing. Nolt holds a PhD from Notre Dame University, teaches history at Goshen, and is the author of numerous books on Amish and Mennonites.

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