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Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918 (Posted on Mar. 31, 2011)

By Jeffrey B. Perry ’68

(Columbia University Press) This book recounts the life of Hubert Harrison, a writer, orator, educator, critic, and political activist. He combined class-consciousness and...

The Last Family Doctor: Remembering My Father’s Medicine (Posted on Mar. 31, 2011)

By Paul E. Stepansky ’73, with an afterword by David W. Stepansky

(Keynote Books) This book is a moving biography Stepansky’s father, William Stepansky, a physician in the decades after World War II, as well as a commentary on the evolution...

Taking Time Off: A Very French Passion (Sacrées Vacances! Une Obsession Française) (Posted on Mar. 31, 2011)

By Ted Stanger ’66

(Flammarion) The French on average only put in 1,250 hours per year of work (compared to 1,500 in America) and retire on average by age 57. In this book, Stanger examines this...

A Sense of Being Called (Posted on Mar. 31, 2011)

By Richard S. Armstrong ’46

(Wipf and Stock) For years, Armstrong was intimately involved with baseball, playing it at Princeton and in the minors, and then working in the front office of the Philadelphia...

Poultry Science, Chicken Culture: A Partial Alphabet (Posted on Mar. 31, 2011)

By Susan Merrill Squier ’72

(Rutgers University Press) In this collection of essays, Squier uses chickens as a lens into topics ranging from art to biology and political discourse. She discusses why...

True Links: An Illustrated Guide to the Glories of the World’s 246 Links Courses (Posted on Mar. 31, 2011)

By George Peper ’72 and Malcolm Campbell

(Artisan Books)   Starting with St. Andrews, the links course that is the birthplace of golf, Peper and Campbell profile the best 246 links courses in the world. While doing so,...

William Blake on His Poetry and Painting: A Study of A Descriptive Catalogue, Other Prose Writings and Jerusalem (Posted on Mar. 31, 2011)

By Hazard Adams ’47

(McFarland) This book discusses the writings of Blake, who was not only a poet but also a commentator on his own art and art in general. Topics include Black’s comments on his...

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