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Sept.14, 2011

Vol. 112, No. 1

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Laughing Out Laud: Tripping Over Party Lines (Posted on Sept.8, 2011)

By Paul Laud ’78

(Independent Books) Paul Laud pokes fun at politicians and business and media pundits in this book of limericks and satirical cartoons, with targets like Barack Obama, Sarah...

The Color of Night (Posted on Sept.8, 2011)

By Madison Smartt Bell ’79

(Vintage Books) The narrator of this novel about the persistence of violence in America is Mae, a blackjack dealer in a Las Vegas casino, who was the victim of horrendous child...

From Mission to Modernity: Evangelicals, Reformers, and Education in Nineteenth Century Egypt (Posted on Sept.8, 2011)

By Paul Sedra ’97

(I.B. Tauris) During the 19th century, the Egyptian state under Muhammad Ali Pasha sought to create a new relationship with children, aided by the introduction of modern forms of...

Buglette: The Messy Sleeper (Posted on Sept.8, 2011)

By Bethanie Deeney Murguia ’93

(Tricycle Press) Buglette is a tidy bug by day, but messy by night — her dreams are so big that she wakes up to twisted blankets and her head where her feet should be. Her family...

A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith, with “On My Religion” (Posted on Sept.8, 2011)

By John Rawls ’43 *50, edited by Thomas Nagel

(Harvard University Press) In this publication of Rawls’ senior thesis at Princeton, the late philosopher explores the link between moral life and man’s relationship with the...

Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution (Posted on Sept.8, 2011)

By Leonard N. Rosenband ’80, Jeff Horn, Merritt Roe Smith (editors)

(MIT Press) In this collection, the authors offer new perspectives on the Industrial Revolution as a global phenomenon. Each contributor examines a different period in the history...

DeepFreeze! A Photographer’s Antarctic Odyssey in the Year 1959 (Posted on Sept.8, 2011)

By Robert A. McCabe ’56

(International Photography Publishers) During the summer of 1959, McCabe visited the Antarctic as part of an assignment for the New York Sunday Mirror Magazine. This book includes...

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