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Sept.14, 2011

Vol. 112, No. 1

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Mandela’s Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage

By Richard Stengel ‘77

(Crown) Stengel recounts stories from Nelson Mandela’s childhood, his days as a revolutionary, his imprisonment, and even his personal relationships, drawing on 70 plus hours of...

Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution

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

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...

Buglette: The Messy Sleeper

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”

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...

Laughing Out Laud: Tripping Over Party Lines

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

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...

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