A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle Over Nazi-Looted Art


By Nick O’Donnell ’97. Ankerwycke, 2017. Available on Amazon. The organized theft of fine art by Nazi Germany has captivated worldwide attention in the last twenty years. As much as any other topic arising out of World War Two, stolen art has proven to be an issue that simply will not go away. Newly found works of … Continue reading “A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle Over Nazi-Looted Art”


The Right Side: A Novel


By Spencer Quinn ’68. Atria Books, June 2017. Available on Amazon. In this new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of the Chet and Bernie mystery series, a deeply damaged female soldier home from the war in Afghanistan becomes obsessed with finding a missing girl, gains an unlikely ally in a stray dog, and … Continue reading “The Right Side: A Novel”


Max Eastman: A Life


By Christoph Irmscher. Yale University Press, June 2017. Available on Amazon. Class of 1905 alumnus Max Eastman (1883–1969) was a prolific writer, radical, and public intellectual who helped shape the twentieth century. While researching this masterful work, acclaimed biographer Christoph Irmscher was granted unprecedented access to the Eastman family archive, allowing him to document little-known … Continue reading “Max Eastman: A Life”


Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi


By Professor Kenda Mutongi. University of Chicago Press, June 2017. Available on Amazon. Drive the streets of Nairobi, and you are sure to see many matatus—colorful minibuses that transport huge numbers of people around the city. Once ramshackle affairs held together with duct tape and wire, matatus today are name-brand vehicles maxed out with aftermarket … Continue reading “Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi”


Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation & Buddhist Teachings


By Sumi Loundon Kim ’97. Wisdom Publications, June 2017. Available on Amazon. An all-in-one set to implement a family meditation course, regardless of your tradition or level of experience. This three-volume set provides a complete curriculum for adults and children to learn about mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhist teachings together, either in the home, in partnership with … Continue reading “Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation & Buddhist Teachings”


Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation & Buddhist Teachings


By Sumi Loundon Kim ’97. Wisdom Publications, 2017. Available on Amazon. An all-in-one set to implement a family meditation course, regardless of your tradition or level of experience. This three-volume set provides a complete curriculum for adults and children to learn about mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhist teachings together, either in the home, in partnership with other families, or … Continue reading “Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation & Buddhist Teachings”


Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win


By Peter Krause ’02. Cornell University Press, May 2017. Many of the world’s states—from Algeria to Ireland to the United States—are the result of robust national movements that achieved independence. Many other national movements have failed in their attempts to achieve statehood, including the Basques, the Kurds, and the Palestinians. In Rebel Power, Peter Krause offers … Continue reading “Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win”


The Myth of Disenchantment


By Jason Josephson-Storm. University of Chicago Press, May 2017. Available on Amazon. A great many theorists have argued that the defining feature of modernity is that people no longer believe in spirits, myths, or magic. Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm argues that as broad cultural history goes, this narrative is wrong, as attempts to suppress magic have failed … Continue reading “The Myth of Disenchantment”


Bow Wow: A Bowser and Birdie Novel


By Spencer Quinn ’68. Scholastic Press, May 2017. Available on Amazon. Sharp-eyed Birdie Gaux and her handsome dog Bowser can’t help noticing that shark fever is causing some shady doings in town. For instance, where is Snoozy, the clerk who works at the Gaux family fishing store? He’s the town’s best fisherman, but suddenly he’s … Continue reading “Bow Wow: A Bowser and Birdie Novel”


Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight and Win


By Peter Krause ’02. Cornell University Press, May 2017. Available on Amazon. Many of the world’s states—from Algeria to Ireland to the United States—are the result of robust national movements that achieved independence. Many other national movements have failed in their attempts to achieve statehood, including the Basques, the Kurds, and the Palestinians. In Rebel … Continue reading “Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight and Win”