Mark Taylor, Cluett Professor of Humanities, Emeritus. The University of Chicago Press, 2018. Post-war, post-industrialism, post-religion, post-truth, post-biological, post-human, post-modern. What succeeds the post- age? Mark C. Taylor returns here to some of his central philosophical preoccupations and asks: What comes after the end?
Susan Engel, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Founding Director of the Program in Teaching at Williams College. Heinemann, September 2018. Available on Amazon. This is a book of stories about students and teachers. But it is also a book about children’s development. Each chapter tells the true story of a child or teacher facing a … Continue reading “The Children You Teach: Using a Developmental Framework in the Classroom”
Matthew Swanson ’97 and Robbi Behr ’97. Imprint, November 2018. Available on Amazon. The sequel to the critically acclaimed The Real McCoys! When a baffling mystery strikes Tiddlywhump Elementary, sibling detectives and absolute opposites Moxie and Milton McCoy are on the case.
Melissa A. Johnson ’84. Rutgers University Press, November 2018. Available on Amazon. This book explores how people become who they are through their relationships with the natural world, and it shows how those relationships are also always embedded in processes of racialization that create blackness, brownness, and whiteness. Taking the reader into the lived experience … Continue reading “Becoming Creole: Nature and Race in Belize”
Alex J. Pollock ’65. Paul Dry Books, October 2018. Available on Amazon. Finance and Philosophy provides a concise and witty account of how bankers and financial regulators think, of the alleged causes of the cycles of booms and busts, of the implicit and often un-thought-out assumptions shaping retirement finance, fiat money, corporate governance. Pollock deftly … Continue reading “Finance and Philosophy: Why We’re Always Surprised”
Benjamin M. Birney ’02. Independently published, October 2018. Available on Amazon. A sprawling science fantasy comic adventure romance political thriller, with goblins and cannons! Jonathan Miller has harbored a secret flame for his childhood friend Merrily Hunter for years, and as Midsummer’s Eve approaches he’s ready to make his move. But when a cranky, sharp-tongued … Continue reading “The Bright Path: An Anachronism”
John P. Carlin ’95 with Garrett M. Graff. PublicAffairs, October 2018. Available on Amazon. With each passing year, the internet-linked attacks on America’s interests have grown in both frequency and severity. Overmatched by our military, countries like North Korea, China, Iran, and Russia have found us vulnerable in cyberspace. The “Code War” is upon us. … Continue reading “Dawn of the Code War”
By Eiko Maruko Siniawer ’97, Professor of History. Cornell University Press, October 2018. Siniawer explores the many ways in which the Japanese have thought about waste—in terms of time, stuff, money, possessions, and resources—from the immediate aftermath of World War II to the present. She shows how questions about waste were deeply embedded in the … Continue reading “Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan”
By Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall. Twelve Publishing, Oct. 2018. Available on Amazon. In 1978, CIA maverick Jack Platt ’58 and KGB agent Gennady Vasilenko were new arrivals on the Washington, DC intelligence scene, with Jack working out of the CIA’s counterintelligence office and Gennady out of the Soviet Embassy. In this book, two espionage … Continue reading “Best of Enemies”
Alison Hagy ’82. Graywolf Press, October 2018. Available on Amazon. A brutal civil war has ravaged the country, and contagious fevers have decimated the population. Abandoned farmhouses litter the isolated mountain valleys and shady hollows. The economy has been reduced to barter and trade. In this craggy, unwelcoming world, the central character of Scribe ekes … Continue reading “Scribe: A Novel”