Wonderlandscape: A Cultural History of Yellowstone National Park


By John Clayton ’85. Pegasus Books, August 2017. Available on Amazon. An evocative blend of history and nature writing that tells the story of Yellowstone’s evolving significance in American culture through the stories of ten iconic figures.


Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon


By John Clayton ’85. Pegasus Books, August 2017. Available on Amazon. An evocative blend of history and nature writing that tells the story of Yellowstone’s evolving significance in American culture through the stories of ten iconic figures. Yellowstone is America’s premier national park. Today is often a byword for conservation, natural beauty, and a way … Continue reading “Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon”


Casanova’s Secret Wife


By Barbara Lynn Davis ’90 MA. Kensington, July 2017. Available on Amazon. Caterina Capreta was an innocent girl of fourteen when she caught the attention of the world’s most infamous chronicler of seduction: Giacomo Casanova. Intoxicated by a fierce love, she wed Casanova in secret. But his shocking betrayal inspired her to commit an act that … Continue reading “Casanova’s Secret Wife”


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”


Cuentitos Cortos Short Stories


By Oliver Cobb ’52. Third Place Press, June 2017. Available on Amazon. A compilation of seventy one stories written in Spanish and later translated into English. Fact and fiction; these stories wander between dreams, fantasy, friends, family, poetry and humor with emphasis on brevity, clarity and content.