Books

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… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

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?… Continue reading »

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,… Continue reading »