Books

Abiding Grace: Time, Modernity, Death

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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?… Continue reading »

The Real McCoys: Two’s a Crowd

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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. Continue reading »

Becoming Creole: Nature and Race in Belize

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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,… Continue reading »

The Bright Path: An Anachronism

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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… Continue reading »

Dawn of the Code War

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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… Continue reading »

Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan

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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… Continue reading »

Best of Enemies

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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… Continue reading »

Scribe: A Novel

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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… Continue reading »