By Alumni

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 »

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 »

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 »

Turn On, Tune Out

By Cynthia Adina Kirkwood ’76. Available on Amazon. In TURN ON, TUNE OUT, former San Francisco journalist Cynthia Adina Kirkwood, writes a cautionary tale in which turning on the computer threatens to tune out reality and creativity. The most frightening dystopia is one that seems… Continue reading »

Theorizing Race in the Americas

By Juliet Hooker ’94. Oxford University Press, May 2017. By juxtaposing four prominent nineteenth and twentieth-century thinkers—Frederick Douglass, Domingo F. Sarmiento, W. E. B. Du Bois, and José Vasconcelos—Juliet Hooker’s book will be the first to bring African-American and Latin American political thought into conversation. Hooker stresses that… Continue reading »