Week of October 23, 2011

Here is a glimpse of what the History and Philosophy department faculty are reading this week.

Monty Buell is reading:

  • Travels, by Michael Crichten 
  • Solitude: Poems, by Carmela Ciuraru 
  • Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Plant, by Tim Flannery 
  • The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, by Charles Fishman
  • A Fierce Discontent, by Michael McGerr 

Week of January 31, 2011

Here is a glimpse of what the History and Philosophy department faculty are reading this week.

Monty Buell is reading:

  • Why I Wake Early, by Mary Oliver
  • Colonel Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris 
  • The Best Spiritual Writing (2011), by Philip Zaleski 
  • The Fourth Part of the World, by Toby Lester
  • A Voyage Long and Strange, by Tony Horwitz 
  • The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism, by Joyce Appleby

Terrie Aamodt is reading:

  • Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage by Edith Gelles
  • Silent Season of a Hero: The Sports Writing of Gay Talese by Gay Talese
  • Heaven by Lisa Miller
  • James White: Innovator and Overcomer by Gerald Wheeler
  • Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz

Greg Dodds is reading:

  • Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age, by Arthur Herman
  • A Gambling Man: Charles II's Restoration Game, by Jenny Uglow

Linda Emmerson is reading:

  • An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, by Barbara Brown Taylor
  • Absence of Mind, by Marilynne Robinson
  • The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis, by Leon R. Kass, MD

Terry Gottschall is reading: 

  • The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America, by Timothy Egan
  • The Siege of Khartoum, by John Wilcox


Week of January 23, 2011

Here is a glimpse of what the History and Philosophy department faculty are reading this week.

Monty Buell is reading:

  • Why I Wake Early, by Mary Oliver
  • Colonel Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris 
  • The Best Spiritual Writing, by Philip Zaleski 
  • The Fourth Part of the World, by Toby Lester
  • A Voyage Long and Strange, by Tony Horwitz 
  • The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism, by Joyce Appleby

Terrie Aamodt is reading:

  • Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage by Edith Gelles
  • Silent Season of a Hero: The Sports Writing of Gay Talese by Gay Talese
  • Heaven by Lisa Miller
  • James White: Innovator and Overcomer by Gerald Wheeler
  • Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz

Greg Dodds is reading:

  • Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age by Arthur Herman
  • General and Madame de Lafayette:Partners in Liberty's Cause in the American and French Revolutions, by Jason Lane
  • A Gambling Man: Charles II's Restoration Game by Jenny Uglow

Linda Emmerson is reading:

  • To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World by James Davison Hunter
  • An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor
  • Absence of Mind by Marilynne Robinson

Terry Gottschall is reading: 

  • The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America, by Timothy Egan
  • The Siege of Khartoum by John Wilcox


Christmas Books and More

A few recommendations for the Christmas season:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss - suggested by Monty Buell

The Unicorn at the Manger: Yearlong Stories of the Holy Night                            by Roger L. Robbennolt  - suggested by Terrie Aamodt  

The Special Guest by Lee and Donna Allen   - suggested by Linda Emmerson

Mixed Nuts (1994) with Steve Martin, and Christmas in Connecticut (1945) with Barbara Stanwyck    - videos suggested by Terry Gottschall


Week of December 12, 2010

Here is a glimpse of what the History and Philosophy department faculty are reading this week.

 

Monty Buell is reading:

  • Swan:  Poems and Prose Poems by Mary Oliver
  • The Ape House: A Novel by Sara Gruen
  • The Fourth Part of the World by Toby Lester
  • All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis by Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera
  • Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization by Spencer Wells
  • The Best American Mystery Stories, 2010 by Lee Child
  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

Terrie Aamodt is reading:

  • History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter
  • Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage by Edith Gelles
  • Silent Season of a Hero: The Sports Writing of Gay Talese by Gay Talese
  • Heaven by Lisa Miller
  • James White: Innovator and Overcomer by Gerald Wheeler
  • The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns
  • Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz

Greg Dodds is reading:

  • To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World by James Davison Hunter   
  • Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age by Arthur Herman
  • A Gambling Man: Charles II's Restoration Game by Jenny Uglow

Linda Emmerson is reading:

  • To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World by James Davison Hunter
  • An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor
  • Six New Gospels: New Testament Women Tell Their Stories by Margaret Hebblethwaite
  • Absence of Mind by Marilynne Robinson

Terry Gottschall is reading: 

  • The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle that Changed the World by Holger Herwig
  • Hadrian by Anthony Everitt
  • The Siege of Khartoum by John Wilcox
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