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Bookmarks

Axioms to Grind & Rhyme and Punishmentrhyme-and-punishment

 

These posthumously published tomes by Richard Armour ’27 were edited by his son, Geoff Armour ’63. axioms-to-grindAxioms to Grind includes 900 of Armour’s famed aphorisms. Rhyme and Punishment is his autobiography.

Phoenix Publishing Group 2012 / 225 pages / $14.95

Phoenix Publishing Group 2013 / 122 pages / $14.95

 

QuestA-Becker-Quest2

In the visually stunning  sequel to his Caldecott Honor-winning picture book JourneyAaron Becker ’96 offers the second installment in an intended trilogy of brightly colored fantasy adventures without words.

Candlewick 2014 / 40 pages / $15.99

 

Clavichord for Beginners

calvichordJoan Benson ’46, a champion of the clavichord in the modern world, offers a method book for practitioners and enthusiasts alike, including a master class DVD and a CD of Benson performing.

Indiana University Press 2014 / 144 pages / $50.00

 

The Shelburne Escape Line

the-shelburne-escape-lineReanne Hemingway-Douglass ’63 tells the little-known World War II story of an escape route that the French Resistance used to rescue Allied airmen shot down over France.

Cave Art Press 2014 / 104 pages / $18.95

 

 

Plato’s Rivalry with Medicine

A Struggle and Its Dissolutionplato

Susan Levin ’84, professor of philosophy at Smith College, examines the famous philosopher’s evolving engagement with the subject of medicine and argues that his works have much to offer in the world of bioethics.

Oxford University Press 2014 / 320 pages / $65.00

 

Fractured Legacy

In his sixth novel, Charles Neff ’54 revisits the Pacific Northwest, where  a fractured-legacyclash between an old family legacy, tribal land rights, and a marriage in trouble results in a suspicious death, threatening the lives of those who try to solve it.

Bennett & Hastings Publishing 2014 / 276 pages / $14.95

 

Sky Blue Stone

The Turquoise Trade in World Historysky-blue-stone

Assistant Professor of History Arash Khazeni examines the origins, trade, and circulation of turquoise in the history of Islamic Eurasia and global encounters between empire and nature.

University of California Press 2014 / 216 pages / $29.95

 

Citizen

An American Lyric

citizenA National Book Award finalist, Professor of English Claudia Rankine’s meditation on race recounts the racial aggressions of daily life in America in a progression of revealing vignettes.

Graywolf Press 2014 / 160 pages / $20.00

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