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Bookmarks Summer 2017

Dam WitherstonDam Witherston
A Witherston Murder Mystery

Betty Jean Craig ’68 returns to her fictional Georgia town of Witherston with a story of blackmail, sacred burial grounds and murder.


Revolution Against EmpireRevolution Against Empire
Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence

Justin du Rivage ’05 resets the story of American independence within the long, fierce clash over the political and economic future of the British Empire.


My Dark HorsesMy Dark Horses

In her first full-length poetry collection, Jodie Hollander ’68 offers highly personal poems about family, interspersed with meditations on the works of Rimbaud.


The Sensational PastThe Sensational Past
How the Enlightenment Changed the Way We Use Our Senses

Carolyn Purnell ’06 offers an insightful survey of the ways Enlightenment thinkers made sense of their world.


Military Thought in Early ChinaMilitary Thought in Early China

Christopher C. Rand ’70 provides a well-argued framework for understanding early China’s military philosophy.


Latin America Since IndependenceLatin America Since Independence
Two Centuries of Continuity and Change

Thomas C. Wright ’63 critically examines the complex colonial legacies of Latin America through 200 years of postcolonial history.


Love and Narrative Form in Toni Morrison’s Later NovelsLove and Narrative Form in Toni Morrison’s Later Novels

Jean Wyatt ’61 explores the interaction among ideas of love, narrative innovation and reader response in Morrison’s seven later novels.


Shake It UpShake It Up
Great American Writing on Rock and Pop from Elvis to Jay Z

Professors Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar, both longtime devotees and scholars of modern music, join forces as editors of a compendium of some of the nation’s all-time best writing from the world of rock and pop.


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