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The Nation's Tortured Body: Violence, Representation, and the Formation of a Sikh "Diaspora"
Child Abuse: A Global View
Don J. Snyder '72
Alfred A. Knopf (2001)
In his newest novel Snyder takes on Northern Ireland's political turmoil by telling the story of the 1998 IRA bombing of the small city of Omagh. The suspenseful story integrates real victims--a slain mother pregnant with twins and holding her 3-year-old daughter's hand--with the main characters, including a British Intelligence captain who sees only one way to end the violence and struggles with his decision. When an American woman literally walks into the center of the events of the bombing, she cannot leave the city until she is changed. Ultimately, the reader, like Night Crossing's characters, must question whether the ends always justify the means.
The Notorious Astrological Physician of London: Works and Days of Simon Forman
Barbara Howard Traister '65
University of Chicago Press (2001)
Quack, conjurer, sex fiend, murderer--16th-century unlicensed physician, astrologer and magician Simon Forman has been called all of these things and worse. Traister examines Forman, who was implicated after death in the poisoning scandal of Sir Thomas Overbury, through his medical records and manuscripts, which were never intended for publication. Forman discloses eccentric and exotic personal details amid mundane details of London life. Ranging from the stench of a privy to the paralyzed limbs of a child, the works cover astrology, alchemy, gardening, giants, theater, creation and more.
Diversity Call Renewed: Students, President Bro Adams, faculty and others join in effort to appreciate and accentuate differences.
Making Waves: An inside look at the news you love to hear--from Colbians.
A Simple Feast: Wylie Dufresne '92 is one of the hottest chefs in New York City.
President's Page: President Bro Adams on the court and affirmative action.
Alumni Reunion 2001
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