Recent Releases

Alexander’s Veterans and the Early Wars of the Successors Joseph Roisman (classics) University of Texas Press (2012) Alexander the Great is known as one of the most formidable military commanders of all time. But what of the vaunted Greek soldiers who fought for him, conquering Persia, invading India, and creating a vast empire? Scholars have […]

Child’s Play

Shelley Wollert wants kids to clamor for Elska, a musical, magical friend

Gardner Colby’s Remarkable Mom

If 19th century philanthropist Gardner Colby is the namesake and savior of Colby College, what of Sarah Davison Colby, the woman who raised him along the Kennebec River and saw her son go from modest beginnings to become a successful Boston industrialist? That Gardner Colby gave the College $50,000 to rescue it from financial crisis […]

A History of Putting a Spin on Vigilante Justice

Vigilantes and Lynch Mobs: Narratives of a Community and a Nation Lisa Arellano (American studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies) Temple University Press (2012) Associate Professor Lisa Arellano’s research for what would become Vigilantes and Lynch Mobs took her to archives in Louisiana, Idaho, Montana, and California. And though the specific incidents in the […]

A Trip to the West Indies – With Historical Baggage

by Chandra D. Bhimull Fatal Revolutions: Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature Christopher P. Iannini ’93 University of North Carolina Press (2012) Flesh-eating ants, water lettuce, fly-carriers, mangroves, breadfruit trees, flamingos, and alligators are a few of the populations, places, and plants we encounter in Christopher Iannini’s Fatal Revolutions: Natural […]

Marketing Experts Say Plain Talk Beats Social Media

by Dash Wasserman ’12 The Face-to-Face Book: Why Real Relationships Rule in a Digital Marketplace Ed Keller and Brad Fay ’87 Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster (May 2012) That social media and online shopping generate buzz around a variety of products and companies is well known. But marketing gurus Ed Keller and […]

Finding Home Amid Myth and Mystery

by Sally Baker The Pink Nectar Café: Myths and Mysteries James Bishop Jr. ’58 Wildcat Publishing (2011) Three decades ago James Bishop Jr. ’58 sat at the bedside of his mother, model and artist Lucile Brokaw, and received her dying wish for him: that he should live in a town in Arizona with a creek […]