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Mark Fisher, Manager of Environmental Health and Safety, is reading...

One Man’s India
by Arthur Stratton

I am currently reading a 1955 first edition of One Man’s India by Arthur Stratton, a Brunswick native, Bowdoin alum (’35) and English professor, and well-known traveler and author of the mid-twentieth century. To cite the dust jacket, the book is a “…personal record of a journey from Darjeeling to the Deccan, reflecting the life of the people and the magnificence of the monuments.” Interestingly, this book was just recently passed along to me by my great uncle, who had befriended Stratton when they were both serving in World War II in Europe; in addition to copies of his books, he has also donated a body of his 30-year correspondence with Stratton to the Bowdoin College Special Collections library. Funny how things come full circle sometimes!

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