Bowdoin Reads



Herman Holbrook, Admissions Information Systems Coordinator, is reading...

Glory in the Name: A Novel of the Confederate Navy  by James Nelson

This summer, I’ve been introduced to the works of James Nelson, a maritime novelist and naval historian of the age of sail. I read first George...
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Sam Frizell '12 is reading...

Stories  by Anton Chekhov

Whenever I finish one of Chekhov’s short stories, I always feel (briefly) that I am incredibly wise. His stories are often very short and many of his most...
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Professor Robinson is reading...

I’m Hosting as Fast As I Can! Zen and the Art of Staying Sane in Hollywood  by Tom Bergeron

Several years ago, I worked with a performer named Tom Bergeron in a physical theater troupe in Amherst, MA. The troupe was short lived, and we all dispersed...
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Issy Albi '13 is reading...

The Count of Monte Cristo  by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo is about an escaped prisoner who seeks revenge on the people who caused him to be wrongfully imprisoned. Set primarily in...
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Matt O’Donnell, Associate Editor, Bowdoin Magazine, is reading...

Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry  by Camille T. Dungy

Really, I don’t even know where to begin. I’m in awe of this collection. Its ambition and scope doesn’t surprise me, since I’ve known the brilliant...
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Professor Conlan is reading...

The Pitch That Killed: The Story of Carl Mays, Ray Chapman, and the Pennant Race of 1920   by Mike Sowell

This book characterized as "the best baseball book no one has read" ...
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