Bowdoin Reads

Parker Towle Is Inspired By...

No Country for Old Men
by Cormac McCarthy

"You think when you wake up in the mornin yesterday dont count. But yesterday is all that does count. What else is there? Your life is made out of the days it's...
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Bill Heath '66 Is Inspired By...

Walden
by Henry David Thoreau

When I read your call, I knew at once that I wanted to send in something. But I'll be honest with you, I found it hard to choose just one book! There...
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Professor Brox Is Inspired By...

Arts of the possible : essays and conversations
by Adrienne Rich

“For a poem to coalesce…there has to be an imaginative transformation of reality that is in no way passive. And a certain freedom of the mind is needed –...
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Professor Simon Is Inspired By...

Nothing to fear; the selected addresses of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1932-1945
by Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." ...
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Sherrie Bergman Is Inspired By...

Rachel and her Children: Homeless Families in America
by Jonathan Kozol

After interviewing homeless people around the U.S., Jonathan Kozol returned to his Boston-area hometown: ...
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