Bowdoin Reads

T. Douglas Stenberg ’56 Is Inspired By...

Democracy and Education
by John Dewey

A narrow and moralistic view of morals is responsible for the failure to recognize that all the aims and values which are desirable in education are themselves...
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Roger Bechtel Is Inspired By...

Selected Writings
by Walter Benjamin

“Only that historian will have the gift of fanning the spark of hope in the past who is firmly convinced that even the dead will not be safe from the enemy if...
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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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