Bowdoin Reads



Jim Adolf is reading...

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective and a World of Literary Obsession  by Allison Hoover Bartlett

True Crime has always been a guilty pleasure of mine – maybe it’s the lawyer in me. Generally not the violent stuff (although Truman Capote’s classic...
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Marilyn Reizbaum is reading...

The Un-Americans: Jews, the Blacklist, and Stoolpigeon Culture  by Joseph Litvak

Joe Litvak is a former member of the Bowdoin English Department who left in 1999 to join Tufts' English Department. His book revisits the aims and cultural...
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Tim Diehl is reading...

The Voyage of the Beagle  by Charles Darwin

After visiting the Galapagos Islands this summer, I became curious about the natural history of this fascinating region that is both remote and vibrant. “The...
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Robert Flores is reading...

Method and Meaning in Polls and Surveys  by Howard Schuman

I would normally never have read a book like this, not only because I would never have cared to seek it out, but also because it seemed to be overly scholarly...
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Tara Rajiyah is reading...

East, West: Stories  by Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is, perhaps, the most beloved and controversial author of our time. His works have conjured up feelings of both admiration and anger. In 1989,...
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Professor McCalla is reading...

The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing  by T. J. Clark

I read a lot of art history and criticism partly because I like it, and partly because art scholars seem able to write simultaneously for the professional and...
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