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Professor Welsch is reading...

War and Peace  by Leo Tolstoy

I had a blissful experience in graduate school reading Anna Karenina. So why has it taken me so long to get to Tolstoy’s other big book? A new translation...
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Shirley Wu is reading...

The Life of the Skies  by Jonathan Rosen

Regardless of whether or not the reader has an interest in birds, The Life of the Skies is a read for all. Part science and part philosophy, this novel is a...
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Scott Ogden is reading...

Revolutionary Characters  by Gordon Wood

I am currently reading a book by historian Gordon Wood titled "Revolutionary Characters". In it, Wood attempts to uncover what made the Founders great and...
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Wendy Thompson is reading...

The United States of Arugula  by David Kamp

As I was born in the middle of the 20th century (!) when gourmet food meant toasted breadcrumbs on top of macaroni and cheese, garlic was completely edgy, and...
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Professor Kitch is reading...

The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World  by David Anthony

David Anthony tells the story of the origin of Proto-Indo-European language—the “mother tongue” of English, Spanish, Greek, Sanskrit, and Slavic languages...
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Professor Sturman is reading...

Gods in the bazaar: the economies of Indian calendar art   by Kajri Jain

For those who have spent any time in India (or even in Indian restaurants!), the popularity and ubiquity of lushly-illustrated images, especially of gods and...
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