Bowdoin Reads



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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Alanna Beroiza is reading...

Gender Trouble  by Judith Butler

Gender Trouble, by Judith Butler, seems to be the book that started it all. Since my Freshman year at Bowdoin, the name Judith Butler and the concept of...
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Jan Day is reading...

The Breach: Kilimanjaro and the Conquest of Self  by Rob Taylor

In January of 1978, Rob Taylor and his climbing partner, Harley, attempt the unclimbed Icicle Route on Kilimanjaro's Breach Wall. The Breach Wall has been...
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