Author Archives: Bookworm

A barber in Damascus

Boston College Associate Professor of History Dana Sajdi was recently interviewed by Elliot Brandow of BC Libraries about her book, The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant (Stanford University Press, 2013). In the interview, Sajdi talks about … Continue reading

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Russian revolutionary

Vera Figner, a Russian noblewoman turned revolutionary terrorist, is the subject of a new biography by Boston College alumna Lynne Ann Hartnett. In The Defiant Life of Vera Figner: Surviving the Russian Revolution (Indiana University Press, 2014), Harnett reveals how Figner survived the … Continue reading

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Her name is Moxie

Boston College alumna Erin Dionne’s Boston-based book for middle schoolers, Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking (Puffin, 2014), is a finalist for a Silver Falchion Award from Killer Nashville, an annual conference for mystery, thriller and suspense writers. The award honors … Continue reading

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Tennis, anyone?

A book co-authored by retired Boston College faculty member Alan Lawson was honored by the Bookbuilders of Boston at their annual New England Book Show. Longwood Covered Courts and the Rise of American Tennis, co-written by Lawson and Mark Williams … Continue reading

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Minority rights

In his new book Moral Minorities and the Making of American Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2014), historian and Boston College alumnus Kyle G. Volk focuses on grassroot moral reforms in the early nineteenth century to show how immigrants, black northerners, abolitionists, … Continue reading

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Boston reads

Boston.com has published a list of Boston-related recommended reading. Among the listed books are a couple by Boston College grads, The Friends of Eddie Coyle by the late George V. Higgins and Defending Jacob by William Landay.

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Scary good

Boston College alumnus Chuck Hogan is co-creator of FX’s big summer hit “The Strain.” Based on the best-selling thriller The Strain, co-written by Hogan and Guillermo Del Toro, the show is about an epic battle for survival between man and vampire. Hogan also … Continue reading

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