Category Archives: Boston College Authors

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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The movement of paper in colonial Latin America

The creation, movement and storage of paperwork in colonial Latin America, part of the expansive Spanish Empire, is the focus of Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire’s Periphery (Stanford University Press, 2013) by Assistant Professor of History Sylvia Sellers-García. She was recently interviewed … Continue reading

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Cohen, senior editor of Auditing

Jeffrey Cohen, a professor of accounting in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, has become senior editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. Sponsored by the American Accounting Association, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory is the premier … Continue reading

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Dinner with Stalin

Boston College Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer has edited and co-translated Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories (Syracuse University Press, 2014), a book written by his father, David Shrayer-Petrov. According to the publisher, these 14 stories by … Continue reading

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Discovering Fr. Sweeney

John J. Burns Library Conservator Barbara Adams Hebard has created a new cover for It Will Take a Lifetime by Francis W. Sweeney, S.J., a Boston College alumnus, professor, poet and founder of the Humanities Series (now Lowell Humanities Series) who passed … Continue reading

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When religion and child welfare collide

In his new book The Child Cases: How America’s Religious Exemption Laws Harm Children (University of Massachusetts Press, 2014), Boston College History Professor Alan Rogers looks at several high-profile cases in the 1980s and ’90s involving parents who refused to seek medical treatment … Continue reading

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A Carrie Bloomfield novel

The Winship Affair (Blue Mustang Press) is a new murder mystery novel with a scientific touch written by Phil Temples of BC’s Computer Science Department. According to the publisher, The Winship Affair is the story of eccentric, but brilliant multidisciplinary scientist Carrie Bloomfield … Continue reading

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Q&A with Graver

Author and Boston College Professor of English Elizabeth Graver talked with the Boston Globe’s Eugenia Williamson about her approach to writing and the source of her next writing project: her maternal grandmother who was born in Turkey and lived in … Continue reading

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More from the Catholic Press Assn.

Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and the Future of the Church (Orbis Books), a book based on a conference organized by BC graduate students, was awarded first place by the Catholic Press Association in the category of works related to the 50th anniversary … Continue reading

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Catholic Press Association Awards

Several books by Boston College professors were honored with awards from the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada. Theology Professor Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., received the first-place award in the category of social teaching for his book Christianity and the Political Order. … Continue reading

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