Author Archives: Bookworm

Working like a dog

Boston College graduate Margaret Cardillo has published a picture book about the real jobs dogs can have. Dogs at Work (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 2021), illustrated by Zachariah OHora, is a fun and educational read about the work that dogs—such as … Continue reading

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Censorship in Thatcher’s Britain

“The ease with which censorship became part of the political and broadcasting culture of the United Kingdom and Ireland is a lesson in the fragility of democracy,” writes Boston College Interim Director of Irish Studies Robert Savage in the Irish … Continue reading

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Sci-fi story of survival

When Earth Shall Be No More (Secant Publishing, 2022) is a debut sci-fi thriller from husband and wife writing team Paul Awad and Kathryn O’Sullivan, a Boston College graduate. In their story, environmental scientist Constance Roy is one of 49 … Continue reading

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A theology for the pilgrim church

BC School of Theology and Ministry Professor Rev. Richard Lennan explores the possibilities for a more faithful, just, and creative church—one responsive to the movement of grace—in his new book Tilling the Church: Theology for an Unfinished Project (Liturgical Press, … Continue reading

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The Sultan of Swat

Boston College alumna Jenna Grodzicki introduces young readers to George Herman (Babe) Ruth, Jr. in her new book, The Story of Babe Ruth (Rockridge Press, 2021). The book takes readers back to Babe’s early years as a poor kid growing … Continue reading

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South Korea’s democratic transition

Human Rights and Transnational Democracy in South Korea (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022), written by Assistant Professor of the Practice in International Studies Ingu Hwang, offers the first account of the historical intersection between South Korea’s democratic transition and the … Continue reading

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Overshadowed scientist

Boston College graduate Marie Benedict is known for writing novels that shine a light on the untold stories of important—and often overshadowed—women, including Hedy Lamarr, Clementine Churchill, Agatha Christie, Mileva Marić (wife of Albert Einstein), and Belle da Costa Greene … Continue reading

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British America’s trade history

Historian Thomas M. Truxes presents a sweeping history of early American trade and the foundation of the American economy in his new book, The Overseas Trade of British America: A Narrative History (Yale University Press, 2021). Born from seeds planted … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict and German Enlightenment

The lifelong engagement of Josef Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) with the German Enlightenment and its contemporary manifestations and heirs is the subject of a new book written by Fr. Maurice Ashley Agbaw-Ebai, who recently earned a doctorate in philosophy from … Continue reading

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Undercover in the underworld

Former federal law enforcement agent Ken Croke tells the story of the two years he spent undercover infiltrating the infamous Pagan Motorcycle Club, a white supremacist biker gang, in the new book Riding with Evil: Taking Down the Notorious Pagan … Continue reading

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