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Biography of James Martin, S.J.

Thanks to his appearances on television with talk show host Stephen Colbert, his Twitter following of more than a quarter of a million people, and his bestselling books, James Martin, S.J., may be the most recognized Catholic priest in the … Continue reading

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Salameh on Charles Corm

Francophone Lebanese novelist Alexandre Najjar recently interviewed Boston College Professor Franck Salameh about his biography of writer and businessman Charles Corm, an influential figure in the nationalism movement that led to Lebanon’s independence. The interview was published in the Middle East’s … Continue reading

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Roycroft founder Elbert Hubbard

Writer and publisher Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) is known for founding Roycroft, a community of artists and craftspeople in East Aurora, New York. He established a press and wrote and produced two magazines, The Philistine and The Fra, as well as … Continue reading

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A Life in Court

A revised edition of BC Law Professor Mark Brodin’s book William P. Homans Jr.: A Life In Court (Vandeplas Press) has been released with a new foreword by Harvard Law Emeritus Professor Alan Dershowitz. Brodin’s book recounts the remarkable legal … Continue reading

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Becoming Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs biographer Peter L. Laurence will talk about his book, Becoming Jane Jacobs (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016), on Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. In his biography, Laurence examines how Jane Jacobs, who only … Continue reading

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Edgar & Brigitte

When Hitler became chancellor of Germany on Janu­ary 30, 1933, there were 525,000 Jews living in Germany. By the end of that year 37,000 had left the country—including Edgar Bodenheimer and Brigitte Levy. Using an extraordinary archive of their personal journals, … Continue reading

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Legacy of the Red Bandanna

The story of Boston College alumnus and 9/11 hero Welles Crowther is the subject of a new book, The Red Bandanna (Penguin Press, 2016) by award-winning ESPN correspondent Tom Rinaldi. When Welles Crowther was a young boy, his father gave him … Continue reading

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