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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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Life of Virginia

BC alumna Beverly Mayne Kienzle has penned a biography of her grandmother, Virginia Cary Hudson (1894-1954), whose collection of essays, published after her death, sold more than a million copies and was on the New York Times Best Seller list for … Continue reading

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American illustrator

Garth Williams’ illustrations are an essential part of such classic children’s literature as Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, The Cricket in Time’s Square, and the Little House books. English Department faculty members Elizabeth K. Wallace and James D. Wallace have captured the life and times of the … Continue reading

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Reviews for The Whole Harmonium

The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens, a new book by University Professor of English and “biographer of poets” Paul Mariani, has been rated the number one best seller on Amazon in American Literary Criticism and Hot New Sellers. It also has been … Continue reading

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