Tag Archives: nonfiction

Wealth gap & the justice system

Best-selling author Matt Taibbi will give a presentation based on his book The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap (Spiegel & Grau, 2014) on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. In his book, Taibbi shines a … Continue reading

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Waiting for Cancer

In her new book Waiting for Cancer to Come: Women’s Experiences with Genetic Testing and Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer (University of Michigan Press, 2014), Boston College Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber explores the complicated emotional, social, economic and psychological … Continue reading

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Whitey: Convicted

In their new book, Boston College alumna Margaret McLean and award-winning investigative reporter Jon Leiberman offer an insider’s view of the trial of notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. McLean, a former prosecutor and legal analyst, attended every day of the Bulger trial. Whitey on … Continue reading

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The books they love

This semester’s lineup of speakers for BC’s Lowell Humanities Series was stellar. Kudos to Boston College Professor of English Carlo Rotella, director of the Lowell Humanities Series, and his team for organizing the lecture series and Boston College and the Lowell … Continue reading

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Hangout with Boston Strong author

BC alumnus Dave Wedge, an investigative journalist and author of the forthcoming book Boston Strong, will participate in a Google hangout today from  2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Wedge’s book, co-written with New York Times best-selling author Casey Sherman, is a compelling, dramatic non-fiction account … Continue reading

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Reading by Shrayer

Boston College Professor Maxim D. Shrayer will read from and discuss his newest book, Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story (Syracuse University Press), on Mar. 31 at 4:30 p.m in the O’Neill Library Reading Room. Leaving Russia was a finalist for a 2014 … Continue reading

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An Inner History of the New America

The Boston College Lowell Humanities Series will present George Packer, best-selling author of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), on Mar. 26 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Packer won the National Book … Continue reading

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