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Three of a kind Goldberg jazz group on campus
Time capsule 1940 mementos unearthed
What's that you're eating Smorgasbord of food ecology
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Books Faculty and alumni authors
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Books
Faculty and alumni authors

The Hudson: A History
by Tom Lewis, professor of English
Yale University Press, 2005
Tom Lewis describes how the Hudson has fired the American imagination for four hundred years, and takes readers on an expedition through the river’s past and present. “From the beginning the water and the land, the flora and the fauna, the geography and the geology, the light and even the smells, have combined to make the Hudson River valley a unique place in America,” Lewis writes. The setting has “served as a vast stage on which we have acted out our ambitions and desires, however noble or ignoble they might be.”

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Excitable Women, Damaged Men
by Robert Boyers, Professor of
English and Tisch Professor of Arts and Letters
Turtle Point Press, 2005
Short stories about scholars, artists, and other “corrosive characters”

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The Dictator's Dictation: The Politics of Novels and Novelists
by Robert Boyers
Columbia University Press, 2005
Essays on political literature by contemporary novelists

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Althusser and the Traditions of French Marxism
by Williams S. Lewis, assistant
professor of philosophy
Lexington Books, 2005
Biography and critical theory of the Marxist philosopher

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Tallulah in the Kitchen
by Nancy Wolff ’78
Henry Holt & Company, 2005
A children’s guide to pancake-making and kitchen safety

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Duck and Goose
by Tad Hills ’86
Schwartz & Wade Books, 2006
Duck and Goose learn how to get along (for ages 4–8)


Get booked. Alumni authors are urged to send copies of their books, publisher’s notes, or reviews, so that Scope can make note of their work in the “Books” column.