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Sep 2

Running Time: Films of the Cold War by Nora Sayre 60’s. The Fifties were a time when movies reflected and interacted with politics and international rivalry dominated American culture. The house on
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Mar 15

Aging Famously by Elizabeth Meade Howard, Middle school in the 50’s. Elizabeth introduces us to upwards of 30 old people who are not letting age cramp there zest for life and achievement. The cover
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Jan 12

Gutsy, the Food-Mood Method to Revitalize Your Health Beyond Conventional Medicine by Nan Gaines Foster circa ’80. Propelled by her own health crisis, Nan has become an expert on healing through nut
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Nov 23, 2018

The Philadelphia Chromosome, A Genetic Mystery, a Lethal Cancer, and a Life Saving Treatment by Jessica Wapner ’92. Here is an exciting story of the arduous path from the discovery of the Philadelph
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Jul 31, 2018

The Measure of Injury, Race, Gender, and Tort Law by Martha Chamallas & Jennifer B. Wriggins ?. This book helps define some new ways of thinking about injustice embedded in tort law and how to remed
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Apr 15, 2018

Infamous Players, A Tale of Movies, the Mob (and Sex) by Peter Bart ’49 or ’50?. After Friends, Peter attended Swarthmore and got a job at the Times. So far so Quakerly. But then he got an offer to
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Mar 11, 2018

Paul Tillich, His Life and Thought by Marion (Hausner) Pauck ’45 and Wilhelm Pauck. Marion Pauck and her husband had planned a two-volume biography of Tillich, the first to recount the story of hi
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Sep 2

The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt. Wikipedia tells me he went to Friends Seminary, so he must have attended in the 19thcentury. Elsewhere I read that he was homeschooled. When I lived in NYC
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Mar 15

The Big 50: Boston Red Sox: The Men and Moments that Made the Boston Red Sox by Evan Drellich circa ’04. This little hobby of mine, reading Friends works, often brings me to unfamiliar territory. I
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Jan 12

Dr. Ruth’s Guide to Teens and Sex Today by Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Pierre Lehu ’67. Pierre has linked up with Dr. Ruth again, this time to help parents negotiate the tricky waters of sex and teens.
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Nov 6, 2018

Obselete, An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us By, by Anna Jane Grossman ’98. Well it was quite a thrill to see that Anna Jane had written a book. Obsolete is a very funny book about t
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Jul 31, 2018

Fast Forward, How Women can Achieve Power and Purpose by Melanne Verveer and Kim K. Azzarelli (’88?). This book records the strides women have made and the work left to do in the struggle to make wom
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Mar 13, 2018

The Preacher and the Presidents, Billy Graham in the White House by Nancy Gibbs ’78 and Michael Duffy From Truman to George W. Bush, one man has had access to the presidents. Billy Graham, a North
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Feb 18, 2018

The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Journey to Antarctica by Laurie Gwen Shapiro. An overwhelming longing for adventure propels young Billy Gawronski to ignore his parents hope
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May 6

Moby-Duck, the True story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them , by Donovan Hohn ff.
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Mar 15

Atlas of the North American Indian by Carl Waldman ’65. Anything that can be tracked down about the native Americans from time immemorial to the Twenty-First Century can be found in this thorough and
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Jan 12

Split Image, The Life of Anthony Perkins by Charles Winecoff ’78. Split Image is a remarkably researched and compellingly written story of an actor we think we know – after all, he’s very famous a
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Nov 6, 2018

On the Sea of Memory, A Journey from Forgetting to Remembering by Jonathan Cott ‘62 . This book begins as a critique of electroconvulsive therapy, which robbed the author of fifteen years of memory
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Jul 31, 2018

JPMadoff, The Unholy Alliance Between America’s Biggest Bank and America’s Biggest Crook by Helen Davis Chaitman,’59 and Lance Gotthoffer. For twenty years, JP Morgan Chase ignored its responsibilit
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Mar 11, 2018

Rules for Aging , A Wry and Witty Guide to Life by Roger Rosenblatt ‘58. There are 58 rules, and I plan to follow them. If you’re going to do this thing, do it right. First, and m