1776 by David McCullough.
You can’t come away from this book without a great
appreciation for what our founders went through during this
time period. - Lanette Granger, P/ T Librarian
The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette
Break: A Novel by Steven Sherrill.
The minotaur has endured from ancient
times, intact with his immortality and now unrequited love,
and is living in the deep south as a line cook attempting a
meager existence. - Rory Reiff, Publications Coordinator
One Special Summer by Jacqueline and Lee Bouvier.
A memoir of the Bouvier sisters’ travels in Europe in
the 1950s, complete with photographs and original drawings . It appeals to me for at least two reasons: they visited places I
love and so much of the travel that I have experienced has been
with my sister. - Alberta Walker, Assistant Director of the Libraries
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
I have read this many times and it is a book that always
revels something new about the story. It is like
a movie that you can watch again and again without getting
tired of it. - Kathy Trcopan, Assistant to the Director
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.
Question citizenship; question peace; and question the
very foundations of society through the eyes of Johnnie
in the Mobile Infantry and the front lines of interplanetary
war. Learn what it truly means to be a citizen with all
the blood, sweat and tears required for that right.
- Emily Taylor, Materials Handling
Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code :
A Historian Reveals What We Really Know
about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Constantine By Bart
This short and entertaining book, by one of the scholars
involved in the publication of the recently discovered
Gospel of Judas, separates fact from fiction
with clarity and wit in Dan Brown’s statements
on early Christianity and New Testament canon.
- Lucas L. Schulte, Weekend Circulation Coordinator
The Illiad by Homer ( Fagles, tr.).
Before there were war and action movies
there was Homer. Who said epic poetry
can’t be thrilling? Even in translation ( maybe in my next
life I’ll learn Attic Greek) it seemed I could get the flavor of the
original text. - James Otto, Web Administrator
Making the Cat Laugh by Lynne Truss.
I want to have a big coffee and chat with author Lynne Truss.
Making the Cat Laugh is a collection of her witty columns on being single
in London ( she is decidedly not clueless Bridget Jones!). Lynne Truss’ book
is a rally cry for those who feel that today’s society lacks civility.
- Carrie Marsh, Special Collections Librararian
What is GIS?
( GIS) is an increasingly
ubiquitous technology in research,
education ( including subjects such as humanities
and social sciences), and our daily lives.
The following short workshops serve as both an
introduction to GIS and to its application within
an academic & administrative environment.
Intro to GIS, 9: 00 am – Noon, Tuesday 27th June
Workshop is held in the Keck Learning Room, Honnold/ Mudd
Library. Software, data and documentation are provided.
For more information, contact
Warren Roberts, gis. support@ libraries. claremont. edu
Ben Bonestroo, Pitzer
’ 06, inspired by President
Herbert Hoover’s library of
rare books on the history
of mining ( Special Collections,
Honnold Library), created t-shirts
with an image from Agricola’s De Re
Metallica as a fundraiser to support Special Collections.
His research into the Hoover Collection of Mining &
Metallurgy began when he was a sophomore
in a History seminar led by Professor Andre
Wakefield and ultimately resulted in a multimedia
project - a mural at The Mounds, a digital project, and
a print publication-- comprising images from the
If you’re looking for entertainment mixed
with some film schooling,
check out these directors represented
in the video collection at Denison
Library: - Cara Barker, Denison
Access & Periodiocals Coordinator
1. Dziga Vertov: Man with the
Movie Camera ( 1929) The
Russian director’s most widely
known piece is a masterpiece of editing
and documentary style where the city is the
star. Ahead of it’s time and part of Russia’s
renaissance of Silent Film.
2. Douglas Sirk: All That Heaven
Allows ( 1955) This melodrama
of a widow who begins a relationship with her
younger gardener much to the dismay of her friends
and family has been reinterpreted by R. W. Fassbinder
and Todd Haynes over the years.
3. Michael Powell: Peeping Tom
( 1960) Disturbing story of a camera
man with a gruesome hobby. Out of circulation
until recently, it has long been a cult favorite and
is major a departure from Powell’s most famous film, The
4. Mel Brooks: Blazing Saddles ( 1974) -
Classic comic western about race, sex,
and what happens when men sit
around eating too many beans. A
film that could never be made in light
of political correctness and should be
seen by everyone.
L- R: Special Collections Librarian Carrie Marsh,
Ben Bonestroo, and Professor Andre Wakefield
take in Ben’s Mural at the mounds.
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