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Book Review Series Begins June 11
06.04.13 |
Twenty LVC faculty members and administrators will call on their expertise and special interests this summer as they discuss a wide-ranging collection of books in two separate book review series that are free and open to the public. A full schedule and reading list is posted below.

One series will be on Mondays at 1:45 p.m. from June 10 to Aug. 12 at Freeman Auditorium, Cornwall Manor, Cornwall. The second series will be on Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. from June 11 to Aug. 13 at the Pennsylvania Chautauqua Community Building in Mt. Gretna. Each session begins with coffee and cookies, followed by the book review.

Cornwall Manor
Lebanon Valley College Book Reviews Series Summer 2013 at Cornwall Manor, Freeman Auditorium, Cornwall, Pa.; Mondays, 1:45 p.m., coffee and cookies; book reviews begin at 2 p.m.

June 10: Beth Underwood, lecturer in Italian
Leonard S. Marcus, "Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L’Engle in Many Voices"

June 17: John Kearney, professor emeritus of English
Stephen Greenblatt, "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern," and Elaine Pagels, "Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation"

June 24: Carolyn Hanes, professor of sociology
David Janssen, "The Real Fugitive" (a special presentation on the actor who starred in the hit TV series The Fugitive)

July 1: Betsy Gonzalez, lecturer in English
Chang-rae Lee, "A Gesture Life"

July 8: Ann Damiano, associate dean of the faculty

Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout, eds., "The Selected Letters of Willa Cather"

July 15: Michael Schroeder, assistant professor of history
Robert Kagan, "The World America Made"

July 22: Courtney Lappas, assistant professor of biology
Laura Hillenbrand, "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption"

July 29: Mary Pettice, associate professor of English
James Gleick, The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

August 5: Arthur Ford, professor emeritus of English
David Skinner, "The Story of Ain’t: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published"

August 12: Philip Benesch, associate professor of political science
Steven Pinker, "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined"

Mount Gretna
Lebanon Valley College Book Review Series, Summer 2013, at the Pennsylvania Chautauqua Community Building, Mount Gretna. Tuesdays: 9:45 a.m., coffee and cookies; book reviews begin at 10 a.m.

June 11: Mark Mecham, Clark and Edna Carmean professor of music
Halldór Laxness, "The Fish Can Sing"

June 18: Paul Heise, professor emeritus of economics
Hedrick Smith, "Who Stole the American Dream?"

June 25: Christopher Dolan, associate professor of political science
Max Brooks, "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War"

July 2: Kevin Pry, associate professor of English
Scott Miller, "The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century"

July 9: Philip Benesch, associate professor of political science
Steven Pinker, "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined"

July 16: Jim Broussard, professor of history
Doris Kearns Goodwin, "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln"

July 23: Stacy Goodman, professor of biology
Sam Kean, "The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements"

July 30: Barbara McNulty, director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

Robert Edsel, "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History"

August 6: Jeffrey Robbins, professor of religion and philosophy
Jim Holt, "Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story"

August 13: Diane Johnson, associate professor of political science

Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn, "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide"


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