Book Reviews

Cornwall Manor Book Review Series

Lebanon Valley College Book Reviews Series Summer 2015 at Cornwall Manor, Freeman Auditorium, Cornwall, Pa., Mondays, 1:45 p.m., coffee and cookies; book reviews begin at 2 p.m.

June 8: Michael Schroeder, associate professor of history
Michelle Alexander, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”

June 15: Robert Vucic, lecturer in English
Amy Timberlake, “The Dirty Cowboy” (and other banned books)

June 22: Carolyn Hanes, professor of sociology and criminal justice
Alan Ladd, “Shadow Behind the Smoke and Mirrors”

June 29: Courtney Lappas, associate professor of biology
Robert Cialdini, “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion”

July 6: Karen Walker, associate professor of education
Christina Baker Kline, “Orphan Train: A Novel”

July 13: Mary Pettice, associate professor of digital communications
Hilary Mantel, “Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies”

July 20: Todd Snovel, associate director of student activities and engagement

Edith Pearlman, “Honeydew: Stories”

July 27: John Kearney, professor emeritus of English
Anthony Doerr, “All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel,” and Zia Haider Rahman, “In the Light of What We Know: A Novel”

August 3: Sally Clark, associate professor of English
Erik Larson, “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania”

August 10: Michelle Niculescu, associate professor of psychology
David J. Morris, “The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”


Mount Gretna Book Review Series


Lebanon Valley College Book Review Series, Summer 2015, Pennsylvania Chautauqua Community Building, Mount Gretna, Tuesdays,   9:45 a.m., coffee and cookies, book reviews begin at 10 a.m.


June 9: Jeffrey Robbins, professor of religion and philosophy
Lesley Hazleton, “After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split”

June 16: Lewis Thayne, president of Lebanon Valley College
Malcolm Gladwell, “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and Battling Giants”

June 23: Grant Taylor, associate professor of art history
Scott Rothkopf, “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective”

June 30: Owen Moe, professor emeritus of chemistry
Doris Kearns Goodwin, “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism”

July 7: Kevin Pry, associate professor of English
Robert O’Connell, “Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman”

July 14: Jim Broussard, professor of history
Don Doyle, “The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War”

July 21: Stacy Goodman, professor of biology
Dr. Paul Offit, “Do You Believe in Magic? Vitamins, Supplements, and All Things Natural: A Look Behind the Curtain”

July 28: Paul Heise, professor emeritus of economics
Charles H. Ferguson, “Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption and the Hijacking of America”

August 4: Holly Wendt, assistant professor of English
J. R. R. Tolkien, “Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary”

August 11: Diane Johnson, associate professor of politics
Harold Holzer, “Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion”