Book Reviews

Cornwall Manor Book Review Series

Lebanon Valley College Book Review Series Summer 2014 at Cornwall Manor, Freeman Auditorium, Cornwall, Pa. Mondays, 1:45 p.m., coffee and cookies; book reviews begin at 2 p.m.

June 9: Michael Schroeder, assistant professor of history

            Reza Aslan, "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth"

           

June 16: Robert Vucic, lecturer in English

            Sebastian Junger, "War"


June 23: Beth Underwood, lecturer in Italian

            Bill Bryson, "One Summer: America 1927"

 

June 30: Carolyn Hanes, professor of sociology and criminal justice

Alan Ladd, "Shadow behind the Smoke and Mirrors"

 

July 7: Karen Walker, associate professor of education

            Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski, "An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny"

 

July 14: Mary Pettice, associate professor of digital communications

            Eleanor Catton, "The Luminaries: A Novel"

 

July 21: Todd Snovel, associate director of student activities and engagement

            Richard Powers, "Orfeo: A Novel"

 

July 28: Sally Clark, visiting assistant professor of English

            Colum McCann, "Transatlantic: A Novel"

 

August 4: John Kearney, professor emeritus of English

             Robert A. Caro, "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV"

 

August 11: Arthur Ford, professor emeritus of English

            Ian McEwan, "Sweet Tooth: A Novel"


Mount Gretna Book Review Series

Lebanon Valley College Book Review Series Summer 2014 at the Pennsylvania Chautauqua Community Building, Mount Gretna. Tuesdays: 9:45 a.m., coffee and cookies; book reviews begin at 10 a.m.

June 10: Owen Moe, Vernon and Doris Bishop Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

            Candice Millard, "Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President"

 

June 17: Mark Mecham, Clark and Edna Carmean Professor of Music        

            R. J. Palacio, "Wonder"

 

June 24: Jeffrey Robbins, professor of religion and philosophy

            James H. Cone, "The Cross and the Lynching Tree"

 

July 1: Gary Grieve-Carlson, professor of English

            James McBride, "The Good Lord Bird: A Novel"

 

July 8: Kevin Pry, associate professor of English

            Wade Davis, "Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest"

 

July 15: Jim Broussard, professor of history

            James Broussard, "Ronald Reagan: Conservative Icon"

 

July 22: Stacy Goodman, professor of biology

Arthur Allen, "Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver"

 

July 29: Philip Benesch, associate professor of political science

            Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein, "Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness"

 

August 5:  Paul Heise, professor emeritus of economics

            Stephen Kinzer, "The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War"

 

August 12: Diane Johnson, associate professor of political science

            Jonathan M. Katz, "The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster"


Harrisburg Book Review Series

Lebanon Valley College Book Review Series Summer 2014 in Harrisburg. Thursdays, 6:45 p.m., coffee and cookies; book reviews begin at 7 p.m.

June 19, Fort Hunter Park: Kevin Pry, Lebanon Valley College associate professor of English

Wade Davis, "Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest"

 

July 17, Wildwood Park: Jeff Richie, Lebanon Valley College chair and associate professor of digital communications 
Henry David Thoreau, "Walden"