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Books Related to Athenæum Events Spring 2011

Below are listed some books relevant to the topics presented in our Spring events. We have not included the books featured at the event—as everyone can easily find those. This is only a small sampling of suggestions; please feel free to browse the areas on the shelves where these books are to discover more.

Associate Members’ April Fools Reception,

  • Cathcart, Thomas.  Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through those Pearly Gates: Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife, and Everything in between.   New York:  Viking, 2009.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: BD444 .C38 2009
  • Edmund, Peggy.  Toaster's Handbook; Jokes, Stories and Quotations.   New York:  Wilson, 1916.   
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: VE4 .9Ed5
  • Katsoulis, Melissa.  Literary Hoaxes: An Eye-Opening History of Famous Frauds.   New York: Skyhorse Publishing, c2009.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PN171.F6 K37 2009
  • Peterson, T.F.  Nightwork: A History of Hacks and Pranks at MIT.   Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2003.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: T171.M49 P48 2003
  • The Sokal Hoax: The Sham that Shook the Academy / Edited by the editors of Lingua franca.   Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, c2000.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: Q175.37 .S65 2000

Lecture, Joseph Lelyveld, Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India

  • Guha, Ramachandra.  India after Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy.   Basingstoke: Pan Macmillan, c2007.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: DS480.84 .G74 2007 
  • Herman, Arthur.  Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged our Age.  New York:  Bantam Books, 2008.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: DA47.9.I4 H47 2008
  • Muldoon, Andrew.  Empire, Politics and the Creation of the 1935 India Act: Last Act of the Raj.   Farnham, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, c2009.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Temporarily shelved at New Book Shelves
    • Call Number: DS480.45 .M836 2009
  • Singer, Peter.  Democracy and Disobedience.   Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1973.   
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: E6 .Si64

Lecture, Rick Jones, Stories from the Gorey House

  • Cummins, Julie, ed.  Children's Book Illustration and Design.  New York:  Library of Applied Design, PBC International, 1991.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  Lg NC965 .C43 1991
  • Kucich, John and Sadoff, Dianne F., editors.  Victorian Afterlife: Postmodern Culture Rewrites the Nineteenth Century.   Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press, 2000.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  PR461 .V5 2000
  • McDermott, Kevin.  Elephant House: Or, the Home of Edward Gorey.   San Francisco:  Pomegranate, 2003.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: + NX512.G67 M33 2003
  • Meyer, Susan E.  A Treasury of the Great Children's Book Illustrators.   New York:  Abrams, 1983.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: + NC965 .M49 1983
  • Ross, Clifford.  The World of Edward Gorey.   New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: NX512.G67 R67 1996
  • Stoker, Bram.  Dracula.   London:  Rider and Co., 1897.   
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number:  PZ3.S871 Dr 1897

Lecture, Josh Kendall, The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture

  • Arsenault, Emily.  The Broken Teaglass:  A Novel.  New York, N.Y.: Delacorte Press, 2009.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PZ4.A7765 Br 2009
  • Daniel, Marcus Leonard.  Scandal & Civility:  Journalism and the Birth of American Democracy.  Oxford; New York:  Oxford University Press, 2009.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PN4861 .D36 2009
  • McMorrisk Jenny.  The Warden of English: The Life of H.W. Fowler.   Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2001.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: CT788.F6885 M46 2001
  • Rudolph, Frederick.  Essays on Education in the Early Republic; Benjamin Rush, Noah Webster, Robert Coram, Simeon Doggett, Samuel Harrison Smith, Amable-Louis-Rose de Lafitte du Courteil, Samuel Knox.   Cambridge, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1965.  
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: DV5 .9R835
  • Winchester, Simon.  The Meaning of Everything:  The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary.   Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PE1617.O94 W56 2003

Lecture, Molly Peacock, Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany begins her Life’s Work at 72

  • Delany, Mary.  Letters from Mrs. Delany (Widow of Doctor Patrick Delany) to Mrs. Frances Hamilton, from the Year 1779, to the Year 1788.   London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1821.   
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: VE5 .D37
  • Harrower, Dorothy.  Decoupage, a Limitless World in Decoration.   New York: Bonanza Books, c1958.   
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: UUT +H249 +d
  • Hayden, Ruth.  Mrs. Delany, her Life and her Flowers.   London:  British Museum Publications, c1980.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: + N6797.D44 H39
  • Rolt-Wheeler, Ethel.  Famous Blue-Stockings.  New York, John Lane Company, 1910.  
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: 5E .9WW56

Lecture, James Carroll, Jerusalem Jerusalem:  The Ancient City that Ignited the Modern World

  • Karabell, Zachary.  Peace Be upon You:  The Story of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Coexistence.  New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: BL410 .K37 2007
  • Phillips, Jonathan.  Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades.   New York:  Random House, c2010.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Temporarily shelved at New Book Shelves
    • Call Number: D157 .P55 2010
  • Reston, James.  Warriors of God:  Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade.   New York:  Doubleday, 2001.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: D163.4 .R47 2001
  • Where Heaven and Earth Meet: Jerusalem's Sacred Esplanade / editors, Oleg Grabar and Benjamin Z. Kedar.   Jerusalem:  Yad Ben-Zvi Press; Austin:  University of Texas Press, c2009.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: + DS109.28 .W54 2009

Lecture, Carol Wallace, Leaving Van Gogh:  A Novel

  • Glyn, Vincent.  The Unknown Night: The Madness and Genius of R. A. Blakelock, an American Painter.   New York: Grove Press, c2003.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: CT275.B51935 V56 2003
  • Jamison, Kay R.  Touched with Fire:  Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament.   New York: Free Press; Toronto:  Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, c1993.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: RC516 .J36 1993
  • The Real van Gogh:  The Artist and His Letters / [exhibition curators: Ann Dumas; with Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten and Nienke Bakker].   London: Royal Academy of Arts; New York:  Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Harry N. Abrams, 2010.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: + ND653.G7 A3 2010
  • Stolwijk, Chris.  Theo Van Gogh: 1857-1891:  Art Dealer, Collector, and Brother of Vincent.   Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum; Zwolle : Waanders Publishers, c1999.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: + N8660.G64 S76 1999
  • Stone, Irving.  Lust for Life; The Novel of Vincent van Gogh.   New York, Toronto, Longmans, Green, 1934.   
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: VEF .St711 .l

Lecture, in conjunction with the Royal Oak Foundation, Oliver Everett, King George III: 'A good connoisseur' and Collector

  • Black, Jeremy.  George III:  America's Last King.   New Haven [Conn.]; London: Yale University Press, c2006.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: CT788.G42 B52 2006
  • Cannon, John.  The Oxford Illustrated History of the British Monarchy.   Oxford [Oxfordshire]; New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: DA40 .C29 1988
  • A King's Purchase:  King George III and the Collection of Consul Smith.   London:  Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, c1993.   
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: N1025 .K56
  • Prochaska, F.K.  Royal Bounty:  The Making of a Welfare Monarchy.   New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.   
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: HV245 .P87 1995

Lecture, Maisie Houghton, Pitch Uncertain

  • Blais, Madeleine.  Uphill Walkers: Memoir of a Family.   New York:  Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: HQ759.915 .B55 2001
  • Burroughs, Augusten.  Running with Scissors: A Memoir.   New York:  St. Martin’s Press, 2002.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: CT275.B8712 A3 2002
  • Hutner, Gordon.  What America Read:  Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960.   Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 2009.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PS379 .H86 2009
  • Merullo, Roland.  Revere Beach Elegy: A Memoir of Home and Beyond.   Boston:  Beacon Press, 2002.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: CT275.M4665 A3 2002

Lecture, Rowan Jacobson, Shadows on the Gulf

  • Bishop, Nathaniel H.  Four Months in a Sneak-Box:  A Boat Voyage of 2600 Miles down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and Along the Gulf of Mexico.   Boston:  Lee & Shepard;  New York: C.T. Dillingham, 1879.   
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: B7Y .B54
  • Brinkley, Douglas.  The Great deluge:  Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  New York: Morrow, c2006.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: HV636 2005.L8 B75 2006
  • Caldwell, Erskine.  Gulf Coast Stories.  Boston:  Little, Brown, 1956.   
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PZ3.C12734 Gu
  • Davidson, Art.  In the Wake of the Exxon Valdez:  The Devastating Impact of the Alaska Oil Spill.  San Francisco, Calif.:  Sierra Club Books, 1990.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: TD427.P4 D39 1990
  • Rudloe, Jack.  The Wilderness Coast: Adventures of a Gulf Coast Naturalist.   New York: E.P. Dutton, c1988.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: QH104.5.G84 R83 1988

Improv Comedy, Stranger than Fiction

  • Austerlitz, Saul.  Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy.   City:  Chicago, Ill.:  Chicago Review Press, c2010.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PN1995.9.C55 A97 2010
  • Nicoll, Allardyce.  The World of Harlequin, a Critical Study of the Commedia dell' Arte.   Cambridge [Eng]: University Press, 1963.  
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: T8I +N546

Lecture, Paula Matthews, A History of the Piano in Boston  

  • Fisher, William Arms.  Notes on music in old Boston.   Boston: O. Ditson Co., 1918.   
    • Location:  Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: TE64B .F53
  • Goold, Madeline.  Mr. Langshaw's Square Piano:  The Story of the First Pianos and how They Caused a Cultural Revolution.   New York: BlueBridge, 2009.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Temporarily shelved at New Book Shelves
    • Call Number: ML678.3 .G66 2009
  • Hamilton, Kenneth.  After the Golden Age:  Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance.   New York:  Oxford University Press, c2008.  
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: ML700 .H26 2008
  • King, Donald C.  The Theatres of Boston:  A Stage and Screen History.   Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., c2005.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: + PN2277.B6 K56 2005
  • Loesser, Arthur.  Men, Women and Pianos; A Social History.   New York: Simon and Schuster, 1954.   
    • Location:  Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: TJP .L824
  • Roell, Craig H.  The Piano in America, 1890-1940.   Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c1989.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: ML661 .R64 1989

Lecture, Michael Sims, The True Story of Charlotte’s Web

  • Grandin, Temple.  Animals Make Us Human:  Creating the Best Life for Animals.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2009.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: QL785.27 .G73 2009
  • Lerer, Seth.  Children's Literature: A Reader's History, from Aesop to Harry Potter.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 2008.  
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PN1009.A1 L44 2008
  • Sale, Roger.  Fairy Tales and After: Snow White to E. B. White. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1978.   
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PN1009.A1 S24
  • White, E.B.  Essays of E. B. White.  New York: Harper & Row, c1977.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: VE3 .W583 .e