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Books Related to Athenæum Events Spring 2012

Below are listed books relevant to some of the topics presented this spring.  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 shelves where these books are to discover more.

Book Talk, Sherry Turkle, Alone Together:  Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

  • Cain, SusanQuiet:  The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.   New York: Crown Publishers, 2012
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Temporarily shelved at New Books Shelves
    • Call Number:  BF698.35.I59 C35 2012
  • Carr, Nicholas GShallows:  What the Internet is Doing to Our BrainsNew York:  W.W. Norton, 2010
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  QP360 .C3667 2010
  • Doctorow, CoryContextSan Francisco, CA: Tachyon Publications, 2011
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  HM851 .D63 2011
  • Lanier, JasonYou Are Not a Gadget:  A ManifestoNew York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 2010  
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  HM851 .L358 2010

Lecture in conjunction with the Royal Oak Foundation, Anne Sebba, “That Woman”:  The Life of Wallis Simpson

  • Carnarvon, Fiona, Countess ofLady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey:  The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle.  New York:  Broadway Paperbacks, 2011.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  DA570 .C37 2011
  • Jennings, CharlesThem and Us:  The American Invasion of British High SocietyStroud:  Sutton Publishing, 2007.
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  HT653.G7 J46 2007
  • Vickers, HugoBehind Closed Doors:  The Tragic, Untold Story of the Duchess of WindsorLondon:  Hutchinson, 2011.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Temporarily shelved at New Books Shelves
    • Call Number:  CT788.W579 V52 2011
  • Ziegler, PhilipKing Edward VIII:  A BiographyNew York: Knopf, 1991.  
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  DA580 .Z54

Book Talk, Susan Hertog, Dangerous Ambition.  Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson:  New Women in Search of Love and Power

  • Kurth, PeterAmerican Cassandra:  The Life of Dorothy ThompsonBoston:  Little, Brown, 1990.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  CT275.T545 K87
  • McDowell, LesleyBetween the Sheets:  The Literary Liaisons of Nine 20th-Century Women WritersNew York: Overlook Press, 2010  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  PN471 .M385 2010
  • Sheean, VincentDorothy and RedBoston:  Houghton Mifflin, 1963. 
    • Location:  Cutter Classification
    • Call Number:  65 .T373 .s
  • West, Rebecca, DameSelected Letters of Rebecca West.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2000.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  PR6045.E8 Z48 2000

Book Talk, Alice Kessler-Harris, A Difficult Woman:  The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman

  • Hodges, Ben [ed.]The Play That Changed My Life:  America's Foremost Playwrights on the Plays That Influenced Them.  New York:  Applause Theatre & Cinema Books:  American Theatre Wing, 2009.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  PS129 .A546 2009
  • Kerr, WalterHow Not to Write a PlayNew York: Simon and Schuster, 1955.  
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number:  X1D .K463 .h
  • Mahoney, RosemaryA Likely Story:  One Summer with Lillian HellmanNew York:  Doubleday, 1998.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  PS3515.E343 Z77 1998
  • Martinson, DeborahLillian Hellman:  A Life with Foxes and ScoundrelsNew York: Counterpoint, 2005.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  CT275.H44 M37 2005

Book Talk, Anka Muhlstein, Balzac’s Omelette:  A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honore de Balzac

  • Barricelli, Jean PierreBalzac and Music:  Its Place and Meaning in His Life and WorkNew YorkGarland Pub., 1990.  
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  PQ2184.M8 B37 1990
  • Pritchett, V.S.  BalzacLondon:  Chatto & Windus, 1973.  
    • Location:  Cutter Classification
    • Call Number:  5F +B216 +zp
  • Waters, AliceThe Art of Simple Food:  Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious RevolutionNew York:  Clarkson Potter, 2007.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  TX714 .W277 2007
  • Visser, MargaretMuch Depends on Dinner:  The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils, and Taboos, of an Ordinary MealNew York:  Grove Press, 1987.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  GT2860 .V57 1987

Lecture, John Tschirch, “The Eden of America”:  The Landscape History of Newport, Rhode Island

  • Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (23rd : 2002 : Washington, D.C.)  Bourgeois and Aristocratic Cultural Encounters in Garden Art, 1550-1850Washington, D.C.:  Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2002.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: + SB466.E92 D85 2002.
  • Hill, May Brawley.  Grandmother’s Garden:  The Old-Fashioned American Garden, 1865-1915New York:  Abrams, 1995.  
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: + SB457.53 .H55 1995
  • Kathrens, Michael CNewport Villas:  The Revival Styles, 1885-1935New York: W.W. Norton, 2009.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: Lg NA7238.N67 K38 2009
  • Major, Judith KTo Live in the New World:  A.J. Downing and American Landscape GardeningCambridge, Mass:  The MIT Press, 1997.
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  SB470.D68 M36 1997

Boston Globe Lecture, David Schutz and Javier Zarracina, Graphic Boston:  Visualizing the News and the City

  • Grossfeld, Stan [ed.]Eyes of the Globe:  Twenty-Five Years of Photography from the Boston GlobeChester, Conn.:  Globe Pequot Press, 1985.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  + TR820 .E844 1985
  • Krieger, Alex, David Cobb and Amy Turner [eds]Mapping BostonCambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1999.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  Lg GA430 .M36 1999
  • Pfitzer, Gregory MPicturing the Past:  Illustrated Histories and the American Imagination, 1840-1900Washington D.C.:  Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  E175 .P477 2002
  • Thomson, Ellen MazurThe Origins of Graphic Design in America, 1870-1920New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1997.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  NC998.5.A1 T56 1997 

Book Talk, Andrew Blum, Tubes:  A Journey to the Center of the Internet

  • Kirkpatrick, DavidThe Facebook Effect:  The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the WorldNew York:  Simon & Schuster, 2010.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  HD9696.8.U64 F335 2010
  • Morozov, EvgenyThe Net Delusion:  The Dark Side of Internet FreedomNew York:  PublicAffairs, 2011.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  HM851 .M665 2011
  • Schewick, BarbaraVan SchewickNew Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press, 2010.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  TK5105.875.I57 V378 2010
  • Wu, TimThe Master Switch:  The Rise and Fall of Information EmpiresNew York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  HE7631 .W8 2010 

Lecture, Paula Matthews, The Piano in Boston:  A Very Brief History

  • Chapin, MilesEighty-Eight Keys:  The Making of a Steinway PianoNew York:  Clarkson Potter Publishers, 1997.
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  + ML694 .C43 1997
  • Isacoff, StuartA Natural History of the Piano:  The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians--from Mozart to Modern Jazz, and Everything in BetweenNew York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 2011  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  ML650 .I83 2011.
  • Parakilas, JamesPiano Roles:  Three Hundred Years of Life with the PianoNew Haven:  Yale University Press, 1999.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  + ML650 .P37 1999
  • Tawa, Nicholas EFrom Psalm to Symphony:  A History of Music in New EnglandBoston:  Northeastern University Press, 2001.  
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  ML200.7.N3 T39 2001

Book Talk, Catherine Willis, Hiding in Plain Sight:  Images from the Boston Public Library’s Archives

  • Breisch, Kenneth AHenry Hobson Richardson and the Small Public Library in AmericaCambridge, Mass.:  MIT Press, 1997  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  + Z679.2.U54 B74 1997.
  • Foss, Sam WalterThe Song of the Library StaffNew York:  J.R. Anderson, 1906.
    • Location:  Cutter Classification
    • Call Number:  VEP .F79 .son
  • Van Slyck, Abigail AyresFree to All: Carnegie Libraries & American Culture, 1890-1920Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1995  
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  Z679.2.U54 V36 1995.
  • Whitehill, Walter MuirBoston Public Library:  A Centennial HistoryCambridge:  Harvard University Press, 1956.  
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  Z733.B752 W5 

Illustrated Lecture, Terry Vose, Tales of an Art Dealer:  The History of the Vose Galleries, Boston

  • Duveen, James HenryArt Treasures and IntrigueGarden City, N.Y., Doublday, Doran & Company, inc., 1935.  
    • Location:  Cutter Classification
    • Call Number:  UZZ .D955
  • Seligman, GermainMerchants of Art, 1880-1960:  Eighty Years of Professional CollectingNew York:  Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1961.
    • Location:  Cutter  Classification
    • Call Number: UZZ +Se48 +zs
  • Stourton, JamesGreat Collectors of Our Time.  London:  Scala, 2007.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  + N5210 .S76 2007.
  • Visson, VladimirFair Warning:  Memoirs of a New York Art DealerTenafly, N.J.:  Hermitage, 1986.
    • Location:  Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number:  N8660.V55 A2 1986.