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Books Related to Athenæum Events Spring 2013

Below are listed books relevant to some of the topics presented this winter. 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.

Lecture, Peter Walsh: The Map of Mysteries: Vespucci's Clouded Legacy in the New World

  • Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. Amerigo: the Man Who Gave His Name to America.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: CT1358.V47 F47 2007
  • Hessler, John W. [ed.] The Naming of America: Martin Waldseemuller's 1507 World Map and the Cosmographiae Introduction.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: E125.V6 W1513 2008
  • Lester, Toby. The Fourth Part of the World: the Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: E18.75 L47 2009
  • Zweig, Stefan. Amerigo: a Comedy of Errors in History.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: 5l.V63.z

Noon Poetry Reading, Carolle R. Morini 

  • Auster, Paul [ed.] Random House Book of Twentieth-Century French Poetry.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: +PQ1170.E6 R36
  • Bellow, Saul. Humboldt's Gift.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PZ3.B41937 Hu
  • Carson, Ann. Autobiography of Red: a Novel in Verse.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PS3553.A7667 A94 1998
  • Valentine, Jean. Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems, 1965-2003.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PS3572.A39 D66 2004

Poetry Reading, David Ferry: Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations

  • Davidson, Peter. The Fading Smile: Poets in Boston, 1955-1960, from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PS255.B6 D38 1994
  • Ferry, David. Of No Country I Know: New and Selected Poems and Translations.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PS3556.E77 O37 1999
  • Hofmann, Michael and James Lasdun [eds.] After Ovid: New Metamorphoses.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PR195.M8 A35 1995
  • Sleigh, Tom. The Dreamhous.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PS3569.L36 D74 1999

Lecture, Martin Rees, Royal Astronomer: From Mars to the Multiverse

  • Clegg, Brian. Before the Big Bang: the Prehistory of Our Universe.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: QB981.C627 2009
  • Potter, Christopher. You Are Here: a Portable History of the Universe.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: QB981.P68 2009
  • Rees, Martin. Just Six Numbers: the Deep Forces That Shape the Universe.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: QB981.R3423 2000
  • Tyson, Neil deGrasse. Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: QB981.T96 2004

Book Talk, Sara Day: Coded Letters, Concealed Love

  • Day, Sara. [ed.] Gathering History: the Marian S. Carson Collection of Americana.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: Z1201.G38 1999
  • Hale, Edward Everett. The Works of Edward Everett Hale.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: VE.H12
  • Holloway, Jean. Edward Everett Hale: a Biography.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: CT275.H1808
  • Lunde, Paul [ed.]. The Book of Codes: Understanding the World of Hidden Messages: an Illustrated Guide to Signs, Symbols, Ciphers, and Hidden Languages.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: +Z103.B57 2009

Lecture, Julius Bryant: The Treasures of Kenwood House

  • Gosudarstvennyi Ermitazh. Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Hermitage.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: +ND636.D9 1988
  • Harris, Eileen. The Genius of Robert Adam.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: Lg NA997.A4 H368 2001
  • Sykes, Christopher Simon. Private Palaces: Life in the Great London Houses.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: +DA688.S79 1986
  • Wilson, Richard and Alan Mackley. Creating Paradise: the Building of the English Country House, 1660-1880.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: +NA7620.W557 2000

Lecture, John Lannon: Highlights from the Athenaeum's Cartographic Collections

  • Ehrenberg, Ralph E. [ed.] Mapping the World: an Illustrated History of Cartography.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: Lg GA201.M365 2006
  • Garfield, Simon. On the Map: Why the World Looks the Way It Does.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Temporary Location: New Books Shelf
    • Call Number: GA201.G375 2012
  • Larsen, Reif. The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PZ4.L33543 Se 2009
  • Woodward, David [ed.]. Art and Cartography: Six Historical Essays.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: +GA108.A78 1987

Book Talk, Tatiana Holway: The Flower of Empire: an Amozonian Water Lily, the Quest to Make It Bloom, and the World It Created

  • Victoria Regia: the Great Water Lily of America. Chromolithographic plates by Sharp & Son.
    • Location: Prints and Photography Department (Appointment Required)
    • Call Number: * D JU 1854 a-e
  • Gascoigne, John. Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment: Useful Knowledge and Polite Culture.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: +Q127.G7 G37 1994
  • Goldhill, Simon. Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: DA550.G65 2011
  • Proctor, Adelaide Anne. Victoria Regia: a Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: VE.9P94

Book Talk, Margalit Fox: The Riddle of the Labyrinth: the Quest to Crack an Ancient Code

  • Alsop, Joseph. From the Silent Earth: a Report of the Greek Bronze Age.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: 7BP.Al781
  • Evans, Arthur, Sir. Scripta Minoa, the Written Documents of Minoan Crete with Special Reference.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: +NA6695 .D37 1993
  • Levin, Saul. The Linear B Decipherment Controversy Re-examined.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: P1035.L48
  • Robinson, Andrew. The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: the Story of Michael Ventris.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: CT788.V46 2002

Lecture, Kathryn Greenthal: Augustus Saint-Gauden's Shaw Memorial: Its Creation and Its Context

  • Greenthal, Kathryn. Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Master Sculptor.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: Lg NB237.S2 G74 1985
  • Junne, George H. A History of the Fifty-fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Colored Infantry of the Civil War: the Real Story Behind the Movie Glory.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: E513.5 54th .J86 2012
  • McKay, Martha Nicholson. When the Tide Turned in the Civil War.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: 65.Sh264.m
  • Smith, Marion Whitney. Colonel Robert Gould Shaw: a Pictorial History: His Family Background and Shaw's Brave Massachusetts 54th Volunteer Infantry.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: CT275.S522 S641

Lecture, James Reid-Cunningham: Inherent Vice

  • Basbanes, Nicholas A. A Splendor of Letters: the Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: Z4.B395 2003
  • Brooks, Geraldine. People of the Book: a Novel.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PZ4.B87177 Pe 2008
  • Hadgraft, Nicholas and Katherine Swift [eds.]. Conservation and Preservation in Small Libraries.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: +Z110.C7 P3 1994
  • Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut [ed.]. Bookbinding in America: Three Essays.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: Z270.U5 L4 1967

Book Talk, Louis Begley: Schmidt Steps Back

  • Begley, Louis. About Schmidt.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PZ4.B415 Ab
  • Begley, Louis. Schmidt Delivered.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PZ4.B415 Sc 2000
  • Tyler, Anne. The Beginner's Goodbye: a Novel.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PZ4.T979 Beg 2012
  • Updike, John. Rabbit, Run.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PZ4.U64 Rab

Book Talk, Gil Schafer: The Ingredients of a Great House: Tradition for the Way We Live Now

  • Alexander, Christopher, Howard Davis, Julio Martinez and Donald Corner. The Production of Houses.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: TH4811.A46 1985
  • Kidder, Tracy. House.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: TH4811.K48 1985
  • Lefaivre, Liane. Critical Regionalism: Architecture and Identity in a Globalised World.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: +NA682.R44 L44 2003
  • Porphyrios, Demetri. Classical Architecture: the Living Tradition.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: Lg NA260.P67 1992

Book Talk, Joshua C. Kendall: America's Obsessives: the Compulsive Energy that Built a Nation

  • Kendall, Joshua C. The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: CT275.W41 K46 2010
  • Martin, Steve. The Pleasure of My Company.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: PZ4.M3838 Pl 2003
  • Mosley, Leonard. Lindbergh: a Biography.
    • Location: Cutter Classification
    • Call Number: 65.L54.mo
  • Weigand, Wayne A. Irrepressible Reformer: a Biography of Melvil Dewey.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: CT275.D4729 W53 1996

Book Talk, Ibis Sanchez-Serrano: The World's Health Care Crisis: From the Laboratory Bench to the Patient's Bedside

  • Blumenthal, David. The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: RA395.A3 B68 2009
  • Brawley, Otis Webb. How We Do Harm: a Doctor Breaks Rank About Being Sick in America.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Temporary Location: New Books Shelves
    • Call Number: RA395.A3 B72 2012
  • Hilts, Philip J. Protecting America's Health: the FDA Business, and One Hundred Years of Regulation.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: RA11.H54 2003
  • Reid, T. R. The Healing of America: a Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care.
    • Location: Library of Congress Classification
    • Call Number: RA395.A3 R435 2009