Book Report

Books by Alumni

French Revolutions for Beginners By Michael J. LaMonica ’04 What’s funny about the (many) French revolutions? Quite a bit, it turns out. LaMonica’s humorously illustrated nonfiction book covers the major figures, events, and political issues of a century during which France underwent 15 transitions of government. – Red Wheel/Weiser, November 2014   Brandywine By Michael C. Harris ’01 Subtitled A Military History of the Battle That Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777, Harris’ book is the first complete study to merge the strategic, political, and tactical history of this Revolutionary War battle. – Savas Beatie, June 2014   Heart Murmurs: What Patients Teach Their Doctors By Sharon Dobie ’69 Dr. Dobie, a family physician at the University of Washington Medical Center, worked with 35 other physician-authors on this collection of essays exploring the interactions between doctors and their patients. – University of … [Read more...]

Books by UMW Faculty

Sufism and American Literary Masters Edited by Mehdi Aminrazavi, professor of philosophy and religion Essays examine the influence of Sufism on 19th- and early 20th-century American literature, particularly in the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman. – SUNY Press, November 2014   Turtles All the Way Down Translated by David Ambuel, professor of philosophy This is a translation and commentary on Plato’s Theaetetus, exploring themes of knowledge and judgment. – Academia Verlag, January 2015 … [Read more...]