Books About Amherst College

Recent Publications

Amherst College Portraits
Who Am I in this Picture? Amherst College Portraits, with Brett Cook and Wendy Ewald

Tom Gerety: The Freshman Who Hated Socrates
The Freshman Who Hated Socrates: A College President Reflects on Life in the Liberal Arts, by Tom Gerety

Douglas Wilson: Passages of Time
Passages of Time: Narratives in the History of Amherst College, edited by Douglas C. Wilson ’62

Below are books available for purchase from Amherst College. Some of the works listed were published by Amherst College; others were originally published commercially and the remainder stock acquired by the college.

Orders should be sent to the Office of Public Affairs, 79 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002-5000. Please include postage and handling fees of $3.75. Postage information for orders of multiple books can be obtained by calling Katherine Duke at 413-542-2927 or e-mailing Checks should be made payable to the Trustees of Amherst College.

An Amherst Boyhood by Alfred E. Stearns, 1946. $7 — Hardcover

The Amherst Memorial Volume, A Record of the Contribution Made by Amherst College and Amherst Men in the World War, 1914-1918 by Claude Moore Fuess, 1926. $7 — Hardcover

Amherst Undergraduate Verse compiled by David Morton, 1925. $7 — Hardcover

Amherst Undergraduate Verse compiled by David Morton, 1927. $7 — Hardcover

Amherst Undergraduate Verse compiled by David Morton, 1928. $7 — Hardcover

Amherst Undergraduate Verse compiled by David Morton, 1929. $7 — Hardcover

Amherst Undergraduate Verse compiled by David Morton, 1930. $7 — Hardcover

Amherst, Massachusetts, Imprints 1825-1876, Newton Felch McKeon and Katharine Conover Cowles, editors, 1946. $7 — Hardcover

Black Women of Amherst College by Mavis C. Campbell, 1999. $20 — Hardcover

William Crary Brownell by Gertrude Hall Brownell, 1933. $7 — Hardcover

The College on the Hill, Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of Amherst College 1821-1996, Amherst College Archives, 1996. $29.95 — Softcover

The Coming of Man by John M. Tyler, 1923. $7 — Hardcover

Curious Footprints: Professor Hitchcock's Dinosaur Tracks & Other Natural History Treasures at Amherst College, text by Nancy Pick '83, photographs by Frank Ward, 2006. $20 - Softcover

The Development of The Art Collection of Amherst College, 1821-1971 by Charles H. Morgan, 1972. $8 — Hardcover

The Development of the Art Collection of Amherst College, 1821-1971 by Charles H. Morgan, 1972. $1.99 — Kindle Edition (Click here to download!)

Emily Dickinson: Three Views by Archibald MacLeish, Louise Bogan and Richard Wilbur, 1960. $7 — Hardcover 

Dionysus: The Tragedy of Nietzsche by Otto Manthey-Zorn, 1956. $7 — Hardcover

English At Amherst: A History by Theodore Baird, edited and with an introduction by William H. Pritchard, 2005. $25 — Hardcover

Essays in Biblical Interpretation by Henry Preserved Smith, 1921. $7 — Hardcover

Joseph B. Eastman, Servant of the People by Claude Moore Fuess, 1952. $7 — Hardcover

The Fabulous Unicorn by Peter Burnett Howe, 1959. $7 — Hardcover

The Freshman Who Hated Socrates: A College President Reflects on Life in the Liberal Arts by Tom Gerety, 2007. $25 — Hardcover

A Glance at Amherst Athletics, Walter L. Tower, 1935. $4 — Softcover

General Education at Amherst, Essays on the Introduction to Liberal Studies Program 1978-1982, Frederick T. Griffiths, Allen Kropf and Kirsten M. Cronin, editors, 1982. $4 — Softcover

Charles Hamilton Houston (1895-1950) by Robert A. Gross. $4 — Softcover

A History of the Endowment of Amherst College by Stanley King, 1950. $7 - Hardcover, $4 — Softcover

In Other Words--Amherst in Prose and Verse, Horace W. Hewlett, editor, 1964. $7 - Hardcover, $4 — Softcover

Stanley King of Amherst by Claude Moore Fuess, 1955. $7 — Hardcover

The Life Indeed, A Review, in Terms of Common Thinking, of the Scripture History Issuing in Immortality by John Franklin Genung, 1921. $7 — Hardcover

The Lost Portraits of Thomas Jefferson Painted by Gilbert Stuart by Orland Campbell and Courtney Campbell, 1959. $4 — Softcover

Dwight W. Morrow, Memorial Addresses Delivered to Congress, 1932. $7 — Hardcover

Dwight Whitney Morrow--A Sketch in Admiration by Hewitt H. Howland, 1930. $7 — Hardcover

The Miner's Freedom, A Study of the Working Life in a Changing Industry by Carter Goodrich, 1925. $7 — Hardcover

Mornings at 8:50 by George Frisbie Whicher, 1950. $7 — Hardcover

Nature and Mind, Selected Essays of Frederick J. E. Woodbridge by Frederick J. E. Woodbridge, 1937. $7 — Hardcover

The New England College in the Age of the University by George E. Peterson, 1964. $7 — Hardcover

Parties and Party Leaders by Anson Daniel Morse, 1923. $7 — Hardcover

Passages of Time, Narratives in the History of Amherst College, edited and withseveral selections by Douglas C. Wilson. 2007. $25 — Hardcover

The Passing of the Springfield Republican by John J. Scanlon, 1950. $7 — Hardcover

Piety and Intellect at Amherst College 1865-1912 by Thomas LeDuc, 1946. $7 — Hardcover

The Plimpton Collection of French and Indian War Items by J. C. Long, 1934. $7 — Hardcover; $4 — Softcover

Poetry Amherst: A Sesquicentennial Anthology of Poems by Alumni of Amherst College, Richard Aldridge, editor, 1972. $7 — Hardcover

Poetry and Civilization by George Frisbie Whicher, 1955. $7 — Hardcover

Recollections of The Folger Shakespeare Library by Stanley King, 1950. $4 — Softcover

Sabrina, Being a Chronicle of the Life of the Goddess of Amherst College by Winthrop H. Smith, Halvor R. Steward and John G. Gibson II, 1921. $7 — Hardcover

The Selected Papers and Addresses of Joseph B. Eastman, G. Lloyd Wilson, editor, 1948. $7 — Hardcover

Studies in Philosophy and Pyschology, by former students of Charles Edward Garman, 1906. $7 — Hardcover

Benjamin Goodall Symon, Jr., His Biography and Letters by Lowell Russell Ditzen, 1963. $7 — Hardcover

The Seed and the Sowers, A Series of Chapel Talks on the History of Amherst College and a Play about Its Founding by F. Curtis Canfield, 1955. $7 — Hardcover

The Spoken Word, Speeches Made During His Presidency by Calvin Hastings Plimpton, 1971. $9 — Hardcover

Letters of Elizabeth Stearns Tyler by Elizabeth Stearns Tyler, 1920. $7 — Hardcover

Teachers of History, Essays in Honor of Laurence Bradford Packard, H. Stuart Hughes, editor, 1954. $7 — Hardcover

Teaching What We Do by Amherst College Faculty, 1991. $15 — Hardcover

Who Am I in this Picture? Amherst College Portraits with Brett Cook and Wendy Ewald, 2009. $25 — Softcover

Achilles' Shield and the Structure of the Iliad, a thesis by Guenter A. Duethorn, 1962. $4 — Softcover

American Participation in the Great Exhibition of 1851, a thesis by Robert F. Dalzell, Jr., 1960. $4 — Softcover

An Analysis and Critique of the Union Financing of the Civil War, a thesis by Bert W. Rein, 1962. $4 — Softcover

British Objectives in the Transvaal, 1877-1884, a thesis by John W. Lyon, 1962. $4 — Softcover

A. I. Deniken and the Anti-Bolshevik Movement in South Russia, a thesis by William G. Rosenberg, 1961. $4 — Softcover

Luther's Sense of Himself as an Interpreter of the Word to the World, a thesis by Peter G. Sandstrom, 1961. $4 — Softcover

Herman Melville, The Philisophical Implications of Literary Technique in Moby Dick, a thesis by John Borton, 1961. $4 — Softcover

The Rhetoric of Joseph Conrad, a thesis by James L. Guetti, Jr., 1960. $4 — Softcover

The Shape of the Harp, Translations and Poems, a thesis by G. Jon Roush, 1960. $4 — Softcover

Theories of Corporate Power, a thesis by Paul M. Dodyk, 1961. $4 — Softcover

Towards a Sound National Petroleum Policy, a thesis by Adrian W. Throop, 1960. $4 — Softcover

The Transformation of Allegory from Spenser to Hawthorne, a thesis by Peter Berek, 1962. $4 — Softcover


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