Amherst Magazine

Short Takes

By Katherine Duke ’05

Summer’s the time to trek around the globe and back through history with Amherst authors. A journey of 50,000 miles begins with William A. Stoever ’62’s Hitchhike the World, Book I: America, Europe, Africa (self-published). Dixon Long ’55 shows us Markets of Paris, Second Edition: Food, Antiques, Crafts, Books, and More (co-authored with Marjorie R. Williams, The Little Bookroom), as well as Love, Maybe (CreateSpace). John Patrick Walsh ’93 studies the Free and French in the Caribbean: Toussaint Louverture, Aimé Césaire and Narratives of Loyal Opposition (Indiana University Press). Richard Davidson ’63 has co-edited The 1854 Diary of Adeline Elizabeth Hoe with Helen Taylor Davidson (Peter E. Randall Publisher). John J. Geoghegan ’79 dives deep into Operation Storm: Japan’s Top Secret Submarines and Their Plan to Change the Course of World War II (Crown Publishers). That war shatters the tranquility of Tuscany in Chris Bohjalian ’82’s latest novel, The Light in the Ruins (Doubleday). Through The Fields of Light: An Experiment in Critical Reading (Paul Dry Books), the late Harvard Professor Reuben Arthur Brower ’30 is our guide, and William H. Pritchard ’53 provides a foreword. Bradford R. Collins ’64 writes on Pop Art (Phaidon) from 1952 to 1990, and philosopher J. David Velleman ’74 lays Foundations for Moral Relativism (Open Book Publishers).