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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.

To order books, mail a check, payable to the Trustees of Amherst College, to:

Katherine Duke ’05
Amherst College Office of Communications
AC #2202
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Please include a postage and handling fee of $3.75 for the first book, plus $0.50 for each additional book. Questions? Contact Katherine Duke at 413-542-2927 or

NEW! John William Ward: An American Idealist, by Kim Townsend, 2014. $29.95 — Hardcover

NEW! Gender Matters: The First Half-Century of Women Teaching at Amherst, by Elizabeth Aries, Rose Olver and Jane Taubman, 2014. $25 — Softcover

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

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

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

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

Amherst, Massachusetts, Imprints 1825-1876, Newton Felch McKeon and Katharine Conover Cowles, editors, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Letters of Elizabeth Stearns Tyler by Elizabeth Stearns Tyler, 1920. $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

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

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 with several 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

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

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

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

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

Studies in Philosophy and Pyschologyby former students of Charles Edward Garman, 1906. $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

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

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

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