Inside Higher Ed reviewed I Love My Selfie, a new book by Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture. Stavans wrote about the purpose and meaning of these ubiquitous photos in the Winter 2017 Amherst magazine.
Professor William Taubman, whose biography on Nikita Khrushchev won a Pulitzer Prize in 2004, will release a much-anticipated book on Mikhail Gorbachev next fall. The Washington Post named the biography one of 10 books on leadership to read in 2017. Taubman is the Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.
The poet's Main Street home "exerts a multitude of magnetic pulls," writes Blair Kamin '79 in the Chicago Tribune. "It's a restoration in progress, simultaneously enriching the familiar narrative of the poet's famously reclusive life and bidding visitors to re-examine it."
CNBC's Jim Cramer interviewed former Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen '83 about his new book, The Disruptors' Feast. "The spirit of American business is not playing to avoid losing," van Paasschen said. "It's playing to win."
Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst, argued in The New York Times that a rejection of Spanish by President Trump will turn it into "a language of resistance."