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Bicentennial Books

Purchase or download special books published on the occasion of Amherst College’s bicentennial in 2021.

The Past as Present: Selected Thoughts & Essays

Paul T. Ruxin
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Published by Amherst College

Compiled and edited by Gordon M. Pradl ’65 and Samuel B. Ellenport ’65, with an introduction by Henry Clay Folger Professor of English, Emeritus, William H. Pritchard ’53.

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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. If you are interested in placing an order, please contact Madeline Levine in the Office of Communications at The shipping and handling cost will vary based on the weight of each book and the quantity ordered. 

An Amherst Boyhood, by Alfred E. Stearns, 1946. $6 (hardcover).

Amherst, Massachusetts, Imprints 1825–1876, edited by Newton Felch McKeon and Katharine Conover Cowles, 1946. $6 (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. $6 (hardcover).

Benjamin Goodall Symon, Jr., His Biography and Letters, by Lowell Russell Ditzen, 1963. $6 (hardcover).

Black Women of Amherst College, by Mavis C. Campbell, 1999. $20 (hardcover).

Charles Hamilton Houston (1895-1950), by Robert A. Gross, 1977. $4 (softcover).

The College on the Hill: Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of Amherst College 1821–1996, Amherst College Archives, 1996. $30 (softcover).

The Coming of Man, by John M. Tyler, 1923. $6 (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. $6 (hardcover).

Dionysus: The Tragedy of Nietzsche, by Otto Manthey-Zorn, 1956. $6 (hardcover).

Dwight W. Morrow, Memorial Addresses Delivered to Congress, 1932. $6 (hardcover).

Dwight Whitney Morrow: A Sketch in Admiration, by Hewitt H. Howland, 1930. $6 (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. $6 (hardcover).

The Fabulous Unicorn, by Peter Burnett Howe, 1959. $6 (hardcover).

The Freshman Who Hated Socrates: A College President Reflects on Life in the Liberal Arts, by Tom Gerety, 2007. $25 (hardcover—currently out of stock).

Gender Matters: The First Half-Century of Women Teaching at Amherst, by Elizabeth Aries, Rose Olver and Jane Taubman, 2014. $25 (softcover).

General Education at Amherst: Essays on the Introduction to Liberal Studies Program 1978-1982, edited by Frederick T. Griffiths, Allen Kropf and Kirsten M. Cronin, 1982. $4 (softcover).

A History of the Endowment of Amherst College, by Stanley King, 1950. $6 (hardcover), $4 (softcover).

In Other Words: Amherst in Prose and Verse, edited by Horace W. Hewlett.  $4 (softcover).

John William Ward: An American Idealist, by Kim Townsend, 2014. $30 (hardcover).

Joseph B. Eastman, Servant of the People, by Claude Moore Fuess, 1952. $6 (hardcover).

Letters of Elizabeth Stearns Tyler, by Elizabeth Stearns Tyler, 1920. $6 (hardcover).

The Life Indeed: A Review, in Terms of Common Thinking, of the Scripture History Issuing in Immortality, by John Franklin Genung, 1921. $6 (hardcover).

The Lost Portraits of Thomas Jefferson Painted by Gilbert Stuart, by Orland Campbell and Courtney Campbell, 1959. $4 (softcover).

The Miner’s Freedom: A Study of the Working Life in a Changing Industry, by Carter Goodrich, 1925. $6 (hardcover).

Mornings at 8:50, by George Frisbie Whicher, 1950. $6 (hardcover).

The New England College in the Age of the University, by George E. Peterson, 1964. $6 (hardcover).

Parties and Party Leaders, by Anson Daniel Morse, 1923. $6 (hardcover).

Passages of Time: Narratives in the History of Amherst College, edited and with several selections by Douglas C. Wilson, 2007. $25 (hardcover—currently out of stock).

The Passing of the Springfield Republican by John J. Scanlon, 1950. $6 (hardcover).

Piety and Intellect at Amherst College 1865–1912, by Thomas LeDuc, 1946. $6 (hardcover).

The Plimpton Collection of French and Indian War Items, by J.C. Long, 1934. $4 (softcover).

Poetry Amherst: A Sesquicentennial Anthology of Poems by Alumni of Amherst College, edited by Richard Aldridge, 1972. $6 (hardcover).

Poetry and Civilization, by George Frisbie Whicher, 1955. $6 (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. $6 (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. $6 (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. $10 (hardcover).

Stanley King of Amherst, by Claude Moore Fuess, 1955. $6 (hardcover).

Teachers of History, Essays in Honor of Laurence Bradford Packard, edited by H. Stuart Hughes, 1954. $6 (hardcover).

Teaching What We Do: Essays 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).