Amherst English: An Appreciation

By Rand Richards Cooper ’80

The number kept changing. Was it 374 years, as President Biddy Martin stated in her congratulatory remarks? Or 421 years, as listed on the invitation? Or some other figure?

Enlightening the Earth

By Rand Richards Cooper ’80


No single view of the new science center
will disclose its whole shape.

Americans in Berlin

Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power, by Andrew Nagorski ’69 (Simon & Schuster)

Reviewed by Rand Richards Cooper ’80

Vacation in Absentia

By Rand Richards Cooper ’80

Architecture's Moral Arc

Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age, by Blair Kamin ’79, P’15 (University of Chicago Press)

Reviewed by Rand Richards Cooper ’80

Law & Order in Real Life

Varieties of Guilt

The sequel to the book that jumpstarted the legal-thriller genre. Innocent, by Scott Turow ’70 (Grand Central Publishing)

Reviewed by Rand Richards Cooper ’80

Ripples Through the Pond

And Then There’s This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture, by Bill Wasik ’96 (Viking)

Review by Rand Richards Cooper ’80

The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown '86

The Lost Symbol is published by Doubleday

Reviewed by Rand Richards Cooper ’80

Flowers on the Water