Interested in having your book featured?

The goal of Amherst Reads and the Featured Book is to connect community members, both on and off campus, to the intellectual life of the college in new and interesting ways. The intellectual life of the college lives not just on campus in our students and faculty, but it is carried to the world beyond in the work and lives of alumni as well.  We hope to shed light on the vast array of publications offered by Amherst authors in our reading list and we aim to connect readers to some of these authors through our Featured Book.

Interested in having your book featured?

The goal of Amherst Reads and the Featured Book is to connect community members, both on and off campus, to the intellectual life of the college in new and interesting ways. The intellectual life of the college lives not just on campus in our students and faculty, but it is carried to the world beyond in the work and lives of alumni as well.  We hope to shed light on the vast array of publications offered by Amherst authors in our reading list and we aim to connect readers to some of these authors through our Featured Book.

Interested in having your book featured?

The goal of Amherst Reads and the Featured Book is to connect community members, both on and off campus, to the intellectual life of the college in new and interesting ways. The intellectual life of the college lives not just on campus in our students and faculty, but it is carried to the world beyond in the work and lives of alumni as well.  We hope to shed light on the vast array of publications offered by Amherst authors in our reading list and we aim to connect readers to some of these authors through our Featured Book.

An Interview with Professor Thomas Dumm

Loneliness as a Way of Life

By Thomas Dumm, Professor of Political Science; Chair of the Political Science Dept. Harvard University Press, 2008

Reviewed by Rand Richards Cooper ’80

The Lonely Self

An Interview with Jennifer Cody Epstein '88

Jennifer Cody Epstein '88

Listen to the full interview with Jennifer Cody Epstein '88 and Sam Morse, Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages And Civilizations.

An Interview with Lauren Groff '01

Lauren Groff '01

Listen to the full interview with Lauren Groff '01 and Professor of French Paul Rockwell.

Discussion Board

The Most Famous man in america - Debby Applegate '89

The Most Famous Man in America: A Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
by Debby Applegate '89

The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher
Applegate asks in the book:
“Was Beecher a great man?”

By Debby Applegate '89. New York: Doubleday, 2006. 544 pp. $27.95 hardcover.

The Most Famous Man in America: A Biography of Henry Ward Beecher

The Most Famous man in america - Debby Applegate '89

by Debby Applegate '89

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