Banished From Johnstown

Banished From Johnstown: Racist Backlash in Pennsylvania

May 11, 2020

by Cody McDevitt (Jour'07) (The History Press, 224 pages; 2020) Buy the Book In 1923, in response to the fatal shooting of four policemen, the mayor of Johnstown ordered every African American and Mexican immigrant who had lived in the city for less than seven years to leave. They were...

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Every Thread a Story: Traditional Chinese Artisans of Guizhou Province

Feb. 26, 2020

by Karen Elting Brock (Engl'86), Linda Ligon, Jun Wang (Thrumus Books, 2020; 160 pages) Buy the Book The book introduces more than a dozen contemporary artists from four ethnic groups working in the techniques of their ancestors, including indigo dyers, embroiderers of varying techniques, weavers, a metalsmith, and a paper...

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Peace on Our Terms

Jan. 10, 2020

by Mona Siegel (Fren, IntlAf'90) (Columbia University Press, 344 pages; 2020) Buy the Book Peace on Our Terms follows dozens of remarkable women from Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia as they crossed oceans and continents; commanded meeting halls in Paris, Zurich, and Washington; and marched in the...

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Migrating for Medical Marijuana

Nov. 20, 2019

by Tracy Ferrell (MEngl'96, PhD'01) (McFarland Books, 237 pages; 2019) Buy the Book In the last six years, Colorado has seen a population boom reminiscent of the state’s first few years of settlement. But rather than staking mining claims or establishing homesteads, these new pioneers are on the frontier of...

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Recipe for Chaos

Nov. 20, 2019

by Zack Matheson (Engl'96) (Amazon, 356 pages; 2019) Buy the Book The restaurant industry in Park City, Utah, can be murder. Celebrity chef Renny Shepherd is found gunned down in his Main Street restaurant. As Detective Lincoln Coulter investigates, he discovers that the chef was probably killed for a recipe...

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Not a Thing to Comfort You

Nov. 11, 2019

by Emily Wortman-Wunder (EPOBio '95) (University of Iowa Press, 148 pages; 2019) Buy the Book From a lightning death on an isolated peak to the intrigues of a small town orchestra, the glimmering stories in this debut collection explore how nature—damaged, fierce, and unpredictable—worms its way into our lives. Here...

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The Cryptid Keeper

Nov. 11, 2019

by Lija Fisher (Thtr'97) (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 320 pages; 2019) Buy the Book Life has gotten complicated for thirteen-year-old Clivo Wren. After taking up his deceased father’s mission to find the extraordinary creature whose blood grants everlasting life, Clivo is spending his summer not at camp or hanging out...

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Reverberations of a Stroke: A Memoir

Nov. 6, 2019

by Karl Gustafson (APMath, Fin'58) (Springer International Publishing, 65 pages; 2019) Buy the Book In the early morning hours of Feb. 1, 2016, Karl Gustafson became instinctively aware that something catastrophic was happening inside him. A severe headache that had persisted for days had taken a sudden turn for the...

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Learn to Walk, Try to Fly

Oct. 25, 2019

by Troy Rappold (Comm'90) (Credo House Publishers, 2019; 158 pages) Buy the Book From Chapter 1 "Over the years I have come to appreciate the metaphors of walking and flying to describe the journey of faith, and I wrote this book using these metaphors to explain what happens when we...

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Running Across America

Oct. 18, 2019

by Dave Whatever and Nancy Feehrer (MEdu'92) (Nomad Press, 32 pages; 2019) Buy the Book As a teenager, Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray heard a news story about a person biking across the United States. “What a great idea!” he thought. “But instead of a bike, I’ll use my...

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