Archived Scholar Publications

Cultural Violence and the Destruction of Human Communities: New Theoretical Perspectives
Fiona Greenland and Fatma Müge Göçek
Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy
Fiona Greenland (Michigan and New College '98)
"Instincts to Lead": On Leadership, Peace, and Education
Donald Markwell
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
David Quammen
W.W. Norton & Company
Discovering Wes Moore
Wes Moore
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
An Invisible Geography
Nadine Pinede
Finishing Line Press
Historic Preservation Law
Sara Bronin
Foundation Press
How will you measure your life?
Clayton Christensen, James Allworth, Karen Dillon
Our Divided Political Heart; The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent
E.J. Dionne
Bloomsbury USA
Between God & Green: How Evangelicals Are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change
Katharine K. Wilkinson
Oxford University Press

Explores the faith-based efforts which are emerging and strengthening to address the problem of climate change.

How Great Women Lead
Bonnie St. John (California & Trinity 1986) and her daughter Darcy Deane
Center Street

Explores the qualities that motivate some of the world's most powerful women. Through engaging interchanges, the authors discover commonly held values, behaviours, and attitudes of female leaders.

What Money Can't Buy; The moral limits of markets
Michael Sandel (Massachusetts & Balliol 1975)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Considers a significant ethical question regarding the proper role of markets in a democratic society and asks how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets do not honour and money cannot buy.

Nowhere to Turn
Blackmail and Extortion of LGBT People in Sub-Saharan Africa
Ryan Thoreson (North Dakota & Hertford 2007), Co-editor
Johannesburg, South Africa
International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Antiquated laws against same-sex sexual activity as well as deeply ingrained social stigma result in the all-too-frequent targeting of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Africa for blackmail and extortion, said the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) in a report launched today.

The report, Nowhere to Turn: Blackmail and Extortion of LGBT People in Sub-Saharan Africa, illustrates how LGBT Africans are made doubly vulnerable by the criminalization of homosexuality and the often-violent stigmatization they face if their sexuality is revealed. Based on research from 2007 to the present, the volume features articles and research by leading African activists and academics on the prevalence, severity and impact of these human rights violations on LGBT people in Cameroon, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe.

How Will You Measure Your Life?
Don’t reserve your best business thinking for your career.
Clayton M. Christensen
Cambridge, MA
Harvard Business Review
Running the Dusk
Christian Campbell (Commonwealth Caribbean and Balliol, 2002)
Supreme Power
Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court
Jeff Shesol
Karl Marlantes
Let's Win the Wars We're In
John Nagl
Washington, D.C.
Joint Force Quarterly
Half the Sky
Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Nicholas D. Kristof (OR & Magdalen '83) and Sheryl WuDunn

Washington Post book reviewer, Carolyn See, finds "Half the Sky" one of the most important books she has ever reviewed. For more information on the movement sparked by this book, see

Ardent Spirits
Leaving Home, Coming Back
Reynolds Price (North Carolina & Merton, '55)
The Unforgiving Minute
A Soldier's Education
Craig Mullaney

A West Point grad, Rhodes scholar, and Army Ranger recounts his unparalleled education in the art of war and reckons with the hard wisdom that only battle itself can bestow.

One haunting afternoon on Losano Ridge in Afghanistan, Captain Craig Mullaney and his platoon were caught in a deadly firefight with Al Qaeda fighters when a message came over the radio: one of his soldiers had been killed in action.

Mullaney’s education had been relentlessly preparing him for this moment. The four years he spent at West Point and the harrowing test of Ranger School readied him for a career in the Army. His subsequent experience as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford couldn’t have been further from the Army and his working class roots, and yet the unorthodox education he received there would be surprisingly relevant as a combat leader. Years later, after that unforgettable experience in Afghanistan, he would return to the United States to teach history to future Navy and Marine Corps officers at the Naval Academy. He had been in their position once, and he had put his education to the test. How would he use his own life-changing experience prepare them?

The Unforgiving Minute is the extraordinary story of one soldier’s singular education. From a hilarious plebe’s-eye view of the author’s West Point experience to the demanding leadership crucible of Ranger School’s swamps and mountains, to a two-year whirlwind of scintillating debate, pub crawls, and romance at Oxford, Mullaney’s winding path to the battlegrounds of Afghanistan was unique and remarkable. Despite all his preparation, the hardest questions remained. When the call came to lead his platoon into battle and earn his soldiers’ salutes, would he be ready? Was his education sufficient for the unforgiving minutes he’d face? A fascinating account of an Army captain’s unusual path through some of the most legendary seats of learning straight into a brutal fight with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, The Unforgiving Minute is, above all, an unforgettable portrait of a young soldier grappling with the weight of his hard-earned knowledge while coming to grips with becoming a man.

The Spirit of the Place
Samuel Shem (Stephen J. Bergman, MA & Balliol '66)
Einstein: His Life and Universe
Walter Isaacson (LA & Pembroke '74)
A Letter to America
David L. Boren (OK & Balliol '63) presents a timely reminder of how fragile America's future is.
A novel by John Edgar Wideman (PA & New '63)
Children of Jihad
Timely commentary on troubled relations between American and the Middle East by Jared Cohen (CA & St. Johns '04)
Proust Was a Neuroscientist
Jonah R. Lehrer (NY & Wolfson '03)

A bold notion that's built on remembrance of things future.

A Time to Lead: Duty, Honor and Country
Wesley K. CLark (AR & Magdalen '66)

Clark reflects on life in the military

Lions at Lamb House
Novel by Edwin M. Yoder (NC & Jesus '56)

Mary Whipple writes a full length review and gives this new book a five star rating.

Supercapitalism--The Transformation of Business, Democracy and Everyday Life
Robert B. Reich (NH & University '68) writes about the triumph of capitalism and the decline of democracy

Former labor secretary Reich urges us to rebalance the roles of business and government. Power, he writes, has shifted away from us in our capacities as citizens and toward us as consumers and investors.

Elvis Is Titanic: Classroom Tales from the Other Iraq
Ian Klaus (MO & Jesus '01)

Ian chronicles his experience teaching English language and US history in Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan during 2005.

A Time to Serve
10-Point Plan for Universal National Service
Richard Stengel (NY 7 Christ CHurch '77)

Today people see volunteering not as a form of public service but as an antidote for it. This is not a recipe for keeping a republic. What is needed is a universal national service.

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Atul Gawande (OH & Balliol '87) authors Better

Dr. Gawande explores through a series of stories how success in medicine is assessed and achieved.

Alain Locke at Oxford
Race and The Rhodes Scholarship
Jack C. Zoeller
The American Oxonian
Andrew Zawacki
VA & University, ’94
Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age
Christopher Leslie Brown
Bowl and Pitcher Park
Ryan Sawyer
Idaho & Exeter, ’95
Civil Procedure
Thomas Rowe
Michigan & Balliol, ’64
Community College Baccalaureate: Emerging Trends and Policy Issues
Michael Skolnik
AZ & Magdalen, ’64
Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism
Christopher Brown
(Maryland/ DC & Balliol, '90)
Mrs. Hunter's Happy Death
John Fanestil
NH & Magdalen, '83
Open Target: Where America Is Vulnerable to Attack
Clark Ervin
Texax & St. Catherine's, '80
Playwriting book
co-authored by Robin Russin
Screenplay: Writing the Picture
Robin Russin and William Missouri Downs
Wyoming & Corpus Christi, ’79
The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Third Edition
Jahan Ramazani
Virginia; New College, '81
The Triple Bottom Line: How Today's Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success
Andrew Savitz
Maryland/ DC & New College, '75
When States Fail: Causes and Consequences
Robert Rotberg
NJ & University, ’57

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