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Osher@Dartmouth Course Books


We are happy to work with instructors and students to obtain books for Osher@Dartmouth courses and lectures. The first grid lists books for the Winter 16/17 Classes. Below that is the list for the Spring 2017 books.

The links (blue highlights) will bring you to the book pages for titles that are in print. Though our website may say 3-5 days, we can often get books faster! We may also be able to find books that are specalized texts or out of print. Though these special orders take a bit longer to arrive, we will do research upon request.

You may order via the website, or by email, or call 802-649-1114, or stop by the store - whichever is easiest for you!

Winter 16/17 Courses

Instructor Course Title Title - linked Notes
Ellen Bettmann Exploring Race and Racism from a White Perspective Waking up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race required
Anne Chandler The Palestinian Narrative: 1946 – Present Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland optional
    The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine optional
    The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine optional
    The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy optional
    I Shall Not Hate optional, special order
Dan Collison The Inevitable: Twelve Tech Forces that Will Shape Our Future The Inevitable required
Larry Crocker God? The God Delusion optional
    God Is No Delusion optional, special order
Jurgen Ewert The World War III That Might Have Been: Should We Still Worry? The August Coup: The Truth and the Lessons required, not avail, may be able to order used copies
    My Journey at the Nuclear Brink optional, special order
Gene Garthwaite Unlocking the Past: History and Understanding the Contemporary Middle The Power and the People required, special order
    The Modern Middle East optional, special order
Rosie Greenstein Where Are We Going, Where Have We Been? Their Eyes Were Watching God required
    A Good Man is Hard to Find required
    Rabbit, Run required
    Slaughterhouse-Five required
Jacques Harlow Indirections to Independence Washington's Crossing optional
    1776 optional
Werner Kleinhardt Self-Destruction: A Peril for Mankind The Atom Bomb and the Future of Man

required, out of print, special request order

Roland Kuchel Vladimir Putin: Making Russia Great Again The New Tsar required
Judy McCarthy Children's Literature at War Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War required
    Never Fall Down required
    Echo required
    War to End All Wars: World War I required
    The Great War: Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War required/ not avail in US
    The Boys Who Challenged Hitler required
    The War That Saved My Life required
Sarah Reeves Job and Interpreters The Book of Job required
    The Comforting Whirlwind: God, Job and the Scale of Creation required
Alice Schori Winter Botany Fruit Key and Twig Key to Trees and Shrubs optional
    Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast optional
William Scott Homer's Iliad The Iliad required
Marc Smith Ralph Waldo Emerson The Portable Emerson required
Jonathan Stableford Short Faulkner: As I Lay Dying and Go Down Moses As I Lay Dying required
    Go Down Moses required
Bill Sullivan U.S. Intelligence: Past, Present, and Future

For the President's Eyes Only

    Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11 and Misguided Reform optional, special order
    Code Warriors optional
Townsend Swayze Messing About in Boats: The Sport and Art of Rowing The Boys in the Boat optional
Peter Travis Chaucer's Canterbury Tales The Selected Canterbury Tales required
Tom Wilson Armchair Travel VIII: Wildlife The Meaning of Human Existence optional
    The Sixth Extinction optional
Larry Wolkin Passionate, Poignant, and Penultimate Moments from Opera A Passion for Opera optional


Spring 2017 Courses

Instructor Course Title Title - linked Notes
Adler, Jim American Contemporary Short Stories Best American Short Stories 2016 Req
    Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction Req
Egger, Toni Theater That Changed the World Angels in America Req
    Statements Req
    Fences Req
Heaney, Michael War May Not Be the Answer, But What Is? The Limits of Power Req
    War! What is it Good For? Req
Hoskin, Heidi Infant Narratives in the Bible The Bible Req, any version
Kashmeri, Sarwar U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities 2017 - 2019 The Great Convergence Req
Kennedy, Jim Into the Weeds: Exploring Natural Landscapes The Nature of New Hampshire Opt
    Wetland, Woodland, Wildland Opt
Kleinhardt, Werner Faith, Greed, Obsession, Power The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Opt
Koester, Bob Exploring the Pacific Northwest A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia Opt
Leggett-Kealey, Lana DNA and Genealogy Genetic Genealogy in Practice

Opt, special order only

Malley, Josette France Today France - Culture Smart! Req
Medlicott, Joe Remembrance of Things Past: Writing Memoirs Writing About Your LIfe Req
Norton, Patricia CLASS CANCELLED Proust as Jumper Cables Swann's Way Req, special order
Nothnagle, Suzanne Shakespeare Out Loud Winter's Tale Req, any edition
Randolph, John Promoting Brain and Cognitive Health Spark Req
    Positive Neuropsychology Opt, special order
Scherr, Barry Literature of the Gulag One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Req
    Journey Into the Whirlwind Req
    Kolyma Tales Req
Tierney, Phil The Eight Most Influential Stories Ever Told Holy Bible, Book of Genesis Req, any version
    Wrestling With Angels Opt, out of print, special order
    Genesis: The Book of Beginnings Opt
Willey, Mame How to Read a Poem America's Favorite Poems Req
Wilson, James Election Post-Mortem Hillbilly Elegy Opt (read any 1 of the 3 titles)
    Strangers in Their Own Land Opt (read any 1 of the 3 titles)
    White Trash Opt (read any 1 of the 3 titles)