Book Lovers Day Is on the Way

Aug 7, 2020
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Do you have big plans for the weekend? You should! Sunday is National Book Lovers Day and we suggest carving out a chunk of time for diving into a great new read. Looking for ideas? How about the latest publications written by (or about) these Phi Kappa Phi members?

  • Walk the Wire by David Baldacci (Virginia Commonwealth University) – The newest thriller in the Memory Man series finds Amos Decker investigating a murder in a North Dakota oil town.
  • A Grand Madness: U2 Twenty Years After by Dianne Ebertt Beeaff (University of Arizona) – A memoir and travel narrative of the Irish rock band U2 from a fan's perspective.
  • President Carter: The White House Years by Stuart Eisenstat – Jimmy Carter's (Georgia State University) Chief Domestic Policy Adviser shares his intimate view on how the presidency works.
  • Exercise of Power by Robert Gates (Texas A&M University) – The former secretary of defense examines power in all its manifestations and how it has been exercised by American presidents in the post-Cold War world.
  • Four Principles for Facing Life's Challenges by Cheryl Godley (Colorado State University) – Advice for coping with stress and making healthy choices from a licensed psychologist.
  • Camino Winds by John Grisham (The University of Mississippi) – Let the master of the legal thriller sweep you away to paradise for a little sun, sand, mystery and mayhem.
  • Lincoln's Informer by Carl J. Guarneri (Saint Mary's College of California) – The North's military campaigns and backroom politics, as described by President Abraham Lincoln's confidential reporter.
  • Elementals by Robert J. Lima (Pennsylvania State University) – Explore the myths and physical realities of the elements that make our world – earth, air, fire and water.
  • Still by Sandra Meek (Berry College) – The Forum poetry editor subverts Renaissance still-life paintings to illuminate the consequences of colonialism.
  • How Language Saved Me: A Polish Story of Survival by Stefanie Nauman (Louisiana State University) – How a teen orphan's knowledge of nine languages helped him survive World War II on the run.

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