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Blindspot: A Novel by Two Acclaimed Historians, Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore, Required Reading, at Oregon State University

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Blindspot: A Novel, written by two acclaimed historians, Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore, is a novel of painting, passion, and politics in the age of the American Revolution. Written with wit and exuberance by two longtime friends, the novel is at once fiction and history, mystery and love story, tragedy and farce. Set in the boisterous, rebellious Boston of 1764, Blindspot is filled with the bawdy, satirical sensibility of the eighteenth century.

Oregon State University’s History Dept will be using for its course on “The Historian’s Craft” this Fall. (more…)

September 22, 2009 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

Three Modern Library Books Get Taught at The College of Saint Rose

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charlotteequianoThree books from Random House’s Modern Library acclaimed collection has been selected for English courses at The College of Saint Rose–The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: or, Gustavus Vassa, the African (Olaudah Equiano), The Algerine Captive: or, The Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill (Royall Tyler), and Charlotte Temple (Susanna Rowson).

For Modern Library’s Website, click here.

Order an examination copy here.

August 25, 2009 at 1:49 pm Leave a comment

Santa Monica College’s English Dept. Chooses The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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Santa Monica College’s English Dept. has selected The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrow for its Fall course named “Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition.”

A Library Journal Best Book of 2008

Order an exam copy here.

July 2, 2009 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment


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