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0 - Brown Reader: 50 Writers Remember College Hill
Author: 50 Brown University Alumni
Editor: Judy Sternlight '82
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Pub. Date: May 2014; Subject: Anthology;

In celebration of Brown University’s 250th anniversary, fifty remarkable, prizewinning writers and artists who went to Brown provide unique stories--many published for the first time--about their adventures on College Hill. Funny, poignant, subversive, and nostalgic, the essays, comics, and poems in this collection paint a vivid picture of college life, from the 1950s to the present, at one of America's most interesting universities.

Contributors include: Donald Antrim, Robert Arellano, M. Charles Bakst, Amy DuBois Barnett, Lisa Birnbach, Kate Bornstein, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Mary Caponegro, Susan Cheever, Brian Christian, Pamela Constable, Nicole Cooley, Dana Cowin, Spencer Crew, Edwidge Danticat, Dilip D’Souza, David Ebershoff, Jeffrey Eugenides, Richard Foreman, Amity Gaige, Robin Green, Andrew Sean Greer, Christina Haag, Joan Hilty, A.J. Jacobs, Sean Kelly, David Klinghoffer, Jincy Willett Kornhauser, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, David Levithan, Mara Liasson, Lois Lowry, Ira C. Magaziner, Madeline Miller, Christine Montross, Rick Moody, Jonathan Mooney, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Dawn Raffel, Bill Reynolds, Marilynne Robinson, Sarah Ruhl, Ariel Sabar, Joanna Scott, Jeff Shesol, David Shields, Krista Tippett, Alfred Uhry, Afaa Michael Weaver, and Meg Wolitzer.

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ISBN-13: 978-147676519-8

Price: $16.00

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0 - Brown University: The Campus Guide
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An Architectural Tour by Raymond P. Rhinehart '62
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; Pub. Date: October 2013; Subject: Brown University Architecture

"Founded in 1764 as the College of Rhode Island in the town of Warren, Brown University was the seventh in a series of Colonial higher learning institutions that now comprise the Ivy League. The university moved to its current spot overlooking Providence on College Hill in 1770 and was renamed in 1804 in recognition of a $5,000 gift from prominent businessman and alum Nicholas Brown. Today the Brown campus, consisting of 235 buildings on 143 acres is a tapestry of American architectural styles from pre-Colonial to modern. In Brown University, the newest volume in our acclaimed Campus Guide series, Class of '62 alumnus Raymond P. Rhinehart takes readers on nine architectural walks to more than one hundred campus landmarks—from the red-bricked University Hall (1770) to the new state-of-the-art Warren Alpert Medical School (2001). With students, alumni, and visitors in mind, the guide showcases the role that Brown has played in the history of campus architecture and the developing urban fabric of Providence."

--The only detailed architectural history of the campus
--Includes the work of esteemed modern architects such as Philip Johnson alongside Colonial Revival and Beaux-Arts legends Stone, Carpenter and Willson; Perry, Shaw and Hepburn; and McKim, Mead and White
--Beautifully photographed with archival material and an illustrated three-dimensional watercolor map

Publisher Retail Price: $34.95; Brown Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-161689073-5

Price: $24.99

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0 - Brown: The History of an Idea
Author: Ted Widmer
Publisher: Thames & Hudson; Pub. Date: Sept. 2015; Subject: Brown University;

Founded in 1636, essentially as a refuge for outcasts from Massachusetts, Rhode Island emerged as perhaps the most open-minded of the colonies, emphasizing freedom of conscience and religious tolerance. Only such a place could produce a university as unorthodox as Brown and, in 1764, it did. The seventh-oldest college in the United States, Brown has followed its own course ever since it was founded as Rhode Island College. Building on its forward-thinking legacy, in 1969 the university adopted the student-proposed “New Curriculum,” which allowed students to structure their education with remarkable freedom, and continues as the Open Curriculum to this day. Over the last two and a half centuries, the university and its graduates have played a notable role in numerous defining moments in the American story, including the legacy of slavery (one of the Brown brothers was a leading abolitionist, the other an “ardent defender and slave trader”), the Industrial Revolution, and education reform. Although there are plenty of prominent alumni mentioned—among them Horace Mann, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Richard Holbrooke, Janet Yellen, and Edwidge Danticat—Widmer’s is a more ambitious account that weaves its threads into a variegated history of how a university can both mirror and spur the wider culture around it.

Ted Widmer served as the Assistant to the President for Special Projects at Brown University and the Beatrice and Julio Mario Santo Domingo Director and Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library. From 2012 to 2013, he also served as a senior adviser to Secretary of State Clinton. He has written or edited many works of history, including Ark of the Liberties and American Speeches (Library of America).

You may pick up a copy at the bookstore starting in May. Any pre-orders will be shipped as soon as the book is available in May.

ISBN-13: 978-050025216-1

Price: $29.95

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1 - The Carberry Cookbook: from soup to nuts
Author: Leslie T. Wendel '55, ed.; Brian K. Floca '91 & Andrew S. Wendel '85, ill.;
Publisher: The Friends of the Library, Brown University; Pub. Date: 1992; Spiral-bound Paperback
Subject: Cookbook

"Inspired by Brown's legendary Professor Josiah S. Carberry, Professor of Psychoceramics (cracked pots), The Carberry Cookbook contains 262 recipes (plus Carberry anecdotes) from 131 contributors. Make Clare Gregorian's Yoghurt Mint Soup. If you can't cook, Carter Brown's Boiled Water recipe can help you get started. Laminated cover, spiral-bound to lie flat for easy reference, 6 x 9, 226 pages.”—publisher description

Price: $14.95

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2 - Slavery and Justice Report
Report of the Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice
Author: Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice
Publisher: Brown University; Pub. Date: October 2006; Subject: Brown University; Slavery; Slave Trade;

"In 2003, Brown University President Ruth Simmons appointed a Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice. The committee, which included faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students, and administrators, was charged to investigate and to prepare a report about the University’s historical relationship to slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. It was also asked to organize public programs that might help the campus and the nation reflect on the meaning of this history in the present, on the complex historical, political, legal, and moral questions posed by any present-day confrontation with past injustice. The Committee presented its final report to President Simmons in October 2006. On February 24, 2007, the Brown Corporation endorsed a set of initiatives in response to the Committee’s report.”

Price: $8.50

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2 - The Magaziner-Maxwell Report:
the seed of a curricular revolution at Brown
Author: Ira Magaziner & Elliot Maxwell
Publisher: Open Jar Foundation; Pub. Date: October 2011 (Reprint); Paperback
Subject: Education; Brown University

"During the '66–'67 school year, a group of students and faculty members at Brown University came together in hopes of improving education at Brown. The group — which came to be known as GISP (Group Independent Studies Project) — undertook an extensive study of undergraduate education, its history, and the latest ideas for making it better. The end result was a 400-page tome authored primarily by students Ira Magaziner and Elliot Maxwell, originally called Draft of a Working Paper for Education at Brown. In addition to an impressively thorough summary of the GISP's research, the report proposes a philosophy of education for Brown and a new curriculum to implement that philosophy. In 1969, following student demonstrations and intensive self-study, the faculty at Brown adopted the New Curriculum, implementing the philosophy and many of the specific recommendations made in the report. With some tweaks, the New Curriculum remains in force at Brown to this day.

The Magaziner-Maxwell Report stands as an example of student-driven curricular reform done right. Unfortunately, it has never seen the wide dissemination it deserves. We hope to breathe new life into the report by publishing a new edition, in print and online. This new edition will serve as a resource for students at Brown (and other institutions with open curricula) interested in putting their educational experience into context; for students and administrators considering curricular reform at other institutions; and for curricular freedom skeptics who would like better understand the arguments for curricular reform.”—Open Jar Foundation

ISBN-13: 978-061552953-0

Price: $7.75

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Brown: Images of the University
Photographer: William Mercer
Editor: Anne Hinman Diffily '73
Publisher: Brown University, 2002
Subject: Photography, Brown Campus

"Brown: Images of the University is the first pictorial album of campus in more than two decades. With 130 new color photographs by William Mercer, Images celebrates the soul of a place that is loved by thousands of hearts and treasured in memory."--book jacket

Price: $20.00

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Ever True: The History of Brown Crew
Written by Artemis Joukowsky, Harold Ambler, David Philips, Christian Albert, and Marcia Hooper

The new edition, available now, includes indispensable corrections, exciting new additions, and the 2009 season of the men's and women's programs. The first edition is out of print.

For those who purchased the first edition, the Sports Foundation will be pleased to exchange it for the new edition. Please return the first edition and the new, revised edition will be shipped at no additional cost. Returns may be done in person or by mail to the address listed below:

Brown University Sports Foundation
110 Elm Street
Providence, RI 02903

Please contact the Sports Foundation at (401)863-1900 or if you have any questions.

ISBN-13: 978-098451460-1

Price: $69.95

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Ever True: The History of Brown Football
Authors: John Hanlon & David Philips, Artemis Joukowsky & Jon Land, Ed.
Publisher: Brown Sports Foundation, 2003
Subject: Sports, History of Brown

"The game of football as we know it today would barely be recognized by those who introduced the sport to Brown during the nineteenth century..."What does it all amount to?...Why should our managers labor, our captains worry, our players struggle, our students cheer?"...The answer then, as now, a century later, is universal and timeless: ultimate victory lies in the quest."--book jacket

Price: $19.95

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