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0 - Brown: The History of an Idea

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A great gift for grads and incoming Brunonians!

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).

ISBN-13: 978-050025216-1

Item: 050025216

Price: $29.95


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Image For 1 - The Carberry Cookbook: from soup to nuts

1 - The Carberry Cookbook: from soup to nuts

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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

Item: 000010111

Price: $7.50


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2 - Slavery and Justice Report

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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.”[email protected]

Item: 000010929

Price: $8.50


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Brown University: The Campus Guide

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Exclusive publisher pricing for Brown University - $24.99

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

Item: 161689073

Price: $24.99


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Brown: Images of the University

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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

Item: 000010928

Price: $20.00


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Ever True: The History of Brown Crew

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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 [email protected] if you have any questions.

ISBN-13: 978-098451460-1

Item: 098451460

Price: $69.95


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Ever True: The History of Brown Football

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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

Item: 000012418

Price: $19.95


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