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Posts from the August 2012 issue

Deep Dark Secrets

by Michael Szyliowicz ’85 It’s the subtitle of this alluringly named book that tells the rest of the story: “The Little Known History of the World’s Favorite Confection.” Szyliowicz traces the history of chocolate from its earliest usage in Central America to the introduction of the Hershey kiss in 1907 to its popularity as an…

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Irish Jazz

Recorded by Peter Strickholm ’80 Strickholm and his CC friends were involved with the Celtic music revival of the late 70s during their last two years at CC. Upon returning to his hometown of Bloomington, Ind., which has a strong Irish and traditional music heritage, Strickholm began experimenting with fusing contemporary jazz and traditional Irish…

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Half-Baked History

by Chip Bagnall ’07 Bagnall, a history major, combines his two passions, history and comedy, in this satirical history myth/fact book. The 85-page book features a collection of 37 historical events that span a variety of time periods and geographical locations, and are reinterpreted by the author posing as the esteemed Professor Chip Bagnall in…

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Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath

by Linda Seger ’67 This is Seger’s 12th book, and her ninth book on screenwriting. “Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath” explores the underlying meanings that lie beneath the words, images, and actions in film — or in any kind of fiction writing. Replete with examples from films, as well as examples from real life, this…

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Monster is in the Eye of the Beholder

by Lorinda J. Taylor ’61 Exquisite dream or horrific nightmare? In this science fiction novella set in 3001, a team of anthropologists discovers a bizarre species called the Kal. The team consists of the leader, a highly respected professor of xenoanthropology and linguistics; a young female biomedical specialist; and a still younger male, an expert…

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Helen Ring Robinson

by Pat Pascoe Calling herself “the housewife of the senate,” Helen Ring Robinson was Colorado’s first female state senator and only the second in the United States. After many years of teaching and writing, she was elected to the Colorado State Senate in 1912. Serving from 1913 to 1917, she worked for social and economic…

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The Road Going

by Suzanne Tregarthen Bobo, former CC assistant dean, and Brittany Tregarthen The daughter has remarkable vision, indefatigable drive, and Down Syndrome. The mother has the refinement of an Oxford tutor and the focused passion of a she-bear. In this joint memoir, mother and daughter take a long, unblinking look at their journey through adoption, disability,…

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New Best Friends

by Peter Husak ’87 Based on the author’s 15-year journey bringing OfficeScapes from market impotence to market dominance, “New Best Friends: Playground Strategies for Market Dominance” shows the rules of social life do not differ much from the rules of business life. Husak, the owner of OfficeScapes, says that by applying social rules to business…

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Uselysses

by Noel Black, KRCC online content manager “Uselysses,” which contains five discrete books of poems written over the last four years, is Black’s first full-length book of poetry. Some are poems of experience, others are night raids or open attacks on the reserves of meaning that derive from properly appreciated experience; meanings that are backed…

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My Name is Not Easy

by Debby Dahl Edwardson ’74 This young adult novel by Edwardson was a finalist for the National Book Award and a Junior Library Guild Selection. Prior to the Molly Hootch Act of 1976, which required Alaska to build and staff high schools in rural villages, children who wished to continue their education traveled to boarding…

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