ShelfLife@Texas April 2009 Blog Archive
CONTENTS: A Reading with Slam Poetry Scholar Susan Somers-Willett – What's on your Nightstand, Fred Heath? – A Historical Exploration of the Origins of Christianity – Poet W.S. Merwin to read on campus – Get Your Sugar and Shakespeare Fix – H.W. Brands Named Pulitzer Prize Finalist – Web Exhibition Explores Work of Depression-Era Writer Sanora Babb –New book by Lucas A. Powe Jr. reveals close ties between Supreme Court decisions and politics || BOOKS MENTIONED IN CONTENTS: “The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry:Race, Identity, and the Performance of Popular Verse in America” by Susan Somers-Willett – “Calling All Heroes: A Manual for Taking Power” by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Ruth M. de Aguilar, translated by Ruth M. de Aguilar – “Descartes’ Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason” by Russell Shorto – “Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda” by Roméo Dallaire, Brent Beardsley – “Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda” by Alison Des Forges and others – “The Rebels’ Hour” by Lieve Joris and Liz Waters, translated by Liz Waters – “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” by Ishmael Beah – “To the Linksland: A Golfing Adventure” by Michael Bamberger – “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game” by Michael M. Lewis – “The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight that Changed Basketball Forever” by John Feinstein – “From Jesus to Christianity: How Four Generations of Visionaries and Storytellers Created the New Testament and Christian Faith” by L. Michael White – “Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt” by H.W. Brands – “The Supreme Court and the American Elite, 1789-2008” by Lucas A. Powe Jr.