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A New Look at How the West Was Won

Many of us were taught in high school that, when the 1803 Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States, Anglo immigrants settled a nearly virgin wilderness. The work of Colorado College history professor Anne Hyde ’82 turns this view on its head, revealing that…... » Read more

More Books: Summer 2012

FICTION: Great-Aunt Sophia’s Lessons for Bombshells BY LISA CACH (Gallery Books) Grace Cavanaugh agrees to be a companion for her great-aunt Sophia, an elderly, wealthy former movie star. Grace expects her summer will allow plenty of time to watch Animal Planet and to work on…... » Read more

Off the Shelf- Summer 2012

    Love Means Second Chances BY SUSAN ELIZABETH DAVIS ’64 (Bread & Roses Collaborative) What could tear apart three generations of women in a Catholic family in 1991? Abortion. After becoming pregnant unexpectedly, Christy decides to keep her abortion a secret because she knows…... » Read more

A Closer Look: Paranoid Parents: Get a Grip!

When Christie Horn Barnes’s husband died suddenly of a stroke six years ago, she was left alone to parent two-year-old triplets and a daughter who was four. Panic set in. “I was in shock,” the 1977 alumna recalls of her bereavement and the consequent hyper-attention she paid to…... » Read more