Friday, February 27, 2004
Zwichenzug culture watch
Goin' to Kansas City / Nathan W. Pearson Jr.
Not just another Count Basie/Jay McShann/Charlie Parker/Bennie Moten hagiography. This book delivers a social history of KC and the midwest through the lens of jazz. Pearson approaches the subject more as a folklorist than as a historian, and the book consists mainly of firsthand accounts from musicians. Now if only I could find recordings of the Kansas City Rockets, the Twelve Clouds of Joy, and the Tuxedo Brass Band...
Webster's New World Dictionary
I still have the same big blue dictionary I took to college in 1989. Didn't use it much until a very wise person convinced me that it was a lot smarter to look up words than to puzzle out meanings from context. Before too much longer the spine is going to break.
Cases in Collective Bargaining & Industrial Relations
This book should be on my night stand, but I just bought it yesterday and I accidentally left it at school. It has about 100 case studies reconstructed from NLRB records. I'm hoping to use a few of them next time I teach Intro to Ethics.
The Radical Reader / Timothy Patrick McCarthy and John McMillan, eds.
An anthology of primary texts from the American radical tradition. It has everything from the Bill of Rights to The Boondocks.
Chapterhouse: Dune / Frank Herbert
Science fiction's gift to insomniacs. Nothing will put you to sleep faster.
And then there's Rawls, Rawls, Rawls, and the Cambridge Companion to, you guessed it, Rawls. What great works of literature are within your grasp?