Letters to the Twentieth Century: New Books in Graduate Services for December

Not many new books hitting the shelves in December. But like I’ve said in the past, its about quality, not quanity. And I’m not trying to wind you up as the semester is winding down, but take a look at the books below. One book takes a broad look at the last century (was it really just 100 years 10 years ago you might ask yourself), while another puts the 1970’s in perspective. Break out the head bands and platform shoes, by which I mean head on over to American Apparel, and think about cranking Zeppelin while you wait in long lines to get gas. Pretend that cozy chair in Graduate Services is your Trans Am and kill the time waiting by reading some stories from James Kelman’s Busted Scotch, or the correspondence between Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac–who I am sure loved them some scotch and probably have something to say about being busted. The Holidays are here again. The semester is ending. Time to enjoy some outside reading…that takes place inside Graduate Services during our abbreviated holiday hours. Enjoy.



The Long Twentieth Century by Giovanni Arrighi


The Shock of the Global: The 1970s in Perspective edited by Niall Ferguson, Charles S. Maier, Erez Manela, and Daniel J. Sargent


Busted Scotch: Selected Stories by James Kelman


Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters edited by Bill Morgan and David Stanford