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Arts and Science people always have books and magazines on their reading, just read and to-read-next lists. Some are for courses, some for research and some are for sheer pleasure.

  • Notes on Democracy by H.L. Mencken
  • In Defense of Freedom and Related Essays by Frank S. Meyer
  • Freedom and Federalism by Felix Morley
  • The Man Versus The State by Herbert Spencer
  • Reading now: Saint Augustine’s Confessions

Keith Neely, junior, history

  • The Wall Street Journal, mediapost.com (daily)
  • Advertising Age
  • Flight Journal Magazine, Car and Driver, Cooking Light, Cook’s Illustrated
  • Just read: The Good Life by Peter Gomes (I’m a faculty VUceptor)
  • The Idea Writers by Teressa Iezzi
  • A Single Grand Victory: The First Campaign and Battle of Manassas by Ethan S. Rafuse
  • Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander ed. by Gary W. Gallagher
  • The Pembroke Welsh Corgi by Susan W. Ewing
  • Reading concurrently: Generals South, Generals North by Alan Axelrod
  • The Day of Battle by Rick Atkinson
  • Next: Men of Fire: Grant, Forrest, and the Campaign That Decided The Civil War by Jack Hurst
  • Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne

As you can tell, I like reading about the American Civil War.

Arthur Johnsen, associate professor of the practice of managerial studies

  • The Good Life by Peter Gomes (another VUceptor)
  • A Time to Kill by John Grisham

Newton Adkins, sophomore, Latin American studies

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