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1:00 pm

Boston Athenaeum Book Talk: House at Lobster Cove

January 25, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boston Athenæum, 10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA United States
Free - $10

The Boston Athenaeum is pleased to host JANE GOODRICH, author of House at Lobster Cove. Everything about this historical novel is enchanting, from its letterpress cover to its masterful writing to its compelling central character, inspired by Boston's wealthiest and most elusive bachelor, who built Kragsyde, a shingle-style architectural masterpiece on the North Shore. Using […]

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6:00 pm

JOHN HECHINGER, author of “True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America’s Fraternities” at the Boston Public Library

January 25, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States

In True Gentlemen, JOHN HECHINGER embarks on a deep investigation of Sigma Alpha Epsilon―a national fraternity with more than 15,000 undergraduate brothers spread over 230 chapters nationwide―and fraternity culture generally. He exposes the vast gulf between fraternity culture’s founding ideals and the realities of its impact on colleges and the world at large while making […]

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Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.