A special delivery arrived this semester from the Dean’s office: a cart of books by Fletcher faculty and alums, most with handwritten dedications from their authors to Dean Stavridis or his predecessor, Dean Stephen Bosworth. The books have been put on display outside the reference and technology offices in the library’s main reading room.
Seeing them set up for display—three packed shelves—gives a visual representation of the impressive amount of scholarly work published by Fletcher faculty. Comparing the variety of cover designs hints at the breadth of the faculty’s respective areas of inquiry–Laurent Jacque’s Global Derivative Debacles: From Theory to Malpractice, its cover showing a digital illustration of a tightrope walker suspended between mountains of numerical data, sits above Leila Tarazi Fawaz’s A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War, its cover showing an early-twentieth-century photograph.
To augment your autumn to-read list,
An exhibit from one of our leaders:
Find books autographed
And addressed "To Dean Stav"
Among these Ex Libris Stavridis.
Thanks to Dean Stavridis for providing this glimpse of his personal book collection. We invite anyone to come in and browse the books; if one piques your interest, it’s likely the library has a copy available to be checked out and read at your leisure.