Alumni Book Collection
Larry Evans ’64 is the author of “Stand By! From Fighter Jets to Fine Arts… A Life’s Journey.” The book is a memoir of Larry Evans’ life beginning with his childhood on the banks of the McKenzie River in Oregon through his experiences as a U.S. Marine flying over Vietnam.
Brian Pinaire ’97 is the author of “The Constitution of Electoral Speech Law.” Recent elections have brought to the public’s attention the significance of election law and the U.S. Supreme Court’s role in how campaigns and elections function in America. Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, Whitman professor of politics, in a review of the book for Amazon.com wrote: “I know of no other work that adopts the analytical framework advanced by him; nor do I know of any other work that so carefully joins together the scholarly traditions regarding the legal regulation of speech, on the one hand, and the legal regulation of the electoral process, on the other.” (Stanford University Press, 2008)
G. Thomas Edwards retired from his 34-year career as a history professor at Whitman a decade ago. But the professor emeritus is still at work educating the college’s alumni and students. Edwards, in cooperation with the Whitman College and Northwest Archives, published his latest historical work this spring: “Student Activism at Pomona, Willamette, and Whitman, 1965-1971.” The 56-page book includes a forward by former Whitman President Robert Skotheim. Edwards documents and reflects on the activism at Whitman, Willamette University in Salem, Ore., and Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. “Students at Whitman and Willamette expended more energy between 1965 and 1971 protesting the practice of in loco parentis than the Vietnam War,” Edwards writes, noting the anti-war protest did evolve at liberal arts colleges, just slowly.
Edwards’ book is available for $5 at the Whitman Bookstore by calling (509) 527-5328 or can be downloaded here.