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Author: Jeremy Byrum

Speaking of Writing: Richard Maibaum Reflects on Broadway and Hollywood

Richard M. Maibaum (1909-1991) was an American writer, film producer, and playwright arguably most well-known for writing and co-writing film scripts for the first 13 James Bond films.

His son Matthew Maibaum (PhD, Government, 1980) recently collected and published his father’s many nonfiction essays in this newly published work.… Continue reading Speaking of Writing: Richard Maibaum Reflects on Broadway and Hollywood

On Home: A Novel

Becca Spence Dobias (MA, Applied Women’s Studies, 2011) has published her first novel, exploring the overlaps and delicate linkages between several character’s lives.

The book centers on the character of Cassidy, a Southern California cam girl who must return to her hometown in West Virginia following a tragic event.… Continue reading On Home: A Novel

Slavery and Sacred Texts

Jordan T. Watkins (MA, History, 2009) draws compelling parallels between biblical and constitutional debates over slavery throughout U.S. history in Slavery and Sacred Texts, a thoughtful, deeply considered, new book.

Americans in the decades before the Civil War used both the Bible and the U.S.Continue reading Slavery and Sacred Texts