Category - Bookshelf

Faculty Bookshelf: Spring 2019

  Rulers, Religion, & Riches: Why the West Got Rich and the Middle East Did Not (Cambridge University Press) By Jared Rubin, Ph.D., associate professor at the Economic Science Institute For centuries following...

General Greatness – Chapman historians’ efforts tell wartime stories through the eyes — and words — of soldiers. Chapman historians' efforts tell wartime stories through the eyes -- and words -- of soldiers.

As he launches a new nationwide  initiative to save America’s war letters, Chapman University historian Andrew Carroll is also sharing an astonishing collection of writings by the only six-star general in our nation’s...

Bookshelf: Spring 2017

Louie, Take a Look at This! My Time with Huell Howser (Prospect Park Books) By Luis Fuerte and David Duron Three years after the death of Howser, Louie – aka Luis Fuerte, a five-time Emmy-winning cameraman – shares the...

Rich Stories Emerge from Bausch's World

Sitting in a darkened theatre at New York’s French Institute, author Richard Bausch watched as six of his stories came to life on the screen, entwined in ways he hadn’t recognized as he wrote them. Though the private...

Innovative Fellow

Spend any time with Chapman University Presidential Fellow Ruebén Martinez and you’ll witness his special brand of magic, such as when he says, “I work 10 days a week,  but I like what  I do.” His enthusiasm  and good...

The Stars Align for a Generational Journey

In the wee hours one night in 1989 Doug Dechow came home from his job as a bartender and found a party in his living room. “I saw this woman across the room, and surrounding her were three of my very good friends, and...

In Honor of a Friend – A tribute work salutes the biblical scholarship of the late Marvin Meyer. A tribute work salutes the biblical scholarship of the late Marvin Meyer.

Chapman University Professor Marvin Meyer, Ph.D., was known to many as the preeminent scholar who brought to life the ancient Gnostic Gospels through his brilliant, luminous translations and his many television...

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Alongside a Legend – A star-studded collaboration produces a prequel in the Sherlock Holmes canon A star-studded collaboration produces a prequel in the Sherlock Holmes canon

        So what’s it like writing a book with basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? “So easy,” Anna Waterhouse says of her experience with the recently published novel Mycroft Holmes. Waterhouse, a...

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Bookshelf: Winter 2016

The Chapman Magazine “Bookshelf” spotlights Chapman University faculty who have been published. The list below originally appeared in the winter 2016 issue of Chapman Magazine. Films DANIEL FRIEDRICH – LUTHIER...

Electing Madam President – Long before the votes are cast, this campaign is historic. Long before the votes are cast, this campaign is historic.

Political scholars, voters and the media are keen to talk about the history that would be made if presidential candidate Hillary Clinton becomes the first female president of the United States in 2016. ...