Featured books for 2005-2006
From the Royal Library of Alexandria of the 3rd century BC to the Firestone Library of today's Princeton, books have always occupied a central place in the world's great seats of learning. This September, the Alumni Association is launching a major new educational program built around books. Tiger Tomes: Princeton's Online Book Club will bring together alumni, parents, and friends of the university to read books written by Princeton authors, alumni and faculty alike. Online discussion of the books will be enhanced by supplemental material selected with the assistance of the authors to generate robust, provocative discussion of books ranging from contemporary fiction to geopolitical analysis. Working in conjunction with the volunteer Committee on Academic Programs for Alumni and a small advisory group comprised of staff and faculty, we'll feature a diverse mixture of topics, styles, and genres of writing each semester. Given the prolific rate at which alumni and faculty authors are publishing books and the breadth of their interests, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
For the 2005 - 2006 academic year, our featured books are the following:
If you'd like to participate, please make sure that you are signed up for our monthly Alumni Education Newsletter. This is how we will let you know that each book's online forum is live. Discussion will be facilitated by moderators drawn from the campus community. Whenever possible, we'll also offer face-to-face opportunities to meet with other participants and delve deeper into the books and topics at hand on campus and in various regional associations around the country and the world.
To sign up for the Alumni Education Newsletter, please visit our sign-up page at the following URL:
For more information, please contact Kaitlin Lutz, Administrator for Alumni Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609)258-0014. We hope that you will join us for the inaugural season of Tiger Tomes. There is a host of talented, engaging Princeton authors out there. Let's read!