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New Alumni Books – Alaska, Utah, Syria

Deep Springs alumni remain busy bringing new books to publication. We have three recent contributions to call your attention to. Check out the links for further information.

Roger Seiler DS59 has written a new historical novel titled Master of Alaska – The Saga of Alaska’s First Russian Governor, Aleksandr Boronov. Released by True North Publishing, it tells of Boronov’s exploits in Alaska at the close of the 18th Century, and the origins of Alaska’s ultimate inclusion in the United States. You can find the book here on Roger’s website. Roger is a filmmaker and software entrepreneur who grew up the son of a bush pilot in Alaska.

Former DS president Jack Newell DS56 served as co-editor for a new book on education in 2016: Hope, Heart, and the Humanities: How a Free College Course is Changing Lives. The book examines how Venture, a free interdisciplinary college humanities course that lowers barriers to college for nontraditional students. Check out the book at University of Utah Press. Jack is also formerly dean of Liberal Education at the University of Utah.

Journalist Graeme Wood DS97 has written an extensive analysis of the Islamic State, published by Random House last month. The Way of Strangers: Encounters With the Islamic State follows on the heels of his 2015 cover article for Atlantic magazine. Wood’s book distills his research and many interviews with IS supporters and sympathizers to examine “the strategy, psychology, and theology driving the Islamic State.” Graeme is a national correspondent at The Atlantic. He was the 2015-16 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.