Mason Provost Featured at Fall for the Book

Posted: September 19, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason Provost Peter Stearns will present “Making the Past Do New Things” at this year’s Fall for the Book festival at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

The free event will take place on the Fairfax Campus in Research I, Room 163. A reception and exhibition of his books will follow.

Stearns, a prolific author who published his 100th book last year, is a historian who often writes about social history. One of his most recent books is “From Alienation to Addiction: Modern American Work in Global Historical Perspective.” He is also the founder and editor of the Journal of Social History.

Other titles he has published include “Revolutions in Sorrow: The American Experience of Death in Global Perspective”; “The Battleground of Desire: The Struggle for Self-Control in Modern America”; “Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in Western Society”; “Gender in World History”; and “World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity.”

He is also the editor in chief of the eight-volume Encyclopedia of the Modern World and the Encyclopedia of World History.

The presentation is sponsored by the George Mason University Libraries.

For the full schedule of Fall for the Book events, see the web site.

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