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Letters and Science faculty author reception set for Dec. 3 at the Story Mansion

November 12, 2009

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Faculty authors from the Montana State University College of Letters and Science will sign their books at a holiday authors' reception to be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the historic Story Mansion, 811 S. Willson Ave. The event is free and open to all, and complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Timothy LeCain, a professor of history and author of "Mass Destruction: the Men and Giant Mines that Wired America and Scarred the Planet," will give a special presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Other featured authors, their departments and books, include:

David Large, history and philosophy, "The End of the European Era: 1890 to the Present (Sixth Edition);" Kristin Ruppel, Native American Studies, "Unearthing Indian Land: Living with the Legacies of Allotment;" Keith Cooksey, microbiology, "Marine and Industrial Biofouling;" Fred Whitford, psychology, "College Teaching Tips;" Joan Hoff, history and philosophy, "A Faustian Foreign Policy from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush: Dreams of Perfectibility;" John Thompson, modern languages and literatures, "A novelas da memoria: trauma e representación da memoria na Galiza contemporánea;" Mary Murphy, history and philosophy, "Border to Border: Quilts and Quiltmakers of Montana;" and Harold Picton, ecology, "Montana's Wildlife Legacy Decimation to Restoration."

In addition, signed copies of "The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy" by Adrienne Mayor will be available for purchase. Mayor, a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award for nonfiction, holds an honorary doctorate from MSU.

For more information, contact Jody Sanford (406) 994-7791 or

Jody Sanford (406) 994--7791 or