ARTICLES BY David Menconi

  • The Common Wind
    February 26, 2020
    Even when published in book form, academic dissertations rarely get much attention. But “The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution,” which earned Julius S. Scott Ph.D. ’86 his doctorate, is the rare exception. After its completion in 1987, “The Common Wind” attracted interest from a few publishers. But Scott was not prepared to undertake the revisions that publishers and he himself felt were necessary.
  • January 31, 2010
    For most people, a shark bite would be catastrophic. But Jim Toomey is one of the few who might profit from it."Actually, I lather myself up with chum whenever I go into the ocean," Toomey deadpans. "Because I've thought that if I ever did get bitten by a shark, it'd be great PR. But so far, no luck."
  • January 31, 2008
    Courtesy of Jon Shain
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