UPDATE - "Precept" with John Matteson '83 


John's book has impressive scope and some of us are having trouble getting through the entire work before the precept.  To help us out, John has graciously suggested that we focus this precept on selected portions of the book.  In honor of New England natives, he has decided that he will concentrate on the stories of Holmes and Whitman.  He recommends that attendees try to read the following excerpts:

  • PREFACE: pp. xiii-xvii.
  • HOLMES: pp. 3-31; 83-91; 207-15; 394-409.
  • WHITMAN: pp. 60-82; 251-60; 335-358.
  • (That’s already somewhat over 100 pages, but those who are thirsty for more may also want to read the pertinent pages of the epilogue: pp. 410-22; 433-34.)

Two weeks following his talk on his book A Worse Place than Hell, PANE will host a "Precept" with author John Matteson '83 to discuss the book and the cultural impact of the Civil War. Register now to save your place at the table for this virtual discussion over Zoom.  Hosted by Margaret Talcott '86, David Sandberg '80, and  Raquel Frisardi '06.

Assigned Reading: A Worse Place than Hell.      A video introduction to this book.

Order your copy through Porter Square Books (a Tiger-owned bookstore!) on their website, https://www.portersquarebooks.com/  (direct link to book https://www.portersquarebooks.com/book/9780393247077) or over email Info@portersquarebooks.com  Use the code AMINSP20 and your book will come signed (with a book plate). We encourage locals to pick up their copy. For out of towners - the special code allows for free shipping (media mail).


7:00PM - 9:00PM Mon 5 Apr 2021 ( Timezone: Eastern )

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Charlie Kohl
Olivia Hurlock
Mary Agostinelli
Mary Koger
Ann Kelly
Russell Vasile
  Harvard Medical School
Donna Armentano
Steve Parker
Joel Goldstein
Robert Hernandez
Bob Ruxin
Dinos Gonatas
Peggy Burchenal
Raquel Frisardi
John Neely
Connie Chan
John Koger
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