Fall-Winter Book Reading Series:
Throughout the fall and winter, several book readings and lectures will take place. The first will be by Philip Nordquist on the book Ordinary Men, by Christopher Browning, former Pacific Lutheran University professor who now teaches at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The discussion will be on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Garfield Book Company Fireside Room.
Christopher Browning holds the Frank Porter Graham Chair in History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His iconic book, Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland (Harper Collins, 1992), changed the way scholars understand who the killers were and made his name a household word in Holocaust Studies. Browning will participate as a key note speaker at the Powell-Heller Holocaust Education Conference March 12-14, 2014. Nordquist was a key member of the faculty when Browning was hired to teach at PLU in 1974. Nordquist remains a close personal friend, as well as professional colleague of Dr. Browning.
Phillip Nordquist Counting his time as student and faculty member, retired professor Phillip Nordquist has been part of Pacific Lutheran University for over 50 years, and at the time of his retirement in 2005, was one of the longest-serving professors in the history of the university. Nordquist '56, has long played an important role at the university, from his standout days as a basketball player to his integral role in shaping the PLU History Department and his work inspiring students. Nordquist has also penned several books, including Educating for Service: Pacific Lutheran University, 1890-1990.
Discounts on Ordinary Men will be available at the Garfield Book Store.