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Summer Reading Bibliography

The following works are related to This I Believe II, More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women. We encourage students to explore the topic further by reading any of the following.

Allison, J., and Gediman, Dan. Eds. This I believe II: The personal philosophies of remarkable men and women. 2008. New York, NY: Holt.

Albom, M. (1997). Tuesdays with Morrie: An old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson. New York, NY: Random House.

Cady Stanton, E. (2010). The declaration of sentiments. In S. Cohen (Ed.), Fifty resources for teaching essays: A portable anthology. (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Bedford St. Martins. p.37.

Carlisle, S., and Simon, G.A. (2012). The dynamics of belief and experience: cultural and psychological responses across religious traditions. Ethos, 40(3), 221-236. Retrieved from 

Chisholm, S. (2008). People and Peace, Not Profits and War. In J. Daley (Ed.), Great speeches by American women. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications. Cole, D. (2006). Book a Passage to Change. U.S. News & World Report, 141(24), 56-58.

Engardio, J. (2008, December 1). Joel Engardio on NPR series this I believe. [Video file]. Retrieved from 

Farmer, P. (2009, May 21). I believe in healthcare. [Video file]. Retrieved from 

Grafton, J. Ed. (2000). The Declaration of Independence and other great documents of American history 1775-1865. New York, NY: Dover Thrift Editions.

Green, L. [lacigreen]. (2014, April 23). Why I’m a feminist: Gasp. [Video file]. Retrieved from

Jervis, R. (2006). Believing selves: Negotiating social psychological experiences of belief. Political Psychology, 27(5), 641-663. Retrieved from 

King, M. L., Jr. (2006). Letter from Birmingham Jail. In W. Vesterman (Ed.), Reading and writing short arguments. New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, 2006. 241-253.

Kuzyk, R. (2008). This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women. Library Journal, 133(19), 44.

Lamott, A. (1994). Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. New York, NY: Pantheon Books.

MrPistoneTechtips. (2011, November 4). This I believe animation. [Video file]. Retrieved from http: 

Murrow, E.R. (1952). This I believe: The personal philosophies of one hundred thoughtful men and women in all walks of life. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.

Paine, T. (1997). Common Sense. New York, NY: Dover Thrift Editions.

Pausch, R., & Zaslow, J. (2008). The last lecture. New York, NY: Hyperion.

Seaman, D. (2008). This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women. Booklist, 105(3), 6.

This I Believe, Inc. This I believe: A public dialogue about belief—one essay at a time. Retrieved from

This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women. (2008). Publishers Weekly, 255(30), 61.

Thoreau, H. D. (1993) Civil Disobedience and Other Essays. New York, NY: Dover Thrift Editions.

Wittenberg University. (2009, February 26). This I believe project. [Video file]. Retrieved from 




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