The Catholic University of America

Feb. 21, 2011

President’s Day Special
John Garvey's Top Picks from CUA Press


Would you like a book recommendation from CUA’s new President?

In honor of John Garvey's inaugural year theme of "Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University," CUA Press asked the President, an avid reader, to pick five favorites from its publications list.

The press is offering a "President's Day" 10 percent discount Feb. 21 through Feb. 27 on Garvey's selections.


Here are the books the President picked and why:

The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods by Rev. A.G. Sertillanges, O.P.
“It's the theme of the year and one of our bestsellers.”

The Mind That Is Catholic: Philosophical and Political Essays by James V. Schall
“Father Schall dedicated the book to the School of Philosophy and it’s in line with our theme.”

Praeambula Fidei: Thomism and the God of the Philosophers by Ralph McInerny
“He was my philosophy teacher in college, and recently died. A great man.”

The Third Spring: G.K. Chesterton, Graham Greene, Christopher Dawson, and David Jones by Adam Schwartz
“I have always loved Chesterton and Dawson. And the idea of a Catholic revival in England is once again appealing.”

Handbook for William: A Carolingian Woman’s Counsel for Her Son by Dhuoda
“This one addresses the formation of young people, and that’s a concern of my inaugural address.”

To order these titles with a 10 percent discount through March 31, visit or call 1-800-537-5487. When ordering, use promotion code: CZ011.

The Intellectual Life (978-0-8132-0646-2) Discount price $17.96
The Mind That Is Catholic (978-0-8132-1541-9) Discount price $31.46
Praeambula Fidei (978-0-8132-1458-0) Discount price $31.46
The Third Spring (978-0-8132-1387-3) Discount price $58.46
Handbook for William (978-0-8132-0938-8) Discount price $13.46


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