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Around the World

Heart of hell book cover, partial

Prelude to Iwo Jima

‘Hands-on skipper’ Willard Vincent Nash, BA ’35/LLB ’35, is the little-known hero in the ‘battle before the battle’ as told in the new book ‘The Heart of Hell.’

Jim Aikman, fillmaker

Putting his life on the line

Thinking about a career in adventure filmmaking? Based on the experience of Jim Aikman, ’08, the fainthearted need not apply.

Avery Hopwood, 1924

Hopwood in Havana

Cuba is top of mind for many these days. In 1924 playwright Avery Hopwood visited Havana, and his vivid diary captures the city’s heyday.

Jibreel Black

Every day is game day

Former Wolverines’ defensive tackle Jibreel Black, ’14, is riding a different kind of team bus these days. He’s on a cross-country journey to inspire volunteerism.

Pryor upon release, with parents.

The spy who never was

The film Bridge of Spies is more than just a Cold War thriller for one former professor who survived the real-life saga.