Title suggestions for Gregory Clark’s next book

UC Davis economics professor Gregory Clark is the author of A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World (2009) and The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility (2014).

For his next book, I offer the following title suggestions absolutely free of charge:

  • The Old Man and the See: The Graying of America’s Catholic Population
  • Green Hells of Africa: How Environmentalism Fuels Third-World Violence
  • Islands in the Steam: A Study of 19th-Century Amish Communities
  • A Moveable Beast: How Dog Domestication Went Global

Further suggestions are welcome in the comments.


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9 responses to “Title suggestions for Gregory Clark’s next book

  1. I don’t have any suggestions, but Steve Sailer also played this game:


  2. Well, I guess it was a rather obvious idea.

  3. Yours are quite good 🙂 I think you bested Sailer.

  4. I’m trying to think of a good subtitle for To Halve and Halve Not.

  5. Wade McKenzie

    For Loom the Bell Tolls: The Rise of the British Textile Industry in the Eighteenth Century

  6. Wade, I’m aiming at titles where the whole title has a meaning, however contrived, apart from its status as a pun. You know, something more like For Hume the Bell Tolls: The Demise of British Empiricism.

  7. Wade McKenzie

    I don’t know if it’s at all possible for me to redeem myself–let alone with this attempt–but here goes:

    The ‘Fros of Kilimanjaro: Tanzania in Demographic Perspective

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