Home > Praise

Praise for ‘Walking the Farm’

The University as a place has found its most striking expression in the Anglo-Saxon world (think of Oxford, think of the University of Virginia, think of Stanford). Universities are also places to which students and alumni feel connected for the rest of their lives. Memories include the architecture and the physical setting. Tom DeMund’s book makes it possible to explore all aspects of Stanford, the quintessential Western campus. This guide book is wonderfully comprehensive and can be used by readers with very different proclivities.
GERHARD CASPER, PH.D.
PRESIDENT EMERITUS, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
DIRECTOR, FREEMAN SPOGLI INSTITUTE
A great resource for exploring the Stanford campus and its serene natural beauty.
DANIEL HARTWIG
UNIVERSITY ARCHIVIST, STANFORD LIBRARIES
Alumni from past years often visit the Stanford Campus and wonder about all the new buildings that have popped up on the Farm since they attended the university. Tom’s book is a marvelous guide to the old and new facilities that now grace the Stanford campus. A map with each chapter helps readers easily follow the route of each campus walk described in Walking the Farm. Enjoy!
HOWARD WOLF
PRESIDENT, STANFORD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Walking the Farm is a delightful combination of storytelling and appreciation for the beauty of the Stanford campus and its surrounding communities. I found it thoughtful and a fun read–now I can hardly wait to work through all the hikes!
LAURA JONES, PH.D.
DIRECTOR, STANFORD HERITAGE SERVICES AND
PRESIDENT OF STANFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Not surprisingly, Tom DeMund’s new book offers up plenty of useful information for the walker, horticulturist, and wilderness adventurer in us. What also make the book particularly delightful, and endearing to historians and anyone who likes a good story, are the historical accounts on Stanford landmarks including the Quad, Old Chem, and the Row.
CHARLOTTE K. GLASSER, PH.D.
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
STANFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West has been an enthusiastic partner with Tom in creating this book. I’m sure Bill Lane of Sunset magazine fame, if he were alive today, would be a cheerleader for Walking the Farm. He would have appreciated how the book expertly conveys Leland and Jane Stanford’s spirit of the American West.
BRUCE E. CAIN, PH.D.,
DIRECTOR OF THE BILL LANE CENTER FOR THE
AMERICAN WEST AND STANFORD PROFESSOR