November 8, 2000
books by alumni and faculty
- Donold K. Lourie '47. Xlibris $25 cloth/$14.40 paper. In this
novel, a conglomerate's purchase of the Rainbow reserve, believed
to contain rich silver deposits, raises questions of fraud and murder.
Lourie lives on Nantucket.
A Henry Fielding Companion
- Martin C. Battestin '52 *58. Greenwood $79.95. The entries in
this reference book on the English novelist are organized in sections
devoted to Fielding's residences, works, themes, characters, and
family and household. Battestin is William R. Kenan, Jr., professor,
emeritus, of English at the University of Virginia.
The Ralph Nader Reader
- Ralph Nader '55. Seven Stories $39.95 cloth/$19.95 paper. The
essential writings by Nader on a variety of issues, including genetically
engineered food, international trade, digital democracy, and environmental
politics. Nader recently mounted his second bid for president of
the Spy Machine: Preparing American Intelligence for the Twenty-First
Century - Arthur
S. Hulnick '57. Greenwood $65 cloth/$19.95 paper. The author examines
spy catching, secret operations, corporate espionage, and intelligence
gathering and analysis, and also explains how the communication
revolution is changing the methods used by intelligence agencies.
Hulnick teaches at Boston University.
Partnering for Performance:
Unleashing the Power of Finance in the 21st-Century Organization
- Martin G. Mand and William Whipple III '60. AMACOM $27.95. Outlines
a strategy to improve communication and teamwork between finance
and management executives. Whipple is an attorney and financial
consultant living in Wilmington, Delaware.
- Alan Lightman '70. Pantheon $25. This novel describes one man's
struggle with the world of increasing technology as it begins to
take over his life. Lightman teaches physics and writing at M.I.T.
and lives in Boston.
Rats in the Grain:
The Dirty Tricks and Trials of Archer Daniels Midland
- The Supermarket to the World - James B. Lieber '71. Four Walls
Eight Windows $24. Profiles the 1998 antitrust trial that convicted
two executives of the agribusiness corporation. Lieber lives and
practices law in Pittsburgh.
About the Author
- Alfred Glossbrenner '72 and Emily Glossbrenner. Harcourt $16.
A reader's guide to 125 fiction writers from a variety of genres,
with biographical highlights and little-known details, suggestions
for related reading, and a comprehensive listing of literary prize
winners. The authors live in Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Data, Models, and
Decisions: The Fundamentals of Management Science
- Robert M. Freund '75 and Dimitris Bertsimas. South-Western College
Publishing $85.95. This textbook focuses on the concepts most important
for the practical analysis of management decisions. Freund is a
professor at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management.
How Christians Worry
- Elaine Leong Eng '76. Haworth Pastoral Press $39.95 cloth/$14.95
paper. Designed to educate Christian clergy and lay professionals
to recognize and treat anxiety disorders. Eng is an assistant professor
of psychiatry at Cornell University-Weill Medical College in New
A Writer's Workbook
- Caroline Sharp '83. St. Martin's Press $22.95. Daily writing exercises
designed for writers of all levels. Sharp lives in New York City.
Raising the Dead:
Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity - Sharon Patricia
Holland '86. Duke $17.95. Addresses questions about ancestry, origins,
and heritage in African-American and Native-American life and culture.
Holland is an assistant professor of English at Stanford.
Masters of All They
Surveyed: Exploration, Geography, and a British El Dorado
- D. Graham Burnett '93. Chicago $45. The author shows how traverse
surveys, illustrations, and travel narratives laid out the official
boundaries of British Guiana and defined a symbolic landscape that
fired the British imperial imagination. Burnett is assistant professor
in the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma.
Comes of Age
- Charles H. Lippy *72. M. E. Sharpe $34.95. Surveys the course
of American religious life in the 20th century, concluding that
American religious culture has become more diverse and complex in
the past hundred years. Lippy is the LeRoy A. Martin distinguished
professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Jesus of Nazareth,
King of the Jews: A Jewish Life and the Emergence of Christianity
- Paula Fredriksen *79. Knopf $26. The author draws on contemporary
sources to construct the life of Jesus and place it within his time
and culture; she also investigates his execution as a political
insurrectionist. Fredriksen is Aurelio professor of scripture at
People's Power: Cuba's
Experience with Representative Government
- Peter Roman *94. Westview $60. A theoretical and historical account
of representative government in Cuba, with primary focus on the
municipal level. Roman is a professor of behavioral and social sciences
at Hostos Community College, CUNY.
Race, and Nation in Early Nineteenth-Century Black America -
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. *96. Chicago $42 cloth/$16 paper. Shows how
the biblical story has inspired a pragmatic tradition of racial
advocacy among African Americans. Glaude is an assistant professor
of religion and Africana studies at Bowdoin.
Walter Benjamin and
the Corpus of Autobiography - Gerhard Richter *96. Wayne State
$34.95. Argues that Benjamin's self-portraiture is inseparable from
his analysis of Weimar culture and German fascism. Richter is an
assistant professor of German at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
In Discordance with
the Scriptures: American Protestant Battles Over Translating the
Bible - Peter
J. Thuesen *98. Oxford $27.50. This account of the recurrent controversies
over Bible translations demonstrates how 19th-century historical
and literary discoveries shaped the theological debates of the 20th
century. The author is an assistant editor at the Divinity School,
Things: Religion, Illusion, and the American Enlightenment -
Leigh Eric Schmidt *87. Harvard $37.50. Partly an odyssey into religious
belief and practice, partly a history of science and technology,
and partly a portrait of popular culture, this book grapples with
how we came to associate hearing voices with insanity. Schmidt is
a professor of religion.
Misgivings: My Mother,
My Father, Myself - C.K. Williams. Farrar, Straus and Giroux
$21. A recollection
of the dynamics of the author's family and of his parents' deaths.
Williams teaches in the creative writing program.