November 8, 2000


Recently published books by alumni and faculty

Dark Rainbow - 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 U.S.

Fixing 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.

The Diagnosis - 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.

"Martha, Martha": 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 York City.

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.

Pluralism 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 Boston University.

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.

Exodus! Religion, 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, Yale.




Hearing 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.

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