December 6, 2000:
published books by alumni and faculty
An American Family:
The Kennans, the First Three Generations - George F. Kennan
'25. W. W. Norton $22.95. The author reconstructs the story of his
American forebears and their roots in Scotland, evoking the challenges
faced by early settlers in New England and the importance of their
values to the United States today. Kennan is a professor, emeritus,
at the Institute of Advanced Study.
The Magic of Wine:
A Book of Quotations - Jacqueline L. Quillen and George H. Boynton
'35. Taylor Publishing $16.95. A collection of thoughts on wine
from such diverse figures as Plato, Mark Twain, and Art Buchwald,
with chapters on claret, port, and champagne, as well as toasts
and verities. Boynton is a general partner with Tuxedo Park Associates
in Tuxedo Park, New York.
The Essential William
H. Whyte - edited by Albert LaFarge. Fordham $39.95 cloth/$19.95
paper. William Whyte '39's core writings, including selections from
The Organization Man, the controversial bestseller that established
its author as a leading voice in the debate over the social changes
beginning to affect postwar America. Whyte died last year. A Time
for War: Remembering Guadalcanal, a Battle Without Maps (Fordham
$25cloth/$17.50 paper) is Whyte's newly discovered memoir of his
coming of age as a Marine intelligence officer during World War
Napa Valley -
edited by Patton Howell '42. Saybrook $14.95. An anthology of first-person
accounts by vineyard workers, bankers, artists, and winemakers who
live in Napa Valley. Howell is a psychologist at the Western Human
Science Institute in Dallas.
Weathering a Century
of Change: Chatham, Cape Cod - The Story of a Seaside Village,
1900-2000 - Robert D. B. Carlisle '44. Chatham Historical Society
$29.95. Illustrated with over 275 photographs, this historical account
traces the people and events that have shaped Chatham, where the
Complete History of the Sport in North America - Peter Winants
'48. Derrydale $75. An illustrated volume that covers jockeys, owners,
race venues, and star horses, from the earliest days of North American
racing up to the present. Winants is a horse and racing photographer
and lives in Middleburg, Virginia.
A Rough Ride to Albany:
Teddy Runs for Governor - John A. Corry '53. Fordham $24.95.
An account of Theodore Roosevelt's campaign for governor of New
York four months following his charge up San Juan Hill. Corry is
a tax attorney in New York City.
Cavern - Jake
Page '58. University of New Mexico $24.95. The spelunking protagonist
of this thriller discovers a vast and beautiful cave, evidence of
an extinct species of bear, and mysterious disappearances at an
underground nuclear waste storage facility. Page lives in Corrales,
The Rehnquist Court and Liberty in America - Stephen E. Gottlieb
'62. New York University $40. Considers the extent to which the
current court justices decide cases in accordance with their preexisting
philosophy of law and ideological assumptions. Gottlieb is a professor
of law at Albany Law School.
The Magic of Rapport,
2nd ed. - Jerry Richardson '64. Meta $16.95. Techniques and
strategies for skillful negotiation. Richardson is a San Francisco-based
Trout Dreams: A Gallery
of Fly-Fishing Profiles - J. I. Merritt '66. Derrydale $24.95.
A series of profiles and reflections on the luminaries of contemporary
fly-fishing. Former PAW editor Merritt, a contributing editor to
Field and Stream, lives in Pennington, New Jersey.
Original Tao: Inward
Training (Nei-yeh) and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism -
Harold D. Roth '70. Columbia $29.50. Translation of and commentary
on the seminal text of Taoism, exhumed from the pages of the Kuan
Tzu. Roth is a professor of religious studies and East Asian studies
How an Employee Buyout Saved a Steel Town - James B. Lieber
'71. Penguin $13.95. This study of the turnaround at a West Virginia
steel plant documents the struggle between supporters of an employee
buyout and the entrenched interests of labor and management. Lieber
practices law in Pittsburgh.
III: Solace for the Heart in Difficult Times - B. T. Swami (aka
John E. Favors '72). Hari-Nama Press $23. The author brings together
Eastern, Western, and African worldviews to provide spiritual solutions
for material problems. Bkhaki Tirtha Swami is director of the Institute
for Applied Spiritual Technology in Washington, D.C.
Does Atlas Shrug?
The Economic Consequences of Taxing the Rich - edited by Joel
B. Slemrod '73. Harvard $55. Presents evidence by leading economists
on the effects of taxes on business formation, executive compensation,
accumulation of wealth, portfolio allocation, and realization of
capital gains. Slemrod is the Paul W. McCracken professor of business
economics and public policy at the University of Michigan Business
Asian American Dreams:
The Emergence of an American People - Helen Zia '73. Farrar,
Straus and Giroux $25. Examines the transformation of Asian Americans
from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups
into a self-identified and influential racial group. Zia is a journalist
living in the San Francisco Bay area.
The Wings of Merlin
- T. A. Barron '74. Penguin Putnam $19.99. This book for children
is the final installment in the series The Lost Years of Merlin.
Barron lives in Colorado.
How Photography Complicates the Picture - Barbara E. Savedoff
'78. Cornell $35. An illustrated exploration of the ways in which
photographic works of art differ from those of other visual media.
Savedoff is an associate professor of philosophy at Baruch College.
Receiving Erin's Children:
Philadelphia, Liverpool, and the Irish Famine Migration, 1845-1855
- J. Matthew Gallman '79. North Carolina $19.95. Examines the meaning
of the Irish famine migration in the context of urban development
and reform, ultimately addressing questions of the national characters
of the U.S. and Britain. Gallman is Henry R. Luce professor of the
Civil War era at Gettysburg College.
Natural Laws in Scientific
Practice - Marc Lange '85. Oxford $60. This account of the roles
that natural laws play in scientific reasoning addresses important
aspects of physics as well as older philosophical ideas. Lange is
an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Washington.
The Network Inside
Out - Annelise Riles '88. Michigan $49.50. An ethnography of
international human rights networks and the operation of the United
Nations Conference system. Riles is an assistant professor at Northwestern
University School of Law.
From a Sealed Room
- Rachel Kadish '91. Berkeley $13.95. This novel explores the interlaced
lives of three generations of women in Jerusalem: an adventurous
college student, an unfulfilled wife and mother, and a fragile Holocaust
survivor. Kadish lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Failed Crusade: America
and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia - Stephen F. Cohen.
W. W. Norton $21.95. Explores the demodernization and destabilization
of Russia since the dissolution of the Soviet Union and argues that
the country now represents a greater threat to U.S. security than
it did during the Cold War. Cohen is a professor of Russian studies
and history at New York University and a professor of politics,
emeritus, at Princeton.
In Plato's Cave
- Alvin Kernan. Yale $30 cloth/$14.95 paper. This memoir describes
the transformation of academic life in the second half of the 20th
century from the perspective of the author's life as student, professor,
provost, and dean. Kernan is a professor, emeritus, of English.