December 20, 2000: Books

Recently published books by alumni and faculty

Allegiances – Charles Strout Davis ’36. Merriman $24.95. A novel set during the Civil War on board the famous 107-foot schooner America. Davis lives in Fort Lauderdale.

The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, 1925-2000 – Robert B. Welch ’48. Eastwind $39.95. A history of the Baltimore clinical and research center. Welch is an associate professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

The Boat That Wouldn’t Sink – Clinton Trowbridge ’50. Vineyard $19.95. The story of a family’s adventures and misadventures aboard their 34-foot wooden catboat over a period of 26 years. Trowbridge lives in Sedgwick, Maine.

John Bogle on Investing: The First 50 Years – John C. Bogle ’51. McGraw-Hill $29.95. A collection of 25 of Bogle’s previously unpublished speeches on a variety of investment issues, as well as the author’s Princeton undergraduate thesis on the economic role of mutual funds. Bogle resides in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

From Maine to the Main Line: A History of Consumers Water Company – John van C. Parker ’52. Maine Historical Society $16. An account of the water utility holding and management company, from its organization in 1926 through its sale in 1999. Parker lives in Falmouth, Maine.

Country Matters – John Osander ’57. Beaver’s Pond $22.95. A coming-of-age novel that follows a group of high school friends as they leave the Midwest and make their way East. Osander, former dean of admission, lives in Minneapolis.

A Generous Idea: St. Paul’s School and Seikei Gakuen – David T. Dana III ’59. Posterity $9.95. A history of the 50-year relationship between the New Hampshire school and a high school in Tokyo. Dana is an amateur historian living in Carlsbad, California.

The People’s Lawyer: From Collegiate Wrestler to Watchdog of the Public Trust – Carroll Dale Short. NewSouth $26.95. A biography of Julian McPhillips, Jr. ’68, who has devoted his career to civil rights law in Mont-gomery, Alabama.

Globally Speaking: A 21st-Century Approach to Communicating Successfully – David W. Paul *73 and Martin A. Schell ’74. Available at as a series of articles ($5 each). Advice about developing intercultural understanding and speaking and writing English for a global audience. Paul is a writer and consultant in Seattle, Washington. Schell is a freelance editor in Klaten, Indonesia.

Making Sense of Social Security Reform – Daniel Shaviro ’78. Chicago $25. The author describes the current social security system and the pressures upon it, and also evaluates the various reform proposals. Shaviro is a professor of law at New York University Law School.

Global Critical Race Feminism: An International Reader – edited by Adrien Katherine Wing ’78. New York University $70 cloth/$25 paper. An anthology focusing on the legal rights of women of color, addressing such issues as responses to white feminism, female genital mutilation, violence against women, and the global workplace. Wing is a professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law.

Cuba, the Elusive Nation: Interpretations of a National Identity – edited by Damián J. Fernández ’79 and Madeline Cámara Betancourt. University Press of Florida $55. Exile scholars from a variety of disciplines argue that “Cubanness” is marked more by tension and diversity than by harmony and similarity. Fernández is an associate professor of international relations at Florida International University.

Jerusalem Delivered – edited and translated by Anthony M. Esolen ’81. Johns Hopkins $65 cloth/$22.50 paper. The first major verse translation since 1600 of Torquato Tasso’s epic poem, which tells the story of the First Crusade. Esolen is a professor of English at Providence College.

Passion for Truth: From Finding JFK’s Single Bullet to Questioning Anita Hill to Impeaching Clinton – Senator Arlen Specter and Charles Robbins ’85. Morrow $26. This political memoir examines America’s current dis-illusionment with the political process and makes suggestions for combating it. Robbins is director of communications for Senator Specter and lives in Washington, D.C.

Bombing of Auschwitz: Should the Allies Have Attempted It? – edited by Michael J. Neufeld ’93 and Michael Berenbaum. St. Martin’s $27.95. A collection of essays by military and Holocaust historians supplemented with relevant primary documents. Neufeld is curator and historian at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.


Leon Battista Alberti: Master Builder of the Italian Renaissance – Anthony Grafton. Hill and Wang $35. A biography of the writer, architect, engineer, theorist of the arts, and courtier, and a cultural history of the cities and courts in which he lived and worked. Grafton is Dodge professor of history.

Self and Story in Russian History – edited by Laura Engelstein and Stephanie Sandler ’75. Cornell $52.50 cloth/$22.50 paper. The contributors explore the texts through which Russians have defined themselves as private persons and shaped their relationships to the cultural community. Engelstein is a professor of history. Sandler is a professor of Russian and of women’s and gender studies at Amherst College.

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