December 20, 2000:
books by alumni and faculty
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 Wouldnt
Sink Clinton Trowbridge 50. Vineyard $19.95. The
story of a familys adventures and misadventures aboard their
34-foot wooden catboat over a period of 26 years. Trowbridge lives
in Sedgwick, Maine.
Bogle on Investing: The First 50 Years
John C. Bogle 51. McGraw-Hill $29.95. A collection
of 25 of Bogles previously unpublished speeches on a variety
of investment issues, as well as the authors Princeton undergraduate
thesis on the economic role of mutual funds. Bogle resides in Bryn
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.
John Osander 57. Beavers 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. Pauls 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,
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.
A 21st-Century Approach to Communicating Successfully
David W. Paul *73 and Martin A. Schell 74. Available
at www.MightyWords.com 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
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.
edited and translated by Anthony M. Esolen 81. Johns Hopkins
$65 cloth/$22.50 paper. The first major verse translation since
1600 of Torquato Tassos epic poem, which tells the story of
the First Crusade. Esolen is a professor of English at Providence
Passion for Truth:
From Finding JFKs Single Bullet to Questioning Anita Hill
to Impeaching Clinton
Senator Arlen Specter and Charles Robbins 85. Morrow
$26. This political memoir examines Americas 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. Martins $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
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 womens and gender studies at Amherst College.