January 24, 2001:
The Princeton Class
of 1942 During World War II -- edited by Charles B. Blackmar
42 et al. Send $42 to 9 Baynard Peninsula, Hilton Head Island,
South Carolina 29928-4131. A collection of individual stories of
class members experiences in the armed forces during World
War II. PAW ran excerpts in the December 6 issue.
The Student Pilot
and Other Stories -- Robert Steiner 47. iUniverse.com
$12.95. A collection of short stories, including several drawing
on the authors experiences as a pilot. Steiner lives in Ellicott
Flip Back --
William A. Kelly 49. Xlibris $16. A science fiction novel
about two scientists in their 70s, one of whom discovers a drug
that makes them young again. Kelly lives in Haworth, New Jersey.
Gateway: Dr. Thomas
Walker and the Opening of Kentucky --
David M. Burns 53. Bell County Historical Society (877-257-4844)
$20. A history of the explorer who discovered Cumberland Gap and
built the first cabin in Kentucky. Burns, a journalist, scientist,
and former foreign service officer, lives in Washington, D.C.
Two Laws: Ringmasters for Circus Earth
-- A. D. Kirwan, Jr. 56. World Scientific $28. This book
is designed to introduce nonscientists to the first and second laws
of thermodynamics, the practice of science, and critical thinking.
Kirwan is a professor of marine studies at the University of Delaware.
of Environmental Science, Health, and Technology -- edited
by Jay H. Lehr 57. McGraw-Hill $150. A resource for biologists,
hydrologists, geologists, engineers, chemists, and toxicologists.
Lehr is a consultant with Bennett and Williams and a senior scientist
with Environmen-tal Education Enterprises in Ostrander, Ohio.
Rebels and Mafiosi
-- James Fentress 67. Cornell University $29.95. A
history of the Mafia in Sicily. Fentress, a historian, lives in
Stimulant Drugs and
ADHD: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience -- edited by Mary
V. Solanto 73 et al. Oxford $79.95. Contributors to this volume
address the questions of why and how stimulants exert their therapeutic
effects on individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Solanto is an associate professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical
Center in New York.
The Garden: A Parable
-- Geshe Michael Roach 75. Doubleday $9.95. A young
man enters a mystical garden where he meets the pantheon of great
Tibetan teachers. The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Strategies for
Managing Your Business and Your Life. Doubleday $21.95. This book
relates Roachs experiences as one of the founders of the Andin
International Diamond Corporation, where his business decisions
were guided by Buddhist principles. The author, a Buddhist monk,
lives in New York City.
The Race to the Bottom:
Why a Worldwide Worker Surplus and Uncontrolled Free Trade are Sinking
American Living Standards -- Alan Tonelson 75. Westview
$25. Argues that the erosion of labor standards in the global market
has been the driving force behind a declining standard of living
in the U.S. Tonelson is a research fellow at the United States Business
and Industry Council in Washington, D.C.
Uniting Europe: European
Integration and the Post-Cold War World -- John Van Oudenaren
75. Rowman & Littlefield $69 cloth/ $21.95 paper. In this
overview of the European Union, the author argues that new challenges
will force governments and political leaders to reinvent the Union
for the 21st century. Van Oudenaren is chief of the European Division
of the Library of Congress.
Joyful Living: Build
Yourself a Great Life! -- Ned Pelger 80. ATA Publishing
(888-627-7744) $9.95. This book is part autobiography and part workbook
(software included) designed to help the reader understand and improve
his or her relationships. Pelger owns a construction and engineering
firm in Lititz, Pennsylvania.
Tradeoffs or Synergies?
Agricultural Intensification, Economic Development and the Environment
in Developing Countries -- edited by Christopher B. Barrett
84 and David R. Lee. CAB International $99.50. Addresses the
interlinked imperatives of increasing food production, reducing
poverty, and ensuring the environmental sustainability of natural
resource use patterns. Barrett is an associate professor of applied
economics and management at Cornell.
The Art of Revitalization:
Improving Conditions in Distressed Inner-City Neighborhoods
-- Sean Zielenbach 90. Garland $55 cloth/$22.95 paper.
Explores the role of social capital in stabilizing and turning around
distressed communities, and highlights the roles of local actors
in the revitalization process. Zielenbach is a financial and program
analyst for the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
in the U.S. Treasury Department.
wallSpeak / como hablarle
a las paredes -- Andres A. Richner 99. Editorial Talleres
$14.95. This eclectic group of poems, half of which are written
in English and half in Spanish, concerns encountering obstacles
and overcoming them and finding ones place in the world. Richner
is an assistant manager of Computer Gallery, a computer store in
The Campus Guide:
Princeton University -- Raymond P. Rhinehart *69. Princeton
Architectural Press $21.95. An architectural tour of the campus
as well as the Princeton Theological Seminary, the Institute for
Advanced Study, and Princeton Borough. Illustrated with photographs
and painted three-dimensional maps. Rhinehart is an administrator
and speechwriter for the American Institute of Architects in Washington,
The Third Force: The
Rise of Transnational Civil Society
-- edited by Ann M. Florini *83. Brookings Institution Press
$40 cloth/ $19.95 paper. Six case studies explore the ways in which
transnational networks of civil society groups are influencing how
governments run countries and how corporations do business. Florini
is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace in Washington, D.C.
In Quiet Light: Poems
on Vermeers Women --
Marilyn Chandler McEntyre *84. Wm. B. Eerdmans $20. A collection
of poetry that imagines the personal lives of the women made famous
by the Dutch painter. Illustrated with color reproductions of the
paintings that inspired the poems. McEntyre is a professor of literature
at Westmont College, in Santa Barbara, California.
Sparks of Life: Darwinism
and the Victorian Debates over Spontaneous Generation --
James E. Strick *91. Harvard $45. The author explores the theories
that underlay the Victorian debates on spontaneous generation as
well as the social aspects and personal interests that influenced
those arguments. Strick is an assistant professor of biology at
Arizona State University.
Before Jim Crow: The
Politics of Race in Post-Emancipation Virginia -- Jane Dailey
*95. University of North Carolina $39.95 cloth/ $17.95 paper. Chronicles
the efforts of the Virginia Readjuster Party, the most successful
interracial political alliance in the post-Civil War South. Dailey
is an associate professor of history at Johns Hopkins.
Poetry and Painting
in Song China: The Subtle Art of Dissent -- Alfreda Murck
*95. Harvard $60. Explores the coding of political messages in paintings
of the Song dynasty as an important factor in the growing respect
for artists among the educated elite. Murck lives in Beijing.