February 21, 2001: Books

Recently published books by alumni and faculty

Goldwater: A Tribute to a Twentieth-Century Political Icon -- Bill Rentschler '49. Contemporary Books $18.95. A collection of reminiscences, anecdotes, and candid comments by the Arizona senator and his friends and colleagues. Rentschler lives in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Jake McCarthy, Ironwood -- Jeffrey Baldwin (aka Joseph F. Page III '64). Writers Club Press $13.95. The protagonist of this novel defends a former Air Force Special Forces sergeant against charges that he murdered his business partner, and encounters Vietnamese terrorists, agents from the FBI's Terrorist Interdiction Force, and corrupt police. Page is an attorney and lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Between Spaces -- Henry Smith-Miller '64 et al. Princeton Architectural Press $40. An examination of six recently constructed architectural projects designed by the author's firm; illustrated with plans, models, and photography. Smith-Miller is an architect and principal in the office of Smith-Miller + Hawkinson in New York City.

Race Woman: The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois -- Gerald Horne '70. New York University $34.95. A biography of the writer, musician, political activist, and adviser to Kwame Nkrumah's government in Ghana, who was also the spouse of W. E. B. Du Bois.

Class Struggle in Hollywood, 1930--1950: Moguls, Mobsters, Stars, Reds & Trade Unionists (University of Texas Press $19.95). An account of labor unrest in the film industry with a sharp focus on the massive strike of 1945 and lockout of 1946. Horne is a professor of African and African-American studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Salon.com's Wanderlust: Real-Life Tales of Adventure and Romance -- edited by Don George '75. Villard $14.95. A collection of 40 essays by Isabel Allende, Peter Mayle, and others. George is a writer for salon.com and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Frankenbug -- Steven Cousins '78. Holiday House $15.95. A book for young readers about a boy who creates a monster bug to protect him from the school bully. Cousins lives in Tokyo.

Invisible Fences: Prose Poetry as a Genre in French and American Literature -- Steven Monte '89. University of Nebraska $50. The author places prose poetry in historical and theoretical perspective and provides detailed readings of works by Charles Baudelaire, John Ashbery, and others. Monte teaches at the University of Chicago.

The Jogger by the Sea -- Charles Edward Eaton *37. Cornwall $19.95. Eaton's 15th collection of poetry. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The Game of Life: College Sports and Educational Values -- James L. Shulman and William G. Bowen *58. Princeton University Press $27.95 cloth/$17.50 paper. Demonstrates how athletics influence the class composition and campus ethos of selective schools, and identifies the ways in which collegiate sports can divert prestigious institutions from their missions. Princeton's president from 1972 to 1988, Bowen is president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Og krigen sluttede -- vel . . [And the war did end -- or . . . ] Erik Overgaard Pedersen *79 and Mogens Pontoppidan. Forlaget Facet $22. Written in Danish, this history explores the cultural and political consequences of World War II's conclusion in Denmark, including the issue of the Danish-German border. Pedersen lives in Glücksburg, Germany.

So What Are You Going to Do with That? A Guide to Career-Changing for M.A.'s and Ph.D.'s -- Susan Basalla *97 and Maggie Debelius *00. Farrar, Straus and Giroux $13. A step- by-step approach to the pursuit of post-academic careers. Basalla is an online editor for the personal finance Web site The Motley Fool. Debelius is editor-in-chief of LifeMinders, an Internet company.


The Making of Modern Japan -- Marius B. Jansen. Harvard $35. Surveys the three major periods of social and institutional changes in Japan since 1600: the Tokugawa shogunate, the Meiji Restor-ation, and the American occupation after World War II. Jansen, who died last year, was a professor of history and East Asian studies, emeritus.

City of Sacrifice: The Aztec Empire and the Role of Violence in Civilization -- David Carrasco. Beacon $17.95. Explores the relationship between ritual violence and urbanization in the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán, and considers whether violence against humans is central to the construction of social order. Carrasco is a professor of religion.

The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class, and Immigration -- Michèle Lamont. Harvard $39.95. The author explores how working-class men find their identity and self-worth and offers a comparative analysis between workers in the U.S. and France that reveals the patterns of racial conflicts in both countries. Lamont is a professor of sociology.

The Inferno -- translated by Robert Hollander '55 and Jean Hollander. Doubleday $35. A new verse translation with facing-page Italian text; the book matches the English and Italian text on the Web site of the Princeton Dante project. Robert Hollander is a professor of European literature and Romance languages and literatures.

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