April 4, 2001: Books

Recently published books by alumni and faculty

I Thought of Daisy - Edmund Wilson '16. University of Iowa $12.95. Originally published in 1929 and unavailable since 1967, this is the first of Wilson's three novels and depicts Greenwich Village at the height of the Jazz Age. A writer and literary critic, Wilson died in 1972.

Is Your Grandmother on Your Balance Sheet? - Phil Schaff '42. This autobiography includes the author's reflections on his experiences in World War II, his professional life, and his family. Schaff lives in Winnetka, Illinois.

Landscape with Figures: A History of Art Dealing in the United States - Malcolm Goldstein '47. Oxford $30. Follows the profession of art dealing from 18th-century portrait and picture salesmen in the colonies to the high-profile gallery owners of today. Goldstein is a professor, emeritus, of English at the City University of New York.

Aging Defiantly - Richard Purdue '50 and Peggy Purdue. SuperiorBooks.com $4. Covers such issues as the emotional and spiritual aspects of aging, exercise, the medical profession, alcohol abuse, and media stereotypes of aging. The Purdues live in Indian Lake, New York.

The Great Phelsuma Caper (A Diplomatic Memoir) - Robert V. Keeley '51. Five and Ten Press $10. The characters in this work of "factual fiction," based upon the author's experiences in the U.S. Foreign Service, include General Idi Amin Dada, Richard Nixon, an avian ethologist, and a Mauritian forester-bureaucrat. Keeley lives in Washington, D.C.

The Next American Spirituality: Finding God in the Twenty-First Century - George Gallup, Jr. '53 and Timothy Jones. Cook Communications $18.99. Analyzes the condition and future of spirituality in America, particularly in terms of evangelical Christianity, and suggests how the Christian church can play a key role in reshaping life in the 21st century. Gallup is cochairman of the Gallup Organization in Princeton.

Ralph Nader: Battling for Democracy - Kevin Graham. Windom $9.95. The first authorized biography of ralph Nader '55, the consumer advocate and presidential candidate.

Boston in the Age of Neo-Classicism, 1810-1840 - Stuart P. Feld '57. Hirschl & Adler Galleries $30. A review of the iconographic and stylistic changes in furniture, decorative arts, and painting in Boston during the first decades of the 19th century. Feld is director of American decorative arts at Hirschl & Adler Galleries in New York City.

Murder in Dealey Plaza: What We Know Now That We Didn't Know Then About the Death of JFK - edited by James H. Fetzer '62. Catfeet $19.95. Presents the latest Kennedy assassination research, relying on the application of new scientific and technological expertise to film, photographic, and autopsy records. Fetzer is a professor at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Creation in Space: Fundamentals of Architecture - Jonathan Block Friedman '67 *70. Kendall/Hunt $54.95 vol. 1/$79.95 vol. 2. The second edition of this textbook for introductory studio courses in architectural design has just been published. The first volume concerns architectonics; the second focuses on dynamics. Friedman is a professor of architecture at the New York Institute of Technology.

New York - Classicism - Now - Gregory Hedberg '68. Hirschl & Adler Galleries $20. Discusses the emergence of a new classicism in painting and sculpture, and how it parallels post-Mannerist developments around 1600. The author is director of European art at Hirschl & Adler Galleries in New York City.

Design Handbook for PM Motors and Tachometers - Robert C. Perrine '69. Magna Physics $140. A guide to the key components of permanent magnet mechanically commutated DC motors, and an outline of techniques for their design. Perrine's career has included both design and management experience in the electric motor industry.

Sacred Emptiness - Matt. Meyers '70. HC-66, Box 109, Hillsboro, New Mexico 88042 $5.95. The author's fifth collection of poetry. Meyers lives in Hillsboro, New Mexico.

Going Live: Getting the News Right in a Real-Time, Online World - Philip Seib '70. Rowman & Littlefield $24.95. Considers the impact of technology, competition, and business pressure on the changing media landscape. Seib is a professor of journalism at Marquette University.

The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861-1865 - Alice Fahs '73. University of North Carolina $39.95. Explores the ways in which poems, songs, children's stories, novels, and other popular literature helped Americans to envision themselves as active participants in the Civil War. Fahs is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Irvine.

Africa Is Not a Country - Margy Burns Knight and Mark Melnicove '73. Millbrook $24.90. This illustrated juvenile book narrates the experiences of children at play, at school, and at home, to reveal the diversity of the countries that make up the African continent. Melnicove lives in Dresden, Maine.

Homosexuality in Early Modern France: A Documentary Collection - edited by Jeffrey Merrick '73 and Bryant T. Ragan, Jr. Oxford $29.95. The authors have translated a variety of primary texts on the practice, policing, and representation of homosexuality in France from the Renaissance through the Revolution. Merrick is a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Writer Tells All: Insider Secrets to Getting Your Book Published - Robert Masello '74. Henry Holt $14. The author offers a first-hand account of the publishing process. Masello is executive story editor for the television series Charmed.

The Holocaust and the Book: Destruction and Preservation - edited by Jonathan Rose '74. University of Massachusetts $39.95. A collection of essays that address Nazi Germany's systematic destruction of an estimated 100 million books throughout occupied Europe; contributors also consider the continuing relevance of Nazi book burnings to the present day. Rose is a professor of history at Drew University.

Nobrow: The Culture of Marketing, the Marketing of Culture - John Seabrook '81. Vintage $12. Examines the commercialization of taste through social commentary, memoirs, and profiles of the purveyors of pop culture. Seabrook lives in New York City.

Trust Us, We're Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles With Your Future - Sheldon Rampton '82 and John Stauber. Tarcher/Putnam $24.95. An account of the manufacturing of "independent experts" by public relations firms and corporations. Rampton is a writer and editor for the Center for Media and Democracy in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Cutout - Francine Mathews '85. Bantam $23.95. A CIA analyst who lost her husband to air terrorism discovers that he has surfaced among those responsible for an explosion in Berlin and the kidnapping of the U.S. vice president. Mathews lives in Colorado.

The Evidence of Things Not Said: James Baldwin and the Promise of American Democracy - Lawrie Balfour '87 *96. Cornell $16.95. Considers Baldwin's work in the context of political theory and the American ideals of democracy. Balfour is an assistant professor of politics at Babson College.

Spikes - Michael Griffith '87. Arcade $24.95. A novel about a golfer who is washed up at 26 but finds himself mistaken for his record-setting playing partner. Griffith is an editor at the Southern Review and lives in Baton Rouge.

Proudly Serving My Corporate Masters: What I Learned in Ten Years as a Microsoft Programmer - Adam Barr '88. iUniverse.com $22.95. The author reflects on his decade-long career at Microsoft and what the future holds for the company. Barr lives in Redmond, Washington. The book's first chapter is posted on PAW's Web site at www.princeton.edu/~paw.

Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire - Clifford Ando '90. University of California $60. Argues that the longevity of the empire rested not on military power but on a gradually realized consensus that Roman rule was justified. Ando is an assistant professor of classics at the University of Southern California.

My Very Own Name - Maia Haag '90. iseeme.com $24.95. An illustrated children's book that is personalized to tell a story about the creation of the individual reader's name. Haag lives in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.

The Bop Apocalypse: The Religious Visions of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs - John Lardas '93. University of Illinois $39.95. Blends biography, cultural history, and literary criticism to argue that the Beat counterculture engaged America on moral grounds through the discourse of public religion. Lardas is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. The book was designed by Elizabeth Kleine '95.

Haandvaerkerlaerling og ung svend [On the work and lives of apprentices and artisans] - Erik Overgaard Pedersen *79. Bollerup Boghandels Forlag $17.50. Written in Danish, this is the final title in the author's four-volume oral history series on the living conditions of children and youths in West Jutland from 1915 to 1945. Pedersen works for the Danish School Association in North Schleswig and lives in Glücksburg, Germany.

The Platonic Political Art: A Study of Critical Reason and Democracy - John R. Wallach *81. Penn State $65 cloth/$25 paper. A comprehensive interpretation of Plato's political philosophy that highlights its relevance for modern democratic theory. Wallach is an associate professor of political science at Hunter College, CUNY.

Art, Liturgy, and Legend in Renaissance Toledo: The Mendoza and the Iglesia Primada - Lynette Bosch *85. Penn State $67.50. Examines liturgical manuscripts commissioned by the powerful Mendoza family for the cathedral of Toledo and relates their style, content, and function to efforts to forge a Spanish identity in the midst of the Reconquista. Bosch is an associate professor at the State University of New York, Geneseo.

Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater - W. Anthony Sheppard *96. University of California $45. Discusses the ways in which the compositional concerns and cultural themes of music theater are central to the history of 20th-century Euro-American music, drama, and dance. Sheppard is an assistant professor of music at Williams College.


On Numbers and Games, 2nd ed. - John Conway. A. K. Peters $39. First published 25 years ago, this book defined the field of mathematical game theory. Additions to the new edition present recent developments in the field with a concentration on surreal numbers and the additive theory of partizan games. Conway is the John Von Neumann professor in applied and computational mathematics.
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