April 4, 2001:
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,
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.
- 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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