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Books by undergraduate alumni

1938

Back to Life: Introducing the Simple Cure for Back Pain and Sitting Ills — Condict Moore ’38 (Butler Books). The author explains the Seven Essential Exercises Daily Program (S.E.E.D.), a series of exercises aimed to help correct the damage caused by everyday activities.  Moore is the author of over 60 research publications on surgery, cancer, smoking and exercise.

Turnaround: Musings on the Earth’s Future — Edward A. Myers ’38 (Tilbury House). A collection of Myers’s articles, letters, sermons, and diatribes on topics ranging from global climate change to the benefits of not smoking. Myers, who died in 2002, pioneered the business of shipping lobsters around the country and established America’s first mussel cultivation operation. He lived in Maine.



1940

Feeding Your Child: The Brazelton Way — T. Berry Brazelton ’40 and Joshua D. Sparrow (Da Capo Press). Brazelton and Sparrow discuss feeding issues age by age and cover the most common feeding issues such as weaning and table manners. This book is one in the “Brazelton Way” series. Brazelton is founder of the Child Development Unit at Children’s Hospital Boston.

Toilet Training: The Brazelton Way — T. Berry Brazelton ’40 and Joshua D. Sparrow (Da Capo Press). The authors argue that forcing a child to toilet train causes unnecessary trouble and offer advice for each stage of the early years.


1942

The Terrorist Mind in Islam and Iraq — Patton Howell ’42 (Saybrook). Explores the relationship between Islam and terrorism and the role that Westerners play in fostering its development. Howell is a psychologist in Texas.

And That’s the Way It Was in Jackson’s Hole — John S. Huyler ’42 (Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum). A collection of stories about Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the 1920s and ’30s. The book received the 2001 Wyoming State Historical Society Historical Award. Huyler was a teacher in California from 1949 until 1982 and now lives in Wyoming.

Locked In To Life — Patton Howell ’42 and James Hall (Tea Road). An account of the story of James Hall, victim of The Locked-in Syndrome, which renders the body useless while the brain is fully functional. Hall, with Howell’s help, learns to live without his body. Howell is a forensic psychophysiologist.

 

 

Self Through Art and Science — edited by Patton Howell ’42 and James Hall (1st Books Library). This anthology explores the edges of personal self in a time of diversity and change. Contributors explore the changing convergence of science and art in a quest to understand on what basis one excludes any human’s understanding of whom he or she is. Howell is a psychophysiologist.

The Meaning of Stroke: Mending the Mind — Patton Howell ’42 (Saybrook). This book discusses the experience of suffering and recovering from a stroke. The healing process is as unique as the trauma, argues Howell, who describes the step-by-step task of rediscovering one’s mind. Howell is a forensic psychophysiologist specializing in stroke and brain problems.

The Passionate Beechers: A Family Saga of Sanctity and Scandal That Changed America — Samuel A. Schreiner Jr. ’42 (Wiley). Here biographer Samuel Schreiner tells the story of the influential 19th-century Beecher family, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, who wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and her 10 siblings — accomplished preachers, writers, soldiers, and crusaders for social good. Schreiner lives in Darien, Connecticut.


1943

The Natural Bible for Modern and Future Man — John F. Brain ’43 (a.k.a. john F. Brinster.) (Hamilton Books). Brain uses modern neuroscience to discuss the origin and practice of religions around the world. Brain lives in Skillman, New Jersey.

The Notebook of a Native Washingtonian — Gilbert Hahn Jr. ’43 (Hamilton). Hahn, a Washington attorney for over 50 years, chronicles his social and political life in the District of Columbia. Hahn is a senior partner at Amram & Hahn, P.C.


1944

The Story of Friends of Chatham Waterways: Decades of Dedication — Robert D.B. Carlisle ’44 and Gordon Zellner (Friends of Chatham Waterways). A collection of the initiatives, activities, and achievements of the Friends of Chatham Waterways. Carlisle lives in Chatham, Massachusetts.

Lenabell: A Doctor’s Memoir of a Remarkable Woman’s Eighty Year Battle with Sickle Cell Disease — Hugh Chaplin ’44 (Xlibris). Chaplin discusses his patient of 45 years and the role she played as an experimental subject for efforts to make sickle-cell pain crises less frequent and less severe. Chaplin is an emeritus professor of medicine and pathology at the Washington University School of Medicine.

Into the Abyss — Theodore Meth ’44 (Hang On To Your Hat! Press). This book of poems covers a range of topics, from the anxiety that comes with aging, to women, to bumper stickers. Meth lives in Princeton, New Jersey.


1946

Winning Single Wing Football: A Simplified Guide for the Football Coach — Kenneth W. Keuffel ’46 (Swift Press). A guide for football coaches in applying winning techniques and strategies to the game. A college football star and a coach of several football teams, Keuffel lives in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Are You Really Free? Reflections on Christian Freedom — Richard Stoll Armstrong ’46 (Fairway). Armstrong explains his idea of what freedom really is and what Christian faith can do to preserve it. Armstrong is a professor emeritus of ministry and evangelism at Princeton Theological Seminary.

The Wright Brothers: Inventors of the Airplane — Bernard Ryan Jr. ’46 (Scholastic). Part of Scholastic’s “Great Life Stories” series, Ryan’s book for children and young adults gives a concise history of the airplane, the Wright Brothers, and the results of their historic flight. The book also includes a timeline and links to related Web sites. Ryan lives in Southbury, Connecticut.


1947

The Gravest Danger: Nuclear Weapons — Sidney D. Drell ’47 and James E. Goodby (Hoover Institution). The authors review policy issues surrounding the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons and suggest actions that nations, under American leadership, should take to contain and reduce the danger of nuclear weapons, such as preventive military action. Drell is a professor emeritus of theoretical physics at Stanford’s Linear Accelerator Center.

Postponements: Memories of My Sister — Donold K. Lourie ’47 (Xlibris). Recounts the story of Lourie’s sister Ann and her struggle with an incurable skin disease and the alcohol and pharmaceutical drug addiction that resulted from it. Lourie is an author living in Massachusetts.


1949

Murphy’s Law Repealed! Everything Turns Out Right … When You Let It— Charles H. Ware’49 (Charlie’s Law)—The author presents a self-help guide to finding happiness amid the turmoil of everyday life through spiritually based techniques. Ware is the creator of Charlie’s Law, Inc.


1950

Russia in Search of Itself — James H. Billington ’50 (Johns Hopkins). A survey of the efforts and changes made in Russia to re-establish a national identity in the post-Soviet era. Billington founded the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies in 1974, while acting as Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He has been the Librarian of Congress since 1987.

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1951

Random Thoughts, Anecdotes, and Memories of a Boys’ Latin School of Baltimore That Is No More—Don Hahn ’51 (Five and Ten Press, Inc.). A memoir of Hahn’s 12 years (1935-1947) as a student at the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland. Hahn lives in Mendocino, California.

The Nunca Riddle: A Young Woman Proves Herself in the Amazon Rain Forest — Wallace M. Kain ’51 (Inkberry Press). This novel describes the adventures of high-schooler Jo Tartan as she joins her parents for an expedition to the Peruvian Amazon to search for the obscure Nunca people. During the trip, a lost Jo encounters the Nuncas, learns to live with them, and fights against their sure exploitation upon the arrival of the rest of the expedition. This book is Kain’s first novel.

Hollywood: An Epic Production — William Park ’51 (Franklin Street Books). Park uses heroic couplets to recount and interpret cinematic history. The book contains 12 short cantos; each dedicated to a different film era, such as the Twenties or Film Noir. Park is the coeditor of The College Anthology of English and American Poetry and writes film reviews for the Position Paper.


1952

Adventure Guide to the Champlain and Hudson River Valleys — Robert Foulke ’52 and Patricia Foulke (Hunter). A travel guide for the 250-mile corridor from New York City to Lake Champlain. The Foulkes live in Lake George, N.Y.

Southern Excursions: Views on Southern Letters in My Time — George Garrett ’52 *85, edited by James Conrad McKinley (Louisiana). This compilation is a tribute to Garrett as writer, editor, academic, and critic. Collected here are more than 50 of his best interviews, essays, and reviews about Southern literature and authors. Garrett is a professor of creative writing, emeritus, at the University of Virginia. McKinley is a former student of Garrett’s.


1953

Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech that Made Him President — John A. Corry ’53 (Xlibris). Corry writes about the political speech Abraham Lincoln made at New York’s Cooper Union on February 27, 1860, when he was still an Illinois lawyer. The book contains previously unpublished background material and discusses why this is the speech Lincoln claimed “made me President.” Corry lives in New York.

Invisible Giants: The Empires of Cleveland’s Van Sweringen Brothers — Herbert H. Harwood Jr. ’53 (Indiana University). Biography of brothers Oris Paxton and Mantis James Van Sweringen, who were wealthy and powerful industrialists in 1920s America. Harwood is a railroad historian.

A Genealogical Chart of Greek Mythology — compiled by Jon O. Newman ’53 and Harold Newman (University of North Carolina). This bound chart represents 3,673 Greek mythological figures in a family tree that begins with Chaos and touches upon virtually every figure ever mentioned in Greek mythology, spanning 20 generations. All figures are referenced to an authoritative ancient text and are supplemented with a brief description. Newman is a federal appellate judge in New York City.


1954

An Apartment in Paris — Lancelot Farrar ’54 (Farrar). This memoir recounts a year the author spent in Paris with his wife and daughter in 1980. In writing about his daily life, Farrar discusses such topics as the challenges of working in Paris, his bemused frustrations of the French language, and his family’s relations with local shopkeepers. Farrar is also the author of several books on German strategy and policy before and during World War I.

Halfway to Everywhere: A Portrait of America’s First-Tier Suburbs — William H. Hudnut III ’54 (Urban Land Institute). The author looks at the country’s first suburbs, built through the middle of the 20th century, which are experiencing urban-like problems, including aging infrastructure, population decline, crime, and increasing poverty. In a series of case studies Hudnut examines how these suburbs were born, declined, and can be revitalized. A former mayor of Indianapolis, Hudnut is a senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute.

 


1955

A View of the World’s Medical Schools— Markley H. Boyer ’55 and Dr. Charles Boelen (published online). This report, based on data gathered by the World Health Organization, provides information on admissions, curricula, teaching, community involvement, faculty, and students at the medical schools surveyed, as well as observations about the role of medical schools in the world and their influence on public health. Boyer is a professor of family medicine and community health at Tufts School of Medicine.

Selling Sin: The Marketing of Socially Unacceptable Products (Second Edition) — D. Kirk Davidson ’55 (Praeger). Davidson explores the problems that marketers face in working with cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, firearms, gambling, and pornography. This second edition includes a new chapter on the specific problems of online marketing. Davidson is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Business, Accounting, and Economics at Mount Saint Mary’s College.


1956

Sermons That Shaped America: Reformed Preaching from 1630 to 2001 — edited by William S. Barker ’56 and Samuel T. Logan Jr. ’65 (P & R). A collection of 18 sermons in American history, including those by John Winthrop, Cotton Mather, Archibald Alexander, and Timothy Keller. Barker is professor of church history emeritus at Westminster Theological Seminary. Logan is professor of church history and president of Westminster Theological Seminary.

Safe Harbor: Exploring Maine’s Sheltered Bays, Coves, and Anchorages — by William Hubbell ’56 (Down East Books). Hubbell spent 15 months exploring Maine’s islands, inlets, coves, bays, and harbors, and talking to residents, fishing with lobstermen, and cruising with yachtsmen. A coffee-table book full of Hubbell’s beautiful color photographs, Safe Harbor is the result. Hubbell is a photographer from Cumberland Foreside, Maine.


1957

Light Disguise — David Sofield ’57 (Copper Beech). In Sofield’s first book of poems, written over the last 30 years, he covers a range of topics, from the parallels between cleaning up one’s desk and one’s life, to feelings of hopelessness and elation, to turning 65 in Vienna. Sofield is an English professor at Amherst College. His work has been published in the New Yorker, Poetry, and the New Republic.


1958

Learning the Angels — Rennie McQuilkin ’58 (Antrim House). The author’s fifth volume of poetry explores love. McQuilkin was director of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival and lives in Connecticut.

Seeing Arabs Through an American School: A Beirut Memoir, 1998-2001 — Robert F. Ober Jr. ’58. (Xlibris). A memoir of the author’s stint as president of an American independent school, International College, in Beirut, Lebanon, serving 3,500 Arab students from preschool through high school. Ober also discusses the challenges he faced leading a secular school in a non-secular nation. Ober served in the U.S. Foreign Service until 1987.


1959

Lessons Learned: Shaping Relationships and the Culture of the Workplace — Roland S. Barth ’59 (Corwin). Uses experiences in sailing to develop a strategy for a successful work environment. Barth is a consultant to educational establishments and businesses.

The Essential Guide to Electronic Design Automation (EDA)—Mark D. Birnbaum ’59 (Prentice Hall). An informal introduction to EDA business and technology written for both laypeople and technical readers. The book introduces design problems EDA is intended to solve, tools that exist to solve them, designers who use them, and what makes EDA crucial to electronic product and chip design. Birnbaum has worked at nine major computer, semiconductor, EDA, and research organizations.

A Melancholy Affair at the Weldon Railroad: June 23, 1864 — David Faris Cross ’59 (White Mane). This book explores what went wrong for the Vermont Brigade of the Army of the Potomac during its major loss at the Weldon Railroad in Virginia, during the last year of the Civil War. Cross uses the Weldon Railroad experience to discuss the problems confronting Ulysses S. Grant toward the end of the Civil War. Cross is a recently retired physician and founding member of the Green Mountain Civil War Roundtable.

A Fashionable Tour Through the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi: The 1852 Journal of Juliette Starr Dana — David T. Dana III ’59 (Wayne State University). A daily journal of a 35-year-old mother and wife during her tour over 3,000 miles of the United States in 1852. Dana is a retired corporate lawyer and adjunct professor of law and legal writing.

Fatima’s Good Fortune — Joanne and Gerry Dryansky ’59 (Miramax).This husband-and-wife team’s contemporary novel is built around the life of a Tunisian maid, Fatima, who is summoned to Paris when her sister, the maid to an exacting countess, dies. At first, Fatima finds herself baffled by her new life, but soon her luck changes. Gerry Dryansky is the European editor of Condé Nast Traveler, based in Paris. Joanne Dryansky is a screenwriter.

It’s Dimensional — William A. Kelly ’49 (Xlibris). Aimed at students in 8th grade through college, this book teaches how to use dimensional analysis to solve word problems. Kelly lives in Haworth, New Jersey.


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1960

Directing Shakespeare: A Scholar Onstage — Sidney Homan ’60 (Ohio). Homan discusses the mechanics of acting, staging, and directing Shakespeare’s plays, as well as his personal experiences as a director and actor. Homan is a professor of English at the University of Florida.

France — Stephen C. Jett ’60 (Chelsea House). A description of the history, geography, government, economy, people and culture of France, illustrated with pictures and statistics. Jett is a professor emeritus in the Textiles and Clothing Division at the University of California.

Rein In at the Brink of the Precipice: American Policy Toward Taiwan and U.S.-PRC Relations — Alan D. Romberg ’60 (Henry L. Stimson Center). Romberg argues that, inattentive to the history and the nuances of “normalization” of U.S. relations with Taiwan, American leaders have generated unintended crises, and may do so again in the future. Romberg is a senior associate at the Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington, D.C.


1961

No Sword to Bury: Japanese Americans in Hawaii during World War II — Franklin Odo ’61 *75 (Temple). A demystifying look into the wartime experience of first generation Japanese Americans, the context of the formation of a new community and a new ethnical identity. Odo is director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program and editor of The Columbia Documentary History of the Asian American Experience.


1963

A Century of Innovation: Twenty Engineering Achievements that Transformed Our Lives — George Constable ’63 and Bob Somerville ’78 (Joseph Henry). A Century of Innovation profiles what the authors consider the most significant inventions, including electricity, the automobile, and the Internet. For each item, the authors give a history, an illustrated explanation of how it works, and a timeline tracing its evolution. Constable is a freelance writer and editor. Somerville, also a freelancer, worked for 20 years at Time-Life Books.

Lean Enterprise Value: Insights from MIT’s Lean Aerospace Initiative — coauthored by Earll Murman ’63 *67 (Palgrave). Provides a new agenda for the aerospace industry and redefines and develops the concept of Lean as a framework for enterprise transformation. Murman is a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and program director of the Lean Aerospace Initiative at M.I.T.

Restructuring Sovereign Debt: The Case for Ad Hoc Machinery — Lex Rieffel ’63 (Brookings Institution). This book tells how the London Club originated for the first time, highlighting the pragmatic and flexible appeal of ad hoc approaches. Rieffel also discusses earlier proposals for permanent debt restructuring and the reasons they were not adopted. Rieffel served 18 years with the U.S. Treasury Department and is currently teaching, consulting, and writing.


1963

Love Is Not A Game (But You Should Know the Odds) — Randy Hurlburt ’63 *65 and Harold Bessell (Personhood Press). Hurlburt discusses why good love and good sex is so hard to find and what to do about it. He intersperses stories of real relationships with analysis of the primary ingredients of true love and the secrets to finding such love. And he offers strategies to overcome the obstacles to finding true love. Hurlburt lives in San Diego.


1964

The Resilient Sector: The State of Nonprofit America — Lester M. Salamon ’64 (Brookings). An update of The State of Nonprofit America (2002), this book is an assessment of America’s nonprofit sector. Salamon argues that business-like approaches are putting nonprofits at risk and that market pressures hurt the values that make nonprofits important. Salamon is the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.


1965

Sermons That Shaped America: Reformed Preaching from 1630 to 2001 — edited by William S. Barker ’56 and Samuel T. Logan Jr. ’65 (P & R). A collection of 18 sermons in American history, including those by John Winthrop, Cotton Mather, Archibald Alexander, and Timothy Keller. Barker is professor of church history emeritus at Westminster Theological Seminary. Logan is professor of church history and president of Westminster Theological Seminary.

Back From the Brink: How Crises Spur Doctors to New Discoveries about the Brain — Edward J. Sylvester ’65 (Dana). An inside look at the world of brain surgery through stories and testimonies of patients and doctors. Sylvester is a journalism professor at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Our Own Devices: The Past and Future of Body Technology — Edward Tenner ’65 (Knopf). As he did in his previous book, Why Things Bite Back (1996), Tenner looks at the unintended consequences of innovations, focusing on what he calls body technologies — baby formula, sandals, chairs, eyeglasses, helmets, keyboards — everyday things that affect how people use their bodies. The use of chairs, for example, has damaged our body’s natural flexibility. Tenner is a senior research associate on invention and innovation at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

Steam Locomotives: Whistling, Chugging, Smoking Iron Horses of the Past — Karl Zimmermann ’65 (Boyds Mills Press). This railroad history for young readers traces the development of steam locomotives and explains how they work. Zimmermann written or coauthored 15 books about trains.


1966

William Clark and the Shaping of the West — Landon Y. Jones ’66 (Hill and Wang). Jones tells the story of William Clark, made famous for his 1804 expedition with Meriwether Lewis. Jones traces Clark’s life from his childhood in Virginia to his controversial efforts to reconcile the interests of the federal government, western settlers, and Native Americans some 30 years after his famous expedition. Jones is a board member of the National Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial.

The Heretic — Lewis Weinstein ’66 (University of Wisconsin). A historical novel about a secretly Jewish family in Inquisition Spain. This paperback edition contains a new afterword by the author. Weinstein is a writer and businessman living in Manhattan and Ocean City, NJ.



1968

Psychosocial Treatment for Medical Conditions: Principles and Techniques — edited by Harold S. Bernard ’68, Leon A. Schein, Henry I. Spitz, Philip R. Muskin (Routledge). An up-to-date reference for the diagnosis and treatment of the psychological and psychosocial sequelae that accompany major illness. Bernard is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.

The New Rapture (Meditations on Virida Gray) — Michael Dusenberry ’68 (Xlibris). Published posthumously, this volume of poetry is Dusenberry’s adaptation of his friend Peter Baillie’s journal entries about a woman, Virida Gray. Dusenberry was a computer programmer and was a member of the Santa Cruz Poet Society and Writers Guild.

Blood Brothers — David Gould ’68 and Sol Wachtler (New Millennium). This novel chronicles the unlikely friendship between Luke Lipton, a Jew, and T.C. Simmons, a future Ku Klux Klan member, who in their youth were blood brothers. But as they grow they separate until years later when Lipton, a lawyer, must defend Simmons in a lynching case. Gould is an attorney in Port Washington, NY.

Astronomy: A Physical Perspective — Marc L. Kutner ’68 (Cambridge). In this revised and updated second edition, Kutner gives an introduction to astronomical objects and phenomena such as black holes, the structure of the universe, the nature of galaxies, and the possibility of finding other planetary systems. Kutner is a visiting scientist in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Cruise Ship Doctor — Gerry Yukevich ’68 (Publish America). This novel tells the tale of Oliver Loring, M.D., a Harvard emergency physician, amorous bachelor, and expert ballroom dancer, who takes a job in the Caribbean on the legendary cruise ship the S/S Nordic Blue during its weeklong “Valentine TV Cruise.” Yukevich practices emergency medicine in Martha’s Vineyard.


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1970

San Francisco Bay: Portrait of an Estuary — John Hart ’70, photographs by David Sanger (California). Hart explores San Francisco Bay’s history, including its ecology and urban and industrial development. The bay, with an inland delta, is one of the largest estuaries in the Americas and one of the most degraded. The book describes the local movement to save the bay. Hart is an editor for the literary magazine Blue Unicorn.

Race War!: White Supremacy & the Japanese Attack on the British Empire — Gerald Horne ’70 (N.Y.U. Press). Through archival research on five continents, Horne provides a sweeping new interpretation of the Pacific War and how and why “white supremacy” began to retreat after 1945. Horne is a professor of African and Afro-American studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Reunion — Alan Lightman ’70 (at right) (Pantheon). In Reunion, Lightman’s fourth novel, he tells the story of Charles, Class of 1969 at an all-male East Coast college that resembles Princeton, and Juliana, a beautiful and driven New York ballet dancer Charles met in a coffee shop. More.

 

 

 

Beyond the Front Lines: How the News Media Cover a World Shaped by War — Philip Seib ’70 (Palgrave Macmillan). Seib (left) analyzes the performance of news media in Iraq and elsewhere and offers solutions for providing more balanced, independent news during wartime. Seib is the Lucius W. Nieman Professor of Journalism at Marquette University.

The Player: Christy Mathewson, Baseball and the American Century — Philip Seib ’70 (Four Walls Eight Windows). Philip Seib ’70 (left) resurrects New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson. More.

An English Translation of Léon-Paul Fargue’s Poëmes — translated by Peter S. Thompson ’70 (Edwin Mellen Press). Thompson translates the first major collection of Fargue’s poetry in America. Fargue’s prose poetry serves as commentary of the 1920s and ’30s, describing late night prowls of Paris’ streets and alleys. Thompson teaches at Roger Williams University.

 

 

 


1971

Kate Remembered — A. Scott Berg ’71 (Putnam). Both biography and memoir, this book is told by the man Katharine Hepburn chose as her chronicler and who became her close friend during the last two decades of her life. Kate Remembered revisits Hepburn’s career as an actress and as an icon for the American woman, and includes details about her relationships with Spencer Tracy and Howard Hughes. Berg won the Pulitzer Prize for his biography Lindbergh (1998).

Fire & Ice: Nine Poets from Scandinavia and the North — edited by Gordon Walmsley ’71 (Salmon Publishing). A collection of Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Icelandic poets in English translation, including works by such poets as Katarina Frostenson, Didda, and Lene Henningsen. Walmsley is a poet in Copenhagen.



1972

Robert Ball and the Politics of Social Security — Edward D. Berkowitz ’72 (University of Wisconsin). Berkowitz presents a biography of Robert Ball, a key player in Social Security and Medicare development, in which he demonstrates how Ball used the conservative means of social insurance toward the liberal end of expanding the welfare state. Berkowitz is professor of history and director of the Program in History and Public Policy at George Washington University.

Who Owns Native Culture? — Michael F. Brown ’72 (Harvard). This book introduces the question of cultural ownership through discussion of several cases in which indigenous populations have confronted settlers over the usurpation of their cultural heritage. Brown is a professor of anthropology and Latin American studies at Williams College.

Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project — Tom Kendrick ’72 (Amacom). Using the construction of the Panama Canal as the template for a successful project, this book outlines the principles of project risk management. Kendrick is a program manager for Hewlett Packard.

Bridging the Gap: Connecting What You Learned in Seminary with What You Find in the Congregation — Charles J. Scalise ’72 (Abingdon Press). In this book aimed at pastors, Scalise discusses ways to bridge the gap between theological reflection learned in academic settings and the practice of ministry in a church. Scalise is a professor of church history at Fuller Theological Seminary Northwest.

Spiritual Warrior IV: Conquering the Enemies of the Mind — B.T. Swami (John E. Favors) ’72 (Hari-Nama). This guide provides an approach to dealing with depression, anxiety, anger, and grief. Spiritual Warrior V: Making the Mind Your Best Friend — B.T. SWAMI (JOHN E. FAVORS) ’72 (Hari-Nama). This book describes how one can develop a more positive internal dialogue and thus become a successful “spiritual warrior.” B.T. Swami is the author of other books on spiritual topics.


1973

Madison’s Descent: A Child’s Journey — Page Allen ’73 (Owings-Dewey Fine Art). An illustrated book for both children and adults that follows a baby girl’s fantastical journey on her way to be born. Page is a visual artist and writer whose tale was inspired by the birth of her niece. She is currently working on a multi-disciplinary theatrical adaptation of her work.


1975

The Kindness of Strangers — edited by Don George ’75 (Lonely Planet). A collection of 26 essays by travel writers about strangers who helped them when they were on the road. The contributors include well-known writers — such as Pico Iyer, who describes a scrawny pedicab peddler in Mandalay, Myanmar, who gave Iyer a piece of jade to remember him by — as well as previously unpublished authors. Varied in tone and locale, the stories explore unexpected human connections. George is global travel editor for Lonely Planet Publications.


1976

A Christian Approach to Overcoming Disability: A Doctor’s Story — Elaine Leong Eng ’76 (Haworth Press). Eng recounts the changes in her life as she received a diagnosis of impending blindness. Switching careers from obstetrics and gynecology to psychiatry, Eng discusses how her Christian faith has helped her cope. Eng is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cornell-Weill Medical College.

Images of America: Philadelphia Graveyards and Cemeteries — Thomas H. Keels ’76 (Arcadia). As part of an Images of America series, Keels explores the final resting places of different social and cultural groups and points out how differences in beliefs and lifestyle are often reflected in burial practices and monument designs. The book includes more than 200 photographs of sites. Keels is a writer and historian living in Lafayette Hill, Pa.

Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics — Sue Macy ’76 (National Geographic). Aimed at ages 10 and up, Macy writes an account of the modern Olympic Games. The book includes athletic biographies, photos of Olympic stars in action, and an Olympic Almanac that includes statistics, a map of the Summer Olympic sites, and highlights from each Summer Olympiad. Macy lives in Englewood, New Jersey.

Rogue — Wes Swain ’76 (Xlibris). First-time novelist Swain writes of Dr. Colleen Brennan, the director of a marine mammal rescue and research center. When Brennan is called to investigate the deaths of six dolphins in Ocean City, New Jersey, she finds herself confronted with a rival marine biologist, an ambitious college professor, and a retired Navy dolphin trainer, all of whom have a personal interest in the dead dolphins. Swain is a municipal administrator in southern New Jersey.


1977

American Synagogues: A Century of Architecture and Jewish Community — Samuel D. Gruber ’77 (Rizzoli). In this survey of 20th-century American synagogues, Gruber explores how the history of the Jewish people is expressed in synagogue design. The author looks at 35 houses of worship, including Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957. Color photos by Paul Rocheleau accompany the text. Gruber teaches in the Judaic studies program at Syracuse University and is president of the International Survey of Jewish Monuments.

Business Statistics Demystified — Steven M. Kemp ’77 and Sid Kemp(McGraw Hill). A self-study guide to statistics, targeted primarily to business students taking a statistics course. Kemp is a research faculty member in the psychology department at the University of North Carolina.


1978

First Steps in Linear Algebra —Jesse Deutsch ’78 and Jean-Baptist Gatsinzi (Bay Publishing). An elementary introduction to linear algebra, this book emphasizes matrix computation for mathematicians, engineers, and social scientists. Deutsch is a professor at the University of Botswana.

The Art of the Limoges Box — Nancy du Tertre ’78 (Abrams). A designer of Limoges boxes, du Tertre traces the Limoges lineage from snuffboxes to vessels for love notes to collector’s items. For collectors, she also includes tips on finding the best boxes. Du Tertre is part-owner of the manufacturer Artoria Limoges in Limoges, France.

Cool Men and the Second Sex — Susan Fraiman ’78 (Columbia). In this feminist critique, Fraiman defines “cool men” as those who rebel against a mainstream defined as maternal. She cites such figures as Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Quentin Tarantino as examples of men who resist the authority of women and, as a result, ignore the thoughts of feminist thinkers, sometimes devaluing women in favor of men and masculinity. Fraiman is an English professor at the University of Virginia.

 

The Edge of Surrealism: A Roger Caillois Reader — edited by Claudine Frank ’78 (Duke). Comprehensive collection of the writings of Roger Caillois, a French social theorist who focused on modern intellectual life and Surrealism. The editor’s introductory essay serves to situate Caillois’ writings intellectually and historically. Frank is an assistant professor of French at Barnard College.

A Century of Innovation: Twenty Engineering Achievements that Transformed Our Lives — George Constable ’63 and Bob Somerville ’78 (Joseph Henry). A Century of Innovation profiles what the authors consider the most significant inventions, including electricity, the automobile, and the Internet. For each item, the authors give a history, an illustrated explanation of how it works, and a timeline tracing its evolution. Constable is a freelance writer and editor. Somerville, also a freelancer, worked for 20 years at Time-Life Books.



1979

Separation of Church and State — Philip Hamburger ’79 (Harvard). Hamburger argues that the separation of church and state has no historical foundation in the First Amendment. Although Thomas Jefferson and others retrospectively claimed that the First Amendment separated church and state, separation became part of American constitutional law only much later. Hamburger is John P. Wilson Professor of Law at the University of Chicago.

 

A Season in Bethlehem: Unholy War in a Sacred Place — Joshua Hammer ’79 ( Free Press). Hammer, in his second nonfiction book — introduces 21 real-life dramatis personae caught up in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His aim: to go deeper than the day-to-day violence he was covering as Newsweek’s Jerusalem-based Middle East bureau chief. The book is mainly a reconstruction of events, pieced together from interviews conducted in the summer and fall of 2002 after a U.S.-European-brokered compromise ended a 39-day standoff between Palestinian gunmen and Israeli soldiers at Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity. More.

 

 



Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide — Sara Laschever ’79 (Princeton). Laschever, a journalist from Somerville, Massachusetts, and coauthor Linda Babcock, an economist at Carnegie Mellon University, examine the societal and personal reasons that many women are averse to negotiating on their own behalf and fail to realize that certain situations are negotiable at all. The results of this phenomenon are stark, according to the authors: Women who fail to negotiate for their initial salary can lose hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime. More.


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1980

In Praise of Nepotism: A Natural History — Adam Bellow ’80 (Doubleday). In his first book, Bellow delivers a straight history of nepotistic practices through the ages, from King David’s vow in the 10th century B.C.E. that the son of his wife, Bathsheba, would succeed him, to Joseph Kennedy’s machinations on behalf of his sons’ careers. But Bellow’s central thesis is that a “new nepotism” is on the rise in American public life and that this may help to balance our excessive faith in the concept of pure meritocracy. More.

The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron — Peter Elkind ’80 and Bethany McLean (Portfolio). Using private e-mails, court records, board minutes, and interviews, the authors explore Enron’s leaders’s shady finances and corrupt corporate culture. What brought Enron down, they write, was more complex than simple thievery. The company was run by people who thought they were the smartest guys in any room, but who were bad business managers. Elkind and McLean are senior writers at Fortune.

How to Survive Your Freshman Year, By Hundreds of College Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors Who Did* (*and some things to avoid, from a few dropouts who didn’t) — edited by Mark W. Bernstein and Yadin Kaufmann ’80 (Hundreds of Heads Books). This guide for freshmen offers tips from hundreds of current and recent college students from more than a hundred colleges, including small schools, Ivies, and state universities across the U.S. This guide includes tips on where to live, how to deal with roommates, study habits, money issues, and studying abroad, among other topics. A venture capitalist, Kaufmann also published Summer ’79 in France and The Boston Ice Cream Lover’s Guide.

Biological Physics: Energy, Information, Life — Philip Nelson ’80 (W.H. Freeman). Geared toward students, Nelson focuses on new results in molecular motors, self-assembly, and single-molecule manipulation. The book also provides information on nanotechnology. Nelson is a physics professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

A New World Order — Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 (Princeton). Slaughter argues that not only should we have a new world order but that we already do if we think of society as governance through a complex global web of “government networks.” Slaughter is dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


1981

Poe the Crow — Jan Devereux ’81 (Lakeview Press). An illustrated children’s novel about a 10-year-old girl who secretly befriends a crow, who in turn helps her solve her family’s problems. Devereux is a real estate agent in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


1982

The White House ABC: A Presidential Alphabet — John Hutton ’82 (White House Historical Association). An illustrated history of the White House for young readers. Each letter of the alphabet is used to highlight names of presidents and other words associated with the White House. Hutton is an associate professor of art history at Salem College, in North Carolina.

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game — Michael Lewis ’82 (W. W. Norton). Lewis recounts the story of Major League Baseball general manager Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics, one of the poorest teams in the sport. Working with a group of undervalued players, Beane, in 2002, was able to turn the Athletics into a winning team. He uncovered talent by analyzing statistics collected by amateur baseball enthusiasts instead of relying on traditional methods of scouting players and the wisdom of those in the front office. Lewis is the author of Liar’s Poker (1989).

 

A Time of Our Choosing: America’s War in Iraq — Todd S. Purdum ’82 and the staff of the New York Times (Times Books). This book uses Purdum’s reporting and Times interviews with key figures to tell a comprehensive story of the war in Iraq—from the new war plan outlined by Rumsfeld, to the diplomatic recriminations at the United Nations, to the battles themselves and their aftermath. It also explores the legacy of America’s near-unilateral action and how America’s choices have transformed the world. Purdum is a correspondent in the Washington bureau of the New York Times.


Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush’s War on Iraq — Sheldon Rampton ’82
and John Stauber (Penguin). The authors analyze the public relations campaign waged by the Bush administration to sell Operation Iraqi Freedom to the American people. The book discusses the “big lie” tactic — repetition and misinformation — and includes a section on how other countries perceive the U.S. Rampton and Stauber write and edit PR Watch: Public Interest Reporting on the PR/Public Affairs Industry.


1983

The Marriage of the Sea — Jane Alison ’83 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Alison’s novel follows sets of characters whose lives cross on interwoven paths of love and loneliness, between New Orleans and Venice. At the center of it all is Oswaldo, a Venetian art patron, whose grants, commissions, and avuncular generosity draw Lucinda, Vera, and Anton to Venice. Meanwhile, Anton’s emotionally fragile wife and Lucinda’s suitor await their return in New Orleans, while Vera’s ex-boyfriend roams Venice with his new lover. Alison is the author of The Love-Artist (2001) and lives in Germany.

Good Deeds, Good Design: Community Service Through Architecture — Bryan Bell ’83 (Princeton Architectural Press). A collection of 26 architectural essays, all arguing for the important role that architecture plays in the building and reinforcement of community service. Bell lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Priceless: On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing — Lisa Heinzerling ’83 and Frank Ackerman (The New Press). A critical look at how economists put a dollar value on intangible risks and awards. Heinzerling is a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and specializes in environmental law.

Another Green World — Henry Wessells ’83 (Temporary Culture). A collection of nine previously published stories that range from narrative book reviews to cautionary fiction written for Nature. Wessells works in New York.


1984

The National Wildlife Refuges: Coordinating a Conservation System through Law — edited by Robert Fischman ’84 (Island Press). An explanation of the laws that govern refuge management, this book serves as a resource for understanding the role that public lands play in environmental protection and economic development. Fischman is a professor of law and Louis F. Niezer Faculty Fellow at Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington.

The Lake Project — David Maisel ’84 (Nazraeli). A collection of Maisel’s abstract aerial landscapes of California’s Owens Lake and its environs. Maisel is a landscape photographer whose works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The artist is currently working on his next book, in which he explores the Great Salt Lake in Utah.


1985

Mr. Timothy — Louis Bayard ’85 (HarperCollins). Bayard’s third novel, a historical thriller, tells the story of post-Christmas Carol Tiny Tim. Now an orphaned young adult, estranged from “Uncle” Ebenezer, Tim Cratchit is living in a brothel in exchange for teaching the madam to read. While struggling to find his place in 1860s London, Tim finds trouble when he dredges the Thames for dead bodies and the treasures in their pockets. Bayard also wrote Fool’s Errand (1999) and Endangered Species (2001).


1986

Morte À Deli—Christine Cook ’86 (Porch Swing Press). D’Arcy W. Carter, an aspiring private investigator, is hired by her ex-employer to work as an inside investigator of his deli’s food-loss problem. The first day back the manager dies, leaving d’Arcy as the main suspect. She must prove otherwise or lose her job, as well as her dreams of being an investigator. Cook is an author in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Bibliophilia: A Novella and Stories — Michael Griffith ’87 (Arcade). In this, Griffith’s second book, he creates a carnival of characters ensnared in comic situations: A hair doctor who goes bald. An English professor trapped in a monkey cage. A librarian who polices the stacks for chastity’s sake. More.

Undoing Empire: Race and Nation in the Mulatto Caribbean — Jose F. Buscaglia Salgado ’86 (University of Minnesota). A discussion of the ways Caribbean aesthetics offer the possibility of ultimate erasure of racial difference. Buscaglia-Salgado explores a wide range, from the politics of medieval Iberian societies to the beginning of direct U.S. hegemony in the Caribbean at the end of the 19th century, to argue that certain projects of national liberation have moved contrary to the historical claims to freedom in the mulatto world. Buscaglia-Salgado is the director of Cuban and Caribbean programs at the University of Buffalo.


1988

The Big Fix: How the Pharmaceutical Industry Rips Off American Consumers — Katharine Greider ’88 (PublicAffairs). The author points a finger at the drug industry, which, she argues, exploits customers with high prices and seductive marketing — creating demand for drugs that many people can’t afford and may not even need. She also looks at government regulation of the industry. Greider is a journalist in New York City.

A Courtship after Marriage: Sexuality and Love in Mexican Transnational Families — Jennifer S. Hirsch ’88 (University of California). By focusing on Mexican marriages in Atlanta and in a small Mexican town, author examines the changing sexual and partnership roles for today’s immigrant Mexican family. Hirsch is an assistant professor of international health and anthropology at Emory University.


1989

Andrew Young: Civil Rights Ambassador — Andrew J. DeRoche ’89 (Scholarly Resources). DeRoche explores the rising influence of race in foreign relations as he examines the contributions of Young, an African-American activist, politician, and diplomat to U.S. foreign policy. DeRoche teaches history at Front Range Community College in Longmont, Colorado.

Abandoned Women: Rewriting the Classics in Dante, Boccaccio, and Chaucer — Suzanne Hagedorn ’89 (University of Michigan). Focusing on the vernacular works of Dante, Boccaccio, and Chaucer, the author argues that revisiting the classical tradition of the abandoned woman enables these medieval authors to reconsider ancient epics and myths from a female perspective and question assumptions about gender roles in medieval literature. Hagedorn is an associate professor of English at the College of William and Mary.

 

 

 

When You Say Yes but Mean No: How Silencing Conflict Wrecks Relationships and Companies . . . and What You Can Do About It — Leslie Perlow ’89 (Crown). In her second book, Perlow, an ethnographer, examines how problems arising in business could be avoided if only people spoke their minds. More.

 

 


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1990

The Family CFO: The Couple’s Business Plan for Love and Money — Mary Claire Allvine ’90 and Christine Larson ’90 (Rodale). This advice book shows readers how to manage cash flow and investments, divide responsibilities, prioritize goals, and focus on realizing dreams. More.

 

Roman Religion — edited by Clifford Ando ’90 (Edinburgh University). This volume collects 14 papers on aspects of Roman religion and its connections with Roman literature, history, and culture. The papers are chosen to illustrate a range of approaches from the last century of scholarship. Ando is an associate professor of classics and history at the University of Southern California.

Oliver — photographs by J. Oliver Lewis, introduction by John Lewis ’90 (Order at www.2liv.com). A collection of beautiful photographs taken by John Lewis’ youngest brother, Oliver, who died in 1998 at age 26 while kayaking the Quijos River in Ecuador. A tribute to Oliver, the book also includes poetry and reflections.

Gift-Giving in Japan: Cash, Connections, Cosmologies — Katherine Rupp ’90 (Stanford). Based on fieldwork in the Tokyo metropolitan area and other parts of Japan, this book documents the scale, complexity, and variation of gift giving in contemporary Japan. Rupp is a lecturer in Yale University’s Department of Anthropology.

The Founding Fathers & the Politics of Character — Andrew S. Trees ’90 (Princeton). Through the writings of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison, Trees examines four attempts to answer the question of national identity that Americans faced in the wake of the American Revolution. Trees teaches at the Horace Mann School in New York City.


1991

Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation: A Practical and Systematic Guide to Surgical Management of the Aging Face — Samuel L. Lam ’91 and Edwin F. William, III (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins). A comprehensive textbook on management of the aging face. The book includes two DVDs and 17 surgical and dermatological procedures for cosmetic facial rejuvenation. Lam is a doctor in Texas.


1992

A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804 — Laurent Dubois ’92 (University of North Carolina). Focusing on Guadeloupe, Dubois explores the slave revolts in the French Caribbean that brought about the 1794 abolition of slavery, the contradictory forms this emancipation took, and its bloody reversal in the early 19th century. DuBois is an associate professor history at Michigan State University.



1993

Barter — Monica Youn ’93 (Graywolf ). The volume of 42 poems is Youn’s first book of poetry. Youn is an entertainment lawyer in Manhattan.


1995

More Things You Need to Be Told — Lesley Carlin ’95 (Berkley). A followup ettiquette book to Things You Need to Be Told (2001). More.

The Big Bang: Nerve’s Guide to the New Sexual Universe — Emma Taylor ’95 and Lorelei Sharkey (Plume). With photographs, illustrations, and step-by-step guides, this how-to manual explores sexual practices in the new millennium. Taylor is a contributing editor at Nerve.com and lives in New York City.

Nerve’s Guide to Sex Etiquette for Ladies and Gentlemen — Emma Taylor ’95 and Lorelei Sharkey (Plume). This guide to dating and relationships covers such topics as how to make the first move, table manners, and the proper Valentine’s Day conduct. Taylor also coauthored The Big Bang: Nerve’s Guide to the New Sexual Universe.


1996


Sub 4:00: Alan Webb and the Quest for the Fastest Mile — Chris Lear ’96 (Rodale). Lear chronicles Webb’s freshman year at the University of Michigan as Webb deals with injuries, the politics of collegiate track, and media scrutiny that comes with being the fastest high-school miler ever. Lear also wrote Running with the Buffaloes.

All That’s Holy: A Young Guy, an Old Car, and the Search for God in America — Tom Levinson ’96 (Jossey-Bass). Recounts the author’s road trip across the country in search of understanding of American spirituality. He creates a portrait of America’s broad spectrum of religious identities and in the process finds understanding of his own spiritual life. Levinson is a law student at the University of Chicago.

 

Friends Rule — Ashley Rice ’96 (Blue Mountain Arts). Rice writes a celebration of friendship in all its facets. The book includes an interactive page where the reader can record memories, paste photos, or write down personal thoughts. Rice is an author/illustrator of greeting cards in Dallas.

Girls Rule — Ashley Rice ’96 (SPS Studios). Written and illustrated by Rice, this book encourages girls of all ages to believe in themselves and reach for their dreams. Rice is an author/illustrator of greeting cards in Dallas.

 

Conditioning for Baseball — Mat Brzycki and Pete Silletti ’96 (Cardinal). A comprehensive book on all aspects of baseball training, including skill training, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, flexibility, strength training, nutrition, and agility. Silletti is an assistant baseball coach at Princeton.

Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry — P. W. Singer ’97 (Cornell). The author examines a recent development in modern warfare: private companies offering specialized military services for hire. Private military firms range from consulting firms that sell the strategic advice of retired generals to corporations that lease out trained commando teams. Singer looks at the risks that come from outsourcing national security. Singer is a fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution.

 

 


1998

Empire of Light — David Czuchlewski ’98 (Putnam). Czuchlewski’s second novel,
a mystical mystery, tells the story of underachieving Princeton alumnus Matt Kelly. When Kelly’s formerly rich ex-girlfriend reappears in his life, penniless and a member of a secret religious organization called Imperium Luminis, Kelly tries to save her by joining the cult himself. Czuchlewski is a medical resident at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center.

 

 

 

Another Quiet American: Stories of Life in Laos — Brett Dakin ’98 (Asia Books). Based on his Princeton in Asia experience, Dakin describes his two-years working as a language and marketing consultant at the National Tourism Authority of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Dakin is a student at Harvard Law School.

The Book of Motion — Tung-Hui Hu ’98 (University of Georgia). Originally Hu’s senior thesis, this book is a collection of poems about climbing a hill, love, and growing up among other subjects. Hu is a doctoral student in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.


2000

No Debate: How the Republicans and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates — George Farah ’00 (Seven Stories). Farah presents a behind-the-scenes view of the U.S. presidential debates, discussing how the Democrats and the Republicans run the debates at the electorate’s expense. Farah is an executive director of Open Debates in Washington, D.C.

The Movies of My Life — Alberto Fuguet, translated by Ezra E. Fitz ’00 (Rayo/HarperCollins). Fitz translates the story of Beltran, a Chilean seismologist, who uses a list of favorite films to trace and narrate his young émigré childhood in California, his return to Chile as a 10-year-old during the tumultuous 1970s and adulthood in Santiago. Fitz lives in New York City.


2001

Wild East: Stories from the Last Frontier — edited by Boris Fishman ’01 (Justin, Charles & Co.). This anthology of short fiction about the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe gathers stories by 12 young authors — émigrés to the West and Americans abroad — writing about the region today. The collection includes a story about a staged love affair between a C.I.A. agent and a Czech intelligence officer and a story about the victims of Russia’s war in Chechnya. Fishman is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker.

 


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By Graduate Alumni (Listed alphabetically by author)


The New Economy — Roger Alcaly *69 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Alcaly describes how the American economy has changed over the last few decades of the 20th century in response to new technologies, global competition, and innovations in world financial markets. These changes will result in increased productivity and prosperity, he argues, but the evolution of a “new economy” can be a slow and erratic process. Alcaly is a hedge-fund manager and an economist.

Conceiving Risk, Bearing Responsibility — Elizabeth M. Armstrong *93 (Johns Hopkins). A sociological exploration of the link between alcohol consumption and pregnancy risks. Armstrong is an assistant professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton.

What is Thought? — Eric Baum *82 (MIT). Baum discusses his theories of what meaning and consciousness are, how humans function, and why we think the things we do — all in computational and evolutionary terms. Baum is a senior research scientist at NEC Laboratories America.

Roman Catholics and Shi’i Muslims: Prayer, Passion, and Politics — James A. Bill *68 and John Alden Williams (University of North Carolina Press). Focuses on the similarities between Roman Catholicism and Shi’i Islam, citing key figures and common doctrinal, structural, and sociopolitical characteristics. Bill is a professor of international studies and government at the College of William and Mary.

Reclaiming the Game: College Sports and Educational Values —William G. Bowen *58 and Sarah A. Levin (Princeton). This study, which builds on Bowen’s book The Game of Life (2001), looks at the widening divide between the academic mission of elite colleges and universities, and the role of athletics on campus. Bowen and Levin advocate reducing the number of recruited athletes and raising academic standards for them, among other reforms. A former president of Princeton, Bowen is president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Levin is a graduate student at the Harvard School of Public Health. An interview with Bowen is planned for a future issue of PAW.

Employment with a Human Face: Balancing Efficiency, Equity, and Voice — John W. Budd *91 (Cornell University). Budd calls into question traditional objectives of employment — efficiency, productivity, and competition — and argues that human concerns like equity and voice need to be factored into the root of employment aims. Budd is Industrial Relations Landgrant Term Professor at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

Green Desire: Imagining Early Modern English Gardens — Rebecca Bushnell *83 (Cornell). Bushnell describes the innovate design of old gardening manuals, examining how writers and printers marketed them as fiction as well as practical advice for aspiring gardeners. Bushnell is a professor of English and dean of the college at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Work of the Sun: New and Selected Poems, 1991-2002 — Charles Edward Eaton *37 (Cornwall Books). This collection includes selections from Eaton’s published poems of the last 15 years, as well as over 30 new poems. Eaton writes on such subjects as loneliness, love affairs, and memory. Eaton lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The Plaza Mayor and the Shaping of Baroque Madrid — Jesús Escobar *96 (Cambridge). This book examines the transformation of Madrid from a secondary market town to the capital of the worldwide Spanish Habsburg empire. Escobar discusses how the shaping of the city’s square, Plaza Mayor, reflects the bureaucratic nature of government in Madrid. Escobar is an associate professor of art history at Fairfield University.

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Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank — Robert W. Fuller *61 (New Society). This book identifies a form of discrimination called “rankism,” the abuse of power by high-ranking individuals and the indignity and humiliation it causes people of lower rank. Rankism, argues the author, underlies many facets of society, from personal relationships to international relations. Fuller is a former president of Oberlin College.

Susan Glaspell in Context: American Theater, Culture, and Politics, 1915-48 — Ellen J. Gainor *88 (University of Michigan). Gainor writes about the dramatic work of American playwright Susan Glaspell, claiming it is best understood in the context of Greenwich Village bohemia and American modernism. Gainor is a professor at Cornell University.

Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield — Evan Haefeli *00 and Kevin Sweeney (University of Massachusetts Press). Haefeli and Sweeney examine the 1704 attack on the Massachusetts village of Deerfield by a party of French and Indian raiders. The authors reconstruct the battle from several viewpoints and describe a number of possible reasons the attack occurred. Haefeli is assistant professor of history at Tufts University.

Journal of a Residence in Chile: During the Year 1822, and a Voyage from Chile to Brazil in 1823—Maria Graham, edited by Jennifer Hayward *92 (University of Virginia). This new edition of Graham’s 1924 book provides one of the few extant eyewitness accounts of the independence movement in Chile. Graham provides analysis of political events, discusses meetings with major historical figures, and depicts Chile during the 1820s. Hayward is an associate professor of English at College of Wooster.

The Education of Historians for the Twenty-first Century — Philip M. Katz *94, Colin Palmer, Thomas Bender, and the Committee on Graduate Education of the American Historical Association (University of Illinois). A comprehensive investigation and report on the state of graduate programs in history. The book explains the study’s results and offers recommendations for improving graduate education. Katz is the research director for graduate education at the American Historical Association. Palmer is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton and chair of the A.H.A. Committee on Graduate Education.

Learn to Read Latin and Learn to Read Latin Workbook—Andrew Keller *91 and Stephanie Russell (Yale University). When used together, these too books form a Latin grammar and reader, presenting basic Latin morphology and syntax and direct access to works of Latin literature, including authors such as Caesar, Cicero, and Ovid. The workbook provides drills for each chapter in the textbook. Keller is an associate professor of the classics at Colgate University.

A Death in Washington: Walter G. Krivitsky and the Stalin Terror — Gary Kern *69 (Enigma). Kern investigates the career of Krivitsky, a Soviet superspy who, disillusioned by Stalin’s purges, defected in 1937 and escaped to France and then the U.S. Using archival sources, Kern also explores Krivitsky’s death in 1941, officially ruled a suicide, but suspected by many to be a revenge killing ordered by Stalin. Kern is a translator and specialist in Russian literature. By Lucia S. Smith ’04

Reclaiming Klytemnestra: Revenge or Reconciliation — Kathleen L. Komar *77 (University of Illinois). A study of the influence the Greek queen Klytemnestra has on women’s roles today. Komar is a professor of comparative literature and German at UCLA.

Shaping American Military Capabilities after the Cold War — Richard A. Lacquement Jr. *00 (Praeger). In the aftermath of the Soviet Union’s collapse, the American military bureaucracy failed to effect changes necessary for the 21st century, argues the author. This book analyzes a decade of inactivity and the military’s probable inadequacy for the information age and the war against terrorism. Lacquement is a member of the faculty of the U.S. Naval War College.

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Alternatives to History — Jay Ladin *00 (Sheep Meadow Press). A collection of poems that looks at the different kinds of history, including social history, family history, and human history. Topics include AIDS elegies and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ladin is an English professor at Stern College of Yeshiva University.

Shadwell Hills — Rebecca Lilly *02 (Birch Brook Press). This collection of haiku focuses on nature, as Lilly writes about summer breezes, autumn cool, and winter frost. Lilly works as a freelance writer in Port Republic, Virginia.

You Want to Sell me A Small Antique — Rebecca Lilly *02 (Gibbs Smith). In this collection of poems Lilly writes about the everyday and the mystical, including trips to a fortune-teller and the strangeness of looking at old photographs. Lilly works as a freelance writer in Port Republic, Virginia.

The Misfit of the Family: Balzac and the Social Forms of Sexuality — Michael Lucey *89 (Duke). In this analysis of Balzac’s fictional universe, Lucey argues that Balzac used his writing to analyze and represent various forms of sexuality, particularly as they relate to family, history, economics, and law. Lucey is a professor of French and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be — Dana MacKenzie *83 (Wiley). The story of the moon’s formation. The author traces three of history’s most popular lunar creation theories and explores the recent and little known theory for the true origin of the Moon. Mackenzie is a freelance science writer in California.

Autumn Glory: Baseball’s First World Series — Louis P. Masur *85 (Hill & Wang). In 1903 the Pittsburgh Pirates challenged the underdog Boston Americans to a postseason play-off and ended up losing four games to five. Masur chronicles the story of this first World Series and how it saved baseball, a sport that had been splintering due to greed, labor strife, and unrest. Masur is a history professor at City College of New York and the editor of Reviews in American History.

Naked Tropics: Essays on Empire and Other Rogues — Kenneth Maxwell *70 (Routledge). A collection of essays exploring the tropics, especially Brazil. Covers such topics as the suppression of the Jesuits in the Amazon, Brazilian Independence, and the origins of chocolate. Maxwell is the David Rockefeller Chair in Inter-American Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and is the Western Hemisphere book reviewer for Foreign Affairs.

The Dust of Empire: The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland — Karl E. Meyer *56 (PublicAffairs). In this introduction to a poorly understood region, the author traces the histories of Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, five Central Asian republics (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan), and the Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) — all of which are critical to American interests today. Meyer also examines the impact of the great powers on the region. Meyer is the editor of World Policy Journal.

Lean Enterprise Value: Insights from MIT’s Lean Aerospace Initiative — coauthored by Earll Murman ’63 *67 (Palgrave). Provides a new agenda for the aerospace industry and redefines and develops the concept of Lean as a framework for enterprise transformation. Murman is a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and program director of the Lean Aerospace Initiative at M.I.T.

Reunion — Michael Oren *86 (MacAdam/Cage). In this book, the author's first novel, Oren draws on his own father's memories to craft a story about World War II. Oren, who has a doctorate in Near Eastern studies, also wrote Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East (2002). More.

Daybreak at the Straits — Eric Ormsby *81 (Zoo). This collection of poetry contains a range of poetic styles and topics. Ormsby is a professor at McGill’s Institute of Islamic Studies in Montreal.

Murder at the Sleepy Lagoon: Zoot Suits, Race, & Riot in Wartime L.A.—Eduardo Obregón Pagán *96 (University of North Carolina). Pagan provides a social history of the 1942 murder trial and conviction of 17 Mexican-American men as well as the Zoot Suit Riot five months later. Pagan argues that both the trial and the riot resulted not just from anti-Mexican feelings, but from pre-existing stresses such as demographic pressures and anxiety about youth culture. Pagan is senior academic advisor and program officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Japanese Tea Culture — edited by Morgan Pitelka *01 (RoutledgeCurzon). Historical and anthropological essays on the politics, aesthetics, and myths about the tea culture of Japan. Pitelka is an assistant professor of Asian studies at Occidental College.

The Boat of Dreams: A Christmas Story — Ricahrd Preston *83 (Touchstone). Preston originally wrote this uplifting story several years ago for a friend who was dying of breast cancer. The Boat of Dreams is about a family whose father was lost in action in Vietnam. Often home alone, the two children notice that a cranky ghost has been visiting their trailer. But soon they find the “ghost” is Santa Claus himself. Author of The Hot Zone (1994), Preston is a contributor to the New Yorker.

Master ArcGIS — Maribeth Price *95 (McGraw-Hill). This book provides an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for students and professionals. It includes tutorials, problem sets, and data, as well as a CD-Rom of demonstrations. Price is an associate professor of geology at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

The Analysis of Structured Securities: Precise Risk Measurement and Capital Allocation — Sylvain Raynes *86 and Ann Rutledge (Oxford). A reference for the assessment of the credit quality of structured securities, beginning with “Market Basics.” Raynes is a founding partner of R&R Consulting.

What is Sexual Harassment? From Capitol Hill to the Sorbonne — Abigail C. Saguy *00 (University of California). Compares the divergent attitudes towards sexual harassment in France and the United States by examining legal and social practices within each of these cultural contexts. Saguy is an assistant professor of sociology at UCLA.

Unnaturally French: Foreign Citizens in the Old Regime and After — Peter Sahlins *86 (Cornell University). Rather than date the establishment of modern political citizenship and nationality law from the French Revolution of 1789, Sahlins argues that the transformation began in the “citizenship revolution” of the 18th century. Sahlins also documents how changes in nationality law and political culture in the 18th century led to the much contested abolition of the distinction between foreigners and citizens. Sahlins is a professor of history at the University of California at Berkeley.

Efficiency and Sustainability in the Energy and Chemical Industries — Krishnan Sankaranarayanan *02 (Dekker). The author uses common engineering concepts to describe principles of irreversible thermodynamics and provides the tools to help engineers recognize why losses occur and how they can be reduced through knowledge of thermodynamic principles. Sankaranarayanan works for ExxonMobil in Fairfax, Virginia.

Ellsworth Bunker: Global Troubleshooter, Vietnam Hawk — Howard B. Schaffer *70 (University of North Carolina Press). Schaffer traces the life of American diplomat Bunker (1894-1984) from his careers as a businessman and lobbyist to his six-year assignment as ambassador to South Vietnam and role in the negotiation and enactment of the Panama Canal Treaties. Schaffer is director of studies at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.

Ordinary and Partial Differential Equation Routines in C, C++, Fortran, Java, Maple, and MATLAB — H.J. Lee and W.E. Schiesser *60 (Chapman & Hall). This reference book provides a set of ODE/PDE integration routines in the six most widely used computer languages. It features reviews of integration algorithms and analysis of the Runge Kutta method, as well as the source code for the six languages covered. Schiesser is the R. L. McCann Professor of Engineering and Mathematics at Lehigh University.

Laurentian Codicil — Richard J. Schoeck *49 (Mellen Poetry). A poem that envisions the journey of a cremated body down the St. Lawrence River to the sea. Now retired, Schoeck had taught English at various universities.

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Coming Home: A Woman’s Story of Conversion to Judaism — Linda M. Shires *81 (Westview). About 20 years after marrying a Jewish man, Shires, raised Protestant, converted to Judaism. This book chronicles her spiritual journey and explores the aspects of Judaism that she wrestles with, such as Orthodox and Conservative views on homosexuality and women. A professor of English and textual studies at Syracuse University, she also teaches in the Judaic studies program there.

Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century: Volume 2: The Age of Meaning — Scott Soames (Princeton University Press). In this second volume, Soames tells a wide-ranging history of analytic philosophy from the 1950s to present-day. Soams is a professor of philosophy at Princeton.

Managing Armed Conflicts in the 21st Century — edited by Chandra Lehka Sriram *00 and Adekeye Adebjo (Frank Cass). Drawing on lessons from conflicts of the 1990s, this collection of essays suggests new approaches and tools for conflict management for policy makers.

From Promise to Practice: Strengthening UN Capacities for the Prevention of Violent Conflict — edited by Chandra Lekha Sriram *00 and Karin Wermester (Lynne Rienner). This book uses detailed case studies and analysis to provide lessons about handling international conflict. Sriram is an associate at the International Peace Academy, where she directs the conflict prevention project.


The Poetics of Appearance in the Attic Korai — Mary Stieber *92 (University of Texas). Stieber challenges the longstanding view that Archaic Athenian sculptures are generic female images, arguing that they are instead highly individualized, mimetically realistic representations of Archaic young women, perhaps even portraits of real people. Stieber is an assistant professor of art history at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City.

Bodies Politic: Negotiating Race in the American North, 1730-1830—John Wood Sweet *95 (Johns Hopkins). Grounded in original sources such as court records and censuses, Sweet argues that the coming together of Indians, Europeans, and Africans profoundly shaped the character of colonial New England, the meaning of the American Revolution, and the founding of American democracy. Sweet is an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Islam in the African-American Experience (2nd edition) — Richard Brent Turner *86 (Indiana University). Turner traces the involvement of black Americans with Islam from the earliest days of African presence in North America. This second edition includes a discussion of African-American Islam in a post 9/11 context. Turner is an associate professor in the African-American world studies program at the University of Iowa.

The Joint Venture — Gilbert Visconti (aka Eric Youngquist *63) (Voyageur). A suspense/thriller set in Italy about a terrorist plot. Two Boston attorneys are thrown into a web of violence as they try to combat a hired killer and a band of desperate terrorists.

The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division — Bing West *67 and Major General Ray L. Smith (Bantam). Bing and Smith give personal accounts of their experiences in ground combat during Iraqi Freedom. The two traveled with 18 different units, seeing combat on 16 days. West served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs in the Reagan administration.

Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance — W. B. Worthen *81 (Cambridge). By exploring the evolution of the performance of Shakespeare’s works across cultures, genres, and mediums, the author argues that a dramatic text cannot shape the vision of the performer. Worthen is a professor and chair of the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC, Berkeley.


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By Faculty (Listed alphabetically by author)

Capture Dynamics and Chaotic Motions in Celestial Mechanics: With Applications to the Construction of Low Energy Transfers — Edward Belbruno (Princeton University). Describes a new approach to determining low energy routes for spacecraft and comets by exploiting regions in space where motion is very sensitive (or chaotic). Belbruno is a visiting research collaborator in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics.

 

Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times: The Citizenry and the Breakdown of Democracy — Nancy Bermeo (Princeton). Going against common belief, Bermeo argues that democratic collapses are caused less by changes in popular preferences than by the actions of political elites who polarize themselves and mistake the actions of a few for the preferences of many. Bermeo is a professor of politics.

 

The Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy — David Billington ’50 (Yale). This book surveys the works of several artistic engineers from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, documenting the Swiss legacy of aesthetical engineering. Structures reviewed include the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and the Heimberg Indoor Tennis Centre. Billington is the director of the Program in Architecture and Engineering.

 

Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000: An Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World — edited by Peter Bogucki and Pam J. Crabtree (Scribner’s). Part of a world-history series, these two volumes cover prehistoric people in Europe after the Ice Age, starting with hunters and gatherers and ending with the Vikings. In these articles, archaeologists and historians also chronicle the emergence of cities and states. Bogucki is associate dean for undergraduate affairs at the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

 

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Nero — Edward Champlin (Harvard). In classics professor Edward Champlin’s biography of Nero, Roman emperor from 54 to 68 C.E., he looks at Nero’s status as a hero in Roman culture. “Much of what Nero did, distorted by later reports, looks very different when set in the context of [Nero’s] contemporary norms,” Champlin says. “One result of this, and the most fun, is that I get to look at all the stories that make Nero so notorious.” More (This "more" link will become active with the March 10, 2004 issue.)

 

A Brief History of the Human Race — Micahel Cook (Norton). In this overview of the last 10,000 years of human history, Cook looks at how mankind evolved in the regions of the world. A Brief History is both a broad investigation of the main lines of human development and a more focused examination of some cultural trends. For example, Cook explores Greek pottery, Chinese ancestor cults, and marriage rites among Australian aborigines. Cook is a professor of Near Eastern studies.

 

Lawlessness and Economics: Alternative Modes of Governance — Avinash K. Dixit (Princeton). Dixit examines the theory of private institutions that transcend or supplement weak economic governance from the state. Dixit is John J. F. Sherrerd ’52 University Professor of Economics.

The George W. Bush Presidency Fred I. Greenstein (Johns Hopkins). Based on a conference that took place at Princeton in 2003, this book analyzes the Bush White House from a number of different perspectives. Greenstein is professor emeritus of political science and director of the Research Program in Leadership Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century — Paul Krugman (Norton). In this collection of op-ed columns from the New York Times and other articles, Krugman chronicles how the boom economy has unraveled. From tax cuts to the growing deficit, Krugman blames the Bush administration for the nation’s financial woes. Krugman is a professor of economics and international affairs.

 


Family Romance, Family Secrets: Case Notes From An American Psychoanalysis, 1912 — Elizabeth Lunbeck and Bennet Simon (Yale). A collection of psychoanalyst L.E. Emerson’s notes from his sessions with a sexually traumatized woman in 1912, this book documents one of the first uses of psychoanalytic treatment and includes commentary by Lunbeck and Simon. Lunbeck is a history professor.

 

 

 


Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas — Elaine Pagels (Random House). An exploration of the origins of Christianity and the consequences of that history on developing Christian thought. Pagels is a professor of religion. More.

 

Our Affair with El Niño: How We Transformed an Enchanting Peruvian Current into a Global Climate Hazard — S. George Philander (Princeton). Philander outlines the history of El Niño, explores how our perceptions of it were transformed and discusses how experiences with El Niño can help future generations cope with global warming. Philander is a professor of geosciences (meteorology).

The Culture of Islam — Lawrence Rosen (Chicago). An exploration of the continuity, the changes and the challenges that the present-day Muslim world faces today. Rosen is the William Cromwell Professor of Anthropology and an adjunct professor of law at Columbia University.

 

A New World Order — Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 (Princeton). Slaughter argues that not only should we have a new world order but that we already do if we think of society as governance through a complex global web of “government networks.” Slaughter is dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

 

Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century, Volume 1: The Dawn of Analysis — Scott Soames (Princeton). Volume 1 of this two-volume set tells the story of analytic philosophy since 1900, the difficulties and disappointments of its development and the struggle to overcome its core problems. Soames is a philosophy professor.

 

Dismantling Democratic States — Ezra Suleiman (Princeton). Suleiman argues that “government reinvention” has limited bureaucracy’s capacity to adequately serve the public good and that a failure to acknowledge the role of an effective bureaucracy in building and preserving democratic political systems threatens the survival of democracy itself. Suleiman is a professor of international studies and of politics and director of the European studies program.

 




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