Web Exclusive: Books Received 2005-06
Last updated: July 28, 2006
You’re Shielded in America — Edited by John L. Heffron ’43 (Chapel Hill Press). This chapbook uses excerpts from speeches and writings by the nation’s founding fathers to impress the necessity for religious freedom in America. Heffron lives in North Carolina.
The Cambridge Caper — Thomas W. Underhill ’45 (iUniverse). This mystery novel follows a lawyer who attends his Harvard Law School reunion and discovers that his nephew is a suspect for murder involving music, bookstores, and heroin. A graduate of Harvard Law School in 1949, Underhill practiced patent law before retiring to Cape Cod in the 1970s. He died in 2003.
America’s Japan: The First Year, 1945-1946 — Grant K. Goodman ’46 (Fordham University Press). This book follows Goodman’s own experiences serving as an intelligence officer under General MacArthur in occupied Tokyo at the close of World War II. Goodman is professor emeritus of history at the University of Kansas.
Aristocrat and Proletarian:The Extraordinary Life of Paxton Pattison Hibben – Stuart G. Hibben ’48 (Llumina Press). Hibben’s biography of distant relative Paxton Hibben, member of Princeton’s Class of 1903, covers Paxton’s journey from Princeton to Harvard and onward to his career as a journalist and his humanitarian efforts in Russia. Stuart Hibben is a retired civil servant and Navy veteran of World War II.
It’s Dimensional — William Kelly ’49 (Xlibris). This book teaches students how to solve difficult word problems using the dimensions in the problem. Kelly has used this method all over the world with the International Executive Service Corps since his retirement.
Confessions of a Municipal Bond Salesman — Jim Lebenthal ’49 (Wiley). This book explains how one can apply the creative ingenuity of the brain’s right side to achieve the rational, pragmatic goals set forth by the left side. The author traces his 40-year career in finance, explaining how he built his parents’ business into one of the best-known municipal bond firms in America.
Battleground Atlantic: How the Sinking of a Single Japanese Submarine Assured the Outcome of World War II — Richard N. Billings ’52 (NAL Caliber). Billings asserts that the Japanese submarine I-52, sunken by American warships in June 1944, carried gold bullion to Germany as payment for Nazi weapons and uranium oxide, as part of a Japanese plan to drop a radiological bomb in California. Billings is a former Life magazine Pentagon correspondent and the author of six previous nonfiction books.
Empty Bed Blues Stories —George Garrett ’52 ( University of Missouri Press). This collection of 15 short stories combines fact and fiction from Garrett’s memories. Garrett is professor emeritus of creative writing at the University of Virginia.
Shredding the Social Contract: The Privatization of Medicare — John Geyman’52 (Common Courage Press). Geyman argues against the privatization of Medicare and outlines other potential solutions to its problems. Geyman is professor emeritus of family medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.
Beyond Beowulf — Christopher L. Webber ’53 (iUniverse). Webber has written a sequel to the oldest saga in the English language, Beowulf. This sequel, also written in poetry, picks up the tale right where the original saga left off – at the funeral pyre of Beowulf. Webber is a priest, poet, and farmer in Connecticut.
Mumpsimus Revisited: Essays on Risk Management — H. Felix Kloman '55 (Xlibris). This collection of essays focuses on risk management and how to deal with uncertainty in both business and personal life. The essays originally appeared in Risk Management Reports —a periodical Kloman has published, edited, and written since 1974. Kloman is a retired consultant.
Spindle and Bow — Bevis Longstreth '56 (Hali Publications Limited). This novel imagines the human drama behind the weaving of the fifth-century B.C. Pazyryk pile rug, an unprecedented masterpiece found in a frozen Siberian tomb. Longstreth creates the story of Rachel, a young Jewish weaver living in Sardis , and her inextinguishable love for Targitus, a Scythian prince. Longstreth, a retired lawyer, teaches at Columbia Law School .
Divided We Stand: The Rejection of American Culture Since the 1960s — John Harmon McElroy ’56 (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers). McElroy argues that since the cultural revolution of the 1960s, American values have been on a decline. He also asserts that this counter-culture is twisting long-held American beliefs and weakening the nation as a whole. McElroy is a professor emeritus at the University of Arizona.
Two Sierra — Edward Stuart ’56 (iUniverse). This fictional memoir follows the exploits of a young man who enters training to become a Navy pilot in an attempt to redeem himself after failing his senior comprehensive exams at Princeton University. This is Stuart’s first novel.
Perils of Pankratova: Some Stories from the Annals of Soviet Historiography — Reginald E. Zelnik ’56 (University of Washington Press). This is the biography of Anna Pankratova, a woman from Odessa who became a leading labor historian and academic administrator in the Soviet Union. Reginald E. Zelnik, who died in 2004, was a professor at University of California, Berkeley.
An Ear for His Word — John McKenna '57 (Byung-Ho Jeon). Currently available only in Korean, this collection of 14 essays offers ñrepresent a personal journey across the landscape of modern or post-modern Biblical interpretation,î according to the preface. McKenna teaches Old Testament studies at World Mission University in Los Angeles , and he is doctrinal advisor to the Worldwide Church of God.
Carolina Gold Rice: The Ebb and Flow History of a Lowcountry Cash Crop — Richard Schulze ’57 (The History Press). Schulze records the history of Carolina Gold Rice, a grain that was an integral part of South Carolina’s economy for two centuries. The author, a rice plantation owner, reintroduced this crop to South Carolina after nearly a century’s absence.
Getting Religion — Rennie McQuilken ’58 (Antrim House Books). This collection of poetry highlights different aspects of the human spirit. McQuilkin’s poetry has appeared in The Atlantic, The Southern Review, and The American Scholar, among other publications.
The Key to Cancer — Richard S. Weeder ’58 and the faculty of the Aloha Cancer Education Institute (Hoaloha Books). Weeder, a cancer survivor and surgeon, argues that cancer is not the cause of illness, but rather the result of a failure in the complex mechanisms of immunity, energy, and spirit that usually protect us. The book contains essays by physicians and practitioners of alternative medical techniques. Weeder is a member of the Aloha Cancer Education Institute, based in Hawaii.
How People Harness Their Collective Wisdom and Power to Construct the Future in Co-Laboratories of Democracy — Alexander N. Christakis ’59 with Kenneth C. Bausch (Information Age Publishing). Christakis analyzes the method of using democratic co-laboratories, a refinement of Interactive Management, to open avenues of discussion and generate positive results in large, diverse groups. Christakis is president of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras.
Small Christian Communities Today: Capturing the New Moment — edited by Joseph Healey ’60 and Jeanne Hinton (Orbis Books). This book is an up-to-date resource on small communities as a new way of being and a living church across six continents. Healy is a Maryknoll missionary priest who has worked in Kenya and Tanzania for many years.
Atmospheric Halos and the Search for Angle x — Walter Tape ’62 and Jarmo Moilanen (American Geophysical Union). This book answers many scientific and historical questions about atmospheric halos, an environmental phenomenon that occurs when light refracts through ice crystals floating in the atmosphere. Tape is a professor emeritus of mathematical sciences at the University of Alaska, and Moilanen is the ICRS President of the Finnish Halo Observers Network.
Unknowing: The Work of Modernist Fiction — Philip Weinstein ’62 (Cornell University Press). Weinstein examines the modernist commitment to “unknowing” by addressing the work of Kafka, Proust, and Faulkner. Weinstein is an English professor at Swarthmore College.
Indian Renaissance: British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India — George H. Gilpin ’63 and Hermione de Almeida (Ashgate). This book is a comprehensive examination of how British artists with first-hand impressions and prospects of the Indian subcontinent became a stimulus for England’s Romantic Movement; it is also a survey of the transformation of the images brought home by these artists into the cultural imperatives of imperial, Victorian Britain. Gilpin is a professor of English at the University of Tulsa.
Theoryland — Bruce Deitrick Price ’63 (self-published, www.theoryland.blogspot.com). Theoryland is a satiric epic poem about the prevalence of theory on college campuses over the past 25 years. Price is a writer and the owner of Word-Wise Advertising in Norfolk, Va.
Making Medical Decisions for the Profoundly Mentally Disabled — Norman L. Cantor '64 (MIT Press). Cantor analyzes the legal and moral status of individuals with severe mental handicaps. He argues that based on the value of intrinsic human dignity, even those who cannot make their own medical decisions should have legal and moral rights. Cantor teaches at the Rutgers University School of Law.
Jungle Rules: A Novel of Viet Nam —Gaz Crittenden ’65 ( Dan River Press). What happens to an intelligent, moral, and patriotic young man when he is taken from his comfortable American life and transported to a place where his only purpose is to kill? Crittenden’s novel answers this question with the story of Andy Cullen, a clean-cut American boy who is transformed into a hardcore soldier by his participation in the Vietnam War. Crittenden is a lawyer, entrepreneur, and short-story writer who lives on Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts.
Architectural Acoustics (Applications of Modern Acoustics) — Marshall Long ’65 (Elsevier Academic Press). Long presents a comprehensive technical overview of the field of architectural acoustics for working practitioners as well as advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate architectural or engineering courses. The book is structured as a logical progression through acoustical interactions, including fundamentals, wave acoustics, room acoustics, sound system modeling, noise control in mechanical systems, and design of performance and listening spaces.
All Aboard! Passenger Trains Around the World — Karl Zimmerman ’65 (Boyds Mills Press). Zimmermann explores the history of passenger trains around the world with photographs and facts about the evolution of the industry. Zimmermann is an author and photographer residing in New Jersey.
William Clark and the Shaping of the West — Landon Y. Jones ’66 (Hill and Wang). This biography documents the life of William Clark before, during, and after his explorations of the West with Meriwether Lewis. Jones was the managing editor of People magazine for eight years.
Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings — Paul Segal ’66 *69 (W.W. Norton). For aspiring architects, this guide covers many need-to-know topics, including how to market architectural services, how to charge for services, and what are building and zoning codes. Segal is a partner in Paul Segal Associates Architects LLP.
9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA — Webster Griffin Tarpley ’66 (Progressive Press). Tarpley argues that what the public has been told by U.S. officials, including George Tenet, Colin Powell, and George W. Bush, about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is untrue. There is no proof, he argues, for the “official myth” of 19 Arab hijackers and Osama Bin Laden. International terrorism, he argues, is overwhelmingly the product of intelligence agencies. Tarpley is an activist historian and author of George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992).
Skepticism, Knowledge, and Forms of Reasoning — John Koethe ’67 ( Cornell University Press). The author looks at what philosophical arguments whose conclusions contradict our commonsense knowledge reveal about the nature of reasoning itself. Koethe is a distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Race to the Frontier: White Flight And Westward Expansion — John V. H. Dippel ’68 (Algora Publishing). Dippel explores the relationship between racial prejudice, economic growth, and geographical expansion from the days of colonial Virginia up to the Civil War. He argues that poor white farmers moved west as they were displaced by the spreading of the plantation system. In their new homes, these whites tried to deter migration of free blacks and slaves who would compete for jobs and “endanger” white society. This is Dippel’s third book.
Natural Remedies of Arabia — Robert Lebling ’69 and Donna Pepperdine (Stacey International Publishers). This book describes old herbal remedies from the Arabian Peninsula and explains how they are prepared and used today. It includes scientific research and historical facts about various herbs as well as recipes and natural beauty tips based on Arabian herbal traditions. Lebling is the head of Saudi Aramco’s electronic publishing arm and media relations group in Dhahran. Pepperdine is an ESL instructor and a master herbalist who has researched natural health solutions in the context of the Saudi family
Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results — Michael E. Porter ’69 and Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg ( Harvard Business School Press). Porter and Teisberg examine the current American health-care crisis, arguing that competition among health-care providers at the business level is overshadowing competition at the patient-care level and thus decreasing efficiency and quality in the system. They offer recommendations to hospitals, doctors, health plans, employers, and policy makers aimed at redefining competition based on patient value over the full cycle of care. Porter is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. Teisberg is an associate professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.
Stronger After 40: Strength Training as Healthcare for Women and Men in the 21st Century —Josef Arnould ’70 (Alward). This book provides a step-by-step strength-training plan for adults at all fitness levels. Including advice for both nutrition and exercise, it offers a comprehensive strategy for integrating fitness with other goals in a lifelong health plan. A chiropractor, Arnould has worked at the Strength for Life Health and Fitness Center in Northampton, Mass., for more than two decades.
Broadcasts From The Blitz: How Edward R. Murrow Helped Lead America Into War — Philip Seib ’70 (Potomac Books). Edward R. Murrow, subject of the film Good Night, and Good Luck, brought the dreadful events of World War II into American living rooms with a series of radio broadcasts between 1939 and 1941. This book describes Murrow’s life and work, illustrating his important position at the nexus of journalism and foreign policy. Seib is the Lucius W. Nieman Professor of Journalism at Marquette University.
Collecting the New: Museums and Contemporary Art — edited by Bruce Altshuler ’71 (Princeton University Press). This collection of essays explores the challenges and issues museums face in acquiring and preserving contemporary art. Altshuler is director of the Program in Museum Studies at New York University.
Grievances — Mark Ethridge ’71 (NewSouth Books). Set in a small Savannah River town, this novel describes a newspaper reporter’s investigation into a murder that took place during a period of racial unrest two decades ago. The reporter struggles with violent threats, opposition from his publisher, and his father’s illness as he tries to solve the mystery. Etheridge is a reporter who directed the Charlotte Observer’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigations of the textile industry and the PTL scandal involving Jim and Tammy Fay Baker.
Your Perfect Lips: A Spiritual-Erotic Memoir — Stuart Sovatsky ’71 (iUniverse). Written as a poetic narrative, this story of two lovers explores the Tantric spirituality of gender worship. Sovatsky is the co-president of the Association of Transpersonal Psychology and has been a psychotherapist for 30 years.
Robert Ball and the Politics of Social Security — Edward D. Berkowitz '72 ( University of Wisconsin Press). Berkowitz follows the development of the Social Security Program, from the 1950s through the present, from the perspective of Robert Ball, the program's most influential advocate. Berkowitz is a history professor and the director of the Program in History and Public Policy at George Washington University .
Riding for the Brand: 150 Years of Cowden Ranching — Michael Pettit ’72 ( University of Oklahoma Press). Pettit chronicles the history of the Cowden family, at the forefront of the cattle industry for 150 years, and the evolution of the Texas and New Mexico cattle business. Pettit is a Cowden descendant and a former rancher.
86 Years: The Legend of the Boston Red Sox – Melinda R. Boroson ’73; illustrated by Gary R. Philips (Brown House Books). This book tells the story of the Boston Red Sox’s memorable World Series victory in 2004, tracing the team’s history back to 1918 when Boston traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees and the infamous “curse of the Bambino” set in. It is written for children, but Sox fans of all ages will enjoy its energetic verse and vibrant illustrations. Boroson lives with her husband outside Boston. This is her first book.
The Shadow of God: A Journey Through Memory, Art, and Faith —Charles Scribner III ’73 *77 (Doubleday). Scribner, born an Episcopalian, writes about the significant role that the arts played in his conversion to Catholicism during his time at Princeton. He cites Baroque art, novels by Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh, religious music, operas, and the Bible as strong influences on his personal evolution. A great-grandson of the founder of Charles Scribner’s Sons publishing house, Charles Scribner III has worked as an editor and publishing executive for nearly 30 years.
Minding Justice: Laws That Deprive People with Mental Disability of Life and Liberty —Christopher Slobogin ’73 ( Harvard University Press). Slobogin examines laws governing the punishment, detention, and protection of people with mental disabilities. Using the cases of John Hinckley, Andrea Yates, and Theodore Kaczynski, he argues that current legal doctrines are based on ignorance of the impairments caused by mental disability and flawed premises. He suggests reforms, including abolishing the “guilty but mentally ill” verdict and prohibiting execution of people with mental disability. Slobogin is a professor of law and affiliate professor of psychology at the University of Florida.
Intimate Landscapes: Charles Warren Eaton and the Tonalist Movement in American Art, 1880-1920 — David Adams Cleveland '74 (Antique Collectors' Club). Cleveland presents the life and work of Tonalist landscape artist Charles Warren Eaton. Through Eaton, Cleveland explores the importance of this oft overlooked but quintessentially American art movement. Cleveland is an independent art curator and a reviewer for ARTnews .
Reckless Rites: Purim and the Legacy of Jewish Violence — Elliott Horowitz ’75 (Princeton University Press). The author reassesses the historical interpretation of Jewish violence, calling for changes in the way that Jewish history is written and conceptualized. This study examines the anti-Christian practices that became part of the Purim festival, showing how the book of Esther – the Biblical source upon which the celebration is based – was used by both Jews and Christians to substantiate their own claims and beliefs. Horowitz is an associate professor of Jewish history at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and co-editor of the Jewish Quarterly Review.
Final Fore — Roberta Isleib ’75 (Berkeley). The fifth and final novel in the Cassandra Burdette Golf Mystery series, Final Fore takes place at Mount Holyoke College, where Cassie — part golf pro, part amateur sleuth — prepares for the U.S. Open and gets mixed up trying to figure out why a rival is poisoned. Isleib is a clinical psychologist and avid golfer in Conn.
Soul at Work: Spiritual Leadership in Organizations — Margaret Benefiel ’75. The author explores the role that spirituality can play in leadership and organizational life. Benefiel teaches at Boston’s Andover Newton Theological School, in the area of organizational leadership and spirituality.
Greensleeves: An Historical Novel of the First Irish Diaspora — Lindianne Sarno ’76 ( Music Garden Press). In this novel, Sarno recreates the creation of the famous Renaissance ballad, Greensleeves. Caitlin Ni Conor, an Irish noble, receives a vision from Saint Brigid in the form of a beautiful melody. She swears to preserve the Gaelic culture against the invading English, and, with the aid of a Scots warrior, she helps to create the haunting tune. Lindianne Sarno lives in Arizona.
Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander: A Bisexual Regency Romance — Ann Herendeen ’77 (AuthorHouse). In this romantic comedy set in early 19th-century London, a wealthy, handsome, and bisexual heir to earldom, Andrew Carrington, marries the penniless, spirited, and curvaceous Phyllida Lewis. When he meets shrewd and hunky Mathew Thornby, Carrington seems to have everything he wants, until a spy and blackmailer tries to ruin him. Herendeen is a cataloguer at the library of the American Museum of Natural History.
Beach Road — Peter de Jonge ’77 and James Patterson (Brown Publishing). After a shocking triple murder in the Hamptons, small-time attorney Tom Dunleavy must defend a local man. Recruiting former flame Kate Costello, now a Manhattan superlawyer, they must find the true killer before it is too late. This is de Jonge’s third novel.
Jim Crow Moves North: The Battle Over Northern School Segregation, 1865-1954 — Davison M. Douglas ’78 (Cambridge University Press). This book provides a legal history of school segregation in northern states between the Civil War and civil rights eras and explores the broader social and cultural contexts in which the law developed. It briefly discusses race relations in Princeton, both in the town and at the University. Douglas is the Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law at the William and Mary School of Law.
Dirt Cheap — Lyn Miller-Lachmann ’78 (Curbstone Press). In this novel, community college professor Nicholas Baran struggles to expose industrial pollution that has produced fatal cases of cancer in his town. Nicholas becomes an “enemy of the people” because his investigations threaten to lower property values. Miller-Lachmann is editor-in-chief of Multicultural Review.
Reading Charlotte Salomon — edited by Michael P. Steinberg ’78 and Monica Bohm-Duchen (Cornell University Press). This book examines the life and art of Charlotte Salomon, a Jewish artist who was killed at Auschwitz when she was 26. The narrative depicts her life in the shadow of Nazi persecution and a family history of suicide, but also reveals moments of intense happiness and hope. Steinberg is director of the Cogut Center for the Humanities and a professor of history and music at Brown University. Bohm-Duchen is an independent writer, lecturer, and curator.
Surviving Justice: America’s Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated — edited by Lola Vollen ’78 and Dave Eggers (McSweeney’s Books). This anthology illustrates the flaws in our criminal justice system as 13 wrongfully convicted and recently exonerated men and women share their histories. Vollen is a practicing clinician and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.
Ask an Agent: Everything Actors Need to Know About Agents — Margaret Emory ’79 (Back Stage Books). The author provides step-by-step advice for actors on career building, focusing on the actor-agent partnership. Emory has been a New York talent agent for more than 15 years, representing theater, television, and film actors.
America’s Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson – J. Matthew Gallman ’79 (Oxford University Press). Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was a charismatic orator, writer, and actress who rose to fame during the Civil War. This biography describes her passionate patriotism, unabashed abolitionism, and biting critiques of anti-war Democrats that brought her fame. The author also highlights both the opportunities and the barriers faced by all 19th-century women. Gallman is a professor of history at the University of Florida.
The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law — Mark Herrmann ’79 (American Bar Association Publishing). This book provides honest, concise, and often humorous advice to both lawyers and law students on billing, managing assistants, drafting internal memos, dealing with clients, and building a law practice from the perspective of a wise, albeit jaded, attorney. Herrmann is a partner at the international law firm Jones Day in Cleveland and an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Rebloom — Lisa Krueger '79 (Red Hen Press). In her first collection of poetry, Krueger explores the moments and miracles of everyday life: health and sickness, joy and sorrow, planting and uprooting. Krueger is a clinical psychologist.
The Pediatric Glaucomas — Peter A. Netland '79 and Anil K. Mandal (Elsevier). Intended for clinicians who care for pediatric glaucoma patients, this textbook provides extensive information about the latest research developments and the newest treatments. Netland is professor of ophthalmology and director of glaucoma service at the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.
The Ellis Island Snow Globe — Erica Rand '79 (Duke University Press). Rand examines modern American culture as she takes the reader on a tour of Ellis Island and the neighboring Statue of Liberty. She focuses on what is and is not displayed in these prominent heritage centers and what that suggests about our American heritage. Rand is professor of art and visual culture and chair of Women and Gender Studies at Bates College .
Journeys From Yellowstone to the Painted Desert: Red Rock Yellow Stone — Edwin Firmage ’80 (Regal Printing). This book is a collection of over 80 photographs from National Parks across the western United States, accompanied by classic Japanese haikus as well as original haikus written by the author. Firmage is senior director for Ranch Road Fine Art.
Troubling the Waters: Black-Jewish Relations in the American Century — Cheryl Lynn Greenberg ’80 ( Princeton University Press). Greenberg explores the black-Jewish political relationship that thrived from the 1940s through the mid-1960s, helping to broaden the American civil rights movement. She also examines the economic, ideological, and racist tensions that eventually led to the alliance’s decline. Greenberg is professor of history at Trinity College.
Emergency Department Treatment of the Psychiatric Patient: Policy Issues and Legal Requirements — Susan Stefan ’80 (Oxford University Press). Based on research, surveys, legal materials, and personal interviews with health care professionals, this study examines problems in the emergency care of patients with psychiatric disorders. The author discusses structural pressures on emergency departments, identifies burdens and conflicts that undermine their ability to provide proper emergency psychiatric care, and suggests alternative treatment options. Stefan directs the National Emergency Department Project at the Center for Public Representation, based in Massachusetts.
Art and the State: The Visual Arts in Comparative Perspective — Victoria D. Alexander ’81 and Marilyn Rueschemeyer (Palgrave Macmillan). The authors, experts in the social study of the arts, look at the impact of the nation-state — its actions, policies, and traditions — on art institutions and artists. Alexander is senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Surrey.
Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and its Political Masquerades — Keller Easterling ’81 *84 (MIT Press). The author tells the stories of six different “spatial products” around the world — such as resorts, information technology campuses, retail chains, golf courses, and — which aim to be worlds unto themselves and to escape politics. But the author looks at their political significance and the cultural collisions that ensue. Easterling is assistant professor of architecture at Yale University.
Sibling Relations and Gender in the Early Modern World: Sisters, Brothers and Others — edited by Naomi J. Miller ’81 and Naomi Yavneh ’84 (Ashgate). A collection of essays about sibling relationships during the early modern period, this book uses interdisciplinary perspectives — including art history, musicology, literary studies, and social history — to explore sibling dynamics from the 15th through the 17th centuries in Italy, England, France, Spain, and Germany. Miller is a professor of English at Smith College, and Yavneh is an associate professor of humanities and director of undergraduate research at the University of South Florida.
Quantum Mechanics: An Accessible Introduction — Robert Scherrer '81 (Addison Wesley). This undergraduate textbook assumes very little background as it takes the reader through the major topics of quantum mechanics. Scherrer is professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt University .
Sins of the Parents: The Politics of National Apologies in the United States — Brian A. Weiner '81 ( Temple University Press). Examining two specific cases, Weiner considers whether our nation should publicly apologize for past wrongs. He proposes that a solution to this sensitive issue can be found in the concepts of collective and civil responsibility. Weiner is an associate professor of politics at the University of San Francisco .
Singing in Style: A Guide to Vocal Performance Practices — Martha Elliott ’82 (Yale University Press). This handbook for vocal performers is the first historical overview of vocal performance practice and style, providing insight into how vocal works were interpreted in their respective eras. Elliot is on the performance faculty at Princeton University.
Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana — Demetria Martinez ’82 ( University of Oklahoma Press). In this collection of humorous and ironic essays, Martinez breaks down the barriers between prayer and action, the border denizen and the citizen of the world, and patriarchal religion and the Divine Mother. She explores her identity as a woman who has within her “the blood of the conquered and the conqueror.” Martinez is a novelist, a poet, and a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter.
Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out — Douglass Rushkoff ’83 (Collins Publishing). Rushkoff argues that businesses today need to reevaluate their products and begin to innovate once again. Most companies today, he says, are scared to death of innovation. Rushkoff writes about media, technology, and culture.
Japan Remodeled: How Government and Industry are Reforming Japanese Capitalism — Steven K. Vogel ’83 (Cornell University Press). This book examines the nature and extent of economic reforms that were pursued by Japanese leaders and industries after Japan’s economy stalled in the 1990s. Vogel is an associate professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley.
The Social Economics of Poverty: On Identities, Communities, Groups, and Networks — Christopher Barrett '84 (Routledge). Intended for students studying development economics, this book analyzes moral and social influences on microeconomic behavior in low-income communities. Barrett suggests that through these insights we can work to reduce the occurrence and the duration of poverty around the world. Barrett is professor of applied economics and management at Cornell University .
Food Aid After Fifty Years: Recasting Its Role — Christopher B. Barrett '84 and Daniel G. Maxwell (Routledge). This book offers comprehensive information about the motivations, policies, and methods of food aid. Barrett examines the benefits and disadvantages of food aid and proposes a solution to maximize its effectiveness. Barrett is professor of applied economics and management at Cornell University .
Private Practice: In the Early Twentieth Century Medical Office of Dr. Richard Cabot — Christopher Crenner '84 ( Johns Hopkins University Press). Through the documents and cases of one prominent physician, Crenner explores the radical changes in the medical profession at the turn of the century —how technological advances affected diagnosis, treatment, and the doctor-patient relationship. Crenner is an associate professor of internal medicine and chair of the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine at University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Dorian Greyhound: A Dog’s Tale — Sheryl Longin ’84 (iBooks). This book is the memoir of a greyhound that finally finds a loving home. Longin is a journalist, screenwriter, and producer in Los Angeles.
Where You Go, I Shall: Gleanings from the Stories of Biblical Women — Jane J. Parkerton, K. Jeanne Person ’84, Anne Winchell Silver (Cowley Publications). Through stories of biblical widows and personal anecdotes, the authors have created a book meant to support those who have been widowed. This is Person’s first book.
The Pale Blue Eye — Louis Bayard ’85 (Harper Collins). This novel is a fictionalized account of Edgar Allen Poe during his brief tenure at West Point in 1830. Poe teams up with retired investigator Gus Landor to investigate a string of bizarre murders that occur at the military academy. Bayard is a writer and book reviewer whose work has appeared in both The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Insurance Industry Mergers & Acquisitions — edited by Jim Toole '85 and Tom Herget (Society of Actuaries). This textbook examines all aspects of the merger and acquisition process, from finance to post-acquisition integration. It includes commentary by company executives and real-life merger cases. Toole is the managing director of the Winston-Salem office of MBA Actuaries, an independent consulting firm.
American Curiosity: Cultures of Natural History in the Colonial British Atlantic World — Susan Scott Parrish ’86 ( University of North Carolina Press). Parrish examines early descriptions of American natural phenomena as well as clues to how people in the colonies construed their own identities through the natural world. Susan Scott Parrish is an associate professor of English at the University of Michigan.
Becoming Mikhail Lermontov: The Ironies of Romantic Individualism in Nicholas I’s Russia — David Powelstock ’86 (Northwestern University Press). Powelstock analyzes apparent contradictions in the life and work of Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov. Powelstock is an assistant professor of Russian language and literature at Brandeis University.
Growth and Empowerment: Making Development Happen — Nicholas Stern, Jean-Jacques Dethier and F. Halsey Rogers ’86 (MIT Press). In looking at recent history and experience, the authors suggest strategies for aiding the developing world as it works toward economic wellbeing. Rogers is senior economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank.
I Love You More Than You Know — Jonathan Ames ’87 (Grove Press). In this collection of comedic essays, Ames reveals more anecdotes from his life. This is his seventh book.
Zen in the Art of the SAT: How to Think, Focus, and Achieve Your Highest Score — Matt Bardin ’87 and Susan Fine (Graphia Books). Bardin and Fine explore a new way of studying for the SAT, focusing on how to think under pressure rather than on memorizing facts. Bardin is founder and president of Veritas Tutors and Test Prep.
Why This New Race: Ethnic Reasoning in Early Christianity — Denise Kimber Buell '87 ( Columbia University Press). Buell challenges the stereotype of Christianity as a religion that sought to transcend ethnic and racial distinctions. Focusing on early texts, Buell argues that Christianity was more than a set of shared religious practices and beliefs —it was a distinct people within classical society. Buell is an associate professor of religion at Williams College .
A New Deal for Health: How to Cover Everyone and Get Medical Costs under Control — Leif Wellington Haase '87 (The Century Foundation Publications). Haase proposes a solution to the growing cost and diminishing coverage of health care. He outlines a plan in which employers would not be responsible for health care, but instead, the U.S. government would subsidize the purchase of health care for all citizens. Haase works as a program officer and health care fellow at The Century Foundation.
Defining Moments: African American Commemoration & Political Culture in the South 1863-1913 — Kathleen Ann Clark '88 ( University of North Carolina Press). Clark explores how southern African-American communities celebrated holidays like the Fourth of July after the Civil War. She examines what those practices reveal about the communities' political and cultural identities. Clark teaches history at the University of Georgia .
Natural Selection — Dave Freedman ’88 (Hyperion). An action-thriller, this novel is about the modern-day evolution of a new predatory species and its encounter with human civilization. Freedman is a former Wall Street executive.
Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web — Daniel Cohen ’90 and Roy Rosenzweig ( University of Pennsylvania Press). For amateur and professional historians, this guidebook provides step-by-step instructions for producing online historical work, including planning a project, choosing among the technologies available, designing a site, and digitizing materials. The book is available free at: http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/. Cohen is an assistant professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University.
The Incarnational Art of Flannery O’Connor — Christina Bieber Lake ’90 ( Mercer University Press). Lake argues that Flannery O’Connor designed a unique aesthetic to defy the Gnostic dualism characterizing American intellectual and spiritual life. She also illustrates O’Connor’s conviction that art deliberately assigns the highest value of transcendental beauty to beings least valued by the modern world. Christina Bieber Lake is an associate professor of English at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill.
Black Writers, White Publishers: Marketplace Politics in Twentieth-Century African American Literature —John K. Young ’90 (University Press of Mississippi). Young argues that the publishing industry reinforces prevailing cultural images of blackness and whiteness. This tendency, he believes, manifests itself in unequal power relationships that directly affect the final, published texts of black authors. Young is an associate professor of English at Marshall University and a visiting associate professor of English at Denison University.
Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment — Blaine Brownell ’92 (Princeton Architectural Press). Brownell presents over 200 materials organized by category in this reference manual for designers and architects. Brownell is an architect, sustainable building advisor, and materials researcher residing in Seattle.
Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico— Jocelyn Olcott ’92 (Duke University Press). Olcott uses national and regional archives, popular journalism, and oral histories to explore women’s political organization and state formation in Mexico before and during the populist regime of Cardenas. She challenges the assumption that all Mexican women during this period were conservative and anti-revolutionary. Olcott is an assistant professor of history at Duke University.
1993 Recent Reinterpretations of Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Why and How This Novel Continues to Affect Us– Renata Kobetts Miller ’93 (The Edwin Mellin Press). Based on interviews with novelists Emma Tennant and Valerie Martin and playwright David Edgar, this book presents both innovative and restorative interpretations of the famous 19th-century novel. Miller is an assistant professor of English at City College, the City University of New York.
The Doctor’s Complete College Girls’ Health Guide: From Sex to Drugs to the Freshman 15 — Jennifer Wider ’94 (Bantam Books). This guide covers many different topics relevant to college-age young women, such as depression, nutrition, and homesickness. Wider is a news service reporter for the Society for Women’s Health Research.
When I Was a Child: Children's Interpretations of First Communion — Susan Ridgely Bales '96 ( University of North Carolina Press ). Bales follows the first communion classes of two Catholic Churches in order to investigate the faith and beliefs of the child participants. Her observations shed new light on the interpretation of doctrine and the perception of religious ritual. Bales is a post-doctoral fellow in religion at Carleton College .
New Patterns for Mexico: Observations on Remittances, Philanthropic Giving, and Equitable Development — edited by Barbara J. Merz ’96 (Harvard University Press). This book examines the impact of novel and emerging patterns of diaspora giving to Mexico on equitable development. Merz works for the Global Equity Initiative in Cambridge, Mass.
Fuel Cell Fundamentals — Ryan O'Hayre, Suk-Won Cha, Whitney Colella ’97, Fritz B. Prinz (John Wiley and Sons). This introductory level textbook focuses on the basic science and engineering behind fuel cell technology. Colella is a post-doctoral researcher at Stanford University.
Sex in Mind: The Gendered Brain in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Mental Sciences — Rachel Malane ’97 (Peter Lang Publishing). This book explores the role of the “sexed brain” in Victorian science and literature, showing increased fixation on abnormal brain function and a cultural desire to create mental categories based on gender. Malane is a journal editor at the University of Chicago Press.Foucault 2.0: Beyond Power and Knowledge — Eric Paras ’97 (Other Press). This book provides an overview of Michel Foucault’s thought from The Archaeology of Knowledge until his death. Using Foucault’s published material as well as several lectures that the philosopher delivered at the College de France, Paras traces Foucault’s change in belief from the microphysics of power to the aesthetics of individual experience. Paras is an affiliate of Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.
To Oppose Any Foe: The Legacy of U.S. Intervention in Vietnam— Ross A. Fisher ’99, John Norton Moore, and Robert F. Turner ( Carolina Academic Press). A compilation of essays on the historical, legal, and contemporary legacy of the Vietnam War, this book addresses the aftershocks and consequences of the ill-fated intervention, from the Cambodian killing fields to nation building in Somalia and the evolving legal thought on war crimes. Fisher is an associate attorney at Hunton & Williams LLP in Washington, D.C.
The Legend of the O.K. Corral — Ed Finn ’02 (Rio Nuevo Publishers). This book from the Look West series looks at the legend of Wyatt Earp and attempts to separate fact from fiction. Finn is a writer and poet in Stanford, Calif.
Celebration: The Santa Book — Agatha E. Gilmore ’04 (Red Rock Press). This collection of 32 detachable antique Christmas postcards depicts Santa Claus through all his various guises spanning different cultures. Gilmore is a paralegal in Chicago.
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Michael Graves: Images of a Grand Tour — Brian M. Ambroziak *98 (Princeton Architectural Press). This collection of drawings and photographs created by world-renowned architect Michael Graves during a two-year tour in the 1960s also includes essays by Ambroziak that put the tour into context of Graves’ life and work. A former student of Graves, Ambroziak is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design.
Changing the Guard: Developing Democratic Police Abroad — David H. Bayley *61 ( Oxford University Press). Criminologist Bayley examines the prospects for reforming police forces overseas as a tool to encouraging democratic governments. He also evaluates the obstacles to promoting democratic policing through a review of previous efforts to promote democratic reform since 1991. Bayley is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany.
The Ethics of Human Resources and Industrial Relations — edited by John W. Budd *91 and James G. Scoville (Cornell University Press). This book argues that human resources and industrial relations should apply ethics in the employment relationship, and should treat employees, not just numbers, properly. Budd is Industrial Relations Landgrant Professor at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia — Robert D. Crews *99 ( Harvard University Press). This book draws on several new sources, including police and court records as well as Muslim petitions, denunciations, and clerical writings, to examine Russia’s historical engagement with Islam. This study focuses on the historical periods in which the Russian state and its Muslim populations were able to cooperate with each other. Crews is an assistant professor of history at Stanford University.
Steal This Music: How Intellectual Property Law Affects Musical Creativity — Joanna Demers *02 ( University of Georgia Press). Demers explores works that have brought intellectual property issues into mainstream culture and expresses her concern about the future of transformative appropriation — the creative process by which artists and composers borrow from, and respond to, other musical works. Demers is an assistant professor, music history and literature, at Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California.
Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote — Manuel Duran *53 and Fay R. Rogg ( Yale University Press). The authors trace the impact of Cervantes’s Don Quixote on writers throughout history. They explore the details of Cervantes’ life, the techniques with which he wrote Don Quixote, the central themes of the novel, and its influence on writers including Descartes, Voltaire, Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Twain, and Borges. Duran is a professor emeritus of Spanish literature at Yale University. Rogg is a professor of Spanish at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York.
Gusto: Essential Writings in Nineteenth-Century Gastronomy — edited by Denise Gigante *00 (Taylor and Francis). This book brings together the works of major gastronomical writers of 19 th-century Britain and France, including Alexandre Balthazar Laurent Grimod de la Reyniere and Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, the founding fathers of French gastronomy, and several of their British successors. Gigante is assistant professor of English at Stanford University.
Global Perspectives on Industrial Transformations in the American South — edited by Michele Gillespie *90 and Susanna Delfino ( University of Missouri Press ). This collection of essays examines the economy of the South from the colonial age through World War I. The authors focus on the growth and diversity of that economy and its international context. Gillespie teaches history at Wake Forest University in North Carolina .
China’s Democratic Future: How It Will Happen and Where It Will Lead — Bruce Gilley (Columbia University Press). Gilley predicts the end of the communist regime in China by exploring Chinese history and its more recent economic modernization. Gilley is a doctoral candidate at Princeton University.
Behind Embassy Walls: The Life and Times of an American Diplomat — Brandon Grove *52 ( University of Missouri Press). In this autobiography, a U.S. diplomat recalls events from his public and private life, starting with his childhood in pre-World War II Europe and culminating with his 35 years in U.S. Foreign Service. Grove lives in Washington , D.C. , and is still active in foreign affairs councils.
Hope Unraveled: The People's Retreat and Our Way Back — Richard C. Harwood *84 (Kettering Foundation Press). Harwood examines the state of our nation and suggests that the American people have retreated from public life into exclusive communities of families and friends. He offers a solution to revitalize hope and reaffirm a commitment to the nation. Harwood is founder and president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation.
Uncivil War: Five New Orleans Street Battles and the Rise and Fall of Radical Reconstruction — James K. Hogue *98 (Louisiana State University Press). This book characterizes the Reconstruction period in Louisiana as a continuation of the Civil War, waged between well-organized and well-armed forces vying to control the state’s government. It describes the unique confluence of demographics, geography, and wartime events that made New Orleans an epicenter in the upheaval of Reconstruction politics. Hogue is an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, and the Philippines —Paul A. Kramer *98 ( University of North Carolina Press). A study of the history of American colonial rule in the Philippines, this book examines how empire-building transformed ideas of race and nation in both the United States and the Philippines. Kramer is an associate professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University.
The Thought War: Japanese Imperial Propaganda — Barak Kushner *02 ( University of Hawaii Press). This book explores the Japanese government’s propaganda programs from 1931 to 1945 and their pervasive influence on Japanese society, from the police and the military to the entertainment industry. Kushner taught Japanese and Chinese history at Davidson College. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Warriors and Scholars: A Modern War Reader — edited by Peter B. Lane and Ronald E. Marcello with contributing essayist Norman Itzkowitz *59 (University of North Texas Press). This collection contains 13 essays on warfare, including Itzkowitz's commentary, entitled ñOld Whines in New Bottles: Some Thoughts on the Psychology of Terrorists.î Itzkowitz is professor emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University .
Where Rivers and Mountains Sing: Sound, Music, and Nomadism in Tuva and Beyond — Theodore Levin *84 with Valentina Süzükei ( Indiana University Press). Levin explores the “throat-singing” of Tuvan and Mongolian herders and its role in their spiritual lives and culture. He also follows the Tuvan singing group, Huun-Huur-Tu, as it tries to balance the globalization of their music with the integrity of its original intent. Levin is a professor of music at Dartmouth College.
FYI: Bean Counters Have Sexy Ideas Too – Histories and Mysteries of Words Used in the Office — Rick Marolt *86, illustrated by Terry Marolt (3-Winged Creations). This lighthearted exploration of office vocabulary examines words such as blue chip, boilerplate, re-boot, and can of worms. For each word or phrase, the author provides a definition, history, commentary, and quotes from real people using the word or phrase.
Handmade Culture: Raku Potters, Patrons, and Tea Practitioners in Japan — Morgan Pitelka *01 (University of Hawaii Press). This book examines the history and cultural significance of the Japanese art of Raku pottery. Morgan Pitelka is Luce Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
Women’s Health in Post-Soviet Russia: The Politics of Intervention — Michele Rivkin-Fish *97 (Indiana University Press). This study documents the efforts of global and local experts, and ordinary Russian women in St. Petersburg, to explain Russia’s maternal health problems and devise reforms to solve them. She also explores the challenges in bringing anthropological insight to public health interventions for women’s empowerment. Rivkin-Fish is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Kentucky.
World, Beware! American Triumphalism in an Age of Terror — Theodore Roszak *58 (Between the Lines Press). Roszak analyzes the role of America in a global community and calls for accountability and restraint. He asserts that America has developed a sense of triumphalism in the post-Sept. 11th era and that the United States is in danger of becoming a “rogue nation” in the international community. Theodore Roszak is professor emeritus of history at California State University, East Bay, and the author of The Making of a Counter Culture (1969).
Imagining the Gallery: The Social Body of British Romanticism — Christopher Rovee *02 (Stanford University Press). This book describes the rise of portraiture in the Romantic period as indicative of a massive re-imagining of the British social body. The author argues that cultural institutions such as art galleries were both bastions of conservatism and dynamic spaces for envisioning a new political order. Rovee is an assistant professor of English at Stanford University.
I Could Love (An Audio Book) — Carla Schwartz *84 (First Aid Press/First Aid Records) (link). A 62-minute-long book on compact disc, I Could Love is a collection of 25 original poems and lyrics about love, life, and desire.
Recasting the Machine Age: Henry Ford's Village Industries — Howard P. Segal *75 ( University of Massachusetts Press ). Segal recounts a little-known event in the history of a car-production legend. At the height of his industrial career, Henry Ford created 19 small factories in rural Illinois , where workers could remain part-time farmers. Segal examines the development of these plants before and after Ford's death. Segal is professor of history at the University of Maine .
Globalizing Justice for Mass Atrocities: A Revolution in Accountability — Chandra Lekha Sriram *00 (Routledge). Sriram examines the effects of holding political leaders responsible for past atrocities and criminal abuses of power. Intended for those interested in human rights international law and political science, this book studies the effects of universal jurisdiction and globalized justice. Sriram lectures for the department of International Relations at the University of St. Andrew in Scotland .
The Old Neighborhood: Memories of a Chicago Childhood, 1942 to 1952 — Lowell D. Streiker *68 (Lulu Press). In this memoir, Streiker recounts his childhood in a Jewish family among Italian Catholics in a Chicago neighborhood. Streiker has authored, co-authored, and contributed to more than 30 books.
Vietnam: A Natural History — Eleanor Jane Sterling, Martha Maud Hurley *00, and Le Duc Minh (Yale University Press). The authors describe Vietnam’s flora and fauna and discuss the factors that have shaped their evolution, distribution, and conservation. This study also examines the impact that human settlement has had on the country’s natural history, with special attention paid to the Vietnam-American War. Sterling is director, Hurley is biodiversity scientist, and Minh is Vietnam biodiversity specialist at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History.
Ely Jacques Kahn, Architect: Beaux-Arts to Modernism in New York — Jewel Stern and John A. Stuart *87 (W.W. Norton). This critical study explores the life and work of Ely Jacques Kahn, a preeminent American architect who often is associated with the 1920s building boom in New York City and the emergence of the setback skyscraper as a potent symbol of American power. Stern and Stuart are co-curators (along with Janet Parks) of an Ely Jacques Kahn exhibition at the Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University.
The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors — Ernest H. Williams Jr. *76 ( Oxford University Press). This field guide explores and explains the patterns of nature, illustrated with 502 color photos, and is intended to help people understand and appreciate what they see around them. Williams is Leonard C. Ferguson Professor and Chair in the Department of Biology at Hamilton College.
The Millionaires’ Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power — Marc Wortman *87 (PublicAffairs Books). Wortman writes about a generation of young privileged men from the American elite who, driven by a sense of responsibility to serve their country, arrived in France before America’s declaration that it would join World War I. At the heart of the group was the Yale flying club, six of whom are the heroes of this book. Marc Wortman is an independent scholar and journalist.
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The Reasons of Love — Harry G. Frankfurt (Princeton University Press). Frankfurt argues that the key to a fulfilled life is to pursue what one cares about, that love is the most authoritative form of love, and that, in a complicated way, the purest form of love is self-love. Frankfurt is professor emeritus of philosophy at Princeton University.
Mexican Modernity: The Avant-Garde and the Technological Revolution — Rubén Gallo (MIT Press). Gallo examines the cultural repercussions of five artifacts — the camera, typewriter, radio, cement, stadium — developed in post-Revolutionary Mexico. He shows how each of them contributed to the mechanization of cultural production in Mexico. Gallo is an assistant professor of Latin American literature in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures at Princeton.
Interpreting the Founding: Guide to the Enduring Debates over the Origins and Foundations of the American Republic — Alan Gibson (University Press of Kansas). Gibson summarizes and analyzes six interpretive frameworks that have guided the study of America’s founding since Charles Beard’s An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution. He traces the fundamental assumptions of each framework, showing deep ideological and methodological differences between them that, on the surface, appear as mere differences in the interpretation of historical fact. An associate professor of political science at California State University, Chico, Gibson is currently a fellow in the James Madison Program of Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.
The UN Secretary-General and Secretariat — Leon Gordenker (Routledge). This book, from the ñGlobal Institutionsî series, provides extensive information about the history, organization, and policy of the United Nation's secretariat and its head, the secretary-general. It includes profiles of former secretaries-general to the policy decisions of Kofi Annan. Gordenker is professor of politics emeritus and research fellow at Princeton University .
The Right Darwin? Evolution, Religion and the Future of Democracy — Carson Holloway (Spence Publishing). Holloway argues that Darwinian conservatism cannot replace religion as a foundation for ethics and morality in a healthy democracy. Holloway is a 2005-2006 Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.
The Roman Predicament: How the Rules of International Order Create the Politics of Empire — Harold James (Princeton University Press). This book discusses modern applications of “the Roman dilemma” — the notion that global society depends on a system of rules for peace and prosperity, yet the system itself inevitably leads to domestic clashes, international rivalry, and war. Rule-based order, James argues, eventually subverts itself, creating a need for imperial action and thus a continuous fluctuation between pacification and the breakdown of order. James is a professor of history and international affairs at Princeton University.
Family Capitalism: Wendels, Haniels, Falcks, and the Continental European Model — Harold James ( Harvard University Press). The author explores the history of three powerful family firms located in different European countries, spanning more than 200 years, as their shifting social and legal arrangements shape the development of European capitalism. James is a professor of history and international affairs at Princeton University.
Trading Voices: The European Union in International Commercial Negotiations — Sophie Meunier ( Princeton University Press). Meunier takes a comprehensive look at the trade policies of the European Union and analyzes how this 25-country alliance has affected international politics and economy. Meunier is a research associate at Princeton 's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Black Americans and Organized Labor: A New History — Paul D. Moreno (Louisiana State University Press). Moreno offers a reinterpretation of the role that race and racial discrimination played in the American labor movement. Moreno is a 2005-2006 Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.
Gypsies and the British Imagination, 1807 - 1930 — Deborah Epstein Nord ( Columbia University Press). This book explores the British fascination with gypsies throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, tracing literary representations of gypsies in the works of John Clarke, Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, George Eliot, Arthur Conan Doyle, D.H. Lawrence, and in several lesser-known literary, historical, and ethnographic texts. Nord argues that romantic identification with the gypsies hardened into a caricature by the turn of the century, thoroughly obscuring the reality of their lifestyles and history. Nord is a professor of English at Princeton University.
The Jewish Social Contract: An Essay in Political Theology —David Novak ( Princeton University Press). The author takes issue with the view that citizens of a liberal state must check their religion at the door when discussing politics in a public forum. He summarizes the historical emergence of the social contract and suggests ways that Jews today can best negotiate the modern political process. Novak is the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto and a fellow in the James Madison Program of Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.
Deterrence by Diplomacy — Anne E. Sartori ( Princeton University Press). The author examines why international diplomacy is so successful despite the obvious incentives to lie and betray. Sartori argues that countries use diplomacy honestly most of the time because doing so enhances their ability to resolve future disputes using diplomacy rather than force. Sartori is an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University .
Civic Education and Culture — edited by Bradley C.S. Watson (ISI Books). This anthology explores the role that education plays in our politics, culture, and society. Watson is a 2005-2006 Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.
The College Chaplain – Stephen L. White (The Pilgrim Press). A practical “nuts and bolts” guide to the everyday details of campus ministry, this book is organized around the key roles and functions of a campus chaplain as pastor, priest, rabbi, prophet, steward, herald, missionary, and pilgrim. White is chaplain of the Episcopal Church at Princeton University and priest associate at Trinity Church, Princeton.
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