Editor’s note: Following is a list of self-published books submitted
by alumni to PAW between fall 2004 and March 2006 and selected for
posting on the PAW Web site.
Things Might Go Right: Prospects for Peace and a Better Life
in an Age of Globalization and Specialization — W. Phillips
Davison ’39 (iUniverse). The author argues that the world will grow
more peaceful and prosperous as the future unfolds. Part one of
the book focuses on the roles of social organizations and part two
suggests actions to be taken by individuals, governments, and educators.
Davison is a professor of journalism and sociology, emeritus, at
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.
The Circle’s Edge — Donold K. Lourie ’47 (
www.xlibris.com ). This novel focuses on the turbulent love
affair between Sarah Stein, a young actress, and Thomas Cutler,
a successful, retired businessman. The author, who has published
two other books with Xlibris, has worked in the legal, mining, banking,
and computer businesses in New York City. He lives on Nantucket.
Dreamtime: A Collection Of Short Stories — Robert Steiner
’47 (iUniverse). The author focuses on a range of social problems
in this collection of 11 short stories. Steiner is a retired scientist
and professor. He conducted research at the Naval Medical Research
Institute in Bethesda, Md., and at the University of Maryland.
Beyond Beowulf — Christopher L. Webber ’53 (iUniverse).
In this sequel to Beowulf, the author picks up where the
great epic leaves off: in the wake of the warrior’s victories over
Grendel and the dragon. An Episcopal priest, poet, and farmer, Webber
lives in Sharon, Conn.
Eye of the Condor — Sidney Harris ’55 (AuthorHouse). Set
in Bolivia in the 1930s and based on historical events, Harris’
novel tells the story of young Carlos Obregon, who suddenly finds
himself at the heart of the Chaco War and the political chaos that
followed. Harris is the winner of the Best Novel Award of the Greater
Dallas Writers’ Association and lives in Dallas, Texas.
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.
Nonkilling Global Political Science — Glenn D. Paige ’55
). Paige argues for the creation of a “nonkilling” society and explores
the implications of such a society for political science and global
problem-solving. Paige is a professor emeritus of political science
at the University of Hawaii and the founder and president of the
Center for Global Nonviolence in Honolulu.
Across the Barbed Wire: A Novel About the Cold War — James
Pocock ’56 (AuthorHouse). This novel looks at the hardship of war
as it follows a mother’s decades-long search for her son from the
Cold War through Desert Storm. Pocock is a retired major general.
Jump the Kennebec — Paul Kalkstein ’65 (iUniverse). Inspired
by his brother’s bipolar disorder, Kalkstein explores the depressive
and manic sides of manic depression in this novel, as he follows
a character at each step of the malady’s progression. Kalkstein
is an English teacher at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.
Skylord — Thomas Farrell ’70 (PublishAmerica). This romantic
thriller is a sequel to Farrell’s first novel, The Jessica Project.
When a federal prosecutor recruits a reformed assassin to hunt
down a missing witness, the prosecutor and assassin are drawn into
a world of conspiracy and danger. The author, a former federal prosecutor,
is now an international hotel and aerospace executive.
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.
Who is Killing Doah’s Deer? — Jeff Markowitz ’74 (iUniverse).
Markowitz’s first novel is a mystery set in the New Jersey Pine
Barrens. The protagonist, Cassie O’Malley, is a magazine writer
who discovers a dead body among deer and suddenly finds herself
involved in a murder investigation. Markowitz lives in New Jersey.
Markowitz is executive director of The Life Skills Resource Center,
a nonprofit agency that provides services to adults with autism.
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 at the American Museum of Natural History.
Improbable Events: Murder at Ellenton Hall — Michael Seigel
’81 (iUniverse). This murder mystery focuses on Mark Bolton, former
prosecutor turned associate dean of a law school in Florida, who
risks old friendships and his reputation to bring the killer of
a law student to justice. Seigel is a professor of law at the University