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Planning and the Human Condition: Conceptual Development, Prospective
Conclusions Melvile C. Branch 34 *36. Writers
Showcase. Branch looks at planning as an essential part of human
existence and cautions that careful planning for the future will
be necessary if we as a species hope to maintain the environment
and successful international relations. Branch is Distinguished
Professor of Planning Emeritus at the University of Southern California.
& Literature: Truth, Beauty, Goodness, Commitment - Cameron
Thompson 34 *35 and Peter S. Thompson 70. iUniverse.com
$29.95. An interdisciplinary anthology of philosophical ideas designed
for high school and college students. Cameron Thompson died in 1989.
Peter Thompson teaches at Roger Williams University in Providence.
Young George Washington and the French and Indian War, 1753-1758
Robert M. McClung 39. Shoe String $22.50.This book
for young readers tells the story of Washingtons uneven beginning
steps into greatness. McClung lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
a Nutshell: A Memoir Henry Mueller 41 (Vantage).
This memoir relates Muellers various experiences, including
growing up in depression-era New York City, graduating from Princeton
in two years, and serving as U. S. chairman for an international
corporation after retiring from Citibank in 1982. Mueller is a former
chairman of Citibanks Credit Policy Committee.
The Way Things Are: The Changing Perspective of Human Existence
John F. Brain [John F. Brinster 43].
Xlibris $24.99. Using the term "neurocultural evolution"
to describe the mechanisms of learning and memory as the principal
force in human progress, the author suggests that long-term mind
changes will result in greater reality, fading religion, more peaceful
coexistence, and a globalized society without borders. Brinster
lives in Skillman, New Jersey.
Wars R Us: Taking Action for Peace Otis Carney
43 (1st Books Library). The author addresses American
foreign policy and war propaganda, encouraging Americans to oppose
violent solutions to international problems. Carney is the author
of several books and winner of the Freedom Foundation and Western
The Notebook of an Amateur Politician (And How He Began the
D. C. Subway) Gilbert Hahn, Jr. 43. Lexington.
The authors personal account of life and politics in the nations
capital. A lawyer, Hahn lives in Washington, D. C.
The Night Sky Frederick Morgan 43 *52. Story
Line Press $60. This is Morgans 11th collection of poems,
accompanied by black and white photographs by Gaylen Morgan. Frederick
Morgan is the 2001 winner of the Aiken Taylor Award.
One Abiding Frederick Morgan 43 *52 (Story Line).
Morgans 10th book of verse addresses the discovery and recovery
of the self that perseveres through change and across time. Morgan
is editor emeritus and co-founder of The Hudson Review.
Creating The New World Theodore Rockwell 43 *45
(1st Books Library). Rockwell gives a first-hand account of the
development of the nuclear age, the Manhattan Project, and many
of the scientists who were involved in it. Rockwell worked in the
nuclear field for nearly 60 years and had Distinguished Service
Medals from both Navy and Atomic Energy Commission.
The Rickover Effect: How One Man Made a Difference Theodore
Rockwell 43 *45 (iUniverse). An insiders account
of what it was like to work with Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, the
man responsible for creating the nuclear Navy and building the worlds
first atomic power station. Rockwell is a nuclear engineer and former
technical director for Admiral Rickover.
of U.S. Television: A Personal Reminiscence - Lawrence H. Rogers
II 43. 1stbooks.com $16.95 paper/$5.95 e-book. A detailed
account of the television industry from its inception in the late
1940s until the author retired in 1976 as president of Taft Broadcasting
Company. Rogers lives in Cincinnati.
Chathams Admiral: Charles H. Rockwell, 1840-1908
Robert D.B. Carlisle 44. Stage Neck Publications (P.O.
Box 316, Chatham, Massachusetts 02633) $19.95. A biography of the
Cape Cod native who went to sea at 13 and retired as a rear admiral.
Carlisle lives in Chatham, Massachusetts.
Death at Island Life Donald King Lourie 47.
Xlibris $27.89 cloth/$17.84 paper. In this suspense novel the police
suspect murder when a wealthy, much-hated curmudgeon dies working
out at a health club. Lourie lives on Nantucket.
Dearly Beloved William Prickett 47. Cedar Tree.
The story of a Princeton senior, his rebellious bride, and her tumultuous
past as their uncertain wedding approaches. Pricket is a lawyer
and lives in Delaware.
The Pilots Tale and Other Stories Robert Steiner
47. Writers Club. A collection of short stories, ranging
from the realistic to the supernatural to the autobiographical.
Steiner lives in Maryland.
The Beauty Contest and Other Stories - Robert Steiner 47.
iUniverse $12.95. This collection of short stories deals with science
fiction, fantasy, social problems, and philosophy. Steiner lives
in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Wine for Remembrance - Edmund Keeley 48. White Pine $15.
This novel is set in Nazi-occupied Greece during WWII. Keeley is
Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English Emeritus
and professor emeritus of English and creative writing at Princeton.
Beethovens Piano Sonatas: A Short Companion - Charles
Rosen 48 *51. Yale $29.95. A practical guide for listeners
and performers, this book places the composers sonatas in
context and details the role of the piano in his life and work.
Includes a CD of the author performing extracts from several of
the sonatas. Rosen is a pianist and scholar living in New York.
The Evolution and Function of Cognition Felix E. Goodson
49. Lawrence Erlbaum. An integrated textbook on cognitive
psychology, including discussions of historical continuity and information
processing and reaction. The study also establishes the relationship
between evolutionary psychology and mainstream psychological theory.
Goodson lives in Greencastle, Indiana.
Turning Points: Create Your Path Through Uncertainty and Change
Phoebe Ballard and Jack Ballard 50 (TPE). A self-help
book designed to help people through periods of transition, particularly
into the third half of life. Jack Ballard is the vice
president of Turning Points Inc.
Spreading the Risks: Insuring the American Experience
John A. Borgardus Jr. 50 with Robert H. Moore (Posterity).
A history of the insurance industry from colonial times to the present,
this book shows how the industry developed in response to major
American social and economic events such as the Chicago fire of
1871 and the terrorist attacks of 2001. Bogardus is a former president,
CEO, and chairman of Alexander & Alexander.
Peter Becomes a Trail Man William C. Carson 50
(Illustrations by Pat Oliphant). University of New Mexico $12.95.
This adventurous young adult novel takes place in the 1850s, detailing
the story of Peter Blair, a twelve year old who journeys along the
Santa Fe Trail in search of his father. Carson lives in Santa Fe.
of War: Eyewitness U.S. Combat Art From the Revolution Through the
Twentieth Century H. Avery Chenoweth 50 (Friedman/Fairfax).
This book brings together paintings, drawings, and sketches of armed
conflicts around the world and across three centuries of American
history. The selections depict the hardships of war and are set
in historical and biographical contexts. Chenoweth is a retired
Marine Corps officer.
Grotties Dont Kiss: A Prep School Memoir Clinton
Trowbridge 50. Vineyard. Offers a touching glimpse into
life at a prestigious prep school during the 1940s. Trowbridge is
a writer and lives in Maine.
Keen of Philadelphia: The Collected Memoirs edited by
W.W. Keen James 51. William L. Bauhan $40. Keen was one
of Americas pioneer surgeons and medical educators. James
lives in Rhode Island.
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Going to See the Elephant: Pieces of a Writing Life George
Garrett 52 *82, edited by Jeb Livingood. Texas Review
$18.95. A collection of meditations on the art and craft of writing
by Garrett. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Best of Fort Wayne, Volume One - George R. Mather '52.
G. Bradley $40. A photographic essay of the city's early
years, from the 1850s to World War I. Mather lives in Fort Wayne,
The Best of Fort Wayne, Volume II - George R. Mather 52.
G. Bradley $40. The over 200 archival photographs in this
book document the citys history from the end of WWI through
the 1970s. Mather lives in Fort Wayne.
The Time of Ripe Figs Allen C. West 52.
White Eagle. This collection of poetry is the winner of the
White Eagle Coffee Store Press Fall 2001 national contest. Wests
poems reflect the difficulty of facing grief and personal loss.
The author is a retired professor of chemistry at Williams College
and Lawrence University.
Gallup Guide: Reality Check for 21st Century Churches George
Gallup Jr. 53 and D. Michael Lindsay GS (Group). As Americans
are increasingly interested in spiritual matters, the authors developed
this handbook to help local church leaders harness and channel this
religious yearning. The reproducible surveys included in the book
are intended to help them learn more about their congregations
spiritual needs and opinions on religious topics. The guide also
includes advice for sampling public opinion. Gallup is chairman
of the George H. Gallup International Institute. Lindsay is pursuing
a Ph.D. in sociology as a National Science Foundation graduate fellow
Invisible Giants: The Empires of Clevelands Van Sweringen
Brothers Herbert H. Harwood, Jr. 53 (Indiana).
Harwood recounts the story of Oris Paxton and Mantis James Van Sweringen
in their rise from poverty to control Americas largest railway
system. In spite of their prominence in the business and transportation
world, the brothers lived and died as reclusive and mysterious figures.
Harwood has written 11 books on railroad and electric railway history.
Founding Fish John McPhee 53. Farrar, Straus
and Giroux $25.00. McPhee, an avid shad fisherman, chronicles
the shads natural and American history while detailing his
own adventures with the fish. McPhee is the B.A. Lecturer in the
Council of Humanities at Princeton University.
Bamboozled! How America Loses the Intellectual Game with Japan
and Its Implications for Our Future in Asia Ivan P. Hall
54. M.E. Sharpe $68.95 cloth/$26.95 paper. The
author argues that American ideological hubris and Japanese pleading
for special treatment have misled the U.S. Hall is a visiting professor
in Japanese history at Temple University of Japan in Tokyo.
The Prime Minister of Taste: A Portrait of Horace Walpole
Morris Brownell 55. Yale. The author recasts the
English author and collector Horace Walpole as a sophisticated art
patron, historian, and collector. Brownell is a professor of English
at the University of Nevada, Reno.
True Marriage: A Guidebook for a Lifelong Journey Locke Rush
55. Ilm House. Drawing on his experience as a marriage
counselor and on his struggles in his own marriage, Rush writes
this spiritual guide to happy, balanced marriage. Rush is a psychotherapist
and marriage counselor and a former officer in the U. S. Marine
and Error: The Education of a Courtroom Lawyer, John C. Tucker 55
(right). Carroll & Graf. Tucker, who twice argued
before the Supreme Court, chronicles his own courtroom dramas, including
the criminal representation of indigents; the representation of
government employees fired for political reasons; and the defense
of the Chicago Seven antiwar protestors and their
Glory: A History of the Philadelphia Phillies - David M. Jordan
56. McFarland $29.95. A history of the baseball
club from its inception in 1883 through the 2000 season. Jordan
lives in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
American Childhoods Joseph E. Illick 56. Pennsylvania
$49.95 cloth/$18.95 paper. Beginning with Native Americans,
European settlers, and African slaves, this cross-cultural history
moves through the 19th century to suburban, inner-city, and rural
Americans in the 20th century. Illick is a professor of history
at San Francisco State University.
Wild and Domestic: The Education of a Hunter-Gardener
Robert Kimber 56 *65 (Lyons). Drawing on his experience as
a hunter, fisherman, sheep farmer, and dog owner, the author reflects
on our place in the natural world and searches for a moral vision
that restores some of the wild to our modern lives. This book raises
moral dilemmas, such as how people can justify keeping domestic
pets while destroying the habitats of wild creatures. Kimber is
an author and freelance writer living in Maine.
The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960sedited
by Reginald E. Zelnik 56 and Robert Cohen. California.
This collection of scholarly articles and personal memoirs illuminates
Berkeleys Free Speech Movement of 1964. Zelnik is a history
professor at the University of California, Berkley
Me Kick! John Osander 57. Beavers Pond.
A comic novel depicting youth and love in the 1950s carrying on
the story of F. Scott Fitzgeralds narrator Nick Carraway detached
from his origins in The Great Gatsby. Osander is former director
of the Office of Admission and has taught and administered at numerous
Principles of Solid Mechanics - Rowland Richards, Jr. '57 *64.
CRC $89.95. This textbook covers the application of the full-range
theory of deformable solids for analysis and design. Each of the
200 figures was hand-drawn by the author. Richards is a professor
of civil engineering at the State University of New York, Buffalo.
Journals of Lewis and Clark newly abridged by Anthony Brandt
58 (National Geographic). This modern-English edition
of the famous journals corrects the badly spelled and ungrammatical
writing of the authors and is tied together with detailed summaries
by Brandt. Brandt is a columnist for National Geographic.
Joseph Henry Lumpkin: Georgias First Chief Justice
Paul DeForest Hicks 58. Georgia $39.95. The first
biography of this antebellum southern judge and evangelical Presbyterian
reformer. Hicks lives in Rye, New York.
Paradox of American Power: Why the Worlds Only Superpower
Cant Go It Alone - Joseph S. Nye Jr. 58. Oxford
$26. The author argues that in the new century the U.S. will
rely less on traditional measures of power and more on what he calls
"soft power" that derives from the appeal of American
culture, values, and institutions. Nye is dean of the Kennedy School
of Government at Harvard.
In the Hands of the Great Spirit: The 20,000-Year History of
American Indians Jake Page 58 (Free Press). A sweeping
history of the continents first inhabitants and their descendants
from the Ice Age to the present. It begins with the migration of
Asian hunter-gatherers across the Bering land bridge and ends with
21st-century legal battles over casinos and access to sacred sites.
In between is a story of conquest, disease, and all too often, cultural
and physical annihilation. Page and his wife, photographer Susanne
Page, live in Corrales, New Mexico, and have collaborated on two
earlier books, about the Hopis and Navajos.
Army of the Potomac: Birth of Command: November 1860-September
1861 Russel H. Beatie 59. Da Capo Press $37.50.
An examination of the senior officers of the Army of the Potomac,
the most well-known army fielded by the Lincoln administration during
the Civil War. Beatie concentrates on the commanders personalities,
leading to conclusions about their actions which differ from traditional
opinion. He lives in New York City.
Organization Smarts: Portable Skills for Professionals Who Want
to Get Ahead David W. Brown 59. Amacom.
Brown offers advice for professionals who need to be able to adapt
quickly to different work environments. He is a professor of professional
practice at the New School's Milano Graduate School of Management
and Urban Policy.
from Afghanistan - David Fleishhacker 59. DfLessons@aol.com
$13.95. The authors memoirs of his experiences as a Peace
Corps volunteer and English teacher in Afghanistan in1962. Fleishhacker
lives in San Francisco.
Propaganda & the ethics of persuasion Randal Marlin
59. Broadview $19.95.
Drawing on a myriad of examples, from ancient Greek theories, to
Nazism, to the World Wide Web, Marlin gives a short history of Western
propaganda, examines its ethical implications in conjunction with
freedom of expression and encourages public awareness of its increasing
power. Marlin is the Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Carleton
China Basin Clemens Starck 59. Story Line
$13.95. Starcks second full-length collection of poems.
Starck is a journeyman carpenter and poet-in-residence at Willamette
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Death is That Man Taking Names: Intersections of American Medicine,
Law, and Culture Robert A. Burt 60 (California
Milbank). Examines the ethos of rational self-control that emerged
in American culture in the 1970s and its conflict with a more traditional
ambivalence towards death. Burt discusses the effect of this conflict
on judicial reforms addressing abortion, capital punishment, and
euthanasia. The author is Alexander M. Bickel Professor of Law at
Navajo Placenames and Trails of the Canyon de Chelly System,
Arizona Stephen C. Jett 60. Peter Lang $34.95.
Based upon taped interviews with area natives, this dictionary seeks
to codify the Navajo names for all the trails and physical features
in the area. Jett lives in Abingdon, Virginia.
A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debates in America,
1776-1865 edited by Mason I. Lowance, Jr. 60 (Princeton).
This anthology includes a number of pro- and anti-slavery historical
documents that address varied debates about slavery. They include
examples of Bible-based arguments for and against slavery, writings
by former slaves, and writings by prominent contemporary thinkers
such as Whitman, Thoreau, and Emerson. Lowance is a professor of
English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Against Slavery: An Abolitionist Reader - edited by Mason Lowance
60. Penguin Putnam $13.95. This original anthology
of primary documents from the 18th- and 19th-century antislavery
movements includes speeches, lectures, and essays. Lowance is a
professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Bruner & OConnor on Construction Law Philip
L. Bruner 61 and Patrick J. OConnor, Jr. West
Group. This seven-volume text offers an in-depth explanation
and analysis of American construction law in a historical context.
Bruner and OConnor are partners in the American law firm Faegre
&Benson in Minneapolis.
Construction of International Politics: Identities & Foreign
Policies, Moscow, 1955 & 1999 Ted Hopf 81
(Cornell). In this book, the author establishes a link between cultural
identity and international relations as a basis of analysis for
Soviet foreign policy in 1955 and Russian foreign policy in 1999.
The author argues that state identity at a domestic level affects
how decision-makers understand other states in international affairs.
Hopf is an associate professor of political science at Ohio State
A Way of Life Like Any Other Darcy OBrien '61.
New York Review Books $12.95. A humorous novel about the
coming-of-age of the son of two faded Hollywood stars. OBrien
died in 1998.
Flame Charts - Paul Oppenheimer 61. Spuyten Duyvil
$10. This is Oppenheimers third collection of poems. He
teaches at The City College and The Graduate Center of the City
University of New York.
Rubens: A Portrait Paul Oppenheimer 61. Cooper
Square $32. This biography focuses on the Flemish painters
quest for absolute beauty. Oppenheimer is a professor of comparative
medieval literature, English, and the history of science at CUNY.
The Nile Basin: National Determinants of Collective Action
John Waterbury 61. Yale $35. Using theories of
collective action and international relations, the author confronts
issues ranging from food security and famine prevention to political
stability. Waterbury is president of the American University of
Buzkashi: Game and Power in Afghanistan G. Whitney Azoy
62. Waveland $12.95. The updated, second edition
of Azoys anthropological examination of buzkashi, a game based
on the struggle of hundreds of horsemen over a mutilated calf carcass.
Azoy is a writer, consultant, and field anthropologist based in
New Faiths, Old Fears: Muslims and Other Asian Immigrants in
American Religious Life Bruce B. Lawrence 62 (Columbia).
Lawrence examines the presence and practice of Asian religions in
America and compares their integration into society with those of
other groups in the population. Lawrence is the Nancy and Jeffrey
Marcus Professor of Religion and chair of the religion department
Magic Web: The Tropical Forest of Barro Colorado Island
Egbert Giles Leigh Jr. 62 (Oxford). In this book, studded
with colorful photographs by Christian Ziegler, Leigh explores Panamas
tropical forest and the complex relationships between its plants
and animals. A Magic Web also describes the importance of tropical
forests to the people living near them and to the world at large.
Leigh is a biologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Open Source: the Unauthorized White Paper Donald K. Rosenberg
64. John Wylie & Sons. Written primarily from
a business point of view, this book gives a broad overview of the
open source phenomenon from its history to a look at its future
and how it is affecting the lives of all of us. The author also
discusses how businesses may be built on software that is given
away and how any business may go about benefiting from it. Rosenberg
runs a small consulting business, Stromian Technologies, specializing
in the licensing of software between software companies.
State of Nonprofit America edited by Lester M. Salamon 64.
Brookings. This volume of essays provides an assessment
of nonprofit associations in the U.S., their contributions to society,
and the forces that influence them. Salamon is the director of the
Center for Civil Society Studies at the Johns Hopkins Institute
for Policy Studies.
New York Notebook translated by Gordon E. McNeer 65
*76. Universidad Popular. A bilingual edition of Spanish
poet Jose Hierros collection of verse, Cuaderno de Nueva York,
winner of the Cervantes Prize in 1998. McNeer is an associate professor
of Spanish and director of the Santander Program at North Georgia
College and State University.
Career Portfolio Workbook: Using the Newest Tool in Your Job-Hunting
Arsenal to Impress Employers and Land a Great Job Frank
Satterthwaite 65 and Gary DOrsi (McGraw-Hill). This
instructional text shows job seekers how to create effective résumés
and portfolios, which could include letters from colleagues and
clients and performance reviews. Satterthwaite is a career coach
with Career P.E.A.K.S., based in Providence, Rhode Island.
Kingston, New York: The Architectural Guide William B.
Rhoads 66 *75. Black Dome. Documents the architectural
heritage of one of the earliest Dutch settlements in colonial New
York and the first capital of New York State. Rhoads is a professor
of art history at the State University of New York at New Paltz.
The Lost Itinerary of Frank Hamilton Cushing edited by
Curtis M. Hinsley 67 and David R. Wilcox. Arizona.
This collection of original writings offers a cultural history of
the Hemenway Expedition and anthropology in the American Southwest.
Hinsley is a history professor in the Department of Applied Indigenous
Studies at Northern Arizona University.
The American Jury System Randolph N. Jonakait 67
(Yale). This book traces the development of the American jury system
and contrasts it with legal processes in other countries, ultimately
endorsing the jury system for the role it plays in legitimizing
the American justice system to society. Jonakait is a professor
of law at New York Law School.
Repairing the American Metropolis: Common Place Revisited
Douglas S. Kelbaugh 67 *72. University of Washington
$50 cloth/$29.95 paper. Based on the authors 1997 book
Common Place: Toward Neighborhood and Regional Design, this volume
includes new text, charts, and images on architecture, sprawl, and
New Urbanism. Kelbaugh is Dean of the Taubman College of Architecture
and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.
North Point North new and selected poems John Koethe
67. Harper Collins $26.95. This volume includes
Koethes newest uncollected work and a selection of the best
poems from his previously published collections. Koethe is Professor
of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Theory for Humans: Quantitative Approaches to Modeling Performance
Richard J. Jagacinski 68 and John M. Flach. Lawrence
Erlbaum. This textbook provides an introduction to behavioral
applications of control theory as well as discussions of perception
and decision making. Jagacinski is a psychology professor at Ohio
The Rights of Indians and Tribes Stephen L. Pevar 68.
Southern Illinois. Discusses such subjects as tribal authority
to tax, to regulate property, to control hunting, fishing, and water
usage, and jurisdiction over non-Indians. Pevar is a senior staff
counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Environmental Justice in America: A New Paradigm Edwardo
Lao Rhodes 68 (Indiana). This book addresses environmental
justice as a public policy issue and discusses methodological approaches
to the problem of implementing environmental justice. Rhodes also
considers race and class as factors in environmental policy. Rhodes
is a professor of public and environmental affairs at Indiana University.
Time Reginald Gibbons 69. Louisiana State University
paper: $15.95/ cloth: $22.95. This is Gibbons seventh
volume of poetry. He is a Professor of English at Northwestern University.
The Jessica Project Thomas D. Farrell 70. PublishAmerica
$19.95. A romantic thriller about a chameleon-like assassin,
this novel pushes the boundaries of gender identity, and explores
the possibility that love might help a person reinvent him or herself.
Farrell lives in San Diego.
Magic Window: American Television, 1939-1953 James Von Schilling
70 (Haworth). This book describes the early history of
television in America, beginning with its debut at the 1939 Worlds
Fair. Von Schilling discusses the gradual acceptance of television
into American culture through the stories of entertainment personalities,
early programs, and political events that marked that period. Von
Schilling is a professor of English at Northampton Community College
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Why it Happens and How Best to Reduce Your Risks: A Doctors
Guide to the Facts Henry Lerner 71. Perseus.
A guide for doctors and women, this book addresses causes of miscarriage
and describes current diagnostic tests and medical procedures. It
also offers advice for recovery and for coping with the anxiety
and depression often associated with pregnancy loss. Lerner is an
obstetrician/gynecologist in Newton, Massachusetts.
International Public Opinion and the Bosnia Crisis edited
by Richard Sobel 71 and Eric Shiraev. Lexington.
This book evaluates the relationships between public opinion, media
coverage, and foreign policy decision-making, specifically in the
context of the Bosnia Crisis. Sobel is a senior research associate
in the Program in Psychiatry and the Law at Harvard.
The Old Breed of Marine: A World War II Diary Abraham
Felber With Franklin S. Felber '72 and William H. Bartsch. McFarland
$29.95. A detailed diary with historical annotations, indexes,
and 56 photos by 1st Sgt. A. Felber of the war years from 1941 through
1945, including the first-wave assault on Guadalcanal and combat
in the Cape Gloucester campaign. Abraham lives in East Windsor,
New Jersey. Felber is a physicist in San Diego, California.
Traveling the Pennsylvania Railroad: Photographs of William
H. Rau edited by John C. Van Horne 72. Pennsylvania
$49.95. In the 1890s Rau produced a series of images that explored
the relationship between the Pennsylvania Railroad and the natural
and industrial landscapes through which it passed. This book reproduces
almost 100 of these photographs and includes essays that place Rau
and his work in the context of the history of American advertising
and landscape photography. Van Horne is librarian of the Library
Company of Philadelphia.
Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North & South,
1861-1865 Alice Fahs 73 (Chapel Hill). This cultural
history explores the prolific popular literature created during
and in response to the Civil War. The authors analysis of
the songs, romances, histories, and other literature of the period
shows how they articulated attitudes about race and other issues
and also how they helped redefine relationships between individuals
and the nation. Fahs is an associate professor of history at the
University of California.
Introduction to Jungian Psychotherapy: The Therapeutic Relationship
David Sedgwick 73 (Brunner-Routledge). This book
explains the Jungian approach to the patient-therapist relationship
and the treatment process. Sedgwick is a Jungian analyst and clinical
psychologist and the author of several books.
When Every Moment Counts: What You Need to Know about Bioterrorism
from the Senates Only Doctor - Bill Frist 74. Rowman
& Littlefield $14.95. Written in a question-and-answer format,
this book discusses biological agents, chemical weapons, and the
vulnerabilities of food and water supplies. Frist is a U.S. senator
Neuropsychotherapy and Community Integration: Brain Illness,
Emotions, and Behavior Tedd Judd 74 (Kluwer/Plenum).
This book takes a multicultural and international perspective on
current interventions for emotional and behavioral problems in victims
of all types of brain illnesses and injuries in adults. Judd is
a practicing clinical neuropsychologist.
Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes Jonathan
Rose 74 (Yale). The author draws on oral history, social
surveys, school records, library registers, and workers memoirs
to construct a history of the British autodidact from the pre-industrial
era to the 20th century. This book describes how and why people
educated themselves and sheds light on working class politics, ideology,
and popular culture. Rose is a professor of history at Drew University
and director of the graduate program in book history.
and War: Unconscious Dynamics of Political Violence edited
by Coline Covington 75, Paul Williams, Jean Arundale and
Jean Knox (Karnac). This collection of papers, drawn together in
the aftermath of September 2001, reflects psychoanalytic responses
to war and terrorism in the 20th century. Covington is the chair
of the British Confederation of Psychotherapists and a consultant
editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology.
A History Debórah Dwork 75 (left) and Robert
Jan van Pelt. Norton $27.95. Examines the vast sweep
of events in which the Holocaust was rooted, from the middle ages
to the modern era. Dwork is the founding director of the Strassler
Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Rose Professor
of Holocaust History at Clark University.
Before Taliban: Genealogies of the Afghan Jihad - David B. Edwards
75. California $17.95. Traces the lives of three
recent Afghan leaders Nur Muhammad Taraki, Samiulla Safi,
and Qazi Amin Waquad to explain how the promise of the 1960s
crumbled into the present tragedy. Edwards is a professor of anthropology
Six Strokes Under Roberta Isleib 75 (Berkley
Prime Crime). Golfer Kaitlin Rupert is beautiful and talented, but
her hostile personality wins her little sympathy from other players
for her troubled past and ongoing family scandal. When Kaitlins
psychiatrist is murdered, golf rival Cassandra Burdette becomes
the prime suspect, and Cassandra must uncover the mystery before
falling victim herself. Isleib is a clinical psychologist and avid
A Buried Lie Roberta Isleib 75 (Berkley Prime
Crime). In this sequel to Six Strokes Under, Cassie has passed Qualifying
School and is playing in a pro-am tournament. When one of her teammates
is found dead, she realizes that the rest of her team, all colleagues
at the same pharmaceutical company, is playing a much more lethal
game of their own. Isleib is a clinical psychologist.
Two! Three! This Book's for Me!" Stuart Samuel '75.
Jupiter Scientific $11.95. A children's counting and reading
book in rhythm and rhyme with bold, colored illustrations aimed
at teaching preschoolers a variety of early-learning issues. Stuart
Samuel lives in the Bay Area of California and works part-time at
the Lawrence Berkeley National Library doing physics research.
The Round Barn Suzi Wizowaty 75. University
Press of New England $24.95. Wizowatys first novel centers
around the acquisition of a historic round barn by a museum in Northern
Vermont, interweaving the museums staffs attempts to
fulfill and understand their own frustrated desires into the main
plot of the barns relocation. Wizowaty lives in Burlington,
I Like Being in Parish Ministry: Deacon Thomas Baker
76. Twenty-Third Publications $4.95. Examines the
opportunities for developing the ministry of deacons within parishes
and out in the world. Baker is a permanent deacon at St. David the
King Parish in Princeton Junction, New Jersey.
Luck, and Knowledge S. L. Hurley 76 (Harvard).
The author draws together moral responsibility and distributive
justice, arguing that while responsibility can help determine what
to distribute, it cannot inform an egalitarian pattern of distribution.
Moral responsibility can, however, play other roles in justice,
such as influencing incentive-seeking behavior. Hurley holds a chair
at the University of Warwick.
Images of America Chestnut Hill Thomas H. Keels 76
and Elizabeth Farmer Jarvis. Arcadia $19.99. A collection
of photographs, taken between the late 1800s and the present, chronicles
the history of a village in Northwestern Philadephia, with the aid
of small, informational captions. Keels is a Historian.
against Markets: The Making of Labor Markets and Welfare States
in the United States and Sweden Peter A. Swenson 77
(Oxford). This book relies on original theory and historical evidence
to challenge the conventional wisdom that welfare state builders
took only labor and other progressive interests into consideration
and argues that social reformers also looked to capitalist preferences.
Swenson is a professor of political science at Northwestern.
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Stress and Cardiac Failure edited by Marrick L. Kukin 78
and Valentin Fuster (Blackwell). Provides supportive data for
the hypothesis that oxidative stress may be a common source for
the diverse mechanisms muscle dysfunction, cellular remodeling,
and myocyte death, for example that cause the progression
of heart disease. Kukin is an associate professor of medicine at
Mount Sinai School of Medicine and director of the Heart Failure
Program at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Justice: Law, Policy, and Regulation Clifford Rechtschaffen
78 and Eileen Gauna. Carolina. This textbook provides
an interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental justice.
Rechtschaffen is a professor and director of the environmental law
program at Golden Gate University School of Law.
A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis David
Rieff 78. Simon and Schuster $26. The author argues
that humanitarian organizations are often betrayed and misused and
have increasingly lost sight of their purpose. Rieff is a journalist
and visiting professor at Bard College.
CDMA Capacity and Quality Optimization by Sid Kemp and
edited by Adam N. Rosenberg 78 (McGraw-Hill). Aimed primarily
at a technical audience, this book provides a discussion of code
division multiple access (CDMA), the latest technology in mobile
telephones. Kemp and Rosenberg explain the latest technology and
standards and how to optimize a wireless telephone system. Rosenberg
is an industrial mathematician and currently works for Six Continents
Craze: Gin and Debauchery in an Age of Reason Jessica
Warner 78. Four Walls Eight Windows. A social history
that examines the introduction of gin to eighteenth-century London
and its role as the original urban drug. Warner is a
professor of history at the University of Toronto.
Theory of Devolution David Groff 79. University
of Illinois paper: $19.95/ cloth: $30.00. A debut collection,
this volume has been chosen by Mark Doty as one of five collections
published in 2002 as part of the National Poetry Series. Groff is
a writer and book editor in New York City.
Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition
Adam Gussow 79 *00 (Chicago). Establishes a relationship
between spectacle lynchings in the Deep South and the development
of blues music as a veiled response to racial violence. Gussow is
an assistant professor of English and southern studies at the University
Separation of Church and State Philip Hamburger 79.
Harvard $49.95. The author argues Jefferson and others supported
separation largely through fear and prejudice. Hamburger is John
P. Wilson Professor of Law at the University of Chicago.
Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought edited by
Michael W. McConnell, Robert R. Cochran Jr., and Angela C. Carmella
80. Yale. Examines the relationship between American
legal theory and a variety of Christian traditions. Carmella is
a law professor at Seton Hall University.
The 7 Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry Bill Donahue
80 and Russ Robinson. Zondervan Publishing House U.S.
$19.99/CAN $29.95. This book is a troubleshooting guide designed
to identify and address common challenges that hinder the development
of small groups in the local church. Donahue is executive director
of Small Group Ministry for the Willow Creek Association.
The Best American Political Writing 2002 Royce Flippin
80. Thunder's Mouth. A collection of previously
published essays by writers and scholars that address significant
political issues, including the war on terrorism, global warming,
and stem-cell research. among the articles in this collection are
Princeton professor and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman's
critical look at Alan Greenspan's support of tax cuts and Henry
Kissinger's take on America's foreign policy in the Persian Gulf.
Flippin is a fomrer senior editor of American Health magazine.
the Sweet Spot: Stalking the Effortless Present Richard Keefe
80 (Simon & Schuster). This book looks at how athletes
change their mental state to become more absorbed in the moment
often referred to as being in the zone. Keefe,
who describes some of the brain science behind this mental state,
has found that the zone resembles a meditative state.
Keefe is a clinical psychologist, neuroscience researcher, and the
director of sports psychology at Duke University.
Higher Education Law The Faculty Steven G. Poskanzer
80. Johns Hopkins $19.95 paperback/$49.95 hardcover.
A concise, readable guidebook for higher education faculty and administrators
concerning the legal principles which govern both the individual
and collective at colleges and universities. Poskanzer is vice provost
of the State University of New York.
The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order Steven Strogatz
80 (Theia). The author explains how a feature of nature
known as synchrony order and coordination of action
emerges from chaos. A pioneer in the science of synchrony, Strogatz
discusses the mathematical patterns underlying spontaneous order
in the universe and explores questions such as why fireflies flash
in unison and why our body clocks synchronize with night and day.
Strogatz is a professor of applied mathematics at Cornell.
Reconfiguring Modernity: Concepts of Nature in Japanese Political
Ideology Julia Adeney Thomas 81. California
$37.50. Thomas argues that from the 19th to the early 20th century,
nature was redefined in Japan, moving from a universal, spatial
concept, through temporal, social Darwinian ideas of inevitable
progress and competitive struggle, to a celebration of the nation
as uniquely in harmony with nature. The author is an associate professor
of history at the University of Notre Dame.
Lifes Work: Confessions of an Unbalanced Mom - Lisa Belkin
82. Simon & Schuster $23. The author explores
the intersection of life in work and considers such issues as working
from home, business travel, family, and vacations. Belkins
column "Lifes Work" appears biweekly in the New
Next: The Future Just Happened Michael Lewis 82.
W. W. Norton $22.95. Examining the social implications of
the Internet, the author discusses the shift from a pyramidal edifice
of power to a populist "pancake." Lewis lives in Berkeley,
The Devils Workshop - Demetria Martínez 82.
Arizona $24.95 cloth/$14.95 paper. This collection of poems
explores romantic love, the failure of political systems, spirituality,
and social and personal transformation. Martínez lives in
Self-Government Christopher L. Eisgruber 83.
Harvard $45. Focusing on the Constitutions seemingly
undemocratic features, the author defends a strong role for courts
in democratic deliberation. Eisgruber is the Laurance S. Rockefeller
Professor of Public Affairs.
of the Sentinel: One Mans Quest to Find the Hidden Treasure
of the Confederacy Warren Getler 83 and Bob Brewer.
(Simon & Schuster). This book weaves together the history of
the Knights of the Golden Circle, a Civil War-era secret society,
with Brewers own story of deciphering KGC codes to uncover
the location of buried Confederate gold across the South and Southwest.
Getler is an investigative journalist based in Washington, D.C.
Nothing Sacred: The Truth About Judaism Douglas Rushkoff
83 (Crown). The author argues that contemporary American
Jewish practice is stolid and aimed at preserving a dwindling population.
Rushkoff identifies the religions strengths as its emphasis
on social justice and freedom of inquiry, and he calls on a return
to its dialectic roots. Rushkoff is a professor of communications
at New York University. Nothing Sacred is his first book on religion.
Click here for an interview
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Introduction to Digital Audio Coding and Standards Marina
Bosi and Richard E. Goldberg 84 (Kluwer). This book describes
audio coding, discussing the methods, implementations, and official
standards of current technology. Goldberg is a partner at the Brattle
Group management-consulting firm.
Pearl of Kuwait Tom Paine 84 (Harcourt). Paines
first novel is the comic story of two marine privates, Tommy Trang,
the love child of a former Vietnam War marine, and Cody Carmichael,
a California surfer, who fight in the 1991 Gulf War. When Trang
falls for Lulu, a 16-year-old Kuwaiti princess trapped in Iraqi-occupied
Kuwait, the two marines go AWOL to sneak behind enemy lines and
rescue her. Paine, the author of Scar Vegas (2000), a collection
of short stories, teaches creative writing at Middlebury College.
Taking Liberties: Early American Womens Magazines and
Their Readers Amy Beth Aronson 85 (Greenwood).
Aronson examines early American womens magazines as a forum
for public discourse and as a medium for womens self-expression
and cultural growth. Aronson is an independent author and co-editor
of several books.
Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief
Anne Anlin Cheng 85. Oxford. A study of
racial identity and melancholy that explores the complexities of
American racial culture. Cheng is an associate professor of English
and American Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
Diabetes, Insulin, and the Transformation of Illness Chris
Feudtner 85 (Chapel Hill). This history of diabetes chronicles
the experience of living with the disease across the 20th century
and illustrates the irony of the discovery of insulin in 1921, which
transformed diabetes from a fatal condition into a chronic illness.
Feudtner is a pediatrician at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia.
The Secret Agent Francine Mathews 85. Bantam
$23.95. A novel of global espionage based upon the history of
Jim Thompson 28, Thailands Legendary American.
Mathews lives in Colorado.
Wandering, Begging Monks: Spiritual Authority and Promotion
of Monasticism in Late Antiquity Daniel Caner 86.
California. Caner examines the development of monasticism
in late Roman society, focusing on struggles for ecclesiastical
authority between bishops and monks. Caner is an assistant professor
of history and classics at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
All Things Shakespeare Kirstin Olsen 87. Greenwood.
This encyclopedia provides illustrations, historical details, and
descriptive information about a variety of terms and topics that
appear in Shakespeares works. Olsen lives in California.
Deed Keith Blanchard 88. Simon and Schuster.
In Blanchard's comic first novel, Jason, a single guy in New York,
gets involved with Amanda, a beautiful law student in search of
the long-lost deed to Manhattan. Maxim is editor-in-chief of Maxim
Translating Southwestern Landscapes The Making of an Anglo Literary
Region Audrey Goodman 88. University of Arizona
$40. Goodman examines the history of the Southwestern United
States through the works of authors, ethnographers, translators
and photographers, such as Willa Cather, Charles Lummis, Zane Grey,
Mary Austin and Ansel Adams. The book explores the struggle between
Anglo desires to understand the Southwests native cultures,
and the simultaneous need to rule these cultures in a state of imperial
mastery. Goodman is the Assistant Professor of American Literature
at Georgia State University.
Babies by the Bay: The Insiders Guide to Everything from
Doctors and Diapers to Playgrounds and Preschools in the San Francisco
Bay Area Michelle L. Keene and Stephanie S. Lamarre 88.
Wildcat Canyon. This guide provides listings and ratings
for parent and baby resources for everything from healthcare and
childcare to shopping and parents groups. Lamarre is a former
intellectual property lawyer.
in the United States, 1800-1850 W. Barksdale Maynard 88.
Yale. The author traces the development of American architecture
from the age of Jefferson to the antebellum era. He examines American
architectures dependence, in both theory and practice, on
Europe and particularly Great Britain. The volume reproduces rare
historic prints of important buildings that have been demolished
or altered. Maynard is an independent scholar living in Newark,
Renewing Birmingham: Federal Funding and the Promise of Change,
1929-1979 Christopher MacGregor Scribner 88. Georgia.
Analyzes the role of federal funding in transforming the city of
Birmingham, focusing on the social issues and benefits involved
in the change. Scribner is an independent scholar in Birmingham,
Identities: A History of Fingerprinting and Criminal Identification
Simon A. Cole 89. Harvard. Cole's history
reviews the development of criminal identification, from photography
to fingerprinting to DNA typing. Cole is an assistant professor
of criminology, law, and society at the University of California,
Meat Cures Cancer Starbuck ODwyer 89 (Midnight).
A satire of the fast-food industry and its place in pop culture,
ODwyers first novel traces fast-food giant Sky Thorne
in his struggle to increase the market share of his restaurant chain,
Tailburger, in the face of growing opposition from health-food advocates.
Thorne decides to drop the pretense that fast food is healthy in
favor of a Torture Your Body ad campaign. ODwyer
is a corporate health care attorney in Washington, D.C. Click
here for a story on ODwyer.
The Ugly Princess and the Wise Fool Margaret Gray 91.
Illustrations: Randy Cecil. Henry Holt $15.95. The ugly princess
Rose, in spite of warnings from her fairy god mother and a wise
fool, wishes for beauty in order to win a princes heart, yet
finds neither to be as satisfying as she expected. This delightful
childrens fairy tail details her attempt to undo the spell.
Gray lives in Los Angeles.
Her Shoes Jennifer Weiner 91. Atria. In
this, Weiner's second novel, brainy, zaftig lawyer Rose Feller and
her sister, the zany, svelte Maggie, sort out their relationship
and try to find common ground.
Germanys Cold War: The Global Campaign to Isolate East
Germany, 1949-1969 William Glenn Gray 92 (Chapel
Hill). Offers an analysis of the struggle of East Germany for international
recognition and West Germanys corresponding attempt to bar
its success. Gray discusses how West Germany used its influence
against its neighbor and why it finally relented. Gray is an assistant
professor of history at Texas Tech University
Redeeming the Communist Past: The Regeneration of Communist
Successor Parties in East Central Europe Ann Grzymala-Busse
92. Cambridge $23. Examines the transformation
of communist parties from authoritarian rulers to democratic competitors.
The author is an assistant professor of political science at Yale.
World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens
Danielle S. Allen 93 (Princeton). An analysis of
the cultural debate over punishment and the nature of justice in
ancient Athens, using punishment as a point of departure for an
exploration of Athenian political and social values. Allen is an
associate professor in classical languages and literatures and political
science at the University of Chicago.
The Perfect Store: Inside eBay - Adam Cohen 93.
Little, Brown $25.95. The author was granted total inside
access to eBay for this story of the Internet companys success.
Cohen is on the editorial board of the New York Times.
& Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe
Charles Seife 93 (Viking). Seife explores discoveries
and observations that have led to a major shift in our understanding
of the universe, shedding light on theories from the Copernican
model to the Big Bang. Among other things, he explains the significance
of the spectacular images of the cosmic microwave background (the
faint, ubiquitous afterglow of the Big Bang) and the discovery that
neutrinos have mass. Seife, the author of Zero: The Biography of
a Dangerous Idea (2000), is a science journalist in Washington,
Way to Somewhere Angie Day 94
(Simon and Schuster). The book chronicles the rocky but picaresque
coming-of-age of Taylor Jessup in working-class Houston. The book
follows Taylor's tumultuous family life, first loves, adventures
south of the border, serendipitous interest in furniture restoration,
move to New York, and evolving sense of self and famiily.
Between Two Stones Joshua Weitz 97. Sheep
Meadow $12.95. This is Weitzs first collection of poems.
He is a doctoral candidate in physics at MIT.
Returning as Shadows translated by Ezra E. Fitz 00
(St. Martins). A humorous novel by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, translated
from Spanish by Fitz. Set in Mexico in 1941, a group of friends,
including Ernest Hemingway, unite to combat the Nazi network that
is spreading through the country. Fitz is a literary agent and translator
focusing on Latin American literature.
Blues C. W. Tooke 98 (Doubleday). This novel tells
the story of minor-league catcher Casey Fox and his friend Russ
Bryant, a lonely sports reporter. When Casey joins the Red Sox and
becomes a star at Fenway Park, Russs career takes off, too,
as his proximity to baseballs hottest new player attracts
the notice of Sports Illustrated. But in spite of their newfound
success, both men struggle to reconcile professional achievement
with personal happiness. Tooke is a former PAW editor. For an interview
with him, click here.
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Graduate Alumni (Listed alphabetically by author)
Dictators, Democracy, and American Public Culture: Envisioning
the Totalitarian Enemy, 1920s-1950s Benjamin L. Alpers *94
(North Carolina). Alpers traces the evolution of the American perception
of totalitarian leaders through popular media focusing on Mussolinis
Italy, Hitlers Germany, and Stalins Russia. Alpers is
Reach for Excellence Assistant Professor in the Honors College and
assistant professor of history and film and video studies at the
University of Oklahoma.
Protestantism in America Randall Balmer *85 and Lauren
F. Winner. Columbia $35. Describes Protestantisms
history, subgroups, and activities, and the way in which its dialectic
with American culture has shaped society. Balmer is the Ann Whitney
Olin Professor of American Religion at Barnard.
Greed and Injustice in Classical Athens Ryan K.
Balot *93. Princeton $39.50. Integrating ancient philosophy,
poetry, and history, and drawing on modern political thought, the
author demonstrates that the Athenian discourse on greed was an
essential component of Greek social development and political history.
Balot is an assistant professor of classics at Washington University
in St. Louis.
To The Digital Age: Research Labs, Start-Up Companies and the
Rise of MOS Technology Ross Bassett *98. Johns Hopkins
University Press $44.95 (hardcover). A comparative study of
the development of semiconductor technology at vertically integrated
east coast companies and Silicon Valley start-ups. Bassett is ab
assistant professor of history at North Carolina State University.
Heavens Kitchen: Living Religion at Gods Love We
Deliver Courtney Bender *97 (Chicago). Drawn from her
own experience working in a soup kitchen for AIDS victims, the author
uses that setting to explore the ways in which people unconsciously
express their spirituality on a daily basis. Bender is an assistant
professor of religion at Columbia University.
Global Backlash: Citizen Initiatives for a Just World Economy
edited by Robin Broad *83. Rowman & Littlefield.
An analytical look at the antiglobalization movement, this book
explores the issues behind the backlash and attempts to answer the
question But what do they want? Broad is an associate
professor of international development at American University.
For the Common Good: Popular Politics in Barcelona, 1580-1640
Luis R. Corteguera *92. Cornell $32.95. This book
explores how the political actions, ideas, and language of Barcelonas
craftsmen shaped relations between the Spanish monarchy and Catalonia
in the decades leading to the Catalan revolt. Corteguera is an associate
professor of history at the University of Kansas.
From Isolation to War, 1931-1941 Justus D. Doenecke *66
& John E. Wilz. Harlan Davidson $14.95. This book,
the third edition, stresses historiographal controversies and debates
and also covers American foreign policy from the time Japan invaded
Manchuria in 1931 through the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Doenecke
is a professor of history at New College of Florida, Sarasota.
Itanium Architecture for Programmers: Understanding 64-Bit Processors
and EPIC Principles, 1/e James Evans *66 and Gregory Trimper
(Prentice Hall). Provides an introduction to the capabilities of
the new 64-bit Itanium architecture and places the Itanium design
within the broader context of contemporary computer architecture.
Evans is a professor of computer science and chemistry and director
of information technology planning at Lawrence University.
War under Heaven: Pontiac, the Indian Nations and the British
Empire Gregory Evans Dowd *86. Johns Hopkins.
This book offers a reinterpretation of the five-year conflict (1763-1765)
between Chief Pontiac, an Ottawa Indian military leader based in
present-day Michigan who led a coalition of Great Lakes' Indian
nations, and the British Empire. Dowd is a professor of history
and American culture and Director of Native American Studies at
the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Charles Edward
Eaton *37. Cornwall. Eatons 16th collection of
verse, this poetry addresses subjects of humor, romance, nature,
violence, and philosophy. Eaton taught creative writing at the universities
of Missouri and North Carolina and lives in Chapel Hill.
Eavesdropping in the Novel from Austen to Proust Ann
Gaylin *95 (Cambridge). This study examines human curiosity
and eavesdropping in the nineteenth-century English and French novels
of Austen, Collins, Balzac, and Proust. Gaylin discusses the relationship
between the rise of information technology and personal privacy.
Gaylin teaches at Yale.
Glaspell in Context: American Theater, Culture, and Politics, 1915-48
J. Ellen Gainor *88. Michigan $52.50. Explores
the playwrights dramatic work within its context: the worlds
of Greenwich Village and Provincetown bohemia, of the American frontier,
and of American modernism. Gainor is a professor of theatre, womens
studies, and American studies at Cornell.
Energy Revolution Howard Geller *79 (Island). Discusses
the necessity of a transition from a carbon-based economy to one
based on renewable resources. Geller examines governmental opposition
to such a transition and explores policy options for attaining sustainability.
Geller is the director of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
in Boulder, Colorado.
Moralities, Thin Politics: Social Integration Across Communities
of Belief Benjamin Gregg *96 (Duke). The author looks
at how to make broadly consensual public policy in light of the
varying moral values of a heterogeneous society and argues that
public policy suffers when politics are laden with moral doctrines.
Gregg is an associate professor of government at the University
Defunctive Music William Guy *76 (Xlibris). This
collection of poems spans a wide array of subjects, from American
history and politics to memory and the flux of personality across
a lifetime. Guy is an author and lives in Pittsburgh.
Sexual Violence and American Manhood T. Walter Herbert
*69. Harvard. Traces the ideologies that have created
the sexually abusive behavior of men in 19th and 20th century America.
Herbert is an English professor at Southwestern University.
Massachusetts Politics and Public Policy: Studies in Power and
Leadership Richard A. Hogarty *65. University of Massachusetts
$70 cloth/$19.95 paper. An inside view of the states political
arena, including the workings of the executive, legislative, and
judicial branches, as well as the administrative bureaucracy. Hogarty
is a professor emeritus of political science at the University of
Massachusetts, Boston, and lives in Marblehead.
The Flirts Tragedy: Desire without End in Victorian and
Edwardian Fiction Richard A. Kaye *96. Virginia $32.
The author makes a case for flirtation as a unique species of eros
that finds fulfillment in the 19th- and early 20th-century novel.
Kaye is an English professor at Hunter College.
Eisenhower: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century
Douglas Kinnard *73. Brassey. A biography of President
Dwight D. Eisenhower. Kinnard is a professor of political science,
emeritus, at the University of Vermont.
Rural Life Verlyn Klinkenborg *82 (Little, Brown). A
collection of essays from Klinkenborgs column in the New York
Times. A member of the Timess editorial board since 1997,
Klinkenborg lives with his wife on a farm in upstate New York.
of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A. D.
Noel Lenski *95. California. This biography of
Roman emperor Valens uses archaeological, Gothic, and Armenian sources
to explore the sociological attributes of the Roman Empire under
his rule. Lenski is an associate professor of classics at the University
of Colorado, Boulder.
Missions to Cuba: Fidel Castro, Bernardo Benes, and Cuban Miami
Robert M. Levine *67 (Palgrave). A history of Cuban-American
relations in the second half of the 20th century. Levine examines
the politics of Cubas exiles and the role of Bernardo Benes,
a Cuban-American lawyer who acted as intermediary with Castro during
the Reagan and Carter administrations. Levine is director of the
Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Miami.
The Myth of the French Bourgeoisie: An Essay on the Social Imaginary,
1750-1850 Sarah Maza *78 (Harvard). This social history
investigates the identity of the French bourgeoisie and arrives
at the conclusion that it was a fictitious social class: the bourgeoisie
was a conception that functioned as an imagined embodiment of the
threat of consumerism and popular culture. Maza is Jane Long Professor
of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University.
Imagining Numbers (particularly the square root of minus fifteen)
Barry Mazur *59 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Written
for those more comfortable with poetry than mathematics, this book
offers an introduction to mathematical and even literary thinking
through the illusive subject of imaginary numbers. Mazur is Gerhard
Gade University Professor at Harvard.
Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement Simon Morrison
*97. The University of California Press $60. A study
for four scores, this book examines Russian Opera in the Silver
Age, exploring both the Symbolist Enterprise and Russian musicology
through the works of composers such as Tchaikovsky and Scriabin.
Morrison is an assistant professor of music at Princeton.
Contemporary Jewish Writing in Switzerland: An Anthology
edited by Rafaël Newman *94 (Nebraska). This anthology
includes varied works by 18 modern Jewish-Swiss writers and addresses
issues of Jewish identity and Switzerlands involvement in
the Holocaust. Newman is a writer and translator and has published
Strike That Changed New York: Blacks, Whites, and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville
Crisis Jerald E. Podair *97 (Yale). This book looks at
the racially charged firings of 19 white teachers by a predominantly
black school board in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville area of Brooklyn
in 1968. The firings prompted three teachers strikes and angry
confrontations. Podair explores its continuing influence on city
politics and culture. Podair is an assistant professor of history
at Lawrence University.
Law, Society and Culture in the Maghrib, 1300-1500 David
S. Powers *79. Cambridge. Powers examines Islamic law
in the 14th and 15th centuries. He analyzes several legal cases
and argues that Islamic legal heritage is more closely related to
Western values than is commonly thought. Powers is a professor of
Arabic and Islamic studies at Cornell University.
Parenting Public: The Case for a New Social Movement Sylvia
Ann Hewlett, Nancy Rankin *75, and Cornel R. West *80. Rowman
and Littlefield. This research-based text argues for the necessity
for parenting to be considered as a public responsibility. Rankin
is the director of policy research and advocacy for the Community
Service Society of New York. West is a religion professor at Princeton.
Benjamins Ghosts: Interventions in Contemporary Literary
and Cultural Theory edited by Gerhard Richter *96. Stanford
$55 cloth/$24.95 paper. The contributors engage with a wide
range of issues to explore the implications of Walter Benjamins
work for contemporary critical concerns. Richter is an associate
professor of German and an affiliate professor of comparative literature
at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Devil and Daniel Silverman Theodore Roszak *58. Leapfrog
$15.95. A biting social commentary, Roszaks
novel details the culture clash between Daniel Silverman, a warm
hearted liberal gay Jewish novelist from San Francisco who comes
to lecture and is accidentally snowed in on the campus
of a deeply evangelical Midwestern college faculty. Roszak is a
Professor of History at California State University, Hayward.
Chaotic Transitions in Deterministic and Stochastic Dynamical
Systems: Applications of Melnikov Processes in Engineering, Physics,
and Neuroscience Emil Simiu *71. Princeton. Simiu
offers an advanced discussion of applications of the Melnikov method
in fields such as architecture, oceanography, and stochastic resonance.
Simiu is a fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
and Research Professor at the Witting School of Engineering at Johns
On Quaternions and Octonions John H. Conway and Derek
A. Smith *99. A K Peters. This book discusses octonion algebra
and the special properties of three- and four-dimensional Euclidean
spaces, concluding with a new theory of octonion factorization.
Conway is John Von Neumann Professor in Applied and Computational
Knows?: A Study of Religious Consciousness Raymond M. Smullyan
*59 (Indiana). This book addresses questions of religious belief,
the doctrine of Hell, and cosmic consciousness. Smullyan is a retired
professor of philosophy.
of Life: Darwinism and the Victorian Debates over Spontaneous Generation
James E. Strick *97. Harvard. A historical approach
to questions of the origins of life that abounded in Victorian intellectual
circles. Strick is an assistant professor in the Program in Science,
Technology, and Society at Franklin and Marshal College.
The View from the States: National Politics in Local Newspaper
Editorials Jan P. Vermeer *79. Rowman & Littlefield
$75 cloth/ $26.95 paper. The author demonstrates how public
discourse on national politics at the local level influences the
perceptions and responses of citizens and policy makers. Vermeer
is a professor of political science at Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Curso de Análisis Matemático II [A Course in Intermediate
Analysis] and Análisis Matemático II: Problemas
y Soluciones [Problems in Intermediate Analysis] Luis
M. Navas Vicente *93 Librería Cervantes $30,
$20. These two textbooks, written in Spanish, cover the main
topics of differential, integral, and tensorial calculus. The first
volume is devoted to theory and the second to the solution of problems.
The author is a professor of mathematics at the University of Salamanca,
Spiritual Chicks Question Everything: Learn to Risk, Release, and
Soar Tami Coyne and Karen Weissman *89. Red Wheel/Weiser
$14. Coyne and Weissman define spirituality as the process of
exploring our connection to the universe, and offer a myriad of
questions in this book designed to help the reader tap into the
One Life Principle.
Pepperdogs Bing West *67. A former Marine captain
who fought in Vietnam, West has drawn on his own combat experience
in writing his first novel, The Pepperdogs. Bing founded
a war-gaming and combat-training company, GAMA Corp., based in Springfield,
Richard Caton Woodville: American Painter, Artful Dodger
Justin Wolff *93 (Princeton). Wolff analyzes the life and work
of popular 19th century painter Woodville and examines his paintings
in the context of antebellum literature and culture. Wolff is a
preceptor in expository writing at Harvard University.
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It Through: An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy Kwame
Anthony Appiah (Oxford). Appiah explores why philosophy is important
for people who want to live thoughtful lives, and he explains not
only what philosophers think, but also how they think. Organized
around eight topics mind, knowledge, language, science, morality,
politics, law, and metaphysics the book looks at how philosophers
have considered these subjects, and major questions that engage
philosophers today. Appiah is a Princeton philosophy professor.
of Thought: Memories of a Stateless Youth Victor Brombert
(right), Norton $25.95. The author recalls his childhood
in France, his experiences in the U.S. army, and his discovery of
his scholarly vocation. Brombert is Henry Putnam University Professor
of Romance Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature,
here for a story about Brombert.
Chinas Economic Transformation Gregory C. Chow.
Blackwell $64.95 cloth/$29.95 paper. Combining historical-institutional
and theoretical-quantitative approaches, Chow analyzes the factors
that have contributed to Chinas economic success. Chow is
the Class of 1913 Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus.
Crusade: America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia
Stephen F. Cohen. Norton $14.95. This critique of
U.S. foreign policy has been updated for the paperback edition to
expand the authors analysis through the middle of 2001. Cohen
is a professor of politics, emeritus.
On Quaternions and Octonions John H. Conway and Derek
A. Smith *99. A K Peters. This book discusses octonion algebra
and the special properties of three- and four-dimensional Euclidean
spaces, concluding with a new theory of octonion factorization.
Conway is John Von Neumann Professor in Applied and Computational
Self-Government Christopher L. Eisgruber 83.
Harvard $45. Focusing on the Constitutions seemingly
undemocratic features, the author defends a strong role for courts
in democratic deliberation. Eisgruber is the Laurance S. Rockefeller
Professor of Public Affairs.
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The Origins of Criticism: Literary Culture and Poetic Theory
in Classical Greece Andrew Ford. Princeton $45.
The author demonstrates that the roots of criticism stretch back
to public commentary on the performance of songs and poems in the
preliterary era of ancient Greece. Ford is a professor of classics.
The Challenge of Global Capitalism: The World Economy in the
21st Century Robert Gilpin. Princeton $19.95.
The author examines the political circumstances that have enabled
global markets to develop and function and suggests ways to strengthen
the global economy. Gilpin is the Eisenhower Professor of International
Out Your Dead: The Past as Revelation Anthony Grafton.
Harvard $39.95. This collection of essays presents a series
of Renaissance humanists who labored to recover ancient texts. Grafton
is Henry Putnam University Professor of History.
Interest Politics Gene M. Grossman and Elhanan Helpman.
MIT $40. This book discusses the mechanisms by which special
interest groups affect policy in modern democracies and develops
theoretical tools for studying the interactions among voters, interest
groups, and politicians. Grossman is Jacob Viner Professor of International
in Democracy Amy Gutmann (Princeton). Gutmann addresses
issues of identity politics, such as whether some identity groups
undermine the greater democratic good and how a democracy can distinguish
between groups like the KKK and the NAACP. This book argues that
rather than attempting to abolish identity politics, democracies
should distinguish between the demands of groups that aid justice
and those that impede it. Gutmann is Laurance S. Rockefeller University
Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values,
and provost of the university.
for a Revolution: The Young Turks, 1902-1908 M. Sükrü
Hanioglu. Oxford $72. The first book on the Young Turk
Revolution to draw on both the extensive memoirs and papers of the
Young Turks as well as the extensive diplomatic archives around
the world. Hanioglu is a professor of Near Eastern Studies.
with Thoreau: A Literary Guide to the Mountains of New England
commentary by William Howarth. Beacon $16. Presents Thoreaus
writings about nine mountain journeys, along with Howarths
commentary retracing the trails and interpreting the stories Thoreau
created. Howarth is a professor of English.
Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings Volume 4, 1938-1940
edited by Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings (Harvard). This
volume includes Benjamins studies of Baudelaire, Brecht, and
Carl Jochmann as well as appraisals of photography, film, and poetry.
The central issue explored in these writings is how art can survive
and thrive in a time of crisis. Jennings is a professor of German.
Europe in the High Middle Ages William Chester Jordan
*73 (Viking). This history covers the era of Gothic architecture
and the Crusades, during which Dante and Thomas Aquinas flourished,
and in which the modern European nation-state began to emerge. Among
other topics, Jordan looks at peasant life and the effects of the
plague in 14th-century Europe. Jordan is director of Princetons
Program in Medieval Studies. Click
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Wine for Remembrance - Edmund Keeley 48. White Pine
$15. This novel is set in Nazi-occupied Greece during WWII.
Keeley is Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English
Emeritus and professor emeritus of English and creative writing
Lectures on the Theory of Games Harold W. Kuhn (Princeton).
This collection of lectures, first presented at Princeton in 1952,
describes game theory. The material is presented within its historical
context and includes exercise to test the readers understanding.
Kuhn is a professor of mathematics, emeritus, and joint winner of
the 1980 von Neumann Prize in Theory.
of a Distant Drum: Classical Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew
Poems Bernard Lewis. Princeton $19.95. Includes
129 poems, most of which make their English-language debut in this
volume, that span the seventh to the early 18th century. Lewis is
the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus.
of Enchanters: Egyptian Short Stories From the Earliest Times to
the Present Day edited by Bernard Lewis and Stanley Burstein.
Markus Wiener. A collection of stories spanning the cultures
of the Nile valley from ancient times to today,including Greek and
Roman culture, Christianity, and Islam. Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge
Professor of Near Eastern Studies, emeritus. Burstein is a professor
of history at California State Univesty in Los Angeles.
of Monte Carlo Methods to Finance and Insurance Thomas N.
Herzog and Graham Lord. Actex. This text discusses a
number of Monte Carlo methods and illustrates their application
to practical problems. Lord is a visiting lecturer with the Department
of Operations Research and Financial Engineering.
and Political Education edited by Stephen Macedo *87 and
Yael Tamir. NYU $55. The contributors offer philosophical,
political, and legal reflections on the practical questions of how
education should be changed to meet the needs of the 21st century.
Macedo is Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics at the University
Center for Human Values.
Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy
Stephen Macedo *87 (Harvard). The author argues that
education policy in a culturally diverse democracy such as the United
States should usually but not always emphasize diversity. The complicating
factor about diversity is that many social and religious groups
oppose basic ideas of liberty and equality and hence cannot be reconciled
with a goal of highly valuing diversity. Macedo is the Laurence
S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics.
Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement Simon A. Morrison
*97 (California). A historical and theoretical study of four
scores by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Scriabin, and Prokofiev.
Morrison explores the relationship between symbolist poetry and
contemporary opera. Morrison is an assistant professor in the music
Sand and Gravel Paul Muldoon. Farrar, Straus, and
Giroux $22. This is Muldoons ninth volume of poetry, excluding
Poems 1968-1998, a collection of the authors first eight volumes.
He is the Howard G. B. Clark Professor in the Humanities and director
of the creative writing program at Princeton/
Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 30: January 1, 1798 to January
31, 1799 edited by Barbara B. Oberg (Princeton University
Press). The latest volume of Jeffersons papers covers part
of his term as vice president under President John Adams and includes
letters to his daughters and to Aaron Burr 1772. Jeffersons
papers are being edited at Princeton, under the auspices of the
history department. The first volume was published in 1950. Oberg
is a senior research historian and lecturer at Princeton
Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist,
and Greek Rebirth Gananath Obeyesekere. California.
An exploration of rebirth concepts from cultures across the world
and through time. This book challenges readers to reconsider conventional
ideologies and the boundaries of existence. Obeyesekere is a professor
of anthropology, emeritus.
in Suburbia J. Eric Oliver. Princeton $47.50 cloth/$17.95
paper. Argues that suburbanization has negated the benefits
of "small town" government and deprived metropolitan areas
of valuable civic capacity. Oliver is an assistant professor of
politics and public affairs.
History Across the Color Line Nell Irvin Painter.
Chapel Hill. The essays in this book offer a social analysis
of the lives of blacks and whites in the 19th and 20th century South,
concluding that their lives, far from being separate, were thoroughly
entangled. Painter explores such themes as interracial sex, white
supremacy, and the physical and psychological violence of slavery.
Painter is the Edwards Professor of American History and the author
of Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol (1996).
Aphorisms and Ten-Second Essays James Richardson '71.
Ausable $24 cloth/$14 paper. This is Richardson's sixth book
of poetry. He is a professor of English and creative writing.
Mirror of His Beauty: Feminine Images of God from the Bible
to the Early Kabbala Peter Schaefer. Princeton.
Schafer explores the origins of a female manifestation of God in
Jewish mysticism and suggests the medieval cult of Mary as the appropriate
framework for understanding those feminine elements. Schafer is
a professor of religion and Ronald O. Perelman Professor of Jewish
The Hills of Holland Esther Schor. Archer Books
$15. This is Schors first volume of poetry. She is an
associate professor in the Department of English at Princeton.
Time Away: My Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna
Peter Singer (Ecco). In this book that explores the life and
times of David Oppenheim, Peter Singers grandfather, who was
a classicist and occasional collaborator with Sigmund Freud, Singer
reflects on issues ranging from ethics to psychoanalytic theory.
He finds in the life of Oppenheim, who died in a Nazi concentration
camp, many parallels to his own. Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor
Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000, Third Edition
P. Adams Sitney. Oxford. A historical and theoretical
look at American avant-garde film. The author includes a delineation
of the dramatic developments that have occurred in the field over
the last two decades. Adams is a professor of the Council of the
Humanities and visual arts.
Literature Elaine Showalter (Blackwell). The author draws
on 40 years of personal and anecdotal experience in writing this
guidebook for teachers of English and American literature. The book
addresses anxieties instructors have and theories of teaching literature
to undergraduates. Showalter is a professor of English.
Extremities: Trauma, Testimony, and Community edited
by Nancy K. Miller and Jason Tougaw (Illinois). This collection
of essays explores human responses to individual trauma and cultural
crises and the ways in which people bear witness to unspeakable
events. Tougaw is a lecturer in the writing program and the author
of numerous scholarly articles.
Church and State in American History: Key Documents, Decisions,
and Commentary From the Past Three Centuries, Third Edition
John F. Wilson and Donald L. Drakeman (Westview). This updated
volume offers a chronological history of legal controversies over
religion and includes colonial charters, court opinions, and legislation,
as well as 20th-century analyses of the issues presented. Wilson
is Collord Professor of Religion. Drakeman is a lecturer in the
in Sync: How Music and Art are Revitalizing American Religion
Robert Wuthnow (California). This book narrates the experience
of a woman who overcame a personal crisis to find spiritual renewal,
arguing that contemporary spirituality is enhanced by the arts because
of the emphasis on transcendent experience and personal reflection.
Wuthnow is Gerhard R. Andlinger 52 Professor of Social Sciences
and director of the Center for the Study of Religion.
The Mirror of Justice: Literary Reflections of Legal Crises
Theodore Ziolkowski (Princeton). Ziolkowski analyzes
literary works, such as Antigone and The Merchant of Venice,
that reflect crises in the evolution of Western law and locates
them in their historical and legal contexts using principles from
the anthropological theory of legal evolution. Ziolkowski is Class
of 1900 Professor of German and Comparative Literature.