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The Longest Game by Steven Krasner '75,
illustrated by Susan Starkweather. A story for young readers
of professional baseball's longest game, a 33-inning contest split
between two nights in two different months in 1981, in which the
Rochester Red Wings finally defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox 3-2; by
a sports writer for the Providence [R.I.] Journal (Gorilla
Productions, $4.95 paper).
Bold Science: Seven Scientists Who Are Changing Our
World by Ted Anton '79. Portraits of seven innovative
scientists, all working today, who combine innovative methods,
economical techniques and an "inspired drive toward discovery"
(W.H. Freeman and Company, $24.95).
Mixing Cement by Peter Tomassi '91. A debut
collection of poems, many of which use the building arts as
metaphors for life, from the founder of the Columbia campus journal
Helvidius (Thunder Rain, $28 cloth, $13.95 paper).
Silver Era, Golden Moments: A Celebration of Ivy League
Women's Athletics by Paula D. Welch, with Lynn Page
Whittaker and Daniel H. Rosenthal. A school-by-school
summary of Ivy women's athletic accomplishments, with Columbia
entries ranging from Barnard's first basketball game against Bryn
Mawr in 1903 to swimmer Cristina Teuscher '00, who is described as
"simply the best" (Madison Books, $41.95).
The Uruguay Round and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Arthur
Dunkel, edited by Jagdish Bhagwati, Arthur Lehman
Professor of Economics, and Mathias Hirsch.
Behind-the-scenes accounts of the Uruguay Round negotiations and
essays on developing issues in multilateral trade, collected to
honor a man credited with paving the way for the World Trade
Organization (University of Michigan Press, $70 cloth, $29.95
Strategies and Games: Theories and Practice by Prajit
K. Dutta, Professor of Economics. A new textbook for advanced
undergraduates that explores the economic implications of game
theory, especially the role of strategy on dynamic competition (MIT
Schoenberg and His World, edited by Walter
Frisch, Professor of Music. Essays by scholars and composers,
as well as his own writings, reveal the multifaceted genius of
composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), who also gained fame as a
music theorist, performer, teacher, painter and Jewish intellectual
(Princeton University Press, $55 cloth, $19.95 paper).
Companion to Shakespeare, edited by David Scott Kastan,
Professor of English and Comparative Literature. Columbia
contributors to this compendium of all things Shakespearean include
not only the editor, who is also the general editor of the New
Arden Shakespeare, but also Jean E. Howard, professor of English,
and Peter G. Platt, assistant professor of English at Barnard
(Blackwell, $34.95 paper).
Dispatches from the Ebony Tower: Intellectuals Confront the
African American Experience, edited by Manning Marable,
Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Research in
African-American Studies. The contributions to this volume circle
around the themes of understanding the reality of black life,
critiquing racism and stereotypes, and suggesting routes for the
empowerment of black Americans (Columbia University Press, $27.50
cloth, $18.50 paper).
Alive at the Core: Exemplary Approaches to General Education
in the Humanities, edited by Michael Nelson, et al. Parr
Professor Emeritus James Mirollo contributed an essay on the
structure and rationale of the College's Core Curriculum, which the
volume's editor recognizes as "the grandmother of general education
in the humanities" (Jossey-Bass, $36.95).
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