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Sons and Daughters

Ernie Holsendolph '58
Robert M. Rosencrans   '49
James P. Rubin '82
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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 paper).

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 Press, $60).

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).

A 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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