Claiming Theology in the Pulpit
by Burton Z. Cooper ’54 and John S. McClure.
A two-part guide to assist ministers with writing deeper and more
meaningful sermons, this manual explains how one can identify personal
theological beliefs and successfully relate them in a well-constructed
sermon (Westminster John Knox Press, $18.95).
Here and Elsewhere: Poetic Cul-De-Sac
by Raymond Federman ’57. This intriguing and inspiring
poetic adventure details a boy’s journey to find his place
in the world (Six Gallery Press, $9.99).
Poems: A Selection
by William Claire ’58. Through the author’s
wide variety of poetry, the reader sees not only the joys life can
bring but also the sorrows. Claire’s peaceful acceptance of
the world allows the reader to perceive the world in new ways (Turning
Point Press, $15).
Aging With Attitude: Growing Older With Dignity and Vitality
by Robert Levine M.D. ’58. The author maintains
that it’s the quality of years that matter, not the quantity,
and offers strategies and advice on how to maintain a healthy, invigorating
lifestyle as well as positive self-esteem, by addressing aging issues
The Green Lantern: A Romance of Stalinist Russia
by Jerome Charyn ’59. A performance by a prop manager
stepping in for an ill actor in a production of King Lear
becomes the talk of Moscow and catches the attention of Joseph Stalin.
This “winter’s tale” follows the accidental star
Ivanushka and depicts an ever-shifting tangle of alliances, lovers
and powerful figures in the Soviet Union (Thunder’s Mouth
Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan
by Phillip Lopate ’64. The author takes his audience
on an adventure around the Manhattan shoreline. The tour, filled
with history, myth, culture and politics, gives a full scope of
the magnificence of Manhattan with a view from the water (Crown,
U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History (revised edition)
by Norman Friedman ’67. This history of U.S. destroyers
gives a detailed description of the ships’ designs and the
rationale behind them, as well as an account of changes in the ships’
development (Naval Institute Press, $85).
Making Love Safe
by Philip Guinsburg ’68 and Luanne Overton.
An easy-to-follow guide on how to develop a healthy relationship.
This book includes a blueprint for a stable relationship, tools
to start and maintain that relationship and an analysis of major
problems and limits in any relationship (1st Books Library, $14.50).
Dogen’s Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei Koroku
translated by Taigen Dan Leighton ’71 and Shohaku
Okumura; edited and introduced by Taigen Dan Leighton ’71.
The first thorough, scholarly translation of the Eihei Koroku
into English, this Zen master guide gives the reader wisdom and
insight into religious life (Wisdom Publications, $65).
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Guide to Asthma:
How to Help Your Child Live a Healthier Life
by Julian Lewis Allen M.D. ’74, Tyra Bryant-Stephens
M.D. and Nicholas A. Pawlowski M.D., editors. This
guide, with educational resources and true stories about children
with asthma, gives tips on how asthma is diagnosed, how to modify
surroundings that affect asthma, how to manage the disease, what
to do in an emergency and the special needs of those with asthma.
(John Wiley & Sons, $14.95).
Sanctifying the Name of God: Jewish Martyrs and Jewish Memories
of the First Crusade
by Jeremy Cohen ’74. In this analysis of the Jewish
massacres in the Rhineland during the Crusades, Cohen explores the
symbolic meaning of martyrdom, Jewish and Christian traditions and
the guilt of those who gave up their faith and surrendered to the
crusaders (University of Pennsylvania Press, $37.50).
God’s Last Word: Reading the English Bible from the Reformation
by David S. Katz ’74. This scholarly book explores
society’s response to the Bible from its first translation
in the 16th century through the Renaissance, the Reformation, Newton
and Darwin and the birth of 20th-century fundamentalism. (Yale University
The Forgotten Liars: The Tammi Honig Story
by Timothy Horrigan ’79. A bittersweet romantic
epic centered around a Columbia boy and a Barnard girl, with a supporting
cast of punk rockers, poets, lawyers and U.S. presidents. The story
begins in 1979 on South Field and ends in 1987 at St. Paul’s
Chapel (Xlibris, $28.95).
The New Laws of the Stock Market Jungle: An Insider’s Guide
to Successful Investing in a Changing World
by Michael Panzner ’80. A veteran trader and Wall
Street insider, Panzner highlights new developments in the modern
share-trading environment, offers insights and action plans for
investors developing strategies and reveals the tools and tricks
of investment professionals (Financial Times Prentice Hall, $24.95).
HIP: The History
by John Leland ’81. Leland, a veteran pop culture
writer, shows how “hip” is about the story of black
and white America and offers an alternative account of centuries
of contact and emulation, of back-and-forth, from blackface minstrel
shows to the Beat generation to the “digital” hip cheered
on by Wired (HarperCollins, $26.95).
by Lou Orfanella ’82. In this compelling collection
of poetry that ties together all aspects of life, Orfanella brings
the reader into his world by merging present and past, reality and
fantasy, and physicality and spirituality into one reflection of
life (Fine Tooth Press, $12.99).
Holocaust Denial and the Law: A Comparative Study
by Robert A. Kahn ’85. Kahn’s first book
correlates how courts in Canada, France, Germany and the U.S. have
resolved the adversities of Holocaust-denial litigation. This study
examines criminal prosecution of the deniers, legal fairness, litigation
and the impairment that Holocaust denial could cause (Palgrave-Macmillan,
Maverick Mind: A Mother’s Story of Solving the Mystery
of Her Unreachable, Unteachable, Silent Son
by Cheri L. Florance Ph.D. and Marin Gazzaniga ’86.
A speech and hearing therapist finds her greatest challenge in her
son in this inspirational story of one mother’s struggle to
educate her deaf, mute son and integrate him into the world (G.P.
Putnam’s Sons, $23.95).
by Rebecca Castillo ’94, production editor, Alice
Klement, word editor, and Laura Schaub, image editor.
This extensive how-to guide for anyone working for a magazine covers
all the basics, including raising funds, organizing staff, designing
a look, evaluating submissions and publishing (Columbia Scholastic
Press Association, $34.95).
The Graven Image: Representation in Babylonia and Assyria
by Zainab Bahrani, Edith Porada Associate Professor of
Art History and Archaeology. An innovative look at the art and images
of ancient Babylonia and Assyria and how they relate to their rituals,
wars, divinities and the human form (University of Pennsylvania
From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Map
by Edward Said, former University Professor (deceased).
In this collection of 46 essays that appeared between 2000–03,
Said wrote about the second intifada, President Clinton’s
“fast-food peace” and the Bush administration’s
relationship with the Christian right and large oil companies (Pantheon
Peter Kang ’05,
Carmen Jo Ponce ’08
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