[Editor’s note: The March issue erroneously listed the
title of the mystery novel about a College alumnus who murders his
former roommate. William Kronick ’55’s book is titled
The Cry of Sirens.]
Greece’s Pivotal Role in World War II and Its Importance
to the U.S. Today edited by Eugene T. Rossides ’49.
Rossides, who edited The Truman Doctrine of Aid to Greece: A
Fifty-Year Retrospective (1998), analyzes Greece’s role
in the fight against the Axis Powers and the high price it paid
to achieve independence and demo-cracy (American Hellenic Institute
Down Darkness Wide: U.S. Marshals and the Last Frontier
by James H. Chenoweth ’50. During the post Civil
War westward expansion, the frontier was patrolled by United States
marshals. While many marshals found new jobs after the frontier
closed, this book traces the lives of the men who continued for
the next 47 years as marshals in Alaska
(Publish America, $19.95).
Transforming a College: The Story of a Little-Known College’s
Strategic Climb to National Distinction by George Keller
’51. How did North Carolina’s Elon College recover
from the brink of closure to become renowned? Keller, former editor
of CCT, examines the success of Elon’s administration’s
strategic plan and offers a guide for other colleges (Johns Hopkins
University Press, $26.95).
Ordinary Heroes and American Democracy by Gerald
M. Pomper ’55. In this redefinition of a “hero”
in a democratic society, eight Americans show that “true heroes”
are individuals who, during times of national crises, courageously
do important jobs well. (Yale University Press, $30).
An Enlarging Vision:
Early Essays and Stories by Robert Emmet Long ’56
An Enlarging Vision: Early Essays and Stories
by Robert Emmet Long ’56. This collection of book
reviews from the late ’70s includes Gallagher House, Long’s
cycle of stories about an Irish-American boy’s life in an
upstate hotel that is like a house of illusion (Xlibris, $33.99
hardcover, $22.99 paper).
First Impressions: Observations on Theater and Books
by Robert Emmet Long ’56. Theater and book reviews
and essays written by Long in the late ’60s and early ’70s,
including his memoir of the Living Theatre’s Judith Malina
and Julian Beck, whom he got
to know while a College sophomore (Xlibris, $31.99 hardcover, $21.99
Ten Essential Texts
in the Philosophy of Religion: Classics and Contemporary Issues
by Steven M. Cahn ’63
Ten Essential Texts in the Philosophy of Religion: Classics
and Contemporary Issues
by Steven M. Cahn ’63. This anthology of religious
texts highlights ways in which classical philosophy is found in
religion and presents articles that discuss how modern views have
developed from religion (Oxford University Press, $45).
New York State Society of the Cincinnati: Biographies
by Francis J. Sypher Jr. ’63. This anthology contains
biographies of New York State Society members and other Continental
officers from the Revolutionary War, including genealogical details
and other historical descriptions (New York State Society of Cincinnati,
A Patent System for the 21st Century edited by
Stephen A. Merrill ’65, Richard C. Levin
and Mark B. Myers. This collection of essays describes
the patent system in terms of patent quality and litigation and
contains a section that focuses on software and biotechnology patents
(National Academic Press, $35).
in Health Systems: Market Reforms in the United Kingdom,
Sweden and the Netherlands by Michael I. Harrison ’66
Implementing Change in Health Systems: Market Reforms in
the United Kingdom, Sweden and the Netherlands by Michael
I. Harrison ’66. Harrison explores the possible outcomes
of market reforms and competition between insurers and providers
on the quality of the health systems and patient care in the United
Kingdom, Sweden and the Netherlands. (SAGE Publications, $39.95).
How Cartels Endure and How They Fail: Studies of Industrial
Collusion edited by Peter Z. Grossman ’70.
This collection of economic essays examines the behavior and impact
of cartels on world markets and includes historical and recent examples
of various cartels (Edward Elgar, $115).
Secrets Men Don’t Want Women to Know by
Will Willis Jr. ’74. Willis gives women an “inside
look” into the minds of men as he reveals secrets to happy
relationships, maintaining trust in marriage, avoiding affairs,
having kids and surviving divorce (Willis & Associates, $14.95).
If You’re Not Living on the Edge You’re Taking
Up Too Much Space: How to Get the Most Out of Your Business Career
by Will Willis Jr. ’74. In this business how-to guide,
Willis offers tips for those starting a new career, wanting
to make more money or hoping to enhance their current skills and
career (Willis & Associates, LLC, $19.95).
The Handbook of Business Valuation and Intellectual Property
Analysis edited by Robert F. Reilly ’75
and Robert P. Schweihs. This business handbook offers instruction
and analyses on business valuation, damages, transfer price and
intellectual property, helping professionals as well as beginners
make effective decisions (McGraw-Hill, $99.95).
Heal Your Knees: How to Prevent Knee Surgery and What
to Do If You Need It by Robert Klapper M.D. ’79
and Lynda Huey. Klapper, an orthopedic surgeon and water
therapy expert, shows how you can preserve the spring in your step
by familiarizing yourself with the knee’s function, available
medication, tests and rehabilitation (M. Evans and Co., $21.95).
Stroke and the Family:
A New Guide by Joel Stein M.D. ’82
Stroke and the Family: A New Guide by Joel
Stein M.D. ’82. Part of the Harvard Press Family Health
Guides, this book provides advice on coping with a family member
who has suffered a stroke. Stein describes the importance of a well-rounded
approach to physical, social and emotional care (Harvard University
Perilous Performances: Gender and Regency in Early Modern
France by Katherine Crawford ’88. This scholarly
commentary on the increasing political influences of women such
as Catherine de Medicis, Marie de Medicis, Anne of Austria and the
ill-fated Marie-Antoinette explores the rising role of female regents
in the study of the monarchy of early modern France (Harvard University
Wedding Chic: The
Savvy Bride’s Guide to Getting More While Paying Less
by Nina Willdorf ’99
Wedding Chic: The Savvy Bride’s Guide to Getting
More While Paying Less by Nina Willdorf ’99.
The author of City Chic: An Urban Girl’s Guide to Livin’
Large on Less offers advice and cost-saving tips for creating the
perfect wedding (Perigee, $14.95).
Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy by Julian
H. Franklin, Professor Emeritus of Political Philosophy. Franklin
investigates animals’ rights by expounding on his philosophy
as well as the theories of contemporary philosophers (Columbia University.
Beyond the Gray Flannel Suit: Books from the 1950s That
Made American Culture by David Castronovo ’68
GSAS, ’75 GSAS. Castronovo offers a critical assessment
of 1950s literature, showing how it shaped American culture and
continues to influence, discussing works such as On the Road by
Jack Kerouac ’44 and Howl by Allen Ginsberg ’48. He
includes the impacts of literary critics such as Lionel Trilling
’25 (Continuum, $22.95).
Laura Butchy ’04 SOA, Peter
Kang ’05, Carmen Jo Ponce ’08
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