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Donald Clay Johnson, AM'67; Agile
Hands and Creative Minds: A Bibliography of Textile Traditions
in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and
Sri Lanka (Orchid Press). Johnson's
guide to the handcrafted-textile traditions of South Asia identifies
writings in areas ranging from the history of textiles to more
specific aspects of the industry such as fiber types and decorative
techniques. Relevant museum catalogs are also listed.
Mary M. Stolberg, AB'77, and Otis Milton Smith;
Looking beyond Race: The Life of Otis Milton Smith (Great
Lakes Books). This book chronicles Smith's rise from the slums
of Memphis to become the first African American elected to a state
office after Reconstruction. He served as auditor general and
as a supreme court justice in Michigan before going on to become
the first black vice president and general counsel of General
H. Axelrod, MBA'73;
Terms of Engagement: Changing the
Way We Change Organizations (Berrett-Koehler). Axelrod outlines
an approach to management that he calls the "engagement paradigm,"
which he suggests will help businesses keep up with a globalized
Koth, AM'94, MBA'94, and Gaby Wiegran; Custom Enterprise.Com
(Financial Times Prentice Hall Publishing). Drawing on their experience
with major companies around the world, the authors cite examples
of e-commerce pioneers who have used the customization capabilities
of the Web to transform their Internet businesses into friendlier,
more customer-oriented operations.
R. Meyer, PhD'70; Hong Kong as a Global Metropolis
(Cambridge University Press). Meyer presents Hong Kong as the
pivotal meeting place of the East Asian and foreign social networks
of capital, overshadowing such Asian financial centers as Singapore
and Tokyo. The author offers an optimistic view of Hong Kong in
the 21st century, challenging those who predict its decline under
Moses, AB'75; The $100 Billion Allowance: Accessing
the Global Teen Market (John Wiley and Sons). Moses surveys
international trends in teenage consumerism, providing insight
for those marketing to this age bracket.
G. Telser, AM'53, PhD'56; Joint Ventures of Labor
and Capital (University of Michigan Press) and Classic
Futures: Lessons from the Past for the Electronic Age (Risk
Publications). The first title uses core theory to explain the
types of investors conducive to stable joint ventures. The second
work is a collection of the author's contributions on futures
markets, speculation, and hedging from 1900 to 1991, including
information on electronic trading.
McQuade, AB'81, editor; By
Herself: Women Reclaim Poetry (Graywolf Press). McQuade assembles
essays from 25 female poets-from traditionalist to experimental-who
analyze their own stance in the literary world: defining the art
of poetry, evaluating both female and male poetry, and exploring
primary themes and traditions.
G. Wraga, MAT'80, and Peter S. Hlebowitsh, editors;
Research Review for School Leaders, Volume III (Lawrence
Erlbaum). This book for educational leaders reviews research on
five issues: citizenship education, multicultural education, gifted
and talented education, classroom assessment, and scheduling.
Discovering Brides (iUniverse.com). In Chandola's autobiographical
novel, an Indian-American anthropologist struggles to find an
attractive, vegetarian bride for his American-born lawyer son.
C. Kolin, AM'67; Deep Wonder (Grey Owl Press).
Kolin reflects upon love, loss, renewal, and faith. Divided into
four parts corresponding to each of the four Gospels, the book
focuses on mystical union with God.
Wiebe, AM'66, PhD'75; Dead White Male (Online
Originals), The Church of the Comic Spirit (MightyWords),
and Benedict XVI (iUniverse). In the first novel, a middle-aged
English teacher discovers that in his previous life he was Shakespeare.
His dentist, colleagues, daughter, and wife remain skeptical.
Only his grandson maintains a childlike faith. In the second novel,
a mystery man appears on Larry King Live to announce his discovery
of the "Bear Lake Scrolls," a set of farcical, pre-Biblical stories
that make up the tenets of the novel's fictional religion. In
the third novel, a former truck driver employed as a picaresque
talk-show host uses his political savvy to capture the papacy.
Charles Woodruff, PhB'48; A Farm Where People Grow
(Xlibris Corporation). In this comic novel, life in a therapy
center for young people takes a wild turn when the CIA hides a
foreign dignitary in their midst.
Flores, AM'89, The Drama of Gender: Feminist Theater
by Women of the Americas (Peter Lang). Examining three plays,
Flores deconstructs gender roles and identities in Latin-American
literature. Analyses of linguistic, cultural, racial, and political
aspects of Latina communities invite the reader to compare the
situation of an American Latina to those of her counterparts south
of the border.
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J. Brummett, AB'73, AM'75, PhD'88; Image and Imperialism
in the Ottoman Revolutionary Press, 1908-1911 (State University
of New York Press). Taking a moment in modern Middle Eastern history-the
Ottoman Constitutional Revolution of 1908-Brummett examines the
Istanbul satirical press, using narratives and images of political,
cultural, and economic transformation to explore press history
and the nature of Ottoman-European relations at the end of the
J. Gerhardt, JD'82; The Federal Impeachment Process:
A Constitutional and Historical Analysis (University of Chicago
Press). Gerhardt examines impeachment from constitutional, historical,
and political viewpoints. He argues that impeachment is a far
more effective process than popularly supposed.
Powell, AB'66; The Triumph of Liberty (Free
Press). Powell tells the history of liberty through the biographies
of eminent people from Cicero to Milton Friedman, AM'33. In 65
chapters, he presents historical figures in varying ways, including
speech and appearance.
A. Quinn, AM'85, PhD'93'; Historical Writing during
the Age of Shah Abbas (University of Utah Press). Quinn examines
how history was recorded during the 16th-century reign of Shah
Abbas, finding that court historians adhered to specific conventions
and methodologies in their texts.
DeGrazia, AB'83, and Thomas A. Mappes, editors;
Biomedical Ethics, fifth edition (McGraw-Hill). In paperback
for the first time, 48 of 103 selections are new, covering such
topics as the practice of medicine in a multicultural society,
cloning, the role of family in medicine, and international models
of health-care delivery.
F. DiMartini, editor, AB'84, SM'85, MD'87; The Transplant
Patient: Biological, Psychiatric, and Ethical Issues in Organ
Transplantation (Cambridge University Press). This book provides
a review of the psychiatric, psychosocial, and biologic aspects
of bone marrow transplantation. The content is of use to physicians,
psychiatrists, nurses, and related professionals involved in the
care of transplant patients.
E. Skinner, AB'83;
An Introduction to Homeopathic Medicine in Primary Care
(Aspen). Skinner gives primary-care clinicians a foundation in
homeopathic medical treatment and practical guidance on how these
medicines could be incorporated into an integrative medical practice.
Science and Law
H. Patterson, AB'42, AM'43; The White House Staff:
Inside the West Wing and Beyond (Brookings Institution Press).
Patterson offers a general description of the White House staff
and its operations. He illustrates the gradual shift in power
from the cabinet department to the staff and presents an explanation
of the total budget of the modern White House.
Wilske, LLM'96; Die voelkerrectswidrige Entfuehrung
und ihre Rechtsfolgen (Duncker and Humblot). The author explores
cross-border, state-sponsored abductions; justifications under
international law; and the legal consequences of such abductions.
Silberman, AM'65, PhD'68 and Freda Hansburg;
People Smart: Developing Your Interpersonal Intelligence
(Berrett-Koehler Publishers). The authors outline eight crucial
skills for healthy relationships, introducing a four-step program
to improve interpersonal intelligence.