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Heartney, AB'76, AM'80, Movements in Modern Art:
Postmodernism (Tate Publishing). This examination of key developments
in the history of postmodern art includes discussions of Neo-expressionism,
the "anti-aesthetic" movement, the art of commodity
critique, postmodern feminism, and postmodern multiculturalism.
H. Penman, MBA'74, PhD'78, Financial Statement Analysis
and Security Valuation (McGraw-Hill/Irwin). Penman elucidates
the principles and methods of fundamental analysis from financial
statements and emphasizes earnings as the focus of valuation.
Rivera, AM'94, The Shadow of Ulysses: Public Intellectual
Exchange across the U.S.-Mexico Border (Lexington Books).
Attempting to reconnect American and Mexican intellectual experience,
Rivera explores historical as well as contemporary issues in both
AB'62, Andrew Webster, and Peter Healey, editors, Capitalizing
Knowledge: New Intersections of Industry and Academia (State
University of New York Press). Aimed at policy makers in government,
academia, and industry, this book explores commercialization of
universities around the world.
Schwille, PhD'75, and Judith Torney-Purta, AM'62, PhD'65,
editors, Civic Education
Across Countries: Twenty-Four National Case Studies from the IEA
Civic Education Project (International Association for the
Evaluation of Educational Achievement). The book's chapters, prepared
by experts in each country, analyze the expectations for 14-year-olds'
knowledge and beliefs about democracy, national identity, and
social cohesion and diversity.
Bruhns, AM'84, Warrior's Bride (Silhouette Intimate
Moments). In Bruhns's intimate-stranger fantasy, a Native-American
man adopted as a baby by a white suburban family searches for
self-identity and love.
The Danish Girl (Penguin). This first novel, now in paperback,
is loosely based on Danish painter Einar Wegener who, in 1931,
became the first man to undergo a sex-change operation. Exploring
the limits of love and marriage, the book was named a New York
Times Notable Book of 2000 and has been published in 12 foreign
Lamensdorf, AB'48, JD'52,
Gino, the Countess & Chagall (SeaScape Press). Lamensdorf
presents a glowing tribute to the world of art through the life
of a talented and charming painter who personifies a zest for
Philipson, AB'49, AM'52,
A Man in Charge and Secret Understandings (University of
Chicago Press). Reissued to commemorate Philipson's retirement
from the directorship of the University of Chicago Press, the
two novels-along with The Wallpaper Fox, reissued in May-form
a trilogy concerned with the uncertainties of personal power and
the discovery of its limits.
R. Schroder, AB'67, AM'69,
The Citadel: A Novel (Sunshine Books). The sinister innovations
imagined in this political satire are part of a terrifying landscape
that is recognizably America, and the evils depicted are those
of its citizens' own making.
AB'62, Carol Kemelgor, and Brian Uzzi, Athena Unbound:
The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology (State
University of New York Press). The authors expose the hidden barriers
confronting women at every juncture along the scientific career
Frueh, AM'71, PhD'81, Monster/Beauty: Building the
Body of Love (University of California Press). Frueh challenges
both conventional and feminist notions of beauty, shame, and the
role of the erotic in everyday life.
Dale, PhD'95, The Rule of Justice: The People of
Chicago versus Zephyr Davis (Ohio State University Press).
Zephyr Davis, a young African-American man accused of murdering
an Irish-American female co-worker in 1888 Chicago, was pursued,
captured, tried, and convicted amid public demands for swift justice.
Through a close study of the case, Dale explores the tension between
popular ideas about justice and the rule of law in industrial
The Nobel Prize: A History of Genius, Controversy, and Prestige
(Arcade Publishing). Feldman opens the jealously guarded gates
of the Nobel institution and takes readers on a tour of Alfred
Nobel's grand legacy.
P. E. Hoyt, PhB'50, AB'55,
Captive in the Congo: A Consul's Return to the Heart of Darkness
(Naval Institute Press). Taken hostage by communist-backed Congolese
rebels at the U.S. consulate he headed in Stanleyville, Hoyt provides
the first inside account of the 1964 seizure of the staff and
its 100 days of captivity.
E. Sloan, PhB'48, SB'50, SM'52, PhD'53, A Century
+ Ten of D&RGW Narrow Gauge Freight Cars, 1871 to 1981
(Robert E. Sloan). Sloan provides an illustrated account of the
110-year history of the freight car fleet of the largest narrow-gauge
railroad in North America, the Denver & Rio Grande Western.
Weinstein, AB'48, AM'50,
The Captain's Concubine: Love, Honor and Violence in Renaissance
Tuscany (Johns Hopkins University Press). Investigating trial
testimony, private letters, and family documents, Weinstein bares
the motives for a sword fight in Pistoia in 1578; examines the
attitudes of witnesses, townsmen, and officials; and analyzes
the clashing moral, religious, and legal codes brought to bear
upon the actors.
Yankin' and Liftin' Their Whole Lives: A Mississippi Commercial
Fisherman (Shawnee Books). Yonker uses narrative, monologues,
and 70 of his black-and-white photographs to examine the life
and culture of what is perhaps the last generation to make a living
as commercial fishermen on the Mississippi River.
A. Carnes and S. Jay Olshansky, AM'82, PhD'84, The
Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging (W.
W. Norton & Company). In this account of the real science
of aging aimed at helping readers make informed health decisions,
the authors distinguish science from media hype and offer an optimistic
vision of aging and health in the 21st century.
M. Katz, AB'52, Heart Failure: Pathophysiology,
Molecular Biology, and Clinical Management and Physiology of the
Heart (Lippincott/Williams & Wilkins). Intended to help
health-care providers and research scientists navigate among the
many mechanisms that operate in heart failure, the first text
relates medical material to the clinical management of the patient.
The second text, written for students and health-care providers
and first published in 1977, reviews the molecular biology, biochemistry,
and physiology of the heart and describes the role of these basic
sciences in clinical cardiology.
J. Scott, MD'81, Lung Cancer: A Guide to Diagnosis
and Treatment (Addicus Books). Written for patient and caregiver,
this guide covers the basics of lung cancer and its management.
Science and Law
Gronke, AB'82, The Electorate,
the Campaign, and the Office: A Unified Approach to Senate and
House Elections (University of
Michigan Press). Gronke's analysis compares electoral contexts,
campaigns, and voter decision making in House and Senate elections.
F. Hamilton, AB'50,
Marxism, Revisionism, and Leninism: Explication,
Assessment, and Commentary (Praeger
Publishers). Hamilton provides an interdisciplinary explication
and assessment of the three theories, delineating the major propositions
C. Martin, JD'78,
A Lawyer Briefs the Big Questions (Bristol House). Martin
examines the relationship between faith and reason using legal
briefs and other devices of the adversarial legal system.
R. Brandell, PhD'82, Of Mice and Metaphors: Therapeutic
Storytelling with Children (Basic Books). The author introduces
a variety of clinical strategies that allow therapists to incorporate
a child's own creative narratives into the process of therapeutic
recovery. Detailed case histories, representing a range of emotional
disorders, are presented to demonstrate how the technique of reciprocal
storytelling may be used to therapeutic advantage.
Holland, PhD'86, The Divine Irony (Susquhanna
University Press). Focusing on Greek and Biblical texts, Holland
describes how irony is produced when an author or narrator assumes
a divine, omniscient perspective on human events.
G. Locke, DB'59,
Learning from History (Greenwood Press). This collection
of essays examines aspects of both African-American and Jewish
experiences in the context of the Holocaust.
E. Reynolds, JD'61,
Clerics in the Early Middle Ages: Hierarchy and Image (Ashgate
Books). In this collection of eight essays, the author explains
how the hierarchical arrangement of the clerical orders is reflected
in their depiction in early medieval manuscripts.
J. Tomasino, PhD'95, Written Upon the Heart: The
10 Commandments for Today's Christian (Kregel Publications).
This practical treatment of the Decalogue deals with some difficult
questions about the laws, and applies them to the lives of contemporary
men and women.
Westerman, SM'49, Systems Engineering Principles
and Practice (Artech House). The text provides descriptions
of, and approaches to, all phases of systems engineering, with
detailed case examples drawn from the author's own 40-plus years
Brundage, AB'81, Where These Memories Grow: History,
Memory, and Southern Identity (University of North Carolina
Press). Presenting new perspectives on how Southerners across
two centuries, from Texas to North Carolina, have interpreted
their past, this collection of essays works to deepen understanding
of the continuing significance of history and memory for Southern
M. Rosenfeld, AM'56, PhD'62,
and Bruno Tardieu, Artisans of Democracy: How Ordinary People,
Families in Extreme Poverty, and Social Institutions Become Allies
to Overcome Social Exclusion (University Press of America).
The book's 12 case studies show how the very poor, ordinary citizens,
and institutions (schools, government, media, courts, churches,
universities, public utilities, unions, small businesses) succeeded
in creating alliances. The authors present new ways to think and
act toward overcoming poverty at the private or public local,
national, or international levels.
Shirk, AM'75, J. Lawrence Aber, and Neil Bennett, Lives
on the Line: American Families and the Struggle to Make Ends Meet
(Westview Press). The authors meld demographic analysis with personal
profiles of ten families to create a vivid portrait of what life
is like for more than 13 million American children growing up
below the poverty line.
A. Taylor, AM'66, PhD'72, Diana, Self-Interest,
and British National Identity (Praeger Publishers). Seeking
an explanation for Britons' affinity for the late Princess of
Wales, Taylor argues that, during Diana's brief time in the world
spotlight, Britain underwent a change in values and a shift in
national identity from a system based almost exclusively on household
and family values to one more accepting of individual autonomy
and Margaret S. Archer, editors, Rational Choice Theory: Resisting
Colonization (Routledge). Grounded in discussion of a wide
range of social issues, including race, marriage, health, and
education, this critique focuses on assumptions that are the bedrock
of rational choice.
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