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S. Becker, AM'53, PhD'55, and Kevin M. Murphy, PhD'86,
Social Economics: Market Behavior in a Social Environment (Harvard
University Press). The authors include the social environment-along
with standard goods and services-in their utility functions. These
extended utility functions provide a way of analyzing how changes
in the social environment affect people's choices and behaviors.
Keynes: A Critical Life (Greenwood Press). Both a personal
biography and a concise study of Keynes's works, this book makes
pointed reference to the connection between man and product.
88 Great MBA Application Tips and Strategies to Get You into
a Top Business School (Pearson Education Asia). The author
gives prospective M.B.A. candidates, particularly those applying
to leading business schools, a detailed manual for success.
M. Shortell, MBA'71, PhD'72, and associates, Remaking
Health Care in America: The Evolution of Organized Delivery Systems
(Jossey-Bass). Shortell and colleagues continue their research
on ten of America's leading health-care systems.
Lorin W. Anderson,
PhD'73, David R. Krathwohl, SB'43, AM'47, PhD'53 (editors),
A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of
Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (Longman). By providing
a common language for interpreting the meaning of educational
objectives, this collection offers a framework that can help unravel
the myriad of today's state standards. Peter
W. Airasian, AM'67, PhD'69, contributed an essay.
and Cynthia Klein, The Dyslexic Adult in a Non-Dyslexic World
(Whurr Publishers, Ltd.). Morgan and Klein offer a comprehensive
look at the world of dyslexic adults based on their personal experiences
Shapiro, AB'47, AM'53, PhD'65,
Leadership for Constructivist Schools (Scarecrow Press). This
book explains the Constructivist model of education, which attempts
to meet individual and group needs by decentralizing authority
and returning decision making to individual teachers and learning
Andino Lopez, AM'67, Actos de Misterio ("Acts
of Mystery") (Madrid: Caliobe Press). Published in Spanish,
this novel depicts a crime that takes place in an opera company.
A. Puzzo, AB'40, AM'45, PhD'56,
Apple Pie and Bourbon Whiskey (Randatamp Press) and The
Temptation of Adam and Other Stories (Randatamp Press). The
first is a novel set mainly in Chicago during the thirties and
forties, while the stories in the collection range in time and
location from ancient Greece to Cuba on the eve of Castro's triumph.
AB'62, Carol Kemelgor, and Brian Uzzi, Athena Unbound:
The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology (Cambridge
University Press). The authors expose the hidden barriers confronting
women at every juncture along the scientific career path. (This
corrects information published in the April/01 issue.-Ed.)
C. Savin-Williams, AM'73, AM'75, PhD'77,
"Mom, Dad. I'm Gay": How Families Negotiate Coming
Out (American Psychological Association Press). Drawing on
more than 150 interviews with teens and existing developmental
research, Savin-Williams illustrates the wide range of family
reactions to a child's same-sex attractions and discusses the
factors that determine how parents come to terms with the disclosure
Bucholz, AM'65, PhD'72, Moltke and the German Wars,
1864-1871 (London: Macmillan; New York: St. Martin's Press).
The Prussian Army invented modern war processes and Helmuth von
Moltke (1800-1891) was the first modern war planner. This book
analyzes how he developed a new system using well-trained, interchangeable
officers and how that system was put to use in the three wars
of German unification.
W. McBride, PhD'78,
Images, Icons, and the Irish Nationalist Imagination (Dublin:
Four Courts Press). This collection of essays examines the symbolic
representation of 19th- and 20th-century Irish nationalism in
words, images, and public sculpture.
A. Patinkin, AB'53, AM'56,
The Second City: Backstage at the World's Greatest Comedy Theater
(Sourcebooks). Patinkin presents a cultural history of The Second
City, starting place for such performers as Alan Arkin, Bill Murray,
Robert Klein, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Martin Short, John Candy,
and many others. The book includes two compact discs of never
before-released material taped live at Second City between 1959
Ziff, AM'50, PhD'55,
Return Passages: Great American Travel Writing, 1780-1910
(Yale University Press). Ziff traces the literary history of distinctively
American travel writing through the stories of five great representatives
of the genre, from John Ledyard to Mark Twain and Henry James.
Younker, AB'63, Yankin' and Liftin' Their Whole
Lives: A Mississippi River Commercial Fisherman (Shawnee Books).
Younker 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. (This corrects information published
in the April/01 issue.-Ed.)
Marc L. Greenberg,
AM'84, A Historical Phonology of the Slovene Language
(Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag C. Winter). Greenberg provides
the first synthetic and comprehensive account of the historical
phonology of Slovene from the time of the arrival of Slavs in
the Alpine and Balkan regions (ca. the seventh century A.D.) to
the present day.
A. Groisman, PhD'86 (editor), Principles of Bacterial
Pathogenesis (Academic Press). This book describes the set
of principles that govern the molecular level of infectious diseases.
R. Keen, AB'81,
and Philip B. Dobrin (editors), Development of Aneurysms
(Landes Bioscience). In this comprehensive account of the biology
of aneurysms, the focus is on the formation and development of
abnormally dilated blood vessels.
Science and Law
S. Jansson, AM'67, PhD'75, The Sixteen-Trillion-Dollar
Mistake: How the U.S. Bungled its National Priorities from the
New Deal to the Present (Columbia University Press). Jansson's
ethical critique is the first book to examine recent American
history from a budgetary perspective, focusing on issues of government
spending and national priorities from 1932 to the present.
A. Velasquez, AM'88, PhD'94, editor, Nature, Woman
and the Art of Politics (Rowman and Littlefield). The collection
brings together original essays exploring the various conceptions
of nature, woman, and the political art.
T. Brandes, PhD'81, Stepfamily Life Can Be Hell
but It Doesn't Have to Be! 7 Steps to Recreating Family (Segue
Books). Brandes outlines methods by which couples can build new
families while preserving and enriching their own relationship.
Farris, AM'67, AM'72, PhD'74,
Type Tales: Understanding and Celebrating Diversity through
Type (Center for the Applications of Psychological Type).
The ideas of Jungian personality-type psychology are explored
through four illustrated stories to be read to children. Farris
includes commentary for parents, teachers, and counselors.
Q. Ford, AM'67, PhD'70, The Parables of Jesus: Recovering
the Art of Listening (Fortress Press). Discussing seven of
the longer narrative parables attributed to the historical Jesus,
Ford uses perspectives derived from applied psychoanalytic psychotherapy
to show readers how to move beyond misunderstandings to collaboration.
Bodanis, AB'77, E=mc2: A Biography of the World's
Most Famous Equation (Walker & Co.). It's a well-known
equation, yet who but physicists really understand E =mc2? Bodanis
provides an entertaining story about Einstein's 1905 formulation
of the equation, its insightful linkage of energy with mass, and
its association ever after with relativity and nuclear energy.
L. Holloway, SM'49, PhD'50, Rine's Universal Rules
for Man, Money, and Molecules (Vantage Press). Beginning with
molecules, Holloway uses knowledge gleaned from science to explore
economics, spirituality, and more.
Keith Axel, AM'94, PhD'98, The Nation's Tortured
Body: Violence, Representation, and the Formation of a Sikh "Diaspora"
(Duke University Press). Axel examines the transnational fight
for Khalistan-an independent Sikh homeland-between 1849 and 1998
and argues that, rather than the homeland creating the diaspora,
the diaspora has created particular kinds of places: homelands.
Dreier, AM'73, PhD'77, Marta López-Garza, J.
Eugene Grigsby III, and Manuel Pastor Jr., Regions That Work:
How Cities and Suburbs Can Grow Together (University of Minnesota
Press). The book argues that metropolitan areas must reduce poverty
and sustain economic prosperity and that low-income individuals
and the community organizations working on their behalf must make
regional as well as local connections if they are to be truly
effective in reducing poverty.
D. Kenny, AB'84,
Daughters of Suburbia: Growing Up White, Middle Class, and Female
(Rutgers University Press). Part ethnography, part cultural study,
part memoir, this book focuses on the lives of teenage girls from
a Long Island, NY, middle school.
J. McCauley, AM'74, PhD'81,
Assessment of Language Disorders in Children (Lawrence
Erlbaum Associates). McCauley describes the characteristics of
four major language problems in children: specific language impairment,
hearing loss, mental retardation, and autistic spectrum disorder.
Specific measurement strategies are discussed as they relate to
screening and identification, describing a child's language, and
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