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R. Cunningham, AM'73, PhD'78, Miyajima Shin'ichi, and Yamashita
Yuji, Ink Paintings and Ash-Glazed Ceramics: Medieval
Calligraphy, Painting, and Ceramic Art from Japan and Korea
(Cleveland Museum of Art). Published in conjunction with an exhibit
of the same title, this book includes essays on and photos of
15th- and 16th-century Japanese and Korean ink paintings in hanging
Armbruster, AM'71, PhD'78, translator, The Rainbow
Palace (Bantam Books). Translated from French, the memoirs
of Tenzin Choedrak, the Dalai Lama's personal physician, describe
Choedrak's years as a child monk, his progress as a student doctor,
and his selection as the Dalai Lama's physician. After being imprisoned
for 21 years by the Chinese government, Choedrak returned to his
duties and began rebuilding the Tibetan medical school, Men-Tsee-Khang.
Kotler, AM'53, Kotler on Marketing: How to Create,
Win, and Dominate Markets (The Free Press); with Neil Kotler,
Museum Strategy and Marketing (Jossey-Bass); with Joanne
Scheff, Standing Room Only: Strategies for Marketing the Performing
Arts (Harvard Business School Press); and, with Christer Asplund,
Irving Rein, and Donald Haider, Marketing Places Europe: How
to Attract Investments, Industries, Residents, and Visitors to
Cities, Communities, Regions, and Nations in Europe (Financial
Times/Prentice-Hall). The first book details Kotler's thinking
on how companies can target and win core markets and sustain their
growth by moving into adjacent markets. In the second, the Kotlers
propose a market- and customer-driven view of museum strategy
and management, arguing that museums are in the experience business
and must become adept at designing enriching experiences for members,
donors, and visitors. The third describes strategies to help performing-arts
organizations attract audiences and funds. The last adapts an
earlier book, Marketing Places, to Europe.
Filip Palda, PhD'89,
Tax Evasion and Firm Survival in Competitive Markets (Edward
Elgar Ltd.). Palda argues that when inefficient, tax-evading companies
displace efficient, tax-paying firms, society faces "survival
of the wiliest." The author models "displacement deadweight
loss" and shows how it pervades regulations, politics, and
Stork, MBA'71, and James P. Morgan,
Benchmarking: In Theory and Practice (Purchasing Magazine).
This book shares lessons about supply-chain management and benchmarking,
and offers advice to those interested in accelerating their organization's
Susanna Greer Fein,
AB'73, editor, Studies in the Harley Manuscript:
The Scribes, Contents, and Social Contexts of British Library
MS Harley 2253 (Medieval Institute). These 15 essays by an
international group of scholars offer in-depth studies of a document
that is key to understanding pre-Chaucerian Middle English verse.
K. Lewalski, AM'51, PhD'56,
The Life of John Milton: A Critical Biography (Blackwell
Publishers). Lewalski analyzes Milton's prose and poetry and the
development of his ideas and his art. She shows how Milton, even
as a young poet, constructed himself as a new kind of author,
commanding astonishing resources of learning and artistry to develop
a radical politics, reformist poetics, and an inherently revolutionary
Nicholls, AM'89, PhD'95,
Conjuring the Folk: Forms of Modernity in African America
(University of Michigan Press). Addressing the relationship between
metropolitan artistic culture and its popular referents during
the Harlem Renaissance, Nicholls examines works by Jean Toomer,
Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, George Wylie Henderson, and
Richard Wright. Studying how "folk" is shaped by the
form's ideology, he argues that Harlem Renaissance writers made
competing claims about the vitality of African-American folk.
Myles I. Friedman,
AM'57, PhD'59, Ensuring Student Success (The
Institute for Evidence-Based Decision Making in Education). Based
on more than 2,500 studies, this book assesses key factors in
student achievement, including teaching techniques, school violence,
preschool education, student potential, class size, and ability
Greer Fein, AB'73, editor, Moral Love Songs and
Laments (Medieval Institute). Edited from manuscripts written
circa 1250-1450, the seven Middle English song lyrics in this
book illustrate the medieval English tradition of poems aesthetically
shaped to literalize content and aid religious meditation.
The Abacus of Years (David R. Godine). Grosholz's fourth book
of poetry contains several works influenced by her undergraduate
education at Chicago, including classes with such professors as
Saunders McLane, Janel Mueller, James Redfield, Joseph Schwab,
Herman Sinaiko, and Karl Weintraub.
The Third Chair (Lendtroninc). Nortell's first novel tells
three different stories that also provide a critical analysis
of contemporary American civilization and the failure of traditional
professions to display ethical leadership for society.
Sheldon Lee Gosline,
AM'93, Archaeogender: Studies in Gender's Material
Culture (Shangri-La Publications). This book studies in detail
the material-culture record of many ancient societies, including
the Yoruba, Natufian, Egyptian, and Chinese, to reveal how society
Bensel, AB'71, The Political Economy of American
Industrialization, 1877-1900 (Cambridge University Press).
Bensel synthesizes political and economic interpretations of industrialization,
stressing the Republican Party's role as a developmental agent
in national politics; the primacy of the three great developmental
policies (the gold standard, the protective tariff, and the national
market) in state and local politics; and the impact of uneven
regional development on the construction of national political
coalitions in Congress and in presidential elections.
D. Le Sueur, AM'90, PhD'96,
Uncivil War: Intellectuals and Identity Politics During the
Decolonization of Algeria (University of Pennsylvania Press).
Le Sueur combines anthropology, history, critical theory, and
postcolonial studies to examine intellectuals' reaction to the
French-Algerian War, looking at key figures such as Albert Camus,
Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Pierre Bourdieu.
R. Lewis, PhD'95,
Omaha Beach: A Flawed Victory (University of North Carolina
Press). Lewis traces the development of the doctrine behind the
plan for the invasion of Normandy to explain why the battles for
the beaches were fought as they were. He argues that responsibility
for the devastating casualties suffered by the Allied forces at
Omaha Beach lay with British and American military leaders, not
tactical leaders at the battle site.
Jason Thompson, PhD'87,
editor, Description of Egypt: Notes and Views on Egypt and
Nubia Made during the Years 1825-1828 (American University
in Cairo Press). Thompson discovered this unpublished manuscript,
the first book-length work by 19th-century British orientalist
Edward William Lane, in the British Library. Lane describes his
first voyage to Egypt, which provided the basis for his later
Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians and the Arabic-English
Sheldon Lee Gosline,
AM'93, Writing Late Egyptian Hieratic: A Beginner's
Primer (Eisenbrauns) and Hieratic Paleography 1: Introductory
Late Egyptian (Shangri-La Publications). The first book uses
the Tale of the Doomed Prince to provide a self-guided introductory
course in Egyptian cursive writing. The second book-the first
volume in a new paleography series-is accompanied by a font set
Science and Law
Forrest Martin, AM'84, Challenging Human-Rights
Violations: Using International Law in U.S. Courts (Transnational
Publishers, Inc.). Martin shows how to use international human-rights
and humanitarian law in U.S. courts to challenge human-rights
violations inside and outside the United States.
Pope, AB'55, AB'58, AM'62,
The Search for Freedom (Ohio State University Press). With
the aim of developing a theory of freedom, Pope analyzes historical
case studies of France and the United States by Alexis de Tocqueville,
as well as modern examples of an American labor union, a large
Japanese corporation, and Sweden's welfare state. He argues that
a successful search for freedom rests in establishing strong communities,
decentralized power, and authority based on a fair exchange between
a government and its people.
M. Tripp, AB'83, AM'85,
Women & Politics in Uganda (University of Wisconsin
Press; James Currey and Fountain Press). Tripp explains how the
women's movement in Uganda made an unexpectedly swift entrance
onto the country's political scene shortly after Yoweri Museveni's
National Resistance Movement took over in 1986. The author argues
that, unlike many African countries where significant sections
of the women's movement remained under the thumb of the dominant
party or regime, Uganda's women's movement gained momentum from
its relative autonomy.
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.
Ariel, AM'82, PhD'86, Evangelizing the Chosen People:
Missions to the Jews in America, 1880-2000 (University of
North Carolina Press). Ariel offers a comprehensive history of
Protestant evangelization of Jews in America, based on research
in missionary archives as well as Jewish writings. He analyzes
the theology and activities of the missions and the converts and
describes the Jewish community's reactions.
B. Genung, AM'40, DB'41,
A Street Called Love (Hope Publishing House). In a history
of All Peoples Christian Church and Community Center in Los Angeles,
its founder begins with its establishment in the 1940s and includes
material by other members of the church.
F. Meyer, AM'69, PhD'73,
Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C.
(University of California Press). Meyer discusses the mythic and
symbolic sources that have influenced the urban structure, architecture,
and memorials of the ceremonial core of the nation's capital city.
C. Yu, PhD'59,
translator, History of Chinese Daoism, Vol.1 (University
Press of America). The first volume in Yu's English translation
of the four-volume work Zhongguo daojiao shi covers Daoism's predecessors,
the founding of Daoism in the Late Han Dynasty, and the growth
of Daoism in the period of political disunion from 420 to 581.
W. Christopher, SM'72, and George K. Thiruvathukal,
High-Performance Java Platform Computing: Multithreaded and
Networked Programming (Prentice Hall PTR). Written for computer
programmers, this book presents the Java thread package and the
principles of concurrency, explains a class library for shared-memory
parallel computing, and introduces distributed-memory techniques.
L. Hardina, AM'82, editor, Innovative Approaches
for Teaching Community Organization Skills in the Classroom
(Haworth). This collection of articles identifies skills required
for community organization: multicultural organization, ethical
decision making, leadership development, the strategic use of
political tactics, and the application of computer technology.
It also describes classroom techniques that help develop these
Helm, PhB'44, AM'50, PhD'58,
The People of Denedeh: Ethnohistory of the Indians of Canada's
Northwest Territories (University of Iowa Press, McGill-Queen's
University Press). The volume draws together the results of Helm's
50 years of research on the culture, society, and history of the
Dene, the Athapaskan-speaking Indians of the Mackenzie region
of Canada's western subarctic. The book includes previously published
essays, unpublished ethnological field notes, archival documentation,
supplementary essays and notes from collaborators, and narratives
by the Dene themselves.
R. Josephson, AM'82,
The LDS Worldview: A New Interpretation of Christianity
(University Press of America). Examining the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints from a social-sciences perspective, Josephson
argues that the LDS is neither a Protestant church nor a completely
new religion, but rather an interpretation of Christianity that
critiques both capitalism and earlier forms of Christianity.
McEntee de la Peña McCook, AM'74,
A Place at the Table: Participating in Community Building
(ALA Editions). McCook challenges librarians everywhere to get
involved in community planning and development. Using real-life
examples, she demonstrates how to build a grassroots campaign,
form partnerships, become involved in the early stages of policy
making, and promote a library's assets.
Libin Meltzer, AB'43, AM'59,
Yiddish Wisdom for Parents (Chronicle Books). Meltzer has
translated and transliterated Yiddish proverbs-filled with humor,
common sense, and advice-about the joys and trials of parenthood.
Rubin, AB'73, and Nan L. Maxwell, High School Career
Academies: A Pathway to Educational Reform in Urban School Districts?
(W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research). The authors
examine one "school-to-work strategy"-the career academy-and
its potential to improve educational and work outcomes for inner-city
A. Velasquez, AM'88, PhD'94,
contributing editor, Nature, Woman, and the Art of Politics
(Rowman and Littlefield Publishers). The essays examine conceptions
of nature and their relation to the feminine, exploring the "arts"
or "artifices" by which those understandings inform
political life and discussing selections from the Bible, classical
Greece and Rome, modernity, and contemporary writers.
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