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ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Linnea S. Dietrich and Edna C. Southard, AM'73, Marking Time / Making Memory (Miami University Art Museum). In this exhibit catalog, the authors consider how artworks explore the themes of memory and time and ask how modern spectators reflect on the artistic relationship among the past, present, and future.

BIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS
Roger Axford, AM'49, PhD'61, A Peace of My Mind: The Unrepentant Peacenik (Enlightenment Press). In this autobiography Axford reflects on his activist work while addressing a range of social topics, from education and racism to aging and art.

Donald E. Osterbrock, PhB'48, SB'48, SM'49, PhD'52, Walter Baade: A Life in Astrophysics (Princeton University Press). Osterbrock traces the story of Baade, a German astronomer and an "enemy alien" during WW II. While working in a California observatory, Baade pioneered the new fields of stellar and galactic evolution.

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Alexander Factor, MBA'89, Analyzing Application Service Providers (Prentice Hall). The author outlines how to seek successful application service providers, or individuals who help businesses to economize by improving technology.

CRITICISM
Paul Gilmore, AM'92, PhD'97, The Genuine Article (Duke University Press). Examining literary and mass culture in the antebellum United States, Gilmore studies how racialized figures, such as characters in Native American melodramas, embodied masculinity and how literary culture responded to such figures.

Michael Sells, AM'77, PhD'82; Maria Rosa Menocal; and Ray Scheindlin, editors, The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature: The Literature of al-Andalus (Cambridge University Press). In these essays on Iberian literary genres, themes, and personages between the eighth and the 13th centuries, special attention is paid to the "convivencia" among writers of differing religious, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds.

EDUCATION
Emil J. Haller, PhD'66, and Paul M. Kleine, Using Educational Research: A School Administrator's Guide (Addison Wesley Longman). Haller explains to practicing and prospective school administrators how to analyze and apply the results of research on common educational problems, such as high dropout rates.

Barbara E. Lovitts, AB'81, Leaving the Ivory Tower: The Causes and Consequences of Departure from Doctoral Study (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers). Analyzing the causes of high attrition rates in graduate schools, Lovitts looks at the social structure and cultural organization of doctoral education.

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Robert W. Nordan, PhD'68, The Secret Road (Holiday House). A young Southern girl helps a slave escape through the Underground Railroad.

FICTION AND POETRY
Marie Borroff, PhB'43, AM'46, translator, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (W. W. Norton) and Patience, Pearl: Verse Translations (W. W. Norton). Borroff translates from late Middle English both Sir Gawain, a suspenseful Arthurian romance, and Pearl, an elegiac poem informed by Christian symbolism.

Debra Lee Brown, MBA'89, Ice Maiden (Harlequin). A shipwrecked Scotsman weds a Viking woman who guarantees him a passage home-if he will convince her estranged father to relinquish her inheritance.

Robert W. Nordan, PhD'68, Dead and Breakfast (Five Star Press). In this fourth book of the Mavis Lashley mystery series, a frantic call from an old friend leads to a sinister death and puts Mavis in danger.

Sherwin A. Waldman, AB'73, MD'77, I Thought My Father Was God and Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project (Henry Holt & Company). Waldman contributes a piece to this collection of 180 biographical stories from men and women of all backgrounds as a part of NPR's National Story Project, an archive of true stories by Americans.

GENDER STUDIES
Piya Chatterjee, AM'90, PhD'95
, A Time for Tea (Duke University Press). In this ethnographic and historical critique, Chatterjee examines the exploitation of female laborers on an Indian tea plantation and considers the effects of colonization, past and present.

Stanlie M. James and Claire C. Robertson, AM'68, editors, Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood (University of Illinois Press). Contributors to this essay collection critique mistaken Western perceptions of female genital cutting (FGC), while suggesting methods to eradicate the most harmful FGC practices.

HISTORY/CURRENT EVENTS
Elizabeth Dale, PhD'95, Debating and Creating Authority (Dartmouth Publishing). Focusing on the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Dale traces the shift in constitutional order from theocracy to oligarchy.

Michael D. Gambone, AM'89, PhD'93, Capturing the Revolution: The United States, Central America, and Nicaragua, 1961-1972 (Greenwood Press). Gambone studies the causes of and the efforts to quell the 1960s anti-colonialist revolutions in Central America.

Max Grinnell, AB'98, Hyde Park, Illinois (Arcadia Publishing). In this photographic history Grinnell follows the University's neighborhood from its origins through the creation of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Urban Renewal project in the mid-1950s.

POLITICAL SCIENCE AND LAW
Jeffrey A. Barash, AM'73, PhD'82, and Shlomo Ben-Ami, Quel Avenir pour Israel? Entretiens avec Yves-Charles Zarka, Jeffrey Andrew Barash, Elhanan Yakira (Presses Universitaires de France). In this French collection of interviews, three scholars from different ethnic backgrounds talk with Shlomo Ben-Ami, former foreign minister of Israel and chief negotiator with Yasser Arafat and Bill Clinton, about Israel's role in the Middle East conflict.

Laurence M. Deutsch, JD'87, Medical Records for Attorneys (American Law Institute of the American Bar Association). Deutsch's treatise helps attorneys navigate U.S. medical systems, interpret medical documents, and understand medical culture.

Peter Dreier, AM'73, PhD'77; John Mollenkopf; and Todd Swanstrom, Place Matters: Metropolitics for the 21st Century (University Press of Kansas). The authors argue that political means can resolve the problems of urban poverty and suburban sprawl, but only if policy makers understand the importance of the places where Americans live.

Jeffrey A. Parness, JD'74, Federal and State Civil Procedure Handbook, second edition, and Civil Procedure for Federal and State Courts (Anderson Publishing). This second edition of Parness's Handbook covers existing rules and statutes with an emphasis on comparative civil procedure law. A course book for law students, Civil Procedure examines practice problems, adjudicatory forums, civil claim settlements, and informal discovery in federal and state courts.

PSYCHIATRY/PSYCHOLOGY
Norman H. Anderson, SB'46, SM'49, Empirical Direction in Design and Analysis (Erlbaum). A text for graduate students in psychology, Anderson's book emphasizes critical concepts and empirical considerations for applying statistical method to experimental analysis.

Thomas Sowell, PhD'68, The Einstein Syndrome: Bright Children Who Talk Late (Basic Books). Tracing research on highly intelligent young children who begin to speak late, Sowell outlines the behavioral and psychological patterns of children with this condition, which affected the physicist Albert Einstein and Sowell's son.

Dorothy Stock Whitaker, PhB'44, AM'48, PhD'52, Using Groups to Help People, second edition (Brunner-Routledge). Addressing an audience of practitioners, teachers, and theorists, Whitaker's new edition provides up-to-date practical guidelines for anticipating and solving problems in group work.

RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY
Stewart W. Herman, PhD'88, editor, Spiritual Goods: Religious Traditions and Business Practice (Society for Business Ethics: Philosophy Documentation Center). Written by scholars of religious ethics and management, this collection of essays focuses on how business practices overlap with established religion and moral reasoning.

Michael Richter, AB'85, Biblical Principles for Covenantal Prophets (iUniverse.com). In this guidebook, Richter discusses the lives of Biblical prophets and extracts practical principles for ministry leaders and other religious citizens.

William Andrew Volk, AM'57, Cosmos et Veritas (Vantage Press). Examining humanity through the history of science, Volk argues that humans have failed to incorporate their knowledge of Earth's remoteness in the universe into their beliefs and behaviors.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Michael Boylan, AM'76, PhD'79, and Kevin Brown, Genetic Engineering: Science and Ethics on the New Frontier (Prentice Hall). Cowritten by a philosopher and a scientist, this course book introduces college students to ethical issues of genetic engineering.

David G. Frodin, SB'63, Guide to Standard Floras of the World, second edition (Cambridge University Press). Organized by geographical region, this updated, selective bibliography includes principal floras and vascular plants.

Kant Y. Lin, Roy C. Ogle, and John A. Jane Sr., AB'51, MD'56, PhD'67, Craniofacial Surgery: Science and Surgical Technique (W. B. Saunders Company). While covering surgical techniques, this book uses biological and surgical principles to explain craniofacial deformity on genetic, macroscopic, and microscopic levels.

Ralph W. Kuncl, PhD'75, MD'77, Motor Neuron Disease (W. B. Saunders). Exploring current knowledge of Lou Gehrig's disease and other motor neuron diseases, Kuncl analyzes the diseases' cellular and molecular mechanisms.

Bruce A. Shuman, AB'63, AM'65, Issues for Libraries and Information Science (Libraries Unlimited Inc.). Examining the shifting relationships between libraries and the Internet, Shuman asks whether the new liaisons are cooperative, collaborative, or competitive.

David L. Wilson, PhD'69, and Zack Bowen, Science and Literature: Bridging the Two Cultures (University Press of Florida). A dialogue between a scientist and a humanist, this book explores common ground and disagreements on issues that affect both disciplines.

SOCIAL SCIENCES
Jeffrey D. Anderson, AM'81, PhD'94, The Four Hills of Life: Northern Arapaho Knowledge of Life Movement (University of Nebraska Press). In this study of the isolated Arapaho tribe, Anderson focuses on how life-transition ceremonies mold time and experience and build cultural knowledge.

Richard Feinberg, AM'71, PhD'74, and Martin Ottenheimer, editors, The Cultural Analysis of Kinship: The Legacy of David M. Schneider (University of Illinois Press). In this compilation of critical essays, scholars analyze anthropologist David Schneider's idea that kinship does not exist in any culture, including the context of cultural relativism.

Nancy Foner, AM'68, PhD'71, editor, Islands in the City: West Indian Migration to New York (University of California Press). This interdisciplinary collection of essays examines the socioeconomic issues, specifically racial stereotyping, that face West Indian migrants to New York City.

John M. Fritz, AB'62, AM'68, PhD'74; George Michell, editors, New Light on Hampi (Marg Publications). In this compilation, anthropologists, archaeologists, art historians, and historians report new understandings of Vijayanagara, the former South Indian imperial colony.

Christopher Clague and Shoshana A. Grossbard-Shechtman, AM'75, PhD'78, editors, On the Expansion of Economics (M. E. Sharpe). With contributions from economists worldwide, this compilation focuses on the overlap between economics and related fields, such as political science and sociology.

Erin McKean, AB'93, AM'93, editor, Verbatim: From the Bawdy to the Sublime, the Best Writing on Language for Word Lovers, Grammar Mavens, and Armchair Linguists (Harvest Books). This collection of the best essays from the magazine Verbatim: The Language Quarterly includes a wide range of essays on popular linguistics, dictionaries, English etymology and usage, and slang and obscenity.




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