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Amy L. Bingaman, AM'95; Lise A. Shapiro Sanders, AM'94, PhD'99; and Rebecca E. Zorach, AM'94, PhD'99 (editors), Embodied Utopias: Gender, Social Change and the Modern Metropolis (Routledge). With essays from fields including architecture and urban planning, art and art history, media and cultural studies, communications, geography, philosophy, and gender studies, Embodied Utopias continues the dialogue between cultural theory and the history and practice of architecture and urban design.

Michael R. Cunningham, AM'73, PhD'78, Unfolding Beauty: Japanese Screens from the Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland Museum of Art). A catalog of the museum's holdings of Japanese folding screens, this book contains essays on screen painting origins, artists, and techniques.

Margaret R. Olin, AB'68, AM'77, PhD'82, The Nation without Art: Examining Modern Discourses on Jewish Art (University of Nebraska Press). The discipline of art history, Olin argues, encourages the idea that Jews are not artistic. Covering the past two centuries, she describes the rise of the paradigm of the nonartistic Jew and demonstrates how theorists, critics, and artists have sought to subvert, overcome, or work within it. Case studies illustrate the relationship between Jews and the visual image.

Francis Duncan, AM'47, PhD'54, Rickover: The Struggle for Excellence (U.S. Naval Institute). Duncan traces Admiral H. G. Rickover's career in developing and applying atomic energy to naval propulsion and to the generation of electricity for civilian use. The book also covers Rickover's influence on naval policy, the source of his influence on Congress, and his fight for standards in education.

Edith R. Nash, AB'34, Practice: The Here and Now (Cross Roads Press). A collection of essays and poems, Nash's memoir addresses politics, history, family, home, and humor.

Sallie R. Wagner, AB'36, Wide Ruins: Memoirs from a Navajo Trading Post (University of New Mexico Press). Wagner's memoir recalls her days as the owner of a trading post on the Navajo Reservation in Wide Ruins, Arizona. She reflects on her interactions with both tourists and Navajo traders.

Alexander Factor, MBA'89, Analyzing Application Service Providers. Writing for entrepreneurs, managers, and service providers, Factor offers a complete analytical framework for Application Service Providers (ASP) and their customers, including customer value propositions, the economics of the ASP model, ASP service definitions and descriptions, key ASP technologies and architectures, and guidance on ASP investment decision making. He concludes with a review of the ASP "ecosystem" and the evolving impact of ASPs on provider, supplier, and customer.

David M. Levy, AM'70, PhD'79, How the Dismal Science Got Its Name: Classical Economics and the Ur-Text of Racial Politics (University of Michigan Press). Levy argues against the belief that Victorians attacked economics as "the dismal science"; instead he suggests that the bad reputation of classical economics stems from economists' egalitarian position in the politics of the abolition of slavery.

Stephen F. O'Byrne, AB'70, JD'77, and S. David Young, EVA and Value-Based Management (McGraw-Hill). The writers cover key corporate-finance, performance-measurement, and incentive-compensation issues in managing for shareholder value.

Norman B. Sigband, AB'40, AM'41, PhD'54, and Arthur H. Bell, Communications for Managers, sixth edition (South-Western). This management textbook, first published in 1993, has been translated into Chinese for M.B.A.s in China and Hong Kong.

Lynda K. Bundtzen, AM'69, PhD'72, The Other "Ariel" (University of Massachusetts Press). Noting that Sylvia Plath's selection of poems in her posthumous volume Ariel was altered after her death by her husband, Ted Hughes, Bundtzen examines Plath's original selections and argues that Plath's intended volume represented a conscious response to her disintegrating marriage and her creation of a new self.

Susan M. Griffin, AM'77, PhD'82 (editor), Henry James Goes to the Movies (University Press of Kentucky). Griffin assembles 15 James scholars to comment on the 19th-century novelist's recent popularity with film directors and to explore the impact of James on film, as well as the impact of film on James's work. The films studied include The Turn of the Screw, The Bostonians, Portrait of a Lady, Next Stop, Wonderland, Notting Hill, and The Wings of the Dove.

Guy A. Marco, AM'52, AM'55, PhD'56, Opera: A Research and Information Guide, second edition (Routledge). The new edition of Marco's guide presents 2,833 titles-over 2,000 more than the first edition-of articles about opera, covering 320 composers and operatic life in 43 countries.

Stephen J. Miller, PhD'76, Galdós Gráfico (1861-1907): orígenes, técnicas y límites del socio-mimetismo (EXC Cabildo Insular G. Canatia). Miller documents the graphic dimensions of the work of the Spanish novelist Benito Perez Galdos (1843-1920), including facsimile volumes of the original work.

Paul Streitz, MBA'71, Oxford: Son of Queen Elizabeth I (Oxford Institute Press). Streitz argues that the author known as William Shakespeare was actually Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, illegitimate son of Queen Elizabeth, and heir to the throne of England.

Jerome S. Allender, AB'56, AB'58, AM'59, PhD'62, Teacher Self: The Practice of Humanistic Education (Rowman and Littlefield). Stemming from Temple University's course The Art and Science of Teaching, Allender's book weaves together stories of students and teachers to engage the reader in thinking about the process of learning to teach.

Joanna Bossert Morsicato, AB'74, Clear Heart: Rainforest Transmissions from the Greater Universe ( Morsicato's narrative follows Joe on his journey through the Ecuadoran rainforests and the spirituality of the greater universe.

Phillip E. Jackson, PhD'81, Timeshift and Between Two Worlds (AmErica House). Two volumes of a time-travel trilogy, the first is a 25th-century murder mystery, while the second tells a story of changing the future by altering the past.

John S. O'Connor, AB'86, MAT'87, Room Full of Chairs (Deep North Press). A collection of 30 haikus by O'Connor, the book also features 12 linoleum-cut relief prints that are visual responses to the poems.

Lori A. Selke, X'92 (editor), Tough Girls and Literotica (Black Books). The first book is a collection of lesbian erotic tales, while the second is a selection of the best stories from the Web site of the same name.

Terra Ziporyn Snider, AM'81, PhD'85, Time's Fool (Xlibris). Told through journal entries of four interrelated voices from four generations, this historical novel follows a physician as he traces his origins back to a scientific breeding experiment. His search raises questions about human biology, idealism, cloning, gene therapy, genetic testing, and the prevention and treatment of AIDS.

James L. Weil, AB'50, Gregory's Last Stand and Other Lasts: Poems 1999-2000 (Kelly-Winterton Press). A collection of seven of Weil's recent poems.

John G. Wessel, AB'75, Kiss It Goodbye (Simon & Schuster). Set in Hyde Park, this crime novel follows ex-PI Harding as he confronts his girlfriend's past. The book takes him to Bond Chapel, Hutchinson Commons, the Cove, and Valois Cafeteria, among other local haunts.

Diane Jonte-Pace, AM'75, PhD'84, Speaking the Unspeakable: Religion, Misogyny, and the Uncanny Mother in Freud's Cultural Texts (University of California Press). Jonte-Pace argues that there is a "counterthesis" that interrupts and subverts Freud's Oedipal narrative, and she discusses this idea in terms of several themes: maternity, mortality, and immortality; Judaism and anti-Semitism; and mourning and melancholia.

William D. Baker, AM'48
, The LCT Story: Victory in Europe Plus the Letters of a Young Ensign (Xlibris). Baker uses the perspectives of admirals and commanders, supplemented by action reports of naval officers from the beaches, to show how Landing Craft Tanks (LCT) were crucial fighting vessels in WW II. The text also contains Baker's own letters, written while he was an LCT skipper.

Debra Bricker Balken, AM'80, Philip Guston's Poor Richard (University of Chicago Press). Examining Guston's 1971 political cartoons of Richard Nixon, Balken argues that by favoring imagery imbued with personal and political meaning over aesthetic abstraction, Guston led the renewal of figuration in U.S. painting in the 1970s.

Richard W. Unger, AM'65, A History of Brewing in Holland 900-1900: Economy, Technology and the State (Brill Academic Publishers). In his comprehensive history of Dutch brewing from the beginnings of large-scale production at the end of the first millennium through medieval expansion, a Renaissance boom, and its decline in the 17th and 18th centuries, Unger uses extensive urban and provincial government records to trace patterns of cooperation and tension between brewers and public officials.

Harold F. Schiffman, AM'66, PhD'69, A Reference Grammar of Spoken Tamil (Cambridge University Press). A guide to the spoken dialect of Tamil used in Southeast Asian plays, film, and news media, which differs radically from standard literary Tamil.

Philip A. Szanto, SB'57, AB'57, and Arthur S. Schneider, Pathology, second edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins). This preparatory review text covers general and basic pathology, major concepts of disease processes, and systematic pathology, with a survey of the principal disorders of each organ system. New features include increased emphasis on information for the USMLE review and a new chapter about laboratory statistics.

Zhiyue Bo, PhD'95, Chinese Provincial Leaders: Economic Performance and Political Mobility, 1949-1998 (M. E. Sharpe). This study presents accounts of provincial leaders and their careers, linking the leaders' political mobility to their provinces' economic performance.

Leslie Friedman Goldstein, AB'65, AM'67, Constituting Federal Sovereignty: The European Union in Comparative Context (Johns Hopkins University Press). Multilateral normative commitments enforced by suprastate courts such as the European Union have become increasingly common. Goldstein examines the formative epochs of four voluntarily federated unions to discern what aspects of a union diminish the likelihood of state resistance to centralizing authority.

Christopher J. Nadon, AB'85, AM'89, PhD'93, Xenophon's Prince: Republic and Empire in the Cyropaedia (University of California Press). Nadon argues that Xenophon's Cyropaedia is a critique of both republican and imperial politics. Xenophon, he argues, was worthy of Machiavelli's interest, admiration, and rivalry.

Ralph A. Rossum, AM'71, PhD'73, Federalism, The Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment: The Irony of Constitutional Democracy (Lexington Books). Criticizing recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have invalidated federal laws on the grounds that they violate "the original federal design" of the Constitution, Rossum argues that the 17th Amendment fundamentally altered the federal design and renders those judgments unconstitutional.

Paul B. Duff, PhD'88, Who Rides the Beast? Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse (Oxford University Press). Duff offers a new perspective on the Book of Revelation, arguing that the work was written not in response to Roman persecution as is usually supposed, but rather in response to a leadership crisis in the early Church.

Marcia Zdun Nelson, AM'77, The God of Second Chances (Sheed & Ward), and Come and Sit: A Week inside Meditation Centers (SkyLight Paths). In the first book, Nelson tells the story of 12 people who experienced faith-powered transformations in their lives. The second takes readers inside meditation centers to explore different teachings and traditions, including Christianity, Hinduism, Sufism, Buddhism (Zen, Tibetan, and Vipassana), and Judaism.

Eric J. Ziolkowski, AM'81, PhD'87, Evil Children in Religion, Literature, and Art (Palgrave). Ziolkowski examines the genesis, development, and religious significance of a literary and iconographic motif involving a gang of urchins who assault a holy person. This motif, originating in the biblical tale of Elisha's mockery (Kings 2:23-24), defies the conventional Judeo-Christian and Romantic images of the child as a symbol of innocence.

Ruth Wright Chabay, AB'70, and Bruce A. Sherwood, SM'63, PhD'67, Matter & Interactions: Electric and Magnetic Interactions (Wiley). This two-volume, calculus-based physics text emphasizes the atomic nature of matter, macro-micro connections, and models complex physical systems.

Thomas W. Christopher, SM'72, Python Programming Patterns (Prentice Hall), and with George K. Thiruvanthukal, Web Programming in Python: Techniques for Integrating Linux, Apache, and MySQL (Prentice Hall). The first book covers structured, modular, and functional programming, as well as the use of frameworks. The second is a manual for implementing Web applications and also provides applications for collaboration and Web commerce.

George Anastaplo, AB'48, JD'51, PhD'64, But Not Philosophy: Seven Introductions to Non-Western Thought (Lexington Books). In this introduction to seven major non-Western "schools," including Mesopotamian, ancient African, Hindu, Confucian, Buddhist, Islamic, and North American Indian, Anastaplo studies and explores ancient literary epics, legal codes, and religious traditions.

Johannes Fabian, AM'65, PhD'69, Anthropology with an Attitude: Critical Essays (Stanford University Press). Fabian has collected published and unpublished essays written over the past dozen years that address this discipline's questions of current concern (for example, does it still make sense to search for objectivity in ethnography?). The book also extends a critique of anthropology into the past, by examining, among others questions, the beginnings of modern ethnography in the exploration of central Africa.

Robin M. Hogarth, PhD'72, Educating Intuition (University of Chicago Press). Hogarth, formerly the Wallace W. Booth professor of behavioral science in the GSB, uses cognitive science, psychology, and personal observation to argue not only that intuition is part of our normal thought process, but also that we can educate and train our intuition.

Hope J. Lafferty, AM'89, Organizing Workspace: A to Z (Work Books International). Lafferty's book is a concise alphabetized guide to eliminating clutter and organizing.

Diana Mendley Rauner, AM'95, They Still Pick Me up When I Fall: The Role of Caring in Youth Development and Community Life (Columbia University Press). Based on her research as project director of the Youth and Caring Program at the U of C Chapin Hall Center for Children, Rauner argues that older children need models of caring behavior, and that if they do not get those models from the family, they must get them from outside sources. Rauner also offers suggestions for teachers, youth workers, and communities to improve their relationships with adolescents.

Keith Sawyer, AM'92, PhD'94, Creating Conversations: Improvisation in Everyday Discourse (Hampton Press). Sawyer draws from studies of jazz, children's play, and Chicago improvisational theater to study the collaborative and creative nature of conversation.

David E. Sutton, AB'85, AM'88, PhD'95, Remembrance of Repasts: An Anthology of Food and Memory (Berg). Sutton offers a theoretical account of the interrelationships of culture, food, and memory based on ethnographic fieldwork in Greece, exploring the power of food and how commodification and globalization affect that power.

Samuel R. Wolff, AM'76, PhD'86 (editor), Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands in Memory of Douglas L. Esse (Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and the American Schools of Oriental Research). Forty-six authors, all colleagues or students of Esse, an assistant professor at the Oriental Institute who died in 1992, contributed to this volume on the Early Bronze Age period in Israel and the surrounding regions.

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