ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Arthur L. Knight III, AB’83,
AM’85, PhD’98, Disintegrating the
Musical: Black Performance and American Musical Film
(Duke University Press). Knight studies musical representations
of African Americans on film—from blackface to jazz
shorts—focusing on America’s classic sound era.
John K. Alexander, AM’65, PhD’73, Samuel
Adams: America’s Revolutionary Politician (Rowman
& Littlefield). Alexander offers a full-life biography
of Samuel Adams, Revolutionary War–era patriot and
politician, and emphasizes Adams’s extraordinary political
skills and philosophical consistency.
BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
John C. Attig, AM’61, College in Three
Years: Stop Wasting Time and Money (Writers Club Press).
Attig encourages students to get through college quicker
by taking advantage of Advanced Placement exams, community-college
courses, and other cost-cutting measures.
PhD’97, On Being Nonprofit: A Conceptual
and Policy Primer (Harvard University Press). Frumkin
provides an overview of the evolving nonprofit sector, its
public purposes, and its private values.
Dan Galai, PhD’75, and Robert Mark, Risk
Management (McGraw-Hill). In this comprehensive treatment
of risk management, the authors examine regulatory, theoretical,
and practical aspects of credit, market, and operational
Paul G. Keat, AM’52,
PhD’59, and Philip K. Y. Young, Managerial
Economics: Economic Tools for Today’s Decision Makers,
fourth edition (Prentice Hall). This text studies the decision-making
process of managers at Global Foods, a hypothetical company.
It includes actual business examples and an added chapter
on the new economy.
AM’53, Marketing Management: Analysis,
Planning, Implementation and Control, 11th edition
(Prentice-Hall); with Dipak C. Jain and Suvit Maesincee,
Marketing Moves: A New Approach to Profits, Growth,
and Renewal (Harvard Business School Press); and with
Thomas Hayes and Paul N. Bloom, Marketing Professional
Services: Forward-Thinking Strategies for Boosting Your
Business, Your Image, and Your Profits, second edition
(Prentice-Hall). Marketing Management updates coverage
and features hundreds of new cases, with an emphasis on
customer-relationship management, technology and the Internet,
brand building, and global marketing. In Marketing Moves,
the authors stress that changes in technology, regulation,
and globalization create a need for strategic holistic marketing.
In the updated Marketing Professional Services,
the authors examine the role of marketing in any profession.
Theodore Silverstein, author, John
C. Jacobs, AM’66, PhD’75, editor, Literate
Laughter: Critical Essays in Medieval Narrative and Poetry
(Peter Lang Publishing). This collection of essays by U
of C English professor Theodore Silverstein (1904–2001)
covers medieval poetry and Gawain romances, with special
attention to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Philip C. Kolin,
AM’67, editor, Undiscovered Country: The
Later Plays of Tennessee Williams (Peter Lang Publishing).
This collection of 15 original essays explores Williams’s
later works (post–Night of the Iguana) from the perspectives
of performance theory, postmodernism, theology, and philosophy.
The essays argue that the later works, often seen as inferior
to the playwright’s earlier writings, are actually
vital to his canon.
Donald E. Palumbo,
AB’70, Chaos Theory, Asimov’s Foundations
and Robots, and Herbert’s Dune: The Fractal Aesthetic
of Epic Science Fiction (Greenwood Press). The author argues
that, more than 30 years before the scientific community
formally recognized chaos theory, both Isaac Asimov and
Frank Herbert articulated it in their fiction.
Walter R. Allen, AM’73, PhD’75; Margaret
Beale Spencer, PhD’76; and Carla
Dawn C. O’Connor, AM’91, PhD’96,
editors, African American Education: Race, Community,
Inequality and Achievement: A Tribute to Edgar G. Epps
(JAI Press). On the occasion of Epps’s retirement
from the U of C faculty, a group of scholars influenced
by his work considers contemporary African-American education.
The scholars’ approach—drawn from the “Chicago
School” tradition—seeks to simultaneously consider
empirical, historical, racial, and public-policy perspectives
on urban life.
Craig A. Cunningham,
AM’92, PhD’94, and Marty Billingsley,
Curriculum Webs: A Practical Guide to Weaving the Web
into Teaching and Learning (Allyn & Bacon). This
book helps pre- and inservice teachers integrate Web sites
into their curriculum.
William H. Jeynes,
PhD’97, Divorce, Family Structure, and
the Academic Success of Children (Haworth Press). Jeynes
analyzes National Education Longitudinal Survey data and
outlines issues for future research.
Lois Y. Roney,
AM’65, Academic Animals: A Bestiary of
Higher-Education Teaching and How It Got that Way (Xlibris).
Roney profiles 18 ubiquitous faculty types, including “rooster”
(academic visionary), “mule” (academic enabler),
“shark” (critical theorist), “bullfrog”
(toxic expert), and “loris” (teaching adjunct).
FICTION AND POETRY
Harrison T. Beardsley, X’45, Flying for
an Angel (Xlibris). Investigating a murder case involving
a controversial Silicon Valley venture capitalist, a detective
aims to create his own fame.
AB’01, Twilight on the Yamuna (iUniverse).
In this novel, Bhattacharya details the life of Sandy, a
young South-Asian girl searching for love. The author explores
the values and ideals that shape Indian, American, and Indian-American
Bonnie J. Campbell,
AB’84, Q Road: A Novel (Scribner &
Sons). Campbell’s first novel portrays a sixth-generation
farmer and his rifle-toting child bride, an evangelical
bartender, a tabloid-reading agoraphobe, a philandering
window salesman, and an asthmatic boy who longs for the
love of a good father—all neighbors on Greenland Township’s
Q Road in rural southwestern Michigan.
Phillip E. Jackson,
PhD’81, Timeshift Trilogy Book II: Between
Two Worlds (PublishAmerica). In his sequel to Timeshift,
Jackson describes a world where history can be viewed by
those in the present. One man journeys back in time to prove
that the past can be changed, only to bring tension and
the threat of civil war to contemporary times.
Catherine M. Mansell,
AB’82, AM’85, The Visitors / Los
Visitantes (Tameme). This is a bilingual edition of
a chapter from Mansell’s (pen name c. m. mayo) Miraculous
Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California,
the Other Mexico, a travelogue of the history, economics,
literature, and politics of Baja California.
Anthony A. Perona,
MBA’81, Second Advent: A Novel (Five
Star Press). The murder of a wealthy religious patriarch
leads a freelance writer to find a miracle.
Mark S. Swartz,
AM’93, Instant Karma (City Lights
Books). This novel in diary form follows an overzealous
patron of the Chicago Public Library as he plots to blow
up the library he loves.
Ellen Lewin, AB’67, and William L. Leap, editors,
Out in Theory: The Emergence of Lesbian and Gay Anthropology
(University of Illinois Press). The essay collection
tracks the emergence of lesbian and gay studies as a specialization
in anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics.
Joanne J. Meyerowitz,
AB’76, How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality
in the United States (Harvard University Press). The
author traces “sex-change” history from 19th-
and early 20th-century sex-change experiments on animals
to Christine Jorgensen’s 1952 sex- change surgery
to today’s transgender movement.
Greg Eghigian, AM’85, PhD’93, and Matthew
P. Berg, AM’85, PhD’93, editors,
Sacrifice and National Belonging in 20th Century Germany
(Texas A&M University Press). This interdisciplinary
volume examines how Germans created a sense of national
community after inflicting, and then coming to terms with,
Harvey M. Karlen,
AB’39, PhD’50, Chicago’s Mail:
An Anthology of Postal History Articles Focusing upon the
Community’s Growth, Its Interests, and Its Attitudes
(Collectors Club of Chicago). This collection of articles
details how Chicago’s mail was handled during various
phases of the city’s life.
Nelson, AM’54, Post-War Europe through
the Eyes of Youth (Vantage Press). Based on the author’s
diary, this book recounts how Europeans coped after WW II
with destroyed cities, homes, and lives and how they viewed
the U.S. role in recovery.
E. Gerald Pires,
SM’59, Ichi Ban Outfit (Elderberry
Press). In telling the story of the 474th Signal Aviation
Construction Company, Pires offers a snapshot of Japan as
it emerged from Allied occupation after WW II.
AB’72, and Gary Urton, editors, Narrative
Threads: Accounting and Recounting in Andean Khipu
(University of Texas Press). The 13 essays in this collection
examine khipu, the knotted and dyed string-record system
used by the Inca and other Andean peoples. The little-studied
communication system is analyzed through formal studies,
early colonial-period records, and the use of khipus in
Walter A. Schroeder,
AM’58, Opening the Ozarks: A Historical
Geography of Missouri’s Ste. Genevieve District, 1760–1830
(University of Missouri Press). Focusing on land acquisition,
environmental transformation, and community creation, Schroeder
demonstrates how Ste. Genevieve became the starting point
for settlements in the eastern Ozarks.
Virginia Olga Kennick-Beattie Emery, AB’62, PhD’82,
Dementia: Presentations, Differential Diagnosis, and
Nosology, second edition (Johns Hopkins University
Press). Using a spectrum approach to dementia, Emery examines
the boundaries between normal aging and dementia and the
conversion of Alzheimer syndrome into a severe progressive
MD’68, Big Doctoring in America: Profiles
in Primary Care (University of California Press). Mullan
interviews primary-care practitioners and discusses their
role in America’s changing health-care landscape.
MD’57, The Pediatric Abacus: Review of
Clinical Formulas and How to Use Them (Parthenon Publishing
Group). This collection of clinical formulas for pediatricians
is based on Rifkind’s belief that children require
different clinical management than do adults.
Richard C. Bennett, AM’62, Due Process
and Professional Licensing: Or Mental Health Professionals
Deserve the Same Procedural Rights as Sex Offenders
(Listening Press). Bennett offers a systematic study showing
that most states’ licensing laws and procedural rights
for social workers and mental-health professionals do not
comply with the Federal Administrative Procedures Act.
Matthew A. Crenson,
AM’65, PhD’69, and Benjamin
Ginsberg, AB’68, AM’70, PhD’73,
Downsizing Democracy: How America Sidelined Its Citizens
and Privatized Its Public (Johns Hopkins University
Press). In the 19th century the United States possessed
vigorous democratic institutions, but today, argue Crenson
and Ginsberg, the voices of ordinary citizens have been
replaced by elites using lobbying and litigation to achieve
PhB’47, AM’50, PhD’53, Constructive
Conflicts: From Escalation to Resolution, second edition
(Rowman & Littlefield). Adding contemporary examples,
Kriesberg provides strategies for fostering constructive
struggles by examining ways in which conflicts are settled
and unraveled. He includes case studies of the Al Qaeda
network, the Zapatistas, Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka, and
the justice and globalization movements.
Charles A. Kromkowski,
AM’88, Recreating the American Republic:
Rules of Apportionment, Constitutional Change, and American
Political Development, 1700–1870 (Cambridge University
Press). Kromkowski analyzes when, how, and why rules of
apportionment—which affect how collective decisions
are made—change, offering a detailed historical narrative
of American political development from the colonial years
Alfred A. Marcus,
AB’71, AM’73, Donald A. Geffen, and Ken
Sexton, Reinventing Environmental Regulation: Lessons
from Project XL (Resources for the Future Press). The
authors highlight inherent difficulties in implementing
Project XL, a Clinton-administration effort to improve environmental
regulation, and offer suggestions for achieving better outcomes.
Andrew C. Rudalevige,
AB’89, Managing the President’s Program:
Presidential Leadership and Legislative Policy Formulation
(Princeton University Press). Using a theory of “contingent
centralization,” Rudalevige outlines the post–World
War II formulation of the president’s annual legislative
program and its congressional reception.
Raymond J. Corsini, PhD’55, editor, The
Dictionary of Psychology (Brunner-Routledge), Handbook
of Innovative (Psycho)therapies (John Wiley). The dictionary
includes more than 27,000 definitions and ten appendices
of psychology terms. The handbook details 70 psychotherapy
systems, including thought-field therapy and eye-movement
desensitization and reprocessing.
William A. Hargreaves,
AB’53, AM’55, PhD’59, Martha Shumway,
Teh-wei Hu, and Brian Cuffel, Cost-Outcome Methods for
Mental Health (Academic Press). The authors present
an overview of the choices and judgments used to evaluate
cost-effectiveness of mental-health treatment. The book
guides readers through study design, cost measurement, interventions,
outcomes, results analysis, and policy and practice adaptation.
Kelly S. Mix, AM’93,
PhD’95, Janellen Huttenlocher, and Susan Cohen
Levine, Quantitative Development in Infancy and Early
Childhood (Oxford University Press). Mathematical thinking
starts before children are taught math in school, assert
Mix and U of C professors Huttenlocher and Levine. This
book studies the quantitative abilities of infants and young
children, finding that number concepts are not inborn but
that quantification originates in a sense of overall amount.
Ronald A. Warren,
AM’79, PhD’83, The Achievement Paradox:
Test Your Personality, Choose Your Behavior for Success
at Work (New World Library). Warren looks at the role
of personality in job performance. Aimed at employed professionals,
the book identifies common personality traits associated
with high or low performance and offers tips on changing
behavior to increase productivity.
Orin K. Hargraves, AB’77, Mighty Fine Words
and Smashing Expressions: Making Sense of Transatlantic
English (Oxford University Press). The author examines
the differences between English dialects in Great Britain
and America, providing a detailed look at orthography and
grammar. He also includes language usage in areas such as
law, medicine, and food.
RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY
Robert N. McCauley, AM’75, PhD’79, and
E. Thomas Lawson, DB’58, AM’61,
PhD’63, Bringing Ritual to Mind: Psychological
Foundations of Cultural Forms (Cambridge University
Press). The authors review evidence from psychology, anthropology,
and history of religions to examine the psychological foundations
of religious ritual systems.
Thomas Merton, author, Robert
L. Inchausti, PhD’81, editor, Seeds
(Shambhala Publications). A Trappist monk and spiritual
writer, Merton discusses politics, social justice, foreign
policy, technology, and materialism from his religious perspective.
James R. Otteson
II, AM’94, PhD’97, Adam Smith’s
Marketplace of Life (Cambridge University Press). Otteson
examines Adam Smith’s moral philosophy and argues
that Smith employed a market-style explanation for large-scale
Michael J. Puett,
AM’87, PhD’94, To Become a God: Cosmology,
Sacrifice, and Self-Divinization in Early China (Harvard
University Press). Puett examines the relationship between
gods and humans in early China. Reconstructing the debate
over whether the human and divine were separate or related
entities, he demonstrates that there was more disagreement
over cosmological beliefs in early China than commonly believed.
Stanley H. Rosen,
AB’49, PhD’55, The Elusiveness of
the Ordinary: Studies in the Possibility of Philosophy
(Yale University Press). Rosen analyzes the scientific and
phenomenological approaches to ordinary life, language,
and experiences, drawing on works from Montesquieu, Kant,
Heidegger, Aristotle, and others.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Henry Etzkowitz, AB’62, MIT and the Rise
of Entrepreneurial Science (Routledge). Etzkowitz analyzes
how the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created a
format for university-industry relations that has since
been copied all over the world, showing that interaction
between universities and industries has become one of the
foundations of successful modern economies.
Donald R. Hopkins,
MD’66, The Greatest Killer: Smallpox in
History (University of Chicago Press). Hopkins follows
smallpox from its beginnings 10,000 years ago in Africa
or Asia to today’s threats of smallpox as a terrorist
Mark Kimmel and David
E. Axelrod, SB’62, Branching Processes
in Biology (Springer Verlag). The authors provide a
theoretical background of branching processes (tools used
in applied probability) and discuss the processes’
applications in molecular biology, cellular biology, human
evolution, and medicine.
Devra G. Kleiman,
SB’64, and Anthony B. Rylands, editors, Lion
Tamarins: Biology and Conservation (Smithsonian Institution
Press). Detailing the history of research on lion tamarins,
small monkeys of the Brazilian rainforests, the essays examine
the management and conservation of the four lion tamarin
species in captivity and the wild.
Joseph Elster, Oldrich F. Lhotsky, Warwick
F. Vincent, Joseph Seckbach, SM’63,
PhD’65, editors, Algae and Extreme Environments:
Ecology and Physiology (Science Publishers); editor,
Evolutionary Pathways and Enigmatic Algae: Cyanidium
caldarium (Rhodophyta) and Related Cells (Kluwer
Academic Publishers); and editor, Symbiosis: Mechanisms
and Model Systems (Kluwer Academic Publishers). Algae
and Extreme Environments contains the proceedings of
the September 2000 international conference on algae and
extreme environments held in the Czech Republic. In Evolutionary
Pathways and Enigmatic Algae 20 experts present their
views on cellular evolution and the biology of Cyanidium
algae and other enigmatic cells. In Symbiosis,
the fourth volume in the series Cellular Origin and Life
in Extreme Habitats, 50 experts review aspects of symbiosis
from gene transfer shared mutual cellular habitats.
Nachman Ben-Yehuda, AM’76, PhD’77, Sacrificing
Truth: Archaeology and the Myth of Masada (Prometheus
Books). The book examines the 1963–65 archaeological
excavations of the ancient Jewish fortress at Masada and
how the results were used to reinforce popular myths about
Jorge L. Duany,
AM’79, The Puerto Rican Nation on the Move:
Identities on the Island and in the United States (University
of North Carolina Press). Duany examines Puerto Rican identity,
nationalism, and migration while distinguishing between
political and cultural nationalism.
TRAVEL AND LEISURE
Richard L. Lutz, AB’53, Patagonia: At the
Bottom of the World (Dimi Press). Lutz recounts his
trip to Patagonia, at the southern tip of South America,
and surveys the region’s history, climate, and wildlife.
Applebaum Jazz Duo, The Apple Doesn’t Fall
Far from the Tree (Innova). Robert S. Applebaum performs
12, two-piano jazz duets with his son, who wrote some of
Nicholas R. Filippo,
AB’81, Nobody Waiting for Me (Nick
Filippo). Combining acoustic and rock ’n’ roll
styles, Filippo performs 11 original pieces. CD available
AM’99, Not Naptime (Hear Diagonally).
Roberts’s CD for children looks at subjects including
the structure of the solar system, dealing with schoolyard
bullies, and moving to a new home and school.
Morton L. Shallman,
AB’81, Love’s Oblivion: A Novel in
Twelve Pop Songs (Morty Shallman). Shallman’s,
unique “pop novel” is told in a series of twelve
melodic song “chapters.” CD available at www.cdbaby.com.
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