ART & ARCHITECTURE
Kim Coventry, Daniel Meyer, AM’75, PhD’94,
and Arthur H. Miller, AM’66, AM’68,
Classic Country Estates of Lake Forest: Architecture and Landscape
Design 1856–1940 (W. W. Norton & Co.). During the
Gilded Age a group of cosmopolitan, wealthy clients commissioned
havens on Lake Michigan’s North Shore. Providing architectural
renderings, landscape plans, drawings, and period photographs, the
authors study the estates, the roles of design professionals and
estate owners, creative design theories, and landscape integration.
On the Shelf
lights in an abandoned mansion, V. I. Warshawski, private
eye, stumbles upon the body of a dead reporter, entering
a larger mystery that weaves civil-rights abuses, past and
present. Blacklist, by Sara Paretsky, AM’69, MBA’77,
PhD’77, is the newest in her ten-book series.—A.L.M.
He dropped the
plate he was holding. It landed with a bang on the tiles,
breaking into large jagged chunks. I knelt to gather up
the pieces, but squatted on my haunches to look up at him.
‘Why are you afraid to tell me what you saw? I got
you away from the police. You saw how much trouble I took
to keep you safe. Why do you think I would hurt you now?’
Wolf Kahn, AB’50,
Wolf Kahn’s America: An Artist’s Travels (Henry
Abrams, Inc.). With an introduction by John Updike and 100 full-color
illustrations, Kahn’s latest collection of paintings and pastels
offers impressionistic American landscapes accompanied by personal
essays assembled from his travels across the United States.
David Travis, AB’71,
At the Edge of Light: Thoughts on Photography & Photographers,
on Talent & Genius (David R. Godine). Focusing on photographers
Brassaï, André Kertész, Edward Weston, Alfred
Stieglitz, and Paul Strand, Travis also includes two essays on the
imaginations of photographers and mathematicians and the relationship
between photography and narrative.
Joseph Auner, AM’87, PhD’91,
A Schoenberg Reader (Yale University Press). This collection
of 12-tone composer Arnold Schoenberg’s works explores the
connections between his compositions, performances, theories, criticism,
artwork, and teaching. Auner’s commentary contextualizes the
documents, many previously unpublished, and traces important themes
through Schoenberg’s career.
Philip Furia, AM’66,
Skylark: The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer (St. Martin’s).
With a glorious career and tormented personal life, Johnny Mercer,
writer of “Moon River,” amassed a catalog of more than
1,000 songs. Based on interviews, letters, papers, and his unpublished
autobiography, this is the first published biography of the lyricist.
Robert T. Gannett Jr., AM’94,
PhD’98, Tocqueville Unveiled: The Historian and
His Sources for The Old Regime and the Revolution (University
of Chicago Press). Through unprecedented access to the historian’s
papers, Gannett tracks Tocqueville’s history of the French
Revolution, his analysis of pre-Revolutionary France, and his encounters
with intellectuals including Burke and Constant.
Brandon Royal, MBA’95,
and Paul Straham, Bars of Steel: the True Story of Maria de
la Torre (SNP International). The authors follow de la Torre
from her Philippine village to Hong Kong, where she becomes a go-go
dancer, trapped in a corrupt system that forces her into prostitution
in order to earn money for her family and to pay bar owners for
her travel expenses and keep.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Stanley Goumas Hilton, AB’71,
To Pay or Not To Pay: Insider Secrets to Beating Credit Card
Debt and Creditors (Adams Media Corp.). A guide to fighting
creditors, including credit-card companies, student-loan officers,
and the IRS, this book provides tactics to avoid bankruptcy and
protect assets. Hilton includes tips on overcoming illegal late
fees, filing cross-complaints, and persuading creditors to write
off uncollectible debt.
Philip Kotler, AM’53,
Marketing Insights from A to Z: 80 Concepts Every Manager Needs
to Know (Wiley); with Fernando Trias de Bes, Lateral Marketing:
New Techniques for Finding Breakthrough Ideas (Wiley); and
with Francoise Simon Building Global Biobrands: Taking Biotechnology
to Market (The Free Press). In Insights, Kotler shares
the wisdom of his 40-year career. Lateral Marketing unveils
a new model to generate marketing ideas and opportunities. And Biobrands
examines innovation in the biosector, presenting a framework for
transforming traditional marketing models into the global, targeted
Sylvain Raynes and Ann Rutledge,
MBA’85, The Analysis of Structured Securities:
Precise Risk Measurement and Capital Allocation (Oxford University
Press). Critiquing current methods used to rate asset-backed securities,
collateralized debt obligations, and asset-backed commercial paper,
Raynes and Rutledge provide a guide to using a unified, cash-flow–based
approach to structured-securities analysis.
Larry Siegel, AB’75,
MBA’77, Benchmarks and Investment Management
(Association for Investment Management and Research). Widespread
investor acceptance of modern portfolio theory, Siegel argues, has
led to an investment revolution in which index funds and actively
managed funds that closely track asset-class indices play a central
role. Siegel chronicles these developments, noting the effects of
such “herd behavior” on investment management.
Jerrol M. Solomon, MBA’76,
Who’s Counting? A Lean Accounting Business Novel (WCM
Associates). Arguing that accounting and manufacturing personnel
must develop a partnership to successfully achieve results, Solomon
illustrates how to change accounting practices to compete in today's
K. Tobias Winther, PhD’90,
Value and Profits in Business Strategy: A Seven-Step Method
for Improving the Bottom Line (Agityne Corp.). Presenting a
new approach for evaluating the overall impact of strategic decisions
on company profits, Winter discusses value nets, techniques for
understanding what drives future cash flows, and what can be done
to define a robust, dynamic strategy under uncertainty.
Stephen A. Zarlenga, AB’63,
The Lost Science of Money: The Mythology of Money—the
Story of Power (American Monetary Institute). Examining the
3,000-year history of money, Zarlenga argues that economic theory
has been used as a tool of class warfare and that a generation has
been led astray into market worship.
Marvin Zonis, Dan Lefkovitz,
AM’98, and Sam Wilkin, AM’97,
The Kimchi Matters: Global Business and Local Politics in a
Crisis-Driven World (Agate). Claiming that globalization hype
has obscured a few basic truths—that political stability and
economic growth are determined on a local level and most affected
by local institutions, leadership, and corruption—the authors
show how and why globalization makes understanding unique local
dynamics critical. Zonis is a professor of business administration
at the Graduate School of Business.
Trudy Dittmar, AM’67, Fauna and
Flora, Earth and Sky: Brushes with Nature’s Wisdom
(University of Iowa Press). A meditation on the connection between
human nature and the natural world, this series of essays combines
personal stories with natural observations, environmental considerations,
art criticism, and popular culture.
Riccardo Marchi, PhD’02,
editor and translator, Max Dvorák, Idealismo e naturalismo
nella scultura e nella pittura gotica (Franco Angeli). This
Italian translation of Dvorák’s 1918 essay, with explanatory
text, explores the composer’s theories in the context of contemporary
art-history and German philosophy debates, showing the affinities
between German expressionism and Dvorák’s interpretations
of medieval art.
Marianne McDonald, AM’60,
The Living Art of Greek Tragedy (Indiana University Press).
With a chapter on each of the three major Greek tragedians (Aeschylus,
Sophocles, and Euripides), McDonald provides textual analysis and
a practical knowledge of the theater, showing how the first written
dramas still captivate contemporary audiences and shape Western
Daniel Speed Thompson, AM’87,
PhD’98, and Kroonm Thompson, The Language of Dissent:
Edward Schillebeeckx on the Crisis of Authority in the Catholic
Church (University of Notre Dame Press). The authors contend
that Schillebeeckx’s theories of religious epistemology, revelation,
and salvation support the idea that dissent and critical communities
are a necessary element in the church and represent the eschatological
dimension of the church’s historical life.
Eric Bain-Selbo, PhD’97, Mediating
the Culture Wars (Hampton). Part of a series on critical education
and ethics, this book explores contemporary debates, which often
pit communities against individuals, on multiculturalism and pluralism
in educational theory and institutions. Focusing on ethics, Bain-Selbo
reexamines these conflicts and explores opportunities for resolution.
FICTION & POETRY
Mario Andino López, AM’67,
Un Angel del Más Allá (Ediciones Academia).
In this humorous Spanish-language novel, a middle-class professional
is assassinated and goes to heaven. Trained as an angel, he is sent
back to earth, only to find the world embroiled in Armageddon.
Alec Michod, AB’97,
The White City (St. Martin’s). A literary historical
thriller set at Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition, this
novel portrays a serial killer terrorizing the city, a boy from
a prestigious family who goes missing, and a slightly deranged female
sleuth who races to save him and catch the killer.
Adam Pachter, JD’96,
ASH (Dan River). Pachter’s novel contains a series
of stories that revolve around a family dealing with the father’s
death as they return to the family house on Maine’s coast.
Ann Sawyer, AM’74,
Witch and Whimsy (Publish America). A portrait of an embittered
woman, this novel features Dorothy Tanner, a mother, grandmother,
and widow investigating the death of her daughter and learning to
Wanda Marie Turks, AB’93,
Alone (Never Alone 139). A collection of fictional monologues
about being alone, loneliness, and isolation, this novella uses
many voices to reflect on the power of one.
Rick Geddes, AM’87, PhD’91,
Saving the Mail: How to Solve the Problems of the U.S. Postal
Service (AEI). The U.S. Postal Service earns $66 billion annually,
employs 850,000 workers, and handles 40 percent of the world’s
mail, yet the volume of first-class mail is falling and competition
from private carriers is cutting into its revenue base. In this
overview, Geddes argues for postal reform, proposing privatization.
Edward L. Glaeser, PhD’92,
editor, The Governance of Not-for-Profit Organizations
(University of Chicago Press). This collection of expert analysis
of the nonprofit sector investigates what—if not profits—these
organizations attempt to maximize. The authors conclude that, while
some institutions function as efficiently as for-profit firms, others
appear to favor the interest of their elite workers, rather than
those of their donors, customers, or society.
Frederic G. Reamer, AM’75,
PhD’78, Criminal Lessons: Case Studies and Commentary
on Crime and Justice (Columbia University Press). Drawing on
the 13,000 cases on whose parole boards he’s served, Reamer
presents a typology of crime based on the circumstances that led
to the criminals’ offenses: desperation, greed, rage, revenge,
frolic, addiction, and mental illness. Reamer offers a model for
preventing and responding to crime with recommendations for social
services, criminal justice, and public policy.
HISTORY & CURRENT
Robert L. Beisner, AM’60, PhD’65,
editor, American Foreign Relations since 1600: A Guide to the
Literature, 2nd ed. (ABC–CLIO). Containing some 16,000
entries, this two-volume, fully annotated, comprehensive bibliography
covers 400 years of American foreign relations, including major
events from the Mayflower Compact to the My Lai massacre, the War
of 1812 to the war on terrorism.
AM’92, PhD’97, The Pride of Place: Local
Memories and Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century France
(Cornell University Press). In this cultural and political history
of 19th-century France’s fascination with the local past,
Gerson argues that, contrary to popular notions of French nationhood,
the state was buttressed by and supported the growth of regional
affection even as it sought to co-opt local ideology. Gerson also
explores the predicament of countries now caught between supranational
forces and a revival of local sentiments.
Roger Kaplan, AB’70,
AM’74, Conservative Socialism: The Decline of Radicalism
and the Triumph of the Left in France (Transaction). This analysis
of the French Left provides a basis for understanding the performance
of the French socialist regime uncertain of its mission. Kaplan
argues that the Left has abandoned radicalism to exercise power.
Paul Lerner, AB’88,
Hysterical Men: War, Psychiatry, and the Politics of Trauma
in Germany, 1890–1930 (Cornell University Press). Tracing
the history of trauma and male hysteria in Germany, Lerner shows
how the phenomena informed debates about Germany’s national
health, productivity, and military strength in the years surrounding
World War I. Psychiatrists responded to problems such as industrial
accidents and shell shock as failures of German masculinity, struggling
to turn male-hysterical bodies into fit workers and loyal political
Laura A. Lewis, AM’84,
PhD’93, Hall of Mirrors: Power, Witchcraft, and
Caste in Colonial Mexico (Duke University Press). Using judicial
records from colonial courts, Lewis explores the complexity of Spanish
colonial hierarchy, demonstrating how blacks, mulattoes, and mestizos
mediated between Spaniards and Indians and how Indians came to be
the masters of witchcraft, a domain of power that drew on gendered
and hegemonic caste distinctions.
Christopher Lynch, AM’93,
PhD’98, editor and translator, The Art of War
(University of Chicago Press). Lynch offers an interpretive essay,
maps, and a glossary with his new translation, rendered in modern,
idiomatic English. In this classic text of military and political
theory, Machiavelli examines the relationships between war and politics,
civilians and the military, and technology and tactics, offering
such aphorisms as: “Present wars impoverish the lords that
win as much as those that lose.”
Laura McClure, AM’86,
PhD’91, Courtesans at Table: Gender and Greek Literary
Culture in Athenaeus (Routledge). They consorted with philosophers,
poets, and politicians, but the concubines of classical Athens were
often slaves, and few achieved the economic independence attributed
to them by ancient authors. McClure examines courtesans through
the work of Athenaeus, who used them to symbolize a lost golden
age of literary production and unified cultural identity.
David R. Meyer, PhD’70,
The Roots of American Industrialization (Johns Hopkins
University Press). Meyer reexamines previous studies, providing
new evidence on the eastern United States’ antebellum transformation
from agricultural to industrial economy. Agriculture thrived even
as manufacturing grew, he argues, because each reinforced the other.
Sheilagh Ogilvie, AM’93,
A Bitter Living: Women, Markets, and Social Capital in Early
Modern Germany (Oxford University Press). Presenting new data
on women’s contribution to the preindustrial economy, Ogilvie
refutes the social-capital theory, which claims that traditional
social networks benefited everyone. Instead, she argues, local communities
and rural guilds circumscribed women’s opportunities to work
outside the home.
Masha Belyavski-Frank, PhD’83,
The Balkan Conditional in South Slavic: A Semantic and Syntactic
Study (Verlag Otto Sagner). Taking examples from sources such
as epic folk-poetry and dialectal texts, Belyavski-Frank examines
the morphological and semantic development of the Balkan conditional.
Erin McKean, AB’93,
AM’93, editor, More Weird and Wonderful Words
(Oxford University Press). Including such rarities as “rememble”
and “mesonoxian,” this volume collects spectacular old
and impressive new dictionary entries with full-page illustrations
by New Yorker cartoonist Danny Shanahan. McKean also includes a
collection of words that don’t exist but should.
Mitchell O. Locks, AM’49, PhD’53,
Object Oriented System Reliability: Mathematics, Terminology and
Techniques (Williams Enterprises). Locks’s monograph
addresses the relationship between system reliability and Boolean
algebra, including a detailed examination of the relevant elements
of lattice theory and an explanation of techniques for forming Boolean
MEDICINE & HEALTH
Helen Gremillion, AM’91, Feeding
Anorexia: Gender and Power in a Treatment Center (Duke University
Press). Using her ethnographic research on state-of-the-art hospital
treatments and interviews with patients, families, and clinicians,
Gremillion argues that current anorexia treatments exacerbate the
disease and unwittingly validate the dominant cultural ideals that
Walter E. Stumpf, PhD’67,
Drug Localization in Tissues and Cells (IDDC Press). Detailing
how to identify in-vivo target sites for drug binding, Stumpf documents
successful applications, discoveries, and new concepts in drug research
and challenges pharmaceutical companies’ reliance on expedient,
low-resolution, and low-sensitivity procedures.
Ronald A. Cass, JD’73, and Michael
Knoll, AB’77, AM’80, PhD’83, JD’84,
editors, International Trade Law (Ashgate). This book offers
16 economic and political-science essays covering the general principles
of international trade, rent-seeking theory as applied to trade,
the design and implementation of trade laws, and the creation and
operation of international trade law institutions.
Jay M. Feinman, JD’75,
editor, 1001 Legal Words You Need to Know (Oxford University
Press). This guide to the language of the American legal system
offers definitions, sample sentences, and supplementary notes. Feinman
also includes a list of legal-aid organizations, a law bibliography,
and mini-guides on such topics as what to do if you’re sued
and how to enjoy cop and lawyer dramas.
Maryjane Osa, AM’86,
PhD’92, Solidarity and Contention: Networks of
Polish Opposition (University of Minnesota Press). Using newly
available documentary sources to reconstruct the protest networks
in Communist Poland, Osa shows how waves of dissent during the 1950s,
’60s, and ’70s left an organizational residue that both
instructed and empowered Solidarity, and, ultimately, enabled the
Marvin Rintala, AB’54,
Creating the National Health Service: Aneurin Bevan and the
Medical Lords (Frank Cass). Rintala argues that England’s
National Health Service was not the natural development of earlier
legislation or previous political plans, but rather the result of
a private alliance between Bevan, the minister of health, and Charles
Wilson Lord Moran, president of the Royal College of Physicians.
Paul Florsheim, AM’87, editor,
Adolescent Romantic Relations and Sexual Behavior (Lawrence
Erlbaum Associates). Using descriptive data and a range of theoretical
perspectives, this volume explores adolescent relationship dysfunction.
In three parts, it examines normative adolescent sexual development,
sexual behavior among high-risk adolescents, and the practical implications
of current theory and research.
Mike Goode, MLA’02,
Stage Fright in Music Performance and its Relationship to the
Unconscious, 2nd ed. (Trumpetworks). Examining the psychological
and physiochemical reasons for stage fright, Goode develops composite
case histories of performance anxiety, analyzes examples of performers
free from the affliction, and discusses possible solutions.
RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY
Thomas L. Pangle, PhD’72, Political
Philosophy and the God of Abraham (Johns Hopkins University
Press). Combining skeptically rationalist political philosophy with
faith-based political theology, Pangle interprets chapters of Genesis,
taking into account the Socratic tradition and its heirs in the
Christian, Jewish, and Islamic worlds. Likewise, he discusses the
rival interpretive framework of the modern rationalists, such as
Hobbes and Spinoza, and their successors.
Douglas Sturm, DB’53,
PhD’59, editor, Belonging Together: Faith and Politics
in a Relational World (P&F Press). Focusing on issues such
as political responsibility, restorative justice, and sexual and
racial identity, Sturm is committed to a progressive form of political
action derived from process thought. Essayists include Warren
Copeland, AM’71, PhD’77, and Franklin
I. Gamwell, AM’70, PhD’73.
Alex C. Michalos, AM’61, DB’61,
PhD’65, Essays on the Quality of Life (Kluwer
Academic Publishers). With topics including criminal victimization
and the status of women in Canada, this collection of 19 essays
spans 30 years of Michalos’s work.
Paul Rabinow, AB’65,
AM’67, PhD’70, Anthropos Today: Reflections
on Modern Equipment (Princeton University Press). Meditating
on “anthropos” and “logos” and how claims
about those Greek nouns characterize anthropology, Rabinow draws
on American, French, and English traditions to inquire into the
production of truth while examining how new practices of life, labor,
and language have emerged and been institutionalized.
Loïc Wacquant, AM’86,
PhD’94, Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice
Boxer (Oxford University Press). For three years French sociologist
Wacquant immersed himself in the culture of a South Side Chicago
boxing gym, participating in everything from shadow-boxing drills
to the Golden Gloves tournament. In this experimental ethnography,
Wacquant recounts not only life and labor in the black American
ghetto but also a tale of personal transformation and social transcendence.
TRAVEL & LEISURE
Joseph Mills, AB’87, and Danielle
Tarmey, A Guide to North Carolina’s Wineries (John
F. Blair). With more than 250 vineyards and 22 wineries, including
the most visited winery in the United States, North Carolina ranks
tenth in the nation in total wine production. Each of the guide’s
entries provides historical information, wine lists, interviews
with the owners, and a recipe or food-pairing suggestion.
Ruth Pennington Paget, AB’86,
The Edible Tao: Munching My Way Toward Enlightenment (iUniverse).
Restaurant critic and food writer Paget recounts her culinary adventures
with ethnic food, which began when her mother’s favorite thing
to make for dinner was a reservation.
Eric Schiller, AB’76,
AM’84, PhD’91, Complete Defense to King Pawn
Openings, 2nd ed. (Cardoza); and, with Raymond Keene and Leonid
Shamkovich, Killer Chess Tactics (Cardoza). The first work, which
includes a special section on opening with the king’s pawn
in a major international online event, updates the classic guide
to playing the Caro-Kahn defense. The second, based on world-champion
play, is a massive guide to chess tactics and combinations.
Joshua Yeidel, AB’68,
The Taste of Life Itself. This album by Sagin’ Time,
a five-piece “danceadelic” rainbow rock-band from Moscow,
ID, features eight original songs by Yeidel, two by his wife, Sharon,
and one from the Grateful Dead.