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Joseph Fischer and Thomas Cooper, MBA’70, Balinese Folk Art: The Narrative Tradition (Oxford University Press). Fischer and Cooper look at four forms of Balinese folk art: shadow puppets, paintings on cloth and wood, embroideries, and reverse paintings on glass. They focus on the meanings embedded in the art, its intended uses, its deep significance for the Balinese, and the narrative sources of the images in the sacred myths, legends, and folktales of Bali.

Evelyn Payne Hatcher, AM’54, Art as Culture: An Introduction to the Anthropology of Art (Bergin & Garvey). Hatcher describes the major styles of tribal art, discusses their connections to the art of different civilizations, and introduces the reader to a full range of theoretical approaches to the interpretation of art and culture.

Donald Hoffmann, X’53, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and the Skyscraper (Dover Publications). In this revisionist study, Hoffmann asserts that Wright, although best known as a residential architect, came to understand the nature of the tall office building better than architect Sullivan did.

Seymour Howard, AM’51, PhD’58, Jimi Suzuki: Best Time (Topan Printers), and The Beat Generation: Galleries and Beyond (John Natsoulas Press). Jimi Suzuki documents the work of a noted California abstract expressionist and surrealist artist from Kamakura, Japan. For The Beat Generation, a look at the influential San Francisco artist-run Beat generation galleries of 1950–60, Howard contributed introductory, concluding, and coordinating essays and chronicles.

Bates Lowry, PhB’44, AM’52, PhD’56, and Isabel Barrett Lowry, The Silver Canvas: Daguerreotype Masterpieces from the J. Paul Getty Museum (J. Paul Getty Museum). Lowry and Lowry document Louis Daguerre’s 1839 invention of the photographic process known as the daguerreotype. Using first-hand reports, the authors convey how Daguerre captured the public’s imagination and inspired others to embrace this new art form. The book is the companion volume for The Art of the Daguerreotype, a 1998 exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

David P. Silverman, PhD’75, editor, Ancient Egypt (Oxford University Press) and Searching for Ancient Egypt (Cornell University Press). The first selection presents scholarly essays, including one by Silverman, that explore the cultural wealth of the ancient Egyptian civilization using recent theories and archaeological discoveries. The second is a catalog designed to accompany the nationally traveling exhibition Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum, which Silverman curated.


Philip G. Furia, AM’66, Irving Berlin: A Life in Song (Schirmer Books). Furia chronicles the life of composer Irving Berlin, who grew up in poverty on New York’s Lower East Side and became one of America’s foremost Broadway and Hollywood hit-makers.

Park Honan, AM’51, Shakespeare: A Life (Oxford University Press). Based on ten years of research and fresh information from financial, legal, and religious documents, this biography offers a continuous narrative account of the playwright’s life.

Phyllis Greene Mattingly, AB’38, No Vaseline on My Teeth (Style Media Group). Mattingly’s memoir spans five generations and describes her life as a master graphoanalyst, examining handwritten documents and signatures as an expert witness in cases of forgery and fraud for California and Colorado courts.

Joan Michelson Rockwell, AB’40, Life & Old Age: A Commonplace Book (The Book Guild Limited). In a memoir that includes her time at the U of C, Rockwell also describes the experience and condition of aging.

Ellen Thro, AM’62, Twentieth-Century Women Politicians (Facts on File). Aimed at young adult readers, this collection of career-oriented biographies on women elected as members of Congress or state governors includes sections on Geraldine Ferraro, former representative from New York and former vice-presidential candidate; Christine Todd Whitman, governor of New Jersey; and Carol Moseley Braun, JD’72, former senator from Illinois.


Gunnar C. Beeth, MBA’55, Motivating Different People (Imaconsult). This guide shows how corporate managers can determine personality types without testing, allowing them to motivate each employee in a way best suited to his or her personality type.

Leo Bogart, AM’48, PhD’50, Commercial Culture: The Media System and the Public Interest (Transaction Books). Bogart analyzes trends—convergence, consolidation of ownership, and vulgarization of content—in how mass media act as a social and cultural force. He also argues that market forces can’t lead to the optimum use of new communications technology.

William S. Gray, PhB’48, MBA’50, Long-Range Forecasting (Research Foundation of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts). Documenting U.S. stock and bond market behavior between 1926 and 1996, Gray argues that it was consistent with the implications of investment value theory.

Sunil K. Sahu, AM’79, PhD’90, Technology Transfer, Dependence, and Self-Reliant Development in the Third World: The Pharmaceutical and Machine Tool Industries in India (Praeger Publishers). Sahu tests the main propositions of the two theories on technology transfer: dependency and self-reliance.

Juliet Kirkpatrick Walker, AM’70, PhD’76, The History of Black Business in America: Capitalism, Race, Entrepreneurship (Macmillan/Prentice Hall International). In documenting the history of business activities by African Americans over the past three centuries, Walker counters the conventional wisdom that black business participation rates and business receipts are low because blacks in the U.S. lack a tradition of business activity.

Charles J. Washington, MBA’69, Practical Management Principles: Management Insights for Any Organization (Advantage Consulting Enterprises, Inc.). A compilation of Washington’s weekly articles for the Fort Collins Coloradoan newspaper, this resource for small-business owners and staff covers such topics as planning, human resources, motivation, and leadership.


Ann C. Colley, PhD’83, Nostalgia and Recollection in Victorian Culture (St. Martin’s Press). Drawing associations between the creative processes of quintessential Victorian writers and artists—including Robert Louis Stevenson, Elizabeth Gaskell, and J. M. W. Turner—this study concentrates on the longing for a past that traverses the span of their own lives. It examines the nostalgic experience of the writer and artist, re-examining the idea of nostalgia and reflecting on the act of recollection.

Molly McQuade, AB’81, Stealing Glimpses, (Sarabande Books). This collection of essays considers poetry from its composition or translation to publication, critical reception, and consumption. Analyzing poems by Emily Dickinson and John Ashbery, among others, McQuade discusses nonverbal poetic expression in painting, film, theater, and dance. She also includes an essay on the late poet A. K. Ramanujan, a longtime U of C professor.


David Auburn, AB’91, Skyscraper (Dramatists Play Service). Produced off Broadway in 1997, this play—a comedy about memory, architecture, happenstance, and love—features six strangers who are drawn to the rooftop of a historic skyscraper targeted for demolition.

Alan R. Gordon, JD’84, Twelfth Night (St. Martin’s Press). In a medieval mystery novel inspired by Shakespeare’s play of the same name, Theophilos, a 13th-century jester and member of the Fools’ Guild, investigates the death of a former patron.

Robert Kirschten, AM’75, PhD’77, Old Family Movies (Mellen Poetry Press). This poetry collection focuses on memory and recollection of family, and includes several dramatic monologues cast in the voices of visionary American poets such as Theodore Roethke.

C. M. Mayo, AB’82, AM’85, Sky over El Nido (University of Georgia Press). Mayo’s short stories, many of which take place in Mexico, are filled with characters who face problems both personal and political.

Matthew D. Rettenmund, AB’91, Blind Items: A (Love) Story (St. Martin’s Press). Combining bits of gossip and a love story, the novel describes magazine editor David Greer’s relationship with the famous actor Alan Dillinger, a relationship threatened by paparazzi and the media.

Robert Wolf, AM’77, editor, An American Mosaic, (Oxford University Press). Wolf’s collection of prose and poetry by ordinary men and women writing about daily life offers a collective autobiography of the American heartland.


June Sochen, AB’58, From Mae to Madonna: Women Entertainers in Twentieth-Century America (University Press of Kentucky). Sochen looks at key women performers in movies, music, and television and discusses the enduring and different roles and images they projected.

Cristina L. H. Traina, AM’84, PhD’92, Feminist Ethics and Natural Law: The End of the Anathemas (Georgetown University Press). Traina reexamines the stances of both Roman Catholic natural law tradition and Anglo-American feminist ethics on such issues as abortion, contraception, ordination, and Church hierarchy, and shows how some of their aims and assumptions complement one another.


Michael D. Pearlman, AM’69, Warmaking and American Democracy: The Struggle Over Military Strategy, 1700 to the Present (University of Kansas Press). Pearlman argues that American military plans and operations since the colonial era have been the product of conflicts between competing military services, political parties, branches of government, and interest groups.

Anthony N. Penna, AM’61, Nature’s Bounty: Historical and Modern Environmental Perspectives (M.E. Sharpe). Providing a historical context for current debates about protecting ecosystems, Penna documents changes in the relationships among four of the natural world’s ecological systems from the 17th century to the present.

Charles F. Walker, PhD’92, Smoldering Ashes: Cuzco and the Creation of Republican Peru, 1780–1840 (Duke University Press). Walker shows how Peru’s Indian peasants played a crucial and previously unacknowledged role in the battle against colonialism and in the political clashes of the early republic.


Judith Walzer Leavitt, MAT’65, AM’66, PhD’75, editor, Women and Health in America: Historical Readings (University of Wisconsin Press). Organized chronologically and by topic, these 35 articles deal with studies of women and health from the late 1700s to the present day.

Sheldon S. Tobin, AM’60, PhD’63, Preservation of the Self in the Oldest Years (Springer). Aimed at medical clinicians, social workers, gerontologic nurses, and students of aging, this book explores the adaptive mechanisms employed by people 85 years and older to conserve their psychological sense of self as their physical selves decline.

Leslie C. Walker; Elizabeth Howe Bradley, MBA’86; and Terrie Wetle, editors, Public and Private Responsibilities in Long-Term Care: Finding the Balance (John Hopkins University Press). This volume, a collection of views on health-care responsibility, discusses possibilities for change in the way long-term care services—threatened by the impending aging of the baby boom generation—are financed.


Lynton K. Caldwell, PhB’34, PhD’43, The National Environmental Policy Act: An Agenda for the Future (Indiana University Press). Caldwell shows where and how the 1969 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has affected policy, and where and why its intent has been frustrated. He also analyzes the roles of Congress, the president, and the courts in NEPA’s implementation.

Harold P. Ford, PhD’50, CIA and the Vietnam Policymakers (CIA’s Center for the Study of Intelligence). Based on Ford’s experience and on newly declassified intelligence documents, Ford’s book examines the judgment of CIA officers during three crucial episodes in the Vietnam War, assessing the impact that input had on policy decisions.

Fred A. Lazin, PhD’73, editor, The Policy Implementation Process in Developing Nations (JAI Press). Lazin addresses such questions as how political institutions influence the implementation of domestic policies in nations like Turkey, Nigeria, and Israel.

Walter Mattli, PhD’94, The Logic of Regional Integration: Europe and Beyond (Cambridge University Press). Analyzing regional economic and political integration, Mattli uses the tools of political economy to consider why some integration schemes have succeeded while others have failed, what forces drive the process of integration, and under what circumstances outside countries seek to join.

Marc Miller, JD’84, and Ronald Wright, Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials (Aspen Law & Business). This law text covers the full spectrum of criminal procedure, from street interactions between citizens and police to sentencing and appeals.

William B. Prendergast, PhD’48, The Catholic Voter in American Politics: The Passing of a Democratic Monolith (Georgetown University Press). Prendergast’s study of the party affiliation and the voting behavior of American Catholics over a century and a half seeks to explain why this swing group of voters turned away from the Democratic Party toward the Republican and independent parties.

Mary M. Squyres, AM’72, Trademark Practice Throughout the World (West Group). A practitioner’s guide to international trademark law and practice, this book explains how to research trademarks, the basics of law in each country, reasons to file, and information on recent treaties affecting trademark practice.

Kenneth W. Thompson, AM’48, PhD’51, editor, The Bush Presidency (University Press of America). This volume on George Bush’s presidency collects essays by many government officials with whom Bush interacted during his political career, including his former chief of staff John Sununu and secretary of defense Dick Cheney.


Melvin H. Feffer, PhD’54, The Conflict of Equals: A Constructionist View of Personality Development (Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis). Feffer attempts to reformulate the Freudian view of personality development in constructivist terms. He analyzes classical Freudian theory, Asch’s Gestalt view of social behavior, Mead’s functionalist formulation of the “social act,” and Piaget’s developmental approach to moral judgment in the child.

John A. Friedman, AM’76, PhD’82, The Origins of Self and Identity (Jason Aronson Press). Friedman argues that love, hate, and the great passions cannot be explained by theories of attachment and intersubjectivity drawn from contemporary psychoanalytic thought.

Nancy L. Segal, AM’74, PhD’82, Entwined Lives: Twins and What They Tell Us about Human Behavior (Dutton Press). Segal examines all aspects of the lives of twins, capturing both the scientific flavor of medical and psychological twin research and the unique experiences associated with development as a twin.

Murray L. Wax, SB’42, PhD’59, Western Rationality and the Angel of Dreams: Self, Psyche, Dreaming (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers). Rejecting Western intellectual thought’s tendency to view dreaming as caused by physical processes in the brain, Wax uses anthropology, post-Freudian psychoanalysis, social evolution, and social psychology to support the views of those peoples who celebrate knowledge obtained from dreams and respect possession as a channel for revelation.


John F. Harvey, PhD’49, Scholarly Religious Libraries in North America: A Statistical Examination and Popular Religious Libraries in North America: A Statistical Examination (Scarecrow Press). The first title offers statistical analyses of the library collections of colleges, universities, seminaries, convents, and monasteries, examining how demographic and geographic factors affect a library’s collection. The second compares data from parochial school, congregational, and public libraries.


Lynn Margulis, AB’57, Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution (Basic Books). Offering a new perspective on orthodox theory, Margulis proposes that the key to explaining evolution lies not in spontaneous mutations of DNA but rather in the principle of symbiosis. In her theory of evolutionary symbiosis, an organism is invaded by a smaller organism that increases its chances for survival, and the two then mesh to form a new, more evolutionarily fit species.


Peter S. Cookson, PhD’77, and William J. Rothwell, Beyond Instruction: Comprehensive Program Planning for Business and Education (Jossey-Bass Publishers). The authors offer an overview of the program planning process for both new and experienced “directors of learning” in education and work environments, providing guides to analyzing and planning both training and continuing-education programs.

Herbert J. Gans, PhB’47, AM’50, Making Sense of America: Sociological Analyses and Essays (Rowman & Littlefield). This collection of Gans’ previously published works, including his field studies The Urban Villagers, The Levittowners, and Deciding What’s News, also covers some of his student work at the U of C.

Nancy L. Green, AM’73, PhD’80, editor, Jewish Workers in the Modern Diaspora (University of California Press). Green and contributors from around the world present a series of documents covering Jewish workers in New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, and Germany. Topics range from an unemployed march on the Great Synagogue of London to the work of diamond cutters in Amsterdam.

Alan S. Kahan, AM’81, PhD’87, translator, The Old Regime and the Revolution (University of Chicago Press). Kahan translates Alexis de Tocqueville’s 1856 study of the French Revolution and its pre-revolutionary roots.

Dorothy J. Solinger, AB’67, Contesting Citizenship in Urban China: Peasant Migrants, the State, and the Logic of the Market (University of California Press). In her study of the millions of peasants living on the margins of China’s urban regions, Solinger unravels the interactions among markets, peasants, and the declining institutions of state socialism. She argues that immigrants make significant contributions to institutional change and widen the modes of citizenship.


Kenneth J. Appel, AM’56, and Beverly Appel, It Takes Two.Com (Regent Press). Appel and Appel offer people of all ages, sexual orientations, and lifestyles a psycho-spiritual guide to finding relationships in the Internet personals.

Maureen B. Fant and Howard M. Isaacs, AM’79, Dictionary of Italian Cuisine (Ecco Press). Providing Italian terms and English definitions for most words found in Italian cookbooks and menus, this work is meant for travelers, culinary professionals, writers, and home cooks.

Orin K. Hargraves Jr., AB’77, Chicago at Your Door (Graphic Arts Publishing Company). Hargraves pulls from his experiences in Chicago as a toddler, U of C student, taxi driver, and computer professional in this guide to living in Chicago.

Louise B. Young, SM’80, Islands: Portraits of Miniature Worlds (W.H. Freeman). Young draws on years of travel to island habitats for this collection of essays on the many islands she has visited and the characteristics they share: isolation, physical beauty, and fascinating flora and fauna.

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