HEGEMONY OR SURVIVAL: America’s Quest for Global Dominance By Noam Chomsky C’49 G’51 Gr’55 Hon’84. (Metropolitan Books, 2003. $22.00.) Intellectual activist and linguist Noam Chomsky argues that the most recent manifestations of the politics of global control—from war in Iraq to dismantling of international agreements to militarization of space—cohere in a drive for hegemony that ultimately threaten human survival. Order this book

WARHOL: The Biography By Victor Bockris C’71. (Da Capo Press, 2003. $25.00.) Bockris, a friend of Warhol, wrote this biography based on his recollections as well as interviews with the artist’s family, friends, lovers, business associates, and enemies. (This is an expanded version of the edition first published in London in 1989.) Order this book

THE CATS’ BOOK OF ROMANCE By Kate Ledger C’92. Photographs by Lisa Sachs. (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2003. $9.95.) You can learn a lot about romance from observing a pair of cats: Make time to dine together. Treat each other like royalty. And never go to bed angry. The photogenic felines in this small gift-book belong to Kate Ledger and her husband, who live in Baltimore. The photography is her sister-in-law’s. Order this book

AN IMAGE OF DEATH By Libby Fischer Hellmann. (Poisoned Pen Press, 2004. $24.95. Berkley Publishing Group, 2004. $6.50.) Documentary producer Ellie Foreman is producing a video about foster children when her plans are interrupted by the receipt of a mysterious package. It contains a surveillance video showing the murder of a young woman. Who was this woman and what is her connection to Ellie? Hellmann is the author of two other mysteries. Order this book

THIS IS WHERE I CAME IN: Black America in the 1960s By Gerald Early C’74. (University of Nebraska Press, 2003. $45.00/$15.00.) Gerald Early examines this volatile time in American history—when he came of age—through the lives of three influential African Americans: Philadelphia activist Cecil B. Moore; Muhammad Ali; and Sammy Davis Jr. Early is the Merle King Professor of Modern Letters at Washington University. Order this book

NO ROOM FOR SQUARES By Orlando Lima C’94. (Limachips Press, 2003. $14.50.) Lima’s first novel follows the misadventures of a young investment banker-turned-jazz musician, and his peculiar band of friends, exploring the meaning of jazz as it relates to life outside the boundaries of music. Order this book

IN THE KINGDOM OF COAL: An American Family and the Rock that Changed the World By Dan Rottenberg C’64. (Routledge, 2003. $29.95.) While the Leisenring family built a dynasty around coal, the sons and daughters of the Givens family toiled miles underground, giving their sweat and sometimes their lives to the Leisenrings’ Virginia mines. This book tells the story of coal through the experiences of two families locked together over three generations in a common quest. Rottenberg is the author of nine books, including Revolution on Wall Street: The Rise and Decline of the New York Stock Exchange. Order this book

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