SPACEMEN AND WAYFARING STRANGERS:
was a TV show on recently: The Sixties. I missed it. Thats the
second time. If youre like me, Richie Unterbergers Urban Spacemen
And Wayfaring Strangers: Overlooked Innovators and Eccentric Visionaries
of 60s Rock is another chance to visit the decade. Its as eccentric
and sprawling and opinionated and obsessive as its mouthful of a title
suggests. And thats praise in this case.
Gontarek is the author of Van Morrison Cant Find His Feet and
Zen for Beginners. His work has appeared in The Quarterly,
Exquisite Corpse and American Writing. He is a contributing
editor to the American Poetry Review.
CHAPTER FROM HER UPBRINGING
never heard of Ivy Goodman until I came into possession of her new short
story collection, but within an hour or two of settling in with her
work, I was regretting that Id come so late to the acquaintance. Like
Alice Munro, Ann Beattie, and Lorrie Moore, Goodman has an extraordinary
amount to say about seemingly ordinary lives.
Beth Kephart C81 is the award-winning author of Into the Tangle of Friendship and A Slant of Sun. She is at work on a third memoir.
A selection of recent books by alumni and faculty, or otherwise of interest to the University community. Descriptions are compiled from information supplied by the authors and publishers.
IN THE NEW EUROPE
How are investors to view todays Europe? Analysts predict that European economies will outpace the United States over the next decade. They see a number of European companies surging past their American competitors and becoming dominant global market movers. They also recognize strong industry sectors with as yet untapped technological potential. The individual investor who is trying to understand the evolving economics and politics of Europe today is overwhelmed by complex and often contrary information. This book provides a resource for investors to identify Europes expanding opportunities. Eric Uhlfelder has been covering international markets as a writer and analyst for more than 10 years.
This book traces the architecture of prisons worldwide from ancient Roman dungeons to modern structures. Trends in prison design are set in the context of political and social events of the time and societys changing ideas about the purpose of imprisonment, giving special attention to the influences on design and penal treatment which have emanated from one country to another, particularly in the 19th century. Dr. Norman Johnston is professor emeritus of sociology at Beaver College.
LIES THAT BIND
Business executive Peter Morrison and his ex-wife, Joan, an artist, were never right for each other. Nonetheless, when their marriage failed after eight years, Pete was devastated. He couldnt imagine not sharing his home and day-to-day life with his young son, Sam. Five years later Pete still lives for his visits with 13-year-old Sam. But Pete has been plagued by nagging doubts about their connections, as theyve never shared physical similarities or common interests. So when an opportunity arises to take a paternity test, he seizes itand, in this novel, discovers his worst fears are true. Overcome with anger, Pete confronts his ex-wife who strikes back by cutting off visitation rights. Suddenly Pete finds himself without a sonand without a fathers legal right to get the boy back. Desperate for a solution he brings a lawsuit that breaks new legal ground in defining what a father is. Edward DeAngelo lives in Boston and works in the Massachusetts attorney generals office.
JPS BIBLE COMMENTARY: Esther
The Book of Esther is, among Jews, one of the best-known and most enjoyed books of the Bible. Its fame is due almost entirely to its connection with Purim. Whether the book preceded the festival or the festival the book, the two are inextricably bound together. The Book of Esther is a joyous book for a joyous festival. Dr. Adele Feigenbaum Berlins work provides a critical line-by-line commentary of the biblical text, which is presented in its original Hebrew, complete with vocalization and cantillation marks. As in the other commentaries of the Jewish Publication Society series, the Hebrew is paired with the 1985 JPS English translation of the Holy Scriptures.
Friendships move to center stage at midlife, after years of having been set aside for children, husbands, and careers. As women try to make sense of the kaleidoscope of changes within them and around themespecially the physical and emotional upheavals and shifting family tiestheir friends keep them anchored and grounded. Not since their teen years have friends been so crucial to womens lives. This book explores why friends matter at midlife, the powerful nature of the bond and its roots and challenges. Patricia Shapiro interviewed 50 women aged 45-60 and blended their stories with research, expert commentary, and her own personal experience. She is the author of four other non-fiction books, including My Turn: Womens Search for Self After the Children Leave, and is a frequent speaker on womens midlife issues.
How Goodfellas Bought Boston College Basketball
has nearly outstripped the Super Bowl as the most heavily bet
This book features in-depth interviews with 16 accomplished Greek-Americans, including Dr. P. Roy Vagelos C50 Hon99, emeritus trustee, former chair of the Universitys trustees and former chair of Merck Pharmaceuticals. Other success stories include Helene Alexopoulos, prima ballerina with the New York City Ballet; George Stephanopoulos, TV commentator and former advisor to President Clinton; and Alex Spanos, owner of the San Diego Chargers.
Artist Nina Carpenter knows her marriage is in trouble and blames her husband Tonys late nights at his jazz club. When the club is robbed and his brother is murdered, Tony decides to sell his business and save his marriage, but love is tested when a prospective buyer comes into the picture. Leslie Esdaile has worked with Fortune 100 companies in corporate marketing and sales, and independently with small businesses. She is currently director of Competitive Edge Initiatives for Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA and recently graduated from Temple University with a masters degree in filmmaking. Her other novels include Sundance, Midnight Clear and Slow Burn.
AND DESIRES: Gender, Technology, and American Nursing
Nursing and technology have been inexorably linked since the beginnings of trained nursing in the United States in the late 19th century. Whether or not they thought of the devices they used as technology, nurses have necessarily used a variety of tools, instruments, and machinesfrom thermometers to cardiac monitorsto appraise, treat, and comfort patients. Tracing the relationship between nursing and technology from the 1870s to the present, Dr. Margarete Sandelowski argues that technology has helped shape and intensify persistent dilemmas in nursing and that it has both advanced and impeded the development of the profession. She demonstrates that nurses both embraced and rejected technology in their pursuit of cultural visibility and professional autonomywith varying amounts of success. As one of the domains of work historically most subject to sex segregation, Sandelowski notes, nursing provides an ideal site in which to examine the interplay of technology and gender. Sandelowski is professor of nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
This book tells the story of Richard and Keiko, two young people of dramatically different backgrounds who grow up in their separate culturesthe United States and Japango through the war years of the 1940s as bitter enemies, then meet, and begin, with uncertainty and much hesitation, to learn about and love each other. Finally, struggling against great odds, they marry and move to the United States where Keiko encounters a society very different from her own. Dr. Richard Mumford taught history for 40 years, the final 35 as professor of history at Elizabethtown College in Lancaster County, Pa. Keiko Mumford taught nursery school in her church and has presented Japanese culture to many school children throughout central Pennsylvania.
THE LOWER EAST SIDE
When it functioned as an apartment building, 97 Orchard Street was home to some 10,000 residents, most of them Jews. In its current incarnation as site of New Yorks Tenement Museum, the address has taken on mythic significance. It has become the repository of memory, specifically the unique history of American Jews, whose current lives are very different from those European relatives who may have resided at or near that address. This book explores the dynamics of Lower East Side memory and considers the changing ways that this unique neighborhood has been embraced by American Jews over the course of a century. Dr. Beth Wenger is assistant professor of history and holds the Katz Family Chair in American Jewish History. She is the author of New York Jews and the Great Depression and co-editor of Encounters with the Holy Land: Place, Past and Future in American Jewish Life.
GAME OF LIFE: College
Sports and Educational Values
The effect of college sports on the admissions policies and campus life of American higher education has been debated for decades. In recent years, however, with clear commercialization of college sports teams and accusations that many universities are accepting less academically qualified students on the sole basis of athletic ability, intercollegiate athletics have come under intense scrutiny. This book, written by former Princeton University president Dr. William Bowen and Dr. James Shulman, offers evidence that the hold athletics have on the American university system is stronger than ever: Athletes recruited by top universities do, in fact, enjoy a substantial advantage in the admissions process. With the exception of students at womens colleges, while enrolled in college, athletes tend to do less well academically than their non-athlete peers. Total athletic expenditures can reach the $50 million mark for Division IA teams and well into the millions for Ivy League and Division III schools. Shulman is the financial and administrative officer at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where he has program responsibilities for research in higher education, and Bowen is president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
METHODS AND PROTOCOLS
Nucleases control the shape and activity of our genetic material. This book introduces readers to the wide world of nucleases, which range from housekeeping enzymes that cleave DNA and RNA at many positions to highly specific enzymes. Nucleases, long used as lab tools, are now serving as diagnostic and therapeutic tools. The 32 chapters in this book include contributions from 28 groups from leading industrial and academic research institutes in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Dr. Catherine H. Braun-Schein is now senior scientist and project coordinator at the Sealy Center for Structural Biology at UTMB Galveston.
FOR EVERYONE: The 12 Secrets of Investing in IPOs
The media has declared initial public offerings (IPOs) dead seven times in the past 10 years. According to the authors of this book, theyve been wrong every time. Far from being deterred by the IPO obituaries, this book shows that such proclaimed hard times in the IPO market consistently present the best buys. No longer reserved for a select group of Wall Street pros, there are now many opportunities for every individual investor to take advantage of the IPO groundswell. The authors, founders of Renaissance Capital in Greenwich, Conn., offer advice on how to avoid a bad IPO, what makes a good IPO, and more.
FOOD: 52 Principles for Black Entrepreneurial Success
success is an ongoing journey that involves more than just working capital
and a business plan. It requires commitment, fortitude, and a lifetime
of knowledge that most entrepreneurs manage to collect only after numerous
pitfalls and missteps. Based on 52 true stories told by black and minority
business owners, this book details the lessons they have learned. Each
anecdote offers principles and strategies that are widely applicable
for both emerging and experienced entrepreneurs. Robert Wallace is a
business consultant and speaker who lectures extensively on the topics
of minority and female entrepreneurship. He is chairman and CEO of the
Maryland-based BiTH Technologies Inc. and founder of EntreTeach.com,
LLC, a Web portal dedicated to serving entrepreneurs via interactive
training. He is the author of Black Wealth: Your Road to Small Business
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