Everything You Need to Know
By Gayle Rosenwald Smith CW72.
(Perigree/Berkley Publishing Group, 2004. $14.95). Nothing about divorce
is easy, including matters of money. But Rosenwald Smith, a family
lawyer, equips readers with tools and strategies for coping with the
financial side of the divorce process so they can take control of
their economic futures and move on with their lives. Order
How Americans Faced the Cuban Missile Crisis
By Alice L. George GGS96. (University of North Carolina
Press, 2003. $29.95.) George examines the home-front response to the
13 days in October 1962 when nuclear war almost became a reality for
America. Using newly declassified government documents, the book looks
in-depth at civilian ignorance and the lack of governmental preparation,
and ultimately at the lasting influence of these events on a population
raised in the shadow of the mushroom cloud. Order
Imagining Early Modern English Gardens
By Rebecca Bushnell, Faculty. (Cornell University Press, 2003.
$29.95.) This book studies early English garden books and relates
their contents to modern notions of gender relations, social roles,
labor, science, and nature. Bushnell, dean of the College and professor
of English, uses the manuals to draw an analysis of the dual dignity
and pleasure of garden labor and garden art. Order
SOPRANO ON MANAGEMENT:
Leadership Lessons Inspired by Americas
By Anthony Schneider C87. (Berkley/Penguin, 2004.
$14.00.) You can learn a lot about management by watching The Sopranos.
This book explains what makes the TV crime-family boss Tony Soprano
such an effective leader. Though CEOs shouldnt follow everything
Tony doesno one-way boat rides for disloyal subordinates, for
examplethey can take lessons from him on how to delegate, give
praise, and negotiate effectively. Order
Edited By Eduardo Cadava and Aaron Levy C99 GGS03.
(Slought Foundation, 2003. $20.00.) The essays in this collection
ask us to invent the city anewto imagine what it would be like
to open spaces for new forms of democratic communities that go beyond
the political domain, as it has commonly been defined.
Topics include hospitality, human rights, urban warfare, refugee housing,
exile, and incarceration. Levy is executive director of the Slought
Foundation art space on 40th Street. Order
An Illustrated History
By David ONeil C77. (Camino Books, 2003.
$19.95.) The Reading Terminal Market has been at the heart of Philadelphias
commercial and social life from the beginning of its long and tumultuous
history. Filled with archival images, this book shows how the 112-year-old
institution has survived and thrived by adapting to and initiating
change. ONeil is the markets former general manager. Order
GIRLS & DANGEROUS PIE
By Jordan Sonnenblick C 91. (DayBue Publishing,
2004. $20.00.) Thirteen-year-old Steven Alpers life is your
typical maze of eighth-grade angst: troublesome binomials, unrequited
love, and the (low) social status of band geeks. However, all these
problems become secondary in this young-adult novel when Stevens
younger brother is diagnosed with leukemia.
2004 The Pennsylvania Gazette
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