So Bad About Feeling Good?
THERAPY WE TRUST:
for happiness has replaced religion as the opiate of the people.
Leslie Whitaker is coauthor of The Good Girls Guide to Negotiating: How to Get What You Want at the Bargaining Table, published by Little, Brown, and a regular contributor to the Gazette.
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.
O.HENRY AWARDS: 2001 Prize Stories
This annual collection brings together the best short fiction published in North American magazines. From Mary Swans poetic narrative of World War I, The Deep, to Pinckney Benedicts poignant tale of the alienation of grief and the redemption of love, Zog-19: A Scientific Romance, to George Saunderss caveman fantasia, Pastoralia, and including masterful tales by Alice Munro, Louise Erdrich, T. Coraghessan Boyle, and others, the 2001 edition offers ample evidence that the short story is alive and thriving.
AND RITA: La Dolce Vita
Betty and Rita, two labs who love to roam, are off in search of Roman adventure in this photographic sequel to Betty and Rita Go to Paris. Malyszko a photographer and Hughes, a writer, live together in Boston.
THAT HEAL: The New Healing Science of Glyconutrients
Weve all heard the warnings against consuming too much sugar. But, in fact, for our bodies to function properly, we need small amounts of eight essential sugars, only two of whichglucose and galactoseare commonly found in our limited, overprocessed diets. When all eight sugars are available, this book reports, the health benefits are substantial. Dr. Emil Mondoa is a practicing pediatrician with Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, N.J.; South Jersey Medical Center in Vineland, N.J.; and the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. He is founder of the Glyconutrients Research Foundation. Kitei is an editor, writer, and instructor who works in Philadelphia.
IS NOT MY COMPANION:
A rising star in the Army of the Potomac, Gouverneur K. Warrens fast action at Little Round Top brought Federal troops to an undefended position before the Confederates could seize it and helped to save the Battle of Gettysburg for the Union. However, Warrens peculiarities of temperament cost him the confidence of his superiors. He was summarily relieved of his command after winning the Battle of Five Forks, just eight days before Appomattox, and his name was cleared only after his death. David Jordan, a practicing attorney, has previously published biographies of New York political boss Roscoe Conkling, Union general Winfield Scott Hancock, and pitcher Hal Newhouser, as well as a history of the Philadelphia Athletics.
This book sets in motion ways of approaching the chaos which, whether we acknowledge it or not, characterizes our relation to education. One chapter shows how the ancient art of memory can be adapted for contemporary classroom use. Another encourages teachers to participate deliberately in letting learning happen. The book goes on to discuss how to work creatively within the limits of what can be taught and, using fencing as a metaphor for innovative pedagogy, explores the extent to which students need teachers to learn. Engel, the author of Mapping Mortality, was a visiting scholar at Harvards Philosophy of Education Research Center following a decade of university teaching. His work as an educator, research scholar, and humanist continues in Nashville, Tenn.
BODY OF BUSINESS
Dr. Ronald Law, a Colorado cardiologist and businessman, compares the critical disciplines of business to the crucial organs of the body, emphasizing the importance of balance in both these organisms. The book exposes the similarities between a successful business and a healthy body and offers analogies, stories, and insights into areas of neglect. Law assists non-profit groups through his program, Giving Voice, and has built several businesses, including a Denver real-estate company and a leading consumer-products companyand along with his brothers co-produced the feature film Warriors of Virtue.
Raising Capital for the E-Business
The dramatic reversals of once high-flying dot.coms, drying up of public market business-to-consumer IPOs, raising of standards for private placement venture capital, and other recent developments mandate a more measured, traditional approach for the tax, securities, and financing issues facing e-business today. Martin Robins, an attorney in Northbrook, Ill., and the author of numerous articles on finance, securities, and related business topics, addresses the major business and legal considerations affecting e-business today, providing tools for planning, decision-making, and implementation.
PLACE LIKE HOME: A History of Nursing and Home Care in the United States
This book sets out to determine why home care, a preferred, rational, and cost-effective alternative to institutional care, remains a marginalized experiment in care giving. Nurse-historian Karen Buhler-Wilkerson traces the history of home care from its 19th-century origins in organized visiting nurses associations, through a time when professional home care nearly disappeared, on to the 1960s, when a new wave of home care gathered force as physicians, hospital managers, and policy makers responded to economic mandates. Buhler-Wilkerson is a professor of community health and director of the Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at Penns School of Nursing.
Maxfield Parrish has long been considered one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century. His unmistakable painting, characterized by Parrish Blue water and skies, luminescent rocks and hills, and exquisite young women in flowing, classical robes, are infused with a romantic Eden-like quality so entrancing that todays reproductions are as enthusiastically received as the prints when they first appeared. The authors of this book on Parrishs life and art, Laurence and Judy Cutler, are founders of the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, R.I., and co-founders of the American Civilization Foundation.
The Origin and Evolution of Life in the Sea
For the first hundreds of millions of years, the only living creatures on earth were, in fact, underwater. Then, some 350 million years ago, for reasons unknown, a primitive vertebrate crawled out of the water and stayed out. Richard Ellis, a leading authority on marine biology and a marine-life artist, now takes on the deep mysteries of evolution in the sea, tracing the path from the first microbes to jawless, finless creatures that became the myriad species alive today, including sharks, whales, penguinsand us. Ellis is the author of 11 books, including, The Search for the Giant Squid (Off the Shelf, January/February 1999).
THE PRESIDENT, 2000: The Insiders View
The contest to elect the 43rd president of the United States was the costliest in the nations history. With the outcome uncertain for 36 days after the nation voted, it was also the countrys longest general election to date. Two months after the U.S. Supreme Court put an end to the Florida recounts, key strategists from the Gore and Bush campaigns gathered in Philadelphia to analyze their successes and failures. In a frank discussion, digested in this book, they disclosed the intentions, the research, and the tactics behind their decisionmaking on matters ranging from message development to campaign advertising to debate strategy. Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson is dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and author of Everything You Think You Know About PoliticsAnd Why Youre Wrong. Dr. Paul Waldman is a postdoctoral fellow at the Annenberg School.
JPS DICTIONARY OF JEWISH WORDS
Drawn from Yiddish, Hebrew, Aramaic, and English, this dictionary of Jewish words contains over 1,000 entries for Jewish holidays and life-cycle events, culture, history, the Bible and other sacred texts, and worship. Each entry has a pronunciation guide and is cross-referenced to other related terms. The introduction serves as a primer on the history of Jewish words and their transliteration and pronunciation. Ellen Scolnic is a freelance writer and public relations consultant whose articles have appeared in magazines and Jewish newspapers nationwide.
SNACKS: A Guide to Food Factory Tours
Pennsylvania is the nations snack-food capital. The Keystone State ranks number one in production of pretzels and potato chips, and is famous for its chocolate and Lebanon bologna. This guidebook explores the industry by offering firsthand descriptions of the factory tours available throughout the state and includes histories of the companies as well as directions, hours, and other practical visitor information. Sharon Hernes Silverman is the author of several books and numerous travel articles for Pennsylvania Heritage and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
VIRTUE AND HAPPINESS:
Addressed to the general reader, this book provides an historical perspective which develops the vital relationship between economic freedom in America and other liberties, and it combines economics with history, political science, philosophy, and theology. Edward W. Ryan is Ryan-Bacardi Professor of Economics (a chair that was established in his name) at Manhattanville College and director of the Economic Freedom Institute.
LEARNING: The Marine Corps Development of Small Wars Doctrine, 1915-1940
This book challenges a host of military and strategic theories that treat particular bureaucratic structures, large organizations, and elites as the progenitors of doctrine. This study of how the military draws lessons from interventions focuses on the overlooked role that mid-level combat officers play in creating military doctrine. Keith Bickel is a military and business strategist in Washington.
THE FINK BOOKS AND
Archie Greenshipwright, folklorist, teacher, and lobbyistis a legendary figure in the field of American folklore and vernacular-culture studies. This book gathers 12 essays intended to represent the range of his writings over 40 years. Selections include a study of folk depictions in the art of Thomas Hart Benton, investigations of occupational and labor language, and a contemplative account of personal and political morality in the study of Appalachian musicians. In the afterword, Dr. Archie Green traces his career and reflects on the state of folklore as a discipline today. A retired professor of folklore and English at the University of Texas at Austin, Green lives in San Francisco and is the author of numerous books on labor lore, language, music, and art.
GUIDE TO ACUTE CARE PROCEDURES IN THE HOME
Sponsored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, this text is the first of its kind to include, for the home-care nurses of pediatric, obstetrical, adult, and geriatric populations, a description of the nursing procedures that, until recently, were only performed in hospital intensive-care units. Given the changes in healthcare reimbursement and the long-term needs of many critically ill patients, such procedures are now being implemented in the home. Dr. Gloria McNeal is an assistant professor at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey College of Nursing, where she is director of the acute care nurse practitioner program.
The works of fiction writer Tim OBrien have been traditionally studied through the lens of Vietnam. In this new study, Mark Heberle examines the representation and role of trauma as the central focus of OBriens works. Heberle moves chronologically through the writers seven major works, including Tomcat in Love, in an attempt to pull out of them the traumatic background that, seemingly, serves as the interconnecting thread of information. Mark Heberle is an associate professor of English at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is the coeditor of Infant Tongues: The Voice of the Child in Literature.
LIVING IN THE SEMICIRCLE OF LIFE
Achieving ones natural life span requires the elimination of hereditary imperfections and injurious environmental influences. A quality of living that defines ones distinctive and unique character, however, requires more than mere survival. Dr. William Gefter, a physician, patient advocate, teacher of medicine, and lecturer, describes the three tiers of living one must ascend and addresses seven major medical subjects with ethical issues adversely affecting the quality of living, including the doctor-patient relationship, medical research, and decision making regarding late-life care. Gefter is a Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
NEW AND UNTRIED COURSE: Womens Medical College
In 1850, a group of reformist male Quaker physicians and allies founded the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania to offer formal medical training to women. By the 1890s, the renamed Womens Medical College of Pennsylvania had matured into a solid and progressive institution that would outlast other, younger womens medical schools that had arisen in the United States. Dr. Steven J. Peitzman describes how WMC survived periods of instability and crisis as it became a remarkable experiment in single-sex professional education and a rare early example of female-male collaboration in science and medicine. Yielding to complex forces, it became the coeducational Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1970 and found another new course to pursue. Peitzman is a professor of medicine and former archives historian at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.
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