BROTHERS, SING ON: My Half-Century Around the World With the Penn Glee Club | By Bruce Montgomery. (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. $29.95.) Readers of the Gazette may remember the cover-story interview with Bruce Montgomery [“Monty In Full,” May/June 2000], which offered a feature-length recounting of the extraordinary life and times of the man who led the Penn Glee Club for half a century. Monty put down his baton that year, but he didn’t miss a beat. Brothers, Sing On! fleshes out those stories and many more with wit, passion, panache—and a trove of photos. Order this book

MAKES YOU STOP AND THINK: Sonnets | By Daniel Hoffman, faculty. (George Braziller, Inc., 2005. $14.95 paperback, $24.95 hardback.) Fifty years of rich, crafted verse from the former U.S. poet laureate and Felix E. Schelling Professor Emeritus of English, including “O Sweet Woods,” “Regrets,” and “At the Grave of Countess Potocka.” Order this book

THE ONCE AND FUTURE BUDAPEST | By Robert Nemes C’88 W’88. (Northern Illinois University Press, 2005. $38.00.) Over the course of the 19th century, Budapest was transformed from three provincial, German-speaking towns—Buda, Pest, and Obuda—into a thriving metropolis fused by Hungarian nationalism. Nemes, an assistant professor of history at Colgate University, traces the evolution of this nationalism, drawing heavily on primary sources, including contemporary newspapers and memoirs. Order this book

GENERAL HOWE’S DOG: George Washington, the Battle of Germantown, and the Dog Who Crossed Enemy Lines | By Caroline Tiger C’96. (Chamberlain Bros., 2005. $18.95.) George Washington and William Howe commanded opposing armies but shared a respect for the 18th century’s code of gentlemanly behavior and a love for dogs. Following the Battle of Germantown, Washington sent a letter to Howe—accompanied by Howe’s dog, who had apparently crossed enemy lines during the conflict. Tiger also includes a history of dogs in war and the canine-breeding standards Washington helped define. Order this book

WHAT GOES UP … Surviving the Manic Episode of a Loved One | By Judy Eron OT’70. (Barricade Books, 2005. $14.95.) When Eron and her husband Jim took a vacation in 1996, the medication for Jim’s bipolar disorder was accidentally left behind. “If we could have read this very book that I am writing, we would have turned around and headed home for Jim’s lithium,” Eron writes. Instead, Jim launched into a year-long manic phase, leading to severe depression that culminated in his suicide the following year. After his death, she decided to write the kind of book she sought. Order this book

LEVERAGING GOOD WILL: Strengthening Nonprofits by Engaging Businesses | By Alice Korngold CW’74 GEd’77. (Jossey-Bass, 2005. $34.00.) With practical, step-by-step guidance, Korngold (the founding president and former CEO of Business Volunteers Unlimited) shows how nonprofit executives and board members can work together and transform their organizations through partnerships with businesses. Order this book

IN OTHER WORDS: Artists Talk About Life and Work | By Anthony DeCurtis, Faculty. (Hal Leonard, 2005. $24.95.) Over the last 25 years, DeCurtis (who teaches creative writing at Penn) has built a career interviewing singers, songwriters, actors, and directors. This collection offers expanded versions of the Q&A sessions he’s held with a wide range of celebrities, including Paul McCartney, Martin Scorcese, Marilyn Manson, and Eminem. Order this book

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