Alumni Authors Bookshelf
7 Questions You Must Ask When Hospitalized: From a Nurse Who's Been There and Done That!
Debra James, Nursing '03
Practical tips to have better outcomes from your hospital stay. Written by a nurse who's been on both sides of the bed.
Out of this World Ideas: And the Inventions They Inspired
Edward Wysocki, Engr '72, '78 (PhD)
Have you ever heard the claim that an invention was inspired by a work of science fiction? It is possible. The question is, which claims are true and which are not?
Contemporary Issues in Islam
Asma Afsaruddin, A&S '93
Key 'hot-button' contemporary issues in Islam are the focus of this book. By placing the discussion of topics such as the Sharia, jihad, the caliphate, women's status and interfaith relations within a longer historical framework, Contemporary Issues in Islam reveals their multiple interpretations and contested applications over time.
Peoples of the earth: ethononationalism, democracy, and the indigenous challenge in other authors
Martin Edwin Andersen, SAIS '81
"Peoples of the Earth is a rich and well documented work that not only covers several dimensions of the problem of incorporation of indigenous peoples, but also follows a clear agenda that aims at intervention and influencing policy design." (Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development)
Confessions of an Unlikely Runner: A Guide to Racing and Obstacle Courses for the Averagely Fit and Halfway Dedicated
Dana Ayers, KSAS '13
Witty, observant, and full of cringe-worthy confessions and heartwarming encouragement, Confessions celebrates both running and life. Part Bridget Jones, part Forrest Gump, Ayers chronicles her awkward adventures in going from bookworm to accidental athlete. She intersperses her hilarious yet relatable struggles with insights about how and why she keeps running.
Outfitting the Offshore Cruising Sailboat
Peter Berman, A&S '67
This book discusses the gear that any well found offshore cruiser requires and the necessary refits involved with older production sailboats. Hopefully it will encourage adventurous souls to undertake blue water voyaging even if they have modest budgets.
Words of Our Mouth, Meditations of Our Heart
Kenneth Bilby, A&S '90
The first book devoted to the studio musicians who were central to Jamaica's popular-music explosion. With color portraits and interview excerpts, over 100 musical pioneers provide new insights into the birth of Jamaican popular music in the recording studios of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
Heidi Boerstler, SPH '79
Professor Boerstler presents leaders and others with new ways of thinking and possible choices that put them on the path to new possibilities - SOARING!
Instant: The Story of Polaroid
Christopher Bonanos, A&S '90
A history of the hottest tech company of its time.
Five Hundred Buildings of Paris
Kathy Borrus, A&S '98
Kathy Borrus recounts the history, architecture, and significance of each building and includes an introduction to Parisian neighborhoods. Organized by arrondissement, the book contains 500 duotone photographs of the buildings. Photography by Jorg Brokmann and James Driscoll. It is now available in a Kindle edition.
Law for the Expert Witness 4th Edition
Daniel Bronstein, A&S '63
Legal issues that face an expert witness when preparing and delivering testimony for a court.
Disruptive Security Technologies with Mobile Code and Peer-to-Peer Networks
Richard Brooks, Engr '79
Computer and network security
Distributed Sensor Networks
Richard Brooks, Engr '79
Reference book on research in sensor networks
The Socialism of Fools?: Leftist Origins of Modern Anti-Semitism
William Brustein, SAIS '71
Anti-Semitism, as it has existed historically in Europe, is generally thought of as having been a phenomenon of the political right. To the extent that 19th and early 20th century leftist movements have been found to manifest anti-Semitism, their involvement has often been suggested to be a mere fleeting and insignificant phenomenon. But what has been the relationship between anti-Semitism and the left? We trace the relationship between the left and anti-Semitism in Europe from the French Revolution to World War II and demonstrate that the relationship between the left and anti-Semitism has been much more profound than previously believed.
Glenn Carle, SAIS '85
CIA officer Carle led the interrogation of one of the top al-Qa'ida detainees, and wrestles with the rendition, detention, interrogation and torture policies of the Bush Administration. A haunting tale of ethical duty and honor, it has been called the best book about the CIA ever written.
Living and Dying on Death Row in America
Diane Christian, A&S '73
The book explores life on Death Row, as well as the convoluted and arbitrary judicial processes that populate all Death Rows. It documents the capriciousness of capital punishment and captures the day-to-day experiences of inmates in the official "nonperiod" between sentencing and execution. Included is a DVD of Jackson & Christian's 1979 film Death Row.
Dress Casual: How College Students Redefined American Style
Deirdre Clemente, A&S '96
As Deirdre Clemente shows in this lively history of fashion on American college campuses, whether it's jeans and sneakers or khakis with a polo shirt, chances are college kids made it cool. The modern casual American wardrobe, Clemente argues, was born in the classrooms, dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, and gyms of universities and colleges across the country.
Signs and Wonders
Adam Cohen, A&S '95
This is the first work to survey the illustrated Passover haggada from the Middle Ages to the present. 166 images are reproduced in full color alongside short descriptions. Wonderfully written and stunningly designed, the book brings these masterpieces to life, presenting a rich panorama of Jewish art and history.
100,000 Hearts: A Surgeon’s Memoir
Denton Cooley, Med '44
Pioneering surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley astounded the world in 1969 when he implanted a total artificial heart in a human being. In his memoir, he sets the record straight about this and other events and recounts the formative influences that led him to become the world’s most prolific heart surgeon.
So You Wanna Be A Doctor?? The Untold Stories of Medical, Dental and Veterinary Residents
Shermian Daniel, MD, A&S '02
A collection of real-life stories told by actual doctors in various medical, dental, and veterinary specialties. Perfect for any student interested in the health professions - tips and tools for ultimate success!
AP Foreign Correspondents in Action: World War II to the Present
Giovanna Dell'Orto, SAIS '02
What does it take to cover the world? Portraits of AP foreign correspondents in action document the practices and constraints shaping international news since WWII and show that public discourse has been best served by correspondents who, at great risk, challenged pat narratives and gave a voice to the voiceless.
Higher Education and Society
Joseph DeVitis, A&S '67, Ed '69
The text weighs the urgent question of how society and higher education influence each other in complex ways. How the latter responds to this unsettled issue may well determine whether colleges chart a more self-reflective path or one of rising deference to societal contingencies.
Popular Educational Classics
Joseph DeVitis, A&S '67, Ed '69
This book untangles many of the persistent debates dividing the nation over educational issues in the past half century. The text critically examines key books on social and educational controversies that have made a difference in discourse among scholars, practitioners and wider lay audiences.
The Lesbian Lyre: Reclaiming Sappho for the 21st Century
Jeffrey Duban, A&S '75
Hailed by Plato as the "Tenth Muse,” Sappho is inarguably antiquity's greatest lyric poet. Recently, Sappho has undergone treatment by so-called poet-translators with little or no knowledge of Greek. Classicist-translator Jeffrey Duban debunks this postmodernist scholarship and offers translations that reflect the charm and elegant simplicity of the originals.
Salt in Our Blood; T Memoir of a Fisherman's Wife
Michelle Eder, A&S '96
Story of a commercial fisherman's wife, who is both a mother and an attorney;set against the sudden loss at sea of their oldest son, Ben, it is a tale of indescribable sadness but also one of resilience and courage.
Craig Enger, CBS '91, Norman Enger
This concise and stirring collection of great speeches and writings, from the Revolutionary War era to the present, focuses on key individuals and ideas that have inspired the American people and shaped the history of the nation. Essential speeches and writings by leaders, explorers, historians, writers, poets, soldiers, and entrepreneurs, and men and women of varied backgrounds, from key eras of the nation's history. Together, these voices are powerful, eloquent, poignant, and uniquely American.
Catching Homelessness: A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net
Josephine Ensign, JHSPH '96
Josephine Ensign's medical memoir, Catching Homelessness: A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net, is forthcoming from She Writes Press (Berkeley, August 9, 2016). It has been named the University of Washington Health Sciences Common Book for Academic Year 2016/2017. Ensign's book tells the story of her work as the first nurse practitioner to run the CrossOver Clinic at the Richmond Street Center in Richmond, Virginia in the 1980s. It also tells the story of her spiral into and out of homelessness. In Catching Homelessness, Ensign reflects on how this work has changed her and how her work has changed through the experience of being homeless—providing a piercing look at the homelessness industry, nursing, and our country’s health care safety net.
Under the Cover of War: The Zionist Expulsion of the Palestinians
Rosemarie Esber, SAIS '88
An important resource for anyone seeking to understand the full story of the 1948 Palestine war and the roots of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Under the Cover of War meticulously documents and poignantly recounts the first phase of the Zionist conquest of Palestine and the expulsion of the indigenous Palestinians--an estimated 84 percent of them were children under 15, pregnant and nursing mothers, the elderly, and the infirm.
Bermuda in Painted Representation Volumes I and II
Jonathan Evans, A&S '85, SAIS '86
Author's Text-Only Preview Edition of the first two volumes of an art history of Bermuda to be published by the National Museum of Bermuda
Bermuda Maps: A cartographic history of the Somers or Summer Islands, 1511-1948
Jonathan Land Evans, A&S '85, SAIS '86
Bermuda Maps: a cartographic history of the Somers or Summer Islands, 1511-1948 by the historian Jonathan Land Evans was published in October 2017 by the National Museum of Bermuda. The large, handsomely-illustrated book Is the product both of extensive archival research and of many years of collecting old maps of the strategically-situated Atlantic island, by an author who has also written extensively on Bermuda's modern history and on its art history.
Empire & Onion-patch: a history of Bermuda from 1898 to 1918Jonathan Evans, A&S '85, SAIS '86
Chronologically the first in the author's ongoing series on the modern history of Bermuda.
Peace, Prudence and Prosperity: a history of Bermuda from 1919 to 1939Jonathan Evans, A&S '85, SAIS '86
Wide-ranging study of Bermuda, including its economy, development, public affairs and culture.
Seasons of Change: a history of Bermuda from 1939 to 1959Jonathan Evans, A&S '85, SAIS '86
Part of the author's ongoing series on the modern history of Bermuda.
Siren Songs: a History of Bermuda from 1960 to 1980
Jonathan Evans, A&S '85, SAIS '86
Continuing the author's wide-ranging series of books on Bermuda's modern history, "Siren Songs" covers a very prosperous but also very troubled period, notable for controversial political modernisation, labour unrest, Black Power extremism and crime, yet also for continued success in tourism and a growing success in international business (including a promising new industry in the form of "captive" insurance companies for major American corporations, which would eventually make tiny mid-Atlantic Bermuda the world's third-largest insurance market).
Electromgnetism: Nature's Force That Shapes Our Lives
Lawrence Fagg, A&S '53
The book describes how, of the four forces of nature, it is the electromagnetic force that activates all of the nature around us as well as our bodies and brains. It has been harnessed throughout evolution and is indispensable in virtually all of modernn technology. It is intended to convey the wonder ofhow this one force can do so much to enable our lives.
Arresting Cinema: Surveillance in Hong Kong Film
Karen Fang, A&S '98, '03
Arresting Cinema shows how Hong Kong's unique take upon surveillance evident in its cinema both informs its inimitable genres and aesthetics and illuminates global surveillance culture.
Importing Democracy: The Role of NGOs in South Africa, Tajikistan and Argentina
Julie Fisher, SAIS '65 '77
Nothing has so discredited the attempt to export democracy as the Iraq and Afghan wars. Democratization NGOs, with a more lasting impact than street protests, import democratic ideas and help recover local democratic traditions.
Kent Island, The Land That One Was Eden
Janet Freedman, A&S '99
A memoir & historical research of Kent Island before the bridge.
They Left Us Behind
Jack (John) Freeze, McCoy College '65
The story of a young girl and her family in Vietnam that try to escape to America by boat. True story from the actual diary.
Measure of a Nation
Howard Friedman, Medicine '99
This book focuses on how to improve America by first comparing its performance with thirteen competitive industrial nations, then identifying the best practices found throughout the world that can be adopted here in the United States. Friedman lays out some disturbing facts about America's lack of competitiveness in five key areas: health, education, safety, equality, and even democracy.
Ronald J. Glasser, Med '65
In this gripping account of the human cost of the Vietnam War, Ron Glasser offers an unparalleled description of the horror endured daily by those on the front lines. Over 200,000 copies sold. Translated into 50 languages. "The best book to come out of Vietnam." - David Mamet
Broken Bodies, Shattered Minds: A Medical Odyssey from Vietnam to Afghanistan
Ronald J. Glasser, Med '65
Told from personal experience, Dr. Glasser traces the changing nature of warfare from jungles of Vietnam to streets and mountains of Iraq and Afghanistan and the physical and psychological damage of wounds to troops in U.S. Army and Marine Corps. Broken Bodies is being considered for the American Library Association's Most Important Non-fiction Books list.
Ronald J. Glasser, Med '65
WARD 402, a New York Times Bestseller, is the story of an intern on the children's ward of a great hospital who is confronted by the angry parents of a dying child as extraordinary means are used to keep her alive. "A powerful documentary novel" Literary Guild Magazine
The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day
Mike Gluck, A&S '95
While everyone is talking about big data, the truth is that understanding the little data the stats that underlie newspaper headlines, stock reports, weather forecasts, and so on is what helps you make smarter decisions at work, at home, and in every aspect of your life.
The Historical Apothecary Compendium: A Guide to Term and Symbols
Daniel Goldstein, Med '81
Comprehensive handbook for collectors of apothecary bottles and paraphernalia from colonial times through 1920 with over 10,000 entries. Includes history of apothecary containers and processes, weights and measures, therapeutic actions, disease states, Latin, alchemy, and botanical terms with Illustrations of container types, devices, and 300 botanical species.
The Vietnam War in American Memory: Veterans, Memorials, and the Politics of Healing
Patrick Hagopian, A&S '93
A study of the commemoration of the Vietnam War, which examines the centrality of Vietnam veterans around whom a politically motivated discourse of national reunification or "healing" coalesced, overcoming the division and dissent of the war years.
Wm & H'ry: Literature, Love, and the Letters between William and Henry James
Readers generally know only one of the two famous James brothers. Literary types know Henry James; psychologists, philosophers, and religion scholars know William James. In reality, the brothers' minds were inseparable, as the more than eight hundred letters they wrote to each other reveal. In this book, J. C. Hallman mines the letters for mutual affection and influence, painting a moving portrait of a relationship between two extraordinary men. Deeply intimate, sometimes antagonistic, rife with wit, and on the cutting edge of art and science, the letters portray the brothers' relationship and measure the manner in which their dialogue helped shape, through the influence of their literary and intellectual output, the philosophy, science, and literature of the century that followed.
Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities
Peter Harnik, A&S '70
Urban Green explores ways for built-out cities to add much-needed parkland. For those interested in making cities more beautiful and successful, the book explains why urban parks are needed, then addresses how much parkland is possible and where it can be created.
Migrant Youth, Transnational Families, and the State: Care and Contested Interests
Lauren Heidbrink, A&S '10In this ground-breaking ethnography, anthropologist Lauren Heidbrink deconstructs the "problem" of migrant children, examining the historical, political, and institutional roots of contemporary immigration policies and the experiences of the migrant children who navigate this legal and emotional terrain.
Funny Stories from Boy Scout Camp
Seth Jaffe, A&S '97
A memoir of all my funny stories working at Scout Camp in the 1990s. Prank battles, scaring scouts, the quest for the coveted broomball title and the general mayhem that goes with being a camp counselor.
Collecting American Paintings
A. Everette James, SPH '71
Refernece text, 600 color illustrations.
Ancient Ocean Crossings: Reconsidering the Case for Contacts with Pre-Columbian Americas
Stephen C. Jett, Engr '64
The book makes the case that the means (watercraft) and navigational methods and motives, and the opportunity anciently existed for major cultural exchanges between the Old World and the New. Biological evidence proves that transoceanic contacts occurred.
In My Backyard: Natural History in the Suburbs
Kurt Johnson, A&S '65
This book is an illustrated description of the interactions between common backyard plants and animals. It is scientifically sophisticated but written in plain English for the general reader.
Smuggling: Contraband and Corruption in World History
Alan Karras, A&S '83
In this lively book, Alan L. Karras traces the history of smuggling around the world and explores all aspects of this pervasive and enduring crime. Through a compelling set of cases drawn from a rich array of historical and contemporary sources, Karras shows how smuggling of every conceivable good has flourished in every place, at every time.
Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore
Mary Lucinda (Cindy) Kelly, A&S '74, '75
A historical guide to the over 260 monuments and sculpture in Baltimore organized into tours.
Abbe Sicard's Deaf Education: Empowering the Mute, 1785-1820
Robert Emmet Kennedy Jr., A&S '63
Sicard narrowly escaped the guillotine to become the first director of the National Institute of the Deaf (1794-). A member of the Academie Francaise, his signing became the proximate origin of French and then American Sign Language through T.H. Gallaudet.
ISBN: 10:1137512857, 13:9781137512857
Sovereignty, International Law, and the French Revolution (Studies in Legal History)
Edward James Kolla, A&S '10
Sovereignty, International Law, and the French Revolution demonstrates how, starting in 1789, the people's choice became a basis for politics in France, but also for the status of territory. Instead of dynastic inheritance or conquest in war, legal title derived from a principle that came by the twentieth century to be called national self-determination.
Stephen Kramer, Engr '67
This personal, informative book covers many of Israel's wonderful sites and locales, including some unusual, less touristic ones. After reading each vignette, you'll have a feeling for the geography, history and culture of the place, as if you've been there with me. Even better, you may decide to put down this book and tour Israel yourself!
Hospital AdmissionsSendil Krishnan, A&S '96
A collection of hilarious & unbelieavable patient stories from our careers as physicians.
Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design
Alan Kuperman, SAIS '96
Three former SAIS professors, and other contributors, explore whether reform of domestic political institutions can buffer societies from destabilizing changes that otherwise increase the risk of widespread violence.
Wade Hampton III - Summer Resident of North Carolina
S. Robert Lathan, Med '63
The connections between one of the most admired South Carolinians and the lush green valleys of Cashiers North Carolina and Hot Springs North Carolina began when Wade Hampton III was young and the land undeveloped. He and his descendants left a powerful and lasting mark on these recreational havens.
From Dollar to Counterfeit- The Path of American Government Dishonesty
Gordon Leitch, Med '95
Adoption of the Dollar by the Continental Congress and its removal by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR).
The Monetary Errors and Deception$ of the Supreme Court
Gordon Leitch, Med '95
The Supreme Court monetary and historical errors in KNOX vs. LEE and JULIARD vs. GREENMAN which are responsible for our current economic mess.
Buffy, Ballads, and Bad Guys Who Sing: Music in the Worlds of Joss Whedon
Kendra Leonard, Peab '95
Kendra Preston Leonard has collected a varying selection of essays that explore music and sound in Joss Whedon's works. The essays investigate both diegetic and non-diegetic music, considering music from various sources, including the shows' original scores, music performed by the characters themselves, and music contributed by such artists as Michelle Branch, The Sex Pistols, and Sarah McLachlan, as well as classical composers like Camille Saint-Saëns and Johannes Brahms.
The Conservatoire Américain: A History
Kendra Leonard, Peab '95
The Conservatoire Américain: A History is the first full-length narrative of this institution. Drawing on rare materials from the Conservatoire's archives, combining them with personal correspondence, interviews, and first-person narratives with students and faculty, author Kendra Preston Leonard discusses a variety of topics important to the institution. These topics include?among others?the dissemination of French repertoire during the twentieth century, the pedagogical approaches used in teaching American music students, the impact of training Americans abroad, and the influence their French training had on performance, interpretation, and composition.
Shakespeare, Madness, and Music: Scoring Insanity in Cinematic Adaptations
Kendra Leonard, Peab '95
In Shakespeare, Madness, and Music: Scoring Insanity in Cinematic Adaptations, Kendra Preston Leonard examines the use of music in Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear. Whether discussing contemporary source materials, such as songs, verses, or rhymes specified by Shakespeare in his plays, or music composed specifically for a film and original to the director's or composer's interpretations, Leonard shows how the changing social and scholarly attitudes towards the plays, their characters, and the conditions that fall under the general catch-all of 'madness' have led to a wide range of musical accompaniments, signifiers, and incarnations of the afflictions displayed by Shakespeare's characters.
Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique
Daniel Levine, A&S '09
"Levine has written an incisive meditation on the 'timeless questions' of theorizing about world politics, and a provocation to their renewed examination. Recovering International Politics is meant to be argued with and about; it is an erudite challenge that is worth reading. Indeed, I don't agree with all of it, but I think more clearly for having read it."--Neta C. Crawford, Boston University
The Power of Faith
Patricia Likakis, Carey '95
Inspiring true story of how one woman learned to use the trials and tragedies of life as stepping stones along her journey to healing, wholeness, and harmony.
Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa
Lisa Lindsay, SAIS '88
Tracing James Churchwill Vaughan's journey from South Carolina to Liberia to several parts of Yorubaland (present-day southwestern Nigeria), Lindsay documents this "free" man's struggle to find economic and political autonomy in an era when freedom was not clear and unhindered anywhere for people of African descent.
The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers
Anne Lipton, A&S '88
The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers provides an easy-to-read, practical, and thoughtful approach to dementia care. Written by two specialists who have cared for thousands of patients with dementia and their families, this ground-breaking title unifies the perspectives of neurology and psychiatry to meet a variety of caregiver needs. It spotlights many real-world concerns not typically covered in standard textbooks, while simultaneously presenting a more detailed medical perspective than typical caregiver manuals.
Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality
Helen E. Longino, A&S '73
Longino dissects five approaches to the study of human behavior, specifically sexual behavior and aggression?quantitative behavioral genetics, molecular behavior genetics, developmental psychology, neurophysiology and anatomy, and social/environmental methods?and highlights the underlying assumptions of these disciplines, as well as the different questions and mechanisms each addresses.
Spiral of Entrapment: Abused Women in Conflict with the Law Other
Hallie Ludsin, A&S '94
Sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and endorsed by the Human Rights Foundation, this manual examines various aspects of domestic violence and its particular prevalence in South Africa. The psychology of abuse, including reasons women remain in abusive relationships, is discussed, as well as the efficacy of government-sponsored programs intended to ameliorate abusive situations. Legal advice such as pre-trial and post-conviction options for abused women who killed their batterers, the types of experts used in testimony, and the use of the insanity defense is provided, making this an important resource for centers specializing in domestic violence.
The Last Leaf: Voices of History's Last-Known Survivors
Stuart Lutz, A&S '92
39 tales of the last survivor of, or final eyewitness to, historically important events, such as the last Civil War widows, the final doughboy, the last Traingle Shirtwaist Factory fire survivor, the final Iwo Jima flag raiser, the last ENIAC programmer, the final Ziegfeld Follies girl, the last Houdini stage assistant, and many more
Becoming Ms. Burton
Cari Lynn, A&S ' 97
From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women.
Leg the Spread
Cari Lynn, A&S ' 97
Adventures inside the trillion-dollar boys' club of commodities trading.
Cari Lynn, A&S ' 97
When vice had a legal home and jazz was being born the captivating story of an infamous true-life madam.
Cari Lynn, A&S ' 97
Sex trafficking, military contractors, and one woman's fight for justice.
Glenn Marcus, A&S '70
Documentary on the 22 immaculately maintained US military cemeteries over seas in 8 different countries, housing our dead from WWI and WWII. Stories of the fallen, some famous but most ordinary citizens, and words of current visitors lend historical and emotional context.
No Exit from Pakistan: America's Tortured Relationship with Islamabad
Daniel Markey, A&S '95
This book tells the story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan. Pakistan's internal troubles have already threatened U.S. security and international peace, and Pakistan's rapidly growing population, nuclear arsenal, and relationships with China and India will continue to force it upon America's geostrategic map in new and important ways over the coming decades.
War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
Jamse McPherson A&S '63
Although previously undervalued for their strategic impact because the represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate navies were crucial to the outcome of the Civil War. In War on the Waters, James M. McPherson has crafted an enlightening, at times harrowing, and ultimately thrilling account of the war?s naval campaigns and their military leaders.
From Liberation to Conquest: The Visual and Popular Cultures of the Spanish-American War of 1898
Bonnie Miller, A&S '06
The American people overwhelmingly supported the nation's entry into the Spanish-American War of 1898, which led to U.S. imperial expansion into the Caribbean and Pacific. In this book, Bonnie M. Miller explores the basis of that support, showing how the nation's leading media makers' editorialists, cartoonists, filmmakers, photographers, and stage performers' captured the public's interest in the Cuban crisis with heart-rending depictions of Cuban civilians, particularly women, brutalized by bloodthirsty Spanish pirates.
The Work: My Search for a Life that MattersWes Moore, A&S '01
The acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore continues his inspirational quest for a meaningful life and shares the powerful lessons—about self-discovery, service, and risk-taking—that led him to a new definition of success for our times.
Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine
Tomás Q. Morín, A&S '00
This collection of essays pays tribute to Philip Levine as teacher and mentor. Throughout his fifty-year teaching career, the Pulitzer Prize winning Levine taught scores of younger poets, many of whom went on to become famous in their own right. These forty essays honor and celebrate one of our most vivid and gifted poets.
Must Girls Love
Sabrina Must, A&S '08
Must Girls Love is a memoir about a young woman's journey to understand, cope, and grieve the death of her eldest sister, Miya. Twenty-two years old at the time and the youngest of four girls, Sabrina deconstructs her family's dynamics, Miya's mental health issues and abusive marriage, and ultimately her own issues as a way to accept why Miya killed herself and understand why she struggles in the way she does. The story shows what happens to a family and an individual in the year following such a tragedy. It also illustrates Miya and Sabrina's favorite phrase, "Must Girls Love", that celebrates the bond between four sisters and their parents.
WITNESS TO GREATNESS: The Consequential Presidency of Barack Obama in Perspective
Obi Nwasokwa, Med '79
This book tells the story of the presidency of Barack Obama, the first non-white in history elected leader of an overwhelmingly white nation. Seismic and epic, it is a biblical tale of the trials, travails and dazzling triumphs of the rejected stone that became cornerstone and of Moses as pharaoh.
The Monster We Defied:A Son's Alzheimer's Recital
Robert Anthony Page, A&S '82
An uncommonly moving memoir of a defiant battle against Alzheimer's, told in real time, rich with moments of transformation and voices raised in humor and love
Solar Cells and Their Applications
Larry Partain, Engr '72
Review of progress to date and pojections for the future
Second Sight: Views From An Eye Doctor's Odyssey
David Paton, Med '56
A Hopkins-trained ophthalmologist fascinated with eye care in developing nations, I founded ORBIS (a jet for hands-on teaching), and spent much time abroad in related unusual and exciting experiences. A moderately dyslexic academic, creativity became my forte and the source of more rewards than seem justified. A fun life.
Lost In Transmission?: What We Can
Know About the Words of Jesus
Nicholas Perrin, A&S '82
Taking on Bart Ehrman?s New York Times bestseller, Misquoting Jesus, Perrin gives us a layman's guide to textual criticism so that readers can understand the subtleties of Ehrman's critiques, and provides firm evidence to suggest that the New Testament can, indeed, be trusted.
Visualizing Data Patterns with Micromaps
Linda Pickle, A&S '74, SPH '77
Integrating research in statistics, cognitive science, geography and computer science, this book presents the many design variations and applications of micromaps, graphics which link statistical information to an organized set of small maps, helping analysts simultaneously explore the statistical and geographic patterns in their data.
China Boys: How U.S. Relations with the PRC Began and Grew
Nicholas Platt, SAIS '59
CHINA BOYS is a personal memoir which covers the historic Nixon visit in 1972, establishment of America's first resident diplomatic office in Beijing, and early encounters between Americans and Chinese, which grew to form today's crucial relationship.
Approaches to Teaching the Works of Primo LeviRoberta Ricci, A&S '97
The first part of this volume provides instructors with an overview of the available editions, anthologies, and translations of Levi's work and identifies other useful classroom aids, such as films, music, and online resources. In the second part, contributors describe different approaches to teaching Levi's work. Some, in presenting Survival in Auschwitz, The Reawakening, and The Drowned and the Saved, look at the place of style in Holocaust testimony and the reliability of memory in autobiography.
Scrittura, riscrittura, autoesegesi. Voci autoriali intorno all'epica in volgare.
Roberta Ricci, A&S '98
Comments and marginalia written by authors as explanations of their own work add a new literary dimension to the richness of the text itself because this exegesis opens up issues concerned with critical inquiry, questions of authorship and readership, and the complexity of reception. Such issues are especially relevant for the genre of the epic poem, which was authoritative and fertile through the centuries and yet also particularly problematic in the first centuries of the Italian language.
Secrets of Shiksa Appeal
Abigail Robinson, Engr '07
The sultry no-holds barred guide to Jewish Dating in a post shtetl society. Ms. Avi, the ultimate yenta, will show her naughty tactics to attract your Shul-mate before that blonde chick with no knowledge of a kugel gets him first.ISBN: 1450289991
Baltimore's Lexinton Market
Patricia Schultheis, A&S '06
Baltimore's Lexinton Market is a pictorial history of this world-famous market
There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow
Jeffrey Selingo, KSAS '01
Through the stories of 20-somethings, the book explores how young adults can better navigate the route through college and into the workplace. It looks at the experiences that shape success in the job market, the skills that prove most helpful, and explores why some students prosper, while others fail.
The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning and Teaching in a Screen-Captured World
John Sener, A&S '93
American education is entering the age of cybersymbiosis -- irretrievably dependent on digital technologies. Cyberized culture is accelerating foundational shifts at the core of education -- redefining knowledge, redistributing access, and renegotiating authority -- while education's growing importance is changing expectations about its performance. This combination offers a spectacular opportunity to improve education.
Sandstorm: A Leaderless Revolution In The Digital Age
Adeel Shah, SPH '10
Discusses the Arab Spring, Social Media, and the Global Generation.
Actium 31 BC: Downfall of Antony and CleopatraSi Sheppard, A&S '08
Actium has remained one of the most famous battles of the Ancient World thanks to its colorful cast of characters that have been reinvented by the writings of Shakespeare and the stars of the silver screen.
The Buying of the Presidency?: Franklin D. Roosevelt, the New Deal, and the Election of 1936Si Sheppard, A&S '08
This landmark work, the first specifically about the 1936 election, highlights the key debates, events, and personalities that epitomized the conflicted, highly charged politics of the New Deal era.
The Jewish Revolt AD 66-74Si Sheppard, A&S '08
A superb account of how an army of peasant guerrillas fought against the most powerful empire and war machine of antiquity: The Roman Army.
The Partisan Press: A History of Media Bias in the United StatesSi Sheppard, A&S '08
A comprehensive study of the role the media has played over the course of American history in shaping political fortunes and electoral
Pharsalus 48 BC: Caesar and Pompey - Clash of the TitansSi Sheppard, A&S '08
Si Sheppard expertly charts the events leading up to the Pharsalus campaign, the course of the battle itself and the seismic implications of this decisive clash between the two greatest generals of their age.
Philippi 42 BC: The death of the Roman RepublicSi Sheppard, A&S '08
Immortalized in Shakespeare's play on the life and death of Julius Caesar, the battle of Philippi was the final battle between the forces of Mark Antony and Octavian against the forces of Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius.
Troy - Last War of the Heroic AgeSi Sheppard, A&S '08
Accompanied by both classical and modern artwork, this book is the perfect primer for those interested in the greatest war of the ancient world, and the last great conflict between the gods of Ancient Greece.
How To Avoid The Mommy Trap: A Roadmap
For Sharing Parenting and Making It Work
Julie Shields, A&S '87
Weaving research and anecdote together, Julie Shields demonstrates the value and efficacy of a new parenting paradigm - sharing. This sensible primer is for every woman thinking about having children but wondering if and how to balance work, parenthood, and life, and every mother who feels stuck with too much to do.
India China Relations: The Border Issue and Beyond
Zorawar Daulet Singh, SAIS '06
The book revisits the seemingly intractable India-China dispute from a contemporary conflict resolution perspective and is thus relatively detached from the historical baggage that has so often influenced other commentaries on this controversial subject. The authors argue that a future solution will probably closely resemble the defacto position on the ground today because each side already possesses valued and strategically relevant territory.
Heaven in the American Imagination
Gary Smith, A&S '81
Surveying American views of heaven from the Puritans to the present, Smith argues that whether Americans have perceived heaven as God's home or a human invention or as a place of worship or a perpetual playground has varied largely according to the spirit of the age.
Maryland Politics and Government
Herbet C. Smith, A&S '77
Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance sets the standard for understanding Maryland politics. It looks at the ?demographic diversity, geographic variety and dynamic Democratic pragmatism of Maryland, according to the University of Nebraska Press.
On Moon Square: A Boy and His Dogma
Eric Steiner, SAIS '96
A non-fiction gen-x journey, the author's search for how to live life right, by others, by God, by self. Whether on jet planes, communist trains, or cobblestone lanes, characters of all shapes put forth their truths to our narrator. Yet he is left holding the bag. It's filled with the hopes of revolution, revelation, and romance. The journey back to peace of mind is the true odyssey for all.
Val Wang, A&S '03
A humorous and moving coming-of-age story that brings a unique, not-quite-outsider's perspective to China's shift from ancient empire to modern superpower
World Politics and the Evolution of War
John J. Weltman, A&S '63, '65 (MA), '67 (PhD)
With topics ranging from the development of strategic thought to the effects on war of political and technological change, from the uses of force to the prominence of war in history and its likely fate in the post-Cold War world, Weltman's analysis offers a rigorous overview of the field.
Dictator's Handbook: a practical manual for the aspiring tyrant
Randall Wood, SAIS '05
Ever wonder if tyrants and autocrats are all using the same instruction manual? This is it.
An ASTOUNDING War
Edward Wysocki, Engr '72, '78 (PhD)
This book explores the connections between science fiction and World War II by focusing on the magazine Astounding Science-Fiction. How did the war affect the magazine, the authors and the stories that appeared? What influences did science fiction have on naval and military technology?
The Great Heinlein Mystery
Edward Wysocki, Engr '72, '78 (PhD)
Did one of the earliest stories of science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein have an influence on World War 2 naval technology? The mystery is based on statements made by Heinlein, but few details exist as it was also claimed that the naval system inspired by his story was secret.
The Global Power of Talk Other
I William Zartman, A&S '52
Talk Power is the power of skilled negotiation in advancing America's interests. The book details a dozen different types of negotiation for current and future foreign policy needs. It calls for their vigorous use to restor American leadership.
Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients
Dan Zuberi, A&S '96
Zuberi argues that hospital outsourcing of support jobs has been disastrous for the cleanliness of hospitals?leading to an increased risk of hospital-acquired infections, a leading cause of severe illness and death?as well as for the effective delivery of other hospital services and the workers themselves.
Differences that Matter: Social Policy and the Working Poor in the United States and Canada
Dan Zuberi, A&S '96
This book shines a spotlight on the causes and consequences of working poverty, revealing how the lives of low-wage workers are affected by differences in health care, labor, and social welfare policy in the United States and Canada.