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of the Forgotten Four-Fifths
Edited by Robert G. Dyck '52 and Matjaz Mulej
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1998
title presents a key strategy of entrepreneurship and innovation
at the local level, leading to self-transformation and a reduction
of poverty. A review of the book was recently presented by the Russian
economist Vladimir Pozdniakov at the Vienna congress of the EMCSR.
Dyck is a professor of urban affairs and planning at the College
of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.
and Other Tales
By Robert Devereaux '69
Dorchester Publishing Co., 2002
considered by many a master of the horror novel, turns his talents
toward short stories that are as amusing, gut-churning, and otherwise
out-there. The included novella, "Caliban," deals with
the struggle for personal power and revenge, clouded by dark uncertainty.
Devereaux is the author of two earlier novels, Deadweight
and Walking Wounded.
By William Aarnes '69
Ninety-Six Press, 2001
continues to venture beyond the verse autobiography he began in
his 1991 collection, Learning to Dance. His newest book is
convincing both in its portrayals of everyday American life and
in its meta-poetic reflections. The author teaches at Furman University.
By Gwendolen Gross '89
Henry Holt and Company, 2002
has created an engaging heroine, Hannah Blue, and employed her trademark
unpretentious wisdom and wry, insightful humor. Joining an Adventurer's
Club, Hannah hopes for temporary respite from everyday pressures.
When her father's latest illness turns out to be real, she finds
herself addicted to the escape she discovers outside until she realizes
that the people she keeps leaving may not always wait for her to
come back. Gross is the author of Field Guide.
Fibrosis in the 20th Century: People, Events and Progress
By Carl Doershuk, M.D. '52
AM Publishing, Ltd., 2001
book is the first to describe the history of the dramatic progress
in cystic fibrosis care and research since its description in 1938.
Highlighted are the personal accounts of 27 individuals, including
those who formed and led the CF Foundation, physicians, researchers
who led the care and research efforts, and CF adults who provide
current leadership. It will be of interest to those whose lives
have been impacted by cystic fibrosis, caretakers and researchers,
and those interested in medical history and the development of health
and public policy issues. Doershuk is emeritus professor of pediatrics
at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and served
as director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center.
Interfaith Dialogue and Peacebuilding
Edited By David R. Smock '58
United States Institute of Peace, 2002
book submits the views of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish contributors
who believe that religion is better at fostering peace than at fueling
war. It demonstrates that when organized creatively, interfaith
dialogue can nurture deep engagement at all levels of the religious
hierarchy, including the community level. Smock, director of the
Religion and Peacemaking Initiative at the United States Institute
of Peace, is the author and editor of several books.
Precipitations: Contemporary American Poetry as Occult Practice
By Devin Johnston '92
Wesleyan University Press, 2002
traces the influence of the occult on contemporary American poetry
while positioning it within the larger tradition of Romanticism.
A good read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the role
of the creative imagination in 20th century poetry. Johnston is
an assistant professor of English at Saint Louis University.
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