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On Being Nonprofit: A Conceptual and Policy Primer
By Peter Frumkin '84
Harvard University Press, 2002

The boundaries are blurring between nonprofits and government and businesses, says Frumkin, who focuses on the four functions that have come to define nonprofit organizations: delivering needed services, promoting civic engagement, expressing values and faith, and channeling entrepreneurial impulses. Frumkin is an associate professor of public policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and an affiliate of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations.

A Story for Bear
By Dennis Haseley '72
Harcourt, 2002

Celebrating fantasy, friendship, and the wonders of reading, this beautifully illustrated children's book tells the story of a young bear who becomes mesmerized by the woman who reads to him. Booklist describes it as a "tender, wistful celebration of the pleasures of reading." Haseley, the author of several books for children and adults, lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

Public Lands and Political Meaning:
Ranchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

By Karen R. Merrill '86
University of California Press, 2002

The history of the American West is one of struggles over land; here, Merrill traces the history of the politics between ranchers and federal land agencies. An assistant professor of history at Williams College, Merrill is credited with offering a new perspective on the continuing struggles involving ranchers, environmentalists, and the government.

A Bountiful Harvest: The Midwestern Farm Photographs of Pete Wettach, 1925-1965

By Leslie Loveless '83
University of Iowa Press, 2002

Showcasing the newly discovered works of self-taught photographer A.M. "Pete" Wettach, this book features poignant, black-and-white images that capture the everyday lives of midwestern farmers in the 1930s and '40s. Loveless, a writer and public policy advocate, has included an essay on Wettach's life as a photographer and turkey farmer.

Energy: Science, Policy, and the Pursuit of Sustainability
By Robert Bent '50, Lloyd Orr, and Randall Baker
Island Press, 2002

As the largest user of fossil-fuel energy, the United States is the key player in the world's energy markets. This essential primer on energy, society, and the environment is an introduction to the "energy problem"--its def inition, analysis, and policy implications. The late Norman Care, emeritus professor of philosophy at Oberlin, authored Chapter 7.

New York Criminal Law

Edited by Richard A. Greenberg '66
West Publishing Company, 2002

This is the most comprehensive and definitive treatise on the substantive criminal law of the State of New York. At 1,500 pages, the book expounds on the law of sentencing, offers new penal law articles, and takes a closer look at statutory language and case law. Greenberg is a lawyer and partner with Newman and Greenberg in New York.

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: The Early Simple Stories

Edited by Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper '75
University of Missouri Press, 2002

Langston Hughes is among the 20th-century's most influential African American writers; this book is the seventh in a 17-volume series intended to reprint his works. The fictional character of Jesse B. Semple first appeared in Hughes' weekly Chicago Defender column in 1943. Semple's tales quickly became known as the "Simple stories"--tales of struggle and accomplishment facing the black working man in a racially unbalanced world. Harper is also the author of Not So Simple: "Simple" Stories by Langston Hughes.

The Battle for Children: World War II, Youth Crime, and Juvenile Justice in Twentieth-Century France
By Sarah Fishman '79
Harvard University Press, 2002

Fishman offers a historical account of how juvenile delinquency increased in France after WWII. She presents new information about the Vichy administration, which formed the modern juvenile justice system in France, and describes how French children experienced the events of the war and the German occupation. It was economic deprivation, she concludes, and not family dislocation, that drove up juvenile crime rates.

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