Living Poetically: Kierkegaard's Existential Aesthetics
By Sylvia Walsh '59
Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994
". . . A detailed exposition of the role that Kierkegaard's sense of the poetic plays as an axis for the integration of an aesthetic, ethical, and religious life, and a clearheaded and practical critique of postmodernism," writes M.C.E. Peterson of the University of Wisconsin. Sylvia Walsh is adjunct professor of philosophy at Stetson University.
A Journey From Within:
The Love Letters of Charlotte Perkins-Gilman, 1897-1900
Edited by Mary A. Hill '61
Bucknell University Press, 1995
An annotated edition of the American author's love letters to her second husband, George Houghton Gilman. Mary Hill is a professor and chairman/director of the department of history and women's studies at Bucknell University.
By S.J. Rozan (Shira Rosan '72)
St. Martin's Press, 1995
The second mystery in the Bill Smith/Lydia Chen series follows the two private investigators through New York City. Shira Rosan, an architect in New York City, has published several mystery stories under the pseudonym S.J. Rozan. Her first novel in this series, China Trade, was released last year.
Export Restraint and the New Protectionism: The Political Economy
of Discriminatory Trade Restriction
By Kent Albert Jones '76
University of Michigan Press, 1995
Explains the origins and the impact of discriminatory trade barriers on the U.S. economy and trading system, provides an analysis of current trade policy, and explores viable trade policy reforms. Kent Jones is professor of economics at Babson College and was senior economist for trade policy at the U.S. Department of State.
By Sue Standing '74
Four Way Books, 1995
"The striking poems set in Africa that begin Gravida guide us to the book's overarching meaning: that every process and object is mysteriously pregnant with meaning, is about to become something else and has been something else . . .," writes Robert Plinsky, who selected Gravida as the winner of the Four Way Books Award Series in Poetry. Sue Standing is professor of English at Wheaton College, where she also heads the creative-writing program and teaches African literature.
Speakers of the House
By Judith Bentley '67
Franklin Watts, 1995
A study of the role played by speakers of the House of Representatives and of how the individuals who have held that office have shaped the history of the United States. Includes profiles of six speakers of the house who have held the office and a forward by former Speaker Thomas S. Foley. Judith Bentley has written several books on political and historical topics.
Facing Up to the American Dream: Race, Class, and the Soul of the
By Jennifer L. Hochschild '71
Princeton University Press, 1995
The author challenges the reality of the American dream-the faith that an individual can attain success and virtue through hard work-in the face of racial conflict between whites and African Americans of various social classes. Jennifer Hochschild is professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton University.
Preaching the Practice
By Richard Austin Thompson '55
Morgan Printing, 1995
A handbook for clergy and lay leaders that is divided into sections corresponding to the duties and skills required of those who lead congregations. Richard Austin Thompson has pastored congregations in Oklahoma, Illinois, and Texas and has edited The Journal of the Academy of Parish Clergy.
The American Face of
Edgar Allen Poe
Edited by Shawn Rosenheim '83 and Stephen Rachman
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995
". . . The failure of criticism to account for the remarkable diversity of Poe's influence leads one to question the utility of the canon itself as an instrument for the study of American culture," write the editors in the introduction to this collection. The included essays explore the historical, social, political, and economic circumstances surrounding Poe's career. Shawn Rosenheim is associate professor of English and American studies at Williams College. Stephen Rachman is assistant professor of English at Michigan State University.
Two Centuries of Canadian Garden Writing
Edited by Edwinna von Baeyer and Pleasance Crawford '60
Random House of Canada , Ltd., 1995 The first anthology of its kind, it includes over 80 representative selections from diaries, letters, articles, and books to create a portrait of the gardening tradition in Canada. Edwinna von Baeyer has written and edited several books on gardening. Pleasance Crawford is a landscape historian and currently a professor at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto.
Deadly Medicine: Indians and Alcohol in Early
By Peter C. Mancall '81
Cornell University Press, 1995
The first book to examine the origins of alcoholism within the American Indian culture. Explores the liquor trade's devastating impact on the Indian communities of colonial America, considers current medical views on alcoholism, and examines the Indian nations' changing survival strategies during the colonial era to discover why Indians participated in the liquor trade. Peter C. Mancall is associate professor of history at the University of Kansas.
Creating Good Landscape Design:
A Guide for Non-Professionals
By Glen Hunt and Eugene Smith '50
Peanut Butter Publishing, 1995
Provides a step-by-step process that allows homeowners to plan and professionally design their own landscape and garden. Glen Hunt was a professional landscape artist. Free-lance writer Eugene Smith retired in 1989 as associate professor of English at the University of Washington at Seattle.
The Square Halo and Other Mysteries of Western Art
By Sally Helmick Fisher '61
Abrams, Inc., 1995
A guide to iconography, symbolism, and medieval and Renaissance biblical lore designed for the museum visitor or traveler who lacks a thorough background in art history. Free-lance writer and editor Sally Fisher was on the staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 17 years and is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."
Three Hundred Years of
New York Yearly Meetings
Edited by Hugh Barbour, Christopher Densmore '71, and Elizabeth Moger
Syracuse University Press, 1995
The first comprehensive history of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) of New York traces the group's development from its efforts to find refuge on Long Island in the 17th century to the New York Friends' contemporary activities. Hugh Barbour is emeritus professor of Quaker history at Earlham College. Christopher Densmore, associate archivist at State University of New York at Buffalo, is the author of several articles on Quakers in New York. Elizabeth Moger is keeper of the records at New York's Haviland Records Room Archive, New York Yearly Meeting.
Implementing Environmental Policy in China
By Barbara J. Sinkule '83 and Leonard Ortolano
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995
Explores the successes and failures of China's first systems of environmental management, which were established in the 1980s. The authors investigate individual factories and examine the political and institutional responsibilities of the key agencies that implement environmental policy. Barbara Sinkule is a staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory and has been involved in Chinese environmental-policy studies since 1983. Leonard Ortolano is UPS Foundation Professor of Civil Engineering and director of the Program on Urban Studies at Stanford University.
Wagner's Das Rheingold
By Warren Darcy '68
Oxford University Press, 1993
An examination of the first opera of Wagner's tetralogical masterpiece, Der Ring des Nibelungen, the book traces the genesis of the work from musical and textual drafts through completion, offers a theoretical framework within which the work may be analyzed, and examines the formal, harmonic, and linear structure of the work in light of Wagner's manuscripts. The book earned author Warren Darcy the Society for Music Theory's 1995 Wallace Berry Award, which is presented to the author of the best music-theory book published during the past three years by an English- language publisher. Darcy is professor of music theory at Oberlin College.
Norms In International
Relations: The Struggle
By Audie Klotz '85
Cornell University Press, 1995
By considering why racial discrimination in South Africa became a global concern and why-in a remarkable change of practice-nations and international organizations adopted sanctions against the Pretoria regime, Norms in Intellectual Practice demonstrates how normative standards can play a crucial role in the formation of global policy. Audie Klotz is assistant professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Buried in Quilts
By Sara Hoskinson Frommer '58
St. Martin's Press, 1994
In the author's second mystery novel, Joan Spencer, the Oliver, Indiana, Civic Symphony violist and manager, joins police officer Fred Lundquist in investigating two murders that have their roots deep in history. "Buried in Quilts is as warm, cozy, and pleasingly complex as the beautiful quilts that hold the key to this mystery," says author P.M. Carlson. Sara Hoskinson Frommer, the author of Murder in C Major, is working on a third novel that involves Gilbert and Sullivan musicals.
Nitobe Inazo: Japan's Bridge Across the Pacific
Edited By John F. Howes '50
Westview Press, 1995
A collection of essays by Japanese and North American historians that examine the career and works of Japan's pre-World War II premier internationalist. Ignored for 60 years, Nitobe had once been the best known Japanese outside his country and was appointed Under Secretary to the League of Nations before the Japanese invasion of Manchuria led to his downfall. The essays revisit his contributions to understanding between the East and West and provide new insights into the origins of Japan's road to Pearl Harbor. John F. Howes is professor of Japan studies at Obirin University.
African Conflict Resolution:
The U.S. Role in Peacemaking
Edited By David R. Smock '58 and Chester A. Crocker
United States Institute of Peace Press, 1995
United States policy makers began to rethink commitments to peacemaking in Africa after Somali gunmen killed 18 American Rangers in 1993. Nevertheless, many African-affairs specialists urged the U.S. to continue active engagement with African efforts to manage and resolve their own conflicts. In this collection of essays, nine specialists from Africa and the United States discuss Africa's limited institutional and financial capabilities, as well as its willingness to assume responsibility, concluding that U.S. support should continue, but in a variety of forms that need not involve American troops. David R. Smock is director of the United States Institute of Peace's Grant Program. Chester A. Crocker is a professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Perspectives on Pacifism: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Views on
Nonviolence and International Conflict
By David R. Smock '58
United States Institute of Peace Press, 1995
Nonviolent solutions to international conflicts have gained new respectability in recent years, yet,as horrors have unfolded in countries such as Bosnia, Somalia, and Rwanda, pacifists have been hard pressed to offer viable nonviolent options for peacemaking. By debating in this book the role of nonviolence in conflict resolution, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim theologians and activists yield insights into the complexities of modern religious thought on justice and peace. David R. Smock is director of the United States Institute of Peace's Grant Program.
The Biography of a Nineteenth-Century Vermont Family
By Lynn C. Bonfield '61 and Mary C. Morrison
University of Massachusetts Press, 1995
The story of Roxana Walbridge Watts (1802-1862), a farm wife in Peacham, Vermont, and the 12 children she raised-nine of her own, two step-children, and a grandchild. Culled from primary materials, including letters, diaries, and photographs, their personal histories describe a strikingly broad range of experiences. Lynn C. Bonfield is director of San Francisco State University's labor archives. Writer and teacher Mary C. Morrison is Roxana's great- granddaughter.