Best Truth: Intelligence in the Information Age, by Bruce D. Berkowitz '80 (Mas), '82 (PhD) and Allan E. Goodman. Yale University Press 2000. 203 pp., $22.50.
A manifesto for a new model of intelligence operations in the Information Age.
An overview of the field of biotechnology plus dozens of hands-on experiments for students.
Describes the political life and style of two Georgia congressmen--Jack Flynt and Mac Collins--and explores how relationships between House members and their constituencies change.
A step-by-step guide based on the author's experiences: as director of the American Farm School in Greece, followed by years of worldwide travel--much of it in Third World countries--conducting leadership seminars.
For practitioners of the Java programming language, this book offers a collection of standards and guidelines for creating high-quality Java code that will be easy to understand, maintain, and enhance.
"Illness is sick!" says the author, who offers advice on how to make healthy lifestyle changes and achieve life-long health.
Examines information appliances--including mobile phones, palmtop computers, Internet appliances, and onboard navigation devices for cars--and the way people use them.
The prolific Warren Benson, emeritus professor of composition at the Eastman School, is the author both of a recently published book of limericks and a number of recently recorded compositions.
The book, And My Daddy Will Play the Drums: Limericks for Friends of Drummers (Meredith Music Publishers), illustrated by the author, reflects his background as a professional percussionist whose interests range far and wide.
Among his works newly out on CD are Shadow Wood (Gasparo GSCD 342), a setting of six poems of Tennessee Williams; The Drums of Summer (Gasparo GG 1017), based on texts by Thoreau, Octavio Paz, and others; and Aeolian Song (Albany-Troy 331).
Among numerous other activities, Benson reports that he has been studying European Portuguese "in preparation for some serious Lisbon encounters with Fado."
The book gives English as a Second Language students practice in English as they learn about computers and word processing.
This guide to the indexes and reference sources of chemical literature provides an understanding of the organization of the chemistry library and offers hints and shortcuts for finding scientific resources.
Goldberg's latest "Dr. Lassiter" medical-mystery novel centers on managed care and the Mafia.
The first English-language study of the figure who may have reached more people in more media than any other artist in the post-Stalinist Soviet Union.
Addresses how someone becomes a "piece of meat" in today's culture, explores the ways that women are depicted as animal-like, and examines how animals that are destined to become meat are represented as female, or as female sex objects.
The monograph concludes that, for seniors, access to innovative drug options can be limited, resulting in pharmaceutical treatment that does not meet the unique needs of the individual patient.
Chamber Music Vol. 1 and Flatland Ballet Music, by Leonard Moses '55E. Much Ado About Music Productions.
Chamber Music Vol. 1 contains five original compositions, including "The Passion Ballet Music," which was commissioned by the Annapolis Ballet Theater. "Flatland Ballet Music" is written for an electronic orchestra and was commissioned by the Maryland Ballet.
Original and standard jazz compositions.
Selected by faculty
James Johnson, a self-described "political philosopher," says he spends a lot of time reading for research purposes--and for the purpose of expanding the imagination of his two young sons by way of the wildly popular Harry Potter books. Thus, Johnson says, "not only am I pretty busy, but I am pretty busy reading."
When he has the time to read for his own enjoyment, he chooses books that he can repeatedly put down and pick up again, such as short stories, poetry, mysteries, and biographies. "I tend to find authors whose work I like and then read everything that they write, regardless of genre," he says.
"Carver's poems, like his stories, capture the hardships and dissect the foibles of ordinary folks in a remarkably candid way. Yet, as his title suggests, because his own foibles caused him and others numerous hardships, Carver never demeans or patronizes the men and women who populate his poems."
"Like Mosley's other books, Walkin' the Dog occupies the intersection of race, crime, and privilege. His protagonist, Socrates Fortlow, has a name no political philosopher could resist. He is an African-American ex-convict who struggles to build a life in circumstances where his prison-born notions of integrity and responsibility fit only very uneasily."
"This book is the third installment in an excellent annual series that provides a sampler of current mystery writing, many of them gems."
"This is a biography of Muhammad Ali. It also is about the unpredictable ways that we create social symbols. For Remnick, Ali and his various opponents in the ring personified the shifting social, cultural, and political landscape of race in 1960s America. He unsentimentally depicts the ways that Ali disturbed and challenged still entrenched social forces."
"Coetzee is a South African novelist and critic whose protagonist is an elderly woman novelist who, invited to deliver a prestigious lecture series, provokes her audience with lectures on the lives of animals. She goes so far as to claim that the way the systematically cruel treatment humans visit on animals (for food and clothing, in medical research, etc.) 'dwarfs' the horrors of the Holocaust. You may find this comparison preposterous or extreme, but as Coetzee creatively weaves argument and style, he defies you to explain why."
"Sen is an economist who won the Nobel Prize in 1998. In this book he demonstrates that technical virtuosity need not disable economists (or other social scientists) from confronting central, stubborn, contemporary problems in a clear, engaging, and humane way. If this doesn't sound like the economics you remember--and especially if you think of economics as a 'dismal science' --read this book."
"I love the music that Mingus--and his jazz contemporaries Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis--produced in the '50s and early '60s. Mingus was biracial but, according to Santoro, early on 'decided he was black.' Santoro aims to illuminate how, having made that decision, Mingus used his prowess as a bassist and composer to influence jazz and American culture more broadly."
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