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Winter-Spring 2001
Vol. 63, No. 2-3

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Bypass, A Memoir, by Joseph A. Amato '70 (PhD). Purdue University Press, 2000.

A medical narrative recounting tests, diagnosis, acceptance, surgery, and recovery, the book also chronicles a span of contemporary American life.

Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity, by Chuck Collins and Felice Yeskel '74. The New Press, 2000.

The authors argue that rule changes favoring wealthy asset-owners and global corporations have caused a steepening economic apartheid.

Familiar Hymns With a Friend, by Patricia Paul Jaeger '52E, '53E (MM). Herald Music.

Music for harp, accompanying string quartet, or other similar instruments, and voices.

Hair Raiser, by Nancy J. Cohen '70, '70N. Kensington Publishing, 2000.

The second in the author's "Bad Hair Day" mysteries, based on "the hair-raising exploits of a brazen beautician." The first, Permed to Death, was simultaneously released as a paperback.

Insider Strategies for Outsourcing Information Systems, by Leonard Sayles '46 with K. Ripkin. Oxford University Press.

Continues his series of applied anthropological studies of organizations facing new technologies.

Integrating Music Into the Elementary Classroom, fifth edition, by William Anderson '63E, '64E (MM) and Joy Lawrence. Wadsworth/Thompson Learning, 2001.

NetPolicy.Com: Public Agenda for a Digital World, by Leslie David Simon '62. Wilson Center Press/Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

A panoramic view of the Internet's effect on national and global institutions-ranging from government and finance to health care, education, and industry-coupled with a prescription for crucial public policy needs.

New Selected Poems, by Galway Kinnell '49 (MA). Houghton Mifflin.

A collection of verse by a Pulitzer and MacArthur Award˝winning poet, named a finalist in the National Book Awards for 2000.

101 Ways to Make Every Second Count: Time Management Techniques for More Success With Less Stress, by Bob Bly '79. Career Press.

Run for Your Life, by Andrea Davids Kane '77. Pocket Books, 2000.

The author's 15th novel and first contemporary romantic thriller, it also marked her first appearance on The New York Times bestseller list.

Vocational Impact of Psychiatric Disorders: A Guide for Rehabilitation Professionals, by Gary L. Fischler '77 and Nan Booth. Aspen Publisher.

The first book to provide detailed information about the most common psychiatric conditions encountered in the workplace.

Wars of the Irish Kings: A Thousand Years of Struggle, from the Age of Myth Through the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I, by David Willis McCullough '59. Crown Publishers, 2000.

Tells of tribal battles, foreign invasions, Viking raids, family feuds, wars between rival Irish kingdoms, and wars of rebellion against the English. A main selection of the History Book Club.


American Dream, folk-hop album by Joseph Luttwak '97 and his band, Metamorphonic. Jel records (

Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, 10-CD boxed set recorded by Robert Silverman '65E (MM), '70E (DMA), the first such cycle to be recorded using high-definition digital techniques. Released on the Canadian label Orpheum Masters (KSP830).

Accompanied by a 64-page booklet containing Silverman's detailed notes on each of the sonatas.

Celestial Fire, movements from two organ books, Windows of Comfort, by Dan Locklair '81E (DMA), performed by Douglas Cleveland. Gothic/Koch.

Contrasts, chamber music by Frederick Koch, '70E (DMA). Dimension (P.O. Box 16549, Cleveland, OH 44116, $15).

Daydreams, Desires, & Diversions, recorded by Andrew Spang '95E (MM), tuba, with the Lyric Brass Quartet, winner of the 2000 Baltimore Chamber Music Competition. Available through Amazon or Stu's Music Shop (

Everything for Love
, flugelhorn and trumpet jazz ballads by Chuck Mangione '63E. Chesky Records.

Figures in a Landscape, contemporary classical works for flute and marimba performed by percussionist Ingrid Gordon '92E with Karen DeWig, flute. Features works by Eastman faculty member Robert Morris and alumni Robert Paterson '95E, Alton Clingan '92E, and Gareth Farr '92E (MM). Centaur Records.

Flute & Company, six pieces for flute and various instruments by Katherine Hoover '59E. Leonarda Productions, Inc.

Other recent Hoover releases include Dances and Variations on Images for Flute and Harp, Cantilena Records; Suite for Saxophones performed by the New York Saxophone Quartet on Urbanology, CAP #948; and Canyon Echoes for flute and guitar, performed by Eastman faculty members Bonnie Boyd and Nicholas Goluses, on Chronicles of Discovery, Albany Records.

Hit the Bricks, featuring arranger and composer John Fedchock '85E (MM) on trombone in five of his original compositions, with (among others) fellow Eastman alumnus, drummer Dave Ratajczak '80E. Reservoir (RSR CD 163).

The Little Thieves of Bethlehem, opera by Paul Stuart '92E (MM), conducted by Raffaele Ponti. Centaur Records (distributed by Qualiton Imports). (For more on the opera and other Eastman alums featured in the recording, see Eastman Class of '92 Class Notes.)

With All My Soul, Eileen Strempel '88E, voice, and Eastman faculty member Sylvie Beaudette '93E (DMA), piano, in music of women composers from the turn of the last century. Orchard 6003.

Zing a Little Bing, a tribute to Bing Crosby with new arrangements of some of his classical tunes performed by Andrew Parks '90E (DMA). Backswing Records.


Selected by faculty

Scott M. MacRae, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences

MacRae, who is also director of refractive surgery at the Medical Center, says he likes to read in bed late at night. Preferred reading: an eclectic mix of history (Civil War in particular), astronomy, historical fiction, fairy tales, and adventure.

"I love to read books about leadership and adventure," he says. "It's a very complicated subject, and different people do it in many different ways, as seen by my first selection below. I read in spurts and get deeply entrenched in an author or a genre."

Here are some of his favorite picks.

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster, by John Krakauer. Random House 1997.

"A must for the serious travel-adventure addict, this book documents the incredible tale of eight climbers who ascended Mt. Everest. Four of them would never return after being caught in a ruthless storm while still high on the peak. This is the ultimate tale of survival."

The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mt. Everest, by Conrad Anker and David Roberts. Simon & Schuster 1999.

"A fascinating if morbid account of another Mt. Everest climber who found the body of a robust, charismatic Englishman who mysteriously disappeared while attempting to be the first to climb the mountain, almost 20 years before Sir Edmund Hillary's successful ascent. The book seeks to solve the mystery of whether or not Mallory was really the first person to conquer Everest."

Fielding's the World's Most Dangerous Places, Third Edition, by Robert Young Pelton with Coskun Aral & Wink Dulles. Fielding Worldwide, Inc. 1999.

"A hilarious and captivating book that offers an insider's look at survivingˇand even thrivingˇin those scary spots on the globe. This book takes you out of the sheltered, developed world to the stark and more dangerous reality of how the other 3 billion live. (It includes south- central Los Angeles and Washington D.C.)"

Undaunted Courage, by Stephen E. Ambrose. Simon & Schuster 1996.

"An excellent recounting of Lewis and Clark's roughly 30-person expedition that discovered the American West in an attempt to find a water route to the Pacific. The fascinating thing about this book was how little they knew. They had never conceived of mountains the size of the Rockies and thought they might encounter mammoths! This is a great read for those who are curious about how the West was won."

D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, by Stephen E. Ambrose. G. K. Hall 1999.

"Steve Ambrose is such a terrific writer that I couldn't resist going back and reading some of his other works. The most amazing of these is D-Day, which recounts the events leading up to the invasion of Normandy. The graphic movie Saving Private Ryan was based on this book. After reading it, I understood why my dad, a WWII veteran, got teary-eyed watching Second World War movies.

The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, 1970; The Manticore, 1972; World of Wonders, 1975, by Robertson Davies. Viking Press.

"After 16 years in Oregon, I was lured to Rochester to lead a refractive surgery and research program here. In between, I took a three-week hideaway vacation on the Cook Islands and treated myself to The Deptford Trilogy. Davies is a wonderful writer who can spin a great yarn. While exploring the tropical Cook Islands, I enjoyed my encounter with the quirky Canadian characters in these books."

The Songlines, by Bruce Chatwin. Penguin, 1987.

"I travel a lot, and when I travel I like to read about other places. Chatwin writes about foreign places as well as anyone I've read. This book will take you to the fascinating world of the Australian Aborigines and touches on some of the metaphysics of an ancient culture that still thrives down under."

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