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.
The authors argue that rule changes favoring wealthy asset-owners and global corporations have caused a steepening economic apartheid.
Music for harp, accompanying string quartet, or other similar instruments, and voices.
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.
Continues his series of applied anthropological studies of organizations facing new technologies.
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.
A collection of verse by a Pulitzer and MacArthur Award˝winning poet, named a finalist in the National Book Awards for 2000.
The author's 15th novel and first contemporary romantic thriller, it also marked her first appearance on The New York Times bestseller list.
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 (www.metamorphonic.com).
Accompanied by a 64-page booklet containing Silverman's detailed notes on each of the sonatas.
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.
Selected by faculty
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."
"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."
"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.)"
"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."
"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.
"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."
"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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