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Books and Recordings is a compilation of recent publications by University alumni, faculty, and staff. For inclusion in an upcoming issue, please send the work’s title, publisher information, author, and author’s class year, along with a brief description, to Books and Recordings, Rochester Review, 147 Wallis Hall, P. O. Box 270033, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627-0033; e-mail:


The Irish Way: A Walk Through Ireland’s Past and Present
By Robert Emmett Ginna ’48
Random House, 2003

Ginna—a former editor of Little, Brown publishing company, a Harvard writing instructor, and author of essays and articles about Ireland—recounts his 350-mile walk from the northernmost point of the Emerald Isle to its southern tip in County Cork.

Conversations with Rita Dove
Edited by Earl G. Ingersoll ’60
University Press of Mississippi, 2003

Ingersoll, professor of English at SUNY College at Brockport, also was an editor of D. H. Lawrence: New Worlds (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press), published in 2003.

Rebirth of the Blackfeet Nation, 1912–1954
By Paul C. Rosier ’98 (PhD)
University of Nebraska Press, 2001

Rosier, a visiting assistant professor of history at Villanova University, tells the story of the Blackfeet Nation during the first half of the 20th century. Rosier’s book, Native American Issues, also was scheduled to be published last fall by Greenwood Press.

Sexual Orientation in Child and Adolescent Health Care
By Ellen Coser Perrin ’69M (Res), ’81 (Mas)
Kluwer/Plenum Publishers, 2002

The book by a former Rochester faculty member who now teaches in the department of pediatrics at Tufts University covers topics such as the development of sexual orientation, children of gay or lesbian parents, and the health care needs of gay and lesbian adolescents.
Perrin also is the author of Somehow We’ll Make It Work: The Experiences of Children with a Chronic Health Condition and Their Families, a 55-minute compilation of interviews with 15 children who have chronic health problems, their parents, siblings, and grandparents, discussing the impact of illness on their lives and relationships.

Shared Love
By Ernest and Marion Haefele Longman ’43, ’44N
E. R. Longman Publications

The Longmans share their experience of finding deeper meaning in their marriage through the study of the New Testament.

The Good Teacher Mentor: Setting the Standard for Support and Success
By Maureen Picard Robins ’78 and Sidney Trubowitz
Teachers College Press, 2003

The book offers a behind-the-scenes view of mentoring between experienced and new teachers, showing how the process worked in an urban public middle school.

Services Blueprint: Roadmap for Execution
By Marcia Robinson ’96S (MBA)
Addison-Wesley, 2003

Robinson offers guidance to managers as they make decisions about investments in technology.

Simone Weil’s The Iliad or the Poem of Force: A Critical Edition
By James P. Holoka ’69
Peter Lang, 2003

The first bilingual edition of Weil’s interpretation of Homer’s Iliad is edited and translated with an introduction and commentary by Holoka, professor of classics and ancient history at Eastern Michigan University.

Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
By Leonard A. Jason ’75 (PhD), Patricia A. Fennell, and Renée R. Taylor Wiley, 2003
A leading group of international contributors present up-to-date information and guidance to improve the understanding, identification, and treatment of the disease. Jason is professor and director of the Center for Community Research at DePaul University.

Spectrum of Voices: Prominent American Voice Teachers Discuss the Teaching of Singing
By Elizabeth Blades-Zeller ’93E (DMA)
Scarecrow Press, 2002

Based on interviews with top teachers, the book explores ideas about teaching voice and vocal performance. Blades-Zeller is associate professor of voice, opera, and music education at Heidelberg College.

Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer’s Dementia
By David S. Geldmacher ’82
Handbooks in Health Care Company, 2003

Geldmacher, director of the Memory Disorders Program and an associate professor in the department of neurology in the University of Virginia Health System, offers a practice-oriented handbook for clinicians.

Making Jazz French: Music and Modern Life in Interwar Paris
By Jeffrey H. Jackson ’99 (PhD)
Duke University Press, 2003

Jackson, an assistant professor of history at Rhodes College, explores the popularity of—and controversies surrounding—jazz in Paris during the 1920s and 1930s.

Morningside Heights
By Cheryl Neel Mendelson ’73 (PhD)
Random House, 2003

The first novel by the author of the bestselling Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House follows the lives of couples on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The Complete Musician: An Integrated Approach to Tonal Theory, Analysis, and Listening
By Steve Laitz ’92 (PhD)
Oxford University Press, 2003

Laitz, associate professor and chair of music theory at the Eastman School, brings together analytical, aural, and tactile activities to create an integrated tonal theory curriculum. The book includes two workbooks, 10 CDs, and instructor’s manual.

The Pornography of Meat
By Carol J. Adams ’72
Continuum Books, 2003

Adams analyzes images of women and animals—and the merging of the two—in advertising, popular media, and other outlets as a way to explore the cultural depiction of women.

100 Questions & Answers About Ovarian Cancer
By Don S. Dizon ’91, ’95M (MD), Nadeem Abu-Rustum, and Andrea Brown
Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2004

Written by a gynecologic oncologist, a gynecologic surgeon, and an ovarian cancer survivor, the book is a resource for people coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of ovarian cancer.

Careers for Writers and Others Who Have a Way with Words (Second Edition)
By Robert Bly ’79
McGraw-Hill, 2003

The book is part of a series designed to give people interested in exploring new careers a sense of what it takes to make a living by pursuing a passion.

I-Writing: The Politics and Practice of Teaching First-Person Writing
By Karen Surman Paley ’69
Southern Illinois University Press, 2001

Paley, an assistant professor of English at Rhode Island College, explores the social significance of first-person writing and the limitations of a popular form within composition studies.

Mathematicians Under the Nazis
By Sanford L. Segal
Princeton University Press, 2003

The professor of mathematics at Rochester examines how the Nazi years of 1933 to 1945 affected the personal lives and academic work of German mathematicians.

The Trust Factor: Advanced Leadership for Professionals
By Robert T. Whipple ’75S (MBA)
Productivity Publications, 2003

Leadership trainer Whipple presents his ideas on the importance of trust in developing leadership skills.

All This Reading: The Literary World of Barbara Pym
Edited by Frauke Lenckos and Ellen J. Miller ’55
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2003

The book is a collection of original essays on the role of reading in the works of British author Barbara Pym.

Legislating the French Family: Feminism, Theater, and Republican Politics, 1870–1920
by Jean Elisabeth Pedersen
Rutgers University Press, 2003

Pedersen, who holds appointments both in the humanities department of the Eastman School and in the history department of the College, explores arguments over French laws regulating marriage and divorce, illegitimacy and paternity suits, and abortion and birth and arguments over the significance of French citizenship, national identity, and imperial authority.

Outspoken: Free Speech Stories
By Nan Levinson ’71
University of California Press, 2003

Levinson, a Boston journalist and a lecturer at Tufts University, tells the stories of 20 people who fought legal and political battles over free speech issues as she discusses the balance between the First Amendment and other rights.

The Long Haul
By Amanda Stern ’93
Soft Skull Press, 2003

Earning comparisons to the work of Denis Johnson, Stern’s first novel follows the story of an unnamed couple—a college-age alcoholic and his codependent girlfriend—through their six-year relationship.

The Magic of Your Name: Tales & Tips: Our 65 Years in the World of Promotional Products
By Ray Rueby ’51
Tobey Arts, 2003

Rueby, the last CEO of his family’s Rochester-based company, chronicles the stories behind his company’s work to create in-house award programs for multinational corporations.


Relax: Meditations for Flute and Cello
By David Eby ’89E
Crystal Clarity, 2002

Cellist David Eby performs music for relaxation with flutist Sharon Brooks, playing music by Donald Walters.