Books and Recordings
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: email@example.com.
The GI’s Rabbi: World War II Letters of David Max Eichhorn
Edited by Greg Palmer and Mark S. Zaid ’89
University Press of Kansas, 2004
Washington, D.C., attorney Zaid coedits a collection of letters written by his
grandfather, a Jewish chaplain during World War II. The correspondence recounts
Eichhorn’s observations and experiences with the Army’s XV Corps
in France and Germany. His tour of duty included holding the first Shabbat service
for survivors after the liberation of Dachau.
Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique of the New Creationism
Edited by Matt Young ’62, ’67 (PhD) and Taner Edis
Rutgers University Press, 2004
Young, a retired physicist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology
who teaches physics at the Colorado School of Mines, and Edis assemble a team
of physicists, biologists, computer scientists, and archaeologists to explore—and
refute—the claims of those who argue that there is “intelligent
design” at work in the natural world.
Stop Arguing with Your Kids: How to Win the Battle of Wills by Making Your
Children Feel Heard
By Michael P. Nichols ’73 (PhD)
Guilford Press, 2004
A professor of psychology at the College of William and Mary, Nichols also is
the author of The Lost Art of Listening: How Learning to Listen Can Improve
By Betsy Sholl ’69 (MA)
The University of Wisconsin Press, 2004
Scholl, who teaches at the University of Southern Maine and in the M.F.A. program
at Vermont College, is the author of five books of poetry.
Offshore Outsourcing: Business Models, ROI and Best Practices
By Marcia Robinson ’96S (MBA) and Ravi Kalakota
Mivar Press, 2004
Intended as a resource for managers and other business leaders, the book explores
the benefits and pitfalls of outsourcing and explains how large corporations
are moving their business processes overseas.
Help! My Child Stopped Eating Meat!
By Carol J. Adams ’72
Subtitled “An A–Z Guide to Surviving a Conflict in Diet,”
the book offers parental guidance for bridging generational and culinary gaps
between meat-eating parents and vegetarian and vegan children.
Man and Woman, War and Peace, 1941–1951
By Robert and Elizabeth Doty
Vantage Press, 2004
Written as a “dual autobiography,” the book features letters and
diaries written by Robert, a professor in the Department of Neurobiology and
Anatomy, and his late wife, Elizabeth, during the early years of their courtship
An Introduction to Lie Groups and the Geometry of Homogeneous Spaces
By Andreas Arvanitoyeorgos ’92 (PhD)
American Mathematical Society, 2003
The textbook introduces upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and research
mathematicians to an advanced branch of geometry.
Collecting Fluorescent Minerals
By Stuart L. Schneider ’72
Schiffer Publishing, 2004
Illustrated with 825 photos, Schneider’s latest book is a reference for
Dancing with the Dog
By Susan Kennedy ’64
Philos Press, 2004
The book is a collection of poetry by Kennedy, who teaches in the California
Poets in the Schools program.
New Music of the Nordic Countries
Edited by John White ’60E (PhD)
Pendragon Press, 2002
Organized into five parts, each focused on one Nordic country, the book concentrates
on living composers but also provides a survey of the history of music in each
country. White also wrote the chapter on the “New Music of Iceland.”
Courageous Healing: How to Fully and Quickly Recover from Traumatic Experiences
or Feelings of Anger and Resentment
By Fred Craver ’71 (PhD)
Riko Books, 2004
A former college physics teacher turned motivational speaker, Craver recounts
the ways that he has learned to overcome personal and professional adversity.
By Don Feinfeld ’65
Fithian Press, 2004
The book is Feinfeld’s third collection of poems.
Do the Right Things . . . Right! . . . It IS That Simple!
By Richard C. Palermo Sr. ’59, ’62 (MS)
Breakthrough Publishing Group, 2003
Palermo, the executive vice president and chief consulting officer of the firm
Strategic Triangle Inc. in Pittsford, New York, offers some of the lessons he’s
learned from 30 years as a senior corporate executive, business consultant,
and management coach.
By Hans J. Zweig ’49
Edition Steinherz, 2004
Zweig presents counterexamples to Einstein’s theories of special and general
relativity to argue that the universe is younger and more compact than the generally
accepted theories indicate.
Technology in American Health Care: Policy Directions for Effective Evaluation
By Alan B. Cohen ’73 and Ruth S. Hanft with William E. Encinosa, Stephanie
M. Spernak, Shirley A. Stewart, and Catherine C. White
University of Michigan Press, 2004
Cohen, professor of health policy and management and executive director of the
Health Policy Institute at Boston University, and Hanft explore how medical
advances are developed, marketed, evaluated, and adopted.
Theory and Composition of Percussion Music
By Geary Larrick ’70E (MM)
Edwin Mellen Press, 2004
Divided into three sections, the book discusses music theory, scholarly sources,
and publications from the second half of the 20th century.
Havens: Stories of True Community Healing
By Leonard Jason ’75 (PhD) and Martin Perdoux
Part of the publisher’s series on contemporary psychology, the book explores
efforts by the elderly, recovering alcoholics, drug addicts, and people with
physical and mental illnesses to live together as a way of caring for each other.
By Bruce Rolphe (music), Kate Light ’80E, ’82E (MM) (text and poems),
and Michelle Mariana and Tom Alan Robbins (narrators)
PollyRhythm Productions, 2004
The disc is a recording of a work commissioned by the La Jolla, California,
Chamber Music Society to celebrate the Scripps Institute of Oceanography’s
By D. J. Segler ’95
Segler blends solo piano, voices, and orchestral instruments in his first recording.
Fearful Symmetry: Musics of Ted Frazeur
By various artists
Mark Custom Recording, 2004
The recording features performances of music by Frazeur ’51E, ’56E
(MM), including pieces for chorus, tuba, oboe, violin with percussion as well
as solo songs for contralto and tenor.
The Complete John Cage Edition, Volume 29: Variations I, II and III
By Motion Ensemble
Mode Records, 2004
The recording features music from one of Cage’s most experimental periods
by the new music group whose performers include Helen Pridmore ’96E (DMA),
an associate professor at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick,
Ravel: Das Klavierwerk
By Heidi Lowy ’73 (MM)
Bayer Records, 2003
Pianist Lowy also recorded Mozart: The Complete Piano Sonatas, which was released
as a six-CD set by the Musical Heritage Society in 2000 and as single discs
on the Musicians Showcase label in 2000 and 2001.