Books and Recordings
Books and Recordings is a compilation of recent publications by University alumni, faculty, and staff. For inclusion in an upcoming issue, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voices of Summer: Baseball’s Greatest Announcers
By Curt Smith
Carroll & Graf, 2005
Smith, a senior lecturer in the Department of English, compiles a list of 101
Fingers Crossed, Legs Uncrossed
By Jen LiMarzi ’98
Humor writer LiMarzi shares a New Yorker’s urban adventures of love, life,
career, and commutes.
The Fiction of a Thinkable World
By Michael Steinberg ’79 (MA)
Monthly Review Press, 2005
Subtitled “Body, Meaning, and the Culture of Capitalism,” the book
explores the cultural and philosophical implications of the modern West’s
concept of conscious thinking as the source of self-identification.
Creative Music Making
By William Cahn ’68E
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2005
Cahn, a member of the Nexus percussion group and former principal percussionist
for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, offers exercises (including a CD)
to improve creativity and self-expression.
Teenagers’ Dilemmas and Opportunities: A Social Psychologist
Writes to His Grandchildren
By Selwyn W. Becker ’52
Author House, 2003
The book consists of letters a social psychologist grandfather (Becker is professor
emeritus of psychology at the University of Chicago) might write to his grandchildren,
describing imaginary conversations between them.
A Bio-Bibliography of Composer Warren Benson
By Alan Wagner
The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005
The book explores the life and work of the noted composer and professor emeritus
of composition at the Eastman School.
The Rise and Fall of HMOs: An American Health Care Revolution
By Jan Gregoire Coombs ’55, ’56N
The University of Wisconsin Press, 2005
Using a clinic in Wisconsin as a case study, medical historian Coombs traces
the history of managed care.
By Bob Bly ’79 and Bo Dietl
Chamberlain Bros., 2005
Bly’s 61st book is subtitled “How an Everyday Guy Became One of
America’s Most Colorful CEOs
. . . And How You Can, Too!”
Portals and Portents
By Carolyn Raney ’38E
The book is Raney’s second collection of poetry.
By John Illig ’86
Elderberry Press, 2005
Illig, men’s and women’s squash coach at Bates College, recounts
his trek of the 2,657-mile Pacific Crest Trail that connects Mexico and Canada.
The Six Day Horror Movie: A No-Nonsense Guide to No-Budget Filmmaking
By Michael P. DiPaolo ’72
DiPaolo, who produced and edited the 2004 film Daddy using one computer
and one camcorder, breaks down the process of producing a theatrical movie on
a low budget.
Getting in the Game
By Dawn Magaletta FitzGerald ’86
Roaring Brook Press, 2005
The debut novel by Fitzgerald, a former Yellowjacket soccer player who teaches
in Pepper Pike, Ohio, follows the story of a young girl who wants to play on
the all-boys hockey team at her middle school.
Global Outsourcing: Executing an Onshore, Nearshore and Offshore Strategy
By Marcia Robinson ’96S (MBA), Ravi Kalakota, and Suresh Sharma
Mivar Press, 2005
The book is a reference guide to help managers plan and carry out successful
global outsourcing strategies.
American Constitutional Law: An Overview, Analysis, and Integration
By William Kaplin ’64
Carolina Academic Press, 2004
Kaplin, professor of law at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., analyzes
the system of constitutional law in the United States.
Intertextuality in Western Art Music
By Michael L. Klein ’85E, ’87E (MM)
Indiana University Press, 2005
Klein, chair of the music theory department at Temple University, draws on literary
theory and philosophical work by Barthes, Foucault, Eco, and Derrida to examine
19th- and 20th-century music.
Ancient Partners: Choral Music of Raymond Egan
Raymond Egan ’67E
Produced by Rich Smith and Raymond Egan, 2003
The CD features nine compositions and one arrangement by the conductor, organist,
All Dressed Up
Juliet Lloyd ’02
The debut album from the award-winning Boston-based singer and songwriter includes
nine originals that blend pop, jazz, and soul.
Gregory McCallum ’90E (MM)
MSR Classics, 2004
The 10-track CD features piano works written by Southern composers or inspired
by Southern culture.
Four Seasons at Chautauqua
Photography by Rick Zuegel ’57
The DVD includes more than 450 seasonal images by Zuegel set to a performance
of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by the Chautauqua Chamber Music Society.
Trios Version 3.0
By Gordon Johnson ’74E
Bassist Johnson teams up with four different drummers (including Steve Gadd
’68E) and four piano players for his third album of jazz.
New 8th Day
By Carolyn Leonhart ’93
Sunny Side, 2005
Singer and songwriter Leonhart plays original compositions and a few standards
on her newest album.
By Renée Fleming ’83E (MM)
In what she calls a “look back at the road not taken,” the noted
operatic soprano records her first set of pop standards.
As Best As They Can!
Unschooled Records, 2005
The album is the third by the Chapel Hill, North Carolina–based band.
Formed at the Eastman School in 1997, the group includes Seamus Kenney ’98E,
his brother Matthew, Mark Dauman ’99E, and Matt Vooris ’98E.