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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, 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:


Magnetic Selling
By Robert W. Bly ’79
Amacom, 2005

Bly’s 63rd book expolores the secrets to developing a sales personality that draws clients.

I Will Bear This Scar: Poems of Childless Women
Edited by Marietta Bratton ’76W (Mas)
iUniverse, 2005

The compilation features poetry by more than 40 women who share their experiences of childlessness.

The Order of the Dragon: The Battle Between the “Other History” and the Accepted History
By Colleen Clements ’81 (PhD)
Dragoviste Press, 2006

Clements, an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at the University, traces the history of the dragon, connecting the idea of the mythical creature to current events through scientific, historical, and archaeological sources.

Twenty-First Century Schools: Knowledge, Networks, and New Economics
By Gerard Macdonald and David Hursh
Sense Publishers, 2006

Hursh, associate professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, and Macdonald argue that the contemporary school system fails because its driving forces are political and economic, not educational. This book recommends changes to adapt school systems to the 21st century.

Crew Cut
By Nancy Heller Cohen ’70, ’70N
Kensington Books, 2006

In the ninth book of Cohen’s Bad Hair Day mystery series, hair stylist/detective Marla Shore encounters adventure on a cruise ship. The tenth in the series, Perish by Pedicure, will be published in December.

By Daniel Donaghy ’06 (PhD)
BkMk Press, 2005

Donaghy’s first book of poetry chronicles growing up in Philadelphia.

Uncle Harold
By Donald Gordon ’62M (Mas)
Lulu Press, 2005

Gordon, a former Marine and forensic serologist at the Medical Center, weaves his experiences into a mystery novel about personal identity.

Wildflowers in the Field and Forest
By Steven Clemants and Carol Gracie ’63
Oxford University Press, 2006

Writer Clemants and photographer Gracie have filled the Field Guide to the Northeastern United States with location maps and full-color photos of more than 1,400 wildflower species.

Look Homeward, America: In Search of Reactionary Radicals and Front-Porch Anarchists
By Bill Kauffman ’81
ISI Books, 2006

The author of the western New York memoir Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette blends memoir, digressive literariness, and humor to draw portraits of American radicals such as Catholic Worker founder Dorothy Day, farmer-writer Wendell Berry, U.S. senators Eugene McCarthy and Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and others.

Leaping and Looming: Collected Poems 1979–2004
By Elizabeth Rueckert Kincaid-Ehlers ’78 (PhD)
Merganser Press, 2005

Kincaid-Ehlers, psychotherapist and former instructor at the Eastman School and the College, collects her poetry from the past two decades.

An Autobiographical Bibliography of Percussion Music
By Geary Larrick ’70E (MM)
Edwin Mellen Press, 2006

In more than 200 annotated entries, Larrick offers an interdisciplinary view of percussion music.

Gravity’s Dream
By Kate Light ’80E, ’82E (MM)
West Chester University Press, 2006

Subtitled New Poems and Sonnets, Light’s third book was awarded the inaugural Donald Justice Poetry Award in 2006.

Managerial Economics and Organizational Architecture
By James Brickley, Clifford Smith, and Jerold Zimmerman
McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2006

In the new edition of the managerial economics textbook, Brickley, the Gleason Professor of Business Administration; Smith, the Louise and Henry Epstein Professor of Business Administration; and Zimmerman, the Ronald L. Bittner Professor of Business Administration at the Simon School, apply recent economics research models to management decision making.

The Rise and Fall of Soul and Self: An Intellectual History of Personal Identity
By Raymond Martin ’68 (PhD) and John Barresi
Columbia University Press, 2006

Martin and Barresi trace the theories of personal identity that have revolutionized the way we think about ourselves.

Orthodox Judaism, Liberalism, and Libertarianism
By Michael Paley ’87
PublishAmerica, 2006

Paley’s first book explores connections and conflicts between Orthodox Judaism and libertarianism.

The Fishing Club: Brothers and Sisters of the Angle
By Bob Rich ’69S (MBA)
The Lyons Press, 2006

Rich, the president and CEO of Rich Foods, profiles 14 fishermen, including George H. W. Bush, Baseball Hall-of-Famer Ted Williams, and Olympic skier Andy Mill.

Understanding E-Body Language: Building Trust Online
By Robert Whipple ’75S (MBA)
Productivity Publications, 2006

Whipple, CEO of leadership development company Leadergrow, guides readers through the dos and don’ts of electronic communications.

The Enlightenment
By Dorinda Outram
Cambridge University Press, 2005

In the second edition of her book, Outram, the Gladys I. and Franklin W. Clark Professor of History in the College, studies the Enlightenment as a global phenomenon, setting the period against broader social changes.

Nurse-Midwifery: The Birth of a New American Profession
By Laura Ettinger ’99 (PhD)
Ohio State University Press, 2006

In the first book-length documentation of nurse-midwifery in America, Ettinger, associate professor of history at Clarkson University, chronicles the history of the profession from its emergence in the 1920s, as well as a future look at midwifery’s place in the context of traditional medicine.

Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook-Up World
By Jennifer Roback Morse ’80 (PhD)
Spence Publishing, 2005

In a book about “why and how to stay married,” Morse, the author of Love and Economics: Why the Laissez Faire Family Doesn’t Work, argues that strong, successful, long-lasting marriages are essential to human happiness.

Closing Costs
By Seth Margolis ’76
St. Martin’s Press, 2006

The author of Losing Isaiah sets his sixth novel in the high-powered world of Manhattan real estate, interweaving tales of embezzlement, forgery, dot-com busts, social scandals, and rocky marriages.


Flute Loops
By Cynthia Folio ’79E (MA), ’85E (PhD)
Centaur Records, 2006

The CD features eight compositions by flutist Folio, associate professor and chair of the music theory department at Temple University.

An Ars Antiqua Renaissance
Directed by Dorothy Amarandos ’46E, ’47E (MM)
Self-produced, 2005

This four-CD set contains 81 remastered tracks of live performances by Ars Antiqua, the University’s early music ensemble, recorded between 1960 and 1965.

By Jane Solose ’91E (DMA)
Capstone Records, 2006

Solose, associate professor of piano at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, has released a CD of solo piano works by American composers including Gershwin and Gottschalk. She also has released Style Hongrois on Eroica Classical Recordings, with pieces by Schubert, Debussy, Liszt, and others.