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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:


What’s That Sound? An Introduction to Rock and Its History
By John Covach
W. W. Norton, 2006

Covach, a professor of music in the College and professor of music theory at the Eastman School, traces the history of rock, pop, and soul music.

The Things That Matter: What Seven Classic Novels Have to Say About the Stages of Life
By Edward Mendelson ’66
Pantheon, 2006

In a series of essays, the professor of English at Columbia University argues that close readings of literature provide important lessons about what it means to be human.

Moments littéraires: An Anthology for Intermediate French
By Bette Gross Hirsch ’64 and Chantal P. Thompson
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006

In a text used by colleges and universities, Hirsch introduces students to literary masterpieces from France and the Francophone world.

After Pinochet: The Chilean Road to Democracy and the Market
Edited by Lois Oppenheim Hecht ’69 and Silvia Borzutzky
University Press of Florida, 2006

Hecht, the former vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college of arts and sciences at the University of Judaism, also published the third edition of her book Politics in Chile: Democracy, Authoritarianism and the Search for Development (Westview Press, 2006).

Failed Grade
By Albert H. Soloway ’51 (PhD)
American University and College Press, 2006

In a book subtitled ”The Corporatization and Decline of Higher Education,” Soloway, a professor emeritus of medicinal chemistry at Ohio State University, examines trends that he argues are affecting the quality of American education.

The Menopause Bible: The Complete Practical Guide to Managing Your Menopause
Edited by Robin Nussbaum Phillips ’73
Firefly Books, 2005

Phillips is an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Bly on Direct Marketing
By Robert W. Bly ’79
MeritDirect Press, 2006

Bly outlines approaches designed to improve online and printed direct marketing.

A Math Puzzle Each Day
By Clinton Atkins ’64
Nasco, 2006

The book features a puzzle-based approach to learning math.

To Be Suddenly White: Literacy Realism and Racial Passing
By Steven J. Belluscio ’96 (MA)
University of Missouri Press, 2006

Belluscio, an assistant professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, explores representations of ethnic and racial subjectivity.

Integrated Sales Process Management
By Michael W. Lodato ’59
Author House, 2006

Lodato, a business professor emeritus and executive-in-residence at California Lutheran University, explores strategies for business professionals.

The Business Side of Creativity
By Cameron S. Foote ’69
W. W. Norton, 2006

The book is the third edition of Foote’s guide for designers, art directors, illustrators, and others in creative services.

American Working-Class Literature
By Janet Zandy ’73 (MA) and Nicholas Coles
Oxford University Press, 2006

The anthology includes more than 300 selections of fiction, poetry, drama, memoir, oratory, journalism, letters, and other texts. Zandy is a professor of language and literature at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Integrating Music Into the Elementary Classroom
By William M. Anderson ’63E, ’64E (MM) and Joy E. Lawrence
Thompson Schirmer, 2007

A longtime professor of music education at Kent State University, Anderson outlines music’s role in children’s education.

The World of Fluorescent Minerals
By Stuart Schneider ’72
Schiffer Publishing, 2006

A guide for collectors, the book features more than 800 photos by Schneider.

The Painter’s Handbook
By Mark D. Gottsegen ’71
Watson-Guptill Publications, 2006

Gottsegen, the codirector of the Art Materials Information and Education Network of the Intermuseum Conservation Association, updates his 1993 reference book for artists.

Gerontological Nursing
By Patricia A. Tabloski ’98N (PhD)
Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006

Tabloski, the associate dean for graduate studies at the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, also published Clinical Handbook for Gerontological Nursing (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006), a pocket-sized reference as a supplement to Gerontological Nursing.

Road Rage: Assessment and Treatment of the Angry, Aggressive Driver
By Tara Rider Galovski ’94, Loretta Malta, and Edward Blanchard
American Psychological Association Books, 2005

Galovski is an associate research professor in the psychology department at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.

Bioseparations Science and Engineering
By Roger G. Harrison, Paul Todd ’60M (MS), Scott R. Rudge, Demitri Petrides
Oxford University Press, 2003

The book is designed for college and graduate students in engineering and science and for biotechnology and pharmaceutical professionals interested in learning about industrial process and development.

Why Can’t You Just Give Me the Number?
By Patrick Leach ’79
Probabilistic Publishing, 2006

Subtitled ”An Executive’s Guide to Using Probabilistic Thinking to Manage Risk and to Make Better Decisions,” the book is intended as a practical handbook for executives and managers.

Perish by Pedicure
By Nancy Heller Cohen ’70, ’70N
Kensington Books, 2006

The book is the 10th in Cohen’s Bad Hair Day mystery series.

When Your Parents Need Elder Care
By Laurie M. Orlov ’73
AuthorHouse, 2006

Orlov’s first book explores dilemmas faced by adult children who must plan for the aging of their parents.

Memories of Inlet
By Letty Kirch Haynes ’48
North Country Press, 2006

The lifelong Inlet, N.Y., resident recounts the history of the Adirondack Mountain village.


By the Eastman Wind Ensemble
Summit Records, 2006

Mark Davis Scatterday ’89E (DMA), professor of conducting and chair of the conducting and ensembles department at the Eastman School, conducts the ensemble. The CD features James Thompson, a professor of trumpet.

Big Green Field
By Taylor Buckley ’04
Old Divide Music, 2006

Currently an M.D. student at Rochester, multi-instrumentalist Buckley is a frequent songwriting collaborator with Canadian fiddler April Verch. His first solo album features traditional and contemporary bluegrass, including several originals.

Oatts and Perry
By the Harold Danko Quintet
SteepleChase, 2006

Saxophonists Dick Oatts and Rich Perry join pianist Danko, the chair of the jazz studies and contemporary media department at the Eastman School. Bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Jeff Hirshfield round out the group.

Arise, for There Are Four Paths to Truth
By Jeff Vidov ’93E
Self-produced, 2006

The four-disc set by the Canadian pianist—who produced, engineered, and mastered the discs—includes a disc of contemporary classical originals by Vidov. Performers include Scott Good ’95E, Mark Babbit ’93E, Matthew Senra ’93E, Jeffrey Zeigler ’95E, Neal Shaffer ’95E, ’96E (MM), Gregory Pinney ’95E, and Jesse Lowry ’95E.

With Majesty, Joy and Grace
The Eastman-Leung Orchestra
Self-produced, 2006

Under the direction of Donald Messina ’56, ’57 (MA), the orchestra features soprano Erin Matson ’06E (MM) in a performance recorded live at St. Andrew’s Church in Rochester.

J. S. Bach: Missae Breves
By Publick Musik
Musica Omnia, 2006

Thomas Folan ’03E (DMA) directs the Rochester-based orchestra and choir in a performance of Bach’s Latin masses.

Flute Music of the Americas
By Merrie Siegel ’89E
Albany Records, 2005

Flutist Siegel, who joined the Boise Philharmonic as principal flute during its 2006–07 season, performs works by composers from North and South America. Siegel also is a featured performer on the CD Soundscapes (Capstone Records, 2005).

By Pamela Fleming ’79E
Infinite Room RPM, 2004

The CD is the second of original music by trumpet player and composer Fleming, who leads her world-jazz group Fearless Dreamer.

By Tony Caramia
Self-produced, 2006

In a solo CD, the professor of piano at the Eastman School pays tribute to the jazz artists who have influenced him.