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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:


Everybody Loves Somebody
By Joanna Scott
Back Bay Books, 2006
In a new collection of short stories, the Roswell Smith Burrows Professor of English at Rochester captures the emotional tensions that pull people together and push them apart.

Shylock Is Shakespeare
By Kenneth Gross
University of Chicago Press, 2006
Gross, a professor of English at Rochester, argues that Shakespeare gave voice to aspects of his own personality in creating his infamous moneylender, giving the character an emotional depth that is the source of his dramatic staying power.

Collaborate for Success: Breakthrough Strategies for Engaging Physicians, Nurses, and Hospital Executives
By Kenneth Cohn ’72
Health Administration Press, 2006
Cohn, a board-certified surgeon and a medical consultant, explores ways to improve collaboration among health care professionals. He is the author the 2005 book Better Communication for Better Care: Mastering Physician-Administrator Collaboration
(Health Administration Press, 2005).

Miss Alcott’s E-mail, Yours for Reforms of All Kinds
Kit Bakke ’77N
David R. Godine, 2006
In a book that draws on history and biography, the 1960s activist and nurse imagines engaging the 19th-century author and reformer in a series of conversations about civil rights, women’s issues, and 20th century life.

Congressional Travel: Places, Connections, and Authenticity
By Richard F. Fenno Jr.
Pearson Longman, 2006
Fenno, a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, argues that knowing what representatives are like in their home districts contributes to understanding the work done in Congress.

Successful Science and Engineering Teaching in Colleges and Universities
By Calvin S. Kalman ’70 (PhD)
Anker Publishing, 2006
Kalman, a professor of physics at Concordia University in Quebec, offers strategies for teaching science and engineering.

Naval Blockades in Peace and War
By Stanley L. Engerman and Lance E. Davis
Cambridge University Press, 2006
Subtitled “An Economic History Since 1970,” the book looks at the legal, economic, and political questions involving blockades. Engerman is the John H. Munro Professor of Economics and a professor of history at Rochester. Davis is a professor at Cal Tech.

A Form of Optimism
By Roy Jacobstein ’76M (Res)
Northeastern University Press, 2006
The collection of poetry by Jacobstein, a physician and international medical consultant, won the 2006 Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize from Northeastern University.

Behavioral First Aid: Managing Emotions During Emergencies
By Virginia J. Duffy ’92N (PhD)
Blue Note Publications, 2006
Duffy, an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Nursing, offers practical advice on managing emotions during crises and emergencies.

Seeing America
Edited by Marjorie B. Searl
University of Rochester Press, 2006
The anthology features essays by scholars and artists who comment on works from the Memorial Art Gallery’s American collection. Searl is the chief curator at the gallery.

The Genomic Environment and Niche-Experience
By Ray Cellura ’65W (EdD)
Cedar Springs Press, 2006
Cellura, the retired director of psychosocial services and chief of psychology at East Central Regional Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, explores the connections between the biological and social sciences.

Fever Vision: The Life and Works of Coleman Dowell
By Gene Hayworth ’94 (MA)
Dalkey Archive Press, 2007
Hayworth, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado, explores the work of the late novelist, songwriter, and playwright.

Barbed-Wire Battleground
By Robert O’Brien ’58
Trafford Publishing, 2006
In a tale of military espionage, O’Brien tells the story of a North Korean officer sent by his commanders to infiltrate an American prisoner-of-war compound.

“Whom Can We Trust Now?” The Meaning of Treason in the United States from the Revolution through the Civil War
By Brian F. Carso Jr. ’85, ’90 (MA)
Lexington Books, 2006
Carso, an assistant professor of history and director of the prelaw program at College Misericordia, analyzes the legal, political, and intellectual issues surrounding treason.

Mathilde Franziska Anneke (1817–1884)
By Susan Piepke ’75 (MA)
Peter Lang Publishing, 2006
Subtitled, “The Works and Life of a German-American Activist,” the book includes English translations of the 19th-century German-American activist and author’s Woman in Conflict with Society and Broken Chains. Piepke is a professor and chair of foreign languages at Bridgewater College in Virginia.

Ready, Set, Go . . . Organic!
By Kelley Szalkowski-Lovelace ’91
KelleyGreenWorks Publishing, 2006
Szalkowski-Lovelace explains the ideas behind organic food for younger readers and provides parents with a resource to talk with children about a healthy and green lifestyle.


The Spinning World
By Chesley Kahmann ’52
Orbiting Clef Productions, 2006
Sung by Kahmann’s group, The Interludes, the CD features 21 Kahmann originals. The recording is the first in a projected series of six.

By Nathaniel Bartlett ’00E
Albany Records, 2006
Bartlett’s debut solo marimba album features music by Greg Wilder ’02E (DMA), Allan Schindler, a professor at the Eastman School, and former Eastman professor Augusta Read Thomas.

The 20th Century Clarinet Concerto
By Gary Dranch ’75E
MSR Classics, 2006
With the Orquestra de Camera da Ulbra and the Orquestra Filarmonica de Buenos Aires, Dranch performs concertos by Bavicchi, Hindemith, and Wolf.

By The Bowties
Self-produced, 2006
The first CD from the six-man Rochester-based a cappella group—including former YellowJacket Mark Waldman ’75, ’77 (MS) and Alan Wertheimer ’68, ’74 (PhD)—features a collection of popular and contemporary songs arranged in four-, five-, and six- part harmony.

Above the Clouds
By Dave Glasser ’84E, ’86E (MM)
Arbors Records, 2006
Saxophonist Glasser leads a trio in originals and standards.

Eastman Brass: 1975 Archive
By Eastman Brass Quintet
Summit Records, 2006
The CD captures some of the golden moments from the acclaimed quintet—trumpeters Daniel Patrylak ’54E, ’60E (MM) and Allen Vizzutti ’74E, ’76E (MM), hornist Verne Reynolds, a professor emeritus of horn, trombonist Don Knaub ’51E, ’61E (MM), and tuba player Cherry Beauregard ’70E (DMA)—and pays tribute to Reynolds, whose music is featured on the disc.

Clarinet Enchantments
By Diana Haskell ’81E
AAM Recordings, 2006
Haskell, the assistant principal clarinetist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, performs works for clarinet.

We Are Large
By Damon Zick ’97E
Evander Music, 2006
The album features 11 original compositions by saxophonist Zick for a jazz quintet that includes trombonist Tim Albright ’98 and pianist Adam Benjamin ’99.

Sing 3: Mélange a Trois
By Various Artists
Alliance for A Cappella Initiatives, 2006
The Midnight Ramblers, one of Rochester’s all-male a cappella groups, is one of only seven representing colleges among the 18 groups chosen for the album of international a cappella music.

George Walker: 60th Anniversary Retrospective
By George Walker ’56E (DMA), composer
Albany Records, 2006
The release spans the Pulitzer Prize winner’s career as a composer and pianist.