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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:


Waltzing Again: New and Selected Conversations with Margaret Atwood
Edited by Earl G. Ingersoll 60
Ontario Review Press, 2006
Earl G. Ingersollrecently retired from his position as Distinguished Professor of English Literature at SUNY Brockport collects 22 interviews with Margaret Atwood by other writers, including Graeme Gibson, Joyce Carol Oates, and Geoff Hancock. Ingersoll has also recently published a collection of interviews with the multiple award-winning poet Li-Young Lee called Breaking the Alabaster Jar.

1001 Best Things Ever Said About Horses
By Steven D. Price 62
The Lyons Press, 2006
The collection of quotations reflects the variety of our fascination with and love of horses, from classic Greek and Roman texts, the Bible, and the Koran through Shakespeare, Cervantes, Twain, and WillRogers.

The Annotated Cat: Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats
By Philip Nel ’92
Random House, 2007
Philip Nel, an associate professor of English at Kansas State University, presents the complete The Cat in the Hat (1957) and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1958). In addition to annotations by Nel, the book also features photographs of Dr. Seuss’s draft material and two semifictional accounts by Dr. Seuss on the writing of The Cat in the Hat.

Widening the Circle: The Power of Inclusive Classrooms
By Mara Sapon-Shevin ’72, ’76W (EdD)
Beacon Press, 2007
A professor of education at Syracuse University, Mara Sapon-Shevin in The Power of Inclusive Classrooms argues for creating school and classroom environments where all kids, including children labeled as disabled and special needs, are welcome on equal terms.

Anger and Forgiveness
By Raymond Lloyd Richmond ’86W (MS)
TradeMark Publishing, 2006
Raymond Lloyd Richmond, a practicing psychologist, seeks to explain the deep psychology of anger and forgiveness, and attempts to show how to turn the emotional wounds of daily life into spiritual growth. Richmond has also recently published a book on healing called Healing: Emotional Hurt and Giving the Pain to God.

Lemonade Mouth
Mark Hughes ’88
Delacorte Books, 2007
The second young adult novel by Mark Hughes, Lemonade Mouth tells the story ofRhode Island’s most influential rock and roll band.

Every Year on Your Birthday
By Rose Lewis ’77 Illustrated by Jane Dyer
Little, Brown, 2007
Written by Rose Lewis, an award-winning producer for WCVB-TV in Boston, Every Year on Your Birthday is a portrait of birthday celebrations and other unforgettable moments over the years between a mother and the daughter she adopted from China.

El niño con déficit de atención o hiperactividad: cómo pasar del fracaso al éxito (The child with attention deficit and/or hyperactivity: how to turn failure into success)
Armando Filomeno ’71M (Res)
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Centro Editorial, 2006
Armando Filomeno, who teaches at the University Cayetano Heredia in Peru, discusses the diagnosis and management of attention-deficit/hyperactivitydisorder.

Influent Water Systems: Operating Practices for Industrial Water Systems
Loraine Huchler ’83
Gulf Publishing Company, 2007
Influent Water Systems is a valuable tool for utility engineers, shift supervisors, trainers and operators who manage clarifiers, filters, softeners, demineralizers and reverse osmosis membrane systems.

Another Arabesque: Syrian-Lebanese Ethnicity in Neoliberal Brazil
By John Tofik Karam ’96
Temple University Press, 2007
John Tofik Karam is an assistant professor in the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at DePaul University. Another Arabesque

is the first full-length book in English to focus on the estimated 7 million Arabs in Brazil.

Political Game Theory: An Introduction
By Nolan McCarty and Adam Meirowitz ’96, ’97 (MS)
Cambridge University Press, 2007
Adam Meirowitz, an associate professor of politics at Princeton, provides a self-contained introduction to game theory and its applications to political science.

The Dicts and Sayings of the Philosophers
John William Sutton, ’06 (PhD)
Medieval Institute Publications, 2006
A volume in the Middle English Texts Series, The Dicts and Sayings of the Philosophers is a 15th-century Middle English compendium of proverbs and lore attributed to various historical and mythological sages.

Vinnie and Abraham
By Dawn FitzGerald ’86Illustrated by Catherine Stock
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2007
Dawn FitzGerald, author of several books for children, presents a picture-book biography of Vinnie Ream, a young woman with a remarkable talent for sculpture who was commissioned by Congress to sculpt a marble statue of Lincoln after hisassassination.

Draft of a Letter
By James Longenbach
University of Chicago Press, 2007
The third collection of poems from James Longenbach, the Joseph Henry Gilmore Professor of English.

Bookwomen: Creating an Empire in Children’s Book Publishing, 1919-1939
By Jacalyn Eddy ’03 (PhD)
University of Wisconsin Press, 2006
Jacalyn Eddy, a lecturer in humanities at SUNY Geneseo, presents an account of the women who, as librarians, editors, and founders of the Horn Book, shaped the modern children’s book industry between 1919 and 1939.

Online Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization
By Pascal Van Hentenrcyk and Russell Bent ’00
MIT Press, 2006
This text explores a new approach for online decision making under uncertainty, a challenging problem in today’s increasingly dynamic, interconnected, and real-time world.

Field Theory: A Path Integral Approach (2nd Edition)
By Ashok Das
World Scientific, 2006
This graduate level textbook, by professor of physics Ashok Das, is aimed at advanced graduate students in theoreticalphysics.

Solution Manual for Nuclear and Particle Physics
By Carl Bromberg, Ashok Das and Tom Ferbel
World Scientific, 2006
Solutions to the problems in the popular senior-level textbook by professors of physics Ashok Das and Tom Ferbel.

Network Science
Edited by Charles Duke
National Academy Press, 2006
Charles Duke, professor of physics, is the editor of the National Academy Report on the complex interactions that occur in networks in the physical and socialsciences.

Progress in Optics Vol. 49
Edited by Emil Wolf
North Holland and Elsevier Publishing, 2006
Emil Wolf, a Wilson Professor of Physics and Optics, is the longtime editor of the series, which has become a permanent record for many important developments in optics.

Sleeping with Bad Boys
By Alice Denham ’50 (MA)
Book Republic Books, 2006
Alice Denham, the author of three novels, reveals the steamy side of the 1950s literary scene in New York City, in this tell-all about her relationships with James Dean, Norman Mailer, Philip Roth, William Gaddis, and others.

Spring Comes to Washington
By Robert E. Mumford Jr. ’57
Laurel Hill Press, 2006
The book of photographs features images of well-known monuments, memorials, and buildings in Washington, D.C., as they appear in spring, along with information about the sites.

Picture Lightwave Technology: Telecommunication Systems
By Govind P. Agrawal
John Wiley & Sons, 2006
Govind Agrawal, professor of optics and physics, publishes the second independent volume of a two-volume set intended to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date account of all major aspects of lightwave technology.

The Science of James Bond
By Lois H. Gresh and Robert Weinberg
John Wiley & Sons, 2006
Lois Gresh, director of technical communications for science, technology, engineering, and math, takes readers on an excursion through the true science that underlies Bond’s most fantastic and off-the-wall accoutrements. Gresh has also recently published The Unauthorized Eragon Guide: The Hidden Facts Behind the World of Alagasia.

Wood: Craft, Culture, History
By Harvey Green ’68
Viking, 2006
Harvey Greenwho teaches history at Northeastern University in Boston and works in wood at his shop in rural New Hampshireexamines how wood in all its variety of form and function has contributed to an extraordinary range of human endeavors.

Blog, Schmog: The Truth About What Blogs Can (And Can’t) Do for Your Business
By Robert W. Bly ’79
Thomas Nelson, 2007
Robert Bly, an independent copywriter and consultant, takes a look at the blogging phenomenon and its impact on politics, writing, marketing, public relations, publishing, journalism, and other forms of communication.

Texts on Prostitution, 15921633 and Texts on Prostitution, 16351700
Edited by Mara I. Amster ’01 (PhD)
Ashgate, 2007
Mara Amster, assistant professor of English at Randolph College and a visiting research associate at the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center, presents two volumes that reproduces literature for, by, and about early modern women.

Performance Degree Zero: Roland Barthes and Theatre
By Timothy Scheie
University of Toronto Press, 2006
Timothy Scheie, a humanities professor at the Eastman School of Music, considers the writings of French writer and critic Roland Barthes and explores live performance’s resistance to theoretical and critical discourse.

Eighteenth-Century Characters
By Elaine McGirr ’94
Palgrave, 2007
Elaine McGirr, a lecturer in English and drama at the University of London, offers a brief introduction to the literature of the 18th century, using character types as its starting point. It presents contextualized readings of stock characters, such as the rake, the fop, the coquette and the country maid, exploring how these characters’ significance and roles change over the century.

Symphonic Repertoire for the Bass Clarinet, Volume Three
By Michael Drapkin ’79E
Roncorp Publications, 2006

This third volume of difficult passages and solos from the orchestral repertoire for the bass clarinet concludes the series started in 1979, and has become standard literature for bass clarinetistsworldwide.

Perception and Imaging
By Richard D. Zakia ’69W (EdD)
Focal Press, 2007
Subtitled PhotographyA Way of Seeing, the third edition of Zakia’s book explores perceptual and psychological principles as they apply to photography and related disciplines.


Up & Running
By John Fedchock ’85E (MM)
Reservoir Music, 2007
The fourth CD released by John Fedchock and his New York Big Band features original pieces by Fedchock, as well as his arrangements of American standards and jazz classics.

Ned Rorem: The Three Piano Sonatas
By Thomas Lanners ’91E (DMA)
Centaur Records, 2007
Lanners is the first pianist to record all of the sonatas on one disc, and his next recording will include the remainder of the Pulitzer Prizewinning composer’s output for solo piano. Primary funding for the recording was granted by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music Recording in New York City.

Christmas Music for Friends
By John Thyhsen ’59E, ’61E (MM) and Barrington Coleman
Self-produced, 2006
The CD features arrangements for trumpet, flugelhorn, and piano.

The Doctor Is In
By Blues Band Therapy
Self-produced, 2006
Harold Steinitz ’69 is featured in the debut CD by Blues Band Therapywhich was voted one of the top blues bands in the Baltimore/D.C. region by the Reader’s Poll of Music Monthly Magazine.