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Books & Recordings


Exhibit Makeovers: A Do-It-Yourself Workbook for Small Museums
Edited by Alice Parman ’64 and Jeffrey Jane Flowers
AltaMira Press/Rowan & Littlefield, 2008
Parman, a consultant and former museum director, and Flowers offer tips for exhibit planning at small museums.

Queer Lives: Men’s Autobiographies from Nineteenth-Century France
Translated and edited by William A. Peniston ’97 (PhD) and Nancy Erber
University of Nebraska Press, 2008
This collection of eight autobiographies from the period 1845–1905 is translated from the French and accompanied by introductions and notes. Coeditor Peniston manages the Newark Museum’s library and archives.

Flexibility Studies for Trumpet
Flexibility Studies for Tuba
Flexibility Studies for Euphonium or Trombone
By David Ware ’94E (MM)
Cimarron Music Press, 2008
Ware’s method books offer exercises to improve the flexibility of brass players.

Fuchsia in Cambodia
By Roy Jacobstein ’76M (Res)
Northwestern University/ TriQuarterly Press, 2008
Jacobstein’s adoption of his daughter from Cambodia provided the inspiration for much of the poetry in his third book. Jacobstein is an adjunct professor at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jacob’s Well: A Case for Rethinking Family History
By Joseph A. Amato ’70 (PhD)
Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2008
Amato, a professor emeritus of history and rural and regional studies at Southwest Minnesota State University, weaves the tale of his family history through seven generations.

Confessions of an Energy Price Forecaster: A 12-Step Program to Enlightenment
By John Tobin ’64
Outskirts Press, 2008
Tobin explains where energy prices are heading and examines the pitfalls in forecasting and the uses and misuses of forecasts by the energy industry and governmental policymakers.

The Business of Healthcare
Edited by Kenneth H. Cohn ’72 and Douglas E. Hough
Praeger Perspectives, 2007
Cohn and Hough’s reference work includes three volumes offering recommendations for improving health care in the United States.

My Metamorphosis
By Elizabeth Krihak Lansdale ’47
Enaretos Press, 2008
Beginning with her days as a college student at the University, Lansdale chronicles her life, which took her to Greece with husband Bruce ’46, director of the American Farm School in Thessaloniki.

One Night in Boston
By Alison L. Miller ’93
Samhain Publishing, 2007
Under her pen name, Allie Boniface, Miller publishes her first novel. Miller works as a high school teacher in Orange County, N.Y.

Servants in the House of the Masters
By Signe M. Kastberg ’98W (PhD)
iUniverse, 2007
Kastberg sheds light on social class in America and discusses ways to break down the barriers it creates. Kastberg is an associate professor and director of the mental health counseling master’s program at St. John Fisher College in Rochester.

Breadwinners and Citizens: Gender in the Making of the French Social Model
By Laura Levine Frader ’78 (PhD)
Duke University Press, 2008
Frader, a professor of history at Northeastern University, blends labor history and gender history to examine the French social model in the 1920s and 1930s.

MRI of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors and Tumorlike Lesions: Differential Diagnosis and Atlas
By Steven P. Meyers
Thieme Medical Publishers, 2008
A professor of imaging sciences and neurosurgery in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Meyers offers a guide to using magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose tumors and other musculoskeletal disorders.

New Antibiotic Targets
By W. Scott Champney ’65
Humana Press, 2008
The interim chair of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at East Tennessee State University, Champney investigates methods to fight disease and examines the effectiveness of new drugs.

Getting Started as a Freelance Writer
By Robert Bly ’79
Sentient Publications, 2008
The update to Bly’s 2006 primer on freelance writing includes chapter updates and tips on selling poems, short stories, and other creative-writing pieces.

Knit So Fine
By Carol Sulcoski ’87, Lisa Myers, and Laura Grutzeck
Interweave Press, 2008
Sulcoski and coauthors describe the advantages of using fine-gauge yarns, providing more than 20 designs and offering tips and techniques.

Someday My Prince Will Come
By Jerramy Fine ’99
Gotham Books, 2008
In her debut memoir, Fine describes growing up with her hippie parents in a tiny farm town and her incessant desire to marry an English royal and escape it all. Fine follows her childhood dream from parties in the University frat quad to parties with London’s elite.

Leadership . . . A Return to Common Sense
By Richard Palermo ’59, ’63 (MS), 2008
The late Palermo, a former Xerox corporate vice president, management consultant, and executive coach, finished his second book just before his death in 2006. The book is a leader’s guide to improving employee performance, making decisions, and facing challenges.

The Transmigration of Souls
By Maureen Picard Robins ’78
Finishing Line Press, 2008
Robins’s chapbook tells the story of her child’s liver transplant through poetry. The poems are drawn from Robins’s longer manuscript titled Door Wall Angel.

Comparing and Evaluating the Scriptures: A Timely Challenge for Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Mormons
By Paul F. Fink ’57
Summerland Publishing, 2008
Fink, a retired philosophy professor, examines and compares the religious texts of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Mormonism.

Medical Sociology: Key Concepts and Issues
By Kai-Lit Phua ’81 and Yut-Lin Wong
Cengage Learning, 2008
Phua and Wong present sociological issues in health care to help medical students and professionals improve their care of patients and families.

Malaysia: Public Policy and Marginalised Groups
Edited by Kai-Lit Phua ’81
Persatuan Sains Sosial Malaysia (Malaysian Social Science Association), 2007
The book contains chapters examining various populations in Malaysia, including Acehnese refugees, transsexuals, female prisoners, Filipino domestic workers, and Muslim women who campaign for women’s rights.

Perfecting Your Practice for Peak Performance
By Mick Hesse ’69E
Studio 1023 Publications, 2007
Hesse’s book is geared toward trumpet players looking to improve their performance.


Claudia Quintet
Cuneiform Records, 2007
John Hollenbeck ’90E, ’91E (MM) and his jazz ensemble release their fourth album since the group was formed in 1997.

The Sun Dies Too
The Icecold Archbishop
Self-produced, 2008
When he’s not working as an environmental microbiologist and biogeochemist and faculty member at Indiana University, Flynn Picardal ’72 plays rock music under his musical pseudonym.

Signals, Calls, and Marches
The Horrible Truth About Burma
Mission of Burma
Matador, 2008
The three albums, first released in the early ’80s, have been re-issued. Clint Conley ’77, now a television producer at an ABC affiliate in Boston, was bassist and vocalist.

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