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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:


Voices of Summer: Baseball’s Greatest Announcers
By Curt Smith
Carroll & Graf, 2005

Smith, a senior lecturer in the Department of English, compiles a list of 101 classic announcers.

Fingers Crossed, Legs Uncrossed
By Jen LiMarzi ’98
IUniverse, 2005

Humor writer LiMarzi shares a New Yorker’s urban adventures of love, life, career, and commutes.

The Fiction of a Thinkable World
By Michael Steinberg ’79 (MA)
Monthly Review Press, 2005

Subtitled “Body, Meaning, and the Culture of Capitalism,” the book explores the cultural and philosophical implications of the modern West’s concept of conscious thinking as the source of self-identification.

Creative Music Making
By William Cahn ’68E
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2005

Cahn, a member of the Nexus percussion group and former principal percussionist for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, offers exercises (including a CD) to improve creativity and self-expression.

Teenagers’ Dilemmas and Opportunities: A Social Psychologist Writes to His Grandchildren
By Selwyn W. Becker ’52
Author House, 2003

The book consists of letters a social psychologist grandfather (Becker is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Chicago) might write to his grandchildren, describing imaginary conversations between them.

A Bio-Bibliography of Composer Warren Benson
By Alan Wagner
The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005

The book explores the life and work of the noted composer and professor emeritus of composition at the Eastman School.

The Rise and Fall of HMOs: An American Health Care Revolution
By Jan Gregoire Coombs ’55, ’56N
The University of Wisconsin Press, 2005

Using a clinic in Wisconsin as a case study, medical historian Coombs traces the history of managed care.

Business Lunchatations
By Bob Bly ’79 and Bo Dietl
Chamberlain Bros., 2005

Bly’s 61st book is subtitled “How an Everyday Guy Became One of America’s Most Colorful CEOs
. . . And How You Can, Too!”

Portals and Portents
By Carolyn Raney ’38E
Xlibris, 2005

The book is Raney’s second collection of poetry.

Pacific Dream
By John Illig ’86
Elderberry Press, 2005

Illig, men’s and women’s squash coach at Bates College, recounts his trek of the 2,657-mile Pacific Crest Trail that connects Mexico and Canada.

The Six Day Horror Movie: A No-Nonsense Guide to No-Budget Filmmaking
By Michael P. DiPaolo ’72
McFarland, 2004

DiPaolo, who produced and edited the 2004 film Daddy using one computer and one camcorder, breaks down the process of producing a theatrical movie on a low budget.

Getting in the Game
By Dawn Magaletta FitzGerald ’86
Roaring Brook Press, 2005

The debut novel by Fitzgerald, a former Yellowjacket soccer player who teaches in Pepper Pike, Ohio, follows the story of a young girl who wants to play on the all-boys hockey team at her middle school.

Global Outsourcing: Executing an Onshore, Nearshore and Offshore Strategy
By Marcia Robinson ’96S (MBA), Ravi Kalakota, and Suresh Sharma
Mivar Press, 2005

The book is a reference guide to help managers plan and carry out successful global outsourcing strategies.

American Constitutional Law: An Overview, Analysis, and Integration
By William Kaplin ’64
Carolina Academic Press, 2004

Kaplin, professor of law at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., analyzes the system of constitutional law in the United States.

Intertextuality in Western Art Music
By Michael L. Klein ’85E, ’87E (MM)
Indiana University Press, 2005

Klein, chair of the music theory department at Temple University, draws on literary theory and philosophical work by Barthes, Foucault, Eco, and Derrida to examine 19th- and 20th-century music.


Ancient Partners: Choral Music of Raymond Egan
Raymond Egan ’67E
Produced by Rich Smith and Raymond Egan, 2003

The CD features nine compositions and one arrangement by the conductor, organist, and pianist.

All Dressed Up
Juliet Lloyd ’02
Self-produced, 2005

The debut album from the award-winning Boston-based singer and songwriter includes nine originals that blend pop, jazz, and soul.

Southern Quilt
Gregory McCallum ’90E (MM)
MSR Classics, 2004

The 10-track CD features piano works written by Southern composers or inspired by Southern culture.

Four Seasons at Chautauqua
Photography by Rick Zuegel ’57
Self-produced, 2005

The DVD includes more than 450 seasonal images by Zuegel set to a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by the Chautauqua Chamber Music Society.

Trios Version 3.0
By Gordon Johnson ’74E
Tonalities, 2004

Bassist Johnson teams up with four different drummers (including Steve Gadd ’68E) and four piano players for his third album of jazz.

New 8th Day
By Carolyn Leonhart ’93
Sunny Side, 2005

Singer and songwriter Leonhart plays original compositions and a few standards on her newest album.

Haunted Heart
By Renée Fleming ’83E (MM)
Decca, 2005

In what she calls a “look back at the road not taken,” the noted operatic soprano records her first set of pop standards.

As Best As They Can!
Unschooled Records, 2005

The album is the third by the Chapel Hill, North Carolina–based band. Formed at the Eastman School in 1997, the group includes Seamus Kenney ’98E, his brother Matthew, Mark Dauman ’99E, and Matt Vooris ’98E.