2/05/2010 Magazine Staff

Bookshelf: Winter 2010

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Betsy's Destiny Richard F. Bernard '44 This childrens book, illustrated by Diane Lucas, traces the adventures of a special school bus named Betsy and her travels through Texas and Mexico. (Trafford Publishing, 2008)
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The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics Clifford Pickover, Ph.D., '79 Pickover reveals the magic and mystery behind some of the most significant mathematical milestones and oddest objects and ideas from 150 million B.C.E. to todays latest cutting-edge breakthroughs. (Sterling, 2009)
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Fine...I'll Talk With You Kevin Hylton '96 Hylton has compiled 18 interviews with award-winning playwrights and screenwriters, including Edward Albee, Horton Foote and Wendy Wasserstein. He explores how these professionals broke into the film and theater businesses and how the industries have evolved. (CreateSpace, 2009)
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Take Charge of Your Life! James Koehneke, M.A., '67 This book encourages readers not to wait around to see what comes their way or what the world has in store for them. Koehneke identifies seven steps to finding success in life, starting with taking responsibility for what shows up and becoming aware of how you are managing your life. (AuthorHouse, 2009)
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What Should I Do with the Rest of My Life? Bruce Frankel '71 Frankel, an award-winning journalist, profiles a series of inspiring late bloomers, who show that anything is possible in any stage of life. He celebrates activists, artists, entrepreneurs and filmmakers who found extraordinary ways to experience fulfillment in the second half of life. (Avery Books, 2010)
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Pretend All Your Life Joseph Mackin '88 Plastic surgeon Richard Gallin confronting extortion, financial troubles and deep personal lossmakes extraordinary decisions after someone close asks him for something he could never be prepared to do, just as he asks another to do what was previously unthinkable. (The Permanent Press, 2010)
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Understanding Joseph Heller (Rev. Ed.) Sanford Pinsker, Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor of Humanities, Emeritus This updated edition about Joseph Heller includes new chapters about his memoir of growing up in Brooklyn, his posthumously published novel and his collection of short stories and sketches. (The University of South Carolina Press, 2009)
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The Mom & Pop Store: How the Unsung Heroes of the American Economy Are Surviving and Thriving Robert Spector '69 A cross between Studs Terkel's Working and Charles Kuralt's America, this book details Spectors experience working in his parents butcher shop. It also examines small, independent retailers and how these shops thrive on attentive customer service and community support. (Walker & Co., 2009)
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In the Twilight of Empire: Count Alois Lexa von Aehrenthal (1854-1912) Solomon Wank, Lewis Audenreid Professor of History, Emeritus In this first biography, Wank covers Aehrenthals family background, ambitions and career in the Habsburg diplomatic corps from the late 1870s until his appointment as foreign minister in 1906. (Bhlau, 2009)
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