Alumni Authors

Barbara Cohen, Museum 72
New England University Press

Provincetown, Massachusetts, has long been the mecca for painters and other artists. In this small book, artist Barbara Cohen turns her attention to her adopted home: at once outrageous, sophisticated, dynamic and fetching. This series of portraits, created by painting Polaroids of local landmarks and landscapes, residents and revelers, brings to life the powerful beauty and joyful essence of this enchanting seaside village and free-spirited artists' colony nestled at the tip of Cape Cod. Cohen exhibits her work in galleries and museums across the United States. She has also published Dogs and Their Women, Cats and Their Women, Horses and Their Women, Woman's Best Friend and Dog in the Dunes.

Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History
Ted Steinberg, A83
Oxford University Press

If weather conditions had been different or farming methods altered, would the North still have won the Civil War? Did the agricultural trend between 1890 and 1925 in California in some way contribute to the demise of farms outside of New York City, later replaced with highways and sprawl? Steinberg, professor of history and law at Case Western Reserve University, presents a history of the United States using the environment as his centerpiece. With examples pulled from the past, he illustrates the exceptional role the environment has had on the way we live.

Terrors and Marvels: How Science and Technology Changed the Character and Outcome of World War II
Tom Schactman, A63
William Morrow

Scientists and technologists played a larger part in World War II than in any previous conflict, yet perhaps because the ensuing Cold War was dominated by the existence of atomic bombs, the roles of other WWII achievements in making the Allied victory possible have been overlooked. Schactman, the author of The Phony War, 1939-1940, looks at how crucial breakthroughs on both sides, including jets, radar, ENIGMA, and biological, chemical and disease-fighting advances influenced the outcome of battles contested before the atomic bombs were dropped.

Perspectives in Business Ethics
Laura Hartman, J85

Hartman, a professor of management and associate vice president for academic affairs at DePaul University, examines how ethics play a role in nearly every business decision. Perspectives grounds its discourse in a traditional ethical and philosophical foundation; probes the role of ethics in the business disciplines; presents the different viewpoints of those affected by business decisions; and confronts ethical issues associated with business in the cyber age, the global economy, child labor laws, animal rights and many other topics. The book blends textual discussion with short cases and primary sources.

The Body in the Bonfire: A Faith Fairchild Mystery
Katherine Hall Page, G74
William Morrow

Page, the author of 11 Faith Fairchild mysteries, delivers another story about the Massachusetts caterer and minister's wife who solves crimes. This time, taking advantage of the January doldrums in the catering business, Faith goes undercover at Mansfield Academy after learning about racist attacks on a student. She volunteers to teach Cooking for Idiots and soon learns more about the darker side of adolescence and the academic infighting at Mansfield than she wants to know.

The Boy Who Was Generous with Salt
Corinne Demas, J68
Marshall Cavendish

Demas tells the story of eight- year-old Ned, a young boy in 1850s Cape Cod, who is called upon to go to sea as a ship's cook aboard the fishing schooner Adeline. Now that his father has died, it's up to him as the eldest of four to help his mother support the family-even if that means he won't be home for his ninth birthday. Young readers can glimpse an era of New England history as they set sail with Ned, who works alongside the crew, capturing cod, while hoping to return to port in time for his big day.

Built for Use: Driving Profitability Through the User Experience
Karen Donoghue, J87

Donoghue, the founder and principal of HumanLogic, a strategic user experience firm, has written a guide to linking business strategy with the art and science of user experience and online design. She explores the dynamics of business strategy and user experience in a concise, jargon-free manner for nontechnical managers. With the help of before-and-after case studies, she helps managers become fluent in the language of user experience; identifies user-experience and design strategy best practices; explains how to determine what customers want; and much more.

Architect's Essentials of Cost Management
Michael Dell'Isola, E69
John Wiley & Sons

Dell'Isola, a senior vice president with Hanscomb, Inc., presents a complete, organized approach to cost management that includes both underlying concepts and practical techniques. He helps the reader understand today's building economics and the industry trends that can significantly affect cost, while equipping the reader with the cost-estimating methods and tools-both print and computer-based-to do the job effectively.

The Human Capital Edge: 21 People Management Practices Your Company Must Implement (or Avoid) to Maximize Shareholder Value
Bruce Pfau, A75, and Ira Kay

Co-authors Pfau, the practice director of Organization Effectiveness for Watson Wyatt Worldwide, and Kay quantify which human capital practices are most important for keeping today's workers motivated and ensuring their continued loyalty, from the simple-hire people for what they can do now, not later-to the complex-synchronize pay and leverage technology. The authors provide specific steps and case studies that add to the bottom line.

Strikebreaking & Intimidation
Stephen H. Norwood, A72
The University of North Carolina Press

Norwood, a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma, has written the first systematic study of strikebreaking, intimidation and anti-unionism in the United States, subjects essential to a full understanding of labor's fortunes in the 20th century. Using a social-historical approach, he focuses on the mercenaries that corporations enlisted in their anti-union efforts-particularly college students.

Faculty Authors

French Wide Web
Anne-Christine Rice
Focus Publishing

Rice, a lecturer in romance languages, has created a convenient source of websites on a wide range of French topics-cultural, literary, travel, commercial and many others. The book includes sites of interest throughout the Francophone world. Excellent source for student research, as well as the general traveler. Etudiants! Professeurs! Voyageurs! Un expose sur le camembert?

The Stardust Lounge: Stories from a Boy's Adolescence
Deborah Digges
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday

English professor and award-winning poet Digges tells the story of her son, Stephen. At 11, he was running with gangs, stealing cars and bringing home guns. This is the story of the adolescence that followed, of a boy growing up quickly and aggressively, with unrestrainable energy and a flair for risky and outrageous behavior. Digges describes her struggles to understand and protect her son as his behavior escalates beyond her control. Her concern leads her to follow Stephen (sometimes literally, trailing him at night) and, in the end, causes her to teach herself to understand how and why he acts as he does. With original photography by Stephen Digges.

Statistics for Environmental Engineers
Linfield C. Brown (contributor) and Paul MacBerthouex
Lewis Publishers, Inc.

Civil and environmental engineering professor Brown contributed to this solution-oriented book that encourages environmental engineers to view statistics as a problem-solving tool. It presents a new approach to the practical use of statistics in environmental science and engineering. The book consists of more than 40 short chapters, each dealing with a particular environmental problem or statistical technique.

Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East
Marc Gopin
Oxford University Press

Marc Gopin, visiting associate professor of international diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, provides a detailed blueprint of how the religious traditions in the Middle East can become a principal asset in the search for peace and justice. He demonstrates how religious people can be the critical missing link in peacemaking, and how the incorporation of their values and symbols can unleash a new dynamic that directly addresses basic issues of ethics, justice and peace.








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