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Garret Kramer authors new book, Stillpower: The Inner Source of Athletic Excellence

For decades, athletes, coaches, parents, and organizations have searched in vain for the secrets to maximize mental performance in sports.  Despite the myriad of tools, techniques, research, and theoretical models used today, achieving success and happiness on the field is elusive. Garret Kramer's Stillpower provides a revolutionary, simple explanation for understanding and mastering one’s own state of mind in order to achieve consistent performance and contentment.   More ...

Michelle Facos K'76 Publishes Book on Art

Routledge has recently released An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art by Michelle Facos K'76. The work provides a "basic historical framework" and includes Scandinavian, German, and Eastern European artists in addition to those from France, Britain, and the United States.  More ...

Memoir of a Gulag Actress
Ross Ufberg '07 Publishes Translation

Northern Illinois University Press has published a translation of Tamara Petkevich’s Memoir of a Gulag Actress, co-translated by Ross Ufberg '07 and Yasha Klots. In "an abridged translation that retains the grace and passion of the original," Ufberg and Yasha tell the story of a Russian girl whose father was arrested when she was 17 for his Communist beliefs and who was later arrested herself.  More ...

Reichert Reading
Paul Reichert '90 and The Lemonade Ripple

Paul Reichert '90 released his first children's book, The Lemonade Ripple, this year to much success. The book, which Reichert both wrote and illustrated, tells the story of Caroline, a young girl who starts a lemonade stand to raise money for a friend in need, and details how her goodwill affects an entire town. Reichert recently held a book party in Washington, D.C., which attracted 60 guests, including Hamilton alumni. He has also beendoing readings at elementary schools and children's bookstores. All profits from The Lemonade Ripple go to The Foundation for Community Betterment.  More ...

Maureen Meharg Kentoff '84 Publishes Essay on Kingsolver

Maureen Meharg Kentoff '84 has contributed an essay to Seeds of Change: Critical Essays on Barbara Kingsolver, a collection of criticism published by the University of Tennessee Press. Seeds of Change is the first collection to consider the full range of Kingsolver’s literary work Kentoff’s essay "To Live Deliberately: Feminist Theory in Action in High Tide in Tuscon" is the second chapter.  More ...

Richard Lucas '84 to Publish Book

On October 19, Casemate Publishers, a leader in military history book publishing, will release Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany by Richard Lucas '84. The book will be the first fully-documented biography of Mildred Gillars.  More ...

Matt Kahn '88 speaks in the Chapel.
Matthew Kahn ’88 Discusses His Book, Climatopolis
 Matthew Kahn ’88 spoke to the Hamilton community about his latest book, Climatopolis on Sept. 21. His book offers an unusual approach to dealing with climate change: because little is currently being done to stop climate change, the world should switch its focus on adapting to the changes that have already been created and show no sign of slowing down. More ...
Michael Meyer '74 Authors The Year that Changed the World
When he traveled to Berlin in 1987, President Ronald Reagan said famously, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” And while the United States certainly played an important role in the end of the Cold War, there were other (arguably more significant) factors at work. In his book The Year that Changed the World: The Untold Story of the Fall of the Berlin Wall (Simon & Schuster, 9/09), author Michael Meyer ’74 contends that domestic resistance movements and certain key figures within the USSR at the time – in particular Hungarian Prime Minister Miklós Németh – were the true impetuses behind the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. In so doing, Meyer rejects the “common knowledge” interpretation of Cold War history and uncovers hitherto-undervalued people, events, and perspectives. More ...
Kamila Shamsie '94
Levitt Series to Host Panel on “Art, History, and Politics of the Novel”
Pakistani novelists Kamila Shamsie '94 and Tariq Ali will participate in a panel on “Art, History, and Politics of the Novel,” on Thursday, Nov. 12, at noon in the Fillius Events Barn. It is part of The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center 2009-10 series “Crisis: Danger and Opportunity,” and will be moderated by Hamilton’s Assistant Professor of English Tina Hall. The discussion is free and open to the public. More ...
Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment
What exactly is a green city? What does it mean to say that San Francisco is greener than Houston, or that Vancouver is a green city while Beijing is not? When does urban growth lower environmental quality, and when does it produce environmental gains? These questions drive Matthew Kahn's exploration of the relationship between urban growth and sustainable development. More ...
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