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Destiny's Bequests
Destiny's Bequests is a novel by Robert Kerr '40. This heartwarming story of family and friendship, courage and tenderness, and the hard and sometimes bitter struggle for truth, twists in intricate paths toward a resolution that gives new meaning to the phrase separated at birth, and puts a smile on Destiny's face. More ...
William Howard Taft and the First Motoring Presidency, 1909-1913
Michael L. Bromley '86 is the author of William Howard Taft and the First Motoring Presidency, 1909-1913, a sprightly written political and social history centering around President Taft and his tenure in the White House. The book emphasizes the place of the automobile in that political era, and especially in relation to the Taft presidency, which is sympathetically reappraised. More ...
Jarka Ruus: High Druid of Shannara
More than a quarter of a century after The Sword of Shannara carved out its place in the pantheon of great epic fantasy, the magic of Terry Brooks's New York Times bestselling saga burns as brightly as ever. Three complete series have chronicled the ever-unfolding history of Shannara. But more stories are still to be told—and new adventures have yet to be undertaken. Book One of High Druid of Shannara invites both the faithful longtime reader and the curious newcomer to take the first step on the next extraordinary quest. More ...
Henry Bumstead and the World of Hollywood Art Direction
A biography of one of filmdom’s most distinguished art directors and production designers. The author, the Jeanne H. Hoffman Professor of Film Studies at the University of Oklahoma, tells in lively fashion the story of Henry Bumstead’s Academy Award-winning career spanning almost 70 years, including his work on such films as Vertigo, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sting and Unforgiven. He also traces via Bumstead’s career the evolution of Hollywood art direction. The result is “entertaining and informative reading for film buffs and film scholars alike.” More ...
General Wadsworth: The Life and Times of Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth
Wayne Mahood '56 is the author of General Wadsworth: The Life and Times of Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth, a thoroughly researched and absorbing account of the life of a wealthy and influential upstate New York landowner, lawyer and politician who became a bold and able Union field commander during the Civil War. A staunch abolitionist and dedicated supporter of Lincoln, he distinguished himself at the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, only to be mortally wounded in the Wilderness campaign and die in Confederate captivity. Mahood is a professor of education at the State University of New York College and Geneseo. More ...
Kartography
From www.barnesandnoble.com: "The globe spins. Mountain ranges skim my fingers; there is static above the Arabian Sea. Pakistan is split in two, but undivided. This world is out of date. Rain outside. If it reaches Karachi, the waves will swell further. The airport, though, is inland. From there to here is no distance at all if you look at the map of the world. But distance is not about miles and kilometres, it is about fear. Who said that? Someone who wasn't married to a pilot, I'd guess. I unscrew a jar of ink. Scent of smudged words and metal fills the air. Do all tentacled creatures produce ink, Raheen? Does the cuttlefish? Can you write on the waves with cuttleink? I close my eyes, and wrap my fingers around a diamond-shaped bone. I still hear the world spinning. I spin with it, spin into a garden. At dusk. And yes, those are shoulder pads stitched into my shirt." More ...
A Forever Death
"Puppy didn't really call at the best of times, but his call didn't come at the most inopportune time, either." From Michael Sherer's website: http://www.michaelwsherer.com/ More ...
Fair Play: The Ethics of Sport
Professor of Philosophy Robert Simon is the author of Fair Play: The Ethics of Sport, a revised edition of his 1991 book Fair Play: Sports, Values and Society. Many ethical concerns surround the world of athletics, even beyond those scandals and abuses in sport that raise eyebrows. Some concerns delve deeper into the idea of competition itself; these conceptual and ethical questions ask about the role athletics should play in our society and lives. More ...
The House of Thanksgiving: A Collection of Poems
The House of Thanksgiving is a collection of poetry that, with both warmhearted humor and insightful depth, uncovers the spiritual, even the mystical, in the ordinary activities of everyday life. The poet, Stuart Kestenbaum '73, director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, has found "a quiet sense of retreat and a wealth of inspiration" for his verse on Deer Isle. This volume follows his 1990 release from Coyote Love Press, Pilgrimage. More ...
The Global Negotiator: Making, Managing, and Mending Deals Around the World in the Twenty-First Century
A comprehensive and practical guide, presented in lucid prose, that is a must-read for the business negotiator in our global economic age. Step by step, it takes the reader "from the first handshake through the intricacies of making an international joint venture suceed and prosper, and even how to get out of a deal gone wrong." The author, Jesawald W. Salacuse '60, is a professor of Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. More ...
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