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House of Holy Fools: A Family Portrait in Six Cracked Parts
House of Holy Fools concerns the grace and genius of the author's late, great parents and sister - music critic Louis Biancolli, violinist Jeanne Mitchell Biancolli and aspiring pianist Lucy - who all died within 26 months of each other in 1992 and 1994. Written with humor and hope, it is a memoir of music, madness, miracles, faith and the insistent tug of life in the face of grief and death. More ...
The Making of a Student-Athlete: Succeeding in the College Selection, Application, and Athletic Recruiting Process
Ray Lauenstein and his co-author, David Galehouse, have written extensively and been for a number of years consultants on the college athletic recruiting process. This book constitutes a detailed and comprehensive guide for prospective college student-athletes and their coaches and parents, encompassing everything from college selection and scholarship and financial aid availability to applications, admissions, recruiting rules and college athletic life. In all, an impressive compendium, packed with information splendidly organized and lucidly presented. More ...
Ancient Greek Civilization
In a textbook arising from “my teaching of an undergraduate lecture course on Greek civilization that I gave in a room large enough to have accommodated the entire student body of Hamilton College in 1968,” the author, a professor of classics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, surveys the history of ancient Greek culture, including analyses of the major works of Greek literature. He particularly stresses how Greek civilization has been “continually reinvented, both in antiquity and in our own world.” Well illustrated and “reader-friendly,” it is an excellent introduction to the world of ancient Greece, not only for students in classrooms but students of history in general. More ...
Writing JFK: Presidential Rhetoric and the Press in the Bay of Pigs Crisis
In this highly original and intriguing work, the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Rhetoric at Pennsylvania State University examines in insightful detail the two speeches and the press conference held by President John F. Kennedy in the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs disaster in 1961. The full texts of all three are included, to which is added the author’s analysis of a prime example of what has come to be known today as “spin control.” In so doing, he casts light not only on Kennedy and his presidency but also on the “enormous power of the presidency to compel press restraint and to command the power of publicity.” More ...
Financing Small Business in America: Debt Capital in a Global Economy
Focusing on the public role in small-business debt-capital assistance, this specialized monograph addresses the challenges confronted by small firms and public efforts to assist them. Described and evaluated are various current approaches to those challenges, concluding with a suggested innovative model for confronting them more effectively. The co-author, professor of urban and regional planning at Michigan State University, also directs international projects for its Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. More ...
Lyrical Life: A Rock 'n' Roll Love Story Told in 200 Song Lyrics
Casey Jones '91 is the author of Lyrical Life: A Rock 'n' Roll Love Story Told in 200 Song Lyrics, the first book ever written entirely in pop song lyrics. The book is a love story, told using the lyrics of popular songs of the past five decades. Lyrical Life is vividly illustrated by Mark Malloy. More ...
New Economy Handbook
Derek Jones is the editor of New Economy Handbook, a collection of original essays with an introduction by Jones. The book is intended to serve as a reference for business schools, economics departments, and other finance and business professionals. It discusses the "New Economy" that has emerged since the information technology boom of the 1990s, and covers a wide range of topics, including product markets and industrial organization, financial and labor markets, entrepreurship, economic policy and institutional frameworks. More ...
The Hour and the Woman: Harriet Martineau's "Somewhat Remarkable" Life
A biography of the 19th-century British journalist and social reformer who is perhaps best known in this country today for her observations derived from her tour of the United States in the 1830s. More ...
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 ...
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