Art and History of Black Memorabilia:
By Larry V. Buster G’95
176 pp. Clarkson Potter. $34.95
Buster offers the
first fully illustrated overview of the provocative world of black
memorabilia, which includes a diverse range of objects and documents,
from sheet music and trading cards to artwork, civil rights mementos,
and classified ads that depict slavery. The book includes information
on how to buy, display, and preserve memorabilia, as well as how
to spot fakes and reproductions.
In this e-book romance,
Shenandoah National Park ranger Catherine Carver is shocked to
discover that she’s sharing her cramped camper for the summer
with ranger Michael Broward, who may be after her job. Despite
her efforts to avoid him, Catherine falls for Michael, but there
is a surprise in store.
Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
By George Saunders G’88
84 pp. Villard Books. $23.95
fable follows the journey of Capable, a young girl who lives in
the village of Frip and must daily dispose of the Gappers—orange
creatures from the sea that fasten themselves to her family’s
goats, causing the goats to stop giving milk. Full of wit, the
delightfully illustrated book provides great lessons on handling
unfriendly neighbors and unfair chores, and appeals to adults
and children alike.
of Jane Roberts:
Remembering the Author
of the Seth Material
By Susan M. Watkins ’67
240 pp. Moment Point Press. $16.95
Speaking of Jane Roberts
is a compassionate look at the 20th-century
psychic’s life. It is not only a tribute to Roberts, but also
a story of the compelling friendship shared by Roberts and Watkins.
Interviews with Legends
By Janet Lynn Roseman ’76
144 pp. Routledge. $20.95
Roseman reveals secrets of the dance
world through the stories of seven professional dancers and choreographers.
These dance experts describe how it feels to perform and how they
deal with pressure from coaches and audiences. Complete with insights
on the creative process, Dance Masters shows how each performer
handles dreams, fears, and disappointments.
to Retire Happy
By Stan Hinden ’50
288 pp. McGraw-Hill. $14.95
book—inspired by Hinden’s Washington Post column “Retirement
Journal” helps people navigate obstacles they encounter in their
post-work years. In sharing his personal experiences, Hinden discusses
ways to manage finances, the secrets of aging successfully, how
to overcome the initial shock of not working, and how to enjoy
Bergen County, New Jersey:
The Colonial Period
to the Twentieth Century
By T. Robins Brown
and Schuyler Warmflash
Photographs by Jim DelGiudice
416 pp. Rutgers University Press.
Designed as a guide to
Bergen County’s significant historical structures, this book is
filled with photos, maps, and drawings of historical buildings
from the 17th century to the present.
Burroughs and American
Edited by Charlotte Zoë Walker G’72
344 pp. Syracuse University Press.
thoughtful collection of scholarly essays reflects on John Burroughs’s
importance as a popular nature writer in the 19th and early 20th
centuries. Walker examines the impact of his work on modern literature
as well as the role Burroughs played in defining the environmental
and cultural history of New York State.
By Louisa Ermelino ’68
256 pp. Simon and Schuster. $23
readers to New York’s Little Italy in the late 1940s through the
lives of three Italian American mothers who are desperately trying
to preserve their values and keep their families together.
The Black Madonna
offers a glimpse into a culture where mothers define neighborhood
Conflicts and Collective Identities
Edited by Patrick G.
and Lynne M. Woehrle G’92, G’95
218 pp. Rowman and Littlefield.
Social Conflicts and Collective Identitieswhich
is dedicated to SU Professor Emeritus Louis Kriesberg—is truly
an SU work, with all the writing and editing done by SU alumni
and doctoral students. The book’s themes include the dynamics
of enemy-imaging, the constructs of race and gender, in-groups
and out-groups, and the potential of collective identity formation
to both escalate and de-escalate conflicts.
Cities and Suburbs Can Grow Together
By Manuel Pastor Jr., Peter Dreier ’70,
J. Eugene Grigsby III, and Marta López-Garza
296 pp. University of Minnesota
a powerful look at “smart-growth” measures and other attempts
to link cities and suburbs, offering a new vision of community-based
regionalism. The authors emphasize equity, arguing that metropolitan
areas must reduce poverty to prosper economically and that low-income
individuals must make regional connections to escape poverty.