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The Life of Stephen Crane
By Linda H. Davis '75
414 pp. Houghton Mifflin Co. $35
Biographer Davis presents a powerful portrait of novelist Stephen Crane. She tracks him from his early days in New Jersey, through his one-semester stint at SU, to his coming of age as an acclaimed young novelist and war correspondent. Davis, who did research on Crane in the SU Special Collections Department, skillfully assembles the rough-and-tumble life Crane led before his death at age 28.
WHY WE LOVE DOGS
By Kim Levin '91
151 pp. Andrews McMeel Publishing. $12.95
New York City-based photographer and writer Levin knows why dogs are our best friends. "Because they stand out in a crowd," she writes. "Because they smile." By combining simple prose with more than 75 poignant black-and-white photographs of sweet, comical, and whimsical pups, Why We Love Dogspresents an ode to dogs that is insightful and charming.
THE HOME AND LAND BUYER'S GUIDE TO THE ENVIRONMENT
By Barry Chalofsky '73
134 pp. Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University. $16.95
Looking for a home? Chalofsky guides readers through such critical environmental concerns as floodplains, radon, and lead. The book describes 50 factors to consider before purchasing a home, tells where to find more information, and includes a comprehensive list of state and federal environmental agencies.
The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull
By Barbara Goldsmith H'81
531 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $30
Many people may not recognize the name Victoria Woodhull, even though, in the mid-19th century, she was a prominent player in the women's suffrage and Spiritualist movements and a presidential candidate, publisher, and financial advisor. In this vividly detailed history, Goldsmith shows how this "sinner and saint" moved among prominent figures of the Civil War era and exerted her wide-ranging influence.
GETTING TO RESOLUTION:
Turning Conflict into Collaboration
By Stewart Levine '68
226 pp. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. $19.95
In Getting to Resolution,Levine offers tools to transcend conflict and reach collaborative agreements. The book covers 10 principles that foster resolution, and 7 steps for putting a resolution model into practice. Anyone who wants to reduce the stress that often accompanies collaboration will benefit from Levine's guidance. The book was cited as one of the 30 best business books of 1998 by Soundview Executive Book Summaries.
GOLF IN HOLLYWOOD
By Robert Z. Chew and Dave Pavoni '87
144 pp. Angel City Press. $35
Full of candid celebrity photos and wonderful anecdotes, Golf in Hollywood romps through the history of the fairways in the world's favorite entertainment town. Pavoni offers the inside scoop on where the stars come to play, and presents stories about the golf adventures of dozens of celebrities like Kevin Costner, Sylvester Stallone, and Will Smith.
THE LEAGUE THAT FAILED: |
By David Q. Voigt G'62
376 pp. Scarecrow Press. $45
In his seventh book on Major League Baseball history, Voigt takes readers back a century to examine the game's chaotic origins, including the 1903 agreement that brought the American and National leagues together. Voigt's exploration also includes popular players, significant rule changes, and the seedy business practices that were all part of the game.
TASTE OF MALTA
By Claudia M. Caruana '71, G'79
305 pp. Hippocrene Books Inc. $24.95
Caruana brings together her Maltese heritage and passion for cooking in this work on culinary traditions of the tiny Mediterranean island. The book features nearly 200 recipes ranging from her grandmothers' Sunday dinners to the classic dishes of today's chefs. Presented with the culinary offerings are a brief history of Malta and Maltese cooking and an appendix with basic recipes and extensive resources.
Life at the Top of the Map
By Barton Sutter '75
160 pp. University of Minnesota Press. $16.95
Sutter, an award-winning author and poet who has lived in the northern Minnesota city of Duluth since 1987, pays homage to the infamously cold place with humor and passion. His short essays, first heard on public radio, discuss life in the Lake Superior shore city where bears wander the streets and canoe racks are standard equipment. His stories intrigue and amuse, extolling the pleasures of living by the great lake.