By John Callanhan
Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming
Eban Goodstein, professor of economics, authors a passionate plea for saving the environment and a pragmatic argument for the central role political activism must play if we are to stop global warming.
University of Vermont Press, 2007. 184 pages. $20.
Mémoires de guerre d’un soldat américain (1918-1919): Le bon endroit
Lloyd Hulse, professor emeritus of Spanish, translates into French the journal his father kept as an American soldier in World War I. The Right Place, by Hugh C. Hulse, was published posthumously in La Grande in 1969. Though his father’s account had been widely read in Eastern Oregon, Lloyd Hulse believed the insightful, often amusing story deserved to be retold in France.
L’Harmattan, Paris, 2007. 274 pages. 17,63 €.
In Deepest Consequences
Scott Kauffman J.D. ‘78 pens a novel about a fictional public defender, Calvin Samuels, who has a passion for sticking by the underdog. The book has been nominated for the Benjamin Franklin Literary Publishing Award in the category of best debut novel of 2006.
Medallion Press, 2006. 589 pages. $8.
The Moses Probe
Ted Magnuson M.A. ‘03 authors a sci-fi adventure, complete with intergalactic space travel.
Mundania Press, 2006. 264 pages. $14.
Fighting for Paradise: A Military History of the Pacific Northwest
Kurt Nelson M.P.A ‘98 traces the military history of the Pacific Northwest, from early Indian warfare through World War II.
Westholme Publishing, 2007. 320 pages. $23.
Mr. Ambassador: Warrior for Peace
Edward Perkins CAS ‘56, life trustee of Lewis & Clark College, pens a memoir of his experiences as a foreign service officer–focusing, in particular, on his role as the first black U.S. ambassador to South Africa in 1986, at the height of apartheid.
University of Oklahoma Press, 2006. 560 pages. $29.
Chick Flick Road Kill: A Behind-the-Scenes Odyssey Into Movie-Made America
Alicia Rebensdorf B.A. ‘97 offers a nonfiction story of a young woman’s travels to popular-culture landmarks in the United States. She describes the book as “part memoir, part travelogue, and part media commentary.”
Seal Press, 2007. 280 pages. $11.