December 12, 2005
The Lockerbie Trial: A Documentary History
John Grant, professor of law, traces the history of the Lockerbie incident, from the crash of Pan Am flight 103 on December 21, 1988, through the trial, subsequent appeal, and related events.
Oceana Publications, 2004. 553 pages. $100.
Comprehensive Class-room Management: Creating Communities of Support and Solving Problems (Japanese edition)
Vernon Jones, professor of education, offers this Japanese translation of his popular textbook. Jones’ goal is to present practical methods for creating positive learning environments.
Allyn & Bacon, 2004. 377 pages.
A Handbook for Writers: New and Selected Prose Poems
Vern Rutsala, professor emeritus of English, shares a variety of prose poems that one reviewer calls “rewarding journeys into the inner life, the secret life of three o’clock in the morning, when everyday defeats acquire a weird glamour and heroism.”
White Pine Press, 2004. 160 pages. $11.
Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Trial of Socrates
Nicholas Smith, Miller Professor of Humanities, and coauthor Thomas Brickhouse provide an introduction to Plato’s three dialogues dealing with the death of Socrates: Euthphryo, Apology, and Crito. Routledge, 2004. 304 pages. $75.
Catarino Garza’s Revolution on the Texas-Mexico Border
Elliott Young, associate professor of history, provides the first full-length analysis of the revolt and its significance, arguing that Garza’s rebellion is an important and telling chapter in the formation of the border between Mexico and the United States and in the histories of both countries.
Duke University Press, 2004. 384 pages. $24.
Continental Crossroads: Remapping U.S.-Mexico Boderlands History
Elliott Young, associate professor of history, and coeditor Samuel Truett feature writings that explore how ethnic, racial, and gender relations shifted as a former frontier became the borderlands.
Duke University Press, 2004. 344 pages. $23.
Meal by Meal: 365 Daily Meditations for Finding Balance Through Mindful Eating
Donald Altman M.A. ’04 shares inspirational daily meditations—including quotes from Zen stories, Native American practices, Hindu scriptures, and the Bible—to help readers make wise food choices.
Inner Ocean Publishing, 2004. 388 pages. $11.
An Egg on Three Sticks
Jackie Moyer Fischer J.D. ’90 offers an emotional, funny, and heartfelt novel about a young teenager’s struggle to hold her family together and find love from a mother who has little to give.
St. Martin’s Griffin, 2004. 320 pages. $10.
Stepping Out: Short Stories
Lori Lake ’83 offers 14 short stories in which the themes of alienation and loss, particularly for characters who are gay or lesbian, are woven throughout.
Regal Crest Enterprises, 2004. 180 pages. $14.
Sustainable Diplomacy: Ecology, Religion, and Ethics in Muslim-Christian Relations
David Wellman ’85 presents the case for ecological realism, an undergirding philosophy for conducting diplomacy that values the role of popular religions, ecological histories, and the consumption and waste patterns of national populations.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. 260 pages. $60.
Hunter Nabs Outstanding Book Award
The History of Education Society selected a book by Jane Hunter, associate professor of history and director of gender studies, for its annual Outstanding Book Award. How Young Ladies Became Girls: The Victorian Origins of American Girlhood explores the shifting experiences of adolescent girls in the late 19th century, drawing upon an extraordinary array of diaries and letters.
Yale University Press, 2003. 496 pages. $40.