Faculty and Alumni Books
September 22, 2009
Stephen Dow Beckham, Pamplin Professor of History, authors a corporate history of one of the nation’s oldest forest products companies. He describes how Stimson, a family-owned company, has triumphed over challenges in three different centuries encompassing a variety of historical, economic, and environmental conditions.
ARCUS Publishing, 2009. 144 pages.
Educating Democratic Citizens in Troubled Times: Qualitative Studies of Current Efforts
Janet Bixby, associate dean of the Graduate School of Education and Counseling and associate professor of education, co-edits a groundbreaking examination of citizenship education programs that serve contemporary youth in schools and communities across the United States.
State University of New York Press, 2008. 298 pages. $28.
Quanta, Matter, and Change: A Molecular Approach to Physical Change
Julio de Paula, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry, coauthors this text designed for the two-semester physical chemistry course. It begins with quantum mechanics, introduces statistical mechanics, and progresses to thermodynamics.
W.H. Freeman, 2008. 782 pages. $124.
The Historical Formation and Social Background of the Lotus Sutra
Rev. Zuigaku Kodachi, professor emeritus of Japanese, provides a comprehensive look at the major political, commercial, and economic developments that informed the compilation of the Lotus Sutra, one of the most influential Mahayana Buddhist texts.
Sankibo Publishing Company, 2008. 250 pages. $55.
Richard Willis, professor emeritus of theatre, pens a compelling, unsentimental memoir about growing up on an Iowa farm during the 1930s and 1940s.
Greenpoint Press, 2007. 192 pages. $20.
I’ve Seen It Snow on the 4th of July: Living in the Five Canyons Area of Deschutes County
Barry Clock B.S. ‘71, M.A.T. ‘79 documents the story of the Five Canyons area of northeast Deschutes County, located between Sisters and Terrebonne, over the last two centuries. In this colorful history, readers will find stories about miners, homesteaders, and ranchers–as well as a few scoundrels.
Maverick Publishing, 2008. 140 pages. $20.
Did the Ronald Reagan/George H.W. Bush presidential campaign negotiate a deal with Khomeini’s Iran to delay the release of the American hostages until after the 1980 election, thereby assuring the Republicans victory over incumbent Jimmy Carter? In this highly original faux history, Brian Josepher B.A. ‘90 places the reader in the middle of the action, fleshing out the negotiations and the players involved.
Booksurge, 2009. 562 pages. $25.
Ordinary Heroes: Teenage Adversity Inspires Acts of Courage
Jim MacDicken B.A. ‘69, M.A.T. ‘86 describes the heroic actions of ordinary young people he has met during his nearly 40-year career as a teacher and coach.
Xlibris Corporation, 2008. 160 pages. $20.
Revenge for the Hunted
Mike Sherack J.D. ‘95 pens a fictional account of FBI agent Max Miller’s quest to bring an antihunting extremist who is murdering Idaho hunters to justice.
Beaver’s Pond Press, 2008. 408 pages. $13.
Overland: A Mercedes-Benz Journey Through the Americas
Gari Stroh B.A. ‘94 offers an adventure travel story about his yearlong road trip down the Pan-American Highway to Argentina from Colorado and back, logging 34,000 miles through 17 countries.
StarGroup International, 2008. 223 pages. $18.
Some Babies Sleep
Paul Tong B.A. ‘89 offers his lush, warm oil paintings of a child asleep among different animals to illustrate this lyrical bedtime book for young children.
Philomel Books, 2007. 32 pages. $13.