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Rags to Riches:
25 Years of Paper Art from Dieu Donne Papermill

Edited By Mina Takahashi '87
Dieu Donne Papermill, Inc., 2001

This is the first book published in the U.S. to focus on the development of hand papermaking as a fine art medium. It features 25 years of collaboration with artists at Dieu Donne Papermill, a not-for-profit hand papermaking studio in the Soho district of New York City. With eye-catching photos, the book accompanies Papermill's touring exhibition, "Rags to Riches," and serves as its first comprehensive history book.

India Changes Course: Golden Jubilee to Millennium
By Paul R. Dettman '43
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001

This study analyzes the significant events that occurred between the 50th anniversary of India's independence in 1997 and the com ing of the new millennium. Though only 30 months long, this period saw important changes, including a war with Pakistan and militarization at the expense of social and environmental programs. The book challenges the American public's perception of India as the secular, non-violent, and caste-less society envisioned by Mahatma Ghandi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Dettman, the author of Tryst with Destiny: Free India's First Half-Century, died in March, 2001.

A Life Divided: George Peabody, Pivotal Figure in Anglo-American Finance,
Philanthropy and Diplomacy

By Robert Van Riper '43
Xlibris Corporation, 2000

George Peabody was divided by his United States patriotism and his growing desire to live in Great Britain during the last half of life. One of the greatest philanthropists of all time, he often made concessions for his growing passion for business and industry. Van Riper, a writer of fiction and non-fiction, is the author of two novels: A Really Sincere Guy and The Governor.

An Invitation to Christian Yoga

By Nancy Roth '58
Cowley Publications, 2001

An Episcopal priest and writer, Roth has discovered a fresh way to use hatha yoga for spiritual purposes and as a source of general well-being. Using these ancient practices and disciplines of body prayer, this book (also available on CD) offers short exercises, biblical psalms and texts for meditation, and drawings to help visualize body forms.

Korean Economic Reform: Before and Since the 1997 Crisis

By Robert F. Emery '51
Asgate Publishing, 2001

By offering one of the first academic evaluations of a major episode in Korea's history, Emery provides a rigorous and detailed analysis of the country's financial and economic reforms from the early 1970s to November 2000. He analyzes Korea's current economic problems and offers suggestions for correction. A financial specialist on East Asia, this is Emery's fifth book dealing with Asian markets.

Great Instrumental Works of J.S. Bach: Transcribed for Solo Electric Bass
By Bennett L. Cohen '86
Mel Bay Publications, 2001

Musicians have long transcribed the solo instrumental music of J. S. Bach onto a wide variety of instruments. This book focuses on Bach's more challenging solo violin music, featuring a complete transcription of the A minor violin sonata, BWV 1002. Cohen is a Denver attorney and active lutenist.

The Myth of Magic
By Adam Cole '91
Nuncici Press, 2000

This book will have lovers of the fantasy genre entranced in a mythical society of magicians fighting for survival. Once the commanders of society's highest layer, they dwell now at the lowest, and two apprentice magicians uncover a plot to ban their art. But a bigger conspiracy looms, and they must save themselves as well as their town. Taking 10 years to create, Cole says the book was influenced by his training in the Feldenkrais Method and is a thoughtful look at creativity in a preoccupied world.

Destruction or Love (La destruccion o el amor): Poetry of Vincente Aleixandre
Translated and Illustrated by Robert G. Mowry '59
Susquehanna University Press, 2001

Originally written in 1935 by the promising young Spanish poet Vincente Aleixandre, this book depicts personalized natural forces in their dynamic states, subjects such as the jungle, sea, youth, and light. An illustrator and translator, Mowry is an associate professor of Spanish at Susquehanna University.
James Millette's review of The Emperor's New Clothes (Fall 2001) contained an editing error.

The emperor had no clothes; but who would tell him so? The only one who dared was the little boy, uninhibited by the presumption that emperors are not supposed to be naked.

In strict scientific terms, race is a myth. But the mythology is so powerful that those who question its validity were for a long time, and sometimes still are, frequently supposed to be foolish and ignorant, while those who indulged, and sometimes still do indulge in racist superstition, have profited mightily from their beliefs and are to be counted among the powerful, the wealthy, the cultured, and the educated.


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