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Self-Transformation of the Forgotten Four-Fifths
Edited by Robert G. Dyck '52 and Matjaz Mulej
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1998

This title presents a key strategy of entrepreneurship and innovation at the local level, leading to self-transformation and a reduction of poverty. A review of the book was recently presented by the Russian economist Vladimir Pozdniakov at the Vienna congress of the EMCSR. Dyck is a professor of urban affairs and planning at the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.

Caliban and Other Tales
By Robert Devereaux '69
Dorchester Publishing Co., 2002

Devereaux, considered by many a master of the horror novel, turns his talents toward short stories that are as amusing, gut-churning, and otherwise out-there. The included novella, "Caliban," deals with the struggle for personal power and revenge, clouded by dark uncertainty. Devereaux is the author of two earlier novels, Deadweight and Walking Wounded.

By William Aarnes '69
Ninety-Six Press, 2001

Aarnes continues to venture beyond the verse autobiography he began in his 1991 collection, Learning to Dance. His newest book is convincing both in its portrayals of everyday American life and in its meta-poetic reflections. The author teaches at Furman University.

Getting Out
By Gwendolen Gross '89
Henry Holt and Company, 2002

Gross has created an engaging heroine, Hannah Blue, and employed her trademark unpretentious wisdom and wry, insightful humor. Joining an Adventurer's Club, Hannah hopes for temporary respite from everyday pressures. When her father's latest illness turns out to be real, she finds herself addicted to the escape she discovers outside until she realizes that the people she keeps leaving may not always wait for her to come back. Gross is the author of Field Guide.

Cystic Fibrosis in the 20th Century: People, Events and Progress
By Carl Doershuk, M.D. '52
AM Publishing, Ltd., 2001

This book is the first to describe the history of the dramatic progress in cystic fibrosis care and research since its description in 1938. Highlighted are the personal accounts of 27 individuals, including those who formed and led the CF Foundation, physicians, researchers who led the care and research efforts, and CF adults who provide current leadership. It will be of interest to those whose lives have been impacted by cystic fibrosis, caretakers and researchers, and those interested in medical history and the development of health and public policy issues. Doershuk is emeritus professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and served as director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center.

Interfaith Dialogue and Peacebuilding
Edited By David R. Smock '58
United States Institute of Peace, 2002

This book submits the views of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish contributors who believe that religion is better at fostering peace than at fueling war. It demonstrates that when organized creatively, interfaith dialogue can nurture deep engagement at all levels of the religious hierarchy, including the community level. Smock, director of the Religion and Peacemaking Initiative at the United States Institute of Peace, is the author and editor of several books.

Precipitations: Contemporary American Poetry as Occult Practice
By Devin Johnston '92
Wesleyan University Press, 2002

Johnston traces the influence of the occult on contemporary American poetry while positioning it within the larger tradition of Romanticism. A good read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the role of the creative imagination in 20th century poetry. Johnston is an assistant professor of English at Saint Louis University.

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