BOULEVARD OF DREAMS: HEADY TIMES, HEARTBREAK, AND HOPE ALONG THE GRAND CONCOURSE IN THE BRONX, Constance Rosenblum '65, New York University Press 2009.
Rosenblum’s account of the eventful history of New York’s architecturallyexcellent Grand Concourse, as well as the well-known and colorful personalities surrounding it, is said by the Wall Street Journal to have been “written with real thunder.” Rosenblum is the longtime editor of the New York Times’ City section.
GRASS ROOTS: THE ENDURING ART
OF THE LOWCOUNTRY BASKET, Dana
Rosen Sardet ’68, Center for the
Documentary at the College of
Videographer Sardet’s film about the art and artistry of African coiled grass baskets, America’s oldest Africaninspired art, aired in 2008 on SCETV’s “Southern Lens.” The film includes original jazz compositions, and was also the focus of a traveling exhibit of lowcountry basketry.
INDIA AND THE UNITED STATES IN
THE 21ST CENTURY: REINVENTING
PARTNERSHIP, Teresita C. Schaffer
’66, Center for Strategic and
International Studies 2009.
Ambassador Schaffer explores the modern political relationship between India and the United States, and how President Obama can utilize these current relations in the future. Schaffer is the author of three other books on the modern political climate in South Asia, and relations with India and Pakistan.
KOLONIE-DEUTSCH: LIFE AND
LANGUAGE IN AMANA, Philip
Webber, Ph.D. ’72, University of
Iowa Press 2009.
Webber’s book examines the dialect of German spoken in the seven Amana colonies in Iowa. The Annals of Iowa praises the book as “a reader friendly expedition.” Webber teaches German and linguistics at Central College in Iowa, and is the author of several other well-received books on German linguistics.
PROVENCAL COOKING: SAVORING THE
SIMPLE LIFE IN FRANCE,Mary Ann Caws
’54, Pegasus 2008.
Caws’ book is an affectionate memoir of her trip to Provencal, France, singing the praises of not only the food, but also the culture and community of the region. Caws recounts how she and her family came to live there, and how she fell in love with the relaxed and dreamy attitude of Provence.
THE ULTIMATE SHORTCUT COOKIE BOOK,
Camilla Saulsbury ’92,
Cumberland House 2009. Saulsbury has created a cookie cookbook that will appeal to bakers of every variety, whether seasoned gourmets or enthusiastic newcomers to the craft. Every cookie recipe in the book can be made from refrigerated dough, or from store bought cookie mixes,making the collection accessible to anyone who wants to try to bake a little comfort food.
AND GENDER, Judith
co-ed., New York
University Press 2009.
In an increasingly globalized world, the movement of peoples across national borders is posing unprecedented challenges, for the people involved as well as for the places to which they travel and their countries of origin. Citizenship is now a topic in focus around the world but much of that discussion takes place without sufficient attention to the women, men, and children, in and out of families, whose statuses and treatments depend upon how countries view their arrival. As the essays in Migrations and Mobilities detail, both the practices and theories of citizenship need to be reappraised in light of the array of persons and of twentieth-century commitments to their dignity and equality. The contributors are Selya Benhabib, Jacqueline Bhabha, Linda Bosniak, Catherine Dauvergne, Talia Inlender, Vicki C. Jackson, David Jacobson, Linda K. Kerber, Audrey Macklin, Angela Means, Valentine M. Moghadam, Patrizia Nanz, Aihwa Ong, Cynthia Patterson, Judith Resnik, and Sarah K. van Walsum.
Die Grenzen des "American Dream": Hans Sitarz als "Gelddoktor" in Nicaragua 1930–1934, Anneliese Sitarz '50, co-ed.,
Iberoamerica/Vervuert, Vervuert Verlag 2008.
GIINAQUQ: LIKE A
FACE, Amy F.
University of Alaska
A SPIRAL NOTEBOOK
POEMS,Mary M. Leue
ANCIENT GREEK POLITICAL THOUGHT, Stephen Salkever, ed., Cambridge University Press 2009.
CULTURE AND BELONGING IN DIVIDED SOCIETIES, Marc Howard Ross, ed.,University of Pennsylvania
OF ART: Giorgio
Vasari and the
Cast, Penn State
I MADE YOU TO FIND ME, Jane Hedley, Ohio State University 2009..