Alumnae Bulletin November 2009

Books



book cover 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.

book cover GRASS ROOTS: THE ENDURING ART OF THE LOWCOUNTRY BASKET, Dana Rosen Sardet ’68, Center for the Documentary at the College of Charleston 2009.

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.

book cover 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.

book cover 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.

book cover 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.

book cover 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.

book cover MIGRATIONS AND MOBILITIES: CITIZENSHIP, BORDERS, AND GENDER, Judith Resnik ’72, 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.



MORE ALUMNAE BOOKS

book cover Die Grenzen des "American Dream": Hans Sitarz als "Gelddoktor" in Nicaragua 1930–1934, Anneliese Sitarz '50, co-ed., Iberoamerica/Vervuert, Vervuert Verlag 2008.


book cover GIINAQUQ: LIKE A FACE, Amy F. Steffian. co-ed., University of Alaska Press 2009


book cover A SPIRAL NOTEBOOK OF ANNOTATED POEMS,Mary M. Leue ’40, Down-to-Earth Books 2008.




BOOKS BY FACULTY

book cover ANCIENT GREEK POLITICAL THOUGHT, Stephen Salkever, ed., Cambridge University Press 2009.


book cover CULTURE AND BELONGING IN DIVIDED SOCIETIES, Marc Howard Ross, ed.,University of Pennsylvania


book cover THE DELIGHT OF ART: Giorgio Vasari and the Traditions of Humanist Discourse, David Cast, Penn State Press 2009..




book cover I MADE YOU TO FIND ME, Jane Hedley, Ohio State University 2009..