Tell Me the Truth, Doctor: Easy-to-Understand Answers to Your Most Confusing and Critical Health Questions
By Dr. Richard Besser ’81. Hyperion, 2013. A home health guide that provides readers with clear, concise answers to the most basic and fundamental health-related questions. From nutrition to medications, illness and injury prevention to fitness and exercise, Besser answers many of the most important day-to-day healthcare questions.
By Raphael Rosen ’00. Kidsbooks, 2012. In this children’s book, young readers are introduced to supernovas, characteristics of the planets of our solar system and space-shuttle journeys. Featuring panoramic illustrations, easy-to-understand descriptions and engaging search-and-find activities.
By Mark Tercek ’79 and Jonathan S. Adams. Perseus Academic, 2013. The authors argue in favor of sustainability from a business perspective, framing nature and its resources as financial investments to be protected and spent wisely. By applying the framework of returns, innovation and revenue to the environment, Tercek and Adams illustrate how business and more »
By Matthew Patrick (Matthew Feuer ’92). Matthew Patrick Feuer, 2013. Patrick seeks to reimagine what country music listeners expect by mixing in island and reggae influences. His 11-track debut solo album places an emphasis on guitar and harmonica melodies throughout and stands apart from the artist’s previous work with bands 32-20 and Muskrat Sally.
By Denis Gainty ’92. Routledge, 2013. Gainty’s work illustrates how martial arts and the metaphor of a national body were both celebrated and appropriated by Japanese, thereby highlighting the importance of the metaphor of “body” in the Meiji period of the late 19th- and early 20th-century Japan.
By James C. Scott ’58. Princeton University Press, 2012. Inspired by the anarchist faith in the possiblity of cooperation without hierarchy, Scott makes the case for thinking like an anarchist. Through anecdotes ranging widely in scope, Scott describes a type of anarchism that celebrates the knowledge, common sense and creativity of common people, leading the more »
By George R. Goethals, Dennis A. Meenan ’54 Professor of Leadership Studies, emeritus, and Scott T. Allison. Routledge, 2013. By classifying great leaders into 10 distinct categories, this book is able to celebrate and help us to understand heroism and heroic leadership. By reconceptualizing heroes as great leaders and using the term ‘heroic leadership’ to more »
By Alice Maurice ’90. University of Minnesota Press, 2013. Maurice argues that race has played a defining role in cinema since its earliest days and particularly at times of technological transition or innovation. In exploring how racial difference became central to many cinematic problems, this work casts a light on cinema’s shadow, both in the more »
By Sarah Carr ’99. Bloomsbury Press, 2013. This narrative work of non-fiction follows three individuals: Geraldlynn, a high schooler who returns to her school in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina amidst her parents’ hopes of college for her; Aidan, a Harvard graduate hoping to bring change to New Orleans through education; and Mary Laurie, a more »
By Valerie Anastasio ’86 and Tim Harbold ’86. Valerie Anastasio and Tim Harbold, 2013. Also live performers, Anastasio and Harbold have worked together for 25 years, since beginning their time at Williams together as first-years. Their latest album blends show tunes, standards, art song and comic cabaret.