By Frank Thoms ’60. SparkPress, September 2020. A memoir of a teacher’s quest to understand the Soviet Union over the course of seven trips to the U.S.S.R., including as a U.S.-Soviet exchange teacher of English in Leningrad and a private citizen, teaching English in Moscow and Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan.
By Susannah Shmurak ’94. Skyhorse Publishing, September 2020. A compendium of information about elderberry, an immune-boosting superfood, draws on historical texts, peer-reviewed scientific research and interviews with experts around the world and offers 62 recipes.
By Frank Huyler ’87. Harper Perennial, August 2020. A series of short, powerful vignettes about the author’s work as an emergency room physician and the sequel to his critically acclaimed 1990s memoir The Blood of Strangers.
By Thomas M. Kohut, the Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Professor of History. Routledge, April 2020. A comprehensive consideration of the role of empathy in historical knowledge, informed by the literature on empathy in fields including history, psychoanalysis, psychology, neuroscience, philosophy and sociology.
By Emma Teal Laukitas ’13 and Claire Neaton. Sasquatch Books, April 2020. In this photo- and story-filled cookbook, Alaska’s famous female fishermen share 50 recipes that honor the sea and shore.
By Vicky Fang ’98. Scholastic Inc., August 2020. The problem-solving, creative rock band Layla and the Bots is back for a second adventure, helping a friend in a wheelchair to design a go-kart in time for the Blossom Valley race, in this new series for early readers.
By Vicky Fang ’98. Scholastic Inc., May 2020. In this first installment of a new series for early readers, Layla and the Bots, a rock band that uses problem-solving and creativity to build inventions, steps in to save a local amusement park in danger of shutting down.
By James L. Nolan Jr., Chair and Washington Gladden 1859 Professor of Sociology. Harvard University Press, August 2020. After his father died, James L. Nolan Jr., took possession of a box of private family materials. To his surprise, the small secret archive contained a treasure trove of information about his grandfather’s role as a doctor … Continue reading “Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age”
Co-authored by Daniel R. Coquillette ’66. Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, May 2020. By the late nineteenth century, Harvard Law School had transformed legal education and become the preeminent professional school in the nation. But in the early 1900s, HLS came to the brink of financial failure and lagged its peers in … Continue reading “The Intellectual Sword”
By LaTonya J. Trotter ’98. Cornell University Press, April 2020. In this book, Trotter chronicles the everyday work of a group of nurse practitioners (NPs) working on the front lines of the American health care crisis as they cared for four hundred African American older adults living with poor health and limited means, and she … Continue reading “More Than Medicine: Nurse Practitioners and the Problems They Solve for Patients, Health Care Organizations, and the State”