Bookmarks Fall/Winter 2021

The Thousand Crimes of Ming TsuThe Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu

The debut novel by Tom Lin ’18, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice selection, is a reinvention of the American Western, this time starring a Chinese American assassin.


Someone to Watch Over MeSomeone to Watch Over Me

Set in 1947 Hollywood, this mystery thriller by Dan Bronson ’65 follows an actor turned studio publicist tasked with finding a missing actress.


Japan’s Aging Peace: Pacifism and Militarism in the Twenty-First CenturyJapan’s Aging Peace: Pacifism and Militarism in the Twenty-First Century

Politics Professor Tom Phuong Le posits that Japan’s reluctance to remilitarize is due to factors of demographics, culture and perspectives on security.


Bird versus Bulldozer: A Quarter-Century Conservation Battle in a Biodiversity HotspotBird versus Bulldozer: A Quarter-Century Conservation Battle in a Biodiversity Hotspot

Using the story of the coastal California gnatcatcher, ecologist Audrey L. Mayer ’94 offers an optimistic perspective on regional conservation planning strategies benefiting both humans and wildlife.


Building the Population BombBuilding the Population Bomb

Emily Klancher Merchant ’01 writes the history of U.S. demography and population control, challenging the conventional notion that population growth in and of itself is inherently a problem.


Control the Narrative: The Executive’s Guide to Building, Pivoting and Repairing Your ReputationControl the Narrative: The Executive’s Guide to Building, Pivoting and Repairing Your Reputation

Lida Citroën ’86 writes about the power of personal branding and offers advice on how to make your reputation an asset.


ParabellumParabellum

In this crime novel by Greg Hickey ’08, four individuals emerge as possible suspects in a deadly mass shooting in Chicago.


Project Inferno (Infiltration)Project Inferno (Infiltration)

William W. King ’70 has penned a futuristic novel (the first in a series) about an ordinary household object that is weaponized to attack America.


Ruminations on a Parrot Named CosmoRuminations on a Parrot Named Cosmo

Betty Jean Craige ’68 was inspired by her African grey parrot to write 75 short humor essays about her pet’s language learning, animal consciousness and the cognitive similarities between parrots and humans.


The Mindfulness Sidekick: Mental Wellness to Maximize Transcranial Magnetic StimulationThe Mindfulness Sidekick: Mental Wellness to Maximize Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

For individuals with long-term depression, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is widely considered a breakthrough treatment, and in this book Amy Halloran-Steiner ’94 journeys with patients, teaching the medicine of mindfulness.


Water Music: Adventures of a Journeyman SurferWater Music: Adventures of a Journeyman Surfer

David Rearwin ’62 started surfing 70 years ago. At the age of 80, he continues—and chronicles—his escapades at sea.


Time in Maps: From the Age of Discovery to Our Digital EraTime in Maps: From the Age of Discovery to Our Digital Era

Historian Caroline Winterer ’88 is co-editor of a volume that examines how maps from across the world have depicted time in inventive ways.


Tattoo on My Brain: A Neurologist’s Personal Battle Against Alzheimer’s DiseaseTattoo on My Brain: A Neurologist’s Personal Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Daniel Gibbs ’73 offers a memoir about his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s—the very disease he treated in patients for 25 years.


Out of Print: Mediating Information in the Novel and the BookOut of Print: Mediating Information in the Novel and the Book

Julia Panko ’02 examines how the print book has fared with the proliferation of data across the 20th and 21st centuries.

 

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