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Any Cat Can Cook: Garfield Learns About Cooking by Mark Acey, (A&S) '79, Ed '79, MA (A&S) '82
If Garfield wanted to make dinner, what dish would he fix? Lasagna cookies, of course! Would he and Odie enjoy the results? Not likely. Instead, some very strange and funny things would happen, according to author Acey, head writer for Paws, Inc. He is often the voice of cartoonist Jim Davis' lovable, exasperating feline.
This colorful picture-book from the Garfield Play 'N' Learn Library -- a collection that teaches young children about such things as fire safety, thoughtfulness and friendship -- demonstrates how trouble can strike when Garfield or anyone inexperienced in the kitchen decides to cook without reading directions or following a recipe. Garfield, naturally, stirs up a "Frankencookie" -- a walking, drooling, giant Cookie Blob. To save himself and Odie from being slurped up by the monster, Garfield takes matters into his own paws ... er, jaws.
Bandits, Farmers, Military Leaders, Patriots, Politicians and Prophets by Louis E. Adams, emeritus professor of medicine
One interpretation of early American history suggests that many of the immigrants who fled Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries were seeking freedom from the intolerable social, economic and religious injustices that were prevalent at the time. Even after arriving here, they encountered more hardship. They had to overcome what seemed to be, at times, insurmountable obstacles in their day-to-day survival. Some of the tragedies and heartaches of our ancestors can be reviewed from limited records, while most of the information can only be retold from hearsay stories passed down from generation to generation. Such may be the history, and could well symbolize the migration patterns of the Adams, Cannon, Hobson, and Pattie families presented in this book.
Sports Dermatology by Brian Adams, MD, associate professor of dermatology at UC and director of dermatology at Veterans Administration Medical Center
An evidence-based guide to diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports-related skin conditions, this handbook is recommended for all who regularly deal with a wide range of sports-related skin injuries -- bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic. Includes helpful illustrations and an easy-to-read style.
Michael Graves: Images of a Grand Tour by Brian Ambroziak foreword by Michael Graves, DAAP '58, HonDoc '82
Michael Graves, now a master architect, was awarded the American Academy's Rome Prize in 1960, which gave him two years to see and study masterworks in Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Germany, France and England. As he camped his way across the continent -- at 25 cents a night -- he would photograph and make analytical pencil sketches or pen-and-sepia drawings of the structures that interested him, both the monumental and the humble. This collection features 300 of those illustrations.
Graves includes a short foreword, written from a 40-years-later perspective, and a reprint of his 1977 essay, "The Necessity for Drawing," outlining the types and purposes of architectural drawing. Author Ambroziak, a former Graves architecture student at Princeton, and project designer for Michael Graves & Associates, comments on the tour's impact on Graves' life and work. He is currently a professor at the University of Tennessee.
Brave New Words: How Literature Will Save the Planet by Elizabeth Ammons, A&S '64, MA (A&S) '66
Throughout her bold and provocative call to action, Elizabeth Ammons argues that the responsibility now facing humanists is urgent: inside and outside academic settings, they need to revive the liberal arts as a progressive cultural force that offers workable ideas and inspiration in the real-world struggle to achieve social and environmental justice. BRAVE NEW WORDS challenges present and future literary scholars and teachers to look beyond mere literary critique toward the concrete issue of social change and how to achieve it.
Out in Africa by Ashley Currier, UC assistant professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Visibility matters to activists -- to their social and political relevance, their credibility, their influence. But invisibility matters, too, in times of political hostility or internal crisis. Out in Africa is the first book to present an intimate look at how Namibian and South African lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations have cultivated visibility and invisibility as strategies over time. As such, it reveals the complexities of the LGBT movements in both countries as these organizations make use of Western terminology and notions of identity to gain funding even as they work to counter the perception that they are “un-African.” Different sociopolitical conditions in Namibia and South Africa affected how activists in each country campaigned for LGBT rights between 1995 and 2006. Focusing on this period, Ashley Currier shows how, in Namibia, LGBT activists struggled against ruling party leaders’ homophobic rhetoric and how, at the same time, black LGBT citizens of South Africa, though enjoying constitutional protections, greater visibility and heightened activism, nonetheless confronted homophobic violence because of their gender and sexual nonconformity.
27 Hours by Gerald Anderson, Ed '08
In just over a day Earth will be destroyed! The impact of an asteroid on a collision course for Earth will cause an Extinction Level Event. Earth's best scientist failed to devise a way to stop it. With no hope of survival, the leaders of the world inform the planet that they have 27 hours to spend time with family and friends before Earth is destroyed. Christians all over the world question their beliefs while others laugh at them. Parties sprang up everywhere. Sex, drugs and alcohol rule the last hours. Few people seek religion. What would you do? Stick to your faith or give into the world?
Living Sideways: Tricksters in American Indian Oral Traditions by Franchot Ballinger, UC associate professor of English emeritus
A comprehensive study of the diverse roles and qualities of the North American Indian "trickster," including the mischievous spirit's roles as buffoon, social critic, teacher, transformer or mediator between humans, nature and the gods. Each chapter examines an aspect of trickster behavior and tells a related story. Includes a full bibliography and discussion of the stories as literature.
Crosley: Two Brothers and a Business Empire that Transformed the Nation by Michael Banks, att. '70
Powel Crosley Jr. was a charismatic Cincinnati entrepreneur. Among his creations were cars, airplanes, a powerful broadcast empire WLW and a major-league baseball team the Reds. His younger brother, Lewis, Eng '12, shared Powel's drive, talent and unerring knack for knowing what Americans wanted. He supported his brother's creative ideas and was ready to do whatever he could to turn Powel's plans into reality. They made the Reds more profitable by starting "night" baseball games, and even helped America win World War II. Notes on each chapter and historic photos make the story even more enjoyable.
Information for the book was collected from Crosley family and friends, oral histories, various archives and scores of books, magazines and articles. Banks is the author of more than 40 non-fiction books and novels and has taught writing in UC's Communiversity program.
Beer - A Genuine Collection of Cans
by Dan Becker, DAAP '09, and Lance Wilson, DAAP '09
Ever crack open a can of Chief Oshkosh of Wisconsin, or sample Pabst's Big Cat Malt Liquor? Remember the original St. Pauli Girl, Tennent's bevy of lager lovelies, or Olde Frothingslosh ("the pale stale ale with the foam on the bottom")? Presented alphabetically by brand, the nearly 500 cans collected here come from thirty countries and range from the iconic to the obscure to the downright bizarre. From long-forgotten brews to classic brands that have changed their look but never gone out of style, Beer offers a peek into the last century of beer culture, exploring what we drank, how we drank it, and why we picked it off the shelf. While it may not be as refreshing as a frosty cold can of Bud, cracking open this book is certain to stimulate beer lovers and design fans alike.
Communication Tools Made Easy by Wendy Beckman, UC public information officer
Beckman's workbook for communicators contains a treasure trove of good advice based on sound principles, all presented in an easy-to-follow format. What's more, her practical guidelines are sprinkled with entertaining asides and humorous stories about communication wisdom gained from some of her own missteps.
Among communication modes examined are public speaking, group meeting management, collaborative writing, interviewing techniques, productive Web site searches and strategies for overcoming writer's block. The author, who is also a teacher, designed the workbook as a help to both seasoned professionals and students. Among other topics of interest are computer hardware, software, graphics, photography and commercial printing.
This is Beckman's third nonfiction book. Other works are, "National Parks in Crisis: Debating the Issues," see review online, and "Artists and Writers of the Harlem Renaissance."
Dating, Relationships and Sexuality: What Teens Should Know by Wendy Beckman, UC public information officer
Few parents feel comfortable discussing sexual behavior with their teenage children. Fortunately for them, Beckman's book should help "dispel some fears, disprove some myths and dispense some information about relationships, dating and sex."
A former instructor at UC, Beckman presents easily understood data based on studies by psychologists, physicians, educators, statisticians and historians, as well as from candid interviews with young people. Written for a teen audience, the book also offers parents some helpful conversation starters. In addition to the main text are a glossary of terms, a suggested reading list, reference notes for each chapter and an index.
This is the author's third nonfiction book for the Enslow publishing house. Others are "National Parks in Crisis: Debating the Issues" and "Artists and Writers of the Harlem Renaissance." Read a review of two more Beckman books.
National Parks in Crisis: Debating the Issues by Wendy Hart Beckman, UC news specialist
Those who enjoy America's majestic national parks will find Beckman's slender book a wake-up call. All is not well in the realm of Smokey Bear.
Challenges to the parks' survival come from many sources -- lightning, plant diseases, insect pests, water pollution and humans. People who are careful to pack up their litter and drown their campfires may not realize that they may harm the environment in other ways.
A former national park staff member, Beckman has done her homework. She provides easy-to-understand data, chapter notes and a glossary, and calls on readers to help preserve a balance between the rights of visitors and those of a park's flora and fauna.
This is Beckman's second nonfiction book. Her first, "Artists and Writers of the Harlem Renaissance," is a collection of biographical profiles. Among the celebrities profiled are jazz pianist Duke Ellington, author Langston Hughes and entertainer Josephine Baker.
Virginia Bakery Remembered by Cynthia Kuhn Beischel, DAAP '71
This book offers the closest experience to stepping back inside the Virginia Bakery and basking in the aromatic glory for which thousands still long. Savor the schnecken in this tribute to the Thie family's iconic Cincinnati bakery, which served Clifton and beyond from 1927 to 2005. Reminisce in vignettes collected by co-author Cynthia Kuhn Beischel from newspapers and trade magazines, firsthand experience and customer memories. Rounding out this full-flavored history are nearly 80 recipes adapted to re-create the bakery's famously adored baked goods in the home kitchen, replete with tips from co-author and Virginia Bakery owner Tom Thie. Go ahead, let your mouth water. Indulge once again in the sugary warmth of the Virginia Bakery.
From Eulogy To Joy by Cynthia Kuhn Beischel, DAAP '71
Grief is an intensely individual experience. In 1992, devastated by the sudden death of her husband, Jerry, DAAP '71, Cynthia began to work her way through her sorrow by compiling first-hand accounts of others who had survived life-shattering loss. These moving, personal stories, written by people from all walks of life, helped her find her way back to peace and joy. Among those who contributed to the book are Judy Belushi, who wrote "Samurai Widow" after the death of her husband, John, and Neal Donald Walsch, author of "Conversations with God." Cynthia also is the author of a children's book: "Discover The Past A Tale of Cincinnati's Living History."
The Condemned By David Jack Bell, PhD (A&S) '05
The world is at war. The water supply to Jett Dormer's city was contaminated in a terrorist attack, and now the city's inhabitants are condemned "City People" -- zombies in the night. Determined to rescue his partner and friend, Dormer discovers there may be more to these lost souls than meets the eye. Bell's first book, "The Condemned" puts a new spin on zombie stories in the horror genre.
Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows By Christopher Bennett, contributing author, (A&S) '93 & '02 Edited by Doug Drexler and Margaret Clark
The latest installment in the "Star Trek: Mirror Universe" series, this novel again delves into the darker side of the Star Trek galaxy. In a world full of startling contradictions yet a sharp sense of familiarity, nothing is quite as it seems. This tale picks up where 2007's Glass Empires and Obsidian Alliances left off, spanning 200 years of divergent history.
The Invitation: Embracing a Happier Life by Dan Birchfield, A&S '89
"The Invitation" challenges readers to rise above simply surviving life to "truly living the abundant life in Christ," according to author Dan Birchfield. Each chapter deals with a specific instance in the life of Jesus when he took time for fellowship with those around him.
Birchfield draws from the events of the Bible and applies them to his personal experiences to encourage others in their spiritual journeys as well. The book provides biblical and practical advice as to how this can be accomplished each day.
The Illusion of Public Opinion: Fact and Artifact in American Public Opinion Polls by George Bishop, UC professor of political science.
by George Bishop, UC professor of political science.
A critic of public polling, Bishop argues that much of what is claimed to be public opinion in mass media is an illusion, both because typical survey questions tend to be vague or misleading and because those surveyed are likely to form their opinions on the spot, rather than after careful consideration. Includes numerous data sources, examples from American National Election Studies and "cautionary tales." Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Seven Lonely Places, Seven Warm Places by April Bolton, (A&S) '75
Why can't I eat all the cookies? I mean, really, why? It's a good question, one that parents might be tempted to answer with the ubiquitous, but muddy "Because I said so." Author April Bolton has a better answer -- one firmly grounded in morality and on a level that kids can grasp. Her book, whimsically illustrated and contemporarily styled, explains how gluttony and the other six deadly sins make us lonely. And lonely is something even the tiniest tots understand.
Because children's experience is limited, says the author, they rely on what they've seen and felt, not necessarily on what we've told them. With that in mind, the book conveys the essence of each misdeed in brief, tangible snapshots: "Envy is a foggy place... where what you have shrinks and fades and what your friend has grows big and bright."
The lonely places are quickly followed by the cure -- seven virtues that lead us out of loneliness and into the light. Or, as Bolton would tell children: "Justice divides your peanut butter sandwich into a zillion parts."
The author is a recipient of the UC Elliston Prize for Poetry.
Guide to the Euphonium Repertoire: The Euphonium Source Book by Lloyd Bone, MM '01, co-editor
A comprehensive new guide for the euphonium, this well-researched book contains the instrument's history, discography and an extensive repertoire of interest to educators, historians, composers, arrangers, performers and students.
Bone, who performed at Carnegie Hall in January 2007, teaches brass and directs band at Glenville State College, West Virginia.
Indiana University Press.
Artists, Performers, and Black Masculinity in the Haitian Diaspora by Jana Evans Braziel, UC associate professor, English and comparative literature
Jana Evans Braziel examines how Haitian diaspora writers, performance artists and musicians address black masculinity through the Haitian Creole concept of gwo ngs, or "big men." She focuses on six artists and their work: writer Dany Laferriere, director Raoul Peck, rap artist Wyclef Jean, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, drag queen performer and poet Assotto Saint and queer drag king performer Drad (a.k.a. Mildrad Gerestant). This is a groundbreaking study at the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, ethnicity and nationality.
Cincinnati and Soup: A Second Helping, More Recipes From the Queen City by Cheri Brinkman, A&S'74, MA (A&S) '77
This is the sequel to Cincinnati and Soup: Recipes from the Queen City and Great Soup, Cincinnati's best-selling local cookbook featuring more great stories and food from the 1950s to 70s in Cincinnati. Recipes and stories include ''The Bob Braun Show,'' ''The Paul Dixon Show,'' ''The Midwestern Hayride'' and more ''Ruth Lyons'' Personalities include Colleen Sharp, Wray Jean Braun, Bonnie Lou and Kennie Price, plus recipes from both the Terrace Garden and Wigwam. The book features stories from WFIB at UC when the station manager was Dean and students were literally ''livin on the air in Cincinnati.''
Cincinnati and Soup: Recipes from the Queen City and Great Soup by Cheri Brinkman, A&S '74, MA A&S '77
Cincinnati and Soup presents great Cincinnati recipes, Cincinnati Chili, goetta, mock turtle soup as well as vintage recipes from Shillito's, Pogue's, Hotel Sinton, Ruth Lyons and Uncle Al. Don't miss these local stories and a great soup cookbook.
Run 1..., 2..., 3..., Leap for Discovery! By Jose Buil, MS Eng '72
The secret of true enthusiasm and motivation, writes Buil, is belief and passion for one's work. In this self-published book, he explores these broad ideas by drawing on his own specific studies, previous research and personal experience. Throughout, Buil encourages readers to seek authenticity and balance in every aspect of their lives, work or play. The author presents this book as "a manual for living, loving, learning and teaching."
My 100 Hands by Lauryn Marie Burks and Illustrated by Alexandra Hananel, DAAP '11
The story "My 100 Hands" was created by Lauryn Marie Burks, who was 5 years old at the time. Faced with the constant challenge of staying on task and dealing with hurried parents, Lauryn did what all children do. She day-dreamed. "My 100 Hands" is a product of Lauryn’s vivid imagination, creative thoughts and language translated on paper by Mom and Dad. The book engages children in a way that opens up their own creativity and imagination. Intended for children ages 3 to 8, the illustrations, by DAAP graduate Alexandra Hananel, aptly denote the colorful images of a young child's universe. Children follow along with Lauryn's fun-filled imagination, as she describes how to put her friendly little hands to work and make life easier. Check out more about the book.
The Cost of Unity: African-American Agency and Education in the Christian Church, 1865-1914 by Lawrence A.Q. Burnley, (A&S) '79
Like other U.S. Protestant organizations, the Christian Church helped establish schools for African-Americans in the South following the end of the Civil War. According to the author, the most widely read books on the history of this church tend to "relegate the role of black people to passive recipients of white benevolence and largesse in this process of education reform." Instead, Burnley argues that blacks played an active role within the Christian Church, and that white church leaders early efforts may have hindered, rather than helped, the advancement of black people in the South.
Handbook of War & Society: Iraq & Afghanistan by Steve Carlton-Ford, UC professor of sociology
The new handbook provides an introduction to current sociological and behavioral research on the effects of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-five empirically oriented contributions are anchored in four main parts: Part I: War on the Ground: Combat and Its After-math; Part II: War on the Ground: Non-Combat Operations, Noncombatants, and Operators; Part III: The War Back Home: The Social Construction of War, Its Heroes, And Its Enemies; and Part IV: The War Back Home: Families and Youth on the Home Front. Selections include such topics as military recruiting and retention, storytelling, morality, and war, social network analysis and counterinsurgency, Abu Ghraib, information management in war, evaluating psychological operations, self-esteem and Iraq adolescents, the social construction of war, heroes, and enemies, military child well-being, an undergraduate attitudes toward the war, among other topics.
Common Core Creativity: Language Arts Fun in the Classroom! 30 Projects and Activities for Middle School ELA by Garrett Carter, Ed '06, M (Ed) ’09
Back with new projects and activities, the author's second book combines the Common Core State Standards with fun in the classroom. This book is comprised of 30 projects and activities that are standards-based and support skill development of the English Language Arts Standards as determined by the Common Core State Standards Initiative. The projects and activities, explained in the introduction, are ready for immediate use in the classroom. Student projects and activities include acting out skits, completing smartphone-styled worksheets and graphic organizers, flipping coins, rolling dice, and more.
Not an Oxymoron: Standards-Based Fun in the Classroom! 30 Projects and Activities for Middle School Language Arts by Garrett Carter, Ed'06, MEd '09
This book is comprised of 30 projects and activities that are standards-based and/or support skill development of the English Language Arts Standards (as determined by the Common Core State Standards Initiative). Many of these projects and activities may be used over and over again as they are developing skills that students will use throughout the year. This is not your typical book that advises teachers on what types of projects and activities are effective. It is filled with those projects and activities, so the work has already been done for you. The author says students will be so engaged flipping coins, rolling dice, viewing movies, and working collaboratively, they won't have time to complain about completing school work.
To Secure Justice and Protect the Rights of the Needy A History of the Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati, 1908 to 1988 By Charles Fritz Casey-Leininger, MS (A&S) '89, PhD (A&S) '93
This book illustrates and analyzes the first 80 years of the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, from the founding challenges and successes to its more recent impact. Readers will learn how the society positively benefited the Cincinnati community by advocating legislation and establishing programs designed to protect and improve its clients' quality of life. The book also features historical images and photographs of national and local legal aid movement leaders, as well as newspaper articles from the last eight decades.
When Iran Speaks by Timothy Cator, UC Blue Ash Student
When not going to school and working full time, Cator devotes considerable time to researching and teaching on Hebrew and Greek scriptures. This recent publication, and one of three, includes insight into what the Bible might be saying about the conflict currently embroiling Israel and Iran. According to the author, the words are chilling, yet enlightening as readers see how words from centuries ago apply today and can positively affect personal opinions and the foreign policy of nations.
The Damascus Demise by Timothy Cator, UC Blue Ash Student
What is going on with Syria? And with Israel? Cator takes a thought-provoking look at the prophecy of Isaiah 17, with Hebrew explained in very easy terms. The author asks readers to imagine they are a juror, reviewing evidence regarding a well-known event. An easy open-and-shut case gets turned on its head when a second suspect is introduced! Suddenly the jurors experience reasonable doubt, and just when they have that dilemma reconciled, the tables are turned and the jury is on trial.
The Mosby Myth by Edward Caudill, (A&S) '75
Like an imaginary superhero, Confederate Col. John Singleton Mosby seemed to be everywhere and unbeatable during America's Civil War. Known as the "Gray Ghost," this audacious cavalry officer used unconventional tactics to operate behind Union lines, bewildering and frustrating Northern military leaders. Was it any wonder that this dandy, who cultivated a Cavalier image by wearing a plumed hat and scarlet cloak, became the embodiment of reckless, dashing valor?
Mosby definitely was "good press," an entertaining subject for journalists who tended to exaggerate his exploits. Was the real Mosby a patriot or scoundrel? Epic hero or unwelcome symbol of a repressive society? Edward Caudill, a professor and associate dean at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, gives readers a clearer image of the man and his myth in this revealing book co-authored with fellow professor Paul Ashdown.
Brand Rewired by Anne Chasser, UC associate vice president of research, and Jennifer Wolfe, MA (A&S) '99, JD '99
It's generally accepted that to achieve an increase in margin, market share, revenue and market value, a company must innovate and create for consumer needs and wants. But renowned IP strategists Anne Chasser and Jennifer Wolfe argue in Brand Rewired that in the future — i.e., now — companies must add another layer of thinking to the creative process: an interdisciplinary approach that considers long-lasting intellectual property from the start of the creative process.
My Ambulance Education by Joseph Clark, UC professor of neurology
At 18, Joseph Clark started working as an ambulance attendant to pay his way through college. For the next seven years he worked New York City's most dangerous neighborhoods as an emergency medical technician, dealing with the medical emergencies from drug overdoses, gang fights, car crashes and worse, all while juggling schoolwork and a personal life.His stories are a graphic portrayal of the life of an ambulance EMT. From dealing with a body that is frozen solid and trapped under a front porch to climbing into the burned-out wreck of a car to treat the seriously injured driver, Clark's stories are horrifying, poignant, touching and often filled with the dark humor that is so characteristic of the people who work under extreme stress.
My Street by Gregory Coaston, A&S '84
Inspired by the death of one of the author's life-long friends and mentors, Coaston's story follows a middle-aged successful executive who revisits his youth during the unpleasant return to his hometown to attend his friend's funeral. The main character realizes his childhood experiences not only provided the foundation for his success, but also predestined him for certain inevitable life events.
Under Wraps: One Soldier's Hidden Diary of World War II by Jay Coffman, edited by Thomas Fulks, (A&S) '58
Like many WWII soldiers in the South Pacific, Coffman spent a fair amount of time wishing for mail from home, dreaming of his sweetheart, getting sick from malaria, making friends with native families, going horseback riding, hearing bullets "zing" past his head in combat and hoping to get home alive. He wrote his thoughts on hundreds of scraps of paper and tucked them into his personal gear.
When Coffman made it back to the U.S., he got married and forgot about war stories for a while. When the veteran uncrumpled his notes, he had his wife type them up in chronological order, for family eyes only. After his death, nephew Tom Fulks received the diary, went through the text -- identifying family and friends mentioned, researching America's wartime strategies such as food rationing, adding historically accurate notes about WWII battles and making the diary relevant to a larger audience.
Lake Champlain's Sailing Canal Boats by Art Cohn, (A&S) '71
Underwater remains of a 19th-century vessel, found near Burlington, Vt., puzzled area historians in 1980. The 118-year-old artifact was shaped like a canal boat, but had a centerboard and evidence of rigging for sails. The find turned out to be a once-common type of freight carrier: a sailing canal boat. Crew would hoist sails to traverse Lake Champlain, then lower canvas and spars to continue their voyage through regional canals.
The 1980 discovery led to creation of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, whose co-founder and executive director is UC alumnus Cohn. Historic preservation, education and underwater archaeological exploration of the lake's collection of 100 or more wooden ships are among the museum's concerns. Cohn's lavishly illustrated, 8-by-11-inch book contains hundreds of photos, maps and drawings that help explain the military and commercial importance of the region's early watercraft.
Innovation Architecture Volume 2: A New Blueprint for Engaging People Through Collaborative Innovation by Doug Collins, M (Bus) ’05
How might we create a culture of innovation in our organization? How might we engage people in that culture through the practice of collaborative innovation? Innovation architect Doug Collins has explored these questions with Fortune 1000 companies for the past 20 years. Volume 2 explores new applications of the simple, visual approach to the practice that Doug first introduced in Volume 1.
Innovation Architecture: Practical Approaches to Theory, Collaboration, and Implementation by Doug Collins, Bus '05
This book offers a blueprint for people who lead the practice of collaborative innovation within their organization. The work serves as a practical companion to anyone who has decided to realize their potential for leadership and to help others do the same through the practice of collaborative innovation. The blueprint helps readers map their goals from the collaborative space they create to the campaigns they lead in a clear, succinct way. Practice leaders can use the blueprint to capture their vision and share their perspective on a page.
Prevention Program Development & Evaluation: An Incidence Reduction, Culturally Relevant Approach by Robert Conyne, Professor Emeritus, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
Prevention -- identifying and treating mental illnesses before they become full-blown syndromes or identifying people at risk for a condition -- is critical to mental health. This research-based resource gives practitioners and students a nuts-and-bolts guide to designing and evaluating prevention programs in mental health that are culturally relevant and aimed at reducing the number of new problems that occur.
Diamond Madness: Classic Episodes of Rowdyism, Racism and Violence in Major League Baseball
by William A. Cook, DAAP ’81
For as long as the “Grand Old Game” of baseball has existed there has been a close relationship between the fans and players. Generally that relationship has amounted to harmless hero worship; fathers passing stories of the grandstand heroes of their youth on to future generations of fans. However, at times a dark side has come to the fore in the relationship between fans and players; one that has been rowdy, sometimes racist, sometimes violent and in some cases deadly. Episodes of rowdyism and violence involving fans and players in major league baseball tend to attract wider media coverage and tend to be more controversial than those in other professional sports because baseball is an environment considered to be family oriented and one deeply rooted in American culture through legends, song and verse.
The Big Klu by William A. Cook, DAAP ’81
During the mid-1950s, an unlikely star stood alongside baseball standouts Mickey Mantle, Henry Aaron and Willie Mays--a slugger with a funny name and muscles so bulging that he had to cut the sleeves off his uniform to swing freely. Ted Kluszewski played little baseball in his youth, making a name for himself instead as a hard-hitting football player at Indiana University before showing potential on the diamond and being signed by the Cincinnati Reds. Between 1953 and 1956, no other player in major league baseball hit more home runs than Kluszewski. If not for a back injury, he might have gone down in major league history as one its greatest players. With detailed statistics from both his football and baseball careers, this biography chronicles the unusual odyssey that took Kluszewski to the big leagues and ultimately made him a ballgame icon in the 1950s.
August "Garry" Herrmann: A Baseball Biography by William Cook, Univ '79, DAAP '81
Author William Cook tells the life story of August "Garry" Herrmann, who treaded the murky waters of 19th century machine politics in Cincinnati, serving as a trusted lieutennat to George B. Cox, one of the most powerful political bosses in the country. In 1902, Herrmann along with George B. Cox and Cincinnati mayor Julius Fleischmann bought the Cincinnati Reds from John T. Brush. Herrmann then chaired the peace conference between the National and American Leagues that ushered in the modern game. Herrmann was selected to head up the National Commission, a three-person ruling body that governed major league baseball in the years before the commissionership. Herrrmann also was instrumental in starting the World Series and is referred to as the "Father of the World Series."
The 1919 World Series -- What Really Happened by William Cook, Univ '79, DAAP '81
The 1988 film "Eight Men Out" just didn't get it right. Neither did Ken Burns' 1994 PBS series "Baseball." Lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan William Cook wants to set the record straight: In 1919, the Cincinnati Reds were baseball's best team. They would probably have won that infamous World Series no matter how the game was played -- fair, fixed, partly fixed or otherwise.
Cook, a health care administrator in New Jersey, has done formidable research. He includes profiles of players and managers, as well as statistics, line and box scores, and commentary by sports writers of the era. He maintains that Sox owner Charles Comisky, disappointed by his team's losses, went whining to the press about the possible influence of organized crime and that the press ran with the story. He makes a compelling argument.
Divided Lives by Cynthia Crane, PhD (A&S) '87 and UC faculty member
As a schoolboy in Nazi Germany, Cynthia Crane's father was beaten daily by his teacher and called a "mischling" half-breed because he was considered half-Jewish. Even though neither of his parents was Jewish, the Nazis claimed his father had "non-Aryan bloodlines." After the family escaped, Crane's grandmother wrote a memoir detailing their persecution.
"It was my grandmother's personal tales of intrigue and courage that sparked my interest in this subject," says Crane, an assistant professor of English at Raymond Walters College. As she learned what her family had had to endure, she became aware that they were not unique. Most Germans in Jewish-Christian marriages suffered serious emotional and physical trauma because of the Third Reich's anti-Jewish laws. To research her subject, Crane went to Germany and interviewed women who had lived through the Nazi experience. It was there she discovered the "universal stories of hope and survival" that she relates in "Divided Lives."
C-Reel Results: 12 Weeks to Permanent Fat Loss and Weight Management By John Henry Creel, Bus '91
In this fitness book, nationally known personal trainer John Henry shares his secrets to help readers shape and tone their bodies in just three months. Topics include redefining your metabolism and reducing excess fat through practices that tone muscle.
Creel has been named one of America's Best Trainers by Men's Journal Magazine and is the official trainer of the NBA's Cleveland Cavalier Dance Team. He also owns Mind & Body Fitness Studio in Beachwood, Ohio, and has been featured on multiple radio and TV programs.
The Mystery of Triangles by Jeff Danner, MEd '75
Poetry and digital art are used to explore the spirituality in human relationships, personality and theology in this attractive book, which includes a 24-page insert of glossy, four-color art. The author draws from life experiences as a religious monk, professional trumpet man, musical theater conductor, lyricist and Web site developer, as well as poet-photographer. Danner taught at UC's University College from 1975-77.
A Thin Blue Line by Pat Daulton Belanoff, A&S '54, MA A&S '55
A woman finds herself lying on a beach she doesn't recognize but knows that she has fled a life she no longer wants to live. Gradually she sets up a new world for herself, constructed by the intertwining of memories, fictions focused on both her past and present as well as ruminations on well-known literary works. The path of her new life makes its way through the natural and human environments that cause her both to stumble and fall and yet continue.
Pink Dice by Ellen Everman Deaton, A&S '82
An introspective novel set in the 1950s told by an 11-year-old baby boomer who captures the nuances of the colorful decade of poodle skirts, big-finned cars, space exploration and stirrings of a future cultural revolution. Witnessing the first generation of adolescents to be called "teenagers" broadly by the public, the protagonist comes of age during an exciting period of American history.
Transforming Education with New Media by Peter DePietro, Assistant Professor of E-Media
The possibilities that online platforms and new media technologies provide, in terms of human connection and the dissemination of information, are seemingly endless. With Web 2.0 there is an exchange of messages, visions, facts, fictions, contemplations, and declarations buzzing around a network of computers that connects students to the world -- fast. This book examines the use of new media in pedagogy, as it presents case studies of the integration of technology, tools, and devices in an undergraduate curriculum taught by the author, a professor at the University of Cincinnati.
Short Stories One by Duncan Dieterly, (A&S) '61
Author Duncan Dieterly uses the first of a two-book series of short stories to spin tales that, at times, blur the line between reality and fiction; modern-day fables that will fascinate, enlighten, frighten, anger and excite the reader. Born out of the Dieterly’s perceptive eye, rich imagination and colorful life experiences, the stories found in this work range from the drug-infested inter-city slums to the world of high finance and wealth, all wrapped together in one 250-page package.
Becoming a Leader by Roy Eckart, UC professor emeritus, mechanical engineering
This easy-to-read book offers practical advice for young professionals aspiring to leadership positions in the corporate world. Different leadership styles are outlined, along with a leader's tool box, essential for those just beginning their ascent.
The Lucky Greyhound by Beverly Helmbold Erschell, M (DAAP) ’71
The Lucky Greyhound tells the story of Maple, a greyhound who was born for the racetrack, but who never could win a race. This story outlines the various "careers" that Maple has following her retirement from racing. Each fanciful vignette is illustrated by a beautiful line drawing or painting by the artist-author, UC DAAAP graduate, and Greater Cincinnati renowned artist, Beverly Helmbold Erschell. The book can be read as a tasteful children's story, or as a beautiful book for greyhound and dog lovers.
Legend of the Feather Pillow by A.H. Felman, (A&S) '51, MD '55
A young physician struggles to keep his moral footing as he defends himself at a negligence hearing and confronts his new boss about false Medicare billings. Shunned by associates, Dr. Diamond finds it difficult to forgive and forget, but a surprising invitation offers him a way back.
The title of Felman's fourth novel recalls a proverb about making amends for wrongdoing, a task as difficult as putting feathers back into a pillow shaken from a rooftop. Previous works are "From the Ends of the Earth," a fictional biography that describes waiting tables in the Catskills and driving cattle in Montana; "The Measure of Our Torment," a medical mystery; and "A Better Man Than I," a story about intolerance. Felman has also written "You Are Your Body's Keeper: Don't Become a Medical Mistake," a handbook of practical medical advice.
Another Side of World War II: A Coast Guard Lieutenant in the South Pacific by Jules Fern, MA (A&S) '39, edited by Juliana Fern Patten
Lt. Jules Fern's Coast Guard service was great material for his natural storytelling and reporting skills. In his tour of duty in the final years of WWII, his letters home were often amusing, intriguing and minus the most gruesome details, perhaps to keep his mother from worrying. Fern's first ship was an LST landing ship/tank, a vessel he claimed was blessed with good luck -- where he managed the ship's commissary.
After the Allied Forces landed on Leyte in the Philippines, Fern describes a series of 32 enemy air raids in one week. "The ammunition dump on the beach was hit by a bomb dropped from a high level; we watched the terrific conflagration all night. . Hundreds of soldiers bivouacked nearby were killed, and next day several who survived came aboard our ship for treatment and clothing. . They are all ambulatory cases, so we are spared the unpleasant ceremonies which take place at sundown on the other ships in our convoy."
After active military service, Fern resumed his career as an English instructor at UC. His daughter discovered his letters many years later and created this book.
Jews of Cincinnati: An "Images of America" book by John S. Fine and Frederic J. Krome, UC adjunct professor of history and Judaic studies and managing editor of the American Jewish Archives Journal
Jewish citizens contributed much to the growth of early Cincinnati through civic leadership, support for war refugees, child day care, religious education and in the city's development as a center for manufacturing and regional trade. The authors focus also on the history of Hebrew Union College, the importance of Cincinnati Jewry to American Jewish history, how Cincinnati Jewry fit into the broader community and how a distinct form of American Judaism -- Reform Judaism -- developed in the Queen City.
Names and photos of historic leaders and landmarks will be familiar to many. The K.K. Bene Israel (Rockdale Temple) is the oldest synagogue west of the Alleghenies. Isaac Mayer Wise, an early rabbi there, founded The American Israelite newspaper. Among other notables are Nelson Glueck, past HUC president and archaeologist; Sandy Koufax, famed UC ballplayer and major league pitcher; David Frisch, founder of the Big Boy Restaurants; Sally Priesand, HUC graduate and the first female rabbi; and Dr. Albert Sabin, UC researcher and developer of the oral vaccine against polio.
Less Noise, More Soul by David Flitner, M (A&S) '75
This work features the unique perspectives of highly accomplished performers, engineers and producers on the question of how modern technology has influenced and shaped the way we create and consume music today. Less Noise, More Soul brings together essays by a select group of industry pros who share a wealth of experience, passion and insight into where popular music has been, where it currently finds itself and where it’s going.
Jack's Notebook: A Business Novel about Creative Problem Solving by Gregg Fraley, BFA '75
An innovation consultant to Fortune 500 companies, Fraley teaches through storytelling and introspection in this conversational novel. A young, would-be photographer comes to him, wondering how to make his dream of a creative career a reality. The consultant shows Jack the value of asking himself the right questions -- writing down possible solutions in his notebook -- when he's faced with roadblocks.
A bit of drama enters Jack's story to emphasize the parallels between problem-solving strategies used to fix a physical need and those used to solve a business dilemma. Jack gets mugged. His sweetheart is kidnapped. A mother returns from the dead. Jack and his supporters look at their options and choose the solution that seems best.
Images of America: Cincinnati Television By Jim Friedman, PhD DAAP '78
The city of Cincinnati has a long and rich history with television. From the day WLW-T signed on in 1948 as the first licensed commercial television station in Ohio, local programs have become a part of many Tri-state families. The book includes a wealth of historical photos and facts from Cincinnati's TV past, from founder Powel Crosley to the stars of "The Uncle Al Show" to favorite news anchors, such former mayor Jerry Springer and long-time Channel 12 anchor Carol Williams.
My Lost Summer, a Memoir by Elizabeth Evans Fryer, MA (A&S) '03
The odds were definitely against 13-year-old Libbi. While riding along a country road in early July 1983, her horse stumbled and fell. Libbi hit the pavement head first, arriving at the hospital in a coma. Her worried family learned that if she lived, she would be unable to speak, have no control over her body, a feeding tube in her throat, double vision and mental confusion.
Libbi did wake up with all those problems. "Part II" of the book, written from her own memories of recovery, is the heart of this story. The young teen's sense of humor and determination helped her get through long days of frustration and painful therapy.
After several weeks, still without a voice, Libbi learned to control one hand enough to point out her first words in alphabet letters. As her family watched, wondering what she would say, they read: "Stop picking on me." Another time, when she tipped over her wheelchair as she tried to climb into her hospital bed without help, she didn't cry for help; she just took a nap under it. Finally well enough to return to junior high in October, Libbi parked her wheelchair, and asked students to walk her to classes.
Libbi makes the reader want to cheer when she not only graduates from high school and college, but goes on to earn a master's degree. And write a book.
Becoming the Villainess by Jeannine Hall Gailey, (A&S) '94, MA (A&S) '99
Alternately funny, violent, wicked and sad, this first collection of poems by Jeannine Hall Gailey presents mythic archetypes in a surprising new light against a backdrop of pop culture, Ovid, Grimm’s fairy tales and the struggles of contemporary women.
Early Detection: Women, Cancer and Awareness Campaigns in the Twentieth-Century United States by Kirsten Gardner, MA (A&S) '95, PhD (A&S) ' 99
Women's activism against cancer -- breast, cervical, ovarian and uterine -- began not with the feminists of the '70s, but with grassroots movements in 1913. Encouraged by the medical community, 300,000 volunteers reached out at women's clubs, health fairs and through magazines, teaching other women about breast cancer exams and urging them to go to their doctors immediately if problems were found. At the time, most people believed that "early detection" and radical surgery were the only ways to survive.
Gardner, an assistant professor of history and women's studies at the University of Texas, San Antonio, points out that the legacy of women's long support of the medical community is what empowered the late 20th Century feminists to lobby for more cancer research funding, especially for studies that looked at gender differences and first-hand experiences of women cancer patients. Women wanted effective, less radical cancer treatments and information about what causes the disease. Women are still waiting for some of those answers.
Legal and Financial Exploitation of our Elders By Stephanie Siddall Germack, DAAP '75
Germack's personal experience with the involuntary institutionalization of her elderly mother spurred a dedication to helping others avoid the painful process. Her book outlines the costs of losing guardianship: giving up civil rights, life savings, right to live where and how you wish, children's inheritance and family relationships.
Beyond sharing her own story, Germack offers advice to readers to keep themselves from becoming targets. She also outlines the strategies used to prematurely institutionalize and how individuals can help change and improve involuntary guardianship laws.
My Quest to Ghana By Keith Gillis, MBA '02
Journey with first-time author Keith Gillis on an eight-day voyage to discover his heritage and ancestry in Ghana. Gillis, a metal plant manager who resides with his family in West Chester, Ohio, regales readers with his personal account of the culture, people and shopping of Ghana. As part of a group tour, he follows an emotional journey, tracing his ancestors' footsteps from African village to “The Gate of No Return,” the last passageway for slaves heading to North America. Gillis' honesty about his experiences and impressions in Ghana are inspiring and educational.
Fast Track: The Best Undergraduate B-Schools:
Exclusive Profiles of 121 Business Schools By Geoff Gloecker
Geoff Gloecker, a staff editor at BusinessWeek, shares his research and knowledge of the best business schools in the country in this book ranking the top 121 undergraduate programs. Gloecker covers everything from school costs, admission requirements and what kinds of jobs graduates can expect to find. He also profiles schools by the type of education offered and features comments from current students to help readers determine which school is right for them.
Visitor information for each school – where to stay, what to do, where to eat -- iwill assure prospective students and their parents a more effective visit. And, Gloecker attempts to answer the question at the top of parents' and students' minds alike -- is it all worth it?
Bears, Bulls and the Ballot Box by Lew Goldfarb, UC College of Law professor, and Bob Deitrick
The authors call this book a must read for all voters -- independents, liberals and conservatives alike. It will certainly challenge your thinking and has the potential to be a game changer for the 2012 presidential election. Bulls Bears and the Ballot Box uses objective economic data to examine which U.S. presidents have been the best and worst economic stewards for our nation, the business community, and the average American family. Which political party has demonstrated superior economic performance while serving in the White House? Which economic principles have led to each president’s success or failure? What have our elected officials and the voters learned from these results?
Cincinnati Cemeteries: The Queen City Underground by Kevin Grace, MA (A&S) '77, UC archivist, and Tom White, UC Libraries staff
In 19th century Cincinnati, the cemetery was not always a corpse's final destination. Grave-robbing entrepreneurs sometimes dug up and sold freshly buried bodies to local medical colleges that needed cadavers for anatomy instruction. This questionable but profitable activity lost its market when voluntary body donation became legal, shortly before the turn of the century.
Besides their peek into funerary problems of the past, co-authors Grace and White include quaint tidbits about local casket and hearse manufacturing, unusual grave monuments and famous former residents whose bones rest in the city's historic cemeteries. Cincinnati is home to one of the country's earliest garden cemeteries, Spring Grove, and Ohio's oldest African American cemetery, United American on Duck Road.
Among UC notables buried in Cincinnati are Charles McMicken, Annie Laws, Jimmy Nippert for whom the UC stadium is named and Jacob Hoffner, the previous owner of the stone lions who were later named Mick and Mack.
Cincinnati's Over The Rhine by Kevin Grace, assistant head of UC archives, and Tom White, head of acquisitions for University Libraries
In this venerable Cincinnati neighborhood, diversity rules. Residents, religions and ethnicities have shifted many times since its birth in the early 19th century, creating not only a unique community, but also one with persistent economic and social problems. Its grace is that Over The Rhine continues to enjoy its heritage of glorious architecture as well as a vitality of spirit that influences the entire city's political, civic and religious opinion.
To help readers understand and appreciate this distinctive neighborhood, the authors have selected more than 200 historic images -- from early German settlements to more contemporary trademarks, including the ill-fated subway tunnels, Music Hall's symphony and opera greats, Findlay Market's abundant produce and current urban rehabilitation projects.
Cincinnati Revealed by Kevin Grace, (A&S) '76, and Tom White
Streetcars and subway construction. Paddle boats and pocket watches. City canals and Model Ts. Glimpses of artifacts like these serve to spark our curiosity about Cincinnati's early years and what life was like for its citizens. Cincinnati Revealed offers plenty of pictorial clues, from jubilant celebrations of a team's victorious season to proper portraits of still-famous cultural and architectural landmarks.
Authors Kevin Grace and Tom White tell Cincinnati's story through a unique tour of 200 rarely seen photographs and vintage postcards. From its bawdy beginnings as a frontier town to its rise as an industrial center in the early 20th century, the Queen City is charmingly exposed in this remarkable visual history.
Kevin Grace is a UC archivist and historian; Tom White is head of conservation and binding for University Libraries.
The Cincinnati Reds, 1900-1950 by Kevin Grace, UC archivist and assistant professor
This UC baseball researcher and teacher of "The Social History of Baseball" introduces another entertaining book this summer about the Cincinnati Reds. This one details the team's exploits in the first half of the 20th century, including several innovations to the "national pastime:"
Cincinnati played the first modern night game under the lights in 1935; initially very controversial, night baseball gained credibility because it spurred record attendance. The Reds also were the first to sign ballplayers from Cuba, while black American players continued to be barred from playing on white pro teams, and the Reds' management was the first to turn opening day into a community celebration.
Grace again presents rare and never-published photos from his personal collection and the UC Archives in his book, which follows last summer's "The Cincinnati Reds, 1950-'85" see review. Among former players pictured are UC team captain Ethan Allen, who had a 13-year career with the Reds, and Miller Huggins, who played for UC and minor league teams while earning his UC law degree. Huggins played with the Reds from 1904-'09.
Legendary Locals of Cincinnati by Kevin Grace, MA (A&S) '77, university archivist and head of UC's Archives and Rare Books Library
Grace's latest book reveals the educators, politicians, medical pioneers, civil rights leaders, philanthropists, entertainers, sports figures, beer barons and characters -- some well known and some unknown -- that defined the city of Cincinnati. The University of Cincinnati is prominently represented in its ties to the people who shaped the Queen City. Out of the 150 people featured, more than 70 hold ties to UC.
Bearcats! The Story of Basketball at the University of Cincinnati by Kevin Grace, UC archivist; Greg Hand, (A&S) '74, UC spokesman;
Tom Hathaway, UC associate athletics director; Carey Hoffman, CCM '87, public information officer
This definitive history of UC basketball begins in 1891, long before any one dreamed of calling a team the Bearcats. This photo-laden coffee-table book covers men's and women's basketball teams from the late 1800s to 1997. In an insightful afterword, Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, Bus '60, talks about being a black ballplayer on campus in the late '50s.
Cincinnati Hoops by Kevin Grace, faculty member and head of UC archives
Another in this prolific author's series of popular sports volumes, "Cincinnati Hoops" focuses on the impact of college and professional basketball on the Queen City's history.
Among individuals heralded are some influential but lesser known stars such as George Wilson, Ed '64, and Tom Thacker, Ed '63, MA Ed ‘73, who played on UC championship teams and enjoyed brief professional careers. Grace also examines the origins and character of one of the nation's strongest basketball rivalries, the "Crosstown Shootout" between the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University.
Life on Thin Ice by Robert Leo Greiwe, DAAP '55
Cincinnati in the 1930s, '40s and '50s was far too tame for young Bob Greiwe and his pals, so they hatched schemes, played pranks and attempted harebrained stunts to make life exciting. Having survived this risky business, Greiwe now comes clean, confessing hilarious tales involving friends and family, and adding his original cartoon art and "historic" photos.
This is Greiwe's second book; the first was a tribute to his German ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. in the mid-19th century. Much-honored by the American Society of Interior Designers, Greiwe is also known for his oil and watercolor paintings.
All There Is by Marilyn "Mert" Guswiler, MEd '65
A likeable character's quest for identity, acceptance and belonging is a universally popular theme. When the protagonist is a young orphan girl, the premise becomes even more compelling. Mert Guswiler's "All There Is" is a richly detailed novel that invites readers to come along as her appealing heroine determines to make a journey of discovery, in spite of inevitable hurdles in the path.
The year 2000 was a busy one for Guswiler, who also found time to publish two additional works: "A Sock In The Eye," a first-person reflection on the challenges of being herself, and "Many Loves and Further Journeys," a collection of close-to-the-earth poetry. As these works hit print, Guswiler had already started compiling her folk and classical music compositions for publication.
La red ciega by Carlos Gutierrez, UC associate professor
The Spanish-language "La red ciega" features meta-fictional short stories with playful, ironic twists. The book pays homage to authors such as Homer, Cervantes, Perrault, Joyce and Borges.
Proof of Heaven by Mary Curran Hackett, English adjunct
He might be young, but Colm already recognizes the truth: that he's sick and not getting better. His mother, Cathleen, fiercely believes her faith will protect her ailing son, but Colm is not so sure. With a wisdom far beyond his years, Colm has come to terms with his probable fate, but he does have one special wish. He wants to meet his father who abandoned his beloved mother before Colm was born. But the quest to find the dying boy's missing parent soon becomes a powerful journey of emotional discovery — a test of belief and an anxious search for proof of heaven. One reviewer called the debut novel ''a beautiful and unforgettable exploration of the power of love and the monumental questions of life, death and the afterlife.''
Twilight Zone Scripts of Earl Hamner by Earl Hamner, CCM '48, and Tony Albarella
Pop quiz: What do the "Twilight Zone" and "The Waltons" have in common?
Answer: A writer. Because two of the longest-running television shows of all time seem to be part of such disparate genres, the fact that they shared a writer may seem a little odd. But Earl Hamner, Emmy-winning writer, producer, narrator and creator of "The Waltons," says, "I was able to bring a quality to it that hadn't been there before, which was a kind of integration of folk tales and folkish material." That flavor comes through when reading his eight scripts, which aired in the early '60s and remain in syndication today as does "The Waltons." He penned the scripts after writing "Spencer's Mountain," which became a movie and later evolved into the Walton's Mountain saga in the early '70s. Although the scripts are intriguing by themselves, Tony Albarella adds a wealth of behind-the-scene anecdotes and insider information after each script. Readers will also find additional dialogue, scenes that were never filmed and an in-depth interview with Hamner.
The Strength Within by Barbara Hansen, Professor of English, RWC
Barbara Hansen has taught more than 5,000 students in her 28 years in the Raymond Walters College English department. Along the way, this survivor of a life-altering accident that severed her spine at the age of 19 has found herself often serving as a sounding board for those struggling with feelings of hopelessness and discontent. Since she understands what it means to pick up the pieces of a shattered life and search for "wholeness," Hansen hopes her book will challenge readers to focus on what is most important in their lives.
"Our choices and attitudes shape the person we are and cultivate an inner strength that endures despite life's ups and downs," she says. "By focusing on who we are, rather than on what we have, meaning comes splashing back into our lives."
What's Holding You Back? by Robert Herbold, A&S '64
What’s holding you back? That’s the question Bob Herbold, Microsoft’s former chief operating officer, wants answered. His latest book focuses on ten principles anyone who wears a leadership badge should be putting into practice. From shaking up the organization to cleaning up sloppiness to staffing effectively, Herbold calls it gutsy leadership, and he tackles each of these with straightforward, no-nonsense writing. During Herbold’s seven years as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Microsoft, the corporation saw a four-fold increase in revenue and a seven-fold increase in profits. He spent 26 years at Proctor & Gamble where he held several executive positions. His two other books on leadership, Fiefdom Syndrome (Doubleday Business, 2004) and Seduced by Success (McGraw-Hill, 2007) have been endorsed by Bill Gates, Michael Dell and Pepsi’s CEO, Indra Nooyi.
Immigrant, Inc. by Richard Herman, A&S '87 and Robert Smith
This book brings to the forefront the drive and entrepreneurial spirit of America's new legal immigrants. The authors argue that from engineering to computer technology, immigrants are now the country's competitive advantage. The cultural and psychological reasons for immigrants' success is detailed here, as well as how these newest Americans will create jobs of the future.
House of the Deaf by Lamar Herrin, PhD (A&S) '78
It's the worst news a father could hear: Ben Williamson's talented oldest daughter, Michelle, is killed accidentally by a Basque separatist's bomb while on her morning run in Madrid, Spain. In this compelling novel based on a real event, the grieving father is tormented by a need to discover exactly who is to blame, and perhaps to exact some kind of revenge. Driven like the Spanish painter Goya, who late in life was deaf to all but himself, Ben travels to Spain and eventually has his moment alone with the terrorist leader.
The novelist, whose short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review and Epoch, is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. "Romancing Spain," a memoir of how he met his Spanish-born wife, will be published in July.
Romancing Spain by Lamar Herrin, PhD (A&S) '78
Herrin's newest book is a true, lyrically written work with a dual story line. In one, he tells how he met the lovely Amparo, whose photo appears on the book's cover, and his subsequent heroic efforts to obtain the permission of Spanish authorities to marry her. The other follows the couple's return to Spain, 30 years later, to revisit the countryside and find the perfect place for their retirement.
The author refrains from typical love-story excesses, but his skill in lyrical description is delicious. For example: "We enter Navarra. The valleys broaden, scoop out deep broad hollows where wheat and grapes grow. Towns are situated on the slopes, the warm ocher of their stone giving off tints of red in the afternoon sun. Pamplona lies ahead. … I'm curious to see how the city might have changed since I came here looking for help. I was a lonely man then, being kept from the woman I loved."
East of Cincinnati, North and South of Nowhere by Rome Hughes, '74
Based on a true story, a devastating murder of a homosexual man rocks a community. This book gives insight into the prejudice and injustice plaguing our daily lives.
Heirlooms To Live In by Mark Hutker, DAAP '82
The 25 diverse residential projects represented in this stunning book illustrate a process, not a preordained style. The common thread through Hutker Architects more than 200 homes in coastal New England is use of the life equity principle: a home should generate social and emotional equity over time. The conversation between the architect and each client unveils how to design and build this home once well to ensure positive, enduring social and emotional outcomes. A home with life equity provides for the owner’s long term needs both physical and psychological, uses materials best suited to the spaces needed, and accommodates ever-changing family arrangements. Hutker homes fit clients so well that they are rarely sold outside the families that build them. Whether small or large, owners treat these homes as heirlooms to be preserved and handed down to the next generation.
The Void by Teri Brashear Jacobs, (A&S) '92
Jacobs discovered in grade school how much fun it is to tell a scary story. She has already had more than a dozen short stories published in the dark fiction genre and now is creating longer works that fling readers into terrifying worlds of flesh-eating creatures and bone-crunching demons.
In this first macabre romance, Jacobs' heroine discovers that her disturbing dreams about a horrific underworld are not merely nightmares. She is being stalked by a human ghoul ordered to steal her soul and drag her down to a blood-drenched netherworld ruled by a vile, powerful entity.
If this novel is your cup of chills, watch for her second book, "Shadow of Jezebel," accepted for publication next year. Jacobs earned her writing certificate at UC in 1992.
Back of the Envelope by Frank Jankowski, MS Eng '47 and PhD Eng '49
Historically, the back of an envelope is where geniuses doodle and create great inventions. Jankowski contends that anyone can profit from this type of off-the-cuff creativity, that his techniques for quick calculations and analyses have business, science and general life applications. He presents his advice with wit and insight, basing it both on research of the topic and his own life experience as engineering professor Wright State, engineer and physicist U.S. Air Force, husband, father and grandfather.
David to Delacroix: The Rise of Romantic Mythology
by Dorothy Johnson, A&S '72, MEd '74, MA A&S '79
In this beautifully illustrated study of intellectual and art history, Dorothy Johnson explores the representation of classical myths by renowned French artists in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, demonstrating the extraordinary influence of the natural sciences and psychology on artistic depiction of myth.
The Biblical Jesus, from Genesis Through the Revelation by Joseph Kanzlemar, EdD '80
Author of several books on Biblical themes, as well as works about Christian parenting, marriage and family life, Kanzlemar says he finally has written the book he wished he had during his years of pastoral ministry. He describes it as a systematic presentation of the nature and purpose of Jesus, presented sequentially and supported by Bible passages (King James version).
In addition to the text, a set of review questions follows each chapter, ending with a glossary of terms and definitions. While the material may be used for individual reflection, it is also suited for a class or study group. A related teacher's manual is available from www.biblebasedstudies.org
The UC alumnus has degrees in theology and liberal arts, as well as his UC doctorate in education. In addition to pastoral work, Kanzlemar formerly was academic dean and professor of Bible, theology and church history at Bethany Bible College in Canada.
Barometer's Shadow by Peter Kaufman, (A&S) '72
Kaufman's central character, Billy McCord, is weary of failed relationships and the hypocrisy of his life in the 1970s. With nothing to anchor him to Cincinnati, he decides to try his luck in Alaska. He soon discovers that in spite of its raw beauty, abundant wildlife and towering mountains like Barometer, the north country is not quite the paradise he anticipated. Billy's affection for an emotionally fragile, sympathetic girl and the friendship of a pair of roughneck cannery workers bring him contentment only for a while.
A first-time novelist, Kaufman excels at descriptive narrative. Readers will have no difficulty visualizing Billy's triumph at pulling huge salmon from numbingly cold streams, nor his muscle-wrenching exhaustion after 18-hour days of shoveling fresh-caught crabs from slippery fishing boats to the processing plant docks.
Dynamic Methods for Schools, Universities and Youth Sport Organizations by David Kelley, CECH adjunct instructor
Sports Fundraising is a complete introduction to fundamental principles and best practice in sports fundraising. Focusing on the particular challenges of fundraising in intercollegiate, interscholastic and youth sport organizations, the textbook is designed to help students develop the professional skills that they will need for a successful career in sports or education administration.
The Knowledge of Good and Evil
by Glenn Kleier A&S '72
Kleier's 1997 debut thriller, ''The Last Day,'' was wildly successful and published in dozens of editions around the world. After many years of research, the Louisville, Ky. native presents his second work in which character Ian Baringer may have stumbled across the greatest discovery of all time. Or the greatest curse. As a child, Ian lost his parents in a horrific accident, seeing them give their lives to save his. He never fully recovered, burying pangs of guilt, clinging to religion’s promise that someday he'd see them again. But now, despite the help of Angela Weber, the brilliant psychologist who loves him, his demons have resurfaced. He's obsessed to know for certain if the soul survives death. And incredibly, he's found a way. A risky bid to cross death's door and return with Knowledge of the Great Beyond. Proof of a hereafter. Of God, Himself. Knowledge to end wars and the constant feuding between Faiths.
Standing Together: American Indian Education as Culturally Responsive Pedagogy by Beverly Klug, Ed ’74, M (Ed) ’78, D (Ed) ’83
Heather Sutton, President of the American Indian Education Association, has declared that a "state of emergency" exists in Indian education. This book, which Klug edited and contributed to, explores the education of American Indian students in the United States from the first formal educational efforts of the boarding schools in the latter half of the 1800's; through the present educational system with the problems inherent in the No Child Left Behind legislation and its devastating effects on Native education; on through the hopes for the future and fulfillment of American Indian Self-determination including educational endeavors for Native students.
The Cincinnati Reds, 1950-1985 by Jack Klumpe, Ed '42, and Kevin Grace, UC archivist
Former Cincinnati Post photographer Jack Klumpe shares some of his best work in this nostalgic look back at the "Big Red Machine." There's Pete Rose's history-making hit that broke Ty Cobb's record, as well as his 1964 Rookie of the Year pose. Readers see Tony Perez and his family being sworn in as U.S. citizens, Johnny Bench holding seven baseballs in one massive hand and manager Fred Hutchinson, ill with cancer, saying farewell to fans.
These and other memorable photos come from a collection of print work alumnus Klumpe has donated to the University of Cincinnati archives. His co-author, Kevin Grace, a prolific author of local history books, has targeted the Redlegs' exploits from 1900 to '50 for his next sports volume.
Beyond Slash, Burn and Poison by Marcy Knopf-Newman, AS '92
Sub-titled "Transforming Breast Cancer Stories into Action," this book provides a single source where readers can find differing points of view about the disease and its impact on women's lives. Recognition of the commonalities in these dissimilar texts, the author hopes, will ultimately transform how people think about breast cancer.
Knopf-Newman includes womenÂ's personal accounts of their struggles because the writing often served as a positive effort toward healing. Some narratives reveal society's growth from a time when breast cancer was suffered privately to one where the disease is openly discussed. Others speak of their efforts to solve cancerÂ's scientific and environmental challenges, while some work to resolve public policy and political power with feminist sensibilities.
Sexuality Matters: Paradigms and Policies for Educational Leaders by James Koschoreck, UC associate professor of educational leadership
Sexuality Matters brings together scholars from a variety of epistemological perspectives to explore the multiple ways in which sexuality does indeed matter in the arena of public education. The special features of this collection, which Koschoreck edited with Autumn Tooms, include a focus on the implications of sexuality for educational leadership as well as a multi-perspective approach to the exploration of these concerns.
The Inclines of Cincinnati by Melissa Kramer, UC journalism student, (A&S)
One hundred years ago, five hillside railroads — known as inclines — carried Cincinnati citizens and tourists to the peaks of Mount Adams, Mount Auburn, Clifton and Price Hill. Kramer's first book examines the rise and fall of the inclines and their hilltop resorts through historic images, some never-before published.
Hot and Irresistible by Dianne Castelluccio Kruetzkamp, Ed '68
From USA Today best-selling author Dianne Castell (her pen-name) comes this tale of four best friends who have never fit in anywhere and now find themselves in Savannah, Ga., a city of history, mystery and more than a few ghosts. It's also where the ladies get to know four mysterious, alluring bachelors who have enticing secrets of their own.
In God's Hands by Lawrence Kushner, AS '65
Rabbi Kushner proves again he is one of America's most creative religious writers, for children as well as adults. This charming picture book (grades K-3, published in 2005) shows how ordinary people become "God's hands" to others. Jacob, a rich man, usually naps during Torah reading, but one day hears: "You shall bake 12 loaves of challah and set them before me." Believing it is a message from God, he hurries home, bakes the bread, then places it inside the ark at the synagogue. The caretaker, David, enters later to beg God to help his starving family. He is dazzled to find the bread "from God" and takes it home. With the rabbi's help, both come to understand the real miracle.
Kushner, who was ordained from Hebrew Union College in 1969, is also a lecturer, teacher-mentor to rabbinic students and occasional commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." A full list of his books, including "The Way Into Jewish Mystical Tradition" (2000) and "God Was in This Place and I, I Did Not Know" (1991), is available from Jewish Lights Publishing.
Because Nothing Looks Like God by Lawrence Kushner, AS '65
Rabbi-in-residence at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, Kushner is widely regarded as one of the most creative religious writers in America. The latest of his 10 books, both published in 2000, are "Because Nothing Looks Like God" and "The Way into Jewish Mystical Tradition." The first is a picture book about God for pre-schoolers, written with his wife, Karen, presenting "ideas that won't have to be outgrown." (An earlier work, "The Book of Miracles," addressed 8- to 12-year-olds.) "The Way" is Jewish spirituality and mysticism for adults: "a layperson's introduction to the kabbalistic imagination as a contemporary worldview."
A lecturer, teacher-mentor to rabbinic students and occasional commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," Kushner also was rabbi to a congregation for 28 years, introducing family fellowship groups and encouraging the creation of a gender-neutral liturgy. A full list of his books may be obtained from the publisher, Jewish Lights.
Lord of Homicides by Dennis Latham, (A&S) '92
This talented storyteller takes readers on another weird and entertaining ride in his new paranormal humor novel. Original and unexpected characters, both good and evil, vie for and against an event of possibly major destruction in Greater Cincinnati. More slapstick than terrifying, each "army" in this Armageddon is burdened with very odd habits and crude expressions. Even the confused hero, Nathan Bright, is uncertain about where his loyalty lies.
Latham's third novel explores Bright's character. A chronic drunk and gambler who lives in Aurora, Ind., and an unmotivated but good-hearted loser, he is totally unknown to the demon horde until his name is "writ large" by a fiery finger on a Denver cliffside. Could Nathan be the Second Coming? The finger doesn't say, and Nathan doesn't know, but the demons are keeping their eyes on him.
Michael in Hell by Dennis Latham, (A&S) '92
Latham's first novel reprinted 2007 looks into the heart of a former Marine who is convinced his body harbors an avenging "monster" capable of destroying child abusers and murderers. Michael lives in a grim, futuristic Cincinnati where authorities dispose of convicts at public beheading festivals and street gangs frequently slaughter one another to mark their racial territory.
After a long, bloody battle, Michael is arrested and sent to Paddock prison to await execution. The masochistic warden, who values prisoners only as potential organ donors, orders the young man to become the city's new hatchet-man - or be prepared to die horribly. Hoping for a chance to escape, Michael agrees, but when he passes his reflection in the window glass, he knows he can never leave.
The Bad Season by Dennis Latham, (A&S) '92
A monstrous entity exists in a foggy hollow, deep in the Kentucky hills. It becomes active on humid summer nights -- the "bad" season -- and thoroughly destroys any living thing that trespasses too near its lair. Whether tourists, DEA officers or drunken locals, those who stumble into the hollow at that particular time of year are not likely to survive, although a stubborn Vietnam vet will make the effort, on behalf of a missing friend.
Latham is a talented storyteller. He keeps a reader so involved in the action that it is extremely difficult to put down the book before the tale is resolved. Somehow, that seems fitting for a writer rumored to live in a Victorian haunted house.
Author of numerous short stories and a first novel, "Michael in Hell," Latham sold his first story to a fellow Marine, who bet him $10 he couldn't write something he would enjoy, in less than half an hour. Latham won.
Price's Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of Missouri by Mark A. Lause, history professor
In the fall of 1864, during the last brutal months of the Civil War, the Confederates made one final, desperate attempt to rampage through the Shenandoah Valley, Tennessee, and Missouri. Price's Raid, the last of these attempts, has too long remained unexamined by a book-length modern study, but now Civil War scholar Mark A. Lause examines the problems during the campaign and the myths propagated about it. He provides new understanding of the two distinct phases of the campaign and shows that both sides used self-serving fictions, including the term raid, to provide a rationale for their politically motivated brutality.
Well-Founded Fear by Tom LeClair, professor of comparative literature, (A&S)
Imagine being without a homeland, experiencing constant fear, enduring persecution, living as a refugee. In Tom LeClair's second novel, the heroine, an empathetic young attorney from Cincinnati, yearns to make a difference. She takes a job with the United Nations in Greece, where she has the power to recommend asylum for Kurdish applicants with proof of a "well-founded fear of persecution." After befriending one of the refugees, a Kurdish nurse, the attorney finds herself inexplicably entangled in the girl's life and becomes unwittingly involved in a scheme of international terrorism, with the U.S. as target. This is LeClair's second international thriller; the first was "Passing Off" 1996, a mixture of Greek League basketball, deception, blackmail and eco-terrorism.
Mocky's Revinge by Mark Louis Lehman, M (A&S) '70, D (A&S) '77
For an eight-year-old, Carrie Ann Watson has a pretty good understanding of how people should treat one another: with kindness. Those who deliberately hurt others are due for some come-uppance. So when Roy, her mother's rude boyfriend, insults Carrie's favorite uncle -- a 40-year-old gay professor of French -- the child struggles for a way to even the score.
Although Uncle Mocky has no interest in "getting back" at Roy, and tells Carrie that hating others "can tear a person up inside … It's not worth it," the girl can't quite agree. She decides to get "revinge," on Mocky's behalf, by writing a book about what she witnessed, sticking strictly to the "facks."
Lehman, who spent 32 years teaching English, was partially inspired to create Carrie's free-form writing voice by the inventive spelling and grammar he encountered in student papers. This novelette is his first work of fiction.
Shanghai Remembrance by Frank Leo, DAAP '62
The traditional aristocracy of his grandfather's time, the Japanese occupation experienced by his parents and his own flight from the Communists all find a place in Frank Leo's story of his family in China during the turbulent 20th century. Born in Shanghai, Leo fled to Hong Kong with his mother after the Red Guard came to power. He eventually studied architecture at UC and became head of a successful interior design firm in California. During China's revolution, Leo's family saw scores of handwritten manuscripts destroyed that had described 20 generations of ancestral history. While he couldn't begin to restore those documents, "Shanghai Remembrance" allows Leo to honor the Chinese tradition of the eldest son taking responsibility for recording his family's story.
No More Sleepless Nights by Shirley Motter Linde and Peter Hauri
There are an estimated 30 million Americans suffering from insomnia and other sleep disorders. Beginning with possible causes, including diet, exercise and stress, this guide offers detailed steps for ridding oneself of insomnia. The book covers the latest research and therapy programs, ranging from helping children sleep to kicking a sleeping-pill habit and more, and offers many anecdotes and actual case studies. Linde is also known as author of the best-sellers "The Whole Health Catalogue & Dr Atkins" and "Superenergy Diet" with Dr. Robert Atkins.
Catherine by April Lindner, D (A&S) '98
A Young Adult modernization of Wuthering Heights told in two voices, 20 years apart, Catherine interweaves a timeless romance with a compelling modern mystery. Catherine is tired of struggling musicians befriending her just so they can get a gig at her Dad's famous Manhattan club, The Underground. Then she meets mysterious Hence, an unbelievably passionate and talented musician on the brink of success. As their relationship grows, both are swept away in a fiery romance. But when their love is tested by a cruel whim of fate, will pride keep them apart?
This Bed Our Bodies Shaped by April Lindner, D (A&S) '98
Lindner’s second poetry collection was a finalist in the 2011 Able Muse Book Award. This collection is a celebration of the universal human experience -- childhood, puberty, parenthood, aging -- from a uniquely personal and sensual perspective.
JANE by April Lindner, PhD (A&S) '98
Jane Moore was content as an invisible co-ed at an esteemed East Coast college. When her parents' sudden death leaves her a penniless orphan, she accepts a job as a nanny for a top-secret celebrity, no questions asked. When she arrives at Thornfield Park, she is shocked to learn she is now in the employ of Nico Rathburn, the world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance.
An irresistible romance interwoven with an engrossing mystery, "JANE" is a modern and romantic retelling of Charlotte Bronte's classic, "Jane Eyre." April Lindner is a talented first-time author whose ability to write seductive romance with literary style is sure to attract fans of the original story as well as draw in new readers.
Contemporary American Poetry by April Lindner, PhD (A&S) '98
Assistant professor of English, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia
A concise anthology of major contemporary American poets and examples of their work, co-edited with R.S. Gwynn for the Penguin Academics Series. Lindner, an award-winning poet in her own right, also includes helpful header notes and information about contemporary literary movements. Although her poetry is not included in the anthology, her book, "Skin," won the Walt McDonald First Book poetry prize in '02. Longman Publishing
Santa Mouse by Robert Lintz, Bus '56
Written in fun-filled poetic rhyme, Lintz uses his debut children's book to tell the story of Grandpa Mouse, who shares with his grandchildren the fateful time he helped Santa Claus in a Christmas emergency. "Santa Mouse" will entertain young readers and their caregivers, while teaching children about the importance of helping others.
The Future of Learning: Addressing Issues of Diversity By Eric Lose, published by UC Office of the President and the UC Just Community Initiative
Based on a book about diversity at the University of Wyoming, this work started with a program held at the University of Cincinnati in 2004 where students nominated more than 100 faculty and staff to be honored for promoting and understanding diversity. Here, some of the honorees' stories are shared. The project was headed by Professor Richard Karp and co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Just Community Initiative.
Second Chances by Jeffrey Lueders, Eve '77 and '81, MA (A&S) '98
Snatched from the edge of death by lifesaving organ transplant surgery? This modern miracle happens fairly often today, giving grateful recipients the proverbial "second chance" at life. Lueders writes from experience -- he received a new heart in 1989 -- and tells stories of other survivors, valiant physicians and sorrowing families who generously allow their lost loved ones' organs to restore vitality to the waiting.
Hamilton County's Green Township by Jeff Lueders, Eve '77, '81 and MA (A&S) '98
Growing for nearly 200 years, Green Township may now be Ohio's most populous township. Settled as an agricultural community by predominantly German immigrants, family farms there have mostly given way to numerous housing developments, parks, shopping malls, recreation sites and highways.
Green lies west of the City of Cincinnati's northwest suburbs, north of Delhi Township, east of Miami Township and south of Colerain Township. Main communities within its borders are Bridgetown, Covedale, Dent, Mack, Monfort Heights and White Oak.
Author Lueders has included a comprehensive mix of photos and memorabilia from the past to help readers visualize the people, commerce and entertainments of long ago. Most were provided by the Green Township Historical Association.
What are Stem Cells? Definitions at the Intersection of Science and Politics by John Lynch, assistant professor of communication
In recent years political, religious, and scientific communities have engaged in an ethical debate regarding the development of and research on embryonic stem cells. Does the manipulation of embryonic stem cells destroy human life? Or do limitations imposed on stem cell research harm patients who might otherwise benefit? Lynch's book identifies the moral stalemate between the rights of the embryo and the rights of the patient and uses it as the framework for a larger discussion about the role of definitions as a key rhetorical strategy in the debate.
View from a Temporary Window by Joanie Mackowski, UC assistant professor of English
UC English professor Joanie Mackowski presents her latest collection of poetry. She is also the author of the poetry collection "The Zoo," and has received numerous awards, including the Emily Dickinson Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the Associated Writing Programs Award in Poetry and the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize. Mackowski's poems have been featured in The Best American Poetry 2007 and 2009, the Yale Review, Poetry and the American Scholar.
Hey! Mister Horn Blower by Gene Hessler, Ed '55
Born and educated in Cincinnati, Hessler became a musician and traveled with big-name bands starting in the 1950s. Hessler settled in NYC where he freelanced, recorded and performed in pit orchestras for Broadway musicals including the Music Man, Camelot, Annie and many others. Hessler's career included Joan Sutherland's U.S. debut and Billie Holiday's final performance. In the latter part of his career, Hessler became interested in security engraving and have been recognized for studies, discoveries and books written on the subject. Direct all inquiries for purchase to the author at email@example.com
Bicycling and the Law: Your Rights as a Cyclist by Steve Magas, A&S '79, Ed '79, and Bob Mionske; Foreword by Lance Armstrong
Magas co-authors "Bicycling and the Law" with Bob Mionske, an Olympic cyclist-turned-lawyer. The book is a legal reference for bicyclists and answers three basic questions that arise in many real-world situations: 1) What are my rights? 2) What are my responsibilities? 3) What steps do I take to solve the problem? Cycling great Lance Armstrong wrote the foreward the this book, which Magas was asked to contribute based on his 20-plus years as "The Bike Lawyer," representing cyclists, writing about "Bike Law" issues and working at the local, state and national level on bicycle law and policy.
The Scent of Murder by Jeffrey Marks, Ed '05
The body of a perfume model is discovered in Marissa's business office. The police are even more interested to learn that the victim was her ex-husband's new sweetheart. In self-defense, Marissa follows her own investigative clues through Greater Cincinnati's urban streets and seemingly quiet neighborhoods. As she searches for the truth, mystery fans will be led through an intricate web of red herrings, plot twists and dead ends. The journey is worth it.
Marks, whose UC degree is in education, has established himself as an award-winning mystery novelist, book editor and short-story writer with 10 volumes to his credit. Among them are mysteries starring Ulysses S. Grant "Ambush of My Name" and "A Good Soldier", several Silver Dagger anthologies "Criminal Appetites," "Derby Rotten Scoundrels," "Magnolias and Mayhem" and a how-to guide to successfully market genre novels.
Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy by Marie Marley, CCM '73, M(CCM) '75, D(CCM) '78
Come Back Early Today tells the story of the author's 30-year relationship with Edward Theodoru, PhD, a delightfully colorful, wickedly eccentric and considerably older Romanian gentleman and their subsequent triumph over his Alzheimer's disease. Their story shows that love can adapt and endure despite all obstacles, and that there can be hope - even joy - amidst the darkness of dementia. The narrative is interspersed with inspirational guidance and advice for caregivers everywhere. Both Marley and Theodoru earned PhDs at the University of Cincinnati in the 1970s.
Little Italy: May, Burbank & Boone by Joe Martinelli, Eve '54
Blessed with an ability to recollect his growing-up years in hilarious detail, Martinelli has written this affectionate homage to the "Little Italy" community within Cincinnati's Walnut Hills neighborhood. He doesn't claim that life was easy in the years during and after the Great Depression and World War II, but says that for a boy growing up in those times, days were filled with another kind of richness. The things he recalls fondly include close family ties, true friends, playing sports, singing in amateur musicals, discovering girls, goofy misadventures, meeting girls, working after-school jobs and learning more about girls.
Martinelli, who now lives near Pittsburgh, was among authors honored at an Ohioana Library Association reception at Cincinnati's main library in 2004. His three-act musical, "Zoot Alley," about an unforgettable eighth-grade dance an event also mentioned in his book premiered in Lebanon, Ohio, in 2004. The script is available at UC Libraries.
Lady in the Dark: Biography of a Musical By Bruce McClung, CCM associate professor
The Broadway musical "Lady in the Dark," a smash hit when it debuted in 1941, was never revived and has earned a mystique throughout the years. In this nationally acclaimed book, writer Bruce McClung pieces together the tale of the original production through interviews with 11 former cast members. By weaving their stories together, McClung creates a "biography" of the infamous musical from a backstage perspective.
The Memoirs of Ambassador Henry F. Grady by John McNay, UC associate professor of history
When Henry Grady died in 1957, one obituary called him “America’s top diplomatic soldier” for a critical period of the Cold War, and over a long career he was deeply involved in events that changed our role in the world. Even so, this self-described “soft” cold warrior has been largely overlooked by historians. His memoirs, left to languish with his other papers, are now published for the first time, offering new insight into the origins and implementation of American trade and development policies—and into the tumult that was the Cold War.
Walk of a Lifetime by Alex Meacham, Univ '98
Very few high school basketball players have a chance to play in a college program as noteworthy as UC's -- especially as "walk-ons" -- but Alex Meacham did it in the 1997-98 and '98-99 seasons. Encouraged by UC professor and publisher Simon Anderson, Meacham tells his story of the power of hard work and determination. Currently, Meacham is assistant varsity basketball coach at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati.
Finding Out - An Introduction to LGBT Studies by Deborah Meem, UC professor and interim head, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
“Finding Out” introduces readers to lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender studies. Unlike most books on LGBT, this textbook combines original material with esteemed journal articles. Chapter introductions, written by the authors, place current research findings in a clear context. This book reviews the history of same-sex relationships and gender variance from ancient Greece to the present yet goes beyond a historical account to provide an in-depth examination of LGBT culture and society.
Cincinnati Police History: An "Images of America" book by Christine Mersch, MA (A&S) '06
Featuring vintage photos from the archives of the Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society museum, author Christine Mersch honors fallen officers who gave their lives in the line of duty in this "Images of America" book. The work includes detailed information about the city's police force from its early days to the present. Women and minority officers who earned acceptance on the police force also are profiled here.
Delhi: Cincinnati's Westside by Christine Mersch, MA (A&S) '06
If not for John Cleves Symmes, who ordered his brother to build a village in 1789 at the South Bend of the Ohio River, there might not be a suburban Cincinnati community known as Delhi. If not for author Mersch and residents who shared their wealth of historic photographs, the pictorial story of Delhi's early years would not have been so charmingly revealed.
Mersch has included photos of horse-and-buggy rigs used by turn-of-the-century milkmen, the mailman and Kroger's grocery, as well as the community's flourishing vegetable, fruit and flower growers, many of whom had German roots. There are group pictures from long-ago Delhi schools and churches that show shy or smiling youngsters with their teachers and clergy. In what must have been the custom, whole families choose the front yard as background for their group picture. Readers can also look into the faces of past community leaders and famous folks who once called this close-knit community their home.
Norwood by Christine Mersch, MA(A&S) '06
An independent city of less than 22,000 residents, Norwood is nearly surrounded by the City of Cincinnati. If there ever were a time that Norwoodites would have been willing to be absorbed by their larger neighbor, it would have been 1986 when the General Motors auto plant closed. Although the lost tax revenue was debilitating, Norwood kept its city status.
Readers who browse through Mersch's book will recognize some well-known businesses that got their start or grew their fortunes in Norwood -- where taxes were lower. Among them are Busken Bakery, United Dairy Farmers, Frisch's Big Boy restaurants, Aglamesis ice cream, Heekin Can, LeBlond manufacturing, Zumbiel Packaging and U.S. Playing Card.
Early in the 20th century, the city was proud of its numerous parks and playgrounds, churches and religious centers, private and public schools, a Catholic seminary and a Masonic Lodge. A chapter of the Federation of Women's Clubs promoted local history and public libraries. The Norwood Service League provided child day care for working mothers, free health checkups and low-cost apartment rentals, and the city had its own police and fire department services.
Cincinnati Bengals History by Christine Mersch, MA (A&S) '06
Photos by Jack Klumpe, Ed '42
When Paul Brown started a Cincinnati pro football team in 1967, he used the name "Bengals," as a sentimental link to Cincinnati's 1937-41 pro footballers of the same name. While Riverfront Stadium was being built, Brown's team had no venue for games. Where were the 1968 and '69 seasons played? At UC's Nippert.
These are a few of the historic notes that introduce Mersch's history of the Cincinnati Bengals. The book offers more than 200 photos, many by alumnus Jack Klumpe, who donated his professional work to UC's Archives & Rare Books Library. From great action shots of team heroes of the past to pictures of revered coaches, dancing Ben-Gals and striped tiger mascots, this volume reminds readers of the excitement that has kept fans cheering since '68.
Just a few of the "greats" pictured in action are Mike Reid, Anthony Munoz, Bob Trumpy, Cris Collinsworth, Pat McInally, Archie Griffin, Essex Johnson, Ken Anderson, Virgil Carter, Greg Cook, Boomer Esiason, "Samoan" Jack Thompson and Sam Wyche.
Are Not My People Worthy? by Wendell Mettey, AS ‘68
Five million pounds of anything is hard to visualize, but a UC alumnus has directed that amount of humanitarian relief to poverty-stricken people every year since 1991. The story of Matthew 25: Ministries, a 14-year-old organization based in Cincinnati, is told in this small book.
Mettey, who earned his bachelor's in economics at UC, was pastor of the Walnut Hills Baptist Church when he felt called to a different ministry. A visit to Nicaragua in 1990 revealed desperate conditions: crowded hospitals without medicines, soap or bedding, and dilapidated schools where children had no pencils or paper.
Nearly overwhelmed by the need, Mettey and some friends formed a not-for-profit organization and encouraged businesses to donate their unwanted, usable products, items that would otherwise be discarded. Even unlikely gifts, such as huge plastic sacks of soap, were not turned down; members divided the soap into small plastic bottles obtained from a different donor.
Named after Matthew 25: 34-40, Mettey's ministry currently delivers basic necessities, skill development and disaster relief in the United States and 30 other countries.
Hamilton County Parks By Robert Earnest Miller, (A&S) '81, MA (A&S) '86, PhD (A&S) '91
From his own experiences as a youngster and as a parent, Miller deems the county's park system one of the region's "most treasured resources" and "the area's most popular outdoor attraction." With seven million people a year visiting the county parks, numbers do surpass the combined annual total of people who attend Reds and Bengals games and visit Kings Island.
What makes the Hamilton County Park District so successful? In a carefully chronicled story, the UC adjunct associate history professor traces the parks' steady development and services from their Great Depression beginnings to the present, all illustrated by photographs. He credits the "amazing foresight and vision," plus hard work and perseverance, of local people who cared enough to preserve land and wildlife habitat threatened by development.
Cincinnati: The World War II Years by Robert Earnest Miller, (A&S) '81, MA (A&S) '86, PhD (A&S) '91
In the middle of the Great Depression, Cincinnatians were like most other Americans: worried about having a job, feeding their families and losing their homes. They paid little attention to wars and dictators in other parts of the world. That changed dramatically on Dec. 7, 1941, when the United States was attacked by Japan.
Miller's book describes the people of the Queen City in the years before, during and after World War II, how they faced each crisis and went on to enjoy the postwar economic boom. Included are poignant photos, some never before published, from the archives of the Cincinnati Historical Society Library.
Miller, a UC adjunct associate professor, also served as project historian for the Cincinnati Historical Society exhibit "Cincinnati Goes to War: A Community Responds to WW II."
Accrual Way to Die by C.M. Cora Price Miller, Eve '84
A perverse proverb says that no good deed goes unpunished. That's perilously true for Miller's heroine, financial planner Audrey Wilson, whose willingness to help a friend entangles her in an elaborate embezzlement scheme. Before she can confront her two-faced pal, the woman is killed. Tagged as prime suspect, Audrey must discover the murderer's identity before she loses her freedom as well as her business.
This is former accountant Miller's second Audrey Wilson novel, a follow-up to "Taxes, Death and Trouble," published in 2000. Readers get to know her energetic heroine, her colorful family, romantic encounters and unsavory characters through Miller's lively dialogue and tantalizing details about the fictional Cincinnati suburb, Rosemont.
Dead Broke by C.M. Cora Price Miller, Eve '84
Too many of Rosemont's young children are dying. Could the drownings, poisonings and lethal falls merely be bad luck in a poor neighborhood where children aren't carefully supervised? Audrey Wilson, Miller's admirable amateur sleuth, thinks it's something more sinister and begins following her own leads. Incredibly, the master criminal is someone so close to her that Audrey nearly becomes a victim herself.
This is the fourth mystery adventure Miller has written about her smart and sassy heroine. Previous reviews: "Accruel Way to Die" and "What She Left Behind" Visit Miller's site.
What She Left Behind by C.M. Cora Price Miller, Eve '84
Only brotherly love can compel Miller's financial-planner heroine, Audrey Wilson, to put herself in mortal danger again. When Wilson's basketball-pro sibling becomes a prime suspect in the death of his son's mother, Audrey follows clues into Atlanta's seedy underworld to try to prove his innocence. Along the way, she discovers evidence in the dead girl's journal that a close friend of the Wilson family is involved with pornography and violent criminal activity. Could this trusted friend be a murderer, as well?
The third novel in the Audrey Wilson series continues to please fans of Miller's savvy, down-to-earth heroine. With a mix of sassy dialogue and clever plotwork, the author creates likeable characters, a dash of danger and a pinch of romance.
Creating Lean Corporations -- Re-engineering from the Bottom Up to Eliminate Waste by Jeffrey Morgan, Eng '88
To transform a large company into a "lean corporation," Jeffrey Morgan defies conventional wisdom by beginning at the bottom -- with the employees who perform the manufacturing tasks. Each worker is empowered to create and manage his own part of the business process. As each task is examined, relationships between them become clear, as well as the optimum order in which they should be performed.
This is one of three concepts Morgan, an expert in analyzing complex mechanical systems, explains in this, his first book. Each concept is designed to increase quality and lower costs; the one described above is recommended for large, complex and already efficient businesses.
A senior project engineer with the General Motors Powertrain Group for 17 years, Morgan won a "Boss" Kettering Award in 2001 for successfully applying his lean concepts at GM. His work was called one of the most important technological innovations of the year.
Caviar Dreams by Judy Nichols, MA CAHS '85
A tale of duplicity, extortion and double murder turns into terrifying reality for struggling photographer Lisa Watson. Not only is she haunted by her discovery of a friend's strangled body, she begins to suspect the murderer is not the girl's thieving boyfriend but his wealthy male lover.
Nichols' first book, "Caviar Dreams" is set in Cincinnati and contains plenty of references to local neighborhoods, businesses and products. One character is a student at CCM; fortunately, he is cast as one of the good guys.
On her way to becoming a novelist, Nichols worked as a journalist, elementary school teacher and customer service rep, and earned her master's in audiology at UC. She currently is crafting a second novel, "Tree Huggers," set in coastal North Carolina.
John Dear on Peace: An Introduction to his Life and Work by Patricia Normile, Ed '61
After meeting Jesuit activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee John Dear on a peace pilgrimage, Patricia Normile was inspired by his tireless and courageous work for peace. Her great desire to spread Dear's message led her to compile selections from Dear’s books and articles. In this book, Normile introduces the man, John Dear, and focuses on selections from his statements on living a nonviolent life. Each selection is followed by a brief reflection to engage readers to act on Jesus’—and Dear’s—call to peace and nonviolence.
The Left Isn't Right/The Right Isn't Wrong by T.J. O'Hara, Bus. '75, JD '78
This book provides a satirical look at the Democratic and Republican National Platforms. Read it in one direction to enjoy the Common Sense Czar's skewering of the Party of your choice; then flip it over to see how he returns the favor to the other Party. Read it in whichever direction you prefer. After all, this is America and you still have the freedom to choose, at least until some new regulatory agency decides otherwise! The Common Sense Czar not only provides you with the exact texts of the two Platforms (misspellings and grammatical errors included), but with his own humorous interpretation of what the Parties were actually thinking at the time. In the end, you'll have read both Parties' Platforms and become what they fear the most: an Informed Voter.
The National Platform of Common Sense by T.J. O'Hara, Bus. '75, JD '78
By abandoning the notion of "political correctness" and applying his own irreverent brand of satirical humor, the Common Sense Czar puts everything into perspective and brings a little common sense to our current political environment. This book provides an entertaining, yet informative alternative to the Democratic and Republican national platforms. The Common Sense Czar bases his platform upon the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, along with some common sense -- three documents and an intellectual approach that appear to be "missing-in-action" in the national platforms of our major parties.
On the Wing Edited by Karen Yelena Olsen, PhD (A&S) '76
Writer and professor, University of Maryland European division
A century of human flight is celebrated in this anthology of 116 works by American poets who explore all facets of this phenomenon, from exhilaration to loss. Writers include Archibald MacLeish, Ogden Nash, Anne Sexton, John Updike, Hart Crane, William Carlos Williams and Amelia Earheart. A pilot as well as a poet, Olsen lives in a Greek village where she is preparing her next book, "An Island Almanac: Seasons of a Life on Crete." University of Iowa Press
The Search Committee by Tim Owens, D (Eng) '95
A mismatched team of seven hits the road in an Econoline church van on a mission to find a new pastor. They don't agree on much other than the stops at Hardee's for coffee and a biscuit. But they stick to the call, trying to slip undetected into worship services across the Southeast in hopes of stealing a preacher for their congregation. All are wrestling to balance their own busy lives and personal struggles. And they're trying to keep their issues to themselves. Forced to spend countless hours together, these diverse personalities from different generations begin to bond. And their lives are profoundly changed as they love and support each other through the challenges they face.
The Art of Beverly Erschell by Sue Ann Painter, DAAP '73
Author Sue Ann Painter, an art and architectural historian, celebrates four decades of work by nationally known painter Beverly Erschell, whose work is in galleries and collections throughout the United States. Erschell, a Northern Kentucky resident, is one of the most highly regarded painters in Greater Cincinnati, where she was trained and taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati.
Architecture in Cincinnati: An Illustrated History of Designing and Building an American City by Sue Ann Painter, MA (A&S) '73, photographs by Alice Weston, DAAP '79
This impressive 9-by-10-inch tribute to Cincinnati's architectural treasures presents beautiful photographs on every page. More than a visual treat, however, the book tells the story of Cincinnati's important commercial, civic and sacred architecture in chronological order -- from early land developers who saw a chance to create a metropolis in the wilderness to the completion of the University of Cincinnati's Campus Master Plan with the Richard E. Lindner Athletic Center.
In a reference to UC's new campus buildings, the author points to the university's leadership in sustainable design, a practice that honors conservation of energy and water, as well as the use of "green" materials in construction. By October '05, UC had registered 13 qualifying projects, more than any other institution or corporation in the U.S.
Painter, executive director of the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati, has been a public historian for the Cincinnati Historical Society for more than a decade. Other contributors to the project include John Hancock, UC professor of architecture, editorial adviser, and Walter Langsam, UC adjunct associate professor, architectural historian.
William Henry Harrison: Father of the West by Sue Ann Painter, DAAP '73
The answers -- and insights into the personalities and contributions of these presidents from Ohio -- are in two slender books written by UC alumni Mark and Sue Ann Painter.
President Taft was the former dean of the law school and a law alumnus. It was President Harrison who served as the Indiana Territory's first governor, then held office in the U.S. Congress and Senate. The paths these two leaders from Greater Cincinnati took to the White House, and their lifelong service to their country, are stories worth knowing.
Mark, a judge on the Ohio First District Court of Appeals, and author of "The Legal Writer" see review and Sue Ann, co-author of a new architectural history of Cincinnati and a principal in PSA Consulting, wrote the presidential books for the new Jarndyce & Jarndyce Press series about Ohio presidents. It is designed for readers age 12 and older.
William Howard Taft: President and Chief Justice by Mark Painter, (A&S) '70, JD '73
The answers -- and insights into the personalities and contributions of these presidents from Ohio -- are in two slender books written by UC alumni Mark and Sue Ann Painter.
President Taft was the former dean of the law school and a law alumnus. It was President Harrison who served as the Indiana Territory's first governor, then held office in the U.S. Congress and Senate. The paths these two leaders from Greater Cincinnati took to the White House, and their lifelong service to their country, are stories worth knowing.
Mark, a judge on the Ohio First District Court of Appeals, and author of "The Legal Writer" see review and Sue Ann, co-author of a new architectural history of Cincinnati and a principal in PSA Consulting, wrote the presidential books for the new Jarndyce & Jarndyce Press series about Ohio presidents. It is designed for readers age 12 and older.
The Legal Writer by Judge Mark Painter, (A&S) '70, JD '73
If you've ever sifted through pages of legalese at a mortgage closing, pretending you weren't confused, you'll appreciate Mark Painter's recent effort. Written in an approachable, often humorous style, the judge wryly observes, "There are two things wrong with legal writing. One is style. The other is content."
Beginning with the startling premise that legal writing shouldn't be different from any other writing, Painter's book offers 30 rules for improvement. Specific, concise topics include examples that can help all of us -- even lawyers -- improve our prose. Chapters such as "Know Your Audience" and "Edit, Edit, Edit" confirm what many of us have always suspected: Those legal documents just don't need to be so darn difficult.
Most admirably, this short book follows Painter's own maxim: "The fewer the words, the more memorable the point."
A self-described "plain-language crusader," Painter is a UC adjunct professor of law and judge for the Ohio Court of Appeals.
The Monarch of Key West by David D. M. Paule, Eng '88
Ready for a fresh start, engineer and pilot Aiden McInnis abandons Boston when he unexpectedly inherits his eccentric uncle's vintage DC-2 airplane, six-room Florida guest house and Victorian home. In Key West, his late uncle's unconventional friend and self-proclaimed "king of the Conch Republic," Louie Robideau, draws Aiden into the island's chaotic, Margaritaville lifestyle. Will he ever return to Boston, or will he be content to "waste away" in paradise?
Paule, whose books include "The Sisters" and "Amidst the Brownstones," has been an aerospace engineer, marketing consultant, disk-jockey, entertainment critic, college professor, stand-up comic -- among other occupations. Currently employed by Delta Air Lines, he makes his home in Atlanta.
Let There be Light
by Robert Payne, A&S '67, MA (A&S) '71
For one University of Cincinnati alumnus, Crosley Field's first shining moment -- May 24, 1935 -- took on such a personal significance that he's spent the last quarter of a century piecing together the history of night baseball. More than anything, Robert Payne wanted to shed his own light on a particular contribution of his father, Earl Payne, Eng '26, who had helped design professional baseball's first lighting system. "Let There Be Light," which includes more than 70 historical photos, charts and lighting layouts, shows the evolutionary process that took 50 years, from 1880 to 1930, before minor league baseball adopted the idea of playing baseball at night. After breaking into the minor leagues, it only took five years before the Major Leagues accepted the idea proposed by Leland "Larry" MacPhail and Powel Crosley to illuminate Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio on the very cool evening of May 24, 1935. Payne was one of the lead illumination engineers who designed the lighting layout for Crosley Field, which became the prototype for ball fields for the next 30 years.
Derby Day: A Pop-Up Celebration of the Kentucky Derby by Pamela Pease, DAAP '74
Artist Pease's clever pop-up book about Louisville's famous "Run for the Roses" is a visual and informational delight. There are moveable views of Derby Day crowds, horse stalls whose doors open and close, a horse and rider that can be made to gallop, the famous Churchill Downs oval racetrack and golden winner's trophy.
The designer also provides photos of a dozen Derby champions of the past, an explanation of the raising of thoroughbreds and a summary of U.S. racing traditions, including how the colorful “silks” worn by each jockey reveal the stable he or she represents. For readers who long to hear the famous bugle call that introduces the race, Pease includes a recording on a tiny CD of the authentic “Call to the Post.”
As if her illustration and writing talents aren't enough, this alum has also founded her own publishing company, Paintbox Press, to monitor the production quality of her hardcover 11.5 x 11.5 volumes.
Macy's on Parade by Pamela Pease, DAAP '74
Subtitled "a pop-up book for children of all ages," Pease's version of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a delight. Since 1924, rain or shine, the famous store on New York's Herald Square has entertained 50 million viewers at the start of the holiday shopping season. Most watch the parade on television; Pease offers a new vantage point.
In colorful pop-up scenes, readers see rows of marching band members; elaborate floats led by Tom Turkey; hundreds of Macy employees as clowns, mimes and Keystone Kops; and high-flying character balloons guided by teams of Macy volunteers. When the Radio City Rockettes do their synchronized dance kicks, readers have a chance to set the pace.
Pease, who owns her own publishing company, Paintbox Press, teaches a course on the art of Children's books at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Cincinnati Bearcats Activities Book by Michael Perry, A&S '84 and Scott Ryan, RWC '90
This soft-bound book connects the UC Bearcats basketball team with children ages 6 to 14 -- teaching them about the program’s history while entertaining them with coloring pages of the Bearcat and Kenyon Martin, word searches of former Bearcats who went on to the NBA, mazes and other types of puzzles and games. A sticker page with multiple designs is included too. There are also autographs of coach Mick Cronin and notable former Bearcats such as Oscar Robertson, Jack Twyman, Kenyon Martin and Jason Maxiell.
Tales from Cincinnati Bearcats Basketball by Michael Perry, (A&S) '84
Step into Bearcat game huddles, practices and locker rooms for the inside story about the UC team, courtesy of alumnus Michael Perry, sports editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer. In this, his first book, Perry treats readers to hundreds of anecdotes drawn from interviews with former Bearcat players, coaches, recruiters and staff.
"Tales" covers eight coaching eras, from John "Socko" Wiethe 1946-52 to the intense Bob Huggins, who took over the program in 1989. There's coach Ed Badger hitchhiking through the snow to recruit a Pennsylvania player, and Tony Yates finding a future first-team all-Metro Conference star in a Mississippi marching band. Read what Oscar Robertson told Perry, as well as the comments of Kenyon Martin, 2000 National Player of the Year.
Life is so Daily in Cincinnati by Mary Pledge Peterson, M (A&S) '65
From computer murder to opening day, from the Salchow sisters to the tooth fairy, from Spring Grove biking to CCM's steel drum band, this book is a collection of bits and pieces about life in Cincinnati. Come along with the author for an unusual glimpse of Cincinnati's dailyness. Proceeds benefit Cincinnati Preservation Association.
A Clockwork Counterpoint: The Music and Literature of Anthony Burgess by Paul Phillips, CCM '82
This is the first book to examine the musical side of Anthony Burgess, an astonishingly prolific and talented composer, revealing how his lifelong involvement in music is an essential key toward understanding his life and work. Whether explaining the sonata form structure of "A Clockwork Orange" or the musical underpinnings of dozens of his other novels, his distinctive views on the interrelationship between music and literature, music's role in his ties to his father and wives, or what his compositions tell us about his troubled relationship with his son, "A Clockwork Counterpoint" illuminates Burgess's dual creative life, providing the first complete portrait of a prodigious artist whose musical accomplishments have remained largely unknown until now.
Wooden Shoe Hollow by Charlotte Pieper, (A&S) '35, edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann, director of German-American studies at UC
Newly arrived in America, Rica Heber is welcomed by Cincinnati's German immigrant families in Wooden Shoe Hollow. Although she quickly settles into her new life, she is troubled by a secret that lies on the other side of the ocean.
While enjoying Pieper's fiction, readers are treated to a taste of early 20th century life in a part of Cincinnati the late author knew well. The community's nickname comes from the wooden shoes German farmers wore for fieldwork.
Originally published in 1951, this is a new, expanded version of Pieper's historically significant book. Tolzmann has added a brief history of the area, original photographs, an index, a suggested reading list and footnotes that define terms, such as "Ein Prosit" a toast and "Yankees," the term for English-speaking neighbors.
A Year of Good Manners by Margery Sinclair and Jan Polk, Eve '80
A beautiful birthday book to collect autographs of loved ones, record birthdays, anniversaries and help you remember good manners every day, all year long, year after year. Readers find this work becomes a treasured family heirloom with each new entry and a way to pass on your values to future generations. Milwaukee etiquette consultant and coach Margery Sinclair uses an entertaining style in writing 365 common, everyday courtesy tips and the reason to use each one. The book features Cincinnati native Jan Polk's Great American Flower Collection "respect series" floral watercolor images, which are reminders to treat yourself and others with respect.
Body Trade by Paul Popp, A&S '74, Bus '75
After successful clinical research, Dr. Garrett Fielding's nerve tissue growth accelerator N-CellGen receives widespread acclaim by medical researchers. The potential for recovery from nerve and spinal cord injury is far-reaching, but Fielding has even higher goals. What if a life could be saved by transplanting one person's brain into a different body? Taking the brain from a human donor is more science fiction than science. Yet, the possibility is intriguing. Unlike other organ transplants, the donor is the beneficiary. Is it legal? Is it ethical? Where can Fielding find test subjects for what his research associate calls a Body Trade? A tragic car accident leaves a young African American boy with irreparable internal injuries, and the woman driver who hit his bicycle with a terminal brain injury. The perfect opportunity presents itself in the hospital's ER and Dr. Fielding attempts to save the boy's life by transplanting his brain into the body of the middle-aged Caucasian woman. The extraordinary surgery is a success but results in unanticipated consequences for the boy, his family and the neurosurgeon. Fielding is now the target of legal action, and his life is threatened by people who question his motives. And that’s only the beginning of the doctor’s dilemma. The potential financial benefit from N-CellGen catches the interest of a wealthy businessman who is motivated to create a real body trade.
Profiling Your Date: A Smart Woman's Guide to Evaluating a Man By Dr. Caroline Presno, EdD '98
Part modern social commentary and part study in human psychology, Presno's book acts as a guide for any woman interested in figuring out the inner-workings of a potential mate. She discusses warning signs for women in new relationships, as well as offering advice to those still looking for their male counterpart. Using real-world and celebrity examples, Presno keeps the content fresh, making for an easy, intriguing read that will serve as food for thought for the female audience.
Design Elements -- Form and Space by Dennis Puhalla, DAAP '72, professor emeritus of design
Design principles never change. They serve as the foundation of the designer's thought process and are the essential tools that define a visual language. With hundreds of fundamental principles for creating successful design compositions, this work establishes a basis for visual organization strategies and serves as a comprehensive manual for graphic designers. Understanding how elements interact in a layout is a critical step in stimulating visual thinking and compositional decision-making, and this book illustrates these principles in numerous diagrams, drawings, and practical examples of application. You'll also learn how conventional color harmonies effect form and space and how to apply elements to images and type to create balanced layouts. Plus, the authors hopes readers will gain a deeper aesthetic understanding of form in the context of ordering space.
The ABC's of Site Selection by Frank Raeon, A&S '74
Designed to help business people succeed, this work provides the tools they need to make smart location decisions for their retail and restaurant businesses. Site selection is neither an art nor a science. Rather, it is a combination of both. In the long run, doing homework is the only way to justify making what will surely turn out to be a major financial investment. Readers looking for help finding the ideal location will benefit from Raeon's six keys and the site selection scorecard.
Discover America Diaries. 50 States, 50 States of Mind. by Priscilla Rhodes, with photography/graphics by Ken Rhodes, DAAP '76
Quit your job, buy an RV and hit the road to see America. An unlikely fantasy? Not for this dynamic couple who shared their three-year cross-country odyssey through original "postcards" e-mailed around the world to all who requested them.
Ken, a photographer and graphic designer, and Priscilla, a writer and former history teacher, created this book from the travel facts and digital photos -- many translated into electronic postcards -- collected during their travels. A candid description of the highs and lows of their 15-state journey from New England to Oregon, "Discover America Diaries" is the first in a planned series. Priscilla and Ken also have an award-winning Web site, Postcards From America, where viewers can sign up to be postcard recipients.
Into the Deep One Man's Story of How Tragedy Took His Family but Could Not Take His Faith by Robert Rogers, Eng '91
Robert Rogers was living a genuine love story in 2003, enjoying life with his wife, Melissa, and four young children. Then, the unthinkable happened. A flash flood swept the family van off a dark highway, tumbling it to the bottom of a cold, muddy river. When bodies were recovered, it was the heartbroken husband and father -- still recovering from his injuries -- who was asked to identify his wife, sons and daughters.
This true story of personal tragedy has a hopeful theme. Instead of concluding that he was being punished by God or giving in to his grief, Rogers believes that his wife and children were joyfully welcomed in heaven. It took time and prayer, but he gradually worked through his grief, held fast to his faith and began a new ministry in Fort Wayne, Indiana, ("Mighty in the Land"), dedicated to advancing adoption and care for orphans and special-needs children.
Tales of an American Soldier by Werner Von Rosenstiel, att. (A&S) '36
Cincinnati was the "turning point" in this German exchange student's life. In political science classes at UC, Von Rosenstiel first heard: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." It amazed a youth from Nazi-led Germany, where even speaking one's opinion could mean jail or death.
Although Werner studied law in Germany, as expected, he requested a month in the U.S. after graduation to improve his English. He didn't go back to Germany that year. When he returned, it was as an American soldier, the Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45. Later, he assisted prosecutors at the International War Crimes Tribunal at Nuremberg, where most of the Nazi leaders received death sentences or life in prison.
Von Rosenstiel's book is an intriguing story of honor and love in a time of horror. The author visited UC in 2001 to present a generous endowment to the history department, as well as his collection of books, documents and photographs that he hopes will help students understand "how it came that we would get a Hitler," he said. "Perhaps they can also learn how not to do it."
Limping Through the Twentieth Century by Colter Rule, (A&S) '38
There weren't many jobs available during the Depression -- even for college graduates. Colter Rule was happy to tutor a wealthy family's sons, even creating incentives to make their study as palatable as possible. When the grateful father asked Rule what he might do to help him, the young man was surprised to hear himself say he'd like to go to medical school. So he did.
With that candid admission, 91-year-old Dr. Rule's autobiography follows a long and winding path to his development into a distinguished psychiatrist and researcher. Though childhood polio left him with emotional as well as physical scars, he was blessed with a bright mind, an agreeable personality and an ability to write with humor and amazing detail.
It was as an intern at Cincinnati General Hospital that he discovered he genuinely enjoyed helping patients. He also learned that people who couldn't wouldn't pay a traffic fine got thrown into jail. The event became front-page news as the public found out that the $500 stipend interns were "paid" never saw their pockets; it went directly back to the hospital to pay for room and board. Rule became the interns' hero; they demanded better treatment, and got it.
Among other tales: Creating Siamese-twin rats for early hypertension studies. Witnessing the first use of drugs that could destroy germs without harming patients. Working alongside Nobel Prize winners and world-famous scientists at the "stuffy" Rockefeller Institute. Observing Dr. Helen Taussig, who could diagnose a child's cardiac condition through her gentle touch.
Woodwinds: Fundamental Performance Techniques by Gene A. Saucier, CCM '50
This book was written to serve as a primer for the instrumental music education student and to assist teachers in the field. "Woodwinds" provides a clear, systematic presentation of tone production, fingering, embouchure, breath support, vibrato and basic acoustical behavior.
Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Good Schanzer, DAAP '64
One freezing winter night in the little Puritan farming town of Salem Village, Massachusetts, two young girls began to twitch and choke and contort their bodies into strange abnormal shapes and speak in words that made no sense. Their family tried every remedy in the book. They fasted and prayed, but nothing worked. Finally, a doctor pronounced his dire diagnosis: the girls were BEWITCHED! And then the accusations began. The riveting true story of the victims, accused witches, crooked officials, and mass hysteria that turned a mysterious illness affecting two children into a witch hunt that took over twenty people's lives and ruined hundreds more unfolds in chilling detail in this young adult book by award winning author and illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer. Among many other awards, ''Witches'' was named a New York Times Best Book of 2011.
Clio's Southern Sisters: Interviews with Leaders of the Southern Association for Women Historians Co-edited by Constance Schulz, MA (A&S) '66, PhD (A&S) '73
Professor of history, University of South Carolina, Columbia
A collection of interviews with the women historians who helped found and lead the SAWH in 1970-80, in response to entrenched sexism in the decades following World War II. Through the association, it became possible for women scholars to address issues of visibility, legitimacy and equality in the history profession. University of Missouri Press
Findlay: A Cincinnati Pig Tale by Curtis Scribner JD ’07
Findlay, a small farm pig, dreams of a magical place where pigs can do whatever they want: shop, eat, explore and even find some new pig friends! One day, after hearing a farmer talk about "Porkopolis," Findlay sneaks away to what he believes is the special place of his dreams. Findlay is in for the adventure of his life as he explores "Porkopolis" and finds even more than what he is looking for. Adults and children alike can learn and explore Cincinnati while reading this tale. See the landmarks and sites while taking a tour of downtown Cincinnati, and the neighborhoods of Hyde Park, Mt. Adams and more.
Go The Distance: A True Story of a Father and Son's Road to Recovery by Jim Serger, A&S '67, and Jim Serger Jr. Univ. '91
Jim Serger Jr. shares how far he and his family went to save the relationship with his father, through his dad's battle with his disease. This is a heartfelt and personal journey; one that will resonate with anyone who has struggled to pull a loved one from the depths of addiction back into the joy of life. Jim Serger was a third baseman for UC in the 1960s who hit a homerun to put the Bearcats within a series of the College Baseball World Series. He includes an entire chapter about UC baseball as well as a great deal about the Cincinnati area.
Lunch Bucket Paradise -- A True-Life Novel by Fred Setterberg, A&S '75
It's 1950, and the great suburban experiment has begun. A new house with three small bedrooms, a garage where you can spend all Saturday tuning up the Chevy or Ford, the promise of a sycamore blooming someday out front by the edge of the postage-stamp, golf-course green lawn. Working people never had it so good. At least, for now. But over the next twenty years, life will change for the narrator's blue-collar family as tract homes proliferate, wages soar and then collapse, the inner cities burn, and another war begins in a faraway place called Vietnam. Lunch Bucket Paradise is a rare find, a book that in so many scenes and shades of story has an eerie prescience for the future of California, even as Fred Setterberg helps us to remember the state's time of innocence and boom and new asphalt and post-war, all laid over the landscape of possibility.
Ayat Jamila: Beautiful Signs by Sarah Conover, Freda Shamma Crane, PhD (Ed) '80, Valerie Wahl (Illustrator)
This book offers a treasure-trove of Islamic wisdom for children and their parents. "Ayat Jamila" draws from the core of Islamic spirituality and ethics, the Qur'an, traditions (hadiths) and folk tales from across the Muslim world.
The Cut of His Coat: Men, Dress and Consumer Culture in Britain, 1860-1914 by Brent Shannon, MA (A&S) '96 Assistant professor of English, Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.
Although most British men in the early 19th century felt it was "puny peacockism" to be overly concerned about what they wore, attitudes quickly changed when an emerging consumer culture offered them inexpensive ready-to-wear. Middle- and lower-class men began to imitate the look of their "betters," to the chagrin of the well-to-do. Includes Victorian-era cartoons and clothing ads.
San Francisco's Famous Sea Lions by Kat Shehata, (A&S) '00, and Jo McElwee, RWC '97
The "noisy, stinky, playful, lazy" sea lions who make their home at Pier 39 in San Francisco star in this charming picture book, which is not just for kids. Shehata has written a concise, fact-filled text that complements McElwee's appealing paintings. The talented mother-daughter team, having earned writing and illustration certificates at UC, describes sea lions' quirky habits, favorite foods, social manners and occasional need for rescue by the nearby California Marine Mammal Center.
One mystery remains: No one really knows why the world's most famous sea lion colony moved from Seal Rock, their long-time home, to San Francisco's popular tourist pier in 1989. The sea lions aren't telling.
New Rooms for Old Houses: Beautiful Additions for the Traditional Home By Frank Shirley, DAAP '89
For those who love their historical homes but also would like to update for a modern lifestyle, “New Rooms for Old Houses” explores the ins and outs of additions to old residences. Shirley is an experienced architect whose passion for historical homes and their detailed style is evident throughout this work. Accompanying his words, readers will find large photos of old houses and their new additions -- the good, the bad and the ugly. Tips of the trade and details to consider also are highlighted throughout the book.
Mocking Birdies by Annette Simon, DAAP '84
"Stop copying me!" A teasing game played by young children becomes a charming picture book written, designed and illustrated by Simon. A saucy redbird and spunky bluebird copy one another's chirping through the pages, then sing together to create a new song. Beginning readers will enjoy the easy text and patient adults will be entreated to read it again and again.
The author's bold, colorful graphics will delight youngsters and older readers alike. Simon has earned accolades for her work at AIGA's New York book-design exhibition and received a 2006 finalist award from the Writers League of Texas.
This Book Is For All Kids, But Especially My Sister Libby. Libby Died. by Jack Simon, as told to his mom, Annette Simon, DAAP '84
How does a 5-year-old figure out what has happened to his little sister? It helps to have a mom like Simon, who began writing down young Jack's questions and thoughts after the death of her three-year-old daughter. Later, Jack's imaginative words inspired this brightly colored, poignant book.
What does Jack have to say? He wants to ask Libby how angels grow their wings and whether he will recognize her when he gets to heaven. He wonders if she got the colored balloons he sent skyward on her birthday. Does she still love and miss him and her family?
Jack remembers that Libby was unable to hug anyone or crawl around when she was alive, so he's glad to think that, now, she's free to zoom around the sky and move any way she wishes. Because Libby must know God pretty well, he asks his sister to "give him a big hug from me."
Liberty’s Fallen Generals by Steven Siry, D (A&S) '86
From June 1775 to February 1781 during the American War of Independence, ten patriot generals died as a result of combat wounds. Their service and deaths spanned most of the war’s duration and geographical expanse. The generals were a diverse group, with six born in America and four in Europe, three coming from professional military backgrounds, and the rest citizen-soldiers, mostly with limited military experience. As the colonists won their independence, the fallen generals became martyrs for the revolutionary ideals that would inspire later generations throughout the world.
Greene: Revolutionary General by Steven Siry, PhD (A&S) '86 Professor of history, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio
The youngest general in America's Continental Army, Nathanael Greene of Rhode Island both outguessed and outmaneuvered British soldiers in the war for independence. Greene wore down the enemy by combining militia, regular troops and guerilla forces under his command, enabling rapid troop movement and applying continuous pressure on British forces. Well written, interesting style.
Cincinnati's Golden Age by Betty Ann Smiddy, A&S '71, M A&S '74
At the turn of the 19th century, Cincinnati was booming with industry and culture as European immigrants came to the city to fill jobs, goods moved along the Miami-Erie Canal and rural hilltops developed into suburbs. This book captures the essence of the era through photographs taken by Frank Wilmes, photos forgotten until William Deak purchased the negatives and developed the film in 1947.
Cincinnati's Great Disasters by Betty Ann Smiddy, (A&S) '71, MS (A&S) '74
This book explores Cincinnati catastrophes from 1905 to 1937, featuring floods, tornadoes, fires, explosions, winter storms and crashes. Although tragic, disasters were popular postcard subjects in the early 1900s, with many of the photographs taken by professional photographers. The postcards documenting the 1907 and 1913 floods make up the bulk of this book, as these events dramatically affected Cincinnatians’ lives and led to innovative flood prevention planning and health initiatives.
Breaking Up With Cuba
by Daniel Solomon A&S '71
Between April 1956 and April 1961 the friendly relationship between the United States and Cuba collapsed, and the two countries grew to be fast enemies. This historical text recounts how Cuba, though largely "Americanized" at the time, became increasingly nationalistic, defensive and militarized under the Provisional Government instituted in 1959. Under the influence of a burgeoning paranoia, Cuba anticipated a covert invasion from the United States and purged American customs and values from Cuban society. Also examined is the poor insight and reliance on faulty intelligence by the United States which led to profound mistakes in its foreign relations strategy and ultimately to a complete breakdown of diplomatic relations between the two nations.
Ritual Imports: Performing Medieval Drama in America by Claire Sponsler, (A&S) '76, MA (A&S) '78 Professor of English, University of Iowa
Sponsler's book is a cultural history of European performance traditions and their impact on the New World, from the 16th century to the present. Among the rituals and festivities she examines are Spanish conquest drama and matachines dances, Afro-Dutch religious celebrations, Philadelphia mummers, American and German passion plays, Brooklyn's Italian-American saints' plays and academic reconstructions of medieval drama. Cornell University Press
Advertising in the Age of Persuasion: Building Brand America, 1941-1961 by Dawn Spring, D(A&S) '09
During the 1940s and 1950s, American advertisers made themselves vital to business, media, government, and religious institutions. They envisioned an American-led global consumer order supported by advertising based media where the brand took precedence over the corporation that owned it, and advertising, propaganda, and public relations were considered the same thing. To support these ideas and ensure that the advertising industry remained of value, they established relationships with the federal government and national security agencies, developing a network and process for disseminating persuasive information that survives into the twenty-first century.
Discovering God in Science by Charles Steele, DAAP '68
Did the "Big Bang" create the universe? Did life start by chance, all without a cause? Does God exist? New discoveries in science are leading some to point to a "creator" to explain the unexplainable. Science is observing that many features of our universe could not have happened purely by chance. Join new author Charles Steele as he offers insight into the ongoing debate between religion and science.
Thanks, Mom! by Gene Stelten, Eng '51
Are the rich-and-famous like the rest of us, when it comes to appreciating a mother's advice? You know: Work hard. Tell the truth. Wear clean underwear.
Find out by reading this illuminating anthology of celebrity stories. Editor Stelten convinced 60 notable personalities, including Maya Angelou, John Grisham, Tara Lipinski, Ed McMahon, Jack Nicklaus and Colin Powell, to contribute to "Thanks, Mom!" the third in his series of books that benefit Habitat for Humanity.
A long-time volunteer with Habitat in Atlanta, Stelten chairs the organization's development team, which means he raises funds to help families build their own simple Habitat homes. "All the proceeds from my books go to Habitat," he says, "and so far that is over $100,000. We will help 12 families build their new homes next year, using volunteer labor." Stelten's previous books for Habitat are "A Christmas Housewarming" and "Home For the Holidays."
Hidden History of Mississippi Blues by Roger Stolle, A&S '89
Although many bluesmen began leaving the Magnolia State in the early twentieth century to pursue fortune and fame up north, many others stayed home. These musicians remained rooted to the traditions of their land, which came to define a distinctive playing style unique to Mississippi. They didn’t simply play the blues, they lived it. Travel through the hallowed juke joints and cotton fields with author Roger Stolle as he recounts the history of Mississippi blues and the musicians who have kept it alive. Some of these bluesmen remain to carry on this proud legacy, while others have passed on, but Hidden History of Mississippi Blues ensures none will be forgotten.
Cincinnati: From River City to Highway Metropolis by David Stradling, assistant professor, history
Packed with juicy stories -- from the "chop chop" tempo of early meatpacking dis-assembly lines to worldwide applause for the new Contemporary Arts Center -- Stradling's appealing book will please readers who want a concise, entertaining and easy-to-follow history of the Queen City. Cincinnati's 215-year journey is told through its settlers and immigrants, soap-makers and carriage builders, labor leaders, athletes and scholars.
Adding to the charm of this book are 100 seldom-seen historic photographs from the University of Cincinnati Archives and the Cincinnati Historical Society Library.
Expressions of Nature Through Photography and Words by Erica Stux, A&S '49, MS '50
This coffee table book contains 256 of William S. Shore's beautiful color photos of scenic landscapes, flowers, birds, insects and more combined with poetic, descriptive and imaginitive captions by Stux. Take a visually stunning journey through nature with this work and awaken your appreciation for the natural wonders all around us.
The Wonder of Wings by Erica Stux, A&S '49, '50
24 common North American birds are illustrated and described in rhyming poetry. Seven additional poems deal with bird life.
The Achievers: Great Women in the Biological Sciences by Erica Houser Stux-Shore, A&S '49, M (A&S) '50
These true stories of heroic women scientists will provide plenty of inspiration for girls considering a career in the biological sciences.
Profiles include Dr. Gerty Cori, the first woman in America to receive a Nobel Prize in science; Dr. S. Josephine Baker, who dramatically lowered New York's infant mortality rate in the early 1900s; Rita Levi-Montalcini, neurophysiologist who shared the 1986 Nobel in medicine for discovering the nerve growth factor; Rosalyn Yalow, medical physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1977; Dorothy Hodgkin, who won a Nobel in chemistry in 1964; Mary Leakey, anthropologist who was first to excavate a 2,000-year-old homo erectus; Rosalind Franklin, whose x-ray photos of DNA revealed the double helix structure; and Sylvia Earle, ocean scientist, undersea explorer and National Geographic author.
Mental Snap Shots by Stan Sussberg, A&S '71
If all the pictures and images of your life were contained in a shoe box, and it spilled on the floor as you were reaching for something in the closet, as you put the pictures away, you might look and remember. These memories are alive in the author's mind as he remembers them in this autobiography. "One memory triggers other forgotten memories; sometimes it is just a random thought or a whim. If it is a joke, no time and place appear," says Sussberg. "If it is fiction, no location will appear. Still other times I will violate these rules."
Only with the Heart by Sherri Szeman, PhD (A&S) '86
How far can you go in the name of love? That question haunts the heroine of this novel, as she and her family struggle with the devastating effects of an elderly relative's Alzheimer's. When the old woman dies, the heroine is astonished to find herself charged with murder. The New York Times calls this book "riveting" and "remarkable." Szeman's award-winning first novel, "The Kommandant's Mistress" 1993, sold more than 11,000 copies around the world and is under development for a movie starring Patrick Stewart.
Bogota by Bus by Doug Taylor, A&S '71
In this comedy adventure, two American colleagues set out for some rest and relaxation in Cancun when danger and hilarity ensue. They are weather diverted into Belize. From there, they find themselves fleeing frantically down the Central American Isthmus, further from Cancun, trying to outrun Nicaraguan authorities, bounty hunters, Colombian rebels, Woonan Indians, a 300 pound Jaguar hungry to have them for dinner and a scary cigar smoking Brothel Madame in caked make-up and fierce stilettos with a score to settle!
Cincinnati's Historic Findlay Market by Liz Tilton, M (A&S) '03, D (A&S) '08
It's not individual people or events that have made Findlay Market so special to Cincinnati; instead, in an age when technology allows for rapid flux and change, it is the stability of generations of family businesses and generations of family shoppers who continue to meet every week and exchange produce or meats or dairy products across Findlay Market counters that makes it unique. Established in 1852, Findlay Market is Ohio's oldest public market in continuous operation. The market was originally opened outside Cincinnati's city limits -- in an area referred to as the Northern Liberties. Because the Northern Liberties lay just beyond city jurisdiction, the area was then known for a host of social liberties, such as prostitution, bootlegging, and thievery taken there. Findlay Market was born to this rebellious spirit, a spirit which may account for one reason it has become such a beloved Cincinnati Institution.
Creon's Ghost by Joseph Tomain, Dean Emeritus, College of Law
This book examines the enduring problem of the relationship between man's law and a "higher" law from the perspective of core humanities texts and through discussion of hotly debated contemporary legal conundrums. Today, such issues as intelligent design in school curricula, same-sex marriage and faith-based government grants are all examples of the interaction between man's law and some other set of moral principles. The author uses ancient as well as defining 20th-century texts to explore the most prominent conflicts and court ruling under consideration today.
Insignificant - Why You Matter in the Surprising Way God is Changing the World by Chris Travis, A&S '01
Best-selling author and pastor Chris Travis offers hope for anyone seeking a life of meaning. In this insightful, soul-stirring book, Travis reveals how God has a way of turning things upside down; he makes the weak strong, the foolish wise, and the insignificant matter. Through powerful true stories — including his own gritty experiences teaching at the most dangerous public school in New York — Travis casts an inspiring vision of how much we matter to God and his work in the world.
The Invisible Chain That Enslaves Us -- The Clergy's Misuse of the King James' Version of the Bible by Haywood Turrentine, A&S '74
Do you wonder if the Bible, the one book most accepted as the word of God is truly from that divine source? Most churches base their teachings on the King James Version and tout it as the one and only true word of God. But is it? This book takes a hard look at this issue and reveals little-known facts about other translations and other writings that have been discovered by historians and theologians to be the word of God. Before King James commissioned his translation, other versions existed. Turrentine's years of study about the various writings extant creates a new understanding of how the clergy misuses the King James Version to suit their own beliefs and adendas.
Fuhrer's Heart: An American Story by James Ward, MPA (A&S) '83, PhD (A&S) '88
Although warmly welcomed to the faculty at a Louisiana university, a talented young black professor is confused when his career begins to stumble almost immediately. Several academics and students deliberately misrepresent Michael's words and actions. White supremacy symbols are displayed as a "joke" in offices of supposedly liberal faculty. When his Jewish friend, an outspoken professor, mysteriously dies, Michael is alarmed enough to ask the FBI to check out the campus. The novel's high point is the account of the agent's risky undercover pose as a Klan member.
Ward is a former newspaper and television reporter who lived in New Orleans in the 1990s. This is the political science professor's Mississippi University for Women first attempt at fiction.
The Bridges of Lancaster County by Bruce Waters, DAAP '67
A multi-seasonal photo tour of the 25 covered bridges of Lancaster County, Pa., this book features 226 color photographs of bridge locations accessed using GPS satellite navigation.
Through a Glass Darkly by Jennifer Webster, Med '02
Lily Wright is a doctoral student in psychology struggling to uncover the cause of her own serious depression. As the anxiety generated by her increasingly disturbing dreams and flashbacks convinces her she has repressed the memory of some traumatic event, she finds herself clinging to the one unexpected bright spot in her life - the intoxicating and debonair Dr. Gabriel Martin.
The River Home by Dorothy Weil, M (A&S) '69, D (A&S) '74
Author Weil's childhood with "mismatched" parents -- a roughneck Appalachian father and a proper Cincinnati Dutch mother -- was often as tumultuous as the rushing rivers they depended upon for their livelihood. When the riverboat captain lost his job in the 1930s, the family's fortunes plunged like the stock market, forcing them into dreary tenements or dependence on relatives.
Weil's wry storytelling keeps her "memoir" from sentimentality, and readers will enjoy the Coomer family's foibles, dreams and strengths. We hear mother drilling the children to "make something" of themselves and battling with father over accepting a Thanksgiving food basket. Dot and her brother, Jim, play Kick-the-Can, try to fit in at strange schools and marvel at their relatives' abundance of food and peculiarities. Eventually, good times return.
Before writing her book, Weil travelled the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi rivers to talk with old-timers who remembered her father and to reclaim her "river roots." She is an accomplished poet, novelist, TV producer and writer.
Life, Sex and Fast Pitch Softball by Dorothy Weil, M (A&S) '69, D (A&S) '74
An adolescent girl, whose mother and father have recently separated, reluctantly joins a girls softball team that her father has agreed to coach. The other team members live in a distant neighborhood, attend different schools and have life experiences and attitudes Mercedes finds both off-putting and intriguing. She isn't that adept at softball -- as the other team members point out -- but she wants to please her dad, so she agrees to keep trying.
The girl's growth, not only in ball-playing skill but also in learning to understand and appreciate the value of unexpected friendships, helps her to become more tolerant of her flawed parents, and herself, as well. This book is a satisfying read for adolescent girls and the families who love them.
River Rats by Dorothy Weil, M (A&S) '69, D (A&S) '74
Buoyed by river lore and legend, three long-time Cincinnati friends begin a dangerous search along the Ohio for a crossbow-wielding sniper. Struggling through an undercurrent of romance and jealousy, they follow clues to an ominous river town, a backwoods Kentucky village and the ruins of an old steamboat on the banks of the Mississippi. The killer, however, is much closer to home.
Author Weil, a self-proclaimed "river rat" whose childhood was spent on steamboats and other river craft, has written widely about her Ohio River heritage, but this is her first murder mystery. "Cincinnati Horizons" reviewed her entertaining memoire, "The River Home," in November 2002.
Jewish Life in Small-Town America: A History by Lee Shai Weissbach, (A&S) '69
Professor of history, University of Louisville
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the experiences of 490 small Jewish communities 100 to 1,000 persons in small American towns and cities from the mid-19th century to World War II. Weissbach provides narrative and data about immigration patterns, occupations, Jewish education, marriage strategies and congregational organization in these communities, as well as city and regional population tables and household composition figures. Yale University Press
Run Jane Run By Jane Wells, att. '94
Jane Wells is a survivor. She escaped an abusive husband in Appalachian Kentucky, only to have him stalk her, kill someone she loves and threaten her children. In her first book, the author shares her story with an honesty intended to help other women in dangerous relationships. Wells' case and subsequent work eventually led to important law changes in Kentucky to better protect domestic abuse victims there.
People Like Us by Douglas Cooper-Spencer, public inquiries assistant, UC College of Arts and Sciences advising
A marriage ends after the husband comes out the closet. Now the ex-couple must struggle with the love and respect they once had for each other as well as with their new identities -- she, as a single woman scorned by her gay husband and he, as a man who has come to identify himself as gay -- and what about their children? This book is for anyone who has ever been married or in a relationship where one partner comes out of the closet.
The Handbook of Advanced Materials by James K. Wessel, Eng '62
Wessel's book is written to educate readers about recent advances in the area of new materials used in making products. Materials and their properties usually limit the component designer. The book Presents information about metals, ceramics, poymer-based and other advanced materials that enable products to be designed in a new, cost-effective ways.
The Mysteries of Earth Changes Revealed by William West, RWC '10
This book explains past changes and future possible events of the ever-changing planet Earth. Biblical transcripts and outside research take center-stage, providing important information to guide the reader through the current alterations occurring on the planet.
The African American Experience in Vietnam: Brothers in Arms By James E. Westheider, MA (A&S) '88, PhD (A&S) '93
African-Americans have served in all U.S. military conflicts since the Revolutionary War, distinguishing themselves alongside their white counterparts. Westheider says that like all soldiers, they have fought for a variety of reasons, the most important being "the right to fight."
Blacks competed with whites on a near equal basis for the first time in Vietnam, and military service there helped shape modern black culture. As the war progressed and racial violence increased, however, many blacks began viewing the military as less of an equal rights opportunity and more of an undue burden.
Boot Camp by Juliann Wetz, Eve '00
Robbie, who dreams of becoming a marine like his cousin Jim, can scarcely wait for the junior "boot camp" the marine has promised for his next visit. Best friend Marshall begs to be included, but when Marshall turns out to be the better athlete, the boys' competitiveness spoils the fun. Will the friends patch up their differences in time to convince Jim to resume "boot camp?"
If your kids enjoy this easy-chapter book, introduce them to another Robbie and Marshall story about a stolen camp knife, "Genuine Swiss Army." Wetz's work has appeared in children's publications, as well as area newspapers and magazines, and she has hosted writing workshops and book-signing programs in schools.
To order, $4.95 plus $1.95 shipping/handling for each book to Juliann Wetz, 6099 Snow Hill Drive, Hamilton OH 45011
'Til the Fat Girl Sings: From an Overweight Nobody to a Broadway Somebody By Sharon Wheatley, CCM att.'90
This memoir shares the story of Sharon Wheatley, a Broadway singing star and alumna of the College-Conservatory of Music. While funny, candid, revealing and wise, it also reveals a heartbreaking and tragic journey to the top.
British Labour Seeks a Foreign Policy, 1900-1940 by Henry Winkler, A&S '38, M (A&S) '40, HonDoc '87, UC president emeritus, professor emeritus
The responsibilities of political parties, as well as the pros and cons of specific policies, come to life in this look at the evolution of Britain's Labour Party. Formed in the early 20th century to deal with domestic problems of the working class, Labour was soon compelled by world events to accept a broader role in the governance of the country, particularly in international issues. A synthesis of Winkler's 20-year study of the subject, "British Labour" has been called the first full-scale treatment of the subject.
The Two Intellectual Worlds of John Locke: Man, Person, and Spirits in the "Essay" by John Yolton, (A&S) '54, MA (A&S) '55
John Locke professor of the history of philosophy, emeritus, Rutgers
In an examination of Locke's "Essay Concerning Human Understanding," the author maintains that a number of rarely examined components of Locke's thought -- including the nature of man, the nature of a human being and the place of man in the universe among other creatures -- proves the importance of the world of spiritual beings to Locke's philosophy. Critics have called Yolton's work provocative and fascinating. Cornell University Press
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