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Donna J. Betts, MA ’99, published Creative Arts Therapies Approaches in Adoption and Foster Care: Contemporary Strategies for Working with Individuals and Families (Charles C. Thomas Publishers, 2003). The work presents ways in which creative arts therapies can be applied in different settings, and represents the spectrum of ideas in current practice.

A retired Army infantry colonel who served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War, Harold B. Birch, MS ’70, examines the Civil War and the role of the 50th Infantry Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers in his book The 50th Pennsylvania’s Civil War Odyssey (1st Books Library, 2003). A Pennsylvania native, Birch retells the heroic acts and sacrifices the soldiers made as they fought in six states. Despite the losses and hardships the volunteer regiment faced, Birch shows the underlying strength of the men as they fought to defend their beliefs.

Analyzing the work of Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Victoria Clements, MPhil ’94, PhD ’98, and her co-editors pair 19th century reviews of Sedgwick’s work with new critical essays in Catharine Maria Sedgwick: Critical Perspectives (Northeastern University Press, 2003). The book also examines the role Sedgwick played in feminist literature.

During the rise of Nazism in the ’30s, more than 1,000 European Jews sought refuge in the Philippines, joining the small Jewish population of Manila. When the Japanese invaded the islands in 1941, the peaceful existence of the Jews there was plagued again by the uncertainties and oppressions they thought they had left behind. Frank Ephraim, MBA ’63, who fled to Manila with his parents, weaves together the testimonies of 36 refugees with historical and archival records, Manila newspapers, and U.S. government documents to tell their story in Escape to Manila (University of Illinois Press, 2003).

In Ask What You Can Do For Your Country: The Memory and Legacy of John F. Kennedy (Vandamere Press, 2003), Dan B. Fleming Jr., EdD ’70, compiles the reflections and emotions of 90 people on the life and death of the president, and the impact of his administration on the United States. Notable contributors are former President Gerald Ford, singer Lena Horne, and astronaut John Glenn. The book includes a foreword by Washington Post columnist Mary McGrory.

The voices of South Carolina Native Americans are heard in an anthology by Will Moreau Goins, BA ’84. In The People Speak: A Collection of Writings by South Carolina Native Americans in Poetry, Prose, Essays & Interviews (Phoenix Publishers, 2003), editor Goins weaves together the history and memories of generations of Native Americans. Goins collected and edited stories ranging from those told by children about nature, the environment, and heritage to tales passed down from generations of elders.

Catherine Mai James, MEd ’98, wrote and illustrated What’s in the Dark (Cat’s Cradle Press, 2003), a book of poetry for children on topics to which adults and children can relate. James teaches English at Newark Academy in Livingston, N.J., and donates a portion of all book sales to the academy’s endowment to raise scholarship money for families needing tuition assistance. She also works with First Book, a non-profit organization that works with literacy programs to distribute new books to children who have little or no access to books.

The tale of a high school freshman who undergoes personal tragedy and discovery, The Road Rises Up (Xlibris Corp., 2002) is the first novel by Helaine Krob, MBA ’96.

Pluralism at Yale: The Culture of Political Science in America (University of Wisconsin Press, 2003) by Richard M. Merelman, BA ’60, explores the relationship between personal experience and academic theories of American politics. Merelman is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Uncovering documents, photographs, and interviews, Cathryn J. Prince, BA ’91, examines a dark chapter of WWII history in Shot from the Sky: American POWs in Switzerland (Naval Institute Press, 2003). A former Swiss correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, Prince writes of how neutral Switzerland shot down U.S. aircraft entering Swiss airspace and imprisoned the survivors in internment camps, detaining more than 1,000 American flyers between 1943 and the end of the war. While these and other events included in the book have been briefly mentioned in other works, Prince’s book is the first to present the story in full.

Taking the reader down winding trails and dense forests, Michael Robbins, MPhil ’70, PhD ’72, writes about his hiking experiences and expertise in The Hiking Companion (Storey Books, 2003). His guide identifies nature observation opportunities and stories from his own adventures.

For students, young professionals, and those interested in learning more about the museum profession, Elizabeth Schlatter, MA ’96, wrote Become an Art Curator, an online guide published by www.fabjob.com. In the guide, Schlatter provides information including how to prepare for a job or internship and how to propose exhibits independently.

Jared Thomas Skok, BA ’95, MPA ’97, published his fifth book, Corporate Philanthropy in Times of Crisis (LBG Associates, 2003). The work examines some of the major disasters and national emergencies that have tragically affected American communities, and how companies have responded in times of need.

Using detailed company examples, David A. Sutton, MBA ’95, outlines a path for organizations interested in bolstering marketing strategies in his book Enterprise Marketing Management: The New Science of Marketing (Jossey-Bass, 2003). Along with co-author Tom Klein, Sutton shows readers how to create brand positioning that will boost sales and how to translate brand positioning to a brand experience.

Published in cooperation with the Center for American Places, Helen Tangires, PhD ’99, wrote Public Markets and Civic Culture in Nineteenth-Century America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003). The work is part of the Creating the North American Landscape Series.

Translating and editing the work of Russian philosopher Vladimir S. Soloviev, Vladimir Wozniuk, MA ’78, published The Heart of Reality: Essays on Beauty, Love, and Ethics by V.S. Soloviev (University of Notre Dame Press, 2003). Soloviev, a moral philosopher, social and literary critic, theologian, and poet, is considered one of Russia’s greatest philosophers.

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