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Lorenz Schrenk, BA '54, wrote Northern Pacific Railroad Pioneer Steam Era (Monad Publications, 2010) with co-author Robert L. Fry. This is the fourth in a series of books by the same authors documenting the history of one of the nation's most important railroads.

In January, George Joseph, RESD '67, published Flowers Grow on Ruins Too (Xlibris, 2011), a novel set in Europe during World War II.

In the thriller Cooch (Royal Wulff Publishing, 2011), author Robert Cook, MS '70, details the adventures of protagonist Alec "Cooch" Cuchulain, a hero with one leg in finance and the other in a top-secret U.S. government role. The book won a national eLit gold medal in the mystery/suspense/thriller category for "illuminating digital publishing excellence."

Brooke C. Stoddard, MA '73, wrote World in the Balance: The Perilous Months of June-October 1940 (Potomac Books, 2011). The book recounts the pivotal months in mid-1940 when Great Britain waged a heroic and clandestine struggle with Nazi Germany.

The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage (Ecco, 2011) by Ellis Cose, MA '78, is a meditation on race, class, privilege, and the intergenerational shifts in how black and white people view and interact with one another.

Neal Barnard, MD '80, is the author of 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health (Grand Central Life & Style, 2011). His dietary advice has been featured on PBS and on

Michel Doret, MPhil '80, PhD '82, published André Rigaud: La Vraie Silhouette (Xlibris, 2011), a comprehensive anecdotal and historical look at the Haitian revolutionary leader.

Merrick Rosenberg, BA '89, is the co-author with Daniel Silvert of Taking Flight!: Master the Four Behavioral Styles and Transform Your Career, Your Relationships...Your Life (CreateSpace, 2011). The book teaches readers to identify and recognize various behavior styles, and it explains how to practically apply that knowledge to improve relationships.

Gifts from the Poor: What the World's Patients Taught One Doctor About Healing (Greenleaf Book Group, 2011) by Dr. Glenn Geelhoed, MA '91, MPH '93, MA '95, MPhil '03, Ed.D '09, and Patricia Edmonds recounts Dr. Geelhoed's medical missions to the poorest parts of the globe to treat patients at no cost and train locals to dispense care.

Christine Brown-Quinn, MBA '92, is the author of Step Aside Super Woman: Career and Family is for Any Woman (Book Shaker, 2010). The book offers women advice and a personal perspective on striking a balance between career and family goals.

Shaul (Saul) Kelner, BA '92, wrote Tours that Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage and Israeli Birthright Tourism (NYU Press, 2010). The book won the Association for Jewish Studies' 2010 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in the category of social science, anthropology, and folklore. It examines American Jewish tourism to Israel, focusing on the Israeli government-sponsored free trips for Jewish college students.

Writer-producer Hilary Winston, BA '98, has released her first book, My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me: And Other Stories I Shouldn't Share with Acquaintances, Coworkers, Taxi Drivers, Assistants, Job Interviewers, and Ex/Current/Future Boyfriends but Have (Sterling, 2011). In the book, Ms. Winston compiles all her bad dating stories and relationships gone wrong.

James McGrath Morris, MA '00, is the author of Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print and Power (HarperCollins, 2010). The book tells the story of newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer, the "midwife to the birth of the modern mass media."