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Alumni Bookshelf

Rabbi James Rudin, AA '53, BA '55, wrote Christians & Jews, Faith to Faith: Tragic History, Promising Present, Fragile Future (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2010), an examination of Christian-Jewish relations and major issues facing both faith traditions throughout history and in the modern era.

Richard E. Pugh, MBA '68, wrote The Greatest Leap of Your Life: Simple Yet Difficult (Xulon Press, 2010), a discussion of basic components of Christian faith and theology.

Cynthia Polansky Gallagher, BA '80, wrote Boxer (TFH Publications, 2010), her fifth individual dog-breed reference book.

Jonathan Chase, BA '81, edited and released a collection of letters written by his mother, Nan Chase, a Foreign Service wife, called Sad Specimens For Tea (CreateSpace, 2011) a first-hand account of growing up between two world wars in America, then trying to raise a family overseas.

Michael Starr, BA '83, wrote Black and Blue: The Life of Redd Foxx (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2011), a biography of African-American comedian and Sanford and Son star Redd Foxx.

Norman Ball, MBA '90, wrote How Can We Make Your Power More Comfortable? (Del Sol Press, 2010), a collection of satirical essays about American political culture.

Michele Wehrwein Albion, MA '91, published The Quotable Edison (University of Florida Press, 2011), an extensive collection of insightful and enlightening comments and witticisms from Thomas Edison. Ms. Albion served as curator of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Fla., from 1992 to 1997.

Andrew Gardner, BA '91, wrote City of Strangers: Gulf Migration and the Indian Community in Bahrain (Cornell University Press, 2010), an examination of the exploitative practices of migrant workers in the Middle East.

James D. Michelson, BA '92, wrote Cross Media Marketing 101: The Concise Guide to Surviving in the C-Suite (Schooner Press, 2011), a guide for executives and managers on the changing marketing world and the rise of new alternative marketing methods.

Garrett Peck, MA '96, wrote Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren't (The History Press, 2011), a lively look at the bootlegging culture in Washington during the 1920s and 1930s.

Jessica Schwarz, BA '98, co-published and co-authored A Celebration of Light: Treasured Hanukkah Menorahs of Early Israel (, 2010), a comprehensive catalog of menorahs made by pioneer artisans from the 1920s through the 1970s.

Michael F. Price, EdD '99, wrote How to Manage Money like a Minister: The ABC's of Pinching Pennies Like a Pastor (Second Wind Publishing, 2010), a how-to guide on managing expenses.

Thomas Renard, MA '08, co-wrote The EU's Role as Global Actor (Brookings Institution Press, 2011), a systemic analysis of the restructuring of European diplomacies in the context of a changing world.