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Larry Broadwell, BA '66, wrote Hikes in the Washington Region: Part C (Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, 2011), the latest in his pocket guide to regional trails series. The book looks at 20 popular hiking routes in Washington, D.C., and in Maryland counties through maps, photos, and directions. GW alumni Richard Meade, BA '65, and Edward "Skip" Gnehm, BA '66, assisted with distance measurements and landmark identification.

Roderic Ai Camp, BA '66, MA '67, wrote Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2011), an overview of Mexico today; and Mexican Political Biographies (University of Texas Press, 2011), a unique directory of all national Mexican politicians and governors. Camp, the Philip M. McKenna Professor at Claremont McKenna College, has published more than 30 books on Mexico.

Robert L. Clark, MBA '77, published Crossing Wall Street: The Road to Independent Financial Security (Saint George Seminary Press, 2011), a look at how to process and apply information about the stock market.

Melissa F. Crown, LCSWC '69, wrote The Myth of the Uterus: Shaping Women's Bodies (Cranberry Lake Press, 2009), a book about the contribution of the uterus to a woman's health and sexuality and how medical research and social history affect how we understand the organ.

William Doyle, BBA '85, wrote A Soldier's Dream: Captain Travis Patriquin and the Awakening of Iraq (NAL Hardcover, 2011), which documents how Capt. Patriquin and a Sunni sheik helped thwart an insurgency in Iraq's Anbar province and galvanized American support for the Sunni Awakening against al-Qaeda.

Ken E. Gause, MA '87, wrote North Korea under Kim Chong-il: Power, Politics, and Prospects for Change (Praeger Security International, 2011), a study of the dynamics of the North Korean system and Chong-il's worldview and regime politics since 1994, as well as a look at prospects for the next regime.

Henry Herz, MA '84, wrote Nimpentoad (CreateSpace, 2011), a fantasy story he co-wrote with his two young sons.

Roger Kaufman, BA '54, wrote The Manager's Pocket Guide to Mega Thinking and Planning (HRD Press, Inc., 2011), a primer on strategic planning methods for organizations and companies. Kaufman, currently a professor emeritus at Florida State University, is the author of 40 books on strategic planning, performance improvement, quality management, and evaluations.

Faith Knight, MSPM '08, wrote Projects Are People, Too: A Guide to Getting Along So You Can Get Some Work Done (Fresh, LLC, 2011), a primer designed to help project managers navigate the varied personalities on their projects.

Robert Lockwood, MPhil '74, PhD '76, wrote Sweet Revenge (Xlibris, 2011), a political thriller about American political greed and global financial corruption.

Yuliana Min Kim-Grant, BA '90, wrote A Shred of Hope (Aberdeen Bay, 2011), an intricate and emotional novel about the tragic deaths of an interracial married couple and the unique grief shared by their diverse families.

Julie Moffett, MA '88, wrote No One Lives Twice and No One to Trust (Carina Press, 2010, 2011), the first two installments of a cybersleuthing mystery series starring Lexi Carmichael, a National Security Agency operative. No One Lives Twice was nominated for an EPIC Award for action/adventure writing.

Ed Moser, MA '91, wrote A Patriot's A to Z of America: Things Every Good American Should Know (Turner Publishing Co., 2011), an encyclopedic look at American achievements, technology, milestones, and heroes. Moser, a former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush, is also the author of the Politically Correct Guide to . . . book series.

Shannon Thomas Perich, MA '96, wrote The Changing Face of Portrait Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital (Smithsonian Books, 2011), which examines the careers of 10 photographers as a way of presenting portrait photography's 150-year history. Perich is an associate curator in the Photographic History Collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Dennis J. Pogue, MA '81, wrote Founding Spirits: George Washington and the Beginnings of the American Whiskey Industry (Harbour Books, 2011), an exploration of George Washington's largely unknown role as the owner of one of the largest whiskey distilleries in 18th-century America. Pogue is currently the vice president for preservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, and has written extensively on George Washington and his plantation.

Benish Shah, BA '04, edited and contributed to Sandstorm: A Leaderless Revolution in the Digital Age (Global Executive Board, 2011), a series of essays on how social media played a role in the historic Arab Spring written by her parents. Since its publication, the book has sold out three times on Amazon and has been added to the curriculum of a course at Harvard's Kennedy School.

Karl D. Spence, BA '64, co-wrote Dining on the B&O: Recipes and Sidelights from a Bygone Age (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), a look at the food culture and high style of the dining cars on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

Ahmed Tolba, PhD '06, edited Cases on Business and Management in the MENA Region: New Trends and Opportunities (Business Science Reference, 2011), a blend of conceptual and applied research on the relationship between the Middle East and North Africa and its effects on regional business. Tolba is currently an assistant professor of marketing at the American University in Cairo.

Lori Tripoli, BA '85, wrote Contemporary Law Office Management (Aspen/Wolters Kluwer, 2011), a comprehensive overview of law office management for paralegal students.

Liz Weber, MBA '91, wrote Something Needs to Change Around Here: The Five Stages to Leveraging Your Leadership (Ridge Runner Publishing, 2011), a primer based on Weber's model of the Five Stages of Focused Leadership.

Douglas M. Wicklund, BA '83, MA '86, co-authored The Illustrated History of Firearms (Chartwell Books Inc., 2011). Wicklund is a senior curator at the National Firearms Museum.