Harvard Authors' Bookshelf
Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation
J. Chester Johnson ’66
Amazon Bestseller & on a Goodreads' list of Best Nonfiction Books. An American race massacre & racial reconciliation. Pegasus/Simon & Schuster.
Life Is Not a Straight Line
Katherine Williams, Ed.M.’84, Ed.D. ’87
Collection of 51 stories presented as poems about decisions made that changed lives; with the imagined musings of a head of state who made decisions that started a war and changed countless lives. https://amzn.to/3zftEsr
The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class
Edward Conard, M.B.A. ’82
Top Ten NY Times Best-selling Author Larry Summers: "a valuable contribution." www.EdwardConard.com. Available on Amazon, at local bookstores.
How I Predicted the Injury to President Reagan Sixteen Years Before the Event
Karl Meyer ’77
The genesis of an experiment to discover whether Our Creator endowed the author with a right to liberty from school attendance. On Amazon.com.
Land of Bear And Eagle: A Home in the Kodiak Wilderness
Tanyo Ravicz ’83
The testament of one of Alaska's last homesteaders, this book offers a vision of what it means to be wedded to a place and fully alive to the world. Hancock House Publishers & Amazon
Prepare for Crisis, Plan to Thrive:The Inside Story of How One Company Did It Right
Tom Raffio, FMLI ’78 and Diane H. Schmalensee
Available at The Bookery (Manchester, NH), Gibson’s Bookstore (Concord, NH), and Amazon.com.
There Are No Do-Overs: The Big Red Factors for Sustaining a Business Long Term
Tom Raffio, FLMI ’78, Dave Cowens and Barbara McLaughlin
Insight on creating a winning team at the office by reviewing lessons from the basketball court. Amazon.com.
The Bonobo Sisterhood: Revolution Through Female Alliance
Diane L. Rosenfeld ’96 A revolutionary call to action for women and their allies to protect one another from patriarchal violence. Foreword by Ashley Judd.
Come from Nowhere
Ann Bennett Spence,
A.M. ’69 (pen name Bian An)
Childhood memoir by daughter of a Chinese mother and American father who met in Beijing during Japan's invasion of China. As Chinese, American, and both, An(n) lived this story that stretches from China's civil war to the Vietnam War.
Parenting MBA: How to Apply What Makes You Successful at Work to the Most Important Job of Your Life
Joshua Leibowitz, M.B.A. ’97
If H.B.S. and McKinsey raised children together, this easy-to-read advice book would hold their parenting strategies.
To Venus and Back: One Man's Quest to Rediscover Love
Turner Grant (pen name of alum)
Two years after the unexpected death of his wife, the author embarked on a journey to find his future, both in life and love. He soon found himself adrift in the digital-dating world. On Amazon.
How the Leopard Changed its Spots—Evolutionary Values for an Age in Crisis
Julian Gresser ’65, A.M. ’67, Visiting Mitsubishi Professor (HLS, 1976-77, 1980)
This lyrical autobiography urges that new thinking and evolutionary values are critical for our collective survival.
The Ted Letters: The Life and Death of a Clozaril Patient
Anne Vohl ’71
A retired lawyer’s letters to her deceased son. A schizophrenic, he was Nevada’s first Clozaril patient. This volume argues for wider usage of the drug with better attention to its side effects.
Pregnant While Black: Advancing Justice for Maternal Health in America
Monique Rainford, M.D. ’95
A groundbreaking primer exploring adverse maternal-health outcomes for Black women and what can be done to improve them.
The Illusion of Determinism: Why Free Will Is Real and Causal
Edwin A. Locke ’60
The doctrine of determinism is self-refuting and free will is a form of causality involving the capacity to choose to focus one’s mind at the conceptual level or to evade the effort.
The Value of Drawing Instruction in the Visual Arts and Across Curricula
Seymour Simmons III, Ed.D. ’88
The case for learning to draw in the digital age, cultivating visual thinking across disciplines, and holistic development across the lifespan. Now in paperback.
Voice & Verse: Joys and How-To’s of Teaching, Reading & Writing Poetry
Paul F. Cummins, M.A.T. ’60
I hope this book will open a few doors, suggest new projects and lessons, and introduce some of the strange and inspiring poets I have met along the way.