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The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class
Edward Conard, M.B.A. ’82

Top Ten NY Times Bestselling Author. Larry Summers: "a valuable contribution." Available on Amazon.
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Days of the Giants
R.J. Petrella, Clinical Instructor, HMS
A young doctor committed to public medicine must decide how far he is willing to go for his beliefs about the field. Eric Hoffer Award nominee, 2016. Available on Amazon.
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Summing Up: A Professional Memoir
Bertram Fields, J.D. ’52

A delightfully readable tour of a remarkable career among the rich and famous. Fields has spent his entire professional career as an attorney. Get it on Amazon.
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Gloriana: Exploring The Reign Of Elizabeth I
Bertram Fields, J.D. ’52

A breathless account of Elizabeth’s rise to power. Was she “The Virgin Queen?” Did she sanction murder? Fully illustrated in color. Get it at Amazon.

Shylock: His Own Story
Bertram Fields, J.D. ’52

Now, Bertram Fields gives us Shakespeare's enigmatic Shylock's full story, his dangerous background, his loves and challenges, and his motivation for the demand of a pound of flesh. Get it at Amazon.
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Destiny: A Novel of Napoleon & Josephine
Bertram Fields, J.D. ’52

Napoleon & Josephine. A story of loyalty, betrayal, and tempestuous love set against a sweeping background of intrigue, terror and war. Get it at Amazon
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The Secret Ministry of Frost
J. S. Berkman '77, J.D. '82

The little-known true story of the poet Coleridge and his son Hartley; a tale of addiction, estrangement, and poetic expression. Man Booker Prize winner John Banville has praised Berkman's prose. Amazon/Kindle
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The Illusion of DeterminismWhy Free Will Is Real and Casual
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.
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Split Rock: A Martha's Vineyard Novel
Holly Hodder Eger ’82

"A very Vineyard book...a great, moving read." Carly Simon. Winner, International Book Awards, Best Women's Fiction. "Intelligent, sensitive storytelling with a strong sense of place" (Kirkus Reviews).
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Christian Egalitarian Leadership
Contributing author: Francois Wilfred Augustin, A.L.M. ’10

Editors: Aida Besancon Spencer and William David Spencer. Thoughtful and devout Christian leaders explain how sharing leadership follows God’s intentions and is crucial to implement today.
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Runaway: The Daring Escape of Ona Judge
Ray Anthony Shepard, M.A.T. ’71

In this stunningly illustrated poem, young readers gain an understanding of slavery. Ona Judge, enslaved by Martha and George Washington, risked her life to escape.
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A Nest for Lalita
Ken Langer, Ph.D. ’78

When America’s top “green” architect travels to India to design a home for survivors of domestic violence, he falls for his client and is immediately sucked into her perilous world of Indian politics. Visit:
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Gangsters and Other Statesmen: Mafias, Separatists, and Torn States in a Globalized World
Danilo Mandić , Ph.D. ’15

How organized crime shapes the politics of borders in modern conflicts. “A masterpiece.”—Bart Bonikowski, NYU. “This is a gestalt-changing book.”—Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania. Available on Amazon.
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Historic Houses of Worship in Peril: Conserving Their Place in American Life
Thomas Edward Frank ’70

Many houses of worship across America are empty or struggling to stay open, yet remain essential to the local sense of place and community service.
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Reframe Your Artistry
Jessica Honig, Ed.M. ’02

Live in this moment and improve creativity. “This is a book that will appeal to and inspire a range of readers…” Dr. Hoffmann Davis, AIE Founder, HUGSE. Available via: AmazonBarnes & Noble, Reads & Company, Prodigy Gold Books.
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The End of Food Allergy
Kari Nadeau, M.D. ’95-Ph.D. ’95

Landmark book on preventing, diagnosing, and reversing food allergies with key findings from a premier team of trained experts.
On Amazon, Audible, Kindle.
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Dirty Science
Bob Gebelein ’56

WINNER OF 4 BOOK AWARDS. Self-knowledge for academia: How dirty politics overpowers critical thinking and blocks academic freedom. On Amazon. Audio book on
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From Hans to Henry: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story
Susan Dyshel Sommovilla ’70

Young Jewish boy Hans Fröhlich survives Nazi Germany and later helps open post-WWII American markets to Japanese technology. Profits Phila. Holocaust non-profit HAMEC.
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A Lawyer's Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission, Fourth Edition
Editor: Tom Schaumberg, LL.B. ’63

The guide describes litigation of investigations of unfair imports—principally involving patent infringement—before an important U.S. administrative agency in Washington, DC.
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Silent Witness: Forensic DNA Analysis in Criminal Investigations and Humanitarian Disasters
Henry Erlich, ’65, Eric Stover, and
Thomas J. White

This collection discusses the application of DNA technology to the criminal justice system and identification of disaster victims and reviews scientific, legal, and ethical issues (Oxford University Press).
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Strategic Customer Service
John A. Goodman, M.B.A. ’71
Create a proactive, preventive, high tech and high touch (when needed) strategic service system that justifies premium margins and fosters positive word of mouth. Build a motivated, can-do, risk-taking front line. Amazon.
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Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and A Story of Reconciliation
J. Chester Johnson ’66

Amazon Bestseller. Out of arguably the worst race massacre in our country’s history, a story of racial reconciliation emerges. Pegasus/Simon & Schuster.
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Engage the Brain: How to Design for Learning That Taps Into the Power Of Emotion
Allison Posey, Ed.M. ’09

This book highlights research and practical strategies educators can apply in their day-to-day planning to support meaningful, rigorous learning.
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Tapas Life: A Rich and Rewarding Life After Your Long Career
Andrew Robin, M.B.A. ’80

You'll likely be around several more decades after your several-decade career! Step-by-step guide to assembling a varied, fulfilling life for those decades; enjoyable read with useful activities. Available on Amazon.
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No Saving Me for Later
Tiffany Stewart, Ed.M ’13

No waiting, no complaining, no blaming. I speak to the obstacles I had to overcome, many of them being rooted in self-doubt. The book is meant to inspire, heal and motivate readers to live life on purpose. Bookstores & Amazon.
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Teaching With Light: Ten Lessons for Finding Wisdom, Balance, and Inspiration
Carol Pelletier Radford, Ed.D. ’96

Practical wisdom and strategies for teacher well-being. Stories, mindful living practices, and podcast interviews with inspiring teachers and leaders.
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The Flight of the Veil
Bruce J. Berger, J.D. ’75

Siblings torn apart by the Holocaust find each other after decades, where faith, tragedy, memory, and guilt intersect. Kirkus Reviews: “A well-crafted tale about trauma and miracles.Get it …” Available on Amazon.
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Surviving America’s Financial Abyss: Be The Entrepreneur of Your Own Life
Roy C. Carriker, M.B.A. ’76, Ph.D.

Traditional career preparation and education must change. Independent work and gig jobs are burgeoning.
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Comrades Betrayed: Jewish World War I Veterans under Hitler
Michael Geheran, A.L.M. ’05

How Jewish Great War veterans responded to Hitler’s rise, how they coped under Nazi persecution, and why many believed that Germany would never betray them. On Amazon.
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The Complete Poems of Nathaniel Hutner
Nathaniel Hutner ’72

These poems, written between 1968 and 2018, offer to the reader of the new millennium a fresh way of organizing language and discovering its import. Available on Amazon.
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The Many Faces of Polyamory: Longing and Belonging in Concurrent Relationships
Magdalena Fosse, A.L.M. ’01, Psy.D.

Filled with theoretical richness and clinical wisdom, it explores the psychology and culture of polyamory and what it reveals about the longing for intimacy.
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The Building Blocks of Health
J. Joseph Speidel, ’59, M.D. ’63, M.P.H. ’65

A science-based strategy to reverse lifestyle-related damage to health that can prevent up to 90% of diabetes, 80% of heart disease, nearly 50% of cancers, and add up to 15 years to life.
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Land's End
Gail Mazur, RI ’09

“Mazur’s distinguished body of work reads as an irresolvable argument with herself, but at its core it takes unabating delight in the enigmas of human relationships, and its own contrariness.”—Ron Slate, On the Seawall
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Darwinism Applied:Evolutionary Paths to Social Goals
John H. Beckstrom, LL.M. ’66
The author explores how Darwin’s evolutionary thought is linked to the challenge of dealing with relevant social issues.
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My Parents Didn't Teach Me $%+! About Money
Lucia Marshall, M.B.A. ’93

Let’s talk money—from establishing goals to planning for the unexpected, this fun, easy-to-use guide teaches the basics of personal finance. Perfect for the new graduate. On Amazon.
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The School of Fish Who Went to School
Mary A. Flowers, G ’74, M.D. ’78

Teaches the importance of finding creative solutions. Also read: Max Goes to the Farm, The Boy Who Loved Cats, and more! Available in bookstores and online.
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The Leadership PIN Code
Dr. Nashater Deu Solheim, HNI ’16

A unique and proven framework for creating the impact and influence you need in your daily work. With 3 simple keys, you get what you need while also maintaining positive relationships.
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Plants, People and Culture: The Science of Ethnobotany
Michael J. Balick, Ph.D. ’80 and Paul A. Cox, Ph.D. ’81

Is it possible that plants have shaped the very trajectory of human cultures? An engaging tour de force on how plants have influenced different societies.
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Information: A Historical Companion
Edited by: Ann Blair ’84, Paul Duguid, Anthony Grafton, and Anja-Silvia Goeing
Scholars in many disciplines discuss the forms, circulation, and impacts of information since roughly 1450.
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Mindfulness Without the Bells and Beads
Clifton T. Smith II, M.P.A. ’11

Strips away the bells, beads, and hyperbole associated with mindfulness. Take your performance, leadership, and well-being to the next level without adopting any spiritual or new age beliefs.
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An African American Philosophy of Medicine
Frederick Newsome ’68, M.D.

Race, medical knowledge and history examined. Addresses meaning and purpose in medicine deriving from the author’s life as an African American physician in Harlem, NY and West Africa.
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The Cardiff Giant
Larry Lockridge, Ph.D. ’69

The first of four short stand-alone yet interrelated novels of The Enigma Quartet. "A pungent satire of human gullibility, this fierce, upbeat novel is a timely restorative in a dark season." Malachy McCourt.,
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Michael J. McLaughlin ’87

Woolly mammoth researchers in the Arctic are dying rapidly from a mysterious bone-disintegrating disease. Can Dr. Drew Chambers save them in time from an experiment gone awry? This & other novels available on Amazon.
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94 Paradoxes to Consider in the 21st Century
Leopoldo Martínez Nucete, LL.M. ’89

This book is a collection of essays covering topics from the impact of social media disinformation, to the existential threat of climate change. On Amazon.
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Milo Meander
J. Philip Miller, Ed.M. ’60

As Milo Meander walks down the streets he gets the cold shoulder from the neighbors he meets. But Milo learns how to break through the iceand discover his neighbors are really quite nice. A children's book in rhyme.
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Healing the Reason-Emotion Split: Scarecrows, Tin Woodmen, and the Wizard
Daniel S. Levine ’67

Argues that science shows emotion and reason are partners not opposites; the split between reason and emotion is harmful to society; and science can heal the split for the benefit of society. Routledge (2021) or Amazon.
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Habitual Offenders: Short Stories
Dan Cohen, J.D. ’61

At their core, these stories are about race, nationality, gender, and religion, and how they affect our lives and our feelings about ourselves and our relationships with others.
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Anonymous Source: At War Against The Media
Dan Cohen, J.D. ’61

A true David and Goliath story of two unlikely characters who faced off against what is arguably the most powerful institution in the country outside of government itself. On Amazon
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The American Jesus?
Douglas Johnson, Th.M. ’65, Ph.D.

Is being a good American the same thing as being a good Christian? Are they the same thing? Are they opposed? Perhaps they overlap. This book looks at the history of the church and the various answers that have been given to the issue.
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Nancy | Nianci: A Story of Wars
Ann Bennett Spence, A.M. ’69
(pen name Bian An)

During the Japanese invasion of China in the 1930s, a young woman faces critical choices driven by war and by the Cold War between China and the U.S. Her decisions cannot be undone.
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Parental Alienation: Science and Law
William Bernet, M.D., '67 and Demosthenes Lorandos, Ph.D., J.D.

Explains the Five-Factor Model for the diagnosis of parental alienation based on extensive mental health & legal research. More at:
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Course Design Formula: How to Teach Anything to Anyone Online
Rebecca Frost Cuevas ’76

This award-winning book helps make the online course creation process fast, effective, and simple to apply to your specific content and target audience.
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Homo Electric: How We’re Evolving IntoA New Species of Humans
Steve Nelson, J.D. ’65, M.P.A. ’66

Coronavirus, social media and climate change are driving human evolution with electronic mind/body extensions and planetary awareness. At Amazon.
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Talking Back:How to Overcome Chronic Back Painand Rebuild Your Life
Rowland G. Hazard ’71, M.D.

Lessons learned through 30+ years of caring for and listening to hundreds of patients recovering from disabling pain, and rebuilding an active life.
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Land of Aeolia
Translated by: Therese Sellers ’82

This classic of 20th century Greek literature, written by Ilias Venezis is a lyrical evocation of the author’s childhood in Asia Minor before World War I and the Greek Genocide.
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From The Streets of Shaolin: The Wu-Tang Saga
S.H. Fernando, Jr. ’90

A definitive biography of the world’s greatest rap group illuminating a cultural history of hip-hop and issues of race in America. Available in bookstores and online wherever books are sold.
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Obligatory COVID Chapbook:March to Year-End 2020
Stephen M. Honig, LL.B. ’66

The devastating human cost of the first ten months of COVID, chronicled in poetry. It took Camus an entire book. Poetry cuts more quickly to the heart. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble.
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Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy
Jennie C Stephens ’97

The key to effectively addressing the climate crisis is diversifying leadership so that antiracist, feminist priorities are central. An inspiring read. 
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Hannibal, Scipio and the Emergence of Rome
Adolf Jochnick, J.D. ’58

Hannibal’s long war against Rome in 218 BC, the Scipio Africanus campaigns in Spain and North Africa beginning in 210 BC, and his success at Zama in 203 BC, giving Rome the final victory.
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Humanity’s Greatest Leap
Mark Pickrell ’88

Bridges the gap between science fiction and science reality. The author describes a current technology that makes human interstellar travel possible, based on recent scientific discoveries in the US and Germany.
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Eye of Fire: A Novel
N. M. Chambers ’93, J.D. ’96

Serena Rayborn, a recently divorced mother in northern California, has her suburban world turned upside-down when a crime from an ancient world comes back to haunt her. She discovers her true identity and power.
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Judge Bill Swann ’64

Kirksey lives in Tennessee. Sometimes he has odd visions. Some of them are Orwellian. He thinks a lot. You may think he is crazy. Available at Barnes & Noble,, Google Play Books and Balboa Press.
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Written in Water
Paul R. Baier, J.D. ’69
Twelve Table Press, Amazon books. Features Frederick Bernays Wiener, LL.B. ’30. Share his triumphs before the Warren Court, and his inimitable legal scholarship. His biography is ideal summer reading for lawyers.
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John A. Buehrens ’68, M.Div. ’73

A dramatic narrative of the Transcendentalists as social activists, by the Past President of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Robert Richardson called it “brightly written, deftly organized, and strikingly well-informed.” Beacon Press.
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Achieving Justice in the U.S. Healthcare System
Arthur J. Dyck, Ph.D. ’66
Mercy is Sustainable; the Insatiable Thirst for Profit is Not. Examines justice since Hippocrates, demanding universal healthcare by sharing healthcare-generated profits.
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Rahel Teferi Ruiz, M.D. ’96
(pen name Rosa Golub)

While fulfilling her best friend’s dying wish, Assther Medina uncovers long buried secrets—secrets someone is determined to remain hidden. Available on
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The Gemini Project
Vaughn Carney, J.D. ’71

Flushed out of BigLaw in NYC, HLS alum Trevor Osborne finds exile in Saudi Arabia. His boring life there becomes a dangerous escape after he stumbles onto a fortune in cash and a terrifying plot to undermine world democracy.
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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: serving cognition, creativity, and communication across disciplines.
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COVID-19 Helpers
Beth Abate Bacon ’87

Help kids process Covid's many impacts, such as school closures and sheltering in place. Clear, hopeful text and beautiful pictures show why their sacrifices helped keep communities safe.
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Dr. Abbo's Guide to a Healthy, Long Life
Why do we age?How can we slow it down?
Fred E. Abbo ’50

At age 96, he is still practicing medicine. He is also writing a health newsletter. For Dr. Abbo’s Health Newsletter, go to Book on Amazon.
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Giants Of The Sea: Ships & Men Who Changed The World
John D. McCown, M.B.A. ’80

The story of the modern cargo ships that make world trade possible and the nine pioneers who created them. Large 330 page hardcover from author mentored by inventor of containerization.
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Blending Out
Priyanka Bagrodia, L’21

Indian American protagonist, Ryley Agarwal, comes to embrace all aspects of her identity and rejects “assimilation” as the guiding principle by which she lives her life. Pre-order on Amazon starting April 26.
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