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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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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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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.
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A Chance for Peace
John B. (Pell) Loveland '56, M.Msc.
Is there a technique for individuals,groups, and governments creating peace? The author created peace in his life, joining distinguished researchers and philosophers, revealing secrets of peace.
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Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis Norm Champ, J.D. '89
The Former Director of the Division of Investment Management at the SEC, offers a vision of change to strengthen the U.S. financial system.
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Noise Matters: The Evolution of Communication
R. Haven Wiley '65

Harvard University Press 2015. Optimal signaling and communication with implications for language, perception, consciousness, science, art, and freedom.
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Dirty Science
Bob Gebelein '56

Establishment scientists assert that there is no reality beyond the physical. This has not been proven, so they use unscientific methods to block whole dimensions of knowledge, mental and spiritual. Download Chapter 1 free at
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Justice Holmes: The Measure of His Thought
Edwin G. Quattlebaum '64 and Anthony Murray

A biographical look at the intellectual, family and Civil War influences that have shaped U.S. Supreme Court Justice Holmes's judicial outlook.
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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 Best-selling Author, Larry Summers: "a valuable contribution." Available on Amazon, at local bookstores.
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Sex Rules!: Astonishing Sexual Practices and Gender Roles Around the World
Janice Zarro Brodman, Ph.D. '83

Opens a door on a page-turning world rich with hilarious, unexpected twists of stereotype-busting sexual, relationship & romantic practices around the globe.
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Hidden Atrocities
Jeanne Guillemin '68, RI '73

How US military intelligence, in the name of national security, infiltrated the Tokyo Trial to prevent the Japanese from being prosecuted for mass germ warfare attacks. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Available through Columbia University Press.
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Jonathan Bayliss '47

Reviewers compare this groundbreaking fiction to works of Sterne, Melville, Joyce, Broch, and Musil. Experimental, playful, richly detailed, serious fiction. Find more information at:
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Lee B. Silverman, M.B.A. '90

B is a how-to, quality-of-life, self-help guide. The purpose of B is to help you and our planet. If enough people live in a positive way, the impact will be great. We hope you find B easy, fun, and helpful. Available on Amazon
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Constance Baker Motley
Gary L. Ford, Jr. '99

The only woman in the court room who dismantled Jim Crow, desegregated schools, universities, housing, transportation, lunch counters, museums, libraries, parks and freed Martin Luther King, freedom riders, and sit-in protesters from jails.
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World Enough
Clea Simon '83

"Add an intricate plot, authentic dialogue and a heartfelt rendering of remberance and regret, and Simon's dark story shimmers with brilliance—and stands as her finest."—Richmond Times-Dispatch
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Matilda Empress
Lise Arin '89 (pen name of vetted alum)

Matilda, 12th-C. empress of the HRE, returns to inherit her father's double realm of England and Normandy, but loses her throne to her cousin, Stephen, despite their ongoing, secret love affair. Will politics and passion prove irreconcilable?
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World's Fastest Neurosurgeon
Dr. Jim Lowe '85

A personal journey on a 170-mph path less traveled in pursuit of racing glory. Dr. Lowe gives readers a look at the demands of top-tier sportscar road racing while balancing his need for speed with his successful surgical career and family life. Avail. on
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Gettin' Home: An Odyssey Through The '60s
Steve Nelson, J.D. '65, M.P.A '66

A memoir of discovery and survival in the Peruvian Andes, the California surf, a Harvard Law court room, an Army induction center, a Boston rock club. Read excerpt:
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Lessons Learned After Harvard Business School
Jeffrey D. Chokel, M.B.A. '70

What happens to HBS graduates when they join the real world? Based on interviews with 132 members of the Class of 1970 about their careers, challenges, decisions, and advice. Available on Amazon.
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Wound Healing Secrets
Julie Hopkins Hamilton '91, M.D. with Robert Hamilton, M.D.

If you or someone you love has a non-healing wound, you need this book! Cutting-edge ideas combine the best of mainstream, alternative, and regenerative medicine to optimize your health.
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ElderFire: A Memoir of Aging
Kathryn Allen Rabuzzi '60

Have you, like Kafka's Gregor Samsa, awakened one morning, no longer 'yourself'? Aging resembles such metamorphosis. Skip the fountain of youth; quest instead for ElderFire as you navigate through life's ultimate tragi-comedy.
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Mindfulness: A Better Me; A Better You; A Better World
Annabel Beerel, PhD., and Tom Raffio '78, FLMI

Explains how to launch a mindfulness practice and build mindfulness into your workplace culture. Gibson's Bookstore (Concord, N.H.) or Amazon.
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American Hearts: A Particularly American Love Story
Edward Vogt, J.D. '68

"It reads great! Terrific chase scene and dialogue...any [movie] studio would be interested"—Herb Caen, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author, San Francisco Chronicle. Available on Amazon Kindle. Visit:
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Artist, Soldier, Lover, Muse
Arthur D. Hittner, J.D. '75

Love, art and baseball collide with racism, anti-Semitism and the inevitability of war in this tale of an emerging young artist in the New York art world of the late 1930s. For more, see Amazon or
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Between The Tides: Poems of the Cape & Islands
John P. Joy '70

Lyric poems celebrating the transformative beauty of the Cape & Islands, inspired by the author's summers there since the 1950's. Available on and Barnes & Noble.
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Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers
Barbara F. Berenson '80, J.D., '84, M.P.A., '84

Massachusetts was at the center of the national struggle for women's rights. But a battle over historical memory obscured the state's role—until now. Order from Amazon and visit
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Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians & Fractured American Politics
R. Marie Griffith, Ph.D. '95

Conflicts over sexual morality and gender have riven U.S. religion and politics for a century, serving as proxy struggles over the fate of the nation itself.
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The Helper and Other Stories
J.P. Sawicki '59

An Eighty Press paperback. Order free copy at [email protected] or 301-807-1760. Title story, "Expatriate's Return", "The Harvard Kibbutznik", eight others. 288 pp. Also available as Kindle eBook at Amazon.
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The Boston Trustee: The Lives, Laws & Legacy of a Vital Institution
Thomas E. Bator '83

The history of a unique Boston institution, its connections to Harvard and importance to families. Filled with practical helpful education about trusts and trustees for all interested in the topic.
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12 Muslim Revolutions, and the Struggle for Legitimacy Against The Imperial Powers
Carl Max Kortepeter '50, Ph.D.

A broadly encompassing study of the medieval and modern history of the central lands of Islam over a period of centuries. Available on
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Revolution of Forms, Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools
John A. Loomis, LF '95

The architecture of Havana's National Art Schools stood neglected until this book redeemed them and brought international attention, inspiring the film Unfinished Spaces and the opera Cubanacan.
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When the Closed Heart Opens, Lessons Learned on the Journey of Life
Claudette Pendleton Crouse, Ed.M. '80

The story is a guide to women's empowerment, and how women can triumph and evolve into their best selves and live their best lives.
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Distill the Zeit
Jim Blake, M.Arch '79

This collection of 76 essays inspired by Stephen Jay Gould's masterpiece The Structure of Evolutionary Theory ranges far and wide from a core of bioscience-related essays into art theory, architecture theory, economics, and politics.
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The Rebel Figure in American Literature and Film
Audry (McKenna) Lynch '55

Steinbeck and Dean met only once but that meeting assured their iconic place in American literary history. Available at 20774 Meadow Oak Road, Saratoga, CA, 95070, for $9.95 plus $3.50 shipping.
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Vanishing Point
Aaron M. Ellison, Senior Ecologist, Harvard Forest

The poetry, prose, and photography in Vanishing Point blends visual artistry and the written word to represent the fragility and resilience of life on Earth. Available from Amazon or wherever books are sold.
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Forty Things I Wish I'd Told My Kids
John Allcock, J.D. '81

Mindful Messages About Success, Happiness, Leather, Pickles, and the Use and Misuse of Imagination. Presents mindfulness as practical principles every parent wants their kids to know.
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The Western Case for Monogamy Over Polygamy
John Witte, Jr., J.D. '85

The author analyzes historical claims that polygamy is biblical, natural, and useful alongside modern claims that anti-polygamy laws violate personal and religious freedom.
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What Remains: Searching for the Memory & Lost Grave of John Paul Jones
Robert Hornick, J.D. '70
The story of why Revolutionary War hero Jones was forgotten, the recovery of his legacy and remains, and the belated tribute he was given.
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Turning Numbers into Knowledge
Jonathan Koomey '84

The newly updated 3rd edition, written for beginning analysts & students, is a lively, well-written, attractively packaged book on the art of critical thinking," says Skeptical Inquirer. Foreword by Prof. John P. Holdren.
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Christian Theology and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Stanford Lewis, M.T.S. '91

From an ordained minister and liberation theologian, whose areas of expertise include African-American History and Literature, Women's Studies, Egyptian Studies, and Christian Philosophy and Theology.
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John Birch: A Life
Terry Lautz '68

The infamous John Birch Society was named for an American missionary-turned-soldier who was shot and killed by Communists in China. This is the story of the real person behind the myth. Oxford U. Press.
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DIY Circus Lab for Kids
Jackie Leigh Davis, Ed.M. '09

A Family-friendly Guide for Juggling, Balancing, Clowning, and Show-making. A perfect resource for the classroom, community organization, and home-school family. Positive youth development through circus arts education!
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Defend the Defenseless
Arese Carrington, M.P.H. '00

A moving and inspiring memoir detailing the author's experiences during the Biafran War and later the struggle for democracy in Nigeria: Social justice comes alive in Defend the Defenseless...A mission for us all. Available on Amazon.
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The Late Ottoman Empire and Egypt: Hybridity, Law and Gender
Elizabeth H. Shlala, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Contributes to a strand of global legal history that places law at the heart of competing imperial projects: British, Ottoman, Egyptian and Italian among them.
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Under Manila Sky: A Memoir on the Art of Survival
Irene W.D. Hecht '55

Hecht recounts being torn from the comforts of home in American-ruled Manila to a daily battle for survival as a child internee on the campus of the University of Santo Tomas.
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The Mercy Seat
Elizabeth H. Winthrop '01

A breakout novel by "a bitingly intelligent writer" (New York Times Book Review) set during the hours leading up to the scheduled execution of a young black man for the alleged rape of a white woman in a small Louisiana town in 1943.
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The Electors
Roy M. Neel, M.P.A. '83

"A compelling and at times scary account for our electoral system by one of the masters of American politics."-David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton and President Obama, Year One.
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Hamlet on the Couch
James Groves '68, M.D. '72

Weaves a close reading of Shakespeare's Hamlet with a large variety of contemporary psychoanalytic and psychological theory, looking at the interplay of ideas between the two. Available on Amazon.
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