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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, at local bookstores.
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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.
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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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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 Commission
Editors: Julia C. Davis, Ed.M. ’73
and Jeanne DeFazio

Voices recounting the deadly spread of the coronavirus, the devastating conflagration of the California fires, and the destructive racism that smolders beneath culture. Available at Amazon.
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The Adverse Effects of Leftist Social Policy
Richard Merlo ’57

The political Left plans to replace US Capitalism with a Socialist order. Offering free medical care, education, and more, they hope to buy enough votes to effect the transition. Available on Amazon
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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.
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Mindfulness: A Better Me; A Better You; A Better World
Tom Raffio, FLMI ’78 and Annabel Beerel, Ph.D.
How to build mindfulness into your workplace culture. The Bookery (Manchester, NH); Gibson’s Bookstore (Concord, NH); or
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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.
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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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Say I'm Dead, A Memoir of Race, Secrets and Love
E. Dolores Johnson,
M.B.A. ’72

Black Charles and white Ella fled Indiana’s anti-race-mixing law, a lynching, and the FBI to marry in NY, then lived in hiding for decades until their daughter searches for the white family.
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Edward's Xlibris Best
Edward R. Levenson ’63, Ph.D.

Edward’s Xlibris Best contains over 50 multi-genres selections from 7 previous self-published books. Included are 11 contributions of guest writers from the earlier books. A treat for readers! From now on it’s “commercial or bust.”
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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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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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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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Michael J. McLaughlin ’87

Following an unknown surgery, a young woman has no idea who she is or how she got there. Can she escape the past demons conspiring against her and reclaim her life? This and other mystery/suspense novels on Amazon.
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Tchaikovsky 19, A Diplomatic Life Behind The Iron Curtain
Robert F. Ober Jr., J.D. ’61

"A terrific book, full of insight and genuine passion for American diplomacy in Russia."—Ambassador William Burns, now Director CIA. Available on
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Gangsters and Other Statesmen: Mafias, Separatists, and Torn States in a Globalized World
Danilo Mandic , 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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Loaded With Dynamite: Unintended Consequences of Woodrow Wilson’s Idealism
H.D.S. Greenway, NF ’71
The stories of Garbele d’Annunzio, M. Abd el-Krim, and Sun Yatsen, revolutionaries affected by Wilson’s decisions at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.
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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: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Reads & Company, Prodigy Gold Books.
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Famous Foundations
T. Richard Morris,
M.B.A. ’66

The non-technical book contains over 200 color photographs and drawings illustrating eighteen unique foundations that were either the pride or the embarrassment of design engineers or builders. Included are the Tower of Pisa, the Rialto Bridge, and the Pentagon. Available on Amazon.
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Aspire Higher
Ken Lindner ’74

Aspire Higher shows you how to make positive life choices that will empower you with the enduring love, light, positivity, and purpose that will lead you to elevate your life, the lives of others, our country, and the world!
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Career Choreography™
Ken Lindner ’74

America’s most successful career developer shows readers how to find personally suited jobs, positions, and professions and enjoy huge success and happiness as they attain their most coveted professional goals.
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Building the H Bomb:A Personal History
Kenneth W. Ford ’48

This is the book that the U.S. Department of Energy tried to suppress. It is the story of the world's first H bomb, told by a junior member of the team that designed it. Available on Amazon.
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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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Re-Educating Myself
Bob Gebelein ’56

An epic search for a new civilization, showing how “human nature” itself can be changed. This second edition contains updated language and a preface with my thoughts since the book was first published. On
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The Orphans of Davenport
Marilyn Brookwood,
Ed.M. '08

How a band of young psychologists in 1930s Iowa shattered the nature-versus-nurture debate and overthrew long-accepted racist and classist views of childhood development. “This spirited history soars.” Publishers’ Weekly.
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The Monet of The Mountain Top
Peter Liman, M.A.T. ’63

Discover how this inspiring artist’s life experiences & creativity combined to define his reason for being. His message as cancer survivor: How Art & Painting embellish life as a “doer” or “viewer” & give it purpose. Amazon.
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100 Days in Vietnam: A Memoir of Love, War, and Survival
Matthew A. Tallon,
Ed.M. ’09

"...a rare window on the final days of our painful national odyssey in Vietnam and a remarkable record of an individual’s determined quest to honor a fallen comrade.”—Ken Burns, filmmaker.
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Time Signatures
John W. Bing ’61

Beginning in Afghanistan, ending in New Mexico, these poems praise people, places and small wonders. Reviewer Yamini Pathak writes: "These poems bring me to a place of stillness and healing." Kelsay Books and Amazon.
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Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist
Diane Radycki, Ph.D. ’93

“Compelling”—Roberta Smith, New York Times * “Loved reviewing your book”—Mary Ann Caws, London Review of Books * “Livre d’une rare intelligence”—Stéphane Guégan, Le Monde
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Anticipation, Sustainability, Futures And Human Extinction
Bruce E. Tonn, M.C.R.P. ’79

The ‘biggest picture possible’ is presented to argue that futures-oriented decision-making must be a permanent aspect of human society. Routledge Press. Available on Amazon.
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The Eternal in Your Now
Ron Huggins, M.Div ’71, Ph.D.

Your being there in ordinary existence is dripping with eternal meaning every hour of every day. Such grounded knowing overcomes dread offering promise, peace and hope. Amazon/Kindle.
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Travels of William Alexander Thomson,

Kenneth L. MacRitchie, M.P.A. ’97

A travelogue of the Scottish-born Canadian industrialist and legislator who visited the Eastern Seaboard, Scotland, Ireland, and England. Book available on Amazon, $20.
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A Slice of Life: Fostering Two War-Torn Youngsters After Losing a Child
Brenda Marston Bligh
(pen name of ’52 alum)

Relevant to today’s worldwide refugee crisis, Brenda recalls her family’s experiences their first year together.
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Immigration, Diversity and Student Journeys to Higher Education
Peter Guarnaccia ’72

How immigrant students at a public research university balanced keeping family cultures alive and learning U.S. culture to get to college.
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My Blood Divides and Unites
Jesmane Boggenpoel, M.P.A. ’12

Themes: Racial Reconciliation, Healing, Inclusion. The author’s story about growing up in apartheid South Africa and transforming pain into healing and reconciliation. Includes 12 global stories spanning US to Nepal to Rwanda.
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The Boy Who Took Marilyn To The Prom
Henry Massie ’63

Robbie, the son of Marilyn Monroe's psychiatrist, takes her to his prom. That night haunts Robbie until 2007 when he as a psychiatrist himself encounters a patient who reminds him of Marilyn.
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Birth of a Specialty
James Herndon M.D.,
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
A comprehensive history of the specialty with a focus on U.S. contributions. Well-illustrated, hardcover, 4-volumes with online bibliography. Order: 1-800-345-6665,
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The Book of Proverbs and Wisdom: A Reference Manual
Curt “CT” Tomlin,
M.B.A. ’88

Fundamental life lessons overflow from the Bible’s Book of Proverbs. Get a deep dive on how to lead your everyday journey through the principles of wisdom, knowledge, and faith.
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101 Totally Unnecessary Redundancies
Michael Macy ’70

Do you chuckle over “seriously funny” oxymorons? Redundancies are the mirror image—less noticed but just as amusing! 131 hilarious illustrations. The perfect stocking stuffer.
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Deep Finance
Glenn Hopper, A.L.M. ’21

Charts the course for modern CFOs to digitally transform their companies to increase efficiency by streamlining office processes, digitizing operations, and using customer data to harness the powers of artificial intelligence.
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Capitalist West Germany and Socialist East Germany: A Country Divided
James Glenn, M.B.A. ’65

A spy novel. Set in the 1970’s, the story of a Russian general, a CIA operative, an American businessman, and an East German spy living in West Germany. 
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Pakistan, India and the Bomb
James Glenn, M.B.A. ’65

In this 1970’s novel, pacifist India, directed by Indira Gandhi, is ready to detonate its first nuclear bomb. A Pakistani professor turned spy and the New Delhi CIA head struggle to prevent it. Can they? 
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Lights, Camera, Take Action, 52 Weeks to a Better Life, One Movie at a Time
Joe Williams-Nelson,
A.L.B. ’20

Someday is not a day of the week. Become the star in your own life by watching inspirational movies with your own spiritual life coach.
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The Secret Language of Cells: WhatBiological Conversations Tell UsAbout the Brain-Body Connection, theFuture of Medicine, and Life Itself
Jon Lieff, M.D. ’72

Harvard Business Rev. “Mind-Bending”Amer. Library Assoc. “Astonishing”
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Mommy, Please Don’t Die
Nche Zama, S.M. ’12, M.D., Ph.D.

The author was raised in African grass huts by poor, illiterate parents who instilled the values of discipline and community. His young mother’s death placed him on a journey that led him to become a Harvard-trained heart surgeon.
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The End of An Era: Diverse Thoughts From 100+ Years of Living
John H. Manhold ’44

Memoir of a renowned investigative scientist, author, sculptor, sports awards winner, USCG Captain with Master's Papers, and WW II and Korea veteran.
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Professor's Song: A Life in Teaching
William C. Dowling,
Ph.D. ’74
“At this stage, friends at Yale would ask if I regretted having chosen Harvard for my Ph.D. The answer was no. But I knew why they were asking.” Chapter 18: “Teaching Expos”
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Food Law: A Practical Guide
Editor: Tommy Tobin,
J.D. '16, M.P.P. '16

An introduction to how different areas of law and legal practice intersect with food. The book is an approachable entree into this growing field. Published/sold by the American Bar Association.
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Lead: How Women in Charge Claim Their Authority
Ellen M. Snee, Ed.D. ’94

Blends the author's insights and research on women's leadership development with real-world stories from her coaching & consulting work, and her earlier life as a Catholic nun.
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Odyssey of a Spiritual Klutz
Dudley Jack Towe, J.D. ’63

Blindsided by Jesus at least six times, Jack Towe reports how he met Jesus and the Holy Spirit—in quality apartments for low-income neighbors and miracles of healing and finance. Check Jack Towe on Amazon.
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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 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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The Selfish Path to Romance
Edwin A. Locke ’60 and Ellen Kenner

This book shows that a romantic relationship based on just altruism (you only) or narcissism (me only) is doomed to failure. The best policy is mutual respect and support of each other’s values.
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A Round of Golf with My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present
William Damon '67

Damon’s search to learn about his lost father shows us how to find purpose by reviewing our lives with honesty.
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These Walls Between Us: A Memoir of Friendship Across Race and Class
Wendy Coppedge Sanford ’66, M.T.S. ’80

A white woman in a 65-year interracial friendship explores what her stumbles teach about racism & racial injustice.
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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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Choose to Lead: A Practical Guidefor Educational Leadership
James P. Kubacki ’77

For upcoming leaders, trustees, or anyone just interested in education, this roadmap is based on over 40 years of experience in the field. Available at:
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Grateful for the Color Blue:Surviving the Loss of an Adult Child
Ellyn Wolfe, Ed.M. ’95

“Outstanding”—Writer’s Digest. A memoir about an adult child’s death, a mother’s mindful survival, estrangement and reconnection. On Amazon.
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Watching Darkness Fall
David McKean ’79

A new history of the tumultuous years leading up to WWII in Europe as told through the lives of four well-educated and ambitious diplomats, all vying for the attention of the man in the Oval Office.
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The Great Cyprus Think Tank
Larry Lockridge, Ph.D. ’69

The second of four standalone yet interrelated satirical novels of The Enigma Quartet, Iguana Books. “Mindful of all kinds of disaster...a novel of deep comedy, energy, and chastened joy.” Maureen N. McLane.
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Three Whistles: A Family’s Love with America
Gloria G. Barsamian,
A.L.M. ’85

Deeply personal and illuminating, Three Whistles presents the pursuit of the American dream, and how elusive and yet how rewarding that dream can be.
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Points to Ponder: Some Thoughts about How to Live a Meaningful Life
Larry Shirer, M.B.A. ’66

Who do I choose to be? How do I choose to see the world? How do I choose to live my life? What’s it all about?
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Perilous Medicine
Leonard Rubenstein,
A.M. ’71, J.D. ’75

What is driving the violence & what can be done to end it? “Bravo...for speaking truth, however inconvenient it may be for world leaders.”—Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winner.
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Nothing Is Impossible: America’s Reconciliation With Vietnam
Ted Osius ’84

“A brilliantly organized account of a decades-long struggle towards reconciliation.”—Al Gore; “Absorbing.”—Madeleine Albright; “…an authoritative history...”—Cindy McCain
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The First Fifteen
Susan Oki Mollway, J.D. ’81

These are remarkable stories of the first Asian women appointed to federal judgeships. Sharing their diverse experiences, Mollway paints a nuanced portrait of how they are beginning to have a voice in determining American justice.
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Mountaintops and Mai Tais
Douglas Johnston,
M.P.A. ’67, Ph.D. ’82
Describes a new form of engagement called Faith-based Diplomacy. The results of its practice have been quite remarkable and reaffirm the value of living out a higher sense of purpose.
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Donné Raffat
(Donald Shojai ’60)
The tale of a young Swiss journalist’s subsequent search for a 13 year-old girl of privilege—an odyssey that takes him around the globe until, decades later, they are finally reunited under strange and unexpected circumstances.
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This Pretty Planet
John Forster ’69
and Tom Chapin

Illustrations by Lee White. Based on the touching song “This Pretty Planet” by John Forster and Tom Chapin, this whimsical picture book celebrates the pretty planet we call home. A lovely bedtime book to read to young ones.
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Dreaming of Harvard: A Novelistic Tale
Ernesto Gonzales Escobedo, Ed.M. ’89 Ed.D. ’98

A case study of educational opportunity, this book examines the life experiences of a first-generation Mexican American who aspired to study at Harvard.
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Win From Within: Build Organizational Culture For Competitive Advantage
James Heskett,
1907 Foundation Professor Emeritus
A guide to shaping organizational cultures designed to support the multiple strategies required of an agile organization in the face of challenges ranging from competitors to a pandemic.
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Different Drummer: A Cardiologist’s Memoir of Imperfect Heroes and Care for the Heart
Douglass Andrew Morrison ’69
Recounts the role Doug played in the plasty revolution and his hopes for the future for patients and care providers.
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Alzheimer's Matters
Terri Baumgardner, Ph.D., A.L.M.’16

This book is an honest and authentic telling of a family's experience with Alzheimer's, and a comprehensive guide and resource for families impacted by this disease.
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International Norms, Moral Psychology, and Neuroscience
Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor, HKS
and Richard Price

How international relations theorists can engage with moral psychology and neuroscience to advance theories of how international norms change.
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My Best Friends Over Eighty
Joyce A. Haskins, Ed.M. ’97

To truly understand who we are today, we have to reflect on the people and experiences that influenced us. The book tells stories of eight women who have greatly influenced the author’s life by imparting treasured life lessons. Order at:
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Geniuses® III
Neil W. Flanzraich ’65,
J.D. ’68

In this third novel in the Geniuses® series, the Reynolds family is being attacked by the evil progenitor of the Genius Astrakhan clan, Will Roger be able to overcome those supernatural villains, and save his family and the world?
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Ill-Fated Frontier
Samuel A. Forman,
M.P.H. ’77. S.M. ’80

A compelling narrative of the frictions that emerged among entrepreneurial pioneers and their sixty enslaved African Americans. “...a major contribution to American history.”—David Hackett
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Justice, Justice Thou Shalt PursueA Life's Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, L ’59
and Amanda L. Tyler,
J.D. ’98

A curation of R.B.G.'s legacy, tracing the long history of her work for gender equality and a “more perfect Union.”
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The Cultural Psyche: The Selected Papers of Robert A. LeVine on Psychosocial Science
Edited by: Dinesh Sharma, Ed.D ’96

Honors LeVine's work & holds out the promise of a convergence between psychology and anthropology.
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Put Your Dreams to Work: Proven Strategies for Achieving Success in Work and Life
Annabel Chotzen ’85
A powerful, entertaining guide with practical exercises and inspirational stories to help you achieve your goals and dreams. Available on Amazon. 
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The Dialectical Path of Law
Charles Lincoln, A.L.B. ’13

This book aims to contribute a single idea—a new way to interpret legal decisions in any field of law and in any capacity of interpreting law through a theory called legal dialects. Lexington Books. Available on
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Eat Sleep Breathe Oral Health: Why Your Mouth Matters
Yasmin Chebbi DMD '16

Why didn't cavemen need braces or have cavities? How can you prevent your newborn from ever needing dental treatment? How can your oral health lead to Alzheimer's disease or sleep apnea? Our mouths are filled with information about our systemic health. Learn about the history of oral care, the mouth body connection, and how you can live a better, healthier life starting with your mouth. Available on Amazon.
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