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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." www.EdwardConard.com. Available on Amazon, at local bookstores.
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B
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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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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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 Jaguars That Prowl Our Dreams: New and Selected Poems 1974-2018
Mary Mackey ’66

"Beautiful poems with extraordinary range."—Maxine Hong Kingston, "A monumental achievement."—D. Nurkse. At Spdbooks.org and Amazon.com
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Galactic Origin of Human Genesis—Transcending Conventional Views
John B. (Pell) Loveland ’56, MMsc

Was life seeded from galaxies more advanced than ours? Can a broader view explain mysteries science was unable to solve? This illustrated book expands our horizon and entertains! www.NewAncientSecrets.com.
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Autobiography—And Other Funny Stories
Charles H. Huettner, M.P.A. ’85

White House Aviation Advisor on 9/11, transitioning between Presidents Clinton and Bush, touring the world with Buzz Aldrin and Neil deGrasse Tyson, etc. www.thewordandthespirit.com.
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Turning Numbers into Knowledge
Jonathan Koomey ’84

This award winner, 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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The Story of Spirit as Me
Daniel Fulmer, J.D. ’62

Fulmer details a journey within a person toward discovery of life as spirit experienced in beauty, art, music, story, love, nature, and meditation or conemplation. Available on Amazon.com
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The Reformer: How One Liberal Fought to Preempt the Russian Revolution
Stephen F. Williams, J.D. ’61

Vasily Maklakov fought to advance the rule of law against adversaries left and right. His struggle is a guide for those seeking to liberalize authoritarian regimes today.
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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. Amazon Kindle e-book.
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Masjid Morning
An Interfaith Romance
Richard Morris, M.B.A. ’70

Amy and Atif fall in love while their families feud over the building of a mosque. Bookvana Award Winner: fiction: romance. International Book Award Finalist: fiction: romance.
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Cologne No. 10 For Men
A War Satire
Richard Morris, M.B.A. ’70

"A funny and serviceable satire about the gross rationalizations that propel war and peace"—Kirkus "This is truly a superb novel of the Vietnam War...the writing crackles with authenticity"—Writer's Digest
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Well Considered
A Social Justice Thriller
Richard Morris, M.B.A. ’70

The lives of their ancestors collided a century ago, and through a suspenseful plot, they collide again today...weaving together the tales of two families, one white, one African American."A multilayered thriller"— Kirkus Discoveries
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Canoedling in Cleveland
A Canoeing Adventure
Richard Morris, M.B.A. ’70

Canoodling the adults while canoeing the environmental pollution and racial divide of the sixties, plus a little canoodling!"...deserves a place in every middle school and high school library"—Writer's Digest
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Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers
Barbara F. Berenson '80, J.D., '84

"Berenson focuses her spotlight on Bay State women who catalyzed the effort [and] makes a case for determination, perseverance, and patience to bring about necessary change." Boston Globe.
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Jesus Reveals Revelation
Charles H. Huettner, M.P.A. ’85

Prophecy becomes clear by reordering it to align with the Gospel text. Life’s basic questions are answered. See current events and your life in a new light. Amazon.com andwww.theWordandtheSpirit.com.
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Winds Beneath My Wings
Royce Moser, Jr. ’57, M.D. ’61, M.P.H. ’65

A chance meeting at Harvard with Ross McFarland, Ph.D., leads to careers as a decorated USAF flight surgeon and colonel and as a leader in preventive and occupational medicine. Available on Amazon.
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Bradley's Letters Sent Home
The Civil War 1861-1865
Robert Bradley, M.Arch. ’66

General Bradley writes letters home in eloquent style with descriptions not seen in Civil War—Chicago Legion & Western Theater. [email protected]—on Amazon.
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Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study
George E. Vaillant ’55, M.D. '59

In the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken, Vaillant follows adolescents into their nineties. Lives continued to evolve and often become more fulfilling after 50.
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A Broken Propeller: Baz Bagby and America's First Transcontinental Air Race
Betty Bagby Goerke ’52

In 1919, 59 pilots in open cockpit planes competed in a round trip race that began at both San Francisco and Long Island. Pilots battled fog, snow and ice. Only eight, including Bagby, finished. Amazon.
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Mindfulness: A Better Me; A Better You; A Better World
Annabel Beerel, Ph.D., and Tom Raffio ’78, FLMI

Explains how to build mindfulness into your workplace culture. The Bookery (Manchester, N.H.); Gibson's Bookstore (Concord, N.H.); or Amazon.
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Dante's Dilemma: The MBA's From Hell!
Larry Baytos, M.B.A. ’61
See two headstrong Halbert MBAs have their careers and strategies thwarted by a sexual harassment scandal, hostile takeover gone awry, a bumbling board, executive greed, and more. Amazon digital.
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There Are No Do-Overs: The Big Red Factors For Sustaining a Business Long Term
Tom Raffio ’78, Dave Cowens, and Barbara McLaughlin

Insight on creating a winning team at the office by reviewing lessons from the basketball court. Available at Amazon.com.
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The Emotions of Protest
James M. Jasper '79

A sociologist looks at the many effects (good, bad, and unavoidable) that emotions have on politics, especially at how they shape our long-run moral commitments and group loyalties. Available on Amazon.com.
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"I Really Meant to Tell You..."
Jeff Hutsell, M.B.A. ’78

A book that helps us understand that "words matter" and that NOW, more than ever, the world needs kind words. Learn why we don't say them and why we need to through use of personal anecdotes.
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Seasons of The Heart: New England Poems of Love & Loss
John P. Joy ’70

Short lyric poems tracking the emotional trajectory of the New England heart, from romance, love, and loss, through marriage, family, and parting. Available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.
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Understanding the Great Depression and Failures of Modern Economic Policy: The Story of the Heedless Giant
Dan Blatt, LL.B. ’62

This fact book & analysis clears away the myths that various ideologues & interest roups use to cloud understanding.
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What Mika Knows
Trump America's Savior
Donn W. Fletcher, M.B.A. ’70

Details of America’s problems with immigration, diversity, education and trade destroying our culture, society and economy in 2018 President Trump is endeavoring to resolve. $10.95 at Amazon.
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Back to Beer...and Hockey: The Story of Eric Molson
Helen Antoniou, M.P.H. ’97

A candid, in-depth look into Eric Molson's journey from behind-the-scenes brewer to 6th-generation leader of North America's oldest brewery and third largest in the world.
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Hammer & Silicon
Daniel J. McCarthy, D.B.A. ’63

A deep look at the contributions of talented immigrant technical professionals from the former USSR to US innovation based on 157 personal interviews in Silicon Valley & Boston-Cambridge.
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Doomsday Revenge
W.K. Bishop, J.D. ’66

U.S. lawyer learns of pre-1066 hoard recently dug up in English village his Saxon ancestor owned before Norman Conquest. He seeks compensation for confiscation of estates by William the Conqueror. 5 star review at Amazon.com.
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Body of Knowledge, a Novel
A.M. Matthews, M.B.A. ’77

A book you can't put down as you enter the world of Susan Glasser, a researcher, who is trying to figure out what is happening after she makes a biotechnology discovery. 5 Star Rating! Order Amazon & bookstores, visit www.annmatthews.com.
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Boston's Banner Years: 1965-2015
A Saga of Black Success
Editor: Melvin B. Miller ’56

A repudiation of the news focus on black poverty even while Boston became the incubator of black achievement, progress, and prosperity. Available on Amazon or Banner: bit.ly/banneryrs
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Darwinian Nature and Artistic Texts: Essays on Making/Unmaking
Allan Christensen ’62

Antagonisms and complementarities between material Nature and the projects of human performativity and textuality in the struggle for survival. Available for €23 on amazon.co.uk or bookdepository.com.
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Empowering English Language Learners: Successful Strategies of Christian Educators
Contributing authors: Julia C. Davis, Ed.M. ’73 and Seong H. Park, Ph.D. ’09.
Edited by: Jeanne C DeFazio and William David Spencer
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In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma
Bernard LaFayette Jr., Ed.D. ’74 and Kathryn Lee Johnson

LaFayette’s memoir from the Alabama Voter Registration Project to the Selma-to-Montgomery marches. Available on Amazon.com.
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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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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 dirtyscience.net.
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We Can Do It, A Community Takes on the Challenge of School Desegregation
Michael T. Gengler, J.D. ’69

Despite Brown, the South kept separate white and black schools until 1968. The author tells of gains and losses as Gainesville, Florida, unified its schools.
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Genres Mélange Deuxième
Edward R. Levenson ’63, Ph.D.

Humor, Word Play, Personae, Sonnets, Art, Fiction, Memoirs, Reconstructing Judaism, Reviews, Interpretation, Geneology. The writings range from Scripture to Talmud to Shakespeare to discussion about modern authors.
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Geniuses™ II
Neil W. Flanzraich ’65, J.D. ’68

In the second novel in this sci-fi series, Roger Reynolds and his family are being attacked by a powerful, unknown evil Genius, who has caused the death of millions over centuries. Will Roger be able to defeat the villain and save the world?
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Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians & Fractured American Politics
R. Marie Griffith, Ph.D. '95

Conflicts over sexual morality, feminism, 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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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 Amazon.com.
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Hitler and the Habsburgs: The Fuhrer's Vendetta Against the Austrian Royals
James Longo, Ed.D. ’94

During five youthful years in Vienna, Adolf Hitler's obsession with the Habsburg family turned into a vendetta leading to war, and the Holocaust.
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Days of the Giants
R.J. Petrella, Clinical Instructor, H.M.S.

A young doctor in Boston who is committed to public medicine has to decide how far he is willing go for his beliefs about the field. Eric Hoffer Award Nominee for E-book Fiction. Amazon.com.
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The Boy Who Loved Cats
Mary A. Flowers, G ’74, M.D. ’78

This book is intended to teach diversity acceptance and tolerance with the a common theme that there is only one “race”—The HUMAN RACE. Publisher: Booklogix, 1204 Alpharetta Rd., Alpharetta , GA. 470-239- 8547.
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A Grand Affair
David W. Beer ’56, M.Arch. ’59

Transforms the way we see hotels. An insider’s view of what makes for a successful hotel. The author also provides quirky anecdotes about the adventures and misadventures he experienced while traveling the world.
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The Humpty Dumpty Syndrome
Morton Goldberg, D.M.D. ’58

Dr. Goldberg's memoir begins at HMS, where an epiphany launched a career spent repairing facial bones damaged by trauma, disease, or malformation.
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The Coach Who Strangled the Bulldog: How Harvard's Percy Haughton Beat Yale and Reinvented Football
Dick Friedman ’73

Early-day playbooks chronicle the Crimson's seminal role in the birth of big-time football. Available on Amazon.
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Black Eye
Sharon Dennis Wyeth ’70

Poems with themes of domestic violence and racial identity. Wyeth is a Cave Canem poet. Available at Finishing Line Press or Amazon. "What was hidden and shadowed by ghosts...emerges in bruising, burning race and sex." Francis Klein.
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Smart & Savvy: Negotiation Strategies in Academia
Prof. Andrea Kupfer Schneider, J.D. ’92 with Dr. David Kupfer

A key resource for academics at all levels, this book provides the negotiation tools you need to succeed.
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Decalogue: A Meditation on the Ten Commandments
Lance Matteson '74

The Mosaic code has unique moral authority, rational structure, and implications for ontology and healing. Informed by years living in the Holy Land, a lawyer's eye, and the study of Christian Science.
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The Speed of Dark
Joram Piatigorsky ’62

How Joram Piatigorsky, his mother, the daughter of the French Rothschild banking dynasty and his father a world-renowned cellist, broke the chain of his lineage to establish an important career in science. AdelaideBooks.org.
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Gettin' Home: An Odyssey Through The '60s
Steve Nelson, J.D. ‘65, M.P.A ‘66

“Brilliant storytelling…the most engaging book I’ve read in years”—David Sokol, former music editor,Valley Advocate (Northampton, MA) Learn more: www.gettinhome.com.
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Making Sense Out of a World Gone Mad
Watchman on the Wall, M.B.A. ’81 (Pen name of vetted alum)

Reveals the existence and nature of the global conspiracy and connects the many obvious dots to the recent fulfillment of end times Bible prophecies.
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Experience Personal Power
Jean C. Lawler, Ed.M. ’84

Children ages 4-10 will discover how to develop their own personal powers while considering how experiences with Nature, Nutrition, Mindfulness, and Media make them feel. Inquire at [email protected].
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Turkey Shoot
Geoffrey Dutton, M.C.P. ’70

Meet Iraqi ex-pat Mahmoud al Ramadi, 23. Ordered to float to Greece fresh from battling ISIS in Syria, he adopts terrorism when four fraught revolutionists adopt him. Invention and hacking, squabbles and solidarity, and love and kismet converge in this inside-out literary thriller, available at online stores
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