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Book Reviews

Spring 2012:

The Art of Slow Reading: Six Time-Honored Practices for Engagement, by Heather King '77 (Paraclete Press, 2011)
Shirt of Flame: A Year with Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, by Stephanie Harzewski, English lecturer University of Virginia Press, 2011
August Gale: A Father and Daughter's Journey Into the Storm, by Barbara Walsh '81 (Globe Pequot, 2012)
Under the Isles of Shoals: Archaeology & Discovery on Smuttynose Island by J. Dennis Robinson '73 (Portsmouth Marine Society, 2012 )

Winter 2012:

Cabin: Cabin: Two Brothers, a Dream, and Five Acres in Maine , by Lou Ureneck '72 (Viking, 2011)
1812: The Navy's War by George C. Daughan '61 (Basic Books, 2011)
Beyond Mechanical Markets Asset Price Swings, Risk, and the Role of the State, by Michael D. Goldberg, UNH professor of economics, and Roman Frydman (Princeton University Press, 2011)
The Schoolmaster's Daughter by John Smolens '82G, (Pegasus Books, 2011)

Fall 2011:

Women Labor Activists in the Movies: Nine Depictions of Workplace Organizers, 1954-2005, by Jennifer Borda (McFarland, 2011)
Chick Lit and Postfeminism by Stephanie Harzewski, English lecturer University of Virginia Press, 2011
The Summer Visitors by M. Karel Hayes '72, (Down East, 2011)
Sammy in the Sky by Barbara Walsh '81, illustrated by Jamie Wyeth (Candlewick Press, 2011)

Spring 2011:

The Secret of Chanel No. 5: the Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume by Tilar Mazzeo '92 (HarperCollins, 2010)
Overviews: The Vaults by Toby Ball, business manager, Crimes Against Children Research Center (St. Martin's Press, 2010)
Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Ferber, professor of English (Oxford University Press, 2010)
In the Blood: Cape Breton Conversations on Culture by Burt Feintuch, director, Center for the Humanities, photos by Gary Samson (Utah State University Press, 2010)

Winter 2011:

7 Dirty Words, The Life and Crimes of George Carlin, by James Sullivan '87 (Da Capo Press, 2010)
Overviews: Home Bodies: Tactile Experience in Domestic Space by James Krasner, professor of English (The Ohio State University Press, 2010)
Headin' for the Rhubarb!: A New Hampshire Dictionary (well, kinda) by Rebecca Rule '76, '79G (Islandport Press, 2010)
The Real Dirt: Toward Food Sufficiency and Farm Sustainability in New England by John E. Carroll, professor of environmental conservation (N.H. Agriculture Experiment Station, 2010)

Fall 2010:

This Book is Overdue!, How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, by Marilyn Johnson '78G (HarperCollins, 2010)
Overviews: Freshwater Fish of the Northeast, illustrated by Matt Patterson '03
Speeding Softly: a new CD by The Dejas
In Their Own Words: Kierstin Coppola DeCicco '91, Lois Kelly '77, Michael Martinelli '99, Jean (Wade) Foley Doyle '72G

Spring 2010:

Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation, by Ellen Fitzpatrick
Pioneering Women in American Mathematics: The Pre-1940 PhD's: by by Judy Green and Jeanne LaDuke '62G
The Anarchist by John Smolens '82G
Give Over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt by Jason Tandon '07G
In Their Own Words: Learning: A Challenge to Parents, Educators and Legislators by Elizabeth Hubbell '86G, There's A Wolf at the Door: Five Classic Tales by Zoe B. Alley '79, The Sculptor by Gregory Funaro '91, The Employee's Mentor by Richard LaPalme '75, Lucas the Traveling Crab by David S. Rawding '08, Aviation Memoir by Bill Shea '52
Also of Note: Slavic Sins of the Flesh: Food, Sex and Carnal Appetite in Nineteenth-Century Russian Fiction by Ronald D. LeBlanc (professor of history), Children of the Gulag by Cathy A. Frierson (professor of history), Nature and Culture in the Northern Forest: Region, Heritage, and Environment in the Rural Northeast edited by Pavel Cenkl '94G

Winter 2010:

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving '65)
Overviews: J. William "Bill" Harris, UNH professor of history, writes The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah: A Free Black Man's Encounter with Liberty (Yale University Press, 2009)
Overviews: Black Leapt In by Chris Forhan '87G, Mrs. Perkins's Electric Quilt: And Other Intriguing Stories of Mathematical Physics by Paul J. Nahin, Boomer Destiny: Leading the U.S. through the Worst Crisis Since the Great Depression by Tom Osenton '76, Pastures of Plenty: the Future of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Conservation in New England by John E. Carroll, Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader by Alice B. Fogel '85G, Greening Your Family: A Reference Guide to Safe Food, Personal Care & Cleaning Products by Lindsey Carmichael '07G
In Their Own Words: The Witch Who Loved Small Children by Jan Campbell '86, Reconsidering Happiness by Sherrie Flick '89
Also of Note: Flinch of Song: Poems by Jennifer Militello '93, The Essential Don Murray: Lessons from America's Greatest Writing Teacher edited by Thomas Newkirk (professor of english) and Lisa C. Miller (associate professor of English), When the Game Was Ours by Larry Bird, Earvin Johnson, Jr. and Jackie MacMullan '82, Ashen Skies of Vietnam: A Novel by Tom Chase '62, Breaking Bad Habits of Race and Gender: Transforming Identity in Schools by Sarah Stizlein, assistant professor of education

Fall 2009:

It is Daylight, By Arda Collins '96
Overviews: Thomas Newkirk (UNH professor of English), Thalia Chaltas '88 and Paul Griner '81
In Their Own Words: Jeremy Lougee '09G, Beth Boynton '81, Danuta Lipinska '81, Walter Hall, Jr. '57 and Douglas Campbell III '75
Also of Note: James Zoller '71, Monica Chiu (UNH associate professor of English), Gretchen A. Adams '01G
News from Theatre and Dance alumni: Michael Vaccaro '92, Sarah Duclos Cost '05, Bunty Thakkar '05

Spring 2009:

The American College Town: By Blake Gumprecht
Overviews: Drift and Swerve, by Samuel Ligon '89G; Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma, by Tilar Mazzeo '92; A Cruel Wind: Pandemic Flu in America, 1918-1920, by Dorothy A. Pettit '67, '68G, '76G and Janice Bailie.

Winter 2009:

Sing Me Back Home: Love, Death, and Country Music, by Dana Jennings '79
Overviews: Live Free and Eat Pie!: A Storyteller's Guide to New Hampshire, by Rebecca Rule '76, '79G; Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels, by David A. Berona '02G; Nathanael Greene: A Biography of the American Revolution, by Gerald M. Carbone '82.

Fall 2008:

King: Pilgrimage to the Mountaintop by Harvard Sitkoff
Overviews: Causeway: Poems by Elaine Sexton '76; Redeemed: A Spiritual Misfit Stumbles Toward God, Marginal Sanity, and the Peace That Passes All Understanding, by Heather King '77; Scott Peterman Photographs, by Scott Peterman '91

Spring 2008:

A Bell, A Dog, and a Monkey: 1957—The Space Race Begins, by Michael D'Antonio '77

Winter 2008:

The Woman in the Woods: Linked Stories, by Ann Williams '80, '90G

Fall 2007:

Passing Through Eden: Photographs of Central Park, by Tod Papageorge '62

Spring 2007:

Jeans: A Cultural History of an American Icon, by James Sullivan '87

Winter 2007:

Evil Incarnate: Rumors of Demonic Conspiracy and Satanic Abuse in History, by David Frankfurter
This Vast Book of Nature: Writing the Landscape of New Hampshire's White Mountains, 1784-1911, by Pavel Cenkl '94G

Fall 2006:

New Hampshire, Then & Now, by Peter E. Randall '63
Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire and Utopian Dreams, by Michael D'Antonio '77

Spring 2006:

The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries, by Marilyn Johnson '78G
The Best People in the World, by Justin Tussing '93

Winter 2006:

The Prison Angel: Mother Antonia's Journey from Beverly Hills to a Life of Service in a Mexican Jail, by Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan '81
Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery, by Anne Farrow '73, '76G, Joel Lang and Jenifer Frank

Fall 2005:

Wentworth By the Sea: The Life and Times of a Grand Hotel, by J. Dennis Robinson '73
William Dean Howells: A Writer's Life, by Susan Goodman '72, '74G, '85G, '88G and Carl Dawson

Spring 2005:

Off White: A Memoir by Laurie Gunst '73, '74G
In the Shadows of the Sun by Alexander Parsons

Winter 2005:

The State Boys Rebellion: A True Story, by Michael D'Antonio '77
Divided Union: The Politics of War in the Early American Republic, by Scott Silverstone '85
Also of note

Fall 2004:

There is Room For You by Charlotte Bacon
The Beecher Sisters by Barbara A. White
Also of note

Spring 2004:

Rebecca Wentworth's Distraction by Robert Begiebing '77G
The Darkest Jungle by Todd Balf '83
Also of note

Winter 2004:

Turning to Earth: Stories of Ecological Conversion, by F. Marine Schauffler '98G
Dead Men Tapping: The End of the Heather Lynne II, By Kate Morse Yeomans '95
Also of note

Fall 2003:

The Voice at 3:00 A.M.: Selected Late and New Poems, by Charles Simic
Reason for Leaving: Job Stories, A Novel, by John Manderino '88G
Also of note

Spring 2003:

Child of My Heart by Alice McDermott '78G
Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture by Douglas Lanier
Also of note

Winter 2003:

A Building History of Northern New England by James L. Garvin
Misreading Masculinity: Boys, Literacy and Popular Culture, by Thomas Newkirk
Also of note

Fall 2002:

Cross-Grained & Wily Waters: A Guide to the Piscataqua Maritime Region, by W.Jeffrey Bolster
A House All Stilled, by A.G. Harmon '93G
Also of note

Spring 2002:

The Age of Homespun: Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth, by Laurel Ulrich '80G
Georges Woke Up Laughing: Long-Distance Nationalism and the Search for Home, by Nina Glick Schiller and Georges Eugene Fouron
Also of Note

Winter 2002:

Cold by John Smolens '82G
Deep Souths: Delta, Piedmont, and Sea Island Society in the Age of Segregation, by J. William Harris
Short reviews of eight books by alumni and faculty

Fall 2001:

My Twice-Lived Life by Donald M. Murray '48
The Fourth Hand by John Irving '65
Short reviews of eight books by alumni and faculty

Spring 2001:

A Chemical History Tour: Picturing Chemistry from Alchemy to Modern Molecular Science, by Arthur Greenberg
Judging Jehovah's Witnesses: Religious Persecution and the Dawn of the Rights Revolution, by Shawn Francis Peters '91G
Short reviews of 12 books by alumni and faculty

Winter 2001:

The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la, by Todd Balf '83
Under the Legislature of Stars: 62 New Hmapshire Poets, edited by Rick Agran '91, Hildred Crill, Mark Decarteret, with an introduction by Maxine Kumin
The Persistence of Empire: British Political Culture in teh Age of the American Revolution, by Eliga H. Gould

Fall 2000:

Soldiers, Sailors, Slaves and Ships: The Civil War Photographs of Henry P. Moore, by W. Jeffrey Bolster and Hilary Anderson
Lost Geography by Charlotte Bacon
Sam the Cat and Other Stoires by Matthew Klam '86

Spring 2000:

The Vision of Emma Blau by Ursula Hegi '78, '79G
Weaving Work and Motherhood by Anita Ilta Garey
Sanctuary: Gardening for the Soul, photography by Dency Kane '68, text by Lauri Brunton and Erin Fournier

Winter 2000:

The Adventures of Allegra Fullerton by Robert J. Begiebing '77G
Soul of the Sky compiled and edited by Dave Thurlow and C. Ralph Adler '76
Cosmology and Creation by Paul Brockelman

Fall 1999:

Resurrection Day by Brendan DuBois '82
The Dawn of Conservation Diplomacy by Kurkpatrick Dorsey
In the Presence of Horses by Barbara Dimmick '76, '83G

Spring 1999:

The Meetinghouse Tragedy by Charles E. Clark
At the Breast by Linda M. Blum
Time Machines by Paul Nahin

Winter 1999:

How to Catch a Shark by Donald H. Graves
A Widow for One Year by John Irving '65
Ecology and Religion: Scientists Speak, edited by John E. Carroll and Keith Warner, OFM

Coming soon: Fall 1998

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