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Summer 2003
André the Famous Harbor Seal
Fran Hodgkins
Illustrated by Yetti Frenkel, Museum 88
Down East Books

Sometimes a human being and a wild animal make a special connection that changes both of their lives. So it was with Rockport, Maine’s Harry Goodridge and the harbor seal pup he named André. The two were inseparable, and the seal became a legend. Here, with the help of the Goodridge family, award-winning author Fran Hodgkins and muralist/illustrator Yetti Frenkel retell the story of Harry and André for young children, who can also visit Rockport Harbor and run their hands over the polished granite of the life-size statue that will forever ensure this seal’s presence in Maine history.
Made in Italy
Laura Morelli, G92
Universe Publishing

Each year, Americans flock to Italy in search of rich Old World cultural traditions, including handmade crafts. In this volume, Laura Morelli, art historian and Italy aficionado, has created a guide to shopping and touring Italy’s handmade treasures, including Sicilian ceramics, the Murano glass of Venice, Tuscan terra cotta, gold and coral jewelry of Sardinia, and Florence’s marble paper. Organized by region, Made in Italy takes the reader on a comprehensive tour of the dazzling artisanal legacy of Italy, uncovering one-of-a-kind hidden workshops and off-the beatenpath-tours. Packed with useful tips on pricing, quality, and value, it also includes a year-round calendar of craft festivals.
Creating the National Health Service: Aneurin Bevan and the Medical Lords
Marvin Rintala, F55, F58
Frank Cass Publishers

Marvin Rintala, a professor of political science at Boston College, has written the first book on the political origins of the British National Health Service (NHS)—the result of a private alliance between Aneurin Bevan, Minister of Health, and Charles Wilson, Lord Moran, president of the Royal College of Physicians. Rintala reveals the importance of the expert medical advice Bevan received from Moran and highlights the clash in personality and policy between Moran and Lord Horder, Britain’s most distinguished consulting physician, showing how personal relationships still mattered in the highest reaches of British medicine as well as in politics.

Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics and Law
Rebecca Cook, F72, Bernard Dickens, and Mahmoud Fathalla
Oxford University Press

The authors, leading international authorities on reproductive medicine, human rights, medical law, and bioethics, integrate their disciplines to provide an accessible but comprehensive introduction to reproductive and sexual health. Rebecca Cook, a professor in international human rights at the University of Toronto, along with Dickens and Fathalla, analyzes 15 case studies that represent a wide array of recurrent problems, focusing particularly on resource-poor settings. Approaches to resolution are considered at both clinical and health system levels. The authors also examine the kinds of social change that would relieve the underlying conditions of reproductive health dilemmas.

I’m Not Slowing Down: Winning My Battle with Osteoporosis
Ann Richards with Dr. Richard U. Levine, A62, A91P

Former Texas governor Ann Richards shares her struggle with osteoporosis in a book that will help others triumph over this debilitating disease. In 1994, after falling and fracturing her hand, Ann Richards underwent a bone density test and subsequently was diagnosed with osteopenia, an early stage of osteoporosis. After witnessing both of her grandmothers and her mother fall victim to the disease, Richards was determined to overcome its incapacitating effects. She began a physician-approved regimen of medication and dramatically changed her lifestyle. The former Texas governor and Dr. Richard U. Levine, vice-chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, explain how to combat this devastating condition.
One for Each Night: Chanukah Tales and Recipes
Marilyn Kallet, J68
Celtic Cat Publishing

One Chanukah when Marilyn Kallet was “flat broke,” she came up with the idea of giving stories about food as presents to her husband and daughter. Each night, they received a different story, and Kallet would prepare the meal described. One for Each Night is a compilation of those eight stories along with their corresponding recipes. Kallet, a professor of English and director of the creative writing program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, includes recipes for “Luscious Luchshen Kugel,” “My Mother’s Lightweight Matzo Balls,” and “Classic Potato Pirogi.” With colorful illustrations and a glossary of Yiddish and Hebrew terms, this is a book that both parents and children can enjoy together.
Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield
Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney
University of Massachusetts Press

On February 29, 1704, a party of French and Indian raiders descended on the Massachusetts village of Deerfield, killing 50 residents and capturing more than 100 others. In this masterful work of history, Evan Haefeli, assistant professor of history, and Kevin Sweeney reexamine the Deerfield attack and place it within a framework stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Drawing on previously untapped sources, they show how the assault grew out of the aspirations of New England family farmers, the ambitions of Canadian colonists, the calculations of French officials, the fears of Abenaki warriors, and the grief of Mohawk women as they all struggled to survive the ongoing confrontation of empires and cultures.
Outspoken Free Speech Stories
Nan Levinson
University of California Press

Today, many Americans believe free speech to be one of the early casualties of the war on terrorism. Nan Levinson, a lecturer in English, tells the stories of 20 people who refused to let the government whittle away at their right to speak, think, create, or demur as they pleased. Among these sometimes unlikely defenders of the cause of free speech are a Puerto Rican journalist who risked going to prison to protect her sources, a high school teacher who discussed gays and lesbians in literature, and a fireman who fought for his right to read Playboy at work. Caught up in conflicts that are complex, confusing, or just plain silly, these individuals and their cases are both emblematic and individually revealing, affording readers a variety of perspectives on the issues surrounding free speech debates.
Mystics, Mavericks, and Merrymakers: An Intimate Journey Among Hasidic Girls
Stephanie Wellen Levine
NYU Press

Stephanie Wellen Levine, a lecturer in English, provides a rare glimpse into the inner worlds and daily lives of Hasidic girls, drawing on a year she spent living in the Lubavitch community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and participating in the rhythms of Hasidic girlhood. From the ardently religious young woman who longs for the life of a male scholar to the young rebel who visits a strip club and agonizes over her loss of faith to the proud Lubavitcher with a desire for a high-powered career, Levine offers rich portraits of individual Hasidic young women and how they deal with the conflicts between the regimented society in which they live and the pull of mainstream American life.
The Global Negotiator: Making, Managing, and Mending Deals Around the World in the Twenty-First Century
Jeswald W. Salacuse
Palgrave Macmillan

In today’s global business environment, an executive must have the skills and knowledge to navigate all stages of an international deal from start to finish. Jeswald W. Salacuse, the Henry Braker Professor at the Fletcher School, illustrates the many ways in which an international deal may falter and the methods parties can use to save it, provides the necessary technical knowledge to structure specific business transactions, and explores transformations to the international business landscape over the last decade. Salacuse guides the reader through the life of the deal, from the first handshake with a potential foreign partner through the intricacies of making a venture succeed to the ways to get out of a deal gone wrong.