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Retired film director and screenwriter Gerald Schnitzer ’40 shares stories of growing up in Brooklyn in the 1920s in his memoir, My Floating Grandmother (WriteLife).

New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg ’88 profiles six athletes as they pursue a life-defining goal—a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run—in You Are an Ironman: How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World’s Toughest Triathlon (Viking).

William M. Gould ’54, M.D., chronicles a friendship among three boys, a prank that deteriorates into a crime and its impact on the three as they meet 30 years later in Three Boys Like You (iUniverse).

Denny Emerson ’63, a former member of the U.S. Equestrian Team and a trainer and coach who earned the U.S. Eventing Association’s Wofford Cup for lifetime service to eventing, reviews seven broad “areas of choice” to help riders become better in How Good Riders Get Good: Daily Choices That Lead to Success in Any Equestrian Sport (Trafalgar Square Books).

Paul R. Pillar ’69, a former CIA analyst and director of studies in the security studies program at Georgetown, confronts America’s intelligence myths and offers an approach to better informing U.S. policy in Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform (Columbia University Press).

Architectural historian William Morgan ’66 showcases the long history of a small town through descriptions and visuals of its buildings in  Monadnock Summer: The Architectural Legacy of Dublin, New Hampshire (Godine).

Julia Miner ’76 illustrated The Lighthouse Santa (Flying Dog/University Press of New England), a story by Sara Hoagland Hunter ’76 about a girl who refuses to let an approaching storm threaten her holiday.

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