Daniel Pearson Ernst ’53 draws on the diaries of Alfred Pearson, U.S. minister to Poland and Finland (and the author’s grandfather), and his daughter, Thea, who at 20 accompanied him to Europe as the minister’s diplomatic hostess, to explore the relationships between Poland, Finland and the United States in the years following World War I in The Diplomat and his Daughter (CreateSpace).
Fredric Jarrett ’63, DMS’65, offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a Harvard medical student at the highly selective surgical training program at Massachusetts General Hospital in his memoir, To Fruit Street and Beyond: The Massachusetts General Hospital Surgical Residency (ArchwayPublishing).
Maxwell L. Anderson ’77, former president of the Association of Art Museum Directors, considers the legal, practical and moral choices facing those invested in preserving artifacts in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press).
Poet Alfred Nicol ’78 follows his award-winning Winter Light (2004) and Elegy for Everyone (2009) with a melodic collection of quiet reflection, wit and wisdom in Animal Psalms (Able Muse Press).
University of British Columbia history professor Eagle Glassheim ’92 traces the impact of the expulsion of Germans from the Sudetenland in 1945 in Cleansing Czechoslovakia’s Borderlands (University of Pittsburgh Press).
Matthew Babcock ’94, a history professor at the University of North Texas at Dallas, explains how war-weary, mutually suspicious Apaches and Spaniards negotiated an ambivalent compromise after 1786 that produced more than four decades of uneasy peace across the region in Apache Adaptation to Hispanic Rule (Cambridge University Press).
Harper College English professor Brian Cremins ’95 tells the story of one of the most popular comic book heroes of the 1940s and the writers and artists who created his magical adventures in Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia (University Press of Mississippi).
Noah Tsika ’05, an assistant professor of media studies at Queens College, explores how the Internet and associated technologies produce and limit the intelligibility of queer cinema in Pink 2.0: Encoding Queer Cinema on the Internet (Indiana University Press).