Everett Briggs ’56, a 37-year veteran of the foreign service, details how foreign policy was developed and executed during the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush presidencies in his second memoir, Honor to State, Reflections of a Reagan-Bush Era Ambassador (Outskirts Press).
Peter Brown ’63 shares stories—originally written for his grandchildren—from his childhood growing up in the Rockies to his years at Dartmouth in his memoir, Dedicated to S.O.B. (self-published).
Photographer Eric Hatch ’68 collects black-and-white portraits along with life stories of 50 individuals who are drug addicts in Faces of Addiction (Braughler Books).
Public policy guru Robert Reich ’68, a former U.S. labor secretary, bemoans the poisonous divide in U.S. politics and calls for a “new public spiritedness” to revive Americans’ trust in each other and their institutions in The Common Good (Knopf).
Alan Eagle ’83, director of executive communications at Google, offers the business and management lessons of a famed entrepreneur-whisperer in Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell (Harper Business).
Benjamin Kwakye ’90 illuminates the environmental beauty, sociopolitical history, and rich oral tradition of Africa in his latest book of poems, Songs of a Jealous Wind (Cirrus World Press).
Former reporter Brad Parks ’96 chases another novel of corruption, this one inspired by a billion-dollar money-laundering scandal that involved narco-traffickers in the early 2000s, in The Last Act (Dutton).
J. Alasdair Groves ’04, the executive director for the New England branch of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, delivers a practical approach to understanding and dealing with both positive and negative emotions in a God-honoring way as coauthor of Untangling Emotions (crossway).
University of Massachusetts Amherst lecturer Adam Colman ’05 has recently published two books. New Uses for Failure: Ben Lerner’s 10:04 (Fiction Advocate) is a literary criticism of what Colman calls “essayistic fiction.” In Drugs and the Addiction Aesthetic in Nineteenth-century Literature (Palgrave Macmillan) he argues that, as the medical establishment developed a better understanding of drug addiction, some writers explored the topic in their works.
Commercial beekeeper and former Fulbright scholar William Blomstedt ’07 chronicles his experience beekeeping in Hawaii, Morocco, and other exciting locales in Foraging Afar: Tales from a Decade of Beekeeping Across the World (Wicwas Press).
New York Times and Bon Appétit food writer Priya Krishna ’13, in a tribute to her mom’s “Indian-ish” cooking, shares a trove of Indian-American hybrids that are easy to make, practical, and packed with flavor in Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
Margarita “Nina” Montgomery ’14 explores the role of social responsibility in modern-day businesses as editor of two collections of essays from industry leaders at companies such as Hyatt, Ben & Jerry’s, and Airbnb in Perspectives on Impact: Leading Voices on Making Systemic Change in the Twenty-first Century and Perspectives on Purpose: Leading Voices on Building Brands and Businesses for the Twenty-First Century (Routledge).