Shelf Life

New books by Dartmouth alumni

Douglas Raber ’64, a scientist and former director of the board on chemical sciences and technology at the National Academy of Sciences, and fellow scientist and wife Linda follow a smallpox outbreak and the panic it causes across a United States ready to counter any terrorist attacks in their first novel, Face of the Earth (GreenPoint Ventures).

Stephen Hayes ’66 draws on his service as a naval officer in Vietnam in this tale of one man’s struggle for survival at sea while battling his memories of war in Light on Dark Water (iUniverse).

Angus King ’66 recounts the five-and-a-half-month trip around the United States he and his family took in an RV after he left office as governor of Maine in Governor’s Travels: How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus, and Found America (Down East Books).

Freelance journalist Nessa Flax ’76 brings out the big and the small in herself and her rural North Country community with all the zest and wisdom drawn from a life of many friendships and small-town encounters in Voices in the Hills: Collected Ramblings from a Rural Life (Bunker Hill Publishing).

Susan Cory ’75, an award-winning residential architect in Cambridge, Massachusetts, follows a student at Harvard Architecture School as she tries to clear her name and uncover the events that led to a friend’s death in the debut novel, Conundrum: An Architectural Mystery (Cory Publishing).

Robert Rudney ’70, a senior advisor at the Department of Defense and recipient of its 2011 Outstanding Employee with a Disability Award, crafts a love story between a man who struggles with left-sided paralysis and a woman battling multiple sclerosis in his novel Lovers Lame (Booklocker.com), which is also a call for economic and social justice for people with disabilities.

Stephen Shmanske ’76, an economics professor at California State University, East Bay, co-authored two volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics: Economics Through Sports (Oxford), which cover such topics as the economics of discrimination and sports franchise placement.

Christopher Sellers ’80, an associate professor of history at Stony Brook University, argues that the environmental movement originated within suburbs when people gained an appreciation for the nature around them in Crabgrass Crucible: Suburban Nature and the Rise of Environmentalism in Twentieth-Century America (UNC Press).

Class president Ronald Schram ’64 gathers essays on giving back from classmates and members of the class of  ’14 in Generational Bridges to the World’s Troubles: Personal Stories: How Dartmouth ’64s and ’14s Are Making a Difference in the Lives of Others (AuthorHouse).

Peter Gilbert ’76, executive director of the Vermont Humanities Council, shares 60 essays based on his Vermont Public Radio commentaries in I Was Thinking…: Travels in the World of Ideas (Wind Ridge Publishing).

Brigid (Dotterer) Herrick ’89, a mother of five, joins with her midwife to write an insider’s guide to pregnancy and labor in Birth Happy: The Savvy Woman’s Approach to a Satisfying Birth (Savvy Woman).

Lawyer Allison Singh ’97 explains why students may not have gotten into their dream college—and how to move on—in Getting Over Not Getting In: A College Rejection Guide (Outskirts Press).

Brendan Doherty ’96, a political science professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, contends that the time a president spends campaigning for reelection is inextricably linked to the time he spends governing in The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign (University Press of Kansas).

Portfolio

Alumni Books
New titles from Dartmouth writers (May/June 2022)
Inspiration Unearthed
Artist Karyn Olivier ’89 digs into history.
Vox Clamantis in Deserto

A special issue in celebration of Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary

“Sandy” Alderson ’69
The New York Mets president on America’s game

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