Books by alumni:
By Nancy Porter Atakan ’68
This monograph by American-Turkish artist Nancy Atakan accompanied her solo exhibition at London’s Pi Artworks gallery last year. The show investigated a series of professional women who were born in the Ottoman period, who matured and worked in the Republic, and whom Atakan believes should be rememberd. The book includes 23 drawings and a neither fictional nor factual story about one woman.
– Kehrer Verlag, February 2016
A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Story of One Boy’s Gift to Medical Science
By Sarah Walpole Gray ’95
When Gray received the devastating news that her unborn son Thomas had a terminal condition, she arranged to donate his organs for research. Her grief and intellectual curiosity led her to delve into the world of medical research and the valiant scientists on the horizon of discovery.
– HarperCollins, September 2016
Quartet for J. Robert Oppenheimer
By Kelly Cherry ’61
Cherry records in poetry the life and times of one of America’s best-known scientists, the father of the atomic bomb who later lobbied for containment of nuclear weaponry. In brief, elegant stanzas, she examines Oppenheimer’s dreams and values, visiting the events, places, and people that inspired him or led him to despair.
– LSU Press, February 2017
Determined to Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864
By Ryan Quint ’15
In July 1864, outnumbered Union soldiers prepared for a defense of Maryland’s Monocacy River, a last-ditch effort to protect the United States capital from surging Confederate forces. Quint’s book, part of the publisher’s Emerging Civil War series, tells the story of what became known as the “battle that saved Washington.”
– Savas Beatie, March 2017
Human Trafficking: Emerging Legal Issues and Applications
Edited by Nora Cronin ’03 and Kimberly A. Ellis
Attorneys and others fighting human trafficking will find practical, tested, and cutting-edge approaches for investigating trafficking crimes and representing victims. Written for those working in the courts and on the ground, the book is an essential tool for righting the wrongs of human trafficking.
– Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company Inc., January 2017
Love H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones
By Hettie Cohen Jones ’55
From their first meeting in 1960, writer Hettie Jones and artist Helene Dorn were each other’s confidant, emotional support, and unflagging partner as they survived divorce from famous men, raised children as single mothers, and found artistic success in their own right. The letters tell two stories from the shared point of view of women who refused to go along with society’s expectations.
– Duke University Press, September 2016
Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical World
By Ken Fulk ’87
Featuring more than 200 color photos with accompanying narrative, Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical World showcases the renowned designer’s works of the past decade: gorgeous dwellings he has designed for notable clientele; his own three homes; and stunning examples of his party and event designs.
– Harry N. Abrams, October 2016
Books by faculty:
Doctrine and Race: African American Evangelicals and Fundamentalism between the Wars
By Mary Beth Swetnam Mathews, associate professor of religion
By presenting African American evangelicals as observers and critics of white Protestant fundamentalism, Mathews demonstrates that African American Protestants were acutely aware of the manner in which white Christians could marginalize African Americans and how black evangelicals could use that knowledge to justify social change. Mathews examines how African Americans constructed a definition of Christianity that had, at its core, an intrinsic belief in racial equality.
– University of Alabama Press, January 2017
Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Age
By Daniel Hirshberg, assistant professor of religion
Hirshberg sheds light on the work of Nyangrel Nyima Öser (1124–92), whose pivotal work, the Copper Island, is the story of how the Indian tantric master Padmasambhava brought Buddhism to Tibet. This is its most popular narrative. The author argues that rather than being Nyangrel’s invention, the Copper Island was a product of the Tibetan assimilation and innovation of core Indian Buddhist philosophies and literary traditions that forged a distinctly Tibetan Buddhism.
– Wisdom Publications, October 2016