Book Report

Books by UMW alumni 

  • The Inequality Equalizer: Want It, Claim It, Own It – and Maximize Your Career Success
    By Jena Efird Abernathy ’84 with Kelli Christiansenabernathy
    Abernathy illustrates how everyday experiences can affect the career objectives of business professionals.
    – Ankerwycke Books, the American Bar Association, June 2016
  • The Golden Apple: Redefining Work-Life Balance for a Diverse Workforce
    By Mason Donovan ’91web_donovan
    Donovan lays out steps corporate leaders can take to create a healthy culture of work-life balance.
    – Bibliomotion Inc., September 2016

  • The Politics of Staying Put
    By Carolyn Gallaher ’91, associate professor in the School of International Service at American Universitygallaher
    Gallaher assesses a Washington, D.C., law that allows tenants to purchase apartment buildings that otherwise might be sold for condo conversion.
    – Temple University Press, March 2016
  • Coalition Challenges in Afghanistan: The Politics of Alliance
    Edited by Gale A. Mattox ’72, professor of political science at the U.S. Naval Academy, and Stephen M. Greniermattox
    The editors review commonalities and differences among 15 coalition member countries in the Afghan conflict and discuss lessons learned and application to future alliances. – Stanford University Press, December 2015

  • When Someone You Know Is Living in a Dementia Care Community
    By Rachael Wonderlin ’11web_wonderlin
    Wonderlin explains types of dementia and details the range of care communities available for people in need. The book speaks to the worry and guilt many feel when they must make decisions for loved ones, and it answers questions caregivers commonly ask.
    – Johns Hopkins University Press, August 2016


Books by UMW faculty

  • Hallow This Ground
    By Colin Rafferty, associate professor of Englishrafferty-copy
    Beginning outside the boarded-up windows of Columbine High School and ending on the fields of Shiloh National Military Park, Hallow This Ground revolves around monuments and memorials. Rafferty explores places as familiar as his hometown of Kansas City and as alien as the concentration camps of Poland in an attempt to understand our common histories and his own life.
    – Indiana University Press, January 2016

  • Confronting Evil: The Psychology of Secularization in Modern French Literature
    By Scott M. Powers, UMW associate professor of modern foreign languagesAdobe Photoshop PDF
    Noting that religion and secularity influence modern French thought, Powers sets out to explain the survival of religious themes in the works of Baudelaire, Zola, Huysmans, and Céline.
    – Purdue University Press, April 2016

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