August 30, 2001
The clash between Communism and Islam in the Soviet Union pitted two socio-political systems against one another, each proclaiming ultimate truth. Shoshana Keller
, associate professor of history
, examines the first decades of the struggle in Central Asia (1917-1941), where an ancient religious tradition faced an aggressive form of secular modernity. The Soviets attempted to break down Muslim culture and remold it on Marxist-Leninist lines. Despite Stalin's totalitarian aims, the Soviet regime in Central Asia was often weak even into the 1930s, and by 1941 the opposing systems had reached a standoff. More ...
Henry Holt & Company
August 1, 2001
Bruce Goldstone '84, has worked as an educational publisher for over 20 years. His first book, The Beastly Feast
(illustrated by Blair Lent), won a Parent's Choice Silver Honor. In Ten Friends
rollicking rhymes and cheerful pictures create a delightful introduction to simple addition concepts. More ...
Arte Publico Press
July 1, 2001
A native of Bronxville, NY, Bruce has written three books. His latest book, The Orlando Cepeda Story
, was recently published by Arte Publico Press in July of 2001. The peaks and valleys in the life and career of a baseball Hall of Famer. A “compelling portrait of a player straining against his boundaries,” by the program presentations manager at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and biographer of another luminary of the game, Roberto Clemente. More ...
January 5, 2001
Chuck Miller '85 is the author of Warman's American Records, 2nd Edition
. Just the thing for the record collector, either active or would-be: an identification and price guide, based on condition, to thousands of music records of all genres, released between 1950 and 2000. Well indexed and illustrated, with historical background, advice on collecting, and bits of trivia thrown in. The author, a longtime collector himself, has written extensively on the subject. More ...
January 1, 2001
The ability to look ahead and to treat abstractions as serious business is a skill we all need to cultivate. So states Douglas Raybeck
professor of anthropology
, and author of Looking Down the Road,
a compelling short work by involving the grand, if frustrating, human preoccupation with prediction. Raybeck supplies readers with some of the tools and ideas they will need as they attempt to forecast developments that are apt to characterize future society. More ...
Public Affairs Press
January 1, 2001
Most Americans first heard of Michael Harrington with the publication of The Other America
, his seminal book on American poverty. Maurice Isserman
, professor of history
, expertly tracks Harrington's beginnings in the Catholic Worker movement, his abandonment of his once deeply-held Catholicism, his life in 1950s Greenwich Village, and his evolution as a thinker. Isserman explains why Harrington, who more than any other single individual seemed perfectly positioned to play the role of adult mentor to the New Left in the 1960s, instead fell into disfavor with young campus activists, and lost the opportunity of a lifetime to make his democratic Socialist perspective a relevant force in American politics. More ...