Arnold Arluke, BA 69, MA 71, is the author of Brute Force: Animal Police and the Challenge of Cruelty (Purdue University Press, 2004). The work is based on two years of ethnographic research into how humane law enforcement officials investigate animal cruelty cases in Boston and New York. Arluke is a professor of sociology and anthropology at Northeastern University and senior research fellow at the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy in North Grafton, Mass.
Experts from 86 of leading corporations in the United States lend their experiences and advice on marketing in Marketing by Americas Leading Corporations (BluSkyz Publishing, 2003) by Anthony G. Bennett, BBA 78, MBA 80. Leaders from companies including IBM, GM, Ford, Pepsi, and Costco contribute to the book, which also includes case studies and advertising insight. Bennett has served as a special assistant appointed by the White House to promote the National Energy Strategy. He also has represented the solar energy industry as a registered lobbyist, and is an adjunct lecturer at Georgetown University.
Providing quick, sound advice on how to keep the peace between children, Marian Edelman Borden, Hon 96, published The Baffled Parents Guide to Sibling Rivalry (McGraw-Hill, 2003). Dealing with topics such as room sharing and borrowing toys, as well as issues related to step- and half-siblings, Edelman offers guidance and solutions to parents and guardians. She also is the author of six other books, including KickStart to College.
A former home care worker, Rebecca Brown, BA 78, offers an intimate and true account of what it is to help a parent die. Brown cared for her mother during the last six months of her life, a lesson in grief and the longevity of love she shares in Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary (University of Wisconsin Press, 2003.) The book was previously available in a limited handset edition by Grey Spider Press in 2001.
Co-author E. Kurt Kim and Steven Dresner, BA 92, worked together to gather and publish the wisdom and advice of a dozen leading experts from the fields of corporate finance, institutional investing, law, venture capital, and investment banking in PIPEs: A Guide to Private Investments in Public Equity (Bloomberg, 2003). Dresner is publisher of The PIPEs Report, the first publication dedicated to providing news, information, and analysis of private investments in public equity. In the book, he addresses the PIPE financing vehicle that has been gaining popularity on Wall Street in recent years.
Edward C. Green, BA 67, examines countries that have succeeded in reducing HIV infection rates and explores the practices and policies of countries that have not been as successful in Rethinking AIDS Prevention: Learning from Successes in Developing Countries (Greenwood Press, 2003.) He is a member of the Presidents Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS.
John Michael Hall, EdD 85, has written Stray Voltage: War in The Information Age (U.S. Naval Institute, 2003). A retired brigadier general in the U.S. Army, Hall has more than 30 years of experience with intellengence.
W.B. Hayler, MA 64, published the seventh edition of American Merchant Seamans Manual (Cornell Maritime Press, 2003). After retiring from the Navy, Hayler taught at the California Maritime Academy, where he is now professor emeritus.
Paying tribute to the Levy family for preserving the historical landmark Monticello, Marc Leepson, BA 67, MA 71, traces its ownership after Thomas Jeffersons death in Saving Monticello (University of Virginia Press, 2003). Leepson is a freelance writer based in Middleburg, Va., and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, and GW Magazine. The work is now available in paperback.
More than 70 celebrities, athletes, journalists, and prominent business people contributed their thoughts on why they love the United States in American Pride (Emmis Books, 2003) by Jill Lieberman, BA 85. Twenty-five percent of the authors revenues from the profits will benefit the Army Emergency Relief Fund and the Air Force Aid Society, both of which help families of the U.S. military.
Retired Voice of America journalist George Meek, MA 73, encourages fellow hikers to complete the formidable Appalachian Trail in sections, as he did over six years, in A Time for Everything (Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, 2003.) Meek shares concrete tips for planning Appalachian Trail section hikes, including what to take, where to stay, what to eat, and how to deal with bears. His poems and photographs complement the text.
The extraordinary life of notorious journalist Charles E. Chapin is revealed in The Rose Man of Sing Sing (Fordham University Press, 2003) by James McGrath Morris, MEd 02. Morris follows Chapins life from his glory days as city editor of Joseph Pulitzers New York Evening World to his personal and professional ruin when, buckling to the pressures of debt and depression, he killed his wife and spent the remainder of his days in the Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York. Morris lives in Falls Church, Va., where he teaches at West Springfield High School.
A Washington-based defense writer, John Fass Morton, BA 70, MA 73, explores the lives of four men during three generations in Mustin: A Naval Family of the 20th Century (Naval Institute Press, 2003). The work recounts the international history of the U.S. Navy and the role of the Mustin family in its changes over time. Henry C. Mustin was a pioneer in naval aviation. His son Lloyd and grandson Henry were surface warfare officers who retired as vice admirals. In the 1970s, Dr. John Mason, then the Naval Institutes director of oral history, conducted 37 interviews with Lloyd Mustin. In 2001, the transcripts were turned over to Lloyds nephew, the books author. Morton used the oral history and other source materials to produce the work
Nachama Skolnik Moskowitz, BA 74, edited more than 50 articles written by herself and other renowned Jewish educators in The Ultimate Jewish Teacher Handbook (A.R.E. Publishing, 2003.) The work supports Jewish educators in formal and informal settings who wish to empower their students as learners.
With co-author and GW Professor John M. Lachin, William F. Rosenberger, MPhil 90, PhD 92, published Randomization in Clinical Trials: Theory and Practice (John Wiley, 2002). The book was named Outstanding Title of 2002, Mathematics and Statistics Division, by the Association of American Publishers. Rosenberger is a professor of mathematics and statistics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
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