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Richard D. Albright, MS '80, published the second edition of Cleanup of Chemical and Explosive Munitions (Elsevier, 2012). Dr. Albright was an associate professorial lecturer in environmental law at GW for five years. He is the recipient of the Cafritz Award for initiating and directing the cleanup of the Spring Valley military facility in Washington, D.C.

Daniel Arakelian, BA '94, published The Silent Hunt: Connecting the Dots After 9/11 (Shoot Your Eye Out Publishing, 2011), under the pen name Mark Jameson. The book is based on Mr. Arakelian's experiences as a CIA officer in the two years after Sept. 11, 2001.

Bill Baroni, BA '94, wrote Fat Kid Got Fit (And So Can You!) (Lyons Press, 2012) with Damon DiMarco. The book documents Mr. Baroni's journey to fitness and suggests lifestyle changes for others trying to manage their weight.

Gray Basnight, MFA '77, published his debut novel, The Cop with the Pink Pistol (Ransom Note Press, 2012), which introduces Italian-American New York Police Department detective Donna Prima.

Robin Bernstein, MA '99, wrote Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights (NYU Press, 2011), in which she argues that the concept of "childhood innocence" was central to American racial ideology leading into the civil rights movement.

Paul Chabot, EdD '08, wrote Eternal Battle Against Evil: A Comprehensive Strategy to Fight Terrorists, Drug Cartels, Pirates, Gangs, and Organized Crime (Total Publishing and Media, 2011), a memoir of his experiences in the Iraq War and as a White House drug czar adviser.

Anthony T. Cluff, BA '70, authored In Search of the Great White God: From Big Bang to Coba and Beyond (Outskirts Press, 2010), a memoir of his upbringing in devout Mormonism and his search for the origins of the faith.

J.T. Ellison, MA '94, is the author of A Deeper Darkness (Mira Books, 2012), a thriller inspired by the friendly-fire death of Pfc. David Sharrett II. The book was chosen as May 2012's Indie Next Pick by the Indiebound website, and was also one of May's top picks from Romantic Times. Ms. Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband, Randy Ellison, MA '94.

Laurence Fagg, MA '81, wrote Electromagnetism: Nature's Force That Shapes Our Lives (Nottingham University Press, 2011), an examination of how electromagnetic force activates nature as well as human bodies and brains.

Charles Freericks, BA '83, wrote My Imaginary Friend Was Too Cool to Hang Out With Me (Aberdeen Bay, 2012), a memoir about growing up in New Jersey and coming of age in D.C. at GW.

Joseph Fruscione, Ph.D. '05, wrote Faulkner and Hemingway: Biography of a Literary Rivalry (Ohio State University Press, 2012), an examination of the contentious relationship between William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway, two titans of American modernism. Dr. Fruscione is an adjunct in GW's University Writing Program.

Sam Ginder, SEAS '64, wrote Signed, SEALd and Delivered (Red Lead Press, 2010), a thriller about a former Navy SEAL on a mission to rescue a hostage from drug dealers in Mexico.

Barbara Glickman, MBA '91, wrote Capital Splendor: The Gardens and Parks of Washington (Countryman Press, 2012), a photo essay on 32 gardens and parks in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region.

Paul Goldfinger, MD '66, and Eileen Goldfinger, BA '66, wrote Prevention Does Work: A Guide to a Healthy Heart (, 2011), a combination patient awareness guide and heart-healthy cookbook.

Veera Hiranandani, BA '93, wrote The Whole Story of Half A Girl (Delacorte Press, 2012), a young adult novel about cultural identity and the impact of having a parent suddenly out of work.

Kathleen McFall, BS '84, published her second novel, Blood and Whiskey (Pumpjack Press, 2012), co-written with husband Clark Hays. The book is the second in the Cowboy and Vampire thriller series.

Melvina Noel, EdD '00, wrote How to Thrive in College (Outskirts Press, 2011), a guide to help college students balance their education, family, and jobs in a positive and productive manner.

Garrett Peck, MA '96, is the author of The Potomac River: A History and Guide (The History Press, 2012), which covers four centuries of history along the river's 383-mile course. This is Mr. Peck's third book.

Janet Price, BA '86, co-authored Take Control of Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties: The Ultimate Guide for Kids (Prufrock Press, 2012), which describes reading disorders in simple terms and offers strategies for help.

Rabbi A. James Rudin, AA '53, BA '55, wrote Cushing, Spellman, O'Connor: The Surprising Story of How Three American Cardinals Transformed Catholic-Jewish Relations (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2012), a history for general readership.

Sydney Savion, EdD '09, wrote Camouflage to Pinstripes: Learning to Thrive in Civilian Culture (Brown Books Publishing Group, 2011), an examination of the change from military to civilian life based on her research.

Stuart Showalter, MFS '77, published the sixth edition of his textbook The Law of Healthcare Administration (Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2012).

Marion Woodfork Simmons, BBA '83, published Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969 (Woodfork Genealogy LLC, 2011), a history of Union High School, Virginia's only high school for African-Americans during the segregation era.

Katie Workman, BA '90, wrote The Mom 100 Cookbook (Workman Publishing Company, 2012), which offers 100 accessible, artfully crafted recipes organized in the form of the 20 most common "kitchen dilemmas."