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Books by Yale authors

Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World’s Most Mysterious Fish
by James Prosek ’97
Harper, $25.99

“The eel is not an easy fish to like,” admits Prosek, a naturalist, whose paintings of trout have been compared to the work of John James Audubon. But when Prosek began investigating eels, he got a “good feeling” about them. It intensified as he met biologists, eccentric anglers, Maori elders, and others who hold the eel in high esteem. Prosek’s around-the-world travelogue chronicles his infectious fascination.


Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden’s Oakland Raiders
by Peter Richmond ’76
Harper, $25.99

“We have a criminal section in every aspect of society, and apparently we have one in the NFL,” said Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll after a particularly vicious battle against the menacing men in black and silver—the Oakland Raiders of the 1970s. In an entertaining football biography, Richmond takes us inside the Badass family: a hard-partying, sometimes gun-toting, tight-knit collective of “castoffs, psychos, and geniuses,” who “played the game with a delicious violence and edge” all the way to a Super Bowl victory in 1977.


The Widower’s Tale
by Julia Glass ’78
Pantheon, $26.95

When Percy Darling, the long-widowed protagonist of Julia Glass’s fourth novel, agrees to have his barn transformed into a progressive preschool, many changes will follow. Percy, for starters, will need a bathing suit—no more swimming nude in his pond. “I’m glad you’re headed back to the water,” said a saleswoman who helped him select one. The water, in this moving tale of family, late-life love, and even ecoterrorism, is about to get very choppy.


The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons
by Richard Rhodes ’59
Alfred A. Knopf, $30

“When the ice broke on the river of history in the final years of the Cold War, the world had lived with nuclear weapons for almost half a century,” writes Rhodes. In the last book of his sweeping four-volume history of atomic weaponry, Rhodes picks up the narrative after the collapse of the Soviet Union and follows it through Iraq, Iran, North Korea, and the other nuclear states, including our own country, as diplomats attempt the elusive task of nuclear disarmament.


Wild West 2.0: How to Protect and Restore Your Online Reputation on the Untamed Social Frontier
by Michael Fertik and David Thompson ’02
Amacom, $24.95

“Imagine a place where anonymous vandals can spray repugnant graffiti about you or your business without any consequence,” write Fertik and Thompson. Welcome to the Internet. In a book useful to anyone with an online presence, from a Facebooker to a major corporation, the authors, executives in a company called ReputationDefender, offer advice on understanding digital threats, defending against them, and recovering from online damage.


The Great Divorce: A Nineteenth-Century Mother’s Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, the Shakers, and Her Times
by Ilyon Woo ’94
Atlantic Monthly Press, $25

According to the celibate, communitarian religious sect known as the Shakers, it was a “gift to be simple.” But when James Chapman left his wife Eunice, kidnapped his children, and joined the group in 1814, the eventual outcome was complicated. “Eunice was a fighter,” writes Woo. Her ensuing battle to reclaim her children helped advance public opinion about women’s rights.


More books by Yale authors

Elizabeth Alexander ’84, Professor of African American Studies, American Studies & English
Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems, 1990–2010
Graywolf Press, $28

Janet Alling ’64MFA
Flora: Paintings by Janet Alling
Beaufort Books, $30

Barbara R. Almond ’63MD
The Monster Within: The Hidden Side of Motherhood
University of California Press, $27.5

Rebecca R. Antoine ’99, editor
Voices Rising II: More Stories from the Katrina Narrative Project
University of New Orleans Press, $24.95

Arved Ashby ’89MPhil, ’95PhD
Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction
University of California Press, $24.95

Edward B. Barbier ’79
A Global Green New Deal: Rethinking the Economic Recovery
Cambridge University Press, $28.99

William B. Bradshaw ’58Div
The Big Ten of Grammar: Identifying and Fixing the Ten Most Frequent Grammatical Errors
Synergy Books, $19.95

Mark Chussil ’75
Nice Start: Questions Only You Can Answer to Create the Life Only You Can Live
Inkwater Press, $19.95

Harold M. Cobb ’43E
The History of Stainless Steel
ASM International, $30

Paula Marantz Cohen ’75
What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James and Jack the Ripper
Sourcebooks, $14.99

Richard Conniff ’73
The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth
W. W. Norton & Company, $26.95

Jonathan A Cook ’04MES and Owen Cylke ’60, ’63LLB, editors
Vulnerable Places, Vulnerable People: Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment
Edward Elgar Publishing, $99

Peter D’Epiro ’81PhD
The Book of Firsts: 150 World-Changing People and Events from Caesar Augustus to the Internet
Anchor Books, $16

Judith Dupré ’08MDiv
Full of Grace: Encountering Mary in Faith, Art, and Life
Random House, $40

John A. Elefteriades ’72, ’76MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Yale School of Medicine
Transplant: A Novel
Robot Press, $17.95

Margot E. Fassler, Robert Tangeman Professor of Music History and Liturgy, Yale Divinity School
The Virgin of Chartres: Making History through Liturgy and the Arts
Yale University Press, $55

Carter Vaughn Findley ’63
Turkey, Islam, Nationalism and Modernity: A History, 1789–2007
Yale University Press, $40

Nadine A. George-Graves ’93
Urban Bush Women: Twenty Years of African American Dance Theater, Community Engagement, and Working it Out
University of Wisconsin Press, $29.95

Howard Gillette Jr. ’64, ’70 PhD
Civitas by Design: Building Better Communities from the Garden City to the New Urbanism
University of Pennsylvania Press, $34.95

Gary W. Hart ’61Div, ’64LLB
The Thunder and the Sunshine: Four Seasons in Burnished Life
Fulcrum Publishing, $25

Grandpa Hartley ’66PhD
Further Jolly Bedtime Tales for Big & Little People
AuthorHouse, $16

Jody Heymann ’81 
Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder: Creating Value by Investing in Your Workforce
Harvard Business Press, $30

Charles Hill, Senior Lecturer, International Studies
Grand Strategies: Literature, Statecraft, and World Order
Yale University Press, $27.50

Jeffrey S. Irish ’82, translator, and Tsuneichi Miyamoto
The Forgotten Japanese: Encounters with Rural Life and Folklore
Stone Bridge Press, $29.95

Kate Kaynak ’93
Minder: A Ganzfield Novel
Spencer Hill Press, $12.99

Peter Krentz ’75, ’79PhD
The Battle of Marathon
Yale University Press, $27.50

John K. Lee ’39
George Clinton: Master Builder of the Empire State
Syracuse University Press, $19.95

J. E. Lendon ’86, ’91PhD
Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins
Basic Books, $35

Joanna Levin ’90
Bohemia in America, 1858–1920
Stanford University Press, $65

Candace Lindemann ’98, Edna Davis Giffen, and Mindy Kronenberg
Miller Place
Arcadia Publishing, $21.99

David Madden ’61DRA
Abducted by Circumstance: A Novel
Tennessee University Press, $25.95

Ken McAdams ’58
Bon Courage: Rediscovering the Art of Living (In the Heart of France)
Moyer Bell, $22.95

Eric Metaxas ’84
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Thomas Nelson, $29.99

Patricia J. Moore-Pastides ’79MPH
Greek Revival: Cooking for Life 
University of South Carolina Press, $34.95

Eric Naiman ’82JD
Nabokov, Perversely
Cornell University Press, $35

William Peace ’60
Fishing in Foreign Seas
Eloquent Books, $33.25

Catherine Price ’01
101 Places Not to See Before You Die
Harper Paperbacks, $13.99

Hugh Raffles ’99DFES
Random House, $29.95

Aziz Rana ’06JD
The Two Faces of American Freedom
Harvard University Press, $29.95

Karin Roffman ’04PhD
From the Modernist Annex: American Women Writers in Museums and Libraries
University of Alabama Press, $44.50

Neil Rolde ’53
O. Murray Carr: A Novel
Tilbury House, $15.95

Matthew A. Roman ’09March and Tal Schori ’10MArch, editors
Perspecta 42 "The Real": The Yale Architectural Journal
MIT Press, $25

Virginia Scharff ’74 and Carolyn Brucken
Home Lands: How Women Made the West
University of California Press, $24.95

Virginia Scharff ’74
The Women Jefferson Loved
Harper, $27.99

Barnet Schecter ’85
George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps
Walker & Company, $65

Robert Scholes ’50 and Clifford Wulfman ’82, ’99PhD
Modernism in the Magazines: An Introduction
Yale University Press, $40

Charles Seife ’95MS
Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception
Viking Adult, $25.95

Robert J. Sternberg ’72
College Admissions for the 21st Century
Harvard University Press, $23.95

Harlow Giles Unger ’53
Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation
Da Capo Press, $26

Jennifer Vanderbes ’96
Strangers at the Feast: A Novel
Scribner, $26

Cynthia Wachtell ’90’90MA
War No More: The Antiwar Impulse in American Literature, 1861–1914
Louisiana State University Press, $35

Paul F. Wainwright ’74MPhil, ’77PhD
A Space for Faith: The Colonial Meetinghouses of New England
Jetty House, $35

Donald H. Werner ’55, editor
55 Poems by Members of the Yale Class of 1955
Antrim House, $19

Joan C. Williams ’74
Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter
Harvard University Press, $29.95



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