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Books by Yale authors

The Future of the Internet—and How to Stop It
Jonathan Zittrain '91

Yale University Press, $30

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has launched two revolutionary products, one 30 years after the other. The Apple II computer exemplified what Oxford Internet scholar Jonathan Zittrain calls the generative era—"it invited people to play with it." The iPhone represents the opposite end of the technological spectrum: it is "sterile" and "preprogrammed." Zittrain argues that the Internet is on the same trajectory and explores strategies that will preserve innovation while addressing security and privacy concerns.

The Stork’s Nest: Life and Love in the Russian Countryside
Laura Lynne Williams '99MES

Fulcrum, $16.95

In 1997, Williams, a Denverite who had lived in Moscow for several years heading the World Wildlife Fund’s first office in Russia, took on an even tougher assignment. At the suggestion of naturalist and nature photographer Igor Shpilenok, she headed to the remote Bryansk Forest, where she and Igor, who eventually became her husband, directed a nature reserve. (She took a year off for her Yale degree.) This charming love story is rich with the rhythms of the Russian wilderness, the people who live there, and the challenges of preserving the natural world.

The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America
Thurston Clarke '68

Henry Holt, $25

“In 1968, America was a wounded nation,” writes Clarke in this poignant and revealing book. That March, Bobby Kennedy, though still haunted by his brother’s assassination, took up the challenge of healing the wounds inflicted by Vietnam and racial conflict. Clarke chronicles the twists and turns of a remarkable campaign—the story of the gutsy speech Kennedy delivered in Indianapolis to announce the assassination of Martin Luther King is particularly well told—from start to tragic finish.

Note by Note: A Celebration of the Piano Lesson<
Tricia Tunstall '74

Simon & Schuster, $24

“Even now, in a time when very little current popular music involves an actual person playing an actual piano—even now, parents want their children to have piano lessons,” writes Tunstall, a lifelong teacher and performer. Indeed, even children, for all the inevitable complaining, want them. In a memoir that draws on the learning curve of a teacher and her students, including "Three Blind Mice,” "Fool on the Hill,” and, of course, "Fur Elise,” Tunstall shows why this "arcane ritual" endures.

Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children’s Literature
Leonard S. Marcus '72

Houghton Mifflin, $28

American publishers have been producing books for children for at least the last three centuries, and over that time span, parents and preachers, critics and teachers have debated what constitutes appropriate reading material for kids. Marcus, a literary historian, traces the development of the genre from the "first children’s book of American origin”—the late-seventeenth-century New England Primer, which was designed to "[teach] young people their letters and [set] them on the path to the good Christian life”—to the Harry Potter series.

Can’t Remember What I Forgot: The Good News from the Front Lines of Memory Research
Sue Halpern '77

Harmony Books, $24

Uncertainty about whether her father had Alzheimer’s disease when he died—and fears that she might follow the same path—compelled Halpern to meet with memory researchers trying to understand and possibly prevent age-related memory decline. The result is a fascinating, often hopeful journey that highlights cutting-edge science and pharmacology and exposes memory "boosters" who might be high-tech snake-oil salesmen.


More books by Yale authors

Charles Atkins, Lecturer in 
The Prodigy: A Novel
Midnight Ink Press, $14.95

Josh Barkan 1991
Blind Speed: A Novel
Northwestern University Press, $21.95

Boris Berman, Professor of Piano, School of Music
Prokofiev’s Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer
Yale University Press, $35.00

Richard Bradley 1986
The Greatest Game: The Yankees, the Red Sox, and the Playoff of '78
Free Press, $25.00

Louis Daniel Brodsky 1963
Still Wandering in the Wilderness: Poems of the Jewish Diaspora
Time Being Books, $15.95

Richard Brookhiser 1977
George Washington on Leadership
Basic Books, $26.00

Robert A. Burton 1962
On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not
St. Martin’s Press, $24.95

Susan G. Clark, the Joseph F. Cullman III Adjunct Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Policy Studies, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Ensuring Greater Yellowstone’s Future: Choices for Leaders and Citizens
Yale University Press, $45.00

William Sloane Coffin 1949, 1956BD
The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin: The Riverside Years, Volume 1
Westminster John Knox Press, $49.95

Matthew Connelly 1998PhD
Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population
Belknap/Harvard University Press, $35.00

Elisha Cooper 1993
ridiculous/hilarious/terrible/cool: A Year in an American High School
Dial Books, $17.99

Frances F. Dunwell 1984MEM
The Hudson: America’s River
Columbia University Press, $29.95

Don Elliott 1979
A Better Way to Zone: Ten Principles for Creating More Livable Cities
Island Press, $50.00

Nicole Eustace 1994
Passion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution
University of North Carolina Press, $45.00

Jack Fuller 1973JD
Abbeville: A Novel
Unbridled Books, $24.95

William M. Gould 1958MD
A Little Score To Settle
IUniverse, $16.95

Nortin M. Hadler 1964
Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America
University of North Carolina Press, $28.00

Debra W. Haffner 1979MPH
What Every 21st-Century Parent Needs to Know: Facing Today’s Challenges with Wisdom and Heart
Newmarket Press, $24.95

Philip B. Heymann 1954
Living the Policy Process
Oxford University Press, $24.95

Mandi Isaacs Jackson 2007PhD
Model City Blues: Urban Space and Organized Resistance in New Haven
Temple University Press, $25.95

Jim Kaplan 1966 and Bill Chuck
Walkoffs, Last Licks, and Final Outs: Baseball’s Grand (and not-so-grand) Finales
ActaSports, $14.95

Ruth Mazo Karras 1979, 1985PhD;  E. Ann Matter 1976PhD; and Joel  Kaye, editors
Law and the Illicit in Medieval Europe
University of Pennsylvania Press, $59.95

Robert E. Kravetz, editor
Medical Humanism: Aphorisms from the Bedside Teachings and Writings of Howard Spiro [Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine]  Program for Humanities in Medicine/Yale School of Medicine, $12.95

Jeffrey Lewis 1966
Adam the King: A Novel
Other Press, $21.95

Stuart W. Little 1944
Home in Fenwick: Memoir of a Place
IUniverse, $16.95

Leonard S. Marcus 1972
Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children’s Literature
Houghton Mifflin, $28.00

Richard Meyer 1988 and Anthony W. Lee
Weegee and Naked City
University of California Press, $19.95

Dana Milbank 1990
Homo Politicus: the Strange and Barbaric Tribes of the Beltway
Doubleday, $26.00

John Warne Monroe 2002PhD
Laboratories of Faith: Mesmerism, Spiritism, and Occultism in Modern France
Cornell University Press, $35.00

Walter N. Morrisson 1950
Pieces of Eight: The Memoirs of Walter N. Morrisson
Lulu Press, $14.95

Mario L. Mozzillo 1960JD
Respect the Dead: A Murder Mystery Caper
CMS Publishing, $22.95

Julius Novick 1966DFA
Beyond the Golden Door: Jewish American Drama and Jewish American Experience
Palgrave Macmillan, $69.95

Sherwin B. Nuland 1955MD
The Uncertain Art: Thoughts on a Life in Medicine
Random House, $25.00

Ed Park 1992
Personal Days: A Novel
Random House, $13.00

David S. Patterson 1959
The Search for Negotiated Peace: Women’s Activism and Citizen Diplomacy in World War I
Routledge, $36.95

Nathaniel Rich 2002
The Mayor’s Tongue: A Novel
Riverhead Books/Penguin, $24.95

Sarah Ruden, Visiting Scholar, Divinity School, Translator
The Aeneid, by Vergil
Yale University Press, $30.00

J. Kevin Sheehan 1983
A Leader Becomes a Leader: Inspirational Stories of Leadership for a New Generation
True Gifts Publishing, $27.95

Stephen Skowronek, the Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science
Presidential Leadership in Political Time: Reprise and Reappraisal
University Press of Kansas, $34.95

Joseph C. Smith Jr. 1988 and Tara Ross
Under God: George Washington and the Question of Church and State
Spence Publishing Company, $24.95

James Gustave Speth 1964, 1969LLB, Dean, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
The Bridge at the End of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability
Yale University Press, $28.00

Carll Tucker 1973
The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Finding America, Finding Myself
Mary Ann Liebert, $29.99

Gregg Vanourek 2000MBA and Christopher Gergen
Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives
Jossey-Bass, $24.95

Elliot Weinbaum 1994 and Jonathan A. Supovitz, editors
The Implementation Gap: Understanding Reform in High Schools
Teachers College Press, $56.00

Mina Yang 2001PhD
California Polyphony: Ethnic Voices, Musical Crossroads
University of Illinois Press, $40.00

Carl Zimmer 1987
Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life
Pantheon, $25.95

Rachel Zucker 1994 and Arielle Greenbert, editors
Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections
University of Iowa Press, $24.95 


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