mountaineer, scholar, and descendant of naturalist William
Bartram, David Oates 78PhD
wrote Paradise Wild: Reimagining American Nature
(Oregon State University Press, 2003) to explore the interaction
of nature and culture. The book covers a range of topics,
including debates over ancient forests in the Pacific
Northwest, the environmental philosophies of Henry David
Thoreau and Edward Abbey, and a passionate look at wildness,
which Oates calls the Eden in each moment and in
each cell, that cannot be lost.
Margaret Britton Yearwood 92T,
has written In Their Hearts: Inspirational Alzheimers
Stories (Trafford, 2003) about her experiences as
a chaplain on a Special Care Alzheimers unit in
Atlanta. Alzheimers may steal your brain cells
but it cant steal your soul, Yearwood says.
Who you are and what you believe never leaves.
Margulis 99PhD has edited a collection
of real-life parenting tales, including two of her own
essays, about those fickle, irrational, urgent,
tiny people we love called Toddler (Seal,
Joe Cox 54T has written a memoir, Growing
Up White: Encounters Along the Road to Racial Justice
(Harmony House, 2003), about his childhood in a segregated
South and how his encounters with people of color during
his life as a farmer, soldier, and minister convinced
him of the dignity and equality of all races.
G. Certain 69C writes of his struggle
to reconcile the horrors of combat and imprisonment in
Vietnam with being an Air Force reserve chaplain and parish
priest in Unchained Eagle: From Prisoner of War to
Prisoner of Christ (ETC Publications, 2003).
Mackle 77PhD is the author of It Takes
Two (Alyson Publications, 2002), a double-murder mystery
set in 1949 that captures the changing dynamics of race,
sex, and politics during the Truman era. Mackle served
four years as a squadron commander for the U.S. Air Force,
ran a mess hall for pilots, and has been a dining critic
for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Creative
D. Hook 50C, professor emeritus of modern
languages at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut,
has written Switching Churches: A Laymans Guide
to a New Commitment (Unlimited Publishing, 2002),
in which he lays out steps to overcoming dissatisfaction
with ones religious affiliation, mixed with inspirational
poems and prayers.
Lee Kraut 80C has written an insiders
guide to the City of Lights, Paris Revisited: The Guide
for the Return Traveler (Words Travel International,
2003), which explores the monumental, the lesser-known,
and the intimate sides of Paris and surrounding regions.
A Francophile since his years at Emory when he majored
in French, philosophy, and psychology, Kraut calls Parishis
home since 1988the worlds most revisitable
and his wife, Helen, have written two guidebooks: Atlanta
Walks: A Comprehensive Guide to Walking, Running, and
Bicycling the Areas Scenic and Historic Locales
(Peachtree Publishers, 1993, fourth edition, 2003) and
Georgia Walks: Discovery Hikes Through Georgias
Natural and Human History (Peachtree Publishers, 2001),
which includes a walk around Covington and Oxford.
Ralston Davidson 78Ox-81C,
using the pen name Sophia Moon, has written Journey
to the Land of Angels (Protea Publishing, 2000) about
overcoming her abusive childhood through travels around
the globe, meeting gentle, spiritual brothers and
sisters who helped her to heal.