As a boy and as a man, Enos Mills (1870–1922), the driving force behind the creation of Rocky Mountain National Park, lived a remarkable mountain life. From childhood, his bond with mountains and wilderness, especially the Estes Park, Colorado, area, inspired him to overcome personal hardship to become a successful outdoorsman, speaker, author, naturalist, and businessman. Mills is the subject of a new biography, Enos Mills: Rocky Mountain Naturalist (Filter Press, 2006), by Colorado storyteller, outdoorsman, and award-winning author John Stansfield 70MAT. Part of the publisher’s fast-growing Now You Know Bio series, the biography presents Mills’s adventure-filled life in a highly readable style appropriate for older children, teenagers, and adults. Stansfield also is the author of Writers of the American West: Multicultural Learning Encounters, recipient of a Colorado Authors League Award, and finalist for the Colorado Book Award in 2002.
Two recent business graduates, Kevin Crow 06MBA and Scott Hawley 06MBA, have cowritten Museums of Atlanta: A Guide for Residents and Visitors (Westholme, 2006). The small, elegantly organized volume took shape when the two took an independent study course with Associate Professor of Marketing Doug Bowman to create a business plan for the museum guide.
Alan “Two Eye PATCHES” Levine 06L is the author of The Adventures of Short Stubbly Brownbeard (iUniverse, 2006), a children’s book about a wily pirate. NPR’s book program, Between the Lines, named the book their first-ever Young Readers’ selection.
In the wake of September 11, one of the primary questions asked was why the attack was not foreseen, and statisticians began working to provide at least part of the answer. Greg Wilson 89C is one of the authors, with Alyson Wilson and David Olwell, of Statistical Methods in Counterterrorism (Springer, 2006). The book is an overview of the emerging research program at the intersection of national security and statistical sciences. Wilson is a rhetorician and ethnographer in the Statistical Sciences Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
With her Debut novel, film studies major Daria Snadowsky 01G, enters into Judy Blume territory with Anatomy of a Boyfriend (Random House, 2007), which Booklist calls an “unusually honest portrayal of a teen-age girl’s sexual discovery. . . . Snadowsky realistically [poses] all the questions: Does sex mean love? What’s normal in a relationship?’’ Snadowsky, who lives in Las Vegas, wrote a novella for a Psychology of Love class at Emory that provided the inspiration for her novel.
The King himself—Elvis Presley, that is—is the subject of a lively new book by Jennie Ivey 76C 79MAT. E Is for Elvis (Rutledge Hill Press, 2006) offers interesting, fun facts about the rock-n-roll phenomenon by way of the alphabet. “I” is for “Impersonators” and “J” is for “Jeweled Jumpsuits”; need we say more?
Julie Galambush 91PHD adds her voice to conversations between Christians and Jews in The Reluctant Parting: How the New Testament’s Jewish Writers Created a Christian Book (HarperSanFrancisco, 2005). Formerly an ordained American Baptist minister, Galambush is a convert to Judaism and associate professor of religious studies at the College of William and Mary.
In The Incarnational Art of Flannery O’Connor (Mercer University Press, 2005), Christina Bieber Lake 99PhD argues that O’Connor designed a unique aesthetic to defy the dualisms that characterize American intellectual and spiritual life. O’Connor fans will gain new insight from Lake’s take on the author, which includes an original reading of the short story “Parker’s Back.”
Karen Bloom Gevirtz 97G 98G explores themes of capitalism and female suppression in Life after Death: Widows and the English Novel, Defoe to Austen (University of Delaware Press, 2006). This is the first book-length study of the widow in the British novel.
Stephen McKnight 72PhD has written The Religious Foundations of Francis Bacon’s Thought (University of Missouri Press, 2006). The study attempts to correct the persistent misconception of Bacon as a secular modern who dismissed religion to promote the advancement
A FIVE-STEP recovery process for ousted CEOs, including advice such as “prove your mettle” and “rediscover the heroic mission,” is set forth by Andrew Ward 91MBA, assistant professor of management at the University of Georgia, in Firing Back: How Great Leaders Rebound after Career Disasters (Harvard Business School Press, 2007), which he cowrote with Jeffrey Sonnenfeld of Yale.