Issue #63
Mid-Summer, 2001
Title Author Publisher Subject
Why We Hurt:[B] The Natural History of Pain Frank T Vertosick, M. D. Harcourt Medical Theory and Practice
Queen for a Day[B] Denise Duhamel University of Pittsburgh Modern American Poetry
The Ice Palace that Melted Away:[B] How Good Design Enhances Our Lives Bill Stumpf Minnesota Modern Design and Modern Cities
The Life and Works of Frank Lloyd Wright Maria Constantino Courage Biography
The Genesis of Flight: The Aeronautical History Collection of Colonel Richard Gimbel Tom D. Crouch, Editor Friends of the U. S. Air Force Academy and The University of Washington Aeronautical History
Ginko Tree, Bowl Tom Crawford [Poems] Modern Oriental-American Poetry
Lie, Lie, Lie --- How I Wrote The School of Beauty and Charm Melanie Summer [Reading] Contemporary Fiction
Guatemala[N] Connor Gorry Lonely Planet Travel
America's Famous and Historic Trees:[N] From George Washington's Tulip Poplar to Elvis Presley's Pin Oak Jeffrey G. Meyer Houghton Mifflin Trees
War and Our World[N] John Keegan Vintage Analysis of War
Grandma Moses with Pompadour and Peggers Douglas Cruickshank [Reading] Elvis Presley Museum
How Much Is This Poem Going to Cost Me? Denise Duhamel [Poem] Modern American Poetry
White Waters and Black* Gordon MacCreagh Chicago Travel, South America
Stealing Eggs From an Angry Cayman Gordon MacCreagh [Reading] Travel, South America
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #64
Late Mid-Summer 2001
Title Author Publisher Subject
Chump Change[B] Dan Fante Sun Dog Modern American Fiction
My Lucky Star[B] Zdenka Fantolvá Herodias Growing up in Czechoslovakia
Anarchy!:[B] An Anthology of Emma Goldman's Mother Earth Peter Glassgold, Editor Counterpoint Anthology of Anarchism
Climate: The Key to Understanding Business Cycles Michael Zahorchak Tide Press Climate and the market
Testament of Revolution Béla Lipták Texas A & M Press The Hungarian Revolution
Keep Singing: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and their Fight Against Jesse Helms Patsy Clarke and Eloise Vaughn Alyson Gay Rights
Rape on the Desert Andrei Makine [Reading] Modern Russian Life
Second Hand[N] Michael Zadoorian Norton Fiction
The Triumph of the Moon:[N] A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft Ronald Hutton Oxford Witchcraft
Farm Motors:[N] Practical Hints for Handy-men J. Brownlee Davisson and Leon Wilson Chase Lyons Antique Engines
National Private Radio L. W. Milam [Article] Commentary on NPR
To a Child Four Years Old Lola Ridge [Poem] Traditional American Poetry
Spring Pastoral Elinor Wylie [Poem] Traditional American Poetry
Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill at Yalta Brock Clarke [Reading] Contemporary Fiction
The Ordinary White Boy Brock Clarke Harcourt Contemporary Fiction
[N]To be found under "New Listings" --- also called "Recent Books"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #65
Late Mid-Summer 2001
Title Author Publisher Subject
Being Dead Jim Crace Picador USA Contemporary English Fiction
Sizzling Chops & Devilish Spins:[B] Ping-Pong and the Art of Staying Alive Jerome Charyn Four Walls/Eight Windows History of Ping-Pong
The Biology of Science Fiction Cinema[B] Mark C. Glassy McFarland Science Fiction Films and Real Life
My Little Blue Dress[B] Bruno Maddox Viking Fiction
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men* James Agee, Walker Evans Houghton Mifflin/Mariner Reality of the Lives of Share-Croppers
Memory of France Paul Celan [Poem] Contemporary German Poetry
FDR and his Enemies[N] Albert Fried Palgrave/St. Martins FDR's Five Greatest Enemies
The Music Room[N] Dennis McFarland Picador USA Fiction
Frank Lloyd Wright Glass[N] Doreen Ehrlich Courage Books Decorative Arts in the Houses of Wright
The Alphabet Begins with "S" Ryszard Kapuscinski [Reading] Growing up in the Soviet Union
What I Did Not Tell Anyone Kate Gale [Poem] Contemporary Women's Poetry
She Was Only an Optician's Daughter L. W. Milam [Article] American Radio --- Mid-Century
A Passion to Win Sumner Redstone and Peter Knobler Simon & Schuster Biography, Business
San Diego: A Pictorial History Raymond G. Starr Donning History of San Diego in Photographs
Ask No Questions Ryszard Kapuscinski [Reading] Life in Soviet Russia
The Top Pop Hits RALPH Editors [List] Twelve of the Most Popular Book Reviews
[N]To be found under "New Listings" --- also called "Recent Books"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #66
Very Late Summer 2001
Title Author Publisher Subject
Body of Knowledge:[B] One Semester of Gross Anatomy, the Gateway to Becoming a Doctor Steve Giegerich Scribner Cadavers and Medical School
African Journey[B] Pete Turner Graphis Press Contemporary Africa in Photographs
Untamed Seas:[B] One Woman's True Story of Shipwreck and Survival Deborah Scaling Kiley, Meg Noonan Mariner Sailing Adventures
Dreams of Tanks Andrei Makine [Reading] Memoirs of Soviet Russia
The Men on Wheels Andrei Makine [Reading] Memoirs of Soviet Russia
Poetry In Motion Bart Edelman [Poem] Contemporary Poetry
Hunting for Father Ignacio Schwartz [Article] Memories of Growing up in Florida
The Hurricane Ignacio Schwartz [Article] Memoirs of Growing up in Florida
Star in the East: Krishnamurti: the Invention of a Messiah Roland Vernon Palgrave/St. Martins Biography
My Faraway Home[N] Mary McKay Maynard Lyons The Japanese, the Philippines, and WWII
The Dying Animal[N] Philip Roth Houghton Mifflin Contemporary Fiction
The Reader's Companion to Military History Robert Cowley, Geoffrey Parker, Editors Houghton Mifflin Essays on Warfare
The Burden of Time: Photographs from the Highlands of Chiapas Marcey Jacobson Stanford University Photographs of Mexico
Tariki: Embracing Despair, Discovering Peace Hirouki Itsuki Kodansha Pure Land Buddhism
[N]To be found under "New Listings" --- also called "Recent Books"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #67
Very Early Fall 2001
Title Author Publisher Subject
Highwire Moon[B] Susan Straight Houghton Mifflin Latina Fiction
Sex Tips:[B] From Men Who Ride the Sexual Frontier Jo-Anne Baker, Editor Fusion Sexual Advice
Rubbish!:[B] The Archaeology of Garbage* William Rathje, Cullen Murphy Arizona Garbology
Rebuilding the Church of the Novgorod Kremlin Ryszard Kapuscinski [Reading] Stalin's Russia
On Being
Fired Again
Erin Belieu [Poem] Contemporary Poetry
The Philosopher Rebecca Wee [Poem] Contemporary Poetry
Intervention in the Caribbean: The Dominican Crisis of 1965 Gen. Bruce Palmer, Jr. University of Kentucky American Foreign Policy
Animal Quackers L. W. Milam [Article] Ducks
A Visit to the GULAG Magadan Ryszard Kapuscinski [Reading] Post-Stalinist Russia
Juancito's Wake: Lost Grove Squatters' Camp, Lima, 1985 Orlando Ricardo Menes [Poem] Contemporary Latino Poetry
Migraine: The Breakthrough Study that Explains What Causes It and How It Can Be Completely Prevented through Diet Rodolfo Low Holt Migraines and Diet
The Dog Department[N] James Thurber Harper/Collins Thurber's Dogs
Wildfire: A Reader[N] Alianor True, Editor Island Press Smokejumpers
What I Think I Did:[N] A Season of Survival in Two Acts Larry Woiwode Basic Books Memoirs
An Old Wife's Tale: My Seven Decades in Love and War Midge Decter Regan/Harper/Collins Memoirs
Memoirs of the Eenie-Weenies Dr. Phage [Article] Memoirs of the 60s
Masquerade* Tivadar Soros Arcade Publishing Budapest 1944 - 1945
Under the Skin* Michael Faber Harcourt Science-Fiction
[N]To be found under "New Listings" --- also called "Recent Books"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #68
Early Fall, 2001
Title Author Publisher Subject
The Evening Crowd at Kimser's:[B] A Gay Life in the 1940s* Ricardo J. Brown Minnesota Gay Life Pre-Stonewall
Neville Chamberlain and Appeasement[B] Robert J. Caputi Susquehanna Biography
The Autobiography of Abbie Hoffman[B]* Abbie Hoffman Four Walls/Eight Windows Autobiography
California Crazy: Roadside Vernacular Architecture J. Heimann Chronicle Unusual Architecture
My Friend, You Are Legally Blind: A Writer's Struggle with Macular Degeneration Charles Champlin John Daniel & Co. Going Blind
I Finally Figured Out About Dying --- (And I Wanted To Tell You Before It Was Too Late) Robert J. Fretwell [Poem] Contemporary Poetry
Of Beetles and Angels: A True Story of the American Dream Mawi Asgedon Megadee Assimilation in America
On Being Psychoanalyzed (At the Hyatt Regency Bar) Carlos Amantea [Reading] Contemporary Psychotherapy
Florida Beaches:[N] The Only Guide to the Best Places to Eat, Stay, and Play on Every Beach in the Sunshine State Parke Puterbaugh and Alan Bisbort Foghorn Press Travel
Worshiping the Ancestors:[N] Chinese Commemorative Portraits Jan Stewart, Evelyn S. Rawski, Editors Smithsonian/Stanford University Press Chinese Scroll Painting
America's Children[N] James Thackara The Overlook Press The Manhattan Project
A Gaudy Spree: Literary Hollywood When the West Was Fun Samuel Marx Franklin Watts Hollywood History
There Wasn't Any Tooth Fairy in Havana Virgil Suárez [Reading] Dentistry and Growing up
[N]To be found under "New Listings" --- also called "Recent Books"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #69
Mid-Fall, 2001
Title Author Publisher Subject
Nineteen Wilful Men Carlos Amantea [Article] 11 September 2001
The Practical Guide to Aging: What Everyone Needs to Know Christine K. Cassel, Editor New York University Aging Guide
The Same Sea* Amos Oz Harcourt Israeli Fiction
Eruptions Henry J. Morro [Poem] Contemporary Poetry
The Exact Location of the Soul:[B] New and Selected Essays Richard Selzer Picador USA Medical Essays
The Buddha Book[B] Abraham Rodriguez Picador USA Contemporary Ghetto Fiction
The Cabin:[B] Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway Dale Mulfinger and Susan E. Davis Taunton How-to-do-it
2.4 Man-Meals a Day William Rathje and Cullen Murphy [Reading] Garbology
Shlugen Kapores Michael A. Ingall [Article] Jewish Tradition
Marilyn Monroe Is Dead Henry J. Morro [Poem] Contemporary Poetry
Quitting the Nairobi Trio:[N] A Memoir Jim Knipfel Berkley Books Mental Health
Gates to Buddhist Practice:[N] Essential Teachings of a Tibetan Master Chagdud Tulku Padma Buddhism
Mountain City[N] Gregory Martin North Point Press Small Town American Life
Menstrual Modesty Katha Pollitt [Reading] The Menstrual Crisis
Truer Than True Romance: Classic Love Comics Retold Jeanne Martinet Watson-Guptill Romance Comics Reworked
The First World War* Gerard J. De Groot Palgrave History of WWI
[N]To be found under "New Listings" --- also called "Recent Books"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #70
Late Fall, 2001
Title Author Publisher Subject
Banning Bin Laden: A Proposal Carlos Amantea [Article] Censorship
Nomads of the Desert City:[B] Personal Stories from Citizens of the Streets Barbara Seyda Arizona Interviews with Street People
Silent Extras[B] Arnon Grunberg St. Martin's Fiction
The Places That Scare You:[B] A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times Pema Chödrön Shambhala Buddhistic Exhortations
The Editors' Picks RALPH Editors [List] 20 Recent Books of Merit
Gangrene and Glory: Medical Care During the American Civil War Frank R. FreemonIllinois Medical Care and the Civil War
Chacun a Son gout Jon Gallant [Article] Gout
Karl Marx[N]* Francis Wheen Norton Biography
Notes on Extinction Janice Deaner Dutton Fiction
Dubi Dombrov Tries to Express Amos Oz [Reading] Character Sketch
Spring Danyèl Simido [Poem Haitian Creole Poetry
The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism[N] Lama Thubten Yeshe Lywa Buddhism
The Algeria Hotel: France, Memory, and the Second World War Adam Nossiter Houghton Mifflin Memories of Vichy France
If You Want Nousnous Lenous Surprice [Poem] Haitian Creole Poetry
[N]To be found under "New Listings" --- also called "Recent Books"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #71
Early Winter, 2001
Title Author Publisher Subject
Michael Bader L. W. Milam [Article] Memorial
The Tattered Cloak and Other Stories* Nina Berberova New Directions Classic Russian Short Stories
Six Wars at a Time Howard and Audrey Shaff The Center for
Western Studies
Biography of Gutzon Borglum
The Essential Galbraith[B] John Kenneth Galbraith Mariner Essays
Maverick in Madagascar[B] Mark Eveleigh Lonely Planet Travel
The Big Lie:[B] Hale Boggs, Lucille May Grace, and Leander Perez in 1951 Garry Boulard Pelican Political Biography
The Cave Club Geoffrey Brock [Poem] Contemporary Poetry
In Search of Deep Throat: The Greatest
Political Mystery of Our Time
Leonard Garment Basic Memoirs of the Nixon Years
Groupuscules, or the New Old Left Dr. Phage [Article] Political Schisms
God and the Evolving Universe:[N] The Next Step in Personal Evolution James Redfield, Michael Murphy, Sylvia Timbers Tarcher/Putnam New Age
Book Business:[N] Publishing Past, Present and Future Jason Epstein Norton Memoirs
Selected Poems of Robert Penn Warren John Burt, Editor Louisiana State University Press Anthology
The Tattered Cloak Nina Berberova [Reading] Russian Emigre Fiction
Three from the Teachers & Writers Collaborative Christopher Edgar, Gary Lenhart, Editors [Poetry] Contemporary Poetry
[N]To be found under "New Listings" --- also called "Recent Books"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

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