Issue #117
Mid-Summer 2004
Title Author Publisher Subject
Artful Jesters
Innovators of Visual Wit and Humor
Nicholas Roukes Ten Speed Press Strange and Colorful Works of Art
Arrogance[B]* Joanna Scott Picador The Short (and Strange) Life of the Artist Egon Schiele
Chopin's Move[B] Jean Echenoz Dalkey Archive James Bond Spoof
The Things They Carried[B] Tim O'Brien Houghton Mifflin Novel About Viet-Nam
The Worst Journey in the World[G]* Apsley Cherry-Garrard Penguin Travels in Antartica
Citibank and the Dead Edw. W. Morbidis [Article] How Citibank Deals with the Dead (Who Owe Them Money)
Denigration Harryette Mullen [Poem] Contemporary American Poetry
The Voice of the Poet* Allen Ginsberg Random House Audio Live Reading of "Howl" and Other Poems
Seth Glickenhaus Barron's [Interview] Interview with the Fund Manager on Iraq and World Affairs
Until the Final Hour Taudl Junge Arcade The Last Days of Hitler as Described by One of His Secretaries
Molecular Biology, Sarbola, Richie Havens, A Roundheeled Woman, Jane Juska, and Victoria Nudlebaum Barbara Ardinger, Dr. Phage, Veda Hawell, Elizabeth Michal and Rafael Cepeda [Letters] Response to Articles and Reviews in RALPH
Why I Am a Whore Donna Brook [Poem] Contemporary Poem about Prostitution
The Buddha in the Jungle[N] Kamala Tiyavanich Silkworm/University of Washington Tales from Pre-Industrial Thailand
What Was She Thinking?[N]
[Notes on a Scandal]
Zoë Heller Picador Passion in an English High School
Book I
Lawrence Ferlinghetti New Directions New Poetry by an Old Master
Aunt Elvira Angeles Mastretta [Reading] A Selection from Women with Big Eyes
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
[G]Great Reviews of the Past
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #118
Early Late Summer 2004
Title Author Publisher Subject
Do-It-Yourself Coffins[B]
For Pets and People
Dale Power Schiffer Constructing You Own (and Other's) Caskets
Outlet[B] Randy Taguchi Vertical Contemporary Japanese Novel
George Rodger[B]
An Adventure in Photography 1908 - 1995
Carole Naggar Syracuse Biography of One of the Inventors of Photojournalism
"The Miller's Tale Geoffrey Chaucer [Reading] Original and Modern English Translation
of the Classic Love Story
(with Poker)
The Last of the Douchebag Warriors
The End, The End
Lloyd Carpenter Pettus [Poems] Contemporary American Religious Poetry
Bonehead English
How to Make Students Shine
Ignacio Schwartz [Article] The Use of Journals to Teach Proper English
Lucien Hervé:
Building Images
Olivier Beer Getty Publications Biography and Photographs of the European Modernist
Father's Day Love Poem,
Unidentified Book Reviews Concerning Unnamed Books,
Ed Zern,
Eternal Treblinka,
President Bush and Gettysburg, and
Jane Juska
Seth Siegel,
Janet Shalwitz,
John Crigler,
Lorraine Zigman,
Poncho, and
Mike Johnston,
[Letters] Correspondence about Previous Reviews and Articles in RALPH
Good Cripple[N] Rodrigo Rey Rosa New Directions Contemporary Guatemalan Fiction
Advanced Rut Hunting[N]
Strategies for Taking Whitetails During Prime Time
Gerald Bethge, Editor Lyons Press How to Stalk Deer During Rutting Season
Henry Sidgwick[N]
Eye of the Universe
Bart Schultz Cambridge Biography of the Late Victorian Utilitarian Philosopher
Grade School in England, 1914 - 1916 Henry Green [Reading] Public School During WWI
Land of Giants
Alejandro Winograd Terra Australis, Editorial A Romantic View of Land's End
Observations on the History and Habitat
of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants
Robert Sullivan Bloomsbury Research and Facts (and Wit) Concerning the Common Norwegian Rat
The Exact
Location of the Soul[G]
New and Selected Essays
Richard Selzer Picador USA Sad and Funny Tales of Practice by an ex-MD
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
[G]Great Reviews of the Past
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #119
Late Summer 2004
Title Author Publisher Subject
Daily Sex: 365 Positions and Activities
For a Year of Great Sex!
Jane Seddon Warner A Calendar of Sexual Positions
Churchill at War[B]: His "Finest Hour"
In Photographs
1940 - 1945
Martin Gilbert Imperial War Museum/Norton Photographs of Churchill During WWII
Images of
John Haynes,
James Knowlson
Cambridge Photograhs of and Commentary on the Dramatist
The Wrong Stuff[B] Phil Scott Hylas Publishing Airplanes that Never Flew
Buddha Da* Anne Donovan Carroll & Graf A Novel about Buddhism in Scotland
Desert Survivor[G]: The Adventurer's Guide
To Exploring the Great
American Desert
John Annerino Four Walls Eight Windows Terror in the Desert
Fête, Un Oiseau-Chante Guillaume Apollinaire [Poetry] 19th Century Expressionist Poetry
Hugh Gregory Gallagher
(1932 - 2004)
L. W. Milam [Article] Memorial of the Disabled Writer
Advanced Rut Hunting,
The Origins of RALPH
W. Jack Mooney,
Alexandra Lind
[Letters] Correspondence about Previous Reviews and Articles in RALPH
Kaiserschlacht 1918[N]: The Final German Offensive
Of World War One
Randal Gray Praeger Illustrated
Military History Series
Review of the Last Great Battle of WWI
Bathing[N]: Healing Rituals and
Traditions from
Around the World
Rosita Arvigo,
Nadine Epstein
Ten Speed/
Celestial Arts
Bathing Habits Worldwide
Ruining It for Everybody[N] Jim Knipfel Tarcher/Penguin Autobiography of an
Eccentric Writer
The Pearl Diver Jeff Talarigo Talese/Doubleday Novel about Leprosy in 1940s - 1950s Japan
Twenty-Two Stars The Editors of RALPH [List] Twenty-two Great Books
from the Last Year
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
[G]Great Reviews of the Past
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #120
Very Very Early Fall 2004
Title Author Publisher Subject
Sailing Alone Around the World[B] Joshua Slocum
Alan Sklar, Reader
Tantor Media Reading of Slocum's Great Round-the-World Solo Voyage
The Family of Pascual Duarte[B] Camilo José Cela Dalkey Archive Fictional Memoirs of a Poor Spaniard
The Roads of the Romans[B] Romolo Augusto Staccioli Getty Museum Photos and Text of the
World's First Interstate Highway System
Frontiers of Heaven:
A Journey to the End of China*
Stanley Stewart Lyons Press Intrepid Adventurerer Goes Through
Modern-Day China by Boat, Rail,
Bus and Donkey
Continence Robert Baden-Powell [Reading] The Evils of Onanism
Being Right Here: A Dzogchen Treasure Text of
Nuden Dorje entitled
The Mirror of Clear Meaning*
James Low Snow Lion Translation with Commentary on the Ancient Tibetan Text
Hunting for Father,
L. W. Milam [Articles] Memoirs of Growing Up
in Northern Florida
Bedbugs in the Office Jim Knipfel [Reading] Conversation with Exterminator about Bed-Bugs
Henry Sidgwick,
Sex, Lies, and Menopause,
The Racism of H. L. Mencken,
Drinking with Charles Lindbergh,
and Dogs
Elizabeth Michal, Dean Milano,
Hugh Gallagher, Barry Corbet,
Elizabeth Gips
[Letters] Correspondence about Previous Reviews and Articles in RALPH
Karl Marx [G] Francis Wheen Norton The Life and Times of
the 19th Century Writer, Revolutionary,
and Philosopher
History of the Poster[B] Josef Müller-Brockmann Phaidon A Reprint of the Acclaimed Art Book from 1971
Hey Rube[N]: Blood Sport,
The Bush Doctrine, and
The Downward Spiral of Dumbness
Hunter S. Thompson Simon & Schuster The Fourteenth Book of Essays by Thompson
The Great Fire [N] Shirley Hazzard Picador Novel about Post-WWII Japan
Television* Jean-Philippe Toussaint Dalkey Archive Contemporary French Novel
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
[G]Great Reviews of the Past
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #121
Early Fall 2004
Title Author Publisher Subject
The Bardo of Becoming: Sipa Rob Nairn [Reading] Excerpt from Living, Dreaming, Dying
Waiting for the End of the World[[B] Richard Ross Princeton Architectural Press Treatise, with Illustrations, on "Bomb Shelters"
Quest for the Secret Nile:[B] Victorian Exploration in
Equatorial Africa ---
1857 - 1900
Guy Yeoman Chaucer Press Late 19th Century African Exploration
Living, Dreaming, Dying:[B]* Practical Wisdom from
The Tibetan Book
Of the Dead
Rob Nairn Shambhala Extensive Survey of Tibetan Buddhist Concepts of Death and Dying
Ingrid Caven Jean-Jacques Schuhl City Lights Novel about the Lives and Loves of Rainer Fassbinder
The Mystique of Enlightenment:*
The Radical Ideas of
U. G. Krishnamurti
Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti Sentient Publications Thoughts and Philosophy of
the "Other" Krishnamurti
A Round-Heeled Woman,
RALPH Magazine and the
Other RALPH (of Australia), and
Layne Flack,
[Letters] Correspondence about Previous Reviews and Articles in RALPH
World Enough and Time [G]:
The Life of Andrew Marvell
Nicholas Murray St. Martin's The Life and Poetry of the
17th Century Poet and Politician
Ms. Moffett's First Year [N]:
Becoming a Teacher in America
Abby Goodnough Public Affairs/Perseus Following a New Teacher Through a School in New York City
Rosario Tijeras[N] Jorge Franco Seven Stories) Novel on Love (and
the Drug Wars) of Present-Day Columbia
Time Stands Still[N]: Muybridge and
The Instantaneous
Photography Movement
Phillip Prodger Oxford History and Examples of
an Early Photographer ---
Perhaps the Discoverer of Motion Pictures
Any Boys Want Flogging?: Old-Fashioned
Discipline in the Schools
James Joyce [Reading] Discipline in 19th Century Catholic Schools
The Stranger in Our Midst Carlos Amantea [Reading] The Impact of Television on American Lives
How Terrorism Works J. Glenn [Article] Theory on the Effectiveness of Terrorism
The Last Day
Of the War
Judith Claire Mitchell Pantheon Novel on the End of WWI and the Paris Peace Talks
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
[G]Great Reviews of the Past
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #122
Mid-Fall 2004
Title Author Publisher Subject
Battleship Philip Kaplan Naval Institute Press An Illustrated History of Battleships
Separate Journeys[B]:* Short Stories by
Contemporary Indian Women
Geeta Dharmarajan
University of South Carolina Fifteen Modern Stories from India
Insight Meditation[B]: A Step-by-Step Course
On How to Meditate
Sharon Salzberg
Joseph Goldstein
Sounds True A Revised Version of the Pioneering Meditation Program
David Richards
Sandra Ward [Reading] Interview on the Stock Market and the War in Iraq
For Your Eyes Only Dr. Phage [Article] Adventures of a Geezer at the DMV
Elvis in Italy Jean-Jacques Schuhl [Reading] Reading from Ingrid Caven
Metamorphosis[G] Franz Kafka Hesperus A Bug Story from Turn-of-the-Century Europe
Long Way Back to
The River Kwai: Memories of World War II
Loet Velmans Arcade Autobiography of a Dutch POW in Japan and Burma
Punishing Recalcitrant Students C. J. Rawlings [Letter] Correspondence about Our Previous Review
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling* Ross King
John Lee, Reader
Books on Tape The Tale of Michelangelo Painting the Sistine Chapel
The First Crusade[N]: A History
The Roots of Conflict Between
Christianity and Islam
Thomas Asbridge Oxford The History of Christianity's First Battle against Islam, 1095 - 1098
Giving Up the Ghost: A Memoir[N] Hilary Mantel Picador Autobiography of the Novelist's Illness (and Survival)
Langrishe, Go Down*[N] Aidan Higgins Dalkey Archives Novel of 1930s Love in Ireland
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
[G]Great Reviews of the Past
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #123
Very Early Winter 2004 - 2005
Title Author Publisher Subject
The Story of Philosophy:[B] From Plato to Voltaire and theFrench Enlightenment Will Durant
Grover Gardner, Reader
Audio Editions The Historic 1926 Volume, Part I
Why Some Like It Hot:[B] Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity Gary Paul Nabhan Island Press A Genetic History of Foods
The Double* José Saramago Harcourt A Novel on Misapprehension by the Nobel Prize-Winner
The Adventure of English*
The Biography of a Language
Melvyn Bragg Arcade The Battle for the Survival of English
Over the Last 1,500 Years
Freud: A Very Short Introduction Anthony Storr
Neville Jason, Reader
Naxos AudioBooks The Life and Works of Sigmund Freud
Larry Woiwode
Garth Pratten,
Gene Allen
[Letters] Correspondence about Previous Reviews and Articles in RALPH
Posters of the Canadian Pacific[N] Marc H. Choko
David L. Jones
Firefly A Collection of Railroad Posters
from the Last Fifty Years
The Kalahari Typing School for Men[N] Alexander McCall Smith
Lisette Lecar, Reader
Recorded Books A Detective Novel from Botswana
Taming the Mind[N] Thubten Chodron Snow Lion Meditation and Meditative Practice
Pox:[G] Genius, Madness, and the Mysteries of Syphilis Deborah Hayden Basic A History of Great Men and "The Pox"
Unfinished People Ruth Gay [Reading] Working Class Jewish Life in New York
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
[G]Great Reviews of the Past
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

Issue #124
Early Winter 2004 - 2005
Title Author Publisher Subject
Deserts:[B]The Living Drylands Sara Oldfield MIT Press A Listing, with color pictures, of the great deserts of the world
Scouting for Boys:[B] The Original 1908 Edition Robert Baden-Powell Oxford The Earliest Book of Rules for Clean-Living for Scouts
A Tale of Love and Darkness:*[B]
A Memoir
Amos Oz Harcourt Growing Up in Israel
Looking for
Roque Dalton [Poem] Revolutionary Poetry from the 1970s
Death Is Sitting at the Foot of My Bed Oscar Hahn [Poem] 20th Century Latino Poetry
Scattered Shadows
A Memoir of Blindness and Vision
John Howard Griffin Orbis Memoirs of the author of Black Like Me
First Grade in Israel Amos Oz [Reading] Going to School in 1940s Israel
Housekeeping* Marilynne Robinson Picador A Novel of New American Realism Despair
The Art of War on Land[G] David G. Chandler Penguin An Exegesis on War and Destruction
Posters of the Canadian Pacific Railroad, RALPH Magazine Gil Wheaton, Ralph Ginzburg [Letters] Correspondence about Previous Reviews and Articles in RALPH
Earth from Space[N] Andrew K. Johnson Firefly A Collection of Photographs of the Earth from Satellites
Eskimo Architecture[N]
Dwelling and Structure in the Early Historic Period
Molly Lee
Gregory A. Reinhardt
University of Alaska Press Dicussion of Traditional Housing of those from the Far North
The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook:[N]
179 Things to do 'Til the Revolution
Claire Wolfe Loompanics How to Survive National and International Disasters
The Last Sideshow Hanspeter Schneider Dazed Pictures from Gibsonton, Florida --- Home to Retired Sideshow Characters
[N]To be found under "New Listings"
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
[G]Great Reviews of the Past
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit

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