Short Takes

Illustration by Rebecca Clarke

START by Reclaiming Travel, with Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture, and Joshua Ellison (Duke University Press). Study The Battle Over Peleliu: Islander, Japanese, and American Memories of War, by Stephen C. Murray ’66 (University of Alabama Press).


GRAB onto Rachmaninoff ’s Cape: A Nostalgia Memoir, by George Rousseau ’62 (Virtuoso Books). Witness The Battle of Jericho, by Walter Marks ’55 (Top Tier Lit). Try Dreaming Out Loud: African American Novelists at Work, edited by Horace A. Porter ’72 (University Of Iowa Press).


SUDDENLY there’s a Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen, by Christopher R. Miller ’90 (Cornell University Press). Ilya Somin ’95 reaches out with The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain (The University of Chicago Press). Elaine Chiew ’91 serves you a story in Cooked Up: Food Fiction from Around the World (New Internationalist). Aimee E. Newell ’92 presents The Badge of a Freemason (Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library).


Lila Corwin Berman ’98 INTRODUCES you to Metropolitan Jews: Politics, Race, and Religion in Postwar Detroit (The University of Chicago Press). Richard F. Teichgraeber III ’71 edits The Higher Learning in America: The Annotated Edition: A Memorandum on the Conduct of Universities by Business Men, by Thorstein Veblen (Johns Hopkins University Press). Coeditor Lawrence J. Vale ’81 takes on Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy (Cornell University Press).


 FINALLY, environmentalist and TV personality David Suzuki ’58 pens Letters to My Grandchildren (Greystone Books).