Short Takes

First is Last in Line: An American Destiny Deferred, by Jamal Mtshali ’16 (African American Images). After that comes After All Our Yesterdays, by Seth Frank ’55 (Shakespeare & Co.).


Kirston Koths ’71 takes One Good Turn (Blue Light Press), but two others have a different kind of revolution in mind: James Alexander Dun ’92 writes of Dangerous Neighbors: Making the Haitian Revolution in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press), and Rebecca Brannon ’97 goes From Revolution to Reunion: The Reintegration of the South Carolina Loyalists (University of South Carolina Press).


Look out for The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics, by John B. Judis ’63 (Columbia Global Reports). Beware of Tricksters and Cosmopolitans: Cross-Cultural Collaborations in Asian American Literary Production, by Rei Magosaki ’00 (Oxford University Press). And don’t fall into Cybertraps for Expecting Moms & Dads: Pregnancy, Privacy, and Early Parenthood in the Cyber Age, by Frederick S. Lane ’85 (Mathom Press).


David J. Carol ’77 has The Pollywog Blues (self-published e-book). I’m just a Speculator, by Doug Casey and John Hunt ’87 (HighGround Books), but maybe he could cheer up with The Heart Revived, an album composed by Lawrence Axelrod ’81 (Innova Recordings), or listen to The New Rockwells—Ben Muller ’14 and Marty Boyle—as they perform Live from Carnegie Hall (self-published).


Jefferson A. Singer ’80 sets sail in search of The Proper Pirate: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Quest for Identity (Oxford University Press). Ben Stoltzfus ’49 and Judith Palmer take us to ROMOLAND: a pictonovel (Knut House Press), where Paul Levy ’65 ends up Finding Phil: Lost in War and Silence (Bauhan Publishing).