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Jeff Swensson ’72, John Ellis and Michael Shaffer begin Unraveling Reform Rhetoric: What Educators Need to Know and Understand, and guide you with An Educator’s GPS: Fending Off the Free Market of Schooling for America’s Students (Rowman & Littlefield). This may lead you abroad, to PISA and Global Education Policy: Understanding Finland’s Success and Influence, by Jennifer Chung ’97 (Brill), and drop you into The College Dropout Scandal, by David Kirp ’65 (Oxford University Press).


John H. Halpern, M.D., and David Blistein ’74 look back into drug history with Opium: How an Ancient Flower Shaped and Poisoned Our World (Hachette Books). But those affected may find a better future through The Complete Family Guide to Addiction: Everything You Need to Know Now to Help Your Loved One and Yourself, by Thomas F. Harrison ’82 and Hilary S. Connery (Guilford Press).


Feel the Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Difference and American Power, by Lawrence Mead ’66 (Encounter Books), and learn The Consequences of Loyalism: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Calhoon, edited by Rebecca Brannon ’97 and Joseph S. Moore (University of South Carolina Press). G.A. Finch ’77 will help you become The Savvy Executive: The Handbook Covering Employment Contracts, Compensation, Executive Skills, and Much More (Windy City Publishers).


Sink your young canines into Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps: Everything You Need to Know to Raise the Perfect Dog, by Mark Van Wye ’90 (Rockridge Press), and introduce young humans to Señorita Mariposa, by Ben Gundersheimer (Mister G) ’89 (Nancy Paulsen Books).


Editor Jackson R. Bryer ’59 shows Why I Like This Story (Camden House), while George Mathewson ’57 asks The Dried Earth: What Has Happened to Our Water? (independently published). Howard Michael Gould ’84 dips Below the Line (Dutton), where Jackie O. Suffers Two Husbands and Other Poems, by Jessica McEntee ’00 (Finishing Line Press).


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