January|February Alumni Authors

 

RaisingQuestionsCoverRaising Questions: Daring to Denounce the Religious Right to Defend Our Civil Rights
by Lauryne Wright, BJ ’83, Life Member
Scattered with inspirational quotes from American leaders, Raising Questions provides an in-depth analysis of personal liberty and what the author sees as threats against it. Wright challenges her readers to question authority and argues that the religious right is a danger to the American way.

 

 

 

Ode-of-Champions-copyOde of Champions: A Tribute to the 2005-2006 Texas Longhorns’ National Championship Season
by Nicholas E. Williams, BA ’10
A recap of the last Texas football national championship and the season leading up to it, Ode of Champions is an unusual, entertaining take on the season-in-review told exclusively through verse. The hand-drawn illustrations are a nice touch.

 

 

frontcover-book2-(1)Freedom’s Nation: A Return to Free Markets and Prosperity
by Jack E. Reinhard, BS ’71, Life Member
Freedom’s Nation argues that the Federal Reserve is ruining America’s economy. From the majestic bald eagle on the cover to the in-depth analysis of the Fed and a plan for its remodeling, Reinhard’s book is a thought-provoking look behind the scenes of American economic policy.

 

 

 

RevengeFlowerGirlsRevenge of the Flower Girls
by Jennifer Ziegler, BJ ’91, BA ’92
This romp follows the Brewster triplets—Dawn, Darby, and Delaney—as they attempt to stop their older sister Lily from marrying who they perceive as the wrong guy. From ill-timed sprinklers to muddy dogs, these girls will stop at nothing to prevent their sister from living unhappily ever after.

 

 

 

Social-KnowledgeSocial Knowledge: Organizational Currencies in the New Knowledge Economy
by Kenneth E. Russell, Renee La Londe, BA ’93, Life Member, and Fred Walters
In Social Knowledge, Russell, La Londe, and Walters detail the ins, outs, benefits, and nuances of being socially organized and knowledgable in the 21st-century business world. It’s jargon-heavy and business-specific, but if you’re in the know, this book will work wonders.

 

 

The-Quacks-DaughterThe Quack’s Daughter: A True Story about The Private Life of a Victorian College Girl
by Greta Nettleton, MA ’87
Based on the author’s family history, The Quack’s Daughter follows the daughter of a notorious quack doctor as she tries to navigate Vassar College life in the early 20th century. Old-fashioned photos, illustrations, and other period-specific ephemera bring the story to life.

 

 

 

AttackBossCheatCodeAttack! Boss! Cheat Code! A Gamer’s Alphabet
by Chris Barton, BA ’93, Illustrations by Joey Spiotto
With vivid illustrations and tongue-in-cheek descriptions, this alphabet book brings children and their technology-illiterate parents into the world of gaming. From “A is for attack” to “Z is for zerg,” Barton and Spiotto have any and all gaming-related questions covered. Although the descriptions are a bit too complex for younger children, they are perfect for the adults left scratching their heads over why their kids love these games so much.

 

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