September | October 2015 Good Reads

New books of interest to the Longhorn Universe

A Long Walk HomeEli Reed: A Long Walk Home
Introduction by Paul Theroux

“He can make the most bizarre and shocking images somehow human and hopeful,” writes Paul Theroux in his introduction to the first career retrospective of Eli Reed—and the pages that follow prove that point again and again. Reed is a Magnum photographer (photography’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize) and one of the most beloved professors on the Forty Acres. From residents of the low-income housing project in New Jersey where he grew up, to children playing soccer at refugee camps in Sudan and Tanzania, to civil rights activists at the Million Man March in 1995, Reed’s black-and-white documentary portraits are sometimes strange, other times quotidian, but always revelatory.

Criminal Justice at the CrossroadsCriminal Justice at the Crossroads: Transforming Crime and Punishment
By William R. Kelly

The director of UT’s Center for Criminology and Criminal Justice Research, Kelly argues that the national trend toward “tough on crime” policies like mandatory minimum sentencing and zero tolerance has backfired badly. In Criminal Justice at the Crossroads, he marshals a wealth of statistics and stories to show how he believes focusing more on rehabilitation and less on punishment can effectively reduce crime. The book brings together findings from sociology, neuroscience, economics, and more.

EntrepreneurshipForMillennialsEntrepreneurship for Millennials: Conversations That Take You Beyond the Business Plan
By Tamara Bell, MA ’93, PhD ’04

Tamara Bell, who teaches creative entrepreneurship in the Moody College of Communication, has gathered three seasoned business experts to lend their advice to aspiring young entrepreneurs. Bell writes that in her experience, successful entrepreneurs need meaningful conversations with mentors in the field. The next best thing is this intimate, readable book, the first in a series. From the difference between building a network and building a community to balancing personal and company branding, these experts offer advice that will inspire rather than intimidate.


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