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The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class
Edward Conard, M.B.A. ’82

Top Ten NY Times Bestselling Author, Larry Summers: "a valuable contribution." Available on Amazon and at local bookstores.
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Hamlet on the Couch
James Groves ’68, M.D. ’72

Weaves a close reading of Shakespeare’s Hamlet with a large variety of contemporary psychoanalytic and psychological theory, looking at the interplay of ideas between the two. Available on Amazon.
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Shylock: His Own Story
Bertram Fields, J.D. ’52

Now, Bertram Fields gives us Shakespeare's enigmatic Shylock's full story, his dangerous background, his loves and challenges, and his motivation for the demand of a pound of flesh. Get it at Amazon.
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Gloriana: Exploring The Reign Of Elizabeth I
Bertram Fields, J.D. ’52

A breathless account of Elizabeth’s rise to power. Was she “The Virgin Queen?” Did she sanction murder? Fully illustrated in color. Get it at Amazon.
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Destiny: A Novel of Napoleon & Josephine
Bertram Fields, J.D. ’52

Napoleon & Josephine. A story of loyalty, betrayal, and tempestuous love set against a sweeping background of intrigue, terror and war. Get it at Amazon.
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Summing Up: A Professional Memoir
Bertram Fields, J.D. ’52
A delightfully readable tour of a remarkable career among the rich and famous. Fields has spent his entire professional career as an attorney. Get it at Marmont Lane Books.
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Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home
Richard Bell, Ph.D. ’06

A gripping true story about five boys kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to free themselves.
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My City of Dreams
Lisa Gruenberg, HMS Faculty
In this second-gen. Holocaust memoir, Gruenberg, confronted with her elderly father's flashbacks, begins to inhabit the story of his sister, who disappeared into Germany in 1941. For more information, go to
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The Great Connecting: The Emergence of Global Broadband and How That Changes Everything
Jim Cashel, M.D. ’89, M.P.P. ’91

Initiatives by SpaceX, Amazon, Google, and others will bring affordable broadband to half the planet that has little or no Internet access. That creates both great opportunities and challenges.
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Split Rock: A Martha's Vineyard Novel
Holly Hodder Eger ’82

"A very Vineyard book...a great, moving read." Carly Simon. Winner, International Book Awards, Best Women's Fiction. "Intelligent, sensitive storytelling with a strong sense of place" (Kirkus Reviews).
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The Mithras Conspiracy
Michael J. Polelle, J.D. ’63

When Detective Leone finds a Vatican scholar dead in the Tiber, he must overcome a neo-fascist conspiracy inspired by the Mithras cult. The plotters threaten to topple the Italian government and unsettle Christianity. On Amazon.
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Mary Magdalene Revealed
The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel,
& The Christianity We Haven't Tried Yet
Meggan Watterson, M.T.S. ’01

The gospel of Mary Magdalene tells a very different love story from the one we've come to refer to as Christianity.
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The Molecular and Cellular Biology of Viruses
C. Phoebe Lostroh, Ph.D. ’01

Viruses are fascinating and provide a unique window into cellular life. This book teaches contemporary and historical experimental evidence that supports current understanding of the virosphere.
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Noise Matters: The Evolution of Communication
R. Haven Wiley ’65

Harvard University Press 2015. Why communication, perception, and signaling cannot be perfect. Self-awareness and cancer happen! See amazon or
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Now And Then
Selected Longer Poems
J. Chester Johnson ’66

The same amplitude of intelligence, passion & formal achievement as...Melville's Moby Dick and Whitman's Leaves of Grass, and Ginsberg's Fall of America."—Lawrence Joseph
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Dr. Abbo's Guide to a Healthy, Long Life
Why do we age? How can we slow it down?
Fred E. Abbo ’50

Provides a comprehensive guide to a healthy lifestyle, with the aim of providing valid current information and useful health rules. Available at
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Inside the Hot Zone
Mark Kortepeter '83, M.P.H. '95

A physician expert in biological weapon threats takes the reader on a shocking, eye-opening ride as he describes in gripping detail how he navigated threats related to anthrax, botulism, smallpox, plague, and Ebola in the nation's "hot zone."
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The Ninth Amendment, The Benchwarmer
Judge Howard Lewis Fink (ret.), LL.B. ’60

"What is the Ninth Amendment, why hasn't it been used and how can it protect your liberty?" Available at Shakespeare & Co., NYC.
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Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold WarJonathan Rosenberg, Ph.D. ’97
Rosenberg explores the relationship between classical music in America and critical international developments in the twentieth century.
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Solitary Subversives
Ralph D. Sawyer. A.M. '70

Striving to prevent a suicidal war with England, two Bostonian brothers resort to deception, theatrical facades, sabotage, and the "ploy of suffering flesh" in a quest to undermine British arrogance and resolve just prior to the War of 1812.
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Mastering the Game: Strategies for Career Success
Sharon E. Jones ’77, J.D. ’82 with Sudheer R. Poluru ’15

There’s nothing more frustrating than playing a game without knowing all the rules. Learn ten key unwritten rules of U.S. workplace culture.
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The Raging Sea: The Powerful Account of the Worst Tsunami in U.S. History
Dennis M. Powers, M.B.A. ’69

The shocking events of the tsunami that devastated the U.S. West Coast, a Northern California town, and continued away. 2nd Edition: Amazon/Kindle.
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Treasure Ship
Dennis M. Powers, M.B.A. ’69

The true story of a gold-laden, ship of history. Lost for over 125 years, a band of underfunded adventurers finally discovered the multi-millions in gold off the California coast—along with conflict, lawyers, and the U.S. Supreme Court. 2nd edition: Amazon/Kindle.
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Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too
Carol Novello, M.B.A. ’91

With Ginny Graves. Profiles the impact that shelter pets have on humans, exploring the emotional, physical and spiritual gifts that rescue animals provide.
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Economic Statecraft and US Foreign Policy: Reducing the Demand for Violence
Leif Rosenberger ’72

Too often, militarized US foreign policy and economic coercion fail. Instead, try social inclusion and shared prosperity to mitigate root causes of conflict.
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Truth Over Fear: Combating the Lies About Islam
Charles Kimball, Th.D. ’87

To combat the misunderstanding in the U.S., Charles Kimball offers a primer on Islam and paves the way for Christian-Muslim engagement and cooperation. Available on Amazon.
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Keeping the Dream Alive
Contributing author: Julia C. Davis, Ed.M. ’73
Jeanne C. DeFazio

Contains full color images of Harriet Lorence Nesbitt's art giving an overview of her unique life and style. This monographic collection explores the historic background of Nesbitt's art.
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Bubble In The Sun
Christopher Knowlton ’78

The former Fortune writer and author of Cattle Kingdom takes an in-depth look at the spectacular Florida land boom of the 1920s and shows how it led directly to the Great Depression. Simon & Schuster will publish the book on January 14, 2020.
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Success Factors For Minorities in Engineering
Jacqueline Fleming, Ph.D. ’74; Irving Pressley McPhail, M.A.T. ’71

By encompassing a large range of programs, this research adds to the evidence base on for for the importance of hands-on exposure to the work of engineering.
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The Innovator's Discussion: The Conversational Skills of Entrepreneurial Teams
Betsy Campbell, Ed.M. ’93, Ph.D.

The founder of Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs describes the conversational moves that facilitate entrepreneurial success. #TheInnovatorsDiscussion.
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Cryptic Subtexts in Literature and Film: Secret Messages and Buried Treasure
Steven F. Walker, M.A. ’66, Ph.D.'73

Deliberately hidden in the text by the author, but ultimately discernible via a series of clues, cryptic subtexts provide new possibilities for reinterpretation.
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Ironies and Complications of Free Speech
Marjorie Heins, J.D. ’78

Topics include loyalty oaths, junk science, the FCC's censorship of "indecency," copyright issues involving James Joyce, Tennessee Williams and fantasy baseball, and much more.
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Beethoven Unbound: The Story of the Eroica
Allan S. Haley ’66, J.D. ’70

How Beethoven fastened on the heroism of the chain-bound Prometheus to surmount the crisis of his growing deafness and generate the composition that changed music forever.
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They Hate If You’re Clever and Despise a Fool
Race and Class: A View from the Bottom Up
Valeriano Diviacchi, J.D. ’88

A conceptual analysis of race and class based on the author's life going from an emigrant uneducated working class background to Harvard and then back down.
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Democracy for the New Millennium
Michael Karath, M.P.A. ’06

This book examines the baser elements of capitalism that overwhelm and undermine democracy and concludes that a constitutional amendment restoring campaign spending limits is the only reform that can truly “get money out of politics.”
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Alan I W Frank House
The Modernist Masterwork by Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer
Alan I W Frank ’54, Kenneth Frampton, Ezra Stoller

A rare opportunity to explore the largest and most important house designed by Gropius and Breuer.
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Evolution of an Educator
Joel O. Nwagbaraocha, Ed.M. ’70, Ed.D. ’72

From Nigerian Student to American College Administrator. The man's education begins in the British Cameroons and Nigeria continued at Norfolk State University and finished with a doctorate at Harvard.
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The Book of Exile: the Bible for Curious Bibliophobes
Susan B. Merwin ’59

An account of what is on the page from Genesis to Revelation. Avoiding faith-based judgments, Merwin focuses on the Bible's creation of the greatest art from our most painful human experiences.
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The Exchange Order: Property and Liability as an Economic System
Richard Adelstein, M.A.T. ’70

The principle of exchange, an eye for an eye, unites the domains of tort, crime and ordinary markets, reconciling those who cause harm and those who bear it.
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Seeing Patients: A Surgeon’s Story of Race and Medical Bias
Augustus A. White, III, HMS Faculty with David Chanoff

Dr. White is professor of orthopedic surgery also Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor at Harvard Medical School. 
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Fugitive Sheriff
Edward Massey, M.B.A. ’67

Sheriff Simms pins on his father's star, fulfills his calling, hunts his father's killer, and eludes the U.S. Marshal who hunts him for the bounty on his head. Available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.
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William Goodson, M.D. ’71

In a world that's dry and changing, six-year-old Jack Kobb feels alone as he struggles to understand why he has a birth defect and what it means to be different. Find it at your local bookseller and on Amazon.
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The Practice: What They Do Not Teach In Law School
Stanley Harris, Jr. ’58

Gordon Graham grows up, attends Harvard, navigates his law education, makes life directing choices about his legal career path and embarks on many legal, personal and humorous adventures.
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Wasting Time Constructively: A Guide to a Balance
Peter J. Solomon ’60, M.B.A. ’63

Does Harvard make a difference? In his fast-paced memoir, Peter J. Solomon answers this question in terms of his life in business, government and not-for-profit. Available online and at the Harvard Coop.
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Discrimination and Disparities
Thomas Sowell ’58

Half of all Americans are in the “top 10%” in income, at some point in their lives. Time and turnover are ignored in most income statistics. But not in this book, where considering such factors changes many conclusions radically.
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Stamford ’76, A True Story of Murder, Corruption, Race, and Feminism in the 1970s
JoeAnn Hart, A.L.B. ’97

(University of Iowa Press, 2019). The author revisits the bow-and-arrow murder of a white female and the subsequent police killing of her black boyfriend.
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You're Going to Heaven Whether You Like It Or Not
Laurence McKinney ’66, M.B.A.'69

Cutting edge neuroscience provides fresh perspectives on eternal questions. "Your book has given me peace. I no longer fear death" David Goodstein. Reviews, excerpts, and more at
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The Turnstile of Time: A Novel
David P. Boyd ’65

A cosmopolitan tale that begins at Oxford University and leads you on an amorous odyssey, a road that winds through a sorrowful interlude on the East Coast to lasting fulfillment in the Wild West. To order:
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Dirty Science
Bob Gebelein ’56

Establishment scientists assert that there is no reality beyond the physical. This has not been proven, so they use unscientific methods to block whole dimensions of knowledge, mental and spiritual. Now on and
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Mindfulness: A Better Me; A Better You; A Better World
Annabel Beerel, PhD and Tom Raffio, FLMI ’78

How to build mindfulness into your workplace culture. The Bookery (Manchester, NH); Gibson’s Bookstore (Concord, NH); or
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There Are No Do-Overs: The Big Red Factors for Sustaining a Business Long Term
Tom Raffio, FLMI ’78, Dave Cowens and Barbara McLaughlin

Insight on creating a winning team at the office by reviewing lessons from the basketball court.
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The Rule of Culture: Corporate and State Governance in China and East Asia
Hong Hai, M.P.A. ’88

Culture has an abiding influence on governance. East Asian Confucian traditions can accept authoritarian forms of democracy, including “meritocratic democracy” based on rule by a benevolent elite of proven ability.
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The Parallel Entrepreneur
Ryan Buckley, MPP ’09

How to start and run B2B businesses while keeping your day job. Building a product on the internet is easy these days. It's the making money part that's hard. Learn now to build multiple profitable businesses and run them parallel.
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Black Eye
Sharon Dennis Wyeth ’70

Poems with themes of domestic violence and racial identity. Wyeth is a Cave Canem poet. Available at Finishing Line Press or Amazon. "What was hidden and shadowed by ghosts...emerges in bruising, burning race and sex."—Francis Klein
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Abraham Lincoln and Making a Case: The Story of a Master
Joseph F. Roda ’71

Explore Lincoln’s remarkable talent for persuasion on his journey from a small-town lawyer to one of our nation’s greatest leaders in this debut scholarly work. A must-read for attorneys and professors.
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Your Plastic Surgery Companion: A Consumer’s Guide to Facial Plastic Surgery
Ross A. Clevens, M.D. ’89, M.P.H. ’90

A must-read guide for anyone considering facial plastic surgery. Proceeds benefit the Clevens Family nonprofit Face of Change. Learn more at
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THE PASHA: How Mehmet Ali Defied the West, 1839-1841
Letitia Wheeler Ufford ’58

From French politicians to Egyptian cavalry, "The Pasha" lets the diplomatic crisis unfold as understood and experienced by the principal actors, giving it the dramatic quality of theatre." L.C. Brown, Foreign Affairs.
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Mastering Money: How To Beat Debt, Build Wealth, and Be Prepared for Any Financial CrisisNorman Champ, J.D. ’89
Designed to help Americans who are living in fear of financial problems and want to recapture the American Dream. Champ, author of Going Public, Lecturer at HLS.
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The If Borderlands: Collected Poems
Elise Tompkins Partridge '80

"In their ample, embracing, nuanced appetite for sensory experience, [these poems] achieve an ardent, compassionate, and unsentimental vision"—Robert Pinsky. "A poet of brilliant precisions"—Rosanna Warren.
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Defense of the Scientific Hypothesis: From Reproducibility Crisis to Big Data
Bradley E. Alger, Ph.D. ’77

The status of the scientific hypothesis is crumbling; eroded by neglect and overt hostility. Now consider the issues; weigh the defense. From OUP or Amazon.
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