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Rethinking Aging: Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society
Nortin M. Hadler ’64MD
University of North Carolina Press, $28

Most of us in this country and the rest of the developed world can expect to live into our 80s. But, warns Hadler, a physician and professor at the University of North Carolina, “aging, dying, and death” have become “targets for the most egregious marketing, disease mongering, medicalization, and overtreatment.” He provides common-sense counsel to help readers avoid “the medicalizing of everyday ailments” and achieve “graceful and successful aging.”


Why Niebuhr Matters
Charles Lemert, Senior Fellow, Center for Comparative Research
Yale University Press, $26

Once one of this country’s most prominent public intellectuals, Protestant minister and teacher Reinhold Niebuhr ’14BDiv, ’15MA, is best known today as the most likely author of the Serenity Prayer. But Niebuhr’s powerful views, long in obscurity, are enjoying a renaissance in our time, writes Lemert, a social theorist. As a theologian and activist, Niebuhr lived by his principles, yet exemplified “a political realism that sacrifices neither ideals to mere pragmatism nor politics to bitterness and greed.”


Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma
Barbara Will ’85
Columbia University Press, $35

While exploring the Beinecke Library’s collection of Gertrude Stein’s papers, Dartmouth English professor Will found something unexpected: “a few yellowing manuscript notebooks” containing Stein’s English translations of the speeches of Philippe Pétain, head of the World War II Vichy regime that collaborated with Hitler in Nazi-occupied France. Why and how did Stein, “the least likely person to write propaganda in support of an authoritarian regime,” decide to make Pétain’s speeches available to Americans? Will gives a fascinating account.


The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
Daniel Yergin ’68
Penguin Press, $37.95

In the developed world, annual oil consumption averages 14 barrels per person; in the developing world, the current average is 3 barrels. “How will the world cope when billions of people go from 3 barrels to 6 barrels per person?” asks Yergin. The energy expert addresses where the oil and other forms of energy will come from, and how meeting the energy needs of so many additional consumers can be accomplished without triggering political and environmental catastrophe.


North South East West
Richard Benson, former dean of the School of Art
Museum of Modern Art, $35

A past winner of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant, known for his innovations and skill in printing, Benson is a master photographer. This first monograph of his work showcases 104 landscapes taken during six years of cross-country travels. Some are views of nature; some capture outposts of human culture dwarfed by spans of western land and sky; all demonstrate what Benson calls the “magical act” of creating an image.


Confessions of a Tarot Reader: Practical Advice from This Realm and Beyond
Jane Stern ’71MFA
skirt!/Globe Pequot Press, $22.95

In addition to her careers as a celebrated food writer and an EMT, Stern has long moonlighted as a Tarot card reader. In this entertaining examination of each of the 22 cards in the Major Arcana—the “heavy hitters” in the Tarot deck—Stern discusses what she and her clients have learned from the centuries-old mystical practice. Her reading: Tarot can be a kind of do-it-yourself psychoanalysis in which participants “gain insight.”


More Books by Yale Authors

Chris Angermann ’73, ’83MFA
How To Mess With Others For Their Own Good
Bardolf & Company, $15

T. G. Berlincourt ’50, ’53Phd
Seaside Dream Home Besieged: Scenic Preservation Mandates and Property Rights in Collision, a Case History, and Proposed Land-Use Reforms
Trafford, $22.93

Steven Bilakovics, Postdoctoral Fellow
Democracy without Politics
Harvard University Press, $35

Rodger C. Birt ’85PhD and Marvin R. Nathan
History’s Anteroom: Photography in San Francisco 1906–1909
William Stout Publishers, $40

Jean-Vincent Blanchard ’96, ’97PhD
Eminence: Cardinal Richelieu and the Rise of France
Walker & Company, $30

David W. Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History
American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era
Harvard University Press, $27.95

Eva Brann ’56Phd
The Logos of Heraclitus
Paul Dry Books, $16.95

Richard Brookhiser ’77
James Madison
Basic Books, $26.99

Andres Duany ’74MArch and Duany Plater–Zyberk & Company
Garden Cities: Theory & Practice of Agrarian Urbanism
Coffee House Press, $16

Charles Duhigg ’97
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change It
Random House Publishing, $28

James G. Dwyer ’87JD
Moral Status and Human Life: The Case for Children’s Superiority
Cambridge University Press, $90

Anne E. Egger ’95 and Anthony Carpi
The Process of Science, $15.99

Denise Gigante ’87
The Keats Brothers: The Life of John and George 
University of Harvard Press, $35

Jennifer M. Granholm and Dan Mulhern ’80
A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future
PublicAffairs, $27.99

Pamela Haag ’95PhD
Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses, and Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting the Rules
Harper, $25.99

Nortin M. Hadler ’64
Rethinking Aging: Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society
University of North Carolina Press, $28

Jonathan Lear ’70
A Case for Irony: Tanner Lectures on Human Values
Harvard University Press, $29.95

Kathryn A. McDermott ’91, ’97PhD
High-Stakes Reform: The Politics of Educational Accountability
Georgetown University Press, $29.95

Jamie McKenzie ’67
Lost and Found: A Guide to Discovery Learning Through Purposeful Wandering
FNO Press, $20

David Mikics ’88PhD
The Annotated Emerson
University of Harvard Press, $35

William Ian Miller ’80
Losing It: In Which an Aging Professor Laments His Shrinking Brain
Yale University Press, $27

Timothy Murphy ’72
Mortal Stakes Faint Thunder
Dakota Institute, $19.95

Miroslav Nincic ’74, ’77PhD
The Logic of Positive Engagement
Cornell University Press, $39.95

William Peace ’60
Sin & Contrition
Strategic Book Publishing, $24.95

George S. Pillsbury ’43 and Lori Sturdevant
The Pillsburys of Minnesota
Nodin Press, $29.95

Corey Robin ’92MA, ’99PhD
The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin
Oxford University Press, $29.95

Barry A. Sanders ’70LLB
American Avatar: The United States in the Global Imagination
Potomac Books, $29.95

William Steiger ’89MFA and Richard Vine
Hudson Hills Press, $60

Jane Stern ’71MFA
The Lexicon of Real American Food
Lyons Press, $19.95

Edmund Stump ’72
The Roff at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains
Yale University Press, $29.95

Calvin Trillin ’57
Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff
Random House, $27

Amy Waldman ’91
The Submission: A Novel
Farrar Straus Giroux, $26

Garry Wills ’59MA, ’61PhD
Verdi’s Shakespeare: Men of The Theater
Viking Adult, $25.95

Kerry Michael Wood ’59
Past Imperfect, Present Progressive
Park Place Publications, $21.95


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