Eugene Linden Wins Prestigious Book Award
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Eugene Linden Wins Prestigious Book Award

Editor’s Note: Eugene Linden has an extensive background in chronicling the pace of cllimate change itself, the scientific understanding ot if, the public opinions about the issue, and the political will to address responsive policies.

The Coun­cil of the Amer­i­can Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal So­ci­ety (AMS) has voted to award Eu­gene Lin­den The Louis J. Bat­tan Au­thor’s Award for his 11th book, Fire and Flood: A Peo­ple’s His­tory of Cli­mate Change, from 1979 to the Pre­sent. A pre­vi­ous work on cli­mate change, Winds of Change: Cli­mate, Weather, and the De­struc­tion of Civl­liza­tions, won the Grantham Prize’s Award of Spe­cial Merit.

A for­mer se­nior writer for TIME Mag­a­zine, where he wrote about na­ture, sci­ence, and …

Hoop and Tree Explained

Hoop and Tree Explained

As we have profiled before, Chris Hoffman has published four books of poetry and a bedrock book called The Hoop and the Tree, which went through a second edition with some revised and updated materials in 2021.  He explained the image and the metaphors of hoop and tree in an article published recently on the Climate Psychology Alliance website. For you audiophiles, Chris also explained the model in a Zoom at Noon presentation hosted on YouTube. 

Matt Flynn’s new book – about a judge on the Court of Appeals
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Matt Flynn’s new book – about a judge on the Court of Appeals

Matt Flynn’s newest book differs from his series on Bernie Weber, math genius.  His new thriller is set closer to home, namely, Matt’s experience as a court clerk on the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.  He hastens to add that the scenes in the book about cheating with an attractive Asian co-clerk are pure fiction. 😉
Plot Summary:  In The Court of Last Resort, Federal Judge Adam Willow, a former Marine commando, demands perfect justice. Some defendants …

This Forgotten American Orwell Had a Lot to Tell Us

This Forgotten American Orwell Had a Lot to Tell Us

Note: In this essay, Jim Sleeper reports on Death of a Yale Man, a memoir from Malcolm Ross, Yale 1919. Ross, a son of an “old stock,” prosperous family, who graduated Yale in 1919, sold bonds briefly and then turned to years of body-wracking labor alongside miners and oil drillers and became a New Deal official with the National Labor Relations Board.

Confessions Of A Church Lawyer: In Defense Of Christianity

Confessions Of A Church Lawyer: In Defense Of Christianity

Editor’s Note: New book by classmate Matt Flynn:

Confessions Of A Church Lawyer: In Defense Of Christianity

In this compelling book, the author, who served as legal counsel for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee during a tumultuous period of sexual abuse claims, delves into three critical missions.

First, they unveil the unvarnished truth behind the abuse cases, shedding light on the profound …

Robert Horvitz’ (Ed.) Book Added to “Best Books of 2023”

Robert Horvitz’ (Ed.) Book Added to “Best Books of 2023”

Robert Horvitz worked as editor/translator on a beautiful book that was recently published, An Older and More Beautiful Belgrade: A Visual Chronicle of the Milosevic Era. It was named one of the best books of 2023 by Barnes and Noble.

Click through to see a superb summary of the book and get your copy of the book, which Robert has generously provided to those interested.

Another Selzer Novel: We First Met in Ithaca, or Was It Eden?

Another Selzer Novel: We First Met in Ithaca, or Was It Eden?

Richard Selzer continues his prolific run with his latest novel, We First Met in Ithaca, or Was It Eden?

It is available on Amazon, Booklocker, Target and GoodReads.   Here is the “blurb” about the book:

Elle and Oz, strangers ready to restart their lives, meet by chance and flirtatiously swap stories in a dark abandoned house. They soon sense that …

UPDATE: Caribbean Coral Reef Book Published

UPDATE: Caribbean Coral Reef Book Published

Classmate Bill Sacco’s  The Caribbean Coral Reef: A Record of an Ecosystem Under Threat  debuts this month with over 200 pages and hundreds of stunning images.

A simpler 48-page book aimed at middle & high school students now needs a publisher or other distribution partner. Do you know anyone who might help?

Click thru to see samples, context, some luscious underwater images and even a downloadable pdf-gift for you!

Another New Author: Daniel Duke, Man Camp

Another New Author: Daniel Duke, Man Camp

Another classmate becomes a published author, this time at the ripe old age of 75! Check out Daniel Duke’s Man Camp, available directly from Amazon or other sources.  

“Society today is obsessed with identity–gender, race, religion, political persuasion, and so on. So what does it mean, in this charged atmosphere, to be a man?”

Will someone write a review? If so, just add it in the comments!

Milwaukee Jihad

Milwaukee Jihad

Editor’s Note: This is Matt Flynn’s third novel in the series of spy thrillers starring a  brilliant mathematician and lots of Yale connections.  (See our reviews of the prior two books here.)

This one skewers the Wisconsin political elite, which Matt knows well from his stint as Chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic Party and his unsuccessful runs for Governor and Congress.  Matt would appreciate your support by buying the book.
 

A Classmate’s Vietnam Era – and Ours

A Classmate’s Vietnam Era – and Ours

Elsewhere Than Vietnam, a historical novel-cum-memoir by classmate David Schwartz, is a fictionalized account of his experience as an Army language specialist and interrogator for military intelligence.

As both a novel and a memoir, Elsewhere takes us to places where Dave served and wandered, from the Army’s language school in California to Munich and even to an Israeli kibbutz.