Books by alumni and faculty will be listed in this section if bibliographical information (author, title, publisher’s name and address, date of publication, number of pages, and a brief synopsis of the book’s contents) is
received. A review copy of the book is always appreciated. Send to: Managing Editor, Bates Magazine, Bates College, 141 Nichols Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240.
Robert J. Branham, professor of rhetoric. An Illustrated History of Debating at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine: Bates College, 1996, 52 pages. Liberally illustrated with archival debate posters and notices, plus photos
of great Bates debaters through the years, Branham’s book, published to honor the 1996 centennial celebration of the Bates debate program, chronicles the nineteenth-century birth and rise to prominence of Bates debating under “Uncle Johnny” Stanton, its growing international prominence in the twentieth century under Brooks Quimby ’18, and its continued position of debate leadership today under Branham.
Lee Bumsted ’77. Hot Showers! Maine Coast Lodgings for Kayakers and Sailors, Brunswick, Maine: Audenreed Press, 1997, 238 pages. For those who plan to explore coastal Maine via the water, this is the perfect travel guide. Chock full of coastal travel
information, this guide includes 135 mainland bed and breakfasts, inns, and other lodgings, twenty lodgings on offshore islands, twenty-eight coastal campgrounds, points of interest on the mainland and offshore, and launching ramp and boatyard listings.
Sarah M. Strong, associate professor of
Japanese (translator). The Shining Feet and On the Fourth Day of the Narcissus Month by Kenji Miyazawa, Tokyo: International Foundation for the Promotion of Languages and Culture, 1997, 46 pages and 24 pages.
Strong provides English translations of two fairy tales from one of Japan’s most-loved children’s authors.
David Wyllie ’55. A Blink in Time’s Eye: Teaching in the Middle School. Kearney, Nebraska: Morris Publishing, 1997, 96 pages. From a middle-school teacher of thirty-two years and two thousand students comes a collection of essays on what the author likes about students as well as what he has learned from them. Up front, the author humorously warns readers that to enjoy his book, we should understand that children aren’t necessarily “mini-saints incapable of error.”
Jeffrey M. Ellinport ’89. Tools of the Trade: Practical Legal Writing for the 21st Century, Bethesda: Austin & Winfield Publishers, 1997, 242 pages. On his first day as a newly minted lawyer, Jeff Ellinport was asked to write a
letter demanding payment for services. “I had graduated from a good law school,” Ellinport writes his introduction, “yet I had no idea what a demand letter looked like.” Thus was born an idea for this book, a useful guide for law students, paralegals, and new lawyers
bewildered by the range of basic documents they’ll be called upon to prepare.
George Reese ’91. Database Programming with JDBC and JAVA, Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly & Associates, 1997, 240 pages. Reese describes the standard JAVA interfaces and introduces the JDBC and RMI packages and includes a set of patterns that separate
the functions of the Java application and
facilitate the growth and maintenance of the application.
Carol Hendrickson ’71. Weaving Identities: Construction of Dress and Self in a Highland Guatemala Town, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995, 245 pages. Chosen by Choice as one of its Outstanding Academic Books for 1996, the book examines traje, or Maya clothing, in the context of highland Guatemala
social life and, in particular, the role it plays in the expression of ethnicity, gender, education, politics, wealth, and nationality.
Carol Sisson Vose ’61 and William R. Vose, editors, Helen Vose Long, author, Dotchka, Alton, New Hampshire: Vanguard Communications, 1997, 256 pages. A fictionalized
autobiography of the author’s teenage years spent in Tzarist Russia, her association with the family of Tzar Nicholas II, and her escape from the Bolsheviks during the Revolution
Robert M. Chute, professor emeritus of biology, Androscoggin Too: The Pejepscot Poems, Troy, Maine: Nightshade Press, 1997, 38 pages. Poetry recollected after the author’s hundreds of trips up and down the River Road, from Auburn to Brunswick, on the west bank of the Androscoggin River. “When I
return there now,” writes the author, “I find these poems posted like imaginary billboards along the way.” Illustrated with archival color postcards of the river.
Richard Williamson, Dana Professor of French, introduction and notes; translation by Richard Wilbur, Les Femmes savantes, New York: Hippocrene Books, 1997, 318 pages.
In the interest of the year of the woman comes
a new translation of Molière’s seventeenth-century tale “satirizing `foolish’ intellectualism, social climbing, and pretentious learning.”
Pamela Alexander ’70. Inland, Iowa City:
University of Iowa Press, 1997, 68 pages. From the winner of the 1996 Iowa Poetry Prize comes a collection of poetry spanning topics from wildlife to familial chaos. Alexander’s poetry is characterized by “inventive language, scrupulous accuracy of imagery, and a winning fusion of the comic and the deeply serious.”
Brian Deevey ’65 and Barbara A. Haley. American Health Care in Transition: A Guide to the Literature, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997, 352 pages. An attempt to fill the gap between hard-to-find reliable health-care information and users who need the information, and to help those who want to understand what makes health care reform an issue in our country. Also includes a guide to databases and prominent authorities.
Michael Goldberg ’86. “Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders,” in Innovations to Clinical Practice: A Source Book, Volume 15, Sarasota, Florida: Professional Resource Press. Goldberg, a
supervising psychologist at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and instructor in psychology at Harvard University, offers a behavioral-based approach to treating Tourette Syndrome (rather than the traditional treatment involving medications), which provides “the individual with self-control strategies to limit the severity and frequency of tic symptoms.”
Theodore Walther, professor of economics. The World Economy, New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1997, 419 pages. A textbook
designed to introduce fundamental principles of the world’s economy, specifically for one-semester introductory surveys of international economics.