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Colorado CollegeBulletin | March 2006

Colorful Characters of Cripple Creek, Colorado book coverColorful Characters of Cripple Creek, Colorado

by Leland Feitz ’47

Feitz rounds up an assortment of unique, talented Cripple Creek personalities and features them in this book, his seventh about the Cripple Creek area. Among the personalities are Mable Barbee Lee, former dean of women at Colorado College who helped to found Bennington College in Vermont; Robin Burns, former president and CEO of Estee Lauder; Lowell Thomas, broadcaster and author; and Linda Goodman, astrologer and author. ISBN: 0-936564-47-4. Published by Little London Press, 2005.

The Witnesses: War Crimes and the Promise of Justice in The Hague book coverThe Witnesses: War Crimes and the Promise of Justice in The Hague

by Eric Stover ’74

As the world turns increasingly to international criminal justice to respond to mass violence, Stover posits that the world must reexamine how it thinks about and interacts with victims and witnesses who enter these new judicial processes. “The Witnesses” examines the opinions and attitudes of 87 individuals who have appeared before the International Criminal Tribunal. ISBN: 978-0-8122-3890-7. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.

Western Wind:  An Introduction to Poetry book coverWestern Wind: An Introduction to Poetry

by David Mason ’78, CC associate professor of English; and John Frederick Nims

In its fifth edition, “Western Wind” once again provides a collection of classic and contemporary poems that are selected for their ability to illustrate the elements of poetry by example. The book includes poems by Jenn Habel, Frank O’Hara, Heather McHugh, Shirley Geokk-lin Lim, and others. ISBN: 0-07-281959-6. Published by McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Spark: Be More Innovative Through Co-Creation book coverSpark: Be More Innovative Through Co-Creation

by John Winsor ’82

Defining innovation as a system of “co-creating with your customers and your fellow employees,” Winsor, CEO and founder of Radar Communications, presents ideas on how business enterprises can spur innovation. His book is divided into four sections that correspond to the four basic spheres of a business “ecosystem.” Profiles of especially innovative business thinkers are included. ISBN: 1-4195-0316-2. Published by Dearborn Trade Publishing, 2006.

Stations of the Crossed Heart book coverStations of the Crossed Heart

by Catherine Kunce ’83, aka C. Hunt

Writing under a pseudonym, Kunce tells the story of Brigid Langford, an economics researcher struggling in Denver to earn her doctoral degree. She encounters Patrick Dortakis, who unbeknownst to her is a Catholic priest. A gun-slinging lesbian, cursing archbishop, and lascivious born-again Christian round out the cast of characters. ISBN: 0-9749503-7-8. Published by Christie & Brown, 2006.

Confessing Christ in the 21st Century book coverConfessing Christ in the 21st Century

by Mark Douglas ’89

Douglas, assistant professor of Christian ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary, in Decatur, Ga., challenges readers to think about how their confession is the basis for claiming not only a relationship to a savior, but also a way of living in the world that can be viewed as countercultural. ISBN: 0-7425-1433-1. Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005.

The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine book coverThe Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine
Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D.

edited by Noel Lenski ’88

The “companion” offers a comprehensive, one-volume survey of a pivotal emperor and his times. Richly illustrated and designed to be accessible to all audiences, it also achieves a level of scholarly sophistication and originality welcomed by experts. The volume is divided into five sections and examines political history, religion, social and economic history, art, and foreign relations during the reign of Constantine. ISBN: 978-0-521-81838-4. Published by Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D. book coverThe Roman emperor Valens, who reigned from 364-78 A.D., will be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the battle of Adrianople. “Failure of Empire” is the first comprehensive biography of Valens, the Roman emperor who earned himself a front-row seat among history’s great losers. ISBN: 0-520-23332-8. Published by University of California Press, 2002.

The Neptune Consortium book coverThe Neptune Consortium

by William Jay Mick ’91

This novel examines the destructive combination of business and government. The director of the National Security Agency asks an exiled National Transportation Safety Board agent to investigate the crash of a naval transport plane in the Persian Gulf; evidence uncovers a plot to manipulate world oil markets and develop a sophisticated weapon. ISBN: 1-59408-176-X. Published by Cork Hill Press, 2005.

Heir of Autumn book coverHeir of Autumn

by Todd Fahnestock ’95 and Giles (Custer) Carwyn ’92

Two years ago the authors — writers and best friends since high school — landed a three-book deal at a writing conference. “Heir of Autumn” is the first volume in an epic fantasy series that features Ohndarien, a city-state ruled by the Children of the Seasons. ISBN-13: 978-0-06-082975-9; ISBN-10: 0-06-082975-3. Published by Eos, 2006.

First-Time Europe book coverFirst-Time Europe
Travel Survival

by Doug Lansky ’92

In “First-Time Europe,” travel expert Doug Lansky shares road-tested advice from his travels through more than 100 countries to help readers create their own European adventures and avoid the pitfalls of the road less-traveled. With Lansky’s help, readers will know where to go, when to go, and what to do when they get there. ISBN: 1-84353-407-X. Published by Rough Guides, 2005.

Travel Survival book coverMay you never need the advice found in “Travel Survival.” But if you do, you will be better able to wait out a blizzard, avoid sniper fire, survive a volcanic eruption, treat dysentery, or navigate in a desert. This backpack-friendly book bills itself as “the essential field manual”; it also includes less extreme advice, such as how to avoid pickpockets, spot scams, and generally stay safe. ISBN: 1-84353-406-1. Published by Rough Guides, 2005.

When Writing Workshop Isn’t Working book coverWhen Writing Workshop Isn’t Working

by Mark Overmeyer ’98 (MAT)

Overmeyer’s years of experience as a hands-on teacher are evident in this smart, practical guide for writing teachers. He gives concrete step-by-step suggestions and solutions to problems faced by even the most experienced teachers at one time or another. ISBN: 1-57110404-6. Published by Stenhouse Publishers, 2005.

The Successful Academic Librarian book coverThe Successful Academic Librarian

edited by Gwen Meyer Gregory, head of bibliographic services, Tutt Library

The book, a must-read for anyone considering a career in academic librarianship, is an antidote to the stress and burnout that almost every academic librarian experiences at some point. Gregory and nearly 20 of her peers take a practical approach to a range of topics, offering advice, war stories, techniques, and inspiration. ISBN: 1-57387-232-6. Published by Information Today, 2005.

Goodly is Our Heritage: Children’s Literature, Empire, and the Certitude of Character book coverGoodly is Our Heritage: Children’s Literature, Empire, and the Certitude of Character

by Rashna Singh, visiting professor, English department

An investigation into how constructions of character in children’s literature become cultural imprints that serve a functional purpose in the wider context of race and power. ISBN: 0-8108-5043-5. Published by Scarecrow Press, 2004.

Buy these books, CDs, and DVDs from many sources, including the CC Bookstore. Alumni who have written or edited books, or recorded musical CDs, are invited to send notification to achristensen@ColoradoCollege.edu and Bookstore@ColoradoCollege.edu.

Sounding the Call: Alumni CDs and DVDs

On the Bookshelf occasionally publishes word of alumni musical recordings or DVDs. If you’d like your CD or DVD (published with an ISBN, in the last three years) to be included in a future Bookshelf, please send it to CDs/Bulletin, Communications, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3294. We hope to feature several in each printed magazine, with more in the online version.

Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance dvd coverZinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

Lennard Zinn ’80’s new DVD teaches viewers how to do routine tasks like adjusting suspension forks as well as more specialized work like maintaining integrated-spindle cranks. To benefit from his experience, view a video clip demonstrating how to adjust cantilever brake pads. Published by Boombox, 2006.