Bulldog Bookshelf

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Night Vision

John Foy ’78 St. Augustine’s Press April 2017 In Night Vision, wars go on in the Middle East, violence is never far away, and the creatures of the field are “much the worse/for having been beneath the rotor blades.” Written in an uncluttered idiom, these poems, technically adept, play across a range of forms in…


War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918

Michael Kazin ’66 Simon and Schuster February 2017 The untold story of the movement that came close to keeping the United States out of World War I. This book is about the Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in one of history’s most destructive wars and then were hounded by the government…


The Empire’s Ghost: A Novel

Isabelle Steiger ’07 Thomas Dunne Books May 2017 Isabelle Steiger has crafted a powerful and masterful debut with The Empire’s Ghost, the first book in a haunting new epic fantasy series. The empire of Elesthene once spanned a continent, but its rise heralded the death of magic. It tore itself apart from within, leaving behind…


Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court

Kathryn Stanchi ’83,  Linda Berger and Bridget Crawford Cambridge University Press August 2016 What would United States Supreme Court opinions look like if key decisions on gender issues were written with a feminist perspective? Feminist Judgments brings together a group of scholars and lawyers to rewrite, using feminist reasoning, the most significant US Supreme Court…


Namaste Mumbai

Kavita Shah Bafana ’96 and Rachana Chandaria-Mamania Little Ustaads Arts February 2017 The first children’s book on Mumbai that brings the bustling city alive through characters, colors and couplets. Children will relate to endearing characters as they travel from monuments to parks to bridges to beaches to capture the daily life of a Mumbaikar. Eat…


A Concise Guide to Mastering the Medical School Interview

Regina Bailey ’93 Create a Space, an Amazon Company May 2015 The medical school interview is a key part of the medical school admission process. This guide from Dr. Regina Bailey includes sample interview questions and helpful tips relating to interview etiquette, attire, and more. An emergency medicine physician, lawyer, professor, and blogger, Dr. Bailey…


Appetites: A Cookbook

Anthony Bourdain ESB ’73 and Laurie Woolever Harper Collins Imprint Ecco Books October 2016 Anthony Bourdain is man of many appetites. And for many years, first as a chef, later as a world-traveling chronicler of food and culture on his CNN series Parts Unknown, he has made a profession of understanding the appetites of others….


JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity

Lawrence Kudlow ESB ’65 and Brian Domitrovic Penguin Random House September 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Lawrence Kudlow—the former Reagan Administration official and current CNBC senior contributor—and his co-author make the case that President John F. Kennedy was the first supply-sider and the inspiration for the economic policies of President Ronald Reagan. According to liberal conventional wisdom,…


Neuroradiology: The Requisites, 4th Edition

 Rohini Nadgir ’91 and David M. Yousem Elsevier July 2016 This bestselling volume in the popular Requisites series, co-authored by Dr. Rohini Nadgir, who is currently an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, thoroughly covers the extensive field of neuroradiology in an efficient and practical manner. Ideal for…



Lucinda Rosenfeld ’87 Little, Brown January 2017 In this satirical novel, idealistic 40-something Karen Kipple works full-time in the nonprofit sector, aiding an organization that helps hungry children from disadvantaged homes. Determined to live her personal life in accordance with her ideals, she sends her daughter, Ruby, to an integrated public school in their Brooklyn…


The Happy Cook: 125 Recipes for Eating Every Day Like It’s the Weekend

Daphne Oz ’04 Harpercollins Publishers LLC September 2016 The bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning cohost of ABC’s The Chew takes the intimidation out of cooking and shows you how to savor life fully every day with this gorgeous cookbook featuring more than 125 easy, healthy, and delicious timesaving recipes. For many people, especially those who…


Round Trip (Music CD)

Blending elements of alternative pop, folk, and soul, this debut EP was written partially on subways and buses and was inspired by the wanderers and travelers of the world. Round Trip focuses on the idea of returning to a familiar place changed or altered by your experiences, both positive and negative. It is a story of leaving, coming home, and growing up.


Diamonds in the Dirt (Music CD)

Heather Braverman’s first EP is a fresh blend of pop, R&B, and EDM with feel-good beats and bold lyrics. She describes it as vibe-y and rhythmic. Heather co-wrote all the songs, collaborating with various writers and producers all over Los Angeles.


Sunday Bolero (Music CD)

Pianist Tyler Greenfield collaborated with a number of accomplished Cuban musicians to create this Latin jazz album of Cuban bolero classics, released on the Bim Bom Studios label. Sunday Bolero is one of those performances that is sharply etched and full of detailed expressive insights.


Leave this Song Behind: Teen Poetry at its Best

Alana Solin ’14 HCI April 2016 Leave This Song Behind features the best poetry submitted to Teen Ink magazine and the TeenInk.com website over the last five years. The pieces in this anthology were chosen because they were so powerful that they stood out from the rest. Vivid sensory details made some poems shine; others…

Miriam Sagan Blackrainbow

Black Rainbow

Miriam Sagan is a poet, essayist, memoirist, teacher, and founding member of the collaborative press Tres Chicas Books whose most recent novel, Black Rainbow, is set in the 1960s and told from two points of view.

Natalie Beaumont The Short Side of Paradise, A Memoir.

The Short Side of Paradise – A Memoir

The Short Side of Paradise is an account of the 25 years Natalie Beaumont spent in Santa Barbara, CA, a seemingly wealthy community in which the cost of living and the high cost of housing cause many people to struggle financially.

blood in the cane field

Blood in the Cane Field

When blood from two dead bodies is found pooled between rows of sugarcane in a field near his home in Franklin, LA, public defender John Clark, III, finds himself entangled in far more than a straightforward criminal defense of the accused.


Star of David

First-place winner of the 2012 Poetica Magazine chapbook contest, Star of David is a collection of poems by Rick Black that emerged out of a visit to the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection at the Gelman Library of George Washington University.


Family (Music CD)

The debut recording by the jazz drummer Steve Johns is aptly titled “Family”, as the impetus came from the realization that his son, Daryl Johns ’14, would be leaving home soon.


Ozone Journal

For four decades, Peter Balakian’s poetry has received critical acclaim in the United States and abroad for its inventive language and its forays into history. “Ozone Journal” is the most accomplished book of a distinctive American voice.


Dwight-Englewood School: Celebrating Our Story

“Dwight-Englewood School: Celebrating Our Story” provides a framework for understanding the evolution and growth of Dwight School, the Englewood School for Boys, the Bede School, and Dwight-Englewood, while dipping in for a closer look at some aspects of life and learning at all the schools.

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