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On the Bookshelf: Recent Books by Alumni/ae

Along the Erie Canal
Marvin W. Bubie ’68 • TBM Books, 2010

Along the Erie Canal

Along the Erie Canal With the Municipal Seals of the Cities, Towns and Villages of NY is the author’s latest book showing a visual history lesson provided by municipal seals. The seals contained in this book demonstrate the important role the Erie Canal played in the birth of many of the communities along the waterway.

Marvin Bubie ’68 is an amateur historian and U.S. Army veteran who retired after a 30-year career at GE. Over the years he has collected the seals from various cities, towns, counties, boroughs, and villages in this country as well as those in Europe.

The Rat Brain Fiasco
Julie Gardner Berry ’95 • Grosset & Dunlap, 2010

The Rat Brain Fiasco

Author Julie Gardner Berry and her sister, illustrator Sally Faye Gardner, have created an all-new hybrid series that blends middle-grade fiction and comic books. In the first book, Cody Mack is shipped off to Splurch Academy, a boarding school for disruptive boys that turns out to be a haunted-house nightmare run by foolish monsters. Additional titles in the series include Curse of the Bizarro Beetle, The Colossal Fossil Freakout, and The Trouble with Squids.

Julie Gardner Berry ’95 is director of sales and marketing for BayaSoft, and author of The Amaranth Enchantment and Secondhand Charm. She and her husband, Phil Berry ’01, have four boys.

Letters From Home
David Reiser ’81 and Andrea Reiser • Wiley, 2010

Letters From Home

The authors wrote Letters From Home: A Wakeup Call For Success & Wealth because they want to restore America to its former glory. Written in the form of letters to the authors’ four sons, the book explores 15 basic American virtues that built our country and that foster individual success. Each chapter includes profiles of exceptional “real people” — the authors’ wealth management clients, friends, and neighbors — who truly walk the talk.

David Reiser ’81, MBA ’82, is a senior vice president–wealth management at MorganStanley SmithBarney and co-author of Wealthbuilding: Investment Strategies for Retirement and Estate Planning (Wiley, 2002).

Poems & Poetic Reflections
Louis A. Takacs Jr. ’57 • The Takacs Group, 2010

Poems & Poetic Reflections

This, the author’s first book, has been in the development and creative period for some years. The idea germinated in 1985 with his first copyright of the poem “Ode to My Love.” The book includes poems of humor, philosophical conjecture, sociological issues, and theological considerations. It is the intent of the author to stimulate the reader’s thought process, to question, and to explore and examine the inner reaches of the mind.

Louis Takacs Jr. ’57 is chairman of The Takacs Group and principal of the T.I.I. Design Group, Architects, Engineers and Planners.

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