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On the Bookshelf: Recent Books by Alumni/ae

On an Irish Island
Robert Kanigel ’66 • Knopf, 2012

On an Irish Island

In On an Irish Island, the author tells the story of the Great Blasket, a wildly beautiful island off the west coast of Ireland, renowned during the early 20th century for the rich communal life of its residents and the unadulterated Irish they spoke. With the Irish language vanishing all through the rest of Ireland, the Great Blasket became a magnet for scholars and writers drawn there during the Gaelic renaissance.

Robert Kanigel ’66 is the author of six previous books and recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Grady-Stack Award for science writing. He recently retired as professor of science writing at MIT.

Scooter! The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story
Tommy H. Thomason ’66 • Crecy Publishing, 2011

Scooter! The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story

Few modern military aircraft can claim the longevity and success of the legendary Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. First flown in the mid-1950s, the A-4 Skyhawk achieved combat fame in the Falkland and Vietnam wars and saw service with the air arms of seven foreign countries including Israel and New Zealand. It is still in use today in South America.

Tommy Thomason ’66 worked as a flight test engineer, manager, and executive in the aerospace industry for almost 40 years, including two years as a flight test engineer on the F-4 Phantom. He has flown more than 3,000 hours in 60 different airplanes, helicopters, and sailplanes.

The Wizard’s Handbook
Mario Garnet • Balboa Press, 2011

The Wizard’s Handbook

The Wizard’s Handbook: How to Be a Wizard in the 21st Century is both a story and a process focused on the themes “Be more than you can be” and “Think out of the box.” The reader will travel through history with a shape-shifter, experience a Wiccan ceremony, discover a new astrology with a modern witch, and delve into the science of quantum thought with an eccentric professor.

Mario Garnet is the pen name of Mario Eisenbacher ’69, who has degrees in aeronautical engineering and business administration and has worked as a design engineer, computer programmer, hypnotherapist, hospital administrator, and accounting software consultant

Teaching Creativity in Marketing and Business Education
Stephen Ramocki ’78 • CreateSpace 2011

Teaching Creativity in Marketing and Business Education

This textbook supplement is written for marketing and management—as well as engineering and art—courses, to help students develop creative thinking processes. The text explores the critical cognitive, affective, and behavioral concepts necessary to help students become more creative. By integrating the conceptual elements of creative thinking with the robust models and tactics presented, the student will emerge with significantly increased creative potential.

Stephen Ramocki, Ph.D. ’78, earned his doctorate in managerial economics. For the past 20 years he has been encouraging marketing faculty around the world to teach creativity within their curricula.

Our Great War
Donald Robinson ’49, co-editor • Wake Robin Residents’ Association, 2008

Our Great War

Our Great War is a compilation of memoirs of World War II from residents of the Wake Robin life care community in Shelburne, Vt. The stories represent a vast range of experiences, told candidly by the soldiers and sailors who served, as well as the young people back home. Those who share their wartime memories went on to become teachers, doctors, business owners, and homemakers. All were deeply touched by their wartime experiences since that life-changing time.

Donald Robinson ’49, M.D., retired following a career in academic medicine and the pharmaceutical industry. He is a resident of the Wake Robin community.

74 Steps
Neil Schoen ’63 and Kim Schoen • Paper Chase Press, 2011

Traffic

74 Steps is a collaboration between a father, who is a physicist, and his daughter, a photographer. It is based on their visit to the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill., in 2005. The book includes a series of photographs, a series of diagrams and formulae, and an essay by Adam Berg: De-accelerating the Photographic Image. In his forward Berg writes: “74 Steps is an essay comprised of real-life traces that re-present what is otherwise left hidden from our common experience.”

Neil Schoen ’63 retired from Boeing in 2009; he worked previously with TRW, TASC, and Northrop Grumman and as president of Ergon Technology Associates.

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