Alumni CLASnotes Spring 2006
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Alumni Bookshelf

Looking Upward: Facing and Reaching Beyond Spinal Cord Injury

Looking Upward: Facing and Reaching Beyond Spinal Cord InjuryRonald C. Schultz
(Ph.D., Sociology, 1989)

This memoir tells the story of a young man’s struggles following a spinal cord injury at age 22 that dramatically changed his life. By restructuring his previous identity and self-worth, he is able to overcome these obstacles and reclaim his dreams and goals.

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Politics and Religion in America Post-9/11

Politics and Religion in America Post-9/11Richard W. Blumberg
(Ph.D., Psychology, 1969)

This book explores the author’s belief in how fear and anxiety in the U.S. since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 have been used as manipulation tools by clever politicians to foster an atmosphere of hate and divide the country.

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RingGoRoundPatda Jim
(B.A., English, 1955)

Set in Europe, mainly Amsterdam, RingGoRound tells a double tale. Two compassionate women, living a hundred years apart, are connected by an antique ring Their lives reverberate and echo each other. The fascinating men attracted to them weave intrigue, glamour, mystery, cruelty and love into the suspenseful web.

Marlene of long ago tells her secrets through the voice of the ring to relay her story to modern-day Marieke. The book’s theme is ruled by true affection and the will to give as well as receive undying love.

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Turtles Way: Loggy, Greeny & LeatherTurtles Way: Loggy, Greeny & Leather

Mara Uman Hixon
(B.A., Anthropology, 1986)

Cozy up to your preschooler and enjoy this scientifically accurate yet highly entertaining tale about the life journey of one of the ocean’s most endearing creatures—the sea turtle. A portion of the proceeds benefits these endangered friends through The Sea Turtle Preservation Society.

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When Darkness Falls

When Darkness FallsJames Grippando
(B.A., Political Science, 1980; J.D., 1982)

Hitting the bookstore shelves in January 2007 as sixth in a popular series, this thriller follows another adventure of crime-fighting lawyer Jack Swyteck, who this time has taken on the task of defending a mysterious homeless man obsessed with the mayor’s daughter and charged with murder.

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