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William D. Ehrhart ’73
Thank You for Your Service: Collected Poems
McFarland & Co.

Fifty-five years of poetry comes together in this new collection. Ehrhart is best known for his poems about the Vietnam War, but, as he writes, “while the American War in Vietnam and its continuing echoes and repercussions have always been a subject of mine, it has hardly been my only subject.” Among the poems in this career-spanning collection is “To Swarthmore,” which Ehrhart wrote as a student in 1971.

Heather Rigney Shumaker ’91
The Griffins of Castle Cary
Simon & Schuster

A sibling adventure turns into a mystery- solving expedition in Shumaker’s children’s book, geared for ages 8-12. On a visit to their eccentric aunt, the Griffin kids encounter ghosts, town secrets, and a giant Newfoundland dog in a “delightfully spooky” race to find some answers.

William Kirby ’82 and Kirsten Kirby
Your White Coat is Waiting: Vital Advice for Pre-Meds
Kirby Career Advising

A formidable pair, Dr. William Kirby and his daughter, a premed adviser who previously worked at Johns Hopkins University and Franklin & Marshall College, share their combined experience and expertise for this book. It provides useful information for students of all ages who are either starting a career in medicine or considering a career change into the field, offering insight into what it takes to become a competitive medical school applicant.

Andrea Bear Rugh ’57
Egyptian Advice Columnists: Envisioning the Good Life in an Era of Extremism
DIO Press

Middle East scholar Rugh’s latest book shares insight into the thoughts of columnist Abdul Wahab al-Mutawa on the problems with Egypt’s government services during the 1980s, when religious conservatism was heightened. “This book is the first to plumb the depths of personal experience in the volatile 1980s, showing people’s desire for moral certainty and laying the groundwork for the disruptions behind the Uprising of 2011,” she writes.

Andrew Feffer ’77
Bad Faith: Teachers, Liberalism, and the Origins of McCarthyism
Fordham University Press

Feffer explores the Rapp-Coudert investigation during the summer of 1940, challenging the origins of McCarthyism and raising difficult questions about the Red Scare. “Bad Faith provides the first full history of this witch-hunt, which lasted from August 1940 to March 1942,” his publisher writes. “Anticipating McCarthyism and making it possible, the episode would have repercussions for decades to come.”

Susan Morrison Walcott ’71
Weaving Identity: Textiles, Global Modernization and Harris Tweed
In her first nonacademic book, Walcott explores the process of transition through the tale of a textile, Harris Tweed. From Scotland to locales all around the world, this textile has been involved in wars, famine, industrialization, and modernization.

Diane di Prima ’55
X Artists’ Books

This 50th anniversary reprinting—bound in a book for the first time—celebrates the mid-’60s collaboration of influential Beat Generation poet di Prima and West Coast assemblage artist George Herms. With an introduction by curator Sarah C. Bancroft, Haiku features 32 seasonal poems by di Prima and 36 woodcuts they inspired.

Emily Remus ’06
A Shoppers’ Paradise: How the Ladies of Chicago Claimed Power and Pleasure in the New Downtown
Harvard University Press

Ever wondered about the phrase “Women were born to shop”? A Shoppers’ Paradise powerfully dispels that myth. Remus explains how women in turn-of-the-20th- century Chicago used their “consumer power to challenge male domination of public spaces and stake their own claim to downtown.”