Convictions: A Prosecutor's Battles Against Mafia Killers, Drug Kingpins, and Enron Thieves
John Kroger, associate professor of law, steers us through the complexities of life as a federal prosecutor, where the battle in the courtroom is the culmination of long, intricate investigative work.
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008. 480 pages. $18.
Raising Writers: Helping Children Learn to Write
Ruth Shagoury, Rogers Professor of Education, explores how primary educators can nurture young learners through the transition from spoken to written language.
Allyn & Bacon, 2008. 144 pages. $30.
Ancient Philosophy: Essential Readings With Commentary
Nicholas Smith, Miller Professor of Humanities, coedits an introduction to ancient philosophers and their texts, from Pre-Socratic thinkers to the Neo-Platonists.
Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 472 pages. $35.
Red Weather: A Novel
Pauls Toutonghi, assistant professor of English, offers a tragicomic debut novel, which paints a loving, cockeyed picture of the Soviet immigrant experience in the twilight of the Cold War.
Three Rivers Press, 2007. 272 pages. $11.
William Burt B.S. '76 chronicles the odyssey of Kyleah, a young girl who awakens an ancient evil slumbering in the mountains above her village and who seeks the fabled firebird to combat the scourge. This is book six in Burt's King of the Trees series for readers age 8 and up.
Winepress Publishing, 2007. 255 pages. $12.
Cacti, Agaves, and Yuccas of California and Nevada
Stephen Ingram B.A. '83, author and photographer, examines the natural history of California and Nevada's cacti, agaves, and yuccas, including their origins, ecology, and conservation. The book features more than 60 species, complete with detailed text, 262 color photos, 16 botanical watercolors, and 52 range maps.
Cachuma Press, 2008. 244 pages. $26.
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