Introduction to American Constitutional Structure (American Casebook Series)
William Funk, professor of law, authors a constitutional law text that, unlike others in the field, presupposes no particular prior knowledge of American history, government, or law. It includes solid introductory material and descriptions of familiar cases, which are enhanced by historical context as well as pictures and biographies of featured justices.
West, 2008. 584 pages. $123.
Federal Appellate Practice and Procedure in a Nutshell (Nutshell Series)
Robert Klonoff, dean of Lewis & Clark Law School and professor of law, provides a comprehensive overview of federal appellate practice and procedure, focusing both on the federal courts of appeals and on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Thomson West, 2008. 526 pages. $29.
Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford 1937-1947
William Stafford, who died in 1993, was Oregon's poet laureate from 1975 to 1990, and a professor at Lewis & Clark for more than 30 years. This remarkable collection of poems, edited by poet Fred Marchant, covers the first decade of Stafford's writing life, including his participation in outdoor work camps as a conscientious objector during World War II. This is the first time most of these poems have been published.
Graywolf Press, 2008. 128 pages. $19.
Landscapes of Dissent: Guerilla Poetry and Public Space
Jules Boykoff M.A.T. '98 coauthors a text that investigates how contemporary U.S. poets attempt to politicize public space and how passersby sometimes become collaborative authors. Case studies include Poetry Is Public Art in New York, Poet Activist Community Extension in Philadelphia, Agit-Truth Collective in Portland, and Sidewalk Blogger in Honolulu.
Palm Press, 2008. 128 pages. $15.
Quitting Church: Why the Faithful Are Fleeing and What to Do About It
Julia Duin B.A. '78, religion editor for the Washington Times, explains why American churches are losing members--and what to do about it. Reviewing the hard facts, she reveals issues that prompt people to leave--irrelevancy, hidden suffering, lack of biblical literacy, and more--and suggests ways to stop the outward migration.
Baker Books, 2008. 192 pages. $12.
Salt in Our Blood: The Memoir of a Fisherman's Wife
Michele Longo Eder J.D. '79, an attorney and wife of a Newport fisherman, offers an insider's perspective on the dangerous yet alluring lives of commercial fishermen and their families. She also shares her reflections on the death of her son Ben, who perished on a fishing boat in 2001.
Dancing Moon Press, 2008. 440 pages. $17.
White Lace Covered Windows: A Window on Poland
Linda Glod M.A.T. '75, who lived in Poland from 1998 to 2003, offers a coffee-table book about this intriguing country. Through photography and poetry, she provides a personal overview of Poland's culture and traditions as well as the spunk and tenacity of its people.
Xlibris Corporation, 2008. 80 pages. $42.
Jerry Kirkpatrick J.D. '73 pens his second novel of political intrigue about Margaret Warran, the first woman president of the United States. It took kidnapping, blackmail, and a few arranged murders for Warran to assume office, but it will take even more for her to win re-election.
Inkwater Books, 2008. 388 pages. $26.
Poverty Wasn't Painful: Depression Recollections of Eastern Oregon Ranch Life
Elaine Dahl Rohse B.A. '42 chronicles ranch life in eastern Oregon during the Great Depression. She recounts her memories of the dust bowl years and extols the heroic mindset of those who survived poverty and other hardships.
Inkwater Press, 2007. 236 pages. $21.
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