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Holidays: Penn-Style
November 23, 2010, Volume 57, No. 13
Fabulous Finds for Those Fond of Facts or Fiction

Want a special gift for the book-lovers on your holiday gift list?  Well, there are numerous new books hot off the press again this year.

The Penn Bookstore has many to choose from—factual and fictional, personal and pictorial, historical and innovative. These are some of the many new books by Penn authors—faculty, staff and alumni. Not only are there books from Penn Press, but there are options from the Penn Museum and Wharton School Publishing as well. 

For shoppers who want to preview the collections by both Penn Press and the Penn Museum visit
www.upenn.edu/pennpress before visiting the Bookstore.



Smart Pricing: How Google, Priceline, and Leading Businesses Use Pricing Innovation for Profitability; Jagmohan Raju, Joseph J. Aresty Professor; professor of marketing, Wharton and John Zhang, Murrel J. Ades Professor; professor of marketing, Wharton, introduce innovative approaches to pricing, as well as the research and insights that went into their creation; Wharton School Publishing. Hardcover $34.99.





Friends and Strangers: The Making of a Creole Culture in Colonial Pennsylvania; John Smolenski, C’99, Gr’01, argues that Pennsylvania’s early history can best be understood through the lens of creolization—the process by which Old World habits, values, and practices were transformed in a New World setting; Penn Press. Hardcover $45.





Sandy’s Incredible Shrinking Footprint; Femida Handy, professor in SP2 along with Carol Carpenter and illustrations by Adrianna Steele-Card; Encourages kids to be crusaders in caring for the earth. Hardcover $15.95.





The Game from Where I Stand: A Ballplayer’s Inside View; Doug Glanville, EAS’93; provides an inside look at the hidden world of major league baseball. Hardcover $25.




Global Urbanization; edited by Eugenie L. Birch, Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research and Education in the School of Design, and Susan M. Wachter,  Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management and professor of real estate and finance at the Wharton School; the book surveys essential dimensions of this growth and begins to formulate a global urban agenda for the next half century; Penn Press. Hardcover $75.

Trading Dreams

Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South; Stephanie McCurry, professor of history; tells how women and slaves became a force in the Confederacy. Hardcover $35.

Turning Learning

Martrydom Street; Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, associate professor of history; set during the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the ensuing Iran-Iraq War of 1980-89, the novel chronicles the lives of three Iranian women. Paperback $17.95.


Black philosoher, White Academy

The Philadelphia Stock Exchange and the City It Made; Domenic Vitiello, assistant professor in the department of city and regional planning in the School of Design, with George E. Thomas, lecturer in department of urban studies, SAS. This study offers a long-term history of the public-private partnerships and private sector-led urban development popular today; Penn Press. Hardcover $45.

Souls of Poor Folk

The Shadows of Youth: The Remarkable Journey of the Civil Rights Generation; Andrew Lewis, C’89, examines the movement’s success by focusing on the young activists in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Paperback $17.95.

Righting Feminism

The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America; Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and professor of history, tells the story from the ground up, she recovers religious practices and traditions that have generated compelling claims while transforming the law of religion. Hardcover $29.95.




Counter Revolution

Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the Baikal Region, Siberia Bioarchaeological Studies of Past Life Ways; edited by Andrzej Weber, M. Anne Katzenberg, and Theodore G. Schurr, associate professor of anthropology; this book presents the current team’s research findings on questions about long-term patterns of hunter-gatherer adaptive strategies; Penn Museum. Hardcover $59.95.


Sweet land of Liberty

Going Home To Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969; David Eisenhower, director of the Institute for Public Service at the Annenberg School for Communication. A professional view of the author’s grandfather’s post-presidential life. Hardcover $28.

Food Security

Raising a Left-Brain Child in a Right-Brain World: Strategies for Helping Bright, Quirky, Socially Awkward Children to Thrive at Home and at School; Katharine Beals, lecturer in the Graduate School of Education, offers practical strategies for nurturing and supporting this type of child at home. Paperback $16.95.

Stay Healthy

Promotion and Tenure Confidential; David Perlmutter, C’85, ASC’91; the book delves into every aspect of building an academic career including academic advisors, search committees, family/personal issues, and the “honeymoon” phase. Hardcover $24.95.

Diplomat's Wife

Probation; Tom Mendicino, C’76. A novel that is part coming-out story and part family chronicle, follows as main character struggles to find acceptance, redemption and true love. Paperback $15.


The Politics of Reality Television: Global Perspectives; Marwan Kraidy and Katherine Sender, associate professors of communication in the Annenberg School for Communication. This book is the outcome of a December 2008 symposium at the Annenberg School. Paperback $24.99.



Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop); Lila Dare, G’90. First in the brand-new Southern Beauty Shop mystery series, hairdresser Grace Terhune must clear her name after being accused of murder. Paperback $7.99.

Opposite of Love

The Fugitive in Flight: Faith, Liberalism, and Law in a Classic TV Show; Stanley Fish, C’59. Examination of the long-running, award-winning TV show The Fugitive; Penn Press. Hardcover $24.95.


Possible City

YOU: Raising Your Child: The Owner’s Manual from First Breath to First Grade; Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, WG’86, M’86. Authors help parents understand the biology and psychology of raising a child from birth to school age. Hardcover $24.99.


Puppies: A Complete Guide to Raising a Happy Puppy in a Positive Environment; Joan Capuzzi, C’86, V’98, addresses practicalities such as health care and behavior, cost and nutrition. Paperback $19.95

Possible City

Higher Education and the American Dream: Success and its Discontents; Marvin Lazerson, emeritus professor in GSE. The author discusses the problems and accomplishments of American universities in the twenty-first century. Hardcover $40.


Financing the Future: Market-Based Innovations for Growth; Franklin Allen, Nippon Life Professor of Finance, professor of economics, Wharton, and Glenn Yago, Milken Institute; explain how sophisticated capital structures can enable companies and individuals to raise funding in larger amounts for longer terms and at lower cost; Wharton School Publishing. Hardcover $29.99.



Almanac - November 23, 2010, Volume 57, No. 13