Economics: His and Hers

Princeton professors (and husband and wife) Angus Deaton and Anne Case have made headlines recently. He won the Nobel Prize. She was the first author, along with her husband,...

Innovation in Healthcare

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton is dedicated to considering new approaches and ways of thinking to help build a Culture of Health in the United States. RWJF’s...

Tales of Two Cities: Trenton & Cars; Binghamton, NY, & IBM

Clifford W. Zink, “Mercer Magic,” published by the Roebling Museum. www.roeblingmuseum.org . Hardcover, full color book with 208 pages and 335 illustrations.In 1900, as historian and preservationist Clifford Zink...

On the Bookshelf: Non-Fiction

Non-FictionHelen V. Milner and Dustin Tingley, “Sailing the Water’s Edge:The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy,” Princeton University Press. www.press.princeton.edu.A professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University,...

On the Bookshelf: Poetry

Michael Dickman, “The Green Migraine: Poems,” Copper Canyon Press. www.coppercanyonpress.org.Michael Dickman, a lecturer in creative writing at the Lewis Center of Princeton University, co-wrote “Green Migraine” with his brother,...

On the Bookshelf: Fun Times for Geeks

Raphael Rosen, “Math Geek: From Klein Bottles to Chaos Theory, a Guide to the Nerdiest Math Facts, Theorems, and Equations.” Adams Media, a division of F+W Media Inc. www.adamsmedia.com.On...

Life’s Joys: Goodness, Beauty, Truth . . . and the Molar

Alice Calaprice, Daniel Kennefick, & Robert Schulmann, “An Einstein Encyclopedia,” Princeton University Press. www.press.princeton.edu.It’s the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s theory of relativity and that is occasion enough for another...

Notes for a New Generation

Christy Wampole, “The Other Serious: Essays for the New American Generation,” HarperCollins Publishers. www.harpercollins.com.‘A good essay,” writes Princeton assistant professor of French Christy Wampole, “asks the reader to continue...

Memoir: ‘Surprise Encounters’ by Marine Advocate Scott McVay

#b#The Monkey-Rope#/b#Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (1851) by Herman Melville is the book that changed my life, a grail of what was possible in literature and in the life of...

On the Bookshelf

#b#Non-Fiction#/b#E.M. Rose, “The Murder of William Norwich: The Origins of Blood Libel in the Middle Ages,” Oxford University Press.Rose, a Princeton-based historian who has taught at Johns Hopkins, Villanova,...