Book Notes: January-February 2001



The Congressional Experience
By David E. Price. Westview Press. 277 pages. $26.

Price, the former Duke political science and public policy professor who represents North Carolina's Fourth Congressional District, has released a second edition of his analytical inside account of service in the U.S. Congress. The new edition focuses attention on changes in Congress that have occurred with Republican control of both chambers.

By Michael Friedman J.D. '86. The Figures Press. 76 pages. $10.

Sixty-eight short prose poems, each with a one-word title, comprise the fifth book for Friedman, who edits the Denver-based journal Shiny and is an adjunct faculty member at the M.F.A. program at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

20 Common Problems: Ethics in Primary Care
By Jeremy Sugarman '82, M.D. '86. McGraw-Hill. 279 pages. $34.95.

The latest title in the 20 Common Problems series of health-care issues, this manual provides information on the ethics involved in various areas of primary care, including alternative medicine, confidentiality, genetic testing, suspected abuse, and treatment of minors. It provides guidance for resolving conflicts of interest and addresses such issues as decision-making capacity, pain control, and end-of-life questions.

Winning the Information Game: Seven Steps to Market Domination
By Frederick W. "Tim" Timmerman A.M. '72, Ph.D. '74. Executive Excellence Publishing. 166 pages. $22.95.

This book for executives and managers examines both the possibilities afforded by technological advances and the potholes they can present. It provides steps that help managers learn how to manage information technology and leverage information for competitive advantage. And it includes case studies that spotlight successful business efforts to drive information.

Up to No Good: The Rascally Things Boys Do As Told By Perfectly Decent Grown Men
Edited by Kitty Harmon '82. Chronicle Books. 108 pages. $12.95.

This collection of boyhood misdemeanors comes straight from the boys themselves, reminiscing about everything from throwing darts at each other in a darkened basement to trapping a bulldozer to torturing parents, siblings, and teachers.

Women in Scripture: A Dictionary of Named and Unnamed Women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/ Deuterocanonical Books, and the New Testament
Edited by Carol Meyers, with Toni Craven and Ross S. Kraemer. Houghton Mifflin. 592 pages. $40.

A leading Biblical scholar and professor of biblical studies and archaeology at Duke, Meyers and her assistant editors spent seven years identifying every woman and group of women mentioned in the Bible, even those without names. Women in Scripture has been lauded as the most thorough survey of women in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures and as an indispensable resource for scholarship.

Yes Yoko Ono
By Alexandra Munroe with Jon Hendricks. Contributions by Kristine Stiles

and Edward M. Gomez '79. Abrams. 352 pages. $60. Duke art and art history professor Stiles and art critic-writer-designer Gomez are two of the major contributors to this thick, lushly produced catalogue for the Japan Society exhibition. Yes Yoko Ono celebrates the prolific and eclectic forty-year career of the Japanese artist. Ono has been in the forefront of the avant-garde for decades, from the Fluxus movement and Conceptual art to work in film and activism. The book, which includes an anthology of Ono's writings, an illustrated chronology, and a CD of new music by Ono, is the first comprehensive art book devoted to her challenging and influential work.




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