NELSON LICHTENSTEIN ’66
A Fabulous Failure: The Clinton Presidency and the Transformation of American Capitalism
Princeton University Press
A research professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, offers a detailed assessment of the Bill Clinton administration. He concludes that the Democratic president’s lofty progressive goals gave way to policies that wound up exacerbating and entrenching economic and social inequalities.
SARA HOAGLAND HUNTER ’76
Stories From Home: Married Days
A self-deprecating tale about the challenges and triumphs of courtship and marriage—from a bad blind date through various domestic calamities—shines light on one couple’s loving partnership.
PETER STARK ’76
Gallop Toward the Sun
Shawnee chief Tecumseh forged a confederacy of tribes and joined with the British to resist U.S. rule in the Ohio River Valley of the early 1800s. Stark’s brisk narrative of the struggle focuses on the native leader’s rivalry with future U.S. President William Henry Harrison.
PETER HELLER ’82
The Last Ranger
A Yellowstone enforcement ranger’s mundane work is jolted by a series of unusual incidents in the park. As he investigates, tensions rise over endangered wolves, land rights, tourism—and, possibly, murder. In his 10th book and sixth novel, Heller delivers yet another slow-burn Western mystery marked by lyrical writing that renders the wilderness as an essential character.
JULIET AIRES GIGLIO ’84
The Trouble with Tinsel
The lives of a former screenwriting team turn upside down when they’re forced to work together again. When a movie star turns to them for romantic advice, the uneasy pairing turns even more awkward as they pretend to be engaged.