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MixedMedia { Books } BY CHRISTIAN DAVIS UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-0472117970 BOO K S MU S I C & F I LM Colonialism, Antisemitism, and Germans of Jewish Descent in Imperial Germany History professor Christian Davis’s new book examines the relationship between the colonial and anti-Semitic movements of modern Germany from 1871 to 1918. Davis examines the complicated ways in which German anti-Semitism and colonialism fed off of and into each other in the decades before the First World War. She also discusses the significant involvement with and investment in German colonialism by the major anti-Semitic political parties and extra-parliamentary organizations of the day, while also investigating the prominent partici-pation in the colonial movement of Jews and Germans of Jewish descent and their tense rela-tionship with procolonial anti-Semites. ✱ Learn more about the professor at web.jmu.edu/history/faculty/davis.html A Blood Scourge BY G. DE DR I C K R OB I N S ON MOONS H I N E COVE P U BLIS H I NG, 2011, AS I N : B0 05H X R P Q2 G. Dedrick Robinson, pro-fessor emeritus of geology and environmental science, has published Blood Scourge. The biothriller is set at the end of World War II when Japan’s new super bug sinks to the bot-tom of the sea. Seventy years later, it kills people in the Philippines. The CDC’s Dr. Kristin St. John discovers the new virus is a seem-ingly impossible combination of two deadly strains. Russian edu-cated virologist turned terrorist Rishad Zharmakhan is also study-ing the virus but his goal is to unleash it in American cities. ✱ Learn more at www.gdedrickrobinson.com Fingerprints of You BY K R I S T E N -PA I G E MADO N IA (’01) S I M O N & SCH U S T E R 2012 IS B N : 97814 42429208 EBOOK 9781442429222 The first book by Kristen-Paige Madonia (’01) is a young adult novel. Madonia is recipient of the Sewanee Writers’ Confer-ence Tennessee Williams Schol-arship. Her heroine, Lemon, grew up with Stella, a single mom who isn’t exactly mater-nal. Stella always has a drink in her hand and a new boyfriend every few months. When things get out of hand, she whisks Lemon off to a new town for a fresh begin-ning, but Lemon discovers she is preg-nant. On the verge of revisiting her mother’s mistakes, Lemon struggles with being an unmarried mother, who has never met her father. She sets off on a cross-country road trip to both meet her father and figure out who she wants to be. ✱ Learn more at http://kristenpaige madonia.com or con-tact her via Twitter: @KPMadonia First Generation College Students BY L E E WA R D H OSS E Y-BASS , 2012 ISBN-13: 978-0-470-47444-0 The Reason and Wonder: A Copernican Revolution in Science and Spirit BY P R O F ES S O R EM ER I T U S O F M AT H E M AT I C S C . DAV I D P R U E T T P R A EG E R , 2012 ISBN-13: 978-0313399190 Director of the JMU Office of Career and Academic Planning Lee Ward co-wrote First Generational College Students. As more of the college-age population com-prises students who are the first in their families to attend college, institutions need to find ways to help these students succeed. Ward’s resource book explores the chal-lenges and barriers to first-generation students and offers recommendations for helping them succeed in their academic careers. Ward also serves on the faculty as a pro-fessor of integrated science and technology. Professor Emeritus of Math-ematics Dave Pruett’s award-winning undergraduate honors course — “From Black Elk to Black Holes: Shaping a Myth for a New Millennium — led to his book Reason and Wonder: A Copernican Revolution in Science and Spirit. Choice Reviews Online gave Pruett’s book the Outstanding Academic Title award, stating “Pruett presents every topic that he touches, whether black holes and the big bang or evolution and entropy, with deep under-standing and insights.” ✱ Read Pruett’s blog at www. reasonand wonder.org/ blog.html 44 MA D I S O N MA G AZ I N E

Colonialism, Antisemitism, and Germans of Jewish Descent in Imperial Germany

Christian Davis

BY CHRISTIAN DAVIS<br /> UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS, 2012<br /> ISBN-13: 978-0472117970<br /> <br /> History professor Christian Davis’s new book examines the relationship between the colonial and anti-Semitic movements of modern Germany from 1871 to 1918. Davis examines the complicated ways in which German anti-Semitism and colonialism fed off of and into each other in the decades before the First World War. She also discusses the significant involvement with and investment in German colonialism by the major anti-Semitic political parties and<br /> extra-parliamentary organizations of the day, while also investigating the prominent participation in the colonial movement of Jews and Germans of Jewish descent and their tense relationship with procolonial anti-Semites.<br /> <br /> ✱ Learn more about the professor at web.jmu.edu/history/faculty/davis.html

Blood Scourge

G. Dedrick Robinson

BY G. DEDRICK ROBINSON <br /> MOONSHINE COVE PUBLISHING, 2011, ASIN: B005HXRPQ2<br /> <br /> G. Dedrick Robinson, professor emeritus of geology and environmental science, has published Blood Scourge. The biothriller is set at the end of World War II when Japan’s new super bug sinks to the bottom of the sea. Seventy years later, it kills people in the Philippines.The CDC’s Dr. Kristin St. John discovers the new virus is a seemingly impossible combination of two deadly strains. Russian educated virologist turned terrorist Rishad Zharmakhan is also studying the virus but his goal is to unleash it in American cities.<br /> <br /> ✱ Learn more at www.gdedrickrobinson.com <br /> <br />

Fingerprints of You

Kristen-Paige Madonia

BY KRISTEN-PAIGE MADONIA (’01) <br /> SIMON & SCHUSTER 2012 <br /> ISBN: 9781442429208 <br /> EBOOK 9781442429222 <br /> <br /> The first book by Kristen-Paige Madonia (’01) is a young adult novel. Madonia is recipient of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference Tennessee Williams Scholarship.Her heroine, Lemon, grew up with Stella, a single mom who isn’t exactly maternal.Stella always has a drink in her hand and a new boyfriend every few months.When things get out of hand, she whisks Lemon off to a new town for a fresh beginning, but Lemon discovers she is pregnant.On the verge of revisiting her mother’s mistakes, Lemon struggles with being an unmarried mother, who has never met her father. She sets off on a cross-country road trip to both meet her father and figure out who she wants to be.<br /> <br /> ✱ Learn more at http://kristenpaigemadonia.com or contact her via Twitter: @KPMadonia

First Generation College Students

Lee Ward

BY LEE WARD<br /> HOSSEY-BASS, 2012 <br /> ISBN-13: 978-0-470-47444-0 <br /> <br /> Director of the JMU Office of Career and Academic Planning Lee Ward co-wrote First Generational College Students. As more of the collegeage population comprises students who are the first in their families to attend college, institutions need to find ways to help these students succeed. Ward’s resource book explores the challenges and barriers to first-generation students and offers recommendations for helping them succeed in their academic careers.Ward also serves on the faculty as a professor of integrated science and technology.

The Reason and Wonder: A Copernican Revolution in Science and Spirit

Professor Emeritus Of Mathematics C. David Pruett

BY PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF MATHEMATICS C. DAVID PRUETT <br /> PRAEGER, 2012 <br /> ISBN-13: 978-0313399190 <br /> <br /> Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Dave Pruett’s awardwinning undergraduate honors course — “From Black Elk to Black Holes: Shaping a Myth for a New Millennium — led to his book Reason and Wonder: A Copernican Revolution in Science and Spirit.<br /> <br /> Choice Reviews Online gave Pruett’s book the Outstanding Academic Title award, stating “Pruett presents every topic that he touches, whether black holes and the big bang or evolution and entropy, with deep understanding and insights.” <br /> <br /> ✱ Read Pruett’s blog at www.reasonandwonder.org/blog.html

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