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New Sept. 2, 2014: Reprinted with permission from The Wall Street Journal, a book review of Nick Rizopolus's new Civil and Uncivil Wars, also mentioned below. Click to read the review.

New August 19, 2014: Nick Rizopolus has a new book out: Civil and Uncivil Wars. Google Books says, "Less extreme than the wartime experiences of J. G. Ballard or Jerzy Kosinski but in the same vivid tradition, Civil and Uncivil Wars is a profound, touching, occasionally disconcerting, unfailingly candid and consistently engaging reminder that the full measure of war and domestic unrest cannot be appreciated without the telling insights of the young. As the bloody European war intensified across the continent, Greece, with Athens as its epicenter, was embroiled in the complexities of civil war with rightists, centrists, resisters, collaborators, moderate leftists, and Communists actively vying for local dominance when the German occupation began in 1941 and surreptitiously afterward. Against this tense and shifting backdrop, Nicholas Rizopoulos - decades later a discerning historian of European diplomacy - came of age, a challenging enough proposition in times of peace but that much more poignant and unpredictable during war.

"Greek to the core, the author's family was rooted in the complex cultural life of northern Greece, Macedonia and Thessaly, the fading Ottomans, the ghosts of the Balkan wars, and the re-ascendant Greek polity following the First World War. Athens became their stage, and the narrative beautifully captures the author's formative transition from his early childhood in pre-war Greece though his schoolboy years in an occupied and oftentimes menacing city. Lively and intimate, reflective and concrete, Civil and Uncivil Wars is both a boy's eye view of growing up in a complex family and a mature scholar's subtle insights into the larger context that had shaped his own life without his knowing it at the time."

New August 16, 2014: David Greenway has just written a book about his life as a journalist: Foreign Correspondent: A Memoir. Below is a copy of the review by Jonathan Yardley of the Washington Post.

David was a reporter first for Time magazine, then the Washington Post, and then the Boston Globe from 1978 to 2000, where he was the foreign editor, the national editor, and finally the editor of its editorial pages. Among the stories he covered were the wars in Indochina, Israel's invasion of Lebanon and its struggles with the Palestinians, India versus Pakistan, as well as America's wars in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan.

We thought you would be interested in David's book.

David Greenway's book

Foreign Correspondent: A Memoir by H.D.S. Greenway (Simon & Schuster)

A long-time foreign reporter reflects on his career
By Jonathan Yardley, August 8

The lives of journalists are rarely as interesting as journalists imagine them to be, largely because we spend much of our time chronicling and commenting upon the activities of others rather than doing anything of note ourselves. But from time to time exceptions can be made in the case of foreign correspondents, especially those whose assignments take them into war zones. There they get to wear camouflage, tote sidearms (if so inclined), witness the human condition at its most desperate, and interview people whose stories are often a whole lot more newsworthy and poignant than those to be found in corporate boardrooms or on Capitol Hill.

For about four decades, H.D.S. (David) Greenway was one of these. First at Time magazine, then at The Washington Post (he left long before I arrived), finally at the Boston Globe, he cut his reportorial eye teeth in London and Washington before going to Vietnam in 1967, then steered a dizzying course that took him to 96 countries, the last of them being Afghanistan. He went to the Globe in 1978 as national and foreign editor after six years at this newspaper - his family has deep roots in Massachusetts, so he was going, in effect, to his hometown newspaper - and though he was based in Boston, he "was in the unusual position of being a writing foreign editor, so I made many trips overseas in those days hiring good stringers and making contacts" as well as filing plenty of articles of his own. He retired from his editorships in 2000, but continued to write a column for the Globe and the International Herald Tribune.

Greenway understands that he has had the good fortune to be a newspaperman in the glory days of the business: "American newspapers were entering a belle epoque in the last two decades of the twentieth century, before everything changed. They were making more profit than most of their advertisers, and there was enough money around to fuel dreams of expansion." He was able to build a foreign staff at the Globe from scratch and to provide it with on-the-scene supervision. That was then, this is now: Today the Globe doesn't even list a foreign editor on its Internet staff directory, much less a staff of foreign correspondents. Greenway's timing was very, very lucky.

His memoir, like most of those by men and women who have worked as foreign correspondents, is full of names and places, some considerably more familiar than others. The book is at its best in the extensive section about Vietnam, his first war and a place that more than four decades later still has special meaning for him:

"Many in the press corps fell in love with Indochina in a way I have not seen since in other war zones. Younger colleagues covering Central America in the 1980s used to express envy at the way old Vietnam reporters would reminisce, for few of the new generation felt that way about El Salvador or Nicaragua. The Middle East was fascinating and compelling but had none of the soft, seductive charms of the Far East. I became enchanted with the beauty of the Annamite Cordillera, the chain of mountains running down the Vietnamese coast, and the rice paddies growing green as a parrot's wing."

Greenway "came to Vietnam thinking that the war was just and necessary," but its "complexities . . . were much more subtle than I had imagined, and the nationalist sentiments that colonized people were feeling everywhere were not on our side." We "blundered in and blundered out again without ever really coming to grips with the society we were trampling underfoot," a problem Greenway encountered over and over again: Wherever he went, the United States was trying to impose its will on countries and people it did not understand. Later he writes, "A recurring theme of America's post-World War II history has been the sound of our sons of bitches falling from power, from Ngo Dinh Diem in Vietnam, through Somoza and the shah, up through Egypt's Hosni Mubarak in the Arab Spring, men on whom we had spent much money and political capital to keep the past upon the throne." As he says in conclusion:

"Americans were never good colonizers. Whereas the British had men, and women, too, who knew and spoke all the languages of Britain's far-flung dependencies and had steeped themselves in their culture and mores, Americans tended to think none of that mattered. Foreigners needed to be more like Americans. And so they stumbled down the corridors of empire thinking that the world would have to learn our ways. Perhaps the essence of George W. Bush-era arrogance came in remarks made to writer Ron Suskind in 2002 by an anonymous White House aide. He scorned the 'reality-based community . . . people who believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality. . . . That's not the way the world really works anymore,' the aide said. 'We are an empire now, and when we act we create our own reality. . . . We are history's actors.' "

The arrogance of that aide's view is exceeded only by its stupidity, and Greenway is right to cite it as damning evidence of what this country did in too much of the world during the years when the world was Greenway's beat. He's absolutely right about America's failures at empire-building, and though he lets the British off rather too lightly, he's also right that their rule was not without its beneficial side, a statement that cannot be said of ourselves. First in Vietnam and now in Afghanistan, with too many stops in between, we may have thought ourselves to be "history's actors," but on the whole we have been very bad ones indeed.

To emphasize this theme is perhaps to exaggerate its importance in this memoir, though it does reflect the writer's deeply held convictions, ones reached in situ rather than in the comforts of this city. More broadly, he argues that "if there is a thread that connects the . . . episodes of my reporting life, it is the great process of decolonization, the single most important phenomenon of the last half of the twentieth century. The turmoil that it brought is with us still, and the issues it created are unresolved. Overshadowed by the Cold war in the minds and memories of Americans, decolonization affected far more people around the world than our struggle with Communism. Indeed, it was so often the newly decolonized countries over which we and the Communist powers struggled for influence."

Greenway is obviously a pretty cool customer, a patrician Yankee with impeccable bloodlines that go right back to a couple of signers of the Declaration of Independence - a breed of cat that used to be much more commonplace in the newsrooms of big American newspapers than it is today - but he's not embarrassed to show genuine feeling. In Cambodia, for example: "On a hot afternoon, when I was writing a long article for the Sunday paper, I heard an incoming rocket burst not far from the hotel. There was a moment of silence, and then the high-pitched and desperate cries of children screaming - birdlike screaming in a way I had not heard before or since. The rocket had landed on a school, and the sight, when I went to see, of blood-soaked sandals lying in the dust, with small bodies torn to pieces, was heartbreaking. But it is the sound of those screams that I can sometimes hear still in my worst dreams almost forty years later."

Passages such as that one - and there are indeed others - are what elevate "Foreign Correspondent" well above the run of the journalistic mill. It's easy for journalism to turn one into a cynic, but Greenway seems not to have succumbed.


October 7, 2013: Dick Cavett's New York Times column of August 9, 2013, Boola (breath) Boola. Reprinted with permission. Click here to read it.

Larry Minear's Op-Ed from the Providence Journal, May 1, 2013
Reposted with permission

Larry Minear: Some lessons of Boston bombings
May 1, 2013 5:12 pm

For an instant, Boston became Baghdad, Cambridge Kabul and Watertown Falluja. The Marathon finish line "looked like a scene from Afghanistan," recalled an eyewitness.
For a public whose disengagement from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has unnerved veterans who put their lives on the line there, the Boston events offers a belated point of entry into what has been done since 9/11 by U.S. officials of both parties to keep us safe.

To many Americans, the human toll from the Boston bombings, now placed at five persons dead (including one of the two suspects) and 264 wounded, is stunning.

But incidents of at least that magnitude have been a regular feature of the "9/11 wars" in Afghanistan and Iraq since they began in September 2001 and March 2003, respectively. The scale of harm to civilians there, continuing even as the U.S. reduces on-the-ground presence, is breathtaking. In the past week and a half, car bombs in Iraq have killed 218. Non-combatant deaths in Iraq alone due to war-related violence since the U.S. invasion are placed at 112,114-122,644.

The contrast between the death and destruction here and abroad is captured in a recent photo of a group of Syrians with a sign that reads, "Boston bombings represent a sorrowful scene of what happens everyday in Syria. Do accept our condolences." Some in Europe who have also experienced terrorist attacks hold that the U.S. over-reacts to such events. For them, the closing down of a major American city and some of its suburbs cedes important ground.

The violence of the Global War on Terror has staggered the U.S. military itself. Of the roughly 2.5 million U.S. troops who have served in the two theaters, the Defense Department reports deaths in Afghanistan of 2,193, with 18,418 wounded. For Iraq the figures are 4,488 and 32,221. The number of soldiers taking their own lives now exceeds the number of those killed on the battlefield. One Harvard economist estimates the eventual total cost of both wars at $4 trillion-$6 trillion.

For some veterans, the most difficult feature of their deployments - and now of their re-entry - has been the erosion of their own humanity by the carnage. Early on, officials confirmed a link between a soldier's number of deployments and proximity to combat and the likelihood and severity of post-traumatic stress disorder. One study found that 46 percent of combat troops interviewed in Afghanistan and 69 percent in Iraq had seen injured women and children whom they had been unable to help. The erosion of values is also reflected in the widespread pattern of sexual abuse of U.S. troops by fellow U.S. troops. Given the carnage of the Boston event, experts are now expressing concern for the mental health of spectators as well as victims there.

In prosecuting the Global War, the U.S. has gone to some lengths to avoid civilian casualties, realizing that such "collateral damage" is counter-productive. But the increased use of drones, while reducing the exposure of U.S. boots on the ground, is itself implicated in injury to civilians.

In fact, a Facebook post by Micah Daigle went viral, tapping into anti-drone sentiment in such places as Pakistan. According to Daigle's alternate ending, the younger suspect, cornered in a boat in a Watertown backyard, was said to have been killed by a drone, which at the same time killed 46 people in the neighborhood, 12 of them children. It wasn't true but some at first believed it.

Some resonances of the Marathon violence beyond Boston are more positive. U.S. troops were agents of mercy. Fifteen active-duty soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard walked the 26.2-mile Marathon course carrying 40-pound packs to express solidarity with U.S. troops and raise funds for military families.

After the two bomb blasts, individual veterans also sprang into action. Like some civilians in the crowd, soldiers rushed toward rather than away from the blast areas. The impulse to reach out recalled the efforts of soldiers to assist civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq through "hearts and minds" programs and individual acts of kindness.

Treatment of the injured at the scene and afterwards benefited from recent advances in trauma medicine. "The skills that soldiers mastered in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan," wrote Boston Globe commentator Juliette Kayyem, "created competencies that saved lives, and limbs, at the bomb site." To date, some 1,600 U.S. military personnel have lost limbs in those two theaters.

Indeed, first-responders and rehabilitation specialists note similarities between the weapons of destruction in Boston and the carnage in Afghanistan and Iraq. Here as there, home-crafted weapons planted on the ground and designed to maim target feet and legs rather than torsos. Recent experience underscores the difficulties of ensuring physical safety in busy places when lethal devices are so easily fabricated and when those who plant them are motivated by political grievances, real or perceived.

In short, lessons of the Boston bombings can help guide our future course. Attention will need to be paid to reducing the vulnerability of ordinary citizens going about their business. More fundamentally, however, the concept of a global network of terror and terrorists best counteracted by "war" needs revisiting.

Acknowledging the unsatisfactory results of current approaches, let us use the year before the 2014 Boston Marathon to explore alternatives to violence and to invest in the things that make for peace.

Larry Minear, a researcher formerly with Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies and the Feinstein International Center at Tufts, is retired and lives on Cape Cod. His latest book is "Through Veterans' Eyes: The Iraq and Afghanistan Experience.".


Editor's Note: We have arranged the following section of this page with each author's words at top, followed by a bulleted list of his publications.

Most of these biographical notes accompanied a display of all publications produced by our classmates, which was housed in the Library at Yale for our 50th Reunion. Accordingly, most of this is complete only to that date. We add more to this list as we learn of them. If you know of more publications, please contact Tim Hogen at TLHogen@aol.com so that we may add them in. Thank you.

Richard D. Alexander

"I am a niche-market publisher, specializing in technical books and training videos for electric utilities. My publications teach linemen, power engineers, substation operators, and meter technicians how to be more productive, and work safer. The product line now has approximately 80 books and 200 videos, most of which I edited. I wrote eight of the books from scratch. Every publication draws on the electrical engineering concepts I learned from Yale."

William G. Anthony

"My style of art derives from the horrendous mistakes of beginning students: heads too big, necks skinny, fingers like wet bread sticks, etc. Bill Anthony's Greatest Hits is my best work through 1987. Many of the drawings are from museum collections, such as the Whitney Museum, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago as well as museums in Houston, Berkeley, Detroit, and Cologne. War is Swell is the telling of World War II as seen through the eyes of boys my age where I grew up near Tacoma. Our view of it was totally unreal and, frankly, we did think the war was 'swell.' One of the panoramic drawings in the book is now in the collection of the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. My drawings and paintings may be seen at Christopher Henry Gallery, New York. I modestly note that my recent exhibition there was deemed "terrific" by the New York Times art critic."

Ronald C. Baird

Following graduation from Yale, Ron Baird spent most of the next five years at sea as a naval officer aboard destroyers in the Pacific. The experience engendered a lifelong interest in the ocean, an appreciation for the wondrous creatures who inhabit the deep sea and finally a concern for ocean environmental issues and policy.

This monograph represents one of the few global studies of a group of deep-sea fishes found worldwide that not only addresses species descriptions (including a number new to science) but also considers their distribution in three dimensions and how morphology changes with geography. The monograph remains a principle reference to this day.

Ron earned his Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University in 1969. He has had a career as scientist, consultant, academic administrator and senior executive in our nation's principle ocean agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Jonathan Barnett

Jonathan Barnett is an architect and planner, educator, and author of numerous books and articles on the theory and practice of city design. He has been an advisor to many U.S. cities, including Charleston, S.C., Cleveland, Kansas City, Miami, Nashville, Norfolk, Omaha, and Pittsburgh. He has also been advisor to several U.S. Government agencies including the U.S. General Services Administration, the National Park Service, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Capitol Planning Commission.

Jonathan Barnett practices urban design with Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC in Philadelphia. His work includes a study of land-use and urban design related to transit for the whole city of Xiamen in China, a 2,500 hectare planned community in Siem Reap Province in Cambodia, and the city-wide urban design plan, Omaha by Design, adopted unanimously by the Omaha City Council, along with zoning changes and other implementation measures to support the plan. He also helped prepare the reuse plans for the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, the Treasure Island Naval Station in San Francisco, and the former air force base in Myrtle Beach, S.C., as well as re-use plans for former railway yards in Philadelphia and Sacramento, CA. He has been the urban designer for studies of the Ocean View Avenue corridor in Norfolk, the Highway 111 corridor in Indian Wells, CA, and the Euclid Corridor transportation plan in Cleveland, as well as for riverfront studies in Nashville and Dallas.

His work on suburban and neighborhood plans include the urban design for Daniel Island, a 4500-acre planned community now in development near Charleston, SC, and for the Wards Corner neighborhoods in Norfolk and the Country Club Plaza district in Kansas City. He also prepared prototypes for the Third Regional Plan for New York, and the master plans for the Village of Irvington, NY, Wildwood, MO and Brookfield, WI.

Books written by Jonathan Barnett include Urban Design as Public Policy, Introduction to Urban Design, The Elusive City, The Fractured Metropolis, Planning for a New Century, Redesigning Cities, and Smart Growth in a Changing World. He holds an M.A. from the University of Cambridge and an M.Arch. from Yale. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and of the American Institute of Certified Planners. In 2007 he received the Dale Prize for Excellence in City and Regional Planning and also the Athena Medal from the Congress for the New Urbanism.

Frederick J. Blue

After Yale and a brief stint in the Army, Frederick Blue began graduate work in history at the University of Wisconsin. His doctoral dissertation was a history of the Free Soil party, an antislavery third party. It became a book in 1973: The Free Soilers: Third Party Politics, 1848-54. With his interest in antislavery politics increasing, he turned next to biographies of two of the leading political abolitionists, Salmon P. Chase of Ohio and Charles Sumner of Massachusetts. Two books resulted in 1987 and 1994: Salmon P. Chase: A Life in Politics and Charles Sumner and the Conscience of the North. Nearing retirement after thirty-five years at Youngstown State University, he studied the lives of eleven less prominent political antislavery leaders, resulting in 2005 with the publication of No Taint of Compromise: Crusaders in Antislavery Politics. Throughout his studies he came to appreciate the moral dedication and perseverance of those involved in the long struggle against slavery.

Peter K. Bohacek

"I wrote CTI in Action at a time when we were trying to understand and predict where telecommunication in the computer age might lead and how the two technologies might interact. In hindsight our timeframe was optimistic and we were a decade ahead of our time. One reviewer called the book 'an extremely useful book.'

"Most of my career has been in some part of telecommunication and computers, after a short stint of teaching at MIT. It's been much fun and we did many useful things from building a defense system against Russian missiles, to inventing the 800 service. I worked in huge companies (AT&T Bell Labs) and start-ups and then in my own consulting company. I had no idea that my Ph.D. in EE from Yale would lead to such an interesting life.

"Now I relish turning on young minds to the wonders of science and nature and taking on causes that will make this world a little better."

Courtlandt Dixon Barnes Bryan

Courtlandt Bryan sold his first short story to The New Yorker in 1961. His articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Esquire, and Rolling Stone. Bryan has been a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is the author of The National Air & Space Museum, The National Geographic Society, Friendly Fire, Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind, and three works of fiction, P.S.Wilkinson, The Great Dethriffe, and Beautiful Women; Ugly Scenes. Friendly Fire was recently nominated by the NYU School of Journalism as "one of the 100 most outstanding works of journalism of the last century." Bryan lives in Guilford, Connecticut with his wife and their cat.

Update (January '12): A bequest in Courtlandt's will gave his manuscripts to Yale. They will be cataloged by the Beineke, and will be available for scholars to access early in 2012.

David J. Burke



"For Writers in Paris I turned literary detective, tracking down writers' haunts and telling their always fascinating, often amazing stories. Many of these writers I first met while at Yale. Proust, Gide, Malraux, Mauriac, Sartre, and Camus came to me thanks to Henri Peyre, in his marvelous course on the modern French novel. Others I discovered on my own, including Beckett, my favorite. I saw Waiting for Godot in its first New York production and Fin de Partie in its first production in Paris. Plays by Genet and Ionesco as well. Like all of us back then, I immersed myself in the novels and stories of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, whose lives in Paris set me dreaming. Another book that set me dreaming -- Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer - I devoured right here at the Sterling Memorial Library, in the "C Collection" for banned books."

Lawrence T. Chiaramonte

Larry Chiaramonte, chosen as one of The-Best-Doctors-in-America, had an eventful thirty-five year career teaching, practicing, doing research and clinical writing mostly in Brooklyn. He wrote a textbook titled Food Allergy for allergists, and then was asked to do a book for the general public entitled What Your Doctor May Not Have Told You About Your Child's Asthma and Allergy with Dr. Paul Ehrlich for Time Warner Books. The authors used examples and stories from their clinical practices. Life Code from Brooklyn, an action adventure novel based on the science of genetic engineering, is his first attempt at fiction.

Robert N. Covington

"As I neared graduation from Vanderbilt Law School, my intention was to spend three or four years as a JAG lawyer, then return to my home town to practice. That year, however, several faculty left to take on posts in various federal agencies in the era of Kennedy's New Frontier. The dean asked if I would like to fill in and try a year of administrative 'gofering' and teaching at the Law School. I said 'yes' and the one-year contract ended up as a forty-six-year stay. Along the way, I generated these and a few other books, mainly in labor and employment law, and the usual sorts of articles, book reviews, reports and the like that an academic produces. Although now retired, I'm working on a couple more, as a means of keeping out of my wife Paula's hair."

Jerome F. Donovan

After law school, a deferred ROTC commitment in the Army, and four years as a Phoenix lawyer, Jerome Donovan, together with his wife Sharon and son Bennett, moved to Washington, where he took a job with the National Urban Coalition. American cities were in racial turmoil and, following nationwide hearings, he was asked to edit the Coalition's report, The State of the Cities. In the mid-'70s he began his main career: advising governments in developing countries on the legal ins-and-outs of infrastructure projects (power, water, toll roads, and the like). Out of these experiences grew his 2007 novel, Kierkegaard's Clown.

Peter Duchin

For more than three decades, Peter Duchin has been America's preeminent dance-band leader. Ever since his debut in 1962 at The Maisonette in the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, he and his orchestra have provided the music for many of the nation's most notable public and private events: White House state dinners and inaugural balls, the openings of museums and arts centers, movie premieres, charity galas, debutante dances, New Year's Eve parties, college proms and weddings. Peter Duchin himself plays at more than a hundred events annually, as well as lending his name to several bands that are booked by his organization, Peter Duchin Entertainment, for more than six hundred engagements a year.

Peter received his B.A. in music and French literature at Yale after spending his junior year at the Sorbonne in Paris. In Paris he also studied composition with the widow of the distinguished French composer, Arthur Honegger. During a two-year tour with the U.S. Army in Panama, he played in the U.S. Army Band and helped form a jazz orchestra that performed to great acclaim in Panama City and throughout Latin America.

Back in New York, he embarked on a highly successful recording career (26 albums), played a featured part in The World of Henry Orient, a film with Peter Sellers and Angela Lansbury, and in 1962 opened with his band at The Maisonette which quickly became the most successful supper club in town. He ended this extraordinary two-year engagement in order to organize all the music for President Lyndon Johnson's inauguration in 1964.

Peter Duchin devotes considerable time and energy to public service. He has used his platform as an entertainer in various political campaigns. For years he was Vice-Chairman and is now an Honorary Member of the New York State Council on the Arts. Because of his passion for classical music, he has served on the boards of Carnegie Hall, Spoleto, and the American Ballet Theatre. He is presently on the Board of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and is Chairman of the Board of Glimmerglass Opera.

Charles Lane Dunlop

Lane Dunlop has won several awards for translation, including the Japan-US Friendship Award for Literary Translation for both A Late Chrysanthemum and Twenty-four Stories from the Japanese, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award in Literature. He is co-translator of Yasunari's Kawabata Palm-of-the-Hand Stories and the translator of numerous Japanese novels, including Kafu Nagai's During the Rains & Flowers in the Shade: Two Novellas.

David H. Ehrlich

Though much of his working life was devoted to the retail business, David Ehrlich spent a number of years as a free-lance writer in Washington, authoring among many other things a series of articles that appeared in The World & I magazine.

Noel E. Firth

Noel E. Firth joined the Central Intelligence Agency shortly after his graduation with the Class of '58 and spent the next thirty-one years of his professional life with that organization. For the first nineteen years of that period he worked on developing estimates of spending by the Soviet Union for military programs and forces. That effort is chronicled in Soviet Defense Spending, A History of CIA Estimates, 1950-1970. The book was co-authored by Mr. Firth and a former colleague, James H. Noren, and was published in 1998. Mr. Firth was awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal in 1989.

Mike F. Foster

A fourth generation Coloradan, Mike has been in awe of birds since age eight, when he watched hummingbirds rear their young on a branch just outside a second-story window of his grandparents' home.

In recent years he finally began a serious study of birds, taking courses in biology, ecology, evolution, and ornithology at the University of Colorado. He leads birding trips for Audubon and for Denver Field Ornithologists.

Mike earned graduate degrees in European history from Columbia University, and taught at Stanford University and the University of Illinois, Urbana. Deciding he wanted more community involvement, he returned to Denver to become the first professional director of The Denver Foundation. Since then he has worked in several nonprofit ventures, and continues as an adjunct professor of history at the University of Colorado, Denver.

For the past twenty-five years, as an independent scholar, Mike has been studying the naturalists, artists, and scientists who discovered and proclaimed to the nation the unique resources of the American West. He has written over forty articles and three books - on history, birds, the West, mountaineering, natural history, and the environment. His best-known work is a biography of Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, the pioneering naturalist who laid the foundations for the modern U. S. Geological Survey.

Jack H. Freed

This book is the eighth volume in a ten-volume series of Jack Freed's published articles mainly in the physical chemistry field of electron-spin resonance (ESR). His interest began when he was a graduate student at Columbia University. He was intrigued by the possibilities of using ESR to study molecular dynamics in liquids. His years at Cornell University have been marked by numerous significant innovations and contributions to this subject with applications in chemistry, biology, physics and applied mathematics. A special issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry, published in 2004 by the American Chemical Society, is dedicated to Jack and enumerates his many activities in physical chemistry.

Joseph L. Gastwirth

After receiving his Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from Columbia (1963), Joseph Gastwirth spent a year as a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University. Then he accepted an Assistant Professorship at Johns Hopkins and later was promoted to Associate Professor. After a sabbatical at Harvard, he served one year as a visiting Faculty Advisor in the Office of Statistical Policy in the Office of Management and Budget and became more involved in statistical problems arising in law and policy. A professor from Stanford was appointed the Chairman of the Department of Statistics at George Washington University and he accepted a full professorship there in 1971.

The two-volume book, Statistical Reasoning in Law and Public Policy grew out of research on problems arising in equal employment and toxic tort and other health-related issues. A Guggenheim Fellowship, awarded in 1985, enabled him to dedicate sufficient time to writing. In 2000 the book, Statistical Science in the Courtroom was edited by Gastwirth. It contains several articles on DNA evidence by authors who just have conducted research in the area as well as those who have testified for plaintiffs and defendants, respectively; including the state's expert in the O.J. Simpson case and as statistical consultant to Mr. Simpson. Similarly, experts on the opposite side of the Minnesota tobacco case also contributed articles on their approach to estimating economic damages. Other articles concern issues arising in equal employment cases, the effect of the 1993 Daubert opinion on expert testimony and a discussion of problems in deciding what and how to present statistical evidence.

Hugh Davis Graham

After Yale and a stint with the 12th Marines in the Far East, Hugh Graham earned a doctorate in history at Stanford University. He taught American history in California colleges, then moved to Maryland where he taught at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In 1991, after the publication of his book The Civil Rights Era (which earned a jury nomination for the Pulitzer Prize in History) he received a Chair in History at Vanderbilt University that he held until his death in 2002. Hugh's research concentrated on the presidential libraries of Eisenhower through Reagan. Because of his belief in the value of the Presidential Records Act of 1978, which made presidential records available to the public 12 years after the end of a presidency, he became one of the plaintiffs in the federal case to strike down President George W. Bush's executive order to block access to the papers. In all, Hugh wrote or edited 15 books, most dealing with U.S. policy issues since World War II.

Bruce D. Grossman

While at Yale, Bruce Grossman became involved in "attitude change" research (Social Psychology), which he pursued as a doctoral student at Duke. In the process, he began to study how parents influence their children. Ultimately, he switched his research focus and earned his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology (l964). In addition, he took up clinical studies and did a residency at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, a Harvard affiliate in Boston.

Bruce got bitten by the teaching bug while at Duke where, as a graduate student, he was awarded a "Distinguished Teaching Fellowship." His first full-time teaching position was at Tufts, where he was an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education until l964. That spring he was appointed an Associate Professor of Education at Hofstra University on Long Island, where he was hired to create a "laboratory school" as well as to teach. Bruce also obtained his New York State clinical license and began a private practice and part-time work as a Staff Psychologist at a local mental health clinic for children. In the next five years, Bruce was appointed the Chief Psychologist at the mental health center, as well as being awarded tenure at Hofstra and moving his teaching assignment to New College, which was a small interdisciplinary program within the larger University.

Bruce has written over thirty professional articles and has published three books with his co-author, Carol Keyes. The two books on display here are Your Children, Your Choices, published in l978 and Early Childhood Administration, published in 1985.

Bruce retired from his Chief Psychologist position in 1994 and subsequently from his full-time teaching position at Hofstra, where he continues to hold the title Professor Emeritus.

Zach W. Hall

"I left Yale determined to be a physician, but after two years of medical school found myself much more attracted to the understanding of biological mechanisms than to the practice of medicine. At a summer course in Woods Hole, I met a group that was starting a neuroscience program at Harvard Medical School and became their first graduate student. Twenty-five years later, I headed a graduate program in Neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco, and undertook to write and edit a new kind of textbook in which understanding the nervous system was centered in cell and molecular biology rather than in electrophysiology. Although written as an advanced text, the book proved quite popular in introductory courses and enjoyed wide success."

Frederick F. Hammond

Ambiente Barocco, co-edited with Stefanie Walker, is the exhibition catalog for an important show on Roman baroque decorative art presented at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City in 1999. The point of departure for the exhibition was Frederick Hammons's Music and Spectacle in Baroque Rome (1994). Girolamo Frescobaldi is a life-and-works study of the greatest Italian keyboard virtuoso and composer of the seventeenth century. It originally appeared in 1983 and was published in an Italian translation in 2002.

Frederick Hammond has pursued a double career as scholar and performer. In the former capacity he has published five books on seventeenth-century Italian music and culture and ahs held research fellowships at the American Academy in Rome and the Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, Florence. As performer on the harpsichord and organ he has appeared widely in the United States, Canada, France, Italy and Germany. In 1988 he was knighted by the Italian government for services to Italian music as performer and scholar. He holds the Irma Brandeis Chair of Romance Studies at Bard College.

Henry L. Harris

What to Expect the First Year is known as the #1 self help baby book for new parents. First published in 1989, it has now been translated into 24 languages and has been updated multiple times over the past 19 years. As one of the national spokespeople for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Hank Harris edited this book and was the advisor for all its material. Hank enjoyed many leadership roles as an advocate for children throughout the world during his career as a well-known pediatrician.

Mark Harris

Richard Katz

Dick Katz is dedicated to encouraging the respectful exchange of healing knowledge between Indigenous and Western approaches. His two paths have merged into one. Receiving his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Harvard, he taught there for nearly 20 years. At the same time, he has also lived and worked with various Indigenous peoples studying community and spiritual healing, including two years in a remote Fijian island community, and with the hunting-gathering Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert. Presently a Professor at the First Nations University of Canada, he works with Cree and Saulteaux elders and healers.

Dick has written five books on healing. The books aim to establish long-overdue respect for the power of ancient Indigenous healing systems; then, by bringing insights from those Indigenous systems into Western approaches to health, to enhance these Western approaches. Boiling Energy describes the communal sharing of healing among the Kalahari Bushmen; it is in its 12th printing with translations into German and Japanese. The Straight Path of the Spirit tells a story of healing and ethical principles in the Fiji, including Dick's work as an apprentice to a medicine man. Nobody's Child is the inspiring story of Marie Balter who, after nearly 20 years in a mental hospital, through her hope and faith is able to leave and become an advocate for the mentally ill. Nobody's Child is in its 16th printing, and has been translated into German, Polish and Greek.

Hans Kohhler

Robert C. Leuze

Each of Us Inevitable is a multi-dimensional collection of keynote addresses at gatherings of Friends for Lesbian and Gay Concerns by gay, lesbian, bi-sexual Friends (Quakers) and (wifely respected straight) allies. The essays focus on the importance of being oneself without apology and an evolving sense of being gay, lesbian, bisexual or an ally within the Religious Society of Friends. There are a number of wonderful, joyful, rich, sad and poignant essays in this inspiring collection focused on the wholeness that comes from fully accepting ourselves and others.... The essays are consistently vulnerable, open, deeply spiritual and personal. This is a book full of riches.

William O. Lytle



This book began when a volunteer at a Boston area hospice told me how frequently she witnessed the stress family members experienced, at an already fragile and vulnerable time, when they did not know the wishes of their loved ones, either for their personal care or for the management of their home. This volunteer suggested that I develop a guide to help families be better prepared should loved ones become incapacitated and when they pass away. So I wrote The Essential Organizer: An Ongoing Record of Your Estate & Personal Information.

The purpose of The Essential Organizer is to provide a place for people to record critical estate and personal information in a form that can be easily accessed by designated family members, friends, and advisers. The book covers four categories of information: legal and financial, practical matters, present and future health, and family and friends.

Documentation and communication are essential acts of caring for one's loved ones.

Included with each printed book is a CD that contains the same material as the book but provides a paperless way to record information. People can enter their personal information into worksheets by writing with a pencil or pen or by using the CD with a home computer. The computer makes it easy to enter, change, and store information, and also e-mail it to select others. In addition, it ensures the legibility of the entries. This CD is compatible with both PC and Mac computers. While it comes with the book, it also may be purchased as a separate item. More information is available at: www.essential-organizer.com.

Orr Marshall

Orr Marshall had loved drawing and painting since early childhood, and he entered Yale in the class of '59 intending to major in art. In his third year he was transferred to the class of '58 and graduated with a B.A. in fine art. He continued in the Yale School of Art and Architecture. Encouraged and inspired throughout his studies by the teaching of Josef Albers, then chairman of the art school, and by other teachers in the department, he received an M.F.A. in painting in 1961.

Concurrent with the study of art he pursued an interest in languages through undergraduate courses in French, German and Russian. He had always been attracted to calligraphic scripts, and upon moving to the San Francisco area to teach at California College of the Arts he took the opportunity to study Chinese and Japanese, both the spoken and written languages, in University of California Berkeley extension courses.

He traveled to Tokyo with a Japanese government scholarship to attend the National University of Fine Arts from 1965-67. Briefly returning to the U.S., he and Fukiko Oguchi were married. He had met her while she was a scholarship student from Japan at California College of the Arts. They went to live in Tokyo, and their first son was born there. In 1971 they moved to Eureka on the north coast of California where Marshall taught art at College of the Redwoods.

The book To Japan and Back: the Art of Orr Marshall resulted from his retrospective exhibition at dA Center for the Arts in Pomona, California, 2001. Documenting his art from the period in Japan onward, the book also served as a catalogue for his 2006-07 retrospective at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka. Design and illustration he has done for his wife's Japanese restaurants in the Eureka/Arcata area over the past 24 years have led him gradually to incorporate more Japanese references into his work. A recent example is the painting "Graffiti Girl," an imaginary urban scene covered with Japanese calligraphy, based on impressions gained from a trip to Tokyo to attend his eldest son's wedding. This painting was included in a fall 2005 exhibit "Elder Arts Celebrations" at the newly designed and rebuilt M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

Peter Milius

Soon after graduating from Yale, Peter Milius happened on a career in journalism, starting out as a reporter for the Louisville Times. After several years in Louisville, Peter worked for a stint at the Hartford Times. He joined the Washington Post in 1965 and embarked on what would become a 37-year career with the Post. He began as an editor on the City Desk, covered education, economics, school desegregation, and numerous other subjects. He served for a number of years as the paper's National Editor and for the last dozen or so years of his career was a member of the Editorial Board, writing editorials on a number of issues, some of which appear in this compilation. Peter died unexpectedly in 2002.

Larry Minear

Following graduation from Yale and a year of study at the University of Marburg in Germany on a Fulbright scholarship, Larry Minear received Masters degrees from Yale Divinity School (1962) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education (1963). His first several jobs were in the fields of secondary education and U.S. domestic anti-poverty programs.

His international career began in 1972 with a posting to the Southern Sudan, where he managed post-war reconstruction programs for a U.S. non-governmental organization, Church World Service. Returning to the States in 1973, he opened an NGO office in Washington, D.C. designed to influence U.S. policy on humanitarian and development issues. In 1991, he co-founded a research initiative, the Humanitarianism and War Project, located first at Brown University and then at Tufts. As the Project's director, he coordinated and conducted studies of international humanitarian undertakings in conflict areas spanning the Cold War, post-Cold War, and War on Terror periods.

Minear's research and writings focus on the theme of protecting humanitarian activities against intrusion from political agendas. Minear was responsible for several dozen field-based country studies in places such as the Sudan, the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Central America. He also wrote, co-authored, and edited a number of books and articles. Exhibited here are The Humanitarian Enterprise: Dilemmas and Discoveries, The Charity of Nations: Humanitarian Action in a Calculating World (with Ian Smillie), and The U.S. Citizen-Soldier and the Global War on Terror: The National Guard Experience. A list of his publications and the texts of many of them are available on the website of Tufts University's Feinstein International Center (fic.tufts.edu).

Peter C. Moore

Twenty-five years of answering tough questions by high school seniors in some of the leading (independent) schools of the country provided an opportunity to package Christian faith in a way that was clear, straightforward, and contagious. Disarming the Secular Gods grew out of this experience, and attempts to respond to historic criticisms from atheists, humanists, pragmatists, hedonists, relativists and narcissists aimed at debunking classical Christian thought. While admitting the strength of their arguments, the book attempts to respond thoughtfully and creatively. The author would be happy if people would say of his writing what J. B. Phillips once said of C. S. Lewis: "He has a knack for making righteousness readable." The gold symbol on the cover is an award given by the E.C.P.A., a Christian publishers association.

In 1961 Peter Moore founded FOCUS, an outreach to students in independent secondary schools up and down the Eastern Seaboard. He returned after twenty years doing other things to serve as its interim Executive Director, retiring this spring.

Christians say, in the Creeds, that they "believe in" "one, holy, catholic, apostolic church." But what is it to believe in the church? This book, which has been used as a primer for Anglicanism by many churches, especially as they introduce non-Anglicans to their congregation, tries to get to the heart of the New Testament's own understanding of the church. It argues that from the Bible's perspective every church ought to be evangelical in experience, catholic in spirit, reformed in doctrine, charismatic in ministry, liberal in ethos, and global in scope. A tall order! Accompanying each chapter is a short historical sketch, and original illustration, of a figure in church history who best embodied each of those strands.

Peter Moore received his M.A. in theology from Oxford, an M.Div. from E.T.S., a D.Min. from Fuller, and an honorary D.D. from Nashotah House.

Can a Bishop be Wrong? A silly question until you start to examine it. Church people, and some others, give undue credulity to the words of high placed clerics; and in the case of John Shelby Spong, the retired bishop of Newark, the media has fed that credulity by giving him a lot of free publicity. The author decided to respond to his rants against Christian orthodoxy by gathering a group of respected scholars, including two of his fellow bishops (!), and inviting them to dissect his writings. The chapters make fascinating reading, and the book continues to sell though published in 1998.

In addition to starting several organizations, Peter Moore assisted in starting Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, one of the 11 seminaries of the Episcopal Church. He served as its Dean/President from '96-'04.

Alex Mourelatos

After a year as Carnegie Teaching Fellow in Yale College (1958-59), Alex Mourelatos gave up plans to go to medical school; instead, he pursued graduate study in philosophy at Yale. He received his Ph.D. in 1964, and he served as Instructor at Yale and as Fellow of Davenport College for two years. In 1965 he joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin, where he continues to teach. At UT Austin he founded and for twenty-five years directed the Joint Classics-Philosophy Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy, now recognized as one of the best such programs in North America. He has also held visiting appointments at these academic venues: the University of Wisconsin, Madison; the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ; the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C.; King's College Cambridge; the Australian National University; Carleton College; and the University of Crete in Greece. His publications span the fields of classics, philosophy, history, and linguistics, with early Greek philosophy (6th-5th century BCE) as dominant concern.

Roland A. Paul

This book, American Military Commitments Abroad, expounds on the views Roland Paul reached as counsel to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on U.S. Security Commitments Abroad in 1969-70. Neither the Subcommittee's mandate nor the book dealt directly with the Vietnam War, but that conflict indirectly informed both of them. Later, out of the same experience, Mr. Paul wrote another text, an unpublished manuscript entitled The Power of Arrogance: The Assault of the Senators on America's Military Commitments Abroad. It is on file in Sterling Library (and Widener Library).

John G. Pierce

John G. Pierce is a research scientist, currently with the Cortana Corporation of Falls Church, Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, San Diego and a Ph.D. in computational biology from George Mason University.

The studies in this book are intended to illuminate some of the processes of concern in military command, control, and communications (often referred to by the acronym C3): search; occasional observation and surveillance; transmission of information over possibly faulty channels; aspects of priority in message traffic; interaction between competitors who gain access to new information. C3 is often called the last unsolved problem in military operational research. It is, of course, a tangle of interrelated problems, not just one, and its equivalent in business and industry presents no fewer enigmas and challenges.

This work grew out of research that John conducted for the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and subsequent peacetime operations. The manuscript was completed while he was Director of Operational Research at the NATO SACLANT Undersea Research Centre in La Spezia, Italy. His co-author, Prof. Brian Conolly, was a visiting scholar at the same institution.

Peter E. Pool

"At Yale I was a Philosophy major, believing that I would eventually be a Ph.D. 'doctor' teaching one of the liberal arts. Vince Scully introduced me to the visual arts. I got sidelined into medicine late in my Yale experience; but, in order not to waste my Yale time on simple science, I took my pre-med courses during the summertime at NYU. After a 40-year detour to a career in medicine, teaching cardiovascular pharmacology, I returned to the arts, building a signature collection for the Nevada Museum of Art, which is the subject of the book, The Altered Landscape. For me, this is completing the circle of life."

J. Christopher Porterfield

After graduation Dick Cavett worked as an actor, comedy writer and stand-up comedian, experiences that led to a career as a notably witty and literate TV talk show host. Cavett was published in 1974, at the peak of Dick's early fame. The book, a casual and candidly entertaining autobiography, is a collaboration with Dick's friend and former roommate at Saybrook, Chris Porterfield, who had gone into journalism and become a senior editor at Time Magazine. Most of it is cast in the form of a written "reverse talk show" in which Chris interviews Dick about his childhood, his early days in show business and his experiences as a television star. There are also two narrative chapters written by Chris, one of them an account of Dick's years at Yale.

This year marks the 85th anniversary of Time, the weekly newsmagazine founded by two Yalies of the 1920's, Henry Luce and Briton Hadden. For the occasion, the editors decided to publish a commemorative anthology of some of the liveliest and most distinguished writing to appear in the magazine during its history. To compile and edit the volume, they tapped Chris Porterfield, who prior to his retirement as Executive Editor in 2005 had spent more than three decades as a Time correspondent, writer and editor. Chris selected articles reflecting the full range of Time's subject headings - national and world affairs, business, arts, science and medicine, etc. - so that the result not only traces the evolution of a major American journal but projects a sort of panorama of the 20th century.

Charles H. Rathbone

"Since childhood, I've been surrounded by family portraits and paintings, and I have long been aware that my mother's people arrived in Connecticut sometime in the 17th century, but it wasn't until my generation became the oldest that I realized how important it might be to assemble the visual images that constitute our unique family legacy. Hence this little booklet, containing three groupings of photographs. First are individual ancestor portraits; second are photographs of houses and property where the family has lived; and the final section has two parts - three genealogical charts that record fourteen generations in this country (the first having arrived in 1630), plus a collection of group photos dating from 1888. The oldest photos in the booklet were taken just before 1860 (!) by my great-grandfather, Nelson Augustus Moore (1824-1902)."

Donald Robinson

Robert Jay Rusnak

The purpose of this study was two-fold. First, it presented the history of the Magazine, The World's Work, and its ideological position on the topics of immigration, race and labor. Second, it attempted to shed light on the character and values of the magazine's editor, Walter Hines Page. These purposes are complementary because Page had virtual control over both the editorial content and the solicited submissions he published. Both the general content and the editorial pages stand as clear expositions of the political, social and economic thought of the man who served as Ambassador to Great Britain from 1913 to his death in 1918. In the end, it is a study of a conservative Progressive, illuminating some of the dichotomies of Progressivism and the Progressive Era.

Bob Rusnak earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara and taught at Rosary College from 1977 to 2000. Rosary became Dominican University in 1997.

Jeffrey L. Sammons

All Jeffrey Sammons' adult life, mostly at Yale, has been devoted to the study of German literature. He has worked mainly in the nineteenth century, with a long-term specialization on Heinrich Heine. His biography was the first American one in forty-two years and has remained the last one since. When it appeared to him that the turmoil in German universities about literary sociology was not being adequately registered in this country, he ventured from his accustomed path to attempt an international exposition of the topic, with some ideas of how it might expand the conventional limitations of Marxist literary theory. In his relentless pursuit of relevance, he took the United States Bicentennial of 1976 as an opportunity to learn about German-American literary relations, one result of which was a book on German fiction about America in the nineteenth century.

Edward B. Silberstein

Edward Silberstein is the Eugene L. and Sue R. Saenger Professor of Radiological Health, Emeritus, and Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He is the author of 230 papers and abstracts, three books and 45 book chapters. Dr. Silberstein has served the Society of Nuclear Medicine in multiple roles: Speaker of the House of Delegates; Secretary of the Board of Trustees; Scientific Program Chairman; Member-at-Large of the House of Delegates and Board of Trustees; Chairman of the Commission on Radiopharmaceuticals; Chairman of the Pharmacopeia Committee; Trustee of the Education and Research Foundation; co-author of Practice Guidelines on Iodine-131 Therapy and the Treatment of Bone Pain.

His Board Certifications are four: Internal Medicine (with recertification); Hematology; Medical Oncology; and Nuclear Medicine. He is Past Chairman and current Life Member of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, and has served on the RRC of the ACGME.

Dr. Silberstein has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Cancer Research, was Nuclear Medicine editor of JAMA, and reviews articles for twelve medical journals. He has held over 25 visiting professorships, and has consulted for the NRC, IAEA, DHHS, FDA and NIOSH. He is a coauthor of a NCRP manuscript now under review. For the U.S.P. he was a member of the General Committee of Revision for two decades, the Council of Experts, Chairman of the Advisory Panel on Radiopharmaceuticals, and member of the Radiopharmaceuticals Drug Standards Committee.

He received his B.S. magna cum laude from Yale and M.D. from Harvard Medical School. His Internal Medicine training occurred at the University of Cincinnati, Case-Western Reserve University, and New England Medical Center where he held an NIH Fellowship in Hematology. He is Vice President of the Cincinnati Opera Association, and a Board Member and former President of Talbert House, a $50 million mental health care system of halfway houses and treatment centers for ex-offenders and substance abusers.

Thomas W. Simons, Jr.

Tom Simons went on from Yale to take a Ph.D. in history at Harvard (1963), and then spent the next 35 years in the U.S. Foreign Service. He specialized in East-West relations, with service in Warsaw, Moscow, and Bucharest, and in the 1990's he was U.S. Ambassador to Poland and Pakistan and Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union. But he punctuated his career with teaching and writing, and since it ended in 1998 he has taught at Stanford, Wellesley, Cornell, and now back at Harvard. His books reflect the range of his experience as well as his interests: a first cut at the history of East-West relations in the 1980's, when he was Director for Soviet Affairs and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in Washington; a history of Eastern Europe under Communism, through 1989; and a brief history of Islam in the world, from its first three centuries that he studied in graduate school through his time in Pakistan as a child (1948-49) and Ambassador (1996-98) up to the invasion of Iraq. This fall Cornell will publish his analysis of post-Soviet developments since 1991 (Eurasia's New Frontiers) at an astonishingly low price, and everyone should buy it.

Christopher M. Smith

Christopher M. Smith has been involved in the graphic arts, printing and publishing industries for more than forty-five years. Upon arriving in San Francisco in 1962, Chris started his business career in packaging, and then graduated from Stanford University's MBA program before spending seven years with Arcata Graphics in printing and book manufacturing. In 1976, Chris and his wife, Sandra, founded National Nursing Review to provide test preparation courses and study materials for the national nursing licensure examinations. While Sandra, a university nursing professor, provided the editorial input, Chris managed the business functions.

In 1988, Chris and Sandra founded Westchester Publishing Company to publish health, professional and spiritual trade books. The inspiration for The College Student's Health Guide came from the Smith's daughter, Tarah, who as a UC Berkeley student, observed many health and wellness issues facing college students. Chris and Sandra later expanded the book into a personal health textbook that was published in Boston.

Richard F. Spark

"Chemistry has the power to transform film into negatives and paper to prints, as I learned as OCD Photo Chairman. This was reinforced later in a more meaningful way during Yale's obligatory pre-med organic chemistry courses.

"My fascination with chemistry would persist and it was inevitable that I would naturally gravitate to Endocrinology, the subspecialty of hormones, health and body chemistry. My steroid research lab was among the first to measure steroid hormones and we found that in men with impotence (now referred to as ED) low testosterone levels were common and that when a man's testosterone level normalized his sexual function was restored. This was considered revolutionary, for until then all male sexual problems were attributed to 'psychic' factors.

"Male reproductive health issues could no longer be ignored and in 1988 I wrote The Infertile Male: The Clinicians Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment, followed by Male Sexual Health: A Couples Guide. The in 1988 the world learned of Bill and Monica. Six weeks later Viagra was approved, the steroid scandal was starting to simmer, and it was time to write Sexual Health for Men: The Complete Guide.

"I still write and lecture on hormones and men's health and one month before this reunion addressed members of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology to inform them of the latest finding linking low serum testosterone levels with other major medical problems in men. It continues to be a fascinating journey."

David J. Sternberg

David Sternberg graduated from the Harvard Law School and then took a Ph.D. in Sociology from NYU, becoming a Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of the City University of New York for 29 years (where he is now Emeritus Professor). He additionally founded and directed the University's Faculty Advancement Program from 1989 to 1998. His specialities were (and still are) social class, sociological theory, the sociology of crime, and education sociology. Allied with sociological "underdog" groups in American society (people of color, women, working and lower classes, graduate students struggling against superordinate and autocratic faculty), he wrote Radical Sociology (1977) and How to Complete a Doctoral Dissertation (1981). How to Complete... has sold over 70,000 copies in its original first edition and still remains in print in 2008 with enough current royalties to at least pay his reunion fees! David lives with his wife, Martha, a psychologist, in Riverdale, NY and southern Florida, where he continues closely to observe variants of social class structure and function.

Brandon Stoddard

Brandon recently exhibited his paintings in Los Angeles, and classmate Bob Cushman was on hand to snap a few photos. Click here to catch a glimpse of the exhibit.

Thomas P. Stone

These books are the fruits of and reflections on 22 years of living almost continuously in Greece. In 1969, Tom Stone left a career as a Broadway stage manager and assistant director to travel to Greece in search of an island where he could at last put up or shut up about becoming a writer. Although he did get a novel published, as well as several books and articles about Greece, success as a writer did not come until he returned to the U.S. many years later. The Summer of My Greek Taverns (a Book-of-the-Month selection) details the agonies and ecstasies of his attempt to run a beachfront eatery on the island of Patmos - also the site, appropriately, where St. John received the apocalyptic visions of the Book of Revelations. The just-published Zeus: A Journey Through Greece in the Footsteps of a God recounts the 2,000-year reign of Zeus in history and myth by presenting these within the framework of Stone's pilgrimage to the various places most deeply associated with the Great Thunderer's life, from his birth cave on Crete to his "throne" on the heights of Mt. Olympus. Both books are labors of his love for Greece.

John C. Stubbs

After graduation from Yale, John C. Stubbs attended Princeton University to pursue a Ph.D. in English and American Literature. From there he went on to a teaching career in English departments at three state universities: University of Wisconsin at Madison; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Virginia Tech at Blacksburg where he served as Head of the department. His first book, The Pursuit of Form: A Study of Hawthorne and the Romance (1970), grew out of his work in the traditional field of American literature.

In the 1970's, he branched out into the general field of "narrative" (any form of storytelling) and, in particular, film studies. He discovered two film treatments written by Federico Fellini, but never filmed. Fellini gave him permission to translate and edit them as Moraldo in the City and A Journey with Anita (1983). The book won the award for Best Translation of a Modern Text (1983) from the American Association for Italian Studies. Then finally in 2005, he published a critical book on the films of Fellini: Federico Fellini as Auteur: Seven Aspects of His Films. It took him a long time to write this book, and he felt he had put into it everything he had to say on Fellini, films, and narrative. The book seemed to him a "marker," a time to stop; and so, at that point, he chose to retire from the English Department at Virginia Tech. He now resides with his wife and his daughter in Blacksburg, Virginia, travels to Rome and to the Outer Banks of North Carolina each year, and volunteers at an old-fashioned art cinema house called the Lyric where he can be found Wednesday evenings in the back row eating popcorn and chuckling.

Scott G. Sullivan

"The Shortest Gladdest Years recounts the lives and loves of four members of the Class of '58 at an unnamed Ivy university (bearing an eerie similarity to Mother Yale). It has become an historical novel. Alan Jay Lerner wrote the lyrics and Frederick Loewe wrote the music, but I wrote the story of the fabulous Broadway duo in their songbook. From War to Wealth celebrates the Marshall Plan (announced at the Harvard Graduation of our year), the miracle of European reconstruction and the achievements of the Plan's successor organization, the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

"Between writing, translating and editing books, I spent forty years reporting from Europe for the Baltimore Sun and Newsweek. In 2005, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, I retired to New Orleans, where I am finishing a new novel (on early Church history) and filling in forms for the Fiftieth Reunion.

Alan S. Tetelman

Alan Tetelman obtained an M.S. and a Sc.D (1961) from Yale, all in the field of metallurgy. He spent a year in Paris as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow and then joined the Ford Motor Company Scientific Laboratory for two years. He left Ford to become an Associate Professor on the faculty of Stanford University and while there he was awarded the Robert L. Hardy Gold Medal of AIME which is presented annually to the outstanding young metallurgist in the country under thirty years of age. While at Stanford he and four colleagues started the consulting firm of Failure Analysis Associates, now called Exponent, to provide expert research in engineering structures that fail. He became a Professor and Chair of the Materials Department at the University of California at Los Angeles. In 1978, Alan died in an air crash over the San Diego airport. The Tetelman Fellowship at Yale, housed in Jonathan Edwards College, was endowed in 1979 by Damon Wells '58, in honor of his friend and classmate.

David Waterbury

Conversations with WoodConversations with Wood is a catalog of the Ruth and David Waterbury Collection of Wood Art, featuring 522 images of objects made by 130 artists collected by the Waterburys since 1984. Published by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and including essays by four curators of major museum collections which provide historical perspective on the development of wood art since the 1930’s as well as the Waterbury’s reminiscences of putting the collection together. Comments by the artists accompany the images sharing their memories, challenges, and perspectives on the objects.

Damon Wells

Although called "The Little Giant," Stephen Douglas was the largest figure on the American political scene in the years leading up to the Civil War. This book deals with the concept of "popular sovereignty" which Douglas hoped would provide a way to permit continued westward expansion of the Union in spite of deep sectional differences over the presence of slavery in the territories. Other chapters analyze the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 and the election of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency in 1860.

Driven by a fervent desire to preserve the unity of America, Douglas was a formidable advocate of his views and perhaps a better debater than Lincoln. Yet in the end Douglas lost out because unlike his rival he failed to understand the outrage most Americans could feel once Lincoln had aroused the national conscience to the evils of slavery.

Stephen F. Williams

Stuart Williams

Stuart Williams had planned on an academic career, but after five years he detoured from the groves of academe and took "the road less travelled." He made a career as a photojournalist, specializing in sport and adventure travel. His deluxe coffee table books have won a number of awards for excellent photography. His latest book is about wingshooting in Mexico, and he will soon embark on a super-deluxe tome about worldwide wingshooting, which will cover that sport in 23 countries.