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Access and inclusivity are two of Davidson’s most important emerging hallmarks—and well reflected in this edition of Bookshelf! Access your inner bookworm by Kindle, paperback, or hardcover to read about aging with grace or the latest in child brain development, in works from globe-trotting faculty experts and creative Davidson alumni and staff members.

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La battaglia di Maratona. (2011, Società editrice il Mulino). Italian translation of The Battle of Marathon by W. R. Grey Professor of Classics and Professor of History Peter Krentz (2010, Yale University Press). A military history, an evidencebased elegy, and illustration of one of history’s greatest battles.

Worship Across the Racial Divide: Religious Music and the Multiracial Congregation by L. Richardson King Associate Professor of Sociology Gerardo Marti (2012, Oxford University Press). Marti draws on interviews with more than 170 congregational leaders and parishioners, as well as his own experiences, to show how music creates congregational diversity.

Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse, by Brown Professor and Chair of Political Science Shelley Rigger (2011, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers). How Taiwan became such a key global player, highlighting economic and political breakthroughs so impressive they have been called “miracles.”

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Jericho and Dust, by Director of Design Gayle McManigle Fishel writing as Ann McMan (2011, Bedazzled Ink Pub. Co.). The first two offerings from rising star novelist Ann McMan have topped lesbian fiction bestseller lists around the world.

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Post: A Fable by Hilary Masters ’48 (2011, BkMk Press). “Masters in his tenth novel produces a twisty terrorism-cumconspiracy plot, the lure of which is literary-minded crimes… and misdemeanors,” writes Publishers Weekly.

Sparrows’ Nest of Letters edited by Joy W. Sparrow (2011, The Scuppernong Press). The letters of the family of Thomas Glenn Sparrow ’50, written between 1856 and 1922 and illuminating the life of George Attmore Sparrow.

A Truce Between Scientists and Religionists: From the Perspective of an Inventor by George Dixon Chandley ’52 (2011, Dorrance Publishing). An analysis of the position that science and religion are both the result of basic human instincts.

Edward Scribner Ames’ Unpublished Manuscripts, edited by John W. Gaston III ’62 and W. Creighton Peden ’57 (2011, Cambridge Scholars Publishing). A companion volume to Peden’s Christian Pragmatism: An Intellectual Biography of Edward Scribner Ames (1870–1958).

Smith, Currie & Hancock’s Federal Government Construction Contracts: A Practical Guide for the Industry Professional, co-editor and coauthor Hubert Bell, Jr. ’64 (2011, AGC of America).

Historic Alexandria: An Illustrated History by Ted Pulliam ’65 (2011, Historical Publishing Network). A definitive coffeetable publication of the City of Alexandria and the Office of Historic Alexandria.

Iron House by John Hart ’88 (2011, Thomas Dunne Books). The latest from rising-star author Hart. “If you crave thrillers that are vividly beautiful, graphic, will make you bleed, try John Hart,” blockbuster author Patricia Cornwell ’79 says on a front-cover blurb.

Just Married and Cooking: 200 Recipes for and Entertaining Together, by Brooke Parkhurst ’02 and James Briscione (2011, Scribner). “A great gift for newly engaged, married, and domestic partners,” says Publishers Weekly.

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