ICQ 2001/No. 1

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Exploring by RVHarry Basch '49 and Shirley Slater, Frommer's Exploring America by RV
(Foster City, Calif.: IDG Books Worldwide, 2000)

Basch and Slater, his wife, seasoned travel writers both, turn their attention to motorized camping in this extensive guidebook. They offer trip itineraries ranging from the California desert to the Dakotas to the New England coast, listing campgrounds and roadside attractions along the way. A history of RV camping, general tips on travel, and a guide to buying or renting an RV are also included. Basch has written a cruise column in the Los Angeles Times since 1976 and has authored Fielding cruise books for the last several years.

Antonello Borra, Guittone d'Arezzo e le maschere del poeta. La lirica cortese tra ironia e palinodia
(Ravenna, Italy: Longo Editore, 2000)

Assistant professor of modern languages and literatures Borra explores the works of Guittone d'Arezzo, the most influential Italian poet of the generation before Dante. D'Arezzo's poetry is traditionally divided into two parts: romantic verse and religious lyrics. Borra argues that after d'Arezzo's conversion, his ecclesiastical poems subtly re-interpret his former love poems for his audience and critique the conventions of courtly literature.

TrialsHarvey Fireside, The Nuremberg Nazi War Crimes Trials
(Berkeley Heights, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 2000)

Dana Professor of Politics Emeritus Fireside's sixth book for high school-age readers focuses on the trial of 21 top Nazi officials at the end of World War II. Firsthand trial accounts, condensed from a 42-volume transcript, are included, as is new material discovered in the papers of U.S. senior judge Francis Biddle and General J. "Wild Bill" Donovan. Defendant reactions, trial outcomes, and the lasting effects of Nuremberg on international law and on recent United Nations tribunals about Rwanda and Yugoslavia are discussed in detail. Fireside, who has also written two scholarly books on the former Soviet Union, is currently a visiting fellow in the Cornell University Peace Studies Program.

Coolest JobsDavid Fischer '84, The 50 Coolest Jobs in Sports: Who's Got Them, What They Do, and How You Can Get One!
(New York: Arco Publishing, 1997)

For everyone who dreams of an exciting career in the world of sports, this guide is said to cover all the bases. Fischer, who majored in physical education and is now a freelance sportswriter, offers detailed descriptions of 50 of the most glamorous jobs in the sports world, both on the field and behind the scenes. Included as well are stories and quotes from leading figures in today's sports world.

Date Like a ManJodie Gould '79 and Myreah Moore, Date Like a Man: What Men Know about Dating and Are Afraid You'll Find Out
(New York: HarperCollins, 1999)

Gould and Moore instruct women to "stop dating just to find a husband and start dating to have fun (which is what men have been doing for ages!)." They discuss successful male dating techniques and suggest dating practices for women. The authors say that dating can be distressing, and their intention is to ease the tension and make dating easier and more fun. This book has just been released in paperback. It is Gould's third book; she also has written for Cosmopolitan, Elle, Redbook, and other publications.

Normal BoysKarl Soehnlein '87, The World of Normal Boys
(New York: Kensington Books, 2000)

This novel, about the coming of age of a boy in suburban New Jersey during the 1970s, is Soehnlein's first. Robin, a sexually confused teenager, plays the role of the dutiful son with his straitlaced father while taking every opportunity to escape suburbia with his mother for adventures in New York City. A horrifying accident blows the family's carefully constructed world apart, and Robin begins to question the life laid out for him. Soehnlein lives in San Francisco and is working on a second book.

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