Topic: Books

Required Reading: Michael J. Klarman

Required Reading: Michael J. Klarman

A leading authority on the history of civil rights law, UVA law professor Michael J. Klarman won the 2005 Bancroft Prize for his book From Jim Crow to Civil Rights.

Summer 2008

New & Notable

New & Notable

Madame Chiang Kai-shek and Miss Emma Mills: China’s First Lady and Her American Friend Thomas A. DeLong (Law ’60) McFarland & Co.

From...

Spring 2008

Dracula’s Diaspora

Dracula’s Diaspora

Book traces our fascination with the undead

Show us a black cape, a brooding castle and a dust-covered coffin, and we all know what it means—Count Dracula can’t be far away. The...

Spring 2008

New & Notable

New & Notable

Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge: The Book of Mnemonic Devices Rod L. Evans (Grad ’81, ’87) The Penguin Group

For those in search of memory...

Winter 2007

Required Reading: John Portmann

Required Reading: John Portmann

An assistant professor of religious studies, John Portmann (Grad ’95) most recently authored A History of Sin. His other books include Bad For Us: The Lure of Self-Harm and...

Winter 2007

The First Book

The First Book

We profile five emerging writers, all alumni of UVA’s creative writing program who are celebrating the recent publication of their first book.

UVA's creative writing program ranks in the top tier nationally. We profile five graduates of this esteemed program who are celebrating their publishing debuts.

Winter 2007

Sex and the Female Mind

Sex and the Female Mind

Why are so many women dissatisfied?

Professor Anita Clayton (Med '82) explores the psychological dimension of women's discontentment with their sexual experiences.

Winter 2007

New & Notable

New & Notable

Health Care Half Truths: Too Many Myths, Not Enough Reality Arthur Garson Jr. (faculty) and Carolyn L. Englehard (Grad ’88, faculty) Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Fall 2007

Required Reading: Lisa Russ Spaar

Required Reading: Lisa Russ Spaar

Lisa Russ Spaar (Col ’78, Grad ’82) is a poet and UVA professor of creative writing. Her upcoming books are Satin Cash: Poems and All That Mighty Heart: London...

Fall 2007

Murder, She Writes

Murder, She Writes

From New York crime fighter to New York Times best seller

Linda Fairstein (Law ’72) earned the nickname "Hell on Heels" during her 25 years as chief prosecutor for Manhattan's Sex Crimes Unit. Having helped reform a judicial system myopic about violence towards women, she's turned her talents to crime fiction.

Fall 2007

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Water for the World

Water for the World

A new tablet, developed by UVA engineers, could hold the answer to clean water for millions.