A Heritage of Ruins: The Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia and Their Conservation
by William Chapman (Col ’71)

The ancient ruins of Southeast Asia have long sparked curiosity and romance in the world’s imagination, appearing in accounts of 19th-century French explorers, as props for Indiana Jones’ adventures and backdrops for travel and reality television shows. Based on 15 years of travel and research, Chapman provides a chronicle of conservation efforts over a century and a half, highlighting the significant part foreign expertise has played in the region.

Dispatches from the Eastern Front
by Gerald Felix Warburg (Faculty)

Why does anyone decide to pursue a career in politics and policy making? What happens when an idealistic 1960s baby boomer learns that compromise is essential to get most anything done in Washington? What drives the work of the men and women who help shape our national policy agenda? This memoir by a Batten School professor offers insights into these questions.

A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior
by Mark A. Bradley (Law ’83)

Duncan Chaplin Lee was a Rhodes Scholar, patriot and descendant of one of America’s most distinguished families—and possibly the best-placed mole ever to infiltrate U.S. intelligence operations. Intelligence expert and former CIA officer Mark A. Bradley traces the tangled roots of Lee’s betrayal and reveals his harrowing struggle to stay one step ahead of America’s spy hunters during and after World War II.

Apron Strings
by Mary Morony (Col ’97)

This novel is set in Charlottesville during the last days of the Jim Crow South and told in the voices of Sallee, a 9-year-old, and Ethel, her family’s African-American maid. As Sallee’s parents’ marriage breaks apart, she finds comfort in her friendship with Ethel. Morony creates a narrative that hints at the social unrest in the South shown through the lens of one family.

On Democracy’s Doorstep: The Inside Story of How the Supreme Court Brought “One Person, One Vote” to the United States
by J. Douglas Smith (Grad ’93, ’98)

U.S. Supreme Court chief justice Earl Warren is most often remembered for the landmark ruling in favor of desegregation. But Warren himself identified a lesser known group of cases—Baker v. Carr and Reynolds v. Sims—as his most important work. This book recounts the tumultuous events that established the principle of “one person, one vote.”

The Red List
by Stephen Cushman (Faculty)

The “red list” of Cushman’s new volume of poetry is the endangered species register, and the book begins and ends with the bald eagle, a bird that bounded back from the verge of extinction. These poems mark the inevitability of such changes, from danger to safety, from certainty to uncertainty, from joy to sadness and back again.

The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet
by Hilary Boynton (Col ’96) and Mary Brackett

GAPS diet experts Boynton and Brackett offer more than 200 straightforward, nutrient-dense and appealing recipes designed to heal your gut and thereby manage the illnesses that stem from it. Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) refers to chronic gut-related physical conditions, including celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type 1, Crohn’s disease and more.

by Erika Meitner (Grad ’01, ’13)

Meitner’s fourth collection of poetry grapples with commercialism and overconsumption in America. Documentary poems, originally commissioned by the Virginia Quarterly Review, examine the now bankrupt city of Detroit, once the thriving heart of the American Dream.