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First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical American Love Story (2018)

Huda Al-Marashi '98
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A candid, heartfelt love story set in contemporary California that challenges the idea of what it means to be American, liberated, and in love.
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Transforming an Idea Into a Business with Design Thinking (2018)

Muhammad Mashhood Alam MBA '07
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This book will introduce you to a structured framework, called Transform3+1, to transform your idea into a business by following simple and specific steps spread across four stages. The framework is grounded in the belief that all solutions solve human problems using technology or otherwise.

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Zealot (2014)

Reza Aslan '95
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Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the "Kingdom of God." Within decades after his death, his followers would call him God. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history's most enigmatic figures by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived.
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Whose Baby Is It, Anyway? (2018)

Kalpana Asok '93
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This book of essays takes an informal and, I hope, gentle look into South Asian homes, hearts, and homeland in an attempt to help mental health practitioners have a more complete understanding of their Indian clients. My aim is that these stories, anecdotes, and social and psychological sketches open the door to more pertinent clinical conversations.

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The Father of the Family: A Christian Perspective (2013)

Clayton Barbeau '59
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Rooted firmly in Scripture, these pages call on husbands to stop thinking of themselves simply as bosses and breadwinners, rather, as co-creators with God, imitators of Christ's love for His people, high priests in the domestic Church, teachers of their children, witnesses to society, providers of spiritual and material goods, and models of holiness. 
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Beyond Remission 

Beyond Remission: Words of Advice for Thriving (2020)

Gracelyn Gracelyn '12
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Words of Advice for Thriving is a photography book of cancer survivors and their wisdom from their cancer journey. The purpose of this book is to give hope to those that have just received a cancer diagnosis. Their photos capture the success of survivors from all walks of life with all types of cancer. Gracelyn and Melody, authors and co-founders of Luna Peak Foundation, photographed and interviewed over one hundred cancer survivors to create this book. The visualization of diverse cancer survivors humanizes cancer and helps cancer fighters visualize their own remission as well. This book is made by cancer survivors and is meant for cancer fighters, though anyone touched by cancer will find a community in this book including families, doctors, caregivers, and support teams. Through Luna Peak Foundation, many of these books will be donated to newly diagnosed patients, their families, oncology offices, and hospitals. 
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Junípero Serra : California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary (2015)

Rose Marie Beebe '76 & Robert M. Senkewicz
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Franciscan missionary friar Junípero Serra (1713–1784), one of the most widely known and influential inhabitants of early California, embodied many of the ideas and practices that animated the Spanish presence in the Americas. In this definitive biography, translators and historians Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz bring this complex figure to life and illuminate the Spanish period of California and the American Southwest.
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Honoring All Life 

Honoring All Life; A Practical Guide To Exploring A New Reality (2005)

Shaktari Belew '75
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This book is a comprehensive reference guide to those who offer creative solutions to humanity's most pressing environmental, cultural, and political issues.
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Drifting Democracy: India: From a Common Man's Perspective (2013)

Pravin Boddu '12
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A satire on Indian society, politics and democracy! India is, in fact, the world’s largest democracy. Big deal! Nobody is calling it the world’s greatest democracy. It has taken several centuries, a whole lot of bloodshed and an incredible amount of will on the part of millions and millions of people to get democracy evolved to where it is today.

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Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine (2021)

Michele Borba '72
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The bestselling author of UnSelfie explains why the old markers of accomplishment (grades, test scores) are no longer reliable predictors of success in the 21st century -- and offers 7 teachable traits that will safeguard our kids for the future.
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40,000 to One (2012)

Scott Brown '93 & Ben Petrick
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What if I told you that a decade ago, one of the greatest baseball prospects of his era was hitting home runs off Hall of Famers while hiding Parkinson's disease? What if I told you this is not the most amazing part of Petrick's story?

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The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America (2020)

Nicholas "Nick" Buccola '01
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On February 18, 1965, an overflowing crowd packed the Cambridge Union in Cambridge, England, to witness a historic televised debate between James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the civil rights movement, and William F. Buckley Jr., a fierce critic of the movement and America's most influential conservative intellectual. The topic was "the American dream is at the expense of the American Negro," and no one who has seen the debate can soon forget it. Nicholas Buccola's The Fire Is upon Us is the first book to tell the full story of the event, the radically different paths that led Baldwin and Buckley to it, and how the debate and the decades-long clash between the men illuminates the racial divide that continues to haunt America today.
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Thinking in a Digital World 

Thinking in a Digital World (2017)

Martin Buoncristiani '60 and Patricia Calton Buoncristiani
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The information age is changing how we experience the world and interact with it. This has implications for young people and their learning both in and out of the classroom. This book offers practical strategies for working with young people, helping educators and parents understand and react to this changing situation.
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Global Justice, Christology and Christian Ethics (2013)

Lisa S. Cahill '70
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Global realities of human inequality, poverty, violence and ecological destruction call for a twenty-first-century Christian response which links cross-cultural and interreligious cooperation for change to the Gospel. This book demonstrates why just action is necessarily a criterion of authentic Christian theology, and gives grounds for Christian hope that change in violent structures is really possible. 

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A Moment's Pause for Gratitude: Enrich Your Life with a Focus on Gratitude (2017)

Kevin Carroll '79
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Kevin Carroll's reminders have helped me resist the urge to complain and replace it with an appreciation of all that I have. A Moments Pause for Gratitude can be read in one sitting or used as a daily prayer of thanks; either way, it serves as an antidote to negativity and an aide for the peaceful mind.

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Some Light at the End: Your Bedside Guide for Peaceful Palliative and Hospice Care (2021)

Beth Cavenaugh '91
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In this tender yet transparent guide to your final days, experienced hospice nurse Beth Cavenaugh reveals what options you may have as a patient living with a terminal disease. With personal stories and a touch of humor, Some Light at the End provides information about hospice care, the practicalities of the dying process, nursing guidance about pain and symptom management, and support for your loved one as they care for you along the way.

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Dust in the Blood: A Theology of Life with Depression (2022)

Jessica Coblentz '08
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Dust in the Blood considers the harrowing realities of life with depression from a Christian theological perspective. In conversation with popular Christian theologies of depression that justify why this suffering exists and prescribe how people ought to relate to it, Jessica Coblentz offers another Christian approach to this condition: she reflects on depression as a wilderness experience. Weaving first-person narratives of depression, contemporary theologies of suffering, and ancient biblical tales of the wilderness, especially the story of Hagar, Coblentz argues for and contributes to an expansion of Christian ideas about what depression is, how God relates to it, and how Christians should understand and respond to depression in turn.

You Can't Fix What You Can't See 

You Can't Fix What You Can't See: An Eye-Opening Toolkit to Cultivate Gender Harmony in Business (2019)

Karen Cornwell MBA '99
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In You Can’t Fix What You Can’t See, tech guru Karen Cornwell offers a fascinating narrative that explains how we got here and why it's invisible to some. After spending many years in the world of technology, she made a stark discovery: men simply don't “see” the constant battle that women face each and every day. If they did, Cornwell asserts, they would be determined to help fix the inequality.

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Fortune Cookie Leadership: Wisdom for Leadership, Sales & Life (2017)

Katey Dallosto '93
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Enclosed in this book are 52 “fortune cookie” lines for your sales meeting, your leadership and your life. My mom’s one liners inspired me and hopefully they can inspire you and your team as well.

Pivot, Disrupt, Transform 

Pivot, Disrupt, Transform: How Leaders Beat the Odds and Survive (2018)

Marcia Daszko '76
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In this innovative business how-to, leadership expert Marcia Daszko draws on her expertise to guide leaders at any level through a three-step process to radically improve their businesses: first, recognize and stop outmoded ways of thinking that fail to move the business forward (like focusing on the bottom line, conducting performance appraisals, and searching for best practices); second, start taking steps to introduce new, innovative ways of thinking and contrarian practices (such as developing leaders with the capacity to effect change, creating an interconnected team, and seeking knowledge through questions); and finally, transform your company into a more resilient, adaptive, and united organization.
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De La Torre Life Liberty Pursuit of Happiness 

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness! (2019)

Karla De La Torre '09, J.D. '15
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Ever wondered what being undocumented truly means? Follow Karla's journey from undocumented immigrant to attorney to law professor. She invites you to join her on the rollercoaster of life. Feel her gut-wrenching emotion, as well as the laughter and love that has filled her bilingual world. Read her story in English and Spanish and be inspired to live yours.

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Mobile Medicine: Overcoming People, Culture, and Governance (2021)

Sherri Douville '97
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A rich resource, this book shares hard-won lessons and primary research for better understanding, management, and execution of key mobile computing initiatives in medicine (that can save patient lives by reducing delays in medical information). It provides an action planning reference guide for mobile medicine stakeholders, including health system and insurance decision makers, clinicians, and investors. Foundational and groundbreaking in its knowledge set and combination, it also provides a unique and rare perspective, drawing from 27 distinct experts across disciplines from legal to medicine, informatics, organizational psychology, cybersecurity to engineering – the building blocks needed to catalyze a comprehensive mobile medicine strategy for your health system or investment thesis.

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Flying Gavels (2021)

John Cheap Doyle '75, J.D. '78
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In Flying Gavels, John Cheap Doyle brings us by his side as he surveys his 41-year career in the US legal system as a civil trial attorney. Many people think that civil law is dull, almost like watching paint dry— au contraire! Legal problems lurk in places we never imagine. We meet a cast of characters along this journey and see how they impacted Doyle’s career and long-term outlook on our world.

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The Tao of Personal Leadership (1996)

Diane Dreher '15, M.A.
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Say good-bye to the adversarial samurai managerial principles of the last decade. A new philosophy is sweeping the business world, one that's more in tune with a global marketplace, where cooperation, not competition, is the key to success.
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Power Interrupted: Antiracist and Feminist Activism inside the United Nations

Sylvanna Falcón '95
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Falcón redirects the conversation about UN-based feminist activism toward UN forums on racism. Her analysis of UN antiracism spaces, in particular the 2001 World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance in Durban, South Africa, considers how a race and gender intersectionality approach broadened opportunities for feminist organizing at the global level. 

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Key Moments in Church History: A Concise Introduction to the Catholic Church (2005)

Mitch Finley '73
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In his third edition of Key Moments in Church History, Mitch Finley enlivens a topic which, in a less talented writer's hands, could have been deadly dull. Instead, in his usual down-to-earth narration and flowing style, Mitch presents events seemingly far removed from us―the Council of Trent, the Crusades, even the Reformation―as precious parts of our own past, events that brought the entire Catholic Church to where it now stands, for better or worse.

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Missionary Bishop: Jean-Marie Odin in Galveston and New Orleans (2013)

Patrick Foley '86
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In 1822 a young French missionary priest arrived in America, where he would devote the rest of his life to the mission field on behalf of the Catholic Church. Jean-Marie Odin served first in Missouri and Arkansas, then in 1840 moved to Texas, becoming the first Bishop of Galveston in 1847. He held that office until 1861, when he became Archbishop of New Orleans. 

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Rustlings of the Spirit (2021)

Chloe Gentile-Montgomery '21
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Rustlings of the Spirit, a refreshing addition to modern poetry, is divided into four chapters; “Loss”, “Rightful Rage”, “Reconnection”, and “Love” wherein the author explores her journey towards radical acceptance through grief. In her debut poetry chapbook, Chloe Gentile-Montgomery takes readers through a range of emotions in each chapter, allowing them to feel deeply, with an emphasis on self-love and radical acceptance of one’s progress. Rustlings of the Spirit reminds readers that they are not alone in their suffering and that healing is not as picture-perfect as it’s sometimes made out to be.

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They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France (2018)

Charles Glass '72
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Here, for the first time, is the story of one of the great clandestine organizations of World War II and of two heroic brothers whose ordeals during and after the war challenged the accepted myths of Britain's wartime resistance in occupied France. Written with complete and unrivaled access to only recently declassified documents from Britain's SOE files, French archives, family letters, diaries, and court records, along with interviews from surviving wartime Resistance fighters, They Fought Alone is a real-life thriller. Renowned journalist and war correspondent Charles Glass exposes a dramatic tale of spies, sabotage, and the daring men and women who risked everything to change the course of World War II.
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Precarious Claims: The Promise and Failure of Workplace Protections in the United States (2016)

Shannon Gleeson '02
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Precarious Claims tells the human story behind the bureaucratic process of fighting for justice in the U.S. workplace. The global economy has fueled vast concentrations of wealth that have driven a demand for cheap and flexible labor. Workplace violations such as wage theft, unsafe work environments, and discrimination are widespread in low-wage industries such as retail, restaurants, hospitality, and domestic work, where jobs are often held by immigrants and other vulnerable workers.

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Motivating Millennials: How to Recognize, Recruit and Retain The Next Generation of Leaders (2017)

James Goodnow '03
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This book will explain how to motivate Millennials and show you how to capitalize on the great potential of our often-maligned generation.

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Captive of the Labyrinth: Sarah L. Winchester, Heiress to the Rifle Fortune (2010)

Mary Jo Ignoffo '78
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The first full-length biography of Sarah Winchester, the subject of the movie Winchester starring Helen Mirren. 
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Just Send the Text: An Expert's Guide to Letting Go of the Stress and Anxiety of Modern Dating (2021)

Candice Jalili '15
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Say goodbye to the crippling stress and anxiety that come with dating in the 2020s with the dating advice all single people need.

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Taking Hold (2015)

Francisco Jimenez '66, Ph.D
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Francisco Jimenez leaves everything behind in California to attend Columbia University in New York City. With few true accounts of the Latino experience in America, Francisco Jimenez’s work comes alive with telling details about the warmth and resiliency of family and the quest for identity against seemingly impossible odds. 
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The Other Side of Assimilation: How Immigrants Are Changing American Life (2017)

Tomás R. Jiménez '98
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The immigration patterns of the last three decades have profoundly changed nearly every aspect of life in the United States. What do those changes mean for the most established Americans—those whose families have been in the country for multiple generations?
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Sex and Gender: Christian Ethical Reflections (2017)

Patricia Beattie Jung '71
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The collection covers a wide range of topics: same-sex marriage, sexual minorities and biblical interpretation, sex and power, sexual harassment and sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS and prevention strategy, the military and masculinities, mobile porn and sexting, human trafficking, moral discernment, and more. 
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The Foundations of Moroccan Foreign Policy 

The Foundations of Moroccan Foreign Policy: An Anthology (2013)

Jack Kalpakian '92 & Tachfine Baida
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Morocco has long enjoyed a strategic position as the crossroads between East and West. Yet within the field of international studies, few academics have examined its contemporary political relations in any depth. This edition aims to illuminate this area of study by introducing new perspectives to that discussion.
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War by Other Means 

War by Other Means: A General in the Trump White House (2021)

Keith Kellogg '66
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General Keith Kellogg saw it all. The only national security advisor to work side by side with both President Trump and Vice President Pence, he was their confidant as they made their most momentous decisions. No one knows better than he that the hysterical accusations of the administration’s partisan detractors were unconnected to reality.


Why? (2019)

Mandeep Khera MBA '96
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--Is there a God? --Why Do Innocent Children Suffer? --How do you deal with sad events? --Is there life after death? Find the answers to these and many other questions about life.

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A Parent's Guide to Video Games (2016)

Rachel Kowert '08
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Drawing from the most recent research in the field of game studies, A Parent’s Guide to Video Games was developed specifically to help parents better understand if, how, and why video game play can impact a child’s physical, social, and psychological well-being.

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Why Zarmina Sings: 18 Steps to Live and Learn Beyond Anxiety (2016)

Thérèse Ayla Kravetz '85
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Plagued by an over-anxious brain, the author embarks on a journey toward creativity and confidence after hearing her student, Zarmina, find vocal freedom and move other students to tears with her song. As Thérèse searches for ways to free herself and her students from fragmented learning, restricted voices, and the fight or flight response, she learns tools to accelerate learning and transcend anxiety. 
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Her Right to Know 

Her Right to Know (2019)

Sal Liccardo '56
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A courageous woman’s search for the truth, the cause of her blindness, and those responsible — this is a true story about a tenacious young couple who persevered in their fight against Big Pharma hoping to save the lives of thousands of childbearing women. Using the power of our legal system she, her husband, a young trial lawyer and his team, took on the largest pharmaceutical corporation in America, and fought against all odds to protect a woman’s right to know of the life threatening risks of the oral contraceptive — "The Pill."

The Miracle Chase: Three Women, Three Miracles, and a Ten Year Journey of Discovery and Friendship 

The Miracle Chase: Three Women, Three Miracles, and a Ten Year Journey of Discovery & Friendship (2010)

Katie Mahon '78, Mary Beth Phillips '76, and Joan Louise Hill
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What exactly is a miracle? That's the question three women try to answer when one of them faces a sudden tragedy. In the process, they transform a simple friendship into a powerful spiritual odyssey.

The Miracle Collectors: Uncovering Stories of Wonder, Joy, and Mystery

The Miracle Collectors: Uncovering Stories of Wonder, Joy, and Mystery (2021)

Katie Mahon '78 and Joan Louise Hill
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This eye-opening book will teach you how to step back, examine important moments in your life, and recognize the miracles that are constantly occurring all around you.

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Convince Investors to Fund You: The Insider's Guide to Avoid Deadly Mistakes and Gain Real Success with Your Startup Business (2019)

Tom Marcoux '85
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At last, through this book, you can gain access to hidden methods so that you convince investors to fund your startup business. Learn to handle tough situations whether you are pitching to a group or you're in a crucial investor meeting. Discover what to do if things go bad in a pitch meeting with an investor. Use clever methods to handle the situation if your mind goes blank while you're giving a pitch. 
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The Path To Revenue: Secrets Of Successful Tech Leaders

The Path to Revenue (2020)

Theresa Marcroft '80
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“The Path to Revenue is packed with wisdom gained from decades of work in Silicon Valley and twelve successful exits. This passionate book captures the importance of building a customer focus into your business, and gives eight practical strategies to do that. A must-read for any entrepreneur – sooner, rather than later.” - Geoff Moore, author of Crossing the Chasm ★★★★★

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Prairie Man: The Struggle between Sitting Bull and Indian Agent James McLaughlin (2015)

Norman Matteoni '60
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One week after the infamous June 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn, when news of the defeat of General George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry troops reached the American public, Sitting Bull became the most wanted hostile Indian in America. He had resisted the United States’ intrusions into Lakota prairie land for years, refused to sign treaties, and called for a gathering of tribes at Little Big Horn. He epitomized resistance.

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Pie Camp: The Skills You Need to Make Any Pie You Want (2020)

Kate McDermott '76
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In this new book, McDermott takes her teaching to the next level. Here, she’s focused more on technique: how to decorate pastry with braided crusts, troubleshoot a custard that won’t set, create beautiful layered pies, and perfectly thicken your fruit filling. Once you have the foundations down, it’s time to mix and match crusts, fillings, and toppings. The dozen “master” recipes―from flaky to tender to cookie crumb crusts, and fruit to cream to chiffon pies―will become part of every pie maker’s repertoire and will open the door for bakers everywhere to conjure pies with self-assurance.
Check out other titles by Kate McDermott '86, such as Home Cooking with Kate McDermott and Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life »

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The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World (2017)

Nilofer Merchant '00
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Now that the Internet has liberated ideas to spread through networks instead of hierarchies, power is no longer determined by your status, but by “onlyness”—that spot in the world only you stand in, a function of your distinct history and experiences, visions and hopes. 
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Son of a Gambling Man: My Journey from a Casino Family to the Governor's Mansion (2013)

Bob Miller '67
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A memoir of growing up in mob-run Sin City from a casino heir-turned-governor who's seen two sides of every coin. A warm family memoir, the story of a city heir, with just a little bit of The Godfather and Casino thrown in for spice, Son of a Gambling Man is a unique and thoroughly memorable story.

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Deadly Medicine (1989)

Kelly Moore '78
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She killed for thrills. The sensational story of nurse Genene Jones shocked a nation as more than 30 children were murdered by an angel of mercy. This is the whole story, from the doctors that hired her to the trial that followed. Featured in Redbook. HC: St. Martin's. 
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Limitless: How to Be, Have, Do and Accomplish Anything (2015)

Larry Murnane '82
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LIMITLESS is a must-read for anyone serious about living a purposeful life of accomplishment and fulfillment. The author, Larry Murnane, concisely explains the simple, practical and proven techniques and strategies used by all high-achieving men and women, in every field, to accomplish far more than they or the folks around them ever dreamed possible.  Learn how to break the bonds of limited conventional thinking, and expand your mind and ambitions to the point where you can greatly exceed any goal you have ever set for yourself. Murnane’s simplistic formula with clear examples of how to change your thoughts, beliefs and actions will rapidly accelerate goal fulfillment and maximize happiness.

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Why Woman Should Rule the World (2009)

Dee Dee Myers '83
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If women ruled the world, politics would be more collegial, businesses would be more productive, and communities would be healthier. More women should lead—not because they are the same as men, but precisely because they are different.

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Full of Grace:  A New Year of Life for Your Baby - and for You! (2015)

Claire Noonan '00
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Developmental milestones. Mothers watch them throughout that first year of their babies lives; waiting, observing, fretting, sometimes comparing, and always wondering. This marvelous book focuses on these critical markers, and offers reflections, suggestions for spiritual practices, and encouragement for all new moms, whether they are brand new to motherhood or seasoned veterans.

Surrender All: An Illuminated Journal Retreat through the Stations of the Cross

Surrender All: An Illuminated Journal Retreat through the Stations of the Cross (2020)

Jen Norton '87
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Contemporary Catholic artist Jen Norton offers a unique opportunity to ponder the extravagant love of Christ through the Stations of the Cross. Combining Norton’s powerful, full-color illustrations with scripture, her original reflections and prayers, and journaling space, Surrender All will help you encounter Christ’s Passion in a new light.

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Take Charge of Your Brand (2018)

Guisselle Nunez '97
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Everybody needs a good cheerleader, and this book will teach you how to become, your own best cheerleader.  This book provides you with quick and easy techniques to help you manage and own your personal brand for professional and personal success.


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Avalance: Lessons of Love

Stephen J. Oddo '86 and Kris Ochoa-Keane
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Avalanche: Lessons of Love tells the true-life story of Kris Ochoa-Keane's journey through tragedy, betrayal, perseverance, redemption and enlightenment. Kris felt compelled to share her real-life experiences so others who grieve can discover their own message of hope.

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The 10 Commandments for Everyday Life (2015)

Max Oliva, S.J. '61
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Use the Ten Commandments in your own life with this guide. This book adapts the Ten Commandments for modern use, turning advice like "thou shalt not kill" into "respect all human life." 
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After Further Review 

After Further Review: My Life Including the Infamous, Controversial, and Unforgettable Calls That Changed the NFL (2016)

Mike Pereira '72
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A former NFL ref and acclaimed rules expert shares his insights and thoughts on the rules of the sport.


Table Lands: Food in Children's Literature (2020)

Scott Pollard '81
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Table Lands: Food in Children’s Literature is a survey of food’s function in children’s texts, showing how the sociocultural contexts of food reveal children’s agency. Authors Kara K. Keeling and Scott T. Pollard examine texts that vary from historical to contemporary, noncanonical to classics, and Anglo-American to multicultural traditions, including a variety of genres, formats, and audiences: realism, fantasy, cookbooks, picture books, chapter books, YA novels, and film. Table Lands offers a unified approach to studying food in a wide variety of texts for children.

Northern Italy in the Roman World 

Northern Italy in the Roman World: From the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity (2018)

Dr. Carolynn E. Roncaglia '00
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Northern Italy in the Roman World argues that the relationship between long-term trends and short-term events is key to understanding how Rome affected the territory within its empire.

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Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants:  Race, Gender, and Immigration Politics in the Age of Security (2015)

Anna Sampaio '92
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Immigration politics has been significantly altered by the advent of America's war on terror and the proliferation of security measures. In her cogent study, Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants, Anna Sampaio examines how these processes are racialized and gendered and how they impose inequitable burdens on Latina/o immigrants.

Scalia an LA Lawyer in Munich 

An L.A. Lawyer in Munich - My Funny Life (2018)

John C. Scalia, Sr. '68
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The author is a graduate of Santa Clara University and the UCLA School of Law. He practiced the arcane art of workers' compensation, representing clients including some of the world's largest corporations to individual injured workers and medical groups. Born in San Francisco, he has lived in Munich, Germany since 2013.
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Radical Compassion 

Radical Compassion: Finding Christ in the Heart of the Poor (2002)

Gary Smith, S.J. '60
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For almost ten years, Gary Smith, S.J., lived and worked among the poor of Portland, Oregon. With this memoir, he invites us to walk with him and meet some of the abandoned, over-looked, and forgotten members of our society with whom he has shared his life. Just as Smith found a deeper, truer understanding of himself and of the heart of God through his work, these people and their stories stand to transform us.
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Why Live? Faolan Sugarman-Lash

Why Live?: The Beautiful and Painful Mess of Learning to Love Life (2022)

Faolan Sugarman-Lash '20
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“Why Live?” is a story of vulnerability and transformation. In the face of depression and trauma, Faolan Sugarman-Lash learns to love his life despite his pain. In this book, he shares his mistakes, lessons, stories, and advice for how to overcome mental health challenges by experiencing each part of life fully and finding meaning.

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Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story (Ecology and Justice) (2019)

Brian Thomas Swimme '72
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First published in 1996, Hidden Heart of the Cosmos sought to answer the question: What does it mean to be human, to live on planet Earth, in the universe as it is now understood? In this new and updated edition, bestselling author and evolutionary cosmologist Brian Thomas Swimme takes us on a journey through the cosmos in search of the "new story" that is developing in response to this age-old question.

Forty Years a Giant: The Life of Horace Stoneham 

Forty Years a Giant: The Life of Horace Stoneham (2021)

Steven Treder '80
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When New York Giants owner Charles A. Stoneham came home one night in 1918 and told his teenage son, Horace, “Horrie, I bought you a ballclub,” he set in motion a family legacy. Horace Stoneham would become one of baseball’s greatest figures, an owner who played an essential role in integrating the game, and who was a major force in making our pastime truly national by bringing Major League Baseball to the West Coast.

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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (2017)

Ashlee Vance '01
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Veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance offers an unprecedented look into the remarkable life of the most daring entrepreneur of our time. Elon Musk paints a portrait of a complex man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation—from PayPal to Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity—overcoming hardship, earning billions, and making plenty of enemies along the way.

A Simple Guide to Finance & Money Basics For Kids, Teens, & Adult 

A Simple Guide to Finance & Money Basics for Kids, Teens, & Adults (2021)

Travis Walker '00
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You'll know everything you need to know to invest safely, smartly, and sensibly by reading this book “A Simple Guide to Finance & Money Basics for Kids, Teens, & Adults.” It is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to aid you in understanding the investment world, by helping you set clear objectives on Finance Literacy to Help You NOT Be a Dummy When It Comes to Retirement & Investments, Your Paycheck & Taxes, and Credit, thus leading you to financial success. Inside you will Find a Detailed Description of the Different Methods to Budget and Manage Your Money.

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Land and EXPAND: 6 Simple Strategies To Grow Your Company's Top And Bottom Line (2020)

Patricia Watkins MBA '00
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How to Grow your Bottom Line without Increasing your Marketing Budget. If you are a CXO or Sales Executive from any sized company, this may be the most important book you read this year.
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An American doctors life 

An American Doctor's Life Divinely Orchestrated (2006)

Leslie R. Webber '53
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This is the story of Leslie Webber, a retired physician with interesting adversities, from the depression years to the 90's. The writing was mostly for family, but at this time I have been encouraged to publish it. The most of the material is from memory, but augmented by letters written over a 35 year period, which my mother had saved.

The Tao (Path) of High Performance Leadership 

The Tao (Path) of High Performance Leadership (2019)

Jack Zwissig '71
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We usually spend more than 18 years in school studying, memorizing and being tested on subjects that often don’t apply in the corporate world. Even if some are valuable to conducting business effectively, most educational institutions fall woefully short of preparing us for management (causes action through authority), leadership (causes action through alignment) and especially not high performance leadership (causes action through alignment and inspiration). Therefore, it can take years to discover, practice and master key elements of successful, high performance leadership.


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