Books by Mount Holyoke
Alumnae and Professors: F
- John Ferguson Weir: The Labor of Art
- By Betsy Fahlman '73
- University of Delaware Press. 1997.
- The first scholarly study of artist and teacher John Ferguson Weir. Includes over 140 illustrations and a detailed chronology of his life.
- Betsy Fahlman, professor of art history at Arizona State University, is a specialist in American art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Also available by Betsy Fahlman:
Pennsylvania Modern: Charles Demuth of Lancaster
Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth's Late Paintings of Lancaster
Cowboy's Dream: The Mythic Life and Art of Lon Megargee
Guy Pene Du Bois: Painter of Modern Life
American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945
- Roosevelt and the Munich Crisis: A Study of Political Decision-Making
- By Barbara Rearden Farnham '60
- Princeton University Press. 1997.
- The author presents a theory of how the domestic political context affects foreign policy decision in general and a fresh interpretation of Franklin Roosevelt's post-Munich policies based on the insights the theory provides.
- Barbara Rearden Farnham is a research associate at the Institute of War and Peace Studies.
- Anger-Related Disorders: A Practitioner’s Guide to Comparative Treatments
- By Eva L. Feindler '75
- Springer Publishing. 2006.
- In this groundbreaking exploration, Eva Feindler seeks to answer the following questions: What are anger-related disorders? What do they have in common and how is each different? How do we treat anger-related disorders? The book provides an overview of how clinicians can implement therapies and tailor numerous treatments to individual clients' needs.
- Eva L. Feindler is professor of psychology at the Long Island University and is directly involved in programs to help children and families manage their anger and resolve conflict.
- Accounting for Taste: The Triumph of French Cuisine
- By Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson '62
- University of Chicago Press. 2004.
- French cuisine is such a staple in our understanding of fine food that we forget the accidents of history that led to its creation. Accounting for Taste brings these "accidents" to the surface, illuminating how the food of France became French cuisine. This momentous culinary journey begins with Ancien Regime cookbooks and ends with twenty-first-century cooking programs. It takes us from Careme, the "inventor" of modern French cuisine in the early nineteenth century, to top chefs today, such as Daniel Boulud and Jacques Pepin. Not a history of French cuisine, Accounting for Taste focuses on the people, places, and institutions that have made this cuisine what it is today.
- Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson is a professor of sociology at Columbia University. She is the author of Paris as Revolution and Literary France.
- Prisoner for Liberty
- By Mary Rhodes Figley FP'03
- Millbrook Press. 2008.
- Prisoner for Liberty follows the story of James Forten, a fictitious fifteen-year-old African American boy, during the American Revolution. Captured by the British while working on an American ship in 1781, Forten wonders where his fate will deliver him.
- Marty Rhodes Figley has written many children's books and currently lives in the Washington, D.C., area.
- Washington Is Burning
- By Mary Rhodes Figley FP'03
- Millbrook Press. 2006.
- Mary Rhodes Figley's new children's book tells the story of the burning of Washington during the War of 1812 from the viewpoint of Paul Jennings, a fifteen-year-old slave and the personal valet of president James Madison. The narrative follows Jennings and Madison's wife Dolley as they pack up the White House - saving a portrait of George Washington - before felling the city. Jennings later wrote the first White House memoir.
- Mary Rhodes Figley is the author of several children's books, including Saving the Liberty Bell. She lives near Washington DC.
- Saving the Liberty Bell
- By Marty Rhodes Figley FP'03
- Lerner. 2005.
- Eleven-year-old Johnny Mickley longed to be a hero and have some part in helping America gain its independence. The British Army was just miles from Philadelphia and planned to melt the city's famous bells to make cannons. What could the colonists do? When they finally came up with a plan, Johnny was a part of it. But would they get Philadelphia's most famous bell to safety?
- Marty Figley lives in the Washington, D.C., area and is the author of several children's books. Her next will be about the War of 1812.
- The Schoolchildren's Blizzard
- By Marty Rhodes Figley FP'03
- Carolrhoda Press. 2004.
- On January 12, 1888, nine-year-old Sarah and her little sister, Annie, set out in unseasonably warm weather across the Nebraska prairie to their one-room sod schoolhouse. Later, during recess, they witness the approach of one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history. The wind rips the roof off the school and exposes the children to near-certain death. Using her frontier ingenuity, their nineteen-year-old teacher ties the sixteen students together with a rope and leads them to safety. Illustrated by Shelly O. Haas, The Schoolchildren's Blizzard is based on the true story of schoolteacher Minnie Freeman and a deadly storm that took the lives of many children as they tried to make their way home from school during the blizzard. Booklist writes, "The realistic interplay between Sarah and Annie will draw young readers into this simple, vivid story of natural catastrophe and native courage."
- Marty Rhodes Figley previously published four picture books for children. Two more On My Own History titles are forthcoming. She is currently working on a picture book about Emily Dickinson.
- Welsh Borderlands: Reflections Afoot
- By Anne Holmes Filson '63
- Infinity Publishing. 2003.
- The Welsh Borderlands: Reflections Afoot chronicles a solo hike along Offa's Dyke Path, a long-distance trail on the Welsh-English border. With Zen Buddhist tenets to guide her, the author reflects with humor and grace on hiking mindfully. Haiku poems and descriptions of Welsh culture and borderlands history enrich trail descriptions. Included are Welsh language and history appendices plus aids for readers inspired to set off by themselves.
- After careers as a librarian and teacher, Anne Holmes Filson took up hiking long-distance trails. This is her first hiking book.
- Money, Manure and Maintenance
- By Nancy McAdam Fleming '62
- Country Place Books. 1995.
- With ninety-seven black-and-white photographs of gardens and plans, this biography highlights the life of an MIT landscape architect (class of 1904) whose career spanned the first half of this century. Of her 130 estate, residential, and institutional commissions, Marian Coffin's most significant work was for Henry F. du Pont at Winterthur and for the University of Delaware. Coffin was the second woman voted a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She also wrote a book and seventy magazine articles and exhibited and sold her oil paintings and watercolors.
- Nancy Fleming is a landscape historian and principal in her own design firm. She lives in Weston, Massachusetts.
- Choosing Our Future: Visions of a Sustainable World
- Edited by Tanvi Nagpal and Camilla Foltz '88
- The 2050 Project. 1995.
- In this collection of essays and interviews, people from all walks of life around the world describe their vision for an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable society in the year 2050. The book is part of a series on various aspects of sustainability stemming from a collaborative project of the World Resources Institute, the Brookings Institution and the Santa Fe Institute.
- Camilla Foltz has been a DAAD Fellow in Germany, worked for the US Department of State in Nairobi and Berlin and was a research associate of the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C.
- House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed
- By Sara Gay Forden '82
- William Morrow. 2000.
- Based on extensive research and more than 100 interviews, Forden narrates the dramatic true story of the rise and fall of the Gucci dynasty. She takes us from the day Guccio Gucci opened his modest leather-goods shop in Florence in the early 1900s to the day Investscorp took control of the multimillion dollar company in 1993, and from the signature horse-bit loafers and bamboo-handled handbags of the '80s to the sexy, hard-edged Tom Ford designs of today. Forden also exposes the passion, power and greed of the greatest fashion family of our times, taking readers behind the scenes of the "second trial of the century" and the murder of Maurizio Gucci. The House of Gucci captures the drama of high fashion, high finance and heartrending personaltragedy.
- Sara Gay Forden, editor of the new Italian magazine L'Una, is the former Milan bureau chief and business correspondent for Women's Wear Daily.
- Thera in the Bronze Age
- By Phyllis Young Forsyth '66
- Peter Lang Publishing. 1998.
- Presents a detailed study of the geography, history and culture of a vibrant society that met its end in a catastrophic volcanic eruption which preserved the city at Akrotiri as it was in its final moments.
- Phyllis Young Forsyth is professor of classical studies at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and has published numerous articles on the effects of volcanic eruptions on Greco-Roman civilization.
Also available by Phyllis Young Forsyth:
Catullus: Advanced Placement Edition
Poems of Catullus
- Soups and Salads for Spring and Summer Days: Kid-Pleasing Recipes!
- By Liza Fosburgh (M. Elizabeth Edmondson '51)
- Berkshire House. 2002.
- When the weather turns warm, light suppers will suit even the most finicky eater. These original recipes for hearty soups and salads, from shrimp wiggle soup to Main Street coleslaw, are designed to please family members old and young. Fosburgh includes advice on adjusting recipes for fussy palates, and anecdotes about her own experiences in the kitchen and garden and aroud the picnic table with her family.
- Lisa Fosburgh is the author of Soups and Stews for Fall and Winter Days. She lives in the Taconic Hills of New York.
- Soups and Stews for Fall and Winter Days
- By Liza Fosburgh '51 (Elizabeth Edmondson Fosburgh)
- Berkshire House Publishers. 2000.
- This informative and affordable cookbook, with kitchen-tested recipes and colorful anecdotes, is aimed at pleasing kids' palates as well as adults'. The recipes are original and easy to follow, with suggestions for adjusting ingredients to make life easy for the cook. Sections include meats and poultry; beans, peas, and lentils; seafood; vegetables; fruits; and basics (stocks, garnishes, etc.). The cookbook also includes serving ideas that suit informal dining.
- Liza Fosburgh, born and raised in Georgia, lives in the wooded Taconic Hills of New York. She has published numerous books of fiction and nonfiction articles for magazines and newspapers.
- Recent Advances in Robot Learning
- By Judy A. Franklin
- Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1996.
- Contains seven papers on robot learning written by leading researchers in the field.
- Judy Franklin is visiting assistant professor of computer science at Mount Holyoke.
- Selected Letters of John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay
- Compiled and edited by Landa Montague Freeman FP'95, Louise V. North, and Janet M. Wedge
- McFarland. 2004.
- This collection of letters chronicles the lives of John Jay, founding father and first chief justice of the United States, and his wife, Sarah Livingston Jay, in the tumultuous times during and after the American Revolution. The letters showcase Sarah Livingston Jay's intelligence, powers of observation, social skills, political savvy, and talent for managing family affairs during her husband's frequent absences. The book includes essays on several topics‹the mail, health and medicine, education, and religion‹that provide an eighteenth-century context for the reader. Illustrations include portraits, the Jays' signatures and wax seal, and a period map of New York harbor.
- Landa Freeman is an independent researcher living in Bedford, New York.
- As for Ireland
- By M. Mallace (Mary Jean Mallace Freeman '55)
- SakonnetPress, Inc. 2001.
- While other travel guides focus on accommodations, dining, and cursory descriptions of well-known sites, this unique guide offers a more comprehensive and historical view of Ireland. Historical sites are sorted chronologically and color-coded for easy reference, and the features of art and architecture are described and illustrated with photographs. The guide also provides a sketch of Ireland's mythology, culture, government, literature, and history.
- Mimi Freeman lives in Providence, Rhode Island. The mother of four and a former school teacher, she and her husband share an avocation for travel.
- Other Side of Sorrow: Poets Speak out about Conflict, War and Peace
- Edited by Patricia Frisella '72
- Poetry Society of New Hampshire. 2006.
- The Other Side of Sorrow is the result of a series of community poetry readings focusing on the war in Iraq. Frisella spent a year tracking down poems heard at the readings and raising funds for the project. Some contributors are well known, such as Pulitzer-Prize winner Maxine Kumin and state poets laureate past and present. Some are veterans of wars from World War II through the Iraq War. Some do not consider themselves poets, but find poetry the best medium through which to convey their thoughts on the topic. The Other Side of Sorrow is not intended to be a polemic against war, but views a world in conflict through the eyes of a poet.
- Patricia Frisella has won prizes for her short stories, essays, and poems, most recently the Anthony Piccione Memorial Poets for Peace Award. Her work has been published in various literary journals and anthologies. She lives in New Hampshire.
- The New Managerial Mentor: Becoming a Learning Leader to Build Communities of Purpose
- By Patricia J. Fritts '51
- Davies-Black Publishing. 1998.
- The author, an organizational consultant, presents a radical new mentoring model: not the old teacher-protege arrangement, but a low-cost and accessible way to develop flexible, adaptive networks of learners. Drawing on over thirty years of human resource experience, the author explains how mentoring can help companies incorporate the learning of the past into a vision of the future. A practical and interactive guide with assessment tools and exercises.
- Patricia J. Fritts is principal of Innovative Management Associates in Tucson, Arizona. She is the author of numerous articles, management education programs and executive assessment tools.
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