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Book cover of Toxicology in a Box

Brian Kloss (JD ’07) and Travis Bruce

Kloss, an emergency medicine physician at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and artist/illustrator Travis Bruce created 150 cheekily illustrated medical education flashcards that cover key terminology in medical toxicology (the study of chemicals’ adverse effects). Kloss has appeared on AMC’s “Comic Book Men,” and he and Bruce are now working on their second set of flashcards, “Infectious Disease in a Box.” (McGraw-Hill, 2013)

Book cover of the Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects

Richard Kurin (BA ’72)

An American cultural anthropologist and the Smithsonian Institution’s Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, Kurin, together with a team of curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the famous museums. Kurin sheds new light on objects we think we know well, from Abraham Lincoln’s top hat to Dorothy’s ruby slippers and Julia Child’s kitchen. (Penguin Press HC, 2013)

Book cover of The Divorce Organizer and Planner, Second Edition

Brette Sember (JD ’94, BA ’90)

This updated guide, now with a CD of forms and checklists (a personal property inventory, a tracker for recording child support payments, a budget form, etc.), helps the newly separated get organized, save money on legal fees and feel in control of the process. (McGraw-Hill, 2013)

Book cover of The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model and the Murder that Shook the Nation

Harold Schechter (PhD ’75)

Schechter is a professor of American literature and popular culture at CUNY’s Queens College, and a prolific writer, with more than 30 titles to his name. His latest true-crime book is the tale of a sensational triple murder committed at Beekman Place, one of Manhattan’s most exclusive addresses, in 1937. (New Harvest, 2014)

 Book cover of My Mother Has the Finest Eyes

Lois Zachary (BA ’66)

Zachary’s bucket list included publishing this compelling collection of poetry and family reflections, recorded over a decade ago while her mother “was descending into the hell of Alzheimer’s.” (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013)

Book cover of Why Read Thoreau’s “Walden”?

Daniel G. Payne (PhD ’93)

This “guide for the 21st-century student of Thoreau” is a lively, accessible look at the famous naturalist and hermit. Payne, an English professor at SUNY Oneonta, specializes in nature writing and environmental literature. (New Street Communications, 2013)