12 review(s) found that match this category.
Boocoo Dinky Dow: My Short, Crazy Vietnam War
When the United States was in the thick of the Vietnam War, a legally blind, out of shape young man from Boise volunteered. Grady Myers had been rejected previously because of his physical problems, but the Army of 1968, desperate to fill its r...
Tags: Vietnam War, Veterans
New & Noteworthy
Images That Injure edited by Susan Dente Ross and Paul Martin Lester Praeger, 2011 :: WSU English professor Ross and her colleagues examine pictorial stereotypes in the media.Seaside Stories by S.R. Martin, Jr. ’74 Blue Nile Press, 2009 :: Short ...
Categories: Memoirs, Entomology, Social sciences
Tags: Television broadcasting, Butterflies
New & Noteworthy
Standing Above the Crowdby James “Dukes” Donaldson ’79 Aviva Publishing , New York, 2011Donaldson mines his experiences as a former Cougar basketball and NBA star, entrepreneur, mentor, and community leader not just to tell his own st...
Categories: Business, Memoirs, Fiction
Tags: Management, Basketball, Organization, Fantasy, FBI
Real People Don't Own Monkeys
Ever thought of using an iguana to catch a date? How about using your dog as a private detective or a parrot as a guard dog? As a veterinarian with about 20 years of experience, Dr. Veronika Kiklevich has seen all that and more. Dr. K., as she...
The Ministry of Leadership: Heart and Theory
I was honored when asked to review The Ministry of Leadership: Heart and Theory, by former Washington State University president Glenn Terrell (1967-1985). I couldn't agree more with President V. Lane Rawlins's assessment: "Anyone who loves Washingto...
Categories: WSU history, Memoirs
Kill the Editor
A job warranting more assassination attempts than the president of the United States exists in cities around the world. The job? Editing a newspaper. John R. Irby, a WSU clinical associate professor of communication, wrote a new book, K...
Staying Tuned: A Life in Journalism
In the beginning, radio was his second choice. After a journalistic teething in the service of the ANETA news agency in the Netherlands, Daniel Schorr wanted to be a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. When he fell victim to the Jewish-owne...
Categories: Communication, Memoirs
On All Sides Nowhere
Bill Gruber ('79 Ph.D. English) and his wife moved to rural Benewah County, Idaho, in 1972, inexperienced in all the necessary skills, but filled with a desire for solitude, simplicity, and natural beauty. In 1979 they left, after turning their 40 ac...
Tags: Idaho, Autobiography
Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience
Starting at age 62, nutritionist Marjorie DeMoss Casebolt ('47 Home Econ. Ed.) served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala. In Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience, she narrates her efforts to educate pregnant and nursing mothe...
Tags: Peace Corps, Autobiography
Hungry for Wood: An American Memoir from the Shores of Iwo Jima to the
An Alaska sourdough with Washington State University credentials, C. Herb Rhodes has written his memoir book, Hungry for Wood: An American Memoir. The book derives its name from an Indian translation of the author's hometown of Hoquiam. ...
Tags: Alaska, Autobiography
Home Stand: Growing Up in Sports
Poetry in motion he wasn’t. At least not on the basketball court, even though 6’ 9” Jim McKean, his fadeaway jump shot, and his rebounding (he still holds the single-game Far West Classic rebounding record of 27, set against Princeton in 1967) ...
Categories: Memoirs, Athletics
Dancing to the Concertina's Tune
Educating the incarcerated is not an undertaking for the faint of heart. In Dancing to the Concertina's Tune: A Prison Teacher's Memoir, Jan Walker '60 explores her unusual career in correctional education and seeks to give the reader an understandin...
Categories: Education, Memoirs