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Alumni Bookshelf
The Alumni Bookshelf is a central Web location to find information about books written by notable Bowling Green State University alumni authors. These include:

Alonzo Allen '75 of Spring, Texas — The Flight of the Flamingo

William Thomas Allison ’95 of Statesboro, Ga.—Military Justice in Vietnam: The Rule of Law in American War; The Tet Offensive

Michael Arloski ’70 of Fort Collins, Colo.—Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change

Coleen (Carr) Armstrong ’68, Cincinnati–The Truth About Teaching: What I Wish Veterans Had Told Me

Judith (Linder) Ashakih ’92 of Norwalk, Ohio — Gift of Incense: A Story of Love and Revolution in Ethiopia

C. Matthew Balensuela ’83 of Terre Haute, Ind.—Music Theory from Boethius to Zarlino

Claudia (Roeme) Becker ’87 of Chicago — StadtFluchten/City Escapes

Flo-Ann (Rayle) Bender ’62, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.–Reflections from the Heart

Scott Bender '97 of Billings, Mont. — One Eyed Monkey; Don't Stop the Disco

Amy Benson ’93 of New York City — The Sparkling- Eyed Boy: A Memoir

Mark Berman '74, London, England — Hedge Funds and Prime Brokers; SEC Regulation Outside the United States: A Guide for Governments, Corporations and Investors

Cleavon J. Blair '01 of Naperville, Ill. — Verses: A Book of Love Poetry

Mary R. Blake '73 of Redondo Beach, Calif. — The Book

Allen Bohl ’70, St. Augustine, Fla.–Back Porch Swing

William A. Bottorff '58 of Toledo — Ken Swan's America

Allen Bohl ’70, St. Augustine, Fla.–Back Porch Swing; Getting to Thanksgiving

Sherry Bohl ’70 of St. Augustine, Fla.—Mary’s Lamb

Craig Brass '81 of Plymouth, Mich. — How to Quit Golf: A 12-step Program

Marvin Brown ’91 of Akron, Ohio — Covet

Donald Bruns '69 of Lima, Ohio — Jamaica Blue

Richard Budd '73 of Leeds, N.D. — Serving Two Masters: The Development of American Military Chaplaincy, 1860-1920

Joan M. Burda ’73, Lakewood, Ohio — Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples; Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Clients: An Attorney’s Guide 

John Calderazzo '80 of Bellvue, Colo. — Rising Fire: Volcanoes and Our Inner Lives

Nick Del Calzo '60, Denver — The Triumphant Spirit; Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty

Jane Caputi ’82 of Huntington, N.Y. — Goddesses and Monsters: Women, Myth, Power, and Popular Culture.

Ronald Drew Ciancutti ’83, Lakewood, Ohio–Steps Ahead

Kenneth R. Collins ’68, Columbus, Ohio–Fundamentals of Audio Production

W. Timothy Coombs ’82, Charleston, Ill.–Code Red in the Board Room; Today’s Public Relations

Jim Daniels ’80 of Pittsburgh, Pa. — Show and Tell: New and Selected Poems; No Pets; Blue Jesus; Places/Everyone, Show and Tell: New and Selected Poems; Revolt of the Crash-Test Dummies

Gary M. Davis ’92 of Orlando, Fla. — The Focal Easy Guide to Discreet Combustion 3

Christopher Dawson ’91, Lakewood, Ohio–Steel Remembered: Photographs from the LTV Collection

Rebecca S. Duckro ’69, Bowling Green–The Adventures of Charlie Keeper: Technobrat; The Last Coffin; Ghost Rain

Robert R. Edginton '70 of Colorado Springs, Colo. — Hoosier Bob and Dude

Cathryn (Schmid) Essinger ’70, Troy, Ohio–A Desk in the Elephant House; My Dog Does Not Read Plato; A Desk in the Elephant House; My Dog Does Not Read Plato

Donald K. Evans ’58 of Medina, Ohio — Ralph L. Quesinberry’s Q Factor

Marlene (Calvert) Feldkamp ’59, Amherst, Ohio–Crystal Beach Park

Robert H. Ferrell ’47 of Ann Arbor, Mich.— Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War I.; Harry S. Truman and the Cold War Revisionists

David Fleitz '76 of Bowling Green — Shoeless: The Life and Times of Joe Jackson

Carolyn Forché ’75 of Rockville, Md. — Blue Hour

Robert G. Glaser ’68 of Maineville, Ohio—Strategic Practice Management: A Patient Centric Approach

Diana (Pavlac) Glyer ’78, Monrovia, Calif.–The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community

Mary E. Gober ’01, Mesa, Ariz., Mercury Brightman: The First Sign

Brian Goetz '87 of West New York, N.J. — The Adventure of Two Lifetimes

Gwendolyn Goodridge ’69, San Anselmo, Calif.,–Causing a Stir: The Secret Lives & Loves of Kitchen Utensils

Sharon E. (Lapka) Gregor ’63, East Cleveland, Ohio–Forest Hill: The Rockefeller Estate

Servando “Ben” Halili ’03, Zamboanga City, Philippines–Iconography of the New Empire: Race and Gender Images and the American Colonization of the Philippines

Michael D. Harris '71 of Daniel Island, S.C. — Colored Pictures: Race and Visual Representation

William J. Hazlett ’82, Akron, Ohio–Excel for Teachers

Daniel Henning ’57 of Polson, Mont. — Tree Talks and Tales; Buddhism and Deep Ecology; Managing the Environmental Crisis

Richard E. Heyl ’63, Sterling, Va.–Crossen Combat Chronicles–A Biography of a WWII Artilleryman

James Hieb ’91, South Amherst, Ohio–Sandstone Center of the World: Images & Stories of Quarry Life in Amherst, South Amherst & Lorain County

Mark B. Higginson '68 of Avon Lake, Ohio — Pali; North of the River

Nadine Hubbs '82 of Ann Arbor, Mich. — The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music and National Identity

Robert L. Iles '56 of Olathe, Kansas — Guidebook to Better Medical Writing, Dead Wrong; The Burning Woman

Greg Klerkx ’85 of London, England — Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age

Glenn Knoblock ’83 of Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.— African American National Biography Dictionary African American Sailors of World War II

Susan Koppleman '75 of Tucson, Ariz. — The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe and Other Stories about Women and Fatness

Jason Kucsma ’96 of Toledo — Clamour Magazine

Judy (Irvin) Kuns ’94 of Sandusky, Ohio — While You Were Out

Sandra (McCarthy) Kucinich-Horn '72 of Columbus, Ohio — The Rabbit Trap

Susan Lang ’72 of Toledo—Short Cycle Assessment: Improving Achievement through Formative Assessment

Ann Larabee ’82 of Ann Arbor, Mich. — Decade of Disaster, The Dynamite Fiend: The Chilling Tale of a Confederate Spy, Con Artist and Mass Murderer

Ruth Ann Leidorf ’96, Huron, Ohio — Surprises of the Spirit, Lessons Learned from Experience and the Word

Carrie Lofty ’98 of Kenosha, Wis.—What a Scoundrel Wants

Phil Machi ’03, Bowling Green–Animal Apathy: A Livestock Collection

Paul Many '89 of Ottawa Hills, Ohio — The Great Pancake Escape

Creston Mapes ’83 of Buford, Ga. — Dark Star: Confessions of a Rock Idol; Nobody; Full Tilt

Thalia Marakas '73 of Ridgefield, Conn. — If Gumdrops Fell Like Raindrops

James E. Mauch '53 of Ligonier, Pa. — Emerging Markets and Higher Education; Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation

W. Wesley McDonald '69 of Elizabethtown, Pa. — Russell Kirk and the Age of Ideology

Estelle (Abbott) McDoniel '61 of Tucson, Ariz. — Registered Nurse to Rear Admiral: A First for Navy Women

Donald McCookey ’51 of— Geologic Wonders of West Texas.

Cheryl (Bauer) McNutt ’75 of Hamilton, Ohio — Wisdom’s Paradise, The Forgotten Shakers of Union Village

Rebecca Meacham ’94 of Green Bay, Wis. — Let’s Do

Marc T. Miller ’78, Boston Heights, Ohio–Selling Is Dead

Robert Miller ’60 of Defiance, Ohio — Deaf Hearing Boy.

Berwyn Moore ’85 of Erie, Pa.— Dissolution of Ghosts, Cherry Grove Collections.

Missy Moore ’83 of Hillsdale, Mich. — Americans in Bear County

Cynthia Morris ’90 of Boulder, Colo. — Create Your Writer’s Life: A Guide to Writing with Joy and Ease

Michael Muetzel '79 of Peachtree City, Ga — They're Not Aloof: Just Generation X, Unlock the Mysteries to Today's Human Capital Management

Judi (Lindsley) Nath ’89, Sandusky, Ohio–Using Medical Terminology: A Practical Approach; Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology, Eighth Edition.

Giovanna Del Negro '89 of Bryan, Texas — Identity and Everyday Life, Essays in the Study of Folklore Music and Popular Culture

Angela (Spence) Nelson ’89, Toledo–Popular Culture Theory and Methodology

Kerry Nietz ’88 of Wayne, Ohio — FoxTales: Behind the Scenes at Fox Software

Martha O’Connor ’94 of Kentfield, Calif. — The Bitch Posse

Patrick J. O’Connor ’72 of Kent, Ohio — Think You Know America?; Now You Know America

Marc J. O’Neill ’01 of Maumee, Ohio—Educational Journey: A Student Struggles with a Learning Disability and Tourette Syndrome

John Parrish Jr. ’70 of Statesboro, Ga.—Conservation and Demographics of the Southeastern American Kestrel in Georgia

John W. Parris Jr. ’70, Statesboro, Ga.–Birds of Georgia

Jane Piirto '77 of Ashland, Ohio — The Three-Week Trance Diet; A Location in the Upper Peninsula: Collected Poems, Stories and Essays; Talented Children and Adults: Their Development and Education; Understanding Those Who Create; My Teeming Brain: Understanding Creative Writers; Understanding Creativity; Saunas

Lynnette Porter ’83 of Ormond Beach, Fla.— Unsung Heroes of The Lord of the Rings: From the Page to the Screen.

Mildred (Peoples) Ringer ’34, Hicksville, Ohio–Seasons of Life

Scharlotte (Wombold) Rich ’66 of Monument, Colo.— Growing by Heart

David Riveness ’93, Santa Clara, Ohio–The Secret Life of the Corporate Jester: A Fresh Perspective on Organizational Leadership Culture and Behavior

F. Daniel Rzicznek ’05, Bowling Green–Cloud Tablets

Irene Rodriquez '64 of North Canton, Ohio — No Time to Rest

Ron "Tank" Rotunno '79 of Masury, Ohio — Ohio Professional Football: Its First 30 Years

Kelly (Boyer) Sagert ’83, Lorain, Ohio–American Popular Culture through History: The 1970s; Pop Culture of the 70s; FabJob Guide to Become a Funeral Director; Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters: Joe Jackson; Birth of Illumination; 'Bout Boomerangs: America's Silent Sport; Greenwood Publishing: Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports; Flappers

Rufus Sanders ’73 of Sandusky, Ohio — Belly of the Whale

Jodi Gabriel Scala ’03 of Memphis, Tenn. — Twenty Questions for Robbie Dunkle

Lois (Bonnema) Schwartz ’62, Ithaca, N.Y.–Chimera (Lois Carroll); When Roses Bloom; A Sweet Decent

Dave Schwensen ’76, Vermilion, Ohio–The Beatles in Cleveland: Memories, Facts & Photos About the Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts; How to be a Working Comic: An Insider's Guide to a Career in Stand-Up Comedy; Comedy FAQs and Answers: How the Stand-Up Biz Really Works

Michelle (Mongelluzzi) Secic ’89, Chardon, Ohio–How to Report Statistics in Medicine

Sharon (Hurley) Short '84 of Miamisburg, Ohio — Death of a Domestic Diva

Caroll (McKanna) Shreeve '63 of Odgen, Utah — Farr Trials

Carol Smith ’68 of Monument, Colo. — Customer Relations Handbook for Builders; The Positive Walk Through; Building Your Own Home: An Insider’s Guide

Susan Stewart, ’96, Ames, Iowa–Brave New Stepfamilies: Diverse Paths Toward Stepfamily Living

Sherry E. Sullivan ’83, Perrysburg, Ohio–The Opt-Out Revolt: Why People Are Leaving Companies to Create Kaleidoscope Careers; Winning Reviews: A Guide for Evaluating Scholarly Writing

Joseph Szabo '66 of Amityville, N.Y. — Teenage

H. Micheal Tarver '95, Russellville, Ark.–History of Venezuela; The Rise and Fall of Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez: An Historical Examination, Volume II: The Later Years, 1973-2004; El Fracaso de un Sueño: Un Breve Análisis de la Insurgencia en Venezuela, 1960-68; The Rise and Fall of Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez: An Historical Examination, Volume I: The Early Years, 1936-73

Kimberly Tessmer '86 of Parma, Ohio — The Everything Nutrition Book; Gluten-Free for a Healthy Life

Amy S. Tolbert '86 of St. Paul, Minn. — Reversing the Ostrich Approach to Diversity: Pulling your Head out of the Sand

Katrina Vandenberg ’92 of St. Paul, Minn. — Atlas

Frank Vazzano ’64 of North Canton, Ohio—Politician Extraordinaire: The Tempestuous Life and Times of Martin L. Davey

Jim Volz ’77 of Fullerton, Calif. — How to Run a Theater

Jeff Wagner ’95, Los Angeles — My Day…At the Zoo.

Tara Pretends Eagle Weber ’91, Pepper Pike, Ohio–The Ohio Bill for AMINA’s Law; It’s All in Your Head: Around the World in 80 Lyme Patients

Rosanne (Danco) Welch ’84, Van Nuys, Calif. — Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work and Family; The Encyclopedia of Women in Aviation and Space

Amy E. Williams '97 of Cleveland Heights, Ohio — The American Fighter Plane

Ruth (McIntyre) Williams '58 of Leesburg, Fla. — Clovenstone

Theresa A. (Aleshire) Williams '89 of Bradner, Ohio — The Secret of Hurricanes

Harald Wyndham '68 of Inkom, Idaho — The Little House of Poetry

Jeff Yeager '80 of Accokeek, MD — The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches

Robin Yocum '78 of Plain City, Ohio — Dead Before Deadline; Other Tales from the Police Beat

Richard Zera ’85 of Kutztown, Pa. — Business Wit and Wisdom

Don Babson ’59 of Huron, Ohio — Sail Away

Brian Dzyak ’91 of Encino, Calif. — What I Really Want to Do: On Set in Hollywood

Sean Forney ’03 of Westerville, Ohio — When the Cops Come Knockin’: An Illustrated Guide to the Law, En Garde!

Nils Lindquist ’50 of Columbus, Ohio — Least We Forget Island X

Jeff Schafer ’01 of Bowling Green — Life: An Autobiography as Told by Jack Gunthridge

Lois Schwartz ’62 of Ithaca, N.Y. — Just a Memory

Matthew Balensuela ’85 of Terra Haute, Ind. — Music Theory from Boethius to Zarlino

Denis Collins ’87 of Madison, Wis. — Essentials of Business Ethics: Creating an Organization of High Integrity and Superior Performance

Angela Connor ’94 of Holly Springs, N.C. — 18 Rules of Community Engagement: A Guide to Building Relationships and Connecting with Customers Online

Linda Frost ’85 of Mogadore, Ohio — Conjoined Twins in Black and White: The Lives of Millie-Christine McKoy and Daisy and Violet Hilton

Kathy Haueisen-Cashen ’68 of Houston — A Ready Hope: Effective Disaster Ministry for Congregations

Frank P. Vazzano ’64 of Canton, Ohio — Political Extraordinaire: The Tempestuous Life and Times of Martin L. Davey

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