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Vol. 111, No. 9


A Double Life: Discovering Motherhood

By Lisa Catherine Harper ’88
Published in the March 23, 2011, issue

(University of Nebraska Press)

In this memoir of pregnancy and early motherhood, the author chronicles her journey from the conception of her first child, to morning sickness, a difficult delivery, and bringing her baby home. She explores the ways that motherhood changed her and affected her relationships with her ­husband and her own mother. Harper is an adjunct professor in the M.F.A. ­program at the University of San Francisco.

A History of American Tonalism: 1880­–1920

By David A. Cleveland ’74, foreword by John Wilmerding
Published in the March 23, 2011, issue

(Hudson Hills Press)

In this account of the Tonalist landscape painting movement, the author ­re-evaluates the significance of that period. He argues that Tonalism’s emergence in the 1870s marks the origins of American modernism and that it continues to influence American art today. Cleveland is an art historian and independent curator. Wilmerding is a professor emeritus of American art at Princeton University.

The Future of Power

By Joseph S. Nye Jr. ’58
Published in the March 23, 2011, issue


Nye argues that “smart power” — which combines the hard power of coercion with the soft power of persuasion — will allow the United States to achieve foreign-policy goals. “It is not enough to think in terms of power over others. We must also think in terms of power to accomplish goals that involves power with others,” writes Nye, a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. 

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