authors & editors

Bonnie J. Morris, MA ‘85, PhD ‘90
Bonnie J. Morris, MA ‘85, PhD ‘90
Women's History for Beginners
For Beginners LLC, 2012

Morris, who teaches women’s studies at George Washington University and Georgetown University, opens the book examining why women’s history is largely absent from the educational system. Her book serves as a reminder that there are many different versions of women’s history, each worthy of being brought to light.

 
James F. Miskal, MA ‘71, PhD ‘77 (co-author with P.H. Liotta)
James F. Miskal, MA ‘71, PhD ‘77 (co-author with P.H. Liotta)
The Real Population Bomb
Potomac Books, 2012

By 2025, almost 30 cities will have populations greater than 10 million, while more than 600 cities will have populations exceeding 1 million. These megacities are posing — and will continue to pose — serious challenges to international stability, human safety and the quality of the environment. Miskel is a consultant who has served two presidents as director of defense policy and arms control on the National Security Council.

 
Debbie Koenig ‘87
Debbie Koenig ‘87
Parents Need to Eat Too
William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2012

As Koenig would tell it, she passed on writing the next great American novel and, instead, wrote a cookbook. She spent 15 years in the book publishing industry, marketing the works of other authors before deciding she wanted to try something else. Ten years later, life came full circle and she was back in publishing — only this time her own work is in print.

 
Howard Steven Friedman ‘93
Howard Steven Friedman ‘93
The Measure of a Nation
Prometheus Books, 2012

Friedman is a leading statistician and health economist for the United Nations and a professor of professional practice at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His work provides an assessment of how the United States compares to other affluent democracies in terms of health, safety, education and democracy.