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Homecoming 2001
Sea Stories by Corwin Mendenhall of Benbrook (Dorrance Publishing Co.). A retired Navy rear admiral, Mendenhall wrote this autobiographical account of his naval career and life adventures as a sequel to his first book, Submarine Diary. He was a doctoral student at North Texas from 1968 to 1972.

Alone on Watch by Harold Adler (’84 M.S.) of Plano ( Two billion dollars in counterfeit money is at the core of this espionage thriller, which takes a Naval graduate undercover to foil the plot.

Passing This Way But Once by Claude E. Goode (’48) of Greenville. Goode’s self-published autobiography covers his growing-up years, from his birth in 1919 through his graduation from Celeste High School in 1937. The book tells of life on the farm, entertainment, dating, work and school in the ’20s and ’30s.

Cooking the Wright Way, A New Millennium Keepsake Cookbook by Herschel C. Wright (’75 M.Ed.) of Fort Worth (Pat-A-Cake Press). Wright, retired after 32 years in education, now spends his time as co-owner and manager of Pat-A-Cake Press. He and his wife produced this collection of recipes.


Managing Compensation (and Understanding It Too) by Donald L. Caruth (’70 Ph.D.) of Rockwall and Gail D. Handlogten (Quorum Books). This guide covers the mysteries and mystique of how people are compensated in all types of organizations. The authors write about such topics as job evaluation, job pricing, employee benefit programs and pay for performance.

The Nature of True Virtue: Theology, Psychology and Politics in the Writings of Henry James Sr., Henry James Jr. and William James by James Duban, professor of English and director of the Office of Postgraduate Fellowships (Farleigh Dickinson University Press). This book offers new perspectives on the fiction of Henry James Jr., author of the 19th-century novels The Wings of the Dove and The Portrait of a Lady. Duban shows how the elder Henry James’ religious views and socialism influenced Henry James Jr.’s writing and also influenced the work of his other son, psychologist William James.


Omaha Beach: A Flawed Victory by Adrian R. Lewis, associate professor of history (University of North Carolina Press). Lewis traces the development of the doctrine behind the plan for the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, explaining why the battles for Omaha and other beaches were fought as they were. He argues that blame for the Allied casualties on Omaha lay at the higher levels of operations and strategy planning, rather than on tactical leaders at the battle site. Lewis is a former infantry officer and former instructor at West Point.

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