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The Alumni Association

Presents the
Following Books

by Bronx Science Alumni Authors:

Rachel Adelson ('73)

Ms. Adelson has written a book entitled Staying Power:  Age-Proof Your Home for Comfort, Safety and Style.

Richard B. Ancowitz ('75)

Mr. Ancowitz has co-authored and served as editor-in-chief for numerous editions of Weitz on Automobile Litigation: The No-Fault Handbook.

Judith Baumel ('73) 

Ms. Baumel has written three books of poetry, The Weight of NumbersNow, and The Kangaroo Girl.

Leonard Berger ('60)

Mr. Berger, has published an e-book of baseball poetry entitled, Coming Home: Baseball Poetry, authored under the name of Len Berger.

Sally Belfrage  ('54)

Ms. Belfrage, has written several memoirs, Room In Moscow, Freedom Summer, Flowers of Emptiness, Living With War, a Belfast year; Un-American Activities.

Linda F. Burghardt, Ph.D. (’63)

Dr. Burghardt is the author, so far, of three non-fiction books: Jewish Holiday Traditions: Joyful Celebrations From Rosh Hashanah to Shavuot (Citadel Press); The Happy Empty Nest: Finding Love and Success After Your Kids Leave for College (Kensington Books); and The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Book: Joyful Ceremonies and Celebrations for Today’s Families (Citadel Press).  Two of these books grew out of articles she wrote for The New York Times.

Harvey F. Carrol ('57)

Mr. Carrol has written a chemistry textbook entitled, Preview of General Chemistry published by John Wiley & Sons, 1989.

Bill Christophersen  ('67)

Mr. Christophersen has published a debut poetry collection entitled Two Men Fighting in a Landscape (Kelsay Books, 2015).

Patricia Coyne (Devaney) ('77)

Ms. Coyne has authored a new book, Schaum's Outline of Maternal-Newborn Nursing.

John Curl ('58)

Mr. Curl's books include For All The People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America, Ancient American Poets (translations of Aztec, Maya, and Inca poets), Memories of Drop City (novelistic memoir), and Revolutionary Alchemy (poetry)

Miles David ('43)

Mr. David recently self-published a novel, Saving the President.

Samuel R. (Chip) Delany ('60)

Mr. Delany is the author of numerous books including The Jewels of Aptor, The Towers of Toron, Captives of the Flame, City of a Thousand Suns, and many more.

E.L. Doctorow ('48)

Mr. Doctorow's novels include The March, City of God, The Waterworks, Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, Lives of the Poets, World's Fair, and Billy Bathgate.

Henry Etzkowitz ('58)
Mr. Etzkowitz's books include Ghetto Crisis, Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology, MIT and the Rise of Entrepreneurial Science, The Triple Helix: University-Industry-Government Innovation In Action. 

Peter Feibelman ('59)
Mr. Feibelman is the author of A PhD is Not Enough - A Guide to Survival in Science, a book on what it takes to get from a doctorate to a career in research.

Ralph Adam Fine ('58)

Justice Fine's books include Mary Jane versus Pennsylvania, The Great Drug Deception, Escape of the Guilty, The How-To-Win Trial Manual, The How-To-Win Appeal Manual.

Carole Kapiloff Fink ('57) has published a book entitled, Cold War: An International History.

Tracey Foote ('84)

Ms. Foote's has written a book entitled The Kid's ROTH IRA Handbook: Securing Tax-Free Wealth From a Child's First Paycheck or Money Answers for Employed Children, Their Parents, the Self-Employed and Entrepreneurs.

Eric Frankel ('65)
Dr. Frankel is one of the editors and authors of, The Handbook of Food-Drug Interactions published in 2003 by CRC Press.

Raj Goel ('88)
Mr. Goel has published his first book entitled The Most Important Secrets for Getting Great Results from IT: Everything Your Computer Consultant Never Told You.

Perry N Halkitis ('81)

Perry N Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH (Class of 1981) has just published a new book, The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience, shown at this link.

Daniel P. Heyman ('56) and Matthew Sobel ('55)

Stochastic Models on Operations Research, vols. I and II

 Marc Hirsch ('63)

Dr. Hirsch has published a novel called The Case.

Norbert Hirschorn ('55)
Dr. Hirschorn (in addition to be a practicing physician) is a published poet and the author of poetry that has been published in dozens of journals.  The complete list appears at

Bart K. Holland ('73)

Dr. Holland has published four books so far, all from the Johns Hopkins University Press. These include "What Are The Chances? Voodoo Deaths, Office Gossip, and Other Adventures in Probability" (for the general public) and "Probability Without Equations: Concepts for Clinicians" (for medical students). Two are French-to-English translations: "Debunked! ESP, Telekinesis, and Other Pseudoscience" by Nobel laureate Georges Charpak, and a book by historian Patrice Bourdelais, "Epidemics Laid Low: A History of What Happened in the Rich Countries."

Sandra Holtzman ('69)

Along with co-author, Jean Kondek, Sandra had her book, Lies Startups Tell Themselves to Avoid Marketing: A no bullsh*t guide for PhDs, lab rats, suits, and entrepreneurs, published by Select Books.  

Elia Katz ('65)

Mr. Katz has authored a book, Armed Love, first published in 1971, it is a description of the author's experience in America's communes.

Paul Kirschner, ('68)

Mr. Kirschner has authored two books, Visualizing Argumentation and Ten Steps to Complex Learning, and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. 

Peter Klein ('83)

Mr. Klein has a published a book entitled A Passion for Giving: Tools and Inspiration for Creating a Charitable Foundation.

Harvey Kraft ('68)
Mr. Kraft is the author of The Buddha from Babylon: The Lost History and Cosmic Vision of Siddhartha Gautama.

David Kusnet ('69)

Mr. Kusnet is the author of several books including Love the Work, Hate the Job: Why America’s Best Workers Are More Unhappy than Ever and Speaking American: How the Democrats Can Win in the ‘90s.

Robert Ledig ('75)

Mr. Ledig is an editor and co-author of Volcker Rule: Commentary and Analysis, published by ThomsonReuters.  The book provides detailed coverage of the recently adopted Volcker Rule provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that generally prohibit banking entities from engaging in short term proprietary trading and sponsoring and investing in private equity funds and hedge funds.  Bob is a partner with Dechert LLP in Washington, DC.

Joseph Lelyveld ('54)

Mr. Lelyveld is a Pulitzer Prize winner and the author of several books including Omaha Blues: A Memory Loop; Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White; Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India. 

Gerhard Loewenberg ('45) 

Mr. Loewenberg has published a memoir entitled Moved by Politics.

Andrew Lo ('77)

MIT Professor Lo has authored Hedge Funds: An Analytic Perspective (Advances in Financial Engineering).

Allan Lyons ('47)

Mr. Lyons is the author of several books including Winning in the Options Market; Enhanced Convertibles; Bamboozle; The Chicken Flicker's Granddaughter; and Getting Away With Murder.

Robert Mark 

Mr. Mark is the author of several books on historical architecture including Experiments in Gothic Structure (MIT Press), Light, Wind, and Structure (MIT Press), Hagia Sophia from the Age of Justinian to the Present (Cambridge), and Architectural Technology up to the Scientific Revolution (MIT Press)

Mark Meltzer ('75) 

Mark Meltzer, class of 1975, is the co-author of 10 books with consumer advocate Clark Howard, including:

Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter, and Save Money and Clark Howard's Living Large for the Long Haul: Consumer-Tested Ways to Overhaul Your Finances, Increase Your Savings, and Get Your Life Back on Track.

Alexa Mieses ('06)

Ms. Mieses is a a second-year MD/MPH student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and I've recently written a medical school admissions guide. The book,The Heartbeat of Success: A Med Student's Guide to Med School Admissions, pays special attention to aspiring physicians who may be the first in their family to pursue a career in medicine.  

William Millberg ('70)

Mr. Milberg has co-authored a book, The Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment.

Sherwin B. Nuland ('48)

Mr. Nuland is the author of the thoughtful and influential book, How We Die

Fritz Ottenheimer ('44)

Mr. Ottenheimer has authored a book entitled Escape and Return: Memories of Nazi Germany.

Morton D. Paley ('52)

Mr. Paley is the author of several books including Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Fine Arts; The Traveller in the Evening: The Last Works of William Blake; Coleridge's Later Poetry; Portraits of Coleridge; The Continuing City: William Blake's "Jerusalem"; The Apocalyptic Sublime.

Raymond Parnes ('52)

Professor Raymond Parnes has written a book on engineering entitled, Solid Mechanics in Engineering.

Neil Price ('65)

Neil Price, MD Science graduate of 1965 authored --- On The Edge,  The Love/Hate World Of The Borderline Personality , published in 1989

Richard Price ('67)

Mr. Price is the author of several screenplays and many novels including The Wanderers, Bloodbrothers, Ladies' Man, The Breaks, Clockers, and Freedomland.

Dr. Charles E. Rosenberg ('52)

Dr. Rosenberg has authored the following books: The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849 and 1866; The Trial of the Assassin Guiteau: Psychiatry and Law in the Guilded Age; The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System; Explaining Epidemics; No Other Gods. On Science and American Social Thought; Our Present Complaint: American Medicine, Then and Now.

Jeffrey H Rudell ('57)

Dr. Rudell has published a book entitled Exercise Physiology for Swimmers and Divers.

William Safire ('47)

Pulitzer Prize winner William Safire's books include Fumblerules: A Lighthearted Guide to Grammar and Good Usage; On Language; Good Advice: More Than 2,000 Quotations to help You Live Your Life; Sleeper Spy; Let a Simile Be Your Umbrella; Leadership; Good Advice on Writing; Watching My Language: Adventures in the Word Trade; I Stand Corrected; Heroes of chivalry and romance; Take My Word for It; You Could Look It Up; Spread the Word; Whats the Good Word; Safire's Washington.

David Saperstein ('52)

David Saperstein is most famous for The Cocoon Trilogy, which was made into the Oscar-winning 1985 motion picture Cocoon.  He has also written several novels including A Christmas Gift, A Christmas Passage, Red Devil, and many others.  He has written for several media, including screenplays, librettos, film, television, and video. 

Elizabeth (Santiago) Schechter ('89)

Elizabeth Schechter's first romance novel, Princes of Air, was published in 2011 by Circlet Press, and her second, a steampunk romance entitled House of the Sable Locks, was published in 2013. In addition, she has authored numerous short stories.

Helen Schulman ('79)

Ms. Schulman's novels include This Beautiful Life: A Novel (P.S.), A Day at the Beach, and Out of Time.

Philip Shabecoff (June '51)

Philip Shabecoff’s most recent book is Places: Habitats of a Human LifetimeIt is an ecological memoir about the places he has inhabited (including the Bronx and Bronx Science) over a long career as a reporter, publisher and author. It is available through Amazon and Kindle.

Constance Shames, M.D. (Jan. '51)

Dr. Shames has published a book entitled Death of a Scholar.

Stephen Shepard ('56)

Mr. Shepard has written a book entitled Deadlines and Disruptions.

Helen Silverman, PhD ('53) 

Helen Silverman co-edited a book, Love: Psychoanalytic Perspectives published by NYU Press. Dr. Silverman also has an article in the book.

April Smith ('67)

Ms. Smith's novels include White Shotgun, Judas Horse, Good Morning Killer, North of Montana and Be the One.

Dava Sobel ('64)

Ms. Sobel's books include Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love; Longitude: The Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time; A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos.

Click here for a New York Times review of A More Perfect Heaven.

Matthew Sobel ('55) and Daniel P. Heyman ('56)

Stochastic Models on Operations Research, vols. I and II

Larry Stempel ('59)

Fordham Professor Larry Stempel has authored Showtime: A History of the Broadway Musical Theater.

Elaine Sternberg  ('64)

Dr. Sternberg is the author of Just Business: Business Ethics in Action, and Corporate Governance:  Accountability in the Marketplace. 

Henry Michael Strage ('51)

Henry Michael Strage has published a book entitled Management Milestones.

Edward Taub ('56)

Dr. Edward A. Taub M.D. has written several books on the subject of Wellness Medicine including:  Stress Management in Today’s World: The Wellness Solution. Balance Your Body; Balance Your Life: 28 Day Permanent Weight Loss Plan;  Balance Your Body, Balance Your Life: Total Health Rejuvenation and others. 

Peter Tauber ('64)

Mr. Tauber is the author of the popular Sunshine Soldiers; he later wrote The Last Best Hope.

William Taubman ('58)

Pulitzer Prize winning author, William Taubman, has published several books including Khrushchev: The Man and His Era Stalin's Amer Policy, Moscow Spring, The view from Lenin Hills: Soviet youth in ferment.

Frank Tuerkheimer ('56)

Mr. Tuerkheimer wrote Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust (NYU Press).

Neil DeGrasse Tyson ('76)

Dr. Tyson's books include Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier; Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries.

Lewis Warsh ('61)

Lewis Warsh is a poet and the author of many books of poetry, which include Dreaming as One, a Place in the Sun, and many more.

Marie Winn ('54)
Marie Winn is a prolific author, which include Central Park in the Dark;  Red Tails in Love; The Plug in Drug: Television, Computers & Family Life; as well as a number of children's books and journalistic articles. 

Gene Weingarten ('68)

Mr. Weingarten is a Pulitzer Prize winning writer and author of several books including, Old Dogs: Are the Best Dogs; The Fiddler in the Subway: The Story of the World-Class Violinist Who Played for Handouts; I'm with Stupid: One Man. One Woman. 10,000 Years of Misunderstanding Between the Sexes Cleared Right Up; The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death.

Gary Weiss ('71)

Gary Weiss has authored the book Ayn Rand Nation.




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