Along the Templar Trail: Seven Million
Steps for Peace (Pilgrim’s Tales Inc., 2008) by
Brandon Wilson ’ 73. A memoir of Wilson’s
2,620-mile walk across 11 countries and
two continents toward Jerusalem to deliver a
message of peace.
The Body in the Reservoir: Murder and
Sensationalism in the South (UNC Press,
2008) by Michael Trotti ’ 99. A series of
dramatic murders in 19th- and early 20th-
century Richmond, Va., are used to explore
the evolution of sensationalism in Southern
Defying Dixie (W. W. Norton & Co.,
2008) by Glenda Gilmore ’ 92. A history of
the Southern movement for social justice
between 1919 and 1950 that gave birth to
the civil rights movement.
Dogface (MacAdam/Page, 2008) by Jeff
Garigliano ’ 96 (MA). A dark, humorous
debut novel about a teenage commando
wannabe running amok in a “boot camp”
for juvenile delinquents.
The Dragon’s Daughters Return (
Thim-bleberry Press, 2007) by Virginia Cornue
’ 67. A collection of narratives that recounts
Chinese daughters and their families as they
travel in their country.
Fight Pictures:A History of Boxing and
Early Cinema (University of California Press,
2008) by Dan Streible ’ 84. An exploration of
a forgotten history of the sport that affected
early American cinema and became a major
part of American popular culture.
Hiking North Carolina’s Lookout Towers
(John F. Blair, 2008) by Peter Barr ’05. The
author describes 26 fire and lookout tower
sites in the mountains of North Carolina for
tourists and hikers.
The House at Sugar Beach (Simon &
Schuster, 2008) by Helene Cooper ’ 87. A
journalist’s memoir of a war-torn Liberian
childhood and her return to her native
country to reunite with the foster sister she
How to Unspoil Your Child Fast (Basil
Books, 2007) by Richard Bromfield ’ 83.
Reveals strategies that have worked to
restore balance to parenting and the home.
The Image, the Icon, and the Covenant
(Interlink Books, 2008) by Sahar Khalifeh
’ 83. A call for liberation in Arab Jerusalem
lies at the heart of this novel for the nation
and the individuals who inhabit it.
The Magical Campus: University of North
Carolina Writings, 1917-1920 (University of
South Carolina Press, 2008) edited by
Matthew J. Bruccoli and Aldo P. Magi. A
collection of the writings of Thomas Wolfe
’ 20 during his years at UNC, including
plays, poems, speeches and essays, as well as
32 illustrations documenting Wolfe’s collegiate years.
Normans and Saxons: Southern Race
Mythology and the
Intellectual History of
the American Civil
War (Louisiana State
2008) by Ritchie
Devon Watson Jr. ’ 65,
who also earned his
master’s degree in ’ 67
and his doctorate in
’ 73 from UNC. An
exploration of the
mythology created by
the upper classes of
the antebellum South
to justify secession
and the Civil War.
On Being a Gay
Parent: Making a
2007) by Brett Webb-Mitchell ’ 89 (PhD). A
guide that answers questions unique to the
Christian gay parenting experience.
The Outer Banks Cookbook: Recipes and
Traditions from North Carolina’s Barrier
Islands (Three Forks, 2008) by Elizabeth
Wiegand ’ 76 (MEd). Outer Banks lore, stories and practical cooking tips in addition to
recipes of coastal Southern cuisine, family
recipes and local restaurant specialties.
Shreveport Sounds in Black and White
(University Press of Mississippi, 2008) edited
by Kip Lornell ’ 77 (MA) and Tracy E. W.
Laird. This book reveals the musical mix that
emerged from the ongoing interaction
between the city’s black and white musicians.
Site Fights (Cornell University Press,
2008) by Daniel P. Aldrich ’ 96. A report and
commentary on the incidents surrounding
government decisions on the locations of
controversial facilities such as nuclear power
plants, as well as on
the importance of
engaged civil society.
Soon or Late (St.
Press, 2007) by Frank
Borden Hanes ’ 42.
Poetry from the
founder of the
Thomas Wolfe Cre-
ative Writing Scholarship.
University of North Carolina Men’s Basketball Games (McFarland & Co. Inc. Publishers, 2008) by Michael O’Hara. A complete record of every men’s basketball game
played at UNC from the 1953 season
through the 2005-06 season is detailed with
statistics, box scores and more.
Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson
(UNC Press, 2007) by Susan Burch and
Hannah Joyner ’ 91 (MA). Biography of a
black North Carolinian born deaf who
spent most of his life wrongly institutionalized because of his handicap.
Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in
an Overtreated America (UNC Press, 2008)
by Nortin M. Hadler, a professor of medicine at UNC. An examination of what
Hadler considers an overlooked ailment of
modern America — the “culture of med-icalization.”