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Books
Faculty and alumni authors

Wounds That Do Not Bind:Victim-Based Perspectives on the Death Penalty
edited by David R. Karp, professor of sociology, and James R. Acker
Carolina Academic Press, 2006
“Murder evokes the law’s severest punishment,” the editors point out. They themselves have not been untouched by the topic: a friend of Karp’s wife was murdered twenty years ago (the offender is on death row), and Acker, early in his law career, was appointed to represent a man accused of capital murder. This collection, which grew out of a 2003 Skidmore symposium, presents personal accounts, legal perspectives (including a contribution by Beau Breslin, associate professor of government), and policy implications.

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Groundhog Gets a Say

by Pamela Curtis Swallow ’67
Putnam Publishing Group, 2005
Facts about groundhogs that go beyond Groundhog Day; for readers ages 5–10

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A Century of Jewelry: Classy, Flashy, and Trashy
by Deborah Crosby ’74
Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2005
Jewelry made in America, Europe, and Asia from 1860 to 1960; with color photos

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Hope Unraveled: The People’s Retreat and Our Way Back
by Richard C. Harwood ’82
Kettering Foundation Press, 2005
How to return to basics and find hope in being a part of public life

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Gender Quotas, Parity Reform, and Political Parties in France
by Katherine A. R. Opello ’95
Lexington Books, 2006
A history of French women’s rights and the French electoral process



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