Alumni Bookshelf

This column celebrates the publishing success of Oswego alumni authors, illustrators and recording artists. Please keep us informed about new books and audio recordings by requesting that your publisher or distributor send a copy for the Oswego Alumni Bookshelf at King Alumni Hall.


Pennsylvania: Our People, Places and Past, 2010

Randall A. Pellow ’65 has authored several grade school textbooks about Pennsylvanian geography and history. His most recent titles include Understanding Pennsylvania: Our Geography, History, Economics, and Government; Pennsylvania Geography; and Pennsylvania: Our People, Places and Past. Pellow has also co-authored several titles, including The Western Hemisphere, The Eastern Hemisphere and Our Pennsylvania Story. Penns Valley Publishers, 2007-2010.

Nice Girls

Nice Girls Just Don't Get It, 2011

Internationally renowned executive coach and author of the million-copy bestseller Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner OfficeDr. Lois P. Frankel ’73 teamed with negotiation expert Carol Frohlinger to write Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It: 99 Ways to Win the Respect You Deserve, the Success you’ve Earned and the Life you Want. The new book teaches women how to assert themselves to get what they want in any situation and across all areas of their lives. Detailed and practical, Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It provides women with seven critical strategies and dozens of tactics to use in the workplace and beyond. Crown Archetype, 2011.

Aunt Pig

Aunt Pig of Puglia, 2009

Patricia Catto ’74, M ’80 captures an intimate look at family life in her book Aunt Pig of Puglia. Recounting experiences from her own family, Catto’s book paints a moving memoir of the Italian-American experience. Jaded Ibis Press, 2009.

Basketball History

Basketball History in Syracuse, 2010

Mark Allen Baker ’79 has released his 15th book, Basketball History in Syracuse: Hoops Roots. Reflecting on the rich history of professional basketball in Central New York, Baker introduces readers to the city and the professional teams that have represented the area in various leagues. History Press, 2010.

No More Heroes

No More Heroes, 2010

David W. Palmer ’80 tells the story of a world featuring a secret organization of government assassins in No More Heroes. The book revolves around an event that occurs that is so traumatic that it pushes humanity into the next phase of development. Dreamviu Publishing, 2010.

Counting Sheep

Counting Sheep: A Tale of 10 Sheep, 2010

Jessica E. Godfrey ’09 wrote and illustrated Counting Sheep: A Tale of Ten Sheep. The children’s book follows the various methods a group of sheep use to get over a fence that blocks them from the barn where they sleep. Xlibris, 2010.

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