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.

Joseph Boskin ’51 is back again with the “comical journey” of Corporal Boskin’s Cold Cold War, which takes the readers through the adventure of Corporal Boskin’s challenges during the war. With a sense of humor, this book provides a look into the fictitious Transportation Arctic Group on a journey in Greenland. Syracuse University Press, 2011.


John Vaszko ’64 continues his mystery novel writing with his second book, The Reunion, a novel about Bob Harkins who is anxious and nervous about returning home to New York for his 40th high school reunion. However, when a former classmate is found dead, Harkins finds himself trying to solve the murder. Sir Speed Printing, 2011.


Donna Matteson ’83 M ’88 joins Deborah Kennedy and Stuart Baur in writing Civil Engineering & Architecture, a college preparation textbook that focuses on a successful career in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM. The text uses architectural styles and illustrations that are used in today’s college classrooms. Delmar, Cengage Learning, 2012.


David M. Marshall ’92, M ’99, Brett Handley ’97, and Craig Coon ’01 worked together to write the textbook Principles of Engineering. With explanations of mathematics, engineering concepts, and scientific principles, the text is of great help to any non-calculus engineering course. Delmar, Cengage Learning, 2012.


Armando Rodriguez ’94 has written his first children’s book, titled Anything’s Possible: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? With illustrations by Christina Siravo, the book takes young children through a journey to decide what they want to do now, rather than waiting until they’re older. Legwork Team Publishing, 2011.


Professor Emeritus Lewis Putnam Turco adds a companion to his previous books The Book of Literary Terms and The Book of Dialogue with his newly revised version of The Book of Forms. This edition shows the crafts of poetry and adding in new forms and examples by young and old contemporary poets. University Press of New England, 2012.

2 thoughts on “Alumni Bookshelf

  1. Alumni Bookshelf,
    I’m a ’94 Graduate of SUNY Oswego. I’ve recently illustrated a children’s book ‘And I Thought About You’ and I’d like to send it to the Alumni bookshelf. Is there a specific contact name that it can be addressed to?
    Our book can be found on, Amazon and B&B.
    Lisa Carletta-Vieites
    Class of 1994

    • Send a copy to:
      Alumni Bookshelf c/o Shane M. Liebler
      300 Washington Blvd.
      Oswego, NY 13126

      Congrats on your book!

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