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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 63, Number 8 (Dec. 1961)

Badger bookshelf,   pp. 32-34


Page 32


Badger Bookshelf
HOW TO STAGE AN OLDTIME
AUTOMOBILE EVENT by Kenneth
Butler '25, the Wayside Press, Inc.,
Mendota, Ill. (paper $3.75, cloth
$4.75).
  This is the only book that gives or-
ganizational details for the successful
staging of an antique car event. In-
tended primarily for people with little
or no experience on the subject, it is a
guide to which they can turn for help
in every phase of such an undertaking.
Everything is included from how to
contact car owners to the scores of "lit-
tle things" that make a perfect event.
Also included is a directory of automo-
bile clubs and a list of publications de-
voted to historic automobiles. A special
feature of the book is a glossary with
lists of sources where specialty materials
such as name badges, participation
plaques, trophies, ribbons, etc., can be
obtained.
A MANNER OF SPEAKING for
Effective Communication by Carl B. Cass
'30, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York
($4.50.)
   For the course in Voice and Diction,
this text offers a sound, practical ap-
proach to the actual process of develop-
ing good oral habits. Notably compre-
hensive in nature, it is scientific with-
out being unnecessarily technical, and
is especially outstanding for its wealth
of original exercise material. The book
is broad in scope, including much mate-
rial not usually offered by books in its
field. It is above all, however, distin-
guished for its simplicity and its prac-
tical, functional presentation of the
means for achieving vocal improvement.
QUANTUM MECHANICS by John
L. Powell '48, and Bernd Crasemann,
Addison-Welsey Publishing Co., Inc.,
Reading, Mass.
   This introduction to quantum me-
 chanics, written at the senior-graduate
 level, emphasizes the physical basis of
 the subject, without undue neglect of
 its mathematical aspects. A noteworthy
 feature of the book is its careful, de-
 tailed explanation of scattering, matrix
 theory, transformation theory, angular
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momentum, radiation, and perturbation
theory. Prominence is given to the role
of symmetry operations and to the essen-
tially algebraic structure of quantum-
mechanical theory.
ITALY: SCHOOL FOR AWAKEN-
ING COUNTRIES by Maurice F. Neu-
feld '32. New York State School of In-
dustrial and Labor Relations, Cornell
University, Ithaca ($9.00).
  This comprehensive study of the Ital-
ian labor movement, the first to appear
in English, traces the history of Italy's
union development against the turbu-
lent course of economic, social, and po-
litical events from 1800 to 1960. Since
the industrial revolution bypassed most
of the peninsula, and Italy experienced
during those years many varieties of
change and adversity which today assail
newly developing countries, the Italian
experience offers guidance of both posi-
tive and negative value for these young
countries.
A WOMAN'S GUIDE TO EARN-
ING A GOOD LIVING by Elmer
Winter '35, Simon and Schuster, New
York ($4.95).
   For the woman who holds a job or
 who has ever wanted to work, this
 book gives the complete and authora-
 tive answers and expert advice on such
 vital questions as: How can I find the
 job I'm best fitted for?; Can I get a
 job without experience?; How will my
 working affect my children?; Should I
 work part time, full time, some time,
 or not at all?; Should I give up my job
 when I marry?; Are women capable of
 doing scientific work?; What benefits
 will I receive under the social security
 law if I work?; and What are the ad-
 vantages or disadvantages of owning
 my own business?
 THE SHEPPARD MURDER CASE
 by Paul Holmes '21, David McKay Co.,
 Inc., New York ($5.00).
   Paul Holmes covered the Sheppard
 murder trial for the Chicago Tribune
 and now, with a perspective that only
 the passing of time can provide, has
 written a beautifully documented, dis-
passionate, and exciting chronicle of the
whole hysterical and unsavory affair. In
the hands of this distinguished news-
paperman, The Sheppard Murder Case
is not only a narrative of the tragic
events themselves but also an inquiry
into the nature of American jurispru-
dence and the conduct under pressure
of the press, the police, and the citizens
of a great American city.
GENETIC ASPECTS OF DAIRY
CATTLE BREEDING by Ivar Johans-
son '25, University of Illinois Press,
Urbana, Ill. ($7.50).
   In this book an international author-
ity on animal genetics surveys the pres-
ent knowledge in regard to the genetics
of economically important characters of
dairy cattle and the methods for their
improvement. The book is not intended
primarily as a text for specialized uni-
versity courses but rather as a survey
of problems and as a reference source
for educators, extension workers, stu-
dents in this particular field of animal
genetics, and breeders.
PASSPORTS AT SEVENTY by Ethel
Sabin Smith '08, W. W. Norton Co.,
Inc., New York ($3.95).
   Dr. Smith, a psychologist by profes-
sion, decided to write of her recent jour-
ney around the world by cargo ship,
in part at least, as it bore on the atti-
tudes and ways of life of people past
the middle years of life. Her informal
book flows as easily as good conversa-
tion, a blend of incident description,
and shrewdly penetrating observation.
Dr. Smith has a warm understanding of
human nature, a proper respect for good
sense, and a smile for the pompous
and foolish.
HIDDEN ISLAND by Elizabeth Cor-
bett '10, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.,
New York ($3.95).
   Readers of Elizabeth Corbett's many
novels will find in Hidden Island the
familiar warmth of feeling and sensi-
tive perception which characterize all
her work.
ORIENTATION IN PHARMACY
by Ralph W. Clark '22, Lea & Febiger,
Philadelphia.
   The purpose of this second edition
of Orientation in Pharmacy is the same
Wisconsin Alumnus, December, 1961


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