Books in Brief: Web Extra

Author: Notre Dame Magazine

European Christian Democracy: Historical Legacies and Comparative Perspectives, edited by Thomas Kselman and Joseph A. Buttigieg (Notre Dame Press). Views of the history and possible future of the European Christian Democracy movement. The editors, both ND professors, also are fellows of the University’s Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

The Politics of Cultural Differences: Social Changes and Voter Mobilization Strategies in the Post-New Deal Period, edited by David C. Leege, Kenneth D. Wald, Brian S. Krueger ’02Ph.D. and Paul D. Mueller ’00M.A. (Princeton University Press). The national campaign strategies from 1960 to ’96, the authors argue, emphasized cultural conflict regarding patriotism, race, gender and religion. Leege is an ND emeritus professor of political science.

Arpino: Un Nuovo Borgo, A New Quarter, edited by Samir Younes and Ettore M. Mazzola (Alinea). A publication of the Rome Studies Program of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, detailing the architectural proposals prepared by students for a new quarter in the city of Arpino, Italy. Essays in the book are printed in both English and Italian. Younes is an ND associate professor or architecture and director of Rome studies; Mazzola is a visiting assistant professor of architecture.

Soft Concrete Stairs: Poetry & Artwork from Miriam’s Kitchen, edited by Patrick McGovern ’99. Creative work from the homeless in Washington, D.C.

Woven From The Threads of Abuse: A Process/Journal Exploring Grief Surrounding Sexual Abuse Issues in the Church, Ann Welly and Sue Wilhelm (iUniverse). True stories form the background of this workbook, which is designed to help heal those who are grieving over the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic church. Wilhelm’s husband and daughter are both graduates of Notre Dame.

Bottle-Cap Sundaes, Patrick M. Sheridan ’62 (1stBooks). Three dachshunds tell this story in their own words, while their human companions move through retirement and relocation from Indiana to a farm in Maryland.