In a sequel to his award-winning “The New York Nobody Knows,” noted Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership sociologist William B. Helmreich returns with “The Manhattan Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide” (Princeton University Press, November 2018). The book is one of the latest titles from City College of New York faculty.
While crafting his first New York tome required him to walk every block of the Big Apple (6,000 miles in all), Helmreich retraced 721 of those miles in Manhattan to pen this walking guide of one of the world’s greatest cities.
The result is a book by the Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the Colin Powell School that captures the unique magic and excitement of the island. It highlights hundreds of facts, places, and points of interest unavailable in other guides.
Other new exciting titles from CCNY faculty include:
- “Teachers Bridging Difference: Exploring Identity with Art,” by Marit Dewhurst, assistant professor/director of art education, Division of Humanities and the Arts;
- “The Victorian Actress in the Novel and on Stage,” by Renata Kobetts Miller, professor, Division of Humanities and the Arts;
- “Artificial Intelligence in the 21st Century, 3rd edition,” co-authored by Stephen Lucci, associate professor, Grove School of Engineering;
- “The Tangled Woods,” by Emily Raboteu, professor, Division of Humanities and the Arts;
- “Structures of Coastal Resilience,” by Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, associate professor, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; Julia Chapman, Spitzer School; and Guy Nordenson.
In addition, “Eigenstaller’s Market,” a short story by Matthew G. Nagler, professor of economics and business in the Colin Powell School, appears in “Economic Inquiry,” a rarity for the highly regarded journal.
“To my knowledge, this is the first time that Economic Inquiry has chosen to publish a work of short fiction,” remarked Nagler.
He weaves the tale of an American economics professor who travels to Switzerland to interview an aging experimental economist who, during a dark period in the 20th century, conducted a study that is shrouded in secrecy, but which he suspects was an unspeakable abomination. On his journey, the younger economist is forced to question his own ethical principles, his capacity for compassion, and his personal commitment to the ideals of scientific endeavor.
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