If you have published a general-interest book in the past six months, please let us know. Review copies should be mailed to Virginia Tech Magazine, 105 Media Building (0109), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Books submitted to Virginia Tech Magazine for review will be donated to the library in The Grove, home of President and Mrs. Charles W. Steger, unless authors specifically request their return. Faculty, staff, and alumni wanting to contribute other books they have written should mail the books directly to The Grove (0446), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.


book cover Written by Marcie S. Jones (management, housing & family development '75) and illustrated by Henry J. Kouche, Mama Cat is the story of an unwanted, pregnant cat in search of a family. Targeting youngsters with a fourth-grade reading level, each chapter touches upon a different lesson, addressing such topics as homelessness, decision-making, trust, and family relationships.

The publisher is Warwick House Publishing (720 Court St., Lynchburg, VA 24504);


book cover Edited by retired secondary school principal Lyman Richard Comey (vocational education '56), A Legacy of Valor: The Memoirs and Letters of Captain Henry Newton Comey, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry reveals a range of perspectives on life in a "fighting regiment" of the Union Army, including recollections of the battles at Cedar Mountain, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, and Gettysburg.

The publisher is The University of Tennessee Press (Ste. 110, Conference Center, Knoxville, TN 37996);

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Cobb's Island, Virginia: The Last Sentinel, co-written by Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Ron Kagawa (M.S. architecture '96) and J. Richard Kellam, charts the history of the now-barren Virginia barrier island that was once a flourishing hunting and fishing resort and home to the first U.S. Life Saving Service facility.

The publisher is Donning Company Publishers (184 Business Park Dr., Ste. 206, Virginia Beach, VA 23462);


book cover Bert Kinzey (business administration '68) provides a history and complete detail and scale of military aircraft in his two most recent texts, F/A-18E & F/A-18F Super Hornet and U.S. Navy and Marine Aircraft of World War II, Part 1: Dive and Torpedo Bombers, the latter featuring color illustrations by Col. Richard "Rock" Roszak (management '71), associate director of Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Alumni Relations.

The publisher of the former is Squadron/Signal Publications (115 Crowley Dr., Carrollton, TX 75011); the publisher of the latter is Revell-Monogram, LLC (725 Landwehr Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062);


An Introduction to Patent Law by Janice M. Mueller (chemical engineering '86), a registered U.S. patent attorney, is a clearly written volume addressing all aspects of U.S. patent law, including the principal legal doctrines, public policy considerations, and procedures for application and enforcement of patents.

The publisher is Aspen Publishers (1185 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036);

book cover Featuring a fictional CEO and his efforts to streamline business communications, Throw Me the Bottom Line ... I'm Drowning in E-mail! by John S. Fielden, Jean D. Gibbons (Ph.D. statistics '62), and Ronald E. Dulek is a comprehensive guide to concise and effective e-mail communication in the workplace.

The publisher is Pioneer River Press (3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34981);


Edge, a compelling collection of personal essays by Assistant Professor of English Jeff Mann, explores the struggles and joys of his life as a gay man from Appalachia and his later journeys to Key West, Fla., and Provincetown, Mass., and abroad to Germany, Ireland, and Scotland.

The publisher is Haworth Press Inc. (10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904);

book cover Both a collection of personal vignettes and an interactive journal, Transforming Moments: The Miracle Workbook by Sharon Patricia Burtner (psychology '80) includes exercises and writing activities that encourage readers to record and realize the transforming moments of their lives.

The publisher is Infinity (519 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford, PA 19041);


book cover Assistant Professor of English Jeff Mann's Bones Washed with Wine--which gathers together two of the poet's award-winning chapbooks, Flint Shards from Sussex and Bliss--is a collection of beautifully crafted lyric poetry confronting love and loss, grief, and acceptance.

The publisher is Gival Press (P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203);