Virginia Tech Magazine
Book Notes -|- Winter 2007

Book Notes

Virginia Tech Magazine is happy to note books by alumni, faculty, and staff or books about Virginia Tech. Review copies should be mailed to Book Notes, Virginia Tech Magazine, 105 Media Building (0109), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Books submitted to Virginia Tech Magazine 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.


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Fresh Memories: A Daily Report of My Life in Seoul, Korea by Daisy W. Goodwin (Ed.D. curriculum and instruction '96) is a journal account of the educator's three years on a U.S. Army base in Seoul.

The book is self-published with Divine Life Publications (P.O. Box 31099, Capitol Heights, MD 20731) and can be purchased from Goodwin (P.O. Box 255, Lorton, VA 22191).

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Keli'i's Molokai as told by Keli'i to Professor Emeritus of Architecture Donald R. Sunshine and his wife, Joanna Sunshine, is the story of a larger-than-life native Hawaiian who, among other appointments, is an adviser to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye.

The book is self-published by Donald and Joanna Sunshine and available at Tech Bookstore;


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Richmond Times-Dispatch Assistant Sports Editor Mike Harris interviews some of Virginia Tech's most celebrated athletes in Game of My Life: Virginia Tech--Memorable Stories of Hokie Football.

The publisher is Sports Publishing LLC (804 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820);


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The Safe & Effective Exercise Program: Don't Just Do it, Do it Better by Sam Banola (secondary education '96) outlines a detailed plan for healthier exercise and diet.

The book is self-published with iUniverse Inc. (2021 Pine Lake Rd., Ste. 100, Lincoln, NE 68512);


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Stand Your Ground: Building Honorable Leaders the West Point Way by Evan H. Offstein (Ph.D. business '04) imparts lessons of honor and character-building that can be adopted by any aspiring leader. For more information, go to

The publisher is Praeger Publishers (88 Post Rd. W., Westport CT 06881);

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Learning-Center Learning: A Philosophy for Lifelong Learning by Jim Reynolds (Ed.D. student personnel services '88) articulates a 21st-century philosophical learning construct, laying a foundation to improve lifelong learning for all.

The book is self-published with AuthorHouse (1663 Liberty Dr., Ste. 200, Bloomington, IN 47403);

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More Mommy Magic: 506 Ways to Nurture Your Child by Adria Manary (communication '78) offers enchanting suggestions, practical tips, heartwarming stories, and fun-filled activities to keep mothers and their children happy and occupied in the hectic pace of day-to-day life. Go to

The publisher is Seven Locks Press (3100 W. Warner Ave., Ste. 8, Santa Ana, CA 92704).


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A selection of poems with essays about their writing, Transition by psychologist Karen Gillman (M.S. management, housing, and family development '74) examines her journey to empowerment following the death of her husband.

The publisher is Wyndham Hall Press (5050 Kerr Rd., Lima, OH 45806);


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Set in the Indian Ocean, Killing Mauritius by Brooks Tenney (architectural engineering '58) examines Islamic terrorism.

The book is self-published with Trafford Publishing (6E-2333 Government St., Victoria, BC, Canada V8T 4P4);

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