Issue #156
www.ralphmag.org/EH/indexEH.html
Mid-Winter 2006 - 2007
Title Author Publisher Subject
Sixteen Stars
From the Pages of
RALPH
The Editors of RALPH [List] 16 Books from 2006
That We Feel Are
The Very Best
Malinche Laura Esquivel (Atria) A Revised Tale
Of the Woman Who Betrayed
Mexico in 1519
Tales from Nowhere*
Unexpected Stories from
Unexpected Places
Don George, Editor (Lonely Planet) Thirty or So Stories of Being
Stranded in the Middle of
Nowhere --- and Surviving
New and Selected Poems Stanley Moss (Seven Stories Press) A Collection of Contemporary Poems
On Astonishing Subjects
Thriller James Patterson, Editor (Mira) Thirty Short-Stories of Suspense
Blood Brothers
Among the Soldiers
Of Ward 57
Michael Weisskopf (Henry Holt) Following the Lives
Of Four Amputees from
Service in Iraq
Presence in The Flesh[G]
The Body in Medicine
Katharine Young (Harvard) What Happens --- Really ---
In the Physician's Examining Room
Desert Cities[B]
The Environmental History of
Phoenix and Tucson
Michael F. Logan (University of Pittsburgh Press) The Ecological and Aquatic
History of Two
Arizona Cities
The Jews in
Mussolini's Italy[B]
From Equality to
Persecution
Michele Sarfatti (University of Wisconsin) A History of Jewish Families
In Facist Italy
Michael Ingall and
Sumner Redstone & Viacom
George Lally
Daisy Lee Myers
[Letters] Correspondence with RALPH
About Previous Reviews and Articles
Louis XVI &
The Sistine Chapel
William John Meegan
Dorothy Wood
[More Letters] More Correspondence with RALPH
About Previous Reviews and Articles
Animal Rights &
Cryptic Letters Of the Month
bjryder12.aol.com
Rodrican26@aol.com
[Even More Letters] Even More Correspondence
with RALPH About Previous
Reviews and Articles
Mosquitoes and
Tow-Trucks
C. Amantea [Article] Speed-Traps and
Dengue in Mexico
Sanlúcar: The Las Vegas Of Spain Norman Lewis [Reading] Southern Spain in the 1950s
Another Victory Like This
And We Are Doomed
L. W. Milam
Jon Gallant
[Reading] A Reworking of "Wars"
From Gringolandia
The East-West Border Jaan Kaplinski [Poem] Poetry of Divisions
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
[G]Great Reviews of the Past
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit


Issue #157
www.ralphmag.org/EI/indexEI.html
Late Winter 2006 - 2007
Title Author Publisher Subject
Twelve Stinkers The Editors of RALPH [List] 12 Books from 2006
That We Feel Are
The Very Worst Possible
Mencken:
The American
Iconoclast
Marion Elizabeth Rodgers (Oxford University Press) The Writings, Social and
Political Life and Loves of the Terror from Baltimore
Apt. 301 Will Anderson (Yewtree Press) Photograph Album, with Interviews,
of Would-Be Male Models
The Avenger
Takes His Place:
Andrew Johnson and
The Forty-Five Days that
Changed the Nation
Howard Means (Harcourt) A History of the
Days Immediately Following the
Seventeenth President's
Inauguration
Tigerland:*
And Other
Unintended
Destinations
Eric Dinerstein (Island/Shearwater) A Charming Retelling
of the Events in the Life
of a Bat-Catching Naturalist
Brides and
Sinners in
El Chuco
Christine Granados (University of Arizona) Stories of Hard Lives
of the Mexican-Americans of El Paso
Untamed Seas:[G]
One Woman's True Story of
Shipwreck and Survival
Deborah Scaling Kiley (Mariner) Surviving at Sea
(with a Bunch of Crazies)
Uncoded Woman[B] Anne-Marie Oomen (Milkweed) Poems of Rough Love
(drawn from the U. S.
Defense Mapping Agency)
Howl on Trial:[B]
The Battle for
Free Expression
Bill Morgan and
Nancy J. Peters
Editors
(City Lights) Howls from the 50s;
The Trial of Allen Ginsberg's
Barbaric Yawp
Jagged with Love Susanna Childress (Wisconsin) Poems on Love and Travel
and Birds and Passion
and Tears
Mme. Spivy
Madness at RALPH
John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Dancing Under the Red Star
RALPH Goes Commercial
Wikipedia and Nature Magazine
Louis XVI and Peanut Butter
Samuel Pepys' Catamaran
Charlie Rose Blowing Brass
Rock Gardening in the Ukraine
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings,
Correspondence, and
Any of the 3,000 (or More)
Pictures, Drawings, and
Photographs
That Have Appeared
Over the Past Thirteen Years
The Museum Dr. Phage [Article] When the Skeletal Remains
Come Alive at the
Museum of Natural History.
How Not to Lie Philip Roth [Reading] The Speech of a Wife
Badly Wronged
Going Bats Eric Dinerstein [Reading] How to Love
(and Study)
Nocturnal Winged
Mammals
I Inspect My Face Susanna Childress [Poem] A Face After Weeping
"The Death of
The Ball Turret
Gunner"
"Hope"
Randall Jarrell [Verse] Two Poems from the Forties
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
[G]Great Reviews of the Past
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit


Issue #158
www.ralphmag.org/EJ/indexEJ.html
Early Spring 2007
Title Author Publisher Subject
Eyes to See Otherwise[G]
Ojos de otro Mirar
Homero Aridjis (New Directions) Contemporary Poetry from Latin America
The Sights Along the Harbor[B]
New and Collected Poems
Harvey Shapiro (Wesleyan) Poetry from New York City
An Alphabetical Life:[B]
Living It Up in the World of Books
Wendy Werris (Carroll & Graf) A Publisher's Rep Tells Her Story
Many Worlds in One[B]
The Search for Other Universes
Alex Vilenkin (Hill and Wang) Obscure Aspects of Physics, Time, and the Universe
Flashlights Ed Rossman [Article] The Prep School Culture of the 1950s
Facing Down Evil
Life on the Edge as an
FBI Hostage Negotiator
Clint Van Zandt (Putnam) Negotiating with Those Who Take Hostages
Jorie Graham
Aquiles Nazoa
Apt. 301
Maori Tattooing
Joachim Stempel
Barney Rosset
Samuel Pepy's Catamaran
H. L. Mencken
Dr. Paul Nickel
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings,
Correspondence, and
Any of the 3,000 (or More)
Pictures, Drawings, and
Photographs
That Have Appeared
Over the Past Thirteen Years
I Golfed Across Mongolia
How an Improbable Adventure Helped Me
Rediscover the Spirit of Golf
(And Life)
André Tolmé (Thunder's Mouth Press) Going Across Mongolia with a #3 Iron
Telling True Stories
A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the
Nieman Foundation at Harvard University
Mark Kramer
Wendy Call
Editors
(Plume) Fifty-Two Professionals Reveal
The Secret of Nonfiction Writing
Oil on the Brain*
Adventures from the Pump
To the Pipeline
Lisa Margonelli (Nan A. Talese/
Doubleday)
A Riotous Account of the Dark Energy
Going from Well to Gas Tank
The Painted Desert
Land of Wind and Stone
Scott Thybony
David Edwards,
Photographer
(University of Arizona) A Sparing Account of the
History and the Present
of the Painted Desert
From an Autobiography Harvey Shapiro [Poem] The Wonders of Growing Up
In the Grave of Another
Arachnophobia Jenny Diski [Reading] Spider Fear and Fear
Of Spider Fear Workshops
The Ice Palace
That Melted Away[G]
How Good Design
Enhances Our Lives
Bill Stumpf (Minnesota) A Futurist Trying
To Make Our Lives
More Interesting
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
[G]Great Reviews of the Past
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit


Issue #159
www.ralphmag.org/EK/indexEK.html
Mid-Spring 2007
Title Author Publisher Subject
Guide to Pruning
What, When, Where &
How to Prune for a
More Beautiful Garden
Cass Turnbull (Sasquatch)A Master Gardener
Tells Us How Not
To Prune Prune Trees<
Wanting Enlightenment
Is a Big Mistake
Teachings of Zen Master
Seung Sahn
Hyon Gak, Editor (Shambhala)The Late Korean Buddhist in
Fifty Short, Pithy Stories
African Intimacies*
Race, Homosexuality,
and Globalization
Neville Hoad (Minnesota)A Rich Study of Neo-Colonialism
in the Guise of
Religious Intolerance
The Somme*
The Coward
A. D. Gristwood (South Carolina)Trench-Warfare Through
The Eyes of Someone Who
Did It (For Two Years)
Best American
Magazine Writing 2006
Graydon Carter,
Coordinator
(Columbia University Press)Sixteen Articles, Reviews and Stories ---
Reputed to Be the Best of
The Year 2006
Learning To Fall[G]
The Blessings of
An Imperfect Life
Philip Simmons (Bantam)A Writer with
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Ruminates on the Loss of Body
(But Not Hope)
Suicide [B]
Pastoral Responses
Loren L. Townsend (Abingdon)Religious Answers for
Would-Be (and/or Unsuccessful)
Suicides
True Meditation[B]
Discover the Freedom
Of Pure Awareness
Adyashanti (Sounds True)A Young Buddhist on Awareness
The Best Buddhist
Writing 2006[B]
Melvin McLeod
Editor
(Shambhala)Thirty-Five Articles --- Purportedly the Best --- on Buddhism
Northwest Art,
Charles Krafft,
Edward Curtis,
Benedicte Wrensted,
The Rooster in the Wristwatch
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings,
Correspondence, and
Any of the 3,000 (or More)
Pictures, Drawings, and
Photographs
That Have Appeared
Over the Past Thirteen Years
Hugh Gregory Gallagher
(October 18, 1932 - July 13, 2004)
L. W. MilamMemorial ArticleThe Man Who Framed
American Disability Rights Remembered
His Picture NowhereJoshua Clark[Reading]A Reporter in Buras, Mississippi,
Shortly After Katrina
Passed Through
What the
Cults Believe
Irving Robertson (The Moody Bible Institute)Attacks on the Mormons,
the Unity Church, and the
Rosicrucians by the Moody
Bible Institute
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
[G]Great Reviews of the Past
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit


Issue #160
www.ralphmag.org/EL/indexEL.html
Late Late Spring 2007
Title Author Publisher Subject
Resolute: The Epic Search for
The Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the
Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship
Martin W. Sandler(Sterling)The search for the Northwest Passage
and the Search for the Searchers
Fighting for Franco[B]
International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain
during the Spanish Civil War, 1936 - 39
Judith Keene (Hambledon Continuum)Biographical Notes on the 1300 or so American,
Irish, English, Portuguese, and Russians Who
Fought the Spanish Republic
The Collected Poems of
Muriel Rukeyser[B]
Janet E. Kaufman
Anne F. Herzog, Editors
(University of Pittsburgh Press)600 Poems from the
20th Century American Poet
Rogha Dánta
Selected Poems
Gabriel Rosenstock(Cló Iar-Chonnachta)A Selection of Poems by the Gaelic Beat
Locating Medical History[B]
The Stories and Their Meanings
Frank Huisman,
John Harley Warner, Editors
(The Johns Hopkins University Press)The History of Medical History
Cycles of Time and Meaning
in the Mexican Books of Fate
Elizabeth Hill Boone(University of Texas Press)A Review of the Nine Existing Codices
of Pre-Conquest Mexico
Goodnight, Texas*William J. Cobb(Unbridled Books)A Novel about the Blighted Coast of Texas
(And Its Blighted Inhabitants)
Ho-Chunk
Autobiography
American Indian Courtship
Crashing Thunder[Reading]Wisconsin Indian Courtship Routines
The Rooster in the Wristwatch
Apt. 301
Unprincipled Attack on Buddhism
This Bloody Life
Time Leap
Relativity and Alzheimer's
VacuumKitty
The Huns at the Gates
RALPH Goes Commercial
Dr. Laura and E-Mails
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings,
Correspondence, and
Any of the 3,000 (or More)
Pictures, Drawings, and
Photographs
That Have Appeared
Over the Past Thirteen Years
On Looking: EssaysLia Purpura(Sarabande Books)Unusual Essays from One Who
(Apparently) Looks
The Songs of
Wild Birds
Lang Elliott(Houghton Mifflin)Several Dozen Wild Birds --- and
their Calls --- Identified
Emanuel Swedenborg's
Journal of Dreams
Commentary by
Wilson van Dusen
(Swedenborg Foundation)An Introduction to the Dreams of the Swedish Mystic
The Zen Monks and
The Governor
Zen Master Seung Sahn[Reading]A Tale from the Korean Zen Master
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
[G]Great Reviews of the Past
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit


Issue #161
www.ralphmag.org/EM/indexEM.html
VeryEarly Summer 2007
Title Author Publisher Subject
Dada East
The Romanians of Cabaret Voltaire
Tom Sandqvist (MIT)Seeking Out the Earliest Roots of Dada
The Volcano Adventure GuideRosaly Lopes(Cambridge University)How to Find (and Explore)
the 1,500 Volcanoes
--- in the World
When the Impossible Happens
Adventures in Non-Ordinary Realities
Stanislav Grof (Sounds True) Journeys in the Mind
(Everywhere Your Mother
Told You Not to Go)
The Edge of SadnessEdwin O'Connor (Loyola Classics) Being a Good Catholic Father:
Drinking, Despair, and
the General Blues
Farewell to the
Starlight in Whiskey
Barton Sutter (BOA Editions) Poetry from the
Upper Middle West
Lake Country
Serve It Forth[G]Mary F. K. Fisher (North Point Press) Memoirs of One of the First
To Lead Us From Marshmallow Salads and
Overcooked Roast Beef
Dream Whip No. 14[B]*Bill Brown (Microcosm Publishing) A (Modern) Classic American
On the Road Trip
To Have and Have Not[B]Ernest Hemingway (Recorded Books) Classic Hemingway at
His Best (and Worst)
Gimpel the Fool[B]
And Other Stories
Isaac Bashevis Singer (Audio Partners) Three Old Singer Tales of
European Jewish Life
Bad RALPH
RALPH Goes Commercial II
"Geek Love"
Gray-Haired Pornographia
The Lusitania
Charles Krafft
My War Gone By I Love It So
Stephen Hawking
Suspected Anarchy at RALPH
Gravity-Fed Water Systems
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence with the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings,
Correspondence, and
Any of the 3,000 (or More)
Pictures, Drawings, and
Photographs
That Have Appeared
Over the Past Thirteen Years
Open When Needed Dianna Robin Dennis [Article] Memories of an
Eccentric Family
in Maine
Ángel Carlos Amantea [Reading] A Tale of Death in Santa Clarita
From Versailles To Cybernetics Gregory Bateson [Reading] Thoughts on Revenge and
World Wars I & II
Tradition Quan Berry [Poetry] Female Circumcision
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
[G]Great Reviews of the Past
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit


Issue #162
www.ralphmag.org/EN/indexEN.html
Mid-Summer 2007
Title Author Publisher Subject
Past Tents
The Way We Camped
Susan Snyder(Heyday/
Bancroft Library)
Camping in the Mountains
A Hundred Years Ago
Dancing With Joy:
99 Poems
Roger Housden (Harmony) A Selection of Poems
To Make Us Happy
(If Not Sane)
What Do I Say
Talking with Patients
About Spirituality
Elizabeth Johnston Taylor (Templeton Foundation) Advice on Reaching Out
To the Sick or Dying
American Windmills
An Album of
Historic Photographs
T. Lindsay Baker (University of Oklahoma) 200 Photographs from
The Heyday of Wind Power
The Bloomsday Dead* Adrian McKinty (Blackstone Audio) Detective Novel about
The Irish-American Mafia in Belfast
Cold Skin* Albert Sánchez Piñol (Canongate) Life on a Desert Island
With Creatures that Try to Eat You
(In the Night)
An Old Wife's Tale[G]
My Seven Decades
In Love and War
Midge Decter (Regan/Harper/Collins) Memoirs from a Decidedly Snappy Older Conservative
Hiroshima[B]* John Hersey
Edward Asner, Reader
(Audio Partners) The 1946 Journalistic Masterpiece in Reading
Telegraph Days[B] Larry McMurtry
Annie Potts,
Reader
(Recorded Books) The Old West
A Caribbean Mystery[B] Agatha Christie
Rosalind Ayers, Reader
(Audio Partners) Murder on a Caribbean Island
My French Whore[B] Gene Wilder
Scott Brick,
Reader
(Books on Tape) WWI in the Eyes of an American Spy
Dada
Billy Joel
Wild Birds
Waking Up in
A Just-Buried Coffin
The RALPH Folio
The West Coast Review of Books
Auditory Hallucinations
Spatial Location and
Persecutory Delusions
The Readers of RALPH [Letters] Correspondence
With the Magazine
Concerning Previous
Reviews, Articles,
Poems, Readings,
Correspondence, and
Any of the 3,000 (or More)
Pictures, Drawings, and
Photographs
That Have Appeared
Over the Past
Thirteen Years
Pier-Luigi Zucchini L. W. Milam
Dr. Phage
[Article] Biography of the Famous
17th Century Composer
Dream Whip #14 Bill Brown [Reading] Travel in New York City,
Vienna, Zagreb
A Plague Of Locusts Ellsworth Huntington [Reading] Travel in Turkey
A Hundred Years Ago
The Search for
Unpolluted Drinking Water
Steven Johnson [Reading] A Selection from
The Ghost Map
Instant Sonnet Lope Féliz de Vega Carpio [Poem] A Poem about
Writing a Poem
Cow Worship Gerald Stern [Poem] Cow Kissing
Grammar Tony Hoagland [Poem] Conjugating Verbs
(And Love)
[B]To be found under "Brief Reviews"
[G]Great Reviews of the Past
*Indicates a book that we found of especial merit


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