Rising Star, Setting Sun: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the Presidential Transition that Changed America
John T. Shaw ’79
Pegasus Books, May 2018 Rising Star, Setting Sun is a riveting new history that explores the complicated, poignant, and consequential transition of power from Dwight D. Eisenhower to John F. Kennedy. The exchange of leadership between the 34th and 35th presidents marked more than a succession of leaders. It symbolized—and triggered—a generation shift in American politics, policy, and culture.
The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders
B.J. Hollars ’07
University of Alabama Press, May 2018 Hollars offers an intimate look into the lives and legacies of the Freedom Riders, who took harrowing bus trips throughout the South to protest segregation in May 1961. In The Road South, these Civil Rights veterans’ poignant, personal stories offer timely insights into America’s racial past and hopeful future.
Seeing the Light: The Case for Nuclear Power in the 21st Century
Scott Montgomery ’73 and Thomas Graham Jr.
Cambridge University Press, September 2017 Montgomery makes the case for nuclear power as an absolute necessity for the future, with nuclear and renewable energy working together as non-carbon sources of energy. Readers will learn how, why, and where the new nuclear era is happening, what new technologies are involved, and what this means for preventing the proliferation of weapons.
The Fifth Column
Tom Rendall ’77 and John Frenzel
Breathe Press, March 2018 Rendall, a retired senior Special Forces ofﬁcer, tells the story of a retired Special Forces colonel who is called back to Langley. He soon ﬁnds himself as the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist as he ﬁghts an entrenched government network of high-level ofﬁcials who will stop at nothing to take over the United States from within.