By Marguerite Holloway '88JRN
John Randel Jr. (1787–1865) was an eccentric and flamboyant surveyor. Renowned for his inventiveness as well as for his bombast and irascibility, Randel was central to Manhattan’s development but died in financial ruin. Telling Randel’s engrossing and dramatic life story for the first time, this eye-opening biography introduces an unheralded pioneer of American engineering and mapmaking.
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|Title||Author name||Affiliation||School||Class Year||Genre||Subject|
||Orion's Daughters||Courtney Mauk||Alumni||School of the Arts||Fiction||Fiction|
||The Late Parade||Adam Fitzgerald||Alumni||School of the Arts||Poetry||Poetry|
||Operation Massacre||Daniella Gitlin (translator)||Alumni||School of the Arts||Non-fiction||
||Nobody Is Ever Missing||Catherine Lacey||Alumni||School of the Arts||Fiction||Fiction|
||Harvest: Field Notes from a Far Flung Pursuit of Real Food||Max Watman||Alumni||School of the Arts||Non-fiction||Memoir|
||Owsley and Me: My LSD Family||Rhona Stanley||Alumni||
College of Dental Medicine
Mailman School of Public Health
||Colonial Jerusalem: The Spatial Construction of Identity and Difference in a City of Myth, 1948-2012||Thomas Abowd||Alumni||Graduate School of Arts and Sciences||Non-fiction||
||This Is How You say Goodbye: A Daughter's Memoir||Victoria Loustalot||Alumni||
School of the Arts
||The Exchange: Poems||Sophie Cabot Black||Alumni||School of the Arts||Poetry||Poetry|
||Golden State: Love and Conflict in Hostile Lands||Sichan Siv||Alumni||School of International and Public Affairs||Fiction||Fiction|