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|
||The Jews in the Caribbean||Jane Satlow Gerber||Alumni||Graduate School of Arts and Sciences||
||Blackpoemology: Men of Colour in Transitory Stages (A Choreopoem)||David Brooks||Alumni||School of International and Public Affairs||Fiction||
||Redeemings Words: Language and the Promise of Happiness in the Stories of Döblin and Sebald||David Kleinberg-Levin||Alumni||Graduate School of Arts and Sciences||Non-fiction||Philosophy|
||Beyond the Ivory Tower: Higher Education in the United States - New Actors, New Missions, New Rules, New Expectations, New World||William E. Browning||Alumni||General Studies||1979||Non-fiction||Education|
||Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy||Ben Michaelis||Alumni||Columbia College||1997||Non-fiction||Religion & Spirituality|
||Dwarf Planets and Asteroids: Minor Bodies of the Solar System||Thomas Wm. Hamilton||Alumni||Columbia College||1960||Non-fiction||Astronomy|
||Waafrika||Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko||Alumni||
School of the Arts
||Chronicling the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Essays, Research Writings, Commentaries, and Other Documented Works||Obiora Anekwe||Alumni||Continuing Education||Non-fiction||
Research & Studies
||X Marks The Dress: A Registry||Carol Guess||Alumni||Columbia College||Poetry||Poetry|
||Shochet: Redefining The Meaning of Ritual Slaughter||Kenneth Green||Alumni||General Studies||Fiction||Fiction|