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World Inc.
Bruce Piasecki
Sourcebooks, Inc., 2007, $24.95
Piasecki welcomes readers to “World Inc.,” a place where “businesses are more capable and powerful than government” at solving social problems. The author, the president of a Saratoga Springs consulting firm, examines the socially responsible policies of corporations such as Toyota and Hewlett Packard, and describes a transformative direction for capitalist economies.



Dog Days
Jon Katz
Villard Books, 2007, $23.95
“Joy is a fraction of the experience of owning a farm,” writes Jon Katz in this whimsical second installment of life on Bedlam Farms. The popular WAMC radio guest continues his “unpredictable adventure” in West Hebron, New York, with four dogs, a steer named Elvis, Jeanette the donkey and a bevy of other critters.



Mayor Erastus Corning: Albany Icon, Albany Enigma

Paul Grondahl
State University of New York Press, 2007, $24.95
Perhaps no political figure was more iconic and enigmatic than Albany’s “mayor for life,” Erastus Corning 2nd, as Paul Grondahl, award-winning Times Union reporter, demonstrated in his 1997 biography. Now out in paperback, this chronicle of Corning’s 42 years in office features more than enough compelling characters, fascinating anecdotes, and corrupt machine politics to keep the narrative humming.


Emma Saves Her Life
Naton Leslie
Turning Point Books, 2007, $17.00
For 25 years, Naton Leslie’s grandmother Emma, an Appalachian farmwoman with a fifth-grade education, wrote letters to her grandson. The correspondence contained stories, legends, joys, sorrows—the full breadth of a remarkable life. Leslie, who teaches at Siena College, crafts Emma’s voice into a persona that elbows its way through this narrative-driven book of poems.


Bellevue Woman's Hospital:The Miracle on Troy Road, A Triumph for Women
Dr. Lewis Marola
Lewis Marola, 2007, $17.50
Bellevue Woman’s Hospital in Niskayuna, New York, became a lightning rod of controversy when the state Berger Commission recommended its closure last year. Lewis Marola, long an obstetrician-gynecologist at Bellevue, details why passions ran so high for this “medical miracle,” tracing the hospital’s history from its founding by a 28-year-old nurse through 75 years of service to women and the community.
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