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By Peter R. Mansoor
Foreword by David Petraeus
384 pp. Illustrated. Yale University Press (October 2013).
$28 hardcover or ebook; $20 paperback.
Military authorities, acclaimed historians, and lead-
ing journalists praise this reckoning subtitled My Jour-
ney with General David Petraeus and the
Remaking of the Iraq War. Mansoor was
Petraeus’ executive officer during the
titular surge. The account utilizes in-
sider information, declassified materi-
als, unpublished manuscripts, and nu-
merous interviews. Mansoor spent
26 years in the Army after graduating
first in his class from the United States Military Acade-
my, his Phi Kappa Phi chapter. The retired colonel
teaches military history at The Ohio State University.
By W. R. Klemm
288 pp. Illustrated. Prometheus Books (April 2014).
$19.95 paperback; $11.99 ebook.
Texas A&M University Senior Profes-
sor of Neuroscience, Klemm charts “our
neural odyssey from
womb to tomb and per-
haps beyond,” he writes
via email. Klemm (Au-
burn University) exam-
ines five central ideas:
“ 1) My explanation for
the biological origin of
consciousness; 2) My new theory on the
real purpose of dream sleep; 3) My chal-
lenge to scholars who believe conscious-
ness can’t do anything and free will is an
illusion; 4) How consciousness creates
and regulates human actions; 5) How
mind changes brain.”
Unruly Catholic Women Writers
Edited by Jeana DelRosso, Leigh Eicke and Ana Kothe
221 pp. State University of New York Press/Excelsior Editions (November 2013).
$65 hardcover; $19.95 paperback or ebook.
This anthology of short stories, poems, plays, and personal es-
says “provide[s] a vital corrective to the contemporary under-
standing of women’s relationships to Catholi-
cism,” summarizes DelRosso (University of
Maryland), who teaches English and directs the
honors program at Notre Dame of Maryland Uni-
versity. “Rather than simply oppressing or con-
taining women, Catholicism, for many women,
drives or inspires them to challenge literary, so-
cial, political, or religious hierarchies,” she contin-
ues in a forwarded statement; authors “attempt to reconcile their
unruliness” with their piety.