Larry Barber ’71, “An Unlikely
Strength: Tourette Syndrome and the
Search for Happiness in 60 Voices” (SQ
Press). The award-winning Hollywood
writer and producer used his talents to
give a voice to fellow Touretters. “We all
have limitations — hidden or not,” he
said. “People with disabilities are often
shunned by society. If they were better
understood, they would be seen as paragons of strength.”
See p. 24 for a profile of Larry.
Emery Ellinger III ’84, “Turn Your
Blood, Sweat and Tears into Cash:
A Guide to Selling Your Business”
(Aberdeen Advisors Inc.). This
comprehensive guidebook covers
everything from pre-sale preparations
to what you can expect during
the process, and describes both
mechanisms for success and common
pitfalls to avoid.
John Maass ’87, “George Washington’s
Virginia” (The History Press). As a
young surveyor, Washington worked
in Virginia’s backcountry, and he began
his military career as a Virginia militia
officer on the colony’s frontier. Maass
explores the numerous sites all over the
commonwealth associated with our
country’s first president and demonstrates their lasting
Tim McMahon ’87, president of the American
Conference for Irish Studies and associate professor of
history at Marquette University, co-edited a collection
of essays, “Ireland in an Imperial World: Citizenship,
Opportunism, and Subversion”
(Palgrave-Macmillan). These articles
explore the many ways that Irish men
and women experienced, participated
in, and challenged empires in the
19th and 20th centuries. McMahon
received the university’s Robert
and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for
Teaching Excellence for 2017.
Julie Mulhern ’89, “Watching the
Detectives” (Henery Press). The best-selling author of “The Country Club
Murders” offers the fifth volume, beginning with the discovery of a corpse
in the study and another in the dining
room. Who done it? Only the heroine,
Ellison Russell, can figure it out.
Todd C. Peppers ’90, “A Courageous
Fool: Marie Deans and Her Struggle
Against the Death Penalty” (
Vanderbilt University Press), co-authored
with Margaret A. Anderson. A nuanced and complex story about Marie
Deans, who befriended and defended
death row inmates.
Scott Thomas ’77, “The Best (and
Worst) of Baseball’s Modern Era”
(Niawanda Books). A journalist who
specializes in politics, demographics, sports, business and education,
Thomas has packed his book with
statistics and rankings that will settle
old arguments — and start new ones.
Visit www.bestworstbaseball.com for
sample chapters and bonus rankings.
Dr. Frank S. Beazlie Jr. ’ 40, of Newport News, Virginia, died on March 16,
2016. He was father to Dr. Tom Beazlie
’71 and belonged to Pi Kappa Alpha.
Thomas H. McCutcheon ’ 40, of
Chatham, Maine, died on Jan. 27. During World War II, he served in the Navy,
during the Normandy invasion and the
battle of Iwo Jima. He worked in the
publishing industry as vice president at
Houghton Mifflin and plant manager
for Rand McNally. He belonged to Phi
L. Randolph Hanna Jr. ’ 41, of
Birmingham, Alabama, died on Feb.
23, 2015. He served in the Army Air
Corps during World War II and the
Korean War. He was retired from the
accounting field. He belonged to Phi
Robert W. Russell ’ 41, of Greensboro, Georgia, died on Nov. 13, 2016.
He served in the Navy and belonged
to Delta Upsilon.
Merideth Price Wiswell ’ 41, of
Huntington, West Virginia, died on
April 7. He served in the Army Air
Corps during World War II. He was a
law professor at Marshall University.
He belonged to Pi Kappa Alpha.
Robert G. Isgrigg ’42L, of Oldsmar,
Florida, died on June 17, 2015. He was
an attorney in Pontiac, Michigan. He
belonged to Phi Delta Theta.
Dr. Balfour D. Mattox ’ 43, of
Arlington, Virginia, died on Dec. 10,
2016. He was father to Glen Mattox
’69 and grandfather to Josephine Mattox Kagey ’04. He belonged to Kappa
Linton F. Murdock ’ 43, of Palm
Beach, Florida, died on Feb. 25. He
was a descendant of George Washington’s family. During WWII, he
served in the Navy as an officer on a