Recently published books from Alicia Patterson Fellows

Recently published books from Alicia Patterson Fellows.

The Alicia Patterson Foundation is proud to announce the release of four new books from past fellows. Links to the books’ Amazon pages are listed below.

Wealth and Power

Wealth and Power by Orville Schell (APF”80) and John Delury. (Random House).
China experts Schell and Delury focus on eleven key Chinese individuals to show that China is trying to restore its national greatness through fuqiang (wealth and power).…

The Butler by Wil Haygood (APF’ 1988). (Atria Books)
Haygood’s interviews with Eugene Allen, who worked as the White House butler for 34 years, has been made into a movie by Lee Daniels. Haygood’s book recounts the experiences that Allen had while serving eight presidents. The film, which opens in mid-August, 2013, stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Redgrave, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robin Williams.

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The Science Writers Handbook

The Science Writers’ Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age – co-edited by Michelle Nijhuis (APF’2011) and Thomas Hayden. (Da Capo Press).
Two dozen award-winning science writers discuss how to get science writing into print and have a freelance writing career.

Vanishing America: In Search of Our Elusive Landscapes by James Conaway (APF’1974) (Counterpoint Press)
James Conaway’s book of travel reportage is now available as an ebook from Counterpoint Press. Included are 18 essays ranging from Big Sur and Napa to New Orleans and Nantucket, from rural Maine to Portland.…
Vanishing America and comments by Jim Lehrer, Tracy Kidder, Russell Baker and others:

Vanashing America
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The Spine of the Continent: The Race to Save America’s Last, Best Wilderness by Mary Ellen Hannibal (APF’2011)(Lyons Press)
In The Spine of the Continent, Mary Ellen Hannibal travels the length of North America and reports on efforts to create a wildlife corridor through Canada, the United States, and Mexico, begun with the purpose of protecting landscapes so that animals and plants have room to roam.


Brendan Borrell (APF’2013) won an honorable mention from the American Society of Journalists and Authors for an article about the origins, science and failures of caffeine-free coffee.

Dominic Phillips

Dom Phillips 1964-2022

It is with great sadness that the Foundation acknowledges the death of Dom Phillips, who was researching solutions to protect the Amazon under his Alicia Patterson fellowship.