New books by Gettysburg College alumni

Jen (Fisher) Bryant '82 published a new novel, The Fortune of Carmen Navarro. Based on the novella Carmen by Prosper Merimee and the popular opera by Georges Bizet, it is set in the contemporary Philadelphia area and updates the classic themes of duty, romance, obsession, and tragic fate, as a military cadet falls for a local working girl who aspires to be a singer. For more, visit

Wilson Allen Heefner '56 has written a third book on a noted military general, Dogface Soldier: The Life of General Lucian K. Truscott, Jr. Heefner's narrative explores Truscott's career through his three decades in the Army and defines his roles in key operations. It also examines his postwar role as military governor of Bavaria and subsequent career in the Central Intelligence Agency. Heefner, a physician, retired from the U.S. Army at the grade of colonel after 41 years of service.

Olivia Parr-Rud '73 published Business Intelligence Success Factors: Tools for Aligning Your Business in the Global Economy. Parr-Rud, a recognized expert in business intelligence and organizational alignment, examines the components of chaos theory, complex adaptive systems, quantum physics, and evolutionary biology, and explains why developing these key competencies are critical, given the speed of change, globalization, as well as advancements in technology and business intelligence. For more, visit

Please direct information about new titles or gift presentations to Sunni DeNicola, cataloging assistant, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325 (

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania

Contact: Nikki Rhoads, assistant director of communications, 717.337.6803

Posted: Sun, 15 May 2011




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