IM_JP_TurleyThe Simple Truth: BP’s Macondo Blowout

John Turley ’65, petroleum engineering graduate, offshore-drilling expert, and ocean engineer, describes his book as a ‘facts-based nonfiction novel.’ The 350-page book takes readers aboard Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, dramatizing the drilling of the 3.5-mile-deep exploration well, and documenting the operating and engineering decisions that led up to the catastrophe. (The Brier Patch, LLC, 2012)



IM_JP_DoughertyA Patriot’s History of the Modern World: From America’s Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb: 1898-1945

Dave Dougherty ’61 co-wrote this historical work with author Larry Schweikart, presenting a conservative perspective on America’s rise to undisputed dominance over the nearly 50-year span from the Spanish-American war to the end of World War II. They argue that the United States drove improved living standards, accelerated innovation, guaranteed liberties, and created new opportunities on its ascent to superpower status, eventually defining a new ideal for the world. (Sentinel HC, 2012)


IM_JP_MitchamPeer Review, Research Integrity, and the Governance of Science, Practice, Theory, and Current Discussions

Carl Mitcham, a professor in the Division of Liberal Arts & International Studies at Mines, co-edited this Chinese-English book, which provides an analysis of general ethical and policy issues related to the theory and practice of peer review. The book was published in conjunction with an international workshop of the same themes co-organized by Mitcham at Dalian University of Technology in China, May 21-23, 2012. Both projects were supported in part by Mines’ Hennebach Program in the Humanities, of which Mitcham is the director. (Renmin Press, 2012)