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Ex libris: February 2020

Ex libris: February 2020

[book cover for Richard Bentley and the British Empire]Mary Jane Edwards, MA’63(English), is the editor of Richard Bentley and the British Empire: Imperial and Colonial Publishing Connections. Richard Bentley was the leading publisher of fiction in three-volume form for much of the 19th century. From 1832 until it was sold to Macmillan in 1898,his London-based firm developed networks to distribute its books throughout the British Empire. It also issued works of fiction and non-fiction about Great Britain’s various colonies in what are now Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and South Africa. Contributors to the volume analyze fundamental aspects of the structure, history, and functioning of the international book trade. They explore the many roles that Bentley played in disseminating information about these far-flung possessions and in helping to develop – and modify – British cultural values in them. Dr. Edwards is the director of the Centre for Editing Early Canadian Texts.

[book cover for Architects Working in the Kingston Region]Jennifer McKendry, MA’84(Art History), has a new book out: Architects Working in the Kingston Region 1820–1920. Major players in the region were William Coverdale(Kingston Penitentiary in the 1840s), George Browne(Kingston City Hall in the early 1840s), Power & Son (McIntosh Castle, 1852, and rebuilding St George’s Cathedral in the 1890s), William Newlands (Victoria School, now Goodes Hall, home to Smith School of Business, 1892) and Edward Horsey (Frontenac County Court House, 1856). Architects from Toronto and other areas are included if they designed at least one project in or near Kingston, for example, the contributions to Queen’s University (Ontario Hall, Grant Hall, Kingston Hall) by Symons & Rae around 1900. Also included are a list of selected builders, contractors and craftsmen; architectural pattern books available in Kingston; and a bibliography of Kingston architecture. This work builds upon Dr. McKendry’s other books focusing on buildings of brick and wood in the Kingston area, as well as considering the impact of styles from 19th and 20th centuries.

Brian Lenahan, Com’86, followed up his career in banking with a “left turn” into the field of AI. His latest book is Artificial Intelligence: Transitions – Successfully Prepare for a Career in the World of Artificial Intelligence. This book is recommended for students, people new to the workforce, or those looking to make a career change. Mr. Lenahan’s other books are Digital Coach: Coaching in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence: Foundations for Business Leaders and Consultants. Mr. Lenahan is the CEO of Aquitaine Innovation Advisors. This year, he will also teach a number of courses on artificial intelligence at McMaster University. He will also be a speaker at the 2020 McMaster World Congress. Learn more about his work at aquitaineinnovationadvisors.com.

[book cover for Frontline Justice]Pascal Lé​vesque, PhD’16 (Law), has written Frontline Justice: The Evolution and Reform of Summary Trials in the Canadian Armed Forces (McGill-Queen’s University Press). Compared with its civilian counterpart – which struggles with delays and uncertain results – summary military justice is efficient. From offence until outcome, 90 per cent of cases are dealt with in under 90 days. The other side of the coin is that there is no right to representation by defence counsel, no transcript produced, and no appeal to a judge. Nine times out of ten, individuals are found guilty. For service members, consequences can include fines, reductions in rank, confinement, and sentences of up to 30 days in military jail, sometimes with a criminal conviction.

Addressing important gaps in legal literature, this work sets out to examine summary justice in Canada's military and to advocate for reform. Pascal Lévesque describes the origins, purposes, and features of the summary trial system in the Canadian Armed Forces. He then analyzes the system's benefits and flaws and the challenges it faces in maintaining discipline while respecting the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He determines that troubling aspects of the system, including the fact that lower and higher ranks are dealt with and punished differently, are clear indicators of a need for change. Criticizing current legislation, the book takes into account the latest developments in military law and jurisprudence to make concrete recommendations for an alternative model of military justice.

Bill Glover, Sc’72, is the author of Gold for a Mad Miner. The book is a tribute to the gold-mining town of Kirkland Lake, Ont., (Mr. Glover’s birthplace) on its centennial anniversary. Stories and photos span 100 years of booms and busts, triumphs and tragedies, heroes and villains. The book includes anecdotes from four generations of Glovers who worked in the local mines. Gold for a Mad Miner is Mr. Glover’s fifth book.

[book cover for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in Criminal Practice]Thomas Harrison, Artsci’89, Ed’92, Law’01, PhD’16 (Law), is the co-author, with Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich, of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in Criminal Practice. Lawyers, Crown counsels,district attorneys, and paralegals are often tasked with managing negotiation and conflict resolution in the courtroom; however, very little theory or literature surrounding this specialization exists. This handbook effectively closes these gaps and extensively discusses theories of negotiation and conflict resolution in criminal practice. Dr. Harrison has taught legal ethics at Queen's; he currently teaches critical thinking and animal law at Durham College.

Carolyn Allard, Artsci’91(MA, Carleton University; PhD, University of Oregon), has a new book out: Trauma Informed Guilt Reduction Therapy: Treating Guilt and Shame Resulting from Trauma and Moral Injury. This book provides mental health professionals with tools for assessing and treating guilt and shame resulting from trauma and moral injury. Guilt and shame are common features in many of the problems trauma survivors experience including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, substance use, and suicidality. This book presents Trauma Informed Guilt Reduction Therapy, a brief, transdiagnostic psychotherapy designed to reduce guilt and shame. Dr. Allard is the PhD program director at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University and an associate professor of psychiatry at UC San Diego. She is also the president of the American Psychological Association trauma division (56) for 2020. She would love to hear from other alumni working in trauma psychology: Carolyn.allard@alliant.edu.

[cover image of the Queen's Alumni Review issue 1, 2020, showing two women]