Alumni

Alumni Authors List

Calvert School’s alumni community boasts many successful authors whose articles, books, screenplays, and other works cover a diverse range of topics and interests. The early foundation received at Calvert provided these writers with the skills necessary to produce notable content. It is no surprise that the authors, poets, playwrights, journalists, essayists, memoirists, and novelists who attended Calvert first have been among the most well-known writers in America. Below is a list of our alumni authors and their works. 

List of 22 items.

  • Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley '83

    • Classical Splendor: Painted Furniture for a Grand Philadelphia House
    • Start with a House, Finish with a Collection 
    • Treasures of American and English Painting and Decorative Arts: From the Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection 
    • A Guide to the 1772 Philadelphia Furniture Price Book (1st and 2nd edition reprint)
  • Andrew Schapiro ‘95

    • Designer’s Notebook
  • Anne Perkins ‘71

    Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant
  • Bill Atkins ‘74

    • Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook
  • Bowdoin “Bow” Davis ‘49

    • Duchamp: Domestic Patterns, Covers, and Threads
    • Max Ernst's Lines from a Marriage: Female Suckers, Tears, Love to Measure & The Iron Maiden
  • Bruce Beehler '64

    • Birds of Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia
    • Natural Encounters: Biking, Hiking, and Birding Through the Seasons
    • North on the Wing: Travels with the Songbird Migration of Spring
    • Birds of New Guinea: Distribution, Taxonomy, and Systematics
    • Birds of New Guinea--the Field Guide
    • Lost Worlds
    • Ecology of Papua
    • The Birds of Paradise: Paradisaeidae
    • A Naturalist in New Guinea
    • Birdlife of the Adirondack Park
    • Upland Birds of Northeastern New Guinea
  • Bruno Babij ‘09

    • A Tribute to Eminent Philosopher and Calvert Alumnus, Dr. John Rawls ’33
  • C.S. “Butsy” Lovelace ‘34

    • A Nantucket Enclave: Monomoy Heights 
    • Memoirs of a Lost Island; 2nd edition 
    • Tale of the Governor and Two Islands 
    • From Out Of Nowhere
  • Carol Graham ‘74

    • Peru’s APRA
    • Safety Nets, Politics, and the Poor: Transitions to Market Economies
    • Private Markets for Public Goods: Raising the Stakes in Economic Reform
    • Happiness and Hardship: Opportunity and Insecurity in New Market Economies
    • Happiness Around the World: The Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires
    • The Pursuit of Happiness: An Economy of Well-being
    • Happiness for All? Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream 
  • Charles Boyce ‘56

    • Dictionary of Furniture (1st and 2nd Editions)
    • Shakespeare A to Z
    • The Wordsworth Dictionary of Shakespeare
    • Critical Companion to William Shakespeare: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work
  • Charlie Reeves ‘35

    • A Good Run: An Imparfit Knight Carries on
    • Bash on Regardless: Future Adventures of an Imparfit Knight
    • Carpe Diem: The Twentieth Century Pilgrimage of an Imparfit Knight
  • Dana Brewster ‘92

    • The Forest for the Trees 
    • One Way Ticket
  • Elisabeth Dahl '81

    • Genie Wishes
  • Ellen Meny '07

    • Five Minutes at Hotel Stormcove
    • Upgrade Your Man
    • Roped In: Exploring the Spencer Butte Challenge Course (Eugene Magazine)
    • Pursuing Dreams, Life and Joy…Despite Tinnitus (Tinnitus Today. Page 26)
  • Emita Brady Hill '47

    • Bronx Faces and Voices: Sixteen Stories of Courage and Community
  • Eric Puchner '82

    • Last Day on Earth 
    • Model Home: A Novel 
    • I Married a Novelist 
    • Music Through the Floor 
    • Animals Here Below 
    • Children of God
  • Frank Deford '51

    • Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter
    • Bliss, Remembered
    • The Entitled
    • The Old Ball Game
    • An American Summer: A Novel
    • The Other Adonis: A Novel
    • The Best Of Frank Deford
    • Love and Infamy
    • Casey On The Loose
    • The World's Tallest Midget: The Best of Frank Deford
    • The Spy in the Deuce Court
    • Alex: The Life of a Child
    • Everybody's All-American
    • The Owner
    • Big Bill Tilden: The Triumphs and The Tragedy
    • There She Is: The Life and Times of Miss America
    • Cut 'n' Run
    • Five Strides on the Banked Track: The Life and Times of the Roller Derby
  • George “Don” Riley ‘39

    • Tidewater Maryland ancestors, 1634 to 1999 
    • Ghost of Legh Furnace (
    • Two Guys from Baltimore: Memoir of a Baltimore Friendship, 1933-1996 
  • Grace Laria ‘11

  • H. Ward Classen ‘71

    • A Practical Guide to Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors
  • Howard Baetjer ‘64

    • Free Our Markets: A Citizens' Guide to Essential Economics
    • Software as Capital: An Economic Perspective on Software Engineering
  • J.W. “Pete” Huey ‘51

    • Day Care

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  • Jean Harvey Baker ‘45

    • Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography
    • James Buchanan (The American Presidents, #15)
    • Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists
    • Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion
    • Votes for Women: The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited
    • The Stevensons: A Biography of an American Family
    • Affairs Of Party: The Political Culture Of Northern Democrats In The Mid Nineteenth Century
    • The Politics Of Continuity: Maryland Political Parties From 1858 To 1870
    • Ambivalent Americans: The Know-Nothing Party in Maryland
  • Joe Hooper '69

    • Muscle Medicine
    • Chronic Inflammation: Diet and Nutrition Tips (Men’s Journal)
    • We're All Paying Top-Dollar for Fake Food (Men’s Journal)
    • Tempeh: The Fermented Soybean Product That’s Healthier Than Tofu (Mindbodygreen.com)
    • The Radical Calm of Alex Honnold (Men’s Journal)
    • 5 Foods for Heart Health (Men’s Journal)
    • These Are The 9 Healthiest Fruits To Beat Inflammation, Lose Weight & Boost Brain Health (Mindbodygreen.com)
    • Are You Aging Faster than You Think  (Men’s Journal)
    • The 5 Biggest Myths About Your Metabolism (Men’s Journal)
    • How to Fix Your Internal Clock (Men’s Journal)
    • Inside 'Free Solo', the Most Thrilling Climbing Movie Ever Made (Men’s Journal)
  • John Rawls ‘33

    • A Theory of Justice 
    • Political Liberalism 
    • The Law of People
    • Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy 
  • John Waters '58

    • Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste
    • Crackpot: The Obsessions of John Waters
    • Trash Trio: Three Screenplays of John Waters
    • Director’s Cut
    • Art: A Sex Book
    • Change of Life
    • Hairspray, Female Trouble, and Multiple Maniacs: Three More Screenplays
    • Unwatchable
    • Role Models
    • Car Sick
    • Make Trouble
    • Indecent Exposure
    • Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder
  • Juliana Keyser Harris ‘85

    • The Smiling Distance
  • Katharine Baetjer '57

    • French Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art from the Early Eighteenth Century through the Revolution
    • Vigée Le Brun
    • Pastel Portraits: Images of 18th-Century Europe
    • European Paintings in the Met: A Walking Guide
    • British Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575-1875
    • Watteau, Music, and Theater
    • Only the Best: Masterpieces of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon (First Edition)
    • European Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Artists Born Before 1865: A Summary Catalogue
    • Canaletto
    • Glorious Nature: British Landscape Painting, 1750-1850
  • Lara Schafer McLaughlin ‘68

  • Lucy Maulsby ‘85

    • Fascism, Architecture, and the Claiming of Modern Milan, 1922-1943
  • Marden Nichols ‘94

    • Author and Audience in Vitruvius' De Architectura
  • Margaux Trexler '15

    • Girls are from Venus: Poems from a Seventeen-Year-Old Dreamer
    • Think about It: A Perspective on the World, Women, and Well-Being from a Fifteen-Year-Old Dreamer
  • Martha “Martie” Frick Symington Sanger '56

    • Henry Clay Frick: An Intimate Portrait
    • The Henry Clay Frick Houses
    • Helen Clay Frick: Bittersweet Heiress
  • Mike Van der Loos ‘66

    • Design and Use of Assistive Technology: Social, Technical, Ethical, and Economic Challenges
  • Miranda Hall '01

    • A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction 
    • Plot Points in Our Sexual Development
    • The Hour of Great Mercy
    • The Kind Ones
    • Menstruation: A Period Piece
    • Bulgaria! Revolt!
  • Nan Jay Barkowsky ‘42

    • BFH, A Manual For Fluent Handwriting
    • Beginners’ Handwriting
    • Fix it…Write
  • Priscilla Randolph ‘40

    • Lifehunter: Selected stories, poems, and essays
    • Glimpse Me, Glimpse Me Not
  • Scottie Fitzgerald ’33

    • Writer for The New Yorker 
    • Contributor to The Washington Post and The New York Times
  • Tara Lumpkin '71

    • Creator and Contributor to Voices for Biodiversity
    • Traditional Healers and Community Use of Traditional Medicine in Namibia
  • Terry Lacy '38

    • Ring of Seasons: Iceland, Its Culture and History
    • Icelandic-English Business Dictionary and 
    • English-Icelandic Legal Dictionary
  • Timmy Reed ‘95

    • Kill Me Now
    • Star Backwards
    • IRL
    • The Ghosts That Surrounded Them
    • Miraculous Fauna
    • Tell God I Don’t Exist
  • Tori Dukehart Eversmann ‘82

    • The Immortals
  • Joan Allan Aleshire ‘50

    • Cloud Train
    • This Far
    • The Yellow Transparents
    • Litany of Thanks
    • Happily
    • Days of Our Lives
Calvert alumni authors and writers, and those who know of an alumni writer not listed on our comprehensive list, are encouraged to complete the form below.

Vigril Hiller, Calvert's First Head Master

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