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Becoming a Footnote
Becoming a Footnote (July 2013)
An Activist-Scholar Finds His Voice, Learns to Write, and Survives Academia
Sanford F. Schram - Author

Humorous and witty recollections of the author’s journey from insecure graduate student to noted activist-scholar.

How does a graduate student acquire the skills necessary to define a clear research agenda and write meaningful contributions to the scholarship in his or her field? Can the requirements of professional advancement in the ivory tower be reconciled with making a difference in the bare-knuckle wo...(Read More)
 
 
The Kingdom of the Kid
The Kingdom of the Kid (July 2013)
Growing Up in the Long-Lost Hamptons
Geoff Gehman - Author

Recalls a childhood on Long Island as the counterculture sixties were sliding into the seventies and the Hamptons were still a middle-class sanctuary.

The Kingdom of the Kid is a memorable portrait of an indelible childhood on Long Island’s South Fork from 1967 to 1972, when the Hamptons were still a middle-class paradise. In six short years, journalist Geoff Gehman was changed forever by a host of...(Read More)
 
 
Vanished by the Danube
Vanished by the Danube (July 2013)
Peace, War, Revolution, and Flight to the West
Charles Farkas - Author

A story of loss and survival.

Germany’s invasion of Hungary in 1944 marked the end of a culture that had dominated Central Europe from the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. In this poignant memoir, Charles Farkas offers a testament to this vanished way of life—its society, morality, personal integrity, wealth, traditions, and chivalry—as well as an eyewitness account of its dest...(Read More)
 
 
College Girl
College Girl (June 2013)
A Memoir
Laura Gray-Rosendale - Author

GOLD MEDALIST - 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Autobiography/Memoir III (Personal Struggle / Health Issues) category

FINALIST  - 2013 May Sarton Memoir Award, presented by the Story Circle Network

Award-Winning Finalist in the Autobiography/Memoirs category of The 2013 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

2013 Northern Arizona’s Moun...(Read More)
 
 
Sustained by Eating, Consumed by Eating Right
Sustained by Eating, Consumed by Eating Right (April 2013)
Reflections, Rhymes, Rants, and Recipes
Eric L. Ball - Author

Returning to his hometown after a fifteen-year absence, a northern New Yorker confronts his unlikely Mediterranean past.

When Eric L. Ball returned to his hometown in northern New York after a fifteen-year absence that included time in Greece, he began building his version of the good life, largely revolving around growing, foraging, and cooking safe and wholesome foods. Yet, surrounded by family and old memories...(Read More)
 
 
L Is for Lion
L Is for Lion (February 2013)
An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir
Annie Rachele Lanzillotto - Author

FINALIST – 2014 Lambda Literary Award in the Lesbian Memoir/Biography Category, presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation

A 1960s Bronx tomboy learns how to survive her brutal but humorous Italian family and all the rest that life throws her. The harder you hit the pavement, the higher you fly.

This vivid memoir speaks the intense truth of a Bronx tomboy whose 1960s ...(Read More)
 
 
The Gambler's Daughter
The Gambler's Daughter (October 2012)
A Personal and Social History
Annette B. Dunlap - Author

In exploring her father’s own gambling addiction, the author uncovers a hidden history of gambling in the Jewish community.

Screening calls from her father’s creditors, hiding his mail from her mother—being the child of a compulsive gambler wasn’t easy, and Annette B. Dunlap thought for years that her experience was a singular one. In early adulthood, she was fortunate enough to learn that sh...(Read More)
 
 
Still in the Hamptons
Still in the Hamptons (July 2012)
More Tales of the Rich, the Famous, and the Rest of Us
Dan Rattiner - Author

More encounters with the sometimes rich, sometimes famous, but always quirky residents of the Hamptons, by the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers.

“Dan’s memoirs are like Dan’s newspapers: charming, whimsical, fun, and filled with insightful knowledge of the East End conveyed with a twinkle in the eye. Come to think of it, that describes Dan in person as well! Buy this book!&rdq...(Read More)
 
 
Oreos and Dubonnet
Oreos and Dubonnet (June 2012)
Remembering Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller
Joseph H. Boyd Jr. - Author
Charles R. Holcomb - Author

A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York’s most colorful and influential governors.

A unique figure and an outsized personality, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller was a man whose character, personal style, and (of course) wealth shaped both his goals and how he pursued them. Although many stories about Rockefeller have been published over the years, many more remain to be told, and in Oreos and Dubonnet,...(Read More)
 
 
Hiding Places
Hiding Places (April 2012)
A Mother, a Daughter, an Uncovered Life
Diane Wyshogrod - Author

Finalist - 2013 Montaigne Medal, presented by Hopewell Publications

A daughter struggles to get her mother to talk about her Holocaust experiences, and tries to understand how those experiences have shaped her own life.

What’s it like to spend sixteen months in hiding, crouching in a tiny cellar, during the dark years of World War II? To know that many of your friends a...(Read More)
 
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