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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)
 
 
Mentors, Muses & Monsters
Mentors, Muses & Monsters (February 2012)
30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives
Elizabeth Benedict - Editor

Thirty writers look back at the people, events, and books that launched their literary careers.

In therich, impassioned essays collected here, thirty of today’s brightest literary lights address the question of mentorship and influence, exploring those times in their development as writers when a special person, a beloved book, or a certain job gave them the courage to take a bold chance on their own gifts...(Read More)
 
 
Encounters with Witchcraft
Encounters with Witchcraft (January 2012)
Field Notes from Africa
Norman N. Miller - Author

A renowned authority on East Africa examines the effects of witchcraft beliefs on African culture, politics, and family life.

Encounters with Witchcraft is a personal story of a young man’s fascination with African witchcraft discovered first in a trek across East Africa and the Congo. The story unfolds over four decades during the author’s long residence in and many trips to Kenya, Tanzania ...(Read More)
 
 
Martin Benson Speaks
Martin Benson Speaks (September 2011)
Carl Lehmann-Haupt - Edited and with an introduction by
Frank Sinclair - Foreword by

The robust memoirs of an unusual twentieth-century seeker and student of G. I. Gurdjieff.

This is a rambling narration of the life of Martin Benson and in particular his unique relation with the mystical philosopher G. I. Gurdjieff. The time period includes the years at Fountainebleau, where Gurdjieff had established a school of sacred students. Benson’s intimate relation to the master illuminates the living...(Read More)
 
 
Voices of Women Singing
Voices of Women Singing (September 2011)
H. R. Stoneback - Author

A radically innovative blend of poems, prosepoems, and memoir.

Voices of Women Singing is about women singing from Paris to Guadeloupe, New York to New Orleans; from the 1950s to the present. It’s about love and song, suffering and loss, tragedy and joy, betrayal and atonement. And it’s funny, too.

 “Voices of Women Singing is a funny, tragic, wond...(Read More)
 
 
Dancing with the Queen, Marching with King
Dancing with the Queen, Marching with King (September 2011)
The Memoirs of Alexander "Sam" Aldrich
Sam Aldrich - Author
Gerald Benjamin - Foreword by

A lively and entertaining memoir of a life in public service to the city and state of New York.

When he was twenty-five, Sam Aldrich danced with Queen Elizabeth II in London. By the time he was thirty-seven, he was marching with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma. Recounting the journey between and beyond those two points, and musing over the irony of the contrast they represent, is the subject of this remarkable an...(Read More)
 
 
One Religion Too Many
One Religion Too Many (May 2011)
The Religiously Comparative Reflections of a Comparatively Religious Hindu
Arvind Sharma - Author

Enlightening encounters with the world’s religions from a Hindu perspective.

One Religion Too Many is a Hindu pilgrim’s progress through the world’s religious traditions. An eminent scholar of comparative religion, Arvind Sharma provides a firsthand account of how he came to be a party to the dialogue of religions—first with his own religion, then with the comparative study of ...(Read More)
 
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