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Bungalow Kid
Bungalow Kid (July 2010)
A Catskill Mountain Summer
Philip Ratzer - Author

Both humorous and poignant, Bungalow Kid recalls what it was like to spend a summer in the Catskills at the height of the region’s “glory days.”

The year is 1958. Philip, a twelve-year-old kid from the Bronx, is getting ready for his family’s annual trip upstate, where he’ll spend the summer in a bungalow colony in the tiny village of Loch Sheldrake, a faraway fairyland of ...(Read More)

 
 
Truckin' with Sam
Truckin' with Sam (June 2010)
A Father and Son, The Mick and The Dyl, Rockin' and Rollin', On the Road
Lee Gutkind - Author
Sam Gutkind - With

A father and son travel across North America in a pickup truck—talking, laughing, fighting, and bonding.

After years of thinking he’d never have kids, Lee Gutkind became a father at forty-seven and, following his divorce, soon found himself taking over more and more of the primary care responsibilities for his son, Sam. As one of a growing number of “old new dads” (recent studies have sh...(Read More)
 
 
Out in Front
Out in Front (February 2010)
Preparing the Way for JFK and LBJ
Jeb Byrne - Author

Lively anecdotes retold by an advance man for presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

Imagine one’s first job assignment is arranging John F. Kennedy’s visit to Fort Worth, Texas on the morning of November 22, 1963. Lively and fascinating, Out in Front reveals Jeb Byrne’s experiences as an advance man for JFK and as the deputy director of the LBJ advance unit during the 1964 campaign. Byrne’s ...(Read More)
 
 
Blows to the Head
Blows to the Head (December 2009)
How Boxing Changed My Mind
Binnie Klein - Author

A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.

“I peered through the Venetian blinds in our den, with its view of the playground next door, and watched mournfully as the popular girls played softball. I wanted to run fast, hit hard, and wear a cute uniform. These girls seemed to know something about life that I didn’t.”

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Saving Troy
Saving Troy (November 2009)
A Year with Firefighters and Paramedics in a Battered City
William B. Patrick - Author
Richard Selzer - Foreword by

A powerful account of the hazards, challenges, and dangers faced by America’s first-responders.

“This is on-the-scene reporting at its best. Bill Patrick has written a suspenseful account of the heroic, often tragic working lives of the firemen of the city of Troy, their comradeship, and their concern for the suffering of the victims. It is as fast-paced as a fire engine racing to put out the flames. Altogether ...(Read More)
 
 
Charles Burchfield's Journals
Charles Burchfield's Journals (November 1992)
The Poetry of Place
Charles Burchfield - Author
J. Benjamin Townsend - Editor

The personal journals of Charles Burchfield reveal the unique vision and approach to life that established him as America's preeminent watercolorist and painter of nature. When he died in 1967 at the age of seventy-three, Burchfield had filled sixty-seven bound notebooks with his personal entries, comprising some 10,000 pages. He included sketches, doodles, quotations, clippings, weather notes, and other marginalia and insertions offering a rare g...(Read More)
 
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