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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)
 
 
Reframing the Practice of Philosophy
Reframing the Practice of Philosophy (January 2012)
Bodies of Color, Bodies of Knowledge
George Yancy - Editor

Reflections by leading Latin American and African American philosophers on their identity within the field of philosophy.

This daring and bold book is the first to create a textual space where African American and Latin American philosophers voice the complex range of their philosophical and meta-philosophical concerns, approaches, and visions. The voices within this book protest and theorize from their own stan...(Read More)
 
 
Breaching Jericho's Walls
Breaching Jericho's Walls (March 2011)
A Twentieth-Century African American Life
Allen B. Ballard - Author

An award-winning African American historian and novelist takes the reader on an exciting journey from a segregated Philadelphia childhood in the 1930s to midcentury Paris, Moscow, Cambridge, and Manhattan.

A rich narrative recounting the life story of award-winning African American historian and novelist Allen B. Ballard, Breaching Jericho’s Walls takes its readers on an exciting journey from a se...(Read More)
 
 
Coach
Coach (March 2011)
25 Writers Reflect on People Who Made a Difference
Andrew Blauner - Editor
David Duchovny - Preface
Bill Bradley - Foreword by

Twenty-five celebrated writers share the encouraging words and timeless wisdom of the coaches who influenced their lives.

For everyone who has heard the beloved whistle at the end of a grueling practice, only to eagerly await the next, Coach is a treasure trove of insights and wisdom from the mouths of those we cherish, seen through the eyes of those we admire most. This book offers the reflections of tw...(Read More)
 
 
The Anarchist Bastard
The Anarchist Bastard (March 2011)
Growing Up Italian in America
Joanna Clapps Herman - Author

FINALIST – 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Autobiography/Memoir Category

A tribute to the Italian American family and its trying bonds of love.

“I was born in 1944, but raised in the twelfth century.” With that, Joanna Clapps Herman neatly describes the two worlds she inhabited while growing up as the child of Italian American immigrants in Waterbury, Connectic...(Read More)
 
 
The Journal of Ann McMath
The Journal of Ann McMath (January 2011)
An Orphan in a New York Parsonage in the 1850s
Ann McMath - Author
C. Stewart Doty - Edited and with an introduction by

An account of an ordinary young woman coming of age in the Burned-Over District of Western New York during the Second Great Awakening.

In 1851, fourteen-year-old orphan Ann McMath (1834–1873) was sent to live with her uncle and his family in their parsonage in Horseheads, New York. Lonely and full of self-doubt, anxious to establish female friendships in a new place, and questing for intellectual and moral ...(Read More)
 
 
Tales from the Sausage Factory
Tales from the Sausage Factory (September 2010)
Making Laws in New York State
Daniel L. Feldman - Author
Gerald Benjamin - Author

A former state legislator and a political scientist team up to show how New York’s legislature was once the nation’s model professional legislature, and how it might recover from its present level of dysfunction.

“Laws are like sausages,” Otto von Bismarck is said to have remarked. “It is better not to see them being made.” Even among sausage factories, New York State’...(Read More)
 
 
Down from Troy
Down from Troy (August 2010)
A Doctor Comes of Age
Richard Selzer - Author
Peter Josyph - Afterword

A beautifully crafted memoir by one of America’s finest storytellers.

In this beloved classic, Richard Selzer recounts his childhood in Troy, New York, during the Great Depression. No easy town to come of age in, Troy in the 1930s was a city long past its prime, “full of whores and TB,” and as the son of a general practitioner, Selzer had occasion to view both up close. In the midst of this g...(Read More)
 
 
River of Words
River of Words (August 2010)
Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers
Nina Shengold - Author
Jennifer May - Photographer
Dennis Stock - Foreword by

SILVER MEDALIST - 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards in U.S. North-East - Best Regional Non-Fiction Category.

Seventy-six writers reflect on the literary life, the craft of writing, and the beauty of the Hudson Valley.


For centuries, writers have drawn inspiration from the Hudson River and its surroundings. John Burroughs, James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, ...(Read More)
 
 
Roman Candle
Roman Candle (August 2010)
The Life of Bobby Darin
David Evanier - Author

A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.

“Compelling and revealing … Roman Candle gives us the many lives of one of the great entertainers of all time, whose flame was extinguished way too soon.” — Kevin Spacey

A performer who rivaled Sinatra, Bobby Darin rose from dire poverty to...(Read More)
 
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