By the early 1970s Atlantic City, New Jersey had seen better days. Its heyday was decades in the past, and the uncertain promise of casinos had not yet become a reality. Shabby, rundown and even seedy were often terms used to describe the once attractive seaside resort city. Atlantic City was not without its […]Read More
Revised Edition Crossing the goal line, with the football tucked safely in his arms, the NFL star falls on one knee, bows his head, crosses himself and utters a prayer of thanksgiving to God, giving one more example of the ever expanding connection between sports and religion. At least it seems to be expanding. The […]Read More
Surekha Vijh’s poetry celebrates love, passion, equality and justice, exploring the themes of nature, war and peace, history and mythology in a deeper and more exalted way than ever before. The fifty-six poems present a panorama of exquisite and sensitive work expressing a full range of human emotions, both personal and universal.Read More
The Original L’Auberge Chez François Cookbook returns in a Classic Edition. Alsace-Lorraine has produced one of the world’s richest and most varied cuisines. It combines traditional French cooking with surprising and delicious ingredients. Nestled in the hills outside Washington D.C., the legendary L’Auberge Chez François exemplifies the very best of traditional Alsatian cooking. The restaurant’s […]Read More
Did you ever wonder why so much fantastic music started coming out of Britain in the 60s? Pirates did it. That’s right, Pirates. The story of how they did it seems unbelievable, but it really happened, and it completely altered the course of rock and roll.
Talent alone was not enough to break through the rigid broadcasting system that filtered anything it deemed “unsafe”. Only bands approved by the BBC, which controlled radio across Britain, could get air time. That is, until “pirate radio” was born. The Ship that Rocked the World tells of Radio Caroline, and how a band of pirates changed the world of music forever.
Written by Tom Lodge, main deejay of Radio Caroline, with Foreword by Steven Van Zandt, this is the true inside story of the British Invasion.Read More
Nearly fifty-five years after his tragic death and thity-five years after the original publication of his biography, the inspirational story of Ernie Davis has finally come to the big screen. Based on Robert C. Gallagher’s book, Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express, the Universal Pictures’ film “The Express” can still be seen regularly.
Bartleby Press has released a new hardcover Anniversary Edition of Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express. The original enduring story of Ernie Davis can also be found in paperback as the Express published by Ballantine Books.Read More
Because how many novels deal with quantum entanglement, vanishing twin syndrome, and traveling in time through photographs? Is he hallucinating? Or is our hero actually traveling into vintage photographs? Robert Eringer takes you on a journey unlike any other, running into Mark Twain, and others from bygone eras—all the while paying homage to an iconic […]Read More
Spring arrives in our Nation’s Capital and life emerges from its slumber. Explore Washington in with acclaimed author Robert K. Musil. Through sensitive observations and stunning photographs, ramble with him in this intimate and history-laden nature journal to find eagles circling over the suburban landscape, foxes searching for prey under the Capitol dome, or hear a pileated woodpecker’s raucous welcome to the C&O Canal.Read More
In 1927, forty students about to enter the eighth grade, along with their teacher, arrived in the morning to open the doors to their small, two-room schoolhouse for the first time. There were already ten public school high schools in Montgomery County, Maryland. But these forty students weren’t allowed to attend any of them because of the color of their skin.
The stories chronicled in this book are not merely a biographical record of African-American students in Montgomery County, but rather a historical archive that will keep their memories alive for future generations.Read More
Jim Rose has cooked up another batch of Snake Oil. (Okay, we helped).
It’s just as potent as the original. As a matter of fact. it is the original. So if you didn’t get yours first time around, now’s your big chance!
Snake Oil thrusts you directly into Jim Rose’s head, revealing everything you’d ever want to know—and even some things you wouldn’t—about mind and body illusions, stage shows, deceptive cons, and much more.
Dare to explore Jim Rose’s special brand of snake oil. Step right up and try some—there’s nothing it won’t cure.Read More
People often think it’s something that you gain over the years, feeling that if you live long enough, you’ll end up a mature person. But it’s an achievement, one that not only takes time, of course, but effort and courage as well.
Paul Dunion compares this process of growing up to the cultivation of crops: “Some seed can simply be tossed about and regardless of light, water and nutrients, this seed will prevail and come of age,” he says. “The rest of us resemble the seed in need of stewardship, where attention needs to be paid to weeding, watering and enriching the ground that holds us.”
If, with much effort, and the help of others, we remain open to the mysteries of life, enriching ourselves with all living has to offer, then we may begin to learn who we were meant to become.Read More
With a sense of adventure, a call to service, and a touch of defiance, twenty-one-year-old Anita Bloom enlisted in the army. Her exciting journey began when she shipped off to camp and immediately became fast friends with several other new soldiers. Together, they memorized army regulations, went to map reading class, and learned how to march.
Anita didn’t even notice the bite-sized cut on her thumb at first. Eventually it started hurting, becoming painful enough to keep her up at night. When she sought medical attention, the technician’s indifference forced her to continue on with her regular Army duties. Eventually, she was transferred to an Army hospital where her doctors, unaided by penicillin, could not arrest the infection. An operation saved her life, but she lost the use of her legs. Discharged from the Army and placed in a VA hospital, her new friends were the battle-scarred, paraplegics wounded in active service. Beyond Dancing is Anita’s story of rehabilitation, perserverance, and the empowerment of love.Read More
For Arabella Robbins, now in her eighties, it has been a life well-lived. Retired from an exciting and successful career, she now fills her days doing volunteer work, socializing and observing the comings and goings of her apartment building neighbors. But when a casual conversation with a young woman living down the hall drifts to […]Read More
Israel’s enemies, sometimes with the misguided help of her friends, routinely use the United Nations in an ongoing effort to demonize the Jewish State.
When Israel constructed a terrorism prevention security fence to prevent suicide bombings and other violent acts against innocent civilians, the General Assembly of the UN made an ill-advised—and many would say improper—referral to the International Court of Justice at the Hague, questioning the legality of the barrier, some even calling it an “apartheid wall.”
In The Hague Odyssey, Richard D. Heideman, noted international attorney and well-respected advocate for victims of terrorism, challenges the Court and makes a spirited, insightful defense of the absolute right and obligation of the State of Israel, as every other nation, to protect her citizens.Read More
“We don’t belong here. Wake up. Wake up before we both die.”
A young man awakens from a coma after surviving a shooting that has compromised his memory—or does he? Set amidst the grunge and angst of the early 1990’s, A. M. Hartsock’s Catching the Drift is a twisted tale of a romantic relationship gone horribly awry. Pay attention, for nothing is what it seems in this startling novel that explores the metaphysical reality of individuals navigating between their inner and outer worlds.Read More
How does a mother tell a daughter she has breast cancer? How can a child understand what a mastectomy and reconstruction are all about? After Nancy Reuben Greenfield was diagnosed with breast cancer, she searched for answers to these questions. Out of her experience, she created When Mommy Had a Mastectomy, a book for children that addresses these questions in a simple, clear manner.Read More
Now in paperback!
As the disaster in Japan makes clear, the need for accurate information about nuclear energy is needed now more that ever. Instead, Americans have been fed a steady diet of half-truths, misinformation, urban legends, and outright fabrications. Terrestrial Energy, a book that is quite possibly the most important book about energy in a generation can help us through the maze.
Tucker is not content to merely give an argument about why nuclear is the best choice for our energy future. Instead, he meticulously surveys the entire scene, including the “renewable” sources–wind, solar, biofuels–and their promise of clean, plentiful power. Each has its place in America’s energy mix but each has serious limitations.
Will the earthquake in Japan cause us here in the United States to to reduce our commitment to use the greatest scientific discovery of the 20th century–the fulfillment of Einstein’s formula, E=mc2–as the forward thinking solution to our nation’s energy dilemma. Time will tell.Read More