From Behind the Screen

How a Brash Young Man from Jim Crow New Orleans Became a Civil Rights Leader in Texas

The native creole culture of New Orleans and Louisiana is unique. Developing over several hundred years, it is a “gumbo” of former slaves, free people of color, American Indians and Europeans – all in just about any combination you can imagine. In New Orleans, regardless of the mixture, they were considered “colored.” Even in the […]

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The Last Israelite

A Novel

AD 878. Three mysterious figures board a Red Sea sailing vessel. Dressed as Muslims they are in fact, Jews, far away from their home in Babylon. They are on a secret mission to transport precious cargo, on behalf of a powerful Jewish banking family. Adiva, clearly the leader, is accompanied by her brother and cousin. […]

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Some Call it Utopia

The Origins, Doctrine and Implications of the World's Most Misunderstood Ideology

For some the quest for an idyllic life is more than a vision; it demands to be realized. Thomas Fair compares it to the monster in the film Forbidden Planet, arising in a perfect world created by intelligent beings; a destructive beast that is a product of their own hubris. Fair goes back to the […]

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What’s Next

Southern Dreams, Jewish Deeds and the Challenge of Looking Back while Moving Forward

It is sometimes said of accomplished people who have lived a certain number of years that they have, in fact, lived many lives. This nowhere fits better than in the example of Janice Rothschild Blumberg. Her many lives are distinct, memorable, and in each case, worthy of their very own individual memoir. Growing up Jewish […]

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Book Drive

A once best-selling novelist, arrogant and self-centered, is forced by his publishing contract to publicize his new work, starting with a one-week book tour along the West Coast. Christopher Lathom was a young man when his first book, universally hailed as a masterpiece, first appeared. It was so successful, in fact, that he has been […]

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The Hotel on St. James Place

Growing up in Atlantic City between the Boardwalk and the Holocaust

  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 […]

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God and the Goalposts

A Brief History of Sports, Religion, Politics, War and Art

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 […]

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A Leap Into Water

  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.

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The Chez Francois Cookbook

Classic Edition

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 […]

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The Ship that Rocked the World

How Radio Caroline Defied the Establishment, Launched the British Invasion, and Made the Planet Safe for Rock and Roll

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.

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Ernie Davis, the Elmira Express

The Story of a Heisman Trophy Winner

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.

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Last Flight Out

A Novel

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 […]

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Washington in Spring

A Nature Journal for a Changing Capital

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.

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Before Us Lies the Timber

The Segregated High School of Montgomery County, Maryland, 1927-1960

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.

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Snake Oil

Life's Calculations, Misdirections, and Manipulations

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.

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Dare to Grow Up

Learn to Become Who You Are Meant to Be

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.

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Beyond Dancing

A Veteran's Struggle, A Woman's Triumph

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.

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