Fortnight on Maxwell Street is a reluctant hero's journey of fear and courage set in Chicago in the early spring of 1968. Medical student Nick Weissman spends two weeks delivering babies in the kitchens and bedrooms of the inner-city's slum tenements. Over his head medically, and unprotected in one of America’s most dangerous neighborhoods, his character and resourcefulness are tested in the extreme when Chicago violently erupts after the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the Rhode Island backwater town of Sowams at the base of Mount Hope—or Montaup—a childhood traffic accident has rendered Jate Tavino rattled-up good. Yet Jate gets things more than people suspect. When a local priest molests a young boy, parents conspire, mobsters appear, an “angel” from Providence descends, and the unsaid gets said, and done. And Jate writes it all down in the lyrical distinctive dialect of coastal Rhode Island creating a work of wonder and mystery.
Sixth in a series of noir mysteries featuring newspaper reporter Samuel Hamilton, Unfinished confronts the question, how much hurt can be repaired when betrayal, kidnapping, and violence touch a person’s life? The story opens with the kidnapping of a young boy—the third such kidnapping within a short period—only now it’s the son of Emma Sheridan, a French émigré, widow of a Vietnam veteran, and someone to whom Samuel owes a huge emotional debt. This time it’s personal.
by Robert Sieben
Once a major wildfire is burning, it’s too late for fire prevention and sometimes beyond the efforts of firefighters. That’s why the most important person preventing a house from burning is the homeowner, who can provide critical protection in advance. If you live in an area threatened by wildfires, this book shows the most important steps you can take to preserve your home.
by William C. Gordon
Fifth in a series of noir mysteries featuring newspaper reporter Samuel Hamilton, The Halls of Power explores corruption at the top of the money chain in San Francisco in the early 1960s. True to the genre, the work teems with eccentric characters at every level of society and takes the reader through a roller coaster ride of plot turns.
by Maud Nerman
In Healing Pain and Injury, osteopathic physician Dr. Maud Nerman provides a revolutionary approach to understanding and treating pain and injury. Rejecting the view that the patient is a collection of symptoms to be dissected, she illustrates how problems in one area or system of the body can reverberate in a distant system or structure.
by Patrick O'Reilly
and Phyllis Rosen
Undue Influence: Cons, Scams and Mind Control identifies the tools and techniques con artists use and the vulnerabilities they look for in victims. Internet scams, Ponzi schemes, real estate rip-offs, weird cults, fortune-telling cons—it’s hard to read the news without finding another example of a successful con artist at work. As the number of cons (and victims) grows, the term undue influence is gaining widespread use.
by David B. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Offering effective tools for addressing the dual crises of climate change and the economy, Invisible Energy demonstrates the huge potential benefits of implementing energy efficiency technology and policies. This book shows how the two major challenges of our time are related, how market failures actually restrict competition, and how they impede the development of energy efficient products. Moreover, because no single trade association benefits from advocating for efficiency, the “hidden energy” of efficient use is a forgotten resource both in comparison to green energy as well as polluting sources. This book shows how thoughtful policies, smart regulations, and new technologies can support a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time fostering greater economic growth, not less.
by Eli Cannon
An intimate and personal story, Caregiving: Lives Derailed, recounts the experience of an American couple on the verge of retirement who choose to open their lives as host-parents to a Third World student. When the student is diagnosed with cancer, they bring her into their home for extended caregiving. While the story reaches a happy conclusion, the normal and understandable emotions expressed and the confident and supportive words exchanged, unexpectedly and repeatedly threaten to destroy their well-intentioned caregiving enterprise.
by William C. Gordon
The body of a well-dressed young man is found in San Francisco’s City Hall. Killed in the middle of the night by multiple gunshots from an unusual foreign pistol, the mystery is further compounded by the fact that the victim had his fingerprints surgically removed. The search for the murderer leads newspaper reporter Samuel Hamilton through the mayor’s office, a maze of international conflicts, and into the gritty underground world of gunrunners to Jordan, Israel, and the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency.
by William C. Gordon
Newspaper reporter Samuel Hamilton receives a tip that a human thigh wrapped in a burlap sack marked with the letter M has been found in a trash can at China Basin, a polluted inlet of the San Francisco Bay. Following a convoluted trail of clues he uncovers the dark underbelly of San Francisco’s beatnik and gay communities of the early 1960s. Along the way he encounters a host of shady characters. There are crooked lawyers, union officials, bureaucrats, cops, and, at the center of the mystery, the malignant dwarf preacher Dusty Schwartz who with his dominatrix associate preys on the city’s Latin Community.
By Joel Harvey Schreck
Chinese herbal medicines are increasingly popular as alternative medical therapies and are widely available. This book provides an A-to-Z list of herbal remedies by ailment and the properties of each herb.
by Robert Sieben, MD
Foreword by Eli Glatstein, MD
Both a medical doctor and survivor of colorectal cancer, Robert Sieben shares his personal experience and insights on how to manage the complications and challenges of this socially devastating disease.
by Bob Laird
Foreword by the Rev. Jesse Jackson
The former Director of Admissions at the University of California, Berkeley describes the critical role of affirmative action in creating diverse public institutions and recounts the turbulent debates regarding such programs.
by William C. Gordon
This noir mystery, a page turner of murder and suspense set in San Francisco in the 1960s, follows Samuel Hamilton, an ad salesman for the local newspaper, as he investigates the suspicious death of a casual acquaintance and supposed millionaire.
by Neil A. Fiore, Ph.D.
Foreword by Harold H. Benjamin, Ph.D.
Psychologist and cancer survivor Neil Fiore gives tools for managing the shock of a cancer diagnosis, including combating depression, preparing for treatment, and living a rich, full life despite the fear of possible recurrence.
by Raphael Aron
Pulling back the curtain on the inner working of cults and terrorist organizations, this book shows why these groups directly concern parents, religious, and community leaders.
by C.J. Hayden and Frank Traditi
Foreword by Wendy S. Enelow
Built around the key factor in a job search, the power of personal relationships, this 28-day program leads job seekers through the steps of a successful job search: identifying the strategies that work; organizing job search activities; staying motivated in the face of frustration and rejection.
by Barbara K. Richardson
Driving home from work on a summer afternoon, Melba Burns witnesses a nightmare collision. The wreck ends her pursuit of success at any cost. This fast-paced, contemporary novel explores the grace that comes from daring to intervene in a stranger’s suffering. It will appeal to those who have forgotten the power that comes from living simply, and to anyone in their middle years whose life has been hijacked by love.
by William C. Gordon
The second of William C. Gordon’s noir mysteries featuring newspaper reporter Samuel Hamilton, King of the Bottom thrusts the reader into a world at once commonplace and exotic, where disquieting characters harbor dark secrets and revenge boils beneath the surface.
by Kristen Skedgell
A riveting and finely crafted true story, Losing the Way recounts how the daughter of East Coast intellectuals was recruited into a well-known rightwing Bible cult, The Way International, where she was manipulated, betrayed, and abused. Skedgell shows how easily an idealistic young person can be swept away by a spiritual quest and the quiet malevolence lurking beneath the religious exterior of a false leader.
by Olin Dodson
A poignant, personal memoir, Melissa’s Gift recounts how a deeply solitary man discovers he has fathered a daughter while traveling years before in Central America. She evokes a capacity to love in him he has never known, even while she slowly wastes from the dreadful disease of cystic fibrosis.
by Timothy Higgins
Pay for College Without Sacrificing Your Retirement weighs the cost of college as part of an overall family financial plan. With practical strategies for families at all income levels, common scenarios show how to maximize family resources, evaluate colleges and financial aid opportunities, avoid crushing student debt, take advantage of the tax system, and save for retirement.
by Lawrence H. Climo, M.D.
Laid off at age 65 by the mental health clinic where he served as a senior clinical psychiatrist, Lawrence Climo, M.D., decided he wasn’t ready to retire. He set out on the road, literally and figuratively, taking temporary assignments at medical facilities around the country. His encounters led him to profound insights about patient care, the medical system, and himself.
by David B. Goldstein
Foreword by Senator Olympia Snowe
The idea that we must choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy is a myth says NRDC Energy Program Director David Goldstein. Offering a new paradigm for the economy and the environment, Goldstein provides a model for well-designed environmental policies and guidelines for transforming the current political debate.