Gary Zuercher’s career path has been quite different than that of most professional photographers because he has simultaneously combined a highly successful business career with a successful career as ... Read full author bio >
"A superb pictorial evocation of the City of Light, full of dazzling images and intriguing lore."
Joan Boothe has been fascinated with Antarctic history since childhood, when she first read stories about explorers like Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton. But it was decades ... Read full author bio >
"...serious readers, armchair historians and geography or maritime buffs will find it a most rewarding journey."
An award-winning author and editor, Ralph Reynolds has published fiction and
non-fiction books. He has written widely about sports, nature, economics and agriculture. His writing has appeared in periodicals ranging ... Read full author bio >
"The Old West is a mother lode of colorful nonfiction, truth often obscured by layers of myth. Reynolds taps a particularly rich vein of lore in his riveting recap of “what has become the greatest, most vexing, and persistent lost-mine tradition of North American history.” While (Reynolds) hasn’t found the mother lode from which the placer deposits came, he’s struck gold with his tale of “blood and guts, hope and hardship, dust and disappointment."
Johnny Townsend earned an MFA in Fiction Writing from Louisiana State University. He has published stories and essays in Newsday, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Progressive, The ... Read full author bio >
"an irreverent, honest look at life outside the mainstream Mormon Church....Throughout his musings on sin and forgiveness, Townsend beautifully demonstrates his characters' internal, perhaps irreconcilable struggles....Rather than anger and disdain, he offers an honest portrayal of people searching for meaning and community in their lives, regardless of their life choices or secrets."
My childhood was spent in Israel, Germany, and various parts of the US, but I felt something wasn’t right in my family and knew I had to get away ... Read full author bio >
"A very well-documented account of a woman’s search for her missing husband.” (SEARCHING FOR HUGO)
“Rosenthal’s memoir recounts her restless travels and how she came to understand her family’s burden of historical trauma. … Rosenthal tells her story well, with many colorful descriptions of culture, people, foods, and scenery. Illuminating anecdotes and deft character sketches bring her subjects alive. ... The book offers interest as a historical travel narrative as well as autobiography. … An ultimately hopeful journey through hardship. (MISSING INSECTS)"
Stephen G. Yanoff is a former insurance company executive from Long Island, New York. He received a bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree from Texas A & M University System ... Read full author bio >
"An immensely readable narrative that portrays the mood and tumultuous events of the day."
Kirk Ward Robinson writes from experience in multiple genres. He has traveled throughout North America and Europe—circumnavigating the globe along the way—and has lived in every continental American ... Read full author bio >
"Robinson’s ability to generate an emotional response is without question."
Born in Kermanshah, Iran, 1947, he graduated as an electrical engineer from the University of London at 1969. He worked in Iran for 19 years before immigrating to ... Read full author bio >
"This brief look at the history of Iran has an eye toward using region's diverse past as an argument for regime change.
A fine starting point for those interested in the history and future of Iran, but far from defenitive"
Peter S. Fischer is a prolific writer producer with over 25 years of experience in network television. Among his many credits is "Murder, She Wrote" which he co-created with the ... Read full author bio >
"Former Columbo and Murder, She Wrote screenwriter Fischer, winner of a 1985 Edgar Award, knows how to pace a thriller, and he treats the gumshoe genre with equal amounts of fun and seriousness."
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