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Aboard Air Force One
200,000 Miles with a White House Aide
Ken Chitester
304 pages, paperback, photos, $15.95
ISBN 1-56474-234-2

"This book of contemporary interest gives insight into the Clinton administration as well as what it is like to work as part of any White House Staff." —Library Journal
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An American Family
Natalie Rothstein
176 pages, paperback, $14.95
ISBN 1-56474-280-6
"Kitty said it best after she finished this wonderful book. 'This is our story,' she said, and so it is for all of us who are the sons and daughters of immigrants. Beautifully written and impressively researched, it tells the story of America and its immigrants as well as anything I have ever read." — Governor Michael S. Dukakis
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A History
Claudia Harper
128 pages, paperback, $10.00
ISBN 1-56474-273-3
Anabel Kennard Harper, known and loved as "Muntie," the matriarch from a Southern family, lived a rewarding but difficult life that tested the mettle and proved the strength of a woman. Above all it was her quiet pride and indomitable devotion to her family that left an indelible and poetic impression on Claudia, her first granddaughter, who fondly remembers Anabel's Packard "traveling car," her cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains, and their frequent conspiratorial movie trips to Market Street during school hours. This insightful family history, collected from family documents and oral histories, gives the reader a personal glance at America from after the Civil War to the beginnings of World War II.
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As Tom Goes By
A Tennis Memoir
Tom Brown,
with Lee Tyler
ISBN 978-1-56474-465-4
200 pages, paperback, $15.95
Tom Brown is a legend, one of the few serious tennis players left from the immediate post-World War II era. Now in his mid-eighties, he is blessed with a clear and detailed memory, as well as a droll storytelling style, as well as a collaborator, Lee Tyler, who is a professional sportswriter. The story starts in San Francisco, where young Tom learned the game of tennis on the Golden Gate Park courts. He went to University of California, Berkeley, where he was a college tennis star. Then, after a stint in the Army during World War II, he balanced a rapidly rising tennis career with law studies and law practice. He was a winner at Wimbledon at the age of 23, winning both Men's and Mixed Doubles Championships in 1946. He continued to compete as a young man, then returned to the game in the 1980s to become preeminent senior player of the USA in his age bracket, and for several years number one in the world as well. Full of tennis celebrity name-dropping, As Tom Goes By is an entertaining trip through the decades, telling the life of a remarkable tennis player and a charming man.
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Babies by the Dozen
Free Home Delivery, 1941
Edwin H. Riedell, M.D.
112 pages, paperback,
$10.95
ISBN 1-56474-233-4

The exciting adventures of a doctor who made housecalls free of charge, delivering the babies of welfare mothers as the Chief Obstetrical Resident for Los Angeles County Maternity Service in 1941.
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Dear Frank
A Father Remembers...
by Harry Turner
ISBN 978- 1-56474-476-0
ISBN 1-56474-476-0
416 pages, paperback, $18.95
Harry Turner was a newsman for a long, lifetime career. In this personal, frank memoir, he recalls both the bright and the dark side of his life, a life of hard work, poverty, difficult marriages, alcoholism, current events, idealistic struggles, and (late in life) an absorbing and fulfilling single-parenthood. Turner grew up in the urban South during the Depression, began his newspaper career in Los Angeles after World War II, lived in San Francisco, Mexico, Tobgo, and Puerto Rico, where he became Managing Editor of the San Juan Star. Harry Turner’s writing style is professional, brutally honest, and fair. As a newspaperman, he knows how to tell a story; this memoir is anecdotal, occasionally funny, always entertaining. Most of all it is passionate and moving.
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Delivery Boy
A Memoir of Life and Love in San Francisco
Roland Bianchi

ISBN 1-56474-436-1
224 pages, paperback, $12.95
Roland Bianchi, author of Tunes from a Tuscan Guitar and The Migration of Moro, recalls growing up in San Francisco during the 1930s and 1940s. This memoir sheds light on the Italian-American community and the values Americans had during the Depression and the World War II years. The author also remembers the Korean War and his long career with the Bank of America. Mostly, this is the story of two wonderful marriages: the author's first marriage ended when his wife died of breast cancer; the second is still going strong.
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The Dragon King's Daughter
A Memoir
Denice Fawcett
ISBN 1-56474-406-X
128 pages, paperback, $12.00
Denice Fawcett was born into a dysfunctional family. She, like her older sisters before her, was sexually molested by their domineering grandfather. Her father was a weakling and a drunk; her brother got involved with drugs and committed suicide. Denice had her own troubles too. She moved to Brooklyn to live with her sister, got in with a fast crowd of musicians and addicts, became a heroin addict in the midst of various sexual liaisons. She was finally rescued from this tailspin by chanting Buddhism. She takes off on a road trip to find herself, and the memoir ends with hope.
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A Dream of the Heart
The Life of John H Gibbon, Jr.
Father of the Heart Lung Machine
Harris B Shumacker
304 pages, cloth, $24.95
ISBN 1-56474-276-8

One of the most important advances of the past half century was the development of the heart-lung machine. In 1953, after almost twenty years of experimentation, Dr. John Gibbon successfully used the device he designed to repair an atrial septal defect in an eighteen-year-old girl.
Dr. Gibbon was a pioneer in every sense of the word. Harris Shumacker, Jr., spins his story well, and offers a portrait of his friend and colleague that will appeal to readers in the lay public as well as in medicine.
—From the Foreword by Denton A. Cooley, M.D.
President and Surgeon-in-Chief Texas heart Institute, Houston, Texas
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Ensnared By His Words
My Chaucer Obsession
by Dolores Cullen
ISBN 978-156474-472-2
ISBN 156474-472-8
160 pages, paperback, $12.95

This is the story of a woman’s life—her childhood, her education, her marriage and family. But mostly, this is the story of a woman who found her hero in her middle age, when she went back to college to complete her education. The hero was Geoffrey Chaucer. Dolores became entranced with the poet the storyteller. She fell in love with his words, his language, his Middle English. And she found in Chaucer’s works, primarily in The Canterbury Tales, meanings hidden and brillliant. However, when she took her discoveries to the established academic scholars, she was dismissed as an amateur and her ideas were scorned because they were original and did not fit the established model. She stuck to her guns, found support and encouragement from a few open-minded scholars, and went on to publish a trilogy of ground-breaking literary criticism about Chaucer’s greatest work. This is a memoir of devotion, joy, and persistence.
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Ernie’s World
The Book (based on Ernie’s World, the Column)
Ernie Witham
ISBN 1-56474-410-8
192 pages, photos, paperback, $12.95

Based on the popular humor column in the Montecito Journal, this collection of humorous essays takes us step-by-painful-step through the pitfalls of male life in the suburbs. Romance. Fathering. Home repair. Sports. These are not easy frontiers to pass, but Ernie's humor helps us survive them.
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Frenchy
A Young Jewish-French Immigrant Discovers Love and Art in America—and War in Korea
Simon Jeruchim
ISBN 1-56474-449-3
256 pages, paperback, $14.95

Having survived the horrors of the Holocaust as a hidden child in Nazi-occupied France, the 19-year-old Simon Jeruchim immigrates to America with his two siblings to live with relatives in Brooklyn. There he has to adjust quickly to a new culture, a new language, a new family, and the search for a new job. He does find a good job in graphic design, and he does learn English. As the young Frenchman comes of age in his new land, he has his first love affair and then is drafted into the U.S. army to serve on the front lines of the Korean War. He survives the brutal war and returns to America, ready to embark on an adult life with a good career and a loving, committed marriage.
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Growing Up With Joey
A Mother's Story of Her Son's Disability and her Family's Triumph
Sandy Papazian
256 pages, cloth, photos, $24.95
ISBN 1-56474-184-2

"This should be required reading for all professionals in the field of developmental disabilities."
—Ronald S. Cohen, Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy, Los Angeles County
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Hannibal by the Sea
Boyhood Recollections of Growing Up in Santa Barbara
Andy Bisaccia
416 pages, paperback, photos & drawings, $16.95
ISBN 1-56474-252-
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Childhood before World War II was a simpler, kinder time, but it wasn't without its hilarious adventures, as this illustrated memoir shows. Here's what Tom and Huck would have done if they had lived on the California coast in the 1930s.
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Heart Notes
A Mingle-Mangle
Norma Lundholm Djerassi
ISBN 1-56474-336-5
96 pages, cloth, $15.00
In these letters by an eighty-two-year-old woman to friends and family members who have died, she reviews her life by revisiting those relationships.
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Hidden in France
A Boy's Journey Under the Nazi Occupation
Simon Jeruchim
ISBN 978-56474-540-8
240 pages, paperback, $14
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The author and his siblings were born in Paris but were sheltered here and there around France during the Nazi occupation. Unfortunately their parents failed in their attempt to escape to the non-occupied zone and were victims of the Holocaust. This is the story of three courageous youngsters and of the charitable friends who risked much to shelter them.
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Hidden in France
A Boy's Journey Under the Nazi Occupation
Simon Jeruchim
ISBN 1-56474-360-8
240 pages, cloth, $24.95

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Hot Widow
A Memoir
by Phyllis Gebauer
ISBN 978-156474-471-5
ISBN 156474-471-X

296 pages, paperback, $16.95

Hot Widow is a different kind of coming-of-age story. It’s about a woman who married right out of college and never had children, who—after forty-seven years of being treated like a princess by her adoring husband—suddenly finds herself on her own and must deal with the chores of modern life, the burdens of extreme loneliness, and to her surprise and delight, an intense sexuality she never knew she had. The story follows her first two years alone, during which she changes from sheltered (aging) child to grown-up independent woman. In the course of various sexual, therapeutic, and travel adventures she encounters major highs and crippling lows, but her courage and pluck pull her through, and by the end of the book she has finally become whole without her other half.
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In the Shadow of Love
Stories from My Life
Walter Meyerhof
ISBN 1-56474-393-4
128 pages, paperback, $12.00
Walter Meyerhof was born in 1922 to a well-to-do Jewish family in Kiel. As he grew up, Hitler came to power, and he and his family fled Germany. Meyerhof lived in France, but when that became intolerable too, he had to flee again. He made it to America where he pursued an academic career in physics. His remarkable stories stories span eight decades and two continents.
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Inshallah
In Pursuit of My Father's Youth
Viviane Wayne
ISBN 1-56474-381-0

160 pages, photos, paperback, $12.95

In 1977, and again in 1991, Viviane Wayne and her husband traveled to Turkey to discover the land that had shaped her parents, to learn about her father's early life, and to find the source of Inshallah.
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Is the War Over?
Postwar Years of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust
R. Gabriele S. Silten

ISBN 1-56474-429-9
224 pages, paperback, $10.95

Gabriele Silten spent much of her childhood in a Nazi concentration camp, and most of her family were victims of the Holocaust. Now she lives in the United States, and she lives a happy and productive life, but the memories of her childhood still haunt her. This moving memoir chronicles those awful years and the years that followed, as Gabriele patched her life together. Many photos illustrate this autobiography.
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Kismet
From the Joy of Romance to the Agony of Alzheimer's
by Elizabeth Gibbons Van Ingen
ISBN 978-1-56474-545-3
264 pages, paperback, $16.95

For better and for worse, “kismet” means fate

Liz was a young, naive California girl when she met and married Tony, a dashing Dutch-American international businessman. They met and married in Tehran, and for the next two decades they lived a glamorous life of travel and adventure. The couple lived in Iran under the Shah, cosmopolitan Morocco, Apartheid South Africa, and later placid Iowa. Then, as the years passed, the tale turned for the worse, as Tony declined into Alzheimer’s dementia, and Liz took on the role of primary caregiver and head of the family. At home in Colorado, Liz reflects that her life and marriage have been an adventure in self-discovery.
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The Lapp King's Daughter
A Family's Journey Through Finland's Wars

by Stina Katchadourian
ISBN 978-1-56474-498-2
160 pages, paperback, $14.95

This is the story of a Finnish family during World War II, combining a gripping correspondence between the author's parents, who were separated by the war, with the interspersed memories of the author, who was their youngest child. While her father was at the front fighting the Soviets, her mother moved the family around the country, ending up on a farm on the Arctic Circle, trying to keep her daughters safe from Russian bombs. Finland sued for peace with the Soviet Union in 1944, which made them enemies of the Germans, who had a standing army of 200,000 men in Finnish Lapland. War broke out with Germany, and the author's family managed in the nick of time to flee to Sweden. Throughout this historic drama are a tapestry of letters and family stories, along with the touching voice of the little girl Stina, whose observations, reflections, and worries move the reader along to the dramatic conclusion.
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Late Discoveries
An Adoptee's Quest for Truth
by Susan Bennett
ISBN 978-1-56474-513-2
176 pages, paperback, $14.95
Susan was forty-three years old before she ordered a DNA test and learned the truth that she had long suspected: that she was adopted. By this time, the woman she had always called her mother, who had kept the adoption a secret, was dying, so Susan never got to talk with her directly on this important matter of identity. Then came the long, involved search for her half-siblings and her biological family roots, a roller-coaster of emotions that uncovered secret after secret, revealing truth after truth. At the climax of the book, she visits the building where she was born (when the building was a facility for unwed mothers) and makes a remarkable, almost magical connection with her deceased birth mother. She discovers, still stuck to a wall, a painting of a Christmas tree signed by her eighteen-year-old mother. The most important truth Susan learned from her quest was that she had been wanted and loved by both her mothers.
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PAPERBACK EDITION!
Memories From a Russian Kitchen
Edited by Rosalie Sogolow
272 pages, paperback, $18.95
ISBN 1-56474-310-1

"The recipes and reminiscences meld to delight the palate and warm the heart. The dishes and the recollected tales brought to America from Eastern Europe are both fading from memory. How wonderful to be able to retain them through this collection."
—San Jose Mercury News
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The Migration of Moro
My Other Grandfather's Story
Roland R. Bianchi
112 pages, paperback, photos, $9.95
ISBN 1-56474-209-1
Fortunato Campi came to America as a stowaway, became a teamster, and built a new life in San Francisco's Italian-American community. "A brisk, pleasurable read. When politicians rail against immigrants, it doesn't hurt to be reminded how tough their lots were and how much they contributed." —San Jose Mercury News
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Miriam's Gift
A Mother's Blessing--Then and Now
Rosemary Mild
ISBN 1-56474-295-4
176 pages, paperback, $12.95
Miriam Wolfe died at age twenty on Pan Am Flight 103 when it exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. Miriam's Gift is a celebration of the short life of this remarkable, talented, compassionate young woman.
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Missing in Action
A World War II Memoir
Nick Moramarco
128 pages, paperback, $10.95
ISBN 1-56474-269-5
In 1943, fresh out of high school and against his father's wishes, Nick Moramarco joined the U.S. Army to do his part in World War II. Assigned to the Army Air Corps, he was stationed at Deopham Green, England, with the 8th Air Force, 452nd Bomb Group, 728th Bomb Squadron, serving as tail gunner aboard the Lucky Lady. On her thirteenth mission, the Lucky Lady was shot down over Hamburg, Germany.
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Montecito Boy Abroad
An Irreverent Journey, 1939
Nevill Cramer
ISBN 1-56474-331-4
128 pages, paperback, $13.95
Enjoy the author's impertinent, impudent, sassy comments about the European scene as he found it in 1939--the same flavor that delighted so many readers of his childhood memoir, Montecito Boy.
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Mostly Santa Barbara
Pen-and-Ink Drawings
Lynn Richardson
224 pages, cloth, $35.00, 8.5" x 11"
ISBN 1-56474-301-2
Lynn Richardson's charming book of a lifetime's pen-and-ink drawings will appeal for many reasons, aesthetic and otherwise. The lover of graphic art will appreciate her finely wrought, exquisitely detailed line drawings of houses, trees, flowers, animals, birds, the seashore, mountains, office buildings. And these scenes will appeal to anyone who's ever lived in or been to Santa Barbara. Browsing through these accurate descriptions of homes and businesses, some gone but not forgotten, is to evoke a pleasantly nostalgic stroll down memory lane. Lynn Richardson's Santa Barbara is a treasure box of the recent past of a city that's constantly changing even as it remains the same."
—David Dahl, writer, Santa Barbara resident thrity-three years
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My Divided Brain
W.R. Baker
ISBN 1-56474-298-9

80 pages, paperback, $11.00

Reminiscent of the Joyce-Beckett connection, My Divided Brain is thought-provoking. Part memoir, mostly dialogue, it explores the consequences of conformity in a thoroughly commercial culture.
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Purchase Knob
Essays from a Mountain Notebook
Kathryn K. McNeil
80 pages, paperback, $8.00
ISBN 1-56474-279-2
High up in the southern Appalachians is a farm surrounded by the misty mountains of the Great Smokies. Here in a temperate rain forest lies a land of incredible boidiversity and beauty. Purchase Knob is a collection of writing from the thirty summers the author has lived here, walking softly through her woods and meadows noting the wildflowers, the animals, and her mountain neighbors that keep her company.
The Purchase Knob property is due to be donated to the National Park Service and become part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the year 2000.
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On the Texas Frontier
Autobiography of a Texas Pioneer
Mrs. Henry Beck
296 pages, cloth, $24.95
ISBN 1-56474-303-0

Written at the request of Mrs. Beck's children, On the Texas Frontier captures the history of a family and state at the turn of the century. This is a collection of delightful and intelligent stories of life as a pioneer in Texas.
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Read That Back, Please!
Memoirs of a Court Reporter
John R. Reily, CSR
288 pages, paperback, $14.95
ISBN 1-56474-284-9
Just about everyone has been in court at some time (with luck, it was for jury duty of a traffic ticket) and seen something of what goes one there.

But take it from career court reporter John R. Reily—you haven't seen anything yet! In this account of his thirty-one years behind the Stenograph, Reily gives us all the humor, pathos, and social significance of incidents involving judges, lawyers, bailiffs, and clerks, as well as prosecutors, defendants, and civil litigants. His anecdotes range from the wildly hilarious to the soberingly poignant, from behind the scenes as well as before the bench. It's an informative and entertaining look at how—and why—our justice system really works.
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Reflections from the Shining Brow
My Years with Frank Lloyd Wright
Kamal Amin
ISBN 978-1-56474-470-8
320 pages, paperback, $16.95

Kamal Amin, a young architect from Cairo, comes to America to serve as an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright. When he arrives at Taliesin, Wright‘s headquarters, he discovers the pervasive presence of Oligivanna Lazovitch, Wright‘s third wife. Her spirit, as well as the spirit of her teacher, George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, dominate the environment. Kamal remained at Taliesin, working with Wright until Mr. Wright died, then stayed on for ten more years. In his career and in his association with Taliesin, he met many celebrities, but no one so powerful as Olgivanna, a complex woman worshipped by some, vilified by others.
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Ruchele
Sixty Years from Szatmar to Los Angeles
Rose Farkas, with Ibi Winterman
272 pages, cloth, illustrated $22.95
ISBN 1-56474-245-8

In this memoir of loss and recovery, the author describes her Jewish childhood in Romania, her survival of the Holocaust in Budapest, and her later life in Southern California.
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Short Rage
An Autobiographical Look at Heightism in America

Deborah Burris-Kitchen
ISBN 1-56474-403-5
96 pages, paperback, $12.00

The author of this memoir and this insightful critique of American society is an academic sociologist who cares and writes about the plight of the working class, the minorities, the disadvantaged, and others who suffer from prejudice in our society. Standing four feet, nine inches, she's had to fight the stigma and disadvantage of being short. She has been patronized, overlooked, rejected, and underestimated. Deborah Burris-Kitchen speaks out for short people, demanding equal respect. In the process she tells a poignant life story and ends by expanding her demand for fair treatment for all the disadvantaged in our society.
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Sing Me Awake
A Memoir of Friendship
Linda Katz
978-1-56474-560-6
96 pages, paperback, $12.00


A friendship born in student life, tested in bloody Mississippi, and ending in sorrow.


Linda and Donna met when they were both graduate students at Ann Arbor in the 1960s. Polar opposites and soul sisters, blown into the whirlwind of 1960s social change, they forged a friendship that would last for fifteen years. Together as young women they risked their lives in Mississippi, found career paths unimagined by their mothers, embraced and benefited from the major social movements of their time, and stayed close friends, despite distances, until Donna’s death.

The decades of 1960-1980 were inspirational times for many, certainly for women. As protagonists, Linda and Donna serve as real-life examples of progressive women’s choices and relationships, hesitations, blind spots, and accomplishments. The book serves as a close-up view of modern American history and a reminder of the importance of honoring the past.
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Spiritual Homecoming
A Catholic Priest's Journey to Judaism
Armando Quiros
ISBN 1-56474-356-X
256 pages, paperback, $14.95

Quiros grew up in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona and entered the priesthood, but saw legal and ethical problems rotting the Church, especially anti-Semitism. He left the priesthood and eventually he met and married a Jewish woman, and converted to Judaism (Reform). He sees his life as one that unites, rather than separates, the Abrahamic religions.
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Tales My Stethoscope Told Me
Martin Duke, M.D.
144 pages, paperback, $10.00
ISBN 1-56474-258-X
Martin Duke was a cardiologist in a small New England community for thirty years. Here he looks back on a lifetime dedicated to caring for people, and tells us about his experiences.
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Thirty Years in Deep Freeze
My Life in Communist China
Ching-chih Yi-ling Wong
ISBN 1-56474-333-0
322 pages, cloth, $27.95
The author was a teenager when Mao took over China. Thirty years later he left China forever. In between his life was, in his opinion, wasted in a land where he was not allowed to think for himself. This is his story of those years in China.
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Through the Dragon's Mouth
Journeys into the Yangzi Gorges
Ben Thomson Cowles, Ph.D
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328 pages, cloth, $24.95
ISBN 1-56474-294-6
"Four hundred million Chinese live in proximity to, and are influenced by, the Yangzi River. It is China's major river and the world's third largest. Cowles, and American, grew up in China. Just after World War II her traveled the gorges in junks. Trackers in harnesses pulled the boat upstream, straining along narrow riverside paths, chanting to the beats of drummers. His descriptions are strong, as are his knowledgeable musings on Chinese history and culture. He also writes alarmingly of the dam now under construction along the river and the enormous toll it will take in human and ecological terms. Far more than a travel narrative, this is a major book on an important topic and is recommended for all libraries." —Library Journal
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Tolstoy in Riyadh
A Story of a Teacher and Her Muse
by Chris Cryer
ISBN 978-1-56474-517-0
160 pages, paperback, $14.95
In 1982, Chris Cryer spent a year in Saudi Arabia, teaching English to women at King Saud University. Accompanied by her fourteen-year-old son, and a few books by and about Leo Tolstoy, Chris found a sense of connection where she least expected it. The fast-moving, slightly comic, always fascinating adventure pulls us directly into the journey. We come to respect and love the mother-son duo for their unprejudiced outlook and their cool-headed survival of matawas (moral police), strict laws, and customs. This book is one of very few based on true events, written from the inside out, that show the Arab side in the Islamic world, a place long held in mystery under the dark images of Western media. The author presents the Saudi culture at that time with a sensitivity to their need to preserve values and traditions in the face of modernity.
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Tony's World
Recollections of a Pilot, a Sailor, an Ice-boater, a Skier, a Bobsledder, a Winemaker, a Museum Director--and a Natural Storyteller
William E. Doherty, Jr.
Edited and Introduced by Charles Champlin
288 pages, cloth, $29.95
ISBN 1-56474-290-3
Doherty writes of all his lively and often risky pursuits in this warmly anecdotal reminiscence. He was born in Massachusetts and spent his earliest childhood years in New Orleans, where his father sold Curtiss aeroplanes, but home base for William E. "Tony" Doherty was the lovely village of Hammondsport, New York, on Keuka Lake, one of the deep, clear, glacier-carved Finger Lakes in the western part of the state. In his later life he served for several years as the director of Hammondsport's Glenn Curtiss Museum.
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Travel Here and There
Anita Zelman
160 pages, paperback, photos, $12.95
ISBN 1-56474-231-8
"Zelman is a widely published travel journalist whose contagious enthusiasm for the places she has visited around the globe whets an appetite to follow in her footsteps. Zelman conveys both a seasoned traveler's practical experience and the excitement of the trip." Publishers Weekly
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Twenty-Five Missions
A Bombadier's Story

by Charles R. Wayman & Candace R. Wayman
ISBN 978-156474-479-1
ISBN 156474-479-5

80 pages, paperback, $14.00
This first-person account of World War II is a father-daughter collaboration. Charles’s contribution is the material he left behind: a nostalgic introduction about his youth and adolescence during the great depression, entries from the journal he kept after he joined the army and went through training in the Army Air Corps, and his flight log, a record of the 25 missions he flew over Europe from November 1943-1944. Interspersed between and among Charles entries are annotations by his daughter, Candace, who comments on the events in Charles’s journal and gives historical background information about what was going on in the war effort at that time.
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Two Women Under Water
A Confession
Peggy Phillips
224 pages, paperback, $12.95
ISBN 1-56474-239-3

On a dive trip in the Red Sea, former Broadway press agent and TV writer Peggy Phillips encounters photographer Leni Riefenstahl, Hitler's favorite filmmaker. Each must face the demons of her past.
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What! And Give Up Show Business?
A View from the Hollywood Trenches
Peter Wooley
ISBN 1-56474-366-7
144 pages, paperback, $12.95

As a production designer, Peter Wooley has the challenge and the thrill of transforming ordinary places into convincing movie sets. His skills include imagination, design, construction, decoration, and most of all management (and managing to get along with) people. And that is what this book is about: the scores of creative, clever, zany, egotistical, humble, and in every case individual characters Peter Wooley has worked with.

"Wooley's behind the scenes cohorts are as interesting as the notables he encounters, which include Robert Mitchum, James Cagney, Anne Bancroft, and Katherine Hepburn. A welcome antidote to star and director bios."—Library Journal
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Witness for a Generation
John J. Baer
128 pages, paperback, photos, $10.95
ISBN 1-56474-219-9
The author escaped Nazi Germany just in time and built a new life for himself and his family, first in South America, and later in Los Angeles.
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Yosemite—My Heart and Home
A Memoir of Growth and Change
Marian Woessner
ISBN 1-56474-396-9
336 pages, photos, paperback, $15.95
Marian Woessner and her husband Charlie moved to Yosemite National Park in the winter of 1951. They were newlyweds, and Charlie was hired to be the dentist for the Yosemite community. Thus began a practice that lasted for decades and a home that lasted for nearly half a century. This book chronicles forty-eight years spent in the midst of breathtaking scenery, stimulating company, and significant social change. This is also the story of a marriage and of family life, of living in the aegis of the National Park Service and in the company of nature.
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