A Word From Our Readers

We love to hear what our readers have to say about our books! Check out these comments from readers on Amazon and Goodreads.

9780803249943-Perfect.indd “This is a must read for all of those that are truly interested in the multitude of individuals and organization’s that take the time and effort to seriously look into the Bigfoot phenomenon. Through some very good research, Mr. Gisondi takes a serious and somewhat first hand look into the major players and the many unknowns of Bigfoot searching. The diversity and viewpoints of all the people and factions that are involved into the search is a completely different angle at looking at the Bigfoot community as a whole. Taking the time to personally research some of the best spots in the country adds a different perspective and viewpoint into Bigfoot’s alleged stalking grounds. This is an excellent addition to my massive Bigfoot book collection and is most definitely a book you’ll want to read twice.” –Mark (Amazon 3/4/2016)

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“Not only an account of the Nazi plundering of Jewish books but an incisive and illuminating account of the relationship between Jewish culture and the written word. Meticulously researched, the author explores the many avenues involved in the systematic theft of the books, the ambivalent attitude many Nazis had to these works, and the enormous, and often perilous, efforts individuals made to preserve them. He also explores the considerable and complex efforts made after the war to reunite books with their original owners. I found this book totally compelling, a real page-turner, shocking, of course, but also very moving at times. Highly recommended.” –Mandy (Goodreads 1/29/2016)

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Playing With Tigers is a beautifully written, gripping, and honest account of life as a minor league baseball player, and of a young man growing up in the 1960’s. For baseball fans, Gmelch’s minor league experiences are recounted vividly and with great detail. But the story also transcends baseball, describing one man’s life and experiences with the tumult of the 1960’s. Comparable to Pat Jordan’s ‘A False Spring,’ which is high praise. My strongest recommendation!!” –Richard (2/4/2016 Amazon)

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“Highly researched, this book is a powerful account of what was done in the past to the First Nation people of the North American continent. I believe it should be required reading for all Americans!” –Polly (2/2/2016 Goodreads)

 

 

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“The 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition or World’s Fair was, by all accounts, a spectacular event. Among all the innovations and inventions that illustrated the progress of mankind up to that point in history, were the exhibits focusing on indigenous peoples. For perhaps the first time, an unprecedented number of anthropologists and archeaologists gathered in one place to educate the American public and redefine their respective fields of study.  This book contains a series of essays focusing on the development of American anthropology and its connection to the Fair. Combining primary sources and documents with modern essays and period images, many of them in color, the editors have produced a beautiful volume for those readers interested in the World’s Fair and the history of the study of American anthropology.” –David  (3/8/2016 Amazon)

“Five-star review for this eclectic collection of essays. I especially liked the Maddensentence:  ‘There are times when even what I write, plucking ephemera from the cyber-universe, feels like transposing, as though I’ve opened up my veins and let other writers dump their DNA in.’ It speaks to how Madden effectively channels literary influence both old and new. The sentences have a peculiar familiarity, not of the plagiarist, but of a master of his craft confidently drawing from a multitude of sources, or a buddy hitting up his friends for favors.” –Iceman (2/17/2016 Amazon)

 

9780803276796-Perfect.indd“Seldom have I read a work of nonfiction, especially one focused on ecology and the natural world, that has gripped my attention from the beginning pages and kept my interest almost non-stop to the end. Normally, I read such books sporadically, interested but not riveted. Not This River Beneath the Sky by Doreen Pfost. She braids nature writing, conservation issues, and memoir into a narrative that flows as smoothly as the many channels of her beloved river. Pfost organizes her twelve chapters around the calendar year and one specific location on the Platte River in central Nebraska. She begins with the arrival of the sandhill cranes in the early spring and ends full circle with their return the following year. This not only provides a full portrait of the river through all of the seasons, but it symbolizes the recurring cycle that has lasted throughout the ages, a reassurance that although generations may come and go, nature perseveres.” –Susanne (2/3/2016 Goodreads)