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No Place I Would Rather Be

Roger Angell and a Life in Baseball Writing

Joe Bonomo

Praised in America Magazine:

“Of the recent books I have read about baseball, Joe Bonomo’s book chronicling the career of Roger Angell, No Place I Would Rather Be, is one of the best, not only for Bonomo’s considerable writing skills, but also for his compelling portrayal of Angell’s erudition and unique focus on the “lesser and sweeter moments” of the sport he loves.”

Haig’s Coup

How Richard Nixon’s Closest Aide Forced Him from Office

Ray Locker

Review by American Free Press:

“In Haig’s Coup: How Richard Nixon’s Closest Aide Forced Him from Office, Ray Locker’s newest work on the fall of Richard Nixon, we see exactly how Chief of Staff Gen. Alexander Haig orchestrated Nixon’s demise and resignation.”

American Radiance

Luisa Muradyan

Featured in Pank Magazine:

“Muradyan’s poems are not only concise, but funny, drawing on a plethora of figures that guide us through moments that are nostalgic, bittersweet, and at times utterly heartbreaking.”

In Search of Monster Fish

Angling for a More Sustainable Planet

Mark Spitzer

Featured in Cool Green Science‘s Summer Book Picks 2019:

“Spitzer’s writings are not the usual musings of a philosophical fisherman… He takes a rollicking, madcap, sometimes surreal approach to fishing and conservation – pursuing fishy monsters with zeal, and finding life lessons along the way.”

Reclaiming 42

Public Memory and the Reframing of Jackie Robinson’s Radical Legacy

David Naze

Recommended by KNUP Sports:

“This book moves away from the sanitized area of his life and the oversimplifying statements that defined his legacy and brings the readers into the area of #42 that didn’t make it into the public realm… This book by Dave Naze should be on every baseball fans bookshelf no matter what team you show allegiance to or your views on political matters.”

Playing War

Wargaming and the U.S. Navy Preparations for World War II

John M. Lillard

Review in Technology and Culture:

“This is an important book. It fills a gap in the scholarship of a period. Just as the future admirals made their mistakes on the gaming surfaces at Newport instead of the waters of the Pacific, so this book may help us prepare for future wars. It does this not by telling readers what to think, but by showing us how we can learn to think.”

 

Sea Otters

Richard Ravalli

Feature on BC BookLook:

“Ravalli has written a book that is at once informative and often fascinating… In it he not only discussed the substantial benefits of developing a fur trade between America and Asia but also presented a blueprint as to how it might be prosecuted.”

 

Advocating Overload

The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb

Philip Padgett

Reviewed on A Blog on Winston Churchill:

“It is an insightful study of the Anglo-American relationship from the Casablanca Conference until the last weeks of 1943… Padgett additionally provides interesting details about the constraints on Allied shipping as American divisions, soldiers and equipment, were transported to Britain in advance of the invasion of Normandy. Advocating Overlord is a fascinating narrative.”

In This Hour

Heschel’s Writing’s in Nazi Germany and London Exile

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Feature in Moment:

“This collection of Heschel’s writings from his German and English period before coming to the U.S.—a large number appear in English translation for the first time—foreshadows many of the themes Heschel developed with greater literary art in his American years.”

 

Authors

 

Mel Ayton

Guest on The Peter Boyles Show.

Jane Singer

Interview on Delmarva Today.

 

Matt Cavanugh

Author articles in the LA Times and The Gazette.

J. David Herman

Interview on Beyond the Game.

Upton Bell

On The Football History Dude podcast.

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