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After Woodstock

During the summer of ’69, Elliot Tiber (April 15, 1935–August 3, 2016) helped start the gay liberation movement and saved the Woodstock Festival from cancellation. But some of the best and most significant events of Tiber’s life did not happen until After Woodstock.In this third volume of his memoirs, following the critically acclaimed Palm Trees on the Hudson and his breakout bestseller Taking ...

And Then We Went Fishing

From actor Dirk Benedict comes this brilliant autobiographical telling of two unique and engrossing events that had an enormous impact on his life. He intertwines the story of his wife’s unexpectedly complicated home birthing with his own coming of age in Montana—and the violent death of his father. Past events of love, friendship, hatred, and fatherhood culminate in a dramatic explosion before ...

Barefoot Pirate

Barefoot Pirate is the captivating tale of one man’s pursuit of an unshakable dream—a true story of swashbuckling adventures, classic tall ships, and a sailor’s steadfast determination to prove himself right. It is the personal account of Captain Mike Burke and the world-famous Windjammer Barefoot Cruise line he built with his barefoot spirit and his iron will to succeed.Brilliantly written with ...

Cat Calls

Thirty-five years ago, Jeanne Adlon became New York City’s first full-time cat sitter, and since then, she has done it all. Jeanne has dodged tarantulas, served up kosher cat meals,and fed pampered felines in Waterford crystal goblets. Cat Calls recounts Jeanne’s  experiences, from adventures with quirky cats to the challenges faced by a woman who’s determined to reach her clients despite ...

Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy

The best-selling memoir Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy tells the fascinating story of actor Dirk Benedict’s journey from the big sky country of Montana to the hustle and hype of Hollywood. It also describes his odyssey of self-discovery and growth as he changes from struggling actor to celebrity, from meat eater to vegetarian, from cancer victim to cancer victor. Brilliantly ...

Dance of the Electric Hummingbird

Wandering into a bar in Mexico with her husband, Pat Walker is hoping to enjoy a rock concert by a famous singer previously unknown to her--but something frightening and wonderful happens instead. In the midst of the cheering fans and screaming guitars, she is lifted out of her body and becomes engulfed in a white light and a feeling of ecstasy. She stumbles upon her soul, and God. Soon after ...

Finding Robert

Diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiance disorder,and pervasive developmental disorder in the early 1990s, Robert Stevens was anexceptionally intelligent child who could not function in a mainstream environment.Being the “problem child” of every play group, sports league, and extracurricular activityhe joined, Robert had no friends, no internal means of ...

Fits Like a Glove

Founded by twin brothers Bill and Bob Meistrell, Body Glove International rose from humble beginnings to become an industry leader in water sports manufacturing, including surf gear and apparel. Celebrating their sixtieth year in business in 2013, this iconic American business success helped create the Southern California surf culture of the 1950s and 1960s. Through extensive interviews with the ...

Flames and Smoke Visible

Flames and Smoke Visible is the true story about a veteran fire fighter who was injured on the fireground. While in the hospital, he is compelled to consider what it means to be. What emerges from his remembrance of things past is a lean and eloquent book about brave and honorable fire fighters who possess the mystery of knowing how to face the living and the dying. Their valiant stories are ...

For Love and Treasure

Mel Fisher was known as “The World’s Greatest Treasure Hunter.” He and his family established the Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum located in Sebastian, Florida and the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. In addition to being a showcase for newly-found treasure, the Maritime Museum is a nationally recognized research and archaeology institution.  And although Mel passed away in 1998, ...

For the Love of a Child

This is the story of Harvey Weisenberg—a lifeguard, teacher, policeman, and eventually a New York politician, who quietly made a difference in the lives of millions of children and adults with special needs. In the summer of 1965, Harvey, a lifelong resident of Long Beach, New York, met two people who would make a profound impact on his life: Ellen Laufer and her seven-year-old son, Ricky, who ...

I Used to Have Cancer

By all standards of success, James Templeton seemed to have it all. He was a highly successful businessman, had a beautiful wife and daughter, and, only in his early thirties, had his whole life in front of him. To avoid the same fate as his father and grandfather, who both died of heart attacks at a young age, James became an avid runner—a passion that he believed helped him stay fit and ...

Islands Under Fire

A portrait of an often overlooked part of America—Puerto Rico and the Spanish Virgin Islands—this is the little-known story of how the U.S. government, in particular the Navy, almost destroyed a pristine coral reef to provide a target for gunners. The author’s true and humorous account of his role in this sometimes bizarre tale reveals how locals, politicos, and mariners came together to save a ...

Islands Under Fire

A portrait of an often overlooked part of America—Puerto Rico and the Spanish Virgin Islands—this is the little-known story of how the U.S. government, in particular the Navy, almost destroyed a pristine coral reef to provide a target for gunners. The author’s true and humorous account of his role in this sometimes bizarre tale reveals how locals, politicos, and mariners came together to save a ...

Matchsticks

The year was 1961, a year marking the start of the racial unrest that would last throughout the decade. Living in a trailer camp in Maryland with his wife and children, Fred’s future seemed bleak—that is, until he heard a college football coach being interviewed on a local radio show talking about becoming a Physical Education teacher. The coach’s words would inspire him enough to register at ...