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“An indispensable and essential history of Jamaica’s troubled years. This novel should be required reading.” – Publishers Weekly 
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“Poems, interviews, pieces that read like diary or journal entries—all these responses help the editors fulfill their aims: to liberate readers from the idea that women have to fit a certain image or ideal, to show the connection between dress and ‘habits of mind,’ and to offer readers ‘a new way of interpreting their outsides.’

‘What are my values?’ one woman asks. ‘What do I want to express?’ Those questions inform the multitude of eclectic responses gathered in this delightfully idiosyncratic book.”
-Kirkus Reviews says about Women in Clothes
The Washington Post says:
“In a crisp, unsentimental style, Timberg … traces his long postwar journey from the hospital ward to the newsroom — or, as he puts it, ‘Remember[ing] how I decided not to die….’ Wisdom resonates throughout “BLUE EYED BOY,” a fierce and enthralling memoir….
‘I suspect there’s something essentially human about what I fought my way through,’ he writes in the book’s prologue. That only begins to hint at the fullness of his life’s journey. This is vital reading.” 
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“A shimmering portrait of a tempestuous monarch…[Wilson] lends a lively expertise to his portrayal of the forthright, formidable, still-enigmatic sovereign…During her long reign, Victoria had come to embody the experience of an entire age, overseeing great reform and the strengthening of ties between India and the British Empire. A robust, immensely entertaining portrait from a master biographer.” Kirkus Reviews

Victoria published October 2014! (Click the pic to get the book!)
As a Machiavellian adviser to Republican presidents, Kissinger meditates on his realpolitik approach to international affairs at the beginning of the 21st century. Though Kissinger’s heart may be with Roosevelt, he demonstrates how ¬Wilson’s rhetoric affected the New World experience, particularly the Americas, influencing not only Franklin Roosevelt but also ¬Richard Nixon, who kept a portrait of ¬Wilson in the White House’s Cabinet Room.

World Order published September 2014!!
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Los Angeles Times Books’ Sunday Calendar Book Review ran a fabulous review for FRIENDSWOOD, saying that “Steinke’s sensitive exploration of tangled human connections reminds us that love and friendship will go a long way toward seeing us through our trials.”
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Only a few more weeks until Women in Clothes is released!
Publisher’s Weekly says:
“Thoughtfully crafted and visually entertaining…
A provocative time capsule of contemporary womanhood, this collection is highly recommended.”
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COMING THIS OCTOBER American General: The Life and Times of William Tecumseh Sherman!
“The blood-and-thunder of the Civil War comes alive in John S. D. Eisenhower’s American General, a brilliantly written and researched biography of William Tecumseh Sherman. Eisenhower’s delineation on Sherman’s Scorched Earth strategy is a must read. Highly recommended!”
 —Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University, CBS News Historian, and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Wilderness Warrior
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(from top, left to right: Grapes of Wrath, A People’s History of the United States, Great Expectations, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, 100 Years of Solitude, Red Badge of Courage, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, Lord of the Flies)