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The Trials of Arthur John Shawcross By Abraham Rothberg
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The latest work from Abraham Rothberg is a compelling and shocking look at the trials of a serial murder convicted, in the early 1990s, of killing eleven women in and around the Rochester, NY area.... More > More than just a mere account of the court proceedings, this narrative explores into Arthur Shawcross’s childhood, his tour of duty in Vietnam and his past murders, eloquently outlining the scores of conflicting evidence and testimony. Although humorous at times, Mr. Rothberg’s frank examination of the trial and its subject is both fascinating and unsettling. The book brazenly questions the ethics and efficiency of our modern judicial system and the fallout from a trial as lengthy and infamous as Shawcross’s. The impressively in-depth research and poignancy of critique make this a captivating and illuminating read.< Less
The Torii Gate By Abraham Rothberg
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THE TORII GATE, a novel set in present-day Japan, involves Japanese and Americans caught up in a right-wing conspiracy to overthrow the Japanese government. The conspirators believe that democratic... More > rule runs counter to Japanese history and tradition, and is an alien import of American culture. They are set on overturning the government to restore Japan to its "essential Samurai traditions" and Emperor-worship, and at the same time to purge Japan of American influence. The story takes the six major characters through the coup and its aftermath. Not only are they involved with one another politically, but personally, as colleagues, friends, and lovers. In portraying their lives and the events in which they are caught up, the novel depicts the dilemmas facing modern Japan, simultaneously evoking its ancient history and its history since Japan's defeat in World War II.< Less
The Walls and the Gates Volume II By Abraham Rothberg
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THE WALLS AND THE GATES is a panoramic novel of modern life, from the Great Depression to the upheavals of the 1960s, dealing with the lives and fates of a varied group of fascinating human beings:... More > An Irish-American family of immigrants whose father works on the New York City docks; a family of Tsarist refugees from the Soviet Union whose father remains an activist anti-Communist political; still another family, of immigrant Italians, who fled their native country and have since prospered in the California wine country. We see the interlocking fates of the two major characters, best friends, as the Irish American boy struggles to become a doctor, and the Russian American boy, a musical genius, struggles to become an internationally known concert pianist. We watch their conflicts with themselves, with one another, and with their lives and times, their successes and defeats, until, finally, they come to understand that "Tears may open the gates, but joy will bring down the very walls."< Less
Coming to Terms: A Novel of Our Times By Abraham Rothberg
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Coming to Terms is a novel exploring the lives of half a dozen friends and colleagues of differing generations-Hippies and Boomers, Gen-Xers and Vietnam and World War II veterans- as they strive to... More > find meaning and happiness in the tidal wave of change inundating the America of the late 20th century and the beginnings of the 21st. All are caught up in a struggle with themselves and each other in trying to move their lives forward and make sense of their respective pasts, their personal commitments as wives and mothers, husbands and fathers, lovers and loners, young and old, heterosexuals and homosexuals, soldiers and civilians. As they come to terms with their pasts, they define their presents and discover their futures, some willingly, but most reluctantly. In doing so, they fracture the circles of their families, friendships and allegiances, and discover the prices human beings must pay in contending with society's constraints on the individual's struggle for freedom and pursuit of happiness.< Less
The Walls and the Gates : Vol I By Abraham Rothberg
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THE WALLS AND THE GATES is a panoramic novel of modern life, from the Great Depression to the upheavals of the 1960s, dealing with the lives and fates of a varied group of fascinating human beings:... More > An Irish-American family of immigrants whose father works on the New York City docks; a family of Tsarist refugees from the Soviet Union whose father remains an activist anti-Communist political; still another family, of immigrant Italians, who fled their native country and have since prospered in the California wine country. We see the interlocking fates of the two major characters, best friends, as the Irish American boy struggles to become a doctor, and the Russian American boy, a musical genius, struggles to become an internationally known concert pianist. We watch their conflicts with themselves, with one another, and with their lives and times, their successes and defeats, until, finally, they come to understand that "Tears may open the gates, but joy will bring down the very walls."< Less
The Holy Warriors By Abraham Rothberg
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A clandestine cell of Arab jihadis bomb multiple targets in New York City. Their intentions are to strike at various significant symbols of American life and thereby force the American President to... More > show himself publicly to reassure New York's citizens. Once he comes to New York, they plan to assassinate him. A small special committee from C.I.A., the F.B.I., U.S. Army Intelligence and the New York City Police, aided by an Arabic-speaking Israeli Mossad agent is appointed to hunt the jihadis down before they can do any further damage and to prevent them from killing the President. A cliff-hanger novel of suspense, The Holy Warriors shows us the deadly chess game between these two forces, from both the jihadis' side and the American side, as well as the seething violence and the savage personal dramas beneath the hunters and the hunted. Time Magazine writes "Violence has become the idiom of the times, and Rothberg proves that he understands all the nuances..."< Less
The Walls and the Gates : Volume II By Abraham Rothberg
eBook (ePub): $8.99
THE WALLS AND THE GATES is a panoramic novel of modern life, from the Great Depression to the upheavals of the 1960s, dealing with the lives and fates of a varied group of fascinating human beings:... More > An Irish-American family of immigrants whose father works on the New York City docks; a family of Tsarist refugees from the Soviet Union whose father remains an activist anti-Communist political; still another family, of immigrant Italians, who fled their native country and have since prospered in the California wine country. We see the interlocking fates of the two major characters, best friends, as the Irish American boy struggles to become a doctor, and the Russian American boy, a musical genius, struggles to become an internationally known concert pianist. We watch their conflicts with themselves, with one another, and with their lives and times, their successes and defeats, until, finally, they come to understand that "Tears may open the gates, but joy will bring down the very walls."< Less
The Torii Gate: A Novel of Japan By Abraham Rothberg
eBook (ePub): $6.99
THE TORII GATE, a novel set in present-day Japan, involves Japanese and Americans caught up in a right-wing conspiracy to overthrow the Japanese government. The conspirators believe that democratic... More > rule runs counter to Japanese history and tradition, and is an alien import of American culture. They are set on overturning the government to restore Japan to its "essential Samurai traditions" and Emperor-worship, and at the same time to purge Japan of American influence. The story takes the six major characters through the coup and its aftermath. Not only are they involved with one another politically, but personally, as colleagues, friends, and lovers. In portraying their lives and the events in which they are caught up, the novel depicts the dilemmas facing modern Japan, simultaneously evoking its ancient history and its history since Japan's defeat in World War II.< Less
A Beast in View By Abraham Rothberg
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WWII has just ended, and in the first postwar summer, a group of veterans come home bringing the war with them like a disease they have contracted and are intent on curing. A group of them arrive at... More > a renowned Writers' Workshop in NYC in search of peace, purpose and meaning. In that workshop, under the tutelage of the strange and estranged Miss Whiteside, disappointed writer, and a veteran of her own wars, they try to come to terms with what they have done in the war, and what the war has done to them. These are veterans who are trying to put their experiences and insights down on paper for publication for others to read and understand. It is this "Beast in View" they all pursue, and it is in portraying that pursuit that Rothberg gives us a series of unforgettable events and characters who come to learn that peace is war by other means.< Less
The Former People By Abraham Rothberg
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This spellbinding tale of friendship and enmity, of loyalty and betrayal, of pride and humility, that unites and divides a group of remarkable individuals, who are involved in the Hungarian... More > Revolution and its aftermath. Exiles and émigrés, ex-diplomats and Intelligence agents, former prizewinning writers, Party hacks – all these "former people" struggling to resume their former more exalted positions, or giving up the pride of place they once enjoyed. Rothberg gives penetrating insights into how international policies are arrived at, how revolutions are won and lost, how the people who make the policies and fight the revolutions fare, and who pays the prices for their failures. In doing so, The Former People also makes clearer the mystery of how the Soviet Empire would, in the not-too-distant future, fall apart.< Less

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Birth Log Book Birth Log Book By Emily Rumsey
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