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The Pursuit of Publishing: An Unvarnished Guide for the Perplexed By Ken Umbach
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September 2014 revision of Ken Umbach's overview of the publishing world, designed for aspiring book authors who don't know where to start. This little book will save unwary authors from being... More > scammed by the sharks in the publishing waters and will orient them to the paths that might work for them. The text combines narrative, some Q & A, examples, and a list of sources of information on publishing and writing. It is the result of years of conversations with aspiring and accomplished authors and publishers, designed to answer frequently asked questions, and the questions that SHOULD be asked.< Less
Contra Statins, Updated August 2013 By Kenneth W. Umbach
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A look at statins and their risks, drawn mostly from medical literature.
Pat Brown's Building Boom: Water, Highways, and Higher Education By Kenneth W. Umbach, Ph.D.
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This report reviews California’s major public works (infrastructure) growth during the Pat Brown administration, 1959-1967. In that period, California launched and built a significant part of... More > the California Water Project, built and expanded major freeways, and built and enlarged college and university campuses. B/W interior, perfect bound.< Less
The Damnation of Theron Ware By Harold Frederic
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Harold Frederic's classic of American Realism, The Damnation of Theron Ware, is presented here in a new edition. Born in Utica, New York, in 1856, Harold Frederic was a journalist and writer now... More > best known for his novel Illumination, its title in England, where Frederic lived from 1884 until his death in 1898, the year after Illumination was published. The novel is better known by its American title, The Damnation of Theron Ware. The novel is in the realist tradition that, with variations, encompasses Mark Twain, William Dean Howells, Henry James, and others, and spans the period from the Civil War through the first decade of the twentieth century. The style’s impact was felt long after those years. Hallmarks of the style include central focus on characters, detail, realistic settings, and natural patterns of speech, not heightened or romanticized dialogue.< Less
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim as Revised for Today by Ferman Q. Hardleby By Mark Twain
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The present work does not attempt to revise the storyline of Huckleberry Finn to accommodate zombie attacks, for example. Rather, it replaces every instance of the N word with the word... More > “zombie.” Hence, Huck Finn’s friend becomes Zombie Jim, and similarly for other uses, singular and plural, of the epithet. Making some mental adjustments, the reader can sense the feeling of fear, dehumanization, and lack of emotional connection denoted by the N word, but in an updated way more attuned to modern sensibilities. NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH ANY OTHER REVISION/ADAPTATION BY THE SAME OR SIMILAR TITLE.< Less
Snapshots On Hell Street By Richard Canterbury
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Short stories and a complete novella. Gritty and streetwise, for mature readers. Adult language and situations.
The Damnation of Theron Ware By Harold Frederic
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Harold Frederic's classic of American Realism, The Damnation of Theron Ware, is presented here in a new edition. Born in Utica, New York, in 1856, Harold Frederic was a journalist and writer now... More > best known for his novel Illumination, its title in England, where Frederic lived from 1884 until his death in 1898, the year after Illumination was published. The novel is better known by its American title, The Damnation of Theron Ware. The novel is in the realist tradition that, with variations, encompasses Mark Twain, William Dean Howells, Henry James, and others, and spans the period from the Civil War through the first decade of the twentieth century. The style’s impact was felt long after those years. Hallmarks of the style include central focus on characters, detail, realistic settings, and natural patterns of speech, not heightened or romanticized dialogue.< Less
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim as Revised for Today by Ferman Q. Hardleby By Mark Twain
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The present work does not attempt to revise the storyline of Huckleberry Finn to accommodate zombie attacks, for example. Rather, it replaces every instance of the N word with the word... More > “zombie.” Hence, Huck Finn’s friend becomes Zombie Jim, and similarly for other uses, singular and plural, of the epithet. Making some mental adjustments, the reader can sense the feeling of fear, dehumanization, and lack of emotional connection denoted by the N word, but in an updated way more attuned to modern sensibilities. NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH ANY OTHER REVISION/ADAPTATION BY THE SAME OR SIMILAR TITLE.< Less
In Case Anyone Asks: My stories, thoughts and theories at 60 By Kay Ryan
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Kay Ryan lives in Sacramento with her husband, Joe, and their 5-year-old golden doodle, Poppy. This book was created as a safe place to put the memories, stories and theories the author is... More > downloading from her brain to clear space on the soon-to-be 60 year-old mental hard drive. This book doesn’t have plot or character development, which means, the author says, that you can open it anywhere, read a few pages and then go about your business. Note from the author: This book is a gift from my heart to my family, friends and anyone else who might read it. And, although some stories , including the one about baked potatoes and gratitude for Thanksgiving dinner were intentionally omitted, there is probably still ample evidence within these pages to prove the kids’ claim that their Mom was (and still is) certifiably odd.< Less
Snapshots On Hell Street By Richard Canterbury
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Short stories and a complete novella. Gritty and streetwise, for mature readers. Adult language and situations.