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Unbolting the Dark, A Memoir On Turning Inward in Search of God - By Lynne Spellman

978-0-7618-5584-2 $22.95, Paper Imprint: Hamilton Books October 2011 104pp Size: 6 x 9 Category: Biography & Autobiography (Religious)

The Book: Unbolting the Dark, A Memoir traces the author’s psychological and spiritual journey at midlife to understand the profound impact of her mother’s death. This inward search becomes an actual journey that includes nine months in England at the University of Cambridge, six months at a monastery in Switzerland and a year and a half in seminary in New York City as she prepares for ordination as an Episcopal priest. This reflective and inspiring book draws on the author’s extensive knowledge of philosophy in classical and late antiquity to explore the pagan and Christian Platonist tradition of turning inward as a way of knowing God. As Spellman uncovers what she did not previously know about herself, she also discovers the presence of a goodness and love that transcends us all. The Author: Lynne Spellman is a professor of philosophy at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1999. She is the author of Substance and Separation in Aristotle. Please Send Your Orders To:

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Talcott Parsons An Introduction

- By Sandro Segre 978-0-7618-5586-6 $60.00, Cloth 978-0-7618-5587-3 $24.95, Paper Imprint: University Press of America November 2011 136pp Size: 6 x 9 Category: Biography & Autobiography (Social Scientists & Psychologists)

The Book:

Talcott Parsons (1902-1979) is one of the most influential and best-known sociologists of the past century. This introduction dwells on Parsons’ conceptual apparatus and offers a compendium of his research. His works are subdivided into three distinct periods, each characterized by specific concepts and theoretical developments. Parsons utilized his conceptual and theoretical frameworks to conduct several studies, which are presented here in detail. These studies focus on major sociological themes, such as power and influence, social stratification, ethnic groups, and the American educational system. Segre also closely evaluates the numerous receptions of Parsons’ writings. Particular attention is devoted to the controversies and divergent interpretations his works have inspired. Throughout Talcott Parsons Segre skillfully examines Parsons’ life work and critical reception-both before and after his death-with a straightforward and precise approach.

The Author:

Sandro Segre received his Ph.D. in sociology from New York University and is currently a professor of sociology and sociological theory at the University of Genoa, Italy. He is the author of Talcott Parsons. Un’introduzione (Roma: Carocci, 2009), A Weberian Analysis of Business Groups and Financial Markets: Trade Relations in Taiwan and Korea and Some Major Stock Exchanges (London: Ashgate, 2008), and numerous scholarly articles.

Table of Contents:

Introduction; Chapter One. The Conceptual Apparatus; Chapter Two. The First Period (1928-1937); Chapter Three. The Second Period (1938-1963); Chapter Four. The Third Period (1964-1979); Chapter Five. Research on Specific Themes; Chapter Six. Parsons’ Work Reception; Bibliography

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Clean Politics, Clean Streams

A Legislative Autobiography and Reflections - By Franklin L. Kury

978-1-61146-073-5 $80.00, Cloth 978-1-61146-104-6 $32.95, Paper Imprint: Lehigh University Press August 2011 174pp Size: 6 x 9 Category: Biography & Autobiography (Political)

The Book: In this legislative autobiography Franklin L. Kury tells the story about his election to the House of Representatives, and later the Senate, against the senior Republican in the House an entrenched patronage organization. The only Democrat from his district to serve in the House or Senate since the Roosevelt landslide in 1936, Kury was instrumental in enacting significant legislation. His contributions included the environmental amendment to the state constitution, a comprehensive clean streams law, the gubernatorial disability law, reform of the Senate’s confirmation of gubernatorial appointments, a new public utility law, and the flood plain and storm water management laws. The story told here is based on Kury’s recollections of his experience. Supplemented by his personal files, extensive research in the legislative archives, and conversations with persons knowledgeable on the issues, this book is well documented with notes and appendices of significant documents. Several chapters provide detailed “inside” descriptions of how campaigns succeed and the enactment of legislation occurs. The passage of the environmental amendment, clean streams law, public utility code, floor plain and storm water management law, and the gubernatorial disability are recounted in a manner that reveals what it takes to pass such proposals. The Author: Franklin L. Kury served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate from 1966 through 1980 as a leader in the enactment of governmental reform and environmental protection legislation.

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Enzo

The Adventure of a Friendship

- By Emilio Bonicelli - Foreword by Lodovico Balducci 978-0-7618-5649-8 $55.00, Cloth 978-0-7618-5650-4 $22.95, Paper Imprint: Hamilton Books August 2011 84pp Size: 6 x 9 Category: Biography & Autobiography (Medical)

The Book: It is difficult to find a surgeon like Enzo Piccinini. He never gave up. He knew how to take risks when others held back. When patients turned to him, he took each person to heart and never abandoned them even when there was nothing more he could do surgically. However, if there was even the slightest possibility of a solution, he would doggedly pursue it, striving to help each patient any way he could. Enzo Piccinini was an amazing surgeon but also a true friend to everyone he cared about. He was a wonderful father not only to his four children, but also to the many people he led to embrace Christianity. He became a world-class surgeon because he felt that every person deserved the best medical care possible. Sadly, Enzo died in a car accident in 1999 in Fidenza, Italy. His funeral was attended by more than seven thousand people. Enzo was an exceptionally admirable and kind-spirited human being. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of all those who were a part of his vision for a better world. You, too, will feel touched by his story and will hopefully be inspired to lead a life of compassion, love, and generosity. The Author: A trained lawyer and professional journalist, Emilio Bonicelli is also a brilliant storyteller and a successful writer with over 20 published works. Some of his books include Ritorno alla vita (Back to Life), published in 2001; Il sangue e l’amore (Blood and Love), published in 2004; and Il primo giorno (The First Day), published in 2006.

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