Issue 12 – December 2006

Current Affairs Essay
Time to Be Bold & Enact Progressive Legislation by J. F. Miglio
New Arrival
Sunshine Assassins  By J. F. Miglio
Book of the Year 2005 (Nonfiction)
Bush on the Couch  By Justin A. Frank, M.D.
Book of the Year 2005 (Fiction)
Clearing Customs  By Martha Egan
Books of the Year 2004 (Nonfiction)
The Assassination of Julius Caesar  By Michael Parenti
The War on Freedom  By Nafeez Mossaddeq Ahmed
Crossing the Rubicon  By Michael Ruppert
Books of the Year 2004 (Fiction)
Candle in a Dark Time  By Virginia Stuart
My Life: A Story By Jesus Christ  By Christopher Miller
The Others at Monticello  By Esther Franklin
Recommended Reads
Coyote Jack   By Jack Lyndon Thomas
The People of the Sea  By Scott Marcano
Melinda and the Wild West  By Linda Weaver Clarke
A Dog Called Leka  By Willard Manus
Before I Go  By Riley Weston
Cyber Lies: When Finding The Truth Matters  By John Paul Lucich
A Nation Gone Blind: America in an Age of Simplification and Deceit  By Eric Larsen
Unacceptable: The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina  By Walter M. Brasch
Intertwined in Limbo: Tales of Horror and the Outre  By David Maurice Garrett
American Hiroshima  By David D. Dionisi
I Love You Madly! On Passion, Personality and Personal Growth  By Robert M. Gordon, Ph.D.
The God-Man  By Robert Spearman
The First Lady of Music  By C. Yvonne Hooper
Wishing Makes It So  By Marilyn Meredith

Recommended Reads

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Coyote Jack
By Jack Lyndon Thomas


www.lyndonjacks.com
(Memoir)
Compelling personal account of a soldier’s experiences and adventures in Vietnam that led him to a fuller and more meaningful understanding of life.

The People of the Sea
By Scott Marcano


www.peopleofthesea.com
(Fiction)
Imaginative tale about the desperate struggle of two young lovers separated by war, trying to find each other while fighting to find a fantastic world built upon the sea.
…Read Review

Melinda and the Wild West
By Linda Weaver Clarke


www.lindaweaverclarke.com
(Fiction)
Engaging story about a young woman from Boston who moves to the Wild West in 1896 and faces many dangers and obstacles, including a mysterious stranger who offers her love.

A Dog Called Leka
By Willard Manus


www.vivecasmithpublishing.com
(Children/Young Adult Fiction)
Exciting yarn about an American boy, his remarkable dog, and their adventures as they sail among the Greek isles in a catamaran built by the boy himself.

Before I Go
By Riley Weston

www.campfirepress.com
(Fiction)
Touching story about a young Olympic hopeful, the compelling bond between a mother and daughter, and true love.

Cyber Lies: When Finding
The Truth Matters

By John Paul Lucich


www.cyberlies.com
(Nonfiction)
Informative how-to manual for spouses who want to discover the truth about their husbands or wives by using computer forensics in cases involving divorce, fraud, and deception.

A Nation Gone Blind:
America in an Age of Simplification and Deceit

By Eric Larsen


www.ericlarsen.net
(Nonfiction)
&nbsp Three compelling essays about how America has become increasingly blind to its steady drift into political and intellectual tyranny.
…Read Review

Unacceptable: The Federal
Response to Hurricane Katrina

By Walter M. Brasch


www.walterbrasch.com
(Nonfiction)
A well-researched examination of Hurricane Katrina and why the government’s response to it was a systematic failure at all levels.

Intertwined in Limbo: Tales
of Horror and the Outre

By David Maurice Garrett
www.lulu.com/davidgarrett
(Fiction)
A provocative collection of short horror stories, weird tales, and bizarre poetry.

American Hiroshima
By David D. Dionisi


www.trafford.com/04-2229
(Nonfiction)
An in-depth study of why the United States should develop new strategies to deal with the root causes of terrorism or suffer the consequences of terrorist attacks many times worse than 9/11.

I Love You Madly!
On Passion, Personality
and Personal Growth

By Robert M. Gordon, Ph.D.
www.mmpi-info.com
(Nonfiction)
A veteran psychoanalyst examines the true nature of love vis-�-vis his own relationship with a Russian artist and his psychotherapy sessions with a troubled patient.

The God-Man
By Robert Spearman
www.winepresspub.com
(Nonfiction)
An inspiring guide to understanding the Godhead , the two natures of Jesus Christ, and God and man working together to save mankind.

The First Lady of Music
By C. Yvonne Hooper


www.compellingbooks.com
(Fiction)
A revealing and heartfelt story about a tragic superstar vocalist and the tumultuous relationship she has with her high-profile musical family.

Wishing Makes It So
By Marilyn Meredith


www.hardshell.com
(Fiction)
A horrifying tale about a couple with three children who adopt a four-year-old girl, only to discover that the girl wants to be an only child.

 

If you are an independent, small press, or traditional publisher and would like to submit your book(s) for consideration to “Recommended Reads,”

click here.

 

Book submission deadline is
the 20th of each month.

 

Links For Independent Writers & Publishers

• Publishers Marketing Association (PMA): Largest non-profit trade association helping independent publishers
• Small Press Center: Non-profit organization designed to help small independent book publishers
• Bookwired.com: Author/reader resource for book reviews and news
• WriteLinks.com: Complete list of book publishers & publishing info
• Acqweb: Book acquisition site for librarians
• Books-in-Print.com: Registry of electronic publications
• Bowker.com: Major book and publishing data
• PubEasy.com: E-commerce site for global bookselling
• Published.com: Informative and helpful site for independent writers and self-publishers.
• The Center for the Book: Book fairs & literary events
• American Booksellers Association: Organization for independently owned bookstores
• Business.com: Site listing book distributors and wholesalers
• Dowse: A list of e-book publishers
• Internet Publishing: Tips about online publishing from Piers Anthony
• Online Books Page: Listings of books online, news, & features
• Independent Publishers Bestsellers Hall of Fame: Title says it all
• Book Sense.com: Family of bookseller Web sites
• Nospine.com: Independent authors from around the world
• Author Yellow Pages: Online author directory
• Dan Poynter’s Para Publishing: The Godfather of self publishing
• Bookcrossing.com: Global book club & reading group
• Newradiance.com: Over 90 pages of inspired marketing ideas for small business owners and self-published authors.

Links For Progressive Publications & Organizations

• MoveOn.org: Influential democracy in action group
• The Nation.com: “Unconventional wisdom since 1865.”
• Op/EdNews.com: “Progressive news and essays.”
• Air America Radio: “Unabashed liberal talk radio and humor.”
• Counterpunch: Hard-hitting alternative news and essays
• Buzzflash.com: Headlines and stories from dozens of alternative publications
• Democracy Now!: Complete and comprehensive presentation of alternative news and analysis with Amy Goodman leading the charge.
• NPR.org: National listener supported news and information.
• Pacifica Radio: Listener-sponsored radio featuring alternative news and community service.
• Greg Palast.com: One-man army of investigative journalism.
• From the Wilderness: Radical alternative news and essays
• Tom Paine.com: Alternative news and essays
• Mother Jones.com: Alternative and environmental news
• Liberalism Resurgent: Wealth of information on liberalism & politics
• The Foundation for Taxpayers & Consumer Rights: Loads of information about social and consumer issues
• TvNewsLies.org: A compendium of TV news lies
• In the Spotlight: Unsettling information about the voting process in America
• The Rest of Story: Alternative news on the media
• Judicial Watch: Legal watchdog information
• The Center for Public Integrity: Public service journalism
• PFAW.org: People for the American Way

Democrats: No More Excuses!
Time to Be Bold & Enact
Progressive Legislation

By J. F. Miglio

Listen up, Democrats! Now that you’ve recaptured the House and Senate, it’s time for you to start acting like real Democrats again and push through massive reform legislation that benefits average Americans and not multinational corporations and greedy plutocrats.

At the same time, you need to begin impeachment proceedings against the Bush administration and set up congressional hearings to investigate six years worth of corruption, larceny, and constitutional malfeasance committed by Republican rule.

I’m basically talking to you, mainstream Democrats: the Clinton-Kerry-Schumer-Emmanuel-Big Corporate Money wing of the Democratic Party, i.e., those of you who have acted like Republican Lites for the last six years and rolled over for almost everything the Bush administration wanted.

I’m not talking to you liberal Democrats: the Pelosi-Boxer-Conyers-Dean-populist wing of the Democratic Party. You have fought the good fight in the face of overwhelming odds for the last six years and deserve a lot of credit for it.

We progressives know you will do the right thing in 2007 and you have our support. But can you convince the mainstream Democrats to push a liberal/progressive agenda for 2007?

One thing is for sure, if you mainstream Democrats continue to act like Republican Lites and back off from progressive legislation, or refuse to start impeachment proceedings, or postpone congressional hearings on torture, wiretapping, or any other illegal or unconstitutional behavior perpetrated by the Bush administration for the last six years, we progressives will be at our computers, on the radio and television, and in the streets, holding your feet to the fire. And we will be just as tough– if not tougher– on you in 2007 as we have been on the Republicans for the past six years.

And what do we progressives want?

Well, I was about to make out a Christmas wish list, but a fellow progressive, Rob Kall, the editor/publisher of Op/Ed News, has already written an excellent one that every Democrat (and American) should read.   …Click here to read the list.

New Arrival

A bone-chilling political
morality fable…

— Midwest Book Review

Sunshine Assassins by John F. Miglio

Buy Sunshine Assassins by John F. Miglio

 

Buy Sunshine Assassins by John F. Miglio
Sunshine Assassins
By John F. Miglio
(Fiction)
Controversial political thriller about a band of democratic rebels and their attempt to overthrow the corporate fascist shadow government in the USA…Read Reviews

 

Book of the Year
(Nonfiction 2005)

OR Book of the 2005

bn.com

 

amazon.com
Bush on the Couch
By Justin A. Frank, M.D.


A compelling and insightful look into George W. Bush’s psyche, and how his deep-seeded fears, insecurities, and megalomania have undermined the safety of our country.

 

Book of the Year
(Fiction 2005)

OR Books of the 2005

bn.com

 

amazon.com
Clearing Customs
By Martha Egan


A sinister, yet amusing tale of an ex-hippie owner of a small, struggling Latin American imports store who joins with her friends to fight corrupt custom officials whose harassment threatens to put her out of business.

 

Books of the Year
(Nonfiction 2004)

OR Books of the 2004

bn.com

 

amazon.com
The Assassination of
Julius Caesar

By Michael Parenti


Pulitzer-prize nominated author and scholar examines ancient Roman history from a populist viewpoint, arguing that Caesar was assassinated for being a champion of the people.

OR Books of the 2004

bn.com

 

amazon.com
The War on Freedom
By Nafeez Mossaddeq Ahmed


Riveting and well-researched expose of how and why America was attacked on 9/11, including information about faked terrorism and mass media manipulation by the Bush administration.

OR Books of the 2004

bn.com

 

amazon.com
Crossing the Rubicon
By Michael Ruppert


Hard-hitting, iconoclastic editor/publisher of “From the Wilderness” strips the power elite to the bone and takes a shocking look at the decline of the American empire at the end of the age of oil.

 

Books of the Year
(Fiction 2004)

OR Books of the 2004

bn.com

 

amazon.com
Candle in a Dark Time
By Virginia Stuart


Compelling, emotionally charged story of how a Danish woman risks her life to save Jews from Nazis during World War II.

OR Books of the 2004

bn.com

 

amazon.com
My Life: A Story
By Jesus Christ

By Christopher Miller


Innovative and provocative story of the life of Jesus Christ told as a first person narrative.

OR Books of the 2004

bn.com

 

amazon.com
The Others at Monticello
By Esther Franklin


Award-winning historical novel that explores the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his slaves, especially Sally Hemings and her children.

 

If you are an independent, small press, or traditional publisher and would like to submit your book(s) for consideration to “Recommended Reads,”

click here.

 

Book submission deadline is
the 20th of each month.

 

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