by Eliot Spitzer
Former New York Attorney General and Governor Eliot Spitzer is trying to raise from the ashes even further. The former governor had to leave the Governorship early because of allegations that he was a frequent customer of an escort service. Today, Spitzer is trying to get back into direct politics by running as New York City Comptroller in New York. His book, Protecting Capitalism Case by Case, is currently on sale in the Kindle Bookstore and the Amazon Bookstore ranking #1 in the Franchising Law category. In the book, Spitzer outlines his role in high profile cases as Attorney General and as Governor. The book is described as:
“…a book for anyone interested in the positive force of government and the behaviors and economic roles of the largest American corporations. Its message is that we will always need a vigilant government presence, and that ultimately American capitalism will be better for it.”
By Eric Martone, Michael Perrota
A new book, Mercy College: Yesterday and Today, published by The History Press and co-authored by Mercy College’s School of Education Assistant Professor Eric Martone and School of Liberal Arts Assistant Professor Michael Perrota explore the past and present of Mercy College.
According to a quote from their PRWeb press release:
“Featuring beautiful photography throughout, “Mercy College: Yesterday and Today” takes readers from the founding of Mercy College in 1950 by the Sisters of Mercy through the College’s transformations to become coeducational and nonsectarian, while remaining true to the mission to provide motivated students with a quality education. The book explores the expansion of campuses throughout the New York metropolitan area, changes in leadership, student life and athletics.”
“It is important for all students on campus to understand how Mercy College was created and the path our founders traveled to get us where we are today, ” said Michael Perrota, assistant professor and co-author. “Those students are a part of that history now. As soon as they step foot on campus, they become a page of history in this book.”
“We hope this book elicits fond memories for alumni while enlightening current students on the College’s rich and meaningful history, ” adds Perrota.
By Robert Galbraith
The Guardian has declared: “JK Rowling unmasked as author of acclaimed detective novel”.
When Rowling was approached and asked about the coincidence of the publisher and editor she noted:
“I had hoped to keep this secret a little longer because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience. It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name.”
The book is about an investigator, Camron Strike, who is running out of money when John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.” Pick up your copy of the exhilarating crime novel from Amazon today.
by Dhiru A. Thadani
The Visions of Seaside details the rich history of a Washington DC community of Seaside. This book was partially funded by a KickStarter project. Take a look at the video below. The goal of the project was to raise $25, 000. Instead they raised $35, 000 from 117 backers-some backers paying as much as $5000 to receive signed copies of the book plus more perks.
The book is currently on sale at Amazon for $58.00, thanks in-part to the funds raised on Kickstarter. The selling price of this 608 page book widens the possible audience for the book.
by Ted O. Brooke
Brooke has collected and published 541 wills of regular and prominent families in Georgia.
Georgia Stray Wills is a collection of 541 Georgia wills dated prior to 1901, located in Georgia Supreme Court case files, Superior Court records, original wills filed in county probate offices and the Georgia Archives, private papers, secondary published records and various other obscure and ambiguous sources. They are not found recorded in Georgia colonial or county probate records.
According to a post in the the AJC:
“…began to hear from people who found other wills that had been probated but not recorded in county will books. There were instances, for example, where a courthouse had burned and the will turned up in a court case, or in private hands.”
By Josh Hoffner, Brian Skoloff
This murder trial that was viewed around the world and encouraged by the media that was hungry for ways to capture and retain audiences. The case was sensationalized and heightened by the details of the trial that went beyond murder to include suspense, sex and lies. This book by Associated Press (AP) authors Josh Hoffner and Brian Skoloff summarizes the details around the Jodi Arias murder trial. You can get a copy of the book from Amazon that is, so far, garnering mixed reviews. The main complaint that reviewers seem to be having is that the book includes nothing new for people who followed every detail of the trial. For example, Cynthia Jedlicka declared:
“This was nothing more that I heard on the news everyday. Very dissapointed. I wish that I could get my money back on this one.” Jessi Kolar noted, “Fascinating Read! Couldn’t Put It Down! The Jodi Arias Story is so intoxicating! The authors really got into all the details, twists and turns of this case! I really enjoyed that they focused on the whole picture, before during and after Jodi and Travis’s relationship. Thanks for the great read! I couldn’t put my Kindle down!”
You can pick up a copy of your book here and add it to your AccuTeach shelf.
by Bob Lutz
The venerable Robert Lutz has come out with a new book Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership. The book talks about the leaders of various automobile producers. Lutz talks about why they failed, eventually resulting in the collapse of the American Auto Industry.