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Nov.23.2010
From Publisher's Weekly, Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 "A new online venue for book reviews is attempting to fill the gap left by the newspaper book review sections that have folded in recent years. The New York Journal of Books posts long-form reviews, meant for consumers, of just-published books. On...
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Nov.02.2010
When planning a vacation to The City by the Bay, probably the last thing on your list of things to think about is areas to avoid. In San Francisco, although it's a terrific vacation destination, there are a few less than desirable spots intrepid travelers need to keep in mind. It's always wise...
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Sep.28.2010
Geri Spieler's review first appeared in the New York Journal of Books, www.nyjournalofbooks.com   BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY.  The Election that Changed Everything for American Women. Rebecca Traister.  New York:  Free Press.  In BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY, Rebecca Traister follows key women involved in the...
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Aug.31.2010
It would be easy to write an Obama-backlash book using buzzwords with cliché-ridden accounts of the Right Wing talk show blather-babblers. Fortunately, Will Bunch does not resort to such pedestrian style bloggisms. As an experienced and award winning journalist, Bunch does his homework and reports...
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Aug.25.2010
            Well, the Republicans are doing what they do best: Obfuscate the issues, blame, complain, point fingers and make up stuff up instead of offering real solutions about real problems.              Some things just never change.              Talk about "Content Free" presentations...
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Aug.02.2010
  This is the first post on my new theme, "San Francisco Values are Good for our Nation." Frankly, I'm tired of people bashing San Francisco. Have you ever noticed that those who have negative things to say about our city are usually people who have never been to San Francisco or...
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Jun.08.2010
Publish Your Nonfiction Book
If you are serious about selling your book then you have to be serious about writing an outstanding book proposal. Otherwise no matter how superior your writing, if an agent or publisher isn't impressed with your proposal you won't get to the next step: requesting your book. Those of you who know...
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May.14.2010
Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration by Jeffrey Kaye(Wiley, April 19, 2010) Jeffrey Kaye’s timely book, Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration, focuses on the impact of immigration worldwide.  The author uses the term “migrant” to describe...
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May.04.2010
Migra! A History Of The U.S. Border Patrol by Kelly Lytle HernandezUniversity of California Press, April 15, 2010  What could be a more contentious issue today than the conflict surrounding our border with Mexico? Some would argue that the history of the border patrol is irrelevant to our problems...
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Feb.09.2010
Publish Your Nonfiction Book
 Publish Your Nonfiction Book: Strategies for Learning the Industry, Selling Your Book, and Building a Successful Career by Sharlene Martin and Anthony Flacco Writers Digest Books, April 2009             How badly do you want to be published?     This is the theme of Publish Your Nonfiction Book by...
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Dec.30.2009
The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the true story of the Wineville Murders
The Road Out Of Hell– Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders By Anthony Flacco with Jerry Clark Union Square Press; 285 pages, $24.95             It’s not often we get to hear the story from the victim of a serial killer as we do in this sensitively written account of Sanford...
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Dec.27.2009
The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the true story of the Wineville Murders
The Road Out Of Hell-- Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville MurdersBy Anthony Flacco with Jerry ClarkUnion Square Press; 285 pages, $24.95               It's not often we get to hear the story from the victim of a serial killer as we do in this sensitively written account of...
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Sep.28.2009
 Is it possible that the future of real journalism is in the form of a non-profit entity? It appears to be the latest approach given that approximately eight to ten non-profit journalism or news outlets have sprung up around the country: ProPublica in New York, The Voice of San Diego, Texas...
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Sep.22.2009
  It’s been 34 years since Sara Jane Moore stood on a sidewalk 40 feet away from the back door of the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. After all this time, the Secret Service is still trying to understand the mind of that 45 year old woman, mother and doctor’s wife who aimed and shot at the head...
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Aug.14.2009
  Is Pres. Obama Safe From Attack? Two women, two potential presidential assassins, are free today, 34 years after they attempted to assassinate Pres. Gerald Ford.  Has the Secret Service learned anything from Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme and Sara Jane Moore, which will help them in their attempts to...
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