Baseball expert and award-winning writer Jim Leeke’s latest is THE BEST TEAM OVER THERE. “Jim Leeke hits it out of the park again with the tale of Grover Cleveland Alexander, a Great War ballplayer who tasted the highs of fame, lows of the trenches, and—tragically—just too much booze.”—Dean Karayanis, radio host of the History Author Show in New York City
The latest from Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane, NOT DEAD YET (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021) picks up where SUDDENLY SINGLE AFTER 50 left off. With their trademark authenticity and wit these two BFFs share their stories and those of others navigating their golden years with grace.
THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF GIDON LEV was named one of the best books of 2020 by Kirkus Reviews, which said of this “vitally important Holocaust story” that it is an “elegantly conceived memoir” and “a remarkable tale of survival and unexpected kinship.” (self-published, 2020)
Best-selling author Stephen Shapiro helps readers find better solutions by learning how to ask better questions in INVISIBLE SOLUTIONS. Unprecedented access to infinite solutions has led us to realize that having all of the answers is actually not the answer. This concise yet powerful book contains the formulas to reframe any problem multiple ways, using 25 lenses to help you gain different perspectives, master any challenge, and discover better solutions to solve any problem in life and in business. (Amplify Publishing/Mascot Books, 2020)
Award-winning author Jim Leeke’s latest book, HOWELL’S STORM, uncovers the story of New York City’s only official rainmaker, Wallace E. Howell, an unintentional celebrity, dedicated scientist, and climate entrepreneur whose activities stirred controversy among government officials, meteorologists, theologians, farmers, and resort owners alike. Hired as a municipal rainmaker—literally, not figuratively—by New York City Mayor William O’Dwyer, the Harvard-educated meteorologist was the city’s last hope to end a crippling year-long drought. (Chicago Review Press, 2019)
THE MAKING OF LEMONADE by Ty Sagalow, insurance pro and start-up leader, shares the story of Lemonade Insurance, a startup insurance company with a silly name that was created by two Israeli entrepreneurs who knew nothing about insurance—and in less than 18 months completely disrupted a trillion-dollar industry and soon became known as the “Uber of Insurance.” It is also the story of a personal journey by a former top executive at AIG and Zurich Insurance who decided to abandon the success of “Corporate America” to help form a startup that changed everything he was used to, and as a result, found himself changed. (Outskirts Press, 2019)
In THE BATTLE TO DO GOOD: INSIDE MCDONALD’S SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY, Bob Langert, who spent three decades inside McDonald’s, shares a never-before-told, behind-the-scenes look at the fast-food giant’s sustainability efforts, including packaging, waste, recycling, obesity, deforestation, and animal welfare. During those years, Langert and his team at McDonald’s locked horns with powerful NGOs such as Greenpeace, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and Corporate Accountability and worked with experts such as Temple Grandin, the World Wildlife Fund, and Conservation International. (Emerald Publishing, 2019)
Using extensive proprietary research, THE LIFECYCLE TRADE provides unique and valuable insight into finding and trading big, winning stocks. This revolutionary guide shares never-before-published data and statistics to help investors learn how to spot and profit from IPOs and Super Growth Stocks. The work of Boboch, Donnelley, Krull, and Daill has been endorsed by the likes of John Boik, Peter Brandt, Jack Schwager, and other market masters. (Blanca Graciela, 2018)
In THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SELL: Tools and Techniques Every Start Up Needs to Succeed, noted entrepreneur, business executive, and entrepreneurship professor Cheryl Mayberry McKissack, former COO of Johnson Publishing, shares the essential inside information every entrepreneur needs in order to found and grow a new venture, with special emphasis on the most critical skill every entrepreneur must master: selling. This useful guide goes beyond that to look at defining entrepreneurial character traits and spirit, choosing a business type, defining a product, and analyzing customers and using digital marketing and research to create a feedback loop to grow your venture. Features a foreword from Steven S. Rogers, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. (Martin Publishing, 2018)
Bob Mamlok’s debut title, THE INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL RELIEF CORPS IN WARTIME CHINA, 1937–1945, takes readers inside the hitherto untold story of dedicated, determined doctors who fought fascism in Germany, Spain, and China, the latter of which forced them to work with rival factions—nationalists and communists—and to do so as enemy aliens treating patients amidst poverty, war, corruption, horrendous living conditions, and a treacherous landscape. (McFarland, 2018)
Author Jim Leeke’s award-winning book FROM THE DUGOUTS TO THE TRENCHES: Baseball During the Great War, a history of organized baseball during World War I, examines the teams, players, owners, and sportswriters who managed both America’s favorite pastime and the Great War, striving to keep major league baseball afloat when the world was aflame. A SABR award-winner. (University of Nebraska Press, 2017)
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