In Fighting for Life, you will learn of the life of Jake LaMotta. He was the one-time middleweight champion of the world who competed in more than a hundred professional fights. Forced as a youth to fight for money, LaMotta emerged to make boxing a profession. LaMotta was a wildly popular fighter in his home Bronx, New York. He was nicknamed the Bronx Bull for the heart he showed in the ring and his ability to go toe-to-toe with slicker boxers.
We all love cats. Well maybe not all of us, probably about half the population, or a bit less, like maybe a quarter of the population loves cats, maybe not quite that many, but a bunch of people love cats. There’s something about cats that folks who love them find very catty and cute, cute, cute. Cattiness: Some Cats are Jerks is about all of that
Reality television: a loaded phrase if ever there was one. To some, it connotes trash: Snooki, Honey Boo-Boo, the Kardashians. People who are pathetic, immoral and disgusting. To others, it says irresistible entertainment: passion, hilarity, love and obsession. HarshReality takes you on a real-world ride that goes beyond the scenes and meets real people.
The 50 Greatest Players in Indians History examines the careers of the fifty men who made the greatest impact on one of the American League’s most historic franchises. Using as measuring sticks the degree to which they impacted the fortunes of the team and the levels of statistical compilation and overall dominance they attained while wearing an Indians uniform, sports historian Robert W. Cohen ranks, from one to fifty, the top fifty players in the team’s history.
Notorious 92 recounts murders from each of Indiana’s 92 counties. With almost one murder every day of the year in Indiana, violent crime is no stranger to the Hoosier state and has not escaped the heartland of America. And while Indiana is the nations sixteenth largest state by population, it has often stolen national headlines with astonishing crimes that defy imagination. It seems it always has been so. Notorious 92 looks back to crimes in each of the states 92 counties as old as the nineteenth century to reveal a side of the states history not taught in fourth grade history classes. Notorious 92 also considers the suffering and the resolve of Indiana families and communities in responding to ugly incidents in their midst that are sometimes just too incredible not to talk about. From marital and financial problems to substance abuse and racial hostilities, generations of Hoosiers are linked by not only the lands they inhabit, but by the demons they face.
In All About Steve Wozniak young readers, ages 9 – 14 years, will learn all about the other “Apple” guy. Computers are a part of our every day life from our phones to our refrigerators. As a forth grader, Steve Wozniak had computers figured out. Steve, nicknamed “Woz” always had a curiosity and appreciation of electronics and engineering. When he and Steve Jobs teamed up to form Apple Computer Company, they changed the way people around the world used computers forever.
All About Stephen Hawking is a biography that offers young readers intriguing information about physicist Stephen Hawking. He is one of the great geniuses of scientific history. From an early age, Stephen Hawking dreamed of making the study of the universe accessible to everyone. Diagnosed with ASL at the age of twenty-one, he overcame that challenge to become an expert on the origin of the universe and black holes.
All About Winston Church isn’t just about his famous grin, but goes into details about what he did and how he effected the world. Winston Churchill is considered one of the greatest men of the twentieth century. He was a British statesman, author, painter, and an inspiring speaker. Born into an aristocratic British family with an American mother, he considered the United States his second home.
From Blue River Press’ All About Series, a new title is out on the trailblazing Madam C.J. Walker. All About Madam C.J. Walker offers young readers insight into this inspiring woman’s life. Madam C. J. Walker was beloved within her community for her philanthropy and expanding the local black YMCA, but she couldn’t have done that if she weren’t the first female self-made millionaire and one of the most successful African American business owners ever.
Summer Wind: The Vietnam Letters of Richard “Dick” Wolfe is the fascinating and heartbreaking story of Indiana soldier, Dick Wolfe. His account was preserved in scores of letters he sent home to family, and letters friends sent to him in Vietnam from July 1967 to early January of 1968. On the rare days Wolfe spent at relatively large base camps in Vietnam, he penned long, detailed letters to his wife, mother, and friends. Most of his correspondence held little back as it was written in brief snatches in a tent-covered hole by the light of a single candle at primitive night defensive positions.