Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New Book Release: Handy Diabetes

The Handy Diabetes Answer Book by Patricia Barnes-Svarney and Thomas Svarney

Whether young, old, type 1, type 2, gestational, newly diagnosed, long-time sufferer, caretaker, or loved one, millions of people are afflicted and affected by diabetes. The CDC estimates 9.3% of the population in the U.S. and Canada have diabetes, with millions more being prediabetic. From scientific explanations of the effects of diabetes on the human body to monitoring, maintaining, exercising, and eating right, The Handy Diabetes Answer Book provides detailed information on the research and science on the disease, as well as advice on coping with the burden. It shows how―and why―the disease affects the body, and provides glimpses of historical and contemporary figures with diabetes. It explains who is most at risk and points to the differences experienced at various life stages. It demonstrates how to cope―and live well―through food, exercise and lifestyle choices.

The Handy Diabetes Answer Book is the go-to guide for diabetics, prediabetics, their loved ones and caretakers. An easy-to-use and informative reference, it brings the complexity of the illness into focus and provides practical assistance for managing the malady through well-researched answers to over 950 common questions, such as What were some early common treatments for patients with diabetes? What are some other eating challenges that can affect an older person with diabetes? What are the early warning signs of type 1 diabetes? Did writer Ernest Hemingway suffer from hemochromatosis? How do “energy drinks” affect a person’s blood glucose levels? What are some tips for a person with diabetes when they go shopping for food? What food additives should a person with diabetes be aware of consuming? What should a person with diabetes look for on a restaurant menu? What recent study tried to find a way to reverse type 2 diabetes?

New Book Release: Of Tears and Laughter

Of Tears and Laughter by R. Menachem M. Schneerson

A Talmudic exegesis by the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. Adapted from two siyumim delivered by the Rebbe (on tractates Makkot and Yoma), Of Tears and Laughter focuses on two moving Talmudic stories that occurred in the aftermath of the destruction of the second Beit Hamikdash.
With his unique, holistic approach to Torah study, the Rebbe explores the positions taken by the leading Sages of that time, and examines their lives and teachings. With a spotlight on Rabbi Akiva and his response, the Rebbe searches the Talmud for laws taught by Rabbi Akiva, his life’s story and allusions to the composition of his very soul, to provide a comprehensive and insightful reasoning for Rabbi Akiva’s optimism. In the final analysis the Rebbe provides a breathtaking mosaic of the leaders of the Jewish people in the post second Beit Hamikdash era.

New Book Release: The School with a Heart

The School with a Heart: Henderson State University at 125 by David Sesser
The story of how a small, south Arkansas college evolved into a thriving, regional university is chronicled in the new book The School with a Heart: Henderson State University at 125The limited edition highlights the history of Henderson State through photos, memories and stories of key moments along with recollections from alumni and friends. It is the first book published about Henderson’s history in almost 30 years. “The story of how Henderson got to where it is today is a fascinating one,” said Jennifer Boyett, vice president for university advancement.  “This book highlights key events and milestones over the course of the University’s 125-year history. It contains chapters using the alma mater as an outline to tell of the incredible people and events that transformed Arkadelphia Methodist College to Henderson State University. “This proud history – and our vision to look beyond the horizon – has been chronicled in a beautiful 111-page book commemorating our anniversary. We are excited to share these memories and stories with our alumni and friends.”

Monday, July 3, 2017

New Book Release: The Illuminati

The Illuminati: The Secret Society That Hijacked the World by Jim Marrs


Chilling initiations. Big banks and money manipulations. Possible links to the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Adamses, and Bushes. Reviewing the evidence, documents, and connections, The Illuminati: The Secret Society That Hijacked the World by award-winning journalist and author Jim Marrs shines a light on the history, workings, continuing influence, and pernicious and hidden power of this secret order.

Surveying experts—from those who dismiss the Illuminati as a short-lived group of little consequence to skeptics who dare question the government's accounts and pronouncements—Marrs cuts through the wild speculation and the attempts to silence critical thinkers to tell the true story of this secret cabal. He investigates their origin as “The Ancient and Illuminated Seers of Bavaria,” the depiction on the United States one-dollar bill of an all-seeing eye and pyramid on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States, the Protocols—or procedures—for usurping national governments and gaining world domination, the symbolism found in today's international corporate logos, Knights Templar, assassins, Skull and Bones, whistle blowers, the revolutions in France, Russia, and America, and much, much more. Wealth, power, and intrigue come together in this in-depth exposé on the Illuminati, their history, connections to powerful people, and their place in modern America.

New Release: My Story

My Story: Personal Encounters With the Lubavitcher Rebbe

From a first-time mother to a commander in Israel's Air Force; the struggling dentist to the community rabbi, My Story features forty-one inspirational true stories of the Rebbe from the My Encounter with the Rebbe oral history project, complemented by family photos and documents, as well as a stunning selection of portraits of the Rebbe from the Living Archive picture collection.
Many of these stories are published here for the first time, while others are more complete versions of the popular weekly Here's My Story publication.
With incredible insight and sensitivity, the rebbe's wisdom and compassion serve as an unexpected ray of hope in the fact of challenge and adversity. The outcomes have a transformational impact on the lives of the storytellers, as they are sure to have on yours.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

New Book Release: Handy New York City

The Handy New York City Answer Book by Chris Barsanti

New York, the self-proclaimed capital of the world, the largest city in the United States, and is known as a melting pot of immigrants, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Wall Street, Broadway, bridges, bodegas, restaurants, museums, and so much more. The “city that never sleeps” is bustling with people, cultural and sporting events, world-class shopping and high fashion, and other tourist attractions that draw in millions visitors from all over the world. The Handy New York City Answer Book explores the fascinating history, people, myths, culture, and trivia, taking an in-depth look at the city so nice, they named it twice. Illustrating the unique character of the city through a combination of facts, stats, and history, and the unusual and quirky, it answers more than 850 intriguing questions about people, events, government, and places of interest, including Who were the first New Yorkers? Why are Manhattan’s streets laid out in a grid? Why is there a windmill on the New York seal? How did New York help elect Abraham Lincoln president? What were “sweatshops”? Who started the gossip column? What is “stop and frisk”? How many trees are there in New York?

New Book Release: Tiferet Yisrael

Tiferet Yisrael by Ramon Widmonte

The famed Maharal of Prague, a 16th-century mystic, is known for the legend of the Golem, but his Torah scholarship has remained a closed book to English speakers for far too long. While several attempts have been made to translate or abridge the Maharal’s Torah, the complexity of his thought has defied standard translation methodologies. This edition of the Tiferet Yisrael (the Splendor of Israel) seeks to present the Maharal’s thought in all its majesty and to enable beginners and scholars alike to grasp the overall structure of the Maharal’s concepts through the addition of innovative summaries and graphical aids. In the work, the Maharal contemplates questions of Jewish life, such as How can there be ritually observant Jews who behave immorally? What is the reason for performing Mitzvot (commandments)? Is there any relevance or meaning to performing Mitzvot if one doesn’t understand God’s reasons for commanding them? What is the path to self-fulfillment? The translation is lucid and faithful, with in-line comments to guide the reader in exploring the Maharal’s depths.