Nursing Is Caring

By W. Lance Hunt

It is 1988, and Chicago is a center of electro-industrial music. For best friends Jonathan and Scott, the city holds everything they need to finally succeed with a band: plenty of venues and a music-hungry audience. When a friend offers them an entire floor of an abandoned factory to live and rehearse in, the musicians see a way to break free from years of failure. To secure the opportunity, they must move immediately, leaving everything and everyone behind in Ohio, including Jonathan's lover Amy-the woman who saved him from self-destruction.

With few belongings and little money, they arrive in Chicago. While creating their newest band, Jonathan attempts to come to terms with abandoning Amy while Scott battles haunting memories of a friend killed years earlier. As they struggle to keep it together, a new woman enters Jonathan's life and their band reaches new heights in the music scene. But nothing is as it appears, everyone is harboring secrets, and self-deceit is a treacherous illusion that hangs over them like a dark shadow.

A Perfect Blindness lays bare a tale of perseverance, passion, and regret as two musicians embark on the arduous journey to find success and confront truths that have always eluded them-until now.

By Ray Vernon

It is 1993 as the head of a secret section of the British Ministry of Defense begins to execute a masterful plan he feels is the only way to break the cycle of violence in Northern Ireland and pave the way for a united country.

Major Kevin MacAllister is not the man everyone believes him to be. Because he is a highly regarded expert on small-scale nuclear weapons on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as a well-respected family man, no one suspects that MacAllister is planning to implement in just seventeen days the first act of nuclear terrorism on the world-or that he has had a beautiful mistress for quite some time. As MacAllister's plan unfolds, emotions run high and tensions mount as he prepares to sacrifice his friends, upstanding career, and the love of his life-all to pursue his dream. Now only one question remains: Will he be successful, or will his dream die with him in the open sea?

In this international thriller, an extraordinary nuclear terrorist unfurls a plan with the power to instill fear in millions of Londoners and bring the British government to its knees.

By Charlie Szoradi

See the world around you with fresh perspective. The two-decade combination of drawings and observations sheds new light on critical thinking for young and old minds, high return on investment (ROI) for business opportunities, springboards for groundbreaking future innovations, and a sustainable triple bottom line that supports people, the planet, and profit. Learn about critical thinking and reaching a sustainable future more cost-effectively than ever imagined. "Great insights and incredible drawings!" Bill Slover - Real Estate Developer and Commissioner of the District of Columbia Housing Authority

By Todd M. Mealy

Author of Aliened American: A Biography of William Howard Day, 1825–1900; Legendary Locals of Harrisburg; and Biography of an Antislavery City: Antislavery Advocates, Abolitionists, and Underground Railroad Activists The demise of the so-called Jim Crow laws in 1964 and 1965 and the victory of the civil rights movement rang hollow in the ears of most African Americans. While segregation was practiced in many places of the South, systemic forms of racism permeated northern society. As distrust pervaded African American communities after 1966, the maligned Black Panther Party filled the void, especially among baby boomers who moved the African American liberation movement further to the left. During this difficult time, when the country was torn apart by issues of race and poverty, as well as the escalation of the Vietnam War, unrest seemed to prevail at a myriad of colleges and universities across the United States where newly formed Afro-American societies and black student unions pressed for pedagogical change suited to the liberation doctrine coming from the black left. Spring 1969 was a particularly explosive semester as African American students occupied administrative buildings and common areas at both historically black and predominantly white colleges on the East Coast. In This Is the Rat Speaking, author Todd M. Mealy reconstructs the May 22, 1969, black student uprising at Franklin and Marshall College. Using Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and Franklin and Marshall College as his setting, Mealy revisits the role and influence of the Black Panthers and delves into how activism for black studies curriculum emerged within the black power movement of the 1960s. Based on oral history testimony, investigation reports, and judicial records, Mealy provokes discussion from different perspectives.