Category Archive: Books

Jul 20

Swedish translation published

[Translate] A Swedish translation of my book Empowering Your Sober Self has been published by LifeRing Sweden,  The translation was prepared by Project LifeRing run by Skyddsvärnet, a nonprofit social development organization, with funding from the Heritage Fund.  Sophia Olsson, project manager for Project LifeRing, acted as editor and Inger Bodal of City Text is …

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Jul 19

On Rum and Revolution

[Translate] The American Revolution has come in for a beating lately.  Gerald Horne’s ground-breaking The Counter-Revolution of 1776, reviewed here earlier, shows that the colonial revolt was at bottom a rear-guard action to preserve a bastion of slavery in a world where England and other European powers had already moved forward to abolition.  Seen from …

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Jan 18

The Counter-Revolution of 1776

[Translate] The Counter-Revolution of 1776:  Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America. By Gerald Horne (New York University Press, 2014) ISBN 978-1-4798-9340-9 Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow debunked the happy babble about a contemporary post-racial America. Gerald Horne’s The Counter-Revolution of 1776 broadens the focus to look at the historical roots of …

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Nov 03

New Book: What it took to create a park

[Translate] Update:  Author Norman La Force Receives Environmental Stewardship Award. They say it takes a village to raise a child.  Well, it took several villages and more to create this park — the Eastshore State Park.  Now the park stretches along the east side of San Francisco Bay from Richmond to Emeryville.  Thirty years ago …

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Aug 29

My park photo book now available on Kindle

[Translate] From Trash to Treasure, my photo book celebrating the beauties of Cesar Chavez Park, is now available as an e-book for Kindle. Hats off to customer support, who walked me through the process of getting this photo book into the proper format.  You can feed Kindle a PDF file for a book that …

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Jul 26

New Edition, New Publishing

[Translate] One of the rewards of my retirement is the time to get to long-postponed projects.  Other than dropping 30 lbs and getting ripped abs, the longest-postponed project in my life has been updating How Was Your Week, the LifeRing convenor handbook. How Was Your Week came out originally in 2003, at a time when …

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Mar 20

The Water-Wise Home

[Translate] The Water-Wise Home:  How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape, by Laura Allen, ISBN 9781612121697 Laura Allen was one of three women who founded the Greywater Guerrillas more than ten years ago, long before the current drought.  They went to plumbing classes, devoured everything written on the subject, boned …

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