VIKING WOMEN DON'T CARE-LARRY EVANS
Larry E vans has crafted a wild & wonderful memoir about his n'er do well days in high school and college. Funny and bittersweet, with 500 photos, it is a rollicking ride through the past..
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Above all, we are activists promoting worker-writers so that we can counter the rabid, anti-working class narratives produced by the One Percenters with our own honest stories about work, family, community and social justice.
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“I am truly amazed at the team work, efficiency, and expertise of Tim and Hardball Press as editor and formatter of my book BITING THE BIG APPLE. I feel so lucky and grateful to have them as my mentors in the new field of e-publishing.” Marivir Montebon, BITING THE BIG APPLE: MEMOIRS OF A JOURNALIST TURNED IMMIGRANT.
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BITING THE BIG APPLE - Memoirs of a Journalist Turned Immigrant
"A wonderfully written memoir: insightful, inspiring, informative, and funny."
US PINOYS FOR GOOD GOVERANCE
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REMEMBERING ROLLO - Growing Up In The Rocky Mountain West
"A sweet, sentimental journey through a bygone era, told with honesty and love."
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESOURCE
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Videos of the healthcare workers contributing to our soon to be published WITH OUR LOVING HANDS, edited by Tim Sheard
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Listen to 1199C hospital worker Mary Raysor talking about the struggles to bring the union to Philadelphia.
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KEVIN CORLEY-SIXTEEN TONS
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"Corley weaves a satisfying narrative. … Strong women characters also add to the book, as does Corley’s handling of immigration and race…Historic moments and locations beyond Illinois’s borders find their places in the story, too...His writing is fresh and engaging as the saga unfolds. Sixteen Tons is an entertaining way to learn a lot about this chapter in history." Prof. David Markwell, Nashville State CC.
TIM SHEARD-IN HIDING $15.00
Introducing a new series featuring Peter Davies, an emotionally damaged man who goes in search of the woman he loves, only to come face to face with the notorious madam of a sex trafficking ring, the Black Pearl.
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Smashing review of In Hiding from Marivir Montebon's online journal OSM. "...a gripping, breath-taking story of the invisible crime of sex trafficking in New York City. Click her for full review...
TIM SHEARD-A BITTER PILL
Read a review of Tim Sheard's latest Lenny Moss novel, where workers fight the administration's plans to decertify the union and lay off hundreds, in LABOR NOTES. click here...
PAUL FELTON-MURDER OF A POST OFFICE MANAGER
Shop steward Paul Farley crosses swords with a sadistic manager in this gripping legal thriller by postal worker Paul Felton. Read the review in LABOR NOTES, click here...
"MURDER OF A POST OFFICE MANAGER"
"...an entertaining book which teaches its readers about postal work, the fabric of a unionized workplace, and the shop floor responsibilities of a union steward. Not only will you enjoy this book, but you’ll want your family and friends to read it, too.".
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At Univ. of Mass. Labor Studies, Paul Felton discusses how his murder mystery "Murder Of A Post Office Manager" is valuable reading for stewards and a great resource for labor studies programs
New York Hustle - Pool Rooms, School Rooms & Street Corners
Go back in time with Stan Maron as he recounts his troubled childhood in a New Jersey beach town in the 1930’s. After his mother’s mysterious death, his father, Jacob, a garment worker with a blazing temper, places Stan in a Brooklyn foster home at the age of ten. Unwanted and unruly, young Stanley learns to fight, to gamble, to drink and play pool. He drops out of high school and supports himself by waiting tables, delivering racks of clothing, and loading bricks at demolition sites. He becomes a street peddler, meeting a cast of colorful characters and hawking goods on the sidewalks of old New York in the 1950’s and ’60’s, when the city supported myriad manufacturing companies.
Release date: December 5, 2014
Manny & the Mango Tree
When the apartment building owner tells Manny the children can't pick any mangoes from the tree in the courtyard, the parents are afraid to act because some are undocumented. So Manny and his friends go on strike. A sweet & inspiring story about justice and the spirit of children.
Release date: December 5, 2014
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