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The Ultimate Baseball Road-Trip: A Fan's Guide to Major League Stadiums
by Josh Pahigian '96 and Kevin O'Connell

The Ultimate Baseball Road-Trip (The Lyons Press) is a comprehensive guide to all the major league baseball parks in the country. Written by two entertaining fans whose love for the game of baseball overflows every page, it is the perfect tool for planning a road trip - or just a visit to a single park. Included are ticket and travel information, a detailed guide to the best and worst seats in each park, folklore and statistics, a hilarious rating of the park's trademark foods and profiles of nearby sports bars and attractions. .

Josh Pahigian '96 has published short stories in a number of literary journals and has also written for several newspapers. Currently, he covers collegiate and high school sports for the Portland (Maine) Herald Press.


The Ultimate Baseball Road-Trip


The Seesaw Syndrome
by Michael Madden '71

The Seesaw Syndrome (Durban House Publishing) is a novel that exposes the greed and corruption that can transpire when drug executives and medical researchers position themselves for huge profits. This is the story of Biosense Pharmaceuticals, which has produced a drug called BrobaGen and is seeking to gain FDA approval. But the drug has side effects that include death.

A board-certified surgeon, Michael Madden, M.D., '71, served over 15 years as both the clinical director of the New York Hospital Cornell Burn Center and the director of trauma at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. In 1994, former New York City mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, and fire commissioner, Howard Safir, awarded him "The Fire Department of New York's Department Medal" - the first time a civilian had received such an honor since 1913.

  The Seesaw Syndrome

Spirit Warriors: Interviews with American Sikhs - The First Generation
by Stephen Burns Power '68

In Spirit Warriors (iUniverse, Inc.), Stephen Burns Power explores a 400-year-old Indian tradition that combines meditative focus and spirituality. A practical guide for work, life and spirituality, Spirit Warriors draws on the experiences of lawyers, business people, therapists and teachers who describe the practices that led them to succeed. Readers will learn about an Indian religion that provides essential lessons for life. Alan Lavine, author of From Rags to Riches, writes that Spirit Warrirors "provides the reader with ways to be successful in business and in life."

Stephen Burns Power '68 is an adjunct professor at Worcester State College, a teacher of Kundalini yoga, and Worcester director for the Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants.

  Spirit Warriors

No Kids, No Money and a Chevy: A Politically Incorrect Memoir
by Chuck Mansfield '66

Of Chuck Mansfield's No Kids, No Money and a Chevy (Xlibris), award-winning novelist and essayist Cynthia Ozick writes, "Chuck Mansfield is a first-rate writer of wit, charm, and passion, who applies a clarifying integrity to whatever subject his fine mind alights on. Having been schooled in excellence, he holds it as his lifelong standard; and he is, besides, an embodiment of everything that is meant by the term American Hero - courtly, brave, generous, and in love with family, faith, and country. To read his memoir is to rejoice in the warm presence of human devotion and intellect."

A Brooklyn native, Chuck Mansfield served in Vietnam from 1968-69. Promoted to captain in 1969, Mansfield was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat "V"; the Combat Action Ribbon; the Vietnam Campaign Medal; the Vietnam Service Medal; and the National Defense Service Medal. Following his discharge, he earned an M.B.A. in finance from New York University.

  No Kids, No Money and a Chevy


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