Stuff in the ‘Lyons Press’ Category

13 July, 2021

SEDUCED BY THE LIGHT: The Mina Miller Edison Story, Alexandra Rimer, Ph.D.

Historian and assistant editor at the Thomas Edison Papers at Rutgers University Alexandra Rimer, writing the first biography of the long-suffering wife of Thomas Edison, revealing the true stories of the turbulent lives of the inventor’s family that have been hidden from the public solely for the purpose of enhancing the Edison name for nearly a century. (Lyons Press, World English, 2023)


15 August, 2018

QUEEN OF THE WEST by Theresa Kaminski, Ph.D.

In this new work of history, Dr. Kaminski, author of ANGELS OF THE UNDERGROUND: The American Women Who Restisted the Japanese in the Philippines in WWII,  will offer the first the first full-length biography of mid-20th century multi-faceted star Dale Evans, following her career from small-town girl and radio singer to movie stardom with her life and screen partner Roy Rogers.  (World English to Lyons Press for publication in 2020). For Film & TV, Audio, Translation please contact Jacquie Flynn at jacqueline@delbourgo.914


10 January, 2017

Cowan

nancybansheeNancy Cowan’s life has been all about understanding animals and their relationships to Mankind.  An accredited riding instructor as a teen, as a young mother living in New Hampshire, she became interested in sled dogs and the history of  US exploration of Antarctica by dogteam.  Her conventional split in a conventional subdivision soon had the unconventional accessory of six huskies living in the backyard.  Nancy became known around the globe for her writing about sled dogs as a sportswriter and author of seven self-published books.  While running her own team and occasionally racing them, Nancy rediscovered an inner satisfaction she had known with her horses.  Halfway measures have never been enough for her, so when Jim, Nancy’s husband, began a quest to make falconry a legal hunting sport in the state, she became involved right away.   Now, more than 30 years later, both Cowans are Master Falconers as well as owners of the internationally known New Hampshire School of Falconry.

Life took an unexpected turn when Nancy and Jim were asked by wildlife experts and federal officials to take on the task of becoming licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators with a mission to rehabilitate and evaluate for release the State’s injured peregrine falcons.  Through falconry, Nancy formed a connection with the wild peregrine, N Z,, not with the intention of taming him but rather to prepare him to return to live in the wild.  This connection was so strong, so sweet, and so amazing, it changed Nancy far more than any change she had effected upon the raptor.   Her New York Times bestselling memoir, Peregrine Spring, A Master Falconer’s Extraordinary Life with Birds of Prey (Lyons Press), was written to bear witness to  the surprising  understandings she has learned from years of working with hawks and falcons, something Nancy teaches daily in her classes at her School.  It was named a Best Book of the year by New England Outdoor Writers and will soon be available in Audio from Blackstone Publishing.

Parents of grown children and grandparents of two, Nancy and Jim Cowan reside in the small town of Deering, New Hampshire, where Nancy served 16 years as her town’s Town Clerk and Tax Collector.   She and Jim are both now retired…or as retired as running a busy school can allow.  They share their lives with five hawks, six falcons, and two Gordon Setter dogs.

 


3 November, 2015

Kaminski

Theresa Kaminski, an academically trained historian with a Ph.D., published Dr. Mary Walker’s Civil War in June 2020 with Lyons Press. Dr. Walker is the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor, and for decades she worked for gender equality, especially women’s suffrage. The book is the most recent culmination of her fascination with ordinary but scrappy women in history, an interest sparked years ago by watching the Masterpiece Theatre drama, A Town Like Alice. Theresa’s interest in telling the stories of little-known American women to illuminate major themes in American history led her to write three books about the American women caught in the Pacific theater during World War II: Prisoners in Paradise (2000), Citizen of Empire (2011), and Angels of the Underground (2015).

She thought she was finished writing about war. But not long after signing a contract with Lyons Press for the first full-length biography of America’s favorite cowgirl, Dale Evans, another Lyons editor approached her to write a book about Mary Walker. The goal, which was met with months to spare, was to have it out in time for the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment. With Dr. Mary Walker’s Civil War completed, Theresa has returned to the Dale Evans book, which she hopes will be released into a COVID-19-free world.

Theresa continues to seek out stories of scrappy and tenacious American women to provide readers with unusual, fascinating glimpses into under-examined corners of history. In her spare time, she helps moderate the popular Nonfiction Fans group she co-founded on Facebook, streams lots of shows and movies, reads novels, goes for walks, and contemplates playing the piano again. Theresa lives in a small town outside of Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband–and within easy driving distance of her grandson and his parents.

You can also check out her blog on her website theresakaminski.com and follow her on Twitter @KaminskiTheresa and Instagram @hers_torian.