Addicus Books has signed two attorneys for the forthcoming book, Divorce in New Hampshire. The authors are Dana Prescott, Esq., a partner with the law firm Prescott, Jamieson, and Murphy, LCC, in Saco, Maine, and Jessica Ecker, an attorney with Weibrecht and Ecker in Dover, New Hampshire. The book is scheduled for release in early 2021.
The second edition of Elder Care Made Easier, by Marion Somers, Ph.D., will be released in late Summer 2020. Dr. Somers has spent the last forty years as an elder care specialist, dispensing strategies and advice to make life easier for both caregivers and aging loved ones.
See Better Now offers the latest information on vision correction surgery, including LASIK and other procedures, including implantable contact lenses and refractive lens exchange. The implantable contact lens is placed in the eye right behind the iris and lens. For the refractive lens exchange, the natural lens is removed and replaced with a lens designed to improve your vision. The authors are Robert K. Maloney, M.D. and Neda Shamie, M.D., both part of the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute in Los Angeles.
Later this Spring, Addicus Books will release Cataract Surgery—A Patient’s Guide to Treatment, Second Edition. The authors are noted ophthalmologists Robert K. Maloney, M.D. and Neda Shamie, M.D., both of Los Angeles.
In 1958, nineteen-year-old Charles Starkweather became one of the nation’s first spree killers, murdering eleven people in Nebraska and Wyoming. He kidnapped his fifteen-year-old girlfriend, Caril Fugate, forcing her to accompany him on the spree. He told Caril if she didn’t obey, he would murder her parents and baby sister. Little did she know, he had already killed them.
Days later, both were captured and went on trial. Starkweather claimed Fugate helped with the murders, but she was, in fact, innocent. Still, she was charged with murder and sentenced to life in prison; however, after eighteen years, she was paroled in 1976. In 2017 Fugate applied for a pardon. Three years later, The Nebraska Pardons Board refused to hear her case at a pardon’s board meeting in February 2020. Her request for pardon was denied.
Ernest Lageson, author of the bestselling book, Battle at Alcatraz, A Desperate Attempt to Escape the Rock, passed October 25, 2019, in Kensington, California. In his book, he told the story of the 1946 escape attempt by six inmates. It was one of the bloodiest uprisings in the history of American prisons. During the three-day siege, inmates took nine guards hostage. When it appeared their escape attempt was failing, the inmates shot all nine hostages. One of the guards, Ernie Lageson’s father, survived.
Ernie was fourteen at the time; he and his family lived on Alcatraz Island—in the apartments for employees. He drew from personal insights as he told the story.
For many years, Ernie traveled to the Alcatraz Island as the guest author, signing his books and sharing his unique knowledge of the famous island’s history with visitors and tourists. Ernie Lageson was 87.
The sixth edition of Straight Talk about Breast Cancer rolled of the press in October. The lead author is Suzanne Braddock, M.D., who is twenty-five-year breast cancer survivor. She wrote the book after her own double mastectomy and chemotherapy; she wanted to help other women who had pressing questions about breast cancer and its treatment. The book is used for patient education for hospitals and cancer clinics across the nation.