Diseases, Disorders and Diagnoses of Historical Individuals: ($20, 194pp, 6X9″, ISBN: 978-1-68114-192-3, $2.99: EBook ISBN: 978-1-68114-193-0, LCCN: 2015947981, August 2015; Purchase on Amazon, Google Books, or Barnes & Noble): Oftentimes, people look at famous individuals and think that such people are exempt from the physical limitations that bind us all as humans. Unfortunately, many times celebrities themselves think this is true. A stark reminder of this is the effects of substance misuse that have claimed the lives of too many young, otherwise healthy, luminaries in the prime of their lives. This book provides a background on each disorder or disease and, in so doing, shows the real humanity of the individual. Such is the case with baseball icon Lou Gehrig who was newly diagnosed with ALS, but truthfully believed that he was still the luckiest man on the face of the Earth. Little known facts are provided which enables the reader to feel like the subject has come alive as a real flesh-and-blood person from the pages of a history book. A never before seen letter from General George Patton is presented. In this letter, General Patton describes the author’s uncle as “brave.” Why did Patton have a near obsession with bravery—both that of his soldiers and himself? Was it because of the fear and humiliation which Patton himself spent a lifetime overcoming as a result of his dyslexia?
The Birth of a National Pastime: Baseball Haikus: ($15, 64pp, 6X9”, 48 Photographs, LCCN: 2016906912; Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-265-4; $30: Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-266-1; E-Book ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-267-8; Release: May 25, 2016; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble): This collection of poems is a humorous and insightful glimpse into the lives of fifty early pioneers of the game of baseball. The subjects of this collection include players, executives and other contributors to the game which we now refer to as a national pastime.
Safari: Looking into the Eye of the Leopard: ($20, 122pp, 6X9″: Softcover ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-293-7; $35: Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-294-4; $2.99: EBook ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-295-1; Library of Congress Control Number: 2016915318; Release: October 17, 2016; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble): follows the adventures, and frequent misadventures, of two New York City dentists as they embark on a Kenyan safari. Individuals throughout the ages have contemplated the seemingly incongruous relationship between the almost limitless possibilities of man and the inherent frailties and imperfections of our human nature. The main characters in Safari also attempt to understand this distinction on their journey of discovery. Safari is a deeply personal story in which the author searches for the proper meaning of perfection and for the answer to whether or not true perfection is present at all in our world. He struggles to reach his full potential, all the while knowing what he should reasonably expect of himself, and he looks to nature’s equilibrium for answers. Safari provides the reader with vivid imagery of the magnificent wildlife of Kenya, a sense for the excitement and danger of a safari, humorous stories from the trip and a taste of the special peace, enlightenment and acceptance that can only be found in the unspoiled African savanna.
“Safari provides the reader with vivid imagery of the magnificent wildlife of Kenya, a sense for the excitement and danger of a safari, humorous stories from the trip and a taste of the special peace, enlightenment and acceptance that can only be found in the unspoiled African savanna./ This book is a beautiful book that not only examines the self, but the country side of Africa. I enjoyed the story and how the main character looks to what is in front of him for answers. The book makes me want to travel to the locations mentioned. Thanks for the opportunity to review this book.” –He Said Books or Me, Valerie, “Book Review: Safari: Looking Into The Eye of the Leopard,” January 24, 2017
Rounding Third and Headed for Home: ($15, 6X9”, 106pp, 50 color drawings: Softcover ISBN: 978-1-68114-311-8; $30: Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-312-5; $2.99: EBook ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-313-2; LCCN: 2017935586; Baseball Haikus; Edited by Nicholas Salvatore Pagano; Release: April 5, 2017; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble): pays poetic tribute to fifty early stars and innovators of the game. Baseball is a game which links the generations and transcends the usual boundaries of time. The early pioneers believed that baseball revealed the physical strength, mental prowess, and inner fortitude and determination of the game’s participants. As such, this book of poetry provides a glimpse into the lives of these baseball greats in a manner which celebrates their multifaceted, vibrant and unique lives both on and off the diamond.
Dr. William J. Maloney is a clinical associate professor at New York University College of Dentistry. He is a fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, the New York Academy of Medicine, the Royal Society of Medicine and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Maloney is the author of over 270 professional publications. He has also been presented with the Award of Excellence from The Floating Hospital of New York City. He has also been inducted into various prestigious organizations and societies, such as The New York Academy of Medicine and The Royal Society of Medicine.