MURDER IN THE ADIRONDACKS SELECTED FOR CAYUGA READS
"Murder in the Adirondacks," Craig's 1986 book about the Chester Gillette - Grace Brown murder case of 1906 was chosen by the readers of Cayuga County N.Y. as the "Cayuga Reads" selection for 2010.
Cayuga Reads is a pro-literacy group that selects a book by popular vote and its members then read the book and share their comments at public meetings.
The book was selected for Amsterdam Reads, a similar program in Amsterdam, N.Y. in 2009. Craig will make a presentation to Cayuga Reads in Auburn N.Y. in October 2010.
The book is about the true murder case that Theodore Dreiser used for his novel "An American Tragedy."
Listen to Craig talk about his books on Public Radio!
"The Exchange" New Hampshire Public Radio Dec, 8, 2010
Iowa Public Radio 1/25/11
New Hampshire Public Radio Oct. 21, 2010
New Hampshire Public Radio: June 10, 2003
The Electric Chair
North Country Public Radio: March 16, 2006
The Gillette Case
The Five-Year Party Takes the Silver Prize in Education at Book of the Year Awards
Representing more than 350 publishers, the winners were selected from 1400 entries in 56 categories. These books are examples of independent publishing at its finest.
The winners were determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers selected from their readership. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners, as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction were announced at a special program at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
ForeWord's Book of the Year Awards program was created to spotlight distinctive books from independent publishers. What sets the awards apart from others is that final selections are made by real judges—working librarians and booksellers—based on their experiences with patrons and customers.
THE FIVE-YEAR PARTY
College tuition is increasing faster than gasoline or health care, but the quality of education is declining. For those who attend only for the five years of parties, education is optional. Students have the time of their lives while running up student loan debts that will take decades to pay off.
Based on five years of research and Craig's 12 years of experience at a party school in New England, it's written for parents who have no idea how little they are getting for their money. Half of the freshman class drops out before graduation and much of that tuition money goes for administrative salaries and buildings that have nothing to do with education. It takes six years for the average student to complete a four-year program.
After graduation, students who were promised high paying jobs are forced to take high school level jobs while paying off tens of thousands of dollars in college loans.
To read more about it, check out the Five Year Party page.
Electric Chair Book in Paperback
Craig Brandon's 1999 book, The Electric Chair: An Unnatural American History, has been republished by McFarland & Company as a paperback with a brand new cover design, replacing the old, plain, red one.