the morning of September 11, 2001, while firefighters climbed
the steps of the World Trade Center, New York City Paramedics
were on the street below treating the wounded. When the Twin Towers
finally collapsed it was the job of these "street doctors"
to keep the injured alive. This first-hand account of the 11th
of September also depicts the day-to-day lives of medics in America's
is the only first-hand account of the September 11, 2001 attacks
and aftermath written by a paramedic. Starting just before the
attack on the World Trade Center, the book follows Rella's paramedic
crew from their station at St. Vincent's Hospital in lower Manhattan
and depicts the day-to-day lives of medics in America's largest
city. The book contains real-life dialogue and speaks with a realism
that comes only from personal experience.
Afterword, Appendix, Glossary
"Frank Rella -paramedic. One of our heroes."
- Dan Rather CBS News
THE AUTHOR: Francis Rella NREMT-P was a US Marine during
the 1970s and volunteered for service in the Navy Reserve during
Operation Desert Shield, serving as a hospital corpsman in the
Gulf War. He is a nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
and holds New York City and New York State certification. Among
other certifications are the OSHA certification in Hazardous Materials
Operations Training-he is a Hazmat Team Leader, and is completing
a degree in nursing at the University of the State of New York.
Frank Rella holds a M.S. in music and has taught at both the high
school and college levels. In addition, he is a stage actor with
twenty years of professional experience.
pages, 6" x 9". paperbound and hardcover, Epilogue,
Afterword, Appendix, Glossary
ISBN 0-87127-260-1 paperbound $19.95
ISBN 0-87127-258-X hardcover $22.95
Mind/Body Exercises for Strength,
Flexibility, Posture, and Balance
for Men and Women
Power combines scientific principles with movement and imagery
exercises that are both effective and fun to perform, clearing
the path to a stronger foundation for our body. The exercises
train the muscles and joints and also improve the tone of the
organs, increasing energy flow.
only full-length book of exercises and mind-body techniques directed
to the general public on the newly-recognized importance of the
pelvic floor, affecting posture (which affects every other body
part), vitality, sexual function, and preventing incontinence.
The pelvic floor acts as a support for the inner organs and contains
a passage for the urethra, the sex organs, and for a baby during
birth. It plays an important role in almost all movements, in
balance and in good body posture. Many back, knee, and foot problems
can be cured through conscious training of the pelvic floor- a
well-trained pelvic floor has an essential effect on our well-being
and vitality. Because the female pelvic floor is more flexible
and the male floor tends to be less so, this training program
has the goals of increased flexibility for men and the building
up of strength for women.
Franklin writes of this important new area of study and exercise
in his usual vivid, amusing and highly effective way.
Eric Franklin earned
a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and
a BS from the University of Zurich. He is a member of the International
Association of Dance Medicine and Science, has taught at the Institute
for Psychomotor Therapy in Zurich, and has been guest lecturer
at the University of Vienna. He is head of the Franklin Method
Institute in Uster, Switzerland, and travels worldwide conducting
Franklin is author of Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders
(see below), the best-selling Breakdance, as well as Dance Imagery
for Technique and Performance and Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery.
127 pages, paperbound, 7 1/2" x 91/4", 12 photographs,
YOUR NECK LIBERATE YOUR SHOULDERS
The Ultimate Exercise Program For Tension Relief
by Eric Franklin
many of us suffer from pain and stiffness resulting from neck
and shoulder tension. Eric Franklin, a dancer, choreographer and
teacher who has long practiced and taught imagery to his dance
students, now brings this remarkable method to pain relief.
first part of the book presents a series of foolproof methods
to eliminate shoulder tension. Learn how to detect and eradicate
early signs of tension. Understand the connection between emotional
states and tension. Survive stressful situations calmly and without
tensing a muscle. Discover the source of pain and eliminate it
two explains the anatomy of the shoulder girdle in an entertaining
and lively way. The most important joints and muscles of the shoulder
and neck are addressed individually and exercises show how to
increase awareness of their correct functioning. This allows the
reader to improve posture, create a healthy body image and use
visualization more effectively. Improving the alignment of the
head, neck and shoulders will ease the strain on muscles and promote
an aura of confidence and health.
three contains exercises done with a partner using imagery and
touch-as well as those you can do at the workplace to feel creative
and limber through the day. Exercises using Thera-Bands® and
balls will enable readers to adjust training needs to their schedules.
pages, paperbound, 15 photographs and 53 drawings, ISBN 0-87127-248-2,
Romantic Adventures in the South of France
Yvone Lenard invites you to join her in discovering how the game
of love is played in Provence, where flirting can be enjoyed in
a hundred exciting and delicious ways.
Demonstrating the courage of General Patton, and the patience of a saint, Yvone Lenard signed
on as director of studies for fifty American students in Aix-en-Provence. Her madcap adventures
among a cast of local characters, French Legionnaires, a hermit -not to mention guiding her lively
students through their studies and love affairs -make for a witty, frothy melange of a book.
Recipes for seduction, mending broken hearts, places for romance, and local restaurant
information are also provided. -Norman Bogner, author of To Die in Provence
begins when Lenard accompanies 50 American college students for
a year's study in Aix-en Provence where most hope to find romance.
Yvone becomes a gatherer of love stories and finds that passion
can strike not just her young charges, but anyone, at any age,
and in many circumstances, as she acquaints herself with local
people and lore. This is the land of daring Legionnaires, the
romantic Renaissance poet Petrarch and his ladylove Laure, and
the philandering artist Picasso-and Yvone has tales about all
of them. With new friend, Bill Hope, she explores ancient villages
and ruins, dines at sunset on the terrace of an elegant restaurant,
and promptly falls in love with Provence.
Lighthearted, fun and sexy, the ten stories in this collection
provide the romantic-at-heart with a glimpse into culture where
love is always in season. Each story is followed by advice on
where to go to experience romance, and a menu for a dinner for
two with simple recipes to recreate the sensual flavors of Provence.
THE AUTHOR : Yvone Lenard left
her native France as a young adult to make her life in California,
where she obtained her Master's in French and Classics at UCLA.
She became the Head of Language Division, French Department, UCLA,
then Chairman of the Foreign Language Department at California
State University, Dominguez Hills. Her highly successful textbooks
on French language and culture have been recognized by the French
government by awarding her the rank of Officer in The National
Order of Academic Palms, the rank of Knight in The Academy
of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, and the medal, Mérite et
Dévouement Française. The City of Paris has awarded
its own medal, L'Ordre de la Courtoisie Française. As Resident
Director for a year of the International Program of the University
of California at Aix-en-Provence, she fell in love with the region
and purchased the house which is the subject of this book.
Her semi-autobiographical romance novel, Chantal (Published
by Delacorte in 1989), is about the life of a young woman in France
and in America. Yvone Lenard divides her time between her homes
in Los Angeles and Provence.
320 pages, hardcover, ISBN 0-87127-240-7, $22.00
MAGIC OF PROVENCE:
Pleasures of Southern France
Yvone Lenard's look at her beloved Provence is light-hearted,
fun, loving, and sensuous- celebrating its relaxed lifestyle and
the abundant pleasures of its kitchens and vineyards.
THE MAGIC OF PROVENCE is a wonderful book. A delightful mixture of living, eating, drinking and
socializing in one of the world's most unique regions. Lively, witty and often touching reading.
Bravo Yvone Lenard!
- Dominique Lapierre, Author of Is Paris Burning?
purchase of an ancient ruin of a house in a hilltop village twenty-five
years ago opened up an enchanted world, which she describes with
verve, wit, and sympathy and, as a native speaker of French, with
unusual depth of understanding. Provence casts its spell from
the very first morning in her charmingly restored residence when
a prince bearing a jug of village-produced vin rosé shows
up in her kitchen. The visit provides an entrée into the
household of the local chateau where both she and her husband
encounter flirtatious advances along with déjeuner. The
duchess who heads the family eventually becomes a close confidante
when they share a memorable evening during a bitter cold snap,
drinking tea laced with rum and making soup over the embers in
and her husband have adventures at being chicken rustlers, dispatching
graveyard ghosts, and traveling to Saint-Tropez where, "breasts
are everywhere." Terry, a friend from Connecticut, locates
another village ruin with the help of a spirit at a séance
in Lenard's basement, restores it to perfection, and establishes
a profitable bed-and-breakfast and guided tour business for antique
hunters. Lilian, an unhappy Los Angeles widow to whom Lenard lends
her house for a desultory visit, finds a vibrant new life in the
village. Others drawn to the region whose stories are told include
Vincent van Gogh, Brigitte Bardot, and Princess Caroline of Monaco.
The "magic" extends to recipes for food and drinks,
along with hints for entertaining in the Provençal style,
temptingly placed at the ends of chapters. Like Alice you might
eat a little of this and drink a little of that and be transported
to the wonderland that is the South of France.
324 pages, hardcover, ISBN 0-87127-212-1, $22.00
the website www.magicofprovence.com
to see pictures of Yvone's house in the south of France.
LINKS TO INFORMATION ABOUT PROVENCE:
Provence (Engish and French on line magazine)
of the wine regions