Inkwater’s June 2017 Top Sellers

 

Congratulations to the following authors for being the top sellers in June 2017.

#1 From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War

From Chicago to VietnamBy Michael Duffy

Both gritty and intimate, From Chicago to Vietnam tells the powerful story of the ensuing epic battle, the Tet Offensive, from the perspective of one brave American soldier, Michael Duffy, whose life, like so many others, would forever be changed.

Duffy’s war experience begins when he exits a C-130 cargo plane onto the Tan Son Nhut tarmac—a chaotic scene of blasts, explosions, and small arms fire. Sprinting to a waiting helicopter, he is lifted up and over the city, where he gets a bird’s-eye view of Saigon under attack. The helicopter lands on a road outside Bien Hoa Base Camp, and Duffy crawls in under enemy fire, tumbling into a fox-hole under cover of two GIs. Later, he meets up with his younger brother, Danny Duffy, in an ammunition convoy driving up Highway 1 to the village of Xuan Loc.

After his brutal one-year tour in Vietnam, Duffy returns to Chicago, where he enjoys a Christmas dinner with his family before enrolling as a freshman at Colorado College. Like many vets, his return from the war would be met with curiosity, indifference, and, at times, scorn. This harrowing memoir was thirty years in the making.

ISBN: 978-1-62901-366-4
Pages: 328
Binding: Paperback, Hardback, Kindle, ePub
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Price: $17.95

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#2 Say it Once: The No Bullshit Guide to Parenting

By Kysa Kelleher

Say it Once: The No Bullshit Guide to Parenting is your go-to handbook for successful childrearing. The overall concept is simple: empower your children, and learn how to say “no” with love and a smile. Change your home for the better as you teach your kids to pull their own weight, and to discover for themselves how good it feels to help with the daily chores of running a household. Without raising your voice, take the stress out of the countless challenges families face—coping with mealtimes, choosing the right school, helping with homework, managing cell phones, dressing for the weather, and much more.

ISBN: 978-1-62901-388-6
Pages: 260
Binding: Paperback, Kindle
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Price: $18.95

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#3 Lean for the Nonprofit: What You Don’t Know Can Cost You

By S. Paddy O’Brien

Lean is not an acronym. It’s the name for a method used to streamline.

Nonprofit organizations have unique challenges. We all know the first one: the reliance on donations and outside funding. This funding can fluctuate depending on the mood of the economy. In the recession of 2008, funds shrunk, some dried up, and many nonprofit organizations were forced to cut mission-critical programs. It still happens today. Lean provides an alternative.

The second challenge is hardly recognized: although staff and volunteers are valued for their passion, there is a long-held belief that this is sufficient to run an organization. But not in today’s climate. Passion is great, but complemented with “management acumen”…that’s even greater. Management acumen isn’t just for managers…it’s for everyone. It really means ‘know-how’…know-how about solving a problem, know-how about seeing the big picture, know-how about what tool to use. Lean builds management acumen by using improvement teams made up of ordinary workers who know the problems first-hand, and now they have a forum and know-how to solve them.

ISBN: 978-1-62901-411-1
Pages: 54
Binding: Paperback
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Price: $12.95

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