From Jars to the Stars
How all Came to Build a Comet-Hunting Machine
By Todd Neff
Winner of the 2012 Colorado Book Award for History, From Jars to the Stars: How Ball Came to Build a Comet-Hunting Machine, tells the remarkable story of Ball Aerospace— descended from the maker of Ball jars—and its Deep Impact comet mission.
The book, a finalist for the American Astronautical Society's 2010 Eugene C. Emme Astronautical Literature Award, delivers a rare inside look into the backgrounds, characters and motivations of the men and women who create the spacecraft on which the American space program rides.
Farming Circe's Acres
The year of the pigs
By John Rubadeau
Farming Circe’s Acres: The year of the pigs is a brilliant satire of the back-to-nature movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The novel, written in John Rubadeau’s inimitable style, is a Horatian satire finely crafted to appeal to Shakespeare aficionados as well as those who think Horatian is an Armenian guy. This volume’s 225 taut pages should be required reading for dues-paying members of the literati as well as those in arrears.