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Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr. Preserves Family Stories for Future Generations in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Crimson Waterfall: The Story of the Dowdys and Six Related Families” by Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr.

This new book released by Dog Ear Publishing shares the life and times of six families connected to the author, as well as historical facts and his original adages and poetry.

History is created by the individuals who move through it, whether they experience triumph or tragedy. This new book chronicles the lives and accomplishments of author Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr.’s extended family, covering his direct line and that of six families related to it: Scarboroughs, Clarks, Westons, Wrights, Shivers and Scotts. As well as revealing true personal stories, Dowdy puts his relatives into historical context, describing little-known facts and people from the past.

Dowdy’s family contains blood ties from at least three ethnic groups: African-American, Irish and Cherokee, leading to a rich heritage. “Crimson Waterfall: The Story of the Dowdys and Six Related Families” reveals some of that heritage with such stories as how the mulatto son of a white man became a plantation owner and sent many of his 21 children to college; how a university dean and president ended up at the center of first sit-ins at Greensboro, N.C.; and how a man who started high school at the ripe age of 21 went on to become a renowned research scientist.

Readers will learn why Georgia’s readmission to the Union after the Civil War was revoked and later reinstated; how the Civil War led to the creation of West Virginia, and the extent of Southern white opposition to the Confederacy.  Personal commentaries and more than 35 original poems by the author show the true value of family and its lasting effect on individuals and the world.

Photographs, historic documents, family trees, family medical history, family bloodlines, and a listing of achievements by family members enhance this book, which was 22 years in the making. Dowdy, born and raised in South Carolina, now lives in Mitchellville, MD.

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The book is available at www.HarryDowdyBook.com; the site contains additional information.

Crimson Waterfall: The Story of the Dowdys and Six Related Families

Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr.

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2097-6                        380 pages                        $25 US

Also available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Horse Breeder Shares Illustrious History, Pedigrees of Sports Horses in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “North American Sport Horse Breeder” by Kathleen Hiney Kirsan.

A sports horse breeder shares her tips for the trade – and details the industry in North America — in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

North American sport horses bring a little-known history with them: Just how long North Americans have been creating and enjoying true sports horses, and the untapped potential that exists in domestic breeds. Kathleen Hiney Kirsan presents breeders with a fresh way to evaluate equine genetics and build dominant candidates in her new reference book devoted to sports horses – whether they are bred for racing, dressage or other competitions. Although her principles focus on Olympic-style sport horses, they also apply to other horse breeding efforts.

 “North American Sport Horse Breeder” serves as both historic record for sport horse breeding and as a practical guide. Kirsan is perhaps an unlikely heroine of the sport horse breeding industry because she only averages one foal per year. Her methods, however, have led to three national champions. The book’s first section describes the background of North America’s domestic sport horse industry, its history and successes. The second section provides a “how-to” of successful breeding choices, including the Tesio method, and the third section offers description of specific horses and their pedigrees, as well as their breeding value. This book, based on research and hands-on experience, helps identify key individuals with ancestries that can create winning sports horses.

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For additional information, please visit www.north-American-sport-horse-breeder.com.

North American Sport Horse Breeder

Kathleen Hiney Kirsan

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1774-7                        460 pages                        $45.00 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

New Cookbook Touts Benefits of Eating to Stay Healthy; Sharmila Patil Bhagirath Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Tridoshik Recipes” by Shamila Patil Bhagirath.

Author Sharmila Patil Bhagirath bestows the fruits of her many years of research in Ayurvedic cooking upon readers interested in using food as a route to wellness of body and mind in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of longevity, uses the natural aspects of food as a way to heal.

Ayurveda is a venerable Indian tradition focusing on maintaining health and longevity using food as a medicine. Unlike many of today’s theories about health, this method of nutrition focuses not only on the nutrients contained within the food but the food’s digestibility and its post-digestion effect. In her new book, author Sharmila Patil Bhagirath explains the teachings of Ayurveda and the approach to food in addition to sharing many healthful, delicious recipes that will allow readers to maintain optimum health.

According to Ayurveda, All matter is made up of five elements (space, air, fire, water and earth). These elements are represented in the body as Vata (air & space), Pitta (fire & water) and Kapha (earth & water) which are called Tridoshas. Food also contains these five elements. Building on this connection, Ayurveda utilizes energies of the food to heal and balance the body. So if you have more water element in the body creating imbalance and disease, Ayurveda recommends using food that contains more fire element to restore this imbalance. This is the basic principle behind Ayurvedic cooking. Tridoshik recipes are the ones which balance all three doshas. Ayurveda identifies certain food, spices and cooking methods that are tridosha balancing. The tridoshik recipes contained in this book help restore and maintain this balance in the body, irrespective of one’s doshas.

Sharmila explains the different qualities of the doshas and shares the issues an imbalance can cause. After a thorough explanation of these different aspects, she dives into a huge variety of dishes that will tempt the palate of any reader.

Tridosik Recipes: The Food Alchemy provides a thoughtful approach to food that will allow readers to maintain perennial good health as they eat delicious meals. Providing recipes that are easy to follow and practical, the author makes healthful cooking reachable to even novice cooks.

Author Sharmila Patil Bhagirath, a freelance writer, hails from India, where she’s pursuing her second master’s degree from National Law School of India University in Bangalore, India. She has spent more than 15 years exploring the world of Ayurveda and shares the knowledge in this accessible collection of recipes.

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For additional information, please visit www.tridoshikrecipes.com.

Tridoshik Recipes: The Food Alchemy

Sharmila Patil Bhagirath

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1847-8                        160 pages                        $15.00 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.


About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.
Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Neighborhood’s Character Emerges in Wake of Study; IUPUI Department of Anthropology Releases New Book

Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Neighborhood of Saturdays: Memories of a Multi-Ethnic Community on Indianapolis’ South Side” by Susan Hyatt.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Neighborhood of Saturdays: Memories of a Multi-Ethnic Community on Indianapolis’ South Side” by Susan Hyatt.

A chance encounter with former residents of an almost forgotten community leads an anthropologist and her students to study one of Indianapolis’ neighborhoods and document its story in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Anthropology students at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis participating in a project to collect oral histories, photographs and other memorabilia from what was once one of the most multi-ethnic neighborhoods in Indianapolis did more than just document a period in history – they brought the former residents of that community back together. As this new book documents, two of the groups from that community, African-Americans and Jews, had once lived side-by-side in that Southside neighborhood, sharing not just physical space but also bonds of friendship and fellowship. Their ties remained, despite the forces that scattered them including upward mobility in the postwar period and the construction of an interstate.  For the last 38 years, 200 to 300 former residents of that community, along with their families and friends,  have continued to gather annually  for a picnic near a park by Lucas Oil Stadium on the first Saturday in August..

The book, The Neighborhood of Saturdays: Memories of a Multi-Ethnic Community on Indianapolis’ Southside, tells the story of this neighborhood, focusing on the area bounded by South Street to Morris Street, and West Street to Madison Street.  The book covers the period from the 1920s to the construction of Interstate 70 in the early 1970s Although the neighborhood included residents who were African-American, Jewish, Irish, German, Italian, Greek and Appalachian, the book concentrates on two groups in particular:  Sephardic Jews, who came to Indianapolis in the early 20th century from Monastir (now Bitola) in southern Macedonia and Salonika (now Thessaloniki) in northern Greece, and African Americans, who hailed from the South or from other industrial cities in the Midwest. The near Southside was once the hub for the Indianapolis Jewish community, which also included Ashkenazic Jews from Eastern Europe and Russia; Shapiro’s deli is the last remnant of that former thriving Jewish presence in the neighborhood.

Fascinating stories emerge about the colorful neighborhood, from its religious institutions, neighborhood schools, community centers, businesses and jobs, to its musical traditions, death and mourning traditions and the devastating effect of the construction of I-70. Its cast of characters included Charlie Wiggins, “the Negro Speed King;” William “Bill” Owens, a Negro League baseball player; and Edward Bay “Babe” Denny, who worked for the Department of Parks and Recreation for 35 years and was devoted to youth activities. The interviews and photos reveal a neighborhood that – even today – provides, as the book notes, “a model for reaching across racial and religious boundaries to support one another as members of one community.”

Project Director Susan Hyatt, associate professor of anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, earned her PhD. At the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, her master’s degree at the University of Michigan and bachelor’s degree at Grinnell College. Hyatt, who is on sabbatical for 2012-13, was named Distinguished Harman Scholar of Applied Anthropology, Long Beach State University, for fall 2012. Benjamin J. Linder and Margaret Baurley served as editorial and research assistants for the book.

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For additional information, please visit www.neighborhoodofsaturdays.com.

The Neighborhood of Saturdays: Memories of a Multi-Ethnic Community on Indianapolis’ South Side

Susan Hyatt

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1491-3                        228 pages                        $14.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.