Martin Nicolaus

Author's details

Name: Martin Nicolaus
Date registered: December 9, 2014
URL: http://nicolaus.com

Latest posts

  1. Author La Force Honored With Award — November 8, 2015
  2. New and Now: Suddenly Jews, by Hartmut Ludwig — November 5, 2015
  3. Now on Sale: Creating the Eastshore State Park, by Norman La Force — November 3, 2015
  4. From Trash to Treasure now on Kindle — August 29, 2015
  5. Coming Soon: Creating the Eastshore State Park by Norman La Force — August 24, 2015

Author's posts listings

Nov 08

Author La Force Honored With Award

Author Norman La Force (Creating the Eastshore State Park: An Activist History) was honored with the Sylvia McLaughlin Environmental Stewardship Award at the 30th anniversary celebration of CESP (Citizens for the Eastshore State Park) today, Nov. 7 2015.  State Senator Loni Hancock presented the award; see video below. Also honored were Mayor Tom Bates of Berkeley, …

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Nov 05

New and Now: Suddenly Jews, by Hartmut Ludwig

Beginning in 1933, when the Nazis took power, tens of thousands of German Christians — baptized, confirmed, and church-going — received official letters informing them that they were now classified as Jews.  For the Nazis, “Jew” was a race, not a faith.  Nazi functionaries digging in church baptismal records had turned up a parent or …

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Nov 03

Now on Sale: Creating the Eastshore State Park, by Norman La Force

They say it takes a village to raise a child.  Well, it took several villages and more to create this park — the Eastshore State Park.  Now the park stretches along the east side of San Francisco Bay from Richmond to Emeryville.  Thirty years ago it was only an idea.  The land was part garbage …

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Aug 29

From Trash to Treasure now on Kindle

From Trash to Treasure, my photo book celebrating the beauties of Cesar Chavez Park, is now available as an e-book for Kindle. Hats off to amazon.com customer support, who walked me through the process of getting this photo book into the proper format.  You can feed Kindle a PDF file for a book that consists …

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Aug 24

Coming Soon: Creating the Eastshore State Park by Norman La Force

 Coming in October ’15:  Creating the Eastshore State Park, an Activist History by Norman La Force.   The Eastshore State Park was the result of the work of many people over the course of close to 40 years. As a citizen effort it demonstrated what individual citizens could accomplish with perseverance and by organizing and …

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Aug 21

Coming Soon: Suddenly Jews, by Hartmut Ludwig

Suddenly Jews is the story of baptized, church-going Christians who one day in early 1933 found themselves classified as Jews by the Nazi authorities, because their ancestors had belonged to a synagogue. The sudden Jews were between a rock and a hard place. The synagogues did not know them, and the official church did not …

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Jun 25

New at LifeRing Press: How Was Your Week? Second Edition.

The growing demand for an abstinent recovery pathway free of the twelve-step model drives the growth of LifeRing support groups. How Was Your Week is a comprehensive handbook for people who are considering starting LifeRing in their community. It’s also a useful reference for people already leading LifeRing meetings. How Was Your Week is based …

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Dec 20

Fresh off the Press: From Trash to Treasure

My new book, From Trash to Treasure: The Splendors of Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park, is now off the press and available for sale on amazon.com. I really owe this book to a dog named Mosey.  Sheila Jordan, my wife, rescued Mosey from the pound about 15 years ago.  He lived for the chase of tennis balls.  Our relationship …

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Dec 10

At LifeRing Press: Recovery by Choice: the Workbook

Back in ’99 a couple of us early LifeRing convenors gave a talk about our 12-step alternative to a group of clients at MPI, an addiction rehab in Summit Hospital on Pill Hill in Oakland. “Before you guys came, my alternatives were AA or a bullet to the head,” said one client when we were done.  “I like …

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Dec 09

New at LifeRing Press: Empowering Your Sober Self – Second Edition

Quite a few people have told me that the first edition has been a force for good in their lives. There is no greater reward for an author than this.