Books Edited

This is a more-or-less random selection of a few of the many books that I’ve edited.

What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor?

Edited and Annotated by Douglas Morgan
124 pages | 5 1/4″ x 8″ | $9.95
ISBN: 1-931013-09-8

Compiled and annotated by a longtime Naval officer and author of the acclaimed thriller Tiger Cruise, this funny and unrestrained collection of more than twenty sea chanties is not for small children.

Sung for as long as sailors have gone to the sea in ships, chanties helped to make shipboard tasks easier and to pass the time on years-long voyages. Each generation of sailors adapted the songs to their own needs and cultures, forming an unbroken link from the age of sail to the nuclear-powered navies of today.

With more than 60 illustrations and explanations of Naval terms and life—including some of the bawdier parts of a sailor’s life—What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor? shows the unexpurgated side of military life and literature.   

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The Internet Guide for Seniors

By Lisa Jo Rudy and Peter Cook
192 pages | 6″ x 9″ | $12.95
ISBN: 1-931013-04-7

Senior citizens are one of the fastest-growing segments of the online population-and a strong book-buying population as well. But until now there has been no easy-to-use Internet guide specifically aimed at an older audience, and designed to be helpful both to novices looking to e-mail their grandchildren, and to people with some computer familiarity (from work, for instance). This guide, intended for the over-55 market, brings a friendly, no-nonsense approach to getting seniors up and running on the Internet.

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Tiger Cruise

By Douglas Morgan
285 pages | 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ | $23.95
ISBN: 0-312-87042-6

An exciting tale of piracy and heroism on the high seas, brought to life with
the authentic voice of a man who has been there.

“A taut tale of action.”
–Houston Chronicle

“Not a word is wasted…Tiger Cruise is truly that cliche, the book that you
can’t put down.”
–Mystery News

“Brisk…Retired naval officer Morgan has the background to keep it authoritative
and make it lively.”
–Kirkus Reviews

“Morgan builds a solid plot that sails full speed ahed with engaging characters,
terse dialogue and authentic action.”
–Publishers Weekly   

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The Essential Dracula

By Bram Stoker; annotations by Leonard Wolf
484 pages | 6″ x 9 ” | $15.00
ISBN: 0-452-26943-1

The complete text (including the “missing” first chapter, “Dracula’s Guest”) of Bram Stoker’s original novel, fully annotated with thousands of fascinating facts and legends about Dracula, Transylvania, and vampires . . . everything you ever wanted to know about literature’s most infamous count.

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The Essential Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley; annotations by Leonard Wolf
357 pages | 6″ x 9 ” | $15.00
ISBN: 0-452-26968-7

The complete text of Mary Shelley’s classic 1816 novel, fully annotated with thousands of fascinating facts and legends . . . everything you ever wanted to know about literature’s most famous Creature.

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The Ultimate Witch

Edited by John Betancourt and Leigh Grossman
360 pages | 6″ x 9 ” | $11.95
ISBN: 0-440-50531-3

In this haunting and provocative collection, some of the best-known authors of the fantastic and the mysterious explore the legends and lore of withches and witchcraft.

From Dean Koontz’s tale of a witch’s revenge on a purse snatcher to Jane Yolen’s story of sorcery in old Scotland, from S. P. Somtow’s eerie look at magic in modern-day Hollywood to Tanith Lee’s story of enchantment in an exotic land – here are spectacular stories transcending time and place.

The Ultimate Zombie

Edited by John Betancourt and Leigh Grossman
391 pages | 6″ x 9 ” | $11.95
ISBN: 0-440-50534-8

Celebrating the strange and unusual, some of the best-known authors of the fantastic explore the myths and legends surrounding the dead and the undead… the zombie.

From Anne Rice’s chilling portrait of a woman more dead than alive to Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s future where nobody dies forever, from Nina Kiriki Hoffman’s powerful story of the dead returned for love to Gene Wolfe’s tale of computer-driven corpses – here are spectacular zombie stories transcending time and space.