Wednesday, November 28, 2012

HOLIDAY DISCOUNT EXTENDED! EXTRA 10% OFF ALL COSIMO CLASSICS SERIES AND COLLECTIONS

GOOD NEWS! Due to overwhelming response, we've decided to continue our Cyber Week discount of 10% OFF Cosimo Classics collections and series until December 10, 2012. That's TWO WHOLE WEEKS of extra savings on ANY Cosimo series in our bookstore.

Buy gifts for family and friends of all ages with this fabulous deal.

Still can't decide what to buy? Also check out our Holiday Gift Selection, chalk full of favorite classic titles at unbeatable prices.

Take advantage of this great holiday deal, before it's too late!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Edgar Mitchell Honored with Key to the City of Petaluma

Last month, Cosimo author and Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell was honored as a veteran and astronaut for dedicating his life to serve mankind.  

The award,  the key to the city of Petaluma, was given by the mayor of Petaluma on October 27, 2012, was given in recognition of Edgar Mitchell's services to his country as a Korean War veteran, Apollo 14 astronaut, the Founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and his dedication to promoting peace and enlightenment for mankind.

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Mitchell for this auspicious achievement. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL: CLASSIC COLLECTIONS AND SERIES EXTRA 20% OFF!

Don't forget our Cyber Monday Special: collections and series at Cosimo's bookstore are 20% off the ALREADY DISCOUNTED PRICE!

That's a total savings of almost 40%!

For the rest of the week, get series at an extra 10% off the discounted price. Don't miss out on these special offers; they'll be gone before you know it!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Special Offer! Cosimo Series and Collections on Sale for CYBER MONDAY!

Now that the turkey and stuffing has settled and Christmas shopping is in full swing, Cosimo invites you to take advantage of a special Cyber Monday (and Week After Thanksgiving) Special on our Classic Series and Collections.

In our bookstore, we offer a wide variety of discounted classic series, from Arabian Nights, to The Complete Works of Charles Dickens, The Works of Eugene Field, and even our Five Foot Shelf of Classics, a 51-volume set of Harvard Classics that ranges a variety of genres, time periods, and authors.

These collections, also available for purchase as individual titles, are already discounted at 20% off the list price. Starting Monday, November 26 through Friday, November 30, you can take advantage of our Week After Thanksgiving Special with a another 10% off the already discounted price, plus free shipping and handling in the continental U.S.! And if you call to order on Cyber Monday, you get free shipping and handling plus 20% off the already-discounted price! That's almost 40% savings off of the list price, and applies to ANY of the collections and series in our bookstore! Take advantage of this deal to buy presents for family and friends that can be shared and enjoyed for years to come. Hurry, it's only good for the week after Thanksgiving, so be sure to call and order on Monday!

And as you're looking at book collections that make great gifts, don't forget our cryptozoology set, The Curiosities of Natural History, along with all our other Loren Coleman presents cryptozoology titles. Loren Coleman is a world-renowned cryptozoologist, known for his investigations into Bigfoot, Mothman, and other modern legends. Cosimo offers a collection of classics titles about similar wonders, such as the Abominable Snowman, werewolves, sea serpents, and more. If you're looking for a gift this season for someone who's into myteries and myths, and might be a little hard to shop for, any of our Loren Coleman Presents titles is sure to satisfy their curiosity and urge to discover more about the unknown. To read more about Loren Coleman and his work, visit his website at cryptomundo.com.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lincoln the Movie Receives Wide Praise from The New York Times

In its debut weekend with wide release across the United States, Lincoln pulled in over $21,000,000, making it the 3rd ranked movie in the US.

Film critic A.O. Scott of The New York Times says, "To say that is is among the fines films ever made about American politics may be to congratulate it for clearing a fairly low bar...

And the genius of Lincoln, finally, lies in its vision of politics as a noble, sometimes clumsy dialectic of the exalted and the mundane. Our habit of argument, someone said recently, is a mark of our liberty, and Mr. Kushner, whose love of passionate, exhaustive disputation is unmatched in the modern theater, fills nearly every scene with wonderful, maddening talk. Mr. Spielberg's best art often emerges in passages of wordlessness, when the images speak for themselves, and the way he composes his pictures and cuts between them endow the speeches and debates with emotional force, and remind us of what is at stake.

Go see this movie. Take your children, even though the may occasionally be confused or fidgety. Boredom and confusion are also part of democracy, after all Lincoln is a rough and noble democratic masterpiece - an omen, perhaps, that movies for the people shall not perish from the earth."

To read more of A.O. Scott's review, visit movies.nytimes.com.

And to help relieve some of the confusion surrounding Lincoln, Cosimo Books has several titles to educate you and your family about one of our nation's most notorious and beloved presidents, perfect gifts for any history buff this holiday season:


Herndon's Lincoln: A True Story of a Great Life by William Herndon


Abraham Lincoln by Lord Charnwood



Abraham Lincoln: A History by Hay and Nicolay, a 10-volume set available in hardcover and paperback


The Lincoln Year Book: Axioms and Aphorisms From the Great Emancipator by Wallace Rice


Lincoln isn't the only president making headlines this holiday season. Journalist and historian, Jon Meacham has just released his new biography of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power with an extensive review by The New York Times Executive Director, Jill Abramson, in the Sunday Book Review: "Grand Bargainer."

Also available, from Cosimo Classics, to offer insight and understanding into the life and mind of our third president are:

The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson, Available in hardcover and paperback December 1st

The Works of Thomas Jefferson, A 12 Volume Set

The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

A Manual of Parliamentary Practice by Jefferson


November's Book of the Month is Dialogues with My God Self

Alvaro Bizziccari's Dialogues with My God Self: Understanding the Law of Love, a unique look into the heart and mind of a seeker of truth and his God Self, is Cosimo's November Book of the Month. Written as a series of conversations addressing life’s most important questions, this groundbreaking work is the result of years of philosophical study, travel, meditation, and the search for enlightenment, provoked by the desire to understand our existence and its Source.

Dialogues with My God Self will resonate with anyone seeking spiritual insight and striving for a higher consciousness. It offers clear and insightful answers to timeless questions such as:


·         What is the nature of God?
·         What is God’s relation to the individual?
·         Who am I? What is the purpose of my being here?
·         What is the origin of evil and the cause of suffering?
·         What is love?


“It is a profound and inspiring book, full of insight and love, and I believe I gained a clearer understanding of my relationship with God. You are truly an enlightened thinker and writer.”  
—L.L., Dallas, Texas

Dialogues with My God Self is a treasure trove of insights and truth.  I firmly believe in reincarnation and am very much enjoying reading your book.”              
—N.W., West Palm Beach, Florida


“The day I received this book I was taken aback by the imagery on the cover. It gave such a warm comforting presence.… Dialogues with My God Self is written in such a way that I can practically hear the content as I read.”
—P.G., Missouri


Alvaro Bizziccari received his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Rome in Italy before moving to the United States. He is a professor emeritus of humanistic studies at the University of Connecticut.

He is the author of several publications (in Italian), including a book on St. Theresa of Avila, and essays on Christian Mysticism from St. Augustine to St. Francis of Assisi, Dante, St. Catherine of Siena, and Michelangelo’s poetry. Click here to read the full press release for Dialogues With My God Self and learn more about the author at alvarobizziccari.com.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Learning on the Ground: A Message from Founding a Movement Author Michaela Walsh


At a conference in New York this fall I spoke with a woman from Africa who leads a well-known NGO. In her presentation, she spoke about how often people say to her, “What can we do?  What do you want?  What does Africa need?”  

Her answer reminded me of the early days of figuring out what our global financial network was going to be. She said, “I tell them….come to see us. Come to learn about what we do and who we are. Then we can work out, together, how you can help.”  

After 1975, when the idea of working collaboratively to get women into the financial marketplace was born, we spent much of our time and meager resources visiting each other and learning. The dominant model, even then, was that experts from Western nations could tell less-developed nations what they needed, and how to get it. Because we all had different backgrounds, training and goals, we never worked on the ‘expert’ agenda.  Each of us had gifts to share.  

Perhaps the most valuable and useful early support we received was a grant from UNDP to test our idea; to find out if networking women and supporting local entrepreneurs would work.  We used that grant to hold international meetings every other year. These meetings included visits to businesses and practical skill building, but they also included lots of fun—singing, dancing, dressing-up and having a wonderful time. Because we truly knew and respected each other, we could work together.   

When young people ask how they should begin to work in international development, I advise them to go to another country, live there, and learn. We need to return to this model as we work together in a connected but complex world.    

Michaela Walsh, November 2012
Learn more about Michaela Walsh and her new book, Founding a Movement, on her website, www.michaelawalsh.com

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Bram Stoker!

As the Google home page will attest, today is the 165th birthday of Bram Stoker, famous author of Dracula. Cosimo Classics carries the well-known and much-parodied book in both paperback and hardcover, as well as one of Stoker's many lesser-known nonfiction essays, Famous Impostors. Check them out in honor of Stoker's big day!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Heartland Successful Road Show to Rebuild America, organized by Cosimo Author Tom Croft



Thomas Croft, author of Up from Wall Street: The Responsible Investment Alternative  and Managing Director of Heartland Capital Strategies, launched a series of regional Responsible Investment Forums in 2012 to spur new investments for addressing capital gaps in the economy.  Under Heartland’s banner, four Forums were held in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Detroit, cities hard hit by the Great Recession.


.... as investment pioneer Phil Angelides warned in LA: ‘The ultimate tragedy of the past decade is that we created $13 trillion in mortgage securities  many of which were destructive  rather than deploying that capital in ways to make us a global leader in renewable energy or in rebuilding our infrastructure.’  
It’s clear that the Road Shows revealed a pent-up demand across the nation to forge new collaborations for rebuilding our economy – managers and capital stewards of workers’ capital willing to take a lead in realizing this goal.  Going forward, there is a consensus that Heartland can be a catalyst in advancing this collaboration.