Amador Publishers

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AMADOR PUBLISHERS, LLC specializes in fiction and biography of unique worth and appeal, outside the purview of mainstream publishing. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the press started as a self-publishing venture when Harry Willson received the following letter from a New York literary agent: "This is fresh and new and heartfelt, and the world needs it, and I'm not going to do it." So, who needs New York? Harry and his wife Adela Amador decided they didn't, and they published DUKE CITY TALES themselves. Its release was met with a flood of manuscripts from other aspiring authors, a few too good to turn away.

And so a new publishing company was born. Since its inception, Amador has published more than 30 titles from over 15 authors, all touching in one way or another on humanist themes and principles important to Harry and Adela -- peace, equality, respect for all cultures and preservation of the Biosphere.

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Amerika? America! - From Immigration to Espionage
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Series: Krutein Memoirs, Book 3. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 90,210. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014 by Amador Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Vol.3 of the remarkable autobiographical memoirs of Eva Krutein finds the family moving to California - in the 1960s! - with five teenagers! Suddenly Eva's narrative is interrupted by her husband, Manfred. His secret diary is quoted at length, revealing how his "ocean mining" job for Howard Hughes is really a secret spy project to raise a lost Soviet submarine from the floor of the Pacific.
Paradise Found, and Lost: Odyssey in Chile
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Series: Humanist Memoir · Krutein Memoirs, Book 2. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 74,210. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014 by Amador Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Eva Krutein's adventure continues with the family's nine years in Chile, where they are warmed by the beauty of the land and the openness of the people. Eva is sensitive to social injustice and machismo, and senses the pending violence of revolution and counter-revolution. As in part 1 of the Krutein memoir, "Eva's War," we see important world events from a new perspective.
Feeling the Unthinkable, Vol. 4: Power of the Pen - Iconoclasts to the Rescue
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Series: Social Justice. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,450. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Amador Publishers. Category: Essay » Literature
Donald Gutierrez's essays and reviews have been collected in a passionate appeal for sensitivity, change, and action in confronting government abuses and social inequity. Vol.4 focuses on a humanistic and poetic perspective against the preceding darkness that Feeling the Unthinkable explores. "Surely there is no more astute and sensitive observer of our political culture than Don Gutierrez."
Feeling the Unthinkable, Vol. 3: Business as Usual - Greed, Racism and Genocide
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Series: Social Justice. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,390. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Amador Publishers. Category: Essay » Political
Vol.3 of Professor Gutierrez's powerful collection of social justice essays and reviews focuses on issues of class, racism and greed. "His claim that democracy is under attack is spot-on and his cry for activism is necessary and timely." Earnest, informed and articulate, Gutierrez raises a voice of moral conscience too often lacking in today's public discourse.
Feeling the Unthinkable, Vol. 2: War and Democracy- War on Democracy
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Series: Social Justice. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,430. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Amador Publishers. Category: Essay » Political
Professor Donald Gutierrez's essays and reviews on social justice have been collected in a passionate appeal for sensitivity, change, and most importantly action in confronting government abuses and social inequity. Vol.2 focuses on problematic areas of America's democracy such as militarization, war, prisons, and political rhetoric. It includes the book-title essay "Feeling the Unthinkable."
Feeling the Unthinkable Vol. 1: State Terrorism - My Country Must Not Torture in My Name
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Series: Social Justice. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,420. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013 by Amador Publishers. Category: Essay » Political
Gutierrez's essays and reviews have been collected in a passionate appeal for sensitivity, change, and action in confronting government abuses and social inequity. Vol.1 focuses on Washington's abuse of power domestically and abroad. This is important reading for all Americans, who need to know that their government has used U.S. money and clout to direct hellish activities abroad in their name.
Eva's War: A True Story of Survival
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Series: Humanist Memoir · Krutein Memoirs, Book 1. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 82,740. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013 by Amador Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Danzig, a Free City between the Great Wars, then seized by Hitler in 1939, is threatened by Soviet troops as Eva Krutein flees with her daughter in January, 1945. It is the beginning of a harrowing year of privation, defeat, moral quandaries, growth and, finally, healing. This compelling account of the hardships and horrors of war remains throughout an uplifting family odyssey.
Caesar of Santa Fe, A Novel from History
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Series: Southwest Fiction, Book 2. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 84,440. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013 by Amador Publishers. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
This rousing tale describes the administration of Governor Luis de Rosas, in colonial New Mexico around 1640. A tempestuous love affair determines, temporarily, the outcome of a bitter struggle for power between government officials and Catholic missionary/clergy.
From Fear To Love: My Journey Beyond Christianity
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Series: Humanist Memoir · Harry Willson Humanist Philosophy, Book 3. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 75,700. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012 by Amador Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
WINNER! Philosophy Book, 2013 NM-AZ Book Awards! The "philosophical memoir" of Harry Willson, former clergyman and committed writer-teacher-activist. Those who come for the first time to Harry's work will discover an informed, irreverent voice of reason in a world gone mad on dogma, hype, guilt trips and power trips. Above all, Harry's commitment to personal and mutual liberation shines through.
Myth and Mortality: Testing the Stories
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Series: Harry Willson Humanist Philosophy, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,300. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Amador Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
Informed by personal experience and scholarly study, Willson challenges readers to examine the ideas and beliefs they may have accepted by default, and to make a conscious choice to replace all that breed guilt, hatred and fear with those that bring joy, compassion, and enthusiasm for life. He suggests that fear or denial of death is the result of our unwillingness to set aside ego.
Freedom From God: Restoring the Sense of Wonder
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Series: Harry Willson Humanist Philosophy, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,600. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011 by Amador Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
Thinking Aloud Allowed! Thinking about God went into a black hole in the '60s with "God Is Dead." Fundamentalism doesn't count, because there's no thinking there. Here's a book that goes all the way into that black hole and comes out the far end -- into liberation. This challenge is for persons who can read and like to think, and can still sense wonder. The fresh air is wonderful!
Where the Sky Used to Be
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Series: Southwest Fiction, Book 1. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 129,540. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011 by Amador Publishers. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
When Claire and her best friend Lydia reluctantly take on “the Muffin project” for the summer, they soon find themselves attached to Muffin and other residents of Westcare Manor. While teens and seniors bond, teens and parents clash; and Muffin and her aging daughter Jo battle on in their own way. Where the Sky Used to Be is a story about art, love, compassion, and following your own path.


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