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TITLE: A Family Affair, 2nd Edition, The Four Children of The Other Mary
Author: Mr. J.V. Presogna - © 2020
Published June 3, 2020

This is the 2nd Edition of the work, which adds a chapter and an Appendix to the original. This book will demonstrate clearly that the other Mary in all four Gospels is the very same woman, and she is the mother of four men, three of which became apostles of Christ. The Gospel of John, because of the established circumstances related herein, becomes a family affair. James and John had a mother named Mary and an aunt named Martha. Their uncle was a man named Lazarus. The riddle of John's Gospel revolves around his own family and its involvement with Christ as he preached in the countryside. In other words, for 2,000 years, most people have misunderstood the Gospel of John. This is clearly non-heretical, with plenty of evidence in passages to back it up.

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A Family Affair, 2nd Edition, The Four Children of The Other Mary

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TITLE: In the Course of Mysterious Events, 2nd Edition
Author: Mr. J.V. Presogna - © 2020
Published June 14, 2020

This is the 2nd Edition of the original effort to discuss certain mysterious events. I have added new material and edited some of the original material for clarity. Like the original, certain chapters in this book contain excerpts or references to articles previously written by Mr. J.V. Presogna, and they are footnoted accordingly in each chapter. Any additional references to other sources are also footnoted. The numerous events in the book are examined to be true, false, or fake. This is the book that can really answer your questions on many events. For example, it explains why the Ten Plagues of Egypt really did take place (hard evidence), but the long day of Joshua really did not (not possible). This is hard hitting and on target, supported by authority and a unique perspective. I handle this in a unique way, with a mix of science, philosophy and evidence, to demonstrate what really did or did not happen. This book is a focused account, a much more critical account of the events in question, but most important it offers real conclusions and facts, not mere speculation.

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In the Course of Mysterious Events, 2nd Edition

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TITLE: The Truth About Eden, Re-Issued with Author's Notes and Commentary
Author: Mr. J.V. Presogna - © 2020
Published June 28, 2020

If you run a test and everything works exactly as it is supposed to work, you'd think that it would be a success. In "The Truth About Eden," everything works exactly as it is supposed to work, but that is exactly the reason it fails. In the distant future, this surrealistic fairy tale sees a large church hold a lottery for an earthly paradise run by machines and computers. In this way, if machines can do all of the work, humans can truly return to paradise. Polupus, however, the leader of the church, needs to be certain of the proposition, and he wants to test a group of people first, before building more Edens to fill with those wanting earthly salvation. Orathus, the winner of the lottery, takes 6 of his friends with him, and they will all be mated and married in this new paradise run by computers. The computer which runs the complex has a communication device which is rather clever. A robot who walks and talks like a human being is the way that people communicate with the main computer. Val is the necessary God of paradise to keep everyone in line during this test. To determine the ethics of the entrants, another robot named Demian is there to more or less tempt them. Over a one year period at this paradise, the 14 entrants to be tested seem to be passing with flying colors, but the story unfolds in a great double tragedy, when Demian and his robot mate Veronna take over the complex, deactivating Val and his own mate Belinda. The hero who saves everyone in the end is a man named Pratus, the only one to remain behind in paradise to deal with Demian while everyone else tries to run away. Not the classical hero dressed in white hat, Pratus kills two men, including Orathus the winner of the lottery, while saving hundreds. This story is more valid today than it was as a regional bestseller in 1975, because the fear today is about something going wrong with artificial intelligence. In "The Truth About Eden," nothing goes wrong but it fails anyway. Indeed the real fear of artificial intelligence is that it works perfectly. "The Truth About Eden" is a philosophical satire which is science-fiction, a one of a kind story with a unique original idea. It is not utopia or dystopia, or about something going wrong. It is a double tragedy with a moral lesson, good reading for a high school senior class or college freshmen to discuss, including the moral issues at the end of the story. The book was intentionally written in minimalist style, using a hybrid model. It was part stage play, part novel, a book meant to be discussed because of the philosophical nature. The original cover of the book shows a man walking in the garden. This is Pratus, the hero of the work, but a man who killed two other men in the process, including Orathus, the winner of the lottery to this computerized Eden.

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The Truth About Eden, Re-Issued With Author's Notes and Commentary

The Truth About Eden, Re-Issued With Author's Notes and Commentary

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TITLE: The Seventh Moon
Author: Mr. J.V. Presogna - © 2020
Published July 30, 2020

The arguments about the forces of good and evil which hold the universe together in the philosophical realm have been known for many centuries. Some believe the forces of good will triumph over evil. Some believe the forces of evil will triumph over good. Yet, some believe in the eternal conflict of good and evil, and neither will be able to triumph in the end. The story of "The Seventh Moon" proposes a riddle for Satan. If he cannot win and triumph over the forces of heaven, and he rules only hell, was there some higher power from which he could gain assistance? The riddle is stated quite well in a french poem posted at the beginning of this story, and its translation will be revealed as the story progresses. To clutch the moon is to reach for what appears to be unreachable. Yet, this is what Satan desires. The higher dimension, that above both heaven and hell, is key to the legend of the seventh moon, a legend which builds upon an old french legend concerning a peasant and a king. I have tried to tell the story like one peels an onion, with each layer exposing the legend and advancing the plot. The story begins in a lighthearted manner as some American college students from Baldwin-Wallace College and Boston College plan to meet on summer vacation in Toronto, Ontario, on July 4, 1976, a get together for "the good old days." What promises to be a great time in Canada, since they meet some lovely females who are also on vacation from school, turns into a frightening nightmare involving the devil himself, as well as a Catholic priest and a witch. The Reverend Daniel Butrane, ten years a Satanist, has finally found his seven point crucifix to unlock the gates of hell, delivered to him by two unsuspecting Russians from New Jersey. His friend Edith Popanopolis is the lifelong witch who helps him in his quest to bring out the devil.

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The Seventh Moon

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TITLE: Please, Don't Drop My Vodka Martini
Author: Mr. J.V. Presogna - © 2020
Published August 17, 2020

Alex Silverthorn is the main character in the story, a story which begins with his quest to improve his life, which at the start of this book is one of living vicariously through his son, the basketball star in high school. Alex, having a problem with his own life as a psychology professor and a marriage which was becoming stagnant, starts his journey in the world of self-help, taking a solitary vacation in the woods to get away from his teaching position and his family, as well as getting away from his drinking those vodka martinis. The many selves that Alex goes through on his way to finding some kind of joy and happiness affects everyone who is connected to him. His wife Madge, his son Chuck, and his daughter Molly are not the only ones whose lives are overturned in his quest for his true self. His friend Jim Cromartie is also confused about Alex and where Alex is going in his search for that true self. The major point in his consciousness begins in "Cook's Forest" where he actually saves the life of Lois Anderson, who had fallen into the Clarion River. Lois would return the favor later in his life when she picks up a drunk and useless Alex and gets him to stop drinking and move away with her. Alex divorces Madge and does exactly that, moving to Florida. Alex even marries Lois to enter a new chapter of his life. The parallel stories of Madge and the family with Alex and Lois take separate paths, the irony of which comes from Alex writing his own kind of self-help book, a critique of the "Bhagavad Gita" for modern times. This had all started with his friend Jim giving him a copy of the book earlier in the story back in Middletown. What seems to be true happiness for Alex, however, ends abruptly when Lois dies, falling off a bridge in upstate New York. From this point forward, Alex, Madge and the family, and Jim and his wife Edie see an evolving Alex Silverthorn, one who tries to climb out of the pit of depression he experienced when his new wife Lois died.

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Please, Don't Drop My Vodka Martini

Please, Don't Drop My Vodka Martini

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TITLE: Football Science: True Worth Systems Since 1985
Author: Mr. J.V. Presogna - © 2020
Published August 29, 2020

This book on football does not belong on the same shelf as my books on physics and other science, but it is still a scientific view of the sport. I explain how football works through 13 metrics or indices, standards which were discovered and formulated in 1985 through about 7 months of work. Back than I stated that no single number could ever describe a team or a player, and that there was never going to be a time I did that. Football is about matchups and competition, not about some power rankings which simply try to give a number to all of the teams in the league. I do not rank teams, although I do list the several components of a team. Players can be placed in brackets, but there is not much difference inside that bracket. Back in 1985, when I began my studies on football performance, I took what were the best teams and players by consensus as a control group, and then used random samples from the rest of football history to compare to this control group. It turns out that the control group really did represent the better teams and players, and the relationships that played out on the field really did point to success for those leaders. Statistics in themselves, however, were not really the determining point. In a paper I wrote called "The Principle of Mathematical Context," I explain that your solution is governed by your context, or how you examine those numbers. Therefore, the only way I wanted to look at sports was to find some provable context, some equation that could stand up to scrutiny. I did find several of those equations. In other words "True Worth Football" does not describe some "true worth" of a team or player. That is a trademark I chose in 1985 at the end of 7 months work, springing from "True Value Hardware." You get your money's worth at True Value Hardware, and you get your money's worth at True Worth Football. I do not predict wins and losses, and I am not going to testify to every team and player in the league, but you will find out how football really works in this book from many examples, including Super Bowl LIV with Kansas City and San Francisco.

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Football Science: True Worth Systems Since 1985

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TITLE: Offense by the Book: Re-Issued in Paperback
Author: Mr. J.V. Presogna - © 2020
Published September 10, 2020

This book has gone through several incarnations since it was first written in 2000. The offensive system in this book is taken directly from "The Ultimate Football Playbook," written by Mr. J.V. Presogna, published in 1986, 236 pages, illustrated. "Offense by the Book" was first published in 8x10 format in 2004. It is my own system which I put together in 1970. This edition of "Offense by the Book" is in 6x9 paperback format, and has everything the other publication had, along with some editing and cosmetic modifications. It is easier to read, and I hope I have made things easier to understand. It is actually a good reference book when all is taken into account. I use 175 plays to explain my system of offense, 80 running plays and 95 passing plays, and you can use these plays and the information inside the book to enhance your own system. The system breaks football offense down into its component parts, to where you can mix and match these components to formulate a truly diverse offense. There is also a back section to the book where you have other items such as audibles, risk chart, game plans, when to go for 2 points, and an appendix.

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Offense by the Book: Re-Issued in Paperback

Offense by the Book: Re-Issued in Paperback

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