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Richard Seltzer
Richard's historical novel The Name of Hero (set in Russia, Ethiopia, and Manchuria in 1900) was published by Tarcher/Houghton Mifflin.  He also translated from the Russian two books about Ethiopia in the 1890s by Alexander Bulatovich (the "hero" of The Name of Hero). In addition, he successfully self-published a satirical fable The Lizard of Oz, a collection of children's stories Now and Then and Other Tales from Ome, and Saint Smith and Other Stories. He graduated from Yale in English, and has a masters in comparative literature from the U. of Massachusetts. At Yale, he had writing courses with Robert Penn Warren and Joseph Heller.

The Name of Hero

The Name of Hero

An historical novel based on the life of Alexander Bulatovich, a Russian who was an explorer in Ethiopia, a cavalry officer during Russia's conquest of Manchuria in 1900, and later, as a monk at Mount Athos, led a group of "heretics" who challenged the hierarchy of the Russian Orthodox Church, asserting the divinity of the Name of God. (Originally published by Tarcher/Houghton Mifflin.) Set in early 20th century Manchuria, the Boxer Rebellion raging throughout the country, the Name of Hero involves readers in the strange career of Alexander Xavierevich Bulatovich of His Majesty's Life Guard Hussar Regiment. Plotted in the panoramic tradition of James Michener, this historical novel blends fact, fiction, and adventure. It tells of women and war, of turbulent events sparked off by religion and railroads, and the tension between facts and faith.
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Ethiopia Through Russian Eyes

Ethiopia Through Russian Eyes: Country in Transition 1896-1898 by Alexander Bulatovich, translated by Rchard Seltzer
This is a unique and detailed first-hand account of Ethiopia in 1896-98 includes 78 photographs taken in Ethiopia at the time. It recounts the adventures and observations of a Russian officer with remarkable understanding for the many varied people who lived there and keen insight into their destiny. Originally published in 1900. According to a review in "Old Africa": "Despite its bland title, this is the most important book on the history of eastern Africa to have been published for a century. And it was written over a century ago!" According to Wikipedia: "Alexander Ksaverievich Bulatovich tonsured Father Antony 26 September 1870 - 5 December 1919) was a Russian military officer, explorer of Africa, writer, hieromonk and the leader of imiaslavie movement in Eastern Orthodox Christianity."  This edition includes all the illustrations, diagrams and maps from the original edition.

Saint Smith and Other Stories

Saint Smith and Other Stories
This book consists of two novellas and six short stories. "Saint Smith" focuses on Charlie, a would-be experimental film maker, Sarah his traditional Bible-believing mother, and Irene the clever ironic uninhibited German woman he marries. "The Barracks" takes place  in basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, at the time of the Viet Nam War. The six stories deal with puzzles of human nature and the meaning of life.
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Echoes from the Attic

Echoes from the Attic by Richard Seltzer and Ethel Kaiden
Echoes from the Attic is a contemporary novel, set in Boston's Back Bay. Apartment sharing turns everyday life inside out. Five strangers, separated by a generation, thrown together by chance or manipulation, spark passion and danger. They bond, reshuffle, and redefine their lives as they learn to cope with such threats as: an infestation of burglars in their attic, global high-tech organized crime, public exposure and invitations to violence by hidden webcams, self-righteous jealousy, and violent death.
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The Lizard of Oz
When an elementary class sets out on a quest to save the world from disenchantment, their adventures reveal paradoxes of the human mind and ways of awakening the magic within us. Library Journal -- "An intriguing and very entertaining little novel" Aspect -- "Carroll and Tolkien have a new companion" Lancaster (PA) Independent Press -- "a work so saturated that the mind is both stoned with pleasure and alive with wonder" Philadelphia Bulletin -- "A commentary on our times done delightfully"
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Now and Then and Other Tales from Ome

Now and Then and Other Tales from Ome
Boston Globe -- "A highly original collection of short stories -- sometimes humorous, sometimes profound." Philadelphia Daily News -- "Seltzer has produced four charming stories for, he suggests, children around the age of nine. Adults will find the book has its appeal too: My favorite story is the one about the little princess who had a nice mother and was very happy and therefore very unhappy because how could Prince Charming come and rescue her if there was nothing to rescue her from?"
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Web Business Bootcamp

Web Business Bootcamp: Hands-On Internet Lessons for Managers, Enrepreneurs, and Professionals
First published in 2002.  The specific examples are dated, because business on the Internet changes rapidly.  But the underlying principles and lessons hold true.  "You're in basic training for the battle of your life. Your mission is to keep your company alive and to help it move forward quickly in unfamiliar territory.  You must master the tools and techniques needed to serve customers and beat the competition into he strange and potentially hostile online business environment. This no-nonsense, tip-driven guide targets key activities that anyone can perform to truly achieve online business success.  Internet marketing pioneer Richard Seltzer gets managers out of the boardroom and into the trenches for crucial hands-on Web experience -- which provides insight into how to win on the e-commerce battlefield.  He also helps entrepreneurs develop a viable business model without depending on high-priced design services and consultants, as well as gives technology-oriented professionals a broad business perspective for tackling new online responsibilities."
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The Social Web

The Social Web
This pioneering book, first published in 1997, details the process to empower businesses and individuals to build websites based on common interests and social interaction. It provides insights that are as relevant now as they were when the book was written.

The Way of the Web

The Way of the Web
The internet emerged and evolved so rapidly, that companies were faced with the need to adapt to a new environment.This early book focuses upon building communities on the Internet. It further provides information on establishing identity, motivation to succeed, and community. First published in 1995, many of the principals explained here still ring true.

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