The History Publishing Company of Palisades, NY and two of its authors are the recipients of a national Book of the Year Award granted by the Independent Publisher, the 26 year old organization serving the publishing industry. It was announced on May 11 by the IP that the publishing house along with co-authors Terry Turchie and Kathleen Puckett PhD, will receive the award for its insightful book on political corruption in Washington.
Homeland Insecurity, co-authored by Mr. Turchie and Dr. Puckett and published by History Publishing will be awarded the Silver IPPY for the 2009 Outstanding Book of the Year. The category for the award is Freedom Fighter.The special award by the Independent Publisher is "to recognize and encourage the work of publishers who exhibit the courage and creativity necessary to take chances, break new ground, and bring about change, not only to the world of publishing, but to our society."
Homeland Insecurity is a close study, by former FBI clinical psychologist Puckett, of eleven Washington politicians, who suffering from the addiction to power, have compromised national security. Likening the addiction to that of alcohol and cocaine, Dr. Puckett examines the detrimental behavior patterns of the eleven and the disorder the addiction creates in the perspective of the politicians. Mr. Turchie, a skilled investigator and a former FBI official, connects the dots in the behavior patterns of the eleven and clearly illustrates how the eleven politicians have compromised national security in order to satisfy their addiction.
Mr. Turchie is a retired Assistant Deputy Director of the FBI and Dr. Puckett, a retired FBI Special Agent and clinical psychologist, is a founder of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Program.
Homeland Insecurity has also been nominated for the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award by IBPA, the Independent Book Publisher Association for the university and Independent publishers of America and for the BOYA, the book of the year award given by Foreword Magazine the premier trade publication for the librarian, and the university and independent publisher. The winners will be announced at the Book Expo America to be held in New York City on May 28th and 29th.
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