I've been writing and publishing non-fiction for years, after retiring from a career in public service. Now I've written a novel, Barely Human, a dark comedy about the outsider in America. Read this book and your understanding of what it means to be human—and animal—may never be the same.
My latest project is a dark comedy, Barely Human
Meet Some of the Characters of Barely Human
What Cortés Brought to Mexico and How it Destroyed the Aztec Civilization
Deadly Baggage explains the success of the famous Cortés expedition not by description of the personalities and actions of the key players in a historical drama but in terms of the conquest’s underlying biology, history, geology, technology, geography, and culture. Deadly Baggage includes maps and illustrations.
The Taming of the American Crowd
From Stamp Riots to Shopping Sprees
Barbara Ehrenreich called this book “a unique blend of popular culture and working class history—written with great flair. . . . ” CHOICE’s Current Reviews for Academic Libraries described Taming as “impassioned, with apt examples,” predicted that it would become a standard reference that is “highly recommended” for all levels of libraries, and selected the book as an outstanding academic title for 2010.
Coos Bay Enters the Global Economy
Around 2000 I visited the coastal town in Oregon where I’d spent my childhood. I was appalled by the changes that I saw there and inspired to write this book, which though no longer in print, is easily obtained through Amazon. Ariel Dorfman said of Plundertown, “By taking this heart-rending journey into his own luminous past and the more remote and somber past of the lumber town where he grew up, Al Sandine has masterfully laid bare some of the most crucial issues facing America and the world today.” Plundertown includes many photos of the Coos Bay area, past and present.