Good news: Gerald and Patricia Gutek have released a new book! This is a parallel biography of figures in the early US. Montessori movement. 
 
From the marketing materials:
 
This book traces the early history of the Montessori movement in the United States through the lives and careers of four key American women: Anne George, Margaret Naumburg, Helen Parkhurst, and Adelia Pyle. Caught up in the Montessori craze sweeping the United States in the Progressive era, each played a significant role in the initial transference of Montessori education to America and its implementation from 1910 to 1920. Despite the continuing international recognition of Maria Montessori and the presence of Montessori schools world-wide, Montessori receives only cursory mention in the history of education, especially by recognized historians in the field and in courses in professional education and teacher preparation. The authors, in seeking to fill this historical void, integrate institutional history with analysis of the interplay and tensions between these four women to tell this educational story in an interesting—and often dramatic—way.    
 
For purchase and more information:
https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030548346 


 
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Stan Ivie
In the Shadow of the Trojan Horse is a novel By Stanley D. Ivie. In the Shadow of the Trojan Horse contains a Don Quixote type character whose personal fantasies drive the story to its fateful conclusion. Like Don Quixote, Mr. Z is chasing an impossible dream. Just as Don Quixote had his Sancho Panza; so Mr. Z has his trusty sidekick, Nowell. The two ante-heroes set out to destroy the modern technological world by turning technology against itself, fighting fire with fire. Mr. Z hatches a diabolical scheme for taking control of the White House and of forcing the President to capitulate to non-negotiable demands. How Mr. Z manages to smuggle his Trojan Horse, a beautifully decorated but highly explosive Christmas tree, into the White House, and how the President’s three children manage to foil his plot, culminate in an exciting ending.


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