Bengal Bookshelf: Books by Buffalo Staters

Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation
Peggy (Facklam) Thomas, B.A. ’82
Peggy Thomas’s 20th book for children takes a fresh look at how our nation’s third president nurtured America’s development in its early days. After planting the seed of freedom in the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson spent his life growing seeds and science, liberty and learning, farmers, freedom, and democracy. Illustrated by Stacy Innerst (Calkins Creek, 2015).






It’s Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss
Dominick Manfredo, B.A. ’12, and Jack T. Kunkel
Dominick Manfredo and Jack T. Kunkel, president of Jack Kunkel’s Revolutionary Wellness, are coauthors of this in-depth manual that details manageable steps—based on exercise, nutrition, lifestyle, and mindset—for healthy living (CreateSpace, 2015).








Purgatory & Paradise: Sassy ’70s Suburbia & the City
Meryl Meisler, B.A. ’73
Meryl Meisler has published her second photography book, which juxtaposes intimate images of home life on Long Island alongside New York City street and nightlife during the 1970s, the likes of which have never been seen before or since (Bizarre Publishing, 2015).




The WOW Factor: 7 Secrets to Great Presentations
Lori (Lukasik) Miller, B.S. ’86, M.S. ’90,
Lori Miller, lecturer of communication at Buffalo State College and owner of Developing Professionals, a business training, consulting, and coaching services company, offers a comprehensive approach to delivering effective presentations (Lulu Publishing, 2015).








Head, Heart & Hands: Continuing the Handcrafted Tradition of the Original Roycroft Artisans
Joe Kirchmyer, B.A. ’84
Joe Kirchmyer profiles nearly 50 current Roycroft master artisans, examining their training, inspiration, travel, goals, and relationships to the Roycroft community. The book was written in cooperation with the Roycrofters-at-Large Association (No Frills Buffalo, 2015).