Media Maestro's book list started in 1989 and both its fiction and non-fiction attempts to focus on socially significant accurate American history of the twentieth century which points up social and political mistakes of the past which appear to be repeated in the present. We hope these works are of interest to educators and activists in the social and political arenas. Each book is available in print and digital formats, and each listing offers links to detailed descriptions, excerpts, and online purchase options. Books are listed in the order in which they were acquired by the publisher. Each author's name is a hot link to their bio. For autographed copies or to offer feedback or ask questions, please email Media Mestro.

LENNY BRUCE: THE MAKING OF A PROPHET
A professional memoir by William Karl Thomas
William Karl Thomas' intimate and poignant memoir of his ten year collaboration with the most controversial comedian of the 20th century, a martyr to First Amendment rights. The book begins before Bruce's rise to international fame and continues through the night Bruce died.
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ISBN: 978-0-9799477-0-4 Hardcover: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-62768-003-5 Softcover $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-9799477-4-2 digital E-edition $2.99

THE PIANO LOVER
A show business fiction trilogy by William Karl Thomas
In New Orleans French Quarter during the 1950's, a young male cocktail pianist's life is complicated by four beautiful women: two young women from opposite poles of society who love him in diverse ways, and two middle aged women who seek to control him for their own secret reasons.
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ISBN #978-1-62768-005-9 Softcover $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-62768-006-6 digital E-edition $4.99

PIANO LOVER: THE MUSICAL
A show business fiction trilogy by William Karl Thomas
The second novel of The Piano Lover trilogy includes the script and score of an entire original musical stage production. Follow the careers of the talented alumni from New Orleans French Quarter who helped create the 1950's and 1960's counter culture.
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ISBN #978-1-62768-011-0 Softcover $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-62768-012-7 digital E-edition $4.99

PIANO LOVER: THE MOVIE
A show business fiction trilogy by William Karl Thomas
In the third novel of the trilogy, the musical is made into a movie. The entourage experience professional and romantic adventures in Hollywood, San Francisco, and exotic foreign capitals with their famous and celebrated show biz peers.
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ISBN #978-1-62768-013-4 Softcover $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-62768-014-1 digital E-edition $4.99

THE JOSAN AND THE JEE
A Korean War novel by William Karl Thomas
A novel about three women who survived massacres and rape during The Korean War, and their intimate relationship with an American GI dealing with his own demons from his failed marriage to his unfaithful stateside wife to his contentious relationship with his bigoted military boss.
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ISBN: 978-1-62768-001-1 Softcover $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-9799477-5-9 digital E-edition $2.99

CLEO
A civil rights era novel by William Karl Thomas
A novel about a beautiful and talented black female journalist who is an intimate friend of black entertainment and political celebrities during the turbulent civil rights era in the 1950's and 1960's. Her professional and private life takes a quantum leap when she crosses paths with a cynical but equally talented white male publicist.
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ISBN: 978-1-62768-002-8 Softcover $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-9799477-6-6 digital E-edition $2.99

HOLLYWOOD TALES FROM THE OUTER FRINGE
An anthology of twelve short stories by William Karl Thomas
William Karl Thomas' career brought him in contact with 'A' list celebrities and the armies of 'little people' who served them. This anthology of twelve short stories reveals the intimate relationship between the two set against a historically accurate 1950's-1960's background.
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ISBN: 978-0-9799477-3-5 Softcover $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-9799477-7-3 digital E-edition $2.99

THE GENTEEL POOR
A childhood memoir by William Karl Thomas
A memoir telling the story of four generations of the author's colorful and talented family spanning the Civil War, World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. This coming of age memoir deals with the social and ethnic evolution of the New Orleans/Gulf Coast area a century before it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
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ISBN: 978-1-59663-565-4 Hardcover: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-62768-000-4 Softcover $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-9799477-9-7 digital E-edition $2.99

A PLACE FOR US
The biography of a disabled activcist by William Karl Thomas
The biography of Wendy Wolf who entered an iron lung at the age of four and emerged a polio survivor whose life illustrates the challenges of opportunity and acceptance people with disabilities face and the triumphs and successes this extraordinary woman achieved.
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ISBN: 978-0-9799477-2-8 Hardcover: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-62768-004-2 Softcover $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-9799477-8-0 digital E-edition $2.99

THE CANDY BUTCHER
The biography of a cult film screenwriter and producer by William Karl Thomas
The biography of Frank Ray Perilli whose offbeat films have a cult following and whose show biz career spanned the latter half of the twentieth century. From The Doberman Gang and Dracula's Dog to Laserblast and The End of the World, his 17 films and 3 plays challenge our imagination and his life proves more bizarre than any of his films.
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ISBN: 978-1-62768-019-6 Softcover $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-62768-020-2 digital E-edition $2.99

IMMORTAL
A science fiction trilogy by William Karl Thomas
A millennium into the future, three alien archeologists attempt to determine how humanity self destructed themselves and their planet. Their discovery of a dormant android guarding a human gene bank on a Saturnian moon leads to a conflict among them regarding humanity's potential future. Share the alien archeologist's discovery of human evolution and the turning points that shaped earth's civilizations in the first book of this trilogy.
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ISBN: 978-1-62768-007-3 Softcover $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-62768-008-0 digital E-edition $4.99

IMMORTAL: RESURRECTION
A science fiction trilogy by William Karl Thomas
In the second novel of the trilogy, the alien female allies with the android's desperate attempt to resurrect humanity while alien forces mount an expedition to rid the universe of human dysfunctional behavior.
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ISBN: 978-1-62768-015-8 Softcover $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-62768-016-5 digital E-edition $4.99

IMMORTAL: ARMAGEDDON
A science fiction trilogy by William Karl Thomas
In the third novel of the trilogy, a small band of newly created humans defend the survival of the human race against an alien expedition determined to rid the universe of future human folly, and the origin and mission of the android is revealed.
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ISBN: 978-1-62768-017-2 Softcover $14.95
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