Army ‘Bible’ Now Available Online

      A digital version of ARMY magazine’s 2015-16 Green Book is now available online.  FullSizeRender

     Green Book, an annual publication, features status reports from around the Army, a command and staff directory, and  guides to Army installations and weapons systems.

    ARMY magazine is a monthly publication of the Association of the U.S. Army, headquartered in Arlington, Va.  Laura Stassi is assistant managing editor of the magazine.

    Hard copies of the Green Book will be available at AUSA’s annual meeting and exposition, scheduled for Oct. 12-14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  With over 26,000  attendees from around the world, it is the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America.

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C-SPAN Book on First Ladies Now Available

April 30, 2015



First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women is now available from PublicAffairs, a member of the Perseus Books Group. The book is a compilation of edited transcripts from C-SPAN’s February 2013-14 history series First Ladies: Influence and Image, which featured noted historians discussing the power and influence of first ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.

Writer and editor Laura Stassi worked for three months at C-SPAN as part of the book’s copy editing, proofreading, fact-checking and photo research team.

 All royalties from book sales will go to the nonprofit C-SPAN Education Foundation, which creates history and civics materials for middle- and high-school teachers and students.

Rosen Acquires Enslow Publishers

April 26, 2015

Roger Rosen, president of Rosen Publishing, has acquired Enslow Publishers Inc., which publishes primarily nonfiction books for the school and library market.  Continuing operation of Enslow, which was founded in 1976, will be under Enslow Publishing LLC.

Rosen is an independent publisher that has provided  supplemental educational books and materials to libraries and K-12 schools since 1950. He said Enslow will have its own dedicated editorial team and mission.

“In addition to continuing Enslow’s high editorial standards, I will be introducing a broad range of digital and other initiatives I have successfully used to transform publishing companies under my direction into diverse media companies,” Rosen said in a press release announcing the acquisition.

Laura Stassi — using the byline Laura S. Jeffrey — has written almost two dozen books for Enslow, including the award-winning titles How to Choose and Care for a Dog, which was named to Children’s Choices, a survey of 20,000 U.S. schoolchildren by the International Reading Association;  Betty Shabazz: Sharing the Vision of Malcolm X,  named Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People; Barbara Jordan: Congresswoman, Lawyer, Educator, named to Books for the Teen Age, an annual nationwide survey of educators by the New York Public Library; and Simon Wiesenthal: Tracking Nazi Criminals, which was named to Voice of Youth Advocates Honor List.

Publisher Updates, Reissues Several Titles

Aug. 1, 2014

Enslow Publishers has updated and reissued several books written by Laura Stassi under the byline Laura S. Jeffrey. Amazing American Inventors of the 20th Century, which includes mini biographies of the creators of Kevlar, the microchip and the Super Soaker water gun, among others, originally was published in 1996. (Recommended for ages 10 and up.)

Also reissued were all six titles Laura wrote for Enslow’s American Humane Pet Care Library: Choosing a Bird; Choosing a Cat; Choosing a Dog; Choosing a Fish; Choosing a Hamster, Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Rabbit, Ferret, Mouse or Rat; and Choosing a Horse. The series was first published in 2004. (Recommended for ages 7-10.)

Laura is the author of several nonfiction books for young readers including two rock band biographies, Def Leppard and Pink Floyd. Her books are available for purchase at, and; and free for borrowing from almost 10,000 libraries around the world including Australia, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa.