books by Stuart Gelzer

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SIX REASONS TO TRAVEL

An American Singer in Georgia

by Stuart Gelzer

314 pages

b&w photographs

5¼ x 8 inches

softcover

ISBN 978-0-578-99298-3

$18.00 + shipping

Stuart Gelzer first visited Georgia in the Cold War 1970s and has been back repeatedly over a span of more than thirty-five years. Much of SIX REASONS covers the period when he was living and studying language and music intensively in Georgia in the 1990s, the critical decade in which Georgians saw their lives uprooted as they staggered into the post-Soviet world. 

Gelzer was far from an anonymous reporter gliding unobserved through modern Georgian life. As a member of Trio Kavkasia—quasi-celebrities in a country that takes its traditional music very seriously—he played a part in the early popularization of Georgian folk music abroad. Rather than a work of reportage, therefore, SIX REASONS TO TRAVEL is the highly subjective, often irreverent, unexpectedly comical account of what happened to him along the way.

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HOODOO BADLANDS

New Mexico's Chaco Wash Landscape: the Bisti and Beyond

by Stuart Gelzer

132 pages, full color

8 x 12 inches

softcover

ISBN 978-0-578-98230-4

$39.95 + shipping

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HOODOO BADLANDS contains almost 140 of Stuart Gelzer's full-color photographs from six years of exploration in the badlands of northwestern New Mexico: the Bisti, the De-Na-Zin, Lybrook (including the Black Place), and Ah-shi-sle-pah.

Each section of the book is devoted to a single badlands area, and opens with a short essay. The tone is informal and personal, focusing on what distinguishes one place from another, and especially on the author's own experiences of camping and photographing in that particular place.

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translations from French

available from Black Coat Press

available from Black Coat Press

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THE HUNCHBACK

by Paul Féval

translated by Stuart Gelzer

484 pages

6 x 9 inches

softcover

ISBN 978-1-649-32066-7

$36.95

“Whoever you are, your hand will carry my mark. And when it’s time, if you won’t come to Lagardère, Lagardère will come to you!” A classic tale of hidden identity and swashbuckling vengeance stretching across decades, THE HUNCHBACK has thrilled readers since it first came out in 1857.

Paul Féval’s “cape and sword” landmark is as beloved in France as Dumas’s Three Musketeers (there have been half a dozen movie adaptations) but this modern translation is the first and only complete rendering of THE HUNCHBACK in English.

available from Black Coat Press

HARRY DICKSON vs. MYSTERAS

by Jean Ray

translated by Stuart Gelzer

244 pages

5 x 8 inches

softcover

ISBN 978-1-649-32086-5

$20.95

When inhuman monsters walk the Earth, Justice has no stronger defenders than Harry Dickson and his assistant Tom Wills, who fight the forces of evil and cast them back into the Darkness from whence they came.


This volume of the long-running 1930s francophone Sherlock Holmes pastiche, translated for the first time, includes four original episodes: Mysteras, The Tribunal of Terror, The Path of the Gods, and The Devil’s Bed.

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MISS MUSKETEER

by Paul d'Ivoi

translated by Stuart Gelzer

320 pages

6 x 9 inches

softcover

ISBN 978-1-649-32108-4

$24.95

All seemed lost! But suddenly an azure fire was kindled on the ramparts of the Chinese citadel… And then the besiegers abruptly dispersed, melting away into the night, scorning a victory that their adversaries considered inevitable.

The novels in d’Ivoi's early 1900s series of Eccentric Voyages feature Vernean airships with mobile wings, amphibious mobile fortresses, a super-submarine, various types of death rays, futuristic weapons and other mechanical sci-fi devices.

available from Black Coat Press

KRIK-KROK, THE WALKING DEAD

by Jean Ray

translated by Stuart Gelzer

254 pages

5 x 8 inches

softcover

ISBN 978-1-649-32157-2

$20.95

When inhuman monsters walk the Earth, Justice has no stronger defenders than Harry Dickson and his assistant Tom Wills, who fight the forces of evil and cast them back into the Darkness from whence they came.


This volume of the long-running 1930s francophone Sherlock Holmes pastiche includes seven original episodes: Krik-Krok, The King of Midnight, The House of Great Peril, The Seven-Pointed Star, and more, all translated for the first time.

available from Black Coat Press

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