September 22, 2008

Cambridge Who's Who Member, Victorine Ngangu Donates Proceeds from Eyes of Africa to Help the Children of Africa

Cambridge Who’s Who member Victorine Ngangu, author of Eyes of Africa: In the Eyes of Africans, is selling her book to raise money for Help the Children of Africa, a non-profit organization where Ngangu serves as founder and chief executive officer. Help the Children of Africa provides aid to African children who cannot afford to go to school. Eyes of Africa, published by Outskirts Press, is priced at $12.99 (plus shipping and handling) and is available at and Barnes & Noble. For every book sold, 10% will be donated to help aid Help the Children of Africa in providing food and clothing for and paying the tuition of orphans and street children who attend several small schools in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa.

The book, Eyes of Africa, is based on true stories and details the mismanagement of Africa’s wealth of raw materials by companies and governments. It also addresses several of Africa’s most pressing economic, social and cultural issues as well as sanitation issues, the lack of medical care and other means of corruption.

According to Jeanne Daigle, African culture editor for BellaOnline, “If you want to know why Africa isn’t flourishing as a continent, read ‘Eyes of Africa’ by Victorine Ngangu.” Daigle says the most shocking part of Ngangu’s book was in regards to the corruption in the education system. It outlines how students could “buy” their grades with money or, if you were a female student, offer to sleep with your professor in order to get top grades and graduate. writes, “In Eyes of Africa, author Victorine Ngangu paints a realistic picture in the minds of readers regarding the present day political, cultural and social conditions in Africa.” The book elaborates on Africa’s state of corruption and how it affects all the countries in Africa.

Victorine Ngangu founded Help Children of Africa because of her caring nature and desire to help children. She was born in the town of Kimpese in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and has been living in Los Angeles, California since 1987. She earned her bachelor's degree in graphic design from Loyola Marymount University in 2002.

For more information or to make a donation to Help the Children of Africa, go to To purchase a copy of Eyes of Africa, go to You can also watch a video introduction of the book here: Eyes of Africa Video.

September 17, 2008

Cambridge Who's Who Member, Janet Florence McCormack co-authors The Power of Team

Cambridge Who’s Who member Janet Florence McCormack has co-authored The Power of Team, part of the best selling “Wake Up...Live the Life You Love” motivational book series. The Power of Team is a collection of essays that illustrate the power of networking, importance of cooperation and advantages of working with a team. It is an enlightening work, intended to help people utilize their strengths and support their weaknesses to achieve their goals.

According to critics, The Power of Team is a “must read.” It has been hailed as a book that will show you how to make smart choices, take action and get the results you desire. The Power of Team features inspirational essays from over 40 contributing authors, including “You Can’t Do It Alone” by Gregory Scott Reid, “From Building a Team to Building Your Dreams” by Dr. Charles Majors and “What an Awesome Time It Is to Be Alive!” by our own Janet Florence McCormack.

In order to build a successful team, you must have the right people in place who support you and your goals. The Power of Team helps you to identify the people who belong on your team by providing you with specific tips on how to recognize them. It also teaches you how to transform the individuals who you have handpicked for your team into a cohesive, functioning group that promotes your professional growth and development.

Janet Florence McCormack is co-director of HBC, LLC, an “edutainment” company that promotes learning through media and specializes in celebrations, coaching, books and CDs. McCormack became involved in education, media and entertainment because she enjoys helping people use their creativity to realize their maximum potential.

To learn more about The Power of Team or to purchase a copy of the book, visit or go to

September 5, 2008

Author House Publisher Unveils Book 3 In 20th Century Trilogy By Eyewitness Author Thomas Becker

“The Race For Technology: Conquering The High Frontier”, the third and final book in an eyewitness Technology Trilogy about major emerging technologies in the 20th century, was released for sale in bookstores and for direct purchase from the publisher, it was announced by author Thomas W. Becker of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The first two books in the trilogy, “Eight Against the World: Warriors of the Scientific Revolution” and “A Season Of Madness: Life and Death in the 1960s,” went on sale in the last half of 2007.

The Trilogy is a focus on emerging technologies discovered in the 16th and 17th centuries. These technologies later are set against the backdrop of the global Cold War as well as other major cultural events in America and around the globe. Becker was an eyewitness to many of these events in one way or another; as a photojournalist or a space technology educator in the United States and in Europe. As an on-site witness, he captured the essence of events whenever possible in pictures, published for the first time in all three books.

Book 1 “Eight Against the World: Warriors of the Scientific Revolution” introduces the geniuses of the Renaissance, whose difficult work in astronomy and physics led civilization to the technologies of the 21st century and the cultures we enjoy today. This book describes the everyday lives of hardship and heartbreak suffered by men like Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and Newton as they labored to redefine the universe and humankind’s place in it. Becker sets the stage for the Industrial Revolution and the 19th and 20th centuries’ ages of invention and technology. (Available both in hardbound and paperback editions)

Book 2 “A Season Of Madness: Life and Death in the 1960s” is a look back at that chaotic decade of the Cold War turned hot. Included are descriptions of the fight for Berlin, the knife edge of nuclear war in the Cuban Missile Crisis, the multiple assassinations of our political leadership, the rioting and burning of whole cities, the killing of college students in the Kent State Massacre, the international race for the moon, and the assault on Mars. Intertwined with new technologies is a review of the sudden collapse of America’s treasured value system and a new design of cultural morality that still plagues us today. (Available both in hardbound and paperback editions)

Book 3 “The Race For Technology: Conquering The High Frontier” highlights some of the new technologies discovered during the 1970s through the 1990s including the Soviet-American “handshake in space”, the continued assault on Mars, encounters with Halley’s Comet, the Chernobyl nuclear incident and more. Also included are descriptions of numerous international civilian technologies. (Available in paperback edition only)

Becker is a seasoned writer with 12 published books and more than 300 published journal articles. He recently accepted an invitation to membership in the prestigious Cambridge Who’s Who among Executives and Professionals. His books may be ordered direct from the publisher at or purchased onsite at Borders Express at Coventry Mall, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Thomas W. Becker
Ph. 610 906 4648
Pottstown, PA