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Book Review: Horse Sayings: Wit and Wisdom Straight from the Horse’s Mouth by Bradford G. Wheler

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Horse Sayings: Wit and Wisdom Straight from the Horse’s Mouth by Bradford G. Wheler depicts the horse in all of its glory, while also exploring man’s continued interest in the equine. The text has pearls of wisdom from horse humor, competition, ancient wisdom, training and many other aspects of horses unbeknownst to the public generally but well known to horse enthusiasts. There are illustrations by 61 artists from 11 countries.

Sir Winston Churchill said: When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have. Benjamin Franklin said: A man in passion rides a mad horse. Plato noted: People then, are not friend to horses unless their horses love them in return. Marcus Aurelius stated: It is also good to pet the beast while he eats so that he will relax.

Wheler presents full color pictures of horses in action. The most stunning pictures depict horses of Achilles, a white stallion in motion, horse race snapshots, polo action snapshots and an ocean scene depicting a horse walking on the beach.

Wheler has a very detailed biographical section on the artists and photographers whose work appears throughout the book. The list includes artists; such as Marika Anderson, Charles Andrews III, Sergio Bartolacelli, Laurence Cassin, Sabrina Epifani, Polly Hollabird, Yvonne Lautenschlager and Jeanne M. Thieme to name just a few. Noted photographers include Kerry Ball, Romain Brumby, Jackie Cercek, Gene Gissin, Kyleen Hafferkamp, Susan Kordish, Christian Lathom-Sharp, Sian Lewis, Hannah Tippett and Julie Wheler.

Horse Sayings would be a perfect gift for children and adults alike. The book is easy to read and the pictures are spectacular. There is a rich literary tradition cited with references from George Eliot, William Faulkner, Benjamin Franklin, Homer, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Plato, Carl Sandburg, George Bernard Shaw, Mark Twain and Walt Whitman.

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I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.