Library of American Public University System

Chair:
Justin McHenry, American Public University System
Board of Syndics, Library of American Public University System

Journals include:
Global Security and Intelligence Studies
The International Journal of Open Educational Resources
Journal of Online Learning Research and Practice
The Saber and Scroll
Space Research and Education

Publications written, edited or introduced by APU faculty:

Bound to Rise, or, Up the Ladder - by Horatio Alger Jr., Introduction by Dr. Wallace E. Boston Jr.  Purchase The young Horatio Alger heroes often sold newspapers or delivered telegrams, a reminder of how technology has moved on. Alger’s tales created youthful heroes whose persistence and pluck triumphed over enormous odds, often having to educate themselves by a flickering candle and late at night.…Read more Bound to Rise, or, Up the Ladder
Brave and Bold, or, The Fortunes of Robert Rushton - by Horatio Alger Jr., Introduction by Dr. Wallace E. Boston Jr.  Purchase The young Horatio Alger heroes often sold newspapers or delivered telegrams, a reminder of how technology has moved on. Alger’s tales created youthful heroes whose persistence and pluck triumphed over enormous odds, often having to educate themselves by a flickering candle and late at night.…Read more Brave and Bold, or, The Fortunes of Robert Rushton
Careers in the Face of Challenge: Horatio Alger’s Telegraph Boy - Purchase through Amazon  |  Download FREE Kindle version  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Wallace Boston The young Horatio Alger heroes often sold newspapers or delivered telegrams, a reminder of how technology has moved on.  But they hoped for better things and in the Alger novels their diligence and hard work won the day…Read more Careers in the Face of Challenge: Horatio Alger’s Telegraph Boy
Collaborating Through Virtual Communities Using Cloud Technology - by Diane Stottlemyer Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Collaboration and communication are both essential for successful interaction and participation in virtual communities. In this book, there are discussions of how a virtual community can be an essential communication tool to enhance traditional and online schools. In addition, the virtual community can provide information…Read more Collaborating Through Virtual Communities Using Cloud Technology
Contracting, Logistics, Reverse Logistics: The Project, Program and Portfolio Approach - by Dr. Robert Lee Gordon Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Contracting, logistics, and reverse logistics are intertwined with the project management, program management, and portfolio management disciplines. In recent years, organizations have started to offer certifications into the strategic areas of program and portfolios. Contracting, logistics, and reverse logistics are strategic opportunities for…Read more Contracting, Logistics, Reverse Logistics: The Project, Program and Portfolio Approach
Dialogue in the Greco-Roman World - by Leslie Kelly, Ph.D. Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace This short book is designed to introduce students of ancient history to the genre known as “the dialogue.” This literary form went through periods of popularity and decline in ancient Greece and Rome but it was present from the classical period through late antiquity…Read more Dialogue in the Greco-Roman World
Issues in Maritime Cyber Security - Editors: Dr. Joe DiRenzo III, Dr. Nicole K. Drumhiller, Dr. Fred S. Roberts Free Chapter Download The world relies on maritime commerce to move exceptionally large portions of goods, services, and people. Collectively this effort comprises the Maritime Transportation System or MTS. A major component of this daunting multifaceted enterprise are cyber networks, and the…Read more Issues in Maritime Cyber Security
Jack’s Ward; or, The Boy Guardian - by Horatio Alger Jr., Introduction by Dr. Wallace E. Boston Jr.  Purchase The young Horatio Alger heroes often sold newspapers or delivered telegrams, a reminder of how technology has moved on. Alger’s tales created youthful heroes whose persistence and pluck triumphed over enormous odds, often having to educate themselves by a flickering candle and late at night.…Read more Jack’s Ward; or, The Boy Guardian
Misunderstood Children - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace by Elizabeth Harrison Elizabeth Harrison (1849-1927) founded the National Louis University in Chicago, originally meeting in the Art Institute. She was a friend of Maria Montessori, with whom she spent time in Rome in 1912-13, and of Jane Addams, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and social reformer, and…Read more Misunderstood Children
Opportunity and Horatio Alger: Horatio Alger’s Mark Mason’s Triumph - Purchase through Amazon  |  Download FREE Kindle version  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Wallace Boston Horatio Alger created youthful heroes whose persistence and pluck triumphed over enormous odds, often having to educate themselves by a flickering candle and late at night. Readers could identify with the challenges of self-education in a society…Read more Opportunity and Horatio Alger: Horatio Alger’s Mark Mason’s Triumph
Pacific Hurtgen: The American Army in Northern Luzon, 1945 - by Robert M. Young Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Too often in war many of its campaigns are forgotten. One such forgotten campaign occurred in the Philippines during the last year of World War II. American Army units fought a bitter battle against dug-in, fanatical Japanese soldiers on the Philippine island of Luzon.…Read more Pacific Hurtgen: The American Army in Northern Luzon, 1945
Paddle Your Own Canoe - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Wallace Boston The protagonists in Horatio Alger stories are often, if one may play on a metaphor, up a creek without a paddle.  In this celebrated Alger novel, the young hero is comfortably ensconced at the Essex Classical Institute until misfortune makes his expensive…Read more Paddle Your Own Canoe
Phil the Fiddler: The Story of a Young Street-Musician - by Horatio Alger Jr., Introduction by Dr. Wallace E. Boston Jr.  Purchase The young Horatio Alger heroes often sold newspapers or delivered telegrams, a reminder of how technology has moved on. Alger’s tales created youthful heroes whose persistence and pluck triumphed over enormous odds, often having to educate themselves by a flickering candle and late at night.…Read more Phil the Fiddler: The Story of a Young Street-Musician
Rigorous Grading Using Microsoft Word AutoCorrect: Plus Google Docs - by Erik Bean Ed.D. Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace This is the Word AutoCorrect booklet you’ve been wanting! It’s the 21st century and teaching and technology have combined for a better student and faculty experience. Whether you’re a full-time professor, adjunct instructor for a dozen schools or one, Rigorous Grading Using Microsoft Word AutoCorrect: Plus…Read more Rigorous Grading Using Microsoft Word AutoCorrect: Plus Google Docs
Social Media Writing Lesson Plans for YouTube, Facebook, NaNoWriMo, CreateSpace: Bonus Intro to Blogger - by Dr. Erik Bean and Emily Waszak Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Your students are already using social networks. Why not take their lessons to where they spend much time? Social Media Writing Lesson Plans published by Westphalia Press imprint of the Policy Studies Organization, Washington, D.C. is geared towards secondary and higher education English…Read more Social Media Writing Lesson Plans for YouTube, Facebook, NaNoWriMo, CreateSpace: Bonus Intro to Blogger
The Idea of the Digital University -   Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace By Frank McClusky & Melanie Winter It is widely believed that college is not what it used to be. Politicians are calling for a full-scale overhaul of higher education. The public is losing its confidence in higher education. It is argued that American higher education is in…Read more The Idea of the Digital University
The Tin Box and What it Contained - by Horatio Alger Jr., Introduction by Dr. Wallace E. Boston Jr.  Purchase The young Horatio Alger heroes often sold newspapers or delivered telegrams, a reminder of how technology has moved on. Alger’s tales created youthful heroes whose persistence and pluck triumphed over enormous odds, often having to educate themselves by a flickering candle and late at night.…Read more The Tin Box and What it Contained
Why Thirty-Three?: Searching for Masonic Origins - by S. Brent Morris, PhD, Introduction by Wallace E. Boston, Jr. Purchase The papers presented here represent over twenty-five years of publications by S. Brent Morris. They explore his many questions about Freemasonry, usually dealing with origins of the Craft. What “high degrees” were in the United States before 1830? What were the activities in…Read more Why Thirty-Three?: Searching for Masonic Origins