Marc Rochkind's Books

Printed and Kndle books, all available from Amazon. Click a cover photo to go to the Amazon page.


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Bernie's Bar & Girll

This hilarious novel follows an oil company geologist whose attempt to do a good deed fails spectacularly. He winds up in desolate northeast New Mexico, while his nemesis reaps the rewards. Just when he starts to appreciate his new surroundings, and especially a woman he meets, he's forced to leave. He tries once again to control events, this time with a luckier, and much funnier, result. This novel manages to touch on all of the most pressing issues of our time: Big Oil, creationism, poor spelling, and finding good beer. Basically, it's a love story. There's also a courtroom scene, a car chase, a barroom brawl, and sex. Available as paper and Kindle editions.

The Man in the Box

A mystery-romance about two mis-matched twenty-somethings in New York who get swept into trying to solve an old mystery—a very cold case. There are lots of surprises both with the case and with them. Available as paper and Kindle editions.

Programming Chrome Apps

How to build Chrome Apps for ChromeOS, running on Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chromebits.

Expert PHP and MySQL

How to apply proven software development methods to building commerce-grade PHP and MySQL projects that will stand the test of time and reliably deliver on customer needs.

Generating PDFs with PHP and FPDF (and TCPDF) (Kindle)

How to use the well-known and completely free FPDF and TCPDF libraries to generate PDFs directly from your PHP program.

Advanced UNIX Programming (2nd Edition)

The first UNIX programming book, updated in 2004, but still relevant. Covers Linux, too.

Born Free and Equal (facsimile)

Ansel Adams's book about the Manazanar Japanese Relocation Camp, written and photographed by him. The is the facsimile edition, a reproduction of the orginal book.

Born Free and Equal (re-creation)

Thie is the re-created edition, newly typeset and with high-quality images scanned from Adams's original prints.

Born Free and Equal (Kindle)

This is the Kindle edition.

Photographs of Manzanar (paper)

244 images that Ansel Adams took of Manzanar and its people, along with his original captions. Only about a quarter of them appeared in Born Free and Equal. This is the paper edition.

Photographs of Manzanar (Kindle)

The Kindle edition.

Ben Shahn: 400 FSA Photographs

Ben Shahn is best known as a graphic artist and painter, but in his thirties he was a photographer for the US Farm Security Administration (FSA), along with Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein, and others. This book contains 400 of his most compelling FSA photographs, along with the original captions from the Library of Congress.

Dorothea Lange: 500 FSA Photographs

The largest collection of Dorothea Lange photographs in one book. These were taken when she worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). The same photographs are also available as 5 Kindle books.

Dorothea Lange FSA Photographs Volume 1 (Kindle)

One hundred photographs by Dorothea Lange taken for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) during the 1930s, from the Library of Congress collection.

Dorothea Lange FSA Photographs Volume 2 (Kindle)

A second hundred

Dorothea Lange FSA Photographs Volume 3 (Kindle)

And a third

Dorothea Lange FSA Photographs Volume 4 (Kindle)


Dorothea Lange FSA Photographs Volume 5 (Kindle)


Frank Lloyd Wright : Historic American Buildings Survey, Volume 1

Frank Lloyd Wright designs from the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS). Each HABS survey includes photographs and/or drawings and/or a report. I've included here what the Library of Congress had—sometimes all three, sometimes two of the three, and sometimes just one. There might be a single photo or drawing, or, such as in the case of Florida Southern College (in volume two), over a hundred. Click here for a list of what's in each of the three volumes and a free sample.

Frank Lloyd Wright : Historic American Buildings Survey, Volume 2

Frank Lloyd Wright : Historic American Buildings Survey, Volume 3

Wright Brothers Photographs (kindle)

Photographs taken by the Wright Brothers themselves, digitized by the Library of Congress from the original glass plates. Contains 183 photographs with captions.

NASA Aeronautics Volume 1: Aircraft (Kindle)

This series shows over 100 unique images per volume of American aeronautics from the NASA archives. The volumes are Aircraft (this volume) and Research. Captions, all from NASA, are extensive.

NASA Aeronautics Volume 3: Research (Kindle)

More NASA photographs. (There is no Volume 2.)

Home Theater Explained

The details are out-of-date, but my explanation of the principles is still relevant.

Advanced C Programming for Displays

The best book by far about how to program for character displays. Unfortunately, or, rather, fortunately, nobody knows what they are anymore or cares.

Advanced UNIX Programming (1st Edition)

The original book, now supplanted by the 2nd Edition.

Directory of US Farmers Markets

Not very useful. Mainly an exercise using some book-publishing software I've developed to see how fast I could produce a book. This one took about two hours. Don't buy it.