Imprint for Discovering Lake Superior and An Old Caddie Looks Back both by Tom Warren, Master Inventor by Jon Lundin, and Building a Lasting Dream 1909-2009: A History of the Rockford Park District by Webbs Norman .
“Amphitryon” is often interpreted as “harassing either side.” It was the title of a lost tragedy of Sophocles, but most others who have used this story have rendered comic treatments instead. From Molière’s line “Le véritable Amphitryon est l’Amphitryon où l’on dîne,” (The real Amphitryon is the Amphitryon where you dine…) the name has come to be used in the sense of a generous entertainer, a good host; the French word for “host” is in fact “amphitryon.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphitryon
Picking up on these beginnings, Illinois writer and historian Jon Lundin used the imprint “Amphitryon” for his book entitled Master Inventor: How Howard Colman Created a Multi-National Corporation published in 2006.
I consulted Jon when I started getting serious regarding my volume on golf that ultimately took the title An Old Caddie Looks Back: Reflections from a Town that Loves Golf … and Tiger. (I was the caddie, the town was Rockford, and we all know Tiger.) Jon said, “Use Amphitryon… in fact let’s develop a series of books by Illinois-Wisconsin authors that give that marginalized Greek fellow some recognition.” So, the first edition of Old Caddie, published in 2007, was an Amphitryon product. So was my next: Discovering Lake Superior and the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan published in 2010. Unfortunately, Master Inventor was the only book by Jon Lundin with the Amphitryon imprint. He died in 2007.
I hope that his book and mine are good hosts and entertainers.