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  • Foxhole Radio: the ubiquitous razor blade radio of WWII

    by Brian Carusella
    Foxhole Radio is the story of one of the more remarkable and resourceful pieces of WWII soldier improvisation, a simple crystal radio receiver that used a razor blade for its detector rather than the usual galena crystal. It is not remarkable for its technology – other radios worked better – but because hidden in its unglamorous amalgamation of scrounged parts is the history of army radio, morale, solid state electronics, field fortifications, and even military grooming.
  • An Immigrant Story

    by Kenneth Burchett
    Over the course of four decades until his death in 1866, Henry Schaumann was a laborer, craftsman, mechanic, and house wright, a person who built and repaired houses. He knew life as a husband, father, and citizen at different times in two countries. Of temperate disposition, he was of average height for the time, standing 5 feet 6½ inches tall, with dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. Little is known of his youth, except that he was born in Hildesheim, Germany, and spent time at Clauen, ... more
  • War is Personal. Hell, Luck, and Resilience: A WWII Combat Marine’s Accounts of Okinawa and China

    by Elaine Wilkes
    The Invasion of Okinawa was one of the bloodiest battles of WWII Pacific. Roy Wilkes, Private, USMC was unfortunate enough to have a front-row seat. True, gripping stories and pictures reveal the mind, heart, and soul of a fighting WWII Marine.
  • Airplane Stories and Histories

    by Norman Currey
    Airplane Stories and Histories chronicles two hundred years of aviation highlights including the exploits of pioneers such as Sir George Cayley, the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Wiley Post, Amelia Earheart, R. J. Mitchell, Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, Allan Loughead, Frank Whittle, and Kelly Johnson. Notable events and developments are discussed, such as the first flight, first transatlantic flight, first around-the-world flight, the jet engine, Spitfire, Mustang, Mosquito, Comet, Concorde,... more
  • Through Fire and Over Water

    by Maria Krechowec
    The book begins with the turmoil plaguing her family and relations in the Ukraine before and post-WWI, progressing into the chaos of four years of the Russian Civil War. Maria is born in a small village with the country under communist control. As a young girl, she suffered hunger and starvation in the Holodomor in 1933 in the Ukraine, a made famine authorised by Stalin. This was followed by the terror purges carried out by the NKVD. After a short period of peace came the German invasion and occ... more
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  • Infanticide in Ancient Greece and Rome: Exposure, Sacrifice and Abortion

    by Michael Boyajian
    Infanticide in Ancient Greece and Rome: Exposure, Sacrifice and Abortion
  • North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War?

    by William Overholt
    This new volume collects essays by some of the world’s leading experts on North Korea from all viewpoints all parties, and several countries. Based on the chapters, Overholt’s controversial overview highlights key points: The North Korean nuclear situation is the world’s greatest risk of nuclear war and America’s greatest risk of devastation of the homeland. Most commentators base their analysis on the past. But North Korea’s current situation is radically different from the past. •\tKim... more
  • The Wicked Pilgrim

    by Randal Charlton
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  • GENERAL IN COMMAND: The Life of Major General John B. Anderson from Iowa Farm to Command of the Largest Combat Corps in World Wa

    by Michael M. Van Ness
    My grandfather, Major General John B. Anderson, crossed the Rhine River with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on March 25, 1945. A photograph of the Churchill, Montgomery, and Anderson created the impression that the Brits were leading the fight against the Germans. The wily Churchill had stolen the limelight again. Eisenhower was furious. Anderson - the son of Danish immigrants, the Iowa farm boy and the West Point grad who ascended the ranks to rub elbows with the great mili... more
  • Kill The Night

    by Terry Mark
    Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison and muckraker Ida Tarbell are in the Old West, being chased by a vampire gunslinger who believes that electricity will kill the night.
  • The Ground You Stand Upon: Life of a Skytrooper in Vietnam

    by Joshua Bowe
    Sent into the deadly Central Highlands of Vietnam, a true story of my dad and the skytroopers of Alpha Company, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry from 1966 to 1967. Together, these impossibly young men would be trained in the airmobile infantry and become “skytroopers.” They would learn what “search and destroy” meant and face the reality of this new war. The story features many of the letters and photographs my dad sent home from some of the most remote valleys and outposts in Vietnam, written under ... more
  • Rome and America: The Great Republics

    by Walter Signorelli
    In innumerable ways, the United States of America is the political and social descendant of the Roman Republic, and the influences of Rome reverberate throughout our world. Yet while America reflects the heights of Roman structures, ideas, and principles, we also now face a host of problems similar to those that the Romans faced—immigration and citizenship, the consequences of slavery, the growing divide between classes, the conflict between conservatives and progressives, and the challenges of ... more
  • Major Harold Ferguson: Citizen-Soldier Meets Roaring 20s Los Angeles

    by Edmond J. Clinton III
    This is a true story from Major Harold Ferguson?s personal diary and letters describing his experiences during World War I and his life as a citizen of Los Angeles during the formative years of the 1920s. Major Harold Ferguson was a Stanford graduate lawyer and member of the United States National Guard returning from service in World War I to his home in Los Angeles, a city growing into a thriving metropolis. But Los Angeles was a different city from Chicago, New York, or Detroit. It was isolat... more
  • Fire, Fire, Fire on the Flight Deck Aft; This Is Not a Drill

    by Kenneth V. Killmeyer
    In March of 1967, Ken Killmeyer became a crew member of USS Forrestal CVA-59, the first of the super aircraft carriers. In 1995, Ken was offered the position of historian of the USS Forrestal Association. During his time as a historian, Ken began collecting personal experience narratives of crew members who were aboard along with him during the worst naval disaster to befall a ship since World War II. Ken has combined those stories with USS Forrestal?s deck logs and the official investigation re... more

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