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  • Austin, Texas: Then and Now

    by Jeffrey Kerr
    Open this book to step into Austin’s past, but also to see the past from a fresh perspective. In Austin, Texas: Then and Now Jeffrey Kerr shows us not only how the city once appeared, but how the earlier scenery relates to the familiar sights of today. Each historic photograph presented here is paired with an identical modern view taken from precisely the same spot. Viewing the images side-by-side allows the reader a unique sense of connection to Austin’s earlier inhabitants. Orienting maps ... more
  • The Republic of Austin

    by Jeff Kerr

    A young girl kidnapped by Indians and spirited away; a man shot, scalped, and left for dead but rescued when a friend dreams that he yet lives; a group of young boys frolicking in a creek who witness a brutal murder; all within the city of Austin!  
    Not the modern city, but the frontier version, in which Anglo settlers and black slaves walked dusty streets sparsely lined by log cabins and Indian encampments popped up occasionally on the edge of town.  The stories in Jeffrey Ker... more

  • Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas

    by Jeffrey Kerr
    In 1838 Republic of Texas vice president Mirabeau B. Lamar gazed from a hilltop toward the paradise at his feet and saw the future. Lamar’s equally awestruck companions, no strangers to beautiful landscapes, shuffled speechlessly nearby. But where these men saw only nature’s handiwork, Lamar visualized a glorious manmade transformation. And he knew that with the presidency of the republic in his grasp, he would soon be in position to achieve this vision. The founding of Austin sparke... more
  • Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion

    by Diane Olsen
    In order to enjoy this book, you may have to suspend current beliefs, since some of the concepts may seem quite foreign at first. What if monotheism always existed, and revelations were given to all human forms. There are hints to that effect. We should not assume primitive peoples weren't smart enough to grasp the concept of a single Creator! Too often we tweak religion to reflect our personal thoughts rather than dealing directly with the Word of God. Monotheism, today is represented b... more
  • No One Has More Love Than This: Why We Remember

    by Warren Robinson
    The book is an eyewitness account of the ordinary soldier's experience fighting a determined enemy in a hostile environment far from home while being dishonored and disrespected in his own country. This was a war none of these brave young men wished to fight, but they learned to love and rely on each other in a way known only to the combat veteran. No one could have imagined these seemingly boyish kids could be motivated to the heights of courage and valor for no other reason than to come to t... more
  • The Writings of Antonio Vol. I: Witty, Philosophical, Political, and Sometimes Controversial Commentary on Scripture

    by Antonio A. Sweeney
    In the book I talk about Christ, God, and the Kingdom, but also Currents, like Immigration, the Wall, Gov't shutdown, Iran, Investing, mention 5G, China, Bitcoin, Socio-economic dilemmas, Christ parabolic and Solomonic business principles, Reality, Infidelity, The Art of War, with a little Psycho-Theology Theory of my own.
  • MERG

    by Peter Lion

    George Mergenthaler had it all. Young, charismatic, strikingly handsome, a gifted athlete, an Ivy League graduate who spoke fluent German and French, “Merg” as his friends called him, was also the sole male heir to a vast family fortune.

     

    However in December 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor none of that mattered. Wanting to do his part, Merg gave up his charmed life and enlisted in the Army. He was assigned to a Reconnaissance Troop in the 28th Infant... more

  • Living in Heaven2

    by Clifford Sobin
    Written in a conversational style, Living in Heaven, Coping with Hell is a compelling narrative that answers why Israelis live along Israel’s northern borders and illuminates the challenges they face. By intimately profiling many of its current residents and explaining how selected communities in the region took root, Sobin skillfully weaves interviews with historical fact to highlight the region’s heroic past and challenging future. It is required reading for anyone visiting the region or wishi... more
  • The Reflecting Man - Volume Four

    by D.K.R. Boyd

    England is in turmoil as ‘Appeasers’ square off against ‘Non-Appeasers’ or, as our loquacious and unreliable narrator, Kurtis De’ath, in his role as Lord Beaverbrook’s gossip-hound, Kurtis Tod, discovers…it is Sir Joseph Ball versus Winston Churchill. Fascism is in fashion in numerous high-stepping London social circles and also across the water in France, where the Duke of Windsor and Wallis are courted by the Nazis. Erl Echland co... more

  • The Boats of Cherbourg

    by Abraham Rabinovich
    In the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Syrian and Egyptian fleets, deploying ships provided them by the Soviet Union, engaged Israel in the first-ever missile-to-missile battles at sea. Although the Soviet missiles had twice the range of Israel's, the Israeli boats destroyed virtually every Arab vessel engaged without suffering a loss, using electronic counter-measures to baffle the radar of incoming missiles. These battles would revolutionize naval warfare worldwide. The book also describes how the ... more
  • Desert Dust

    by Paul W. Papa
    Near the end of World War II and only weeks before the start of the Cold War, a wild palomino stallion was captured and photographed in the Red Desert of Wyoming. Almost overnight, the photograph became a sensation—an iconic American symbol of strength, independence, and freedom. After winning a national contest, the photograph landed in the Wyoming State Capital, the House of Commons in London, the Canadian Parliament in Toronto, and the Senate Chambers of the United States. Along the way, the ... more
  • Conflict to Combat in the South Pacific

    by Jackie Seemann
    This is the story of Jim McDougall's experiences serving as a combat aircrewman, ordnanceman and bombardier for the 7th Fleet's Black Cat Squadron VPB-52 in World War II - South Pacific theater from 1943-1945. Striving for accuracy, in addition to memories of his experiences and excerpts from his crewman's Flight Log, Jim obtained copies of the U.S. Navy Official War Diaries and VPB-52 Aircraft Action Reports from this time period. He wrote this memoir to help preserve the legacy of the Black Ca... more
  • Living in Heaven, Coping with Hell: Israel's Northern Borders—Where Zionism Triumphed, the Kibbutz Evolves, and the Pioneering

    by Clifford Sobin
    Written in a conversational style, Living in Heaven, Coping with Hell is a compelling narrative that answers why Israelis live along Israel’s northern borders and illuminates the challenges they face. By intimately profiling many of its current residents and explaining how selected communities in the region took root, Sobin skillfully weaves interviews with historical fact to highlight the region’s heroic past and challenging future. It is required reading for anyone visiting the region or wishi... more
  • Honors of Inequality: How Colleges Work for Some

    by Joseph H. Wycoff
    Higher education--as an organized discipline or field of study--is a relatively recent invention in the history of colleges and universities. Historians trace the origins of the modern university to the medieval era in Europe about 1,000 years ago. By comparison, the first academic studies of higher education as an institutional or cultural phenomenon are much more recent: late 1950s America. Honors of Inequality is a critical history of higher education as a field of study that reveals the ide... more
  • Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

    by Jack Mayer
    The true story of a Polish Catholic social worker, Irena Sendler, who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto, but whose heroism was forgotten and whose history was repressed under communism. Sixty years later, three Kansas teenagers, each carrying her own burden, “rescue the rescuer” and elevate Irena Sendler to an international hero, championing dignity, acceptance, and respect for all people. These Kansas teens helped crack open Polish/Jewish dialogue about the Holocaust and th... more

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