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by Corey A. WashingtonJimi Hendrix - Black Legacy (A Dream Deferred) is the culmination of a two decade journey of author Corey Washington's exploration of Jimi Hendrix's complex and misunderstood relationship and impact, on the Black Community. Jimi's life has been featured in numerous biographies over the years, but very little has been properly documented, when it comes to his influence on people of color. Hendrix was often seen by many to have transcended race, which is a slap in the face to his deep cultural roo... more
by Marcy Miroff RothenbergMs. Nice Guy Lost - Here's How Women Can Win is not the story of Hillary Clinton, although it begins in the wake of her shocking 2016 presidential campaign loss. No, it's the story of every American woman and girl -- of all that Donald Trump and the GOP have taken from us in every arena -- growing up, getting an education, going to work, building a career, seeking healthcare, pursuing opportunity. Melding thorough research and data with the stories of real American women and girls, Ms. Nice Guy ... more
by Angie ManginoLive Tottenville history in this first Kindle book in a series, looking at Tottenville from a more global perspective. Experience how events impacted life in Tottenville through what was happening on Staten Island, in New York City, in the United States, and in the World.
by Warren E. Hunt
In his memoir "Reflections on the Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Journey", Hunt chronicles his long struggle to come to grips with the meaning of the Vietnam War and how it affected him before, during and after his tour in Vietnam with the U.S. First Infantry Division. Using a stylistic mix of personal anecdote, historical reflection and essay, the author weaves his experience of the war into a broad context encompassing the course of his life.
Starting out as a naive and patriotic... more
by Patrick HoganAs one reviewer described the book, “Patrick Hogan pulls off what most cannot – invoke emotion using non-fiction. Fair warning, his description of the Vietnam War will make you angry, depressed, sad, and happy all at the same time.” This second edition of Silent Spring – Deadly Autumn of the Vietnam War, is an account of war – a saga of anger and determination – a chronicle written in sorrow and hope. It’s the story of countless veterans who served in Vietnam. While the book is categorized as a... more
by Frank N. EgertonThe conclusion of this professor-historian (emeritus) is that our gun culture had its uses in establishing American civilization, as slavery did. But we came to recognize (after a bloody civil war) that slavery was a gigantic mistake, and now I think it?s time to realize that our gun culture was a similarly gigantic mistake, though of a different kind. And we need to do what we can to minimize its horrible impacts and move on to a more positive development of a humane civilization.
by Sarah TantilloHIT THE DRUM is a page-turning narrative that tells the stories of dozens of key individuals who jumped in--before there was a "movement" or a "sector"--to spread the idea and help to launch charter schools. The first charter school law passed in MN in 1991. Today, 44 states plus DC have laws, and more than 7,000 charter schools serve 3.2 million students. HIT THE DRUM explains where the idea of chartering came from and why and how it spread so rapidly. It also looks at how charter schoo... more
by Asher Elkayam
Jewish Wisdom, a Modern Look is about the survival of the Jewish heritage. While other civilizations vanished through history, the Hebrew culture and heritage persisted through the ages.
Since the giving of the written and oral Torah in Mount Sinai to Moses (estimated time 1313 BCE), the Jewish law has been observed while being debated by the spiritual leaders of the time.
The study and analysis of the Torah of Moses developed and took the name of Talmud. Talmud includes Mishnah a... more
by Victoria NoeThe history of the AIDS epidemic has largely been told from the perspective of gay men: their losses, struggles, and contributions. But what about women - in particular, straight women? Not just Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Diana, but thousands whose accomplishments have never been recognized? Drawing on personal interviews and archival research, Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community, is the first book to share the stories of women around the world, thr... more
by John SealeyTerrorism is not new for it has been around since the beginning of recorded history. Terrorism has been described variously as a tactic, a strategy, a crime, a holy duty. One autumn morning, a group of dedicated terrorists set in motion an earth-shattering strike against the very foundations of the most powerful nation in the world. They were aiming, at a stroke, to wipe out the seat of government as well as the executive and lawmakers, thereby creating a vacuum from which their new world o... more
by John SealeyOn 9th April 1940 when the Germans invaded Norway, many of the officers who were at the spearhead, were men who as teenagers in the First World War, were evacuated from Vienna to escape the Italian bombing, to stay with kindly and hospitable Norwegian families. They were especially chosen because they possessed an unusual intimate knowledge of the Norwegian people, their country and their language, It was Winston Churchill who gave them their contemptuous name “Vengeful Cuckoos” returning to fou... more
by JAMES BLASEWritten and released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of President Theodore Roosevelt’s passing on January 6, 1919, this book chronicles a nine-week, coast-to-coast , “western trip” which the President made during the middle of the first term of his Presidency, from April 1 through the first week of June, 1903.
by Donna GawellIn 1941, Thaddeus Chylinski, the American vice-consul in Warsaw wrote a report for the CIA when he returned to the USA as the country officially entered WWII. This recently declassified report describes the impact of the German invasion on Poland. His writing gave the Allies perhaps the most accurate report of the devastation and the work of the Gestapo and SS. He also describes the condition of all the classes of people the situation of the minorities (Jews, Russians, Americans, gypsies, etc. a... more
by WALTER T HUGHESThe history of a tiny plot of ground on which the renowned St Jude Children's Research Hospital exists holds a truly remarkable story of suffering, happiness and intrigue. Since Hernando de Soto arrived there in 1541 AD and claimed it in the name of Spain and the Catholic Church events within this half square mile involved Chickasaw Indians, Trail of Tears, Yellow Fever, Andrew Jackson, Martin Luther King, Danny Thomas' religious experience and the building of St Jude Children's Research Hospit... more
by Brian FinneyWhat happened after 9/11 was of monumental proportions while remaining largely invisible at the time. Trauma succeeded fear and was displaced by a thirst for revenge. The Bush administration both set precedents for and reflected Americans' response to the attacks on 9/11. The book focuses on different themes in each chapter - trauma and patriotic fervor, revenge, the turn to religion and away from science, the cult of secrecy, the surveillance society, the militarization of American civil societ... more
by Shirley AndrewsYou know of it through song and legend: the golden civilization of Atlantis, which sank into the cold depths of the sea ages ago. But few know the truth about Atlantis??or the geological and metaphysical evidences that suggest it really existed. What have scholars unearthed of Atlantis?s society and history? How about its mystical and religious beliefs, art and architecture, and its people?s knowledge of science and healing? Is it possible that the tremendous achievements of the Atlanteans were ... more