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by David DuBoisThe Last Stand of the Asiatic Fleet chronicles the opening days of World War II in the Pacific and the demise of the US Navy's Asiatic Fleet, relying extensively on primary sources such as combat narratives, after action reports, ship's logs and testimony from congressional hearings. Most people are aware of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941 but few people know that the Japanese also attacked Wake Island, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore and Guam on the same day. While the ... more
by ABHIJIT SIRDESAIThis book is about the landlords or the revenue officers of the administrative system recognized as the Watan System which was rampant for more than five centuries before India’s independence. With a focus on the Deshmukhi Watan or the Desgut, held by Deshmukhs or Desais, this volume presents the hierarchy of the chain of officers like the Patils, Deshpandes, Kulkarnis, etc., and attempts to reflect on the status accorded to them by the society and the treatment they received from the British in... more
by Jonathan StotlerA farm boy in colonial South Africa discovers proof of the existence of one of the lost tribes of Israel and becomes instrumental in finding a priceless lost relic, while redeeming racial groups in the process.
by Vector HastingsHerein are ten proposed Amendments to the Us Constitution that spell out ways to protect the Liberties and Freedom of the People of the United States from the dangers of corruption of High Office Holders. Even if we enact nothing of these, the mere act of debating these changes in the public square may yet help to light a path forward in these somber times. 1st: Amendment 28: No One is Above the Law 2nd: Amend. 29: Popular Vote Defined 3rd: Amend. 30: Popular Vote for President ... more
by Anne GafiukIn 1948, Hugh Burns Hay, a decorated Second World War navigator, returned to university to finish his medical degree. As part of his studies, he requested the files of sixteen RCAF pilots in an effort to identify accident proneness. Included are the details of the accidents, the Court of Inquiry's findings, plus updated information from both military sources and families of the pilots and crew members. Generously illustrated, Quietus: Last Flight, offers a unique insight into WWII as... more
by Anne GafiukMrs. Alice Spackman of Okotoks, Alberta, kept a scrapbook during the Second World War. Within its pages are the stories of the men and women who worked and lived in the Okotoks and De Winton areas. When war broke out, they answered the call to serve in the RCAF, the RCN, and the Canadian Army. Others were employees at the RAF No. 31 EFTS. Personal and intimate insights, along with new research, photographs, and updated information about the people Mrs. Spackman notated in her scrapbook enhan... more
Wings Over High River, Conversations with A. Gordon Jones, The Biography of a BCATP Pilot Instructorby Anne GafiukA. Gordon Jones, former BCATP Pilot Instructor, holds the record of flying a Tiger Moth for seventy years. From his proud Welsh roots in Bangor, Saskatchewan through his pilot training across Canada under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, follow him to his return to farming in High River, Alberta, then back up into the skies after his retirement.
by jay turneyThis is both a philosophical and historical book, showing how the capitalistic system that evolved from the end of the medieval ages until today replaces personal values with the one-size-fits-all monetary value system. With a special emphasis on how entertainment via the electronic mass media has replaced both art and scholarship, this work details how this degradation has influenced the seeming chaos of current society, and explains some of the more extreme reactions to this malaise. ... more
by CJ CookRalph Burke Tyree was an American artist of the mid-twentieth century, who had a prolific career painting scenes from the South Pacific. His love of the islands was sparked as a WWII marine posted to Samoa where he became the resident, marine-base artist. After the war, he split his years between California and the Pacific, capturing the quiet exoticism of island people and landscapes in oil on board and black velvet. He was one of the premier artists of the Tiki-culture movement that swept the... more
by Valentine KrumplisReligion is the biggest enigma of humanity. It can not be rationalized, or debated because it is completely based on faith, imagination, and fantasy. Religion has shed more blood from humanity, oppressed more human rights, stifled all science for thousands of years, declared half of humanity, women, as inferiors, and given people nothing but useless prayers and promises of joy after death. We can not understand religion but we can only track how they started, and were invented, and how the... more
by Duane France
This book is a collection of articles that first appeared on the Head Space and Timing blog, which can be found at veteranmentalhealth.com . The collected and edited articles, with additional content, have been consolidated into eight themes: Raising Awareness about the Psychological Impact of Military Service Developing, Personal Awareness of the Need for Veteran Mental Health, Developing Resilience to Recover, Developing Skills to Apply to Our Post-Military Life, Personal Satisfaction in ou... more
by Michael Boyajian
The first book on the subject it explains the prevalence of suicide in Rome and the positive view of it through the life and death of over 30 notable Romans.
by Leila SenBased on true events and discovered memoirs, Where Destiny Commands is a love story set against the flaming backdrop of World War II.…... It is 1940. Invoking the protection of the warrior goddess Kali, destroyer of evil, mother goddess of redemption, time and change, a young Indian doctor prepares to join the IMS in the British Indian Army. The war takes him from his home town of Calcutta (Kolkata) in India to the Middle East where global history is in the making, and the dispute over religi... more
by John Pual
Nowadays advancement is growing well-ordered and one of the genuine parts of our life. All social orders are much aware of how creating and arranging their homes .All plans and plotting changing well-ordered so we consider current examples and plan. House can be pretty much nothing or gigantic, however its grandness is according to how we building and laying out of houses. Frequently society is growing only a solitary model of house so we consider all factors like blueprint unrefined material... more
A Comprehensive Analysis of the Synoptic Gospels: With Old Testament References and Interpretations Rendered in Colored Textby Walter SchenckFinally, the long-awaited KIRKUS BOOK REVIEW RECOMMENDED READ LIST e-book version is presented in paperback. Schenck presents an in-depth look at the Gospels, their relationship to passages in the Old Testament and their placement in the Bible as a whole. Often placing the Gospels side by side when narrating the same events or parables--an arrangement usually reserved for the traditionally synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, but here also including John--Schenck shows readers a direct... more
by Walter SchenckFinally, the long-awaited KIRKUS BOOK REVIEW RECOMMENDED READ LIST e-book version is presented in paperback. Schenck presents an in-depth look at the Gospels, their relationship to passages in the Old Testament and their placement in the Bible as a whole. Often placing the Gospels side by side when narrating the same events or parables--an arrangement usually reserved for the traditionally synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, but here also including John--Schenck shows readers a direct... more