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by Robert HallI retired from Verizon and worked in telecommunications. I assisted a customer several times with several complicated issues with phones he didn’t own. It turns out he had been employed by the federal government with extremely high-security clearances. He entered the private sector and opened many security businesses. He doesn’t own a phone or computer, he cannot have any electronic footprints. None. When I found out what he did for a living, we started discussing the following topics. There w... more
by Michael Boyajian
The LGBTQI+ history of the Armenian nation from ancient times through today with systemic homophobia seemingly the norm at present perhaps with roots in post generation genocidal trauma and remnants of Finlandization from years of brutal Soviet occupation causing an inexplicable psychological projection of hate towards the Pride movement at odds with the ancient Greek and Roman LGBTQI+ friendly heritage that the Armenians were enmeshed with beginning with Herodotus and the classical Gre... more
by J. Michael DumoulinIn his own words, Arthur describes his induction and training as a foot soldier, then his first introduction to battle. He describes his experiences at Verdun, in the Marne and Somme, and in Belgium. His journal entries about cooking for his officers and comrades; seeing his first war plane; pinned by snipers; terrifying "over the top" charges; and being lost in enemy trenches and on the battlefield in the fog with pack mules in his charge, give accounts of battles not found in any other biogra... more
by Tony AbbottApproaching the turn of the 20th Century the age of exploration was making way for a new era of scientific discovery. During this transition in Russia, the last Romanov Tsar inherited the throne in 1894 and having the opportunity for reforms and to play a leading role on the world stage, he took the country instead through wars and empowered a brutal regime which ultimately led to humiliation during World War I, the end of the monarchy and the demise of the Romanov dynasty. This is the harrowi... more
by Dave TablerDelaware from Railways to Freeways covers eye-opening information about the region and its residents from 1800 to 1907. Laying out a captivating journey through pictures and offering up little-known anecdotes, entertainingly educational stories, and a comprehensive deep dive, Tabler gives insightful commentary on inventions, contributors to society, and transformative technology. History lovers of all ages will immensely enjoy this trove of 19th-century lore.
by Matthew FlaglerMonday, December 11, 1916. It is two weeks until Christmas. The First World War rages overseas. And in Peterborough, Ontario at around 10:!5 am, the Quaker Oats Factory explodes. Held To The Fire dissects the shocking event piece-by-piece. From the stories of those involved, to the drama between major players, and a community pulling together, Matthew Flagler weaves the story within the backdrop of the war, the people, and the economic forces operating at the time. Inspired by actual events, and... more
by Janelle MolonyThe official, unabridged diary of Sarah Jane Rousseau and the Pella Company's 1864 journey from Iowa to California from the private collection of direct descendants. Foreword by Janelle Molony, 3rd great-granddaughter. The book features bonus material from the fictionalized retelling of events by award-winning author and historian, Janelle Molony. In the only complete, surviving account from the Pella Company, read how the Iowans face fierce enemies, quicksand, hailstorms, poison water, and t... more
by Luc VanhixeAfter the fall of Berlin in 1945, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun were nowhere to be found. Decades of searching yielded nothing. Only now, for the first time, is it revealed what really happened to the Führer of Nazi Germany and his brand new wife. And as unlikely as it may sound, this investigation shows with absolute certainty that Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun did not die together in the Berlin Führerbunker on April 30, 1945.
by Dahlia Abraham-KleinZina Abraham was born in an Uzbeki prison in 1933. It was a tumultuous time in Jewish history. The Soviet Union had annexed Uzbekistan and the Stalinist regime had led to widespread discrimination against the Jews. Ultimately released from prison and strapped to her mother’s chest, Zina and her mother, traveled by horseback undetected to Afghanistan. But as a woman in Afghanistan, she was still essentially in prison, concealed from the outside world with no access to education or medical care. ... more
by Judith Taylor KimballThis uniquely written compilation presents genealogical facts, and family lore about a man many East Texans fondly refer to as Goldie. Upon reading about this true American frontiersman, you will discover Thomas Charles Holmes had a thirst for independence, strong family ties, savvy business dealings, hardships, and successes. You will gain insight into this devoted father of eight children and their lives from birth to death. Written in chronological context beginning in the early American Colo... more
by Rodney L. KelleyLet History Be The Judge examines leadership styles during the Asia Cold Wars (1945-1975), focusing on the combatant countries of China, Korea (North and South), Vietnam (North and South), the Soviet Union, France, and the United States. These leaders significantly influenced the course of conflicts, frequently making costly mistakes due to their autocratic leadership style, which stifled alternative viewpoints and hampered comprehensive policy evaluation. These mistakes included failing to unde... more
by Norman W. Holden
During the early afternoon hours of April 24, 1944, Second Lieutenant James J. Goebel, Jr. finds himself floating alone toward the war-torn Belgian landscape below. What was his safe passage home, his B-24 Liberator, is now engulfed in flames and hurls to the ground only to report back with a distant thud upon the earth. Just moments earlier, the B-24 and its crew of ten were en route back to England after their inaugural bombing mission and the successful pounding of the Nazi war machine. At... more
by J.P. McKelvey
This is the first book ever written on the history of Pilot Mountain State Park in Surry County, North Carolina which was ten years in the making. The book is based on research and photography by the author both on the mountain and from a distance. Because the mountain looks like a sentinal, images of the mountain can be taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks in Virginia.
On the Andy Griffith Show it was referred to as Mount Pilot but it was never seen on th... more
by Derrion ArringtonIn this comprehensive study, Derrion Arrington chronicles Laurel, Mississippi's rise into national notoriety, its fall from grace, and its reemergence into the national spotlight. On the back of its Freedom Movement, Laurel survived the onslaught of the early cold war years and persisted during even the darkest days of Jim Crow Mississippi. The Laurel story defies triumphant narratives of dramatic change, and presents instead a layered, contentious, untidy, and often disappointingly unresolved c... more
by Marty ParkesThe Children’s Front is a tale that is both sad and full of joy. It describes the direst of circumstances, of death and destitution. At the same time, the story contrasts these circumstances with uplifting daily instances of generosity, hope, and love that combined to nurture France’s next generation. It is a tale of compassion and courage carried forth in a deprived and perilous environment. Ultimately, it stands as a testament to heroism and honor.
The Hidden Secrets of the Master's Mind: How You Can Live With God's Time (Book I: Why Are We Here? Volume I: Creation Season (Fby Dr. Apelu PoeMy book, The Hidden Secrets of the Master's Mind: How You Can Live with God's Time, is for leaders struggling to figure out why they are here and why God has put them in leadership or management positions at such a challenging time as this. The book serves as an introductory pathway into the spiritual teachings of the Torah. It analyzes weekly Torah portions using expert Biblical linguistics techniques while also using Hebrew to understand the hidden meanings behind Biblical teachings to help pe... more