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by Michael Boyajian
Sacred history of the Fishkill Supply Depot and American Revolution featuring soldiers, masons, politicians, merchants, women, farmers, slaves and indians. The Depot is the Cradle of the Republic. The British wanted to divide the colonies by capturing the Hudson River. Only the Fishkill Supply Depot stood in the way. Without the Depot there would be no Concord and Lexington, Saratoga or Yorktown. Now with original photography.
by Андрій ПучковПодано спробу комплексного розгляду життя і наукової діяльності першого власне українського мистецтвознавця Григорія Григоровича Павлуцького (1861–1924), заслуженого професора історико-філологічного факультету Імператорського університету св. Володимира. Показано, в чому Павлуцький як науковець і педагог мав безперечну першість в Російській імперії: запровадження компаративного (історико-порівняльного) методу в мистецтвознавчі дослідження; викладання світового мистецтва після доби Греції та Риму... more
by jeremy r. mackThis book is about the denial in contemporary France of the period of German occupation and, in particular, about French disavowal of participation in the final solution. Using then and now pictures of places where terrible and momentous events occurred and of significant actors in the history of the time, it functions as a guidebook to the events that took place and as a guide to understanding how such atrocities could have happened in an eminently civilized nation.
by mansur johnsonThe book details a two and a half month tour through six countries, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt with over 200 illustrations..
by Tony L. Turnbow
Unpublished documents reveal an Andrew Jackson who committed mutiny and shed tears as he thought his mistakes would lead to the deaths of teenagers under his command. Indians saved him. The backwoods Jackson, who had never commanded a battle, presumed to take on the mantle of General George Washington. Before Jackson became the next general to drive the British Army from American soil, he first had to defeat the commander of the U.S. Army, General James Wilkinson, who embodie... more
by Andy LazkoCondensed and exciting story of the great country of Ukraine from the time it was the greatest Kingdom of Medieval Europe known as Kiev Rus to the present days. It's about Vikings, Cossacks, planes, helicopters, rockets, ballistic missiles and much more. It is also the stories of Ukrainians who affected the USA recent history in the way most Americans do not realize. The book will try to explain why Ukraine is not Russia and what vital role Ukraine played in the world history including WWII. ... more
by V'léOnica RobertsThis epistolary structured biography, containing over 100 pictures, maps, news clippings & letters, plus a 44 page reference section; presented in chronological order, is the true story of pirate captain, Bartholomew Roberts.
by Michael Boyajian
The British historian Edward Gibbon set the stage for the poor reputation of the Byzantine Empire that only today is being proved wrong. Byzantium was a great empire that missed the European arrival in the New World by a few decades. They did not endure a thousand years under siege but were a major player on the world stage and much of their power came from an ancient people known as the Armenians who supplied them with emperors, generals, soldiers and artisans.
by Jack H. MorrisThe book traces the history of the Haile Gold Mine in South Carolina from its origin in 1827, a generation before the California Gold Rush, to its reopening in 2017 as a state-of-the-art, environmentally-conscious mine. The Haile is the oldest operating mine in the country and contains the largest gold reserve in the Eastern US. For most of the past 190 years it has been the largest gold producer in the South. This is a business-focused history covering changes in labor (from slavery to high ... more
by Jonathan WaterlowIn the shadow of the Gulag, Soviet citizens were still cracking jokes. They had to. Drawing on diaries, interviews, memoirs and hundreds of previously secret documents, It’s Only a Joke, Comrade! uncovers how they joked, coped, and struggled to adapt in Stalin’s brave new world. It asks what it really means to live under a dictatorship: How do people make sense of their lives? How do they talk about it? And whom can they trust to do so? Moving beyond ideas of ‘resistance’, ‘doublethink’, ‘... more
by Mark FaganThe book focuses on the geographical features of Coastal Alabama: Gulf of Mexico, four bays, The Mobile-Tensaw Delta, rivers, lagoons, and bayous. The basic theme is how they shaped its economic history. The social and transportation development for Mobile and Baldwin Counties is presented. Vintage photos from many agencies and several universities illustrate the historical development of Coastal Alabama. Details of the current economic activity in Coastal Alabama are also provided along with a ... more
by David WilliamsMira Slovak was born in Czechoslovakia and endured both the Nazi occupation and the brutal Russian liberation. He joined the Czech Air force, rising to Captain by the age of 21. When he could no longer tolerate life under the Communists, he hijacked an airliner and flew across the Iron Curtain to freedom. He went to work for the CIA and was eventually sent to the US and given a job as Bill Boeing, Jr’s personal pilot. When Boeing began racing powerboats in the late 1950s, Mira was his driver. Du... more
by Robert Joe StoutKill the Teachers takes readers through this agonizing period of contemporary Mexican history. It begins with the decision by the 70,000 member Section 22 of the national teachers’ union to stage a sit-in in the city of Oaxaca’s Zócalo and chronicles the brutal state police attack on the strikers, which included the beatings of women and children. The teachers fought back and not only retook the Zócalo but aroused the sympathies of hundreds of thousands of Oaxacans. In late October gunmen stormi... more
by Diane Covington-Carter
The Normandy Coast of France, 1944
A young American Navy Lieutenant reaches out his hand to a hungry orphan boy and invites him to share a meal.
That simple act of kindness will reverberate down generations, across cultures, languages and oceans…
In this remarkable tale about the power of love, a young woman finds herself caught up in her father’s stories of his time in France during World War II and the orphan boy, Gilbert, who he tried ... more
by Mina Norouzi HuntDexter and Albert are two complex characters. Angels keep following them in time, history and space. Albert is Goering’s brother, but also Hitler at the same time. He is the ordinary man. The narrator tries to break the boundary of time, personality and country by dipping right into what makes us move. How much of what happened in the 2nd world war is still relevant today. Monica, Cyrus, and Emma are traveling to a concentration camp. They have all mixed heritage. The Children of the concent... more
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