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  • The Mystery of an old Master painting by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino

    by Carla N.
    The purpose of clarifying the story believed for century of a painting on wood created in 1518 by a pupil of Raffaello although everybody knew that the master had painted the original on canvas in 1514 and how It was found and research the story.
  • Romance Readers Guide to Historic London

    by Sonja Rouillard
    The Romance Readers Guide to Historic London offers everything you want to know about the settings from historical novels, including fascinating backstories and which places still exist today. Inside you’ll find: a foreword by NY Times best-selling author Sabrina Jeffries, as well as romance excerpts by Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and today’s best selling authors—Victoria Alexander, Mary Balogh, Tessa Dare, Elizabeth Hoyt, and more. Plus find 130 “Then and Now” illustrations showing how build... more
  • Höttlland ISBN 9783000515675

    by Keith Lowry
    Why them? Why there? What caused a nation of ‘Dichter und Denker' to be transformed into one of ‘Richter und Henker’? Höttlland attempts to answer the question of how and why an educated man became and remained a Nazi by examining the life and times of Wilhelm Georg Höttl, a former high ranking member of the Austrian SS. The trail begins in Vienna in 1915, moving up through a culture of envy, past people and events that influenced a young man to make a fateful leap aboard the Nazi bandwagon... more
  • Bitumen: The people, performance and passions behind Alberta's oil sands

    by Peter McKenzie-Brown
    This book is the story of the world's second largest petroleum resource, Alberta's oil sands, and interweavel tales from many sources. Little is known about about early First Nations encounters with this material, but there is much speculation. The known story begins in 1715, with Hudson's Bay Company reports in English. Many people helped to explore and develop the oil sands, but piecing the story together took many years. Partt of my involvement was to coordinate the effort involved in conduct... more
  • Knights' Gold

    by Jack Myers
    Knights' Gold tells the true story of two Baltimore boys who unearthed 5,000 gold coins from beneath a Baltimore tenement house. The coins, worth $10 million on today's market, have since been linked to the notorious secret Confederate organization known as the Knights of the Golden Circle. The KGC's most infamous members included John Wilkes Booth and Jesse James.
  • Bitumen: The People, Performance and Passions Behind Alberta's Oil Sands

    by Peter McKenzie-Brown
    This book is the story of he world's second-largest petroleum resource, Alberta's oil sands, and interweaves tales from many sources. Little is known about early Firt Nations encounters with this material, but there is much speculation. In the century since it entered the historical record, many people have helped to explore and develop the sector. They have included politicans and and industry leaders, acadmics in petroleum-related fields, engineers and others in the field. To a large degree th... more
  • The Mystery of an Old Master Painting: Madonna of Divine Love Painting by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino

    by Carla N.
    The Mystery of an Old Master Painting, Madonna of Divine Love Painting by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino is written with the purpose of clarifying the story believed for centuries of a painting on wood created in 1518 by a pupil of Raffaello (Raphael), although everybody knew that the master had painted the original on canvas in 1514. Unfortunately, the original disappeared for 471 years (from the time of the 1544 Vasari description to 2015), and until there is a side-by-side exhibit of the two pain... more
  • Forgotten Precursors

    by Nabil Hourani
    This is a book of educational essays dedicated to people curious to learn about distinguished engineers and scientists whose quest was to discover, build and transform the world. Its chapters, filled with photos, sketches, and quotes, bring to life the visual and written legacy of these geniuses. Several “sidebar” reveal examples of the earth’s own spectacular formation or of an engineered structure built around it with passion and care.
  • 9780692889121

    by Robin Whiteplume
    The book is a compilation of the historical formation of the Sho-Rap firefighting crews of the Wind River Reservation. The information was gathered through contributions from archived materials, newspaper accounts, historical books, and from former Wind River forester Roy Montgomery along with passages from Karl Brauneis, retired Forest Service officer. The Sho-Rap story is more than just about firefighting but the struggles to adapt to a changing world around the Wind River Reservation. The ... more
  • Factory Town: A 20th Century Memoir

    by David Kherdian
    David Kherdian has given us his finest, most complete, and undoubtedly final book on his Midwestern hometown. Here we have in fifty odd “chapters” the places, people, artifacts, and events, as experienced by the people of Racine during the long middle years of the last century, in a luminous way that will provide an awakening for all who were there, and not just the people of Racine, but all Americans, especially those in America's rust belt. This is the universal story of our country during a d... more
  • Alleppey houseboat

    by alleppey houseboat
    One of the main tourist attraction in kerala is house boat tourism in alapuzha. Most of tourist people are visiting kerala for backwater tourism. Alapuzha and kollam provides houseboat tourism in kerala. Houseboat tourism provides many entertainments such as site seeing, sea food, etc. Luxury houseboats provides many facilities such as ac rooms, tasty food items including sea foods, good services etc. house boat service is entirely different from all other tourism spots. Other than family touri... more
  • Kerala taxi

    by kerala taxi
    Travel cabs are getting more famous in Kerala. There are many active cab services are in Kerala. So how can we find the best cab services? The prime important factor is how long they had the experience in this field. An experienced cab services know how to handle various situations with customers. They will be knowing all services routes. Another way to find the best travel agency is to check what al features are they providing. Other than transportation facility some can services provides touri... more
  • "The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault"

    by William McDonald, III
    If you enjoy learning more about World War II, aviation history or hearing tales from the greatest generation, Billy McDonald’s presentation about The Shadow Tiger, a new book which documents his father’s experience as wingman to famed airman General Claire Chennault, will surely capture your imagination. He will share largely untold stories about the formation of the Flying Tigers, his father’s unique flying adventures and shed light on what was the American experience in China.
  • The Trump Challenge to Black America

    by Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    In the three-year period from 2015 to 2017, I covered and analyzed every aspect of the speeches, utterances, and positions Trump posited during his presidential campaign on health care, civil rights, voting rights, criminal justice and police abuse, education, and President Obama in my featured columns in the Huffington Post. My special emphasis was on the issues that most affected African-Americans that a Trump candidacy and presidency would impact. Those issues are health, education jobs, the ... more
  • Blood River Rising

    by Victoria Hubbell
    "The KKK weren't never about race. It were always about power and greed." So begins 86-year-old Hadley Thompson, who insists a rural historian research why two people were murdered. At first, Hubbell has little interest in the matter. Not only did the murders take place in 1924, there never was a question of who committed them. What difference could a motive make now? It is Thompson's insistence that an active Ku Klux Klan chapter fueled the feud between two blue-eyed, Baptist families that h... more
  • The Thai Way of Counterinsurgency

    by Jeffrey Moore
    This book describes Thai counterinsurgency (COIN) strategies, operations, and tactics for three wars ranging from 1965-present. Some of its highlights: - Provides an insider’s view of 50 years of Thai national security and Irregular Warfare (IW) decision-making in a way that no book has previously done - Profiles the war against communist insurgents (1965-85); southern separatists (1980-1998); and southern separatists/Islamist jihadists (2004-present/2014) - Discuses major Thai defense ... more

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