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  • Attack on Nantucket

    by Thad Dupper
    The West Wing meets Top Gun in this modern-day Clancy-like thriller. The US president, Nantucket and a terrorist plot all combine for an adrenaline ride off the Atlantic. Andrew Russell, the 46th president of the United States, his wife and two young children have brought back a Kennedy-era feeling of Camelot to the White House. President Russell, an ex-Navy fighter pilot, and his family are spending another vacation on the beautiful island of Nantucket. After three years of planning, th... more
  • Soldiers' Stories: A Collection of WWII Memoirs

    by Myra Miller, PhD
    Winner of the 2017 Ella Dickey Literacy Award for historical preservation through literature, this WWII page-turner is a colorful compilation of 140+ stories laced with illustrations and photos telling the personal accounts of young men and women who risked their lives, were wounded or killed to save the lives of millions. True stories depict their valor, patriotism and day-to-day exploits during the 1940s.
  • Red Sky in the Morning

    by Elizabeth Buhmann
    Xa Lili was just six years old when full-blown combat erupted in war-weary Vietnam. A century of colonial rule, followed by a bitter struggle for independence, had left the country divided, a focal point in the global conflict between Communist and Free World ideologies. When the US withdrew and Vietnam was reunified under Hanoi, Lili was swept up in an unprecedented swell of humanity fleeing a landscape devastated by war. Her story, spanning the years of her childhood to young adulthood, rep... more
  • Last Man Standing in Afghanistan

    by Rich Walton and Dick Kuiper
    The new book I've been writing with Rich Walton, AKA Mr. Rich is going to be released this month and I'm looking forward to getting out there and promoting the book. Mr. Rich is a very colorful guy who spent 4 years as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan managing construction projects amidst Taliban sniper fire and mortar rounds. The book chronicles his hair-raising adventures dodging enemy fire, dealing with unscrupulous material suppliers, merciless warlords and untrained workers. Rich's stor... more
  • JFK and Vietnam: Deception, Intrigue, and the Struggle for Power

    by Dr. John M. Newman
    The publication and suppression of JFK and Vietnam was a watershed event in 20th Century American history. This book exposed, for the first time, 1) how President Kennedy’s opposition to sending U.S. combat forces to Vietnam led those favoring intervention to concoct a false story of battlefield success to prevent a complete withdrawal from Vietnam; 2) the details of the intense struggle that erupted in the administration over the president’s decision to withdraw from Vietnam in the fall of 196... more
  • Countdown to Darkness: The Assassination of President Kennedy (Volume II)

    by Dr. John M. Newman
    The second volume in a series on the assassination of President Kennedy, “Countdown to Darkness” describes events during a dangerous quickening of the Cold War. The race for a long-range delivery system for nuclear weapons came to its final, unexpected, and unstable conclusion—the “missile gap” favored the United States, not the Soviet Union. The European colonial empires were collapsing in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, spawning Cold War hot spots, where Moscow and Washington rush... more
  • DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed Volume 3

    by Mark R. Gery
    Volume 3 of DEBACLE covers the failed US ground campaign against Iraq, the violent and bloody Iraqi civil war that commenced just after the war, and the high-level pressure on the part of the White House that succeeded in persuading Israel and several Arab countries (minus Iraq) to attend the Madrid Middle East Peace Conference in late October, 1991. The volume concludes with an extended Epilogue that chronicles the slow but steady decrease in America's international standing after the failed G... more
  • DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed Volume 2

    by Mark R. Gery
    Volume 2 of DEBACLE starts with a complete account of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August, 1990. Then comes the first Bush administration's concerted efforts to promote and organize a massive US military response to the invasion, irrespective of the wishes of several Arab states, many members of the United Nations, and most of the American public. Concurrent with this is the large-scale preparation for war by the US military as well as the Iraqi side. The key goals for the war are expla... more
  • DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed Volume 1

    by Mark R. Gery
    A far-reaching and impactful presentation of the 1991 Persian Gulf War that demonstrates clearly that Iraq, not the United States, actually won the war. Volume 1 documents the history of Iraq and the regime of Saddam Hussein, then outlines US involvement in the Middle East during the post-World War II period, concluding with an in-depth lay out of the political tension between Washington and Baghdad that started as early as 1972.
  • Abe-vs-Adolf

    by Maya Ross
    Abe Peck was the sole living Holocaust survivor of an entire town in Poland. Snatched from his home as a young teenager, Abe was forced to spend the next five unimaginably horrific years as a prisoner and slave in Nazi camps such as Auschwitz and Buchenwald. He survived starvation, disease, shootings, forced labor and death marches. If you asked him how he did it—how he beat the most abysmal of odds—he’d tell you he was lucky. But was it luck, or an indomitable will to live? Abe barely survi... more
  • The Other Side Continent

    by Michail Varvarousis
    The subject presented in this book is the result of a long study and research upon the seamanship of the ancient and medieval world. It aims to investigate the ability of ancient exploration voyages to the great oceans and to present, in a simple and understandable manner, all those components that shed light on an ancient effort to explore the Atlantic Ocean and probably even the American continent.
  • Murderers' Row

    by Springs Toledo

    There used to be a particularly dangerous and crime-ridden alley located in what is now the SoHo district of New York City; it ran between ramshackle tenements in a black neighborhood known as Darktown in the early 19th century. “Murderers’ Row” was no place for the decent or the delicate. By the 1870s, the term was used in direct reference to the second tier of the Tombs prison, which loomed a half mile from the alley. In 1918, New York was cheering six sluggers in... more

  • We Answered With Love: Pacifist Service in World War I

    by Nancy Learned Haines
    In America, 1918 was a time of zealous patriotism. But not everyone believed in the rightness of war. Leslie Hotson’s conscience led him to go to France with the American Friends Service Committee to repair the wounds of war. Mary Peabody worked to change conditions at home as a radical socialist and anti-war activist. Both hoped that their love of mankind would lead them to living out their highest ideals. We Answered With Love is based on the letters of these two... more
  • The Legend of Lieutenant Thompson

    by Neil Burckart
    This story is about a young man who joins the army air corp. in 1942. He became a bomber pilot and flew thirty missions over enemy territory, was wounded twice, and received thirteen medals for his exemplary service. After the war, he moved his young family to Alaska to find work. He worked as a stevedore on the docks. In his off hours, he started commercial fishing and hunting. Eventually he became a guide. As the years passed, he became one of the very best guides in all of Alaska and has g... more
  • Holocaust Postal History: Harrowing Journeys Revealed through the Letters and Cards of the Victims

    by Justin Gordon
    In Holocaust Postal History, postal historian Justin Gordon takes readers on a journey through the Holocaust, using actual correspondence written by the victims to document the steps along the way. As Gordon attests, though, seemingly everyday items such as letters and cards often bear more than just a message: they represent lives, hopes, and history. Personal correspondence sent during the Holocaust is no different; in fact, it is made all the more poignant by the circumstances in which the s... more
  • Pilgrimage to Crete

    by W.E. Welbourne
    At the outset of the Second World War on September 1, 1939, young Aussie 'diggers' are rushed to assist Britain in its hour of need ? to the nearest European war zone in the Middle East and North Africa. My Uncle Arthur, young 'Arty' is one of these ? a sapper with 6 years militia training as an army engineer. The ANZAC forces sweep through Libya, from Egypt to Benghazi, defeating superior numbers of heavily armed Italians ? the first Allied land victory of the war. Ill-equipped and lacking prom... more

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