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by Paul JansonBattles and Battleships is a narrative history of the era of ship design from the first ironclads to the ultimate Dreadnaught battleship, from 1866 to 1905, from the Battle of Lissa to the Battle of Tsushima. It is a narrative history detailed and extensively researched but easily read and entertaining. It is hoped that serious students will see the parallels to our current world and take the lesson offered. The period covered is full of truly amazing events and personalities and I have not hesi... more
by Peter J. Cooper
The book describes a two-year search for information about an undocumented ancestor who left England for the U.S. in 1851. The author was able to uncover much of his great, great-uncle's life from birth to death including his memoirs of the Union Army unit he fought with in the Civil War. These recollections have been combined with the historical record of the various military actions to produce a comprehensive description of the conditions and events involving his unit from Second Bull Run t... more
by Colleen Cross
Is Your Money Safe?
Most of the all-time 10 biggest Ponzi schemes collapsed during the 2008 financial crisis and an even bigger Ponzi schem is about to implode in 2016. Today's financial markets are even more volatile, exactly the right conditions for a Ponzi scheme to collapse. Unwitting investors will be financially ruined and left holding the bag.
The next massive Ponzi scheme is about to collapse and it will dwarf Bernard Madoff&... more
Answering the Call: With the 91st Infantry Division in the Italian Campaign During World War II (Third Edition)by Stephen L. Wilson
This book describes Allen Wilson's war service as a platoon leader and forward observer in the 362nd Regiment's Cannon Company, and, after the war ended, as a member of the American occupation forces in Austria. Also portrayed is wife Barbara's life as a young mother during his deployment.
by M.G. CRISCI7 DAYS IN RUSSIA. IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK. Take one very, very curious American, mix in 145 million Russians and a century of preconceived notions and then pour this mixture out against the magnificent urban theater played out daily in Moscow, St Petersburg and Pushkin – and you've got M.G. Crisci's book, 7 Days in Russia—The Adventures of One American in Today’s Federation. We learn through words, insights and more than 150 revealing color photos taken by Crisci that Russia is not a pol... more
by Stephen L. WilsonThis book describes the two years that Phil Saunders spent in China as an adviser to Chiang Kai-shek's nationalist army during World War II. It recounts how the troops he worked with gradually became an effective fighting force, shifted from defensive to offensive combat, and ultimately defeated the Japanese.
by Robin R. CutlerWhat determines who a woman will become? Jane Hall was an orphan at fifteen and a “literary prodigy” according to the press. How did this spirited young girl from an Arizona mining town become a Depression-era debutante, a successful author of magazine fiction, and a screenwriter at Hollywood’s most glamorous studio? At Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Jane wrote the story and the script for the “best social comedy of 1939,” These Glamour Girls, and established a lively camaraderie with F. Scott Fitzgerald, ... more
by William L. McGee
On July 1, 1946, millions of people around the world waited anxiously by their radios for the results of the first postwar test of the atomic bomb: code-name Operation CROSSROADS.
William L. McGee, USN, had a front row seat for Test Able from the air on July 1 and Test Baker from underwater on July 25. McGee served aboard the heavy cruiser USS Fall River (CA-131), Flagship for the Target Fleet, responsible for positioning the 90-plus target ve... more
by S. D. Campbell
Bordered by three oceans, Canada's Navy has always needed ships and crew who could brave the harshest of seas to enforce her sovereignty and protect her freedom.
THE FIGHT THAT STARTED THE MOVIES: The World Heavyweight Championship, the Birth of Cinema and the First Feature Filmby Samuel Hawley
On March 17, 1897, in an open-air arena in Carson City, Jim Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons fought for the heavyweight championship of the world. The contest was recorded by film pioneer Enoch Rector from inside an immense, human-powered camera called the “Veriscope,” the forgotten Neanderthal at the dawn of cinema history. Rector’s movie of the contest premiered in New York City two months later. Known today as The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight, it was the world’s first feature-lengt... more
by Jason Hensley
In 1938 and 1939, via a movement known as the Kindertransport, thousands of Jewish children were taken from Nazi occupied territories to safety in Great Britain. They came to a new family, a new country, and a new life. Approximately 250 of these children were sponsored by Christadelphians.
Often the Holocaust is considered in terms of statistics: how many perished and how many were affected, so much so that at times the individual stories are lost in the numbers. This series exam... more
by Connie M. HuddlestonNorth met South- an enduring love affair began- the birth of a President resulted. This 1853 story, told through one year of courtship letters between New York City's Theodore Roosevelt (Senior) and Miss Mittie Bulloch of Georgia, echoes through time. Her heritage is one of patriotism, education, and Southern social standing. He is the fifth son of a wealthy New York City businessman of Dutch heritage. Their courtship, conducted mostly through letters, provides the reader with an intimate peek... more
by faris cowartcurrent events. whats going on in our country America.non fiction educationa.l controversial. whitemans contributions to America and failures. he can only go forward. he cant go back.we must solve our problems or sleeping tiger will awake then its too late! .
by Yerachmiel AvrahamThe misinterpreted scriptures in the Torah (Old Testament) and the New Testament, caused the followers of Jesus to become an imperialistic war machine. Its followers believed that they were directed by G-d. Their fifteenth-century leader, Pope Nicolas V, commanded all of the Christian nations of Europe to conquer the Indigenous Peoples all over the known world. They were to invade and subdue them, reduce them to eternal slavery, and steal their possessions and land. They invaded the countries o... more
by Nick K. Adams100 transcribed letters from a common Civil War soldier written back to his young family, describing in great detail all that he was experiencing, thinking about, and feeling as he fought to defend the Union.
by Adam HenigJackie Robinson may have smashed Major League Baseball’s color ceiling in 1947, but segregation in the sport had not been entirely eliminated. The pre-season ritual of spring training in Florida remained racially restrictive. Black players could not room, eat, or socialize with their white teammates. The only time teams were fully together? On the diamond. By 1961, pressure mounted for complete integration. Despite demands from the influential black newspaper columnist Wendell Smith, it appe... more