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by Dr. John M. NewmanThe 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
by Dr. John M. NewmanThe 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
by Mark R. GeryVolume 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
by Mark R. GeryVolume 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
by Mark R. GeryA 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.
by Maya RossAbe 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
by Michail VarvarousisThe 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.
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
by Nancy Learned HainesIn 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
by Neil BurckartThis 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
by Justin GordonIn 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
by W.E. WelbourneAt 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
by Liz Gilmore Williams
Finalist, 2018 International Book Award Contest, Military history genre.
A young man from a gritty Pennsylvania mill town enlists in the Army Air Corps and heads for Hawaii, the “Paradise of the Pacific.” There, he and his buddies defend Oahu while it explodes and burns in the bombing of Pearl Harbor. As the war surges, his bomber squadron ships out to primitive Pacific outposts. Amid air raids, stifling heat, and outbreaks of tropical disease, he cling... more
by Nathan Shasho
Since the beginning of our evolutionary history humans have proven to be the most aggressive and violent of all species on this planet. The historical evidence, which is in no way complete in spite of the many examples in my book, clearly illustrates man's ability to set aside his compassion and empathy not just for other humans but all living things, including environments necessary for other living species to survive. Yet with all the history of conquerors, worl... more
by Bruce McAllister & Stephan WilkinsonMany Americans who no longer remember the legacy of the world’s first true media celebrity have forgotten Charles A. Lindbergh–aviator, adventurer, author, activist, pathfinder, fighter pilot, and conservationist. This book brings back to life that epic career in evocative text and hundreds of photographs, many rarely published, reawakening the careers of a man and his wife who achieved more, in more varied fields, than perhaps any couple in history. Lindbergh’s epic non-stop flight from New Yo... more
by Zahos HadjifotiouA World War II veteran recounts firsthand horrors on bloody battlefields and passionate liaisons in Middle Eastern nightclubs as a Grecian soldier. A pithy and unapologetic memoir, as much about the good times of war as the bad.