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by Michael KeeneCategory: Non-fiction, historical Synopsis: The Erie Canal delivered people to important places for important reasons, like Susan Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott to Seneca Falls for history’s first women’s convention; to Rochester to meet and support Frederick Douglass and Harriett Tubman or to witness the Fox Sisters summon spirits and their eerie knockings. Or maybe people on the temperance bandwagon hurrying to the Burned Over District so Charles Finney could save their souls. ... more
by Simon Daryl Wood
You Don't Know Jack.
Not because he was a quasi-supernatural entity able to perform lightning-fast kerb-side surgery whilst running split-second rings around two London police forces.
Jack the Ripper did not exist - except within the minds of his creators and those who for one reason or another have attempted for over one hundred years to turn the myth into a reality.
In 1976 Simon Daryl Wood revealed Stephen Knight's hugely popular Royal Conspiracy to be a farrago of nonsen... more
by Brad HoopesThe stories of seventy veterans of World War II. The book stays away from facts and figures which have long ago been collected, and focuses on the human experience and personal perspective....which adds a powerful dimension to those facts and figures. Now in their eighties and nineties, these veterans tell their stories, many for the first time, giving a fresh perspective to this period in history.
by H. John PooleAfrique shows how police investigative procedure is far superior to America's standard way of intelligence gathering where it comes to any "bottom-up-operating" opponent (like a Communist, Islamist, or drug runner). Then, it uses the former to assess the extent to which the 54 countries of strategic-mineral-rich Africa have already been subverted by radical Muslims or Mainland Chinese. After mentioning a few similar incursions on U.S. soil, Afrique talks about how the U.S. military could more e... more
I Had No Idea! 77 little-known historical anecdotes and modern-day stories to have a bit of a laugh and impress your friendsby Michael FleischerHow did the Austrians lose a battle against themselves? Why did the Mexicans get so very upset about the Titanic? Who was that little girl who ensured Abraham Lincoln’s victory at the elections? What soap opera did an entire country go on the barricades for? How do you get on US bestseller lists without having written a single book? How come a fish from Scandinavia needed to be disarmed? How do you get a bored French accountant to spy for China? Oh, and have you by any chance ever wondered how a... more
by James GablerDine with Thomas Jefferson and Fascinating Guests is a fact-based account of 25 Jefferson dinners featuring wine, food and conversation with George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abigail and John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Marquis de Lafayette, Dolley and James Madison, Meriwether Lewis, and many others at the White House, Monticello, Paris, Philadelphia, London, and the French wine country. Thomas Jefferson loved wine and food. Wine was a passion. He drank wine daily and called it a necessar... more
by Crystal EmeryAgainst All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine is the print companion to the highly anticipated documentary film, Changing the Face of Medicine. The 264-page book of biographical photo-essays picks up where the documentary leaves off, honoring the lives of powerful Black women doctors beyond those featured in the film. The book features portraits and biographical accounts from over 100 of the most prominent historical and contemporary Black women doctors working in the United States, wit... more
by C S Nag"He Said It!" fictionalizes the story of India's most popular cartoon icon the "Common Man" and his rise from obscurity to celebrity as India's prime minister. It can be seen as a spoof on "Godhra" wonder-boy Narendra Modi in the manner of Forrest Gump on the saa of "Slumdog" coalition politics in India.
by Richard HarmanThis book is anti-war, which gives it immense scope. Its front cover shows New York City’s Twin Towers less than a month before they disappeared rapidly during 9/11. None of the Bush-Cheney administration’s explanations were true, but there were serious Nazi overtones. One of the book’s themes is the warlike capture of already occupied land from its current owners. These captures have been substantially similar, involving: massacre, murder and rape; the arson, demolition or confiscation of land ... more
by Robert Trivino
This is my personal journey through one of the greatest warrior and leadership cultures of today, which ultimately provided me with defining leadership characteristics and the skills of a serious warrior. These are some of my most important leadership lessons learned from the battlefield of the war on terror. It is my sincere hope that this book serves as a resource and a compass, providing direction and guidance for individuals seeking or in a leadership position.
by Bruce Gordon
This book is a series of short, true stories, supported by more than 90 photographs. The first part has my own stories; later stories were contributed by my fellow pilots. The last story is from WW II of our P-38 fighters attacking the Romanian oil fields and getting badly mauled by defending Romanian fighters - and a Romanian pilot's view of the battle! “Only the spirit of attack borne in a brave heart will bring success to any fighter aircraft, to matter how highly developed the a... more
by C. J. Trickler"“Bible” as used in the title of this book refers to the Bibles used by mainstream American Jews, Roman Catholics and Protestants. This book deals with the books of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, including those of the Apocrypha. This is a study of the people who wrote the books of the Bible and of the historical, political and social settings in which they wrote and of the factors that caused the authors to write. The search for the authors and what motivated them to write takes the ... more
by Roy McCallHua'an born Zhou Enlai became contemporary China's greatest statesman, spymaster and negotiator. His fatal flaw also doomed his step children, China's president Liu Shaoqi and the career of President Xi Jinxing's father. Ferocious politics contrasts with quiet service in the town Zhou Enlai left behind.
by John-Allen PriceAs the United States plunges into political crisis and civil strife, their plans go astray and the country heads towards anarchy and tyranny. Meanwhile, U.S. Army chief of staff Douglas MacArthur, is the American Caesar who could be king and has the power to stop Hoover and his cronies. Thus the stage is set for a perfect recasting of Shakespeare’s time-honored classic - Julius Caesar. Combining Shakespeare’s story with classic pop culture elements and the two mainstream events of the 1930’s - e... more
by Robert Joseph Bublitz
Millions of peasants departed Prussia and immigrated to the United States during the last half of the nineteenth century. Today, in the early twenty-first century, descendents of these Prussian ancestors represent approximately twenty percent of the U.S. population. To understand this migration, a history chronicle of typical peasants, the author's grandparents, describes the way people lived on eastern Prussian Gutsbezirks under feudalism. The book presents a brief history of... more
by Kevin OConnellAlthough stunningly effective in the short term, the attack on Pearl Harbor was a futile military operation. The Japanese started a war they knew they would lose, and did so in a way guaranteed to enrage the enemy. Why the attack was ever made still needs a full explanation. Lack of oil is the textbook answer but the Japanese could have gotten oil from Southeast Asia in ways that were unlikely to start a war with the United States. Pearl Harbor: The Missing Motive examines Japan's history and re... more