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    by M.G. CRISCI
    7 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
  • Advising Chiang's Army: An American Soldier's World War II Experience in China

    by Stephen L. Wilson
    This 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.
  • Such Mad Fun: Ambition and Glamour in Hollywood's Golden Age

    by Robin R. Cutler
    What 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
  • OPERATION CROSSROADS - LEST WE FORGET! An Eyewitness Account, Bikini Atomic Bomb Tests 1946

    by William L. McGee

    Publishers Weekly BookLife Selection for the November 2020 Spotlight  

    “On 1 July 1946 by the Bikini calendar (30 June in New York), millions of people around the world waited anxiously by their radios for the results of Test Able. No one knew what to expect,” writes William L. McGee in his naval memoir, Operation Crossroads, Lest We Forget! An Eyewitness Account, Bikini Atomic Bomb Tests 1946.

    In the summer of 1946, ... more

  • Tin-Can Canucks: A Century of Canadian Destroyers

    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 Film

    by 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

  • Part of the Family: Christadelphians, the Kindertransport, and Rescue from the Holocaust

    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

  • Mittie & Thee: An 1853 Roosevelt Romance

    by Connie M. Huddleston
    North 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
  • sleeping tiger by faris cowart

    by faris cowart
    current 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! .
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    by Yerachmiel Avraham
    The 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
  • My Dear Wife and Children: Civil War Letters from a 2nd Minnesota Volunteer

    by Nick K. Adams
    100 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.
  • Under One Roof: The Yankees, the Cardinals, and a Doctor's Battle to Integrate Spring Training

    by Adam Henig
    Jackie 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
  • Making Your Memories with Rock & Roll and Doo Wop

    by J. C. De Ladurantey
    Making Your Memories with Rock and Roll and Doo Wop is a reflection on the music and artists of the 1950's and early 60's with an emphasis on the Doo Wop sound. "Joe D," the "Doctor of Doo Wop" takes you back to a simpler time where the music and lyrics reflect affection, caring, positive messages and an occasional heartache. With quizzes and chapters on key performers as well as a great index, this may be the last book ever written about a very special era in the annuals of American music.
  • Edward IV: England’s Forgotten Warrior King

    by Dr. Anthony Corbet
    As the 100 Years War ground to its dismal end, England groaned under the misrule of Henry VI and his Lancastrian favorites. The House of York rose in rebellion; and Parliament restored York in the line of inheritance to the throne. Edward, Earl of March, triumphed at the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross; Parliament asked him to be King and the people proclaimed him Edward IV. His life and legacy are chronicled in Edward IV, England’s Forgotten Warrior King. For ten years, Edward struggled against rep... more
  • Rodriguez... Texas Ranger!

    by Rick Harper
    “Harper gets to the business of historical, political and social analysis, he is quite knowledgeable, open minded and shrewd. There’s the long history of racial troubles, the rise of La Raza Unida and the remaking of the South Texas political landscape. T e era’s larger than life Texas movers & shakers and wheelers and dealers litter the story.” -Kirkus Reviews “The book covers Rodriguez’s Texas Ranger adventures, including dustups rowdy enough to rival any Western movie. Heavy emph... more
  • Blazing an African American Trail

    by Andrew Knox
    "Blazing an African American Trail" is the history of African American Catholics in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.