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  • Assignment Potsdam

    by Charlie FitzGerald
    Berlin 1961. Height of the Cold War. Col Mac McDesmond has just arrived in East Germany, taking over United States Liaison Mission, the sole US Army outpost behind the Iron Curtain. An East German cop is chasing a serial killer who has kidnapped a US Army soldier; 5 CIA operatives have gone missing; Mac's Soviet Army counterpart has uncovered a plot by the CIA and Stasi to assassinate Khrushchev and remove JFK from office and on top of all of that Mac has to deal with an alcoholic wife and prote... more
  • Levon Helm: Rock, Roll & Ramble—The Inside Story of the Man, the Music and the Midnight Ramble

    by John W. Barry

    Millions of music fans know Levon Helm from the gritty, granular and hard-as-an-oak tree vocals he delivered on one of modern music's most classic rock songs, "The Weight."

    "I pulled in to Nazareth/Was feeling 'bout half past dead," Helm sings on "The Weight" by The Band.

    The drummer, mandolin player and vocalist who was raised in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas, and lived in Woodstock, New York, for more than 40 years, generated a sonic la... more

  • Stealing Mona Lisa

    by Carson Morton
    Based on a true story, a turn-of-the-century con artists masterminds the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre; his plan: to create 6 copies and sell them to American millionaires who each will think they are getting the real article.
  • Do No Harm

    by George J. Hawkins
    Do No Harm. A Historical Novel By George J. Hawkins The story of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker began on an upstate New York farm, Oswego Co., November 26, 1832 and ended there, February 21, 1919. During the intervening 86 years, she graduated with honors from Syracuse Medical College (only woman in her class), got married and divorced, was a physician-surgeon in fierce Civil War battles of Fredericksburg, Chickamauga and others. In 1864 she was a Confederate prisoner of war at Richmond, VA. On... more
  • The Global Golden Age of Armenian Literature

    by Michael Boyajian




    As the world crosses into the decade of the 2020s, with an authoritarian threat to democracy on the hopeful cusp of resolution and at the same time emerging from the worldwide Covid pandemic and subsequent economic turbulence, something magical has happened. Almost like the Big Bang creation of the universe, an ancient people known as the Armenians ... more

  • Delaware Before the Railroads

    by Dave Tabler
    Historical overview of Delaware history 1610-1832, illustrated with 100+ photographs of the state's historic sites as they look currently.

    by Fred R. Bleakley
    The clock was ticking on the Nazi plan to annihilate the last group of Hungarian Jewry. But after nearly suffocating in an underground bunker, Auschwitz prisoners Ceslav Mordowicz and Arnost Rosin escaped and told Jewish leaders what they had seen. Their testimony in early June, 1944, corroborated earlier hard-to-believe reports of mass killing in Auschwitz by lethal gas and provided eyewitness accounts of record daily arrivals of Hungarian Jews meeting the same fate. It was the spark needed to ... more
  • George Washington Dealmaker-In-Chief

    by Cyrus A. Ansary
    Drawing on substantial new material, Cyrus A. Ansary gives a riveting account of how George Washington sought to put in place in America an economic system that was the antithesis of what had existed in the colonies under British rule. The entrepreneurial economy – which nurtures and rewards innovation and inventiveness – did not sprout into being in the United States by sheer happenstance. It was put in place by our first President. He painstakingly laid the foundation for it, but it did not ta... more
  • 1492 Jewish Bravehood: The victorious saga from Spain to America

    by Paul Roth
    In a journalistic style, the author narrates the trajectory of the Jews expelled from Spain in 1492. He highlights the afflictions suffered in Portugal, the birth of the Amsterdam Community, and rescues the Recife Community, the first in the Americas. After the expulsion from Brazil in 1654, some refugees founded the New York City Community.
  • The Great California Story

    by Carl R Palm
    California is one of a kind. Few dispute it. But what are the facts on which this reputation rests? The Great California Story aspires to answer that question in a way not systematically undertaken before. It makes no pretentions to replacing the picture of California that traditional histories typically draw. It aspires instead to amplify and complete that picture. The book has been envisioned from the beginning as an evergreen that should read as freshly ten years from now as it does tod... more
  • Bravo Zulu: My Search to Save Classic Warbirds

    by Jerry Yagen
    Established from the largest private collection of vintage warplanes in the US, the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, is a time capsule of aviation in the 20th century with an emphasis on World War II. Bravo Zulu is an account of this brainchild of celebrated collector Jerry Yagen and his wife Elaine. These pages recall some of the most exciting war stories ever told and some of the most famous airplanes of all time—from Replica Fokker Dr. I triplanes built to resemble those flown by t... more
  • Ancient Explorers and Their Amazing Maps

    by Leslie Trager
    Discover new history of ancient exploration. An analysis of European maps made between the 13th to 17th centuries shows that these were copies of maps surveyed as far as 5000 years ago. Accurate maps of the Mediterranean and North Africa are found, by examining geographical features reflected by these maps, to go back 5000 years. Maps of the Americas and Antarctica (without ice at its coast) are found to be copies of maps surveyed about 3700 years ago. The technological ability of the ancient ci... more
  • The Borinqueneers: A Visual History of the 65th Infantry Regiment

    by Noemi Figueroa Soulet

    An inspiring collection of more than 700 rare photographs which traces the glorious history of the 65th Infantry Regiment, the only Hispanic-segregated unit in U.S. Army history, comprised primarily of Puerto Ricans. This bilingual edition illustrates the regiment's more than 120 years of service, from its origins in 1899 through its service in three wars. The historical content and veteran quotes provide an in-depth perspective about the service of one of the country's last segregate... more

  • From Asteroids to Pandemics

    by Jose Nessin Abbo
    This book is about the existential risks humankind is confronting in the midst of a spontaneous world, and the dangers facing the continuation of our civilization.