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  • MultiStories: 55 Antique Skyscrapers and the Business Tycoons Who Built Them

    by Mark Houser
    More than 100 years ago, towering marvels like New York's Flatiron Building thrilled the public and transformed cities across the country. Now take a tour of the best of these elegant landmarks still standing today in 31 U.S. and 5 international cities. Packed with colorful tales of the powerful executives and self-made millionaires who commissioned the country's first skyscrapers, MultiStories also traces the emergence of modern corporations in banking, media, transportation, insurance, manufac... more
  • The Great American Delusion: The Myths Deceiving America and Putting the West at Risk

    by Patrick Davies
    Something is going badly wrong in America. But what is really happening, why, and what does it mean? Could the US itself now be the greatest threat to the future of the West? In this fascinating account of America today, Patrick Davies, former British Deputy Ambassador to the US, sets out to understand how America, blinded by myths of its own exceptionalism, has failed to tackle serious political, social and economic problems which are exacerbating divisions in its society, poisoning its pol... more
  • The Ghosts of Belcourt Castle

    by Harle H. Tinney
    With some new stories and pictures, the third edition of THE GHOSTS OF BELCOURT CASTLE recounts stories of apparitions seen, heard, and experienced in Newport, Rhode Island’s “Gilded Age” mansion of the Belmont Family. Belcourt stood empty for fifteen years until the Tinney Family purchased it in 1956. A residence and showplace, the castle was furnished with antiques from thirty-three countries and some of them were HAUNTED.
  • WORLD WAR BRANDS: World War II and the Rise of the Modern American Brand

    by Barry Silverstein
    “Economic growth, product proliferation and television converged in the crucible of post-war America to create the fertile soil needed for modern brands to take root and bloom,” observes Barry Silverstein in this fascinating book. Exploring the interrelationship of World War II and American brands, Silverstein shows how the war itself was “branded,” how brand advertisers leveraged the war, and how the post-war economy helped birth the modern brand. Included are scores of stories about some of th... more
  • Tattoo

    by W. Patrick Lang
    Memoir of a soldier who came from a family of soldiers, fought in Vietnam, became a leading figure in US intelligence, a scholar on Middle East affairs after serving as military attache and special advisor in a number of Arab countries, and as a senior Defense Intelligence Agency officer.
  • Pages and Leaflets of North Oxfordshire

    by Angela Fortnum
    "Every family has a story. And for Angela Fortnum, her maternal family story would begin eight generations before her and reach back to the turn of the eighteenth century in England?and it is a story that she will tell and continue today. In Pages and Leaflets of North Oxfordshire, author Angela Fortnum shares a well-researched family history of her maternal grandfathers, offering a compelling window into the life and times of her ancestors. This history chronicles the Page family?s shift from... more
  • The Trial of Blood

    by Andrew Porter Brown
    In 55 years of teaching in both high school and college, I’ve always wondered why American history is presented the way it is. History texts try to cover the big picture and students never get an understanding of our wars – how they are the eyes and memory of the veterans who fought the battles in the big campaigns described by their textbook. I went to a writing seminar conducted by the celebrated Civil War historian Shelby Foote and he was gracious as Southern gentlemen are who smoke pipes and... more
  • Star-Spangled Panties

    by Carol A. Strickland

    Up the patriarchy!

    Come read about Diana, Princess and Champion of the legendary Amazons, presented in an ever-so-slightly opinionated manner that will explain everything important about the lady starring in Those Movies and comics. She’s been around since 1941, you know, and has seen a lot of changes through the years.

    If you take your aspirin when warned, you’ll even learn about her beloved younger sister, Donna Troy, who suffers from the worst continuity in comic bo... more

  • Escape from Manchuria

    by Paul Maruyama
    In the closing days of WWII, the Soviet Union attacked and occupied Japanese-controlled northern China, then called Manchuria. Immediately, misery and death from cold, hunger, disease, and brutality descended on the Japanese civilians at the hands of the Soviet Army and revenge-seeking mobs and bandits. Nearly 2,500 Japanese, mostly the elderly and children, died daily. Three courageous Japanese men embarked on a secret mission and escaped to Japan to eventually bring about an end to the Manchur... more
  • Subsurface History of Humanity: Direction of History

    by Victor Torvich

    In Subsurface History of Humanity, Victor Torvich briefly reviews the mankind's history for the last 44 thousand years. The book will help you to make sense of the history of humankind. Victor Torvich found the objective direction of the development of humanity. That direction is not related to subjective terms like purpose, destiny, meaning, happiness, higher morale, or alike. Victor Torvich specializes in the complex system of humanity. Insights from his academic papers on this topic he... more

  • The Pages of History

    by David Carney
    This volume is a collection of documents that have, in some critical way, shaped our world. Each is quite short, taking up no more than one or two pages. The contents of the documents include speeches, addresses, prefaces, proclamations, manifestos, declarations, and testaments; each appeared at a significant moment in world history. Each document is preceded by a short commentary that explains the specific circumstances in which it came to be, and also its broader historical context.
  • Nine Days Traveling

    by Lawrence Krumenaker
    In 1824, President James Monroe invited the last surviving General from the Revolutionary War, the French-born Marquis de Lafayette, to return the United States to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Revolution. Among the 24 states Lafayette visited in over 12 months was Alabama. He spent nine days traveling from the Chattahoochee River, through the Creek Indian Nation along the Federal Road—arguably the first Interstate highway—to Montgomery, then down the Alabama River via the new, fa... more
  • Wisconsin Post Office Murals

    by David W. Gates Jr.
    Wisconsin Post Office Murals provides the history of the murals along with images of the art and buildings where they were installed.
  • The Victorious Blood

    by Hussin Alkheder
    The Victorious Blood portrays a bloody epic which is over thirteen hundred years old. It took place in Karbala, a small town on the bank of the Euphrates river in Iraq. It was between the grandson of the prophet of Islam, al-Hussain bin Ali, who commanded an army that did not exceed a hundred warriors. And Yazid bin Mu'awiyah, the son of the founder of the Umayyad state. His army consisted of thirty thousand soldiers under the command of Omar bin Saad. In The Victorious Blood, you will be taken ... more
  • Shakey's Madness

    by Robert Boog
    Do you remember 2020 and the Corona virus pandemic? Back then, California was shutdown like Blockbuster Video, and while spending time watching daytime TV, I noticed several ads promoting, “Latuda”. What was is Latuda? What is it used for? And of course, how much does it cost? The answer, the drug costs around $1,500 for a 30-day supply and it is used to treat people with bipolar disorder. (Manic depression) A little later that same day, I happened to be doom-scrolling on Twitter, and I saw a ... more
  • Emma's World: A World War II Memoir

    by Ilene W Devlin
    Emma’s World: A World War II Memoir is a narrative nonfiction book based on published research, family oral history, and personal diaries and letters from World War II. This inspiring story shows one young American woman’s resilience in achieving her dreams by overcoming life’s obstacles. The book traces Emma’s life in Missouri in the 1920s through the end of World War II. Emma dreams of becoming a teacher. She would be the first in her family to finish high school but needs a college degree to ... more

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