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  • Celebrate with the World

    by Tammam Tayara

    This book is going to put under your finger tip all the information you need about all the countries. They are listed alphabetically from Capitols to Locations, Ethnic groups, Religion, and most importantly by traditions of the holidays and festivals. It will inform you of how some holidays started and festivals originated.

  • More Hype Than Glory: The Slow Rise and Sudden Collapse of New Zealand Basketball 1982-1981

    by Tom Hyde
    Next to rugby, basketball in New Zealand was considered a “minor” sport until the formation of a national league, in 1982. The national league not only thrived, after ten years its popularity had soared beyond expectations. Games were played in every major city and provincial town where stadiums were sold out and media coverage, including televised games, was greater than ever. Time and time again, it was said that New Zealand basketball was “booming.” Then the bottom fell out, the league collap... more
  • LOVER’S LEAP LEGENDS: From Sappho of Lesbos to Wah-Wah-Tee of Waco

    by Leland and Crystal Payton
    “Your great grandmother probably teared up when told the story of an Indian princess jumping to her death over a disappointment in love, but Mark Twain laughed,” observed Crystal Payton, co-author with husband Leland of a new book Lover’s Leap Legends: From Sappho of Lesbos to Wah-Wah-Tee of Waco,” April, 2020. The couple believes the godfather of American realism was right about excessive sentimentality. “Twain satirized romantic popular culture, but he was not an elitist snob,” added Leland. “... more
  • THEFT at the "NARODNA BANKA"

    by Ilario Trevisan
  • Aim Point: An Air Force Pilot's Lessons for Navigating Life

    by Colonel Bruce Hurd
    “My altimeter showed me plummeting through 1,000 feet above the ground. I wasn’t flying any more — I was falling out of the sky. It would only be a matter of seconds before I hit the ground at over 100 miles per hour and exploded in a fireball.” In his thrilling and incredibly thoughtful book, Colonel Bruce Hurd thrusts us into the private world of an accomplished military officer as he describes the trials and triumphs of his 30-year career in the Air Force. With courage and honesty, Colonel Hu... more
  • How to Write a Great Book (Gary Allen)

    by Gary Allen
    Every writer’s “how-to” book promises to reveal the secrets successful writers use to create great books. They never explain why they, themselves, haven’t made use of those much-vaunted techniques to write their own great books. Have you ever seen any how-to books on lists of “great books of the world” or “books you must read before you die”? Have you noticed that the authors of such “how-to” books are rarely recognized as great authors, themselves? Why do you suppose that is?
  • Daily Thoughts from Our Founders and Events from the Revolutionary War

    by Dwight Crisp
    Daily Thoughts From Our Founders is a daily reader for those interested in the American Founders and the Revolutionary War. For each day of the year there is a quotation from one of the Founders paired with an event from that day in the American Revolution.
  • Foxhole Radio: the ubiquitous razor blade radio of WWII

    by Brian Carusella
    Foxhole Radio is the story of one of the more remarkable and resourceful pieces of WWII soldier improvisation, a simple crystal radio receiver that used a razor blade for its detector rather than the usual galena crystal. It is not remarkable for its technology – other radios worked better – but because hidden in its unglamorous amalgamation of scrounged parts is the history of army radio, morale, solid state electronics, field fortifications, and even military grooming.
  • An Immigrant Story

    by Kenneth Burchett
    Over the course of four decades until his death in 1866, Henry Schaumann was a laborer, craftsman, mechanic, and house wright, a person who built and repaired houses. He knew life as a husband, father, and citizen at different times in two countries. Of temperate disposition, he was of average height for the time, standing 5 feet 6½ inches tall, with dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. Little is known of his youth, except that he was born in Hildesheim, Germany, and spent time at Clauen, ... more
  • War is Personal. Hell, Luck, and Resilience: A WWII Combat Marine’s Accounts of Okinawa and China

    by Elaine Wilkes, PhD

    The Invasion of Okinawa was one of the bloodiest battles of WWII Pacific. Roy Wilkes, Private, USMC was unfortunate enough to have a front-row seat. True, gripping stories and pictures reveal the mind, heart, and soul of a fighting WWII Marine.

     

  • Airplane Stories and Histories

    by Norman Currey
    Airplane Stories and Histories chronicles two hundred years of aviation highlights including the exploits of pioneers such as Sir George Cayley, the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Wiley Post, Amelia Earheart, R. J. Mitchell, Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, Allan Loughead, Frank Whittle, and Kelly Johnson. Notable events and developments are discussed, such as the first flight, first transatlantic flight, first around-the-world flight, the jet engine, Spitfire, Mustang, Mosquito, Comet, Concorde,... more
  • Through Fire and Over Water

    by Maria Krechowec
    The book begins with the turmoil plaguing her family and relations in the Ukraine before and post-WWI, progressing into the chaos of four years of the Russian Civil War. Maria is born in a small village with the country under communist control. As a young girl, she suffered hunger and starvation in the Holodomor in 1933 in the Ukraine, a made famine authorised by Stalin. This was followed by the terror purges carried out by the NKVD. After a short period of peace came the German invasion and occ... more
  • Infanticide in Ancient Greece and Rome: Exposure, Sacrifice and Abortion

    by Michael Boyajian
    Infanticide in Ancient Greece and Rome: Exposure, Sacrifice and Abortion
  • North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War?

    by William Overholt
    This new volume collects essays by some of the world’s leading experts on North Korea from all viewpoints all parties, and several countries. Based on the chapters, Overholt’s controversial overview highlights key points: The North Korean nuclear situation is the world’s greatest risk of nuclear war and America’s greatest risk of devastation of the homeland. Most commentators base their analysis on the past. But North Korea’s current situation is radically different from the past. •\tKim... more
  • The Wicked Pilgrim

    by Randal Charlton
  • GENERAL IN COMMAND: The Life of Major General John B. Anderson from Iowa Farm to Command of the Largest Combat Corps in World Wa

    by Michael M. Van Ness
    My grandfather, Major General John B. Anderson, crossed the Rhine River with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on March 25, 1945. A photograph of the Churchill, Montgomery, and Anderson created the impression that the Brits were leading the fight against the Germans. The wily Churchill had stolen the limelight again. Eisenhower was furious. Anderson - the son of Danish immigrants, the Iowa farm boy and the West Point grad who ascended the ranks to rub elbows with the great mili... more

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