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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.
by Tom HydeNext 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
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
by Ilario Trevisan
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
by Gary AllenEvery 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?
by Dwight CrispDaily 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.
by Brian CarusellaFoxhole 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.
by Kenneth BurchettOver 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
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.
by Norman CurreyAirplane 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
by Maria KrechowecThe 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
by Michael BoyajianInfanticide in Ancient Greece and Rome: Exposure, Sacrifice and Abortion
by William OverholtThis 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
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 Waby Michael M. Van NessMy 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