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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 WilkesThe 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
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by Michael BoyajianInfanticide in Ancient Greece and Rome: Exposure, Sacrifice and Abortion
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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
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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
by Terry MarkNikola Tesla, Thomas Edison and muckraker Ida Tarbell are in the Old West, being chased by a vampire gunslinger who believes that electricity will kill the night.
by Joshua BoweSent into the deadly Central Highlands of Vietnam, a true story of my dad and the skytroopers of Alpha Company, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry from 1966 to 1967. Together, these impossibly young men would be trained in the airmobile infantry and become “skytroopers.” They would learn what “search and destroy” meant and face the reality of this new war. The story features many of the letters and photographs my dad sent home from some of the most remote valleys and outposts in Vietnam, written under ... more
by Walter SignorelliIn innumerable ways, the United States of America is the political and social descendant of the Roman Republic, and the influences of Rome reverberate throughout our world. Yet while America reflects the heights of Roman structures, ideas, and principles, we also now face a host of problems similar to those that the Romans faced—immigration and citizenship, the consequences of slavery, the growing divide between classes, the conflict between conservatives and progressives, and the challenges of ... more