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  • Quietus: Last Flight

    by Anne Gafiuk
    In 1948, Hugh Burns Hay, a decorated Second World War navigator, returned to university to finish his medical degree. As part of his studies, he requested the files of sixteen RCAF pilots in an effort to identify accident proneness. Included are the details of the accidents, the Court of Inquiry's findings, plus updated information from both military sources and families of the pilots and crew members. Generously illustrated, Quietus: Last Flight, offers a unique insight into WWII as... more
  • She Made Them Family, A Wartime Scrapbook from the Prairies

    by Anne Gafiuk
    Mrs. Alice Spackman of Okotoks, Alberta, kept a scrapbook during the Second World War. Within its pages are the stories of the men and women who worked and lived in the Okotoks and De Winton areas. When war broke out, they answered the call to serve in the RCAF, the RCN, and the Canadian Army. Others were employees at the RAF No. 31 EFTS. Personal and intimate insights, along with new research, photographs, and updated information about the people Mrs. Spackman notated in her scrapbook enhan... more
  • Wings Over High River, Conversations with A. Gordon Jones, The Biography of a BCATP Pilot Instructor

    by Anne Gafiuk
    A. Gordon Jones, former BCATP Pilot Instructor, holds the record of flying a Tiger Moth for seventy years. From his proud Welsh roots in Bangor, Saskatchewan through his pilot training across Canada under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, follow him to his return to farming in High River, Alberta, then back up into the skies after his retirement.
  • Nothing Left to Lose: How Freedom Became a Commodity

    by jay turney
    This is both a philosophical and historical book, showing how the capitalistic system that evolved from the end of the medieval ages until today replaces personal values with the one-size-fits-all monetary value system. With a special emphasis on how entertainment via the electronic mass media has replaced both art and scholarship, this work details how this degradation has influenced the seeming chaos of current society, and explains some of the more extreme reactions to this malaise. ... more
  • Bronislaw Huberman: From Child Prodigy to Hero, the Violinist Who Saved Jewish Musicians from the Holocaust

    by Peter Aronson
    BRONISLAW HUBERMAN: FROM CHILD PRODIGY TO HERO, THE VIOLINIST WHO SAVED JEWISH MUSICIANS FROM THE HOLOCAUST First in my Groundbreaker Series: Books for middle-grade readers about extraordinary people doing extraordinary things. Bronislaw Huberman was a child prodigy who played his violin before kings and queens. As an adult, he became one of the greatest violinists in the world. And then came the horrors of Nazi Germany and the violence and hatred towards the Jews of Europe. The time period was... more
  • Tyree, Artist of the South Pacific

    by CJ Cook
    Ralph Burke Tyree was an American artist of the mid-twentieth century, who had a prolific career painting scenes from the South Pacific. His love of the islands was sparked as a WWII marine posted to Samoa where he became the resident, marine-base artist. After the war, he split his years between California and the Pacific, capturing the quiet exoticism of island people and landscapes in oil on board and black velvet. He was one of the premier artists of the Tiki-culture movement that swept the... more
  • Birth and Death of religion

    by Valentine Krumplis
    Religion is the biggest enigma of humanity. It can not be rationalized, or debated because it is completely based on faith, imagination, and fantasy. Religion has shed more blood from humanity, oppressed more human rights, stifled all science for thousands of years, declared half of humanity, women, as inferiors, and given people nothing but useless prayers and promises of joy after death. We can not understand religion but we can only track how they started, and were invented, and how the... more
  • Combat Vet Don't Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military Life

    by Duane France

    This book is a collection of articles that first appeared on the Head Space and Timing blog, which can be found at veteranmentalhealth.com . The collected and edited articles, with additional content, have been consolidated into eight themes: Raising Awareness about the Psychological Impact of Military Service Developing, Personal Awareness of the Need for Veteran Mental Health, Developing Resilience to Recover, Developing Skills to Apply to Our Post-Military Life, Personal Satisfaction in ou... more

  • Efficacious Roman Suicide: Suicidal Tendencies in Ancient Rome

    by Michael Boyajian

    The first book on the subject it explains the prevalence of suicide in Rome and the positive view of it through the life and death of over 30 notable Romans.

  • Where Destiny Commands

    by Leila Sen
    Based on true events and discovered memoirs, Where Destiny Commands is a love story set against the flaming backdrop of World War II.…... It is 1940. Invoking the protection of the warrior goddess Kali, destroyer of evil, mother goddess of redemption, time and change, a young Indian doctor prepares to join the IMS in the British Indian Army. The war takes him from his home town of Calcutta (Kolkata) in India to the Middle East where global history is in the making, and the dispute over religi... more
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    by Maitri Shah
  • construction

    by John Pual

    Nowadays advancement is growing well-ordered and one of the genuine parts of our life. All social orders are much aware of how creating and arranging their homes .All plans and plotting changing well-ordered so we consider current examples and plan. House can be pretty much nothing or gigantic, however its grandness is according to how we building and laying out of houses. Frequently society is growing only a solitary model of house so we consider all factors like blueprint unrefined material... more

  • The REAL Story of Pirates - Fun Facts, Tall Tales, and Awesome Activities

    by Gregory B. Edmonds
    "The REAL Story of Pirates" features a genuinely unique collection of interesting facts, personality profiles, and fun pastimes for children and anyone interested in Pirates. Its 70 pages are filled with hours of reading and stimulating activities - with over 40 illustrations, coloring pages, a treasure map maze, a word search puzzle, a true/false quiz, and even suggestions for hosting an inexpensive children’s pirate party!
  • A Comprehensive Analysis of the Synoptic Gospels: With Old Testament References and Interpretations Rendered in Colored Text

    by Walter Schenck
    Finally, the long-awaited KIRKUS BOOK REVIEW RECOMMENDED READ LIST e-book version is presented in paperback. Schenck presents an in-depth look at the Gospels, their relationship to passages in the Old Testament and their placement in the Bible as a whole. Often placing the Gospels side by side when narrating the same events or parables--an arrangement usually reserved for the traditionally synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, but here also including John--Schenck shows readers a direct... more
  • A Comprehensive Analysis of the Synoptic Gospels: Part One

    by Walter Schenck
    Finally, the long-awaited KIRKUS BOOK REVIEW RECOMMENDED READ LIST e-book version is presented in paperback. Schenck presents an in-depth look at the Gospels, their relationship to passages in the Old Testament and their placement in the Bible as a whole. Often placing the Gospels side by side when narrating the same events or parables--an arrangement usually reserved for the traditionally synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, but here also including John--Schenck shows readers a direct... more
  • The Jesus Book: An Essential, Mandatory Reading

    by Walter Schenck
    This is the book Amazon tried to suppress - and after legal review, relented. The life of Jesus Christ compiled and merged as one from the four Gospels. Of all the gospel versions out there, this independent reference work of Jesus' life, through the viewpoints of the four gospel writers, is the absolute best. This version renders Jesus' dialogue in red ink, Peter's dialogue in green, Satan's in gray, Mary's in blue, etc. This version can be used by all religious and biblical research groups.... more

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