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  • The Un-walked Mile

    by Abisai Temba
    This book is a result of long time research work about the origin of the Wa-Shaka people of Kilimanjaro Mountain area. The Wa-Shaka are known to have until now lived in Kilimanjaro for many hundreds of years. Till as late as now there is nobody who knows exactly who those people are, how they got to the Kilimanjaro Mountain area, from where they came from, or the factors that pushed from their places of origin to this Mountain area. A lot of attempts have made to get answers to the questions, bu... more
  • Liberty-Loving Lafayette: How "America's Favorite Fighting Frenchman" Helped Win Our Independence

    by Dorothea Jensen
    Inspired by the Broadway hit, HAMILTON, and by Longfellow's "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere," author Dorothea Jensen wrote this SHORT RHYMING NARRATIVE about the Marquis de Lafayette and his crucial role in our Revolutionary War. A glossary and extensive endnotes supply further information about the historical figures and events mentioned in the poem. This playful historical account is aimed at middle schoolers, as well as young and older adults. Illustrated with classic paintings of the peop... more
  • Setting the Med Ablaze

    by Peter Dixon
    The true stories of the men and women of Churchill’s secret North African base. Code-named Massingham, it was formed by the Special Operations Executive to spearhead undercover operations into Churchill's 'soft underbelly of Europe'. British, American, French, Italian, Spanish: together they played a key role in the Mediterranean war.
  • King Charles of New York City

    by Gary W. Neidhardt
    More than seventy years before the Betty Ford Clinic opened in 1982, Charles Towns opened a treatment center on Central Park in Manhattan in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the United States. The likes of W. C. Fields, Lillian Russell, and John Barrymore eventually required the services that Towns Hospital provided. He had perfected what been called the world's only known opium cure in China after having been sent there as a United States drug treatment ambassador. Upon his return, he gav... more
  • Kampala Uni

    by adil balti
    Kampala International University
  • Plotting to Stop the British Slave Trade

    by Jane Aptekar Reeve
    This is an innovative biography about an adventurous, game-changing traveller in Africa during the West’s ‘Enlightenment’ period (when the American and French Revolutions occurred). James Bruce was not what he seemed to be. I can now reveal that although he was notorious in his own day for a variety of interesting reasons (including his alleged theft of his assistant’s art-work), he was basically an espionage agent working with a clique of powerful, mostly British, persons whose secret agenda wa... more
  • Holy Smoke: How Christianity Smothered the American Dream

    by Rick Snedeker
    It wasn’t what the Founding Fathers intended. Their greatest achievement, the US Constitution, promised citizens secular government. All Americans would have the right to practice any religious belief – or no religious belief – as they chose. The wall between church and state would be both high and strong. It hasn’t exactly turned out that way.
  • Six Days of Impossible Navy SEAL Hell Week a Doctor looks Back

    by ROBERT ADAMS
    Hell Week has never been described so effectively. Six days in hell define every SEAL that moves past the point of no return in their minds. Robert Adams, MD, brings the experiences of his classmates into view with real, difficult to believe experiences, described in frightening detail by the men that lived through the frigid cold, filthy muddy days, and body-destroying events of a winter Hell Week. Eleven of 70 men went on to graduate and serve over 40 years in almost every SEAL or UDT team wit... more
  • LOCK OUT AND TAG OUT

    by SEBIN SEBAN
    For the improvement of a country the creation units nor passing on creation lines should be run vivaciously. By then from a general point of view the passing on can be made surprising and the accomplishment pace of a country can be raised quickly. Imagine that the hot shut down of the these creation units ,it will in truth sway the economy of the country in an especially stunning way. So the creation units or the social affair unit should be made especially. The more
  • The Knights Templar and the Crusade for Armenian Edessa

    by Michael Boyajian
    The Christian Armenian city of Edessa was overrun by Muslims and the church called for a crusade to rescue the city and these crusaders were to be guided and protected by the Knights Templar.
  • Batavia's First Lady

    by Dot King
    Lucretia Jans, fondly known as Cressje, is devastated by the death of her three young children from diphtheria. In her grief, she seeks the help of Francisco Pelsaert, the commander and upper merchant, and sails on Batavia to join her husband in Java. The ship is wrecked on Hootman’s Abroholos off Western Australia. Pelsaert and Jacobsz the skipper set off in the longboat to find freshwater. They had already travelled a third of the way to Java, so they sail on to Java to get help. The third in ... more
  • Jailed For Freedom

    by Karen Commins
    Although half of the population, women were treated as second class citizens in the United States and denied the fundamental right to vote. In 1872, Susan B. Anthony dared to cast her vote in a national election. She was arrested, tried, and convicted of the crime of "voting without having a lawful right to vote". Women continuously asked for the vote. They pleaded for it for decades. Some states granted enfranchisement, but Congress could not be persuaded to adopt an amendment guaranteeing w... more
  • Somersett or Why and How Benjamin Franklin Orchestrated the American Revolution

    by Phillip Goodrich
    Benjamin Franklin, the colonial American polymath, had become frustrated when his beloved Philadelphia was being threatened by the French during King George's War. The proprietor of Pennsylvania had bluntly refused to provide military defense, or to contribute to a militia, and had forbidden Franklin from raising a "home guard" to protect Philadelphia. In his frustration, Franklin turned to London for a solution that would wrest Pennsylvania from its miserly proprietor, and was turned away by bo... more
  • Soyuz 1: The Death of Vladimir Komarov

    by Asif Siddiqi
    In April 1967, the immediate futures of both the United States and the Soviet space programs were shrouded in mystery. NASA was still trying to understand the causes of the fire that killed the crew of Apollo 1 on the launch pad, and no one seemed to know how well Apollo would recover from this catastrophe. The Soviet Union’s human space program had not been heard from for 25 months, but rumors were flying that something big was in the offing as the 50th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolutio... more

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