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  • Kill the Teachers

    by Robert Joe Stout
    Kill the Teachers takes readers through this agonizing period of contemporary Mexican history. It begins with the decision by the 70,000 member Section 22 of the national teachers’ union to stage a sit-in in the city of Oaxaca’s Zócalo and chronicles the brutal state police attack on the strikers, which included the beatings of women and children. The teachers fought back and not only retook the Zócalo but aroused the sympathies of hundreds of thousands of Oaxacans. In late October gunmen stormi... more
  • Finding Gilbert, A Promise Fulfilled

    by Diane Covington-Carter

     

    The Normandy Coast of France, 1944

    A young American Navy Lieutenant reaches out his hand to a hungry orphan boy and invites him to share a meal. 

    That simple act of kindness will reverberate down generations, across cultures, languages and oceans…

    In this remarkable tale about the power of love, a young woman finds herself caught up in her father’s stories of his time in France during World War II and the orphan boy, Gilbert, who he tried ... more

  • An Ordinary Man: From Green to Grey

    by Mina Norouzi Hunt
    Dexter and Albert are two complex characters. Angels keep following them in time, history and space. Albert is Goering’s brother, but also Hitler at the same time. He is the ordinary man. The narrator tries to break the boundary of time, personality and country by dipping right into what makes us move. How much of what happened in the 2nd world war is still relevant today. Monica, Cyrus, and Emma are traveling to a concentration camp. They have all mixed heritage. The Children of the concent... more
  • The Last Stand of the Asiatic Fleet

    by David DuBois
    The Last Stand of the Asiatic Fleet chronicles the opening days of World War II in the Pacific and the demise of the US Navy's Asiatic Fleet, relying extensively on primary sources such as combat narratives, after action reports, ship's logs and testimony from congressional hearings. Most people are aware of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941 but few people know that the Japanese also attacked Wake Island, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore and Guam on the same day. While the ... more
  • Native Officialdom in Western India

    by ABHIJIT SIRDESAI
    This book is about the landlords or the revenue officers of the administrative system recognized as the Watan System which was rampant for more than five centuries before India’s independence. With a focus on the Deshmukhi Watan or the Desgut, held by Deshmukhs or Desais, this volume presents the hierarchy of the chain of officers like the Patils, Deshpandes, Kulkarnis, etc., and attempts to reflect on the status accorded to them by the society and the treatment they received from the British in... more
  • The Remnant

    by Jonathan Stotler
    A farm boy in colonial South Africa discovers proof of the existence of one of the lost tribes of Israel and becomes instrumental in finding a priceless lost relic, while redeeming racial groups in the process.
  • The Bill of Rights: Part Two: Ten New Amendments to Protect the First Ten

    by Vector Hastings
    Herein are ten proposed Amendments to the Us Constitution that spell out ways to protect the Liberties and Freedom of the People of the United States from the dangers of corruption of High Office Holders. Even if we enact nothing of these, the mere act of debating these changes in the public square may yet help to light a path forward in these somber times. 1st: Amendment 28: No One is Above the Law 2nd: Amend. 29: Popular Vote Defined 3rd: Amend. 30: Popular Vote for President ... more
  • 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.

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