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  • The Tricolor and the Scimitar

    by Jean-Paul Sinclair Lewis

    The Tricolor and Scimitar is the first historical novel in a brilliant and compelling four-part series that recounts Napoleon Bonaparte and l'Armee d'Orient's invasion and occupation of Egypt and the Holy Land between 1798-1801. The book opens with the conquest of Malta in June 1798 and then moves to Egypt and the death march to Cairo, the Battle of the Pyramids, and the annihilation by Admiral Nelson of the French Mediterranean fleet at the Battle of the Nile. Initially victoriou... more

  • The Smell of War: Lessons from the Battlefield

    by Roland Bartetzko

    Roland Bartetzko is a former soldier with the German Army, the Kosovo Liberation Army, and Croatian Defense Council and took part in extensive engagements during the conflicts in the Balkans.

    These are his memories of dangerous, deadly, and sometimes funny times. It is the true story of what the war was like in Bosnia and in Kosovo.
    "The Smell of War" invites us on a tour that starts on a hot summer day in the city of Mostar at the height of the Bosnian war and ends ... more

  • Jihad: The Mahdi Rebellion in the Sudan

    by Murray Fradin
    Jihad: The Mahdi Rebellion in the Sudan attempts to show that a war which took place in the Sudan between 1881 and 1885 between British forces and Sudanese zealots, has enormous relevance to the current Middle East situation. It also shows that religious and cultural,extremism is not a new phenomenon in this region. Under a charismatic Moslem leader, Mohammed Ahmed, “the Mahdi” (Expected One) the Sudanese forces were able to defeat a modern western army. Jihad is an “eye-opener” into the mindset... more
  • MOSLEM MEN FEAR WOMEN

    by James E. Horn
    An essay that discusses post 9/11 Islam from the perspective of a retired American diplomat with 25-years of overseas experience. EXPERIENCING ISLAM was submitted to the USG for review and small portions of it were redacted. "CENSORED BY THE CIA" is prominently displayed on the cover. The author, James E. Horn. held the highest levels of TOP SECRET security clearances with code word access to Sensitive Compartmentalized Information. Officially designated as an "Administrative Generalist" he ... more
  • Corporate Homicide?

    by jerry feingold
    They were blue-chip corporations, legends in world business and everyone believed they were indestructible. Those icons of industry would last forever. Or so we thought. Kodak, King of Hollywood and everyman's photo world. Who would have predicted their demise? Same with Blockbuster, Tower Records, Schwinn Bicycles, Studebaker, Eastern Airlines, Zenith Electronics, American Motors, Pan Am. All gone. The unbelievable fact is that today just 12 percent of the Fortune 500 companies that were bellwe... more
  • Leonardo Da Vinci: The Boy Who Loved Circles

    by David Eastis
    Leonardo Da Vinci—The Boy Who Loved Circles introduces readers to the “universal genius” and focuses on the childhood years of the brilliant artist, inventor, scientist and innovator. Within the beautifully illustrated pages, author David Eastis brings to light Leonardo’s fascination with circles and orbs, their reoccurrence in nature and relevance to mathematics, physics and other realms of science. In the pages of Leonardo Da Vinci—The Boy Who Loved Circles, we learn what Da Vinci discov... more
  • IELTS

    by ashvi jijo
    The International english language testing system is the world’s most popular english language proficiency test for higher education and global migration,with over 3 million tests taken in last year.it is designed to assess the lanuguage ability of candidates who need to study or work where english is used as the lanuguage of communication.IELTS is required for entry to university in the uk and other countries.The score is between 0 and 9.You will get a band score for each skill and also an int... more
  • Guardians of Churchill's Secret Army

    by Peter Dixon

    In July 1940, a desperately weakened Britain licks her wounds after the humiliating retreat from Dunkirk.  How can the fight be taken to the enemy?  New Prime Minister Winston Churchill orders the creation of the Special Operations Executive, to 'set Europe ablaze' through subversion and sabotage.  But this most secret of agencies must be kept secure.

    Guardians of Churchill's Secret Army tells the mostly unknown human... more

  • Becoming Jesus: The Making of a Prophet

    by Michael Berens

    THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD. In the history of religion there has never been another figure quite like Jesus of Nazareth. We know what propelled Moses, Mohammed and the Buddha into becoming great religious leaders. What transformed this obscure villager from Galilee into a charismatic prophet who would change the course of Western civilization? Becoming Jesus seeks to answer that question by examining in depth the central religious event in his life, his baptism by John the Baptist. Hiding ... more

  • BEFORE THE BLAZE

    by R. J. Mohr
    Franz is a German physicist and an idealist, focused on contributing in some way to humanity’s progress, as other great thinkers of his time are doing. But on the way, he discovers that life is not easy and that everything he fights so eagerly to achieve might have deeper repercussions than he could have ever imagined.
  • Two Years on the Watch: What I Learned in the Secret Cold War Bunker

    by Bruce Rigney
    The declassification of top-secret documents by the National Security Agency has made it possible for the author to tell what he learned and observed in his years as a U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer in West Germany, looking out from the top-secret Intelligence Watch Officer booth within the deeply undergrounded, nuclear-proof Bunker that housed the NATO Sector Operations Center. Along with many fascinating stories and facts that were unknown for decades to anyone without a top-secret cle... more
  • Two Years on the Watch: What I Learned in the Secret Cold War Bunker

    by Bruce Rigney
    The declassification of top-secret documents by the National Security Agency has made it possible for the author to tell what he learned and observed in his years as a U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer in West Germany, looking out from the top-secret Intelligence Watch Officer booth within the deeply undergrounded, nuclear-proof Bunker that housed the NATO Sector Operations Center. Along with many fascinating stories and facts that were unknown for decades to anyone without a top-secret cle... more
  • From Hill Town to Strieby

    by Margo Lee Williams

    When former slave, Islay Walden returned to Southwestern Randolph County, North Carolina in 1879, after graduating from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, as an ordained minister and missionary of the American Missionary Association, he moved in with his sister and her family in a secluded area in the Uwharrie Mountains, not far from the Lassiter Mill community along the Uwharrie River. Walden was sent to start a church and school for the African American community. When the church and s... more

  • From Hill Town to Strieby: Education and the American Missionary Association in the Uwharrie Back Country of Randolph County, No

    by Margo Lee Williams
    When former slave, Islay Walden returned to Southwestern Randolph County, North Carolina in 1879, after graduating from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, as an ordained minister and missionary of the American Missionary Association, he moved in with his sister and her family in a secluded area in the Uwharrie Mountains, not far from the Lassiter Mill community along the Uwharrie River. Walden was sent to start a church and school for the African American community. When the church and scho... more
  • Sons of Fate: LEGACY

    by Jean-Paul Deshong
    Following the events of ORIGINS, Kamau, now a young adult, follows the lessons taught to him by his master Daiki Jinjaku. Keeping to his vow to reunite the house of Jinjaku, Kamau sets out to find Daiki’s son Omo on the islands of Japan. Kamau quickly finds out that not only is the situation far more complex than he first thought, but the consequences his actual presence in the society itself. Engulfed by events surrounding him, and the weight of his own actions, he must decide not only how to... more
  • Dead Serious and Lighthearted: The Memorable Words of Modern America -- Vol. 1 (1957-1976)

    by Mack W. Borgen
    This book introduces history in an entirely new way -- without the tired stories, heavy words; and litany of “isms” and “ologies.” The Memorable Words, both the dead serious and the lighthearted, are carefully presented – the fascinating and frivolous, the tragic and momentous, the eloquent and bumbling; the touching and endearing – from Ike to Obama, from Lucy to Lady Gaga. Dead Serious and Lighthearted is written without agenda, but it carefully identifies who said what and when and wh... more

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