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  • Merchant Adventurer Kings of Rhoda: The Lost World of the Tucson Artifacts

    by Donald N. Yates
    The Tucson Artifacts document the annals of a forgotten Roman-styled military governorship in Chichimec Toltec Northwest Mexico. Perfectly preserved, complete and unaltered, they are straightforwardly composed in Latin, the official language of records during the Middle Ages. They do not have to be reconstructed, pieced together, deciphered or dated. This illuminating collection of readings translated from Latin, Greek, Arabic, Chinese, Nahuatl, Hebrew and other languages by medievalist Donald N... more
  • Dear Folks, Love Orlie

    by Ellen Meskimen-Hustad
    "Dear Folks, Love Orlie" is a soldier’s World War II story told through letters written to his loving parents in small town Iowa. Orlie Meskimen’s story begins with basic training at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, in March of 1941. A member of the 133rd Infantry Regiment, 34th Division, Orlie was among the first American soldiers to set foot on European soil in January 1942. Engaging the enemy in Africa and Italy, readers will follow along as the small-town Iowa boy faces the enemy in numerous bat... more
  • No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor - a memoir of a Mortuary Affairs Marine

    by Christian Bussler
    An autobiographical account of one US Marine Reservists tours as a Mortuary Affairs Marine. His story begins in 2002 as an everyday postal letter carrier in Springfield, Ohio when he gets the call to muster. In the next three years, his life is thrust onto the world stage as an active participant in combat. His unique experiences as an MA (Mortuary Affairs) Marine puts him and his fellow teammates directly into the path of war. Told in first person view, read what it was like to witness a despot... more
  • Buffalo Gordon

    by Jean-Paul Sinclair Lewis
    The first novel in an ambitious new series, Buffalo Gordon is a fictional history of the West as seen through the eyes of runaway slave Nate Gordon. He has returned to Louisiana as Sergeant Major Nate Gordon of the Tenth United States Cavalry. His task is to recruit for the second U.S. colored cavalry, the Ninth Negro. Three years have passed since Nate left Louisiana and his life as a slave. The war is now over, and it is clear that the South has paid a heavy toll. Nate's former home is in ruin... more
  • Buffalo Gordon On The Plains

    by Jean-Paul Sinclair Lewis
    The tumultuous years after the Civil War are seen through the unique perspective of an escaped slave who became a sergeant major of the United States Cavalry in this ambitious, adventurous saga about one man's experiences as an African-American Buffalo Soldier. Deep in the plains of Kansas, on the brink of a bitter winter, Nate Gordon must aid the United States in clearing the frontier of hostile Cheyenne warriors, the feared Dog Soldiers. When not clashing with these seasoned hunters, or the p... more
  • 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

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