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  • Free Agency in Pro. Football

    by Jodi J. Woodruff
    Free Agency in Pro. Football provides a concise legal history of the Free Agency movement in pro. football. Did you know the players won the right to free agency in the court system, but gave it up for benefits and wage increases at the negotiations table? Did you know the players actually decertified themselves from their union, the NFLPA, to get the right to free agency in the 1990's in the NFL. after a strike in the 80's failed? Did you know a player still doesn't have free agency today?
  • Fredrick the Frog: A Life Cycle Story

    by Anne Gregory
    From a squiggly ball of jelly to a cute leaf-hopper, watch Fredrick the Frog grow up in a lush green pond. Along the way, he makes friends and discovers new things he can do as his body changes. An artfully illustrated book celebrating God's perfect plan in nature's life cycle.
  • Burned Bridge: How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain

    by Edith Sheffer
    The building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 shocked the world. Ever since, the image of this impenetrable barrier between East and West, imposed by communism, has been a central symbol of the Cold War. Based on vast research in untapped archival, oral, and private sources, Burned Bridge reveals the hidden origins of the Iron Curtain, presenting it in a startling new light. Historian Edith Sheffer's unprecedented, in-depth account focuses on Burned Bridge-the intersection between two sister cities... more
  • 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

    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

    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 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