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  • Factory Town: A 20th Century Memoir

    by David Kherdian
    David Kherdian has given us his finest, most complete, and undoubtedly final book on his Midwestern hometown. Here we have in fifty odd “chapters” the places, people, artifacts, and events, as experienced by the people of Racine during the long middle years of the last century, in a luminous way that will provide an awakening for all who were there, and not just the people of Racine, but all Americans, especially those in America's rust belt. This is the universal story of our country during a d... more
  • Alleppey houseboat

    by alleppey houseboat
    One of the main tourist attraction in kerala is house boat tourism in alapuzha. Most of tourist people are visiting kerala for backwater tourism. Alapuzha and kollam provides houseboat tourism in kerala. Houseboat tourism provides many entertainments such as site seeing, sea food, etc. Luxury houseboats provides many facilities such as ac rooms, tasty food items including sea foods, good services etc. house boat service is entirely different from all other tourism spots. Other than family touri... more
  • Kerala taxi

    by kerala taxi
    Travel cabs are getting more famous in Kerala. There are many active cab services are in Kerala. So how can we find the best cab services? The prime important factor is how long they had the experience in this field. An experienced cab services know how to handle various situations with customers. They will be knowing all services routes. Another way to find the best travel agency is to check what al features are they providing. Other than transportation facility some can services provides touri... more
  • Our Friend Mona: The Remarkable Life of a Young Martyr

    by Azadeh Rohanian Perry and Mark Perry

    Our Friend Mona tells the true story of Mona Mahmudnizhad, a 16-year-old girl who sacrificed her life for unity and peace in the world. Mona grew up in Shiraz—a city famous for its poets and roses. Shiraz is also a city sacred to Baha’is, for it is where their Faith began. And it was in that holy city, after revolution swept through Iran in 1979, where the persecutions against the peaceful Baha’is grew most fierce. The violence reached a peak in Jun... more

  • "The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault"

    by William McDonald, III
    If you enjoy learning more about World War II, aviation history or hearing tales from the greatest generation, Billy McDonald’s presentation about The Shadow Tiger, a new book which documents his father’s experience as wingman to famed airman General Claire Chennault, will surely capture your imagination. He will share largely untold stories about the formation of the Flying Tigers, his father’s unique flying adventures and shed light on what was the American experience in China.
  • The Trump Challenge to Black America

    by Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    In the three-year period from 2015 to 2017, I covered and analyzed every aspect of the speeches, utterances, and positions Trump posited during his presidential campaign on health care, civil rights, voting rights, criminal justice and police abuse, education, and President Obama in my featured columns in the Huffington Post. My special emphasis was on the issues that most affected African-Americans that a Trump candidacy and presidency would impact. Those issues are health, education jobs, the ... more
  • Blood River Rising

    by Victoria Hubbell
    "The KKK weren't never about race. It were always about power and greed." So begins 86-year-old Hadley Thompson, who insists a rural historian research why two people were murdered. At first, Hubbell has little interest in the matter. Not only did the murders take place in 1924, there never was a question of who committed them. What difference could a motive make now? It is Thompson's insistence that an active Ku Klux Klan chapter fueled the feud between two blue-eyed, Baptist families that h... more
  • The Thai Way of Counterinsurgency

    by Jeffrey Moore
    This book describes Thai counterinsurgency (COIN) strategies, operations, and tactics for three wars ranging from 1965-present. Some of its highlights: - Provides an insider’s view of 50 years of Thai national security and Irregular Warfare (IW) decision-making in a way that no book has previously done - Profiles the war against communist insurgents (1965-85); southern separatists (1980-1998); and southern separatists/Islamist jihadists (2004-present/2014) - Discuses major Thai defense ... more
  • The Man from Mensa: 1 of the 600: Politics 1990-1995


    The first volume: 'the man from MENSA' - 1 of 600: Mensa research, had as its focus STEM research. This second volume in the series takes as its subject politics and the social sciences.

                Bernard Mulholland was born in West Germany during 1957 to a German mother and a Northern Irish father who was serving in the British Army. Having left the army, the family relocated during 1965 to the town of Portadown ... more

  • The Man from Mensa: 1 of 600: Mensa Research

    by Bernard Mulholland

    X-men are the vision,

    Mensa is the reality,

    X-Mensans are the future.


    There is little in the public domain about this élite international high-IQ society, MENSA, which boasts a membership tested to have an IQ among the highest two per cent of the population. This book was written by an insider who, as a member of MENSA, contributed extensively to this high-IQ society over a span of almost thirty years.

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  • Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact

    by Russell Phillips
    The Warsaw Pact was as innovative as it was prepared, and these deadly war machines had the potential to change the course of world history forever. Find out more about these combat vehicles from how they worked to what they would have been capable of if they had been used in military action against NATO.
  • Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Siege

    by Russell Phillips
    In 1980, six terrorists stormed the Iranian embassy in London and took twenty-six hostages. After six days of tension a hostage was murdered. Millions watched live on television as black-clad SAS stormed the embassy. Operation Nimrod dispels the myths and reveals the truth of those six long days.
  • A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle Over Nazi-Looted Art

    by Nicholas O'Donnell
    The organized theft of fine art by Nazi Germany has captivated worldwide attention in the last twenty years. As much as any other topic arising out of World War Two, stolen art has proven to be an issue that simply will not go away. Newly found works of art pit survivors and their heirs against museums, foreign nations, and even their own family members. These stories are enduring because they speak to one of the core tragedies of the Nazi era: how a nation at the pinnacle of fine art and cultur... more
  • Journals of War: Coming of Age with the 104th Infantry During World War II

    by Anne Dorre

    Journals of War is a coming of age story, a comprehensive firsthand account of pre- to post-World War II, spanning the civilian and military experiences of E. J. McCully.  Compiled from six journals, the book includes the demanding training McCully underwent in Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, his subsequent commission as an officer, and assignment to Camp Adair, Oregon.  It covers his maneuvers in the Oregon desert and the California-Arizona Maneuver Area as well as his te... more

  • Al Jihad fil Islam (The Concept of Jihad in Islam)

    by Syed Firasat Shah

    This is the English translation of a classic book on the subject of Jihad in Islam originally written and published in 1927 in the Urdu language by renowned scholar Sayyid Abul A'ala Maududi. A major part of the book deals with the comparative study of the concept of a just war in varíous theologies. This book covers various important events of World War I in great detail and provides a critical analysis of the conflict and post conflict development of international accords with re... more