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by Nancy Learned HainesIn America, 1918 was a time of zealous patriotism. But not everyone believed in the rightness of war. Leslie Hotson’s conscience led him to go to France with the American Friends Service Committee to repair the wounds of war. Mary Peabody worked to change conditions at home as a radical socialist and anti-war activist. Both hoped that their love of mankind would lead them to living out their highest ideals. We Answered With Love is based on the letters of these two... more
by Neil BurckartThis story is about a young man who joins the army air corp. in 1942. He became a bomber pilot and flew thirty missions over enemy territory, was wounded twice, and received thirteen medals for his exemplary service. After the war, he moved his young family to Alaska to find work. He worked as a stevedore on the docks. In his off hours, he started commercial fishing and hunting. Eventually he became a guide. As the years passed, he became one of the very best guides in all of Alaska and has g... more
by Justin GordonIn Holocaust Postal History, postal historian Justin Gordon takes readers on a journey through the Holocaust, using actual correspondence written by the victims to document the steps along the way. As Gordon attests, though, seemingly everyday items such as letters and cards often bear more than just a message: they represent lives, hopes, and history. Personal correspondence sent during the Holocaust is no different; in fact, it is made all the more poignant by the circumstances in which the s... more
by W.E. WelbourneAt the outset of the Second World War on September 1, 1939, young Aussie 'diggers' are rushed to assist Britain in its hour of need ? to the nearest European war zone in the Middle East and North Africa. My Uncle Arthur, young 'Arty' is one of these ? a sapper with 6 years militia training as an army engineer. The ANZAC forces sweep through Libya, from Egypt to Benghazi, defeating superior numbers of heavily armed Italians ? the first Allied land victory of the war. Ill-equipped and lacking prom... more
by Liz Gilmore Williams
Finalist, 2018 International Book Award Contest, Military history genre.
A young man from a gritty Pennsylvania mill town enlists in the Army Air Corps and heads for Hawaii, the “Paradise of the Pacific.” There, he and his buddies defend Oahu while it explodes and burns in the bombing of Pearl Harbor. As the war surges, his bomber squadron ships out to primitive Pacific outposts. Amid air raids, stifling heat, and outbreaks of tropical disease, he cling... more
by Nathan Shasho
Since the beginning of our evolutionary history humans have proven to be the most aggressive and violent of all species on this planet. The historical evidence, which is in no way complete in spite of the many examples in my book, clearly illustrates man's ability to set aside his compassion and empathy not just for other humans but all living things, including environments necessary for other living species to survive. Yet with all the history of conquerors, worl... more
by Kenneth ShoresMy life story from age four to 83 years old. Traveled over most of the world and ( am a disabled veteran from the Koran War (1949 to 1953). The first half of the book, are my many doubts about God and the second half of the book, the many miracles I witness to learn who God really is. The Miracle of Faith and how God crated a second marriage are two of the greatest miracles in my life. The book has changed some readers lives.
by Rosalie Lauerman
Award-winning book, "Jockey Hollow," explores how the beaten up and worn down Continental soldiers faced the harshest winter of the century and how they dealt with chronic supply shortages, desertions, enemy attacks, mutiny, and even treason by one of their beloved officers. The starving soldiers often went unpaid as well. In fact, the Pennsylvania and Massachusetts Lines hadn’t been paid in a year!
The book highlights the depth of the soldiers’ conviction th... more
by Bruce McAllister & Stephan WilkinsonMany Americans who no longer remember the legacy of the world’s first true media celebrity have forgotten Charles A. Lindbergh–aviator, adventurer, author, activist, pathfinder, fighter pilot, and conservationist. This book brings back to life that epic career in evocative text and hundreds of photographs, many rarely published, reawakening the careers of a man and his wife who achieved more, in more varied fields, than perhaps any couple in history. Lindbergh’s epic non-stop flight from New Yo... more
by Zahos HadjifotiouA World War II veteran recounts firsthand horrors on bloody battlefields and passionate liaisons in Middle Eastern nightclubs as a Grecian soldier. A pithy and unapologetic memoir, as much about the good times of war as the bad.
by Terri FergasonThe digital world would not exist were it not for the twisted nematic liquid crystal display (TN-LCD). It is used ubiquitously in our smart phones, televisions, and many other items of advanced technology. Mr. Liquid Crystal reveals the inside story of James L. Fergason, TN-LCD's brilliant inventor. This is a fascinating and insightful book for scientists, inventors, technology geeks, history buffs and anyone else who is fascinated by the creative process of invention.
by Steven LehrerRelates the experiences of Alfred-Ingemar Berndt, a journalist turned Wehrmacht sergeant, during the German invasion of France and the Low Countries, 1940.
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by Ben KelleyAfter sisters Raechel and Jacqueline Houck died in a fiery crash while driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser belonging to Enterprise Rent-A-Car, their parents were shocked to learn that the car was under recall at the time for a flawed power steering hose. A small plaintiffs’ law firm, Grassini & Wrinkle, agreed to take their case, filing suit against DaimlerChrysler and Enterprise in June 2005. Death by Rental Car: The Houck v. Enterprise Case offers an insider’s view of the six-year court battle betw... more
by John Geyman, M.D.The problems of U. S. health care are of intense public interest today. The debate over where to go next to rein in costs and improve access to quality health care has become bitterly partisan, with distorted rhetoric largely uninformed by history, evidence, or health policy science. Based on present trends, our expensive dysfunctional system threatens patients, families, the government, and taxpayers with future bankruptcy. This book takes a 60-year view of our health care system, from 1956 to... more
by Norman BezaneFor travelers and people who love Maui, Voices of Aloha chronicles 60 movers and shakers, Hawaiians, entrepreneurs, colorful characters, musicians, artists, and historic preservationists as well as kings, queens, missionaries and sugar barons who made modern Maui, Maui. This is one of the few volumes about contemporary people of aloha who are part of the visitor experience. The concise essays also provide insights into how today's Hawaiians feel about the overthrow of their kingdom, attempts to ... more