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by Patricia Earnest SuterFrankenstein was first conceived by Shelley in 1816. Her monster was an embodiment of abandonment and loneliness, feelings Shelley shared. In despair, the creature resorted to violence. Fifty years after Frankenstein's conception, Anton Probst adopted characteristics of Shelley's monstrous creation. He became Philadelphia's first mass-murderer when he slaughtered members of the Christopher Dearing family.
by Dennis Whitehead
Love and Sacrifice tells the stories of the Reed family as they traveled across the country and around the world through the first half of the 20th century in military service. The book culminates in the combat deaths of the father and a son on the World War II battlefields of Europe.
Their stories are told through letters among family members, personal diaries, and the vivid recollections of wife and mother, Mildred Reed. The book is illustrated with more than 300 images interwoven int... more
by James BultemaLaw enforcement officers make their living fighting crime. The death of an officer killed while on duty presents the most heartfelt crisis a department can face. Agencies make it their highest priority to solve the case and bring the murderers to justice. But it is not a perfect world and sometimes, they are not successful. Unsolved: Cold-Case Homicides of Law Enforcement Officers brings attention to this national tragedy. Building on two years of comprehensive nationwide research, Unsolved incl... more
by Cecil MillerThe Other Side of the Mic is about aviation history, the pilot, and behind the scenes of the air-traffic controller. It starts with the Wright brothers and covers the early days of the airplane manufacturers, airplanes, the beginning of airmail and air traffic control, the pilot heroes during war, test pilots, the jet age, X (experimental) airplanes, the century-series jets, and the first jet airliners, and flight into outer space. I write about my air force service, 1955?1959, working in the co... more
by William Alan WebbWhy did Hitler choose Vienna over Berlin? A brief introduction to a lesser known chapter of World War Two. Following defeat in the Ardennes Offensive, Adolf Hitler and the German leadership faced the question of how best to use what little offensive firepower remained to them, as represented by the Sixth SS Panzer Army. Hitler’s obsession with protecting the last source of natural oil available to the Reich compelled this decision, one made against the strong opposition of his military advise... more
by David MarcWhen people think of the “Arab world”, they tend to think “Jews and Arabs”. This is totally wrong (and for those people who should actually know better, it is totally racist). This is the main reason why I wrote this booklet – to create awareness that in fact, most of this “Arab world”, i.e. the member countries of the Arab League aside from those on the Arabian peninsula, has been for many centuries, and is at present, Arab-occupied and, -colonized, territory, inhabited by a kaleidoscope of min... more
by Louie T. McClain IIJoin Melanin Origins as we tell of the Tuskegee Airmen and a few of their accomplishments in flight and in moral character. Author Larry Simmons penned this story for children worldwide in hopes to awaken the conquering, persevering and ambitious nature in every child that reads this book.
by Fritz Ulli SalzmanWhere do florists come from? Once, a long time ago, nobody picked flowers. Until in Germany came along Peer Van Gint, in 1349. The world was about to change forever, and flowers would become the symbol of love and affection. A thrilling trip through time.
by Tiberiu WeiszThe book traces a small group of Israelites in Chinese literature who migrated and settled in China in biblical times. It identifies the Chinese characters that denoted Israelites in Chinese literature and based on that reconstructed their activities and presence there. Early Chinese sages had referred to encounters with Israelites in their writings while lated literature treated them as natives.
by Mike GuardiaHal Moore (portrayed by Mel Gibson in the film "We Were Soldiers") led his life by a set of principles - a code developed through years of experience, trial-and-error, and the study of leaders of every stripe. In a career spanning more than thirty years, Moore's life touched upon many historical events: the Occupation of Japan, the Korean War, Vietnam, and the refashioning of the US Army into an all-volunteer force. At each juncture, he learned critical lessons and had opportunities to affect ch... more
by Andrew (Durandy) Golub"The Music Between Us: Concert Ads of Duran Duran" links rare concert ads from my archive with memories from fans who attended the shows - a poignant collection of reflections that illustrates a pop icon's global impact through a unique lens.
Exploring Early Grand Lodge Freemasonry: Studies in Honor of the Tricentennial of the Establishment of the Grand Lodge of Englanby Shawn EyerThe numerous contributors to Exploring Early Grand Lodge Freemasonry develop a cogent case for reassessing the origins and evolution of the Craft in Great Britain during the early and middle years of the eighteenth century. Based on a meticulous investigation of primary and secondary sources, this lucidly written and suggestive study incisively reveals new thinking in looking at the leadership, ritualism, and lodge life of early Speculative Freemasonry.
by Marc BatkoThis 154-page eBook anthology includes translated articles by Austrian, Swiss, Polish and German critical economists. Mainstream trickle-down economics has no answer to exploding inequality and precarious work. Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people. Michael Schwendinger explains how reduced working hoiurs can be a socio-economic investment that brings better long-term health and greater time sovereignty. The appendix "Myths of the Economy" explains 29 state myths, business ... more
by Jacqueline Widmar StewartBuried treasures show that Europe’s ancient Celts valued females in ways that later empires did not. Over the past 2000 years, institutionalized sexism has carried imperialist male domination all the way to the present. That said, the Celtic family-based culture remains hidden in plain view by using the right lens. This book gives a look into the world of nature-loving ancestors and their descendants.
by Murray Johnston
Today, Watford village in Northamptonshire is known for little more than the Watford Gap motorway stop. But, for 600 years, the parish was home to one of medieval England’s first knight’s fees.
As far back as the Norman Conquest of 1066, Watford with three towns was exceptional. Soon after, the king awarded Watford as a knight’s fee—a parcel of land sufficient to support a knight. Two centuries on, the single holding was broken into separate man... more
by Barbara G. Jaquay
Sheep herding for its wool and meat has been an Arizonan occupation since the mid-1800s and if the Native Americas are included, the date can be pushed back to the early 1600s when sheep were pilfered from the pueblos in New Mexico. Sheep was one of the many livestock breeds that Father Kino introduced into the Pimería Alta and he proceeded to teach the local southern Arizona Native Americans sheep husbandry in order that they would have a constant supply of wool and meat. But, this was a ... more