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  • Kentucky's First Asylum

    by Alma Wynelle Deese
    Asylums were first established to care for the unfortunates of society. It was only later they acquired a negative image. In Kentucky's First Asylum, author Alma Wynelle Deese explores this issue by dissecting the inner workings of the Eastern Kentucky Asylum, Kentucky's first asylum and the second state-supported asylum to be established in the United States. She describes the people who were involved in the creation and maintenance of a medical school, law department, and lunatic asylum in Lex... more
  • Attack on Nantucket

    by Thad Dupper
    The West Wing meets Top Gun in this modern-day Clancy-like thriller. The US president, Nantucket and a terrorist plot all combine for an adrenaline ride off the Atlantic. Andrew Russell, the 46th president of the United States, his wife and two young children have brought back a Kennedy-era feeling of Camelot to the White House. President Russell, an ex-Navy fighter pilot, and his family are spending another vacation on the beautiful island of Nantucket. After three years of planning, th... more
  • Soldiers' Stories: A Collection of WWII Memoirs

    by Myra Miller, PhD
    Winner of the 2017 Ella Dickey Literacy Award for historical preservation through literature, this WWII page-turner is a colorful compilation of 140+ stories laced with illustrations and photos telling the personal accounts of young men and women who risked their lives, were wounded or killed to save the lives of millions. True stories depict their valor, patriotism and day-to-day exploits during the 1940s.
  • Summoning The Dawn

    by Bucklin Hill Covers Larry Weiner
    QUIBERON BAY FRANCE, 1759 Never was such a bold decision made as that of British admiral Sir Edward Hawke at Quiberon Bay to give chase in a rising gale as night fell. After several setbacks in the Seven Years' War (1756-63) the French had decided to risk all on an invasion of Britain. Troops were gathered in Brittany and the French navy sent to escort them across the Channel. Hawke chased them into the rock-strewn Quiberon Bay. There he destroyed or captured seven French ships; only two Ro... more
  • Red Sky in the Morning

    by Elizabeth Buhmann
    Xa Lili was just six years old when full-blown combat erupted in war-weary Vietnam. A century of colonial rule, followed by a bitter struggle for independence, had left the country divided, a focal point in the global conflict between Communist and Free World ideologies. When the US withdrew and Vietnam was reunified under Hanoi, Lili was swept up in an unprecedented swell of humanity fleeing a landscape devastated by war. Her story, spanning the years of her childhood to young adulthood, rep... more
  • But Not Always

    by Gaetano Amato
    This book attempts to answer the question, "What is a Ball?" in an interesting way. It was written to connect children with the world of sport by acquainting them with a wide variety of activities involving the use of balls; to encourage them to be more physically active; to enhance their reading vocabulary; to challenge their creative minds as they explore the sports of their choice.
  • Last Man Standing in Afghanistan

    by Rich Walton and Dick Kuiper
    The new book I've been writing with Rich Walton, AKA Mr. Rich is going to be released this month and I'm looking forward to getting out there and promoting the book. Mr. Rich is a very colorful guy who spent 4 years as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan managing construction projects amidst Taliban sniper fire and mortar rounds. The book chronicles his hair-raising adventures dodging enemy fire, dealing with unscrupulous material suppliers, merciless warlords and untrained workers. Rich's stor... more
  • Idols of History: High Renaissance Italy

    by Jason Goetz
    Ideas shape men, and men make history. Built on this premise, the Idols of History series explores modern European history through the lens of the Great Books. These volumes, each with a foreword from leading academic executives, explore both primary and secondary source classics about each era from the Italian High Renaissance to the Cold War. This volume, the first in the series, explores the Italian High Renaissance as the product of the interplay between Lucretian realism, pervading Italy a... more
  • Idols of History: High Renaissance Italy

    by Jason Goetz
    Ideas shape men, and men make history. Built on this premise, the Idols of History series explores modern European history through the lens of the Great Books. These volumes, each with a foreword from leading academic executives, explore both primary and secondary source classics about each era from the Italian High Renaissance to the Cold War. This volume, the first in the series, explores the Italian High Renaissance as the product of the interplay between Lucretian realism, pervading Italy... more
  • If You Were Me and Lived in...the Ancient Mali Empire (Volume 10)

    by Carole P. Roman
    Join Carole P. Roman as she travels back in time to visit the exciting Ancient Empire of Mali in Africa during the 1300s. Learn about the varied customs and cultures. Travel to the past to discover what you would eat and do for fun. See the land and its rich history through the eyes of a youngster like you. Don't forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair time traveler.
  • JFK and Vietnam: Deception, Intrigue, and the Struggle for Power

    by Dr. John M. Newman
    The publication and suppression of JFK and Vietnam was a watershed event in 20th Century American history. This book exposed, for the first time, 1) how President Kennedy’s opposition to sending U.S. combat forces to Vietnam led those favoring intervention to concoct a false story of battlefield success to prevent a complete withdrawal from Vietnam; 2) the details of the intense struggle that erupted in the administration over the president’s decision to withdraw from Vietnam in the fall of 196... more
  • Countdown to Darkness: The Assassination of President Kennedy (Volume II)

    by Dr. John M. Newman
    The second volume in a series on the assassination of President Kennedy, “Countdown to Darkness” describes events during a dangerous quickening of the Cold War. The race for a long-range delivery system for nuclear weapons came to its final, unexpected, and unstable conclusion—the “missile gap” favored the United States, not the Soviet Union. The European colonial empires were collapsing in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, spawning Cold War hot spots, where Moscow and Washington rush... more
  • DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed Volume 3

    by Mark R. Gery
    Volume 3 of DEBACLE covers the failed US ground campaign against Iraq, the violent and bloody Iraqi civil war that commenced just after the war, and the high-level pressure on the part of the White House that succeeded in persuading Israel and several Arab countries (minus Iraq) to attend the Madrid Middle East Peace Conference in late October, 1991. The volume concludes with an extended Epilogue that chronicles the slow but steady decrease in America's international standing after the failed G... more
  • DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed Volume 2

    by Mark R. Gery
    Volume 2 of DEBACLE starts with a complete account of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August, 1990. Then comes the first Bush administration's concerted efforts to promote and organize a massive US military response to the invasion, irrespective of the wishes of several Arab states, many members of the United Nations, and most of the American public. Concurrent with this is the large-scale preparation for war by the US military as well as the Iraqi side. The key goals for the war are expla... more
  • DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed Volume 1

    by Mark R. Gery
    A far-reaching and impactful presentation of the 1991 Persian Gulf War that demonstrates clearly that Iraq, not the United States, actually won the war. Volume 1 documents the history of Iraq and the regime of Saddam Hussein, then outlines US involvement in the Middle East during the post-World War II period, concluding with an in-depth lay out of the political tension between Washington and Baghdad that started as early as 1972.
  • Come With Me, Together We'll See the Beauty of...HAWAII

    by Jeannie & Madison Fung
    Take a journey to the beautiful island of Hawaii in this colorfully illustrated picture book featuring some of the island's most famous sites and activities. Get ready for a tropical adventure with thirty pages full of bright and whimsical designs that include games and puzzles.

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