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  • Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui (Voices of Maui) (Volume 1)

    by Norman Bezane
    For 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
  • God Is Not a Real Estate Agent

    by Bill Rezak
    When belligerent, unevenly matched parties have been at each other’s throats for a long period of time, perhaps it is time to try to address the underlying concerns of the weaker player—the Palestinians, in this case. Israel has succeeded in marginalizing Arab inhabitants of the occupied territories and Gaza in every way. The Palestinians are unable to prosper economically or socially. Commerce is regulated and limited by the Israeli government. Since they are unable to prosper, many Palestinian... more
  • Masao: A Nisei Soldier’s Secret and Heroic Role in World War II

    by Sandra Vea
    He couldn't speak of his secret role in World War II for thirty years after the war ended. Now in his nineties, the elderly soldier narrates his unique and untold story about World War II and it changes the interviewer's life forever.
  • The Lost Bloodline

    by Kenneth Desvignes
    True story about a family from New Orleans La. amazing discovery about their bloodline and their struggles to prove their identity and recognition within the family's historic name.
  • The Weeping Angel: Letters and Poems from World War I France

    by Mary Kelley

    Posters in Kansas City adorned the Army Recruitment Center: Join up and be in France in 60 days.  Working as a soldier on the railroads in war-torn northern France during World War I, Hubert Kelley found his vocation as a writer and poet.  This is the story of one boy's journey into adultood told through his letters home written from 1917 to 1919.  The Weeping Angel (L'Ange Pleureur) statue in Amiens Cathedral came to symbolize the sadness and futility of war to Kelley and his fellow soldiers... more

  • David Tate: Origins: Life of a Creek Chieftain Without a Tribe

    by Carolyn E. Hood-Kourdache
    This book is a quasi biography of David Tate, a remnant chieftain of the Creek Nation. It is of significance due to Tate's involvement in the Creek Civil War; and his battle for indemnifications after Removal. Tate survived with other "friendly" Creeks in Alabama, the progenitors of the present-day Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Besides the historical perspective, this work highlights the events surrounding the "massacre," at Fort Mims, and the first successful slave revolt on American soil. It i... more
  • The Smallest Spark

    by John D. Wright
    Not many teenagers would take interest in the eternal welfare of a convicted murderer. Even fewer would have interest in becoming a nun cut off from the outside world—while still a teenager. And still fewer would be able to discern a meaningful significance to suffering in general. Thérèse Martin did all that and more. She embraced all the suffering she could handle both physically and spiritually, striving to offer all of it so that good could be brought of it until her death at the age of t... more
  • Freedom of Religion by Individual Choice

    by Sarah Carpenter-Vascik
    Lately, we hear more and more about how our Founding Fathers were all Christian, God-fearing men and America is a Christian country. Ministers across the nation proclaim this in sermons and political speeches and politicians continually proclaim it at rallies and events, but is our country really Christian? Was it intended to be? Did the men who founded America and drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights really set out to create a nation by and for Christians, or was our fledgling countr... more
  • The Road to War: Duty & Drill, Courage & Capture

    by Steven Burgauer
    A riveting first-person account of a brave young man caught up in a cataclysmic World War. This is the story of Captain William C. Frodsham, Jr., who — shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor — enlisted in the U.S. Army Infantry, where he excelled in basic training, became a junior officer, and eventually led a combat boat team ashore on OMAHA BEACH. Six days later, in French hedgerow country and under withering German fire, Frodsham was wounded and taken prisoner. He spent the next... more
  • CrimeSong: True Crime Stories From Southern Murder Ballads

    by Richard H Underwood
    CrimeSong plunges readers into a world of violence against women, murders, familicide, suicides, brutal mob action, and many examples of a failed justice system. This compelling investigation of the gripping true crimes behind American ballads dispels myths and legends and brings to life a cast of characters—both loathsome and innocent—shadowy history, courtroom dramas, murders, mayhem and music. Although these ballads and stories are set in specific times, cultures, and places, they present ... more
  • Remembering the Ladies

    by Carol Simon Levin
    Designed to make history accessible to everyone from eight to 108-year-olds, this "Not JUST a Coloring Book" tells the story of the struggle for women's political rights through coloring pages and lively brief narratives of 64 courageous & tenacious women.
  • Ancient Wisdoms: Exploring the Mysteries and Connections

    by Gayle Redfern
    It is important to know how our ancestors thought. We will be able to understand our future only if we understand our past first. Mayan Elder Hunbatz Men - Maya Nation " . . . and the people of all colours join to bind what was broken and live in hope". (Waitaha Elder) "It is time to blend and sing a united chorus". (Waitaha Elder) These quotes remind us of the powerful connections between the ancient and modern people. They remind us of similarities between cultures around the globe. Join me an... more
  • The Equine Legacy: How Horses, Mules, and Donkeys Shaped America

    by C. S. Purdy
    The Equine Legacy tells the story of equines as American heroes. From east to west, equines played essential roles in the exploration, settlement, and economic prosperity of America, while serving on the battlefield and entertaining citizens across the country. The book also covers how an equine illness nearly brought the country to a standstill; how horses saved so many people from dreaded diseases; how equines paid the ultimate price to rebuild a major city; the men and women who devoted thei... more
  • But One Husband

    by Luella Pool Saxby
    It is 1849, and Sarah Ann Thirkell is home from boarding school when she spies her father talking with two strangers near the bogs of Yorkshire, England. After her father invites the strangers to dinner, they tell of a prophet who will come to save the world, just as Jesus once did. As Sarah quietly listens, she has no idea that the two missionaries have just changed not only her life, but also the lives of everyone in her family. It is not long before the Thirkells are recruited to become Mormo... more
  • The Great Heist - The Story of the Biggest Bank Robbery in History

    by Jeff McArthur
    On a sunny September morning in 1930, six men entered the Lincoln National Bank in Nebraska's capital city armed with revolvers and Thompson submachine guns. In eight minutes they emerged with more than 2.7 million dollars, the largest take of any bank heist in history. A nationwide search for the bandits would lead Nebraska authorities through the rough, gangland streets of Chicago and East St. Louis, and deep into the heart of the Capone organization. The Great Heist not only chronicles ... more
  • Sketches of a Black Cat: Story of a night flying WWII pilot and artist

    by Ron Miner

    (Available in Full Color or B&W)   Howard Miner was a student at a small Midwestern college when the War broke out. His journey through training and tours of duty as a PBY pilot in the South Pacific are skillfully captured in his art and narratives, framing a wartime drama with a personal coming of age story. This story ~ told in first person, memoir-style ~ has been reconstructed from a small library of unpublished artwork, photos, journal entries... more