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  • The Ground You Stand Upon: Life of a Skytrooper in Vietnam

    by Joshua Bowe
    Sent into the deadly Central Highlands of Vietnam, a true story of my dad and the skytroopers of Alpha Company, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry from 1966 to 1967. Together, these impossibly young men would be trained in the airmobile infantry and become “skytroopers.” They would learn what “search and destroy” meant and face the reality of this new war. The story features many of the letters and photographs my dad sent home from some of the most remote valleys and outposts in Vietnam, written under ... more
  • Rome and America: The Great Republics

    by Walter Signorelli
    In innumerable ways, the United States of America is the political and social descendant of the Roman Republic, and the influences of Rome reverberate throughout our world. Yet while America reflects the heights of Roman structures, ideas, and principles, we also now face a host of problems similar to those that the Romans faced—immigration and citizenship, the consequences of slavery, the growing divide between classes, the conflict between conservatives and progressives, and the challenges of ... more
  • Major Harold Ferguson: Citizen-Soldier Meets Roaring 20s Los Angeles

    by Edmond J. Clinton III
    This is a true story from Major Harold Ferguson?s personal diary and letters describing his experiences during World War I and his life as a citizen of Los Angeles during the formative years of the 1920s. Major Harold Ferguson was a Stanford graduate lawyer and member of the United States National Guard returning from service in World War I to his home in Los Angeles, a city growing into a thriving metropolis. But Los Angeles was a different city from Chicago, New York, or Detroit. It was isolat... more
  • Fire, Fire, Fire on the Flight Deck Aft; This Is Not a Drill

    by Kenneth V. Killmeyer
    In March of 1967, Ken Killmeyer became a crew member of USS Forrestal CVA-59, the first of the super aircraft carriers. In 1995, Ken was offered the position of historian of the USS Forrestal Association. During his time as a historian, Ken began collecting personal experience narratives of crew members who were aboard along with him during the worst naval disaster to befall a ship since World War II. Ken has combined those stories with USS Forrestal?s deck logs and the official investigation re... more

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  • War is Personal. Hell, Luck and Resilience: Accounts of a WWII Combat Marine On Okinawa

    by Roy Wilkes and Elaine Wilkes
    The Invasion of Okinawa was executed against a desperate enemy. Teenage Roy Wilkes, USMC, was unfortunate enough to have a front-row seat. True, gripping stories and reflections from a WWII combat Marine. Okinawa was also the bloodiest and most costly. War is Personal relates Roy Wilkes’ Okinawa experience in his own words, compiled by his daughter, Elaine Wilkes, and illustrated with family and archival photographs. Alternately poetic, unflinchingly harsh, and dryly funny, Roy’s account capt... more
  • Ask a Suffragist: Stories and Wisdom from America's First Feminists

    by April Young Bennett

    Ask a Suffragist: Stories and Wisdom from America’s First Feminists channels the wisdom of the first generation of American feminists as exemplars and advisors to help us find solutions relevant to our modern world. Feminists with urgent causes to support don’t have time to read dull history textbooks, but ignorance about the past can lead to wasted efforts to reinvent the wheel and repeating past mistakes. Ask a Suffragist shares the radical lives and prescient wisdom of our acti... more

  • Glory for the Brave

    by Georgiann Baldino
    Glory for the Brave dramatizes rare heroines who served near the front, found a place in a male-dominated society, and despite overwhelming odds, managed to remain among Civil War medical workers who nobly saved. Women Civil War nurses shattered Victorian notions of femininity. Glory for the Brave is based on the real-life experiences of Charlotte McKay. In 1862 when Charlotte volunteered as a Union nurse, society condemned the idea of women caring for men outside their immediate families. Ar... more
  • 50 Years of Pride: The Power of the Bars

    by Michael Boyajian

    How gay bars were the vanguard of the Pride Movement

  • 1969: Are You Still Listening? Stories & Essays

    by Brent Green
    1969 stood as the final year of a tumultuous decade that upended American culture and shattered domestic tranquility. On the fiftieth anniversary of that electrifying year, an eclectic group of eight eminent authors — journalists, fiction and nonfiction writers, and social and political commentators — have published their coming-of-age experiences, vivid memories, and lessons learned. Entitled 1969: Are You Still Listening? Stories & Essays, the book provides eyewitness accounts, personal tal... more
  • A Century of Cures: J.C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass., U.S.A.

    by Cliff Hoyt & Linda Hoyt
    History of medicine manufacturer J.C. Ayer & Co. (1841-1943) of Lowell, Massachusetts. The book follows the company's relationship to period medical practices and concepts of patent medicine. The authors document the nature and variety of the company' products through its long history including 75 product images. It follows James & Frederick Ayer as they sold their products to international markets. By the 1870's serving all continents except Antarctica. The authors provide over 750 color image... more
  • Every Mother's Son - 77 Days at Khe Sanh

    by K.M. Loftin
    Every man in Vietnam was, "Every Mother's Son." In 1968, The Marine helicopter crews during the 77 day Siege of Khe Sanh, risked everything, everyday to keep the surrounding Marine hill positions alive and viable. The North Vietnamese Army committed over 20,000 troops to destroying the Marine hill positions and the Khe Sanh Combat Base. The small Marine outposts were transformed into highly effective kill zones as the enemy slammed the landing ones with rockers, mortars, artillery and automatic ... more
  • Science Fiction Films of The 20th Century: 1955-1956

    by Theresa M. Moore
    A collection of essays by the author about films which were important to pop culture and the genre. The chronology covers the years 1955 to 1956. Each essay includes a complete plot synopsis, additional analyses and notes, anecdotal information and data, where possible; since some films have been lost. Each has been selected for addition to this volume based on the author's experience as a fan of science fiction and a film critic. Some of the films may seem like cheaply made popcorn thrillers bu... more
  • Lakers: The Evolution of the Great Lakes Freighter

    by Ryan R. Gale
    Lakers takes you on a 300-year journey following the evolution of freight-carrying vessels on the Great Lakes of North America, from the wooden tall ships of the 17th and 18th centuries to the steel giants of the 21st century. Learn how geography, weather and technology caused lakers to evolve like no other ships in the world, and how these changes affected the lives of the men and women who worked on them. Discover how they contributed to the rise of nations, and help fuel the global economy of... more
  • Sybil Ludington: Patriot Rider of the American Revolution

    by Michael Boyajian
    Sybil Ludington rode further and longer than Paul Revere to warn of the approaching British saving the Hudson Valley.
  • LONG TIME PASSING: History of a Jewish Family

    by Ruth C Howard

    He came to America seeking freedom. He went to war to give it to others.

          Germany, 1934:. Dr. Hans Cohn sees a frightening future in a country run by Nazis.  With Hitler in power and anti-Semitism on the rise, the young Jewish physician and his fiancée Hilde flee to America. Out of money but full of hope, they leave leave New York City and at last find refuge in the growing arts mecca of Woodstock, N.Y. 

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