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by Corinna MontgomeryMy book tells the true story about my family, how we tried to escape from East Germany. How life was in the socialism behind the iron fence.
by Stefan CookeBy the age of 14, Barbara Newhall Follett had published two books with Alfred A. Knopf: 1927's enchanting "The House Without Windows and Eepersip's Life There" and 1928's "The Voyage of the Norman D."—Barbara's account of her journey from New Haven to Nova Scotia as "cabin boy" on a lumber schooner. Both books received rave reviews in the New York Times, the Saturday Review, and elsewhere. But that same year Barbara's life turned upside down when her father left his family for a younger woman. W... more
by C. Douglas SternerFifteen years in development, “The Defining Generation” is a 600+ page tribute to the children of “The Greatest Generation.” Baby boomers themselves, authors Doug and Pam Sterner weave personal vignettes, history, and the inspiring true stories of heroes and leaders of their generation. It is a positive portrayal of a generation in rebellion that rose up against traditions of the past, rejecting “the establishment” and its narrow views of life, equality, poverty and world need. The genesis of th... more
by Wolfgang Schuttea compilation of names of towns and cities in the United States derived from once well-kown personalities and places in ancient Italy and Greece - a link for those of us having European ancestors.
by Stevan NikolicAre Freemasons a secret society, with dangerous agenda, as their enemies would like to present or a philanthropic association of good men (and women) trying to become better and improve the society they live in? Can we subscribe to the controversial idea that the phenomenon of Freemasonry has a life of its own within our collective unconscious that sustains itself regardless of human destiny? Enter into this mysterious world of symbols, bizarre rituals, secret words, signs, and handshakes and le... more
by Paul W SimpsonAround Cape Horn Once More is the story of the French Bounty Clipper Ship, Montebello. She was built in Nantes, France in 1900 and was lost on the rugged and lonely south coast of Kangaroo Island, South Australia in 1906. This book is a tale of the adventures of the Montebello and the men who sailed her around the globe. It brings to light a period of France’s maritime history that has never before been told in such thrilling and dramatic detail. "We heard the roar of breakers, and then we k... more
by Paul JansonBattles and Battleships is a narrative history of the era of ship design from the first ironclads to the ultimate Dreadnaught battleship, from 1866 to 1905, from the Battle of Lissa to the Battle of Tsushima. It is a narrative history detailed and extensively researched but easily read and entertaining. It is hoped that serious students will see the parallels to our current world and take the lesson offered. The period covered is full of truly amazing events and personalities and I have not hesi... more
by Linda PavlosThe History of Lions is an educational coloring book that explores the prehistoric lion's existence and evolution to the modern day lion, as well a look at the lion's family life. It also stimulates creativity in the user through free style drawing activities included in the book. This book is suitable for children and adults alike.
by Peter J. Cooper
The book describes a two-year search for information about an undocumented ancestor who left England for the U.S. in 1851. The author was able to uncover much of his great, great-uncle's life from birth to death including his memoirs of the Union Army unit he fought with in the Civil War. These recollections have been combined with the historical record of the various military actions to produce a comprehensive description of the conditions and events involving his unit from Second Bull Run t... more
by Colleen Cross
Is Your Money Safe?
Most of the all-time 10 biggest Ponzi schemes collapsed during the 2008 financial crisis and an even bigger Ponzi schem is about to implode in 2016. Today's financial markets are even more volatile, exactly the right conditions for a Ponzi scheme to collapse. Unwitting investors will be financially ruined and left holding the bag.
The next massive Ponzi scheme is about to collapse and it will dwarf Bernard Madoff&... more
Answering the Call: With the 91st Infantry Division in the Italian Campaign During World War II (Third Edition)by Stephen L. Wilson
This book describes Allen Wilson's war service as a platoon leader and forward observer in the 362nd Regiment's Cannon Company, and, after the war ended, as a member of the American occupation forces in Austria. Also portrayed is wife Barbara's life as a young mother during his deployment.
by M.G. CRISCI7 DAYS IN RUSSIA. IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK. Take one very, very curious American, mix in 145 million Russians and a century of preconceived notions and then pour this mixture out against the magnificent urban theater played out daily in Moscow, St Petersburg and Pushkin – and you've got M.G. Crisci's book, 7 Days in Russia—The Adventures of One American in Today’s Federation. We learn through words, insights and more than 150 revealing color photos taken by Crisci that Russia is not a pol... more
by Stephen L. WilsonThis book describes the two years that Phil Saunders spent in China as an adviser to Chiang Kai-shek's nationalist army during World War II. It recounts how the troops he worked with gradually became an effective fighting force, shifted from defensive to offensive combat, and ultimately defeated the Japanese.
by Robin R. CutlerWhat determines who a woman will become? Jane Hall was an orphan at fifteen and a “literary prodigy” according to the press. How did this spirited young girl from an Arizona mining town become a Depression-era debutante, a successful author of magazine fiction, and a screenwriter at Hollywood’s most glamorous studio? At Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Jane wrote the story and the script for the “best social comedy of 1939,” These Glamour Girls, and established a lively camaraderie with F. Scott Fitzgerald, ... more
by William L. McGee
On July 1, 1946, millions of people around the world waited anxiously by their radios for the results of the first postwar atomic bomb tests code-named Operation CROSSROADS.
Award-winning World War II military historian, William L. McGee, provides an eyewitness account of his participation at Crossroads, an event which many scientists considered the most significant of the twentieth century.
The author, a twenty-year old U.S. Navy Gunner’s Mate at the time, who had served in... more
by S. D. Campbell
Bordered by three oceans, Canada's Navy has always needed ships and crew who could brave the harshest of seas to enforce her sovereignty and protect her freedom.