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by Rick Harper“Harper gets to the business of historical, political and social analysis, he is quite knowledgeable, open minded and shrewd. There’s the long history of racial troubles, the rise of La Raza Unida and the remaking of the South Texas political landscape. T e era’s larger than life Texas movers & shakers and wheelers and dealers litter the story.” -Kirkus Reviews “The book covers Rodriguez’s Texas Ranger adventures, including dustups rowdy enough to rival any Western movie. Heavy emph... more
by Andrew Knox"Blazing an African American Trail" is the history of African American Catholics in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
by EM SloanWhen Germany invades France in 1940, Cecily Lefort can't imagine how the aristocratic comforts of life as a French doctor's wife are about to disappear. A return to native England eventually leads Cecily back to France, this time as a secret agent. Cecily is one of 13 female Special Operations Executive (SOE) spies who do not survive to tell their story. But a 100-year old family-owned photograph of Cecily inspires author Elizabeth Sloan to travel to Paris and investigate the story of Cecily's l... more
by cheryl lassiter
PURITAN SUPERSTITION CONFRONTS AN INDOMITABLE WILL in this richly researched, groundbreaking biography of Goodwife Unise Cole, the woman known as the Witch of Hampton. Unise Cole’s story has great appeal for anyone interested in the history and mystery of the New England witchcraft persecutions and their aftermath. Beginning with her death in 1680, Cole was treated as little more than a stock witchcraft character, a ghostly apparition, a vile old hag with a stake driven through her hear... more
by Katherine Bankole-MedinaThis essay collection, World to Come: Essays on the Baltimore Uprising, Militant Racism, and History, addresses the 2015 Baltimore protests and riots over the death of Freddie Gray. The main purpose of this compilation is to critically explore the historical moment surrounding the 2015 Baltimore Uprising and the death of Freddie Gray (excluding the court cases of the Baltimore 6—the police officers involved). The manuscript makes a unique contribution to several fields: African American history,... more
by Charles M. Miceli
This textbook, co-authored with Alton P. Golden, Jr. was the first book in the nation to deal with the issue of deadly fires in secure institutions. The book, published through the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, U.S. Department of Justice in August, 1979, was never released to the general public and is now out of print.
by Carl Megill
"Kwizzles" is a fun and challenging new trivia word game covering such topics as music, TV, movies, sports, personalities and much more.
by Savannah JordanThe basic premise of the book is that democracy has been rare and fleeting in human history because it, more so than other forms of government, requires of the ordinary citizens virtues that are antithetical to the powerful animal passions that have been essential to the evolution of the human species. These virtues are self-control, self-reliance, a belief in the equality of all, and a concern for the well-being of everyone. The early American settlers possessed these virtues because their de... more
by Richard Carl BrightWhat follows here, just a brief insight into Pain and Purpose in the Pacific. This book did not begin with the idea of a chronology of the battles of the Pacific War, although an overview is included. But instead it was intended to be a brief account of the battles on Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa as I retrace the travels of one Marine from the farmland of Minnesota to Japan and back. Carl J. Johnson spent 30 months in the Pacific. Four of those months were in bitter combat on the islands of Saipa... more
by Shawnie Kelley
Discover Cape Cod brings history and travel together in ways that make exploring Cape Cod a rich, educational experience. From the naming of Martha’s Vineyard to the formation of the National Seashore, this book explores four centuries of colonial, maritime, architectural, and economic history in a collection of 27 short stories. Learn about an English sailor who named many the Cape’s major landmarks and how a humble fruit saved the region from economic depression. Read a story ab... more
by Sherri PickettDiscover Cape Cod brings history and travel together in ways that make exploring Cape Cod a rich, educational experience. From the naming of Martha’s Vineyard to the formation of the National Seashore, this book explores four centuries of colonial, maritime, architectural, and economic history in a collection of 27 short stories. Learn about an English sailor who named many the Cape’s major landmarks and how a humble fruit saved the region from economic depression. Read a story about a legendary... more
by Nayeem ShowkatThis book, research based, spells out the effect of media on culture. The book reveals the difference between the rural areas on culture in presence of media.
by Michael Hogan
This new book by a noted historian and professor is one of the best books available about relations between the United States and Mexico before, during, and after the Mexican-American War. It examines Abraham Lincoln's opposition to the war as a Congressman, and his support for Mexico as President. The book is long overdue because it treats Abraham Lincoln as an international figure, not merely an American one.
by Robert A. NowlanAmerican Presidents, Polk to Hayes. What They Did. What They Said, What Was Said About Them is the second book in a planned five volume series, covering all the Presidents. These 43 men (so far) have succeeded in some regards and failed in others as they strove to do the best they could in what is surely one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Only they can truly appreciate what it takes to be the president. Others can only speculate. People feel strongly about U.S. Presidents. Some they ad... more
by Jonathan MusereWelsh-born Henry Morton Stanley was raised in an environment of deprivation and torture. But against insurmountable odds, short and hard-headed Stanley gradually rose to eternally become internationally signified as an adventurous soldier, journalist, geographer, explorer, discoverer, prospector, colonialist and diplomat. In this account Stanley is followed from his beginnings, to his migration to America where he would participate in the Civil war, to his travails along the way, and to his sa... more
by Eli GiffordIn January of 1854, on the shores of the Puget Sound, Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Nation gave prophetic speech: "The whites too shall pass; perhaps sooner than all the other tribes. Continue to contaminate your bed and you will one night suffocate in your waste." Except he didn't say it. Professor Ted Perry did in 1971. Dr. Henry A. Smith claims he was present when Seattle spoke yet he waited thirty -three years to publish the speech and Seattle certainly did not speak the Victorian English f... more