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  • Military Life: Service or Career - A Soldier's Perspective

    by John McClarren
    Military Life - Service or Career is a book showing young readers considering the military what that life is really like, written by a retired US Army lieutenant colonel with thirty years of experience. It will also bring back fond memories to those who have already served. The reader will experience humor, terror, suspense and adventure. LTC McClarren shows through personal stories how leadership, maturity and personal growth are natural results of the military experience.
  • Detained: Emails and Musings From a Spiritual Journey Through Abu Ghraib, Kandahar, and Other Garden Spots

    by Brian Rees
    Over the course of five deployments to the Middle East since 9/11, Colonel (retired) Brian Rees documented his daily life at Abu Ghraib, Bagram, Kandahar, Camp Bucca and elsewhere, by writing emails to his friends and family. This book shares a candid look into America’s wars. Humorous and insightful, you hear what it is like to be a doctor to Taliban and al-Qaeda insurgents, to serve at Saddam Hussein’s trial, to work with a mostly Muslim population in an occupied country, as well as some of t... more
  • Defining Marriage: Voices from a Forty-Year Labor of Love

    by Matt Baume
    Defining Marriage traces the decades-long evolution of marriage through the personal stories of those who lived through it. Along the way, author Matt Baume explores the individual stories of the people who participated in this revolution, examines what marriage has become, and shows with vivid, compelling personal narratives how the act of defining marriage forever changed the lives and loves of the people who fought to define the institution. As the journey to equality unfolds over the years,... more
  • Four Score and Four: America in 1860

    by Gil Hahn
    In 1860 the United States was the sole major democracy in a world otherwise governed by monarchs and aristocracies. Written to explore the resources available to the Federals and the Confederates at the start of the Civil War, Four Score and Four depicts a young, vibrant and often turbulent nation on the brink of its then gravest crisis. Four Score and Four steps outside the conventional approach to history by looking beyond the monumental to explore the merely significant as well as the mundan... more
  • A Clean Bill of Health: Restoring American Medical Exceptionalism

    by Myles Saunders, MD
    The American healthcare system prior to the ACA (2010) was powerfully great, the best in history. Healthcare systems in other countries were seriously inferior when factual comparisons were made head-to-head. Weaknesses in the U.S. system were significant, and could have been corrected internally. However through a coordinated propaganda campaign, Americans were made to believe the weaknesses were much worse, even insurmountable, requiring dismantling and replacement. Its replacement, the Af... more
  • Rowdy

    by Christopher Madsen

    A newly unearthed gem in American history, Rowdy by Christopher Madsen is, perhaps, one of the most highly awarded books of 2015. Rowdy is a 1920s adventure and love story that follows the colorful history of the famous 1916 racing yacht for which the book is titled. The tale, rediscovered and pieced back together by Madsen during his six year renovation of the yacht, centers on the life of the original owner, New York senator Holland Sackett Duell as he is immersed... more

  • The Canadian Don Quixote; the Life and Works of Major John Richardson. Canada's first novelist

    by David R Beasley
    THE CANADIAN DON QUIXOTE; The Life and Works of Major John Richardson, Canada’s first novelist. ISBN 0-915317-18-4 \t\t\t\t\t$15 Richardson (1796-1852) born in Newark, Upper Canada and dying in New York City, laid the foundations of Canadian literature. The author of Wacousta and The Canadian Brothers had an adventurous, energetic life, as this standard biography so well reveals. “Beasley’s whole work teems with such careful, loving research and this makes his biography of Richardson not only... more
  • From Bloody Beginnings

    by David R Beasley
    Richard Beasley narrates from when he is five years old in 1766 as witness to the tenant rebellions in New York State followed by the American Revolution when his father Henry Beasley and Uncle Richard Cartwright in Albany, New York, risk their lives through the horrors of the civil war for the loyalist forces. Richard Beasley becomes a commissary at Fort Niagara, from which he observes the war out of Niagara featuring his cousin Richard Cartwright Jr,, secretary to Major John Butler of Butler's... more
  • Who Really Invented the Automobile?

    by David R Beasley
    The automobile was perfected in 1829 and ran well on English roads. Who prevented its development? Was it the railway entrepreneurs? Was it the landed interests? Was it the free-traders? The same interests prevented its development in Europe and in America. Beasley takes you from the beginning through these various factions into the railway and banking conflicts to the 1890's when the automobile is allowed to develop in France. Why was it developed as the petroleum car and why was the steam car ... more
  • Chronicles of a Nation, Founding Fathers, Families, and Patriots

    by Joan Wheeler LaGrone

    Many claim to know what our Founding Fathers wanted for our country, but few have actually examined the documents and even fewer understand the political climate that influenced and shape their decissions. Chronicles of a Nation reads like a novel, illuminating the differences between Washington and Jefferson while giving insight into the lives of our founding families and everyday patriots who contributed to America's philosophy and vision. A story of ho... more

  • Conquistador Voices (Vol. II)

    by Kevin H Siepel

    Conquistador Voices, a two-volume work intended for the general reader, presents the Spanish Conquest of the Americas principally through the voices of those who participated in that historic event. Its goal is to present the full spectrum of the Conquest in very digestible form, with actual first-person narrative as its centerpiece.

    The story is told in five parts, each part featuring a principal actor. In Volume I are described the four voyages of Christopher Columbus and the... more

  • Conquistador Voices (Vol I)

    by Kevin H Siepel

    Conquistador Voices, a two-volume work intended for the general reader, presents the Spanish Conquest of the Americas principally through the voices of those who participated in that historic event. Its goal is to present the full spectrum of the Conquest in very digestible form, with actual first-person narrative as its centerpiece.

    The story is told in five parts, each part featuring a principal actor. In Volume I are described the four voyages of Christopher Columbus and the... more

  • Policing America's Empire - Pax Americana

    by Fred Dungan
    Three years as a Military Policeman maintaining discipline, enforcing the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and protecting American interests in its far-flung empire. I helped to bring about the Pax Americana which followed the end of the Cold War.
  • YHWH Exists

    by Jodell Onstott
    Is Scripture myth or truth? Literature or history? Modern scholars claim that Israel's history as recorded in Scripture never happened. It is simply literature that tells one nation's view of their world. Is this claim accurate? Questions regarding the historical validity of ancient Israel have fueled many academic debates. Yet, most scholars approach Scripture through a preconceived atheism, creed, or dogma that thwarts a wholly evidence-based approach to Scripture. Never before has a bo... more
  • He Gave the Order The Life and Times of Admiral Osami Nagano

    by F. J. Bradley
    Biography of Admiral Osami Nagano, advisor to Emperor Hirohito, who gave the final order to attack Pearl Harbor, thus launching America into World War II. The book profiles Nagano's career and family life up to 1941. Geopolitical events of the time paint the background of Nagano's life and naval career. He died of natural causes while interned during the Tokyo trials in 1947. He escaped judgment.
  • Odin's Child

    by Bruce Macbain
    An old grudge erupts into violence as Odd Tangle-Hair refuses to back down from the men he believes shamed his father and betrayed their heritage by turning away from the old gods in favor of the White Christ. But when the violence escalates and Odd's family bears the brunt of it, he must leave his beloved Iceland behind and find his own way in the world. The golden age of Viking conquest is fading when he takes to the seas with his rag-tag crew, but they will voyage to primitive Lapland, war-to... more

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