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by Robert Trivino
This is my personal journey through one of the greatest warrior and leadership cultures of today, which ultimately provided me with defining leadership characteristics and the skills of a serious warrior. These are some of my most important leadership lessons learned from the battlefield of the war on terror. It is my sincere hope that this book serves as a resource and a compass, providing direction and guidance for individuals seeking or in a leadership position.
by Gary BernardAn exquisitely illustrated story wherein a brother and his younger sister face a life-threatening and life-changing landslide. Pemba and his younger sister Yang Ki both yearn for roles as guides and porters to the high country of the Himalayas. While such a goal is well within Pemba s reach, his seven-year-old sister faces an obstacle, mainly because girls aren t encouraged, let alone accepted, as porters or guides. As Pemba begins his predawn hike to gather firewood for their school, Yang Ki tr... more
by Bruce Gordon
This book is a series of short, true stories, supported by more than 90 photographs. The first part has my own stories; later stories were contributed by my fellow pilots. The last story is from WW II of our P-38 fighters attacking the Romanian oil fields and getting badly mauled by defending Romanian fighters - and a Romanian pilot's view of the battle! “Only the spirit of attack borne in a brave heart will bring success to any fighter aircraft, to matter how highly developed the a... more
by C. J. Trickler"“Bible” as used in the title of this book refers to the Bibles used by mainstream American Jews, Roman Catholics and Protestants. This book deals with the books of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, including those of the Apocrypha. This is a study of the people who wrote the books of the Bible and of the historical, political and social settings in which they wrote and of the factors that caused the authors to write. The search for the authors and what motivated them to write takes the ... more
by Roy McCallHua'an born Zhou Enlai became contemporary China's greatest statesman, spymaster and negotiator. His fatal flaw also doomed his step children, China's president Liu Shaoqi and the career of President Xi Jinxing's father. Ferocious politics contrasts with quiet service in the town Zhou Enlai left behind.
by John-Allen PriceAs the United States plunges into political crisis and civil strife, their plans go astray and the country heads towards anarchy and tyranny. Meanwhile, U.S. Army chief of staff Douglas MacArthur, is the American Caesar who could be king and has the power to stop Hoover and his cronies. Thus the stage is set for a perfect recasting of Shakespeare’s time-honored classic - Julius Caesar. Combining Shakespeare’s story with classic pop culture elements and the two mainstream events of the 1930’s - e... more
by Robert Joseph Bublitz
Millions of peasants departed Prussia and immigrated to the United States during the last half of the nineteenth century. Today, in the early twenty-first century, descendents of these Prussian ancestors represent approximately twenty percent of the U.S. population. To understand this migration, a history chronicle of typical peasants, the author's grandparents, describes the way people lived on eastern Prussian Gutsbezirks under feudalism. The book presents a brief history of... more
by Kevin OConnellAlthough stunningly effective in the short term, the attack on Pearl Harbor was a futile military operation. The Japanese started a war they knew they would lose, and did so in a way guaranteed to enrage the enemy. Why the attack was ever made still needs a full explanation. Lack of oil is the textbook answer but the Japanese could have gotten oil from Southeast Asia in ways that were unlikely to start a war with the United States. Pearl Harbor: The Missing Motive examines Japan's history and re... more
by Ernst EtienneCe livre vous explique pourquoi les plans mis en place en Haïti n'ont jamais permis un développement à long terme du pays et comment "la formule pour le développement d'Haïti" s'attaque en profondeurs aux racines du problème. Que vous connaissiez bien Haïti ou que vous vous intéressiez simplement aux solutions durables pour aider l'un des pays les plus pauvres du monde, le "plan de développement pour Haïti" présenté par Ernst Etienne est l'une des rares solutions démontrant que les problèmes... more
by Heather AugustynSongbirds: Pioneering Women in Jamaican Music by Heather Augustyn is a comprehensive look at Jamaican vocalists, instrumentalists, record producers, dancers, wives, mothers, and deejays who helped to shape the course of Jamaican music on the island and worldwide. Songbirds: Pioneering Women in Jamaican Music is the fourth book from Augustyn on Jamaican music and culture. The book features dozens of interviews with women who found a way share their talent in a culture and industry that was mar... more
by Patrick G. CabralMany Americans know the Revolutionary War was won by the bravery and battle skills of our first patriots. But did you know that many of these loyal servicemen were black? With selfless dedication and no fanfare, these soldiers and seamen risked their lives to help shape our great country. "Black Patriots in the American Revolutionary War: The Untold Story" is a chapter book that tells the remarkable story of these early Americans. Written for young readers ages nine and older, this fascinati... more
by Bo BurnetteIt was the year 1942. The United States was still reeling from Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. The nation's morale was at an utter low. Then eighty men and sixteen planes, under Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, attacked Japan in a surprise carrier-based aerial attack. It was an incredibly daring mission—one that had never before been accomplished. One of these brave young fliers was a bombardier named Lt. Denver V. Truelove. Just a farm boy from Lula, Georgia, Denver was one of the m... more
by Tori MeyerThrough the eyes of a finch, young Lee takes an imaginary journey around the world following an American Soldier. During this journey, she begins to understand what freedoms are, and why we thank those who vow to protect them.
by Janice S. C. Petrie
Honors and Awards: Perfection To A Fault was voted "Best in New Hampshire" by New Hampshire Magazine, and was very favorably reviewed this summer by Kirkus Reviews. This book was chosen for a lead segment on WCVB-TV Boston's "Chronicle" program.
Perfection To A Fault: A Small Murder in Ossipee, New Hampshire, 1916 is the true crime, historical non-fiction account of the events that encompassed... more
by Robine Andrau and Klara Sima Andrau"Bowing to the Emperor: We Were Captives in WWII" by Robine Andrau and her mother Klara Sima Andrau is a gripping point-counterpoint narrative of the Andrau family’s experience in their respective Japanese prison camps in Indonesia and in Japan. Klara and the three children were interned in reputedly the worst concentration camp in Java. And Wim was transported as a slave laborer to a coal-mining town in Japan. Besides being their personal stories and how Klara and Wim dealt with the brutal co... more
by Louis TornilloThe book explores key events and issues of the Holocaust. It is organized around a unique interactive quiz testing the reader's knowledge, followed by short essays which are rich in historical detail and integrated with photo images. It is unique both in format and focus. I link the Holocaust to continuing oppression of racial and ethnic minorities, and emphasize race as the driving engine behind it. The book has been highly praised by noted scholars and writers, and will be valuable to teachers... more