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  • the psychic highway

    by Michael Keene
    Category: Non-fiction, historical Synopsis: The Erie Canal delivered people to important places for important reasons, like Susan Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott to Seneca Falls for history’s first women’s convention; to Rochester to meet and support Frederick Douglass and Harriett Tubman or to witness the Fox Sisters summon spirits and their eerie knockings. Or maybe people on the temperance bandwagon hurrying to the Burned Over District so Charles Finney could save their souls. ... more
  • Himalayan Adventures

    by Ken Albertsen
    Narrated by Ken in an easy-going voice. Of the seven real-life stories, five take place in the 19th century, and two take place in the 20th century, including Sir Edmund Hillory's historic first ascent, in 1953, of Mt. Everest, with Tenzing Norgay. Another has a Japanese explorer telling his story of attempting to cross the Himalayas - with his only companions; two sheep. Yet another has a solo climb of one of the Himalayas highest peaks, and having to spend the night standing erect on a vert... more
  • Deconstructing Jack: The Secret History of the Whitechapel Murders

    by Simon Daryl Wood

    You Don't Know Jack.

    Not because he was a quasi-supernatural entity able to perform lightning-fast kerb-side surgery whilst running split-second rings around two London police forces.

    Jack the Ripper did not exist - except within the minds of his creators and those who for one reason or another have attempted for over one hundred years to turn the myth into a reality.

    In 1976 Simon Daryl Wood revealed Stephen Knight's hugely popular Royal Conspiracy to be a farrago of nonsen... more

  • Reflections of Our Gentle Warriors

    by Brad Hoopes
    The stories of seventy veterans of World War II. The book stays away from facts and figures which have long ago been collected, and focuses on the human experience and personal perspective....which adds a powerful dimension to those facts and figures. Now in their eighties and nineties, these veterans tell their stories, many for the first time, giving a fresh perspective to this period in history.
  • Afrique: A Warning for America

    by H. John Poole
    Afrique shows how police investigative procedure is far superior to America's standard way of intelligence gathering where it comes to any "bottom-up-operating" opponent (like a Communist, Islamist, or drug runner). Then, it uses the former to assess the extent to which the 54 countries of strategic-mineral-rich Africa have already been subverted by radical Muslims or Mainland Chinese. After mentioning a few similar incursions on U.S. soil, Afrique talks about how the U.S. military could more e... more
  • Some of My Ancestors are Ottomans and Turks

    by Judy Light Ayyildiz
    SOME OF MY ANCESTORS are OTTOMANS and TURKS is an introduction to Turkish history and a great introduction for Ancestors/Family Tree Studies, International Studies, and Turkish-American Awareness. Excellent for Elementary and Middle School Libraries – a one-of-a-kind book! “In his grandfather’s tales, Jim learns the story of his people and of the grandfather who traveled around the world and settled in the United States. A book for a child wondering about his ancestors, part story telling, pa... more
  • I Had No Idea! 77 little-known historical anecdotes and modern-day stories to have a bit of a laugh and impress your friends

    by Michael Fleischer
    How did the Austrians lose a battle against themselves? Why did the Mexicans get so very upset about the Titanic? Who was that little girl who ensured Abraham Lincoln’s victory at the elections? What soap opera did an entire country go on the barricades for? How do you get on US bestseller lists without having written a single book? How come a fish from Scandinavia needed to be disarmed? How do you get a bored French accountant to spy for China? Oh, and have you by any chance ever wondered how a... more
  • Dine with Thomas Jefferson and Fascinating Guests

    by James Gabler
    Dine with Thomas Jefferson and Fascinating Guests is a fact-based account of 25 Jefferson dinners featuring wine, food and conversation with George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abigail and John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Marquis de Lafayette, Dolley and James Madison, Meriwether Lewis, and many others at the White House, Monticello, Paris, Philadelphia, London, and the French wine country. Thomas Jefferson loved wine and food. Wine was a passion. He drank wine daily and called it a necessar... more
  • Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine

    by Crystal Emery
    Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine is the print companion to the highly anticipated documentary film, Changing the Face of Medicine. The 264-page book of biographical photo-essays picks up where the documentary leaves off, honoring the lives of powerful Black women doctors beyond those featured in the film. The book features portraits and biographical accounts from over 100 of the most prominent historical and contemporary Black women doctors working in the United States, wit... more
  • He Said It!

    by C S Nag
    "He Said It!" fictionalizes the story of India's most popular cartoon icon the "Common Man" and his rise from obscurity to celebrity as India's prime minister. It can be seen as a spoof on "Godhra" wonder-boy Narendra Modi in the manner of Forrest Gump on the saa of "Slumdog" coalition politics in India.
  • America Betrayed? Why 9/11 Occurred: Plus, a Wake-Up Call for the Future

    by Richard Harman
    This book is anti-war, which gives it immense scope. Its front cover shows New York City’s Twin Towers less than a month before they disappeared rapidly during 9/11. None of the Bush-Cheney administration’s explanations were true, but there were serious Nazi overtones. One of the book’s themes is the warlike capture of already occupied land from its current owners. These captures have been substantially similar, involving: massacre, murder and rape; the arson, demolition or confiscation of land ... more
  • A Warrior's Path: Lessons in Leadership

    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. 

  • Pemba Sherpa

    by Gary Bernard
    An 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
  • The Spirit of Attack: Fighter Pilot Stories

    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

  • A Layman's Guide to Who Wrote the Books of the Bible?

    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
  • China's Greatest Statesman

    by Roy McCall
    Hua'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.