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  • Searching for Hugo

    by Naomi M Rosenthal
    One night in the early months of World War I, a Jewish German soldier didn’t make it back to the trenches and was assumed to have been captured by the Russians. Hugo’s worried family and friends tried in vain to determine his whereabouts. They wrote hundreds of letters attempting to secure his release through a prisoner exchange program, and even sent a Russian acquaintance to buy the POW’s freedom. All they got in return were good intentions, misinformation, and frustrating delays. It was ... 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

  • Politics, Personalities & the Battle for Leyte Gulf

    by arthur massi
    Finally, the true story or facts that lay behind Bill Halsey's incredible behavior during and. after the Battle for Leyte Gulf. The answer lies within the politics of the Navy, the FDR administration, and the management styles of several of our leaders in the Pacific War. Also explained is the Navy's strange reluctance to punish Halsey for his serious breaches of Naval discipline at the time he committed his disgraceful acts, but also why they never, ever offered criticism of his outlandish beha... more
  • Out of many, One a family's story

    by Ron Minor
    The story of Daniel Miner and his family begins at the outbreak of the Civil War. After his brother In-law, Eli Landers joins the confederacy, 1 year later the 36th Georgia Infantry Regiment is formed. Daniel's family members and friends become a part of this Regiment and we follow their experiences through company reports and personal letters. After the Battle of Baker's Creek (Champion Hill) and the siege of Vicksburg, Daniel becomes a part of the 36th at the age of 40. We follow Daniel... more
  • The Sun Palace

    by Brighid O'Sullivan
    Set in 6th Century Ireland with early Christian monks, mystical druids, and warring tribal clans, The Sun Palace is a novel of magic and love. It is about two foster sisters, each yearning for acceptance and understanding in a world where secrets of the past are sometimes better left buried.
  • America Invades

    by Christopher Kelly
    Americans have invaded eighty-five out of 194 countries (countries recognized by the United Nations and excluding the United States) in the world. That’s 44 percent of the total. And it hasn’t been militarily involved with just ninety or a hundred countries. It has had some form of military involvement with a spectacular 191 out of 194. That’s more than 98 percent. Yep, we haven’t really been militarily involved with Andorra, Bhutan, or Liechtenstein. Sometimes for better, sometimes for worse, A... more
  • The Long Way Home: One Mom's Journey Home from War

    by Jessica Scott
    My name is Jessica Scott. I am a soldier. I am a mother. I am a wife. In 2009, Army second lieutenant Jessica Scott deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. She thought deploying was the hardest thing she'd ever do. She was wrong. This is the story of a mother coming home from war and learning to be a mom again. This is the story of a lieutenant making the grade and becoming a company commander. This is the journey of a writer persevering through a hundred re... more
  • To Iraq & Back: On War and Writing

    by Jessica Scott
    My name is Jessica Scott. I am a soldier. I am a wife. I am a mother. There are many stories from the Iraq war. This one is mine. In 2009, Army second lieutenant Jessica Scott deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. It was a year of many firsts. This is the first person journey through a combat tour in Iraq, through being a woman in the army and learning to be an officer in the unforgiving environment of a brigade combat team. This is the journey of a ... more
  • Two Gun Hart: Lawman, Cowboy, and Long-Lost Brother of Al Capone

    by Jeff McArthur
    Vincenzo Capone ran away from home when he was a teenager to join the circus. He went to war in WWI and was decorated for his sharp shooting skills. Afterward, he settled in the small town of Homer, Nebraska, where he worked as a Prohibition officer. He wore a cowboy outfit, rode a horse, and carried two six-shooters at his side, thus gaining him the nickanme "Two Gun". He had changed his name to avoid racism against Italian-Americans, but soon had another reason to remain hidden. His young... more
  • Roanoke County Fire and Rescue: Reflections of 150 Year History

    by Christina Motley
    This limited edition, coffee-table book promises to be a rare, collectible treasure for anyone involved with or knows someone who serves in fire and rescue. It is chock full of true stories of heroic rescues, heartwarming profiles of fearless men and women and volunteers who make a difference and have dedicated their lives to protecting others. The book, published by Warwick House Publishing, is full color, 200 pages and hardbound.
  • The Glow of Paris: The Bridges of Paris at Night

    by Gary Zuercher
    The Glow of Paris is an eclectic collection of extraordinary gelatin-silver photographic prints of the bridges of Paris – nighttime images that are breathtaking. Accompanied by a fascinating historical portrayal, the book presents a unique and aesthetic vision of Paris because no one else has ever photographed and written about the bridges that cross the Seine in this way. “For the most part Parisians take these architectural wonders for granted, relying on their functionality to get them whe... more
  • ICEBOUND EMPIRE: Industry and Politics on the Last Frontier 1898 - 1938

    by John Clark
    Award winning Alaska historian, Elizabeth A. Tower's book is being relaunched in third edition with significantly more content, photographs, map illustrations, chronology and a first hand account of early Alaska Railroad development in the early 20th century that is significant and never before been published beyond the Alaska Historical Society Journals. It is the story of three men who were prime movers and shakers in the most ambitious of the early 20th century Alaska development - the J.P. ... more
  • Baltimore's Deaf Heritage

    by kathleen brockway
    The booming job market and beautifully designed city of Baltimore attracted many families and individuals to the area in the 19th century. Several of these transplants would become prominent figures in the Deaf community. George W. Veditz, an early American Sign Language filmmaker and former president of the National Association of the Deaf; Rev. Daniel E. Moylan, founder of the oldest operational Methodist church for the deaf; and George Michael “Dummy” Leitner, a professional baseball player, ... more
  • Searching for Your Ancestors in Historic Newspapers

    by Claudia C. Breland
    Every genealogist needs this book, if they're serious about researching their family history. Family stories of all kinds, not just obituaries, can be found in newspapers. While major metropolitan newspapers are being digitized and placed online, many more are available for viewing on microfilm. Learn about the free newspaper databases, and discover which newspapers are covered in subscription databases. Also included is the first-ever state-by-state listing of libraries and genealogical societi... more
  • Critical Focus: The Black and White Photographs of Harvey Wilson Richards

    by Paul Richards
    Critical Focus presents Harvey Richards' 1960s black and white photographs of California farm workers, the peace and civil rights movements, the environmental movements on the west coast. It also includes photos from his trip the the Soviet Union in 1961 with his wife Alice Richards and his son, Paul.
  • The Recent History of Terrorism in Canada

    by Mark C. Eddy
    Over the last half-century, numerous acts of terrorism have been committed on Canadian soil. Assassinations, kidnappings, sabotage, and other deeds have taken place in the name of one cause or another. They have spanned from one end of the country to the other, whether they were bombings in the big cities or terrorist training camps in the countryside. Many of them have been overlooked or forgotten, though they changed countless lives. From nationalism to eco-terrorism to anarchism, this boo... more

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