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by John ClarkAward 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
by kathleen brockwayThe 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
by Claudia C. BrelandEvery 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
by Paul RichardsCritical 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.
by Mark C. EddyOver 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
From Boot Camp to al-Baghdadi: How One Junior Intel Marine Helped in the War Against al-Qaida in Iraqby Coby CristeThis is a story of my greatest professional accomplishment. It is a telling of how one Marine can indeed make a difference. I am nobody important—I was just a lowly E-4 with the Marines in Iraq—but because of my attention to detail, personal background, affinity for names, research skills, and perhaps even some Divine Intervention, I was able to solve one of the most complex riddles plaguing our intelligence personnel in Iraq: I was able to identify the mysterious Abu Umar al-Baghdadi, leader of... more
by Alexander Kaufman
It is 1944 during the last 15 months of WWll in Budapest. 12,000 Jews were herded daily onto the train platforms for shipment to Auschwitz. Yet on another platform, a train with 1,684 Jewish passengers was poised to depart to Switzerland. Orchestrated and led by a young lawyer, Rudolph Kastner, this train becomes the tip of the iceberg of the biggest WWll rescue operation, culminating in the savings of over 400,000 lives.
THE PRECIPICE OPTION reveals these incredible, unbelievable, inco... more
by Piu Marie EatwellA non fiction historical thriller examining a sensational Edwardian trial when the 5th Duke of Portland, a notorious eccentric who died in the 1870s, was alleged to have led a double life as a Baker Street businessman.
by Richard PenaIn 1973, sixty-one days after the Paris Peace Accords was signed specifying that American troops must withdraw from Vietnam—one day beyond the terms of the agreement—Richard Pena, was among the final handful of Americans to leave the country. LAST PLANE OUT OF SAIGON is a faithful reproduction of the journal he kept as a draftee working in the operating room of Vietnam's largest military hospital during the final year of the war. Supporting historical and political context is provided by awar... more
by Bryna KranzlerTHE ACCIDENTAL ANARCHIST is the true story of Jacob Mararteck, an Orthodox Jew who was sentenced to death three times in the early 1900s in Russia -- and lived to tell about it. He also happened to have been the author's grandfather, and the book is based on the diaries that Marateck began keeping in 1905, during the Russo-Japanese War. That was when he decided to overthrow the Czar...
by Adam HenigIn 1977, when the New York Times declared that the television mini-series Roots was the “most significant civil rights event since the Selma-to-Montgomery march of 1965,” its author, Alex Haley, became America’s newest “folk hero. ” His book was on the Times' Best Seller's list for months, and won the Pulitzer Prize. His story had captivated a nation and then the world. From Idaho to Israel, it seemed everyone was caught-up in “Rootsmania.” Alex Haley was on his way to becoming the most succes... more
by Christian Hill
May 2011, Afghanistan: Camp Bastion is under attack, the UK's top Defense Editor is about to catch the wrong helicopter, and a famous TV war reporter is missing half his kit and wants his sneakers back. Amid the chaos, Christian Hill is preparing to lead his Combat Camera Team on the first big operation of the Helmand summer, inching through the IED-riddled fields of the notorious Green Zone. A captain in the Media Operations Group, his job is to promote the war to the media - and make it... more
by Wendy HoldenON the 100th anniversary year of the First World War, there has never been a better time for a comprehensive historical and psychological exploration of the terrible physical effects of sending men into battle. ‘Shell shock’ was first believed to be caused quite literally by the shock of exploding shells but those who fled from conflict were shot for their ‘cowardice.’ Known as ‘malingerers’, ‘waverers’ or ‘lacking in moral fibre,’ the unfortunates who suffered genuine physical and psycholog... more
by Dave Gutierrez
Embroiled in savage combat, soldiers whose service has gone unrecognized until now
As a child, Dave Gutierrez hung on every word his father recalled about his cousin Ramon, “El Sancudo” (the mosquito), and his service in World War II, where he earned a Silver Star, three Purple Hearts, and escaped from the Germans twice. Later, Dave decided to find out more about his father’s cousin, and in the course of his research he discovered that Ramon Gutierrez was a member of Co... more
by Philip StoverReligion and revolution reverberated through northern Mexico like the thunder and lightning of its wild and fierce storms. This book reveals the role religion played in the struggle for the soul of Mexico. During the revolution, many lived and died; lost in a thousand fields and unnamed pueblos, meaningless except to the few who loved them, and would never see them again. Lost among the myths were the millions driven by incomprehensible forces. They were knights, bishops, castles, and yes, pawns... more
by Melissa BowersockMarcia L. Gates was an Army nurse and prisoner of war during WWII. As an "Angel of Bataan," she spent three years in a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines. This is her award-winning story, told through her letters and the newspaper clippings, photos and letters collected by her mother. Watch the book trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym4AmLynvfo&feature=g-upl