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by Steve SnyderShot Down is about author Steve Snyder’s father, Howard Snyder, the ten man crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth, and the unique experiences of each man after their plane was knocked out of the sky by German fighters over the French/Belgium border on February 8, 1944. Some men died. Some were captured and became prisoners of war. Some evaded the Germans for awhile but were betrayed, captured, and shot. Some men evaded capture and were missing in action for seven months. The stories are all different a... more
by SF Tomajczyk
SEALs: Naval Special Warfare in Action is the first book in the new “United We Stand” series that celebrates America’s armed forces. It provides a heavily illustrated (140+ images), inside look at the SEALs and the men and women of Naval Special Warfare who support them on missions. Richly written text and photo captions provide surprising details about mini-submarines, combat assault dogs, warfare tactics, remote training facilities, weapon system... more
by Jason R. GoetzThe second volume of the American History set opens with a Preface by Dr. Elizabeth T. Adams, VP of Undergraduate Studies at California State University, Northridge. The first essay covers the philosophical and political reasons for the Civil War, examining them through Jefferson Davis’ The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government and Ulysses S. Grant’s Memoirs. It explains the conflict over social contract theory, and describes how the North followed (however unwittingly) Hobbes’ theory an... more
by MaryEllen SimmsTheodore Roblee was drafted into the Army in June of 1943. He served his country for 28 months. One hundred and twenty-six day were behind the German enemy lines This is a tale of his experiences and the brave men and women who helped to survive.
by Jason R. GoetzThe American history volumes of the Essays on the Classics! series bring to life the great works of American nonfiction, making history relevant through their examination. The first volume consists of seven essays, and the second and third each contain six. The first volume begins with a Preface by renowned legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky. Its first essay is an exploration of the fundamental theorems of American history and government: that the power of government is derived from the ‘consent... more
by Suzi LoveEaster in Images is Book 2 in the non-fiction Historical Events collection by Australian author Suzi Love and is a companion book to History of Christmases Past, both of which focus on the customs and traditions celebrated throughout world history at the time of these important religious holidays. Easter in Images is a pictorial look at Easter through history, which includes artworks, postcards, and Faberge eggs and jewelry. This book is full of paintings and images of Easter through history... more
by Suzi LoveHistory of Christmases Past is Book 1 in the non-fiction Historical Events collection and is a companion book to Easter in Images, both of which focus on the history, customs, and traditions celebrated around the world for these important religious holidays.
by Jim MoneyShort first hand stories about some of the combat experiences of Vietnam veterans from the US Army, US Marine Corps., US Air Force, and US Navy. They also reveal what they had to go through upon returning home from Vietnam.
by Inamullah Abdulmatin
A well researched book about the history and culture of Ladakh, written by one of Ladakh’s native and most prominent scholar. This book brings together 22 of his papers, originally published elsewhere, and dealing with topics as diverse as new perspective on Ladakh's history, Ladakh's interactions with its neighbours, Islam in Ladakh and contemporary cultural manifestations. It provides a comprehensive overview of different facets of Ladakh's rich cultural heritage, especial... more
The Anunnaki of Nibiru: Mankind's Forgotten Creators, Enslavers, Saviors, and Hidden Architects of the New World Orderby Gerald ClarkMany historical and scriptural findings not included in the Canonical Bible, have now come to light. Access to texts such as the Lost Book of Enoch, the Nag Hamadi Gospels, and the Book of Jubilees, among others is now widely available and, when synthesized and correlated with existing documents like the Bible and Qu'ran, merits rethinking Western civilization's origins and intent. Prepare yourself for a profound belief-challenging journey through ancient Persia, Sumer, Greece, and Atlantis; ... more
by Burton Yale PinesEntering World War One against Germany was America’s greatest blunder of the 20th century. America had no reason to join the devastating three-year-old struggle. By sending two million doughboys to the Western Front, America shattered the battlefield stalemate and won the war, allowing Britain and France to impose a devastating peace on Germany, igniting toxic German cries for revenge. Absent America’s entry into the war, the exhausted combatants, drained of resources and manpower, would have dr... more
by Gerri Chanel
In late August 1939 curators at the Louvre nestled the Mona Lisa into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley. Thus began the biggest evacuation of art and antiquities in history. As the Germans neared Paris in 1940, the French raced to move the masterpieces still further south, then again and again during the war, crisscrossing the southwest of France. Throughout the German occupation, the Louvre’s staff fought to keep the priceless treasures out of th... more
by H. John PooleUltimately, "Strategic Rifleman" is about what it would take to save the world from Communist, Islamist, and criminal expansion. But, it also shows how to eliminate most suicides within the U.S. military. Without more proficient infantry squads, U.S. forces may never attack a prepared enemy position by complete surprise. That's because no more than 14 people can successfully sneak up on one. After those 14 have cleared a path through its perimeter obstacles and sentries, their parent unit can s... more
by Ed EatonThe Story of Sgt. Ed Eaton Sniper and his time with the River Rats of the Mekong Delta.
by Lynette Norris WilkinsonOne of the few books that tells the real story of Hurricane Katrina survivors from the devastated Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, UNTOLD: The New Orleans 9th Ward You Never Knew,. Read 16 riveting accounts of survival, hope and faith from survivors ages 8 to 80, written by an author who grew up in the community. Discover the little-known history of the area and the back story on life in this close-knit community just 10 minutes from the famous French Quarter. Excellent supplemental book for schoo... more
The Imjin War: Japan's Sixteenth-Century Invasion of Korea and Attempt to Conquer China (2nd edition)by Samuel HawleyIn May of 1592, Japanese dictator Toyotomi Hideyoshi sent a 158,800-man army of invasion from Kyushu to Pusan on Korea’s southern tip. His objective: to conquer Korea, then China, then the whole of Asia. The resulting seven years of fighting, known in Korea as imjin waeran, the “Imjin invasion,” after the year of the water dragon in which it began, dwarfed contemporary conflicts in Europe and was one of the most devastating wars to grip East Asia in the past thousand years. The Imjin ... more