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by Samuel HawleyThe true story of the epic quest in the 1960s for the world land speed record. With little more than ingenuity, hard work and daring, eight men set out to build cars powered by aircraft piston engines, jets and even rockets to race on the eerie moonscape of the Bonneville Salt Flats. By 1964 only two contenders remain: Craig Breedlove driving Spirit of America and Art Arfons in his Green Monster. What begins as a hot rodder’s dream of speed turns into a deadly game of Russian roule... more
by Barclay RivesThe only full length biography of William Cabell Rives (1793-1868), statesman, author and agriculturalist. A protege of Jefferson and Madison, Rives' career of public service began during the Monroe administration and extended past the Civil War he struggled to prevent. He was twice US Minister to France, US Senator, Congressman, and Confederate Congressman.
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 award-w... more
by Joseph CookA collection of history research papers written by the author during his graduate coursework. Most of the articles relate to the American Civil War -- from soldier studies to examination of the legal causes of the conflict. The final paper included was honored by an academic conference as the top paper presented; it deals with the death of U.S. Army General Edward R.S. Canby. All in all, this collection is a valuable resource for students of American history.
by L.D.C. Fitzgerald
What did Lee Harvey Oswald say?
Lee Harvey Oswald was, of course, the man accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy. Did he gun down the thirty-fifth president with brutal precision? Or, in his own words, was Oswald “just a patsy?”
The Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone when he shot JFK from the sixth floor window of the Texas School Book Depository. But the majority of citizens believe in a ... more
by L.D.C. Fitzgerald
The Greatest Speeches of John F. Kennedy, America’s 35th President
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the thirty-fifth president of the United States, from his inauguration on January 20, 1961 until his tragic assassination on November 22, 1963. A young, charismatic leader, Jack Kennedy is remembered as one of the most skilled orators of the twentieth century.
L.D.C. Fitzgerald, author of JFK conspiracy thriller, SAVING JACKIE K h... more
by Sylvia EngdahlInterest in extrasolar worlds is not new. From the late 17th century until the end of the 19th, almost all educated people believed that the stars are suns surrounded by inhabited planets--a belief that was expressed not in science fiction, but in serious speculation, both scientific and religious, as well as in poetry. Only during the first half of the 20th century was it thought that life-bearing extrasolar planets are rare. This is not a science book--rather, it belongs to the category kno... more
by Nancy Baumann
Not just another Holocaust story, Storming the Tulips is an intimate encounter with history, as told by twenty former students of the 1st Montessori School who survived the Nazi occupation in Amsterdam. They were children—contemporaries of Anne Frank—and this book is a companion to her Diary of a Young Girl. While Anne’s story describes her sequestered life in the Annex, Storming the Tulips reveals what children on the outside endured— on the... more
by Pablo Brum
The President of Uruguay, Jose "Pepe" Mujica, has recently become a global icon. Among other things, he lives a notoriously austere lifestyle; eschews luxury and protocol like no other head of state; has legalized marijuana and same-sex marriage; has agreed to take in Guantánamo detainees and Syrian refugees, and more. According to Mujica himself, all of his conduct and ideology is rooted in his time as a guerrilla: as a Tupamaro.
Beginning in the late ... more
by Harry RothmannThis is the story of the four decade service and sacrifice to the Nation of The United States Military Academy Class of 1967. It is told through the experiences of a member of that Class. The Class of 1967- entering West Point just three years after John F. Kennedy’s inaugural call to ask what you can do for your country - bore the burden, met the hardship, and paid the price of JFK’s call. The Class of 1967 has had a unique and important part in the history of the US military in the last ... more
by Lucia MouatHow UN leaders have applied their own special skills - largely as mediators - in pursuit of a more peaceful world.
All Against the Law: The Criminal Activities of the Depression Era Bank Robbers, Mafia, FBI, Politicians, & Copsby Bill FriedmanThe Depressionâs Public Enemy bankrobbers, the FBIâs creation, Kansas Cityâs corrupt political/Mafia machine, and President Trumanâs sell out to organized crime, all interconnected.
by Dennis BrackA fast history of news photography and a collection of delightful stories about presidents and the characters behind the cameras at the White House.