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by Roy McCallHua'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.
by John-Allen PriceAs the United States plunges into political crisis and civil strife, their plans go astray and the country heads towards anarchy and tyranny. Meanwhile, U.S. Army chief of staff Douglas MacArthur, is the American Caesar who could be king and has the power to stop Hoover and his cronies. Thus the stage is set for a perfect recasting of Shakespeare’s time-honored classic - Julius Caesar. Combining Shakespeare’s story with classic pop culture elements and the two mainstream events of the 1930’s - e... more
by Robert Joseph Bublitz
Millions of peasants departed Prussia and immigrated to the United States during the last half of the nineteenth century. Today, in the early twenty-first century, descendents of these Prussian ancestors represent approximately twenty percent of the U.S. population. To understand this migration, a history chronicle of typical peasants, the author's grandparents, describes the way people lived on eastern Prussian Gutsbezirks under feudalism. The book presents a brief history of... more
by Kevin OConnellAlthough stunningly effective in the short term, the attack on Pearl Harbor was a futile military operation. The Japanese started a war they knew they would lose, and did so in a way guaranteed to enrage the enemy. Why the attack was ever made still needs a full explanation. Lack of oil is the textbook answer but the Japanese could have gotten oil from Southeast Asia in ways that were unlikely to start a war with the United States. Pearl Harbor: The Missing Motive examines Japan's history and re... more
by Ernst EtienneCe livre vous explique pourquoi les plans mis en place en Haïti n'ont jamais permis un développement à long terme du pays et comment "la formule pour le développement d'Haïti" s'attaque en profondeurs aux racines du problème. Que vous connaissiez bien Haïti ou que vous vous intéressiez simplement aux solutions durables pour aider l'un des pays les plus pauvres du monde, le "plan de développement pour Haïti" présenté par Ernst Etienne est l'une des rares solutions démontrant que les problèmes... more
by Heather AugustynSongbirds: Pioneering Women in Jamaican Music by Heather Augustyn is a comprehensive look at Jamaican vocalists, instrumentalists, record producers, dancers, wives, mothers, and deejays who helped to shape the course of Jamaican music on the island and worldwide. Songbirds: Pioneering Women in Jamaican Music is the fourth book from Augustyn on Jamaican music and culture. The book features dozens of interviews with women who found a way share their talent in a culture and industry that was mar... more
by Patrick G. CabralMany Americans know the Revolutionary War was won by the bravery and battle skills of our first patriots. But did you know that many of these loyal servicemen were black? With selfless dedication and no fanfare, these soldiers and seamen risked their lives to help shape our great country. "Black Patriots in the American Revolutionary War: The Untold Story" is a chapter book that tells the remarkable story of these early Americans. Written for young readers ages nine and older, this fascinati... more
by Bo BurnetteIt was the year 1942. The United States was still reeling from Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. The nation's morale was at an utter low. Then eighty men and sixteen planes, under Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, attacked Japan in a surprise carrier-based aerial attack. It was an incredibly daring mission—one that had never before been accomplished. One of these brave young fliers was a bombardier named Lt. Denver V. Truelove. Just a farm boy from Lula, Georgia, Denver was one of the m... more
by Tori MeyerThrough the eyes of a finch, young Lee takes an imaginary journey around the world following an American Soldier. During this journey, she begins to understand what freedoms are, and why we thank those who vow to protect them.
by Janice S. C. Petrie
Honors and Awards: Perfection To A Fault was voted "Best in New Hampshire" by New Hampshire Magazine, and was very favorably reviewed this summer by Kirkus Reviews. This book was chosen for a lead segment on WCVB-TV Boston's "Chronicle" program.
Perfection To A Fault: A Small Murder in Ossipee, New Hampshire, 1916 is the true crime, historical non-fiction account of the events that encompassed... more
by Robine Andrau and Klara Sima Andrau"Bowing to the Emperor: We Were Captives in WWII" by Robine Andrau and her mother Klara Sima Andrau is a gripping point-counterpoint narrative of the Andrau family’s experience in their respective Japanese prison camps in Indonesia and in Japan. Klara and the three children were interned in reputedly the worst concentration camp in Java. And Wim was transported as a slave laborer to a coal-mining town in Japan. Besides being their personal stories and how Klara and Wim dealt with the brutal co... more
by Louis TornilloThe book explores key events and issues of the Holocaust. It is organized around a unique interactive quiz testing the reader's knowledge, followed by short essays which are rich in historical detail and integrated with photo images. It is unique both in format and focus. I link the Holocaust to continuing oppression of racial and ethnic minorities, and emphasize race as the driving engine behind it. The book has been highly praised by noted scholars and writers, and will be valuable to teachers... more
by Renee WendingerThe composition of the orphan trains that departed New York City carrying more than 200,000 children from various East Coast orphanages, to all points West across the United States became the largest mass migration of children in US history. Extra! Extra! The Orphan Trains and Newsboys of New York is a nonfiction collection of stories that effectively communicates little known details about the children who faced nearly insurmountable odds. From agonizing letters written by desperate mothers, to... more
by Steven Paul WinkelsteinIn this non-fiction tale of Holocaust survival, Libe must survive for 18 months in a haystack. Her only hope comes from a dog named Brisko. Libe and her family are harbored by a farmer named Pavlo, who has nothing to gain from his display of humanity, and everything to lose – including his family. As the ghetto in Tuchin burns and the Nazis hunt them daily, Libe’s family must rely on their cunning, hope, and faith to endure. As their journey swells with danger and despair, their faith begins ... more
by Usha MullanKALSIA: Myth, Legend, History is the painstakingly researched biography of one of the foremost families of Northwest India. From mythological beginnings to the births of Buddhism and Jainism, and the reign of Emperor Asoka. The narrative describes the family’s connection with the Bhatti Rajput lineage, ending in the early 14th century when they aligned themselves to the Jats, and traces the arrival of the tribe in the Punjab when it established itself at Kalsiabad, near Amritsar. The book d... more
by John Nesling\tCold War and Beyond, a Bystander's Perception. Author and publisher: John Nesling. Copyright 2014. ISBN 978-0-9937401-0-7 \tA description of my book from the back cover is as follows: \t\tThis essay covers some Geo-political aspects of the period between 1945 and 2008, thus including the beginning of the Cold War, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the American Housing Crisis. \tIt assumes that a person living in the democratic Western World and paying a little attention to unfolding ev... more