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by Ashkhen Arakelyan
In Sadistic Pleasures, an independent journalist documents the true stories of torture, pain, and merciless psychological abuse endured by 14 Armenian soldiers and civilians who became prisoners of war in Azerbaijan during the Forty-Four Day War in 2020 for control of the autonomous Republic of Artsakh. This book contains their first-hand memoirs of what goes on behind enemy lines, hidden from the scrutiny of the United Nations and international human rights organizations.
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by Jane M. RauschAlthough they have never made up more than 3% of Colombia's population, individual Germans and German companies have been present in every era of the nation's history. the object of this book is to provide an overview of German involvement in Colombia from the sixteenth century conquest to the ears after World War II in order to demonstrate that their contributions to the nation's development has bee far more significant than their scant numbers suggest.
by John BerrymanHere is a juxtaposition of the personal and inter-communal dynamics focussed on the West African experience during the pivotal decade of the 1960s, when National Independence demanded a reflexion on the definition of the new states, and how external factors have borne heavily upon their past, present and future. The author blends his experience of study and travel in the region, acknowledging his debt to the pioneering spirit of the School of Oriental and African Studies who facilitated the ente... more
by Gerald N Carozza Jr
"The Strangest of Places" offers an unvarnished look at the U.S. Military's folly and failed effort to build Afghan institutions in the U.S. image. It dives into the complexities and ineptitudes that have transpired during the war in Afghanistan, and the misleading messaging to the American People. The book explores the fundamental problems with understanding the complex Afghan culture and the danger of ignoring the lessons of history, including Winston Churchill's writings ... more
by G. M. BarleanTo answer the question of what it means to be Slavic, I believe we must step way back to see the bigger picture of what it means to be human. Part of the meaning is that we as humans do what we must to survive, grow, and create. Once you get to know and understand Slavic—specifically Czech—people, you will see they did what deeply felt passions drove them to do. All people who exist today exist because generation after generation fought to stay alive and strived to communicate what they believed... more
by Tan PhamA Google search for a book on Vietnamese history will result in an overwhelming number about the war which ended in 1975. This book offers an overview of Vietnamese history from prehistory to the present day and is written for people interested in history from a travellers’ perspective. It specifically focuses on the period from 700 to 111 BCE. It discusses briefly the origin of the Vietnamese, the three characters which shaped its early history: the Hùng kings – the founders of Vietnam An Dươn... more
by Sing-yung WuThere are few resources more precious than gold, and although some may view its glitter as a symbol of glory, to others it is the promise of a brighter future. The author asserts it is for this latter purpose that his father, Gen. Samuel Song-qing Wu, risked his life to ship millions of troy ounces of gold from Shanghai to Taiwan during the Chinese civil war. The author and his family narrowly escaped the People’s Liberation Army in Shanghai; flown to Taiwan in 1949, the author watched key histo... more
Strychnine & Gold (Part 2): Volume One Part Two of the Untold History of Addiction Treatment in the United Statesby Kenneth AndersonThis book tells the story of the huge addiction treatment industry which flourished in the United States between 1890 and the advent of Prohibition in 1920. The story begins in Russia in 1886, where a number of doctors discovered a relatively effective pharmacological treatment for alcoholism. Although this Russian discovery was published in countless major English language medical journals, it was entirely ignored by the US addiction experts of the day, who eschewed pharmacological treatments, ... more
Strychnine & Gold (Part 1): Volume One Part One of the Untold History of Addiction Treatment in the United Statesby Kenneth AndersonThis book tells the story of the huge addiction treatment industry which flourished in the United States between 1890 and the advent of Prohibition in 1920. The story begins in Russia in 1886, where a number of doctors discovered a relatively effective pharmacological treatment for alcoholism. Although this Russian discovery was published in countless major English language medical journals, it was entirely ignored by the US addiction experts of the day, who eschewed pharmacological treatments, ... more
by Alexandria M. Hunter
“We are always ready but in the meantime its dig, and work, and being careful, and trust to chance at times” -- Carl Farnsworth, July 18th, 1918.
This book contains the legacy of First Class Private Carl W. Farnsworth. Experience World War One through the words of a combat engineer: one of the many and sadly forgotten men who helped pave the way for the rest of America to enter the Great War. This is a story about a simple man from Nebraska, as he travels halfway around the ... more
by Nathan ChanI translated and commented upon Spanish, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Arabic stories and proverbs into a 190-page English-language anthology to share culturally-diverse wisdom, cross-cultural similarities, and perspectives on human struggles through story-telling.
by Stephen Arthur Martin JrRetaliation of the Cursed brings together history, archaeological finds, ancient religions and mythologies from all over the world to argue for their shared origins. It reveals the influence that rulers and priests had in altering religions throughout history to justify their own positions.
by Peter C. AlexanderDozens of books have been written about architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, aesthetic, and various design achievements; however, no on has looked at his business practices… until now. In this book, Peter Alexander focuses on the financial life of this American architectural genius after more than fifteen years of research. Wright was a spendthrift who earned a considerable fortune over his lifetime, but he was a man who never had sufficient funds to meet his expenses. Most ofte... more
by William G. Hyland Jr.This fascinating biography of Thomas Jefferson written by acclaimed Jefferson expert William G. Hyland Jr. presents an entirely new and provocative look at the final years of Jefferson’s life, as seen through the eyes of his most trusted family confidants. Based on fresh research and unknown documents culled from unpublished memoirs and other special collections, Family Secrets is a riveting family account of Jefferson, a conflicted patriarch to an emotionally distressed family. It is also the... more
by Bianca RoseMy book, Fearless, is a bold collection highlighting the aspects of lost Jamaican roots. This book explains an individual’s will to turn the world towards a new direction that has already been in brew. Jamaicans are extremely strong in terms of spiritual beliefs, tribes, culture, and values. They do admire and adore their cultural values like none. A reading of this book will unleash how Jamaicans, and admirers alike, can change the world through their strongest wills towards a better end. ... more
by Kaushay & Spencer FordClaudette Colvin is an intelligent, beautiful, young teenager living in Montgomery, Alabama. While living in the South during the Civil Rights era, she found ways to get involved with local activism through the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Claudette's activism leads her to take stand for her rights but finds herself in trouble. Her actions lead to nationwide change and inspire prominent historical figures.