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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
by Vaughn Davis BornetIn the midst of America’s terrifying Pacific War with Japan in 1944, a 27 year old Navy lieutenant met a pretty university coed at an informal party. They spent the next 14 evenings together, falling in love in the San Francisco Bay Area. Separated by circumstances and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, they stayed connected with love letters as he performed his important duties as Barracks Officer at Naval Air Station, Alameda and she began her year as President of the Senior Class at the University ... more
by David WeitzmanThe life story of a wealthy French nobleman who risked his fortune, family and arrest to come to America to support colonialist seeking to gain their independence from their British rulers, then returned to France to lead a second revolution against the very aristocracy he was part of, and later after imprisonment and exile, returning to France to help overthrow the Bourbon kings installed after the defeat of Napoleon. He wrote the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen which influe... more
Instigators of the Apocalypse: How Those with False Interpretations of the Book of Revelation Influenced Wars and Revolutions inby Kevin Timothy O'KaneThe Instigators of the Apocalypse is a winner of the silver medal in the 2015 Illumination Book Awards in the category of Best Non-Fiction EBook and has placed as a finalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the category of Best Christian Non-Fiction Book. Instigators takes the reader on a journey through the history of Christian eschatology and prophecy’s influence on western civilization. The book explains how the book of Revelation was misinterpreted by the fourth and fifth ce... more
by Ralph ReynoldsAfter searching sixty years for a long-lost gold mine known as the Adams Diggings, Ralph Reynolds tells all he’s learned. This is a rousing tale of Apache cunning and Yankee gullibility. And it’s a story of lost lives, emptied souls, and misguided senses in a land of magnificent mountains, mesas, and canyons. His book delivers evidence that three or more prospecting parties were massacred after they located the diggings and the startling implications of these events. And most rewardingly, it tel... more
Passionate Crusaders: How Members of the US War Refugee Board Saved Jews and Altered American Foreign Policy during World War IIby Heather VoightPassionate Crusaders tells the gripping story of a few righteous Americans who sought to do what many thought impossible in 1944--save Jews who had not yet been murdered in the Holocaust.
We Bought a WWII Bomber: The Untold Story of a Michigan High School A B-17 Bomber & the Blue Ridge Parkway!by Sandra Warren
In 1943, in order to help fund WWII, students at South High School in Grand Rapids, MI raised $375,000 selling War Bonds and War Stamps and bought a B-17 Bomber as part of the
by Bernard Arogyaswamy“Entitlement Nation” argues that many of today’s problems such as slow economic growth, a shrinking middle class, growing inequalities, and an indifference to science, may in part be attributed to what the author calls an “entitlement mentality.” Arogyaswamy also corrects the common misconception that “entitlement” programs are only for the poor. It points out that there are various types of entitlements and many of them are more damaging and corrosive than the ones that are supposed to be direc... more