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  • The Passion of Nino -- the Enlightener

    by Edward N Brown
    The little-known story of how a poor unassuming young woman overcame severe cultural persecution and ended up converting an entire nation to a new religion – Saint Nino the Enlightener! A true story of astonishing faith, courage, and valor. A moving and emotional story of the life of a remarkable woman - how she single-handedly overcame all adversity, brought the Good News to a pagan land, and won the people over to Jesus Christ. This is the story of an ordinary girl – born free, but s... more
  • Ancient Measurement

    by Roland A. Boucher
    Abstract Ancient Measurement published Sept 30 2020 Archway Publishing ISBN 978-1-4808-9534 (sc) Archway Publishing ISBN 978-1-4808-9536 (hc) Author Mr. Roland A Boucher When the French proposed their first metric system in 1670, they had no idea it had been invented by the ancient Mesopotamians 5000 years earlier. Just as the French proposed to use the length of a one-second pendulum to create standards of length, volume and weight, the Sumerians create nearly identical meters, liters and k... more
  • Francis and Clare: The Struggles of the Saints of Assisi

    by Kathleen Brady

    A Catholic Media Association Book Award Winner  2022

    A NYC Big Book Award Winner for Biography and for Cover Design

    The dual biography Francis and Clare The Struggles of the Saints of Assisi, a portrait for the twenty-first century, offers new reasons to love Francis and reveals in Clare a female saint who in the thirteenth century led a resistance movement against a pope. Francis’s greatest shame was allowing the chu... more

  • American Tapestry

    by Pat Speth Sherman
    Set against the backdrop of historic events from the French and Indian War through the progressive era, American Tapestry tells a true story about the author’s ‘middling’ family. They were ordinary people—farmers, millwrights, teachers, businessmen, physicians—who served on school boards and city councils, as county officials and justices of the peace, and in state legislatures. Thus, this family represents the type of people who, since the colonial period and continuing to this day, have filled... more
  • A Visual History of Walking Sticks and Canes

    by Anthony Moss
    A comprehensive study of walking canes from around the world, dating from the distant past to the modern-day. The book presents a historical context on both practical and ceremonial usage. Specially shot pictures showcase the celebrated A&D Collection of canes, while enlightening prose demonstrates the cane’s enduring relevance to society. More than just a mobility aid, the cane has held numerous offices of significance. From the staff of the legendary Monkey King in the classic Chin... more
  • Escape or Perish

    by John Stanley Weekes
    This book is the product of inspiration and motivation. The inspiration came in night visions upon my bed, when the Lord revealed to me events that shall shortly come to pass, beginning with the rapture of His Church, when Christ shall appear in the clouds and take his chosen people, those in the grave and those alive, to live with him in Heaven forever. “For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Chris... more
  • Fern Coppedge: One Woman's Struggle For Equality In The Art World

    by Les Fox
    Biography and Catalogue Raisonne for the American artist Fern Isabel Coppedge (1883-1951) 260 pages
  • Triumph and Tragedy: The Evolution and Legacy of 20th Century War Machines

    by Martin Miller

    Triumph and Tragedy is the keystone volume in a trilogy of books on twentieth century weapons of war. Previous volumes are The Neutron’s Long Shadow: Legacies of Nuclear Explosives Production in the Manhattan Project (February 2017) and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Specters of the Nuclear Age (December 2017). This last book in the series traces the course of the scientific, industrial, and cultural revolutions that paved the way for the unprecedented violence of 20th century wars and hi... more

  • Remembering a Great American Hero: Marian Anderson

    by Emile Henwood
    There is a massive amount of historical information available about Marian Anderson in over twenty biographies, her extensive personal papers at the University of Pennsylvania Library, the National Marian Anderson Historical Society's Residence Museum, various PBS documentaries, the Smithsonian Institute, the Internet and undocumented verbal stories that have circulated in her home town of Philadelphia for years. Researching her long 96-year life was an exciting privilege, but time-consuming. Th... more
  • Compilation of History of the Cherokee Indians and Early History of the Cherokees

    by Jeff Bowen

    How many hours did Dr. Starr, the student spend inside the Barnes Medical College, St. Louis? Working from dusk to dawn refining the art of healing for a people he loved, only to realize later he was primed and ready to gather his people’s history and lineages that unknowingly to him would be sought after for decades after he left this mortal coil. 

    From first addition copies of both books, this is a compilation of the History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folklore (1921... more

  • A Shau: Crucible of the Vietnam War

    by Jay Phillips
    The A Shau Valley played a critical yet poorly understood role in the decade-long battle for South Vietnam. This work, relying heavily on primary sources, tells the story of the many campaigns during the struggle for control of this critical area, a major terminus of the Ho Chi MInh Trail and the most important North Vietnamese base in the northern half of the country. A Shau was the base from which the enemy infiltrated and supplied Hue City during the 1968 Tet battles and was also the site ... more
  • Ms.

    by Cordelia Frances Biddle
    The first half of the 19th century was an era of upheaval. The United States nearly lost the War of 1812. Partisanship became endemic during violent clashes regarding States’ Rights and the abolition of slavery. The battle between Andrew Jackson and Nicholas Biddle over the Second Bank of the United States epitomized a nation in turmoil: Biddle, the erudite aristocrat versus Jackson, the plain-spoken warrior. The conflict altered America’s political arena. In 1832, President Andrew Jackson vowe... more
  • Centennial Farm Family: Cultivating Land and Community 1837-1937

    by Amy McVay Abbott

    Anna Long Hoard stood at Eberhard Cemetery, watching her husband's casket lowered into his grave. Kellis Hoard died by mistaking sulphuric acid for cider, a mystery never solved. Kellis was Anna's rock and the man who farmed Anna's legacy farm. She had no sons. Could she keep the farm? Like thousands of pioneers who left the East Coast after the Revolutionary War in search of a better life, the Longs fought weather and wild country to move to a state in the Old Northwest Territory... more

  • In Jewish Blood: The Zionist Alliance With Germany, 1933-1963

    by Steve Rodan

    In Jewish Blood, written with Elly Sinclari, details the strategic alliance between Germany and the Zionist leadership that began as soon as Hitler gained power in 1933. For nearly the next decade, the alliance included sharing the Nazi-confiscated assets of the Jews in occupied Europe, intelligence and political cooperation, particularly in stopping any revolts in the ghettos, as well as working together to block or deny reports of the genocide of the Jews.

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  • BLUEJACKET ODYSSEY, 1942-1946

    by William L. McGee

    The Naval Armed Guard was the special service branch of the U.S. Navy responsible for defending U.S. and Allied merchant ships and their valuable cargo and crews from attack by enemy aircraft, submarines, and surface ships.

    In World War II, nearly 145,000 men served in the Naval Armed Guard as Gunner’s Mates, Coxswains and Boatswains, Radiomen, Signalmen, an occasional Pharmacist’s Mate, and toward the end of the war a few radarmen.

    The Naval Armed Guard serv... more

  • What Grandma Did

    by Erin Miller
    A girl learns about the Women Airforce Service Pilots - nicknamed the "WASP" - who flew during World War II. Grandma explains how she was one of the first women to fly military planes for the United States Army. A story that teaches history, leadership, and courage through intergenerational learning. Written and illustrated by granddaughters of one of the true-life WASP pilots.

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