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  • Guncrazy America

    by Frank N. Egerton
    The conclusion of this professor-historian (emeritus) is that our gun culture had its uses in establishing American civilization, as slavery did. But we came to recognize (after a bloody civil war) that slavery was a gigantic mistake, and now I think it?s time to realize that our gun culture was a similarly gigantic mistake, though of a different kind. And we need to do what we can to minimize its horrible impacts and move on to a more positive development of a humane civilization.

    by Sarah Tantillo
    HIT THE DRUM is a page-turning narrative that tells the stories of dozens of key individuals who jumped in--before there was a "movement" or a "sector"--to spread the idea and help to launch charter schools. The first charter school law passed in MN in 1991. Today, 44 states plus DC have laws, and more than 7,000 charter schools serve 3.2 million students. HIT THE DRUM explains where the idea of chartering came from and why and how it spread so rapidly. It also looks at how charter schoo... more
  • Jewish Wisdom, a Modern Look: 7000 Years of Continuous Evolution

    by Asher Elkayam

    Jewish Wisdom, a Modern Look is about the survival of the Jewish heritage. While other civilizations vanished through history, the Hebrew culture and heritage persisted through the ages.

    Since the giving of the written and oral Torah in Mount Sinai to Moses (estimated time 1313 BCE), the Jewish law has been observed while being debated by the spiritual leaders of the time.

    The study and analysis of the Torah of Moses developed and took the name of Talmud. Talmud includes Mishnah a... more

  • technomention

    by technomention
    Technomention connects you the world of tech, by sharing daily news about the new technology trends and talk about making your lifestyle easier with the tech.
  • Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community

    by Victoria Noe
    The history of the AIDS epidemic has largely been told from the perspective of gay men: their losses, struggles, and contributions. But what about women - in particular, straight women? Not just Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Diana, but thousands whose accomplishments have never been recognized? Drawing on personal interviews and archival research, Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community, is the first book to share the stories of women around the world, thr... more
  • Catesby's Holy War

    by John Sealey
    Terrorism is not new for it has been around since the beginning of recorded history. Terrorism has been described variously as a tactic, a strategy, a crime, a holy duty. One autumn morning, a group of dedicated terrorists set in motion an earth-shattering strike against the very foundations of the most powerful nation in the world. They were aiming, at a stroke, to wipe out the seat of government as well as the executive and lawmakers, thereby creating a vacuum from which their new world o... more
  • The Betrayal Of Norway

    by John Sealey
    On 9th April 1940 when the Germans invaded Norway, many of the officers who were at the spearhead, were men who as teenagers in the First World War, were evacuated from Vienna to escape the Italian bombing, to stay with kindly and hospitable Norwegian families. They were especially chosen because they possessed an unusual intimate knowledge of the Norwegian people, their country and their language, It was Winston Churchill who gave them their contemptuous name “Vengeful Cuckoos” returning to fou... more
  • Keep it for Your Children

    Written and released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of President Theodore Roosevelt’s passing on January 6, 1919, this book chronicles a nine-week, coast-to-coast , “western trip” which the President made during the middle of the first term of his Presidency, from April 1 through the first week of June, 1903.
  • Poland Under Nazi Rule 1939-1941: A Report by Thaddeus Chylinski, American Vice Consul in Warsaw

    by Donna Gawell
    In 1941, Thaddeus Chylinski, the American vice-consul in Warsaw wrote a report for the CIA when he returned to the USA as the country officially entered WWII. This recently declassified report describes the impact of the German invasion on Poland. His writing gave the Allies perhaps the most accurate report of the devastation and the work of the Gestapo and SS. He also describes the condition of all the classes of people the situation of the minorities (Jews, Russians, Americans, gypsies, etc. a... more
  • On Hallowed Ground: St Jude Children's Research Hospital

    The history of a tiny plot of ground on which the renowned St Jude Children's Research Hospital exists holds a truly remarkable story of suffering, happiness and intrigue. Since Hernando de Soto arrived there in 1541 AD and claimed it in the name of Spain and the Catholic Church events within this half square mile involved Chickasaw Indians, Trail of Tears, Yellow Fever, Andrew Jackson, Martin Luther King, Danny Thomas' religious experience and the building of St Jude Children's Research Hospit... more
  • Terrorized: How the War on Terror Affected American Culture and Society

    by Brian Finney
    What happened after 9/11 was of monumental proportions while remaining largely invisible at the time. Trauma succeeded fear and was displaced by a thirst for revenge. The Bush administration both set precedents for and reflected Americans' response to the attacks on 9/11. The book focuses on different themes in each chapter - trauma and patriotic fervor, revenge, the turn to religion and away from science, the cult of secrecy, the surveillance society, the militarization of American civil societ... more
  • Atlantis

    by Shirley Andrews
    You know of it through song and legend: the golden civilization of Atlantis, which sank into the cold depths of the sea ages ago. But few know the truth about Atlantis??or the geological and metaphysical evidences that suggest it really existed. What have scholars unearthed of Atlantis?s society and history? How about its mystical and religious beliefs, art and architecture, and its people?s knowledge of science and healing? Is it possible that the tremendous achievements of the Atlanteans were ... more
  • Employment opportunities

    by megha thomas
    Working at an occupation, employment or profession is one of the basic pieces for a large portion of our lives. An occupation gives pay that we have to pay for our fundamental needs, for example, sustenance, garments, and a spot to live. The measure of one's pay additionally figures out what sort of additional things an individual can do. What sort of recreation exercises to take an interest in or what sort of vehicle one can drive are each of the a result of one's salary.
  • The Truth About Being White in America

    by Dr. Mark David Norris
    The Truth About Being White in America exposes many of the lies that have been generated towards white people in america since the 1960's. I address all of the major constructs such as education, the media, our government, sports, the military, etc. I look at this issue from a positive standpoint, rather than the negative one that seems to be always generated by many liberal democrats and many minority organizations. The book is an eye opening book and one that the entire nation must read. No lo... more
  • Remaking Democracy in America

    by Bear Kosik
    Thirteen British colonies adopted a Declaration of Independence setting forth the principles behind their actions, their grievances, and the redress they sought. Thirteen independent states established a form of government of, by, and for the people. That government evolved to meet new challenges and provided infrastructure, regulations, and services as the need arose. But that evolutionary path forward largely stopped in 1981. A monumental shift in the control of the resources that drive the ec... more
  • Negro Students Locked Out of Public Schools for Five Years: September 1959 to September 1964

    by Wally Vaughn
    Negro students, as they were called in the era of interest, were locked out of the Prince Edward County, Virginia, public schools from September 1959 – September 1964. A private school system for the sons and daughters of the oppressor opened in September 1959. This premiere publication is the largest collection of accounts from individuals in the community of the oppressed that were locked out of the Prince Edward County public schools during the education crisis. The stories in this rare value... more