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  • Parallels in Autocratic Leadership

    by Wolfgang Mack
    An examination on dictatorships, how they happen and what they do to the people and their nations
  • Ravished Paradise, Forced March to Nothingness

    by Mardig Madenjian
    ABOUT THE RAVISHED PARADISE After the fall of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia in 1375, many leave the country for safer places. Some families settle in the North. Life goes easy until Turks invade and settle in the new village. In 1894, the Ottoman Sultan orders general massacres against the Empire's Armenians. Clara Barton travels to Istanbul to help the Armenian victims. A revolution in Turkey in 1908 forces the ruler to abdicate. The new rulers enter the World War I to execute their plan... more
  • Diego's Letter: Echoes of the Past

    by Darren Ramon
    An ancient document is given to a young man as part of an inheritance from his grandfather after the funeral. The letter takes him back to another time and connects him to an ancestor he knew very little of. Read about Diego and his amazing accomplishments that he performed for the sake of peace with the natives. This is part of Texas History and new Spain as confirmed by authorities in this field.
  • Family Terror Networks

    by Dean C. Alexander
    Dean C. Alexander’s groundbreaking book, Family Terror Networks, analyzes the emerging and troubling facets of family terror networks. After addressing general principles of terrorism, the work discusses the characteristics of family terror networks. The book chronicles over one hundred case studies involving family affiliated terrorism across extremist ideologies. Also, it proposes a model for predicting and combating this type of political violence. Furthermore, the volume describes law enforc... more
  • Five Theories on the Fitz: And What They Reveal about the Politics of Disaster

    by Wendy Goerl
    Five Theories on the Fitz looks at the sinking of SS Edmund Fitzgerald in context--both with other boats on Lake Superior that night and other founderings of lake freighters--and why the major theories of her sinking have been favored or dismissed by investigative agencies.
  • An Irish Tale of Leaving

    by Darrell Duke
    Ireland. 1778. The British have been ruling here for centuries. Edward “Red” Houlihan is a Rebel – an Irishman continually rejecting the tyranny of his country’s invaders. Red travels from his home island, Inis Meáin, in Galway Bay to the mainland where he continues his journeys on his faithful horse, Bolg. Red retrieves his wife, Ellen, and their son, John. He plans to take them away, leave Ireland for good, across the ocean to a place called Newfoundland. To avoid capture, Red decides to run... more
  • Pad Pennywell

    by Patrick Horn
    During post Civil War era reconstruction, former slave Pad Pennywell had hopes of starting a new life with his wife, daughter and adopted family in Texas. Little did Pad know that his life was about to be torn apart, when his family is brutalized by a band of thieves and murderers along the Harrisonburg Rd, a stretch of trail that connects the Natchez trace with the El Camino Real. Taken captive by John West, a psychopathic murderer who’s charm and hypocrisy are only matched by his lust for blo... more
  • Armenians in the Age of Alexander the Great: Soldiers of the Hellenistic War Machine, revised

    by Michael Boyajian

    With the fall of Persia at the hands of Alexander the Great the Armenians became soldiers in the Hellenistic war machine marching to the ends of the known world in conquest. With photography

  • Notes From The Trenches

    by Gary Foster
    The Foster family of Wisconsin were vibrant and happy in the early years of the 20th century. Like many families in the area, they were descended from German immigrants and had a healthy appetite for hard work and beer. Barbara Foster, widowed early in life, created a loving home for her children Leo, Ottilia, Mary, and Kunigunda. They were all musicians, forming their own orchestra and playing in regional and local venues. But despite Woodrow Wilson’s promises, America found itself drawn into t... more
  • Shell Shock: Twin Sisters Born Into New York's Gilded Age Struck Down by the Horrors of War

    by Dennis Whitehead
    Dorothea and Gladys Cromweell were twin sisters born into wealth in New York's Gilded Age. With America's entry into the First World War, the twins wished to do their part, volunteering for service in their beloved France with the American Red Cross. Stationed near the front lines, the sisters were subjected to round-the-clock bombardment of both their bodies and their very souls. Tragedy struck on the ship bringing them home after the fighting stopped, an event heard round the world... more
  • Oxford College Arms

    by John Tepper Marlin
  • A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WWI

    by Melina Druga
    “We will have to kill tens of thousands more Germans before there can be a peace that will justify all this suffering and sorrow.” A Tale of Two Nations is the story of North American countries that found themselves embroiled in an European war – one by circumstance and one by choice. It discusses two pivotal events from each year of the Great War – one from an American perspective and one from a Canadian one – and reveals how newspapers at the time handled wartime coverage. Using contemp... more
  • 1918: A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WW1 Part 5

    by Melina Druga
    “And yet, despite the bedlam, the incomparable scenes of joy, there were many solemn scenes. Sober garbed women, whose husbands and sons would never return, stood on the curb, a strange mingling of emotions stirring in them. Old men saw the hand of God in the demonstration, and from hospital cots of pain bed-ridden soldiers raised their wracked bodies to listen, and smiles of contentment sank back on their pillows – ‘thank God, after all, our sacrifices have not been in vain’.” The war ends... more
  • 1917: A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and World War I part 4

    by Melina Druga
    “There still are a lot of people who think a man becomes a soldier the moment he gets into uniform and puts a gun on his shoulder. This is nonsense, even if the man happens to be an American.” Like two years earlier, 1917 is a chaotic spring. Canadian troops easily take their objective at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The battle would later be called Canada’s coming-of-age. While newspapers at the time do not use that term, there is a definite sense that something important has occurred. ... more
  • 1916: A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WW1 part 3

    by Melina Druga
    “He tells us to be patient and polite. We have been both. We have never gained anything by being polite.” The Battle of the Somme drags on in Europe and witnesses a new weapon of war – the tank. The battle receives sparse coverage back home, however, as Canadians are preoccupied with a variety of home front problems. Meanwhile, the United States goes to the polls in a close election that pits Democrats against Republicans and Republicans against Democrats and Progressives. Suffragist... more
  • 1915: A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and World War I Part 2

    by Melina Druga
    “My colleagues and I are deeply lament the long list of casualties,” Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden said, “and send our profound sympathy to every home which is plunged into sadness and sorrow by the tidings that reach us from hour to hour.” Spring 1915 is consumed with two traumatic events. Canada endures a trial by fire at the Second Battle of Ypres. While the Canadians are ultimately successful – to the pride of their countrymen – the battle marks the first widespread use of chlori... more

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