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  • Voices from the Twelfth-Century Steppe

    by Bryn Hammond

    Bryn Hammond has written some astonishingly good historical novels. Her Amgalant series brings to life the twelfth-century Steppe as no scholarly history could hope to do. Yet Hammond has immersed herself in her sources; her books are born of painstaking research and breathe a discipline of imagination rarely encountered in historical fiction.

    In this scholarly meditation, a digression from her usual writing, Hammond reflects upon the relationship of her own craft to that of th... more

  • The Armenians in Paris: The Joy after the Sorrow, revised

    by Michael Boyajian

     

    The story of the Armenians who survived the genocide and escaped to Paris where their intellectuals joined in what Hemingway called the Moveable Feast of expatriate artists and writers in the 1920s.  Paris didn't just save a handful of writers who survived the genocide it restored an entire people called the Armenians.  With photography

     

  • Voices and Visions: The Evolution of the Black Experience at Northwestern University

    by Dr. Jeffrey Sterling
    This first-ever accounting of the 140-year history of Blacks at Northwestern University shares the experiences of African American students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni who studied, worked, struggled and triumphed from the late 19th century to the present. Through over fifty first person accounts, the stories of individuals and groups critical to the progression of the Black experience at Northwestern are used to reveal that evolution.
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  • Taghi Erani, a Polymath in Interwar Berlin: Fundamental Science, Psychology, Orientalism, and Political Philosophy (2019)

    by Younes Jalali
    We follow the footsteps of a young man from Qajar Persia and his discovery of the bewildering life in 1920s Berlin, Weimar era & its descent into the abyss during the Third Reich, which parallels the story unfolding in his home country; the constitutional order sprouting in Qajar gets sabotaged by a military man that takes hold of the country, founding the Pahlavi dynasty. In the process, we see his brush with great names in science (Nernst, Planck, Einstein), German orientalism (Mittwoch, Beck... more
  • The Armenians of India: Merchants of Empires from the Age of Vishnu and Home Again

    by Michael Boyajian

    The Armenians of India: Merchants of Empires from the Age of Vishnu and Home Again tells the story of the 2000 year relationship between India and its Armenians.  The diaspora of Armenian merchants in India were at the center of a global trading network and at the center of their lives were their churches which remain as monuments to the diaspora in India.

  • March on Children!: The Story of James Meredith's March Against Fear

    by Katina Rankin
    In "March On Children! The Story of James Meredith’s March Against Fear” — Katina Rankin teaches children that one person can make a difference. The text traces what was supposed to be Meredith’s lone journey on foot from Memphis, Tenn. to Jackson, Miss. Each page filled with Meredith’s own words is based on countless interviews with him. The storytelling provides insight for children on how to be bold and brave.
  • The Erracht Feud: Internal divisions in Clan Cameron 1567-77

    by John Thor Ewing
    Bloodfeud was built into the structure of society in sixteenth-century Scotland, and feuding was governed by its own rules. This book examines a turbulent period in Clan Cameron’s history, spanning the last years of the chiefship of Donald Dow McConnell (1553-69) and the early years of Allan McConnell Dow (1569-1647). As rival factions vied for power, it was unclear who would lead the clan into the next century. Usually misunderstood as a blatant attempt by the Camerons of Erracht to seize powe... more
  • Clan Ewen: Some Records of its History

    by John Thor Ewing
    Originally published in 1904 from articles written for 'Celtic Monthly', R. S. T. MacEwen's clan history controversially conflated the histories of several families of the Scottish surnames MacEwan, McEwan, MacEwen, McEwen, Ewan, Ewans, Ewen and Ewing. The wealth of information contained in the book was all too often misinterpreted or used in support of false assertions. Now with the addition of notes by John Thor Ewing, Commander of Clan Ewing, it's possible at last to get back to the real hist... more
  • Gods and Worshippers: In the Viking and Germanic World

    by Thor Ewing
    What was paganism really like? Who were the gods and how were they worshipped? These are the questions Thor Ewing addresses in this fresh perspective on the pagan beliefs and rituals of the Viking and the Germanic world, a world which encompasses not only Scandanavia and Germany, but also Anglo-Saxon England. Gods and Worshippers explores ancient cult sites and religious gatherings, as well as burial customs and the rites of the dead, and it reveals the intimate links between religious and sec... more
  • Viking Clothing

    by Thor Ewing
    The Vikings had a surprising reputation for neatness, and their fashions were copied far beyond the realms of Scandinavia. Those who could displayed a love of fine clothes made from silks, from lightweight worsteds in subtly woven twills, and from the finest of linens. They wore short hair, and their beards were carefully trimmed. This accessible new book is the first to tackle the question of what the Vikings wore, drawing on evidence from art and archaeology, literature and linguistics to ar... more
  • The Incredible History Of ABC-TV/60 Years Of Fascinating Facts

    by Man From Yesterday
    In early 1953, ABC-TV was an also-ran. Its two top shows were Sunday religious-based programs. Its founder was running out of money and couldn't get loans. In came Leonard Goldenson and United Paramount Theaters and a cash infusion. Goldenson gave ABC-TV a respectable 1953-1954 program schedule that helped knock-off rival Dumont - but its journey was just beginning. ABC-TV began with little ratings, few TV stations, no stars, no sports and nary a news presence. Goldenson and his team (s) beg... more
  • Aviation: From Curiosity To Reality

    by Mary Buckingham Lipsey
    Aviation: From Curiosity To Reality traces the development of early aviators. Starting with the daVinci designs, the book traces how Samuel Langley, the Wright Brothers, and William Christmas (the third American to fly) contributed to aviation and the science of flying. Readers are also introduced to the thrills and tragedies associated with flying. One can also learn about the development of aviation as it moved from a scientific experiment to entertainment, military and commercial uses.
  • Patrol Area 14

    by Dave Lotz
    As the war in the Pacific progressed, the role of the US submarines evolved to meet the challenges confronting the United States Navy in the Western Pacific. This story is vividly portrayed in Patrol Area 14 and details the exploits of the US submarines in one specific patrol area of the Pacific Ocean, the waters of the Mariana Islands, whose control became essential to victory in the Pacific for the United States and defeat for Japan. Patrol Area 14 describes the submarine patrols from solitary... more
  • Steve's Story

    by Jackie Van Dyke
    A young woman and a young man left their villages in Poland in 1907 and joined the throng of immigrants pouring into the Untied States at that time. They met in Philadelphia and married soon after. Within fifteen years, hard times and a houseful of seven children led to a family breakdown, bootlegging, and arrests, which culminated with the children being placed in an orphanage. This is the story of how one of those children, Steve, longed to find his family and home, as he imagined it could be.... more
  • Operation Wappen

    by Robert Maddock
    This is a short story spanning two years from 1956 to 1958. It includes the author?s Marine Corps service as a Second Lieutenant artillery forward observer attached to Third Battalion Sixth Marine Regiment led by Colonel Austin C. ?Shifty? Shofner (one of only nine men ever to escape a Japanese prisoner of war camp). It describes the maturation of Phase III warfare?the landing by helicopter of an intact infantry battalion ready to fight behind enemy lines (Operation Deep Water) and the beginning... more

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