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  • Bulletproof Vest

    by Kenneth R. Rosen
    "Nothing's bulletproof," the salesman said. "The thing's only bullet resistant." The New York Times journalist Kenneth R. Rosen had just purchased his first bulletproof vest and was headed off on assignment. He was travelling into Mosul, Iraq, when he realized that the idea of a bulletproof vest is more effective than the vest itself. From its very inception, poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide, or Kevlar, was meant for tires. Its humble roots and mundane applications are often lost, as it is now... more
  • Living Beyond Impossible: The Terry Hitchcock Story

    by Ronald Joseph Kule

         Only two pounds, seven ounces at birth, Terry Hitchcock blossoms and progresses through a single-parented childhood that includes his father kidnapping him, sleeping overnight in cars, and juvenile gang activity.        At 13, his maternal grandparents raise him to believe that nothing is impossible, an idea that serves him well later when he performs with the USAF, attends college on his own dime, and earns several de... more

  • Collected Journalism Scotland 2011-2013

    by Sam and Gavin Khan-McIntyre
  • Размышления о творческих людях (Razmyshleniya o tvorcheskikh lyudyakh)

    by Ekaterina Yakovina

    The author is a writer and an artist at the same time. The book is written like questions and short answers to them. The author writes about many subjects such as the responsibility for talent that creative people have, relations between society and creative people, the influence of art on people, and many others. ( Это книга-размышление о творческих людях, об их ответственности за талант,который они имеют, об отношениях, существующих между человеком, занимающимся творчеством и обществом. По ... more

  • Letters in a Trunk

    by Daniel R. Mazza

    Lottie Sniderman, a smart, independent, and witty young woman from Worcester, Massachusetts, was just shy of her 19th birthday when she began writing her boyfriend, George Barr, who had recently joined the U.S. Army Signal Corps and was attending training school in Philadelphia. The letters she and George wrote to each other during the length of George’s military service are all contained within the pages of this book. With the backdrop of WWII, you will get to experience firsthand the ... more

  • Clara Colby: The International Suffragist

    by John Holliday
    Clara Colby was born in England, graduated as valedictorian of the first woman’s class at the University of Wisconsin, and became a writer, publisher, teacher, public speaker, and friend of many leading figures of her day. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the founders of the suffrage movement in America, became Clara Colby’s mentors. Her journey is an epic saga of untiring and heroic endeavor, sometimes under the most adverse circumstances, across the United States, and her native E... more
  • The Persistence of Liberty

    by David Netherton

    Chapter-by-Chapter Synopsis I. Book of Habits (recalls decades of the Fifties and Sixties, describing America as the post-war generation found it) Chapter 1. Modus Vivendi --This enduring democratic experiment emerged through a mixture of brilliant intellectual argument and violent rebellion in the eighteenth century. The opening chapter looks at the spirit in America, a design for living and horizons of the possible. Chapter 2. Popular Alienation -- Numbers change life. This chapter tells of... more

  • Magic in a Bottle: The Untold Story of Arnie Esterer and Markko Vineyard

    by Clifford G. Annis, Jr.
    Arnie Esterer and Tim Hubbard were taking a big gamble back in 1968 when they started their vineyard and winery. With guidance from Dr. Konstantin Frank, Arnie and Tim built a winery that has led the way for the next generation of European-style vinifera growers and winemakers in Ohio. Markko Vineyard did not happen overnight. It was years of trials and errors, successes and failures and much collaboration and learning. This is the story of one remarkable man, Arnie Esterer, and his passion t... more
  • How to Write an High School Essay

    by Jashon Langer
    If you think that exams are the only nightmare for students, then you need to think again. Ask any student, and you will be surprised to know that besides exams, they also consider essay writing another depressing punch. That’s because you can’t win the essay writing game just by knowing grammar and having a few writing skills. You need storytelling power, good analytical skills and impressive writing tone to come up with an essay that wins your teacher’s heart and good scores. And not everyone ... more
  • 30 Great Topic Ideas for Writing a Perfect Essay

    by Subhajit Khara
    The first step is writing any type of academic paper is selecting a good topic, which will be interesting for your audience and will allow you to build a convincing and logical argument to support your main claims. This process may be rather time-consuming and will require brainstorming a lot of ideas and conducting extensive preliminary research. To help you get started, we have created a list of interesting essay topics that cover a variety of subjects. You will also find some advice on how to... more
  • What It Means: Myth, Symbol, and Archetype in the Third Millennium, Vol. 1

    by Eva Rome
    What It Means (WHIM) is a collection of essays that examines how myth, symbol, and archetype manifest in everyday American life in the early third millennium. WHIM was written for readers interested in history, communication, language, human behavior, philosophy, anthropology, and cultural studies, and is also intended to be a time capsule text for future readers curious about life back in the CE 2,000s. From the not-too-distant future to the end of the twenty-first century and beyond, What It M... more
  • Mary Magdalene: The Lord's Wife

    by Ignazio Giuseppe
    Alice Peterson suffers from postpartum depression. Her gynecologist refers her to Donald Silverstein, a psychiatrist who specializes in hypnotic regression therapy (HRT). During hypnosis, Alice reveals that in a past life, she was Mary Magdalene. Throughout 9 hypnotic sessions, she describes in precise chronographic, geographic, and historical details, her life in Jesus’ times. Faced with questions such as: Was Jesus a poor carpenter born in Bethlehem? Did he have other siblings? Did he believe ... more
  • The Story of B. Artin Haig, FDR' s Photographer

    by Michael Boyajian
    B. Artin Haig survived the Armenian Genocide and went on to become President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's photographer
  • Apple Pressings

    by Charles Ebeling
    15 essays presenting one a year to the Chicago Literary Club on a range of topics, ranging from French Fries to big game conservation in Kenya, to cars, to the Electoral College, to use of colors in politics, to the Lindbergh Beacon, to Sam Johnson and his Literary Club in 18th-century London, to James Boswell, to the man who game McDonald's his name, to the evolution of offices, to public relations in 1970s Chicago.
  • SOP Writing Services

    by Abhi Tamal

    Students are often distressed with the tasks of clearing admission processes. They have to draft Admission Essays, Motivation Letters and other important documents that qualifies them for admission to university of their choice. One such important document is college application essay. If you are not confident to draft it yourself, do not worry. Simply entrust the task to experience writers and avail their college application essay writing service.

  • Alaskan People: Stories of Yesteryear and Today

    by Edward May
    Alaska officially became the 49th state in 1959, before that it was a territory, a wild place, the Last Frontier, and the men and women who lived there prior to statehood are the main characters of Alaskan People. Their unique stories and adventures are a window into a world of everyday experiences seldom told until now. If you are curious about life in the Last Frontier, this is the book for you. ... more

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