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The Hogs of Cold Harbor: The Civil War Saga of Pvt. John Henry Hesse, Corses Brigade, Pickitt's Division, Longstreet's Corps, CSA
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At last you can buy this historically accurate war narrative at a low, low price -- the Lulu edition is the same book formerly published under the same title. Not a word has been changed or... More > altered. Based on the actual diary of a Confederate soldier who realizes huge herds of wild hogs are stalking him and his comrades. Author and historian Richard Lee Fulgham, M.A. crafted this haunting tale of the good and evil that dwells within us all based on the diaries of Southwest Virginian John Henry Hess, Pvt., CSA (Company G, 29th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Pickett’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps, 1862-1864). Is Man truly no better than the animals he commands and destroys? The Hogs of Cold Harbor is a powerful, haunting story in which Richard Lee Fulgham delves deep into the timeless questions of our existence. Are we Man? Are we Animal? And what is the difference? The Hogs of Cold Harbor implores readers to question our history as well as themselves.< Less
World War 2 In Review No. 11
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Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Series. First eBook Edition. Articles on the following World War II topics: (1) Armor at Oran: Operation Torch 1942 (2) Balikpapan: First Far East Victory (3)... More > Breakthrough to Bastogne (4) Clash at Bir el Gobi (5) Counterpoint to Stalingrad: Operation Mars, Nov-Dec 1942: Marshal Zhukov’s Greatest Defeat (6) Deadly Gadgets of the OSS: When Uncle Sam Played Dirty (7) Defenders of Wake Island (8) Doug Bader: RAF Hurricane Ace (9) First Engagement: 289th RCT in the Battle of the Bulge (10) From Hong Kong to the Gates of India (11) The Battle of Hong Kong (12) Official Report by Maj-Gen C.M. Maltby, GOC Hong Kong (13) German Horse Cavalry and Transport (14) I Was Expendable: A Lookout on the Bridge of Muskallunge SS-262 (15) Koncrete Kriegsmarine: Transporting German Naval Craft Overland (16) Nagasaki Decoy, 9 August 1945 (17) Father O’Callahan of the USS Franklin (CV-13). 308 B&W/color photos/illustrations.< Less
A Good Life in Hell
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A GOOD LIFE IN HELL tells the life stories of Sumiteru Taniguchi, a Nagasaki atomic bomb survivor, and his wife Eiko. Their shared history offers both a stark look at the horrific legacy of nuclear... More > weapons, as well as a tale of inspiration for all those facing challenges as they pursue meaning and happiness in their own lives. The book contains important lessons about the past, but it is even more about living in the present. Exploring daily rituals in the Taniguchi home as Sumiteru and Eiko enter their 80s, a reader must reflect on how today’s decisions can affect our collective and personal futures. This fully illustrated picture book comes alive through the imaginative and moving drawings of award-winning illustrator Ai Tatebayashi, a native of Japan. Ai crafted the story with support from American cowriter Justin Neely, an artist, editor and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. A GOOD LIFE IN HELL is intended both for teens and adults who are concerned about the world: past, present and future.< Less
The Children of the Castle
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Walter Crane (15 August 1845 – 14 March 1915) was an... More > English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most influential, and among the most prolific, children’s book creator of his generation and, along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, one of the strongest contributors to the child's nursery motif that the genre of English children's illustrated literature would exhibit in its developmental stages in the latter 19th century.Crane's work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterize many nursery rhymes and children's stories for decades to come. He was part of the Arts and Crafts movement and produced an array of paintings, illustrations, children's books, ceramic tiles and other decorative arts. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Crane< Less
India Through the Ages: A Popular and Picturesque History of Hindustan
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Flora Annie Steel (2 April 1847 – 12 April 1929) was an... More > English writer who was noted for writing books set in British India or otherwise connected to it.She was born Flora Annie Webster in Sudbury, Middlesex, the sixth child of George Webster. In 1867, she married Henry William Steel, a member of the Indian Civil Service, and for the next twenty-two years lived in India (until 1889), chiefly in the Punjab, with which most of her books are connected. She grew deeply interested in native Indian life and began to urge educational reforms on the government of India. Mrs Steel became an Inspectress of Government and Aided Schools in the Punjab and also worked with John Lockwood Kipling, Rudyard Kipling's father, to foster Indian arts and crafts. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flora_Annie_Steel< Less
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an... More > American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he had early success as a traveling salesman for the Larkin Soap Company. Presently Hubbard is known best as the founder of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York, an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Among his many publications were the nine-volume work Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great and the short publication A Message to Garcia. He and his second wife, Alice Moore Hubbard, died aboard the RMS Lusitania when it was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915.Hubbard was born in Bloomington, Illinois, to Silas Hubbard and Juliana Frances Read on June 9, 1856. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbert_Hubbard< Less
The Girl of the Period, and Other Social Essays, Vol. 1 (of 2)
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Eliza Lynn Linton (10 February 1822 – 14 July 1898) was the... More > first female salaried journalist in Britain, and the author of over 20 novels. Despite her path breaking role as an independent woman, many of her essays took a strong anti-feminist slant.Eliza Lynn Linton was born in Keswick, Cumbria, England, the daughter of the Rev. J. Lynn, vicar of Crosthwaite, and granddaughter of a bishop of Carlisle. The death of her mother when Eliza was five months old led to a chaotic upbringing, in which she was largely self-educated; but in 1845 she left home to earn her living as a writer in London.After moving to Paris, Linton married W. J. Linton in 1858, an eminent wood-engraver, who was also a poet of some note, a writer upon his craft, and a Chartist agitator. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliza_Lynn_Linton< Less
A Sons Tale
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Non-Fictional story of 2 Royal Navy minesweepers that the authors father joined in ww2, both ships being surrounded in controversy, one became the last RN ship to be torpedoed and sunk during WW2... More > with only one survivor, but did the UBOOT fly the black flag? The other being a BYMS, newly built in the USA, she was hit by a Glider bomb in the Aegean in November 1943, but managed to reach Leros only to be captured as she sailed for repair by a German commander who spoke good English and duped them into following him, some of the crew managed to swim ashore and then make it to Turkey so evading capture, one even escaped from capture, they never swept any mines, but did the Kriegsmarine capture the Confidential Books ? . The CinC Levant wrote "The direction of these operations was seriously hampered by the capture of BYMS 72 at Kalymnos on the night of 11th/12th November which resulted in all the codes carried by these small craft being compromised"< Less
The Fool's Journey: the History, Art, & Symbolism of the Tarot
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This is one of the best resources for understanding the Tarot’s mystical symbolism. It includes an updated history based on Place’s The Tarot: History Symbolism and Divination, which... More > “Booklist” said “ may be the best book ever written on ...the tarot.” This edition adds color illustrations of key works and comparative illustrations from the Renaissance, from alchemical texts, from ancient Egypt, and from occult sources. It views the Tarot as a 500-year visual conversation between artists, mystics, and occultists. The work is based on the 2010 Tarot exhibition at the LA Craft and Folk Art Museum, curated by Place, and includes the Visconti-Sforza Tarot, the 1st Italian printed deck, the oldest Tarot of Marseille, The 1st occult reference, the 1st occult Tarot, the 1st modern Tarot, the 1st New Age Tarot, and examples from popular modern decks including the Twilight Tarot, the Legacy Tarot, the Deviant Moon Tarot, the Annotated Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery, and Place’s Alchemical Tarot.< Less
How to Write Creative Non-fiction - New
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Creative non-fiction is the type of writing that people like Truman Capote, Guy Talese, Joan Didion, Tom Wolfe, John McPhee and Hunter S. Thompson made famous. It's the type of writing where the... More > research is rich and multi-layered, the writing is dramatic and literary, you can take several points of view and have more freedom than with traditional journalism – or you can choose to stick to "just the facts" with a sprinkle of imagination for garnish. It differs from traditional journalism in that you don't always have to take an objective stance in the research, reporting and writing. What you read in the front pages of newspapers is traditional journalism in democratic nations. Reporters and editors have a written rule to deliver "just the facts, ma'am." The key element with this type of journalism is that you can be creative, but still tell the truth. It gives you the chance to be more of an artist with your writing, while still protecting the craft of journalism.< Less
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