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The Rifle Rangers By Mayne Reid
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The Rifle Rangers or Adventures in South Mexico (1850) is a novel by Captain Mayne Reid, set in Vera Cruz, Mexico during the Mexican War (1846–48)The novel depicts the plight of American... More > soldiers stationed in Mexico during the war and their effect on the native population. It follows the life of protagonist Captain Jack Haller as he helms the newly formed American battalion, dubbed the "Rifle Rangers". Accompanying Haller is a small band of fellow soldiers whom he leads on several missions through the Tierra Caliente portion of Mexico. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rifle_Rangers:_or_Adventures_in_South_Mexico Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
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WWII Japanese Balloons and Attached Devices: Technical Air Intelligence Center Report #41, May 1945 By U.S. Naval Intelligence
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Beginning in 1944, trade winds carried weaponized Japanese balloons to the North America. This technical report, issued to Allied forces, shows ballon types, their equipment and locates all... More > discovered landings across East Asia, the U.S, Canada and Mexico. It calculates lift power, loads, and inferred performance. Commonly remembered as incendiary, a wider variety of payloads were indicated: personnel, explosives, germs, radiosondes, and anti aircraft gear. Memos describe recovered balloons and the poor results from extensive radar detection testing. The report closes with modeling flights, times, loads, and distances. This is a high quality facsimile of the typescript 115-page report, including 28 photos and 3 drawings. It offers a fascinating look at unmanned aerial vehciles of WWII.< Less
The Year By Mike Berry
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This book traces the tumultuous events in the year 1968 though the eyes of a twenty year-old who lived through it. This was the year when it became clear that the vietnam War would be lost by... More > America and its allies. The assassinations of Martin Luther KIng and Robert Kennedy, the violent clashes of protestors in Paris and at the Democratic presidential convention in Chicago and the urban protests unleashed throughout the West, culminating in the violence and black power controversy at the Mexico Olympics was the defining year in the lives of the early baby boomer generation.< Less
Life Among the Apaches (Illustrated) By John Carey Cremony
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John C. Cremony was a surveyor for the U.S. Boundary Commission charting the nation’s frontier with Mexico in the 1850s when he first became fascinated with Apache culture. Over two decades he... More > came to know them and their language like no other white man in history. Life Among the Apaches remains the first and foremost source on the Apache people – their beliefs, tribal life and fighting tactics.< Less
A SILENT NIGHTMARE: The bottom line and the challenge of illicit drugs By Sergio Ferragut
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The epiphany of a former drug enforcement agent, by JS. After 40 years in law enforcement and national security, my views on drug trafficking reflected those of my peers. However, Ferragut's... More > research leads me to conclude that by any measure of effectiveness we care to apply the so called "war on drugs" has been, continues to be, and will end-up as an abysmal failure. Ferragut's arguments are devoid of partisanship or ideological bias. The main issues of illicit drug trafficking are well researched and end with an objective cost benefit analysis. The concluding chapter, The Solution Spectrum" identifies policy guidelines: Zero Tolerance, Consumption Tolerance, Laissez Faire Legalization, and Legalization and Control (decriminalization, regulation and control). The book provides the model of a compelling payback mechanism involving companies dealing in money laundering. This illustration justifies the cost of the book, which includes an excellent bibliography, and a comprehensive list of acronyms.< Less
A SILENT NIGHTMARE: The bottom line and the challenge of illicit drugs By Sergio Ferragut
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The epiphany of a former drug enforcement agent, by JS. After 40 years in law enforcement and national security, my views on drug trafficking reflected those of my peers. However, Ferragut's... More > research leads me to conclude that by any measure of effectiveness we care to apply the so called "war on drugs" has been, continues to be, and will end-up as an abysmal failure. Ferragut's arguments are devoid of partisanship or ideological bias. The main issues of illicit drug trafficking are well researched and end with an objective cost benefit analysis. The concluding chapter, The Solution Spectrum" identifies policy guidelines: Zero Tolerance, Consumption Tolerance, Laissez Faire Legalization, and Legalization and Control (decriminalization, regulation and control). The book provides the model of a compelling payback mechanism involving companies dealing in money laundering. This illustration justifies the cost of the book, which includes an excellent bibliography, and a comprehensive list of acronyms.< Less
Pony Tracks By Frederic Remington
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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: Frederic Sackrider Remington (October 4, 1861 – December... More > 26, 1909) was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, specifically concentrating on the last quarter of the 19th-century American West and images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U. S. Cavalry.Remington was born in Canton, New York in 1861 to Seth Pierrepont Remington (1830–1880) and Clarissa "Clara" Bascom Sackrider (1836-1912). His paternal family owned hardware stores and emigrated from Alsace-Lorraine in the early 18th century. His maternal family of the Bascom line was of French Basque ancestry, coming to America in the early 1600s and founding Windsor, Connecticut. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Remington< Less
Resistance Is Fertile By Oso Sabio
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A collection of political poetry. The poems in this book speak about the social and economic conditions in today’s world (and yesterday’s). They are dedicated to the exploited of our... More > planet and to those who seek to free themselves (and/or others) from mental, physical, or spiritual slavery. ‘Culture’ ought to free our minds and get us to take a look around us. This is the purpose of Resistance Is Fertile. Through independent, critical reflection, cooperation, and mutual respect, I am convinced we can end the exploitation of the Many at the hands of the Few and create a more just, dignified future for both people and the world in which we live.< Less
The Clovis Chronicles: Book One By Tom DiFrancesca III
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As time unravels and the end of days is quickly nearing, mysterious unexplained events are occurring all around the world. Clovis, a small city located in eastern New Mexico, is no exception. UFO... More > sightings, a mysterious compound under construction just outside of town, and the pending yet unexpected arrival of thousands of strangers are only some of the eerie events unfolding. This first book of a series invites you to witness divine destiny being fulfilled in the lives of two childhood sweethearts. After having been separated from each other and from God for a span of almost fifty years, they are supernaturally reunited in order to lead a battle against an evil conspiracy that was birthed just prior to World War Two. Experience glimpses into the hero's and heroine's pasts, which include flying saucers, cowboys, angels, demons, and believe or not, some famous 1950's rock and roll icons. Also added into the mix, are very large portions of action, adventure, and suspense.< Less