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The Intelligence of Woman By Walter Lionel George
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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 Lionel George (20 March 1882, Paris, France – 30... More > January 1926) was an English writer, chiefly known for his popular fiction, which included feminist, pacifist, and pro-labour themes.Although born of British parents, George grew up in Paris and did not learn English until the age of twenty. In 1905 he moved to London, where he became a journalist. The success of his first novel, A Bed of Roses (1911), about a woman's descent into prostitution, allowed him to apply himself full-time to literary efforts. His subsequent books also generally sold well, often requiring more than one edition and appearing on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to novels and short stories, George also wrote literary essays and several political tracts on left-wing themes. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._L._George< Less
Many Winters Waiting By Evan Wilson
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In this book, an insider traces his role in the fight for jetties at Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. The author resolves a dispute over how many fishermen died in Oregon Inlet after the Congress... More > authorized jetties there in 1970. He explores the role of journalists in stirring meaningless controversies over whether the fishermen deserved a stable Inlet through which to steam to their fishery in the Atlantic. This well-sourced book picks up with the return of the fishermen from service in World War Two, moves to the campaign to jetty the Inlet, explains the public policy wrangling throughout the 1980s, and describes the economic and psychic effects of this seemingly never-ending campaign in the waterfront settlements up and down Pamlico Sound. The book is more than 84,000 words in nine chapters, contains dynamic photographs by Drew Wilson, as well as government ærial photos, maps, and explanatory schematic drawings. The 26-page Index contains more than 1,700 entries.< Less
The Panama Canal By Duncan E. McKinlay
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The Panamá Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is a man-made 48-mile (77 km) waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean. The... More > canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. There are locks at each end to lift ships up to Gatun Lake, an artificial lake created to reduce the amount of excavation work required for the canal, 26 metres (85 ft) above sea level. The current locks are 33.5 metres (110 ft) wide. A third, wider lane of locks was constructed between September 2007 and May 2016, and is due to open in June 2016.France began work on the canal in 1881 but stopped due to engineering problems and a high worker mortality rate. The United States took over the project in 1904, and opened the canal on August 15, 1914. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Dead Sailors Tell No Tales By Paul W Simpson
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The oceans of the world hold secrets uncounted yet for thousands of years sailors have set forth to traverse the vast expanse that encircles the earth. Millions of people have paid the ultimate price... More > for tempting the gods as they sailed across the globe. However not of them all made it home. Many vessels disappeared without trace, their stories left untold, the watery graves of their crews left unmarked but not unmourned. The famous crack wool clipper, Loch Maree vanished unexpectedly off Cape Horn. Then there was her sister the Loch Laggan, she too vanished somewhere in the murky depths of the southern Indian Ocean. Finally there was Captain Nicholas Rutter,the ship that sealed his dark reputation was one that despite being abandoned, did not die but sailed the Atlantic Ocean as a ghost ship long after she had been abandoned. Many say that dead sailors tell no tales, well here are three stories of the sea told for the men and boys who never could.< Less
The Octoroon or, Life in Louisiana; A Play in Five acts By Dion Boucicault
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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: Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot (26 December 1820 (or 1822) –... More > 18 September 1890), commonly known as Dion Boucicault (Dee-on Boo-se-koh), was an Irish actor and playwright famed for his melodramas. By the later part of the 19th century, Boucicault had become known on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the most successful actor-playwright-managers then in the English-speaking theatre. The New York Times heralded him in his obituary as "the most conspicuous English dramatist of the 19th century. "Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot was born and educated in Dublin where he lived on Gardiner Street. His mother was Anne Darley, sister of the poet and mathematician George Darley. The Darleys were an important Dublin family influential in many fields and related to the Guinnesses by marriage. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dion_Boucicault< Less
He Wore a Pair of Silver Wings By Thomas K. Follis
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. The World War II Memoir of a Lightning Recon Pilot. From induction into the USAAF, through training and then into combat flying the F-5, the photo... More > reconnaissance version of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Follis recounts his many experiences getting and wearing the coveted “silver wings” of a pilot—including being chased over the Alps by two Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighters. With photos of the author, his fellow pilots and the aircraft they flew. Contents: Prelude; The Big Day Arrives and I’m Off to War—Almost; College Boy Again; An Aviation Cadet—At Last!; Into the Air; Flying the Vultee “Vibrator” and the “Bamboo Bomber”; The B-25—A Real Warbird; The Role of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning in Winning World War II and the Contribution of Aerial Photo Reconnaissance; Across the Atlantic in a Wartime Convoy; Going in Harm’s Way; I’ll Be Home for Christmas; Conclusion; Where Are They Now?; What Has Happened to the Various Military Bases? 37 photos, 4 illustrations, 1 map.< Less
Sea to Shining Sea: The Mexican American War and the Manifest Destiny By Jack White
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"Sea to Shining Sea: The Mexican American War and the Manifest Destiny" is a stand-alone sequel to Jack White’s historical novel "Ten Years In Texas". "Sea to Shining... More > Sea" is set during the years 1846 to 1848 and covers the bloody war between the two major North American powers. Jack deals with the deception and backstabbing on both sides of the Rio Grande, along with the heroic efforts of individuals who braved their lives for the Manifest Destiny. Written with the nail biting excitement of a novel, "Sea to Shining Sea" is historically accurate down to the weapons used on each side. By the end of the war the United States extended from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, with President James K. Polk doubling America’s landmass during his four years in the Oval Office. If you enjoy history you will love "Sea to Shining Sea". This historical novel is crammed full of interesting tidbits and information not found in any books covering this important moment in America‘s colorful past.< Less
Atlantis Pyramids Floods By Dennis Brooks
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Plato’s Atlantis is a true story! Now you can learn where it was located, how it was destroyed, and when it happened. This book also shows the connection between the pyramids in Mexico and... More > those in Egypt. It shows that Noah’s Great Flood is a periodic event where the Atlantic Ocean floods the Mediterranean Basin. This periodic flooding kills off most of the brown skinned population in the area leaving mostly blacks in Africa and whites in Europe. Before the next major flood comes along, it takes only a few hundred years for all of Europe to turn white again and all of Africa to turn black again. Then it takes thousands of years before the population of the Mediterranean Basin turns brown again. The last flood is also the one that destroyed Atlantis. This book also shows how Edgar Cayce’s predicted, that the island of Atlantis would rise again, has come true. The island rose during the time Cayce predicted it would happen, but no one knew it was happening. Now it holds a prestigious gated community.< Less
Sea to Shining Sea: The Mexican American War and the Manifest Destiny By jack white
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"Sea to Shining Sea: The Mexican American War and the Manifest Destiny" is a stand-alone sequel to Jack White’s historical novel "Ten Years In Texas". "Sea to Shining... More > Sea" is set during the years 1846 to 1848 and covers the bloody war between the two major North American powers. Jack deals with the deception and backstabbing on both sides of the Rio Grande, along with the heroic efforts of individuals who braved their lives for the Manifest Destiny. Written with the nail biting excitement of a novel, "Sea to Shining Sea" is historically accurate down to the weapons used on each side. By the end of the war the United States extended from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, with President James K. Polk doubling America’s landmass during his four years in the Oval Office. If you enjoy history you will love "Sea to Shining Sea". This historical novel is crammed full of interesting tidbits and information not found in any books covering this important moment in America‘s colorful past.< Less
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois
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The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work of American literature by W. E. B. Du Bois. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history.The... More > book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which the magazine Atlantic Monthly had previously published. To develop this work, Du Bois drew from his own experiences as an African-American in the American society. Outside of its notable relevance in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as one of the early works in the field of sociology.Chapter I lays out an overview of Du Bois's thesis for the book. It says that the blacks of the South need the right to vote, the right to a good education, and to be treated with equality and justice. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Souls_of_Black_Folk Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less

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