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John McCain Doesn't Have Anything on Me
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Category is Military History/Geneology. While searching the internet for geneology information, I came across an article that spoke of Senator John McCain's distinguished military career and warrior... More > roots. The article stated his claim to be a descendant of a famous 14th Century Scottich warrior was however, incorrect. I have discovered things about my own genealogy that have astounded me. Richard "The Fearless" de Normandy is possibly my triple great grandfather. In other words, I could be a direct descendant of three of his eight children. Six English Kings and William Marshal (The Greatest Knight/seperate line) are in my direct lines (my mother's line). In addition, my father provides a direct line to "The Fearless". We are all pretty much related; buy my book to read about my amazing geneology and determine if we have common ancestry. In addition, I have provided tips for discovering your geneology even if we're not related.< Less
August Schulz Diary
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Diary written by August Schulz who resided in McPherson County, Kansas. The diary describes the work and events that took place on the family farm in Canton Township, McPherson County. Schulz and his... More > wife Louisa were born in Germany, according to the 1880 U. S. census. Augustus's age was listed as 54 and Louisa was 58. The first two pages of content labeled 1872 and 1873 are in German. They have four children, The two girls were Agnes 24 years old and Ottilie age 16. The two boys were Alexander 23 and Hugo 20. In 1880 they were all living at home. Schulz provides detail about the crops he is planting and several entries describe planting several hundred trees. The diary also mentions establishing land claims for the older children. Agnes married Emmett Satterlee and passed away in 1888, leaving three small children. Ottilie married Alonzo Oldfield and passed away in 1887. Agnes is buried beside her mother in the Jones cemetery and August is buried beside his son Alex in the Canton cemetery. email@example.com< Less
U.S. Army Special Forces 1961-1971
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In 1957 58 Vietnamese soldiers were given military training by Special Forces troops. Ten years later green berets were assisting over 40,000 paramilitary troops, along with another 40,000 Regional... More > Forces and Popular Forces soldiers. This monograph traces the development and notes the progress, problems, successes, and failures of a unique program undertaken by the U.S. Army for the first time in its history. With the withdrawal of the Special Forces from Vietnam in 1971, the Army could lay unique claim to the employment of a paramilitary force in sustained combat against a determined enemy. About the author: In 1960, Col. Kelly chaired the committee which produced the U.S. Army's first definitive approach to counterinsurgency, "The Role of the U.S. Army in the Cold War." For two years he commanded the 1st SFG, which provided multiple teams for combat in Vietnam. From 6/66 to 6/67, he commanded the 5th SFG in Vietnam. He led the Combat Development Command, Institute for Strategic and Stability Operations.< Less
Secrets of the Woods
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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: William Joseph Long (1866–1952) was an American writer,... More > naturalist and minister. He lived and worked in Stamford, Connecticut as a minister of the First Congregationalist Church.As a naturalist, he would leave Stamford every March, often with his son, Brian, and two daughters, Lois and Cesca, to travel to "the wilderness" of Maine. There they would stay until the first snows of October, although sometimes he would stay all winter. In the 1920s, he began spending his summers in Nova Scotia, claiming "the wilderness is getting too crowded".He wrote of these wilderness experiences in the books Ways of Wood Folk, Wilderness Ways, Wood-folk Comedies, Northern Trails, Wood Folk at School, and many others. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Long< Less
The Daughter of Heaven
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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: Pierre Loti (pseudonym of Louis Marie-Julien Viaud; 14 January... More > 1850 – 10 June 1923) was a French naval officer and novelist, known for his exotic novels.Born to a Protestant family, Loti's education began in his birthplace, Rochefort, Charente-Maritime. At age 17 he entered the naval school in Brest and studied at Le Borda. He gradually rose in his profession, attaining the rank of captain in 1906. In January 1910 he went on the reserve list. He was in the habit of claiming that he never read books, saying to the Académie française on the day of his introduction (April 7, 1892), "Loti ne sait pas lire" ("Loti doesn't know how to read"), but testimony from friends proves otherwise, as does his library, much of which is preserved in his house in Rochefort. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Loti< Less
Mermaids, Witches & Amazons
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BLACK AND WHITE. Mermaids, Witches and Amazons are seen as mythical women. The official line is that Mermaids were sea cows, while witches are the result of the Christian Church‘s paranoia.... More > Amazons are hardly mentioned at all, even though archaeologists have unearthed the graves of female warriors. Official history claims that civilization started with the Ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians 5,000 years ago. Yet, archaeologists have excavated towns and cities far older than this back in the Neolithic age. Scientists have for most of the 20th century told the public that man evolved from the apes when he climbed down the trees and learnt to hunt game on the Savannah. What the public is not told about is the Aquatic Ape theory, which explains human evolution far better. This book is about Her-story and the true facts behind the myths of mermaids, witches and Amazons, as well as the history of the mysterious sea-people and the facts about the bonobo ape, which is a living missing link between apes and humans.< Less
Road in the Sky
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On June 7, 1957 George Hunt Williamson made his way on horseback over tortuous Andean trails to San Pedro de Casta and from there on up and up and up to the Markawasi (Marcahuasi) plateau itself. The... More > native people of the village below say it is an ancient place of magicians, wizards, and Giant Gods. Williamson was part of an expedition led by Dr. Daniel Ruzo, who had invited his friend Gene Savoy to view the immense carved monuments on the mysterious plateau. Williamson later wrote Road in the Sky, much to the chagrin of Ruzo, who claimed he plagerized his research. Williamson's book features fine archival photos of the Markawasi Stone Forest. Daniel Ruzo ultimately published his own work under the title, Marcahuasi: La Historia Fantastica de un Descubrimiento (Markawasi: The Fantastic History of a Discovery. Ruzo's story is featured in the newly released, deluxe, color-photo journal by Kathy Doore, Markawasi: Peru's Inexplicable Stone Forest.< Less
Life of a Scotch Naturalist Thomas Edward, Associate of the Linnean Society. Fourth Edition
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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: Samuel Smiles (23 December 1812 – 16 April 1904), was... More > a Scottish author and government reformer who campaigned on a Chartist platform. But he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new laws. His masterpiece, Self-Help (1859), promoted thrift and claimed that poverty was caused largely by irresponsible habits, while also attacking materialism and laissez-faire government. It has been called "the bible of mid-Victorian liberalism", and it raised Smiles to celebrity status almost overnight.Born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, Smiles was the son of Janet Wilson of Dalkeith and Samuel Smiles of Haddington. He was one of eleven surviving children. While his family members were strict Cameronians, he did not practice. He studied at a local school, leaving at the age of 14. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Smiles< Less
The Great Shadow (Annotated)
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Instead of Sherlock Holmes is the main character, the story follows Jack Colder, who claims his only notable childhood experience was when he accidentally prevented a burglary during an attempt to... More > escape a boarding school. This event caught Jim Horscroft and the two become friends. Once Jim goes off to medical school, Jack reunites with his cousin Edie, who found herself in a lot of money due to her father’s death. Jack takes a liking to Edie but is deterred when Edie shows less enthusiasm and shows great attraction to men in battle. Upon hearing this, Jack insists that he will become a soldier despite both of his parents’ disapproval. Jack ultimately asks Edie to marry him. It is at this time that Jim returns to West Inch, and he quickly takes a liking to Edie, who seems much more attracted to Jim. When Jack reveals to Jim that the two are engaged he is quickly off-put and sinks into depression combined with drunkenness. After a couple of days, Jim recovers and is caught embracing Edie by Jack.< Less
Surrendering to Symbols
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In 1957-58, the CIA,instructed by Eisenhower and JF Dulles performed the till-then largest covert military action in US history, in support of a regional rebellion against the neutralist Indonesian... More > government. The rebellion failed. In the following years Indonesia turned more authoritarian. In US eyes, the country’s drift seemed to be towards becoming the world’s third major communist country, threatening to become the "greatest loss since the fall of China." However, in 1965 an allegedly communist coup attempt led to a military counter-coup led by Suharto. After a massacre of roughly half a million claimed communists, Suharto took power. Indonesia re-aligned itself with the US and recreated its links with the west. Regional power shifted in US favor, and the vital maritime passageways were secured for both military and commercial purposes. Likewise, Indonesian natural and military resources were safely out of communist hands. This dissertation traces US policy in the vital years 1961-1965< Less
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