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In Our Waters & Beyond - Volume 1 By Adam Grohman
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In Our Waters & Beyond provides a virtual voyage into the rich maritime past of our local waters and far beyond. This collection of thirty “spun yarns” of the deep highlights... More > Grohman’s “dives” into the archives to bring many lost or forgotten aspects of maritime history back to the “surface.” Included are short histories that highlight rum running, an attempted assassination of a New York City mayor, heroic rescues by the U.S. Life-Saving Service and U.S. Coast Guard, various ship histories, lost aircraft, the dangers of deep sea diving and exploration, palatial yachts of the rich and famous, and so much more. Includes a host of archive photographs, postcards, and original drawings culled from various sources and the archives of the Underwater Historical Research Society. Copious footnotes and a detailed source listing for each chapter are also included. Prepare for your immersion into the deep. As you turn the first page you will soon be “plunged” into the history of our waters and well beyond!< Less
The Expert Sword-Man's Companion (paperback) By Ben Kerr & Donald McBane
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A story so incredible, it was believed to be historical fiction. Donald McBane is a figure from history much loved by those who have had the joy of studying his autobiography. Growing up in Inverness... More > and later joining the British regiments, McBane travelled across Europe pimping, duelling, blowing himself up, and performing other incredible feats of a not always admirable nature. The last we hear of him is when he comes out of his retirement in his fifties to fight one last bout in Edinburgh, where he defeated his opponent and walked off with barely a scratch. Yet for all his heroic and sometimes crazy actions, he is remembered only for a single act of cowardice on maps marked as the "Soldier's Leap". This is a highly accurate reproduction of McBane's original work from 1728. It features reproductions of all the original image plates as well as a full and accurate transcription of McBane's original text including his teaching on self-defence, an account of his life and adventures and the art of gunnerie.< Less
The Seven Champions of Christendom By Ilia Lvovich, Graf Tolstoi
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The Seven Champions of Christendom is a moniker referring to St. George, St. Andrew, St. Patrick, St. Denis, St. James Boanerges, St. Anthony the Lesser, and St. David. They are the patron saints of,... More > respectively, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, and Wales.The champions have been depicted in Christian art and folklore as heroic warriors, most notably in a 1596 book by Richard Johnson titled Famous Historie of the Seaven Champions of Christendom.Legend often portrays God sending James to the Battle of Clavijo to fight against the Moors, while George is usually thought of as being a knightly dragon-slayer. The legend of Patrick casting all of the serpents out of Ireland is also quite famous. The stories of the Seven Champions were especially popular in Europe during the Dark Ages. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Champions_of_Christendom Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Seven Champions of Christendom By William Henry Giles Kingston
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The Seven Champions of Christendom is a moniker referring to St. George, St. Andrew, St. Patrick, St. Denis, St. James Boanerges, St. Anthony the Lesser, and St. David. They are the patron saints of,... More > respectively, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, and Wales.The champions have been depicted in Christian art and folklore as heroic warriors, most notably in a 1596 book by Richard Johnson titled Famous Historie of the Seaven Champions of Christendom.Legend often portrays God sending James to the Battle of Clavijo to fight against the Moors, while George is usually thought of as being a knightly dragon-slayer. The legend of Patrick casting all of the serpents out of Ireland is also quite famous. The stories of the Seven Champions were especially popular in Europe during the Dark Ages. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Champions_of_Christendom Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
For Honor, Country, and God: Los Niños Héroes By Phillip Thomas Tucker
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For the first time, this ground-breaking book tells the full story of the stirring role played by Mexico's young cadets, Los Niños Héroes, at Chapultepec on September 13, 1847. Phillip... More > Thomas Tucker, Ph.D., is the first American author to present a book in English about these cadets, separating fact from fiction to present a more accurate view of the desperate defense of Chapultepec and the Military College during the Mexican-American War. This book presents the dramatic true story of the cadets in all its tragedy and glory, when Mexico’s existence was at stake. No sacrifice was more memorable or inspirational in this unjust war than that of the six teenage cadets. But, this book is about more than the sacrifice of these students. This is also the story of the heroic struggle of a young republic attempting to survive the unstoppable invasion of a neighboring country, the U.S.A. At Chapultepec, the cadets fought with great courage and died for honor, country, and God, so that Mexico would survive.< Less
The Complete Clarksburg Ohio World War II Guide By Victor Cleary
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The Complete Clarksburg Ohio World War II Guide is one of the country’s most thorough case studies analyzing one village’s involvement during WWII. Research, letters, a veteran index,... More > and over 80 photographs highlight the service of 222 veterans from Clarksburg who served our country and details a number of experiences from training to battle. Clarksburg sent one-in-five of its residents to war when the national average was one-in-eight, and an astounding 45% of Clarksburg’s infantrymen and just over one-third of its aerial crewmembers, were either killed or wounded. Even more noteworthy was the high number of aircraft crashes suffered by Clarksburg’s heavy bomber crews. Even though Clarksburg had its share of decorated soldiers, a majority of the village’s veterans filled common roles. They were common men called upon every day to face uncommon responsibilities and a significant number found themselves in positions of authority and in a place to perform heroically in some of the war’s fiercest battles.< Less
World War II Warplanes: The Iconic Warplanes of World War II By W T McCleat
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World War II WARPLANES: The Iconic WarBirds of World War 2 is a kids and enthusiasts dream of what it would be like to fly in the most feared and deadly aircraft of the Second World War. From the... More > heroic clashes of a Spitfire warplane to the deadly Japanese Zero warbird maneuvering for a kamikaze dive. It's a great book for kids who want to read about the warplanes of World War II and dream of a day they may pilot the modern jet warplane. The book is a must have for any warbird enthusiast that not only loves to read about the excitement of the time, but is an avid collector of books on modern day warfare. The WARPLANES of World War 2 were the real birth of modern day air warfare. 'World War II Warplanes' will IGNITE your imagination and allow you to FANTASIZE piloting a famous warbird. Feel the EXCITEMENT as bomber pilots hold their positions on their bomb run as the fighters scream through their formations with deadly fire. Read the book and experience the rush of the famous and brave wartime pilots.< Less
World War II Warplanes: The Iconic Warplanes of World War II By W T McCleat
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World War II WARPLANES: The Iconic WarBirds of World War 2 is a kids and enthusiasts dream of what it would be like to fly in the most feared and deadly aircraft of the Second World War. From the... More > heroic clashes of a Spitfire warplane to the deadly Japanese Zero warbird maneuvering for a kamikaze dive. It's a great book for kids who want to read about the warplanes of World War II and dream of a day they may pilot the modern jet warplane. The book is a must have for any warbird enthusiast that not only loves to read about the excitement of the time, but is an avid collector of books on modern day warfare. The WARPLANES of World War 2 were the real birth of modern day air warfare. 'World War II Warplanes' will IGNITE your imagination and allow you to FANTASIZE piloting a famous warbird. Feel the EXCITEMENT as bomber pilots hold their positions on their bomb run as the fighters scream through their formations with deadly fire. Read the book and experience the rush of the famous and brave wartime pilots.< Less
Leap for the Sun: By Mark David Ledbetter
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America was built by heroes, some famous, some not, all flawed in one way or another but heroic nonetheless. Leap For the Sun is a collection of short vignettes describing some of those heroes, both... More > those who made the pages of standard histories and those who didn't. All of them were children of their times and circumstances. All leapt beyond the confines of time and circumstance, and though they may not have reached the sun, they all got off the ground. Many of the stories have been excerpted from my series America's Forgotten History. Among the famous, there are stories of politicians like James Madison, Henry Clay, Tecumseh, and Sam Houston. There are stories of innovators and entrepreneurs like Cornelius Vanderbilt, who changed the world much as Steve Jobs did. There are fighters for freedom, both those who saw freedom through libertarian lenses like Rose Wilder Lane, and those who saw freedom through the lenses of social justice advocacy like Jane Addams.< 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

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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