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Beowulf By M. I. Ebbutt M. A.
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Beowulf by M.I. Ebbutt M.A. with Illustrations by J.H.F. Bacon A.R.A. Beowulf is the conventional title of an Old English heroic epic poem commonly cited as one of the most important works of... More > Anglo-Saxon literature. Its composition by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet is dated between the 8th and the early 11th century. In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats in Scandinavia, comes to the help of Hroðgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall (in Heorot) has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendel's mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated. Victorious, Beowulf goes home to Geatland in Sweden and later becomes king of the Geats. After a period of fifty years has passed, Beowulf defeats a dragon, but is fatally wounded in the battle. After his death, his attendants bury him in a tumulus, a burial mound, in Geatland.< Less
My Endless Quest (Second Edition) By Stuart N. Taba & Stuart N. Taba
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This autobiographical account is the author's second work, which traces his growth to becoming the Undercover Messiah. Upon hitting rock bottom after his 1983 suicide attempt while an incoming... More > Georgetown law school student, our hero began his redemption as an English literature student of his favorite University of Hawaii professor in the spring of 1984. Believing he had "answered the free will question" while analyzing Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan, Taba set in motion an immense conspiracy leading to an involuntarily mental hospitalization in Kekela, the mental ward of Queen's Hospital. After his discharge, our hero regained his messianic cajones 17 years later, attempting a heroic rescue of an unknown female admirer who, in actuality, was witness to his suicide attempt after she had followed him to Georgetown. As a matter of fact, they had first met as children, both being groomed for the other, the girl told of all this, while our boy hero was being covertly trained for his role as Undercover Messiah.< Less
Lays of Ancient Rome By Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay
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Lays of Ancient Rome is a collection of narrative poems, or lays, by Thomas Babington Macaulay. Four of these recount heroic episodes from early Roman history with strong dramatic and tragic themes,... More > giving the collection its name. Macaulay also included two poems inspired by recent history: Ivry (1824) and The Armada (1832).The Lays were composed by Lord Macaulay during his spare time, while he was the "legal member" of the Governor-General of India's Supreme Council from 1834 to 1838. He later wrote of them:The plan occurred to me in the jungle at the foot of the Neilgherry hills; and most of the verses were made during a dreary sojourn at Ootacamund and a disagreeable voyage in the Bay of Bengal.The Roman ballads are preceded by brief introductions, discussing the legends from a scholarly perspective. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lays_of_Ancient_Rome Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
FIGHTER PILOT! (color version - Softcover) By Victor E. Bast
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"Flyer Vic" (Victor E. Bast) was born 9/17/1922 on a farm in Oconto County, Wisconsin. After school-teaching for 3 years he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942, got his wings, and was... More > commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. Sent to fly with the famous 56th Fighter Group, which achieved fame by destroying more enemy planes than any other group during WW2, Vic flew a total of 63 combat missions over Germany, receiving the Air Medal seven times for "heroic action above and beyond the call of duty". On April 13, 1945 he rec'd the Distinguished Flying Cross when he took over for his squadron commander and led the squadron in destroying many planes and material at Eggebek airodrome. The total that day set a record, 92 German planes destroyed on the ground, with many more damaged. It was a record for WW2. He later completed 41 years in education as a school teacher and principal.< Less
DORIS MILLER (A SILENT MEDAL OF HONOR) Fourth Edition By Vickie Gail Miller
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Vickie Gail Miller, author of over 40 published books and articles, also being the niece of World War II hero Doris Miller, enlighten the world in this new year, 2013, and 4th edition novel(1st... More > published by Eakin Press in 1997) about America's 1st Black war hero to be awarded the Navy Cross in World War II, as well as being the 1st full-fledged war hero of World War II, and 1st full-fledged Black hero of World War II. A biography life story relayed as well in my (Vickie Gail Miller's) authored 337 screenplay, titled, "A BOY NAME DORIS." Compelling, rich and informative, the story travels from the infant baby's birth in Texas, to his enlistment into the United States Navy with the unforgotten Black American war hero putting forth heroic actions "Above and Beyond" his call of duties to defend America, contributing also to changes in the United States Navy.< Less
Growing Up Poor By Bert Langeberg
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Growing Up Poor reveals Bert Langeberg's heroic journey from a hardscrabble life on a family farm in Wisc in the 40s and 50s. The US is facing many problems related to our government over spending... More > and going into debt to correct supposed social injustices. These problems range from health care, social security, poor education and global warming. To gain a perspective on how we lived before government spending by FDR promised to cure these social problems Growing Up Poor portrays a simpler time when we had low cost home remedies for minor cuts, bruises, aches, pains and the common cold. Nowdays the government forces all emergency rooms to accept and treat all patients for all these minor problems many without payment. These mandates to get votes from low income patients and illegal aliens have caused health care costs to skyrocket. Bert delves into our Social Security system from his accounting perspective. His insight into the system reveals serious flaws that will need to be fixed in the next few years.< Less
The immigrant By Dan Lah
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From the first time I heard Dan tell of his escape from his homeland, I knew his story had to be preserved. Then I heard about other events in Dan’s life, and realized what a remarkable life... More > he has had. His story tells of heroics, of struggles, of love and also of great tragedy. It stands as an inspiration to us all. This is one man striving to do his best through the trials and joys of his mortal journey here on earth. Dan is a man of great courage and tenacity. He is man of great faith, someone who is truly seeking to follow in the footsteps of the Savior. He is someone dedicated to serving and helping his fellow man. No one could be more kind or considerate than Dan, and his wife Maria who makes the world’s best apple strudel. I have had the privilege of being in their home on many occasions, and I count those times as a great blessing. I hope that everyone who reads this book and looks at these pictures will feel of the great man who wrote these words. -Peter Darby< Less
Growing Up Poor By Bert Langeberg
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Growing Up Poor reveals Bert Langeberg's heroic journey from a hardscrabble life on a family farm in Wisc in the 40s and 50s. The US is facing many problems related to our government over spending... More > and going into debt to correct supposed social injustices. These problems range from health care, social security, poor education and global warming. To gain a perspective on how we lived before government spending by FDR promised to cure these social problems Growing Up Poor portrays a simpler time when we had low cost home remedies for minor cuts, bruises, aches, pains and the common cold. Nowdays the government forces all emergency rooms to accept and treat all patients for all these minor problems many without payment. These mandates to get votes from low income patients and illegal aliens have caused health care costs to skyrocket. Bert delves into our Social Security system from his accounting perspective. His insight into the system reveals serious flaws that will need to be fixed in the next few years.< Less
HENRIETTA MILLER (The Woman Behind Doris Miller) By Vickie Gail Miller
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Biography novel about World War II hero, Doris Miller's mother, Mrs. Henrietta Miller; also being author's father's (Mr. Selvia Miller's) mother. A story travelling far from her death in 1982,... More > connected as greatly to a worldly concern that Doris Miller will be awarded America's highest thanks, the "Congressional Medal of Honor," for his heroic contributions in helping to save America, on that drastic day of December 7, 1941, when after rescuing many of his fallen crewmen, along with Captain Mervyn Sharp Bennion, Doris manned a machine gun, and fired upon Japanese bomber planes, shooting down as many as 5 of the bombers planes, and abandoned ship only after the commanding officer's outcry order over the intercom, "All able - bodied men! Abandon ship! Abandon ship!' Heroism far from Doris Miller's line of duty aboard the USS West Virginia. Yet, he fought above and beyond his call of duty, giving of himself, to defend America, being unbiased to creed or color.< Less
Sineria: The Great Kingdom By Dave J. Williams
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Immerse yourself into an adventure through one of the greatest Medieval kingdoms known; Sineria. Here, you'll meet 10-year-old Hayden Grace, who although very young, is capable of proving that he... More > doesn't let his age or being poor get in the way of being heroic when he must. While he goes on a risky journey to find riches for his family, his kingdom is soon threatened by an unhinged sorcerer who wreaks havoc on them. Hayden and Sineria, both at different places, both struggling to survive. Will Hayden get what he needs to help his family, or will the fire-breathing dragons, ogres, or wild animals get to him first? Will the great kingdom of Sineria escape the sorcerer's wrath unharmed and prove to be a truly great kingdom, or will the Sinerians have to get used to the reign of a mad magic-maker? Go on this great Middle Age adventure to find out.< Less

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