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The Paintress By Laurence Carter
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This is England during the Napoleonic Wars. They however seem far away. Closer to home, in a small English village the vicar has died suddenly leaving his widow and daughter with almost nothing.... More > Claire must earn enough for them both, and she sets out to be a portrait painter. The story involves her friends, the squire's daughter Sophie, Sophie's brother who is standing for election, an adopted son in the navy and a stranger who arrives in the village: a nabob arrived back from India immensely rich. Their story unfolds in one corner of England in 1797.< Less
The Keys of Wisdom By Linda J. Williams
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Tthe first book in The Awakening of Navi Septa trilogy, tells the story of seven young people who leave their home in the land of Teletsia because of its oppression by high priests, known as the... More > Sorcerers. They leave in search of a better life and a means of finding a way of returning their homeland to a fairer system of government. Their hope lies in the kingdom of Sasrar to the north of Teletsia across the Sea of Illusion. Their journey there is not easy and tests them at each step of the way. Not only are they being pursued by the Sorcerers' soldiers, but they also find treachery in the places they have to travel through. There are some good people who help them, and they also receive spiritual and practical help from some mysterious keys. They don't realise it but they are fulfilling an old prophecy which is only the beginning for young people everywhere.< Less
Choices: Two Stories of Old Atlanta By George Pettett
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Atlanta, Early 1900s: An era when Southern parents cling to a custom of making decisions for their young upon reaching the age of 21 and often beyond. Two young women become friends across their... More > sewing machines at a small factory. One, shy and sheltered too long by an overprotective parent, is pleased to receive attention from a young man who is equally awestruck by machines on wheels called automobiles propelling a city into a new way of life. She has to choose between loyalty to family and her individuality. Her friend is more confident and self-reliant, but when a visiting Navy man leaves town with a claim on her heart she must come to terms with inflexible military authority. Parents face adjustments of their own, and some do it more gracefully than others. These stories run parallel and then diverge, but the friendship endures.< Less
Tros By Leo Salter
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In May 1879 when the War of the Pacific began, it was jealousy that kept Tros out of the navy. Eventually he was given charge of naval transports, a calculated insult to a fighting man you might say,... More > a small bone thrown to Commander Tros, a gesture to demonstrate fresh thinking after the destruction of the Chilean fleet at Callao. In spite of this insult it became his war and in 1881 he was Tros, the Supreme Military and Political Commander and Last Viceroy of Peru. The Chinese peons he liberated from slavery called him The Red Prince. After his death in 1910 his daughter Kleo leaves Chile for Paris and begins her career as a photographer. In 1913 she moves to Berlin, living there during the war and the Weimar years of drugs, sex, music and street fighting. She falls in love with Eyna, a girl with a Bolshevik past. When their portrait studio becomes popular with the Nazis Kleo is recruited by British Intelligence.< Less
Coffee Joe By R. K. Glover
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Caught up in the fervor of war with England Joe runs away to sea. He soon regrets his hasty decision but it is too late. A British navy ship captures his and he narrowly escapes to North Carolina... More > where he is semi adopted by a kindly family who incidentally has a lovely daughter his own age. Frustrated by hormones and restlessness, he joins the army to battle the British in New Orleans. Joe is unable to take part in the post war treatment of civilians and takes his leave. From there he begins an odyssey that will take him across the south and far into the unknown west, a trek that exposes him to many acts of human goodness as well as despicable evils. After four years of searching, he learns there is more to life than adventure for personal pleasure. There is also love and a sense of purpose.< Less
Guns of the Gold Rush By Nick Sharrer
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The California Gold Rush ushered in a new chapter in the history of America. But this was also a large, often neglected, chapter in the history of the use of firearms, and the creation of what we... More > refer to today as “the Old West.” The promise of getting rich quick resulted in many people from many nationalities rushing to the state. Most of them were men at first, often leaving their wives back east if they were married. When you mix the conflicts and misunderstandings of people from different backgrounds with the bravado of youth, and a simultaneous advancement in the arms available (most notably the Colt Navy and the Colt Dragoon), you get a most turbulent and interesting period in history. This was an early chapter in the age of the gunfighter, even though the term would be used much later to describe this history.< Less
Guns of the Gold Rush By Nick Sharrer
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The California Gold Rush ushered in a new chapter in the history of America. But this was also a large, often neglected, chapter in the history of the use of firearms, and the creation of what we... More > refer to today as “the Old West.” The promise of getting rich quick resulted in many people from many nationalities rushing to the state. Most of them were men at first, often leaving their wives back east if they were married. When you mix the conflicts and misunderstandings of people from different backgrounds with the bravado of youth, and a simultaneous advancement in the arms available (most notably the Colt Navy and the Colt Dragoon), you get a most turbulent and interesting period in history. This was an early chapter in the age of the gunfighter, even though the term would be used much later to describe this history.< Less
Farragut’s Captain: Percival Drayton, 1861–1865 By Peter Barratt
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Captain Percival Drayton played a central role in four of the key naval engagements of the American Civil War, and as a personal friend and trusted subordinate of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut and... More > Rear Admiral Samuel Francis du Pont, Drayton made a vital contribution to the ultimate success of the Union Navy in the struggle to maintain the Union. As the son of a noted Jacksonian Unionist obligated to leave South Carolina for Philadelphia many years before the war, Drayton was the very embodiment of the romantic war between brothers. Captain Drayton was a highly literate and intelligent observer of the world around him and the people in it. And throughout the war, he maintained a constant flow of letters to naval colleagues and friends. His letters provide a captivating insight into his service and into the personalities of many Civil War–era figures, and so his letters—and his biography—stand as a primary record of the war at sea and of the collapse of the slave system on the South Carolina coast.< Less
Farragut’s Captain: Percival Drayton, 1861–1865 By Peter Barratt
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Captain Percival Drayton played a central role in four of the key naval engagements of the American Civil War, and as a personal friend and trusted subordinate of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut and... More > Rear Admiral Samuel Francis du Pont, Drayton made a vital contribution to the ultimate success of the Union Navy in the struggle to maintain the Union. As the son of a noted Jacksonian Unionist obligated to leave South Carolina for Philadelphia many years before the war, Drayton was the very embodiment of the romantic war between brothers. Captain Drayton was a highly literate and intelligent observer of the world around him and the people in it. And throughout the war, he maintained a constant flow of letters to naval colleagues and friends. His letters provide a captivating insight into his service and into the personalities of many Civil War–era figures, and so his letters—and his biography—stand as a primary record of the war at sea and of the collapse of the slave system on the South Carolina coast.< Less
Memories of War 002: Koji Hosokawa By Yohei Hayakawa
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Yohei Hayakawa leads a project titled "Memories of War", which leaves voices of the people who survived World War II. Almost 70 years after the war, the number of people who survived the... More > war is decreasing every year. That is why Hayakawa has decided to leave their 'voices'. He is not supporting any specific organization, and he is not agitating any thoughts. Mr. Koji Hosokawa, who worked in a navy factory, was a militaristic teenage boy. He lost his younger sister to the atomic bomb and saw the terrible sight around the center of the atomic bomb’s explosion first-hand. Sorrow and deep thorn still remain in his mind. He is one of the volunteer guides in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and tells people about his experience actively through participating in the program which is for training successors. The reason being is the will to train them as successors with Mr. Hosokawa’s feeling that:
People think about HIROSHIMA as their own experience. Yohei Hayakawa interviewed him about his experiences.< Less

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