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Intelligence Thoughts: Afghanistan and Iran By Howard P. Hart
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Howard P. Hart, retired CIA Clandestine Services Officer, addresses the issues of Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan from May 2009 to May 2010 from an intelligence perspective. This selection of his... More > thoughts and comments appeared on his blog, Intelligence Thoughts.< Less
Adolescence in Auschwitz: A Teenager's Survival Through Hitler's Holocaust By Regina Frankel
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Regina Frankel’s harrowing story of survival during the Holocaust brings to light new perspectives of the darkest chapter in human history. As a teenager in the Lodz Ghetto in 1940s Poland,... More > Regina was a direct eyewitness to the horrors committed by the Nazis. Along with Regina's firsthand accounts of the crimes of the Third Reich, Adolescence in Auschwitz also brings to light one of formerly taboo subjects of the Holocaust - the suffering caused unto the Jews by their own brothers working alongside the Nazis. Regina depicts with frightening details the cruel actions of Chaim Rumkowski, the Nazi-appointed President of Lodz Ghetto. From sexual control over young women to single-handedly deciding who would live and who would be sent to the gas chambers, he controlled the Jews of Lodz in a manner mimicking the Jews’ Nazi masters. After her family is murdered, Regina and two sisters are all that remain. Regina must find the strength to carry her sisters to the end of the war, if they can survive that long.< Less
Among Heroes: Tales of the Jungle Skippers By Philip Brinson
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Formed just two months after Pearl Harbor and rushed to the Pacific by General MacArthur, the 317th Troop Carrier Group entered combat at Wau, New Guinea just one week after landing in Australia. For... More > over two and a half years the men of the 317th flew their unarmed transports over enemy-held territory while living in the hot, humid, disease-infested jungles of New Guinea and the Philippines; many times subjected to Japanese bombings and ground attacks. Their reputation of getting the job done at all costs resulted in the Group being chosen by the 5th AF‘s General Kenney as the Troop Carrier Group to drop paratroopers in the SWPA; participating in all five major parachute drops in the Pacific: Nadzab, Noemfoor, Tagaytay Ridge, Corregidor and Aparri. These stories, told by the men themselves, chronicle the actions of both the air crews and the often forgotten men on the ground; during and immediately following the war in the Pacific.< Less
The Battle Off Samar - Taffy III at Leyte Gulf By Robert Jon Cox
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5th Edition softcover (PerfectBind). The true story of Rear Admiral Clifton A.F. 'Ziggy' Sprague's U.S. Seventh Fleet Task Unit 77.4.3, Taffy III, in action against Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita's... More > Imperial Japanese Navy Centre Force on 25 October 1944. Task Unit 77.4.3 consisted of six escort carriers (CVEs) FANSHAW BAY, ST LO, WHITE PLAINS, KALININ BAY, KITKUN BAY, & GAMBIER BAY, three destroyers (DDs) HOEL, HEERMANN, & JOHNSTON, and four smaller destroyer escorts (DEs) JOHN C. BUTLER, DENNIS, RAYMOND, & SAMUEL B. ROBERTS. They fought the vastly superior Imperial Japanese Navy Centre Force at Leyte Gulf on October 25, 1944, sustaining losses of five warships sunk and nearly all remaining warships heavily damaged; with the high cost of nearly 900 American lives. This edition includes maps & illustrations of the battle, biographies of the CVE admirals and a select few of the Commanding Officers. Includes an extensive index.< Less
A Pictorial Early History of the Wood River Valley By Sandra Hofferber
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A brief overview of the history of the Wood River Valley in Idaho for those who are visiting or school groups studying it for the first time. Profiles of early settlers, First Nations, Chinese,... More > missionaries, living conditions, occupations, early resorts, mining, sheep ranching, Blaine County, Alturas County, Oregon Trail, homesteading, Ketchum, Hailey, Bellevue, Oral Histories, Maps, brochures, scrapbooks, photographs, newspapers, Martyn Mallory, Eugene Antz, Union Pacific, Edith Ellis Hyde, Dot Allen, Lucile Friedman, Jack Lane, Charlotte Rice, Julian Newman, Mary Brown, Ester Price Fairman, Annie I Miller, Harris, timeline, indexed,< Less
Building Legacies (paperback) By Plymouth Congregational Church
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Commemorating people for whom rooms at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis are named. The individuals recognized in this booklet span the generations of Plymouth . . . from little Charles... More > Bovey who died in 1896 to Jack Parsons who was an active member from 1959 to his death in 2008. Each essay provides a glimpse into the life of Plymouth when each of these individuals made his or her mark.< Less
American Discovery: World Heritage By Gunnar Thompson
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The True Story of America’s Multiethnic Heritage of Discovery is presented for general adult readers. Action-packed, detective-style narratives feature women in history, the First People... More > (Indians), Egyptians, Romans, Japanese, Chinese, Welsh, Irish, Norse, Greek, African, Jewish, Hindu, and Muslim seafarers. They all discovered America before Columbus. The latest research includes: Greek slaves worked Minoan Mines in Lake Superior; Nubian overlords brought Egyptian agriculture to Mexico; the early Mexican metropolis of Teotihuacan was a trading center serving Roman, Chinese, Hindu, and Persian merchants; Horse Tribes fleeing Genghis Khan brought Asian horses to the Great Plains. Marco Polo was a “witness to history.” He sailed with Chinese explorers who mapped the West Coast. He returned to Venice in 1295 with maps and the latest Chinese guns. The book is packed with authentic maps, artifacts, and ships.< Less
The Light of the Moon By Randy Styner
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One night in early 1976, the world of trauma medicine changed forever in a frozen Nebraska field where Dr. James Styner crashed his small airplane with his wife and four children aboard. The... More > experience of the eight hours he spent isolated and awaiting rescue that never came, his journey to the local hospital where he found inadequate care, and his family's evacuation and arrival at the sanctity of Lincoln General Hospital compelled him to develop a revolutionary new concept of emergency medical care. That night Advanced Trauma Life Support was born, and grew to become the standard of emergency trauma care throughout the world. Today it continues to save countless lives and it continues to grow. This is the story of ATLS and that tragic night for the Styner family, but it is also the story of the author's personal journey to find the truth about the accident that not only took the life of his mother, but nearly took his - and how doing so was one of the most important things he ever did.< Less
French Gestapo Trials and Other Articles By Carlos Porter, Vincent Reynouard
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About five years ago, Vincent Reynouard had a brain-storm, one of the smartest revisionist ideas ever: he took the trouble to compare the accusations made against the Gestapo at Nuremberg, by the... More > French, with the post-war French trials of the same personnel, involving the same cases, the same victims, the same witnesses. What he found was that the evidence and accusations were not the same: the accusations made at Nuremberg in these same cases were practically forgotten. The French Gestapo articles in this volume constitute some of the best proof ever that the Nuremberg “evidence” was just lies, all lies. The articles in this book are scholarly, serious and well-researched. Read this book carefully. Do you find anything blasphemous? Obscene? Racist? Heretical? Anything jeopardizing or undermining our Christian heritage, public decency and morals, the fundamentals of our civilization? You be the judge.< Less
The Game of Politics By Donald R. Jansiewicz
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The Game of Politics simulation is designed to provide participants with a highly realistic experience in American government. Each participant plays a legislative, executive, judicial or media role... More > and functions within a dynamic environment.< Less
The Jewish Mafia By Carlos Porter, Hervé Ryssen
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FRONT COVER Top: Louis “Lepke” Buchalter, gangster, responsible, as head of “Murder Inc.”, for up to 700 contract killings. Highest-ranking mobster ever to die in the... More > electric chair. Crude; lacks refinement. Bottom: Russian-Jewish “gangster capitalists” Vladimir Gusinsky (left) and Boris Berezovsky (right) drink to the “free market” (an economic fad) after scooping up trillions of dollars worth of natural resources for pennies on the dollar in crooked “privatization” schemes with copious assistance from Chechen gunmen and assassins, destroying the economy of the country, reducing over a hundred million people to abject poverty, with a crash in the birth rate, mass homelessness, hundreds of thousands of suicides, murders, “disappearances” and premature deaths through malnutrition and alcohol poisoning. Much better.< Less
The Vermont Ghost Experience By Joseph A Citro, Robert Waldo Brunelle JR
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True ghost stories from the hills of Vermont, researched and retold by renowned Vermont folklorist and author Joseph A. Citro, illustrated by Vermont artist and cartoonist Robert Waldo Brunelle JR.
DATSUN 240Z Engineering Development By Hitoshi Uemura
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Mr. Hitoshi Uemura, Principle Design Engineer for Nissan Motors, Vehicle Development Department, tells how the Engineering Development of one of the worlds best Sports Cars was carried out between... More > 1966 and 1969. Because several books have been published most Datsun 240Z enthusiasts are well aware of how the Styling and Marketing Departments brought the Z Car to market. However not many people have been able to see behind the scenes - into the Engineering Development that really brought the Z Car to life. In this book you will see how and why many of the Engineering Design Alternatives and Decisions were arrived at over the course of the development process. You will also get to know more of the key people involved. In the end it is hoped that you will have an even greater appreciation for what talent and effort went into the making of the Datsun 240Z.< Less
The Ambush of the Isaac P. Smith, Family Ties and the Battle on the Stono, January 30, 1863 By Gary L. Dyson
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This is the story of the ambush of the USS Isaac P. Smith at the Battle on the Stono River, January 30, 1863. US Navy officers Frederic Calvin Hills and John Wyer Dicks were on the Smith and were the... More > ancestors of the author's wife, although they did not become related until after the Civil War. This book tells the story of the Smith up to the battle and gives the battle story based on eyewitness accounts, battle reports, and official records. The story of the crew's imprisonment as well as the post battle and postwar lives of Frederic and John are also included as well as some short biographies of battle veterans and civilians, Union and Confederate.< Less
The Story of Edgewater House, 1910-2016 By Nancy Glidden Coffey
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The story of one of Beverly's most beautiful coastal estates, and the people who lived there over more than one hundred years.
Light of the August Moon By Terri Lyons
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Short stories of modern history with a poetic twist, traveling from the Roaring Twenties through the Disco Seventies.
'Gardening by Moonlight' By Peter Kaššák, David Gunby
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205 Group RAF mining operations over the River Danube in 1944. The product of research in British, Australian,South African, German, Hungarian and Slovak archives, ‘Gardening by... More > Moonlight’ is about one of the least known and most effective of the Royal Air Force's bombing campaigns of the Second World War. Operating from a group of bases around Foggia, in Central Italy, the RAF's 205 Group mined the River Danube intensively between April and October 1944, radically curtailing the movement of Axis river shipping and at times halting it altogether. The Wellington and Liberator crews had to sow their mines (hence the slang term 'gardening') at low level on moonlit nights, running the gauntlet of night fighters, flak and balloon barrages. Their courage, skill and sacrifice are celebrated in what is an important account of a virtually unknown aspect of the war in the air.< Less
Historical Business Directory of Oxford, NC By Richard L. Taylor, MD
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This book was created in an effort to describe the development and history of the business district of Oxford, N.C., covering the years 1812 - 2015. It was felt that it would be helpful to have this... More > information in one central location as, at present, most of the information is available but scattered over many sources, sometimes hard to access. Many sources were used to document this work, including conversations with older residents. Time lines for each business in the district are discussed and in some instances historical notes explaining further details of events are included.< Less
THE RIVER OF GOLD By Shahid Abdullah
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It tells the story of the self-sufficient spirit as an innate quality of the African Americans. It captures this powerful attribute in this fascinating and intriguing adventure of an African-American... More > family as it evolved in America during the Golden Era of the African American.< Less
Insurgent Marcos: The Political-Philosophical Formation of the Zapatista Subcommander By Nick Henck
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The present study aims to rectify this by establishing which political-philosophical currents Marcos was exposed to during his formative years as a student at the National Autonomous University of... More > Mexico, and then examining the Subcommander’s discourse in order to ascertain the extent to which these persisted in his thinking years later. Concretely, what the book proposes is that in his youth Marcos was especially influenced by his reading of Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault, and Nicos Poulantzas, and that certain core components of their thinking helped to form, and indeed continued to inform, the Subcommander’s political philosophy.< Less
Saber and Scroll Journal, Volume 5, Issue 4 By Saber and Scroll Historical Society
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Volume 5, Issue 4 of Saber and Scroll features articles on a wide array of historical topics, from the history of Roman farming to battleships during World War II.
THE SOVIET ART OF BRAINWASHING: A synthesis of the Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics By Lavrent Beria, Kenneth Goff
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PSYCHOPOLITICS - "The art and science of asserting and maintaining dominion over the thoughts and loyalties of individuals, officers, bureaus, and masses, and the effecting of the conquest of... More > enemy nations through "mental healing." The former Commissariat for Internal Affairs Beria introduces Soviet Spy students in the methods to brainwash, and control of 'the enemy'. Both on a one-on-one level as well as on a group level, this explosive textbook has been translated and now published. Ever since American prisoners of war in Korea suddenly switched sides to the Communist cause, the concept of brainwashing has continued to concern us. Has it stopped just because the Soviet Union is no more? The only way to know is to understand how it takes place. Learn how it really IS possible to force any thinking person to act in a way completely alien to his character. What makes so-called brainwashing so different from the equally insidious effects of indoctrination and conditioning, or even 'mental health'?< Less
A History of the Salley Family 1690-1965 By Olin Jones Salley
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Heini (Henry) Sali (1690-1765) married Mariah Von Arx and immigrated in 1735 from Zeglingen, Switzerland to Orangeburgh District, South Carolina. A History of the Salley Family 1690-1965, is a... More > genealogy of Heini and Mariah’s descendants, sons Henry Salley Jr. and Martin Salley, who, emigrated with their parents from Switzerland. These two sons subsequently settled in the area of Salley, S.C. and their descendants are prominent among the peoples of Salley, and other areas of Aiken County, as well as North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, New Jersey, Georgia, Louisiana and the world. Olin Jones Sally spent many years compiling this comprehensive book which was published by the Salley Family Historical Committee after his death. The second edition corrects minor typographical errors only. Not covered in this genealogy is Heini Sali’s third son, John. Born in Orangeburgh in 1740, he remained in the Orangeburgh town area, and the many Salleys of Orangeburg are primarily descended from him.< Less
A History of the Salley Family, 1690-1965 By Olin Jones Salley
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Heini (Henry) Sali (1690-1765) married Mariah Von Arx and immigrated in 1735 from Zeglingen, Switzerland to Orangeburgh District, South Carolina. A History of the Salley Family 1690-1965, is a... More > genealogy of Heini and Mariah’s descendants, sons Henry Salley Jr. and Martin Salley, who, emigrated with their parents from Switzerland. These two sons subsequently settled in the area of Salley, S.C. and their descendants are prominent among the peoples of Salley, and other areas of Aiken County, as well as North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, New Jersey, Georgia, Louisiana and the world. Olin Jones Sally spent many years compiling this comprehensive book which was published by the Salley Family Historical Committee after his death. The second edition corrects minor typographical errors only. Not covered in this genealogy is Heini Sali’s third son, John. Born in Orangeburgh in 1740, he remained in the Orangeburgh town area, and the many Salleys of Orangeburg are primarily descended from him.< Less
Sea Miner By Chuck Veit
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Sea Miner is the long-lost story of the U.S. Navy's first torpedo development program of 1862-63. The weapon developed by soldier-scientist Major Edward B. Hunt was so advanced that nothing remotely... More > similar would be seen for another eighty years; in fact, Sea Miner achieved results that we have yet to match even today.< Less