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The Last Days of the Romanovs By George Gustav & Robert Wilton
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The brutal murder of the Russian Imperial family on the night of July 16–17, 1918 has long been a defining moment in world history. This book gives a riveting day-by-day account of the last... More > fourteen days of their lives, as the conspiracy to kill them unfolded. In the vivid style of a TV documentary, Helen Rappaport reveals both the atmosphere inside the family’s claustrophobic prison and the political maneuverings of those who wished to save—or destroy—them. With the watching world and European monarchies proving incapable of saving the Romanovs, the narrative brings this tragic story to life in a compellingly new and dramatic way, culminating in a bloody night of horror in a cramped basement room.< Less
Reflections: A History of Grinnell Regional Medical Center By Grinnell Regional Medical Center
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This book has been produced as part of GRMC’s 40th Anniversary. GRMC’s Office of Public Relations collaborated with two Grinnell College interns and the medical center’s volunteer... More > archivist to create this celebration and review of your hospital.< Less
The Augsburg Confession By Philip Melanchthon
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The confession of faith which was submitted to His Imperial Majesty Charles V at the Diet of Augsburg in the Year 1530 by Philip Melanchthon.
They Said It Couldn't Be Done By Ross R. Olney
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Although some of them have been surpassed, these were the first great construction marvels. Other engineers, experts, people from every walk of life, said these projects would be impossible, doomed... More > to failure. The planned Empire State Building would simply sink into the ground. The great Hoover Dam would crack and drown millions of people, the Gateway Arch would never stand up, the Holland Tunnel would almost certainly flood and drown thousands, the roof of the Astrodome would collapse, and on and on. The builders who created these mighty memorials were certain their projects would stand for generations, for centuries. These are the stories of the brave, brilliant men who created these construction miracles. They are all still standing, still serving man. Into the distant future it is very likely that people will marvel at the great faces on Mount Rushmore, and wonder how such a backward society could create such a memorial even if they don't know who these faces are.< Less
A Lasting Legacy: The Story of the Beirut Memorial By Betty Schiefelbein
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A Lasting Legacy: The Story of the Beirut Memorial shares the history of the building of the Beirut Memorial in Jacksonville, NC.
Victorian London Slums Seven Dials By Terry Trainor
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In Dubious Battle What though the field be lost? All is not lost the unconquerable will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield: And what is else not to be... More > overcome? Milton Paradise Lost. The Argument.< Less
Hunting the German shark By Herman Whitaker
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The 'shark killers' of the U. S. fleet The United States of America entered the First World War in April 1917, though its support for the allied war effort had, of course, been immensely influential... More > in terms of the provision of material up to that point. The direct intervention of America in the war, with its vast resources of military personnel and equipment, backed by a huge manufacturing capacity, was inevitably pivotal. This account, part history, part anecdotal and part first hand account, was written shortly before the end of the conflict and describes in some detail the endeavours of the United States Navy during the war at sea in general and, more particularly, how it dealt with the omnipresent menace of the, 'German Shark'-the U Boats of the German Navy. This hidden undersea threat bore directly on America's role in the war.< Less
72nd Latin Bible by Johann Amerbach at Basel, Switzerland in 1486 - National Library at Vienna, Austria By Richard Estes
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Book #446 - 107th Bible & 72nd Latin Bible. Printed by Johann Amerbach at Basel, Switzerland in 1486. There are 68 Bibles in libraries today. Complete has 47 and imperfect has 21. I am using the... More > Bible at the National Library at Vienna, Austria. They have 1 Bible and it is complete. All profit goes to that Library!< Less
Theoretical and Applied Introduction to Swordsmanship By Philipp Müller et al.
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Philipp Müller’s original "Theoretical and Applied Introduction to Swordsmanship" treatise from 1847 on the subject of military sabre is translated for the first time into... More > English. Müller was an artillery officer from Germany and a former instructor of swordsmanship for the Greek Royal Military School. He claimed to have followed the principles of swordsmanship as laid out by F.C. Christmann and G. Pfeffinger in their 1838 work, but he included his own modifications and improvements as well. This treatise is one of the few of its kind in the Greek language. It is a complete work including advice on how to choose a good blade, how to defend yourself against left-handers or novices, along with instructions on footwork, guards and cuts, attacks against the blade, counter attacks, attacks in opposition, parries, defences, and more. The original book was endorsed by King Otto of Greece, and we are proud to present this edition today.< Less
Poor Richard's Almanack By Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia first published Poor Richard’s Almanack. The book, filled with proverbs preaching industry and prudence, was published continuously for 25 years and became the... More > most popular publications in colonial America. Franklin was born in Boston in 1706 and was apprenticed to his brother, a printer, at age 12. In 1729, Franklin became the official printer of currency for the colony of Pennsylvania. He began publishing Poor Richard’s, as well as the Pennsylvania Gazette, one of the colonies’ first and best newspapers. By 1748, Franklin had become more interested in inventions and science than publishing. He spent time in London representing Pennsylvania in its dispute with England and later spent time in France.< Less