Missouri State Penitentiary - by Arnold G Parks (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 128Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)Author: Arnold G ParksAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis The Missouri State Penitentiary was established in 1833 via a bill passed by the state legislature, and the first prisoner was incarcerated in 1835. Inmates constructed the main prison building from rock quarried at the site in 1836. The penitentiary clos
Richmond Beer - (American Palate) by Lee Graves (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .85 PoundsNumber of Pages: 158Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesSeries Title: American PalateFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History Press (SC)Author: Lee GravesAge Range: AdultBook theme: State & LocalLanguage: English About the Book "A history of beer and brewing in Richmond, VA"-- Book Synopsis The story of beer and brewing in Richmond is a reflection of the well-documented and revered place the River City holds in the nation's history. English colonists imbibed together on the banks of the James River. During the Civil War, a brewery was adjacent to a hospital. Beyond historical brews such as the Krueger Brewing Company and Richbrau beer, Richmond is no stranger to the vibrant craft beer culture thriving across the nation. Area brewers, including Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Legend Brewing Company, Midnight Brewery and Strangeways Brewing, make Richmond a beer lover's paradise. Grab a pint and join author and beer columnist Lee Graves as he recounts the frothy history of Richmond beer.
Pan Am at War - by Mark Cotta Vaz & John H Hill (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 424Genre: HistorySub-Genre: MilitaryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Skyhorse PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: World War IIAuthor: Mark Cotta Vaz & John H HillLanguage: English About the Book The most important untold story of aviation history. Book Synopsis Filled with larger-than-life characters, and revelations of the vision and technology it took to dominate the skies before and during, World War II, here is a gripping piece of aviation history. Pan Am at War chronicles the airline's historic role in advancing aviation and serving America's national interest before and during World War II. From its inception, Pan American Airways operated as the wings of democracy, spanning six continents and placing the country at the leading edge of international aviation. At the same time, it was clandestinely helping to fight America's wars. Utilizing government documents, declassified Freedom of Information Act material, and company documents, the authors have uncovered stories of Pan Am's stunning role as an instrument of American might: The airline's role in building air bases in Latin America and countering Axis interests that threatened the Panama CanalCreating transatlantic and trans-Africa supply lines for sending Lend-Lease equipment to BritainCooperation with Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese nationalist government to pioneer the dangerous Hump route over the HimalayasThe dangerous seventeen-thousand-mile journey that took President Roosevelt to the high-stakes Casablanca Conference with Winston ChurchillThe daring flight that delivered uranium for the atomic bomb.For anyone interested in aviation, business, or military history, here is astonishing story filled with big ideas and the leaders who made them a reality. Review Quotes "Pan Am at War is a fascinating and little known story of how the development of this seminal airline became a huge asset for America in WWII. Pan Am went to war right alongside B-17s, B-29s, Corsairs, Hellcats. Aerodynamics, instrumentation, routes--Pan Am was there. Another great story from the greatest generation." -Tom Brokaw "In the 1930s and 1940s, Pan American Airways cast air lines across the world's great oceans, pioneering intercontinental air travel...one of the great technological accomplishments of the twentieth century. At the same time...Pan Am served as a spearpoint of U.S. strategic engagement, projecting American power to every corner of the globe. In their briskly-written and ever-amazing Pan Am at War, authors Mark Cotta Vaz and John H. Hill tell what must surely be the greatest corporate story in American history--how Pan Am's daring and visionary executives, aviators, and innovators helped win the Second World War." --Gregory Crouch, author of China's Wings and The Bonanza King "Pan Am at War is a major contribution to the literature on the history of American aviation. Not only is it a riveting narrative with fascinating characters--the airline's founder, Juan Trippe, is a real-life Jay Gatsby--but the book breaks new ground regarding Pan Am's contribution to Allied victory in World War II." --Gregg Herken, Emeritus Professor of History, University of California, author of Brotherhood of the Bomb and The Georgetown Set About the Author Mark Cotta Vaz is a New York Times bestselling author of thirty-six books. His award-winning and critically acclaimed works include The Invisible Art (coauthored with Craig Barron), Living Dangerously, and the Twilight Saga movie companion series, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. Vaz has written for numerous periodicals, including Cinefex, Yoga Journal, and Wired. He lives in San Francisco Bay area in California. John H. Hill has worked in the museum field for more than thirty-five years, first at Laguna Art Museum, and at SFO Museum since 1986. At SFO Museum he curates exhibitions, develops collections on the history of commercial aviation, and oversees the operation of the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum. Hill also a board member of the Pan Am Historical Foundation. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Cowboy of the Pecos (Paperback) (Patrick Dearen)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)Weight: .85 PoundsNumber of Pages: 240Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Globe Pequot PrAuthor: Patrick DearenAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book In the late 1880s, the Pecos River region of Texas and southern New Mexico was known as "the cowboy's paradise." And the cowboys who worked in and around the river were known as "the most expert cowboys in the world." A Cowboy of the Pecos vividly reveals tells the story of the Pecos cowboy from the first Goodnight-Loving cattle drive to the 1920s. These meticulously researched and entertaining stories offer a glimpse into a forgotten and yet mythologized era. Includes archival photographs. Book Synopsis In the late 1880s, the Pecos River region of Texas and southern New Mexico was known as "the cowboy's paradise." And the cowboys who worked in and around the river were known as "the most expert cowboys in the world." A Cowboy of the Pecos vividly reveals tells the story of the Pecos cowboy from the first Goodnight-Loving cattle drive to the 1920s. These meticulously researched and entertaining stories offer a glimpse into a forgotten and yet mythologized era. Includes archival photographs. Along much of its Texas stretch today, the Pecos is only a polluted trickle, squeezing through a jungle of salt cedars that choke banks sloughed and neglected. The modern motorist crossing it by bridge is more likely to greet it with a yawn than with visceral emotion. But were he to read the history buried deep in its banks, he would find the sweat and blood of cowhands who knew this ghost as the most formidable and treacherous river in the West. From the Back Cover "Compelling . . . A fascinating popular history." - Roundup Magazine of Western Writers of America "Well written and thoroughly researched, the book includes crisp, vivid chapters . . . A paean to the daring souls who braved the forbidding environment." - Southwestern Historical Quarterly "Impressive research . . . well-written . . . A welcome addition to that small shelf of books on one of the wildest and wooliest rivers in the West." - Austin American-Statesman "One of the definitive works on this area and way of life. . . . Patrick Dearen has established himself as a productive and prolific scholar of far West Texas." - West Texas Historical Association Year Book "Patrick Dearen has meticulously researched, compiled, and written a fascinating book about the denizens of one of the harshest regions of the Southwest." - True West "Well-researched, well-written, and rich with tales of hardship, heroics, and dreams in the years before the great cattle drives finally gave way to cattle trucks." - Dallas Morning News "A well-written, vivid account of the life a cowboy experienced working in the Pecos River and southern New Mexico area." - The West News In the late 1880s, the Pecos River region of Texas and southern New Mexico was known as "the cowboy's paradise." And the cowboys who worked in and around the river were known as "the most expert cowboys in the world." A Cowboy of the Pecos vividly reveals tells the story of the Pecos cowboy from the first Goodnight-Loving cattle drive to the 1920s. These meticulously researched and entertaining stories offer a glimpse into a forgotten and yet mythologized era. Includes archival photographs. Patrick Dearen is the author of seven books, including When Cowboys Die, a finalist for the Spur Award, and three other books on the history of the Pecos River region. He lives in Midland, Texas. About The Author Patrick Dearen is the author of seven books, including When Cowboys Die, a finalist for the Spur Award, and three other books on the history of the Pecos River region. He lives in Midland, Texas.
Cafe Europa - by Slavenka Drakulic (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 213Genre: HistorySub-Genre: EuropeFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Penguin GroupAge Range: AdultBook theme: EasternAuthor: Slavenka DrakulicLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Slavenka Drakulic is a journalist and writer whose voice belongs to the world." --Gloria Steinem Today in Eastern Europe the architectural work of revolution is complete: the old order has been replaced by various forms of free market economy and de jure democracy. But as Slavenka Drakulic observes, in everyday life, the revolution consists much more of the small things--of sounds, looks and images. In this brilliant work of political reportage, filtered through her own experience, we see that Europe remains a divided continent. In the place of the fallen Berlin Wall there is a chasm between East and West, consisting of the different way people continue to live and understand the world. Little bits--or intimations--of the West are gradually making their way east: boutiques carrying Levis and tiny food shops called Supermarket are multiplying on main boulevards. Despite the fact that Drakulic can find a Cafe Europa, complete with Viennese-style coffee and Western decor, in just about every Eastern European city, the acceptance of the East by the rest of Europe continues to prove much more elusive. From the Back Cover Today in Eastern Europe the architectural work of revolution is complete: the old order has been replaced by various forms of free-market economy and de jure democracy. But as Slavenka Drakulic observes, "in everyday life, the revolution consists much more of the small things - of sounds, looks and images. In this brilliant work of political reportage filtered through her own experience, we see that Europe remains a divided continent. In the place of the fallen Berlin Wall, there is a chasm between East and West, consisting of the different way people continue to live and understand the world. Are these differences a communist legacy, or do they run even deeper? What divides us today? To say simply that it is the understanding of the past, or a different concept of time, is not enough. But a visitor to this part of the world will soon discover that the Eastern Europeans live in another time zone. They live in the twentieth century, but at the same time they inhabit a past full of myths and fairy tales, of blood and national belonging. Review Quotes Insightful... This book not only helps to illuminate the political and social problems facing much of Eastern Europe, but also sheds new light on the daily life of its residents, their emotional habits, fears and dreams. --The New York Times Drakulic is a perceptive and amusing social critic, with a wonderful eye for detail. --The Washington Post Profound and often bitingly funny... you'll never think about capitalism, modern history, or your perfect, white, American teeth in the same way again. --Elle About the Author Slavenka Drakulic was born in Croatia in 1949. The author of several works of nonfiction and novels, she has written for The New York Times, The Nation, The New Republic, and numerous publications around the world.
Cold War Kansas - by Landry Brewer (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: HistorySub-Genre: MilitaryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: United StatesAuthor: Landry BrewerLanguage: English Book Synopsis Kansas played an outsized role in the Cold War, when civilization's survival hung in the balance. Forbes Air Force Base operated nine Atlas E intercontinental ballistic missile launch sites. Schilling Air Force Base was the hub for twelve Atlas F ICBMs. McConnell Air Force Base operated eighteen Titan II ICBMs. A Kansas State University engineering professor converted a discarded Union Pacific Railroad water tank into his family's backyard fallout shelter. A United States president from Kansas faced several nuclear war scares as the Cold War moved into the thermonuclear age. Landry Brewer tells the fascinating story of highest-level national strategy and how everyday Kansans lived with threats to their way of life. Review Quotes "As a baby boomer who turned ten years of age three months after John F. Kennedy took the oath to become president of the United States, my political consciousness begins with Dwight D. Eisenhower, the election of 1960 and Kennedy's inauguration, which coincided with my state's centennial celebration, and the Cold War. The latter, as Landry Brewer so carefully reminds us, included the ill-fated and advised Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear arms race, Atlas, Titan, and Nike missile sites in Kansas and elsewhere, and the very real possibility of nuclear annihilation. For this native Kansan, these are vivid but impressionistic memories. Cold War Kansas skillfully adds factual meat to the bones of my youthful impressions as it tells the real story of the dangers we Kansans faced during the first four decades of my personal Kansas experience. It contextualizes my Cold War memories as it details the construction, activation, decommissioning, and subsequent use of Kansas missile sites; discusses the Sunflower State's program of civil defense, including public and private fallout shelters and evacuation plans; and highlights the apocalyptic film The Day After and our Cold War legacy. Brewer's fine book has much to offer all readers but especially Kansans, who should want to know about and better understand their state's central location, in the nation geographically and in the Cold War." Virgil W. Dean, historian, retired editor of Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains and author of John Brown to Bob Dole: Movers and Shakers in Kansas History."Cold War Kansas takes us back to the days when The Day After was not just another movie!" John Daley, Professor of Military & Diplomatic History, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas"Far from being a remote event, the Cold War transformed the lives of Kansans and their institutions from Abilene to Wichita. Landry Brewer has written a briskly-paced and accessible account of how Kansans lived through this pivotal period at home and at work, on college campuses and military installations, not to mention city halls and courthouses. Landry even discusses the role of Lawrence in the filming of ABC's apocalyptic made-for-TV movie The Day After in 1983. This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the experiences of Kansans during the Cold War." J.L. Anderson, author of Capitalist Pigs: Pigs, Pork, and Power in America
Beechview - by Audrey Iacone (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.26 Inches (H) x 6.58 Inch (W) x .33 Inch (D)Weight: .66 PoundsNumber of Pages: 128Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: Audrey IaconeAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Unlucky 21 (Sports) - by The Association of Gentleman Pittsburgh Journalists (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: 1.55 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesSeries Title: SportsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAuthor: The Association of Gentleman Pittsburgh JournalistsAge Range: AdultBook theme: State & Local, Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)Language: English Book Synopsis The number 21 may be lucky in cards, but it is very unlucky for Western Pennsylvania sports fans. Only the Pittsburgh Steelers allow a player to wear this sacred number, while to the rest of the region's franchises the number means heartbreak. The Penguins retired it after budding superstar Michel Briere died in 1971 following an automobile accident. Hall of Fame Pirate shortstop Arky Vaughan, who drowned in 1952 while trying to save a friend, also wore unlucky 21. The tragic story of Roberto Clemente is well known and caused the team to retire the cursed number. A diverse group of Pittsburgh writers and sports lovers present those stories and more in twenty-one tales of Western Pennsylvania sports sorrow.
Ordinary Men - by Christopher R Browning (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: HistorySub-Genre: HolocaustFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harper PerennialAge Range: AdultAuthor: Christopher R BrowningLanguage: English About the Book Widely reviewed and read in hardcover, this is the shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews. "Browning tells us about such Germans and helps us understand . . . how they were transformed psychologically . . . into active participants in the most monstrous crime in human history".--New York Times Book Review, front page. 8 pages of photos; 2 maps. Book Synopsis The shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews. Review Quotes "Helps us understand, better than we did before, not only what they did to make the Holocaust happen but also how they were transformed psychologically from the ordinary men of [the] title into active participants in the most monstrous crime in human history.""-- New York Times Book Review""A staggering and important book, a book that manages without polemic to communicate at least an intimation of the unthinkable."-- Michael Dorris, " Chicago Tribune""A remarkable--and singularly chilling--glimpse of human behavior...This meticulously researched book...represents a major contribution to the literature of the Holocaust." -- Andrew Nagorski, "Newsweek"
From Saloons to Steak Houses - by Andrew T Huse (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: University Press of FloridaAge Range: AdultBook theme: 20th CenturyAuthor: Andrew T HuseLanguage: English Book Synopsis Since its early days as a boomtown on the Florida frontier, Tampa has had a lively history rich with commerce, cuisine, and working-class communities. In From Saloons to Steak Houses, Andrew Huse takes readers on a journey into historic bars, theaters, gambling halls, soup kitchens, clubs, and restaurants, telling the story of Tampa's past through these fascinating social spaces--many of which can't be found in official histories. Beginning with the founding of modern Tampa in 1887 and spanning a century, Huse delves into the culture of the city and traces the struggles that have played out in public spaces. He describes temperance advocates who crusaded against saloons and breweries, cigar workers on strike who depended on soup houses for survival, and civil rights activists who staged sit-ins at lunch counters. These stories are set amid themes such as the emergence of Tampa's criminal underworld, the rise of anti-German fear during World War I, and the heady power of prosperity and tourism in the 1950s. Huse draws from local newspaper stories and firsthand accounts to show what authorities and city residents saw and believed about these establishments and the people who frequented them. This unique take on Tampa history reveals a spirited city at work and play, an important cultural hub that continues to both celebrate and come to terms with its many legacies. Review Quotes "Deeply researched. . . . There's plenty of fascinating Tampa history on the menu in From Saloons to Steak Houses."--Tampa Bay Times
Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery - by Parker Anderson (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 128Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackAuthor: Parker AndersonAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
German Medieval Armies 1000 1300 - (Men-At-Arms (Osprey)) by Christopher Gravett (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 48Genre: HistorySub-Genre: MilitarySeries Title: Men-At-Arms (Osprey)Format: PaperbackPublisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)Age Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Christopher GravettLanguage: English About the Book In medieval Germany violence was accepted far more than in other kingdoms. Kings were recognised as guardians of order, but this had its limitations. Lords expected to use force to secure their rights or win an argument when peaceful methods were not sufficient. Book Synopsis In medieval Germany violence was accepted far more than in other kingdoms. Kings were recognised as guardians of order, but this had its limitations. Lords expected to use force to secure their rights or win an argument when peaceful methods were not sufficient. Christopher Gravett does a fine job of examining the organisation and campaigns of German medieval armies from 1000-1300, in a volume containing plenty of photographs and illustrations, including eight full page colour plates by Graham Turner. About the Author Christopher Gravett is Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and film productions. His previous Osprey titles include Warrior 1: Norman Knight 950-1204 AD and Campaign 13: Hastings 1066.
Captain William Hilton and the Founding of Hilton Head Island - by Dwayne W Pickett (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: State & LocalAuthor: Dwayne W PickettLanguage: English Book Synopsis Author Dwayne W. Pickett details the life of William Hilton, his exploration of the Carolina coast and the founding of an iconic island.Behind the pristine beaches and world renown of Hilton Head Island lies a history that dates back
The Battle of Franklin: When the Devil Had Full Possession of the Earth - by James Knight (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 1008Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: James KnightAge Range: Adult
Saucon Valley - by Daniel T. Ruth (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 192Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: Daniel T. RuthAge Range: Adult
Midnight in Samarra - by Frank Gregory Ford & Eleanor Cooney (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: HistorySub-Genre: MilitaryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Hot BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: Iraq War (2003-2011)Author: Frank Gregory Ford & Eleanor CooneyLanguage: English About the Book The riveting, exclusive true story of an Iraq whistleblower who continues to be betrayed by his country, as told by an international bestselling author. Book Synopsis The riveting, exclusive true story of an Iraq whistleblower who continues to be betrayed by his country, as told by an international bestselling author. Gregory Ford, an intelligence agent and medic, was in Iraq for only a short time--from the invasion in March 2003 until early June of the same year, when he was strapped to a stretcher, drugged, and "renditioned" out of Iraq in a clandestine and criminal operation at the behest of his command, who were frantically trying to silence him. But why? Midnight in Samarra is the shocking true story of one soldier's attempt to speak up and report the abuse and torture he saw being inflicted on the local population, as well as secret, incriminating, enormous Iraqi arms stores of American-made Weapons of Mass Destruction with bills of lading implicating, among others, famous political families. His warnings about simmering anti-American fury of the local populace were ignored and suppressed by his command; hundreds of millions of dollars in cash seized in the home of Saddam Hussein's main banker as a result of Ford's intelligence work vanished without a trace. Ford's information about Hussein's location, which could have led to the dictator's apprehension six months before his actual capture, was also ignored and suppressed. As Ford was filing charges against his superior officers, they seized his weapons (illegal in a war zone), tried to declare him insane, abducted him by force, restrained him, administered a dangerous mind-altering drug during a Medevac flight, and tried to interrogate him while he was under. Years later, Gregory Ford is still trying to get justice. His command--and high-ups in both the military and the government--lied, dissembled, obfuscated, danced, and dodged while Ford endured libel, slander, and innuendo, feared for his life, and, nearly a decade after the drugging on the plane, learned that the chemical injected into him had done permanent damage to his heart and nervous system. Midnight in Samarra is the story of one man's courage and conviction, and the horrifying truths of one of our most trusted and honored institutions. Review Quotes "It must have been painful for Greg Ford to tell his story. It is painful to read it. There are forces in place determined to silence all soldiers with a conscience, using false accusations and severe discipline to shut them down. Few stand up and give voice to truth. It's a long process, painfully littered with dead ends and threats by people who want the truth to go away. Greg Ford is a determined man and committed to telling his story. Read and read again what commanders and senior officers are capable of doing to "one of their own" in order to cover up intentional crimes and personal failures. They picked the wrong man when they tried to silence Ford. They obviously never looked at his personal history; whoever thought he would just roll over did not know him at all. His story is a powerful testament to how far corrupt leaders will go to get whatever they are after, even if it means committing felonies of unimaginable proportions." --Janis Karpinski, former Brigadier General and Commander of the 800th Military Police Brigade and author of One Woman's Army: The Commanding General of Abu Ghraib Tells Her Story "Riveting! Reads like a cross between Carlos Castaneda and The Guns of August!" --Barbara Honegger, author of The October Surprise "Greg Ford has some amazing and disheartening stories to tell from his brief deployment to Iraq during the opening invasion in 2003. His memoir cracks open secrets about incompetence, brazen self-interested careerism, and cruelty among U.S. Army officers, presenting a veritable litany of what not to do when invading a country under false pretenses. Refusing to compromise his integrity and moral principles, Ford has paid a heavy price for objecting to the crimes he witnessed." --Booklist "Midnight in Samarra is a uniquely mind-blowing and brilliant contribution to our understanding of the various evil forces that have mired America in the never-ending Iraq war. Authors Greg Ford and Eleanor Cooney combine their unique talents to give us the backstory of criminal intrigue in Washington DC and Baghdad, the lies about WMD and Saddam Hussein, hundreds of millions of dollars looted by senior officers, and much more. Greg Ford's first-hand account of the minute details of his harrowing experience is astounding in its recall, as is his courage and determination to survive and tell the world what happened when he tried to "blow the whistle." Cooney, a first-rate writer, has lassoed Ford's complex and far-flung story and shaped it into a taut, suspenseful narrative that reads like fiction, but, alas, is not." --Dr. Philip Zimbardo, professor emeritus of Psychology, Stanford University and author of The Lucifer Effect and The Time Paradox "This first-hand account of the 2003 U.S. war in Iraq by a military intelligence whistleblower sets the record straight regarding the allegedly elusive weapons of mass destruction. The discovery in Samarra by Ford of VX gas canisters of American origin, and the lengths to which Washington went to cover up their existence, should be included in every account of the war following the publication of this book." --Len Bracken, author of Guy Debord--Revolutionary About the Author Frank Gregory Ford, part Native American, part Scots, has traveled the world, from Siberia to Sikkim to South America, has worked jobs ranging from presidential security under Nixon during Watergate to assistant medical examiner in Dade County. Now retired, he lives in California and seeks justice for the powerless. Eleanor Cooney is the author of the international bestselling T'ang Trilogy, as well as the critically-acclaimed memoir Death in Slow Motion. Her work has appeared in Mother Jones and Harper's. She lives in Mendocino, California.
Ghosts of Salem - (Haunted America) by Sam Baltrusis (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesSeries Title: Haunted AmericaFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: State & Local, New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)Author: Sam BaltrusisLanguage: English Book Synopsis Nestled on the rocky coast of Massachusetts, Salem is a city steeped in history and legend. Famous for its witch trials, the storied North Shore seaport also has a dark history of smugglers and deadly fires. It is considered one of New England's most haun
Civil War Northern Virginia 1861 - by William S Connery (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.92 Inches (H) x 5.98 Inch (W) x .48 Inch (D)Weight: .59 PoundsNumber of Pages: 159Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History Press (SC)Author: William S ConneryAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Join William C. Connery as he recounts the notable events and battles that occurred in Northern Virginia in 1861 after the firing on Fort Sumter. Beginning in May 1861, both the Confederate and Union armies assembled in Northern Virginia as politicians were deciding how and where the Civil War would be fought. Several months passed as both armies maneuvered and attempted to complete reconnaissance on the other. During this early time, the first officers on both sides were killed; Mount Vernon was declared neutral territory; the Confederate battle flag was adopted; and the first real battles of the war took place in Northern Virginia.
Iowa's Black Legacy - by Charline J. Barnes Ed D. (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 125Genre: HistorySub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)Author: Charline J. Barnes Ed D.Age Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis African Americans make up only a small minority of Iowa's population, but contrary to widespread belief, there is a very rich historical culture of African Americans throughout the state. This photographic history focuses on that heritage, and especially on ten Iowa cities with the largest African-American populations.Through vivid images into the early history, religion, culture, sports, recreation, education, health, law, business, and industry in ten towns in Iowa, Charline Barnes, Ed.D, and Floyd Bumpers clearly show that the African- American community of Iowa has made many significant contributions to the history of that state.
Son of the Morning Star - by Evan S Connell (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 480Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: North Point PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: 19th CenturyAuthor: Evan S ConnellLanguage: English Book Synopsis Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details surrounding the Little Bighorn. Evan S. Connell, whom Joyce Carol Oates has described as one of our most interesting and intelligent American writers, wrote what continues to be the most reliable--and compulsively readable--account of the subject. Connell makes good use of his meticulous research and novelist's eye for the story and detail to re-vreate the heroism, foolishness, and savagery of this crucial chapter in the history of the West. Review Quotes "Impressive in its massive presentation of information . . . Son of the Morning Star makes good reading--its prose is elegant, its tone the voice of dry wit, its meandering narrative skillfully crafted. Mr. Connell is above all a storyteller, and the story he tells is vastly more complicated than who did what to whom on June 25, 1876." --Page Stenger, The New York Times Book Review "Son of the Morning Star leaves the reader astonished." --The Washington Post "A scintillating book, thoroughly researched and brilliantly constructed." --The Wall Street Journal About the Author Evan S. Connell has received numerous prizes and awards for his writing and is the author of sixteen books of fiction, poetry, essays, and history, including Mr. Bridge, Mrs. Bridge, The Diary of a Rapist, The Alchymist's Journal, and The Collected Stories. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Black Earth - by Timothy Snyder (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 480Genre: HistorySub-Genre: HolocaustFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Tim Duggan BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Timothy SnyderLanguage: English Book Synopsis A brilliant, haunting, and profoundly original portrait of the defining tragedy of our time. In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty-first. Based on new sources from eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think, and thus all the more terrifying. The Holocaust began in a dark but accessible place, in Hitler's mind, with the thought that the elimination of Jews would restore balance to the planet and allow Germans to win the resources they desperately needed. Such a worldview could be realized only if Germany destroyed other states, so Hitler's aim was a colonial war in Europe itself. In the zones of statelessness, almost all Jews died. A few people, the righteous few, aided them, without support from institutions. Much of the new research in this book is devoted to understanding these extraordinary individuals. The almost insurmountable difficulties they faced only confirm the dangers of state destruction and ecological panic. These men and women should be emulated, but in similar circumstances few of us would do so. By overlooking the lessons of the Holocaust, Snyder concludes, we have misunderstood modernity and endangered the future. The early twenty-first century is coming to resemble the early twentieth, as growing preoccupations with food and water accompany ideological challenges to global order. Our world is closer to Hitler's than we like to admit, and saving it requires us to see the Holocaust as it was --and ourselves as we are. Groundbreaking, authoritative, and utterly absorbing, Black Earth reveals a Holocaust that is not only history but warning. Review Quotes A New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Editors' ChoiceSelected as one of the Best Books of 2015 by The Washington Post, The Economist, and Publishers WeeklyFinalist for the Samuel Johnson PrizeShortlisted for the 2016 Mark Lynton History Prize and the Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur Ross Book Award Praise for Black Earth Clear-eyed . . . Arresting . . . An unorthodox and provocative account . . . Snyder is admirably relentless. --The New Yorker Black Earth is mesmerizing . . . Remarkable . . . Gripping . . . Disturbingly vivid . . . Mr. Snyder is sometimes mordant, often shocked, always probing." --The Wall Street Journal Revelatory . . . Evocative . . . Most relevant today. --The Atlantic "A very fine book . . . Snyder identifies the conditions that allowed the Holocaust--conditions our society today shares . . . He certainly couldn't be more right about our world." --The New Republic "An unflinching look at the Holocaust . . . Mr. Snyder is a rising public intellectual unafraid to make bold connections between past and present." --The New York Times "Snyder's historical account has a vital contemporary lesson . . . It's a testament to his intellectual and moral resources that he can so deeply contemplate this horrific past in ways that strengthen his commitment to building a future based on law, rights, and citizenship." --The Washington Post Black Earth elucidates human catastrophe in regions with which a Western audience needs to become familiar." --The New York Times Book Review "An impressive reassessment of the Holocaust, which steers an assured course [and] challenges readers to reassess what they think they know and believe . . . Black Earth will prove uncomfortable reading for many who hew to cherished but mythical elements of Holocaust history." --The Economist "Excellent in every respect . . . Although I read widely about the Holocaust, I learned something new in every chapter. The multilingual Snyder has mined contemporaneous Eastern European sources that are often overlooked." --Stephen Carter, Bloomberg "In Black Earth, a book of the greatest importance, Snyder now forces us to look afresh at these monumental crimes. Written with searing intellectual honesty, his new study goes much deeper than Bloodlands in its analysis, showing how the two regimes fed off each other." --Antony Beevor, The Sunday Times Snyder is both a great historian and a lively journalist . . . If we understood the Nazi horror more clearly, we might be less susceptible to those who misremember the past to mislead us in the present. Snyder's Black Earth, like Bloodlands before it, is an indispensable contribution to that clearer understanding. --Commentary "Snyder writes elegant, lucid, powerful prose. He has read widely in literatures not widely read. In Black Earth he has synthesized previous work into a narrative of the Holocaust that recasts the familiar in unfamiliar terms that challenge the thinking of experts and non-experts alike." --Haaretz "No matter how many histories, biographies, and memoirs you may have already read, Black Earth will compel you to see the Holocaust in a wholly new and revelatory light." --The Jewish JournalIn this unusual and innovative book, Timothy Snyder takes a fresh look at the intellectual origins of the Holocaust, placing Hitler's genocide firmly in the politics and diplomacy of 1930s Europe. Black Earth is required reading for anyone who cares about this difficult period of history. --Anne Applebaum"Timothy Snyder's bold new approach to the Holocaust links Hitler's racial worldview to the destruction of states and the quest for land and food. This insight leads to thought-provoking and disturbing conclusions for today's world. Black Earth uses the recent past's terrible inhumanity to underline an urgent need to rethink our own future. --Ian Kershaw Part history, part political theory, Black Earth is a learned and challenging reinterpretation. --Henry KissingerBlack Earth is provocative, challenging, and an important addition to our understanding of the Holocaust. As he did in Bloodlands, Timothy Snyder makes us rethink those things we were sure we already knew. --Deborah Lipstadt "Timothy Snyder's Black Earth is not only a powerful exposure of the horrors of the Holocaust but also a compelling dissection of the Holocaust's continuing threat." --Zbigniew Brzezinski Timothy Snyder argues, eloquently and convincingly, that the world is still susceptible to the inhuman impulses that brought about the Final Solution. This book should be read as admonition by presidents, prime ministers, and in particular by anyone who believes that the past is somehow behind us. --Jeffrey Goldberg About the Author Timothy Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is the author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century and Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, which received the literature award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Hannah Arendt Prize, and the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding. Snyder is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement and a former contributing editor at The New Republic. He is a permanent fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences, serves as the faculty advisor for the Fortunoff Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, and sits on the advisory council of the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
Colorado Legends & Lore: The Phantom Fiddler, Snow Snakes an - by Stephanie Waters (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.8 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 126Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History Press (SC)Author: Stephanie WatersAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Colorado is steeped in stories as unique as the people who settled it. Each wave of exploration and settlement brought new tales to explain the mysteries of this incomparable place. With extreme weather and breathtaking landscapes, it seems only natural that Colorado could play host to UFOs, stripper lightning and the Fountain of Love. From creation myths and rumored Aztec treasure to snow snakes and drunken house flies, professional yarn-spinner Stephanie Waters turns an eye to the ancient lore of the Centennial State.
The End Is Always Near - by Dan Carlin (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: HistorySub-Genre: WorldFormat: HardcoverPublisher: HarperAge Range: AdultAuthor: Dan CarlinLanguage: English About the Book In his popular podcast Hardcore History, the 2019 winner of the iHeartRadio Best History Podcast Award, Carlin humanizes the past, wondering about things that didn't happen but might have. In this absorbing compendium, Carlin embarks on a whole new set of stories and major cliffhangers sure to keep readers enthralled. Book Synopsis Now a New York Times Bestseller.The creator of the wildly popular award-winning podcast Hardcore History looks at some of the apocalyptic moments from the past as a way to frame the challenges of the future.Do tough times create tougher people? Can humanity handle the power of its weapons without destroying itself? Will human technology or capabilities ever peak or regress? No one knows the answers to such questions, but no one asks them in a more interesting way than Dan Carlin.In The End is Always Near, Dan Carlin looks at questions and historical events that force us to consider what sounds like fantasy; that we might suffer the same fate that all previous eras did. Will our world ever become a ruin for future archaeologists to dig up and explore? The questions themselves are both philosophical and like something out of The Twilight Zone.Combining his trademark mix of storytelling, history and weirdness Dan Carlin connects the past and future in fascinating and colorful ways. At the same time the questions he asks us to consider involve the most important issue imaginable: human survival. From the collapse of the Bronze Age to the challenges of the nuclear era the issue has hung over humanity like a persistent Sword of Damocles.Inspired by his podcast, The End is Always Near challenges the way we look at the past and ourselves. In this absorbing compendium, Carlin embarks on a whole new set of stories and major cliffhangers that will keep readers enthralled. Idiosyncratic and erudite, offbeat yet profound, The End is Always Near examines issues that are rarely presented, and makes the past immediately relevant to our very turbulent present. Review Quotes " Carlin serves as a notable example of... a person who can discuss issues deeply and idiosyncratically." --Los Angeles Times"Walking listeners through Operation Barbarossa, the German attempt to capture Moscow, the Battle of Stalingrad, and Germany's ouster from the Soviet Union, Carlin is a wide-eyed, colorful guide to a dreadful story." --Slate" Carlin puts the 'hardcore' in Hardcore History by focusing his narratives on the most violent and dramatic moments in human history, filling his show with colorful anecdotes that were most likely left out of your high school history class."--Time"For podcast fanatics, each new release is akin to the Super Bowl....Host Dan Carlin, a former radio broadcaster, brings both passion and showmanship as he unspools historical narratives with a flair for tension and intensity."--AV Club & #8220A master of storytelling, Dan Carlin uses vivid detail and intuitive empathy to imagine what it was like to live through the end of the world....Carlin's engaging and accessible style invites us to ponder the rise and fall of civilizations and ask where we are headed. The end of the world is not merely a catastrophe that waits for us down the road; it is a ghost that haunts the places we've already been. & #8221--Mike Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of The Storm Before the Storm & #8220This is the perfect thought experiment for anyone who believes the world is doomed, if only to remind them of one essential reality: the world has always, always seemed doomed...It feels odd to classify a book about barbarians and flu pandemics and the morality of nuclear war as fun, but that's the single best modifier for The End is Always Near. It's an apocalyptic discotheque. & #8221--Chuck Klosterman, author of But What If We're Wrong?
Arizona State Fair, The - by G. G. George (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.4 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x .3 Inch (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: G. G. GeorgeAge Range: Adult
Des Plaines 12/15/2016 - by Melanie Ann Apel and David Whittingham (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 6.5 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 127Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: Melanie Ann Apel and David WhittinghamAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Indy 500, The: 1956-1965 - by Ben Lawrence (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.22 Inches (H) x 6.56 Inch (W) x .36 Inch (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 128Genre: HistorySub-Genre: Motor SportsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)Author: Ben LawrenceAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis The 1950s and early 1960s are considered by many to be the Golden Era of Racing at the Indianapolis 500, and photographer Ben Lawrence was on hand taking photos of the Greatest Spectacle for the Indianapolis Times. During that era, Ben captured many images of the race and race events that surrounded the Indy 500. He was there when Bill Vukovich met his fate in 1955. He photographed the first Indianapolis 500 Parade, which has become an annual event. He captured A.J. Foyt winning his first race at the Brickyard. He was on hand to photograph the breaking of the 150-mph barrier. Then he saw the transition from the front-engined Offenhauser to the rear-engined Lotus-Fords, which ended the Golden Era.
Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution - by Antony C Sutton (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 228Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Clairview BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: 20th CenturyAuthor: Antony C SuttonLanguage: English Book Synopsis Why did the 1917 American Red Cross Mission to Russia include more financiers than medical doctors? Rather than caring for the victims of war and revolution, its members seemed more intent on negotiating contracts with the Kerensky government and, subsequently, the Bolshevik regime. In a courageous investigation, Antony Sutton establishes tangible historical links between Russian communists and US capitalists. Drawing on US state department files, personal papers of key Wall Street figures, biographies, and conventional histories, Sutton reveals: ∞ The role of Morgan banking executives in funneling illegal Bolshevik gold into the US.∞ The co-option of the American Red Cross by powerful Wall Street forces.∞ The intervention by Wall Street sources to free the Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky, whose aim was to topple the Russian government.∞ The deals made by major corporations to capture the huge Russian market a decade and a half before the US recognized the Soviet regime.∞ The secret sponsoring of Communism by leading businessmen, who publicly championed free enterprise. Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution traces the foundations of Western funding of the Soviet Union. Dispassionately, and with overwhelming documentation, the author details a crucial phase in the establishment of Communist Russia. This classic study--first published in 1974 and part of a key trilogy--is reproduced here in its original form. The other volumes in this trilogy are Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler and Wall Street and FDR. Review Quotes "Sutton comes to conclusions that are uncomfortable for many businessmen and economists. For this reason, his work tends to be either dismissed out of hand as 'extreme' or, more often, simply ignored."--Richard Pipes, Baird Professor Emeritus of History, Harvard University (from "Survival Is Not Enough: Soviet Realities and America's Future")
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German Army Shoulder Boards and Straps 1933-1945 - by Thomas J Suter (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: HistorySub-Genre: MilitaryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Schiffer PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Thomas J SuterLanguage: English About the Book One of the distinguishing features of the World War II German Army uniform is the use of shoulder straps and boards to denote rank, branch of service, and in some cases the assigned unit right down to the company. This heavily illustrated book covers construction methods, material, types and styles of embroidery and metal devices, as well as the identification of branch and unit. Detailed charts are used to identify unit affiliation of Gothic letters, Latin letters, Roman numerals, Arabic numerals, and Symbolic Devices. Containing over 1,000 color photographs of straps and boards, as well as other loose cloth insignia, collar tabs, and tunics to assist the collector or historian in identifying original examples, this book is the definitive reference.
CUBS 100 12/15/2016 - by Dan Campana (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 208Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAuthor: Dan CampanaAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis The Cubs have called Wrigley their home since 1916 and have treated their loyal followers with memories that have lasted for generations. From the legend of Babe Ruth's called shot to Kerry Wood's dominant twenty-strikeout performance, great games, notabl Review Quotes "Reveal(s) insights from Cubs greats and not-so-greats, broadcasters and reporters, ushers and fans....While the book's 100 tales include stories from fans such as Liz Gumprecht of Hawthorn Woods, who married her husband, Kris, at Wrigley Field in 2009, it also features stories from former Cubs Andre Dawson, Burt Hooton and Jody Davis, and baseball legends such as former St. Louis (and White Sox) Manager Tony La Russa and pitcher John Smoltz of the Atlanta Braves." Chicago Daily Herald The best thing about this book is how it celebrates the stories that make the Cubs who they are....The authors have selected people from every part of Cubs life to write a chapter. There are stories about how people became Cubs fans, slice-of-life remembrances, players' stories about their times at Wrigley, and some photos both of Cubs history and of the beginnings of the Wrigley renovation project from last winter. BleedCubbieBlue.com "Dan Campana and Rob Caroll...(have) collected some wonderful stories"-Steve Sanders, WGN Midday News http: //wgntv.com/2016/03/24/chicago-scene-cubs-100-authors-dan-campana-and-rob-carroll/
The Chancellorsville Campaign: The Nation's High Water Mark - by James K Bryant II (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.8 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 159Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History Press (SC)Author: James K Bryant IIAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis The Chancellorsville Campaign was the true high water mark for both the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac. The campaign would be the Confederates' greatest battle, though it came at the cost of losing General "Stonewall" Jackson at the height of his military success and public popularity. Although the Confederacy prevailed at Chancellorsville, "Fighting Joe" Hooker used the defeat to institute a multitude of reforms in the Army of the Potomac, which paved the way for the hard-fought victory at Gettysburg and heavily influenced the Union winning the war. Shenandoah University professor James Bryant weaves together a concise yet comprehensive account of the engagement, one brought to life by excerpts from the letters of Lee, Jackson and Hooker, as well as many other soldiers.
The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy - by David Cannadine (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 848Genre: HistorySub-Genre: EuropeFormat: PaperbackPublisher: VintageAge Range: AdultBook theme: Great Britain, GeneralAuthor: David CannadineLanguage: English About the Book Deftly orchestrating an enormous array of documents and letters, facts and statistics, Cannadine shows how the prestige, prosperity, and political significance of the British aristocracy shifted between the outset of the 1870s and the end of the 1930s. 129 illustrations. Book Synopsis A brilliant, multifaceted chronicle of economic and social change. --The New York Times At the outset of the 1870s, the British aristocracy could rightly consider themselves the most fortunate people on earth: they held the lion's share of land, wealth, and power in the world's greatest empire. By the end of the 1930s they had lost not only a generation of sons in the First World War, but also much of their prosperity, prestige, and political significance. Deftly orchestrating an enormous array of documents and letters, facts, and statistics, David Cannadine shows how this shift came about--and how it was reinforced in the aftermath of the Second World War. Astonishingly learned, lucidly written, and sparkling with wit, The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy is a landmark study that dramatically changes our understanding of British social history. Review Quotes A brilliant, multifaceted chronicle of economic and social change. --The New York Times No praise can be too high. --The New York Review of Books Cannadine has produced a great book, one that is comprehensive in its scope, and of critical importance. --London Review of Books "This highly entertaining social history, full of fascinating anecdotal material...is the last word on the subject." --The Washington Post Book World "An impressive volume that will be cited by writers on the subject for years to come for its immense learning and the care with which the author has organized a mass of material." --The Wall Street Journal About the Author Sir David Cannadine was born in Birmingham, England, in 1950 and educated at Cambridge, Oxford, and Princeton. He is the author of many acclaimed books, including The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, G. M. Trevelyan, History in Our Time, Class in Britain, Ornamentalism, and Mellon. He has taught at Cambridge and Columbia Universities and has also served as director of the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. He is currently Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University.
America's Bloody Hill of Destiny, a New Look at the Struggle for Little Round Top, Gettysburg, July 2, 1863 - by Phillip Thomas Tucker (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: America Through TimeAge Range: AdultBook theme: State & Local, Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)Author: Phillip Thomas TuckerLanguage: English Book Synopsis "No chapter in the annals of the most important battle of America's national epic has been more celebrated than the key struggle for possession of the rocky hill at the extreme southern flank of the battle line at Gettysburg, Little Round Top. And no contest during the battle of Gettysburg was deadlier or as dramatic as the high stakes showdown for Little Round Top on the afternoon of July 2, 1863. Gettysburg was the decisive turning point of America's history, and Little Round Top was the crucial turning point of that three-day struggle in Adams County, Pennsylvania. Little Round Top was indeed the bloody Hill of Destiny, when the fate of America hung in the balance and was ultimately determined on the most decisive day of the three days at Gettysburg, July 2. However, some of the most important aspects of the famous struggle for Little Round Top have been distorted by misconceptions, myths, and layers of romance. For the first time, this ground-breaking book, America's Bloody Hill of Destiny, A New Look at the Struggle for Little Round Top, July 2, 1863, has presented a fresh and new look at the key leaders and hard-fighting common soldiers on both sides, who played the most important roles during the climactic struggle that decided the fate of America during one of the most pivotal moments in American history."
Inside Delta Force - by Eric Haney (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 352Genre: HistorySub-Genre: MilitaryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: DeltaAge Range: AdultBook theme: Special ForcesAuthor: Eric HaneyLanguage: English Book Synopsis Now the inspiration for the CBS Television drama, The Unit. Delta Force. They are the U.S. Army's most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won't hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside--until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action-to reveal the never-before-told story of 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force). He is a master of espionage, trained to take on hijackers, terrorists, hostage takers, and enemy armies. He can deploy by parachute or arrive by commercial aircraft. Survive alone in hostile cities. Speak foreign languages fluently. Strike at enemy cartnears with stunning swiftness and extraordinary teamwork. He is the ultimate modern warrior: the Delta Force Operator. In this dramatic behind-the-scenes chronicle, Eric Haney, one of the founding members of Delta Force, takes us inside this legendary counterterrorist unit. Here, for the first time, are details of the grueling selection process--designed to break the strongest of men--that singles out the best of the best: the Delta Force Operator. With heart-stopping immediacy, Haney tells what it's really like to enter a hostage-held airplane. And from his days in Beirut, Haney tells an unforgettable tale of bodyguards and bombs, of a day-to-day life of madness and beauty, and of how he and a teammate are called on to kill two gunmen cartnearing U.S. Marines at the Beirut airport. As part of the team sent to rescue American hostages in Tehran, Haney offers a first-person description of that failed mission that is a chilling, compelling account of a bold maneuver undone by chance--and a few fatal mistakes. From fighting guerrilla warfare in Honduras to rescuing missionaries in Sudan and leading the way onto the island of Grenada, Eric Haney captures the daring and discipline that distinguish the men of Delta Force. Inside Delta Force brings honor to these singular men while it puts us in the middle of action that is sudden, frightening, and nonstop around the world. Review Quotes "In this rapidly changing and dangerous world, U.S. Special Forces are vital to the security of all Americans. CSM Eric Haney is perhaps the World's foremost expert on military special ops. Read INSIDE DELTA FORCE and learn what we are really up against." --Bill O'Reilly, Anchor, Fox News Channel "A book that could not be more timely, written by a warrior who knows what he's talking about.."--James Webb, author of Fields of Fire and Lost Soldiers "A rousing chronicle of what it's really like to be a special-ops guy." --Esquire "Compelling memoir...a book that you won't want to put down." --Playboy "Perfect for military enthusiasts." --Kirkus Reviews About the Author ERIC L. HANEY, Command Sergeant Major, USA (ret.), served for more than twenty years in the United States Army's most demanding combat units: as a combat infantryman, a Ranger, and ultimately as a founding member of Delta Force. In his retirement, Haney has protected princes, presidents, and CEOs alike. He has negotiated with Latin American guerrillas for the safe return of hostages, rescued American children kidnapped around the world, and provided security for international oil companies operating in the most dangerous regions on earth. Today Haney lives and writes in the relative peace and quiet of Marietta, Georgia.
Fishers Landing - by Richenda Fairhurst (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 6.48 Inch (W) x .34 Inch (D)Weight: .99 PoundsNumber of Pages: 127Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: Richenda FairhurstAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Nixonland - by Rick Perlstein (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 881Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Scribner Book CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: 20th CenturyAuthor: Rick PerlsteinLanguage: English About the Book From one of America's most talented historians comes a brilliant new account of Richard Nixon--set against the violent passions of America's 1960s Civil War--that reveals the riveting backstory to the red state/blue state resentments that divide the nation today. Illustrated. Book Synopsis "Perlstein...aims here at nothing less than weaving a tapestry of social upheaval. His success is dazzling." --Los Angeles Times "Both brilliant and fun, a consuming journey back into the making of modern politics." --Jon Meacham "Nixonland is a grand historical epic. Rick Perlstein has turned a story we think we know--American politics between the opposing presidential landslides of 1964 and 1972--into an often-surprising and always-fascinating new narrative." --Jeffrey Toobin Rick Perlstein's bestselling account of how the Nixon era laid the groundwork for the political divide that marks our country today. Told with vivid urgency and sharp political insight, Nixonland recaptures America's turbulent 1960s and early 1970s and reveals how Richard Nixon rose from the political grave to seize and hold the presidency of the United States. Perlstein's epic account begins in the blood and fire of the 1965 Watts riots, nine months after Lyndon Johnson's historic landslide victory over Barry Goldwater appeared to herald a permanent liberal consensus in the United States. Yet the next year, scores of liberals were tossed out of Congress, America was more divided than ever, and a disgraced politician was on his way to a shocking comeback: Richard Nixon. Between 1965 and 1972 America experienced no less than a second civil war. Out of its ashes, the political world we know now was born. Filled with prodigious research and driven by a powerful narrative, Rick Perlstein's magisterial account of how it all happened confirms his place as one of our country's most celebrated historians. Review Quotes Nixonland is a grand historical epic. Rick Perlstein has turned a story we think we know -- American politics between the opposing presidential landslides of 1964 and 1972 -- into an often surprising and always fascinating new narrative. This riveting book, full of colorful detail and great characters, brings back to life an astonishing era -- and shines a new light on our own. -- Jeffrey Toobin author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme CourtA richly detailed descent into the inferno -- that is, the years when Richard Milhous Nixon, 'a serial collector of resentments, ' ruled the land. -- Kirkus ReviewsRick Perlstein has written a fascinating account of the rise of Richard Nixon and a persuasive argument that this angry, toxic man will always be part of the American landscape. -- Richard Reeves author of President Reagan: The Triumph of ImaginationRick Perlstein's Nixonland digs deep into a decisive period of our history and brings back a past that is all the scarier for its intense humanity. With a firm grasp on the larger meaning of countless events and personalities, many of them long forgotten, Perlstein superbly shows how paranoia and innuendo flowed into the mainstream of American politics after 1968, creating divisive passions that have survived for decades. -- Sean Wilentz Princeton University, author of The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008This is a terrific read. What a delight it is to discover the new generation of historians like Rick Perlstein not only getting history correct but giving us all fresh insights and understanding of it. -- John W. Dean Nixon's White House counsel"The best book written about the 1960s." -- Newsweek
Hidden History of the Finger Lakes - by Patti Unvericht (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: State & Local, Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)Author: Patti UnverichtLanguage: English Book Synopsis New York's Finger Lakes region is filled with compelling characters, tragic disasters and fascinating mysteries.Famed daredevil Sam Patch, known as the "Yankee Leaper," thrilled audiences at Niagara Falls but took his last jump into t
New Orleans Rum - (American Palate) by Mikko Macchione (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 128Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesSeries Title: American PalateFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAuthor: Mikko MacchioneAge Range: AdultBook theme: State & LocalLanguage: English Book Synopsis Mix yourself a Hurricane and see New Orleans through a glass of rum.Like a drunken Mardi Gras parade, the history of New Orleans lurches from electrifying highs to heart-rending lows. Through it all, good drink was a constant - especi
The Gallatin Way to Yellowstone - (Transportation) by Duncan T Patten (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 192Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesSeries Title: TransportationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAuthor: Duncan T PattenAge Range: AdultBook theme: State & Local, West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)Language: English About the Book "The Gallatin Way, a ... route heading south through the canyon to the west gate of Yellowstone, boasts a history covering more than a century of exploration, homesteading and development. Early pioneers and adventurers endured a rugged and unforgiving terrain where today's travelers speed along a modern highway. One might expect to see dramatic shifts, yet little change is evident in some areas, while others teem with contemporary luxuries. Pairing historic and modern photography of the same locations, Duncan T. Patten retraces the marvel of this iconic thoroughfare"--Amazon.com. Book Synopsis The Gallatin Way, a picturesque route heading south through the canyon to the west gate of Yellowstone, boasts a history covering more than a century of exploration, homesteading and development. Early pioneers and adventurers endured a rugged and unforgiving terrain where today's travelers speed along a modern highway. One might expect to see dramatic shifts, yet little change is evident in some areas, while others teem with contemporary luxuries. Pairing historic and modern photography of the same locations, Duncan T. Patten retraces the marvel of this iconic thoroughfare.
Portsmouth, Virginia - by Dr. Robert Brooke Albertson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: Dr. Robert Brooke AlbertsonAge Range: Adult
University of Nebraska at Omaha - by Oliver B. Pollak and Les Valentine (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.24 Inches (H) x 6.58 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 127Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackAuthor: Oliver B. Pollak and Les ValentineAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Stark County Food - (American Palate) by Barbara A Abbott & Kimberly A Kenney (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 208Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesSeries Title: American PalateFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAuthor: Barbara A Abbott & Kimberly A KenneyAge Range: AdultBook theme: State & LocalLanguage: English Book Synopsis Whether it's homemade chicken pot pie, a steak from Baker's Café or a frozen custard at Meyer's Lake, the food of Stark County has made mouths water for generations.The region's unique soil nurtured a boom in agriculture, and growers like K.W. Zellers & Son Farms still make a living off the land today. Mom-and-pop grocery stores such as Flory's and Lemmon's served their neighborhoods. Long-gone restaurants like Mergus and Topp's Chalet created delicious dishes and cherished memories. Families like the Millers and Swaldos have created nationally recognized destinations out of simple starts. Join authors Kim Kenney and Barb Abbott as they trace Stark County's food history.
Washington 12/15/2016 - by Zachary R. Borders (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.22 Inches (H) x 6.59 Inch (W) x .35 Inch (D)Weight: .71 PoundsNumber of Pages: 127Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: Zachary R. BordersAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Mary Magdalene - (History and Myths Revealed) by Karen Ralls (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: HistorySub-Genre: GeneralSeries Title: History and Myths RevealedFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Shelter Harbor PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Karen RallsLanguage: English About the Book In Mary Magdalene, Dr. Karen Ralls, a noted medieval historian and religious studies scholar, takes the reader through the gospels of the New Testament, the Gnostic Gospels, Nag Hammadi texts, and the High Middle Ages when the adoration of Mary Magdalene was at its height. Book Synopsis Mary Magdalene, perhaps the Bible's most controversial character, has fired the imagination of artists, writers, and historians for two millennia. Now Dr. Karen Ralls' beautifully illustrated book takes the reader though the gospels of the New Testament to the Gnostic Gospels and Nag Hammadi texts in an attempt to uncover the truth about this mysterious female disciple. The author considers both theories of Mary Magdalene's later life: an escape to France with her brother Lazarus and sister Martha, and the Eastern tradition, in which she ends up as a hermit in present-day Turkey. In the Middle Ages, Mary Magdalene's importance to medieval pilgrims and her association with the cult of the Black Madonna made her venerated by many, but she has been long castigated by the Catholic Church. At last she is being reinstated to a position of reverence and acknowledged by many as the disciple closest to Jesus -- and the person he had specially appointed to carry his message into the world. About the Author Dr. Karen Ralls is a noted medieval historian, religious studies scholar, international lecturer, and author of The Templars and the Grail, The Knights Templar Encyclopedia, and The Quest for the Celtic Key. She lives in Oxford, England.
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Slavery and Racism in American Politics, 1776-1876 - by Michael C Thomsett (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 249Genre: HistorySub-Genre: MilitaryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: McFarland & CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: United StatesAuthor: Michael C ThomsettLanguage: English About the Book "From the very inception of the United States, few issues have been so divisive and defining as American slavery. Even as the U.S. was founded on principles of liberty, independence and freedom, slavery advocates and sympathizers positioned themselves in every aspect of American influence. Over the centuries, the characterization of early American figures, legislation and party platforms has been debated. The author seeks to clarify often unanswered--or ignored--questions about notable figures, sociopolitical movements and their positions on slavery. From early legislation like the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793 to Reconstruction and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, this book explores the background of some of America's most controversial moments. Spanning the first American century, it offers a detailed chronology of slavery and racism in early U.S. politics and society."-- Book Synopsis From the very inception of the United States, few issues have been so divisive and defining as American slavery. Even as the U.S. was founded on principles of liberty, independence and freedom, slavery advocates and sympathizers positioned themselves in every aspect of American influence. Over the centuries, the characterization of early American figures, legislation and party platforms has been debated. The author seeks to clarify often unanswered--or ignored--questions about notable figures, sociopolitical movements and their positions on slavery. From early legislation like the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793 to Reconstruction and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, this book explores some of America's most controversial moments. Spanning the first American century, it offers a detailed chronology of slavery and racism in early U.S. politics and society. Review Quotes "No serious student of American history can deny the importance of this book's focus--slavery and white racism as a leitmotif during the first 100 years of US history. Positioning southern slavery at the core of this history, the author surveys how the 'peculiar institution' began, evolved, and concluded during the crucible of the Civil War, but reemerged in a different guise during Reconstruction...factually driven...extremely well-illustrated...recommended"--Choice About the Author Michael C. Thomsett is the author, coauthor or compiler of many books including topical dictionaries, collections of quotations and history books. He lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
Battle of Wits - by Stephen Budiansky (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 448Genre: HistorySub-Genre: MilitaryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Free PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: World War IIAuthor: Stephen BudianskyLanguage: English About the Book In a rich and authoritative narrative, Budiansky chronicles the extraordinary efforts by scientists, mathematicians, and intelligence officers to break the Germans' Enigma Code during World War II. of photos. 5 maps. Book Synopsis A million pages of new World War II codebreaking records have been released by the U.S. Army and Navy and the British government over the last five years. Now, Battle of Wits presents the history of the war that these documents reveal. From the battle of Midway until the last German code was broken in January 1945, this is an astonishing epic of a war that was won not simply by brute strength but also by reading the enemy's intentions. The revelations of Stephen Budiansky's dramatic history include how Britain tried to manipulate the American codebreakers and monopolize German Enigma code communications; the first detailed published explanations of how the Japanese codes were broken; and how the American codebreaking machines worked to crack the Japanese, the German, and even the Russian diplomatic codes. The compelling narrative shows the crucial effect codebreaking had on the battlefields by explaining the urgency of stopping the wolf pack U-boat attacks in the North Atlantic, the importance of halting Rommel's tanks in North Africa, and the necessity of ensuring that the Germans believed the Allies' audacious deception and cover plans for D-Day. Unveiled for the first time, the complete story of codebreaking in World War II has now been told. Review Quotes Simon Singh Nature The story of cryptography in the Second World War is one of the great scientific tales of the twentieth century. Budiansky has succeeded in telling it with enthusiasm and insight, delivering a book with style and substance.Vernon Loeb The Washington Post An exuberant work in which Budiansky deftly demonstrates his prowess as mathematician, military historian, and narrative storyteller. About the Author Stephen Budiansky received a master's degree in applied mathematics from Harvard University and worked on classified military studies as a Congressional Fellow. He is a correspondent for The Atlantic, and his articles have also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, and U.S. News & World Report. He lives in Leesburg, Virginia.
Lost Circuses of Ohio - by Conrade C Hinds (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 176Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesSeries Title: LostFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAuthor: Conrade C HindsAge Range: AdultBook theme: State & LocalLanguage: English Book Synopsis The nineteenth century was the golden age of the circus in Ohio. Before the Ringling brothers became synonymous with the American circus, Cincinnati's John Robinson and the Sells brothers of Columbus wowed audiences with stunning equestrian feats and aeri
The White Nile - by Alan Moorehead (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 448Genre: HistorySub-Genre: AfricaFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harper PerennialAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Alan MooreheadLanguage: English About the Book In the first of two books about the daring exploration of the Nile River, Moorehead captures in thrilling detail the larger-than-life personalities of such noted explorers as Stanley, Livingstone, and Burton, in a "stirring, exciting, important, (and) endlessly fascinating" ("New York Herald") chronicle. Book Synopsis Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on earth. Capturing in breathtaking prose the larger-than-life personalities of such notable figures as Stanley, Livingstone, Burton and many others, The White Nile remains a seminal work in tales of discovery and escapade, filled with incredible historical detail and compelling stories of heroism and drama. From the Back Cover Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the 19th century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on Earth. Capturing in breathtaking prose the larger-than-life personalities of such notable figures as Stanley, Livingstone, Burton, and many others, The White Nile remains a seminal work in tales of discovery and escapade, filled with incredible historical detail and compelling stories of heroism and drama. Review Quotes "Extraordinary, Compelling."--"New York Times"A noble book about the mightiest river on earth."--"Saturday Review"A vivid chronicle, stirring, exciting, important...endlessly fascinating. A superb drama of adventurers whose like can never again be seen."--"New York Herald Tribune"A NOBLE BOOK ABOUT THE MIGHTIEST RIVER ON EARTH".-- SATURDAY REVIEW
Fading Ads of Detroit - by Robert C Allen (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .95 PoundsNumber of Pages: 192Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesSeries Title: Fading AdsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAuthor: Robert C AllenAge Range: AdultBook theme: State & LocalLanguage: English Book Synopsis Detroit Free Press journalist Robert Allen sifts through these advertising fossils, exposing the gripping stories connected to the Motor City's historic rises, falls and eccentricities.Across Detroit, fleeting symbols of the past hide
Dry Falls and Sun Lakes - (Images of America) by John M Kemble (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesSeries Title: Images of AmericaFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)Age Range: AdultBook theme: State & Local, Pacific Northwest (OR, WA)Author: John M KembleLanguage: English Book Synopsis In the center of the Grand Coulee in Washington State is the largest extinct waterfall in the world, Dry Falls. A gathering place for travelers over the decades, Dry Falls continues its legacy of creating memories among everyone who comes to visit. What started as a damn hole in the ground has become a marvel of the scientific community, dreamers, poets, and adventurers alike. How did it become the behemoth of the tourism industry that it is today? Located at the base of Dry Falls is a string of lakes that would forever become entwined with the history of the area and the creation of Sun Lakes. Take a journey to the Dry Falls of yesteryear in this book and find out how it all came together to create one of the most visited and inspirational state parks in Washington history.
Early Bessemer - by Jason Burnett on behalf of the Bessemer Hall of History Museum (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 127Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: Jason Burnett on behalf of the Bessemer Hall of History MuseumAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Jerome 12/15/2016 - by Linda Helms (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: Linda HelmsAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
The Night Butterfly - by Guy Pliny (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 262Genre: HistorySub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Austin MacauleyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Guy PlinyLanguage: English Book Synopsis It is 1930. Steven Craig, aged 12; and his 4-year-old sister, Eloise, become orphaned following a volcanic eruption in Java where their parents were missionaries. The children become separated when Steven is returned to Australia to live with his uncle. Efforts to locate Eloise fail. When war with Japan arrives in 1942, Steven joins the army and is sent to the island of Ambon. After the Japanese invade, Steven is held captive in a prisoner of war camp on the island. After the war, Steven stays in the army as a legal officer and is sent back to Ambon as a member of a unit to try the former commander for war crimes. He interviews a young woman, Indah, who witnessed the beheading of prisoners recaptured after escaping, and eventually they fall in love and decide to marry. During the trial, he discovers for the first time that Indah was held by the Japanese as a comfort woman, and she fears that this will end their relationship, but Steven is not shaken in his love for her. Later, he sees her wearing a necklace which belonged to his mother and calls the engagement off, thinking that she must be his sister. Indah is adamant that he is wrong and tries to prove her true parentage. This is a story about love, courage, mateship, the politics of war, the emergence of Indonesia free from Dutch rule, Japan's plans for Asia and the changing roles of women in post-war society.
New Hampshire Old Home Celebrations (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 128Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackAuthor: VariousAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
The Eternal City - by Ferdinand Addis (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 672Genre: HistorySub-Genre: EuropeFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Pegasus BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: ItalyAuthor: Ferdinand AddisLanguage: English About the Book The magnificent and definitive history of the Eternal City, narrated by a master historian. Book Synopsis The magnificent and definitive history of The Eternal City, narrated by a master historian. Why does Rome continue to exert a hold on our imagination? How did the "Caput mundi" come to play such a critical role in the development of Western civilization? Ferdinand Addis addresses these questions by tracing the history of the "Eternal City" told through the dramatic key moments in its history: from the mythic founding of Rome in 753 BC, via such landmarks as the murder of Caesar in 44 BC, the coronation of Charlemagne in AD 800 and the reinvention of the imperial ideal, the painting of the Sistine chapel, the trial of Galileo, Mussolini's March on Rome of 1922, the release of Fellini's La Dolce Vita in 1960, and the Occupy riots of 2011. City of the Seven Hills, spiritual home of Catholic Christianity, city of the artistic imagination, enduring symbol of our common European heritage--Rome has inspired, charmed, and tempted empire-builders, dreamers, writers, and travelers across the twenty-seven centuries of its existence. Ferdinand Addis tells this rich story in a grand narrative style for a new generation of readers. Review Quotes "Addis writes clearly and effectively. Those enthralled by Rome will find this a worthy companion, if one that might prompt nostalgia for golden ages of yore."-- "Kirkus Reviews""Entertaining and informative, this book provides a fascinating and useful introduction to classical mythology, history, and culture."-- "The Oldie (U.K.)""This book reminds us about past greatness. It is impossible not to be moved, inspired, incensed and outraged by some of the messages."-- "Tribune Magazine (U.K.)""This perfectly formed book reveals the fascinating stories behind some of the most powerful words ever spoken. Instant inspiration."-- "The Shortlist (U.K.)""Written with pace and panache. By juxtaposing the personal with the public, the particular with the general, almost every chapter becomes a tour de force, and the energy scarcely fades."--Nigel Spivey, The New Criterion"Addis breathes new life into nearly 3,000 years of tumultuous Roman history, citing the elusive nature of Rome's historical meaning as the impetus for this sweeping chronicle. The tale of Rome's many incarnations is one of splendor and death, impressively told with passion, analytical expertise, and wit."-- "Publishers Weekly (starred)""As he moves through the centuries, Addis casts a keen eye over not just the big figures of history but also its crowds, mess, and detritus. He appreciates that the multilayered, 'palimpsestic' quality of Rome is both a cliche and a profound truth. He encourages an approach to the city's myths that is properly skeptical but still open-mouthed."-- "The Guardian" About the Author Ferdinand Addis has been fascinated by Rome since reading Livy as a teenager. He studied Classics at Oxford, then worked in film and journalism before giving it up to write history. He lives in East London with his wife and daughter.
Lost Memphis - by Laura Cunningham (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 160Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAuthor: Laura CunninghamAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Memphis is a city founded on some of the great vestiges of our past. City staples such as steamboats, cotton plantations and exchange centers, relics symbolic of the city's rich industrial and agrarian legacy, have either been forgotten or completely lost. Every city, especially one as thoroughly modern as Memphis, naturally loses even the more recent aspects of its past through growth and expansion. Join Memphian and library historian Laura Cunningham as she unearths the lost hallmarks of Memphis, from the city's earliest beginnings to the present. Filled with rare and archival images that range from whimsical to haunting, Lost Memphis provides a glimpse into the vanished landmarks and bygone ways of life that once defined the city. Though the people and places featured in Lost Memphis are gone, this collection of compelling photos ensures that they will never be truly lost to history.
The World Is Flat (Updated / Expanded) (Paperback) by Thomas L. Friedman
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 660Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United States / 21st CenturyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Picador USAAuthor: Thomas L. FriedmanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book In this brilliant book, an award-winning "New York Times" columnist explains how the flattening--i.e., connectedness--of the world happened at the dawn of the 21st century, what it means to the global economy, and how governments and societies must adapt. Book Synopsis A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal, the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures. The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree. Review Quotes "Captivating . . . an enthralling read. To his great credit, Friedman embraces much of his flat world's complexity, and his reporting brings to vibrant life some beguiling characters and trends. . . . [The World is Flat] is also more lively, provocative, and sophisticated than the overwhelming bulk of foreign policy commentary these days. We've no real idea how the twenty-first century's history will unfold, but this terrifically stimulating book will certainly inspire readers to start thinking it all through." --Warren Bass, The Washington Post "Nicely sums up the explosion of digital-technology advances during the past fifteen years and places the phenomenon in its global context. . . . Friedman never shrinks from the biggest problems and the thorniest issues." --Paul Magnusson, BusinessWeek "[This book's] insight is true and deeply important. . . . The metaphor of a flat world, used by Friedman to describe the next phase of globalization, is ingenious." --Fareed Zakaria, The New York Times Book Review (front cover review) "A brilliant, instantly clarifying metaphor for the latest, arguably the most profound conceptual mega-shift to rock the world in living memory." --David Ticoll, The Globe and Mail (Toronto) "No one today chronicles global shifts in simple and practical terms quite like Friedman. He plucks insights from his travels and the published press that can leave you spinning like a top. Or rather, a pancake." --Clayton Jones, The Christian Science Monitor "[The World is Flat] is filled with the kind of close reporting and intimate yet accessible analysis that have been hard to come by. Add in Friedman's winning first-person interjections and masterful use of strategic wonksterisms, and this book should end up on the front seats of quite a few Lexuses and SUVs of all stripes." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) About The Author Thomas L. Friedman has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at The New York Times, where he serves as the foreign affairs columnist. He is the author of three previous books, all of them bestsellers: From Beirut to Jerusalem, winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction; The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization; and Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11. In 2005 The World Is Flat was given the first Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, and Friedman was named one of America's Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.
Naperville 12/15/2016 - by Jo Fredell Higgins (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: Jo Fredell HigginsAge Range: Adult
U.S. Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It - by Terry L. Jordan (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.04 Inches (H) x 3.37 Inch (W) x .44 Inch (D)Weight: .11 PoundsNumber of Pages: 96Genre: Political Science, HistorySub-Genre: ConstitutionsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Natl Book NetworkAuthor: Terry L. JordanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Readers will see the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence and much more with interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution. Book Synopsis In The U.S. Constitution & Fascinating Facts About It you'll see the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence -- and much more! You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution in the two centuries since its creation. About The Author Terry Jordan (Cleveland, Ohio) received a B.S. in Education from Taylor University and a master's in History from Cleveland State University. He has spent much of his life studying, interpreting and teaching students about the U.S. Constitution. Previously, he was the Constitution expert for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the region's largest and most closely followed daily news publication.
Songs of America : Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation - (Hardcover) - by Jon Meacham & Tim McGraw
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 7.4 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: 2.3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: Music, HistorySub-Genre: Social History, United StatesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Random House IncAuthor: Jon Meacham & Tim McGrawAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A celebration of American history through the music that helped to shape a nation, by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and music superstar Tim McGraw "Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw form an irresistible duo--connecting us to music as an unsung force in our nation's history."--Doris Kearns Goodwin Through all the years of strife and triumph, America has been shaped not just by our elected leaders and our formal politics but also by our music--by the lyrics, performers, and instrumentals that have helped to carry us through the dark days and to celebrate the bright ones. From "The Star-Spangled Banner" to "Born in the U.S.A.," Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw take readers on a moving and insightful journey through eras in American history and the songs and performers that inspired us. Meacham chronicles our history, exploring the stories behind the songs, and Tim McGraw reflects on them as an artist and performer. Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation. Beginning with the battle hymns of the revolution, and taking us through songs from the defining events of the Civil War, the fight for women's suffrage, the two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and into the twenty-first century, Meacham and McGraw explore the songs that defined generations, and the cultural and political climates that produced them. Readers will discover the power of music in the lives of figures such as Harriet Tubman, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and will learn more about some of our most beloved musicians and performers, including Marian Anderson, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, and more. Songs of America explores both famous songs and lesser-known ones, expanding our understanding of the scope of American music and lending deeper meaning to the historical context of such songs as "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," "God Bless America," "Over There," "We Shall Overcome," and "Blowin' in the Wind." As Quincy Jones says, Meacham and McGraw have "convened a concert in Songs of America," one that reminds us of who we are, where we've been, and what we, at our best, can be. Review Quotes "From hymns that swelled the hearts of revolutionaries to the spirituals that stirred citizens to spill blood for a more perfect Union and the blues- and country-infused beats that aroused change in the 1960s, Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw form an irresistible duo--connecting us to music as an unsung force in our nation's history. Songs of America is not just a cultural journey--it strikes our deepest chords as Americans: patriotism, protest, possibility, creativity, and, at the root of it all, freedom of expression enshrined in our founding document."--Doris Kearns Goodwin "The civil rights movement couldn't have happened without its music, and Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw have written a wonderful and moving account of how the sounds of America helped lead us toward what Dr. King called 'the Beloved Community.' This book brings it all back for me--the struggles and the triumphs, the tough days and the transcendent ones."--John Lewis "From the songs of the enslaved to the sounds of the civil rights movement, from 'The Star-Spangled Banner' to Springsteen's 'The Rising' after 9/11, Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw have convened a concert in Songs of America. It is a glorious celebration of our diversity--and of the strength that comes from the myriad voices of all races that make us who we are. --Quincy Jone "What a gem of a book! To read, to see, to hear the history of America, right and wrong, in song. This is an unusually well-written and moving story; it's about us and U.S. all at the same time--as intimate as it is majestic in scope and reach."--Ken Burns About The Author Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. The author of the New York Times bestsellers Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, Franklin and Winston, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, and The Soul of America, Meacham holds the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair in the American Presidency and is a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University. He is a contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, a contributing editor to Time, and a fellow of the Society of American Historians. Tim McGraw is a Grammy Award-winning entertainer, author, and actor who has sold more than fifty million records worldwide and dominated the charts with forty-three number one singles. He is the most played country artist since his debut in 1992, has two New York Times bestselling books to his credit, and has acted in such movies as Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side. McGraw is considered one of the most successful touring acts in the history of country music. His last solo project spawned one of the biggest hit singles of all time, "Humble and Kind," whose message continues to impact fans around the world.
Ohio Oil and Gas - by Jeff A. Spencer (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 6.53 Inch (W) x .36 Inch (D)Weight: .71 PoundsNumber of Pages: 128Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)Author: Jeff A. SpencerAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Forty-five years before the drilling of the famous 1859 Colonel Drake oil well in Pennsylvania, oil was produced and marketed from salt brine wells dug in southeast Ohio. The oil was bottled and sold as a cure-all medicine, Seneca Oil. In 1860, one of the first oil fields in Ohio was discovered approximately 10 miles southeast of these wells. The 1885 discovery of the giant Lima-Indiana oil field set off the oil boom of northwest Ohio, a period of land speculation and rapid oil field development that lasted over 20 years and propelled Ohio into the leading oil-producing state from 1895 to 1903. John D. Rockefeller s Standard Oil of Cleveland built storage tanks, pipelines, and a refinery near Lima. The Ohio Oil Company, now Marathon Oil, was active in the area and still maintains an office in Findlay. The Bremen oil field was discovered in south-central Ohio in 1907, setting off another oil boom, which included drilling within the city limits."