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Rating: 4.10 / 5
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A Voice from the Main Deck: Being a Record of the Thirty Years' Adventures of Samuel Leech

by Samuel Leech

Samuel Leech (1798–1848) was a young sailor in the Royal Navy and the United States Navy during the War of 1812. He became notable as one of very few who wrote an account of his experiences, titled, in the manner of the time, "A Voice from the Main Deck".Leech's nautical career began in 1810, at the age of thirteen, when Lord William FitzRoy agreed to take Samuel into his frigate HMS Macedonian.He was a powder monkey during Macedonian's duel with the United States in 1812, and would later vividly describe the carnage on board the British ship before she struck her colors.  He was a prisoner of war but his imprisonment seems not to have been too uncomfortable, and did not last long in any case, since the war ended the following year.Many years later he revisited Macedonian, now a US ship, when it was in port in New York (probably 1840), and perhaps this encounter inspired his book, which was published by Tappen & Dennet in 1843.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, History, Americas, United States, Military, Sports & Outdoors, Biographies
Size: 101 pages
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Evolution of Housing Estate Roads

by Giles Darling

'Evolution of Housing Estate Roads' is a series of two programmes (each about 45 minutes long, excluding commercial breaks) that explores the past, present and future of housing estate roads in the UK, in particular why there is such variability in their layout and appearance.

The programme is suited to television channels that show documentaries. It investigates an unusual topic which is relevant to today's audience because most people in the UK will at some stage of their lives live on or close to a housing estate road. It hopes to inspire the audience to look at these roads with a new interest.

Using a mix of on-location to-camera speaking by two presenters (one male, one female), voice-overs to archive images and film, and informative reconstructions, the programme looks at the influences that have driven changes to housing estate layouts over the years.

It begins with the Industrial Revolution which kick started mass housing as families moved from the countryside to the expanding towns to work in new factories and busy ports. Commuting over longer distances from newly built suburbs also become possible thanks to the invention of the steam engine and railways. Next, it looks at why housing estate roads were long and straight in the latter half of the 1800s, the dominance of the “Garden City” layout after the First World War, the rise of the car after the Second World War (and various attempts to control vehicle speeds), and more recent concerns such as flood prevention and recycling materials.

It considers advances in construction techniques in the past hundred years that occurred in response to changing circumstances, for example changes to drainage provision and to road surface materials, and explores problems caused by each generation of new car being wider than the previous, but new road widths staying roughly the same.

The programme concludes by considering advances in computer software that enable more innovative housing estate layouts, and what impact future technologies like glow in the dark paints and self-driving cars could have on future housing estate roads.

Housing (or the shortage of housing) is a growing political issue in the UK, and a programme about housing estate roads could tap into this topic, add to the debate, and increase public knowledge and awareness of civil engineering.

Genre: History, Nonfiction, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 113 pages
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Family Genealogy Queries: FARMER FARRIS FARR FARRAR (Southern Genealogical Research)

by R. Stephen Smith

The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed FARMER (with 14 queries total), FARRIS (FARIS) (14 queries), FARR (9 queries), FARRAR (FARRER) (8 queries), FARRINGTON (6 queries), FARLEY (5 queries), FARROW (4 queries), FARRELL (3 queries), FARNSWORTH (2 queries), FARABY (1 query), FARE (1 query), or FARQUHAR (1 query). Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you're working on the same names or lines.Typically, queries include information on births, deaths, marriages, children of a given couple, family migrations, etc. Some trace several generations of one family. Some even include colorful family stories passed down through the years!Note: If you aren't sure if the information in this book will be useful to your particular family research, why not borrow and read it for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription?Other surnames occurring incidentally in the queries reproduced in this volume include ABERCROMBIE, ADAMS, AGEE, ALDERMAN, ALEXANDER, ANDERSSON, ANDREWS, ASHLEY, BACKALEW, BAKE, BAKER, BANISTER, BANKS, BARFIELD, BARNES, BARNETT, BARTON, BASHAM, BEALL, BEBE, BECKHAM, BENNETT, BERNHARD, BIBY, BILES, BIRKES, BISHOP, BLACKBURN, BLADES, BOBO, BOOTH, BOTTOMS, BOWMAN, BOYD, BOZEMAN, BREWTON, BROOKS, BROWDER, BROWN, BUCKELEW, BUCKNER, BURKE, BURNS, CAMP, CAMPBELL, CARNEY, CARTER, CASH, CAUSBY, CAUSEY, CAVER, CHAMBERS, CHAMBLESS, CHAMNESS, CHANDLER, CHEATHAM, CHRISTIAN, CHRISTIE, CLAPP, CLARK, CLARKE, CLAYTON, CLOWER, COBB, COLLINS, COOK, COSTON, CRAIG, CULPEPPER, CUMMINS, CUNNINGHAM, DAVIDSON, DAVIS, DENBOW, DEVINE, DICK, DILLARD, DOWDY, DOZIER, DUKE, DUKEMINIER, DUNHAM, DUVAL, DWIGGINS, EBY, EDDY, EDWARDS, ELLIOT, ELLIS, EMORY, ENGLAND, ETHERLY, FALKNER, FANCHER, FEEMSTER, FERRELL, FERRIL, FERRILL, FERRIS, FINCH, FOBES, FORE, FORRER, FOSTER, FOX, FRENCH, FRIZZELL, FROMAN, FROST, GIBBS, GILLASPIE, GILLESPIE, GILLETT, GILLON, GLASPIE, GLENN, GLIDEWELL, GODDARD, GORE, GREEN, GRIFFIN, GRIFFITH, GRIMES, GRINES, GRISHAM, HALL, HARMON, HARRIS, HARRISON, HARVEY, HAVARD, HAWKINS, HAYES, HAYGOOD, HEATH, HENDERSON, HENDRICKS, HENDRY, HENSON, HIATT, HIGHT, HILLING, HITE, HOBBS, HOLMES, HOOKS, HOWARD, HUDGENS, HUDSON, HUGES, HULSEY, HULVEY, HUNT, HURT, HYATT, INGE, INGRAM, IZELL, JAMESON, JENKINS, JINCKES, JINCKS, JINKES, JINKS, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JOLLY, JONES, KAUFELT, KELLEY, KELLY, KEMP, KENDRICK, KENNEDY, KEY, KIMBALL, KIRKPATRICK, KNIGHT, LaFORCE, LAIRD, LANCASTER, LANHAM, LARD, LAWHORN, LECORY, LECROY, LEEDER, LENON, LEVERETT, LEWIS, LONGMIRE, LORD, LOVELESS, LOVELL, LUPTON, LYNCH, MADDEN, MANN, MARSH, MARTIN, MASH, MASON, MATHEWS, MATLOCK, McABEE, McCORD, McFARLAND, McGEE, McINNIS, McKEBBIN, McKINNEY, McLAUGHLIN, McMAIN, McMILLAN, McMULLAN, MEADLOCK, MEANS, MILES, MILLER, MILLS, MOODY, MOORE, MORRIS, MORSE, MOSIER, MOSLEY, MOSS, MOTLEY, MURPHY, MYERS, NATIONS, NEWMAN, NORRIS, O'QUINN, OBERLAG, OQUIN, ORR, OSBORN, OVERALL, OVERSTREET, OVERTON, OWEN, OWENS, PAGE, PARKER, PATTERSON, PATTON, PAULEY, PAYNE, PEDEN, PENDERGRASS, PERKINS, PHARES, PHARIS, PICKLE, PITTMAN, POOL, POOLE, POPE, POST, POTTEBAUM, PRICE, PRITCHARD, PRUIT, PURYEAR, QUIMBY, QUINN, RABB, RAMSEY, REDMAN, REECE, REES, RHODES, RICE, RICHARDS, RICHARDSON, RIMMER, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, ROBINSON, ROGERS, ROLLINS, ROWE, RUSH, RUSSELL, RUTHERFORD, SAILER, SAMPLE, SANDERS, SCRIPTURE, SELF, SHARP, SHIPMAN, SHORT, SHOWMAN, SHUFORD, SIMMONS, SLOCUMB, SMITH, SPENCER, SPILLERS, SPRUEL, SPRUILL, SPURGEON, STANLEY, STEMME, STEWART, STINNETT, STOTTS, STOUT, STRADLY, TARBUTTON, TARPLEY, TAYLOR, TEAGUE, THOMAS, THOMPSON, TIPTON, TOLLESON, TROOPE, TURNER, TYNDALL, TYNES, TYUS, UNDERWOOD, UPSHAW, VEAZEY, VINCENT, WAINWRIGHT and others.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 46 pages
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Stalin’s Constitution (Open Access): Soviet Participatory Politics and the Discussion of the 1936 Draft Constitution (Routledge Studies in Modern European History)

by Samantha Lomb

Upon its adoption in December 1936, Soviet leaders hailed the new so-called Stalin Constitution as the most democratic in the world. Scholars have long scoffed at this claim, noting that the mass repression of 1937–1938 that followed rendered it a hollow document. This study does not address these competing claims, but rather focuses on the six-month long popular discussion of the draft Constitution, which preceded its formal adoption in December 1936. Drawing on rich archival sources, this book uses the discussion of the draft 1936 Constitution to examine discourse between the central state leadership and citizens about the new Soviet social contract, which delineated the roles the state and citizens should play in developing socialism. For the central leadership, mobilizing its citizenry in a variety of state building campaigns was the main goal of the discussion of the draft Constitution. However, the goals of the central leadership at times stood in stark contrast with the people’s expressed interpretation of that social contract. Citizens of the USSR focused on securing rights and privileges, often related to improving their daily lives, from the central government.The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315194004, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction
Size: 190 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Around the World in 80 Recipes from the 1800s (The Flavor Fairy Collection Book 8)

by Fae Merrie

In Jules Verne’s classic novel “Around the World in 80 Days” the unflappable Phileas Fogg set out to prove that he could do exactly what the title says—an almost impossible feat in 1872 when the story was first published. An airplane would have helped him tremendously, but they hadn’t been invented yet, so Phileas had to rely mainly on boats and trains to get around (plus an elephant at one point). He also had to eat, of course, but Verne didn’t offer many details on that score—he was writing an adventure tale after all, not a cookbook. Still, one has to wonder what a world traveler of the 19th century might have dined upon en route. Which is how this book came about. Here you’ll find an eclectic collection of 80 antique recipes from the time period in which Jules Verne lived and wrote. There are soups, salads, side dishes, entrees, and desserts. All are genuine vintage Victorian, yet easy to prepare, and all have an international flair.

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Gastronomy, Regional & International, History, Nonfiction
Size: 23 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter ... the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Russia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 136 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Ryker (Kings of Korruption MC Book 1)

by Geri Glenn

Charlotte

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve taken care of everyone around me, including my self-centered older sister, Anna. When her poor choices make us targets of the Devil’s Rejects Motorcycle Club, I grab her and we run like hell. A new city, a new job, a new life. It’s almost perfect – and then I meet Ryker.

He’s gorgeous, rugged and too cocky for his own damned good. But he’s a biker – exactly the type of man I’ve been running from. I have no business getting involved with a man like him. Too bad I can’t get him out of my head.

Ryker

As V.P. of the Kings of Korruption MC, I know all about violence and loss. In my world, getting involved with a woman never turns out well. Avoiding commitment isn’t something I have to work at – it’s just a way of life. Then I meet Charlotte. Drawn to her kindness and beauty, I know there’s no place for her in my world. I have to let her go.

Finding Charlotte battered and bloody late one night, I go against my own beliefs, making it my mission to protect her. The Devils are out for blood and it’s Charlotte’s they want. Maybe I can’t keep her but I will put my life on the line to keep her safe. If not, I face losing the only woman that’s ever made me feel alive.

***Note: This book contains violence, strong language and descriptive sexual situations. It is intended for readers over the age of 18

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Cooking by Ingredient, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, Humo
Size: 228 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Storm Portal (Quantum Touch Book 1)

by Michael R. Stern

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Science & Math, Physics, Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference, Mysteries & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction
Size: 262 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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The ancient Vietnamese life in which Tung was raised is being torn apart. It is not enough to work hard and grow rice anymore. Now every farmer in Mai Dong has to pick a side.

The French or the Communists.

"They are going to murder your father."

Intelligence, humility and graft made Que an honorable figure in Mai Dong. His values ensured the family's survival through famine and flood. They will not protect him against the Communists, who need class-enemy victims for their land reform campaign.

Tung becomes protector and provider for the family, who struggle to stick together as World War Two, the French Indochinese War, and the American War tear his country apart over forty years.

Vietnam becomes the battleground for the cold war. Decisions made in Paris, Washington, Moscow and Peking force three generations of Tung's family to risk their lives just to survive in the changing landscape.

Based on a true story, Uprooted is an uplifting saga that spans three generations of a Vietnamese family.

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 399 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Israel's Edge: The Story of The IDF's Most Elite Unit - Talpiot

by Jason Gewirtz

How will Israel keep its strategic edge over an increasingly dangerous Iran? Israel has been preparing for this day by creating a special and secretive IDF unit called Talpiot.

Instead of being trained to fight, the few soldiers each year selected for Talpiot are taught how to think. In order to join this unit they have to commit to being in the army for ten years, rather than the three years a normal soldier serves.

Talpiots are taught advanced level physics, math and computer science as they train with soldiers from every other branch of the IDF. The result: young men and women become research and development machines. Talpiots have developed battle ready weapons that only Israel's top military officers and political leaders know about. They have also dramatically improved much of the weapons already in Israel's arsenal.

Talpiot has been tasked with keeping Israel a generation ahead of a rapidly strengthening and technologically capable Iran. Talpiots contribute to all of the areas that will be most important to the IDF as Iran becomes even more powerful including missile technology, anti-missile defense, cyber-warfare, intelligence, satellite technology and high powered imaging. Talpiot soldiers have also been a major factor in the never ending fight against Israel's other enemies and many have left the R&D lab to fly fighter planes, serve in the field as commanders of elite army ground units and at sea commanding Israel's fleet of naval ships.

After leaving the army, Talpiots have become a major force in the Israeli economy, developing some of Israel's most famous and powerful companies.

Israel's Edge contains dozens of interviews with Talpiot graduates and some of the early founders of the program. It explains Talpiot's highly successful recruiting methods and discloses many of the secrets of the program's success. The book also profiles some of the most successful businesses founded by Talpiot graduates including CheckPoint, Compugen, Anobit, recently bought by Apple, and XIV, recently bought by IBM. No other military unit has had more of an impact on the State of Israel and no other unit will have more of an impact in the years ahead. The soldiers of Talpiot are truly unsung heroes.

Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, History, Middle East, Military, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance
Size: 256 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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James Monroe: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 5)

by Hourly History

James Monroe* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.What American president would not relish the thought of his time in office bearing the description “Era of Good Feeling”? That was the title given to the time when President James Monroe occupied the White House. Monroe was a Virginian, like better-known Founding Father Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. But his destiny was not defined solely by his loyalty to his state. He was an American, assured of a future destined to be grand because he lived in a nation where possibilities were probable. Inside you will read about...✓ A Virginia Gentleman ✓ An American Soldier ✓ Monroe at Home and Abroad ✓ A Virginia President ✓ The Second Term And much more!Monroe grew up in the colony of Virginia as the son of a moderately prosperous plantation owner, but his career in service to his nation took him to the battlefields of the Revolutionary War, diplomacy in Europe, the governorship of Virginia, Cabinet posts in Washington D.C., and through it all, America’s future. By establishing the Monroe Doctrine, he warned other nations that trespassing in the Western Hemisphere would be taken as an attack upon the United States. That he made this proclamation at a time when the United States was a mere fledgling compared to the predators of Europe demonstrates his confident audacity in the country he governed. He was a nineteenth-century believer in the twenty-first American century.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
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Unvanquished: How Confederate Women Survived the Civil War

by Pippa Pralen

Eyewitness accounts & diaries of southern women facing the hardships of the Civil War. Includes Voices of slave women. As Yankee soldiers plundered, and starvation stalked the land, they hid food and heirlooms in wells and swamps. They watched Atlanta and Georgia burn and fed hungry children. Vivid accounts of women who witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg. Turned into food scavengers at the brink of starvation, southern women devised ways to feed their children. Genteel wives and southern aristocracy were catapulted out of their cozy worlds of privilege. They endured humiliation, terror and grief, yet prevailed. Authentic images and numerous diary entries. Includes frugal Civil War recipes: oatmeal pie, cabbage stew, "idiot's delight" cake, and Hoppin John. Their stories offer inspiration in resilience and determination.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Military, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 105 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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The Knights Templar: The True and Surprising Story Of Histories Most Secretive Order

by Patrick Auerbach

Arguably one of the most provocative, puzzling, and misunderstood organizations of medieval times, the legendary Knights Templar have always been shrouded in a veil of mystery, while inspiring popular culture from Indiana Jones to Dan Brown.

The order of the Knights Templar was founded by Hugh de Payens, a French nobleman from the Champagne region, along with eight of his companions, in Jerusalem around 1119.

They originally consisted of a group of knights who protected Christian pilgrims travelling to the Holy Land against attack from brigands and Saracen pirates, after the crusaders captured Jerusalem in 1099.

The order's full name was the "Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon".

They were given quarters next to the temple and adopted their distinctive uniform – white tunics with an eight-pointed blood-red cross.

In 1129 they took monastic vows of poverty, chastity and obedience and pledged themselves ready to die for their faith.

They were gradually transformed into a chivalric order of warrior-monks who fought with distinction in the Crusades.

Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary chapter of history

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 56 pages
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
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Billy Sing Australia's Deadliest Sniper

by Jeff Dunn

A look back at the military career of William Edward "Billy" Sing, DCM (2 March 1886 – 19 May 1943), a part Chinese Australian soldier who served in the Australian Imperial Force during World War I, best known as a sniper during the Gallipoli Campaign.He took at least 150 confirmed kills during that campaign, and may have had over 200 kills in total. He miraculously survived both the Gallipoli Campaign and the Western Front only to come home to die as a broken and forgotten hero. This is his story.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 22 pages
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Rating: 3.30 / 5
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"Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People": And Other Myths About Guns and Gun Control

by Dennis A. Henigan

Debunking the lethal logic behind the pervasive myths that have framed the gun control debateThe gun lobby’s remarkable success in using engaging slogans to frame the gun control debate has allowed it to block lifesaving gun legislation for decades. But is there any truth to this bumper-sticker logic? Dennis Henigan exposes the mythology and misguided thinking at the core of these pro-gun catchphrases, which continue to have an outsized influence on public attitudes toward guns and gun control. He counters the gun lobby’s messages by weaving together the most compelling current research and insights drawn from the grim reality of deadly gunfire in our homes and communities. Henigan charts a new path toward ending the American nightmare of gun violence.Myths Include:“When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.”“An armed society is a polite society.”“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”“Gun control doesn’t work because criminals don’t follow the law.”“Gun manufacturers shouldn’t be responsible for gun crime, any more than Budweiser is responsible for drunk driving.”“We don’t need new gun laws. We just need to enforce the ones we have.”“Gun control is a slippery slope to complete gun bans.”

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 258 pages
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Rating: 3.20 / 5
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Hacksaw Ridge : The True Story of Desmond Doss

by Ronald Kruk

According to Doss's account in a documentary film titled "The Contentious Objector", as he rescued soldiers one-by-one, he breathed into the air with each go-around, "Lord, please help me get one more."The modest man of faith claims to have saved 50 wounded soldiers from certain death. His comrades claim that he saved 100. President Harry S. Truman presented him with the Congressional Medal of Honor upon his return to the United States, for his heroics on Okinawa, and the citation credits him with saving 75 lives, splitting the difference."From a human standpoint, I shouldn't be here to tell the story," said Doss in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch. "No telling how many times the Lord has spared my life." During World War II, 16,112,556 American soldiers served their country and the cause of the Allies, and only 43 received the Medal of Honor. Doss, who held a powerful allegiance to Christ, and was a devoted member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, became the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. military's highest honor. Today, he is one of two conscientious objectors to have received it.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, True Accounts
Size: Unknown
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Teacher Edition includes complete student text, review questions, vocabulary, and answer keys. The Conflict of the Ages is a Multi-Part exploration of History, Science and ancient Literature. This first installment covers the concepts of God, time, Creation, physics, cosmology, and specifics about each day of Creation. We make comparisons with ancient sources to see where they agree with the Scriptural account. We reference classic and modern scientific views, exposing errors, preconceptions, presuppositions and falsehoods taught as fact by the mainstream scientific community. God is the first witness and the Bible the first eyewitness account of beginnings and origins.Other ancient documents contain at least some truths and parallel accounts.

Genre: History, World, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 320 pages
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Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

by Julia C. Bullock

Rethinking Japanese Feminisms offers a broad overview of the great diversity of feminist thought and practice in Japan from the early twentieth century to the present. Drawing on methodologies and approaches from anthropology, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, history, literature, media studies, and sociology, each chapter presents the results of research based on some combination of original archival research, careful textual analysis, ethnographic interviews, and participant observation.The volume is organized into sections focused on activism and activists, employment and education, literature and the arts, and boundary crossing. Some chapters shed light on ideas and practices that resonate with feminist thought but find expression through the work of writers, artists, activists, and laborers who have not typically been considered feminist; others revisit specific moments in the history of Japanese feminisms in order to complicate or challenge the dominant scholarly and popular understandings of specific activists, practices, and beliefs. The chapters are contextualized by an introduction that offers historical background on feminisms in Japan, and a forward-looking conclusion that considers what it means to rethink Japanese feminism at this historical juncture.Building on more than four decades of scholarship on feminisms in Japanese and English, as well as decades more on women’s history, Rethinking Japanese Feminisms offers a diverse and multivocal approach to scholarship on Japanese feminisms unmatched by existing publications. Written in language accessible to students and non-experts, it will be at home in the hands of students and scholars, as well as activists and others interested in gender, sexuality, and feminist theory and activism in Japan and in Asia more broadly.

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: 310 pages
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AMONG MAYA RUINS

by Lonnie Pelletier

This is a "must read+ for those exploring the Maya Ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico! Twenty-two ruins are described by an adventurous couple sharing their hands-on experience - with just enough details to enable the enjoyment of these architectural wonders. Over five-thousand kilometres were covered in the process of viewing these ruined cities, from the north at Progreso, to the west at Campeche, east to Chetumal and Playa del Carmen, and south at the border of Guatemala and Belize. Anecdotes and history make a wonderful combination in this professionally written account of modern day risk taking. Architectural majesty accounts for the vitality and the focus in this guide to the beauty of Maya archaeology and ruined structures.

Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Americas, Ancient, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: 127 pages
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Improving Psychiatric Care for Older People: Barbara Robb’s Campaign 1965-1975 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Claire Hilton

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book tells the story of Barbara Robb and her pressure group, Aid for the Elderly in Government Institutions (AEGIS). In 1965, Barbara visited 73-year-old Amy Gibbs in a dilapidated and overcrowded National Health Service psychiatric hospital back-ward. She was so appalled by the low standards that she set out to make improvements. Barbara’s book Sans Everything: A case to answer was publicly discredited by a complacent and self-righteous Ministry of Health. However, inspired by her work, staff in other hospitals ‘whistle-blew’ about events they witnessed, which corroborated her allegations. Barbara influenced government policy, to improve psychiatric care and health service complaints procedures, and to establish a hospitals' inspectorate and ombudsman. The book will appeal to campaigners, health and social care staff and others working with older people, and those with an interest in policy development in England, the 1960s, women’s history and the history of psychiatry and nursing.

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Math
Size: 283 pages
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Round the Hidden Coast of Northern Ireland From A to Z: Following in the footsteps of Hugh Forde (David Leslie's A to Z Guides Book 6)

by David Leslie

David's third A to Z guide to the Northern Ireland coastline finds him travelling the entire length of the coast from Derry/Londonderry all the way to Newry, following in the footsteps of the Rev. Canon Hugh Forde who published Round the Coast of Northern Ireland in 1928. In "Round the Hidden Coast of Northern Ireland From A to Z" David Leslie returns to the land of his previous two books. This time David takes an orderly route around the entire coastline revisiting many of Forde's selections and supplementing this new guide with several of his own choices.Why "Hidden"?David has tried to pick out locations, people, stories and events that may have otherwise escaped the attention of the general public. There's a wart well, a dolmen not marked on maps, a once-famous honey industry, an organ powered by water, a top secret legacy from the Cold War, an award-winning viewpoint, a beach that can sing and a headland that sighs, a cabin lit by love and sunshine, a courthouse building that left one county for another, an ancient monument in a front garden, a tombolo, a disabled rocking stone, the story of the Belfast Bap, a deadly duel, a witchcraft trial, a secret garden, a narrow escape for a teenager, a cemetery without any bodies, a lost kingdom, a wood-working widow, a nineteenth century massacre, a costly error on the world's biggest ocean liner, an evergreen oak tree,a forgotten poet, a strangely-tolling bell, a boulder that flew with the flick of a finger and a squeeze gut and that's not all.The result is a book that tours the length of Northern Ireland's coast offering around a hundred or so destinations, many of which don't usually get a mention in the tourist guides.Also available from David Leslie:The Antrim Coast From A to ZThe Coasts of Down and Derry From A to Z

Genre: History, Europe, Travel
Size: 281 pages
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Secret Paths of History (Extended edition): The great mystical ways of the ancients

by Gina T. Gibbons

This is an extended edition, revised and updated. Here are articles about ancient mechanisms and prehistoric optics.In our age of advanced technology, it would seem, very soon, all the riddles of the world will find easy and correct answers to the questions that have tormented researchers for centuries. However, it is not. And with the growth of opportunities, the number of puzzles has also increased, many of which turned out to be high-quality fake and deception thanks to all the same capabilities. And archaeologists believe that the secrets of ancient civilizations are not so easy to unravel, and this may take even centuries.In books that debunk "cult" archeology, explicitly or implicitly it is understood that no ancient secrets remain, that professionals are already in everything figured out and came to the final conclusions.In this book we will touch on the secrets of ancient and modern history, which do not have a definite answer to the questions posed.Content:Extended part:Antikythera mechanism continues to amaze scientistsEmperor Yao and the Great FloodAncient monuments of KarabakhLady BluebeardThe most accurate optics of the ancient worldAnd again about the purpose of the pyramidsPolycrates - the nightmare of the Aegean SeaNebuchadnezzar II punished Judea for breaking the oath

Genre: History, Ancient, World, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Trivia & Fun Facts
Size: 236 pages
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The Persianate World: The Frontiers of a Eurasian Lingua Franca

by Nile Green

A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. Persian is one of the great lingua francas of world history. Yet despite its recognition as a shared language across the Islamic world and beyond, its scope, impact, and mechanisms remain underexplored. A world historical inquiry into pre-modern cosmopolitanism, The Persianate World traces the reach and limits of Persian as a Eurasian language in a comprehensive survey of its geographical, literary, and social frontiers. From Siberia to Southeast Asia, and between London and Beijing, this book shows how Persian gained, maintained, and finally surrendered its status to imperial and vernacular competitors. Fourteen essays trace Persian’s interactions with Bengali, Chinese, Turkic, Punjabi, and other languages to identify the forces that extended “Persographia,” the domain of written Persian. Spanning the ages of expansion and contraction, The Persianate World offers a critical survey of both the supports and constraints of one of history’s key languages of global exchange.  

Genre: History, Middle East, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference
Size: 368 pages
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Divided by History: Roots of Sudanese Conflict

by Peter Dixon

Do you wonder how the past affects today’s violent conflict?Tragic turmoil in Sudan and South Sudan reminds us how fragile peace can be.Sudanese civil wars were not ended by formation of a new state. Violence has continued in South Sudan and we see today that the North is by no means peaceful.Current politics matter. Yet the origins of today’s violence stretch back into past centuries. And much of Sudanese history has been about intervention and domination by foreigners.By telling the stories of some of these outsiders, Divided by History digs out the historical roots of Sudanese conflicts. Along the way, we meetThe 2,300 BC pioneer who braved the dangers of Egypt’s 'Wild South’The ambitious Albanian 'Turk’ who connived his way to becoming ruler of Egypt and SudanThe devout Christian who was sent to relieve a besieged city - and gave his lifeThe meticulous general whose superior weaponry proved an unstoppable forceThe adventurers, soldiers and even Olympic oarsmen who ruled a vast land while still youngAnd we recognise the difficulty of escaping from our past and the importance of understanding it. Order your copy of Divided by History today.

Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 109 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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How to Draw Anime: Sketching sumptuous anime pictures FAST and EASY!

by Eva Komatsu

How to Draw Anime

Sketching sumptuous anime pictures FAST and EASY!

Drawing is viewed as an inventive type of craftsmanship to express the contemplations and sentiment an artist. To be sure, one can express his energy and feeling through drawing wonderful pictures on a clear paper. Then again, drawing is a convoluted procedure that requests sheer ability and skill to appropriately execute and draw. For some people, drawing interestingly or the second is no not exactly a major test. If you pondering about How To Draw a sketch or painting, then you would be joyful to realize that there are various online sources accessible nowadays that have assumed the liability to help children and grown-ups learn drawing with outright flawlessness.
These online sources are resolved to offer you some assistance with learning the specialty of drawing with the help of video instructional exercises and orderly direction. They have far reaching choice of instructive recordings alongside important tips and methods to help with learning drawing.

Here is a preview of what you'll learn:
How To Draw Anime GirlHow To Draw An Anime Girl 2How To Draw A Cute Anime GirlHow To Draw An Anime Girl SittingHow To Draw A Cute Anime GirlHow To Draw An Anime Little GirlHow To Draw An Anime Girl

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Nonfiction
Size: 83 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Through the Porthole: First Cruise: Queen Victoria

by Gary Troia

A ten day cruise aboard Cunard’s Queen Victoria.
Docking at La Coruña, Cádiz, Malaga, Tangier and Lisbon.

Genre: History, World, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation, Travel, Europe, Food & Lodging, Specialty Travel
Size: 139 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
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Egyptian Gods: The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt (Egyptian Gods, Ancient Egypt)

by Patrick Auerbach

Worshiped for over three-fifths of recorded history, ancient Egypt's Gods and Goddesses are among the most fascinating of human civilization.

The lives of pharaohs and commoners alike were dominated by the need to honor, worship, and pacify the huge pantheon of deities. From lavish tomb paintings and imposing temple reliefs to humble household shrines, countless tributes throughout Egypt reflect the richness and complexity of their mythology.

This book examines the Egyptian gods and goddesses - from minor household figures such as Bes and Taweret to the all-powerful deities Amun and Rethat made Egypt the most completely theocratic society of the ancient world, and made Egyptians, according to Herodotus, "more religious than any other people."

Ancient Egypt has held humanity in its thrall for over 5000 years. The image of the Great Pyramids of the Valley of the Kings rising ghostlike from the white sands of the Sahara Desert is synonymous with the mysteries of the Ancient World.

Ancient Egypt was remarkably advanced, especially considering its origins date back 30 centuries before the Common Era. From clocks to the 12-month calendar to agriculture and fashion, we continue to experience the echoes of Ancient Egypt in the world we live in today.

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Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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Ancient Egypt: A Guide to the Gods, Pharaohs, Dynasties, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt

by Patrick Auerbach

Ancient Egypt's impact on later cultures was immense. You could say that Egypt provided the building blocks for Greek and Roman culture, and, through them, influenced all of the Western tradition. Today, Egyptian imagery, concepts, and perspectives are found everywhere; you will find them in architectural forms, on money, and in our day to day lives. Many cosmetic surgeons, for example, use the silhouette of Queen Nefertiti (whose name means “the beautiful one has come”) in their advertisements.

Ancient Egyptian civilization lasted for more than 3000 years and showed an incredible amount of continuity. That is more than 15 times the age of the United States, and consider how often our culture shifts; less than 10 years ago, there was no Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube.

While today we consider the Greco-Roman period to be in the distant past, it should be noted that Cleopatra VII's reign (which ended in 30 BCE) is closer to our own time than it was to that of the construction of the pyramids of Giza. It took humans nearly 4000 years to build something--anything--taller than the Great Pyramids. Contrast that span to the modern era; we get excited when a record lasts longer than a decade.

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Genre: History, Africa, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 63 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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Ivan the Terrible: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Ivan the Terrible* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Just what was so terrible about Ivan the Terrible? Most of us are familiar with this infamous nickname, but most fall short of being able to describe how he received such an ominous moniker. Maybe you’ve heard the stories of how Ivan killed his own son, poisoned his wives, and waged war on his neighbors, but these anecdotes are just minor details in the scheme of this man’s complicated life. Inside you will read about...✓ Ivan, the Neglected Orphan✓ Ivan’s Liberation of Slaves✓ War in the Baltic✓ Intrigue and Diplomacy✓ Ivan’s Final Redemption✓ Ivan’s Last DaysAnd much more!Ivan IV, otherwise known as Ivan the Terrible, was born with a heavy burden on his shoulders. He was thrust into the seat of what the Russians considered the Third Rome, granting him all the rights and privileges of the official steward of Orthodox Christian civilization in the east. In order to hold on to that right, he did indeed do some pretty terrible things.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 38 pages
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The Year Was 1969: A Quiz

by Leonard Stegmann

Really, you had to be there. (Quiz/600 words)

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Puzzles & Games, History, Americas, United States
Size: 6 pages
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