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1. The Battle of Second Manassas: Self-Guided Tour by Joseph W. A. Whitehorne [History]
2. 225 Years of Service: The U.S. Army, 1775-2000 by David W. Hogan, Jr. [History]
3. What to Expect Your First Year of Teaching by Amy DePaul [Education]
4. Intranets: The Hidden Face of the Web by John Landahl [Technology/Science]
5. Captain Cook's Journal During His First Voyage Round the World Made in H.M. Bark Endeavour 1768-71 by James Cook [History]
6. U.S. Customs Information, May 2003 by U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection [Travel]
7. Disaster on Green Ramp: The Army's Response by Mary Ellen Condon-Rall [History]
8. Survival Guide for New Teachers by Amy DePaul [Education]
9. Three Brontes by Charlotte Bronte [Classic Literature]
10. Pascal and the Early Success of the Macintosh Microcomputer by John Landahl [Technology/Science]
  1. Three Later Austen Works by Jane Austen [Classic Literature]
2. The U. S. Constitution and Bill of Rights by United States of America [Politics/Government]
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225 Years of Service: The U.S. Army, 1775-2000
Included on the Chief of Staff of the Army's recommended reading list, this concise account by David W. Hogan, Jr., of the United States Army's Center of Military History, gives a brief overview of how the Army has served the nation since the formation of George Washington's Continental Army on June 14, 1775, covering not only the Army's distinguished performance in America's major conflicts but also its conduct of several other military and non-military missions throughout American history. Dur... more info>>
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A Hypervista of the Java Landscape
As one author has insightfully declared, Java suffers from the "surfeit of Zen" problem: it is difficult to understand any part without first understanding all, or at least many, of the others. This "hypervista"--in essence a hyperlinked glossary--is intended to make it easier to grasp the relationships among parts.
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Background Notes: Caribbean, January 2004
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago. Each country's brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, ... more info>>
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Background Notes: Central America, December 2005
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Each country's brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal government officials), economy (GDP; land, climate, and demographics; agriculture and natural re... more info>>
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Background Notes: Central Europe, January 2006
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro Slovakia, and Slovenia. Each country's brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political part... more info>>
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Background Notes: East Africa, June, 2006
Bureau of African Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Each country’s brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal government officials), economy (GDP; land, climate, and dem... more info>>
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Background Notes: East Asia, November, 2005
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Each country's brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal go... more info>>
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Background Notes: Eurasia, August, 2006
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Each country’s brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal government officials), economy (GDP; land,... more info>>
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Background Notes: North Africa, May, 2005
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. Each country's brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal government officials), economy (GDP; land, climate, and demographics; agriculture and natural resources; trade, industry, and investme... more info>>
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Background Notes: Pacific, July, 2006
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Each country’s brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and princi... more info>>
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Background Notes: South Asia, May 2006
Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Each country's brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal government officials), economy (GDP; land, climate, and demographics; agriculture and ... more info>>
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Background Notes: Southern Europe, October 2005
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Andorra, Cyprus, France, Greece, Holy See, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, and Turkey. Each country's brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal government officials), economy (GDP; land, climate, and demograp... more info>>
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Background Notes: West Africa, April, 2006
Bureau of African Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea--Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Each country’s brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal governmen... more info>>
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Captain Cook's Journal During His First Voyage Round the World Made in H.M. Bark Endeavour 1768-71
Captain Cook's Journal during his first voyage round the world made in H.M. Bark "Endeavour" 1768-71. A Literal Transcription of the Original MSS. with Notes and Introduction, edited by Captain W.J.L. Wharton, R.N., F.R.S. Hydrographer of the Admiralty, 1893. Illustrated by Maps and Facsimiles. The first published account of perhaps the most celebrated and, certainly to the English nation, the most momentous voyage of discovery that has ever taken place--for it practically gave birth to the grea... more info>>
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Copyright Law of the United States of America
Also known as Circular 92, this volume contains the text, revised to June 2003, of title 17 of the United States Code, including all amendments enacted through the end of the second session of the 106th Congress in 2000. It includes the Copyright Act of 1976 and all subsequent amendments to copyright law; the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984, as amended; and the Vessel Hull Design Protection Act, as amended.
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Disaster on Green Ramp: The Army's Response
A powerful and compelling story of pain, terror, pride, courage, and compassion, this work celebrates the magnificent spirit of the men and women who make up America's military community. Based largely upon the first-person accounts of those involved in the 23 March 1994 incident, this official study by the U.S. Army's Center of Military History describes the tragic events beginning with the collision of a C-130 Hercules transport and an F-16 fighter attempting to land simultaneously at Pope Air... more info>>
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Estate Sale Prospecting for Fun and Profit with Craig's List and eBay
Craig's List and eBay have created exciting new electronic venues for locating and reselling obscure but valuable estate sale items, making it easier to be a successful estate sale "prospector" today than ever before. But with so many items to choose from at a typical estate sale, as well as other buyers to contend with, how can you quickly choose a few inexpensive items that you can resell at a significant profit, either as an interesting hobby or as an income-producing small business? What wil... more info>>
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Intranets: The Hidden Face of the Web
Intranets (secure private computer networks based on Internet technology for the internal use of organizations), though arguably significant in terms of the amount of traffic they carry and the communications functions they provide, are accorded relatively little fanfare compared to the high-profile public Internet. The historical reasons for this neglect are briefly discussed, along with ways to learn more about intranets, particularly by subscribing to a low-cost provider such as Intranets.com... more info>>
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Java Jottings: An Annotated Bibliography
As a visit to the computer section of any major bookstore will reveal, a great many books on the Java computer programming language have been published since 1995, when the language was first introduced. There are many introductory books to choose from, all presenting basically the same information: fundamental Java concepts, constructs, and syntax, but varying in their clarity, insightfulness, and approach. For advanced or specialized topics, often only a few choices are available, varying in t... more info>>
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Memorial Verses for Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics
Walking to the subway station after the cremation of his long-time colleague Sonia Clements, James de Witt, a partner in London's esteemed Peverell Press in P. D. James' 1994 murder mystery "Original Sin," ruminates on the unsatisfying funeral he has just witnessed. "There should, he thought, be a service designed for those without a religion .... It might be an interesting ... publishing venture, a book of alternative funeral rites for humanists, atheists, and agnostics, a formal ceremony of re... more info>>
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Pascal and the Early Success of the Macintosh Microcomputer
This essay was written in 1991, and is now published unchanged as an eBook because of its relevance to the ultimate success of the Java, C++, and C# (C-Sharp) programming languages. In a few cases footnotes have been added to update the material presented.
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Romance Readers and Romance Writers: A Satirical Novel
Little is known about early nineteenth-century novelist Sarah Green other than that she was well-read, well-travelled, and did most of her writing between the years 1808 and 1824. Romance Readers and Romance Writers (1810) is a satirical novel in which she sets out "to shew the effects of romance-reading on the weak and ductile mind of youth." Green's Quixotic young heroine, who avidly devours popular romances, especially those of the Gothic variety, begins by taking a more romantic name ("...Pe... more info>>
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South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917
Exemplary British expedition leader Sir Ernest Shackleton's (1874-1922) compelling account of his 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition consisting of two ships, the HMS Endurance and the HMS Aurora. The goal of the expedition (which it failed to achieve, but not for want of perseverance) was to cross the Antarctic by dogsled, exploring unknown territory and making scientific observations along the way. The plan called for the Endurance, with Shackleton aboard, to establish a base on the shore... more info>>
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Survival Guide for New Teachers
Contains the reflections of award-winning first-year teachers who talk candidly about their successes and setbacks, with a particular emphasis on the relationships they formed with their colleagues, university professors, and their students' parents.
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The Battle of Cedar Creek: Self-Guided Tour
On October 19, 1864, the last great battle of the Civil War in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley took place along Cedar Creek between the towns of Strasburg and Middletown. Beginning with a brilliant Confederate surprise attack on Major General Philip Sheridan's Army of the Shenandoah but culminating in the Union rout of the forces commanded by Lieutenant General Jubal Early, it marked the end of Confederate power in the Valley, and its timing three weeks before the national elections unquestionably ... more info>>
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