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Historical Documents of the United States of America
There appears to be turmoil in every State and part of our country. It is important that each of us as a citizen know what our individual rights are, particularly under Federal law. A few of the significant documents that affect each of us has been gathered together for easy reference and so you may actually read them. If you read about a certain Amendment, now you can look it up easily on your device. This is all about citizenship. Let's be informed citizens!
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Holocene Mysteries
What really happened during that early twilight zone of human existence--after the last Ice Age, but before people started writing things down? We live in an epoch called the Holocene, which began about 12,000 years ago, and of which we know relatively little except for the past 6,000 years since writing was invented. But there are mysterious megaliths around the world, and strange cities built by skull cultists who kept their dead around--and other evidence that all is not what we may think. Wi... more info>>
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Jess
A young girl in the rural 1890s struggles for an education. She confronts poverty, discrimination, and tragedy to find fulfillment and love.
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Letters of a Soldier
Real letters written by a French Soldier during the First World War. Touching letters written to his mother and other loved ones sharing his thoughts, feelings and fears from August 14, 1914 to his disappearance on April 6, 1915.
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Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans
T.R. Fehrenbach is a native Texan, military historian and the author of several important books about the region, but none as significant as this work, arguably the best single volume about Texas ever published. His account of America's most turbulent state offers a view that only an insider could capture. From the native tribes who lived there to the Spanish and French soldiers who wrested the territory for themselves, then to the dramatic ascension of the republic of Texas and the saga of the ... more info>>
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Lost Histories: Exploring the World's Most Famous Mysteries
Lost Histories looks at some of the great mysteries of the past, telling the stories of the tomb raiders and glory seekers who sought to solve them, and examining legends and historical facts to sort truth from myth.
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Manor Houses of Great Britain Volume 1
Little evidence of everyday life in Britain during the Middle Ages has survived, with the exception of the manor house. Today there are perhaps some 300 examples of this type of late medieval country house throughout the country, many of which have evolved from the ancient "aisled hall." The selection of 30 properties contained in this volume have been well preserved, and many will be familiar even if not previously considered a "manor house" in the strictest sense. Each article comprises a colo... more info>>
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Maritime Heritage of Great Britain
For nearly a millennia Britannia has ruled the waves and over many centuries tales have been told of great sea heroes, from military commanders like Admiral Lord Nelson, to the swashbuckling rogues of Tudor England. Marvel at the 'Victory' and the 'Warrior', or experience Second World War conditions aboard HMS Belfast or HMS Cavalier. Anticipate a leisurely trip on one of the last operating British paddle steamers, or feel the claustrophobic chill inside a cold war submarine. This book explores ... more info>>
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Mr. Jefferson's University
In Charlottesville, Virginia, at the University of Virginia, there is today--beneath the irregular rhythms of modern student comings and goings--a severely rhythmic expression of the Enlightenment, a philosophy concretized in brick and timber. The play of one architectural element into another is meant to express the interconnectedness of all knowledge. It is Jefferson's last but not his least achievement, and one of the three things that he put on his own tombstone to be remembered by. In impor... more info>>
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Nelson
Nelson continues to fascinate academics as well as the general public. He is still considered one of Britain's greatest heroes and featured within the top ten of the BBC poll of such figures. But why does Nelson still remain such a prominent figure in the national imagination? With 2005 being the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar, Victoria Carolan embarks on a timely reappraisal of Nelson, the myth and the man. Beginning with Nelson's early life and an analysis of the condition and practice... more info>>
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No Regrets: The Civil War Diary of David Day
A rediscovered gem ... Originally published under the title My Diary of Rambles with the 25th Mass. Volunteer Infantry, with Burnside's Coast Division; 18th Army Corps, and Army of the James by King and Billings, Printers, in 1884. This edition contains an additional editor's preface and editorial comments. Although David L. Day was a "common" soldier he was without a doubt a highly individual member of the Union Army. His diary reflects this. He makes little mention of grand battles, great comm... more info>>
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Nobody Turn Me Around: A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington
History books record August 28, 1963, as the day when over a quarter-million people rallied in Washington, in the first-ever nationally televised demonstration�when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" oration. But as Charles Euchner reveals in Nobody Turn Me Around, the march�s significance is more surprising and complex than standard treatments allow. With rich oral histories from over one hundred participants�high-profile civil rights leaders but also or... more info>>
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Notable Houses of Great Britain
In Britain today there are many 'normal' houses that were once owned by, or been the birthplace of, famous authors, poets, painters, explorers and naturalists. Many are open to the public and the fascination and interests of their one-time occupants are often as diverse as the structures themselves. Classical and contemporary art, literary masterpieces, entrepreneurial engineering, religious symbolism, and the foundations of modern science are all secreted in this miscellany. This book explores ... more info>>
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One Last Chase
1899. When Micah Albright's only granddaughter, Addie, is kidnapped, he falls back on his experience as a U.S. Marshal to hunt down the kidnappers and bring Addie back. He fights the increasing effects of the cancer killing him to rescue her. When he confronts the kidnappers, he faces a question: Who hired them to kidnap Addie?
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Scarab - Ay [The Amarnan Kings Book 4]
Tutankhamen is dead and his grieving widow tries to rule alone, but her grandfather Ay has not destroyed the former kings just so he can be pushed aside. Presenting the Queen and General Horemheb with a fait accompli, the old Vizier assumes the throne of Egypt and rules with a hand of hardened bronze. His adopted son, Nakhtmin, will rule after him, and stamp out the last remnants of loyalty to the former kings. Scarab was sister to three kings and will not give in to the usurper and his son. Sh... more info>>
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Scarab - Horemheb [The Amarnan Kings Book 5]
General Horemheb has taken control after the death of Ay and Nakhtmin, and forcing Scarab to marry him, ascends the throne of Egypt. The Two Kingdoms settle into an uneasy peace as Horemheb proceeds to stamp out all traces of the former kings. He also persecutes the Khabiru tribesmen who were reluctant to help him seize power. Scarab escapes into the desert, where she is content to wait until Egypt needs her. A holy man emerges from the desert, and demands that Horemheb release the Khabiru so t... more info>>
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Six Days of War
Six Days of War was a New York Times Bestseller and Washington Post Best Book Award Winner in 2002. The book has been widely recognized as the definitive telling of the Six Day War in a context which is relevant today.
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Slave Narratives of Maryland
A collection of interviews with former slaves made by the U.S. Government's Work Project Administration during the Great Depression.
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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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Spectator In Hell: A British Soldier's Story of Imprisonment in Auschwitz
In 1942 the young soldier Arthur Dodd was taken prisoner by the German Army and transported to Oswiecim in Polish Upper Silesia. The German name for the place was 'Auschwitz': a name now synonymous with man's darkest hour. Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most infamous German death-camp of the Second World War, functioned for the incarceration and extermination of those that the third Reich deemed "undesirables": Jews, homosexuals, Communists. What is less known is that it was the fate of hundreds of Bri... more info>>
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St George--Knight, Martyr, Patron Saint, and Dragonslayer: The Pocket Essential Guide
St. George is a figure that bridges many worlds. At the heart of the myths and legends surrounding this English icon lies the story of an Early Christian Martyr persecuted by the Roman Empire around the third century AD. But England is only one country to have adopted this legendary soldier saint as their patron. Other countries including Germany, Armenia, Hungary, Portugal and Malta have all claimed him as their own. The cult of St. George is astonishingly widespread with churches being dedicat... more info>>
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Still Waters
"Once they said God himself could not sink her!" The Maiden voyage of the Titanic was to be the toast of Europe. Filled with the richest people in the world, there was no end to the trip's possibilities. At least, that is what Archaeologist Dennis Parker thought. The voyage was soon interrupted by a series of grisly murders. The type not seen since Jack the Ripper. All hands on the ship were baffled at who the murderer was. Dennis seemed to know. Could the murderer be his cargo? Could the murder... more info>>
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Taking Hawaii: How Thirteen Honolulu Businessmen Overthrew the Queen of Hawaii in 1893, With a Bluff
On a January afternoon in 1893, men hunkered down behind sandbagged emplacements in the streets of Honolulu, with rifles, machineguns and cannon ready to open fire. Troops and police loyal to the queen of the sovereign nation of Hawaii faced off against a small number of rebel Honolulu businessmen--American, British, German, and Australian. In between them stood hundreds of heavily armed US sailors and marines. Just after 2.00 p.m., the first shot was fired, and a military coup began. This is t... more info>>
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The Amarnan Kings Book 3: Scarab - Tutankhamen
Scarab and her brother Smenkhkare are in exile in Nubia, but are gathering an army to wrest control of Egypt from the boy king Tutankhamen and his controlling uncle, Ay. Meanwhile, the kingdoms are beset by internal troubles and the Amorites are pressing hard against the northern borders. Generals Horemheb and Paramessu must fight a war on two fronts while deciding where their loyalties lie -- with the former king Smenkhkare or with the new young king in Thebes. Smenkhkare and Scarab march on ... more info>>
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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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