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Just Say No: The Spectator On The 1975 Referendum by The Spectator (Lume Books) 4.3 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Featuring an introduction from The Spectator editor and Telegraph columnist Fraser Nelson, and edited by Toby Young and Constance Watson... And including such prominent contributors as Enoch Powell and Tony Benn. Just Say No: The Spectator On The 1975 Referendum is a fascinating collection of material from The Spectator magazine during the tense lead up to the last vote on Europe. It was the first referendum ever to be held throughout the entire United Kingdom - and a passionately fought contest on both sides. The Spectator was one of only two mainstream publications to oppose Britain's membership of the Common Market, the other being The Morning Star. In the lead up to the 2016 UK referendum on the same question, the arguments played out in the pages of Britain's leading political weekly 40 years ago have never been more relevant. Collected for the first time in e-book format, with articles from contributors like Patrick Cosgrave, an adviser to Margaret Thatcher, and MPs such as Richard Body, Just Say No lays out the arguments against the European Economic Community as it was in 1975 and makes the case for an independent United Kingdom. The Spectator is a weekly British magazine. It was first published on 6 July 1828, making it the oldest continuously published magazine in the English language. The Spectator's taste for controversy, however, remains undiminished. There is no party line to which its writers are bound - originality of thought and elegance of expression are the sole editorial constraints. The result, week after week, is that the best British journalists, critics, authors and cartoonists turn out their best work and produce an extraordinarily wide-ranging title. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 141 Pages (640 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Plain Buggies: Amish, Mennonite, And Brethren Horse-Drawn Transportation. People's Place Book N (People's Place Booklet 3) by Stephen Scott (Good Books) 4.8 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

Accessible in style, Plain Buggies presents the most complete work on the transportation modes of the "plain people" published to date. includes details on prices, styles, laws, stories. Why do 100,000 persons in North America refuse to drive cars for religious reasons? What are the main styles among the 90-some variations of their vehicles? What does a horse's face tell you about its personality? What about accidents, the law, and harassment? How much does a buggy cost in various states? How long does it last? Are they sold second-hand?

Genre: History [x]
Length: 96 Pages (109,322 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Amish Houses & Barns by Stephen Scott (Good Books) 4.3 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

A study of three Amish homesteads: one in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, one in Holmes County, Ohio, and one in LaGrange County, Indiana. Scott examines the history and cultural development of a typical Amish house and barn, one in each of the three largest Amish communities in North America. Home is the center of Amish life and most life events:birth, marriage, daily work and play, retirement, and even death happen there. Stephen Scott explores the history and cultural development of three Amish homesteads, each of which has been occupied by the current family of residence for at least four generations. The Stoltzfus Farm of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the Yoder-Miller Farm of Holmes County, Ohio, the Bontrager-Miller Farm of LaGrange County, Indiana. Amish Houses and Barns also includes a photographic essay of typical Amish architecture in each of the three communities. Its numerous anecdotal stories,"Barn Fire," "The Farm Is Strip-Mined," and "Amish Style Graffiti", enhance the human story.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 174 Pages (147,661 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida by Tameka Bradley Hobbs (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

"Hobbs unearths four lynchings that are critical to the understanding of the origins of civil rights in Florida. The oral histories from the victims' families and those in the communities make this a valuable contribution to African American, Florida, and civil rights history."--Derrick E. White, author of The Challenge of Blackness "A compelling reminder of just how troubling and violent the Sunshine State's racial past has been. A must read."--Irvin D.S. Winsboro, editor of Old South, New South, or Down South? Florida is frequently viewed as an atypical southern state--more progressive and culturally diverse--but, when examined in proportion to the number of African American residents, it suffered more lynchings than any of its Deep South neighbors during the Jim Crow era. Investigating this dark period of the state's history and focusing on a rash of anti-black violence that took place during the 1940s, Tameka Hobbs explores the reasons why lynchings continued in Florida when they were starting to wane elsewhere. She contextualizes the murders within the era of World War II, contrasting the desire of the United States to broadcast the benefits of its democracy abroad while at home it struggled to provide legal protection to its African American citizens. As involvement in the global war deepened and rhetoric against Axis powers heightened, the nation's leaders became increasingly aware of the blemish left by extralegal violence on America's reputation. Ultimately, Hobbs argues, the international implications of these four murders, along with other antiblack violence around the nation, increased pressure not only on public officials in Florida to protect the civil rights of African Americans in the state but also on the federal government to become more active in prosecuting racial violence. Tameka Bradley Hobbs is assistant professor of history at Florida Memorial University.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 332 Pages (3,713 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Río Chama: A Western Story by Johnny D. Boggs (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 13 hours ago

After a priest is lynched, gunfighter Britton Wade is the only one left who can guarantee justice! In Santa Fe, Jeremiah Cole has been convicted and sentenced to hang for the lynching of a priest. Still, most people believe Cole will never be executed. He is the son of Senator Roman Cole, a man with both the wealth and political power to stop the hanging. The odds are so good that Jeremiah Cole will escape execution at Chama, where he must be taken to be hung, that a reward is offered to anyone who will successfully transport the prisoner. Britton Wade, a gunfighter and gambler, accepts the challenge. Wade's reputation as a gunfighter might stop most people dead in their tracks, but that's not likely to deter Senator Cole's riders. To further complicate his mission, Britton Wade is in dire health, and doesn't know just how much longer he has to live. The greatest mystery of all is that Wade doesn't seem the least interested in the money. Why has Wade accepted such a dangerous challenge? What is he hiding from? Will he make it to Chama with the prisoner in tow alive? Río Chama is a nail-biting classic Western from a modern master of the genre. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 218 Pages (1,240 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Between Washington and Du Bois: The Racial Politics of James Edward Shepard by Reginald K. Ellis (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Southern Conference on African American Studies Inc. C. Calvin Smith Book Award Between Washington and Du Bois describes the life and work of James Edward Shepard, the founder and president of the first state-supported black liberal arts college in the South. Arguing that black college presidents of the early twentieth century were not only academic pioneers but also race leaders, Reginald Ellis shows how Shepard played a vital role in the creation of a black professional class during the Jim Crow era.

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Length: 160 Pages (1,558 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

LSAT Prep: Guide to LSAT Exam; Complete Tests with Answers and Solutions; Tips and Tricks by Tony Gloop 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Do you want to discover the secrets to obtain an increase in your LSAT score? Whether you're taking the LSAT for the first time or the third time, you must know that there is a method to enter the law school that you so much desire and in this book you will acquire it. In the book LSAT Prep by Tony Gloop, you will find: ? Techniques and Strategies for Solving all Types of Logical Reasoning Question Reading Comprehensions Question An?l?t???l R????n?ng Question (Logic Games) ? Secrets to Scoring Well ? Tips and Tricks for the Night Before ? Time Management Stretegies ? An Efficient Technique for Controlling your Focus ? LSAT Mistakes to avoid Last but not least, you will find ? 1 COMPLETE TEST with Answers and Solutions Thanks to all this, you will acquire the competence you need to get a score that reflects your skills So what are you waiting for, bring your mouse on the version you prefer and click "Buy now"

Genre: History [x]
Length: 120 Pages (1,027 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

The Story of the Goths by Henry Bradley (Blackmore Dennett) 4.0 Stars (143 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

More than three hundred years before the birth of Christ, a traveller from the Greek colony of Marseilles, named Pytheas, made known to the civilized world the existence of a people called Guttones, who lived near the Frische Haff, in the country since known as East Prussia, and traded in the amber that was gathered on the Baltic shores. For four whole centuries these amber merchants of the Baltic are heard of no more. The elder Pliny, a Roman writer who died in the year 79 after Christ, tells us that in his time they were still dwelling in the same neighbourhood; and a generation later, Tacitus, the greatest of Roman historians, twice mentions their name, though he spells it rather differently as Gotones. In his little book on Germany, he says -- in that brief pointed style of his which it is so difficult to translate into English -- "Beyond the Lygians live the Gotones among whom the power of the kings has already become greater than among the other Germans, though it is not yet too great for them to be a free people." And in his Annals he mentions that they gave shelter to a prince belonging to another German nation, who had been driven from his own country by the oppression of a foreign conqueror. These two brief notices are all that Tacitus, who has told us so much that is interesting about the peoples of ancient Germany, has to say of the Gotones. But if he could only have guessed what was the destiny in store for this obscure and distant tribe, we may be sure that they would have received a far larger share of his attention. For these Gotones were the same people who afterwards became so famous under the name of Goths, who, a few centuries later, crowned their kings in Rome itself, and imposed their laws on the whole of Southern Europe from the Adriatic to the Western sea...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 301 Pages (6,038 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Outlaw's Pursuit: A Western Duo by Max Brand (Skyhorse) 1.8 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 22 hours ago

“Brand practices his art to something like perfection." —The New York Times “Max Brand is the Shakespeare of the Western range." —Kirkus Reviews In “Dust Storm," Bob Lindsay is stuck in his shack in the Powder Mountains during a huge dust storm. When he finally emerges, he finds his water hole is nothing but a wallow of mud, and two-thirds of his crop has been wiped out. Now the two largest ranches in the area are ready to fight for water. Lindsay stopped the fighting once—can he do it a second time? Hugo Ames is the outlaw in “Outlaw's Pursuit" with a $15,000 bounty on his head following four years of robberies. Riding in the mountains in a thick fog, Ames needs to find Truck Janvers, an old prospector who can give him refuge for the night. Just when he's about to give up, he finds Janvers' hut—but the old man is dying. As Ames tries his best to help, the door is flung open and a man throws a knife at the old prospector, finishing him off. Now, the outlaw will pursue a killer… Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 204 Pages (1,263 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Tales from the Toronto Maple Leafs Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Maple Leafs Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by David Shoalts (Sports Publishing) 4.2 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

The glory years for the Toronto Maple Leafs -- four Stanley Cups in the 1960s -- may be distant memories, but what the team lacks in recent accomplishments is made up for by their history, which is rich in drama, pathos, and, most of all, humor. Figures connected to the Maple Leafs from the 1950s to the present offer their best stories, including some new takes on the team's legends. Players, coaches, broadcasters, and team executives come together to share a long list of funny anecdotes about their time with the Leafs. Bobby Baun recalls the unprecedented moment in the 1964 Stanley Cup finals when he slammed a game-winning goal into the net while skating on a broken leg. Bob Haggert, a former Leafs trainer, shares his memories of Conn Smythe, the unyielding military man who founded the team. Also telling tales is Jim McKenny, defenseman-turned-forward-turned broadcaster, whose sense of humor is as deft as his skating. Joe Bowen, long the voice of the Maple Leafs on radio and television, is along for the ride, as are Bob McGill, Glenn Healy, Walter Gretzky, and so many more.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 192 Pages (1,164 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Pearl Harbor: A Captivating Guide to the Surprise Military Strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service that Caused the United States of ... by Captivating History 4.2 Stars (23 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

If you want to discover the captivating history of Pearl Harbor, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! The attack of the US Pearl Harbor Naval Base changed the entire progress of World War II, and as a result, it was a very formative event both for the United States and Japan. Though the two nations seemed unlikely enemies at the onset of the Second Great War, bloodshed between them would be greater than anyone could have imagined. The future of the world at large was changed on December 7, 1941, when the Empire of Japan chose to make a preemptive strike on its most feared Pacific neighbor, the United States of America. In Pearl Harbor: A Captivating Guide to the Surprise Military Strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service that Caused the United States of America's Formal Entry into World War II, you will discover topics such as • The Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Pre-1941 • Post-World War I Pearl Harbor • Post-WWI Japan • The Second Sino-Japanese War • War in Europe • The Occupation of Iceland • Japan Contemplates War • The Pearl Harbor Attack • Immediate Aftermath • The United States Goes to War • America's Military Prepares for War • Wartime in the United States of America • The Tule Lake Relocation Camp • Italy Switches Sides • D-Day • President Roosevelt Dies • The B-29 Superfortress • Iwo Jima and Okinawa • The Bombardment of Japan • The Manhattan Project • The Bombing of Hiroshima • The Bombing of Nagasaki • Japan Surrenders • Post-War Occupation of Japan • And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about Pearl Harbor, then scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

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Length: 104 Pages (4,295 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Jack London on Adventure: Words of Wisdom from an Expert Adventurer by Jack London (Skyhorse) 1.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

Jack London was a writer, but more than that, he was an adventurer who wrote about his adventures. Growing up working class in San Francisco, London diligently scrounged out a life riding trains, pirating oysters, working on a sealing ship, and working at a cannery, all the while using his free time to hole up in libraries reading novels and travel books. A harrowing voyage aboard a sealing ship, where he and the crew were almost killed by a typhoon, convinced him to start writing stories. After a brief time on the east coast and a stint in the Yukon mining for gold, London returned to California. He published his stories in the Overland Monthly, which prompted him to become more disciplined in his writing. He published numerous novels over the years, including The Call of the Wild, a story about a dog who becomes a sled dog in the Yukon, The People of the Abyss, which heavily critiqued capitalism, and John Barleycorn, a memoiristic novel that detailed his struggles with alcoholism. With quotes from the array of Jack London's writings, readers will get a sense of his life as well as a keen yearning for undertaking their own adventures.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 128 Pages (1,337 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

C-Bar: Blood on the Mountain: Brand New Western Adventure From The Author of C-Bar: A Western Saga (The C-Bar Ranch Western Adventure Series Book 12) by Mark Baugher (DS Productions) 4.9 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified one minute ago

From the bestselling author of the "C-Bar" series comes his latest Western. This is "C-Bar: Volume Twelve" from Mark Baugher! Guns! Glory! Action! From Mark Baugher, the bestselling author of "C-Bar," comes his latest Western, "C-Bar: Volume Twelve." Action, adventure and gun-smarts come in many forms. For Baugher, it comes in the form of his ability to write Westerns -- a Western he knows how to write better than almost anyone else. In the 12th volume of the C-Bar Ranch saga, Roy and his crew from Wells Fargo are chasing the Mexican gangster known as Chacon. In the process, they run into Roy's dear old friend, Easy Breezy. Sit around the fire and listen to Easy's adventures as he catches up the group on what's been going on with him. The C-Bar saga continues with this exciting Western adventure!

Genre: History [x]
Length: 195 Pages (3,139 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Anne Hutchinson: A Captivating Guide to the Puritan Leader in Colonial Massachusetts Who Is Considered to Be One of the Earliest American Feminists by Captivating History 4.5 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

If you want to discover the captivating life of Anne Hutchinson, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Her steps were determined and steady, even though the plank of the wooden ship bobbed up and down in the glittering but frigid water that splashed against the wet dock. In the first light of day, these were the times tinged with the hues of promise shadowed only by the vague unknown. Anne Hutchinson was just a follower, or so she thought, but she had many queued up behind her as she followed her spiritual mentor to Boston in the early days of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. This book tells the story of Anne Hutchinson's life -- a life with a mission. Strict chronological sequence isn't adhered to because the content of Hutchinson's message is more thematic. The people in her life didn't appear as if in snapshots but kept reappearing over and over again. Thus, the book is split up into sections to make it easier for the reader living in a different time and place. In Anne Hutchinson: A Captivating Guide to the Puritan Leader in Colonial Massachusetts Who Is Considered to Be One of the Earliest American Feminists, you will discover topics such as • Ramifications of the Reformation • Her Father's Daughter • Religion and Rivalries in a Raw Land • Controversies Abound • The Hutchinson Trial • After the Trial • And What Became Of? • And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about Anne Hutchinson, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History [x]
Length: 93 Pages (3,856 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

The Cultural Revolution: A Captivating Guide to a Decade-Long Upheaval in China Unleashed by Mao Zedong to Preserve Chinese Communism by Captivating History 4.3 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Cultural Revolution, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! The Cultural Revolution, known in full as the "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution," was launched by Mao Zedong, the chairman of the Communist Party of China, as a means of quashing capitalism in China. He wanted to ensure that the desire for a communist government would remain strong in the country long after his death. Like other previous leaders who attempted to continue to rule after their death, his attempt did not work out quite the way he had planned. Over the course of a decade, from the summer of 1966 to 1976, Mao Zedong implemented a number of changes that have led him to be known as one of the most brutal tyrants of the modern age. It is estimated that between 500,000 to two million Chinese people, although numbers can go as high as twenty million, died as a direct result of Zedong's Cultural Revolution. It also resulted in millions of people being imprisoned, displaced, and tortured in an attempt to cement Mao Zedong's reputation as the leader of the communist world. In The Cultural Revolution: A Captivating Guide to a Decade-Long Upheaval in China Unleashed by Mao Zedong to Preserve Chinese Communism, you will discover topics such as • Mao Zedong's Early Life, Rise to Power, and the Government Upheaval That Changed China during the First Half of the 20th Century • The Suspicion Behind the United Face • The Five-Year Plan, the Great Leap Forward, and the Events Leading to the Cultural Revolution • fighting the Capitalism of the West • The Introduction of Revolution • The Red Guards • July 20th Incident • Border Clashes with the Communist Soviets • Lin Biao - The Successor and Opponent • Health Issues and Slipping Grip on the Revolution • The 10th Congress and the Shifting of Power • Mass Killings in China and Devastation in Northern China • End of the Cultural Revolution • Lasting ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 118 Pages (8,362 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation by Larry Eugene Rivers (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

This important illustrated social history of slavery tells what life was like for bond servants in Florida from 1821 to 1865, offering new insights from the perspective of both slave and master. Starting with an overview of the institution as it evolved during the Spanish and English periods, Larry E. Rivers looks in detail and in depth at the slave experience, noting the characteristics of slavery in the Middle Florida plantation belt (the more traditional slave-based, cotton-growing economy and society) as distinct from East and West Florida (which maintained some attitudes and traditions of Spain). He examines the slave family, religion, resistance activity, slaves' participation in the Civil War, and their social interactions with whites, Indians, other slaves, and masters. Rivers also provides a dramatic account of the hundreds of armed free blacks and runaways among the Seminole, Creek, and Mikasuki Indians on the peninsula, whose presence created tensions leading to the great slave rebellion, the Second Seminole War (1835-42). Slavery in Florida is built upon painstaking research into virtually every source available on the subject--a wealth of historic documents, personal papers, slave testimonies, and census and newspaper reports. This serious critical work strikes a balance between the factual and the interpretive. It will be significant to all readers interested in slavery, the Civil War, the African American experience, and Florida and southern U.S. history, and it could serve as a comprehensive resource for secondary school teachers and students.

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Length: 388 Pages (7,906 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Black Miami in the Twentieth Century (Florida History and Culture) by Marvin Dunn (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

The first book devoted to the history of African Americans in south Florida and their pivotal role in the growth and development of Miami, Black Miami in the Twentieth Century traces their triumphs, drudgery, horrors, and courage during the first 100 years of the city's history. Firsthand accounts and over 130 photographs, many of them never published before, bring to life the proud heritage of Miami's black community. Beginning with the legendary presence of black pirates on Biscayne Bay, Marvin Dunn sketches the streams of migration by which blacks came to account for nearly half the city's voters at the turn of the century. From the birth of a new neighborhood known as "Colored Town," Dunn traces the blossoming of black businesses, churches, civic groups, and fraternal societies that made up the black community. He recounts the heyday of "Little Broadway" along Second Avenue, with photos and individual recollections that capture the richness and vitality of black Miami's golden age between the wars. A substantial portion of the book is devoted to the Miami civil rights movement, and Dunn traces the evolution of Colored Town to Overtown and the subsequent growth of Liberty City. He profiles voting rights, housing and school desegregation, and civil disturbances like the McDuffie and Lozano incidents, and analyzes the issues and leadership that molded an increasingly diverse community through decades of strife and violence. In concluding chapters, he assesses the current position of the community--its socioeconomic status, education issues, residential patterns, and business development--and considers the effect of recent waves of immigration from Latin America and the Caribbean. Dunn combines exhaustive research in regional media and archives with personal interviews of pioneer citizens and longtime residents in a work that documents as never before the life of one of the most important black communities in the United States.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 421 Pages (19,942 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Wounded Minds: Understanding and Solving the Growing Menace of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by John Liebert (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 2 days ago

A compelling look at one of the most pressing public health issues of our time. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. John Liebert, a psychiatrist who has treated hundreds of veterans, and Dr. William Birnes, a New York Times bestselling author, uncover the disturbing truths about post-traumatic stress disorder among veterans. Using scientific, historical, and anecdotal evidence, these two experts reveal why PTSD is on the rise, the threats it poses to society, and how the military is dramatically failing to give their men and women the help they desperately need. In addition, Liebert and Birnes detail the cutting-edge methods that have been developed to help soldiers heal the emotional wounds of combat. Wounded Minds also provides readers with fascinating analyses of several high-profile suicide and massacre cases, including Staff Sergeant Robert Bales's murder of sixteen Afghan citizens and Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who opened fire on a room full of defenseless American troops. Through these stories, the authors further illustrate the very real threat posed by post-traumatic stress disorder. They also explain how to diagnose and understand the brain abnormalities associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, the diagnostic problems confronting military medicine today, and what we can do now and in the future to curb this devastating epidemic.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 321 Pages (2,246 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Skytrain: A Transport Revolution by Philip Kaplan (Skyhorse) Price verified 5 hours ago

The legendary Douglas DC-3 airliner was a technological breakthrough that changed the course of both civilian and military aviation. In the 1930s, passenger air travel was expensive, uncomfortable, and frequently unreliable. That began to change with the appearance of the handsome, thoroughly modern DC-3, the twenty-one-passenger twin-engine propeller-driven creation of Donald Douglas and his young California company. The first production models were sold to airlines for $90,000. The price climbed to $115,000 just before the United States entered the Second World War in December 1941. The new plane quickly became a favorite of passengers the world over, and it became the first truly profitable plane for the industry. The threat posed by the coming war made the US Army realize that a military version could handle the vital troop and cargo transport capability soon to be needed. The C-47 Skytrain was born and evolved into specialized versions with many nicknames: Gooney Bird, Dakota, and Puff the Magic Dragon. In WWII, General Dwight Eisenhower was so impressed he referenced it in his famous comment: ?The four pieces of equipment the most vital to Allied success in Africa and Europe were the bulldozer, the jeep, the two-and-a-half-ton truck, and the Douglas C-47.? Skytrain celebrates the long and distinguished career of this great plane.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 315 Pages (61,640 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Way of the Outlaw: A Western Story by Lauran Paine (Skyhorse) Price verified 7 hours ago

In the middle of a harsh desert where water is the town's most valuable resource, an accused killer runs to escape the man who is trying to kill him. Troy Warfield is on the run. He is entering hostile New Mexico territory, where the heat sucks moisture from the earth and beats down the weak. Accused of killing a deputy U. S. Marshal, Warfield has been running for six hundred miles, evading the relentless pursuit of U. S. Marshal John Trent. Fulton, New Mexico, is the only source of water at the end of a desert. Anyone wanting to reach Mexico would need to ride through Fulton, a town that is run by Lem Bricker and his gang, who charge mightily for its water at two dollars a gallon. When Troy Warfield is waylaid on the way to Fulton, Marshal Trent gets there ahead of him and is captured by Bricker and his thugs. All they want from Trent is information: who he's pursuing, his description, and how much money he's carrying. Soon, it begins to look as if the outlaws will assist Marshal Trent to do whatever it takes to capture Warfield. There's just one little problem: Troy Warfield isn't carrying any money. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 156 Pages (959 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

An American Beach for African Americans by Marsha Dean Phelts (University Press of Florida) 4.9 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

In the only complete history of Florida's American Beach to date, Marsha Dean Phelts draws together personal interviews, photos, newspaper articles, memoirs, maps, and official documents to reconstruct the character and traditions of Amelia Island's 200-acre African American community. In its heyday, when other beaches grudgingly provided only limited access, black vacationers traveled as many as 1,000 miles down the east coast of the United States and hundreds of miles along the Gulf coast to a beachfront that welcomed their business. Beginning in 1781 with the Samuel Harrison homestead on the southern end of Amelia Island, Phelts traces the birth of the community to General Sherman's Special Field Order No. 15, in which the Union granted many former Confederate coastal holdings, including Harrison's property, to former slaves. She then follows the lineage of the first African American families known to have settled in the area to descendants remaining there today, including those of Zephaniah Kingsley and his wife, Anna Jai. Moving through the Jim Crow era, Phelts describes the development of American Beach's predecessors in the early 1900s. Finally, she provides the fullest account to date of the life and contributions of Abraham Lincoln Lewis, the wealthy African American businessman who in 1935, as president of the Afro-American Life Insurance Company, initiated the purchase and development of the tract of seashore known as American Beach. From Lewis's arrival on the scene, Phelts follows the community's sustained development and growth, highlighting landmarks like the Ocean-Vu-Inn and the Blue Palace and concluding with a stirring plea for the preservation of American Beach, which is currently threatened by encroaching development. In a narrative full of firsthand accounts and "old-timer" stories, Phelts, who has vacationed at American Beach since she was four and now lives there, frequently adopts the style of an oral historian to paint what is ultimately ...

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Length: 200 Pages (20,130 KB)
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Life After Favre: A Season of Change with the Green Bay Packers and their Fans by Phil Hanrahan (Sports Publishing) 3.6 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

The 2008 football season was one of transition for the Green Bay Packers and their legion of loyal fans. For the first time in seventeen years, the Packers were entering the season without three-time league MVP Brett Favre under center. After a whirlwind summer of rumor and controversy, Packers' management decided traded the thirty-eight-year-old gunslinger to the New York Jets, leaving “Packer Backers" worldwide to cope with life after Favre. Wisconsin native Phil Hanrahan moved from Los Angeles to Green Bay for the 2008 season. He watched games at Lambeau Field and followed new starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers as he attempted to follow in the footsteps of Favre, a Green Bay immortal. Immersing himself in the worlds of team and town, Hanrahan is reborn a full-blown Cheesehead; living in a hotel that decades earlier had served as the Packers offices, observing training camp practices, interviewing players, attending the Packers' annual shareholders meeting, tailgating in arctic cold, shoveling snow at Lambeau for $8 an hour, celebrating Packer great Fuzzy Thurston's 75th birthday at Thurston's bar, and, at every turn, befriending the scores of die-hard Packers fans he encounters along the way. Hanrahan also journeys far from Lambeau in his pursuit of adventures in Packer Land. He attends road games in Minneapolis and New Orleans and catches others on TV in small-town Wisconsin taverns. He watches one game in a bar and grill owned by rookie receiver Jordy Nelson's parents in rural Kansas, another at Mabel Murphy's, a year-round Packers bar located in Scottsdale, Arizona. He also visits Kiln, Mississippi, Favre's hometown. With energy, insight, humor, and vivid color, Life After Favre tells the story of a singular team and town. Hanrahan reveals the incredible scope and breadth of Packer Nation, and in doing so demonstrates how, when you bleed Packer green, even a 6-10 season can be something special.

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Travis: A Western Duo by T. T. Flynn (Skyhorse) Price verified one minute ago

A wrongly accused man fights to regain ownership of his ranch, while another tracks down an imposter who has stolen his identity. In “When a Gunman Steals a War," Tom Fortune, who has been sentenced to twenty years in prison because of bravery during a penitentiary fire and the flimsy evidence that convicted him in the first place, is paroled. He is reminded by the warden that he cannot violate his parole, or he will be forced to serve the remaining seventeen years. Fortune returns to Sundown country and the XO Ranch, of which he was half owner, only to find that Sheriff Bent Hooker and his two brothers now own the XO. Can Fortune fight for his rights against the Hookers when he cannot, as a condition of his parole, even use a gun? The title piece, “Travis," tells the story of Roger Travis who returns from Central America, where he had nearly died. Landing in San Francisco, Travis tries to draw money against a certificate of deposit at the South Bay Bank, only to learn that his account has been cleaned out by another person named Roger Travis, and that the bank was instrumental in processing a substantial inheritance for him. The banker is convinced that the real Roger Travis is a fraud and wants him arrested. In a desperate ploy, Travis escapes. He knows that the imposter is somewhere in New Mexico Territory, and he intends to give pursuit. What he doesn't know is how Roger Travis has won himself stature in the community with prudent investments—he has half ownership of a ranch, and a number of dangerous and unscrupulous men working for him. This Roger Travis believes the real Roger Travis is dead. When he finds out the truth, he knows that there is only one way to deal with the problem... Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list ...

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Legends of Alabama Football: Joe Namath, Ozzie Newsome, Mark Ingram Jr., and Other Alabama Stars by Richard Scott (Sports Publishing) 4.7 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

With 15 national championships and a tradition of national achievement that dates back to the 1920s, the University of Alabama has secured its spot as one of the most successful athletic institutions in the history of American sports. Dating back to the days when university president Dr. George H. "Mike" Denny decided football would be the university's ticket to national prominence, Alabama has produced some of the most legendary teams and players in the history of the game. Many of those legends have long since passed, but standouts such as Johnny Mack Brown, Dixie Howell, Don Huston, Pat Trammell, and Derrick Thomas remain alive and well in the hearts and minds of loyal Crimson Tide fans. The legends of Tide stars such as Joe Namath, Ken Stabler, Harry Gilmer, Johnny Musso, John Hannah, and Ozzie Newsome continue to grow with time. None of those legends stands taller than Paul "Bear" Bryant, the former Crimson Tide player who returned to Alabama as head coach in 1958 and built a dynasty that rivaled any in sports, pro, or college football. From Wallace Wade to Heisman Trophy-winner Mark Ingram, current coach Nick Saban, and all points in between, Legends of Alabama Football chronicles the coaches, players, and events that placed Crimson Tide football on the national sports landscape.

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Capture or Kill: The Pursuit of the 9/11 Masterminds and the Killing of Osama bin Laden by Nick Fielding (Arcade) 4.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and Ramzi Binalshibh, two of bin Laden's key lieutenants: the masterminds behind the attacks of September 11. Based on the only interview these masterminds of terror ever gave to the media as well as extensive follow-up research, Capture or Kill may be the closest we will get to the full inside story of the plot. While Mohammed and Binalshibh were among the world's most wanted men and hiding in a safe house in Pakistan, they summoned star al-Jazeera TV reporter Yosri Fouda for a one-of-a-kind exclusive. Fouda knew he might well be walking into a trap, as Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl had done only months before. He took the risk, and, for forty-eight hours, Fouda listened as Mohammed, head of al-Qaeda's military committee, and Binalshibh, the link between Mohammed Atta and the senior al-Qaeda leadership, proudly claimed responsibility for the attacks on New York and the Pentagon—the first time al-Qaeda took direct responsibility—and detailed for the first time exactly how the plot was conceived and executed. The authors, uniquely positioned because of their prior unprecedented access and research, deliver a thrilling account of what has happened since. What has changed in the intervening years to this insidious global network? How does Osama bin Laden's capture and death affect its continuing operation? This is a must-read for anyone who wants to know not only the full truth behind September 11, but also the implications of recent events for the future of global security.

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Myths and Misconceptions: Uncovering the Truth about Napoleon's Height, Lemmings, the Space Pen, the Salem Witch Trials, and Other Things You Thought ... by Richard Benson (Racehorse) Price verified 14 hours ago

• Have you always thought that a goldfish has a 3-second memory span? • Do you think your morning coffee comes from a bean? • Do you believe that those accused at the Salem Witch Trials were burned at the stake? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you've been lied to. But don't worry, this book will set the record straight on all the common myths that most people take for fact, making you the most well-informed smart-alec in town. So next time someone proclaims that Napoleon Bonaparte was short, or that shaving causes hair to grow back thicker, you can correct them, and tell them smugly that everything they think they know is wrong.

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The Constitution in Crisis: The High Crimes of the Bush Administration and a Blueprint for Impeachment by House Democratic Judiciary Committee Staff (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

The Republican-led Congress has been notoriously slow to investigate the current Republican administration. For that reason, Representative Conyers of Michigan commissioned his staff to put together the report that became The Constitution in Crisis. It chronicles the deceptions, manipulations, and retributions of President George W. Bush and his administration. Did the President mislead the country in order to invade Iraq? Have suspected “evil-doers" been tortured in violation of U.S. and international laws? Has the National Security Agency eaves-dropped on American citizens in violation of wire tapping laws? This report is a must-read for anyone concerned about the direction of our nation! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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The Messenger: A Western Story by Bill Brooks (Skyhorse) Price verified 15 hours ago

Reeling from the death of his son, a down-on-his-luck rancher witnesses a random murder that pits him head-to-head with a blood-thirsty outlaw! Royce Blood had everything he wanted. He owned a small ranch on good land, and he and his wife, Ophelia, had a ten-year-old son, Nicholas. But Royce's life was shattered one day when Nicholas decided to take a typical afternoon swim in the river near the family's ranch. His father had no choice but to watch as his young son was attacked and killed by a bear. Racked with the guilt of his son's death, Royce sets out to kill the animal, despite desperate pleas from Ophelia. When he finally returns, he finds Ophelia gone. Brokenhearted, Royce abandons everything, turning to drifting and drinking, until an old friend convinces him to take work as a messenger guard on his stage line. His circumstances becoming increasingly dire, Royce comes upon the outlaw Gypsy Davy, notorious for never leaving any witnesses to his crimes. When Royce sees Gypsy Davy kill a woman, he decides to take the law, and his life, into his own hands and by killing Gypsy and avenging the woman's death. But with the local sheriff in his back pocket and his band of cronies protecting him, Davy is a hard man to find, let alone kill. But Royce is determined, and set on a path that will end with him or Gypsy six feet under. It's a story of wild Western law and mortality, making The Messenger a gritty tale of the lengths one man will go to save his soul. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes ...

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Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions: The Narrative of a Polar Explorer (Explorers Club) by Sir John Franklin (Skyhorse) Price verified 15 hours ago

In an age when polar exploration was akin to space exploration today, Sir John Franklin's journeys of discovery captured the popular imagination. Originally published in 1859, Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions is Franklin's own record of his two overland expeditions, begun in 1816 and 1825, which took him to what is now the Northwest Territory of Canada.But it was Franklin's final expedition, to discover the sea route connecting the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans, that cemented his place in the history of Arctic exploration. Franklin and his crew set out in two ships, the Erebus and the Terror. Their search for the Northwest Passage was doomed, and the fate of Franklin and his 129-man crew remained a mystery for many years, despite the fact that more than thirty missions were sent to look for survivors or remains. The bodies of several of its members were eventually found. By 2016, both ships had been discovered, bringing an end to a 168-year-old Arctic mystery.This book includes Franklin's record of the hardship and suffering his men endured from his earlier expeditions, during which he and his crew charted 1,700 miles of Artic coastline. Also, it includes Franklin's detailed descriptions of a region that in the 19th century must have seemed as alien as a lunar landscape. The book's final entries include a letter from Franklin dated July 12, 1845 -- the last communication from the expedition received in England -- and letters sent by the leaders of subsequent search expeditions. Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions describes an era when British exploration of the Far North was at its peak, in the words of one its most prominent and ill-fated explorers.

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The Shooting of Rabbit Wells: A White Cop, a Young Man of Color, and an American Tragedy by William Loizeaux (Arcade) Price verified 15 hours ago

What put a white cop and a black youth on a tragic collision course? On a frigid winter's night in 1973, William “Rabbit" Wells, a young man of mixed race, was shot and killed by a white policeman named William Sorgie outside a bar. The shooting stunned the placid, prosperous communities of New York. For twenty-five years author William Loizeaux, who went to high school with Rabbit, hasn't been able to let go of a story that struck at the core of the place that he, along with Rabbit and Sorgie, called home. With clear-eyed compassion and unsparing honesty, The Shooting of Rabbit Wells recreates the lives of both victim and killer and the forces that brought them together. By giving us the life of Rabbit Wells, Loizeaux makes us understand—and feel—how unacceptable and irreparable his loss was, and how deeply the bullet that killed him is lodged in the American identity.

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The Bomber Aircrew Experience: Dealing Out Punishment from the Air by Philip Kaplan (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 19 hours ago

Discover the wartime experiences of the bomber boys in World War II. Flying bombers during World War II was a harrowing ordeal. Unlike the fighter jocks, who pit their skill and wits against each other in agile aerial combat, the bomber boys had to endure the fear and savagery of the air war with grim acceptance—their only option to sit and take it. Manning lumbering machines that could not maneuver or defend themselves effectively, the aircrews had to rely on tight aircraft formations and their own bravery to survive the onslaught of enemy fighters and anti-aircraft artillery. Within these great planes, they developed bonds like no other; young men thrust together in a shared fate, risking their lives in slow-moving yet beautiful and powerful aircraft over the skies of numerous war zones, thousands of feet above the battlegrounds but no further away from the horrors. Fully illustrated with hundreds of color and black-and-white photographs, as well as dozens of interviews, Philip Kaplan's The Bomber Aircrew Experience offers an intimate glimpse into the life and times of these wartime airmen. The bomber boys recount their harrowing missions over Germany's industrial heartland, paving the way for Allied victory in the Second World War's European Theatre. Discover what it was like to man such planes as the great Flying Fortress and the Liberator, and what it was like for the British and Commonwealth boys flying night missions in the Lancasters, Halifaxes, and Stirlings. And then finally, learn about the development of the modern stealth bombers: the F-117 Nighthawk and the B-2 Spirit. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every ...

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With Lawrence in Arabia (Explorers Club Classics) by Lowell Thomas (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (71 Reviews)    Price verified 24 hours ago

In 1918, as the First World War ravaged the European continent, young American journalist Lowell Thomas traveled to the Ottoman Empire to report on the revolts breaking out as an indirect result of the savage European conflict. While in Jerusalem, he met and struck up a friendship with the infamous young British captain, T.E. Lawrence. Based on his travels and interviews with Lawrence, Thomas wrote the now classic With Lawrence in Arabia, the book that spawned the Lawrence of Arabia legend and served as the basis for the award-winning 1961 film of the same name. Fantastically paced with equal measures of fact and adventure, Thomas narrates the exploits of the infamous British agent who against all odds managed to join several factious Arabian tribes into a single combat unit. With Lawrence in command, this guerilla force would go on to defeat the great Turkish Army and ensure the eventual demise of the previously impenetrable Ottoman Empire. On the sweeping and the exotic Arabian desert that serves as the setting for this epic account, Thomas brings to life dozens of great historical figures including Emir Feisel, King Hussein I of Hedjaz, British General Edmund Alleby, and Lawrence, the enigmatic, “modern knight of Arabia." With new forewords by modern explorers, this Explorer's Club Classic edition of With Lawrence in Arabia is a must-have for every history buff and arm-chair adventurer.

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Absaraka, Home of the Crows: A Military Wife's Journal Retelling Life on the Plains and Red Cloud's War by Margaret Carrington (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

The classic journal and firsthand account of one of the most disastrous military battles of the American frontier. On July 17, 1866, two soldiers and six wagoners were killed by Sioux Indians. In the next two weeks, fourteen more men died in Sioux attacks. The attacks continued through the summer and fall. On December 21, disaster struck. Recklessly pursuing Indians across a wooded ridge, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel William Fetterman and his company fell into an ambush. It was the worst military blunder of the Indian Wars before the Battle of the Little Bighorn ten years later. Margaret Irvin Carrington, like many officers' wives, kept a journal of her stay in the outposts of the West. She recorded her impressions of the scenery and the inhabitants of Absaraka, in present-day Wyoming, Montana, and the western Dakotas. As the wife of the commander of Fort Phil Kearny, Colonel Henry B. Carrington, she experienced the sequence of events and the heightening of tensions that led to that bloody December day. She could not have known that her journal would come to such a shocking climax, with her husband's career at stake. Today, her journal has been reprinted several times over to present this exciting, eye-opening view into life on the plains as the wife of an officer. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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An Illustrated History of Duke Basketball: A Legacy of Achievement by Bill Brill (Sports Publishing) 4.5 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

No college in America has dominated the basketball scene the way Duke has. From the first game in 1906 through the NCAA National Championship following the 2009-10 season, 100 Seasons of Duke Basketball provides fans with an insider's look at Duke basketball and the people who have made it a national legend -- Vic Bubas, Eddie Cameron, Art Heyman, Mike Krzyzewski, and many others.

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Incredible Cowboy Stories: Amazing Tales of Western Danger and Derring-Do by Veronica Alvarado (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

The fires of America's fascination with the Wild West are stoked in this new compilation of the best and most exciting cowboy stories out there. Sit around a campfire and join authors like Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain as they flesh out the America that they knew intimately. For some of these writers, the West was a place of dreams, for others, of nightmares, but for us, they represent the freedom and delight of a lawless land. Boasting a diverse set of authors and perspectives, this collection of stories ensures every reader will get a nuanced and full sense of what the life of a cowboy was like. Each story and author evokes a different aspect of what it really meant to live in the old Wild West. Some tales depict dramatic standoffs and moments of ultimate danger, while others brilliantly capture thrilling adventures, the immensity of the Wild West, and the pure pride and joy of being a cowboy. Incredible Cowboy Stories, brought to life by more than three dozen color illustrations, is a must have for anyone who has ever dreamt of the hot deserts of Texas, the frigid cold of the Rocky Mountain peaks, or the wide and wild range of the old West.

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Historicizing Fear: Ignorance, Vilification, and Othering by Travis D. Boyce (University Press of Colorado) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 18 hours ago

Historicizing Fear is a historical interrogation of the use of fear as a tool to vilify and persecute groups and individuals from a global perspective, offering an unflinching look at racism, fearful framing, oppression, and marginalization across human history.The book examines fear and Othering from a historical context, providing a better understanding of how power and oppression is used in the present day. Contributors ground their work in the theory of Othering -- the reductive action of labeling a person as someone who belongs to a subordinate social category defined as the Other -- in relation to historical events, demonstrating that fear of the Other is universal, timeless, and interconnected. Chapters address the music of neo-Nazi white power groups, fear perpetuated through the social construct of black masculinity in a racially hegemonic society, the terror and racial cleansing in early twentieth-century Arkansas, the fear of drug-addicted Vietnam War veterans, the creation of fear by the Tang Dynasty, and more. Timely, provocative, and rigorously researched, Historicizing Fear shows how the Othering of members of different ethnic groups has been used to propagate fear and social tension, justify state violence, and prevent groups or individuals from gaining equality. Broadening the context of how fear of the Other can be used as a propaganda tool, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of history, anthropology, political science, popular culture, critical race issues, social justice, and ethnic studies, as well as the general reader concerned with the fearful framing prevalent in politics. Contributors: Quaylan Allen, Melanie Armstrong, Brecht De Smet, Kirsten Dyck, Adam C. Fong, Jeff Johnson, ?ukasz Kamie?ski, Guy Lancaster, Henry Santos Metcalf, Julie M. Powell, Jelle Versieren

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Singing Wires: A Western Story by L. P. Holmes (Skyhorse) 3.5 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

When word of the Pony Express being formed reached Clay Roswell in Texas, he decided to get a job as a rider. He was told his best chance for employment was along the desert stretch in Nevada Territory, so that was where he headed. Along the trail, he met two brothers, Jess and Hoke Pickard, and agreed to team up with them, at least as far as Salt Lake. They made camp one night in Weber Cañon, east of Salt Lake, but as Roswell lay in his blankets, the Pickards tried to club him to death. They stole his money and his horses and left him for dead. It took Roswell a long time to make it to Fort Churchill in Nevada Territory, and when he finally did, the Pony Express was shutting down and the only jobs available were with crews hired to string telegraph wire across the desert. And it was there in Fort Churchill that Roswell saw the Pickard brothers again, applying for work with the superintendent of the telegraph company. Roswell's brawl with the brothers then and there made for an unlikely introduction to superintendent Jack Casement, but he liked what he saw in Roswell and offered him the job as wagon boss for the outfit. But the fight with the Pickards was not over, and conflict with Indians as well as an organized gang of hijackers would only add to the challenges now facing Roswell, a simple man looking for an honest wage. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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The Hands of Peace: A Holocaust Survivor's Fight for Civil Rights in the American South by Marione Ingram (Skyhorse) 3.6 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Born in Hamburg in the 1930s, Marione Ingram survived the Holocaust in Nazi Germany, only to find when she came to the United States that racism was as pervasive in the American South as anti-Semitism was in Europe. Moving first to New York and then to Washington, DC, Marione joined the burgeoning civil rights movement, protesting discrimination in housing, employment, education, and other aspects of life in the nation's capital, including the denial of voting rights. She was a volunteer in the legendary March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his iconic “I Have a Dream" speech, and she was an organizer of an extended sit-in to support the Mississippi Freedom Party. In 1964, at the urging of civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, Marione went south to Mississippi. There, she worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and taught African American youth at one of the country's controversial freedom schools. With her boldness came threats—white supremacists made ominous calls and left a blazing cross in front of her school—and an arrest and conviction. She narrowly escaped a three-month prison sentence. As a white woman and a Holocaust escapee, Marione was perhaps the most unlikely of heroes in the American civil rights movement; and yet, her core belief in the equality of all people, regardless of race or religion, did not waver and she refused to be quieted, refused to accept bigotry. This empowering, true story offers a rare up close view of the civil rights movement. It is a story of conviction and courage—a reminder of how far the rights movement has come and the progress that still needs to be made.

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Cowboy Skills: Roping, Riding, Hunting, and More by Stephen Brennan (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 days ago

Cowboy Skills is a fascinating, practical guide to the skills that have made the cowboy famous worldwide as both an outdoorsmen and rancher. Readers can replicate outdoor living by trying a hand at rounding up cattle, breaking horses to saddle, and living off the land. Learn key skills like: Handling a stampede Using the proper saddle and tack Proper ways to use a lasso and lariat Classic songs and lingo And much more! Whether you're an avid outdoorsman or a wannabe cowboy, Cowboy Skills is your handbook to not only surviving the Wild West, but flourishing. The style of the cowboy is both famous and infamous, and the skills are ones for the ages. The cowboy has been a successful outdoorsman for ages, and now you can too with the skills, tips, and tricks included in this handy manual.

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Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail: The Classic History of the American Indians and the Taos Revolt by Lewis H. Garrard (Skyhorse) 3.3 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

The classic account and history of the Taos Revolt and the Cheyenne Indians. In the bright morning of his youth, Lewis H. Garrard traveled into the wild and free Rocky Mountain West and left us this fresh and vigorous account, which, says A. B. Guthrie Jr., contains in its pages “the genuine article—the Indian, the trader, the mountain man, their dress, and behavior and speech and the country and climate they lived in." On September 1, 1846, Garrard, then only seventeen years old, left Westport Landing (now Kansas City) with a caravan, under command of the famous trader Céran St. Vrain, bound for Bent's Fort (Fort William) in the southeastern part of present-day Colorado. After a lengthy visit at the fort and in a camp of the Cheyenne Indians, early in 1847 he joined the little band of volunteers recruited by William Bent to avenge the death of his brother, Governor Charles Bent of Taos, killed in a bloody but brief Mexican and Indian uprising in that New Mexican pueblo. In fact, Garrard's is the only eyewitness account we have of the trial and hanging of the “revolutionaries" at Taos. Many notable figures of the plains and mountains dot his pages: traders St. Vrain and the Bents; mountain men John L. Hatcher, Jim Beckwourth, Lucien B. Maxwell, Kit Carson, and others; various soldiery traveling to and from the outposts of the Mexican War; and explorer and writer George F. Ruxton. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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The Mexican Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Mexican Civil War and How Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata Impacted Mexico by Captivating History 4.7 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Mexican Revolution, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! The Mexican Revolution was a defining moment of the 20th century. The Mexican fight for democracy, equality, and justice sent shockwaves around the world. No other episode in its history has left a deeper mark. It is a three-act drama full of politics, persecution, and war, not to mention earthquakes, signs in the sky, and even spiritualist sessions, while being populated by larger-than-life villains, international spies, and the universally known figures of Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata. In fact, our modern idea of "revolution" owes much to what happened in this country between 1910 and 1920. Although the uprisings of the oppressed classes have occurred since antiquity, Mexico in the 20th century is a unique case -- this was the first triumphant popular revolution that, unlike others, was able to establish a popular government that carried out extensive social transformations without resorting to state terror, as was the case in the Soviet Union and China. It integrated marginalized groups into national life, and it gave birth to a refurbished nation, where, for a hundred years, there has not been a new coup d'état, a problem that devastated other Latin American countries during the 20th century. In The Mexican Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Mexican Civil War and How Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata Impacted Mexico, you will discover topics such as • The Comet • The Strong Man of the Americas • Francisco and the Spirits • Victory Comes Too Soon • The Wicked Ambassador • Victoriano Huerta • Two Hurricanes • The Convention of Aguascalientes • The Presidential Chair • Huerta Strikes Back • The Horsemen of the Apocalypse • The Centaur and the General: Pershing's Punitive Expedition • The Zimmermann Telegram • Aftermath • And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about the ...

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Rider on the Buckskin: A Western Story by Peter Dawson (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Can Frank Rivers clear his name of his father's murder? Frank Rivers had served four years in the penitentiary for the murder of his father in the commission of a stagecoach robbery. There had been a witness that could not be found at the time of the trial but whose testimony four years later was sufficient for Rivers to receive a full pardon. But for Rivers the matter is scarcely ended. He wants to find the real culprits behind the crime. His search leads him to Ute Springs where he immediately comes to the notice of Sheriff Jim Echols, who believes that Rivers committed the crime and that he bribed his way into being granted a pardon. When Rivers witnesses the murder of his prime suspect, he has a tough decision to make. Flee and be blamed or stay and be blamed. Rider on the Buckskin once again shows off Dawson's writing chops, justifying his reputation as one of the most respected Western writers of all time.

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Spartacus: A Captivating Guide to the Thracian Gladiator Who Led the Slave Rebellion Called the Third Servile War against the Roman Republic by Captivating History 4.5 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

If you want to discover the captivating history of Spartacus, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Almost 2,100 years ago, a gladiator walked out of the arena. And he never walked back into it. Spartacus, a Thracian whose early life is hidden in the mists of history, is one of the most infamous figures of antiquity. Perhaps the most famous gladiator of all, parts of Spartacus' story inspired elements of the award-winning film Gladiator (2000). Yet even though his story is familiar to millions, he remains a strangely mysterious figure, one whose innermost heart was never revealed to the world. All of the existing records about Spartacus and the war that he started and lost were written by Roman historians. None of the slaves' account of these events has survived the onslaught of the years; thus, many of Spartacus' actions, and all of his motives, are matters of speculation. Even Plutarch, a contemporary, could only guess at what this hero of the oppressed truly wanted or how he really felt. Diving into this great man's psyche and puzzling together his thoughts and feelings is a fascinating subject. And his story makes for gripping reading. In Spartacus: A Captivating Guide to the Thracian Gladiator Who Led the Slave Rebellion Called the Third Servile War against the Roman Republic, you will discover topics such as • Thrace and Its Enemies • On the Romans' Side • Sold • The Real Gladiator • Ambush • Facing the Legions • The Lone Volunteer • At the Feet of the Alps • Defeat • Betrayed by the Pirates • Crassus' Wall • The Last Stand • Aftermath • Legacy • And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about Spartacus, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

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Somme 1916: Success and Failure on the First Day of the Battle of the Somme by Paul Kendall (Skyhorse) 3.1 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 days ago

What really happened on the first day of the Somme? Much controversy has surrounded the Somme offensive relating to its justification and its impact upon the course of the war. General Sir Douglas Haig's policies have been the subject of considerable debate about whether the heavy losses sustained were worth the small gains that were achieved which appeared to have little strategic value. That was certainly the case on many sectors on 1 July 1916, where British soldiers were unable to cross No Man's Land and failed to reach, or penetrate into, the German trenches. In other sectors, however, breaches were made in the German lines culminating in the capture that day of Leipzig Redoubt, Mametz and Montauban. This book aims to highlight the failures and successes on that day and for the first time evaluate those factors that caused some divisions to succeed in capturing their objectives whilst others failed. An important new study, this book is certain to answer these questions as well as challenging the many myths and misconceptions surrounding the battle that have been propagated for the last 100 years. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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The Algonquin Legends of New England by Charles Godfrey Leland (E-BOOKARAMA) 3.6 Stars (27 Reviews)    Price verified 2 days ago

"The Algonquin Legends of New England" is a brilliant collection of stories from the folklore tradition of the Algonquin (Algonquian, Algonkin) peoples of North America, in particular of the "Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot tribes". The collection presented in the book is a result of the collecting efforts of folklorist Charles Godfrey Leland and from Rev. Silas T. Rand, a Canadian Baptist clergyman who was the first to record the legend of Glooskap. It is this legend, with its many chapters, which takes up the majority of the book. The central character is a giant of a divinity named Glooskap, who "grows to a more appalling greatness than Thor or Odin in his battles", and whose name literally means Liar, because it is said that when he left earth he promised to return but has never done so.

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War Comes to the Big Bend: A Western Story by Zane Grey (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

A wheat farmer is torn between allegiances while fighting to keep the woman he loves in this epic of the First World War! It's 1917, and the United States is about to enter the First World War. The wheat farms of rural Washington State have become an important resource in winning the war. Kurt Dorn is a wheat farmer born of a German father and an American mother, and his family's farm contains some of the finest wheat grown anywhere. But a Bolshevik band, calling itself the Industrial Workers of the World, led by a spy financed by imperial Germany, and, secretly, by a German wheat magnate, seeks to stop Dorn's wheat from getting in Allied hands. Meanwhile, Dorn has fallen in love with Lenore Anderson, the daughter of a wealthy farmer who wants Dorn to supervise his empire and prevent the destructive IWW from ruining everything. But Dorn loses the battle to keep his farm, and instead of fighting from the home front, decides to take up arms and enlist in the US Army. Dorn will now be forced to choose between his patriotism, his love for Lenore, and his desire for revenge in a tale that spans continents and delivers a sobering message of the horrors of war. Heavily edited upon its original publication in 1918, this edition of War Comes to the Big Bend has been restored from Grey's original handwritten manuscript, and showcases the full vision of a master storyteller. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Great Ranches of Today's Wild West: A Horseman's Photographic Journey Across the American West by Mark Bedor (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

In this beautiful collection, veteran travel writer Mark Bedor takes readers on a journey through twenty of the great ranches of today's Wild West. With over 200 stunning full-color photographs, reading Great Ranches of Today's Wild West is almost as good as being there. Take a horseback ride through the snowy woods at Vista Verde Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, or follow in the footsteps of Butch Cassidy on the Outlaw Trail at Utah's Tavaputs Ranch—it's all just another part of the American ranch experience.

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The Black Muldoon: A Western Trio by Max Brand (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

“Brand practices his art to something like perfection." —The New York Times “Max Brand is the Shakespeare of the Western range." —Kirkus Reviews In "When Iron Turns to Gold," the sequel to Brand's novel Iron Dust, a pardon exonerates Andrew Lanning of any crime he may have committed during his time as an outlaw. Marshal Hal Dozier, instrumental in obtaining that pardon, has urged Andy to return to Martindale and his former life there as a blacksmith. However, the residents of Martindale will not accept Andy back, fearing that he'll break the law again. To make things worse, Larry la Roche and the members of the Allister gang are prepared to commit a bold robbery in Martindale and frame Andy for the crime if he refuses to rejoin them. Jimmy Bristol is the titular character in "The Two-Handed Man," with a reputation of being able to fire a six-gun accurately using either hand. Bristol is on the dodge when he stops briefly at the Graney Ranch to rest his horse. There, he meets Joe Graney and his daughter, Margaret, who tell Bristol about the thefts they have suffered at the hands of Dirk van Wey and his gang. Despite being pursued by the law himself, Bristol decides he will take a hand against van Wey. On a stormy night in "The Black Muldoon," a notorious outlaw shows up at the home of the storekeeper, Jefferson Peters. The Black Muldoon has a strange cargo, an infant boy whom he wants to leave with Peters so that he can be raised by Peters and his wife as their son. As young Jerry Peters grows up, he turns out to be exceptional at everything he tries, and as an adult manhunter, it is Jerry who takes to the trail to capture the Black Muldoon. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane ...

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Out of Jordan: A Sabra in the Peace Corps Tells Her Story by Dalya Cohen-Mor (Skyhorse) 2.8 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

A riveting memoir of the first Israeli-born Jewish American to be sent as a Peace Corps volunteer to a closed Arab society. A good memoir is a survivor's tale—the story of a person who has faced obstacles and made it through well enough to tell it. Dalya Cohen-Mor, a Sabra-born American woman, volunteered to serve in the Peace Corps, went through a lengthy and highly competitive application process, was accepted, and was sent to serve in the predominantly Palestinian country Jordan, of all countries. Upon arrival in Jordan, Cohen-Mor was instructed by Peace Corps supervisors to conceal her Jewish identity, use an alias instead of her real last name, and pretend that she was Christian so as not to compromise her safety and efficacy as a Peace Corps volunteer. As a single woman, a Sabra, and an American Peace Corps volunteer in a conservative Arab society, Cohen-Mor was forced to navigate unchartered territory, redefine her values and attitudes, and discover what it means to be perceived as the Other. She lived in the household of a Bedouin host family in a remote village in the eastern desert of Jordan, teaching English at the village girls' elementary school. As she traveled around the Kingdom, she often found herself in delicate, complicated, and dangerous situations. After three months of hard work in the Peace Corps, she was accused of being involved in intelligence activities and unceremoniously sent back home. Although she lost her dream to serve in the Peace Corps, she found something more precious in the process: her core identity and sense of self. Out of Jordan paints a penetrating portrait of contemporary life in Jordan, with insight into the complexities of a closed Arab society—family life, women's roles, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the perception of America in the minds of ordinary people. With relentless honesty and unflinching courage, Cohen-Mor recounts her personal journey across borders and cultures into the living realities of two ...

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The Steel Box: A Western Duo by Max Brand (Skyhorse) Price verified 6 hours ago

“Prairie Pawn" tells the story of Paul Torridon, called White Thunder by the Cheyenne Indians holding him hostage. They believe that he cured Whistling Elk's son from a menacing illness and brought rain when others had failed to do so. Though Paul has been rewarded with many riches, he still seems unhappy, and the Cheyenne chief decides to undertake a dangerous mission to kidnap Torridon's sweetheart, Nancy Brett, from Fort Kendry. The Cheyennes believe that will make White Thunder happy enough to voluntarily stay with them. In the title story, “The Steel Box," Lew Sherry and Pete Lang accept an offer they simply can't resist. Oliver Wilton is willing to pay the cowboys $1,000 a day for ten days to protect him from danger that has him living in a state of terror. A seafaring man has arrived at the inn in town and has made no secret of the fact that he's come to settle a score with Wilton. In the meantime, Wilton's niece, for whom he manages a half-million dollar trust, has been seen target practicing with a gun equipped with a silencer. Oliver Wilton has reason to fear for his life, but can two unwitting cowboys save it? With these two rich and detailed tales, Max Brand shows again why is he is regarded as one of the finest authors ever to work in the Western genre. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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The Lightning Runner: A Western Story by Max Brand (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Notorious outlaw Lawrence Grey has been captured near El Paso. Marshal Neilan has a proposal for him. Neilan will set Grey free if he tries to locate John Ray, a man who was last known to be living in San Vicente, Mexico. The men Neilan sent previously have disappeared or quit the job. Brick Forbes of Pittsburgh is worth millions. Ray once did him a kindness. Now that Forbes is desperately ill, he wants to leave his fortune to Ray rather than to his own relatives. Grey agrees to Neilan's proposal and goes to San Vicente, where he promptly saves the life of Mexican general Miguel O'Riley during a bombing attempt. The general makes inquiries and learns that the stranger who saved his life is called John Lawrence and that he is studying Spanish. Another American named Dickson Jarvis, employed by Forbes's relatives, informs O'Riley that Lawrence is actually a wanted outlaw on both sides of the border. Later, Jarvis is murdered. Lawrence has his own audience with General O'Riley and asks him for a guide into the mountains. O'Riley sends for Oliver Slade, a man who strangely resembles the one who killed Jarvis. This proves only the beginning of an intrigue in which Lawrence's life is threatened continually from all sides.

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Lightning of Gold: A Western Story by Max Brand (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 6 hours ago

From legendary Western author Max Brand comes a tale of covert espionage, gold, and a mysterious figure on horseback. In this dramatic and strange story, Lefty Bill Ranger, an Alaskan mail carrier, travels to Circle City through a terrific snowstorm. There he meets Menneval—a man who is widely feared throughout the territory—and is offered a job. He is to go to Tuckerville, California, and from there to the mountain fastness where Peter Crosson and his son, Oliver, live in total isolation. Menneval wants Ranger to watch and report what he sees for a period of six months. The pay for this espionage will be $6,000 in gold. Ranger, attracted by the money, accepts the assignment. In the Sierra Mountains, Ranger sets up his camp and, pretending to be a trapper, keeps the Crosson ranch under surveillance. One day, Ranger is amazed to witness a gigantic mountain lion being pursued by a pack of wolves and followed by a bronzed youth on horseback. The wolf pack seems to be under the guidance of the youth, who carries only a hunting knife. Later, two hardcases fully armed with rifles and revolvers attempt to enter the Crosson range, intent on rustling Crosson cattle. They disappear, and, when Ranger next sees them, the men are afoot, covered with wounds, their clothes in tatters, fleeing in terror for their very lives. It is here that Lefty Bill Ranger will experience, for the first time, what is called the lightning of gold. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might ...

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Son of an Outlaw: A Western Story by Max Brand (Skyhorse) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 6 hours ago

The orphaned son of an infamous outlaw is chosen to inherit a wealthy ranch, but not if the ranch owner's jealous brother exposes the boy's true heritage! Black Jack Hollis was a daring outlaw before he was shot down. In the wake of his death, it's discovered that Hollis left behind an infant son. Elizabeth Cornish, co-owner of the Cornish Ranch alongside her brother, Vance, takes it upon herself to raise the child as her own. Elizabeth names the boy Terry Colby and gives Terry a fictitious aristocratic background, believing the way the boy is raised will determine the man he will become. But Vance is convinced that Terry is destined to become an outlaw himself, and that it will be impossible to overcome the lawlessness that runs in his blood. Vance only cares for the finer things in life, and he believes that his sister will leave the prosperous ranch to him when she dies. However, Elizabeth informs her brother that on Terry's twenty-fifth birthday, he will become the sole heir of the Cornish Ranch. Vance will stop at nothing to sabotage his sister's plans and ensure he will inherit the family's wealth, even if it means inviting a famous lawman to Terry's birthday party— the man who shot Black Jack Hollis! Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Legend of the Golden Coyote: A Western Duo by Max Brand (Skyhorse) 3.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

"Thunder and Lightning" is the story of two men, Soapy Almayer and Jimmy Clarges. When they go to work in a lumber camp, their extraordinary strength and the speed that they work leads to their being called Thunder and Lightning. Then one man, afraid to fight either, is crafty enough to use Rosita Alvarado to cause them to fight each other... to the death. "Legend of the Golden Coyote" is the story of a wild coyote, known far and wide for his unusual golden coat. Crafty and ferocious, he will confront even a timber wolf. But he also has a special relationship with a man and his daughter: the girl loves him and the man has spared his life when he might have killed him. When a terrible forest fire threatens them all, the golden coyote faces the painful choice between saving one of his own offspring and leading the human to safety.

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The Quest: A Western Trio by Max Brand (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Three thrilling tales from one of the masters of frontier fiction! In “Paradise Al," Brand tells the first of two stories about Paradise Al, a drifter and rambler who has been riding the rails when he jumps off a passenger train just outside of town. He's caught and thrown in jail, but his resemblance to the Pendletons, a local family, gets him out. Suddenly Al is caught in the middle of the Pendletons' long-standing feud with the Draytons, another local clan that has a wild, untamed stallion and has boasted it will give the horse to anyone who can ride him. Paradise Al, clearly a novice when it comes to horses, takes up the challenge, with two conditions: he gets to keep the horse on the Pendleton Ranch for a week and he gets to marry young Molly Drayton. “Paradise Al's Confession" is another chapter in the saga of Paradise Al, masquerading as Al Pendleton. He's now planning on marrying Molly Drayton and is busy at work starting up a ranch when an unexpected visitor arrives and threatens to pull the rug out from under Al and his entire charade. In “The Quest," Barney Dwyer is a social outcast with more brawn than brains who has yet to find his place in the world. Dwyer works on Daniel Peary's ranch, and when he unintentionally breaks one of Peary's tools, he's fired. But Peary decides to give Dwyer an opportunity to get his job back—he tells Dwyer to track down Peary's estranged son Len and bring him home. Dwyer accepts, but has no idea what an impossible task he is about to embark on. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books ...

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Brother of the Cheyennes: Book Two of the Rusty Sabin Saga by Max Brand (Skyhorse) Price verified 6 hours ago

Rusty Sabin was born to white parents but brought up by the Cheyenne Indians, who named the redheaded boy Red Hawk. His ability to heal the sick and to make strange magic is widely honored throughout the tribe. But in his twenties, Red Hawk sets out to take his place among white people. When Rusty and his stallion White Horse are nearly at the frontier post of Fort Marston, the river boat he's riding is grounded, and a man called Bill Tenney comes to his rescue. Rusty doesn't know much about the white man's ways -- especially a white man like Bill Tenney, a thief and a fugitive. Tenney is only interested in one thing -- Rusty's white stallion, considered sacred among the Cheyennes. Meanwhile Major Marston is determined to come between Rusty and his sweetheart, Maisry, and the Cheyennes do all they can to compel Rusty to return to his tribe. First serialized in 1934, Brothers of the Cheyennes -- the second installment of the Rusty Sabin trilogy -- cemented Max Brand's reputation as one of the most exciting and talented writers working in the Western genre. To this day, Rusty Sabin remains an indelible American character, caught between two worlds and simply trying to do the right thing.

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Train's Trust: A Western Story by Max Brand (Skyhorse) Price verified 6 hours ago

A no-good thief takes on a job with a huge payout that he can't possibly resist! Steven Train is a thief who knows a thing or two about how to handle a firearm. One day he's approached by another crook named John Rainier to go on a manhunt. Train is wary at first, but when Rainier tells him there's a huge payout, he decides to take on the job. Rainier works for Patrick Comstock, a rich rancher looking for an honest man to go on a dangerous mission in hopes of finding his long lost friend. Comstock's friend disappeared after losing all his earnings in oil stock investments that went bad. However, as luck would have it, one of the oil stocks bounced back and is now worth $50,000! Comstock needs Train to find his long lost friend and give him his earnings. Train takes on the job with the intent of stealing the cash and splitting it with the no-good Rainier, but a snooping detective investigating a number of older crimes Train committed could ruin their best-laid plans. And to top it off, Train has an odd change of heart and decides that if Comstock enlists his help, he will double-cross Rainier and will instead faithfully carry out his mission to find the missing person and return to him his money. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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The Sacred Valley: Book Three of the Rusty Sabin Saga (Rusty Sabin Stories 3) by Max Brand (Skyhorse) Price verified 6 hours ago

The thrilling conclusion to Max Brand's Rusty Sabin trilogy. Born to white parents, Rusty Sabin was taken prisoner and raised by the Cheyennes in Sacred Valley. The Cheyennes know him now as Red Hawk, an admired leader and great warrior. Sabin falls in love with Maisry Lester, a young frontierswoman, and decides to desert the Cheyennes to pursue a different kind of life, but fate soon intervenes. Sabin finds two bags of gold in a Sacred Valley creek and decides to leave one with the Cheyennes and give one to Maisry. When a local frontiersman decides to try and pilfer the sack that Sabin designated for the Cheyennes, Maisry's father is killed in the crossfire. Standing Bull, a Cheyenne leader, is wrongfully blamed for the murder, and Sabin finds himself in the middle of a frontiersmen-Indian conflict. He'll have to figure out where exactly his loyalty lies and how to resolve a conflict threatening to erupt in bloodshed. First serialized in 1935, The Sacred Valley—the final installment of the Rusty Sabin trilogy—cemented Max Brand's reputation as one of the most exciting and talented writers working in the Western genre. To this day, Rusty Sabin remains an indelible American character, caught between two worlds and simply trying to do the right thing. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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The Unofficial U.S. Census: Things the Official U.S. Census Doesn't Tell You About America by Les Krantz (Arcade) 4.6 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

On April 1, 2011, the Official 2010 U.S. Census Report will be released. On that same day, The Unofficial U.S. Census will shed light (and a bit of laughter) on all the other facts that Americans are itching to know about our country and each other. Les Krantz and Chris Smith have collected facts from a variety of sources, compiling a fascinating and insightful look into America—an up-to-date demographic profile that will include what the government forgot to ask us, such as who we sleep with, what we ingest, what we own, what we drive, when we have sex, what we tattoo on our bodies, and much more! With clever photos and captions, the book includes fifty enlightening and fun chapters covering all aspects of American life, including sporting activities, sex, edibles, education, religious beliefs, family profiles, criminal activities, body piercing, dating, driving, and net worth. The Unofficial U.S. Census is an engaging portrait of America, jammed with facts and fun—warts and all!

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Sky Blue: A Western Story by Max Brand (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (20 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

The exciting tale of a young gambler, a horse, and the bond that will change the both of them forever. Hoping to make a man out of him, Alfred Larribee's father sends his son to live with his cousin's family out West. Alfred is lazy and listless, and spends his early days there drinking, gambling, and doing everything he can to avoid his share of work. Everything changes with the appearance of Sky Blue, a magnificent stallion that seemingly can't be ridden and has seriously injured one of the few willing to try. But to everyone's astonishment, Larribee is able to bond with the horse, mount him, and ride him with ease. Josiah Ransome is already at odds with Larribee over his gambling when the woman he hopes to marry bets her emerald ring that Larribee will not able to ride Sky Blue. When the opportunity presents itself, Ransome turns to sabotage, placing a burr under the horse's saddle. When Larribee mounts the stallion again he is viciously thrown off, and Sky Blue flees off into the desert. Larribee sets out on a mission, blazing a trail through dangerous Indian territory to find Sky Blue and return the horse to its home. Sky Blue is the story of Larribee's journey into the wild frontier, and a captivating Western from one of the genre's all-time greats! Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Length: 256 Pages (1,630 KB)
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In Other Words: 40 Years of Writing on Indonesia by Goenawan Mohamad (Arcade) Price verified 12 hours ago

A wide-ranging and beautiful collection of essays from one of world literature's most important writers. Goenawan Mohamad is one of Indonesia's foremost public intellectuals, and this translated volume of essays—spanning from 1968 to the present day—demonstrates the breadth of his perceptive and elegant commentary on literature, faith, mythology, politics, and history. Through the worst days of Indonesia's authoritarianism, in the face of the trauma of great violence and the chaos of democratic transition, Goenawan has never lost faith in the act of writing. Many of his essays from In Other Words were first published for Tempo, the Indonesian weekly magazine that he founded in 1971. His writings bring nuance and sympathy to difficult histories, introduce doubt to damaging certainties, and apply clarity of thought and action to times of great upheaval. Activist, journalist, editor, essayist, poet, commentator, theater director, and playwright, Goenawan Mohamad brings an unparalleled and wide-ranging perspective to the world. These essays, translated by his long-time collaborator Jennifer Lindsay, reveal a vision both uniquely Indonesian and completely universal, and indisputably establish him as one of the leading political thinkers and cultural observers in the world today.

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Roughing It by Mark Twain (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (371 Reviews)    Price verified 2 minutes ago

Originally published over one hundred years ago, Roughing It tells the (almost) true story of Mark Twain's rollicking adventures across the United States. A hilarious account of how the author tried finding wealth in the rocks of Nevada, it was published before his most famous works and shows why he would grow to become one of the most beloved American writers of all time. The story follows many of Twain's early adventures, including a visit to Salt Lake City, gold and silver prospecting, real estate speculation, a journey to the Kingdom of Hawaii, and his beginnings as a writer. Through his attempts to strike it rich, he meets a motley crew of colorful people, while weaving through humorous mishaps and standing through it all with the endearingly good humor for which he's famous. The memoir showcases Twain's razor-sharp wit (as well as a healthy imagination), which would later become his trademark style in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. From stagecoach travel to the etiquette of gold hunting, Roughing It makes a classic addition to your Mark Twain library and is a perfect example of how funny the world can be when you're traveling with the right person.

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Length: 212 Pages (116,422 KB)
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Alexander Hamilton: Adultery and Apology: Observations on Certain Documents in the History of the United States for the Year 1796 by Alexander Hamilton (Racehorse) Price verified 8 hours ago

Written by Hamilton himself to confess to the affair he conducted with Maria Reynolds, Alexander Hamilton: Adultery and Apology is Hamilton's attempt to defend and rationalize his misdoings, and ultimately salvage what was left of his reputation. The pamphlet was originally published in 1796 after accusations of the adultery arose. This personal exposé reveals a man, whom the public initially revered as a politician and Founding Father, as a flawed human-being. Within these documents Hamilton describes his exploits in impeccable detail and languid prose, at the risk of tarnishing his public image, to prove to the public that he had nothing to hide. With a new foreword by Robert Watson, presidential scholar and author of Affairs of State, delve into this exquisite, essential account of history's most scandalous love affairs.

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Hitler's Secret Jewish Psychic: And Other Strange and Obscure History by Phil Mason (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

A treasure trove filled with fascinating anecdotes about the tiny ripples that have caused big waves in history, Hitler's Secret Jewish Psychic will cure you of two misconceptions: the first being that history is relentlessly boring and the second that significant historical events are caused by significant and great causes. Here you'll unearth a multitude of facts you never knew were true. You'll learn some unbelievable things about some of the most prominent figures in history (Picasso was stillborn until his uncle revived him by blowing cigar smoke in his face!). You'll discover facts about some of the most famous wars in history (Japan actually manufactured balloons carrying deadly diseases, which they attempted to send over the Pacific Ocean to the United States). Other strange facts include: The career Fidel Castro almost chose over his leadership of Cuba Where Eli Whitney got the idea for his invention of the cotton gin What almost happened during the Wrights brothers' first successful flight Why certain literary works almost never saw the light of publication What day should have really been designated Independence Day The truth behind Winston Churchill's daring escape from a Boer War prisoner-of-war camp Franklin Roosevelt's campaign cover-up The behind-the-scene beliefs of Isaac Newton And many more! It is true that many things you hear should be taken with a pinch of salt; nothing proves this so much as Hitler's Secret Jewish Psychic, where you will discover the outrageous secrets history has tried (and failed) to keep. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a ...

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Length: 418 Pages (1,375 KB)
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More than Beards, Bellies and Biceps: The Story of the 1993 Phillies (And the Phillie Phanatic Too) by Bob Gordon (Sports Publishing) 3.5 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Stubble scruffed up their chins. Tobacco wads ballooned their cheeks. The 1993 Philadelphia Phillies had the look of a slow-pitch softball team itching to kick some serious butt. They did kick butt, too, on and off the field. "They lived the life of professional baseball players as fully as it can be done," manager Jim Fregosi said. Though they weren't a photogenic bunch, their mugs were everywhere, on Baseball Today, on David Letterman, and on Saturday Night Live. Even President Clinton quipped about them. The newly revised edition of Robert Gordon's and Tom Burgoyne's More Than Beards, Bellies, and Biceps: The Story of the 1993 Phillies tells the complete story of this gang of baseball throwbacks that quickly seduced the hometown fans. By season's end they had won over the rest of the country, too. America's Most Wanted Team became America's Team in a heart-thumping World Series against Toronto. The '93 Phils drew more spectators than any other Philadelphia franchise in the city's century-and-a-quarter of professional sports. More Than Beards, Bellies, and Biceps offers the story of a team that burned the candle at both ends and lit up a city like a firecracker.

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Length: 272 Pages (2,332 KB)
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Adventures with Indians and Game: Twenty Years in the Rocky Mountains by William A Allen (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

An adventure tale, historical memoir, and hunting journal in a single, enthralling narrative. At the tender age of seven, little William shot his first chipmunk and was "imbued with the spirit of sportsmanship." In the following years of his colorful life, Allen wore many hats, living as a tracker, miner, blacksmith, gunsmith, prospector, freighter, and even dentist. Above all, however, was his passion for adventure, the hunt, and his dealings with Native Americans in the waning light of the late nineteenth century in Dakota Territory. A born observer, Allen describes a world that, by the time he wrote his book in 1903, no longer existed. Allen's accounts of life in the frontier wilderness -- hunting otters and grizzly bears, a secondhand reflection on the tragedy of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, witnessing a battle between a rattlesnake and an eagle, and brutal fights and lifelong friendships with Sioux and Crow Indians -- reflect a lost era of romantic heroism, untouched nature, and early Western sentiments, both antiquated and modern, toward Native Americans. Not only the thrilling memoir of one man's life, Adventures with Indians and Game is also a compendium of Western game -- how to track, hunt, and kill for entertainment -- in a time when hunting for pleasure, rather than food, in the West was a foreign concept. As a pioneer in the field of hunting as a sport in the West, Allen provides a significant historical account of the spirit that spearheaded it. A teetotaler and man of his word, Allen's narrative voice is strong, straightforward, and immediate, even though he died in 1944. Adventures with Indians and Game is a true-life adventure tale and hunting journal that promises an enthralling and eye-opening read.

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Length: 214 Pages (19,095 KB)
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Game of My Life Chicago Bears: Memorable Stories of Bears Football by Lew Freedman (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Since their founding in 1919, the Chicago Bears have carried the hearts and souls of football fans throughout the country. Now supporters of one of the NFL's most storied franchises will go into the locker room and onto the turf with over twenty Bears legends in Game of My Life Chicago Bears. In this newly revised edition, sportswriter Lew Freedman opens the doors to players' private remembrances of how it was and how they reacted to the spotlight. Big touchdowns, career-making moments, and championship glory shared all come to the surface for Bears of the past half-century. Readers will hear tales from Hall of Famers such as Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers, Mike Singletary, Stan Jones, and so many more. Within these pages, Chicago gridiron greats offer glimpses of the National Football League in the 1950s, the 1960s, and right up through present-day play. More than sixty years of Bears experience is represented in this collection of tales told by the men who lived through some of the most memorable moments in franchise history.

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Length: 257 Pages (4,252 KB)
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Pinstripe Quotes: The Wit and Wisdom of the New York Yankees by Henry Clougherty (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Was it Babe Ruth who said it best when he once remarked, "Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world"? Or Mickey Mantle when he channeled Lou Gehrig during his 1969 farewell address: "I never knew how someone dying could say he was the luckiest man in the world. But now I understand"? Since the New York Highlanders became the New York Yankees in 1913, this dynamic franchise has captured the hearts and minds of fans across the nation. But for all the glory garnered by the men in pinstripes, their advice, wisdom, and passion has never been given a voice until now. Pinstripe Quotes is a unique collection of quotes, stories, and historic anecdotes as spoken by the players themselves, and the men and women who knew them best. Where else will fans learn Lou Gehrig's thoughts on racial discrimination, or Derek Jeter's penchant for singing out loud when no one else is around? What Yankees fan won't relish reliving the team's first World Series victory through the eyes of the sportswriters and cheering crowds who were there? A franchise with over a century of triumph, tragedy, and unflinching determination, the players of the New York Yankees have the sayings and words of wisdom that will carry fans through anything -- from a rough day at work, to the best way to celebrate a World Series victory. Without a doubt, Pinstripe Quotes is a must-have for any fan.

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Length: 176 Pages (11,029 KB)
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Fake Politics: How Corporate and Government Groups Create and Maintain a Monopoly on Truth by Jason Bisnoff (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

In "grassroots" campaigns, the grass isn't always green -- or natural. In today's chaotic world, where the multiplication of information sources creates competing narratives, credibility is the key to winning the war of ideas. This is the reason why governments and corporations resort to astroturfing -- creation of ostensibly grassroots movements set up to advance political agendas and commercial campaigns. The democratization of information and polarization of politics offer a perfect storm. Fake Politics tells the stories of how this practice has transformed political activism into a veiled lobbying effort by the rich and the powerful. Through a series of vignettes involving the tea party, oil industry, big tobacco, big data, and news media, this book will explore the similarities and differences between various campaigns that appeared as grassroots but, in reality, were lobbying efforts fueled by governments, corporations, major industries, and religious institutions. The process, named for the artificial grass fields at football stadiums and high schools across the country, became so prevalent in the last two decades that it now sits at a tipping point. In the era of "fake news" and "alternative facts," with the truth well on its way to becoming indistinguishable from fabrication, what can the past of astroturfing tell us about the future of grassroots activism?

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Length: 229 Pages (1,159 KB)
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The History and Lives of Notorious Pirates and Their Crews by Captain Charles Johnson (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 hours ago

There is a fascination surrounding the subject of pirates and pirate lore that centers around the romanticized impression of lawless, brutal ruffians pillaging ships, hunting for gold and treasure, and traveling in massive ships waving the skull-and-bones flag. The golden age of piracy produced many grandiose and notorious characters whose incredible stories have found their way into this one-of-a-kind book. Originally published in 1735, The History and Lives of Notorious Pirates and Their Crews grippingly chronicles the adventures and misadventures of the most infamous pirates who ruled the high seas at the turn of the eighteenth century. From Captain Spriggs' rampant use of torture on his victims, to Bartholomew Robert's incredibly successful pirating career, Blackbeard's legendary fearsome demeanor, and Captain Kidd's tragic end, these truly enthralling stories of privateers turned bandits will leave readers on the edge of their seats. Though the author's true identity is still debated, his book helped shape the very concept we hold of pirates today—influencing such writers as J. M. Barrie, Rafael Sabatini, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Length: 144 Pages (3,479 KB)
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God Jul: A Swedish Christmas by Anders Neumuller (Skyhorse) 4.9 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

The charm, warmth, and beauty of a Swedish Christmas is captured in this remarkable collection of 300 colorful, fun, and historic postcards dating back to the 1800s. Each postcard reveals the magic behind Christmas and of Scandinavian tradition and folklore. Here, gnomish elves meet Santa and children play with angels. With traditional postcards from renowned artists such as Jenny Nystrom, Elsa Beeskow, and Aina Stenberg, accompanied by explanations of the cultural and historical past, God Jul will make everyone that is even a little bit Swedish homesick for an Old World Christmas.

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Length: 96 Pages (38,741 KB)
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Guns Across the Border: How and Why the U.S. Government Smuggled Guns into Mexico: The Inside Story by Mike Detty (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (57 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Conducted under the umbrella of Project Gunrunner, intended to stem the flow of firearms to Mexico, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) ran a series of "gun walking" sting operations, including Operations Wide Receiver and Operation Fast & Furious. The government allowed licensed gun dealers to sell weapons to illegal straw buyers so that they could continue to track the firearms as they were transferred to higher-level traffickers and key figures in Mexican cartels. Motivated by a sense of patriotic duty, Tucson gun dealer and author Mike Detty alerted the local ATF office when he was first approached by suspected cartel associates. Detty made the commitment and assumed the risks involved to help the feds make their case, often selling guns to these thugs from his home in the dead of night. Originally informed that the investigation would last just weeks, Detty's undercover involvement in Operation Wide Receiver, the precursor to Operation Fast & Furious, which was by far the largest "gun walking" probe, stretched on for an astonishing and dangerous three years. Though the case took several twists and turns, perhaps the cruelest turn was his betrayal by the very agency he risked everything to help.

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Length: 273 Pages (512 KB)
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Final Report of the Task Force on Combating Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel by Homeland Security Committee (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 13 hours ago

The report addresses the urgent and growing threat of terrorist travel by Americans to Syria and Iraq. Despite the government's efforts to control this travel, hundreds of Americans have attempted to reach the conflict zones to join the jihadists. Using numerous briefings, interviews, site visits, and document analysis, the Task Force makes thirty-two key findings dealing with government strategy, identification of terrorists, and disruption of foreign fighter travel, including: Key Finding 1: The United States lacks a comprehensive strategy for combating terrorist and foreign fighter travel. Key Finding 14: State and local law enforcement personnel continue to express concern that they are not provided with the appropriate security clearances to assist with counterterrorism challenges. Key Finding 25: “Broken travel" and other evasive tactics are making it harder to track foreign fighters. Key Finding 29: Gaping security weaknesses overseas—especially in Europe—are putting the U.S. homeland in danger by making it easier for aspiring foreign fighters to migrate to terrorist hotspots and for jihadists to return to the West. Introductory remarks by security experts accompany the text and place these findings and recommendations in their proper context, explaining the critical need for effective strategy in combating terrorist travel from the United States.

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Length: 98 Pages (1,863 KB)
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The American Railway: Its Construction, Development, Management, and Trains by Thomas Curtis Clarke (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

The early history of the American railroad by the man the New York Times calls “one of the best-known civil engineers in America." The American Railway provides an exciting look at the railroad industry in the 1880s and how it developed as the business boomed. Originally published in 1889, it contains a thorough history of how railroads were built, the types of railways, the lives of railway workers, the various ways the railway affected political and business economics, as well as the safety precautions of people who rode or worked with the railway system. You'll also find more than two hundred hand-drawn illustrations—visual representations of great steam engines, graceful bridges, life in a Pullman car, railway accidents, views of track construction, and portraits of railroad pioneers and magnates of the times—and stories from real rail workers. Learn how far we've come from such humble beginnings and grow to have a newfound appreciation for the railways that paved our country's future. This edition features a new foreword by Jeff Smith, editor of the NRHS Bulletin, the quarterly magazine published by the National Railway Historical Society.

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Length: 480 Pages (278,070 KB)
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Gunsmoke Masquerade: A Western Story by Peter Dawson (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 13 hours ago

The only hope of finding a US marshal who suspiciously vanished in the desert is rotting in a New Mexico jail! Because of reports of a potential range war in Peñasco County, New Mexico, US Commissioner Guilford dispatches Deputy US Marshal Ed Church to help clean up the mess. But after arriving in Agua Verde by stagecoach and renting a horse to ride to the troubled area, Church disappears. At the same time, two top men from rival ranching operations are found killed outside town the day after Church arrived in Agua Verde, apparently the deadly result of a shoot-out. Guilford knows that Ed Church's best friend, Streak Mathiot, is currently sitting in the Pleasant City jail. Guilford visits and offers him the job of deputy US marshal to investigate Church's disappearance. If Streak will accept it, the commissioner's assignment will take precedence over any local charges against him, and the prisoner would be released into Guilford's custody. Streak accepts Guilford's offer to find his friend before it's too late. But little does he know he'll be dropped right in the middle of a fight that has already turned violent... and possibly deadly. Gunsmoke Masquerade finds Peter Dawson in top form, justifying his reputation as one of the most respected Western writers of all time. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Length: 268 Pages (1,477 KB)
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Power Struggle Over Afghanistan: An Inside Look at What Went Wrong--and What We Can Do to Repair the Damage by Kai Eide (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Based on the author's own conversations with President Karzai and other Afghan politicians, as well as prominent international representatives, Power Struggle Over Afghanistan is a Norwegian diplomat's account of his two years at the United Nations. Eide was President Karzai's closest international interlocutor from March 2008-2010 and he interacted with him regularly during the most hectic periods. It was a time marred by widespread fraud, including the controversial presidential elections, and gross international interference, much of which is still unknown to the general public. Working closely with Karzai, Eide was inevitably caught up in the rivalries between the Afghani authorities and the international community, as well as in the tensions generated by the security situation. Eide speaks freely and honestly about the political gambles, the military reality, and the people he met. His story is a unique account of contemporary Afghanistan, and its critique of military and civilian operations in Afghanistan will without doubt prove controversial.

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Length: 320 Pages (9,222 KB)
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Mountain Made: A Western Story by Max Brand (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Winsor Glanvil pays court to Louise Carney, heiress to a fortune, and she agrees to marry him. The marriage is opposed by big Jack Rutledge, a jealous rival and formidable foe, so Glanvil and Louise plan to be married in a sequestered valley by a local clergyman. Rutledge and his supporters, learning of the plan, arrive in the valley ahead of the two and seize Glanvil. Glanvil is beaten mercilessly and Rutledge disfigures him, destroying one side of his face with the cutting edge of a spur. Rutledge then rejoins his gang in the clergyman's house. Although Glanvil has been seriously weakened, he manages to get access to firearms and breaks in on the gang, shooting Rutledge and escaping on a stolen horse. Deep in the hills, safely beyond pursuit but exhausted and near death, Glanvil finds a cave in which to seek sanctuary. Unfortunately the cave is not empty -- it is the den of a she-wolf and her young cub. Now Glanvil has another fight to win. Yet over the winter months while recovering his health, Glanvil manages to bond with the wolves. When he sets out in the spring to revenge himself on Rutledge's gang -- only to learn that Rutledge is very much alive and engaged to Louise Carney -- he is not alone.

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Length: 258 Pages (1,109 KB)
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Game of My Life San Francisco Giants: Memorable Stories of Giants Baseball by Matt Johanson (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Orlando Cepeda breaks into the majors with a home run. Willie Mays drills four homers in a single game while sick to his stomach. Felipe Alou prays for a ninth-inning miracle with the National League pennant on the line. In Game of My Life San Francisco Giants, you'll experience the exceptional moments of fan favorites Will Clark, Rich Aurilia, Robby Thompson, and Rod Beck, as well as current stars like Tim Lincecum, described in their own words as only they remember them.

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Length: 257 Pages (1,239 KB)
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The Outpost of the Lost: An Arctic Adventure by David L. Brainard (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

In the summer of 1881, Lt. Adolphus Greely of the Fifth United States Cavalry and a crew of twenty-one men set out on the Proteus to explore the then relatively-unknown Arctic Circle. During their three-year journey, the Lady Franklin Bay expedition, as it came to be known, was meant to ascertain new astronomical data, to establish an observation station, and to record other meteorological data. And while they did accomplish those tasks, the crew of the Proteus will instead forever be remembered for the catastrophe that they encountered, one that yielded few survivors. After a relatively calm first year in the Arctic, the members of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition grew increasingly desperate as ships carrying essential supplies -- food, clothing, and building materials, among other items -- failed to reach them due to increasingly perilous conditions. Slowly but surely the harsh weather and low supplies decimated the crew, as one by one they succumbed to the merciless Arctic. When a rescue vessel finally reached the Proteus in 1884, only six members of the original expedition remained. Told in concise prose with stunning clarity, Proteus crew member David L. Brainard's Outpost of the Lost is an inspiring account of human spirit and perseverance, and is not be missed by any armchair adventurer or history buff.

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Length: 336 Pages (1,007 KB)
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Troublesome Range: A Western Story by Peter Dawson (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 13 hours ago

After five years of virtual banishment because he sold out his small outfit to the Middle Arizona Cattle Company, giving it a foothold on the Mesa Grande range, violent-tempered Joe Bonnyman is summoned back to Lodgepole by his father when it appears that a cattle war between the syndicate and the various rangers is imminent. During his short stay in town, Joe has an unpleasant meeting with Ed Merrill, the brother of a girl Joe had once courted. Warned by Merrill to stay away from his sister, Joe whips the man in a fist fight. Later that same night Ed Merrill decides to ride out of Lodgepole to his ranch, rather than face humiliation the next day over the fight. On his way to the stable to get his horse, he sees a light in the Acme Land Company's office and realizes that someone is opening the safe. While he is deliberating what to do, the hold-up man comes out, sees him, and brings down his gun on Ed's head with a vicious blow. From a piece of evidence found at the scene of the crime, it appears that Joe Bonnyman did it. Troublesome Range is a classic story of good and evil, of a man forced to do whatever it takes to defend his honor and his town.

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Length: 246 Pages (978 KB)
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