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Jeff Edwards Military Thriller 3-Book Box Set (USS Towers Series): Sea of Shadows; The Seventh Angel; Sword of Shiva by Jeff Edwards (Braveship Books) 4.7 Stars (54 Reviews)    Price verified 8 minutes ago

This box set of award-winning naval warfare thrillers from Jeff Edwards includes all three books of the USS Towers series: Sea of Shadows, The Seventh Angel, and Sword of Shiva. These novels have accumulated more than 700 Five-Star reviews and are boxed together for the first time! Praise for the books in this set: "Jeff Edwards has created a superb thriller that grips the reader from beginning to end. Brilliantly executed." -- CLIVE CUSSLER, International bestselling author of 'RAISE THE TITANIC' and 'THE ROMANOV RANSOM' "Unfamiliar and exciting territory -- a magnificent yarn! Guaranteed to keep you turning pages well into the night." -- GREG BEAR, New York Times bestselling author of 'KILLING TITAN' and 'DARWIN'S RADIO' "Jeff Edwards spins a stunning and irresistibly-believable tale of savage modern naval combat." -- JOE BUFF, Bestselling author of 'SEAS OF CRISIS' and 'CRUSH DEPTH' THE BOOKS: Sea of Shadows (Book #1) 562 Reviews, Average 4.5 Stars The only way to survive is to change the rules. A minor accident at a German nuclear power plant, a Biological Warfare attack on the British Embassy in Washington, DC, and a secret arms deal combine to drive a trusted NATO Ally into an illegal alliance with a rogue Middle Eastern state. With the world hovering on the brink of war, a handful of U.S. Navy warships must track down and destroy a wolfpack of state-of-the-art submarines. The adversary is skilled in deception and incredibly lethal. Out-gunned, out-maneuvered, and out-thought, the U.S. Navy crews must throw the rulebook out the window, to become every bit as devious and deadly as their enemy. The Seventh Angel (Book #2) 275 Reviews, Average 4.4 Stars The world has forgotten the true nature of terror. It's about to be reminded. A military revolt in southeastern Russia puts a former hard-line Soviet leader in command of a ballistic missile submarine and its arsenal of nuclear weapons. His goal: re-ignite the communist revolution and ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 1,513 Pages (7,021 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 25th, 2020

The UnPuritans (The Hanscome Trilogy Book 1) by Dr. Joan Adsit Dickinson 4.8 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Can struggling immigrants, slaves, lovers and families survive against all odds? In Book 1 of The Hanscome Trilogy -- Imagine immigrants taking over a land, and with nary a thought, overrunning those who lived there first. Imagine death sentences for disobeying harsh religious codes. Imagine floggings for the sin of loving someone of a different skin color. Imagine your labor, your life and your very soul cruelly dangled in front of your eyes, only to have them snatched away. Imagine you, the new conqueror, copying your past hateful masters and stealing others' freedoms. Yes, this exists today in 2017, but it is also the timeless story of the Hanscome family in 17th century New England. Orphaned, unsure and suspicious, Thomas Hanscombe arrives in Salem in 1629 at age eleven with Joan, his soothing older sister; her optimistic husband, Richard Claydon; and his younger brother, love-smitten Barnaby. They suffer hardships akin to slavery at the hands of the Puritans as indentured servants, but their indomitable spirits persevere. They brutally kill and are killed. They fear, love, laugh, hate, desire, lie, create, protect, enslave and die. They seize their destinies regardless of sex, race or religion. The backbone of The UnPuritans is based on the factual genealogy of the first three generations of Hanscomes, the author's ancestors. PRAISE FOR THE UNPURITANS: "I read this entire book in just two sittings. I simply could not put it down. And as soon as I finished, I started the second book in the trilogy. Never before have I been so captivated by a family saga and so connected in mind, body and spirit with the characters in a historical fiction series. Joan Dickinson has done an outstanding service to this period in history, allowing us to not just know what it was to live then, but to feel it with every fiber of our beings. Thank you, Joan." --- D. D. Scott, International Bestselling Author ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joan Dickinson has worn many hats - history ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 334 Pages (5,894 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 24th, 2020

The Lost Mulattos (The Hanscome Trilogy Book 2) by Dr. Joan Adsit Dickinson 4.2 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 8 minutes ago

How can loving, kind and compassionate plantation owners justify and promote slavery? How can slaves, in turn, become slave owners? What happened after the Civil War to the Charleston mulatto culture of the 1700's and 1800's? The Lost Mulattos - Book 2 of The Hanscome Trilogy - is the true, documented genealogical history of the author's family, the Hanscomes, and a tale that contradicts and challenges our traditional historical beliefs. The Hanscomes weave their massive web of rationalizations around the peculiar institution of slavery, presenting themselves as "good" slave owners who love and care for their slaves, like family. They support the Charleston elite, mulatto, slave-owning, freedmen artisans and shopkeepers, who buffer the growing tinderbox of slavery. And why shouldn't they? The mulattos are their sons and daughters, too. PRAISE FOR THE LOST MULATTOS: "Not only did I read this second book in The Hanscome Trilogy, I felt each and every moment deep in my heart and soul. Joan Dickinson has done an outstanding service to this period in history. She brilliantly helps us understand how slavery was woven into the lifestyle of early colonial America, how even though most people thought (and knew) it was horribly wrong, they chose their socially acceptable way of living and their accumulation of wealth and land over their hearts and humanity. At the same time, those same hearts found, explored and courageously lived love regardless of the colors of their skin and despite the labels those colors were given." --- D. D. Scott, International Bestselling Author ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joan Dickinson has worn many hats - history teacher, psychologist, professor, behavioral health director and international consultant, wellness columnist, public speaker, yoga and meditation instructor. She hails from Minnesota and kayaks with the dolphins near Anna Maria Island, Florida.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 301 Pages (9,429 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 24th, 2020

Becoming a U.S. Marine: Adapting Basic Training to the 21st Century by Nathan Decety (Anchor Book Press) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 8 minutes ago

When Nathan Decety shipped out for Marine Corps Basic Training, he brought note-taking gear. In the second part of Becoming a U.S. Marine: Adapting Basic Training to the 21st Century, Nathan Decety describes his first-hand account of the notorious Basic Training Program. Becoming a U.S. Marine is complete with stories and links to videos to generate an immersive experience. In the first part of Becoming a U.S. Marine, Nathan Decety explores recent developments in warfare and combat, the role of the Marine Corps in the 21st century, domestic policy challenges, and most importantly, suggested improvements to Basic Training. These recommendations reverberate far beyond the Marine Corps and the U.S. Military; for many lessons drawn from the chaos of the modern battlefield are applicable wherever people seek to achieve a mission in a perilous and fast-paced world.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 304 Pages (756 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 22nd, 2020

Odysseus' Island by Jane Cochrane 4.6 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

The story of 'The Odyssey' has captured the human imagination for centuries. Odysseus' homeland of Ithaca, a breathtakingly beautiful island in the Ionian Sea, still attracts visitors who are intrigued by Homer's epic adventure. But can we connect today's Ithaca to the romantic island in Homer's Odyssey? Was Odysseus a real, or a mythological figure? With a sleuth's eye for detail, Jane Cochrane reveals the fascinating answers to these questions, combining thorough academic research with her own personal perspective of this extraordinary island. Odysseus' Island relates the discovery in 2010 of the Palace of Odysseus by archaeologists from mainland Greece. These findings were subsequently challenged by the neighbouring island of Kefalonia who wished to claim Odysseus as their own. Ithaca's ancient history, according to some academics, was suddenly in doubt. In response to this, Jane Cochrane has brought together the various strands of archaeological and literary research to reveal the stunning proof of a thriving, ancient city on Ithaca where Odysseus reigned as king. Inspired by her husband Alec and with the help of the eminent Classics Professor George L Huxley, Jane takes us on a journey of Classical proportions to uncover the ancient truth behind the island of Odysseus. Interwoven with these discoveries is a touching and entertaining personal story of Jane's relationship with the island - one that started well over 30 years ago. Ithaca is brought into the present day with the exploits of Jane and Alec's gradual restoration of an ancient ruin as a summer retreat and the accounts of deep friendships made over the years with the island's tight-knit community. For romantics and academics alike, Odysseus' Island is a must-read for those who would like to walk the ancient Homeric paths in the footsteps of Odysseus.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 338 Pages (4,173 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 21st, 2020

The Fragile Hour by Rosalind Laker (Lume Books) 4.5 Stars (24 Reviews)    Price verified 19 hours ago

A British secret agent lives among the Nazis in secret. Two decades after the end of the Second World War, Anna Marlow stands among a crowd of spectators gathered around a lake in Norway. She is watching an aircraft being raised up from the depths of a lake. As she does so, she remembers its pilot - with a heart that is heavy for reasons far more complicated than a love that was lost during the Second World War. As a British secret agent, Anna had returned to her Nazi-occupied homeland during the war to join the Norwegian resistance. Assuming a new identity, she lived among the Nazis whilst carrying out highly dangerous acts of sabotage, risking her life and the lives of her loved ones. Despite the constant danger she faced, Anna found love - or love found Anna. But as the war drags her away from those she loves, can this passion outlast Germany's occupation of Norway? Or will it be just one more casualty of the conflict? The Fragile Hour is an gripping wartime romance about the courage and sacrifices made by the women of the secret service during the Second World War. 'A moving story of love and war.' - Robert Foster, best-selling author of 'The Lunar Code'. Rosalind Laker was lucky enough to be born into a family that took a great interest in its forebears, and tales of them were handed down to her, providing characters and incidents for many of her historical novels.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 456 Pages (1,208 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 20th, 2020

The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch by Gregory S. Taylor (University Press of Florida) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Paul Crouch (1903-1955) was the quintessential anticommunist paid government informer. A naïve, ill-educated recruit who found a family, a livelihood, and a larger romantic cause in the Communist Party, he spent more than fifteen years organizing American workers, meeting with Soviet leaders, and trying to infiltrate the U.S. military with Communist soldiers. He left the party in 1941, in part because of a growing conviction that the leadership had become dictatorial, but also in part out of vengeance for perceived wrongs. As public perceptions of Communism shifted during the Cold War, Crouch's economic failures, desire for fame, and greed morphed him into a vehement ideologue for the anti-Communist movement. During five years of testimony, he named Robert Oppenheimer, Charlie Chaplin, and many others as Communists and claimed the civil rights movement was Communist inspired. In 1954, much of Crouch's testimony was exposed as perjury, but he remained defiant to the end. How, and why, one southerner could become a loyal foot soldier on both sides of the Cold War ideological divide is the subject of Gregory Taylor's incisive biography. Relying on personal papers, FBI records, and official Communist Party files, Taylor weaves through the seemingly contradictory life of the individual once known as the most dangerous man in America.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 340 Pages (1,979 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: May 2nd, 2020

Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica by Joshua Englehardt (University Press of Colorado) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 23 hours ago

Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica explores the role of interregional interaction in the dynamic sociocultural processes that shaped the pre-Columbian societies of Mesoamerica. Interdisciplinary contributions from leading scholars investigate linguistic exchange and borrowing, scribal practices, settlement patterns, ceramics, iconography, and trade systems, presenting a variety of case studies drawn from multiple spatial, temporal, and cultural contexts within Mesoamerica. Archaeologists have long recognized the crucial role of interregional interaction in the development and cultural dynamics of ancient societies, particularly in terms of the evolution of sociocultural complexity and economic systems. Recent research has further expanded the archaeological, art historical, ethnographic, and epigraphic records in Mesoamerica, permitting a critical reassessment of the complex relationship between interaction and cultural dynamics. This volume builds on and amplifies earlier research to examine sociocultural phenomena -- including movement, migration, symbolic exchange, and material interaction -- in their role as catalysts for variability in cultural systems. Interregional cultural exchange in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica played a key role in the creation of systems of shared ideologies, the production of regional or "international" artistic and architectural styles, shifting sociopolitical patterns, and changes in cultural practices and meanings. Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica highlights, engages with, and provokes questions pertinent to understanding the complex relationship between interaction, sociocultural processes, and cultural innovation and change in the ancient societies and cultural histories of Mesoamerica and will be of interest to archaeologists, linguists, and art historians. Contributors: Philip J. Arnold III, Lourdes Budar, José Luis Punzo Diaz, Gary Feinman, David Freidel, Elizabeth Jiménez Garcia, Guy ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 426 Pages (7,710 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: May 1st, 2020

Strategy Six Pack 11: Ancient Egypt, Marie Antoinette, Lord Nelson & Lady Hamilton, Hard Tack & Coffee, Benjamin Disraeli and The History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele (Enhanced Media Publishing) 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 19 hours ago

"We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us." ? Winston S. Churchill. An eyewitness account of life in ancient Egypt from the Father of History, legendary Greek historian Herodotus; a concise biography of Marie Antoinette by John Abbott; a look at the private life of Horatio Nelson in Lord Nelson & Lady Hamilton; one of the most important Civil War memoirs penned by a soldier in the field - Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life; an essay on Benjamin Disraeli and A Short History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele. Strategy Six Pack 11 is a biographical and battle-packed collection of historical delights: An Account of Egypt by Herodotus. A Short Life of Marie Antoinette by John Abbott. Lord Nelson & Lady Hamilton by Elbert Hubbard. Hardtack and Coffee - The Unwritten Story of Army Life by John D. Billings. Benjamin Disraeli by Elbert Hubbard. A Short History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele. Includes four separate image galleries for An Account of Egypt, A Short Life of Marie Antoinette, Hardtack and Coffee and A Short History of Russia.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 427 Pages (5,951 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Apr 28th, 2020
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