The Secret War Council describes the espionage cell which Germany sent to the United States at the outbreak of World War I. Its initial mission was to combat interests of the Entente powers in North America through attacks on Canada, blockade running, propaganda, and cornering supplies.
Do you wish you could feel closer and more connected to your mom, dad, or other family members? Do you have a family member who served in the military, who perhaps saw war, and wondered what their experience was really like? Do you suspect there are traumas in their past that might be affecting their ability to open up? If yes, Flying with Dad will be an opening read.
At 10, she thought Dad's bite was worse than his bark.
At 20, they fought about race.
At 60, she struggled to talk with him about what mattered.
In 2008, when it was almost too late, one phone call changed everything.
Flying With Dad is the true story of a daughter, a father, and how his stories of World War II bridged their worlds.
As a father, Michael Caputo could be distant and brusque.
Growing up, Yvonne and her siblings had a roof over their heads and food on the table. But what Yvonne wanted was a deeper connection with her Dad.
In Flying With Dad, Yvonne Caputo charts her journey to her father through the ...
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From the #1 Amazon Bestselling Author comes a supernatural suspense inspired by the U.S. Military's clandestine program, Stargate.
For two decades, the Army trained special agents in remote viewing, a form of clairvoyance. With Russia at the forefront of paranormal research, the United States government wasn't about to be left behind and funneled more than twenty million dollars into the top secret program.
Hidden among the landscape of Fort Meade and inside the walls of a wooden structure, the remote viewing labs trained soldiers to be psychic spies under a cloak of secrecy and a signed oath. If the oath was broken, the soldier could face up to $10,000 in fines and a possible prison sentence. But in 1995 during the Clinton Administration, Stargate was shut down. Now twenty years later, a new story emerges.
Meet Sergeant Major Seth Phoenix. He's spent his entire life guarding his extraordinary "gifts" until Memorial Day, 1995 when ...
Volume II is the second in the 6-volume "Wings of Valor" series that explores the birth, evolution and development of U.S. Army and Air Force Combat aviation. Volume II relates the history of the first two years of war in the Pacific, where the courage and ingenuity of American airmen turned the tide of the war. Stories are explored through the lives of Medal of Honor Recipients.
Gold Winner Adult Fiction - 2019 Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Finalist Winner First Novel & Historical Fiction - 2019 Indie Author Network's Book of the Year Awards
Growing up during the centuries-long conflict between the empires of Egypt and Hatti, the young princess Istara is taken hostage by the King of Hatti to secure the loyalty of her father, the King of Kadesh to the empire. Soon her new life in Hatti's glittering capital becomes all she knows. Bound in blood before the gods to Hatti's unwilling crown prince, Istara, now Hatti's queen-in-waiting, learns she will never be loved.
But the drums of war beat again, and when the scheming plans of Hatti's king threaten the existence of all civilization, the gods give Istara a choice: to leave behind everything she knows to save mankind, or remain where she is, powerless, a token on the game board of kings. On the brink of one of the most brutal battles in history, she chooses to risk her life to deliver a message to the only man able ...
If you think you understand WW2, think again! Until you have looked into the metaphysical (beyond the physical) aspect of the subject, together with the astrological timing in which it took place, you really are only scratching the surface. Many war historians and scholars concern themselves with the people, places and events surrounding WW2, but neglect the bigger picture. This is the only book of its kind to give you the big picture. Many people at the time saw Hitler as the new Messiah, an ambassador for the new Age of Aquarius. He reflected the rebellious and revolutionary characteristics associated with the planet Uranus, a planet which, for the first 1000 years, rules the Age along side Saturn, the planet associated with Judaism. Once again David comes up against Goliath (giants from Gaul), promoting a battle of ideologies, in which Hitler's 1000 year Reich, like Uranus, was once again castrated by Cronus. The book also explores the true origins of the Aryan concept, together ...
As the clashes between the Houses of York and Lancaster cost the working families more and more in lives and taxes, a new era dawns in medieval England.
The pressure is higher than ever to ensure a prosperous bloodline.
Young Elizabeth Sheldyke discovers this truth when she is married off to the ageing and heirless master of the Heron estate, but as the years progress and her belly remains flat a seed of fear is planted in the young woman's mind.
Could she possibly be barren?
When widowhood hits her earlier than most, Elizabeth is taken with the notion of restoring Heron to its former grandeur.
But a deep and passionate love threatens her new found independence when John Kendal sweeps her away in a whirlwind of desire she has never experienced before.
More anxious than ever to have a baby of her own the years fly past Elizabeth on the Heron estate; love grows, feuds break out, war rears its ugly head and her desperation reaches its climax...
The Rich Earth is passionate ...
With "A London War Child Crosses the Ocean", author and adventurer Lawrence Bohme begins the whimsically told but scrupulously faithful story of his first 41 years - entitled My Very Long Youth because "due to a force beyond my control I only started growing up, or calming down, after that age". The result is simultaneously a retrospective diary, an eye-witness history book, a personal collection of his own drawings and photographs, a one-way, slow-motion travel guide, a movie made up of stills and, to put it politely, in his own wry words, "a partially contrite confession of compulsive concupiscence"...
Born mid-war in a southern suburb of London, to a German half-Jewish ex-tramp become war document translator and his stenographer-become-wife, our "little English gentleman", having survived a V2 rocket attack that blows the front off his Croydon bungalow, immigrates with his family to a safer and more comfortable life in Western Canada, where he spends his next ten years "among ...
How does one describe the Pacific's pasts? The easy confidence historians once had in writing about the region has disappeared in the turmoil surrounding today's politics of representation. Earlier narratives that focused on what happened when are now accused of encouraging myths of progress. Remembrance of Pacific Pasts takes a different course. It acknowledges history's multiplicity and selectivity, its inability to represent the past in its entirety "as it really was" and instead offers points of reference for thinking with and about the region's pasts. It encourages readers to participate in the historical process by constructing alternative histories that draw on the volume's chapters.
The book's thirty-four contributions, written by a range of authors spanning a variety of styles and disciplines, are organized into four sections. The first presents frames of reference for analyzing the problems, poetics, and politics involved in addressing the region's pasts today. The second ...
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*This edition of Marching With Caesar-Birth of the 10th Legion contains material previously released in the First Edition of the bestselling Marching With Caesar-Conquest of Gaul.*
Titus Pullus, the hero of the 10th Legion and the Marching With Caesar® series, tells his story from the very beginning of his life, starting with his relationship with his father, how his friendship with Vibius Domitius began, and how their burning ambition to join the Legions was helped by a veteran nicknamed Cyclops. Enlisting in the 10th Legion, raised in 61 B.C. by Gaius Julius Caesar, Birth of the 10th Legion recounts the first campaign ever conducted by Julius Caesar as a commander, when he quells an insurrection in Hispania, as seen through the eyes and from the perspective of the men like Titus and Vibius who actually did the fighting.
In the new Rome, duplicity and death reign supreme.
It's the mid-11th century, and the Byzantine Empire dominates the world. Within the walls of its great capital, Constantinople, treachery, debauchery and power politics are part of the lives of the ruling elite.
Thrust into this mix is the Viking adventurer, Harald Hardrada. In the court of the deranged emperor, Michael the Fifth, danger lurks at every turn, and Harald soon becomes a pawn in the various factions' thirst for power.
Can he survive this dangerous place, and turn his mind towards regaining what is rightfully his?
- "The author weaves a fascinating and compelling story that captures the reader instantly. A compelling, heroic tale."
- "Perfect blend of reality and fiction."
- "An excellent historical thriller."
Beth and Jamie only meant to give fate a hand in earning their fortunes and bettering their lives. It was only a harmless masquerade. How were they to know the dangers and heartache a game of hearts could bring?
Adorned in the latest fashion, Beth Longley mixed among the beauties of the ton as though she belonged. She swept dashing, well-to-do Jamie Morgan completely off his feet. Little did he know that Beth was not the lady of Claremont House at all -- only its servant girl in disguise, hoping to maneuver her way into a wealthy man's arms. Then Jamie proposed, leaving Beth to wonder how long her masquerade could last...
Jamie Morgan was pleased with his latest conquest. The handsome -- and utterly destitute former pickpocket--was quite convincing disguised as a society fop. So much so that the eligible Lady Claremont was immediately taken with him. Soon, however, it was not just a game. The more he got to know the lovely "Catherine" the more he desired her and wanted to play ...
Alan Palmer's An Encyclopaedia of Napoleon's Europe is a comprehensive A-Z of life in the age of Napoleon, the years between 1797 and 1815.
Artists, poets, philosophers, scientists and authors all advanced society in their own ways, while men at court and on battlefields fought gruesome wars and suffered from the perils of the age.
Napoleon's Europe, naturally, was so much more than one man, though Napoleon was a pivotal figure in contemporary history. He conquered foreign lands, passed laws, spoke regularly to the rulers of Europe, freed its people while ruling with an iron fist and gave his name to a series of wars.
In the eighteen years centred on by Palmer, Russia woke up to its potential for European dominance, and nationalism seized the people of both Italy and Germany, who came together as countries rather than a series of disparate discrete regions. These countries and their noble men and women are listed with as much detail as their French counterparts.
Someone who picks ...
Space-Age Cowboys is a novel about 1960's America : an electric world convulsing between the high-tech scientific achievements of the space race - driven by engineers and self-taught technicians lost in a world of country and western music, hard drinking, mathematical conundrums and all-American family lives - and the blossoming counter-cultural universe of flower children, acid gurus, and new experiments in alternative life styles, Eastern philosophies, and the sexual revolution. Plunged into this bizarre Los Angelino world while seeking the American Dream is the English born South African immigrant and space engineer who tells the story.
At the turn of the nineteenth century -- when most food in America was bland and brown and few people appreciated the economic potential of then-exotic foods -- David Fairchild convinced the U.S. Department of Agriculture to finance overseas explorations to find and bring back foreign cultivars. Fairchild traveled to remote corners of the globe, searching for fruits, vegetables, and grains that could find a new home in American fields and in the American diet.
In Fruits of Eden, Amanda Harris vividly recounts the exploits of Fairchild and his small band of adventurers and botanists as they traversed distant lands -- Algeria, Baghdad, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Java, and Zanzibar -- to return with new and exciting flavors. Their expeditions led to a renaissance not only at the dinner table but also in horticulture, providing diversity of crops for farmers across the country.
Not everyone was supportive, however. The scientific community was concerned with invasive species, and World War I ...
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AD 86. The Roman Empire is under the rule of Domitian.
Solanus is a ruthless assassin who serves his paymaster Quintus Fuscus.
A battle-hardened Roman soldier, he is drafted into the Dacian wars. But he flees the Battle of Tapae after realizing he was walking into a trap.
Guided back to Rome by a young Thracian, his search takes him from fierce gladiatorial contests in the Coliseum to the Emperor's palace, via the grimy, dangerous heart of ancient Rome.
David Adkins is a retired civil servant who worked for many years at English Heritage. He lives in Letchworth Garden City with his wife. 'The Eagle's Nest and the Wolf's Lair' is his first novel.
"Vividly evocative of the era and readable." - People
William Shakespeare is perhaps the most famous and prolific playwright of all time but for all his fortune and fame, little did he know that the greatest drama of his life would not be performed on stage...
When William Shakespeare is contacted by his dark mistress, the former love of his life, the playwright is excited to see her again after so long a separation.
But much to his horror, he finds that the years have not been kind to her; she is now disease ridden and near death... and she intends to blackmail him, threatening to expose their affair to the world unless he pays her considerable doctor's bills.
A sudden fire cuts their meeting short and takes her life.
Torn between grief and anger, Shakespeare learns that the fire was no accident, and that he is being stalked by a person obsessed with bringing his life to ruin.
Hope soon comes in the form of a small boy, a would-be actor who happened to witness the arson. ...
Some call them killers--hard men from the other side of the planet sent to collect the heads of their enemies and make peace with a gun.
Freedom follows, along with all of its problems. Choice, and a lack of it. A world without the easy answers that come from being in a uniform.
And the space where the two worlds collide. Where a man tries to reconcile the person he's become with the one he was. A new kind of battlefield, where the ghosts of his past change everything he's ever known.
Among those who have studied it the Civil War has the peculiar quality of arousing strong partisanship for or against particular figures. In addition, there is a good deal of controversy as to the exact sequence of events, especially in some of the battles.
The present one-volume history of the war is written for the man-in-the-street who, perhaps justifiably, has not the time to follow out the details of such controversies...
Genre: History Length: 301 Pages (533 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 5th, 2020
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There is a vast body of imaginal literature in Bengali that introduces fictional Sufi saints into the complex mythological world of Hindu gods and goddesses. Dating to the sixteenth century, the stories -- pir katha -- are still widely read and performed today. The events that play out rival the fabulations of the Arabian Nights, which has led them to be dismissed as simplistic folktales, yet the work of these stories is profound: they provide fascinating insight into how Islam habituated itself into the cultural life of the Bangla-speaking world. In Witness to Marvels, Tony K. Stewart unearths the dazzling tales of Sufi saints to signal a bold new perspective on the subtle ways Islam assumed its distinctive form in Bengal.
Genre: History Length: 336 Pages (2,565 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Mar 30th, 2020
"Hidden talent counts for nothing."
Strategy Six Pack 12 presents six historical texts spanning two millennia and three continents. Ancient Rome and the Americas get two books each: Mary Platt Parmele's A Short History of Rome is paired with Jacob Abbott's biography of Emperor Nero; Thomas Paine's 1791 American political classic The Rights of Man is followed by 1831's The Confessions of Nat Turner - written by a runaway preacher-slave and social activist. For the Europhiles there is Hendrik Willem van Loon's concise account of Holland's early 19th Century continental dominance in The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom 1795-1813 and for historians of Asia there is the account of Victorian spy Alexander Burnes' adventures in uncharted parts of Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond in Travels into Bokhara: A Voyage up the Indus to Lahore and a Journey to Cabool, Tartary & Persia.
Strategy Six Pack 12
A Short History of Rome by Mary Platt Parmele.
Nero by Jacob Abbott.
The Rise of the Dutch ...
Genre: History Length: 482 Pages (2,653 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Mar 27th, 2020
Discover some of Florida's most fascinating personalities in this entertaining kaleidoscope of interviews. Made in Florida showcases a colorful lineup of notable people who got their start in the state and who have helped make it the unique, diverse place it is today.
Hear from Carl Hiaasen and Dave Barry about their weirdest writing inspirations. Discover why Shaquille O'Neal never complains. Find out what happens when Burt Reynolds goes to Costco. Listen to Theresa Manuel's experiences as one of the first black women to compete in the Olympics. Learn about the lives of Seminole Tribe elder Louise Gopher, pop art painter Romero Britto, NASA senior executive JoAnn Morgan, circus daredevil Bello Nock, football coach Steve Spurrier, state CFO Alex Sink, and Muhammad Ali's "fight doctor" Ferdie Pacheco. In addition to the widely celebrated, Art Levy introduces many unsung individuals. Meet innovative industrialists like "Chainsaw Al" and dedicated naturalists like "The Shark Lady." ...
Genre: History Length: 320 Pages (11,954 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Mar 24th, 2020
Wall Street Journal's Five Best Books About Cults
For five days in December 1908 the body of Cyrus Teed lay in a bathtub at a beach house just south of Fort Myers, Florida. His followers, the Koreshans, waited for signs that he was coming back to life. They watched hieroglyphics emerge on his skin and observed what looked like the formation of a third arm. They saw his belly fall and rise with breath, even though his swollen tongue sealed his mouth. As his corpse turned black, they declared that their leader was transforming into the Egyptian god Horus.
Teed was a charismatic and controversial guru who at the age of 30 had been "illuminated" by an angel in his electro-alchemical laboratory. At the turn of the twentieth century, surrounded by the marvels of the Second Industrial Revolution, he proclaimed himself a prophet and led 200 people out of Chicago and into a new age. Or so he promised.
The Koreshans settled in a mosquito-infested scrubland and set to building a communal ...
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Edward Creasy's 1851 military analysis of fifteen world battles is a classic of its genre. Appearing between Clausewitz's On War (1832) and Ardant Du Picq's Battle Studies (composed c.1870), The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo is essential reading for military scientists and historians.
Genre: History Length: 418 Pages (2,351 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Mar 17th, 2020