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The Story of the Goths by Henry Bradley (Blackmore Dennett) 4.0 Stars (143 Reviews)    Price verified one hour 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: Computers & Technology [f] [x]
Length: 301 Pages (6,038 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Smoke Over Tokyo (Reiko Watanabe / Inspector Aizawa Book 2) by Matthew Legare (Black Mist Books) 4.6 Stars (40 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Tokyo, May 1932 Japan is still plagued by economic depression, scandals, and assassinations. A prominent politician mysteriously commits suicide while dining with Chizuru Okamura, the daughter of a yakuza crime family. Leading the investigation, Police Inspector Aizawa tasks his geisha spy, Reiko Watanabe, to go undercover into the world of the dreaded Okamura Gang. Reiko soon finds herself at the center of a power struggle between Chizuru and her brother, Lieutenant Katsuro Okamura, for control of the gang. Using bribery and deceit, Chizuru is poised to take over the government, while Katsuro seeks to launch a coup d'état and install a military dictatorship. As they try and thwart both schemes, Reiko and Inspector Aizawa must untangle a web of conspiracies involving the Army Secret Service, opium dens, corruption, Charlie Chaplin, and assassination, while all Japan hangs in the balance. Merging historical fact with fiction, Smoke Over Tokyo is the second installment of the Reiko Watanabe/Inspector Aizawa series. As they enter the dark underworld of 1932 Tokyo, filled with danger and intrigue, Reiko Watanabe and Inspector Aizawa soon find themselves fighting for their lives and the future of their city. "Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Maltese Falcon." --MJ Lee, author of the Inspector Danilov series and Where The Truth Lies "This is a Japanese answer to Bernie Gunther." --Goodreads Review

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 317 Pages (479 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Cooking for Two Cookbook 450 Healthy Two-Serving Recipes Box Set 8 books in 1 including: Slow Cooker, 5-ingredient, Cast Iron, 15-minute Meals, Air ... by Louise Davidson (The Cookbook Publisher) 4.1 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Cooking for Two Made Easy from Breakfast to Dessert! 450 recipes Delicious and Healthy Two-Serving Recipes to Make Cooking for Two a Breeze! Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited Volume 1: Slow Cooking for Two 100 Healthy Two-Serving Slow Cooker Recipes Cooking for two won't be a challenge with these easy to make slow cooker recipes for two! All you need is a few minutes of prep. time, healthy ingredients, and a slow cooker for the magic to happen. You will serve delicious, healthy, and wholesome meals for two. Volume 2: 5 Ingredient Slow Cooking for Two 50 Healthy Two-Serving 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes Simplify your life with easy to make slow cooker 5-ingredient recipes for two! It doesn't get easier than that! Home cooked meals that taste delicious and take only a few minutes to prepare. Volume 3: Cast Iron for Two 50 Healthy Two-Serving Cast Iron Recipes Cooking for two can be challenging, but with a cast iron skillet, you can prepare healthy meals in no time! Make cooking for two fun and delicious with these 50 creative and memorable recipes for two-servings designed for cast iron cookware. Volume 4: 15 Minutes Recipes for Two 50 Healthy Two-Serving 15 Minutes Recipes In just 15 minutes make a delicious and healthy homecooked meal for just the two of you! Full of flavor and always quick and easy to prepare, this cookbook's recipes will simplify your life and time spent in the kitchen! Volume 5: Air Fryer for Two 50 Healthy Two-Serving Air Fryer Recipes Cooking for two with an Air fryer makes meal preparation, quick, easy, and delicious! This collection of Air Fryer recipes for two is simply out of this world good from breakfast to desserts! Volume 6: Instant Pot for Two 50 Healthy Two-Serving Pressure Cooker Recipes Cooking for Two doesn't need to be complicated. With the Instant Pot pressure cooker, you will be making healthy and delicious home cooked meals for two in no time! Volume 7: Ketogenic Recipes for Two 50 Healthy Two-Serving ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 596 Pages (8,810 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Killer Couples: An anthology of True Crime by Natalie Morganis 3.6 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 17 minutes ago

The violent duo of Cynthia Coffman and James Marlow headline this True Crime anthology of couples who kill. James Marlow and Cynthia Coffman were a serial killing couple, victimizing four people during a deadly rampage that crossed state lines. Cynthia was a troubled single mother who found solace in the arms of Marlow, a psychotic drug addict that led her into a life of rape, robbery and murder.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 359 Pages (1,264 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Beef Everyday Cookbook 365 Beef Recipes by Marie Adams 3.7 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Prepare delicious and healthy Beef recipes every day of the year! Download FREE on Kindle Unlimited Tantalizing steaks sizzling on the grill, melt in your mouth fillet mignon kebab, heartwarming chilies and stews. Is your mouth watery yet? Beef is one of the most versatile protein there is and is overall rich in the nutrients our body needs. You can use in many different ways. In this book, you will find 365 recipes where beef is the star ingredient. Inside, you'll find: ?Facts and interesting information about beef, as well as health benefits of eating beef. ?Invaluable tips for preparing beef. ?Beef cuts and uses. ?365 easy to prepare and delicious recipes including: ?Delightful appetizer recipes like the Make-Ahead Sweet and Sour Meatballs and the Galangal Lime Beef Satay. ?Comforting soup recipes like the Low Carbs Beef and Barley Soup and the Beef Tomato Macaroni Soup. ?Refreshing salad recipes like the Beef Asparagus Salad with a Sweet Citrus Vinaigrette and the Roast Beef and Potato Salad. ?Wholesome pasta recipes like the Rich Heritage Lasagna and the Pasta with Meat Sauce. ?Marvelous stew and chili recipes like the Hungryman Stew and the Soulful Beef Chili. ?Impressive main dish recipes like the Provençal Beef Daube, the Slow Cooked Sauerbraten, the Szechuan Beef, the Italian Spiced Spinach Flank Steak, the Sweet Pineapple Teriyaki Beef, the Creamy Swiss Steak, the Steak Enchilada Casserole, the Thai Coconut Beef. ?Tasty sandwich and burger recipes like the Spicy KC BBQ Burgers and the Philly Steak Sandwich ?And much more! Download today and enjoy reading on your favorite device like Kindle, IPad and IPhone, Androids tablets or cellular phones, laptops and even your computer with the free Amazon Kindle apps. Let's start cooking your favorite beef recipes! Scroll back up and click buy for an immediate download! beef, dinner recipes, beef recipes, beef cookbook, dinner cookbook, sandwich recipes, steaks. steak recipes. steak cookbook. burger ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 580 Pages (6,071 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Style in Technical Math Solution Manual by Afshin Azari-Vala (TerseMath) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

This publication provides detailed solutions for the problems in the exercise sets in the textbook "Style in Technical Math" by the author. The coverage includes both even-numbered and odd-numbered problems in the exercise sets. As our aim is to promote formulations and algorithms that promote fluency, for the most part, we have provided detailed solutions as opposed to partial solutions or just answers. Alternative approaches that meet the criteria for fostering fluency in solving mathematical problems are included in the solutions. When an exercise extends a concept that is introduced in the body of the textbook or introduces a new one, further detail about the topic is included in the form of side notes. This should help the reader connect the ideas that are presented in the body of the text to their extension in the exercises.

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x]
Length: 304 Pages (2,582 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Clues to Acting Shakespeare (Third Edition) by Wesley Van Tassel (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 17 minutes ago

"A workhorse of a book! Beautifully conceived and executed. Clues to Acting Shakespeare is a no-brainer purchase for acting collections in all libraries." -- Library Journal Clues to Acting Shakespeare has become a popular guide for actors, directors, teachers and Shakespeare enthusiasts, selling over 15,000 copies of previous editions. This third edition retains the second edition's unique solutions to challenges that face directors and actors at advanced levels and is expanded to include an entirely new section for amateur and community theatre groups. In this new edition, readers will be delighted to find: • New section to aid community theatres to perform Shakespeare's plays, including five recorded workshops of community theatre actors coached and trained by the author • Updates to the successful sections on training student actors (MFA and BFA programs), and professional actors (including audition tips) -- highlighted by twenty author-coached workshops with professional and advanced student actors • Improved section for teachers of high school and child actors with worksheets and sample lesson plans • New exercises and resources for all levels of acting and production To aid professionals, Clues to Acting Shakespeare offers a one-day brush-up for auditions and preparation to play Shakespeare immediately. Text analysis, character studies, and both classical British training and American methods are explored. The exercises and recorded workshops provide inspiring advice to all actors and demonstrate concepts discussed throughout the book. The critical skills required for acting Shakespeare, including scansion, phrasing, caesura, breathing, speech structure, antithesis, and more are covered in detail. The comprehensive exercises using the Bard's plays and sonnets teach actors to break down the verse, support the words, understand the imagery, and use the text to create vibrant performances.

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 360 Pages (5,859 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 4th, 2020

3D Printing Consumer Market Outlook 2018 - 2020 (3D Printing for Entrepreneurs) by Christopher D. Winnan 4.7 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

3D printing offers everybody the opportunity to make a comfortable living servicing even small groups of collectors. As well as a full update on the current state of additive manufacturing, this report focuses mainly on specific niches that are proving to be most well suited to 3D printing. It looks in great length at real people, the products they are selling and the profits they are making. This report does not shy away from giving detailed information on operating costs but also on real world selling prices, with lots of authentic examples. Not only does it identify niche markets that are relatively unknown to outsiders, it examines them in detail, discussing at length their individual merits, why they are appropriate for consumer level 3D printing and their long term future prospects. It includes nearly 400 individual pictures to ensure that new designs and original concepts are easily understood. It explains which products are already being produced and sold, what variations are possible and which markets are rapidly opening up. Some of these opportunities might be considered quite niche in today's global marketplace, but entrepreneurs no longer need a large expensive factory to service these customers. Filled with practical tips on how to optimise your equipment, make the printing process more efficient and save costs, it even explains which extra equipment will be useful to you in the future, showing how to extend your workshop, often using your 3D printer to do so. This is an industry that is still in constant flux. New techniques and new possibilities are being discovered all the time and this report attempts to incorporate many of the very latest developments.

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 471 Pages (92,127 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Mastering AWS Cost Optimization: Real-world technical and operational cost-saving best practices (Second Edition) by Eli Mansoor 4.9 Stars (23 Reviews)    Price verified 17 minutes ago

*** Second and Extended Edition *** The book Mastering AWS Cost Optimization is intended to support you in overcoming one of the top challenges that organizations face in their journey towards public cloud: the challenge of cost control and optimization. Reading this book will give you a better understanding of both the technical and operational aspects of the process. This ensures that you will succeed in taking advantage of advanced technology for building innovative products, while doing so in an optimized and cost-effective manner. This book contains many proven technical, operational, and applications-related best practices. All are real-life best practices that were implemented in the efforts of controlling and reducing the costs of our own cloud infrastructure as well as that of our customers. What You Will Learn? ? Amazon's Compute (EC2, Lambda, Container Services), Storage (S3, Glacier, EBS, and EFS), and Networking services pricing models. ? Best practices for architecting and operating your cloud environments for cost optimization and efficiency. ? How to build applications that are lightweight from the perspective of resource requirements. ? How to leverage AWS operational services (Service Catalog, Config, Budgets, Landing Zone, Tagging, CloudWatch, and others) for ensuring continuous governance and on-going cost efficiency. The KAO? Methodology We have developed the KAO? (Knowledge, Architecture, and Operation) methodology to provide a structured approach towards optimizing the costs of any cloud service you will consume - even services not covered within this book. This methodology will lay the foundation needed for addressing any cost-optimization task and provide a structured approach for each optimization effort. Who Should Read this Book? We recommend that everyone involved in a cloud project read this book. This includes those undergoing their first cloud transformation project ("moving workloads to the cloud") through early adopters in ...

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 412 Pages (50,957 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Twelve Men in the Huddle by Michael Banas 4.6 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Peter Wagner is an orthopedic surgeon beginning a one-year Sports Medicine fellowship in Tulsa, Louisiana. There he meets Heather Jackson, the Sports Information Director for the number one ranked college football team in the nation - the Tulsa Valley Tarpons. Dr. Wagner is immediately captivated by the pre-season spectacle of a team predicted to win the national championship. He immerses himself into the team's daily routine, including a stay at their remote summer camp on the bayou, under the watchful eye of head coach Buford B. Hayes. Coach Hayes played for the Tarpons fifty years ago and has never left Tulsa Valley since, rising to cult status amid a fan base thirsty for a national title. As the season begins all is well in the Tarpon Nation until a series of unusual health problems begin to afflict the team and Dr. Wagner, leading him to question the integrity of the school's training program. Fueling the controversy is the arrival of a Los Angeles sports writer on a singular mission - to clarify how a team bogged down in mediocrity for decades, can suddenly catapult their way to the top of the college rankings. As the title game approaches, additional revelations draw the focus of a nation upon Tulsa, searching for answers. Twelve Men in the Huddle is a behind the scenes look into the role of sports medicine in college football - a balancing act between ethics, emotion and monetary gain.

Genre: Medical eBooks [f] [x]
Length: 386 Pages (1,843 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Behind Blue Eyes: A Cyberpunk Noir Thriller by Anna Mocikat 4.8 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 17 minutes ago

They are the perfect hybrid between human and machine. They are the next step in the evolution of mankind. And when they come after you, nothing in the world will save you... Welcome to the year 2095. Society has overcome everything that made human life miserable. It has become perfect -- so perfect that it needs killer cyborgs to hunt down anyone who disagrees with it. Nephilim isn't just any elite death squad member, she is the best. Genetically and cybernetically enhanced, she and others like her strike terror wherever they go. Knowing nothing besides this lifestyle, Nephilim believes that she's part of a righteous cause. But everything changes for her after a hostile EMP attack. She suffers a severe system glitch. Disconnected from the grid, for the first time in her life, she begins doubting the system. Shortly after the attack, she meets Jake, a 100% biological human, and she falls in love with him. Jake helps her discover that everything she had believed in was a lie. But there is no walking away from the system. And soon, Nephilim finds herself hunted by members of her own death squad.In an era of deception, who can she trust? And in this brave new world, is there a place for love between a human and a cyborg? Behind Blue Eyes is a fast-paced, cinematic action story in a dystopian setting. It's a modern-day version of 1984 - on steroids.

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x]
Length: 410 Pages (2,331 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 4th, 2020

A Salute to Patriotism: The Life and Work of Major General Howard L. Peckham by Jean Peckham Kavale (Cypress Publishing) 4.4 Stars (32 Reviews)    Price verified 17 minutes ago

A SALUTE TO PATRIOTISM is more than the biography of a dedicated army officer, Howard Louis Peckham. It's also the story of his remarkable family, starting with his ancestors who sailed from England to America in the seventeenth century and their descendants, who bravely served in the Revolutionary War and future wars. It also tells how they dealt with obstacles, tragedy, and success along the highway of life. Additionally, the author brings well-documented insights into her father's career and its significant contribution to the military history of the United States. After graduating from West Point, he served for twenty years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 1942 he transferred to the Quartermaster Corps and went to Washington, where he headed the Fuels and Lubricants Division of the Quartermaster Corps. While serving concurrently as a member of the Army-Navy Petroleum Board, he testified before Congress about U.S. Army petroleum needs. For his meritorious work of procuring fuels and allocating them to our armed forces worldwide, he was awarded a Distinguished Service Medal. In postwar Paris, Howard Peckham headed the American Graves Registration Command and returned more than 80,000 American war dead to the United States. Approximately 60,000 others were interred in ten permanent American cemeteries in Europe, graded and constructed under his command. After his return to the United States, he served in highly responsible positions until his army retirement in 1956. As a civilian, his patriotic service continued when he worked for the Free Europe Committee (secretly funded by the CIA) and traveled abroad to meet with Western European diplomats. His goal was to get them more involved in the Committee's work. Nations behind the Iron Curtain peacefully freed from Communist domination, Howard Peckham believed, would ensure more security for the United States. FROM THE AUTHOR: My father's major World War II story, for which he received a DSM medal, included ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 360 Pages (72,803 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Italian: Learn Italian For Beginners Including Italian Grammar, Italian Short Stories and 1000+ Italian Phrases by Language Learning University 4.2 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

If you want to learn Italian fast and in a variety of fun ways that actually work then keep reading... Most people don't have a huge amount of extra time to spend learning a new language. Could you be one of them? You see, most people make the same mistakes when learning Italian and this is causing their progress to stagnate. The problem is that they are only sticking to one way of learning Italian. But now, you can maximize your chances of learning Italian in less time compared to reading boring textbooks. Introducing: Italian: Learn Italian For Beginners Including Italian Grammar, Italian Short Stories and 1000+ Italian Phrases. This book includes 3 comprehensive Italian manuscripts in 1 book: • Italian: An Essential Guide to Italian Language Learning • Italian Short Stories: 8 Simple and Captivating Stories for Effective Italian Learning for Beginners • Italian Phrase Book: The Ultimate Italian Phrase Book for Traveling in France Including Over 1000 Phrases for Accommodations, Eating, Traveling, Shopping, and More Not only will you learn grammar, but you'll also increase comprehension and grow your Italian vocabulary while enjoying yourself. Here's just a glimpse of what you will learn in part 1 of this book: • Pronunciation • The Italian alphabet • How to count in Italian • The time, date and calendar • The elements of a sentence • The verbs of group 1-3 • Conjugation • Different types of sentences • Expressions • Italian vocabulary for travel and vacation • And Much More! In part 2, you will get 9 simple and captivating short stories that will ignite your imagination so you can learn Italian quickly and easily. In part 3 you will get Italian phrases for: • Pronunciation • Essentials and basics • Transport • Accommodation • Money • Eating and drinking • Hair Salon • Shopping • Rent and Car driving • The doctor • And More! So if you want to avoid wasting too much of your ...

Genre: Reference [f] [x]
Length: 348 Pages (2,563 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Internet Book Piracy: The Fight to Protect Authors, Publishers, and Our Culture by Gini Graham Scott (Allworth) Price verified 10 hours ago

The international battle against Internet pirates has been heating up. Increasingly law enforcement is paying attention to book piracy as ebook publishing gains an ever-larger market share. With this threat to their health and even survival, publishers and authors must act much like the music, film, and software giants that have waged war against pirates for the past two decades. Now, The Battle against Internet Piracy opens a discussion on what happens to the victims of piracy. Drawing from a large number of interviews—from writers, self-publishers, mainstream publishers, researchers, students, admitted pirates, free speech advocates, attorneys, and local and international law enforcement officials—the text speaks to such issues as: •Why pirates have acted and how they feel about it •The conflict over constitutional rights and piracy •The current laws surrounding Internet piracy •Examples of cases taken against some pirates •Alternatives to piracy •Personal experiences of being ripped off •The ways piracy affects different industries and how they've responded Author Gini Graham Scott prepares readers to arm themselves against these modern perils by learning about copyright, infringement, and how to prevent, combat, and end book piracy. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 322 Pages (1,270 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

History of Russia: A Captivating Guide to Russian History, Ivan the Terrible, The Russian Revolution and Cambridge Five by Captivating History 4.0 Stars (22 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

If you want to discover the captivating history of Russia, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Four captivating manuscripts in one book: • Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter the Great, the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More • Ivan the Terrible: A Captivating Guide to the First Tsar of Russia and His Impact on Russian History • The Russian Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the February and October Revolutions and the Rise of the Soviet Union Led by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks • The Cambridge Five: A Captivating Guide to the Russian Spies in Britain Who Passed Information to the Soviet Union During World War II Russia, or the Russian Federation as it is officially known, is the world's largest country and covers almost a sixth of the global landmass. The country is often associated with harsh climates and autocratic government. The shadow of communism and the Cold War continues to influence global attitudes towards Russia. This new captivating history book serves as an overview of Russian history over the span of more than a millennium, from the foundation of the Russian state by the Viking prince Rurik in 862 AD until the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991. Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include: • The Foundation of Rus • The Christianization of Rus • The Fragmentation and Subjugation of Rus • The Rise of Muscovy • Overthrowing the Tatar yoke • Gathering the Russian Lands • The Birth of a Dynasty • The Road to Reform • Imperial Majesty • Enlightened Despotism • Reform and Reaction • War and Revolution • Terror and Upheaval • The Great Patriotic War • Cold War • Reform and Collapse • And much, much more! Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this book include: • Russia Before the First Tsar • A Lineage of Heroes • The ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x]
Length: 326 Pages (22,383 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

American History: A Captivating Guide to the History of the United States of America, American Revolution, Civil War, Chicago, Roaring Twenties, ... by Captivating History 4.4 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

If you want to discover the captivating history of the United States of America, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Eight captivating manuscripts in one book: • The History of the United States: A Captivating Guide to American History, Including Events Such as the American Revolution, French and Indian War, Boston Tea Party, Pearl Harbor, and the Gulf War • The American Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the American Revolutionary War and the United States of America's Struggle for Independence from Great Britain • The Civil War: A Captivating Guide to the American Civil War and Its Impact on the History of the United States • History of Chicago: A Captivating Guide to the People and Events that Shaped the Windy City's History • The Roaring Twenties: A Captivating Guide to a Period of Dramatic Social and Political Change, a False Sense of Prosperity, and Its Impact on the Great Depression • The Great Depression: A Captivating Guide to the Worldwide Economic Depression that Began in the United States, Including the Wall Street Crash, FDR's New deal, Hitler's Rise and More • 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 • The Gulf War: A Captivating Guide to the United States-Led Persian Gulf War against Iraq for Their Invasion and Annexation of Kuwait Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include: • The People Who Were There First • A Time of Exploration • Colonizing America • The French and Indian War • The Boston Tea Party • The American Revolution • And much, much more! Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this book include: • Colonial America • The Seven Years' War and Its Consequences • Taxation Without Representation • The Road to War • David Versus Goliath • Independence • And much, much more! In part 3 of this book, you ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x]
Length: 694 Pages (49,258 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Sparta: A Captivating Guide to the Spartans, Greco-Persian Wars, Battle of Thermopylae, and Peloponnesian War by Captivating History 4.4 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

If you want to discover the captivating history of Sparta, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Four captivating manuscripts in one book: • Spartans: A Captivating Guide to the Fierce Warriors of Ancient Greece, Including Spartan Military Tactics, the Battle of Thermopylae, How Sparta Was Ruled, and More • The Greco-Persian Wars: A Captivating Guide to the Conflicts Between the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek City-States, Including the Battle of Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea, and More • The Battle of Thermopylae: A Captivating Guide to One of the Greatest Battles in Ancient History Between the Spartans and Persians • The Peloponnesian War: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Greek War Between the Two Leading City-States in Ancient Greece -- Athens and Sparta Sparta is one of the first names that comes to mind when we think about the ancient world. And this is for good reason. After its founding sometime in the 10th century BCE, Sparta soon rose to be one of the most powerful city-states in not only the Greek but the entire ancient world. Perhaps the most significant achievement in all of Spartan history, though, was their defeat of the Athenians in the Peloponnesian War. This conflict, which lasted roughly 30 years, put the two greatest Greek city-states of the time, Athens and Sparta, up against one another, and the result, a Spartan victory, helped to reshape the entire ancient world. It ushered in a period of Spartan hegemony which was radically different than when the Athenians sat atop the Greek world. Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include: • Who Were the Spartans • The Growth of Spartan Power: The Messenian Wars • A Growing Rivalry with Athens: The Greco-Persian Wars • Victory over Athens: The Birth of the Spartan Empire • Spartan Hegemony, the Corinthian War, and Sparta's Decline • Spartan Government, Military, and Society • And much, much more! Some of the topics covered in ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x]
Length: 314 Pages (26,793 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Bears by the Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Chicago Bears by Uniform Number by Lew Freedman (Sports Publishing) 4.8 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

What do Al Campana, Frank Dempsey, Stan Wallace, Don Mullins, Gale Sayers, and Steve Trimble all have in common? They all wore number 40 for the Chicago Bears, even though more than four decades passed between the last time Campana last pulled on his jersey and the number was retired for Sayers in 1994 (along with 51 for Dick Butkus). Since the Chicago Bears first adopted uniform numbers in 1932, the team has handed out only 99 numbers to more than 1,000 players. That's a lot of overlap. It also makes for a lot of good stories. Bears by the Numbers tells those stories for every Bear since '32, from Red Grange to Pernell McPhee. This book lists the players alphabetically and by number; these biographies help trace the history of one of football's oldest and most beloved teams in a new way. For Bears fans, anyone who ever wore the uniform is like family. Bears by the Numbers reintroduces readers to some of their long-lost ancestors, even those they think they already know.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 300 Pages (1,206 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

The Dictionary of Military Terms by U.S. Department of Defense (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

This is the comprehensive, standardized dictionary of military and associated terminology compiled and used by the Department of Defense. Divided into two sections, The Dictionary of Military Terms contains the terms and definitions approved for Department of Defense (DOD) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) use as well as a complete listing of commonly used abbreviations and acronyms. These military and associated terms, together with their definitions, constitute approved terminology for general use by all DOD components. The Dictionary of Military Terms supplements standard English-language dictionaries and standardizes military and associated terminology to improve communication and mutual understanding within the DOD, with other federal agencies, and among the United States and its allies. It is the primary terminology source when preparing correspondence, including policy, strategy, doctrine, and planning documents. This publication applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Services, the Joint Staff, combatant commands, DOD agencies, and all other DOD components, and covers terms such as: active defense battle damage assessment candidate target list directed energy event matrix footprint hub and spoke distribution mobilization nonconventional assisted recovery protection retained personnel special operations survival, evasion, resistance, and escape weapons readiness state and more!

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 473 Pages (1,468 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The Complete Bill by Michael Cohn (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

At the end of 2017, Congress passed the biggest tax plan since 1986. Whether you were for or against the sweeping overhaul, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will begin to affect individuals and businesses as early as January 2018. Yet, until now, relatively few people have had access to it or read it. Whether you file on your own, use someone to prepare your taxes, or you are an accountant yourself, to really understand how the bill will affect you means you must dig in. And having this complete resource, including the full text of the bill, will help you navigate its complexities. From dramatic reductions in taxes for corporations and other businesses, to an increase to standard individual deductions, there are many changes that Americans need to understand before the IRS comes calling. With insider analysis and insight from Patricia Cohen, who covers the national economy for the New York Times and whose front-page stories on this topic informed a nation, as well as specific tips from Michael Cohn, editor-in-chief of AccountingToday.com, this is an indispensable reference.

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 439 Pages (1,115 KB)
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Window Gardening the Old-Fashioned Way: Tried and true methods for turning any window, porch,or balcony into a beautiful garden. by Henry T. Williams (Skyhorse) 1.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 19 hours ago

This vintage guide to interior decorating and gardening may have been at the height of fashion at the turn of the century, but many of its classic tips still hold true, and numerous styles and plants have come back into vogue. Learn about the very best flora and equipment to use when adding a green touch to any space, whether it's a cozy city apartment or a sprawling country villa. With over a hundred original hand-drawn illustrations and a charming, downto- earth style, Window Gardening the Old-Fashioned Way is a must-have guide for novice decorators and experts alike.

Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home [f] [x]
Length: 304 Pages (17,782 KB)
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Mörderische Aussichten: Thriller & Krimi bei Knaur: Ausgewählte Leseproben von Karen Rose, Lisa Jackson, Sam Eastland, Petermann/Fischer, David ... by Anne von Vaszary (Knaur eBook) Price verified 19 hours ago

Sie lieben Nervenkitzel und Spannung? Das schön-schauriges Gefühl, das Ihnen den Rücken hinabläuft, wenn Sie von Gewalt, Psychoterror oder Mordfällen lesen? Die Abgründe der menschlichen Seele schrecken Sie nicht ab - auch wenn es wie in "Die Diagramme des Todes" um ein True-Crime-Verbrechen geht, bei dem ein perfider Serienmörder das Töten zu einer Kunst erhebt? Behalten Sie auch die Fassung, wenn die elfjährige Jazzie in "Todesfalle" mit ansehen muss, wie ein kaltblütiger Mörder im Zorn ihre Mutter erschlägt? Ihre Nerven brauchen nach diesen Schockern ein wenig Erholung? Dann tauchen Sie ein in die humorvolle, unblutige und trotzdem spannende Thriller-Welt von Catherine O'Connell und lassen sich ein auf einen Junggesellinnen-Abschied, der mit Mord endet... Und wenn Sie dann wieder bereit sind, starten Sie mit weiteren Leseproben von Erfolgs-Autoren wie Lisa Jackson, Sven Koch oder Zoje Stage durch! Vorab-Leseproben zu den Crime-Titeln des Knaur Verlages, die im Herbst 2019 erscheinen. Nervenkitzel garantiert! Das kostenlose eBook enthält Leseproben zu: - Laura Benedict, "Der Eindringling" - Lisa Jackson, "Opfertier" - Axel Petermann / Claus Cornelius Fischer, "Das Diagramm des Todes" - Sven Koch, "Schwarzer Fjord" - Catherine O'Connell, "Die Geheimnisse der Nacht" - Gordon Tyrie, "Schottensterben" - Jan Jacobs, "Mord auf Vlieland" - Laurence Anholt, "Der achtsame Mr. Caine und die Tote im Tank" - Lucia de la Vega, "Comisaria Fiol und der Tod im Tramuntana-Gebirge" - David Morrell, "Die Mörder der Queen" - Agnes Lovise Matre, "Das Schweigen des Fjords" - Karen Rose, "Todesfalle" - Catalina Ferrera, "Spanischer Feuerlauf" - Sam Eastland, "Rote Ikone" - Zoje Stage, "Unschuldsengel" - Anne von Vaszary, "Die Schnüfflerin"

Genre: Foreign Languages [f] [x]
Length: 376 Pages (1,199 KB)
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Hell's Highway by G. Daniel Cole (Createspace) 4.0 Stars (24 Reviews)    Price verified 20 hours ago

Having been blessed with a rich, full life, I must with all due humility confess that very little moves me anymore. I've seen and experienced the self-sacrifice and beauty that only the deepest of loves can bestow. I have been poisoned and hardened by man's inhumanity to man. Having said that, imagine my soul-stirring surprise when my friend Danny Cole sent me, almost apologetically, the first chapter of what became this book, seeking my opinion. The thing was, you see, Danny Cole had never before written anything in the way of books, short stories, poetry, etc. But he had something he needed to express and about halfway through his twenty-second year of sobriety he felt the time had come to express it. Not that he isn't a creative artist. Anyone who has ever seen the photographs of his loving tribute to his daughter Gloria, named Gloria Gardens, that he designed and constructed stone by stone in his back yard couldn't help but realize that. Anyone who has ever seen his photography would also realize his artistic talent. What follows here is true artistry as well... it is a story of depravity, deprivation and cruelty... a story of angels with razor wire halos. It is a story of guts, determination, learning the hard way, the law of the jungle and human kindness even in the vilest of circumstances. It is the story of a life that never stood a chance... except for the guy that lived it: G. Daniel Cole and the merciful God that was watching over him. Whether you are a troubled soul struggling with tragedies that appear insurmountable, or one privileged to say "there but for the grace of God go I"... from start to finish this story will move you to the very depths of your Being. That every minute of it was lived by the man who put these words to paper only adds to its deep and eternal message. With an abiding sense of privilege to have witnessed its birth, I now invite you to read Hell's Highway... a story that will stay with you for the rest of your life. John W. ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 386 Pages (658 KB)
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The Skipton Haunting: Curse of the Red Ribbon Witch by Andrew John Bell (Independant Publisher) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 21 hours ago

Once connected, never can a bond be broken... Relocating from the quiet suburbs of London to the industrial northern town of Newton Escomb, to a small cul-de-sac there named Skipton Road, was already a challenge in itself for Christopher Joyce and his family -- yet, they had no idea of what malevolent horrors awaited them there. Unbeknown to them, the Joyce's new home bore a terrible and bloody past. It was plagued by wicked entities, twisted deeds, death, and witchcraft. Although, not all was as it seemed. Christopher was a firm sceptic of anything supernatural, as was his wife, Amy, but that would soon change after two demonic beings made their presences and sordid intentions known through many terrifying apparitions and vivid nightmares. Already held in a vulnerable state of mind, Amy gradually succumbed to the powerful influence of these dark spirits, namely a fallen witch who possessed a desperate thirst for vengeance against men -- Sabina. As their connection grew, the bond between Amy and Sabina, Christopher was left with little choice but to act. After all, he had his and Amy's young children to protect as well. Through the help of strangers and past acquaintances of Skipton Road, Christopher steadily became obsessed with discovering the truth behind what now haunted his family. However, there lurked an even greater darkness within the shadows -- Baal, an ancient demon -- Sabina's master. The Joyce family had unwittingly found themselves embroiled in a battle between the warring spirits, and it would change their lives forever. Sequel to 'The Skipton Haunting: Tale of the Red Ribbon Witch', but can also be read as a stand-alone novel. The demonic entities entailed are based on an actual haunting the author and his family experienced in 2016. Names of characters and certain places have been changed to help protect identities of those involved.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [f] [x]
Length: 385 Pages (578 KB)
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Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation by Larry Eugene Rivers (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 17 minutes 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.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 388 Pages (7,906 KB)
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Black Miami in the Twentieth Century (Florida History and Culture) by Marvin Dunn (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 17 minutes 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 [f] [x]
Length: 421 Pages (19,942 KB)
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Wounded Minds: Understanding and Solving the Growing Menace of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by John Liebert (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 22 hours 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 [f] [x]
Length: 321 Pages (2,246 KB)
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The Business of Writing: Professional Advice on Proposals, Publishers, Contracts, and More for the Aspiring Writer by Jennifer Lyons (Allworth) 4.4 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 22 hours ago

Whether you're unclear on what to expect from your first book deal or just a little puzzled by your editor's whims, The Business of Writing is the book for you. In it, literary agent and publishing veteran Jennifer Lyons empowers aspiring and experienced writers with everything they need to know about the business of selling books, from publicity to legal and financial aspects of the trade. A senior agent for seventeen years before opening her own literary agency, Lyons has taught numerous courses on the business of writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and has visited both undergraduate and graduate writing programs to share her expert knowledge. This enjoyable guide brings Jennifer's in-depth tutorials to the broader public, balancing accessible, bulleted information for writers on the critical stages of acquiring and maintaining representation with interviews with professionals in the field. Interviewees include a Harper's magazine editor, a contracts manager, and other publishing professionals that you can expect to encounter as you advance in your career. Covering everything from how to write the perfect query letter to deconstructing the terminology of a publishing contract, this indispensable handbook to the writer's trade will give you a thorough introduction to the nuts and bolts of publishing.

Genre: Reference [f] [x]
Length: 305 Pages (743 KB)
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Retirement Timing and Social Stratification: A Comparative Study of Labor Market Exit and Age Norms in Western Europe by Jonas Radl (De Gruyter Open) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The book addresses a timely issue that attracts both researchers and policy-makers: the factors explaining early retirement. The study uses cutting-edge methodology to produce fresh empirical evidence that sheds a new light on the processes of leaving work and challenges occasionally the conventional wisdom on the cross-national differences in retirement ages.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 329 Pages (7,678 KB)
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Falls from Grace: The Devolution and Revolution of Consciousness (Return to Grace Book 9) by Michael Adzema 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 17 hours ago

SOUL AND CELL AND THE DEVOLUTIONAL MODEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS: THE RECONCILIATION OF PRENATAL-PERINATAL AND TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY Prenatal spirituality and the devolutional model of consciousness compelled by it envision a revolution in child development, parenting, mental health, and spirituality. Falls from Grace presents such a radical theory of consciousness, evolution, stages of life, purpose of life, human nature, and the human species. Reporting on the latest understandings from consciousness research and experiential explorations into the human mind, it discloses awareness extending into womb and cellular states -- sperm, egg, zygote, and blastocyst, for example -- and even before conception. It is a comprehensive understanding, which basically turns everything we think is true on its head. Still, in doing so, it reveals previously unacknowledged positive and joyful possibilities of our human potential and indicates exactly where we need to apply our efforts to realize them... to transform ourselves and the societies and world we live in. While Falls from Grace is a radical view, it is in line with mystical beliefs, Platonic thought, and even much of primitive or primal-like views of the world and Nature. In the end, Falls from Grace suggests a new renaissance on the horizon - a primal renaissance - as formerly discarded views are re-understood and integrated in light of new paradigm discoveries.

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 328 Pages (824 KB)
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Adventures in Asia Omnibus: (Missionary Stories) by Natalie Vellacott 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 17 hours ago

The LOGOS LIFE Asian adventures, cultural catastrophes, help and hope, on-board the world's largest floating book-fair! THEY'RE RUGBY BOYS, DON'T YOU KNOW? A true account of a Christian missionary seeking to share Jesus with the street teens abusing solvents in Olongapo City in the Philippines. A MISSIONARY IN MANILA A former detective investigates claims that "It's more fun in the Philippines!"

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 663 Pages (1,478 KB)
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Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir by Halifu Osumare (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 17 minutes ago

American Society for Aesthetics Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award Dancing in Blackness is a professional dancer's personal journey over four decades, across three continents and 23 countries, and through defining moments in the story of black dance in America. In this memoir, Halifu Osumare reflects on what blackness and dance have meant to her life and international career. Osumare's story begins in 1960s San Francisco amid the Black Arts Movement, black militancy, and hippie counterculture. It was there, she says, that she chose dance as her own revolutionary statement. Osumare describes her experiences as a young black dancer in Europe teaching "jazz ballet" and establishing her own dance company in Copenhagen. Moving to New York City, she danced with the Rod Rodgers Dance Company and took part in integrating the programs at the Lincoln Center. After doing dance fieldwork in Ghana, Osumare returned to California and helped develop Oakland's black dance scene. Osumare introduces readers to some of the major artistic movers and shakers she collaborated with throughout her career, including Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, Jean-Leon Destine, Alvin Ailey, and Donald McKayle. Now a black studies scholar, Osumare uses her extraordinary experiences to reveal the overlooked ways that dance has been a vital tool in the black struggle for recognition, justice, and self-empowerment. Her memoir is the inspiring story of an accomplished dance artist who has boldly developed and proclaimed her identity as a black woman.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 400 Pages (5,510 KB)
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Skytrain: A Transport Revolution by Philip Kaplan (Skyhorse) Price verified 24 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 [f] [x]
Length: 315 Pages (61,640 KB)
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