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There’s the office: President of the United States. And then there’s the man in the office—prone to temptation and looking to unwind after a long day running the country. Celebrating the decidedly less distinguished side of the nation’s leaders, humor writer Brian Abrams offers a compelling, hilarious, and true American history on the rocks—a Washington-to-Obama, vice-by-vice chronicle of how the presidents like to party.... more...
From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. On one side were powerful corporations whose millions bought armed guards and political influence. On the other side were 50,000 mine workers, the nation’s largest labor union, and the legendary “miners’ angel,” Mother Jones. The fight for unionization and... more...
"From Good Luck Farm" details the life of one of the earliest families in the United States, "The Eastmans". From the first family member, Roger Eastman, who arrived in the United States on the ship Confidence in April of 1638 this narrative passionately tells the story of growing up in the early 20th Century on Good Luck Farm. Good Luck Farm was given to Howard Socrates Eastman in 1877 and this historic narrative tells the great story of growing up on... more...
Fully covers Nimitz's naval career in addition to delving into his rural childhood and roles as husband and father.
Moscow, 1937: the soviet metropolis at the zenith of Stalin’sdictatorship. A society utterly wrecked by a hurricane ofviolence. In this compelling book, the renowned historian Karl Schlögelreconstructs with meticulous care the process through which, monthby month, the terrorism of a state-of-emergency regime spiraledinto the ‘Great Terror’ during which 1 ½ millionhuman beings lost their lives within a single year. He revisits thesites of... more...
The Wellington, which started its Service life as a medium bomber in 1938, was the mainstay of Bomber Command (and sole equipment of the East Anglican No 3 Group) until late in 1940. Blooded in combat on the second day of the war (September 4, 1939) the Wellington carried the greater part of the bombing offensive on German naval and industrial targets for the next twelve months. The very adaptability which made the Wellington so popular with the RAF... more...
There is a great difference between a war being categorized as "religious" and religion being politicized for the purpose of achieving a political goal. However it can at times be hard to tell difference between the two. It can be especially hard to do so when the difference between "pretend to be" and "is" is obscured almost to a point beyond recognition. In the volume one,we analyze the mass production and use of counterfeit... more...
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These astonishing real-life stories describe the women who lived and suffered alongside Liana Millu while she was imprisoned in a concentration camp. They are stories of violence and tragedy, but also stories of resistance and of the endurance of the human spirit.
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