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Rice in the Time of Sugar

by Louis A. Pérez Jr.

In this history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez proposes a new Cuban counterpoint: rice, a staple central to the island's cuisine, and sugar, which dominated an export economy 150 years in the making. Perez shows how...


The 84th Infantry Division In the Battle of Germany

by Lt. Theodore Draper

"This is a combat history. It is the story of a division from its first day of fighting to its last. To men who were in the line without a break for 171 days, anything in the army before combat is slightly unreal,...


Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics

by Richard Folkard

Having, some few years ago, been associated in the conduct of a journal devoted to horticulture, I amassed for literary purposes much of the material made use of in the present volume. Upon the discontinuance...


The True Story of Titanic

by Wiki Brigades

In the night between 14 and 15 April 1912 Titanic, the largest and most luxury cruise ship ever constructed, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an iceberg.

This terrible event caused the deaths...


Sparta. The Warrior City State

by Richard J. Samuelson

There are few names able to evoke such contrasting feelings as that of Sparta. In the modern man’s mind Sparta is quite often considered the rival and for many aspects the antagonist of Athens, the cradle...


The Crescent Moon

by Vera Omwocha

Vera Omwocha tells a story of ethnic violence in Kenya before the 1992 presidential elections. The life of peaceful peasants is devastated by tribal struggles for power and land. 

A woman and her daughter helplessly...


Mosby's Rangers

by James Joseph Williamson

James J. Williamson was one of Mosby’s Rangers, so this is a memoir as well as the story of Mosby’s command.

While this is in no way an objective account, it’s still a necessary read for anyone who wants...


Devon Folk Tales for Children

by Leonie Jane-Grey

This lively collection of stories will take you on an adventure through the ancient lands of Devon. It is a book of wonder and magic with goblins tinkering in the old ore mines and Piskies playing on the old...


Searching for Pitt Lake Gold

by Fred Braches

A smart, concise analysis of the legend of Slumach’s Gold, which strives to uncover the truth behind this mythical gold deposit said to be hidden north of Pitt Lake.

British Columbia is gold country, and with...


The Indian War of 1864

by Eugene Fitch Ware

Eugene F. Ware, a soldier of Iowa, a lawyer and public man of Kansas, and an author of both that state and Missouri.

His parents moved to Burlington, Iowas, in his childhood and he was educated in the public...


Flight to Arras

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Flight to Arras is a memoir recounting the author's role in the French Air Force as pilot of a reconnaissance plane during the Battle of France in 1940. The book condenses months of his flights into a...


The Personal Life of Queen Victoria

by Sarah A. Southall Tooley

"Mrs. Tooley, in addition to the ordinary sources of information, has been favoured with many special anecdotes and particulars of incidents in the Queen's career. This gives her book a distinct.value." —...


Patton and His Third Army

by Brenton Greene Wallace

In this account of Patton and his Third Army, Wallace places Patton within the context of the army's operation and day-to-day movements as it roared through France, Luxembourg, and Germany. Wallace, Patton's...


The Fall of the Dynasties

by Edmon Taylor

The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order, 1905-1922 is remarkable account of the early twentieth century that uncovers the origins of the First World War as well as explaining how European power...


The Mueller Report

by Robert Mueller

In the future, "The Mueller Report" may be judged as the most important document of our time. And no matter where you reside on the American political spectrum, you will probably agree that it will have far-reaching...


A Journal of the Operations of the Queen's Rangers from the End of the Year 1777, to the Conclusion of the Late American War

by John Graves Simcoe

John Graves Simcoe (1752 - 1806) was a British Army general and the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791

until 1796 in southern Ontario and the watersheds of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior. He...


The General’s Wife

by Ishbel Ross

An excellent and diligently researched biography of Julia Boggs Dent Grant (1826-1902), the wife of the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, and First Lady of the United States from 1869 to...


The Mueller Report

by Robert S. Mueller

In the future, "The Mueller Report" may be judged as the most important document of our time. And no matter where you reside on the American political spectrum, you will probably agree that it will have far-reaching...


Fruit from the Sands

by Robert N. Spengler Iii

The foods we eat have a deep and often surprising past. Many foods we consume today—from almonds and apples to tea and rice—have histories can be traced along the tracks of the Silk Road out of prehistoric...


Hope and History

by William J. vanden Heuvel & Douglas Brinkley

Hope and History is both a memoir and a call-to-action for the renewal of faith in democracy and America. US Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel presents his most important public speeches and writings, compiled...