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Quest Biographies Bundle - Books 11-20: William Lyon Mackenzie King / René Lévesque / Samuel de Champlain / John Grierson / Lucille Teasdale / Maurice

by lian goodall, Marguerite Paulin & Jonathan Kaplansky

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series entertainingly presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped the future of a nation and often of the world. In this volume we find politicians,...


Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence

by Heros von Borcke

A stirring account of von Borcke's service in the cavalry of the army of Northern Virginia. "Von Borcke's book is one that no student of Confederate history will forget."-Douglas Southall Freeman.


Louisiana Haunted Forts

by Elaine Coleman

Although there are numerous books about Louisiana, little information about the forts are included and none combines the forts with ghost stories. Louisiana has five distinct regions, and all have historic forts,...


In Ole Virginia: Or, Marse Chan and Other Stories

by Thomas Nelson Page

More than any other writer, Thomas Nelson Page created the elegiac image of the “Old South,” a garden world of noble cavaliers and faithful retainers that has left its mark on the popular imagination to...


Italian Opera Houses and Festivals

by Karyl Charna Lynn & Martin Stiglio

This work recreates the social, political, architectural, and performance histories of each Italian opera house by including eyewitness accounts from Italian newspapers, journals, and books of the time. It covers...


Jefferson Davis: His Rise and Fall

by Allen Tate

Written early in Tate's career, this study of the Confederacy's fallen leader is highly critical of his flaws yet ultimately sympathetic to the Southern cause.


The President and the Provocateur: The Parallel Lives of JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald

by Alex Cox

Film director Alex Cox reflects on the strange archetypes haunting his life's obsession: the Kennedy assassination.


The Left Transformed in Post-Communist Societies: The Cases of East-Central Europe, Russia, and Ukraine

by Jane Leftwich Curry & Joan Barth Urban

One of the most unexpected outcomes of the Soviet bloc's transition out of communism is the divergent but important paths followed by once ruling communist parties. In The Left Transformed this ideological split...


Voices from the Holocaust

by Harry James Cargas

" Interviews with: Yitzhak Arad Leo Eitinger Emil Fackenheim Whitney Harris Jan Karski Arnost Lusting Mordecai Paldiel Marion Pritchard Dorothee Soelle Leon Wells Elie Wiesel Simon Wiesenthal The late Harry...


Once They Were Eagles: The Men of the Black Sheep Squadron

by Frank Walton

" Marine Corps Fighter Squadron 214 was hastily organized in the field during World War II to meet the urgent need for another combat squadron in the South Pacific. The squadron, self-named the "Black Sheep,"...


Making Connections: Communication through the Ages

by Charles T. Meadow

Meadow takes us on a Cook's tour of communication technologies across time_the alphabet and moveable type printing, cave drawings and carrier pigeons, telephones, television and, of course, the Internet. In...


The International Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Ladies' Jazz Band from Piney Woods Country Life School

by Antoinette D. Handy

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, a popular women's jazz band of the 1940s, has earned a reputation as the 'best all-women's swing band ever to perform.' This revised and updated edition is the most comprehensive...


Pidge, Texas Ranger

by Chuck Parsons

Thomas C. (Pidge) Robinson came to Texas from Virginia at the age of 27, fleeing a feud with a neighbor who opposed Robinson’s amorous intentions toward the neighbor’s sister. He joined the Texas Rangers...


Haiti and the Americas

by Carla Calarge & Raphael Dalleo

Haiti has long played an important role in global perception of the western hemisphere, but ideas about Haiti often appear paradoxical. Is it a land of tyranny and oppression or a beacon of freedom as site of...


Lithuanian Jewish Communities

by Nancy Schoenburg & Stuart Schoenburg

This volume lists, in alphabetical order, the major Jewish communities that existed in Lithuania before World War II. The name of each community is accompanied by information about it: when it was founded, the...


The Last Voyage of the Lusitania

by A. A. Hoehling & Mary Hoehling

Chronicles one of the greatest sea tragedies of our time.


An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thinkers: From Spinoza to Soloveitchik

by Alan T. Levenson

Highlighting well-known Jewish thinkers from a very wide spectrum of opinion the author addresses a range of issues including: What makes a thinker Jewish? What makes modern Jewish thought modern? How have secular...


A Journey of Hope

by Oscar Mann

In this touching and courageous memoir, Oscar Mann recounts his boyhood in France, the onset of World War II and the Holocaust, his immigration to America, and his years in the military and as a doctor. Mann's...


Jon McConal's Texas

by Jon McConal

The native Texan writes about a wide variety of subjects including ghost, cemeteries, celebrations, pets, veterans, and personal stories.


More Wild Camp Tales

by Mike Blakely

A lighthearted look at some of the stories Texans have been improving on since their first telling around the glow of a campfire.