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A Brave Black Regiment

by Captain Luis F. Emilio

In January 1863 the Union War Department authorized the creation of "a special corps" composed of "persons of African descent"—the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Col. Robert Gould Shaw....


Japanese Folklore The Legend of Eternal Life

by Xenohikawa Sabrina

Long, long ago there lived a man called Sentaro. His surname meant "Millionaire," but although he was not so rich as all that, he was still very far removed from being poor. He had inherited a small fortune...


The French Revolution and Napoleon

by Charles Downer Hazen

Any one who seeks to understand the stirring period in which we are now living becomes quickly aware that he must first know the history of the French Revolution, a movement that inaugurated a new era, not only...


Japanese Folklore The Story of Love & Reincarnation

by Xenohikawa Sabrina

Many years ago in Yedo, in the district of Fukagawa, there lived a rich timber merchant. He and his wife dwelt together in perfect accord, but though their business prospered and their wealth increased as the...


THE TRUE FORCE OF NORTH KOREA: Military, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Ballistic Missiles, Including Reaction of the U.S. Government to the Korean Military Treat

by Andrew Scobell, John M. Sanford, Daniel A. Pinkston & Strategic Studies Institute et al.

North Korea is a country of paradoxes and contradictions. Although it remains an economic basket case that cannot feed and clothe its own people, it nevertheless possesses one of the world's largest armed forces....


Japanese Folklore Lady of The South Wind

by Xenohikawa Sabrina

In ancient days two samurai dwelt in Sendai of the North. They were friends and brothers in arms.

Hasunuma one was named, and the other Saito. Now it happened that a daughter was born to the house of Hasunuma,...


Al-Qaeda & Islamic State: History, Doctrine, Modus Operandi and U.S. Strategy to Degrade and Defeat Terrorism Conducted in the Name of Sunni Islam

by Paul Kamolnick & Strategic Studies Institute

Dr. Kamolnick's book is a meticulously documented investigation and comparison of the al-Qaeda and the Islamic State across three key strategically relevant dimensions: essential doctrine, beliefs, and worldview;...


Twelve Years a Slave (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Prometheus Classics)

by Solomon Northup & Prometheus Classics

This collection contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie! "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's...


Condition Red

by Frederick J. Bell

“Condition Red” was an expression that we used to indicate the imminence of any type of engagement. Aboard the G it was a colloquialism that served to express the conviction that the next few hours or days...


General Robert E. Lee: The True Story of the Infamous "Marble Man"

by John Esten Cooke & Robert E. Lee

This book reveals the incredible life of the legendary General, one of the most prominent figures of the Confederate Army in the American Civil War. It also contains his personal writings which paint a full...


At Close Quarters

by Robert J. Bulkley

"The thorough and competent account herein of over-all PT boat operations in World War II, compiled by Captain Robert Bulkley, a distinguished PT boat commander, should prove of wide interest. The widest use...


The Life of Cesare Borgia

by Rafael Sabatini

Though best known for sweeping historical epics such as Scaramouche and the Captain Blood series, Rafael Sabatini also dabbled in nonfiction from time to time, usually with wonderful results. This biography...


No Place to Call Home: Inside the Real Lives of Gypsies and Travellers

by Katharine Quarmby

They are reviled. For centuries the Roma have wandered Europe; during the Holocaust half a million were killed. After World War II and during the Troubles, a wave of Irish Travellers moved to England to build...


La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West

by Francis Parkman

René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687), one of the most legendary explorers of the New World, is best known for claiming the entire Louisiana Territory for France in 1682. Two years later, he was given...


A Life of General Robert E. Lee

by John Esten Cooke

A Life of General Robert E. Lee is a fascinating character study of Lee written by a Civil War veteran who regularly observed the Confederate General in thought and action on the battlefield. John Esten Cooke’s...


Dubliners

by James Joyce

The debut of Ireland's greatest author and one of the most influential voices in modern literature It took nine years for James Joyce to find a publisher for this vivid, uncompromising, and altogether brilliant...


Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson

by Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809...


A Short History of Scotland

by Andrew Lang

Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world with a rich, diverse past. The nation’s recorded history began with the arrival of the Roman Empire in the 1st century, when the province of Britannia reached...


Of Plymouth Plantation

by William Bradford

Of Plymouth Plantation is the story of the first settlers from The Mayflower and how they were able to survive and flourish in a hostile land despite incredible odds. Enduring starvation, plague, internal and...


The Exploration Of The World

by Jules Verne, Leon Bennett, Paul Philippoteaux & Dora Leigh

Jules Verne, in this chief of his works, has set himself to tell the story of all the most stirring adventure of which we have any written record—to give the history, "from the time of Hanno and Herodotus...