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Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guide of Lewis and Clark

by James Willard Schultz

An Indian girl, Sacagawea, the Bird Woman of the Shoshones, led the Lewis and Clark Expedition across the desert and over the difficult mountain passes to the Pacific Coast during the seasons of 1804-06.

Sacagawea...


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...


Command or Control?: Command, Training and Tactics in the British and German Armies, 1888-1918

by Dr Martin Samuels & Martin Samuels

This is a comparative study of the fighting systems of the British and German armies in The Great War. Taking issue with revisionist historians, Samuels argues that German success in battle can be explained...


1788: Text Classics

by Watkin Tench & Tim Flannery

In 1788 Watkin Tench stepped ashore at Botany Bay with the First Fleet. This curious young captain of the marines was an effortless storyteller. His account of the infant colony is the first classic of Australian...


The First and The Last

by Adolf Galland

Adolf "Dolfo" Joseph Ferdinand Galland (1912 -1996) was a German Luftwaffe General and one of the greatest flying aces of World War II. He flew 705 combat missions, and fought on the Western and the Defence...


The Real Hornblower: The Life and Times of Admiril Sor Jamed Gordon

by Bryan Perrett

Ever since C.S. Forester's fictional hero Horatio Hornblower began to delight and enthral readers, there has been speculation as to whether his adventures were based on the career of a real naval officer. Several...


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...


High Albania

by M. Edith Durham

Mary Edith Durham (1863-1944) was a British traveller, artist and writer who became famous for her anthropological accounts of life in Albania in the early 20th century.

She sailed to Montenegro and began a love...


Around the World Submerged: The Voyage of the Triton

by Edward L. Beach

When the nuclear-powered submarine USS Triton was commissioned in November 1959, its commanding officer, Captain Edward L. Beach, planned a routine shakedown cruise in the North Atlantic. Two weeks before the...


The Confessions of Nat Turner (Illustrated)

by Nat Turner

Nat Turner (1800 - 1831) was an enslaved African American who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831. His story is the basis for the controversial film The...


Women of the Titanic Disaster

by Sylvia Caldwell & Julie Hedgepeth Williams

Sylvia Caldwell was onboard the Titanic when it sank in 1912. As one of the disaster's survivors, she took it upon herself to write an account of what happened in the event's aftermath. Women of the Titanic...


The Wehrmacht in Russia

by Bob Carruthers

On June 22nd 1941 three huge German Army Groups launched a surprise attack on Soviet Russia. The most barbaric and brutal struggle in history was about to be played out to the death. History is always written...


Panzer Combat Reports

by Bob Carruthers

"Tank units should move at night, and in the daytime they should move only when they can be hidden from enemy airplanes." 'Tactical Handbook for the Troop Commander' This fascinating compilation of wartime battlefield...


Fighter Pilots in World War II: True Stories of Frontline Air Combat

by Bruce Halpenny

This is the story of Allied fighter pilots and the part they played in all the principal operational theatres of World War II. It also tells of life on the wartime airfield and how ground crew kept the aircraft...


Götterdämmerung - The Last Days of the Werhmacht in the East

by Bob Carruthers

"Most of the men were veterans of World War I" Major Schwark, plant protection battalion This fascinating collection of primary source accounts focuses on the combat actions of the Wehrmacht in the final battles...


Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

by Marilyn Herbert & Adina Herbert

It is 1939 and times are getting tough for everyone in Germany. Ten-year old Liesel and her brother are on their way to be adopted into a foster home, but sadly, the brother dies en route. After his burial,...


A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival

by Julie Hedgepeth Williams

Historian Julie Williams grew up hearing her great-uncle Albert Caldwell tell his harrowing story of surviving the Titanic disaster. Albert, his wife Sylvia, and their ten-month-old son Alden, are among the...


Fighter! Fighter! Corkscrew Port!: Vivid Memories of Bomber Aircrew in World War Two

by Pat Cunningham

The young men who flew with RAF Bomber Command in World War Two were a complex mixture of individuals but they all shared the gift of teamwork. A crew of seven may have comprised all non-commissioned men and...


Silvered Wings: The Memoirs of Air Vice-Marshal Sir John Severne KCVO OBE AFC DL

by John Severne

John Severne joined the RAF in 1944 and gained his wings two months after World War II ended. This book captures the author's great passion for flying, whether it be in jet-fighters, light aircraft, helicopters...


Cheating Death: Combat Rescues in Vietnam and Laos

by George Marrett

The colourful characters and daring rescues of downed pilots engaged in the Secret War in North Vietnam and Laos are vividly captured by one who was there, in some of the most exciting stories ever written about...