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Asia Folklore Tales of The Beautiful Moon Maiden

by Muhammad Vandestra & Maya Aminah Sakura

There was an old bamboo cutter called Také Tori. He was an honest old man, very poor and hard-working, and he lived with his good old wife in a cottage on the hills. Children they had none, and little comfort...


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...


Japanese Folklore Tales of The Beautiful Weaving Maiden Bilingual Edition English & Spanish

by Muhammad Vandestra & Maya Aminah Sakura

All you that are true lovers, I beseech you pray the gods for fair weather upon the seventh night of the seventh moon.

For patience’ sake and for dear love’s sake, pray, and be pitiful that upon that night...


The Military Orders of the Middle Ages

by Frederick Woodhouse

In the middle of the eleventh century Jerusalem was in the hands of the Sultan of Egypt. Great multitudes of pilgrims came every year to visit the Holy Sepulchre, and the other Sacred Places both from the East...


The Middle Ages

by Victor Duruy

From the fifth to the tenth century the Roman Empire crumbles away. The two invasions from the north and the south are accomplished. The new German Empire which Charlemagne attempts to organize is dissolved....


The Koran: Selected Suras

by Arthur Jeffery

Sacred scripture of Islam: Mohammed's revelations concerning the omniscience and majesty of God, death and judgment, the proper conduct of the faithful, previous prophets, kindness to orphans, more.


TRUE CRIME COLLECTION – The Greatest Imposters & Con Artists

by Bram Stoker

The subject of imposture is always an interesting one, and impostors in one shape or another are likely to flourish as long as human nature remains what it is, and society shows itself ready to be gulled. The...


The Ancient Church

by W.D. Killen

In the interval between the days of the apostles and the conversion of Constantine, the Christian commonwealth changed its aspect. The Bishop of Rome—a personage unknown to the writers of the New Testament—...


Kursk 1943

by Anthony Tucker-Jones

In 1943, as war raged along the Eastern Front, the German forces attempted to push further east in the brutal Operation Citadel, which saw one of the largest armoured clashes in history in the Battle of Prokhorovka....


Counter Sniper Handbook - Eliminate the Risk with the Official US Army Manual

by U.S. Department of Defense

Counter Sniper aims to reduce the damage caused by a sniper, which can often be very harmful. The individual who shoots at police, firemen, soldiers or citizens is certainly dangerous. In order to counteract,...


Sniper & Counter Sniper Tactics - Official U.S. Army Handbooks

by U.S. Department of Defense

Learn how to fight as a sniper and to defend yourself against the enemy sniper - Find out the sniper & counter sniper tactics formulated and used by the U.S. Army. Let professionals teach you how to choose suitable...


An Account of Egypt

by Herodotus

An eyewitness report on life in ancient Egypt, An Account of Egypt is the story of Greek historian Herodotus' travels through the Ptolemaic Kingdom. It is a richly descriptive tale of Egyptian customs, rituals...


Kim Philby

by Tim Milne

Kim Philby, the so-called Third Man in the Cambridge spy ring, was the Cold War's most infamous traitor, a Soviet spy at the heart of British intelligence. Philby joined Britain's secret service MI6 during the...


One-Night Stands with American History: Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents

by Richard Shenkman & Kurt Reiger

Respect yourself in the morning -- read One-Night Stands with American History!

This collection of little-known facts and anecdotes is American history with the boring parts left out. Richard Shenkman and Kurt...


Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs

by Deborah Willis & Kevin Merida

Through 150 striking color photographs, Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs charts the road to Barack Obama's nomination as the first African American to lead the presidential ticket of a major party....


Hubris

by Alistair Horne

“EMINENTLY PROVOCATIVE AND READABLE.”—THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Sir Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years and in this wise and masterly work, he revisits six...


The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country

by Richard Nelson

A Chekhovian quartet of plays examining the contemporary American experience.


Napoleon's Mameluke: The Memoirs of Roustam Raeza

by Roustam Raza & Jonathan North

The colorful memoirs of Napoleon’s bodyguard, translated for the first time, provide a vivid picture of the general and emperor.


Lists of Note

by Shaun Usher

Humans have been making lists for even longer than they've been writing letters. They are the shorthand for what really matters to us: our hopes and aspirations; likes and dislikes; rules for living and loving;...


Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

by Daniel Beard

Known to millions of Boy Scouts as "Uncle Dan," Daniel Beard was also a Progressive-era reformer, a naturalist, illustrator, and author. Among his many "how-to" books is this entertaining collection of camp...