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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...


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 Book of Five Rings (The Way of the Warrior Series)

by Miyamoto Musashi

Along with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed...


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 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." —...


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 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 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...


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...


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...


Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879

by Herman Lehmann

Here is a genuine Little Big Man story, with all the color, sweep, and tragedy of a classic American western. It is the tale of Herman Lehmann, a captive of the Apaches on the Southern Plains of Texas and New...


The True Story of Andersonville Prison

by James Madison Page

During the Civil War, James Madison Page was a prisoner in different places in the South. Seven months of that time was spent at Andersonville. While there he became well acquainted with Major Wirz, or Captain...


Sink 'Em All

by Charles A. Lockwood

Sink ’Em All, was originally published in 1951 by Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, the U.S. Navy commander of the Pacific submarine fleet during World War II. Lockwood, in his leadership role, knew the skippers...


War in the South Pacific

by James D. Horan and Gerold Frank

War in the South Pacific: U.S. Marines Tell Their Stories, first published in 1943, is the account of the combat experiences of 21 Marines—told in their own words—fighting in the bloody Solomon Islands campaigns...


From the Deep Woods to Civilization

by Charles Alexander Eastman

"Has a many-sided appeal …. This stimulating book is one of the few that really deserve the over-worked term, a human document." — Publishers Weekly.

In the first of his memoirs, the popular Indian Boyhood,...


St Vith: Lion in the Way

by R. Ernest Dupuy

This is the story of the 106th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, the last to be deployed before the end of World War Two.

Colonel R. Ernest Dupuy (1887- 1976) was a soldier, newspaperman and military historian....


Scouting on Two Continents

by F.R. Burnham

Frederick Russell Burnham: Explorer, discoverer, cowboy, and Scout.

Native American, he served as chief of scouts in the Boer War, an intimate friend of Lord Baden-Powell.

As an honorary Scout of the Boy Scouts...


The Year Of Decision, 1846

by Bernard DeVoto

This book tells the story of some people who went west in 1846.

Its purpose is to tell that story in such a way that the reader may realize the far western frontier experience, which is part of our cultural inheritance,...


Five Letters of Cortes to the Emperor: 1519-1526

by Hernando Cortés

“In the letters of Cortés we have a clear picture of Mexico through the simple eyes of the conqueror who admires his enemies. . . . He could write a masterly report. The second and the third letters are the...