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Embracing the Infidel

by Behzad Yaghmaian

An eye-opening personal account of an epic human drama, Embracing the Infidel takes us on an astounding journey along a modern-day underground railroad that stretches from Istanbul to Paris.  In this groundbreaking...


Why is a Colonel Called a "Kernal?": The Origin of American Ranks and Insignia

by Raymond Oliver

"Short. Quick. Entertaining. A marvelously fun read!" Raymond Oliver, then the Curator for the McClellan Aviation Museum (now the Aerospace Museum of California), was once asked by a colonel why her title was...


Life in the Army of Northern Virginia

by Carlton McCarthy

The Civil War comes to life through the eyes of someone who actually lived it. From the beginning of the American Civil War in 1861, to the days following the surrender at Appomattox in 1865, Carlton McCarthy...


RULE BRITANNIA: The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

by J. R. Hutchinson

The press-gang. An unmitigated evil, or the savior of a nation? You decide. Impressment was nothing new for the Royal Navy. It had been used as early as 1664 as a way of obtaining crews for warships. In many...


The Ifs of History: How The World Might Have Changed If Things Had Gone Slightly Differently

by Joseph Edgar Chamberlin

Columbus and Lincoln, Waterloo and Bull Run-how history would have changed if just a few things had happened differently You can look at the major events of history in one of three ways. First, you can see them...


RETRIBUTION: The Story of the Sepoy Mutiny

by W.H. Fitchett

To many Indians, it was their First War of Independence. To the British, it was a military mutiny. Either way, neither country would be the same by the time it was over. In 1857, the soldiers (sepoys) belonging...


Dancing Under the Red Star: The Extraordinary Story of Margaret Werner, the Only American Woman to Survive Stalin's Gulag

by Karl Tobien

The shocking and inspirational saga of Margaret Werner and her miraculous survival in the Siberian death camps of Stalinist Russia.

Between 1930 and 1932, Henry Ford sent 450 of his Detroit employees plus their...


Flag of the Prophet: The Story of the Muslim Corsairs

by E. Hamilton Currey

You know about the fleets of Britain, France, Spain, and America; but did you know that some of the most formidable naval forces in history were not European at all? As the 16th Century opened, the moors had...


The Chronicles of Canada: Volume IX - Our First National Highways

by George Wrong & H.H. Langton

THE CHRONICLES OF CANADA - Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton of the University of Toronto The Chronicles of Canada was a Canadian literary landmark. First published in 1914, it was a series of thirty-two,...


The Chronicles of Canada: Volume VIII - The Growth of Nationality

by George Wrong & H.H. Langton

THE CHRONICLES OF CANADA - Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton of the University of Toronto The Chronicles of Canada was a Canadian literary landmark. First published in 1914, it was a series of thirty-two,...


The Chronicles of Canada: Volume VII - The Struggle for Political Freedom

by George Wrong & H.H. Langton

THE CHRONICLES OF CANADA - Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton of the University of Toronto The Chronicles of Canada was a Canadian literary landmark. First published in 1914, it was a series of thirty-two,...


The Chronicles of Canada: Volume VI - Pioneers of The North and West

by George Wrong & H.H. Langton

THE CHRONICLES OF CANADA - Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton of the University of Toronto The Chronicles of Canada was a Canadian literary landmark. First published in 1914, it was a series of thirty-two,...


The Chronicles of Canada: Volume V - The Native Peoples in Canada

by George Wrong & H.H. Langton

THE CHRONICLES OF CANADA - Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton of the University of Toronto The Chronicles of Canada was a Canadian literary landmark. First published in 1914, it was a series of thirty-two,...


Now That You Asked: Nelson's Navy

by John Masefield

The Perfect Nautical Q & A Reference Book 170 Specific Questions and Answers Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go back in time? Now you can via the Now That You Asked... series of books from Fireship...


NAVAL EVOLUTIONS: A Memoir

by Sir Howard Douglas

One of the most revolutionary tactics in naval warfare was developed in the 18th Century, and was called "Breaking the Line." The Royal Navy used it to win fleet engagements ranging from the Battle of the Saints,...


A World for the Taking: The Ships of the Honourable East India Company

by E. Keble Chatterton

It was a time when one of the most powerful rulers in the world wasn't a government-it was a corporation. It's official name was ""The Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies."" Some simply...


BLACK SOLDIERS/BLUE UNIFORMS: The Story of the First South Carolina Volunteers

by Thomas Higginson

"The First South" The Story of America's First Officially Recognized African-American Regiment. During the Civil War over 170,000 ""colored"" troops served in the Union Army. While there were two earlier attempts...


The Texas Navy

by Alex Dienst

A Cactus Navy? Everyone has heard of the USS Constitution and the USS Constellation. They were the first two ships commissioned into the United States Navy. But have you ever heard of the Liberty and the Invincible?...


So Terrible a Storm

by Curt Brown

“Not since Sebastian Junger in The Perfect Storm has a writer captured so well the fury of the seas as Curt Brown.” —The Maritime Executive Through masterful research and elegant prose, Curt Brown traces...


Why Some Wars Never End: The Stories of the Longest Conflicts in History

by Joseph Cummins

The Bloody Hostilities, Feuds, and Quarrels that Refuse to Release their Grip.

Sometimes the causes of war are so intractable, the opponents so unyielding, and the rivalries so deep-rooted that the combat continues...