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The Mongols

by Jeremiah Curtin

The Mongols erupted out of Central Asia in 1206 and soon controlled an empire stretching from Poland to Korea; although remembered as a destructive force, they united a great part of the world under one rule,...


Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930

by Various

No science fiction library would be complete without Astounding Stories of Super-Science, a highly influential pulp magazine of both sci-fi and horror from the early 1930s!

This Volume 12 includes:

Slaves of the...


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...


McALISTER'S WAY VOLUME 07 - Free Serialisation

by Richard Marman & illustrated by Richard Marman

MCALISTER’S WAY FREE Weekly Serialisation

Volume 7 Chapters 12 — 13

A Young Adult Action and Adventure Story for Baby Boomers

Chapter 12

The first time I flew to New Guinea as a Hercules C-130 co-pilot I was...


The book of Tea

by Okakura Kakuzo

Do you like eastern philosophy? You´re going to love this book!

The Book of Tea (??? Cha no Hon) by Okakura Kakuz? (1906) is a long essay linking the role of chad? (teaism) to the aesthetic and cultural...


McALISTER'S WAY - Free Serialisation Vol. 06

by Richard Marman

MCALISTER’S WAY - FREE Weekly Serialisation

Volume 6 Chapters 10 — 11

A Young Adult Action and Adventure Story for Baby Boomers

More personal insights from the author.

Chapter 10

New Guinea was a great place...


McAlisters Way - Free Serialisation Vol 05 Chapters 8 and 9

by Richard Marman

MCALISTER’S WAY - FREE Weekly Serialisation Volume 05 Chapters 8 & 9

A Young Adult Action and Adventure Story for Baby Boomers

By now you’ve probably got the idea. I add a few thoughts about each chapter as...


McALISTER'S WAY - FREE Serialisation Vol. 04 - Chapters 6 and 7

by Richard Marman

MCALISTER’S WAY - FREE Weekly Serialisation Volume 4 Chapters 6 & 7

A Young Adult Action and Adventure Story for Baby Boomers

More musing from the author……….

Chapter 6

When I first immigrated to Australia,...


The Republic of Biafra: Once Upon a Time in Nigeria

by Dr. Onyema G. Nkwocha

Not quite four months after the Western Region's election of October 10, 1965, did the localized mayhem in that Region find its way furiously into the center of the nation on January 15, 1966! It was like a...


The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

by Edward Gibbon

Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are...


America's Hidden History

by Kenneth C. Davis

Kenneth C. Davis, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Don't Know Much About History, presents a collection of extraordinary stories, each detailing an overlooked episode that shaped the nation's...


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....


Latino Stats: American Hispanics by the Numbers

by Idelisse Malavé & Esti Giordani

At a time when politics is seemingly ruled by ideology and emotion and when immigration is one of the most contentious topics, it is more important than ever to cut through the rhetoric and highlight, in numbers,...


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.


The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933-1973

by Mark Greif

In a midcentury American cultural episode forgotten today, intellectuals of all schools shared a belief that human nature was under threat. The immediate result was a glut of dense, abstract books on the "nature...


A History of Belarus

by Lubov Bazan

Rare materials on Belarus are a potential treasure trove for the English language reader. A blank spot on the map for many, Belarus is an undiscovered mystery in the heart of Europe - undiscovered, because little...


India and Tibet

by Sir Francis Younghusband

One of the last great imperial adventurers, Sir Francis Younghusband (1863–1942) was a British army officer whose explorations yielded major contributions to geographical research. In addition to charting...


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...