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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...


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...


Strange Defeat

by Marc Bloch

A renowned historian and Resistance fighter - later executed by the Nazis - analyzes at first hand why France fell in 1940. Marc Bloch wrote Strange Defeat during the three months following the fall of France,...


The Dark Ages Collection

by J.B. Bury, Edward Creasy, Henry Bradley & Edward Gibbon et al.

The Dark Ages is a historical periodization traditionally referring to the Middle Ages, that asserts that a demographic, cultural, and economic deterioration occurred in Western Europe following the decline...


America's Second Crusade

by William Henry Chamberlin

In this work William Henry Chamberlin offers his perspective as a seasoned journalist on the United States’ involvement in World War II. Written only five years after the unconditional surrenders of Germany...


Battle Story: Hastings 1066

by Jonathan Trigg

In 1066 the most significant battle on English soil – and arguably the most important in British history – took place some six miles northwest of Hastings. A king would die on the battlefield and a new dynasty...


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....


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...


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.


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;...


100 Years of Memories: Woman's Club of Stuart

by Reba E. Shepard

On 14 October 1913, 29 women met to form a Club. A year later, the town of Stuart was established and they became the Woman's Club of Stuart. They met on Wednesday because on Monday they washed, Tuesday they...


Countess Daisy

by Arne Handberg Jakobsen

A historical novel about the young Danish Countess' dramatic life, which brought her to St. John in the Danish West Indies to grow coffee like her cousin Karen Blixen did in Kenya.


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...


Officers' Handbook

by United States Maritime Service

US Maritime Service Officers' Handbook originally published in 1944 detailing service etiquette and customs, commission requirements, rank insignia, uniform wear and care, decorations and regulations for their...