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Journey Interrupted: A Family Without a Country in a World at War
by Hildegarde Mahoney

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English

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305

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April 05, 2016

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<B>In the midst of World War II, a German-American family finds themselves stranded in Japan in this </B><B>inspiring tale of an extraordinary family adapting to the hazards of fate, and finding salvation in each other. </B><BR><BR>In the spring of 1941, seven-year-old Hildegarde Ercklentz and her family leave their home in New York City and set off for their native Germany, where her father has been recalled to the headquarters of the Commerz & Privat Bank in Berlin. It was meant to be an epic journey, crossing the United States, the Pacific, and Siberia—but when Hitler invades Russia, a week-long stay in Yokohama, Japan becomes six years of quasi-detention, as Hildegarde and her family are stranded in Japan until the war’s end. In this spellbinding memoir, Mahoney recounts her family’s moving saga, from their courage in the face of terrible difficulties—including forced relocation, scarce rations, brutal winters in the Japanese Alps—to their joyous reunion with their German relatives in Hamburg, and their eventual return to New York City in 1950. Richly detailed and remarkably vivid, <I>Journey Interrupted</I> is a story unlike any other—the inspiring tale of an extraordinary family adapting to the hazards of fate, and finding salvation in each other.
Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost—and Myself
by Susan Purvis

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English

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384

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October 02, 2018

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Somewhere between hunting for gold in Latin America as a geologist and getting married to a new husband, thirty-three-year-old Susan Purvis loses her way.<br /><br />Susan comes to believe that a puppy and working on ski patrol at the last great ski town in Colorado will improve her life. When she learns about avalanches that bury people without warning, she challenges herself: “What if I teach a dog to save lives?” This quest propels her to train the best possible search dog, vowing to never leave anyone behind.<br /><br />With no clue how to care for a houseplant, let alone a dog, she chooses a five-week-old Labrador retriever, Tasha. With the face of a baby bear and the temperament of an NFL linebacker, Tasha constantly tests Susan’s determination to transform her into a rescue dog. Susan and Tasha jockey for alpha position as they pursue certification in avalanche, water, and wilderness recovery. Susan eventually learns to truly communicate with Tasha by seeing the world through her dog’s nose.<br /><br />As the first female team in a male-dominated search-and-rescue community, they face resistance at every turn. They won’t get paid even a bag of kibble for their efforts, yet they launch dozens of missions to rescue the missing or recover the remains of victims of nature and crime.<br /><br />Training with Tasha in the field to find, recover, and rescue the lost became Susan’s passion. But it was also her circumstance—she was in many ways as lost as anyone she ever pulled out of an avalanche or found huddled in the woods. “Lostness” doesn’t only apply to losing the trail. People can get lost in a relationship, a business, or a life. Susan was convinced that only happened to other people, until Tasha and a life in the mountains taught her otherwise.
Mark Twain: The Complete Novels (The Greatest Writers of All Time...
by Mark Twain

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English

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1456

Publication Date

July 16, 2016

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This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. Here you will find the complete novels of Mark Twain in the chronological order of their original publication: - The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - The Prince and the Pauper - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - The American Claimant - Tom Sawyer Abroad - The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson - Tom Sawyer, Detective - Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc - A Double Barrelled Detective Story - A Horse's Tale - The Mysterious Stranger
Road to Huertgen: Forest in Hell
by Paul Boesch

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English

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248

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December 02, 2018

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<em><b>“It’s hell,” he said flatly. “Pure unadulterated hell. That’s the only word for it. It’s hell.”</b></em><br /><br />The Battle of Huertgen Forest was one of the bloodiest engagements of the Second World War.<br /><br />Fought between American and German forces between 19th September to 16th December it was the longest single battle the U.S. Army has ever fought.<br /><br />During those three months six American Infantry Divisions — the 1st, 4th, 8th, 9th, 28th and 83rd — and part of the 5th Armored Division fought against the battle-hardened Germans. <br /><br />Lt. Paul Boesch provides an eyewitness account of the horrors that he and his men saw as they struggled through the rain and mud, avoiding artillery, mortars and mines.<br /><br />This book is a remarkable account of one of the most vicious battles in World War Two told honestly by a man who was there.<br /><br />“A true but little-told account of what it means to be an Infantryman.” Major General William G. Weaver<br /><br />“To an old soldier this book will arouse memories; to the man in uniform who has never heard a shot fired in anger this book will stimulate reflexes which are life savers when the chips are down; to the youngster who eventually will be given the opportunity and privilege of wearing the uniform of his country, this book demonstrates the heights of heroism Americans can reach under the most deadly and difficult circumstances.” Major General P. D. Ginder<br /><br />Paul Boesch was awarded two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts and the French Croix de Guerre for his bravery and leadership through the course of the Battle of Huertgen Forest. At the outbreak of the war he volunteered for the join the army and served with the 8th infantry Division. After the war he became a professional wrestler and promoter, most famous for his work as an announcer and promoter for Houston Wrestling. His book <em> Road to Huertgen</em> was first published in 1962 and he passed away in 1989.<br />
Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters
by Lizbeth Meredith

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English

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312

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September 20, 2016

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In 1994, Lizbeth Meredith said good-bye to her four- and six year-olddaughters for a visit with their non-custodial father only to learn days later that they had been kidnapped and taken to their father's homecountry of Greece. <br /><br />Twenty-nine and just on the verge of makingher dreams of financial independence for her and her daughters cometrue, Lizbeth now faced a $100,000 problem on a $10 an hour budget. Forthe next two years fueled by memories of her own childhood kidnappingLizbeth traded in her small life for a life more public, traveling tothe White House and Greece, and becoming a local media sensation inorder to garner interest in her efforts. The generous community ofAnchorage becomes Lizbeth's makeshift family one that is replicated by a growing number of Greeks and expats overseas who help Lizbeth navigatethe turbulent path leading back to her daughters.
Vintage True Crime Stories Vol I: An Illustrated Anthology of For...
by , Jason Lucky Morrow

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English

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316

Publication Date

September 08, 2018

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<p>When it comes to murder, nothing has changed in the last one-hundred years. The cold-blooded killers of today are the same as they were long ago.  To prove this theory, consider the case summaries below that are featured in this book, <em>Vintage True Crime Stories, Volume I.</em><br /></p><p><strong>Summary of Chapter One:</strong> Twenty years before the 1932 kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr., there was the Marie Smith case of 1910. Her killer was German, spoke with a thick German accent, and his last name was even similar to Hauptmann’s. Both men were entrapped by scientific advancements that were landmarks for future cases. And, in the end, both men were executed in the same electric chair.</p><p><strong>Summary of Chapter Two:</strong> Like a scene in a 21<sup>st</sup> Century action movie, two hitmen on a motorcycle roar down a Rhode Island road late at night. At the designated location, they stop beside the chauffeur driven automobile of a wealthy doctor who was accompanied by his mistress that night. At nearly point blank range, the assassins emptied their pistols at the two figures in the backseat. They ignored the driver and sped away, disappearing into the darkness. The events of that night lead to a one-of-a-kind murder trial with an outcome that reinforced the duality of American justice for the next one-hundred years.</p><p><strong>Chapter 7 Summary:</strong> (No one has made a movie about this next case, but they should.) During the late hours of January 10, 1895, two burglars break into the parsonage of Rev. William Hinshaw and his wife Thurza. A fight breaks out; Thurza is shot in the head and dies on the steps to the back door. Bravely, William puts up a good fight despite being shot once and stabbed many times. Instead of finishing him off, the two men thought better of it and disappeared down a snow-covered lane.</p><p>Neighbors, friends, and newspaper editors declare Rev. William Hinshaw a hero. One needed only to look at his many wounds to see that that he battled it out with the two robbers—the ones who never left footprints on the snow covered lanes of Belleville, Indiana.</p><p><strong>Chapter 11 Summary:</strong> On January 1, 1914, the small cabin of a local photographer burns to the ground. Inside, they find his body. Three days later, it happens again. Autopsies prove the men were killed before the fires were set. The evidence leads investigators to an elderly Civil War veteran with a dark past filled with dead bodies.</p><p><br /></p><p>These four stories were recently discovered in one of the rarest true crime books known to exist, <em>Enemies of the Underworld: Embracing Sixty-Eight Stories by America's foremost Detectives</em>, by Frank Dalton O’Sullivan.</p><p>His 700-page tome is a combination manual for new detectives, and true crime book featuring true stories co-authored by senior detectives and police chiefs from across the United States. Self-published in 1917, the book sold for five-dollars, the 2018 equivalent of $108--which might explain why it's nearly impossible to find a copy of it today.</p><p>With this artifact, Historical Crime Detective Publishing saw it as the perfect foundation to structure a new anthology series simply titled: <em>Vintage True Crime Stories: An Illustrated Anthology of Forgotten Cases of Murder & Mayhem</em>.</p><p>Volume I contains fifteen stories from O’Sullivan’s book, while the remaining five chapters were selected from <em>Fifty Years a Detective</em> by Thomas Furlong, published in 1912.</p><p>Mixed in with these twenty stories are sixty-five images, fifty-two footnotes, a dozen epilogues, and ten annotations.</p><p>But wait, there’s more! – Volume I of this series comes with a companion webpage where readers can find more information including 116 images, and 139 pages of newspaper coverage about the crimes covered in this book.</p><p>Editor: Jason Lucky Morrow<br /></p>
Tell it All A Woman's Life in Polygamy
by Fanny Stenhouse

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English

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610

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November 11, 2018

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<b><h2>“In these pages, a woman, a wife and mother, speaks the sorrows and oppressions of which she has been the witness and the victim.” Harriet Beecher Stowe</b></h2><br /><br />Fanny Stenhouse’s famous work <em>Tell it All</em> is a withering attack on the practice of polygamy that developed as a prominent tenet of Mormon faith in the nineteenth century.<br /><br />She begins her story with an account of how as a young woman her family had converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and how she had attracted the attention, and subsequently married, T. B. H. Stenhouse.<br /><br />Living in Europe they were unaware of how their religion was developing in the Midwest and how the practice of plural marriage was beginning to become ever more prevalent among the members of their faith.<br /><br />Responding to encouragement and counselling they eventually emigrated to the promised land of Utah and to their horror they began to learn that the rumors of Joseph Smith’s polygamic revelation were true and that some of the church leadership, such as Brigham Young, had over fifty wives.<br /><br /><em>Tell it All</em> provides fascinating insight into how the Mormon faith was developing in the mid-nineteenth century and how women such as Fanny were struggling to come to terms with doctrines such as polygamy.<br /><br /><br />The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints largely distanced itself from polygamy in the later-nineteenth century, much due to the work of women such as Fanny Stenhouse and others including a former wife of Brigham Young, Ann Eliza Young.<br /><br />This book also uncovers some of the other darker moments of Mormon history such as the Mountains Meadows Massacre, in which the men and women of an emigrant wagon train were indiscriminately slaughtered by Mormons of the Nauvoo Legion.<br /><br />“added more details on polygamy, on Brigham Young’s life in polygamy, and on the Mountains Meadows Massacre” <em> The John Whitmer Historical Association Journal</em><br /><br />Fanny Stenhouse was an early Mormon pioneer who, along with her husband T. B. H. Stenhouse, defected from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, largely due to their disagreements with the church about polygamy. <em>Tell it All A Woman's Life in Polygamy</em> was first published in 1872 and Fanny passed away in 1904.<br />
Admiral Halsey's Story
by , J. Bryan III

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English

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350

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November 26, 2018

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<h2><b>Admiral William F. “Bull” Halsey earned a legendary reputation for daring and boldness as commander of the U.S. Third Fleet.</h2></b><br /><br /><em>Admiral Halsey’s Story</em> is this admiral’s record of his actions through the course of his remarkable career in the U.S. Navy.<br /><br />The account begins with a brief overview of his years in school and early years with the navy where he fought in the First World War and served in Mexico and Greece as he rose through the ranks to become vice admiral just before the outbreak of the Second World War.<br /><br />Halsey’s life was dramatically altered with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as through the next four years he rose from relative obscurity to become one of the most famous allied naval figures in the war.<br /><br />The events of Halsey’s life through World War Two are split into three sections in the book and are covered in wonderful detail:<br />Firstly he uncovers the details of his command of a carrier task force in the immediate aftermath of Pearl Harbor until May 1942.<br />Next the book discusses his life as Commander of the South Pacific Area and its forces which lasted until June 1944.<br />And finally the book gives an in-depth overview of the final year of the war when Halsey was commander of the U.S. Third Fleet.<br /><br />During the war Halsey had continually acted with bravery and speed and all of his most famous actions are covered through the book such as how he directed the campaigns in the Solomons and led the attacks on the Carolines and New Britain.<br /><br />“The book is pure Halsey — the personal yarn of a seagoing, fighting admiral who was forthright, honest, often brilliant, sometimes rash, but who possessed above all else, a natural modesty that enhanced his uncommon valor.” <em>Naval War College Review</em><br /><br />“To learn what went on behind the wartime newspaper reports, her is an incomparable document. Admiral Halsey has written simply and modestly a book that will further enhance the Halsey legend.” <em>The Saturday Review</em><br /><br />“he knew far better than armchair historians do that the best defense is a good offense. That is the legacy of Bull Halsey.” <em>Warfare History Network</em><br /><br />William F. Halsey was an American admiral in the United States Navy during World War II. In 1943 he was made commander of the Third Fleet, the post he held through the rest of the war. He was promoted to fleet admiral in December 1945 and retired from active service in March 1947. <em>Admiral Halsey's Story</em> was first published in 1947 and Halsey passed away in 1959. The book was written with Lieutenant Commander J. Bryan III, USNR, who during the war had served a lieutenant commander assigned to naval air combat intelligence in the Pacific. In civilian life he was a journalist and writer who was born into the influential Bryan family of newspaper publishers and industrialists. He passed away in 1993.<br />
Samurai!
by Martin Caidin

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English

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348

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December 07, 2018

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<h2><b>Saburo Sakai became a living legend in Japan during World War II. </h2><br /><br />Pilots everywhere spoke in awe of his incredible exploits in the air.</b><br /><br />Of all Japan’s aces, Saburo Sakai is the only pilot who never lost a wingman in combat.<br /><br />For a man who engaged in more than two hundred aerial combats, this was an incredible achievement.<br /><br />His remarkable book <em>Samurai!</em> written by Martin Caiden but with the assistance of Sakai and Fred Saito is a brilliant account of life as a Japanese pilot in the Second World War.<br /><br /><em>Samurai!</em> charts Sakai’s remarkable life from his lowly, poor origins, to signing up with the military at the age of sixteen, to his conflicts with American aircraft over Guadalcanal where he had the heavy fragments of two 50-caliber machine gun bullets imbedded in his skull, through to the moment when Japan eventually surrendered.<br /><br />For many readers <em>Samurai!</em> will do much to bring the Pacific air war into new perspective. The story of Saburo Sakai provides for the first time an intimate look into the “other side.”<br /><br />Martin Caidin was an American author and an authority on aeronautics and aviation. Caidin was an airplane pilot as well, and bought and restored a 1936 Junkers Ju 52 airplane. <em>Samurai!</em> was first published in 1957 and Caidin passed away in 1997. Saburo Sakai was a Japanese naval aviator and flying ace who had 64 aerial victories. He passed away in 2000.<br />
Doctor Death: Harold Shipman (British Criminals Book 1)
by , RJ Parker

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English

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46

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January 10, 2019

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Britain's most prolific known serial killer wasn't a ripper or strangler. He was a licensed physician, bound in theory by the good medical practice guidelines of the General Medical Council established in 1858, making care of patients his "first concern" while "being open, honest, and acting with integrity."<br /> <br />The "healer" nicknamed Doctor Death achieved none of those goals. But even knowing what he did, the question still remains: Why did he kill?

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