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Agent High Pockets
by Claire Phillips

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May 15, 2019

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<b>Agent High Pockets is the autobiography of Claire 'High Pockets' Phillips, an American entertainer living in Manila in 1941 who becomes an angel of the underground when her husband is killed by the invading Japanese.</b><br />Using her popular Tsubuki Nightclub as a headquarters, High Pockets and her staff serve spiked drinks to Japanese officers and seduce military information out of them. During the day, Claire smuggles contraband in her bra ('high pockets') past bribed Japanese guards paid to look the other way, into imprisoned American POWs - money, food and clothes - saving countless lives.<br /><br />"Agent High Pockets" is the autobiography of Claire High Pockets Phillips:<br /><i>"......to me Claire Phillips is four people:<br />First, she is a fellow soldier’s widow.<br />Second, she is “High-Pockets,” the outstanding and resourceful spy operating in Jap-held Manila for over 2 years.<br />Third, she is a guerrilla officer; determined and able leader and organizer of the Manila underground.<br />Last, she is “Comadre,” the intensely patriotic, and spiritually strong godmother of ragged, desperate men."</i><br /><br />John Peyton Boone
The Truth in My Lies
by Ivy Smoak

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English

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345

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February 12, 2018

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<b>From Amazon bestselling author Ivy Smoak comes a heart-stopping thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end...</b><br /><br />I'm not supposed to leave the house. But what my husband doesn't know won't kill him. I break his rules every morning on my runs. It's always been best when I have a routine. So every day I wake up, run, clean the house, wish for a better life, repeat. And every day is exactly the same. <br /><br />Except for Thursdays. I live and breathe for Thursdays. It's when he comes. I watch him from a distance. I can't help myself. But I was never supposed to talk to him. <br /><br />I know what you're thinking. But you don't know my story. You don't know the kind of monster my husband is. And trust me, you have no idea who I am.<br /><br /><b>__________<br />BY AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR IVY SMOAK </b><br /><br />★★★★★ <b>"This is Ivy's Masterpiece."</b><br />★★★★★ "I could not put it down!!!"<br />★★★★★ "Unforgettable and delicious from start to finish."<br />★★★★★ <b>"5 CRAZY OMG PSYCHO STARS!"</b><br />★★★★★ "I am utterly completely stunned and shocked."<br />★★★★★ "You will not be able to put it down."<br />★★★★★ "A total page turner right from the beginning."<br />★★★★★ "Finally a book that 100% surprised me."<br />★★★★★ "Go one click...sooo freaking good!"
The General’s Wife: The Life of Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant
by Ishbel Ross

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May 16, 2019

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<b>An excellent and diligently researched biography of Julia Boggs Dent Grant (1826-1902), the wife of the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, and First Lady of the United States from 1869 to 1877.</b><br /><br />"Behind every successful man there stands a woman." <br />This maxim was never truer than with Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia. An active participant in presidential matters, The First Lady was widely regarded to possess tremendous strength of character, sharing in the mixed fortunes of her husband, promoting his welfare, loved and cared for her family, and fulfilled her patriotic duty as First Lady.<br /><br />"Ulysses and Julia Grant were a profoundly united couple, and so it is not easy to make a clear distinction between his life and hers. The two loved and needed each other. ... It is very pleasant to get to know Julia Grant, who, in her devotion, was one of the more potent women in American history." <br />The Saturday Review.
The True Story of Andersonville Prison: A Defense of Major Henry ...
by James Madison Page

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English

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92

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May 14, 2019

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<b>During the Civil War, James Madison Page was a prisoner in different places in the South.</b> Seven months of that time was spent at Andersonville. While there he became well acquainted with Major Wirz, or Captain Wirz, as he then ranked. Page takes the stand that Captain Wirz was unjustly held responsible for the hardship and mortality of Andersonville. It was his belief that the Federal authorities must share the blame for these things with the Confederates, since they well knew the inability of the Confederates to meet the reasonable wants of their prisoners of war, as they lacked a supply for their own needs, and since the Federal authorities failed to exercise a humane policy in the exchange of those captured in battle.<br /><br />The writer, "with malice toward none and charity for all," denies conscious prejudice, and makes the sincere endeavor to put himself in the other fellow's place and make such a statement of the matter in hand as will satisfy all lovers of truth and justice.
War in the South Pacific: Out in the Boondocks Marines in Action ...
by James D. Horan and Gerold...

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English

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110

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May 09, 2019

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<b>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 of World War II.</b><br /><br />The stories provide the reader with an intimate view of war at the frontlines (on the ground or in the sky as a Marine aviator), with the Marines facing a determined enemy who would die rather than surrender.<br />The stories of these brave young men vividly portray the horrors of war as well as serve as a lasting reminder of the heroism displayed by these men.
Ten Days in a Mad-House
by Nellie Bly

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English

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159

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October 27, 2015

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<DIV><B>A courageous female journalist’s classic exposé of the horrific treatment of the mentally ill in nineteenth-century America</B><BR /><BR /> In 1887, Nellie Bly accepted an assignment from publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the <I>New York World</I> and went undercover at the lunatic asylum on Blackwell Island, America’s first municipal mental hospital. Calling herself “Nellie Brown,” she was able to convince policemen, a judge, and a series of doctors of her madness with a few well-practiced facial expressions of derangement.<BR /><BR /> At the institution, Bly discovered the stuff of nightmares. Mentally ill patients were fed rotten, inedible food; violently abused by a brutal, uncaring staff; and misdiagnosed, mistreated, or generally ignored by the doctors and so-called mental health experts entrusted with their care. To her horror, Bly encountered sane patients who had been committed on the barest of pretenses and came to the shocking realization that, while the Blackwell Island asylum was remarkably easy to get into, it was nearly impossible to leave.<BR /><BR /> This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.</DIV>
A Voice from the Main Deck: Being a Record of the Thirty Years' A...
by Samuel Leech

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English

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101

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May 14, 2019

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<b>Samuel Leech (1798–1848) was a young sailor in the Royal Navy and the United States Navy during the War of 1812. He became notable as one of very few who wrote an account of his experiences, titled, in the manner of the time, "A Voice from the Main Deck".</b><br /><br />Leech's nautical career began in 1810, at the age of thirteen, when Lord William FitzRoy agreed to take Samuel into his frigate HMS Macedonian.<br />He was a powder monkey during Macedonian's duel with the United States in 1812, and would later vividly describe the carnage on board the British ship before she struck her colors.  <br />He was a prisoner of war but his imprisonment seems not to have been too uncomfortable, and did not last long in any case, since the war ended the following year.<br />Many years later he revisited Macedonian, now a US ship, when it was in port in New York (probably 1840), and perhaps this encounter inspired his book, which was published by Tappen & Dennet in 1843.
True Crime Stories: A Prequel: 4 Shocking True Crime Cases
by Jack Rosewood

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English

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80

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February 24, 2017

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There are killers who stalk their prey, learning all they can about an intended target before striking. Some commit the act of murder out of hatred or revenge for someone in their lives. Killers like Detlev Guenzel searched for like-minded souls who would allow them to indulge in their deepest darkest fantasies. Then of course, there are those who brutally murder for no apparent reason whatsoever. <br /><br />Each of the four true crime murder cases in this true crime anthology are all different from each other in many ways. The wife who was cast aside for a much younger model; the vore who sought out a willing participant in the act of consensual homicide and cannibalism; the young man who butchered his elderly neighbours; and the man whose partners either disappeared or turned up dead over the period of 54 years. <br /><br />For these true crime murder stories we delve into the background of each killer, the acts they committed, and the criminal investigation that brought them down. We look at why they killed, even when there seems to be no apparent motive. True murder cases like these are hard to fathom, and will leave you wondering about the horrors of humanity. True crime stories are the most frightening of all, as you discover what people have the capability of doing to others.<br /><br />This is a prequel to Jack Rosewood's best true crime books series, True Crime Stories.
Uncommon Character: Stories of Ordinary Men and Women Who Have Do...
by Douglas Feavel

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English

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332

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November 16, 2016

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<i>That thou may walk in the way of good men and keep the paths of the righteous</i> - Proverbs 2:20<br /><br />A captivating non-fiction anthology filled with heroic profiles, epic tales, and timeless parables. Each chapter introduces a memorable hero who challenged and changed the world in remarkable ways. You’ll meet personalities who are historical and living, unknown and familiar, domestic and foreign. Prepare to encounter pilots, farmers, immigrants, missionaries, engineers, martyrs, businessmen, lawyers, pioneers, presidents, soldiers, writers, and scientists – their dynamic legacies are destined to become part of us and our heritage. Collectively, their stories answer the pertinent questions of our time: What makes a genuine hero? How does a hero personify favorable character? Why is personal character so vital for our families and country?<br /><br />These are unique tales told with zest; these are unforgettable tales to long treasure. Enjoy the exciting portraits; then share them in family, church, workplace, outreach, and educational settings because that’s where they began, and that’s why they were written. The 26 stories will quickly find special places in heart and head, dwelling there to influence life’s crucial choices.<br /><br />There’s not another book like this one. Every story advocates making a positive impact on others and mastering the days we are given. Readers depart with an abiding conviction of the vital difference one committed life will make. No matter our past or where we find ourselves today, we will be inspired to finish well.<br /><br /><b>About the Author</b><br />Douglas Feavel retired from a career in technology marketing and management. He holds a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a master’s in Christian education from Bethany Divinity College and Seminary. Barbara and he have celebrated more than fifty years of marriage. Appleton, Wisconsin is their hometown, but Vincennes, Indiana is their current base. They volunteer at non-profits in teaching, outreach, and ministry roles domestically and abroad when not with their children and grandchildren.
Seriously Stupid Criminals
by Synova Cantrell

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English

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16

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February 15, 2017

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Can you drive a Hummer to pick up your welfare check, or text your parole officer asking for illegal drugs? Unfortunately, these criminals did. <br /><br />While researching her other true crime books, Synova was indicated with seriously stupid criminal stories. She collected these humorous stories and shared them with her readers. Enjoy true crime at it's most hilarious level.

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