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Submerged on the Surface: The Not-So-Hidden Jews of Nazi Berlin, ...
by Richard N. Lutjens, Jr.

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English

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256

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September 01, 2019

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<p><br />Between 1941 and 1945, thousands of German Jews, in fear for their lives, made the choice to flee their impending deportations and live submerged in the shadows of the Nazi capital. Drawing on a wealth of archival evidence and interviews with survivors, this book reconstructs the daily lives of Jews who stayed in Berlin during the war years. Contrary to the received wisdom that “hidden” Jews stayed in attics and cellars and had minimal contact with the outside world, the author reveals a cohort of remarkable individuals who were constantly on the move and actively fought to ensure their own survival.</p>
Without a Trace: 1881-1968
by Sylvia Wrigley

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English

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212

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March 07, 2018

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True Stories of Aircraft and Passengers Who Disappeared Into Thin Air<br />For many, aviation still brings with it an air of mystery, a century-long magic trick. Though most of us will board an aircraft at some point in our lives, we know little about how they work and the procedures surrounding their operation. It is that mystery that makes these losses, such as the vanishing of Malaysia Airlines flight 370, so terrifying.<br />Without a Trace explores the most interesting of these disappearances: mysteries that have baffled investigators for years. Occasionally tragic, frequently amusing, Without a Trace is unerringly accurate and informative.<br />The two Without a Trace volumes span 150 years and explore mysteries from around the world. This is volume one, beginning just before the golden age of aviation with a manned balloon swept over the English Channel, and ending with a top-secret spy plane disappearing at the height of the cold war. Each case is laid out in rich detail and presented chronologically, highlighting the historical context, official accident reports and contemporary news surrounding each mystery.<br />Where did they go?<br /><br />Sylvia Wrigley introduces the crews, innocent bystanders and rescuers in this collection of true stories. Documenting the popular theories from each case, she uses her knowledge and experience as a pilot and an aviation journalist to demystify aviation jargon and narrow down each disappearance to the most likely explanations.<br />This collection takes a hard look at the human failings of great aviators, explorers and celebrities who have pushed the limits of flight and ended up at the heart of a mystery. The stories encompass airships, military jets and commercial airlines - all of which have vanished without a trace.<br />
Voltaire: A Life from Beginning to End
by Hourly History

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September 15, 2019

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<h2>Discover the remarkable life of Voltaire in less than an hour...</h2><br /><b>Free <u>BONUS</u> Inside!</b><br /><br />Voltaire, born François-Marie Arouet in Paris, France, was a writer and leading figure of the Enlightenment. His insistence that all authority could and must be questioned was so radical, he ended up in prison several times and was ultimately exiled. <br /><br />Voltaire’s writings were instrumental in influencing the American and French revolutions. Man as a being with natural rights was a radical concept at the time, but one which the American founding fathers embraced. Voltaire’s anger was specifically directed at the arbitrary powers of the state and the church. The French legal system treated aristocrats differently than ordinary citizens. The Catholic church, too, wielded its dictatorial power. Voltaire incurred the wrath of both kings and bishops with his unrelenting attacks on such abuses of freedom. Unwilling to be silenced, Voltaire continued his demand for individual freedom throughout the span of his entire life. Only after his death was he officially welcomed back to Paris, and Voltaire’s remains now rest in the Parisian Panthéon, the burial place for the country’s national heroes.<br /><br /><B>Discover a plethora of topics such as</B><br /><ul><li> Literary Success and Financial Failure</li><li> Émilie: The Love of His Life</li><li> Years in Exile</li><li> Candide and Morality</li><li> Voltaire’s Final Year and Death</li><li> And much more!</li></ul><b>So if you want a quick and easy to read book on Voltaire, simply scroll up and click the "Buy now" button for instant access!</b>
Egyptian Gods: Discover the Ancient Gods of Egyptian Mythology
by Stephan Weaver

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English

Pages

26

Publication Date

March 12, 2016

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<h1>△Egyptian Mythology△</h1><br />The gods of Ancient Egypt conjure up images of hieroglyphs with animal-headed people, fantastic civilizations, and a past that seems both unimaginably distant and still tenuously connected to the present day. Although the names Ra, Anubis, and Isis still linger today in modern fiction, the truth about these gods reveals the ancient Egyptians themselves. <br /><br /><h2>Inside you will read about...</h2><br />✓ Osiris <br />✓ Anubis<br />✓ Isis<br />✓ Ra<br />✓ Maat<br />✓ Hathor<br />✓ Wadjet<br />✓ Nefertum<br /><b>And many more!</b><br /><br />A look at the principal gods of Ancient Egypt gives insight into the culture of world's first great civilization. Even today, their moments, their obelisks, and their pyramids endure and remind us that people can leave lasting marks on the world that humble and inspire us all.
Uncommon Character: Stories of Ordinary Men and Women Who Have Do...
by Douglas Feavel

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English

Pages

332

Publication Date

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.
The Book of Five Rings (The Way of the Warrior Series)
by Miyamoto Musashi

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English

Pages

86

Publication Date

September 09, 2019

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Along with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess—and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in The Book of Five Rings. This brilliant manifesto is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life.
The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia (Illustrated Edition): ...
by William Mitchell Ramsay

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September 17, 2019

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The Seven Churches of Asia, also known as the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse and the Seven Churches of Revelation, are seven major churches of Early Christianity, as mentioned in the New Testament Book of Revelation. All of them are located in the Asia Minor, present-day Turkey.<br />This book examines seven messages John of Patmos sent to those churches. According to Revelation 1:11, on the Greek island of Patmos, Jesus Christ instructs John of Patmos to: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamum, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea." <br />Writing, Travel, And Letters Among The Early Christians<br />Transmission Of Letters In The First Century<br />The Christian Letters And Their Transmission<br />The Letters To The Seven Churches<br />Relation Of The Christian Books To Contemporary Thought And Literature<br />The Symbolism Of The Seven Letters<br />Authority Of The Writer Of The Seven Letters<br />The Education Of St. John In Patmos<br />The Flavian Persecution In The Province Of Asia As Depicted In The Apocalypse<br />The Province Of Asia And The Imperial Religion<br />The Cities Of Asia As Meeting-Places Of The Greek And The Asiatic Spirit<br />The Jews In The Asian Cities<br />The Pagan Converts In The Early Church<br />The Seven Churches Of Asia<br />Origin Of The Seven Representative Cities<br />Plan And Order Of Topics In The Seven Letters<br />Ephesus: The City Of Change<br />The Letter To The Church In Ephesus<br />Smyrna: The City Of Life<br />The Letter To The Church In Smyrna<br />Pergamum: The Royal City: The City Of Authority<br />The Letter To The Church In Pergamum<br />Thyatira: Weakness Made Strong<br />The Letter To The Church In Thyatira<br />Sardis: The City Of Death<br />The Letter To The Church In Sardis<br />Philadelphia: The Missionary City<br />The Letter To The Church In Philadelphia<br />Laodicea: The City Of Compromise<br />The Letter To The Church In Laodicea
The Truro Murders: The Sex Killing Spree Through the Eyes of an A...
by Ryan Green

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English

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149

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October 02, 2017

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<i>The Truro Murders</i> presents the shocking true story of Christopher Worrell, and his accomplice, James Miller. The events in this book unveil one of the worst serial killing sprees in Australian history. Over the course of two months in 1976-1977, seven young women were brutally raped and murdered. <br /><br />Worrell and Miller met in prison, and upon release, developed a dominant and submissive relationship that centred around feeding Worrell's sadistic urges towards women. Miller would deny any involvement in the murders, claiming his love for Worrell was the basis for his cooperation and silence.<br /><br />In the space of twelve months between 1978-1979, remains of two of the victims were found within 1km of one another. Police linked the two bodies with another five young females reported missing in the area. The police uncovered two more skeletons within the Truro region and now faced the difficult task of piecing together the evidence and finding the countries biggest serial killers. <br /><br /><i>The Truro Murders</i> portrays the sex-fuelled killing spree from the perspective of James Miller, the accomplice. Contained within this shocking true crime story are love, loss, manipulation, and extreme violence.<br /><br /><i>If you are especially sensitive to accounts of suffering young females, it might be advisable not to read any further.</i> <br /><br />If, however, you seek to understand the darker side of human nature by coming face to face with it, then this book is written for you. Scroll up and click on the <i>Buy Now</i> button at the top of this page.
Annals of the Turkish Empire: The Most Important Events in Affair...
by Mustafa Naima

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English

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655

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September 17, 2019

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Annals of the Turkish Empire is a narrative of the most important and interesting events which had transpired within the Turkish dominions within seventy years, from 1591 to 1660. Besides other incidents of importance, negotiations and treaties - friendly and commercial with foreign powers, the book includes the author's detailed account of all the wars, offensive and defensive, foreign and domestic, in which the Turks had been engaged during that period. <br />The Grand Vezír, Ferhád Páshá, Deposed, and the Vezírship Conferred on Síávush Páshá<br />The Militia of Tabríz<br />The Muftí Effendí, Bostánízádeh, Deposed, and Zekeríá Effendí Appointed in His Stead<br />Disturbance on the Confines of Bosnia and Hungary—Movements of the Infidels<br />News From the East<br />Concerning Learned Men<br />The Spáhís Create a Disturbance in the Diván<br />The Grand Vezír, Síávush Páshá, Deposed<br />A Rupture Betwixt the Ottomans and the Austrians<br />The Grand Vezír, Sinán Páshá, Determines on Carrying the War Into Hungary<br />The Enemy Advances to Belgrade<br />Felk Falls Into the Hands of the Enemy<br />The Faithless Are Chastised<br />The Base and Ignoble Infidels Besiege Khutván<br />The Siege of Osterghún<br />The Request of the Prime Minister<br />Yanuk Laid Siege to<br />The Moslem Warriors Begin an Assault<br />The Conquest of Yanuk<br />Komran Laid Siege to<br />The Waiwoda of Moldavia Rebels<br />Concerning the Insurrection Occasioned by Michael, Waiwoda of Valachia<br />Death of Sultán Murád III.<br />The Late Emperor's Age—The Time of His Reign—Some of His Virtues and Good Deeds Described<br />Vezírs Contemporary With Sultán Murád Khán<br />Learned Men Contemporary With Sultán Murád Khán<br />Reverend Doctors Contemporary With Murád Khán<br />Facts Relative to the New Emperor, Sultán Mohammed Khán III.<br />Ferhád Páshá Prepares to Set Out for Valachia<br />Ferhád Arrives on the Banks of the Danube<br />Ferhád is Deposed—Sinán Páshá Raised to the Premiership<br />Sinán Páshá is Made Grand Vezír a Fifth Time<br />Sinán Páshá's Death—Ibrahím Páshá is Made Grand Vezír<br />…
The History of Greek Athletic Sports & Festivals (Illustrated Edi...
by Edward Norman Gardiner

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English

Pages

640

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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This thorough historical study must be of interest to any sport enthusiast as well as to history scholars and professional athletes. The first part of this book is dedicated solely to the history of Greek athletics. The second part is more technical, though it may perhaps appeal to those who are actively interested in athletics. It consists of a number of chapters, each complete in itself, dealing with the details of Greek athletics.<br />Content:<br />History of Greek Athletics and Athletic Festivals From the Earliest Times to 393 A.D. <br />Athletics in Homer<br />The Rise of the Athletic Festival<br />The Age of Athletic Festivals, Sixth Century B.C.<br />The Age of the Athletic Ideal, 500-440 B.C.<br />Professionalism and Specialization, 440-338 B.C.<br />The Decline of Athletics, 338-146 B.C.<br />Athletics under the Romans<br />The Olympic Festival<br />The Pythian, Isthmian, and Nemean Festivals<br />The Athletic Festivals of Athens<br />The Athletic Exercises of the Greeks <br />The Stadium<br />The Foot-Race<br />The Jump and Halteres<br />Throwing the Diskos<br />Throwing the Javelin<br />The Pentathlon<br />Wrestling<br />Boxing<br />The Pankration<br />The Hippodrome<br />The Gymnasium and the Palaestra

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