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History of Havana: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Capi...
by Captivating History

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English

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90

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October 05, 2018

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<h2>Explore the Captivating History of Havana</h2><br /><b>Free History <u>BONUS</u> Inside!</b><br /><br />The story of Havana has all the elements of a great epic. It has tragic heroes and cunning villains, dramatic battles and fine culture, explosions, killings, horrible murders, rousing speeches, and courageous displays of determination. The history of Cuba's capital is about more than just one city. It's about the astounding resilience of the Cuban people, a people that has been through so much and yet continues to bounce back, a people that is known for the irresistible combination of ingrained toughness and emotion always ready to leap to the surface.<br /><br />This new captivating history book is for you if you want to go on a startling adventure, starting from the days of Christopher Columbus and continuing through wars, revolutions, protests, and partying.<br /><br /><b>In <i>History of Havana: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Capital of Cuba, Starting from Christopher Columbus' Arrival to Fidel Castro</i>, you will discover topics such as</b><br /><ul><li>The Founding of Havana</li><li>Cassava, Canals, and the French Corsairs</li><li>The Siege of Havana</li><li>The Slaves of Havana</li><li>Hurricanes</li><li>The Struggle for Independence Begins</li><li>“Remember the Maine”</li><li>The Havana High Life</li><li>Another Revolution</li><li>Castro's Victory</li><li>Castro's Havana</li><li>And much, much more!</li></ul><b>So if you want to experience firsthand the events that have shaped this battered gem of the Caribbean, click "buy now"!</b>
The Good Years: From 1900 to the First World War
by Walter Lord

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June 12, 2018

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<h2><b>Were the first fourteen years of the twentieth century “Good Years”?</b></h2><b><br /><br />Yes, there was the Wright Brothers’ first faltering steps towards flight, Henry Ford’s development of an affordable car, and the beginnings of a drive towards votes for women.<br /><br />But there was also the assassination of President McKinley, the Panic of 1907 when numerous banks and businesses went bankrupt, and the devastating earthquake and subsequent fire that destroyed much of San Francisco.</b><br /><br />Yet, as Walter Lord points out in his remarkable book, “These years were good because, whatever the trouble, people were sure they could fix it.”<br /><br />The first fourteen years of the twentieth century are frequently overlooked, being bookended by the glamorous Gilded Age at the beginning and the terrible years of the First World War at the end.<br /><br />Lord brilliant work shines light onto these years and highlights many of the fascinating events, from the Boxer Rebellion to the murder of union leader Big Bill Haywood right through to America’s reaction to events that sent Europe spiraling into war.<br /><br />“Informative and entertaining . . . although <em>The Good Years</em> is naturally and properly selective, it still achieves something of a panoramic effect.” — <em>The New York Times</em><br /><br />“[Lord uses] a kind of literary pointillism, the arrangement of contrasting bits of fact and emotion in such a fashion that a vividly real impression of an event is conveyed to the reader.” — <em>New York Herald Tribune</em><br /><br />This book is essential reading for anyone interested in early twentieth century and wishes to understand a little more about these “Good Years”.<br /><br />Walter Lord was an American author who wrote a number of popular works on history. Some of his most famous works include his account of the sinking of the Titanic, <em>A Night to Remember</em> ,and his history of the attack on Pearl Harbor, <em>Day of Infamy</em>. <em>The Good Years</em> was first published in 1960. Lord passed away in 2002.<br />
Speed Girl: Janet Guthrie and the Race That Changed Sports Foreve...
by Stephan Talty

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English

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129

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May 16, 2017

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<p><b><i>Speed Girl</i> is the true story of how aerospace engineer turned race-car driver Janet Guthrie triumphed over hostility, chauvinism—even sabotage—to become the first woman to finish the Indianapolis 500.</b></p><p>It’s the 1970s, and the fight for women’s rights is gaining speed. In the sports world, Billie Jean King is breaking gender barriers on the tennis court. Janet Guthrie doesn’t consider herself a “women’s libber,” but to racing’s good ol’ boys, she’s a threat. When Guthrie makes a bid for Indy in 1976, the other drivers slam her mercilessly, even suggesting she’s really a man. Fans heckle her, hoping she’ll crash. Guthrie smiles through the pain and qualifies for Indy in 1978. And even a broken wrist and a rift on her team can’t derail her—she finishes in the top ten.</p><p>Bestselling author Stephan Talty’s riveting biography brings Guthrie’s passion and persistence vividly to life. With gripping realism, <i>Speed Girl</i> immerses readers in the untold story of the woman who came to Indy a racer and left a trailblazer.</p>
History of the World, 1815-1920
by Eduard Fueter

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English

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629

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September 16, 2018

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<b>In 1815 the scourge of peace, Napoleon Bonaparte, was defeated for the final time.<br /><br />It seemed as though this moment would instill a period of tranquility and friendship between nations who did not wish to return the horrors that they had witnessed during Napoleonic Wars.</b><br /><br />Yet, such hopes were quickly dashed as the period between the end of Napoleon’s reign and the beginning of the First World War became a century of turbulence, strife and conflict.<br /><br />Revolutions gripped the world, from South America through heartlands of Europe and into Asia.<br /><br />The United States was split in two as state fought against state in the American Civil War, while across the Atlantic Ocean, France and Germany reshaped their borders as a result of the Franco-Prussian War and Turkey, France and Britain faced off against Russia in the Crimea.<br /><br />Men and women across the globe were feeling the effects of the Industrial Revolution as old ways of life were destroyed due to mechanization and industrialization.<br /><br />The map of Africa was redrawn during this period as the imperialistic nations of Europe carved out their own empires and laid claims to land that they have never stepped upon.<br /><br />Eduard Fueter leaves no stone unturned as he explains the history of the world through the nineteenth century.<br /><br />“Rarely have such heated questions as the World War, the Irish question, or the American War of Secession been treated with such succinctness, fairness and understanding.” Sidney Bradshaw Fay, Professor of History in Smith College<br /><br />Eduard Fueter was a Swiss historian who was a lecturer at the University of Zurich. His book was originally published in German in 1921 and then translated by the American historian, Sidney Bradshaw Fay, in 1922 under the title, World History, 1815-1920. Fueter passed away in 1928 and Fay passed away in 1967.<br />
Night Comes To The Cumberlands: A Biography Of A Depressed Area
by Harry M. Caudill

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English

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364

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November 02, 2017

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<b>At the start of the 1960s the USA was unquestionably the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world.<br /><br />Yet despite its prosperity and influence there were areas of the country which seemed to have been forgotten.</b><br /><br />In 1962 Harry Caudill, a lawyer and legislator, decided to shine a light upon the appalling conditions which he witnessed in Eastern Kentucky.<br /><br />His introduction lays out the issues which he saw before him: <em>A million Americans in the Southern Appalachians live in conditions of squalor, ignorance and ill health which could scarcely be equaled in Europe or Japan or, perhaps, in parts of mainland Asia.</em><br /><br />Caudill begins with the history of region, from its first settlements through to the Civil War, the feuds that erupted between violent neighbors, the emerging lumber trade and the advent of the coal industry, before uncovering the devastation of the depression, the effects of massive environmental damage and the ever continuing decline into poverty and despair for many of the inhabitants.<br /><br />“Mr. Caudill’s richly informed and sobering account of the Cumberlands’ painful plight is the product not only of thorough research, but also of an intimate knowledge of the region and its people.” <em>Saturday Review</em><br /><br />“The picture he has assembled is clear without undue simplification, and forceful without spurious appeal to emotion. … In the social, economic, and legislative battles which must be fought, and fought soon if the people of our Southern Appalachians are ever to be relieved of their very real and pressing difficulties, no finer single weapon can be imagined than this one book.” <em> Kirkus Reviews</em><br /><br />“The pathetic history of the Cumberland Plateau in Eastern Kentucky illustrates the results, for men and nature, of unregulated free enterprise, the pre-eminence of the rights of property, and the absence of responsible public supervision.” <em>The New York Review of Books</em><br /><br />“<em>Night Comes to the Cumberlands,</em> focused nationwide attention on the plight of Appalachia's residents. President John F. Kennedy appointed a commission to investigate conditions in the region and his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, made Appalachia a keystone of his War on Poverty.” <em>The New York Times</em><br /><br />The success of this book was immediately felt in the Cumberlands as in the quarter-century succeeding its publication more than $15 billion were spent in the impoverished region. But even though this injection of aid was widely appreciated Caudill and others stated that the forecast was still bleak and only marginal improvement had been made. <br /><br />This work is essential reading for anyone interested in the social history of the United States, the history of Kentucky and the continuing issue of poverty in rural areas.<br /><br />Harry Caudill as an American author, historian, lawyer, legislator, and environmentalist from Letcher County, in the coalfields of southeastern Kentucky. His influential book <em>Night Comes to the Cumberlands</em> was first published in 1962 and he passed away in 1990.
From Superman to Man (1917)
by Joel Augustus Rogers

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English

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132

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September 19, 2016

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Joel Augustus Rogers (1880 -- 1966) was a Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora, especially the history of African Americans in the United States. His research spanned the academic fields of history, sociology and anthropology. He challenged prevailing ideas about race, demonstrated the connections between civilizations, and traced African achievements. He was one of the greatest popularizers of African history in the 20th century.<br /><br />"From Superman to Man" is a stirring story, faithful to truth and helpful to a better understanding and feeling. From Superman to Man is a vindication of the American Negro; a significant contribution to interracial literature in more ways than one. Its breadth of scholastic research, its selection and concentration of matter are as amazing as its wealth of information. <br /><br />The book is well written and the skillful management of materials shows not only the author's mastery of his subject, but his knowledge of the technique of the literary art. In the program of the broadest education of the races and the promotion of social concord and co-operation this volume should be in every library and home of the country. In his absorbing story we see the souls, of the white and darker worlds groping and struggling toward the better day of peace and good understanding between the races. <br /><br />
The Secret Journals Of Adolf Hitler: The Anointed (Volume 1)
by A. G. Mogan

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English

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326

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September 09, 2017

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<h2><strong>*** <u>Honors</u>: </strong>2018 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner -- <strong></strong>Seen on<strong> NBC, ABC, CBS </strong>and<strong> FOX</strong> ***</h2><h3><br /></h3><h3>What happenings and environments wrought <strong>the most hated man </strong>in history? How does a child become a young man who evolved into a self-proclaimed messiah? Why did this <strong>one </strong>man become a psychotic who was responsible for the deaths of more than 50 million people? </h3><p>This book follows the first, formative years of Adolf Hitler's life. Presented as a personal journal, this is a fact-supported re-telling of a desperate existence, as viewed by Hitler, and tracks the points of pain that forged his beliefs. From a childhood of abuse and cheating death to an agonizing unrequited love to torturous years as a beggar in Vienna to finally finding his destiny. Enflamed by delusions, Hitler embraced the powers he believed guided his life. </p><p>This is a story of dire happenstances that broke a mind and spirit, created beliefs that twisted innocence, ultimately morphing into a malicious brew that changed the world forever. </p><h3>This is the one story that's <strong>never</strong> been told.</h3><p><br /></p><p>If you liked The Anointed, you will also like Volume 2, The Struggle.</p>
The Jew a Negro: Being a Study of the Jewish Ancestry from an Imp...
by Arthur Talmage Abernethy

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English

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26

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January 05, 2018

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<b>“The most the startling book of the year...its research is unanswerable.” -Literary Digest<br />Abernethy’s 1910 book “The Jew a Negro” has been analyzed by numerous modern authors studying race relations in earlier times in America.</b><br /><br />Arthur Talmage Abernethy, PH. D., (1872 –1956) was a professor, Methodist pastor in New York and North Carolina, and a Democratic candidate for congress in North Carolina. He was a gifted speaker and author a score of historical books, as well as being the youngest son of the founder of Rutherford College. He was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and became the poet laureate of North Carolina.<br /><br />Abernethy’s 1910 book “The Jew a Negro” has been analyzed by numerous modern authors studying race relations in earlier times in America.<br /><br />For example, the 2006 “Jewish Roots in Southern Soil: A New History” notes:<br />“One southern writer, the North Carolina minister Arthur T. Abernethy, published an entire book arguing that ‘the Jew of to-day is essentially Negro in habits, physical peculiarities and tendencies." In rare cases, ... Jews were ... grouped with blacks.’”<br /><br />The 2006 book “The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity” states:<br />“Published in 1910 by the North Carolina minister and professor Arthur T. Abernethy, The Jew a Negro argued that ancient Jews had thoroughly mixed with neighboring African peoples, leaving little significant difference between the Jewish and Negro types. As the Jews migrated to more temperate climes, their skin lightened and they became successful, but their essential racial similarity to blacks remained unaltered."<br /><br />The 2011 book “The Colors of Zion” point out: <br />“A peripheral literature sprang up to classify Jews as ‘negroid.’ One notorious instance is The Jew a Negro (1910) by the North Carolinian Reverend Arthur T. Abernethy.”<br /><br />The 1999 book “Strangers & Neighbors: Relations Between Blacks & Jews in the United States” cites to Abernethy’s book, in stating: "One southern writer insisted Jews were of Negro descent."<br /><br />In 1997, American Jewish History, Volume 85 notes that <br /><br />“The Jew a Negro, Being A Study of the Jewish Ancestry from an Impartial Standpoint by the Rev. Arthur T. Abernethy, A.M., Ph.D. Abernethy — a preacher, professor, and rustic journalist — sought to demonstrate through ‘ethnology’ and ‘Scriptural proofs’ how ‘the Jew of to-day, as well as his ancestors in other times, is the kinsman and descendant of the Negro.”<br /><br />Black Hebrew Israelites (also called Black Hebrews, African Hebrew Israelites, and Hebrew Israelites) are groups of Black Americans who believe that they are descendants of the ancient Israelites. Black Hebrews adhere in varying degrees to the religious beliefs and practices of both Christianity and Judaism. They are not recognized as Jews by the greater Jewish community. Many choose to identify themselves as Hebrew Israelites or Black Hebrews rather than Jews in order to indicate their claimed historic connections. Books linking the ancestry of Jews and Blacks have become popular such as "From Babylon to Timbuktu: A History of the Ancient Black Races Including the Black Hebrews."<br /><br />Many Black Hebrew groups were founded in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from Kansas to New York City, by both African Americans and West Indian immigrants. In the mid-1980s, the number of Black Hebrews in the United States was between 25,000 and 40,000.[6] In the 1990s, the Alliance of Black Jews (which is no longer operating) estimated that there were 200,000 African-American Jews; this estimate was based on a 1990 survey conducted by the Council of Jewish Federations. The exact number of Black Hebrews within that surveyed group remains unspecified.<br /><br />Other works by Abernathy include:<br />Moonshine: Being Appalachia's Arabian Nights<br />Did Washington Aspire to be King?<br />Mechanics and Practice of the Electric Telegraph<br />
Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, And Four Years in th...
by Elizabeth Keckley

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English

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408

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July 29, 2013

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An autobiographical narrative, BEHIND THE SCENES traces Elizabeth Keckley's life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her time as seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in the White House during Abraham Lincoln's administration. It was quite controversial at the time of its release--an uncompromising work that transgressed Victorian boundaries between public and private life, and lines of race, gender, and society.
The Cotton Kingdom: A Traveller's Observations On Cotton And Slav...
by Frederick Law Olmsted

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English

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540

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August 28, 2017

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<b>In 1853, Frederick Law Olmsted was working for the New York Times when he journeyed to the southern slave states of the U.S. and wrote one of the most important pro-abolition discourses. </b><br /><br /><em>The Cotton Kingdom</em> recounts his daily observations of the curse of slavery: the poverty it brought to both black and white people; the inadequacies of the plantation system; and the economic consequences and problems associated with America’s most “peculiar institution”. <br /><br />Disproving the opinion that “Cotton is king”, Olmsted examined the huge differences between the economies of the northern and southern states, contrasting the more successful, wealthy and progressive north with the stubborn south, convinced of the necessity of slavery. <br /><br />Hailed as one of the most convincing and influential anti-slavery arguments, Olmsted’s work was widely praised with London’s <em>Westminster Review</em> declaring, “it is impossible to resist his accumulated evidence.”<br /><br /><b>Frederick Law Olmsted</b> was an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. He is popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture. Through his work as a journalist for the <em>New York Daily Times (New York Times),</em> he became interested in the adverse economic effects of slavery and <em>The Cotton Kingdom</em> is a result of this. He died in 1903. <br /><br />

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