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In the Hell of Auschwitz: The Wartime Memoirs of Judith Sternberg...
by Judith Sterberg Newman

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English

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131

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April 08, 2019

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Sternberg, along with her mother, two sisters, three brothers, a brother-in-law, a niece, an aunt and uncle, and her fiancé all entered into the hell of Auschwitz.<br /><br />She was the only one to leave alive again.<br /><br />At five o’clock on February 23, 1942, Nazi police, armed with rifles surrounded the hospital where Sternberg worked.<br /><br />Time had run out for the Jewish inhabitants of Breslau.<br /><br />There had been ten thousand Jewish inhabitants in the city prior to the rise of Nazis. By the end of the war only thirty-eight had escaped the gas chambers of the Nazi concentration camps. <br /><br />Sternberg’s book relates episode after episode of events where she should have been killed, but for whatever reason, she was spared.<br /><br />Much has been written of the horrific events that occurred in Nazi Germany, yet it is rare that you are able to hear of these stories written by survivors themselves. Sternberg’s book is therefore an invaluable source that uncovers the dark days that she spent in hell.<br /><br /><em>In the Hell of Auschwitz</em> is a fascinating book that provides insights into the worst horrors of the Second World War. Although at points it is a difficult read, it should be read by everyone so that such horrors will never be allowed to occur again.<br /><br />After the war Judith Sternberg Newman married Senek Newman, a fellow concentration camp survivor, and emigrated to the United States 1947. She began writing her account immediately after arriving in the United States. She worked as a nurse in Providence, Rhode Island, until her retirement. <em>In the Hell of Auschwitz</em> was first published in 1963. Newman passed away in 2008.<br />
Assault from the Sky
by Dick Camp

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English

Pages

265

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August 26, 2013

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<SPAN STYLE= "" >This work describes U.S. Marine Corps helicopter operations, including their actions and evolution, throughout the Vietnam War. The book is divided into parts spanning the three stages of the Corps’ combat deployment: “Buildup (1962–1966),” “Heavy Combat (1967–1969),” and “The Bitter End (1975).” Each part includes chapters devoted to “telling the story” of Marine helicopters from the individual to the strategic level.<BR><BR>Vietnam has often been called our “first helicopter war,” and indeed the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as Army, had to feel its way forward during the initial combats. But by 1967 the combat was raging across South Vietnam, with confrontational battles against the NVA, on a scale comparable to the great campaigns of WWII. In 1968, when the Communists launched their mammoth counteroffensive, the Marines were forced to fight on all sides, with the helicopter giving them the additional dimension that proved decisive in repelling the enemy.<BR><BR>The author, a Vietnam veteran, uses his experiences as a company commander to bring the story to life by weaving personal accounts, after-action reports and official documents into a remarkably readable narrative of service and sacrifice by Marine pilots and crewmen. The entire story of the war is here depicted through the prism of Marine helicopter operations, from the first deployments to support the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) against the Viet Cong through the rapid United States buildup to stop the North Vietnamese Army, until the final withdrawal from our Embassy. <BR><BR>Colonel Dick Camp, a Purple Heart recipient, served 26 years in the U.S. Marine Corps before retiring in 1988. Upon retirement he served as the Deputy Director, U.S. Marine Corps History Division and as the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Vice President for Museum Operations at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia. Currently residing in Fredericksburg, Virginia, he is the author of ten books and over 100 magazine articles on various military related subjects.</SPAN>
Hiding in Plain Sight: My Holocaust Story of Survival
by Beatrice Sonders

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English

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123

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July 04, 2018

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<p>After decades of concealing the full account of her experiences, Holocaust survivor Beatrice Sonders (Basia Gadzuik) writes her story of survival and courage in the face of the ultimate horrors.</p><p>Born in 1924 and growing up in the small town of David-Horodok, a village in eastern Poland, Basia spent her childhood surrounded by family, traditions, and a Jewish education that rebirthed the Hebrew language. But when the Germans and Ukrainians obliterated David-Horodok in 1941, killing off all Jewish men in the town, everything changed.</p><p>Left to fend for themselves, Basia and her mother fled 100 kilometers south, driven into the infamous Sarny ghetto. Tragedy struck again as the Germans liquidated the ghetto in 1942, and Basia went into the first of many hiding places. After years of running from soldiers, changing her identity, and hiding her faith, Basia emerged as a survivor – shepherding the rebirth of her faith and her family in America.</p>
Bible History: Old Testament
by Alfred Edersheim

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English

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1024

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December 03, 2017

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<b><h2>The Old Testament is one of the most fascinating texts that the world has ever seen.</h2><br /><br />Drawn from the Hebrew Bible it forms the basis of all Christian denominations, whether Protestant, Catholic or Orthodox, they all refer to the Old Testament in some form.</b><br /><br />Alfred Edersheim, in this fascinating study, uncovers the Old Testament, removing layers of mystery, allowing readers to more fully engage with the text.<br /><br />He analyzes the books, chapter-by-chapter, thus providing a chronological history of the Jewish people.<br /><br />This work is split into seven volumes to make it manageable for the reader to understand each major period that is covered in the Old Testament. Volume One covers The World Before the Flood, and The History of the Patriarchs, Volume Two: The Exodus and The Wanderings in the Wilderness, Volume Three: Israel In Canaan Under Joshua And The Judges, Volume Four: The History of Israel under Samuel, Saul, and David, Volume Five: Birth of Solomon to Reign of Ahab, Volume Six: The Reign of Ahab to the Decline of the Two Kingdoms, and Volume Seven: From the Decline of the Two Kingdoms to the Assyrian and Babylonian Captivity.<br /><br />Edersheim, at the outset of the book, stated his objective: “I have endeavored to write in a a form so popular and easily intelligible as to be of use to the Sunday-school teacher, the advanced scholar, and the Bible-class; progressing gradually, in the course of this and the next volume, from the more simple to the more detailed.” He certainly achieves this aim in this magnificent study that is worthy of being read by all.<br /><br /><b>Alfred Edersheim</b> (1825-89) was a Vienna-born biblical scholar who converted from Judaism to Christianity. A veteran minister and missionary to the Jews of Romania, Edersheim left an enduring and priceless legacy to followers of Christ. Among his most widely read works are <em>The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services,</em> and <em>Bible History Old Testament.</em><br /><br />
The Titanic's Last Hero: A Startling True Story That Can Change Y...
by Moody Adams

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English

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122

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February 21, 2012

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<p><em><strong>The Inspiring Love Story That Will Change Your Life</strong></em><br /></p><p>Over one hundred years ago, an “unsinkable” luxury liner sank on its maiden voyage. More than 1,500 men, women, and children tragically lost their lives after the RMS <em>Titanic</em> struck an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912. <br /></p><p>Shockingly, many who perished had refused to board the lifeboats at first, believing the ship as truly indestructible and would not sink!<br /></p><p>From that dark disaster shines an inspirational love story—the true story of one man’s great love for his Savior and for humankind. This is the story of John Harper, the Titanic’s last hero, who set his only child in a lifeboat before setting his sights on the salvation of the lost souls around him.<br /></p><p>Re-live John Harper’s last hours as the ship took on water and passengers swarmed the decks. “Let the women, children, and the unsaved into the lifeboats!” was Harper’s cry. <br /></p><p>Discover, through the testimonies of those who knew him, what inspired this man to go down with the ship and flounder in icy waters under a starry sky as he searched for doomed souls who needed his message of love and salvation.<br /></p><p><strong><em>The Titanic’s Last Hero</em> presents a hero whose courageous story you will never forget.</strong><br /></p>
Kit Carson's Autobiography
by Kit Carson

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English

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107

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January 20, 2019

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<b><h2>Kit Carson is the archetypal hero of the American frontier.</h2></b><br /><br />We have all read of his actions in dime novels and lionizing biographies.<br /><br /><b><em>But who was the real Kit Carson?</em></b><br /><br />It is rare that this question can be answered by the subject themselves, but <em>Kit Carson’s Autobiography</em> allows the reader a brilliant view into the story of this remarkable man through his own words.<br /><br />The autobiography was found by mere chance in the early twentieth century by Mrs. Pierce Butler and Milo Milton Quaife as they were searching through the Ayer Collection of Americana at the Newberry Library, and now with the assistance of Dr. Quaife’s editing can be enjoyed by all.<br /><br />The book uncovers all the details of Carson’s life on the plains and in the mountains of the Far West in modest, but truthful style. <br /><br />Beginning with his childhood and escape from dull life in Missouri at the age of sixteen, Carson’s autobiography exposes how he spent the next thirty years of his life as a frontiersman in the wild lands of the west. <br /><br />The book reveals Carson’s view of life as a trapper, Indian fighter, guide and buffalo hunter, and gives details on his experiences in some of the famous expeditions with Ewing Young and John C. Frémont. <br /><br />The rough experiences of his life are told in a frank manner that transport the reader to the world of this illiterate frontier legend.<br /><br />Kit Carson, born Christopher Houston Carson, was an American mountain man, wilderness guide, Indian agents and U. S. Army officer. His understated nature belied confirmed reports of his fearlessness, combat skills, tenacity, and profound effect on the westward expansion of the United States. His autobiography was dictated to a friend in 1856 but was not fully published until the twentieth century. This edition, edited by Milo Milton Quaife, was first published in 1935. Carson passed away in 1868 and Quaife passed away in 1959.<br />
America's Siberian Adventure, 1918-1920
by William S. Graves

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English

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302

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January 02, 2019

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<h2>“The authoritative account of the American expedition of 1918-1920, as told by the commanding officer.” William L. Langer, <em>Foreign Affairs</em></h2><br /><br />In Western Europe the First World War continued to rage.<br /><br />Yet, in the East, the Russians had stopped fighting the Germans and had begun to fight each other in a brutal civil war.<br /><br />This left the allied forces with a number of difficulties and so they decided to intervene in the Civil War for three reasons:<br />Firstly, to prevent Allied war material stockpiles in Russia from falling into German or Bolshevik hands.<br />Secondly, to rescue the 50,000 troops in the Czechoslovakian Legion who were stranded along the Trans-Siberian Railroad.<br />And thirdly, to resurrect the Eastern Front by installing a White-backed government.<br /><br />In July 1918, against the advice of the Department of War, Woodrow Wilson agreed to send 5,000 troops as the American North Russia Expeditionary Force and 10,000 troops as the American Expeditionary Force Siberia, the second of which was commanded by William S. Graves.<br /><br />Graves in his book <em> America's Siberian Adventure, 1918-1920</em> meticulously records the two years that he spent fighting in Russia with his men.<br /><br />Within the book he covers the international relations between the major intervening powers, the incredibly complex nature of the Russian Revolution and its subsequent civil war, the way that the allied forces intervened in the conflict, and the eventual outcome of the war.<br /><br /><em> America's Siberian Adventure, 1918-1920</em> is a brilliant book for anyone interested in the military history of the United States and the history of one of its less well-known conflicts.<br /><br />“Its value, which is considerable, rests upon the extensive use made by General Graves of his reports to the war department, the portrayal of the methods used in carrying out his instructions, the disclosure of new material relative to the conflict of policy between the departments of state and of war, and his testimony on the ruthless regime of Kolchak, Semeonoff, and Kalmikoff.” Paul H. Clyde, <em>Journal of American History</em><br /><br /> “It is a modest narrative, without bitterness or blame, clearly accurate and historic. Gen. Graves, though he didn't intend it so, comes out the shining knight, with the courage, dedication and character that enabled him to perform a great service for his country.” G. Russell Evans, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.), <em>NEWSMAX</em><br /><br />Major General William S. Graves was a United States Army Major General. He commanded American forces in Siberia during the Siberian Expedition, part of the Allied Intervention in Russia. His book <em>America's Siberian Adventure 1918-20</em> was first published in 1931 and he passed away in 1940.<br />
The Mystery of Easter Island: The Story of an Expedition
by Katherine Pease Routledge

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English

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448

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March 17, 2019

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<h2><b>Easter Island is one of the most remote locations on earth.<br /><br />Located over two thousand miles off the coast of Chile, the Rapa Nui people live isolated from the rest of the world. </h2></b><br /><br />The inhabitants, who had settled on the island at some point between 300 and 1200 A.D., had developed their own unique culture, language, mythology, art and sculpture.<br /><br />Europeans had first stumbled upon the island and its inhabitants in 1722, yet even by the early twentieth century little was known or understood about Rapa Nui.<br /><br />Katherine Routledge, a British archaeologist and anthropologist, decided to organize an expedition to the island and record the fascinating way of life and beliefs of the Rapa Nui.<br /><br />With support from the British Association for the Advancement of Science, the British Museum and the Royal Geographical Society, and a crew borrowed from the Royal Navy, Routledge and her husband set out on their ship, the <em>Mana</em>, on 25th March 1913.<br /><br />Routledge in her book, <em>The Mystery of Easter Island</em>, documents all the aspects of this lengthy expedition, including the year-long journey travelling across the Atlantic, visiting Madeira, Grand Canary, the Cape Verde Islands, Brazil, Argentina, sailing through the Strait of Magellan, and finally Chile before landing on Easter Island in March 1914.<br /><br />While on the island Routledge records in brilliant detail how the inhabitants lived, their oral history and legends that had been passed down through generations, their religious beliefs and cults prior to the emergence of Christianity on Easter Island, as well as the famous the prehistoric remains on the island including the huge numbers of Moai statues.<br /><br />The final section of the book covers the return section of the voyage, visiting Pitcairn Island, Tahiti, the Hawaiian islands, San Francisco, going through the Panama canal, Jamaica and various other Caribbean islands before finally finishing the journey in Southampton.<br /><br />Katherine Routledge published her survey of Easter Island 1919 as <em>The Mystery of Easter Island</em>, which became a popular travel book in the early twentieth century. She suffered from schizophrenia for most of her life and was eventually institutionalized in 1929 and she passed away there in 1935.<br />
Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea: The Daring Capture of the U-50...
by Daniel V. Gallery

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English

Pages

267

Publication Date

February 25, 2018

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<h2>“Terrific... the first-hand story of Uncle Sam’s U-Boat killers.” — <em>Chicago Daily News</em></h2><br /><br /><b>“The only thing that really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril. . . .” — Winston Churchill</b><br /><br />German U-Boats were causing havoc for the Allied fleets across the oceans of the world.<br /><br />The Battle of the Atlantic had been ongoing since the beginning of the war and the Royal Navy, United States Navy and Allied merchant shipping were taking heavy casualties against these underwater terrors.<br /><br />The U-505 had been launched on 25 May 1941.<br /><br />Over the next three years she went on to sink a total of eight ships.<br /><br />But the upper hand that once had been held by U-Boats was beginning to weaken and tide began to turn in favor of the Allied navies.<br /><br />Daniel Gallery, in his brilliant memoir, explains how he led Task Group 21.12 in the battle against the U-Boat threat.<br /><br />Commanding the USS <em>Guadalcanal</em> he led his crew to sink three of these menacing submarines, but his greatest achievement was to capture the U-505 off the coast of Africa.<br /><br />He was the first American officer to capture an enemy warship since the War of 1812, and this victory gave the United States Navy not only a great victory but also the codebooks, Enigma machine and other secret materials found on board critically assisted the Allied codebreakers.<br /><br />“Excellent in several ways: it provides a fine quick survey of the whole Atlantic war, it describes the operation of the German U-boat service, and, most dramatically, it tells how an American task force under Admiral Gallery achieved the unique feat of capturing a German submarine.” — <em>Publishers’ Weekly</em><br /><br /> “One of the best non-fiction books about World War II.” — <em>Raleigh News & Observer</em><br /><br />“One of the war’s most exciting memoirs.” — <em>Chicago News</em><br /><br />“A first-rate adventure tale...suspense and excitement told with a seaman’s salty zest...excellent reading.” — <em>Chicago Sunday Tribune</em><br /><br />“A masterful job that merits the attention of every lover of sea stories.” — <em>Pittsburgh Press</em><br /><br />“Brimming with thrills.” — <em>Philadelphia News</em><br /><br />“An engrossing tale. . . . Pungent, entertaining, informative.” — <em>Navy Times</em><br /><br />“A humdinger of a sea story ... a highly readable book, trimmed from stem to stern with the writer’s irrepressible sense of humor.” — <em>Chicago Sunday Times</em><br /><br />Daniel V. Gallery was a rear admiral in the United States Navy. He saw extensive action during World War II, fighting U-boats during the Battle of the Atlantic. After the war, Gallery was a prolific author of fiction and non-fiction. <em>Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea</em> was originally published in 1956 and he passed away in 1977.<br /><br /><br /><br />
Attack Transport: The Story Of The U.S.S. Doyen
by Lawrence A. Marsden

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English

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128

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August 28, 2018

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<h2>Attack transports formed the backbone of the Amphibious Forces in World War Two.<br /><br />It was these ships that carried the bulk of the troops and equipment to the bloody assault beaches of the overseas landings.</h2><br /><br />The Japanese military had swept across Pacific Ocean conquering and fortifying hundreds of small islands that the Allied forces would have to conquer one by one in order to defeat their enemy.<br /><br />Despite being unarmored and having little fire power, attack transports continued to make a monumental impact in the fate of the war. Not because they could defeat the Japanese on their own but because they carried in their hulls the war’s one essential combat element: the troops that fought on the ground.<br /><br />U.S.S. Doyen was one such attack transport that served with honor and made its contribution felt through the course of the war.<br /><br />Lawrence Marsden’s fascinating history of this ship uncovers the action of the Doyen from commissioning through to her last operation in World War Two and of course exposes the lives of the men who sailed her through treacherous waters to do their duty.<br /><br />This book provides brilliant insight into the Pacific War as it was seen from one small unit in the fleet as they were involved in some of the most important operations of that front, including the invasions of Kiska, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Saipan, Guam, Leyte, Lingayen Gulf and Iwo Jima.<br /><br />“In war, transports seldom rest. Between assaults, on long and dreary voyages they carry out to distant bases replacement and service troops and freight, and carry back to home ports our casualties and essential war materials. They are the unsung, battle-scarred work horses of the Navy.” Richmond K. Turner, Admiral, U.S. Navy, Former Commander Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet.<br /><br />This book is perfect for readers who wish to learn more about these fascinating boats, the men who fought aboard them and the impact that they made throughout the war.<br /><br />Lieutenant Commander Lawrence A. Marsden served on the U.S.S. Doyen from May 1944 through to the end of the war, and was involved in the landings at Saipan, Guam, Leyte Gulf, Luzon and Iwo Jima. After the war he resigned his commission and became a textile company executive. His book <em> Attack Transport: The Story of The USS Doyen</em> was first published in 1946 and he passed away in 2005.<br />

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