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The Vikings
by Frank R. Donovan

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English

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109

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March 19, 2015

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At the height of their power in the ninth and tenth centuries, the Vikings seemed invincible – conquering, well-armed warriors whose ships were the ultimate in seafaring technology. From island bases near the deltas of major rivers, they used the waterways to scour the countryside, looting and burning towns, plundering merchant shipments, and stripping churches and monasteries of their gold, silver, and jeweled treasures.<br /><br />The Norsemen eventually penetrated all of England and Scotland, founded cities in Ireland, gained a powerful province in France, controlled Frisia and the modern Netherlands, and raided lands around Spain, passing into the Mediterranean to attack Italy and North Africa. They established the first Russian kingdom, challenged Constantinople, and provided a personal guard for the Byzantine emperor. They settled Iceland, where they developed Europe's first republic, founded two colonies on Greenland, and explored parts of North America five centuries before Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas. Then, like the abrupt end of a summer thunderstorm, their adventures ceased.<br /><br />Here is their dramatic story.
In the Hell of Auschwitz: The Wartime Memoirs of Judith Sternberg...
by Judith Sterberg Newman

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English

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103

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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 />
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>
The Battle for Leyte Gulf
by C. Vann Woodward

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English

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239

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April 28, 2019

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<h2>The Battle for Leyte Gulf was the greatest naval battle of the Second World War. <br /><br />It the largest engagement ever fought on the high seas.</h2><br /><br />From Singapore, Formosa, and Japan the Imperial Japanese Navy set forth: 9 battleships, 4 carriers, 14 heavy cruisers, 6 light cruisers, 33 destroyers — all bound for victory or death in the waters of Leyte Gulf.<br /><br />They were met by the combined forces of the American and Australian navies with 12 battleships, 8 fleet carriers, 8 light carriers, 18 escort carriers, 24 cruisers, 166 destroyers and destroyer escorts, along with numerous other vessels.<br /><br />For the Japanese the battle represented the supreme naval effort of the war. <br /><br />At Leyte Gulf they aimed to smash the Allied navies and prevent the American attempt to recapture the Philippines.<br /><br />The Japanese were willing to gamble everything on this battle and one of their Admirals, Takeo Kurita, admitted after the war that they “expected that more than half our ships would be lost.”<br /><br />Yet, the Japanese were not able to smash the Allied navies and never again demonstrated the same strength on the highs seas that they had prior to 23rd October 1944.<br /><br />C. Vann Woodward, the Pulitzer-prize winning historian, provides a fascinating overview of the engagement that lasted for four days.<br /><br />He breaks down the conflict into four separate major battles, including the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, the Battle of Surigao Strait, the Battle off Cape Engaño, and the Battle off Samar, to demonstrate to the reader the sheer scale and ferocity of the Battle for Leyte Gulf.<br /><br />“This is the first full account of what will undoubtedly be a considerable library on the Battle for Leyte Gulf and it is well that it is the first. The general picture is so soundly documented that it is hard to see how anyone, ever, will be able to improve on Mr. Woodward’s presentation of the facts in the case.” — <em>The New York Times</em><br /><br />C. Vann Woodward was Professor of History at John Hopkins University and subsequently at Yale. During the war he served as as an Intelligence Officer in the Office of Chief of Naval Operations. He wrote numerous books on the American south and race relations. His book <em>The Battle for Leyte Gulf</em> was first published in 1947 and he passed away in 1999.<br /><br />
Nelson and His Captains: Sketches of Famous Seamen
by W. H. Fitchett

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English

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219

Publication Date

April 19, 2019

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<p><b>‘Thoughtfully and enthusiastically written in a simple yet pleasing, vivacious style’ – The American Historical Review</b><br /><br /><p><b>Making History. The Home of 99p/99c History Books.</b><br /><br /><p>“They are my children; they serve in my school, and I glory in them” — Nelson (of his captains).<br /><br /><p>Nelson’s personality, his fame, his triumphs and weaknesses, are well known.<br /><br /><p>Less well known are the lives of his fellow naval commanders who were his comrades and friends.<br /><br /><p>Nelson and his Captains is a biography that steps back from one man to look at the people that supported him and leant him strength.<br /><br /><p>These are the people Nelson owed his life to, and who in turn owed their lives to him. Among the eleven short biographies are:<br /><br /><p>Sir Edward Pellew who famously defeated vicious Algerian pirates.<br /><br /><p>Sir Thomas Hardy, who was Nelson’s Flag Captain at the fateful Battle of Trafalgar.<br /><br /><p>Sir James Saumarez whose relationship with Nelson was often tense.<br /><br /><p>Captain Edward Riou who died serving with Nelson on an attack on the Danish fleet.<br /><br /><p><i>Nelson and his Captains</i> brings together a wide variety of sources, including excerpts from letters and captain’s logs to create a clear and vibrant history from the Golden Age of Sail.<br /><br /><p>W.H. Fitchett (1841-1928) was a minister, educator and writer, who wrote a column for the Spectator magazine. He published works of fiction and non-fiction, including a four-volume collection 'How England Saved Europe in 1909.'
A Year In Treblinka
by Jankiel Wiernik

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English

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78

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November 06, 2015

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An Inmate Who Escaped Tells The Day-To-Day Facts Of One Year Of His Torturous Experiences.<br /><br />Jankiel Wiernik was a Jewish property manager in Warsaw when the Nazis invaded Poland and was forced into the ghetto in 1940. Despite surviving the horrors of the ghetto at the advanced age of 52, he was sent to a fate worse than death at the notorious death camp at Treblinka, which he immortalized in his memoirs.<br /><br />“On his arrival at Treblinka aboard the Holocaust train from Warsaw, Wiernik was selected to work rather than be immediately killed. Wiernik’s first job with the Sonderkommando required him to drag corpses from the gas chambers to mass graves. Wienik was traumatized by his experiences. He later wrote in his book: “It often happened that an arm or a leg fell off when we tied straps around them in order to drag the bodies away.” He remembered the horrors of the enormous pyres, where “10,000 to 12,000 corpses were cremated at one time.” He wrote: “The bodies of women were used for kindling” while Germans “toasted the scene with brandy and with the choicest liqueurs, ate, caroused and had a great time warming themselves by the fire.” Wiernik described small children awaiting so long in the cold for their turn in the gas chambers that “their feet froze and stuck to the icy ground” and noted one guard who would “frequently snatch a child from the woman’s arms and either tear the child in half or grab it by the legs, smash its head against a wall and throw the body away.” At other times “children were snatched from their mothers’ arms and tossed into the flames alive.” <br /><br />“Wiernik escaped Treblinka during the revolt of the prisoners on “a sizzling hot day” of August 2, 1943. A shot fired into the air signalled that the revolt was on. Wiernik wrote that he “grabbed some guns” and, after spotting an opportunity to make a break for the woods, an axe...”
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 />
History of the Christian Church & Ecclesiastical History: The Com...
by , Eusebius

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English

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8489

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June 01, 2019

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"History of the Christian Church" is an eight volume account of Christian history written by Philip Schaff. In this great work Schaff covers the history of Christianity from the time of the apostles to the Reformation period.<br />"Ecclesiastical History" of Eusebius, the bishop of Caesarea, was a 4th-century pioneer work giving a chronological account of the development of Early Christianity from the 1st century to the 4th century. The result was the first full-length historical narrative written from a Christian point of view. It was written in Koine Greek, and survives also in Latin, Syriac and Armenian manuscripts.
The Fight for Freedom: Triumphs and Defeats
by Marcus Ferrar

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English

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302

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June 30, 2018

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At a time when liberal values are under assault in many parts of the world, including the West, THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM tells a riveting story of triumphs and defeats over 2,500 years, and looks to the future. <br /><br />The fight to be free – waged by warriors, democrats, politicians, slaves, civil rights leaders, free-thinkers and ordinary people – has always stirred passions. Its heroes include Spartacus, Lincoln and Gandhi, and in modern times Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. The enemies have been despots like Stalin and Hitler – but sometimes also religions and ideologies. Surprisingly, even Americans and Europeans, who championed freedom in the past, have recently elected populist leaders caring little for liberal principles.<br /><br />Concise and accessible, this book tells of a struggle that never ends. Encouragingly, even when liberty is trampled on, freedom fighters have always risen again. This is a heart-warming story of human endeavour that has enriched mankind.
Pioneer Days of Oregon History: All Volumes
by S.A. Clarke

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English

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673

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May 19, 2019

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<b>The Oregon Trail stretched over two thousand miles, from the Missouri River to the valleys in Oregon.<br /><br />By the mid-nineteenth century hundreds of thousands of men, women and children were making this arduous journey to start a new life in the northwest of the United States.</b><br /><br />But who were these emigrants and why were they willing to risk everything to reach Oregon?<br /><br />What did they expect to find there and what were the realities of their new lives once they had reached their destination?<br /><br />S. A. Clarke’s wonderful, two-volume, <em> Pioneer Days of Oregon History</em> provides us with in depth answers to these questions as it explains what life was truly like for those men, women and children who ventured to the state of Oregon.<br /><br />The book begins with the early history of Oregon during the early nineteenth century when explorers first began to travel through its wilderness. Clarke explains how figures such as Lewis and Clarke were shortly followed by trappers and traders who wished to exploit the region’s riches. <br /><br />The great wave of emigration to Oregon truly began in the mid-1840s and Clarke uncovers how these settlers survived and thrived on the frontier as they learnt to cooperate with the Native American tribes that lived near them and followed the examples of earlier explorers who preceded them.<br /><br />Throughout the book short biographies are given of some of the most important men and women who shaped the history of Oregon, thus providing insight into what it took to form this great state.<br /><br />Clarke had emigrated to Oregon in 1850 and so had experienced what life was like to be a pioneer in this frontier region. His book is drawn from his own experiences as well as conversations that he had with fellow settlers and other early histories of the state of Oregon.<br /><br /><em>Pioneer Days of Oregon History</em> truly captures the spirit of the emigrants who left their homes in the West for new lives in the East. It presents frontier Oregon in its most beautiful and rugged state.<br /><br />S. A. Clarke was a poet and early journalist of the U.S. state of Oregon. He had left the east to go gold prospecting in California in 1849 before deciding to settle in Oregon. He lived for much of his life just south of Salem, Oregon, and passed away there in 1909. His book <em>Pioneer Days of Oregon History</em> was first published in 1905.<br />

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