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The Battle for Leyte Gulf
by C. Vann Woodward

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English

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239

Publication Date

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 />
The Chisholm Trail: A History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trai...
by Sam Ridings

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English

Pages

523

Publication Date

May 08, 2019

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<b>The Chisholm Trail is one of the most famous cattle trails of the Old West.<br /><br />It ran for eight hundred miles, from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas, and was instrumental in creating the famous image of the cowboy.</b><br /><br />But how was this trail created?<br /><br />Who devised its route?<br /><br />And why were the cattle drives across states so important for the economy of the southwest?<br /><br />Sam P. Riding’s fascinating book <em>The Chisholm Trail: A History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trail</em> gives an in-depth overview of the route was created, who rode along it and how it eventually superseded by the emergence of the railways.<br /><br />Through the course of the book Ridings provides details on many of the famous figures who were associated with the trail including the route’s founder Jesse Chisholm, famous ranchers like Joseph G. McCoy and Charles Goodnight, gunslingers such as Billy the Kid, and of course men who attempted to keep the peace like Charles A. Siringo.<br /><br />Sam P. Ridings rode the trail many times throughout his life during the trail’s golden era and so was able to gather information from the cowboys who knew the route better than anyone else.<br /><br />This work is full of fascinating stories of incidents that occurred along the length of the trail, from gunfights to religious revivals, Native American raids to cattle stampedes, during the short but vibrant years that the trail was in full use.<br /><br />This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the southwest in the aftermath of the Civil War and how the image of the cowboy came into being.<br /><br />Sam P. Ridings was a frequent traveler on the Chisholm Trail and collected many of his stories from the men and women who had lived and worked on the trail during its golden years. His book <em>The Chisholm Trail: A History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trail</em> was first published in 1936. Ridings passed away in Kansas in 1942.<br />
Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) & Echo Show 5 - The Complete User Guid...
by CJ Andersen

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English

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129

Publication Date

October 16, 2017

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<h2>Updated July 2019</h2><br />The Amazon Echo Show and Echo Show 5 are the two outstanding Alexa enabled Echo devices. This is the complete, up to date Echo Show & Echo Show 5 user guide from Tech Ace CJ Andersen that will show you how to use this new device like a pro.<br /><br />This guide covers every aspect of the Echo Show and its AI software Alexa including:<br /><br />•Echo Show Setup <br />•Alexa App Basics<br />•Watching Amazon Video <br />•Watching Movie Trailers <br />•Controlling Fire TV <br />•Controlling Dish TV <br />•Listening to Music<br />•Listening to Audio Books<br />•Shopping Lists & To-do Lists<br />•Reminders, Alarms & Timers <br />•Alexa Skills <br />•Smart Home Devices<br />•Asking Questions <br />•Check and Manage Your Calendar <br />•Find Local Businesses and Restaurants<br />•Find Traffic Information <br />•Weather Information <br />•Go to the Movies <br />•Hear the News <br />•Sports<br />•Shop Amazon <br />•Calls and Messaging <br />•And all other Echo Show Settings<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 />
Appalachian Tales
by Deanna Edens

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English

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171

Publication Date

January 14, 2019

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Orphaned as a teen, Nadia grows up in the small town of Benwood, West Virginia. Struggling to make a life for herself and her younger brother she is determined to forge her own way. When a mining disaster tragically strikes her hometown, her life, and heart, is changed forever. <br /><br />Appalachian Tales is a charming and engaging tale, filled with amusing yarns about marriage, illustrations of courage and an unsolved mystery. It's the story of two women who meet in 1982, elderly Nadia telling her stories to Dee, a young college student living in Charleston, West Virginia. <br /><br />The tales she tells encompasses tragic events, such as the Benwood Mine Disaster, bigotry, and the disappearance of the Sodder children. It is also a portrait of a life that was packed full of history, love, heartbreak, acts of kindness, bravery, joy and strange events that spans across decades.<br /><br />You will find yourself wishing to call on the fine folks of the Appalachians, grab a frosty glass of sweet tea, settle into a rocking chair, and discover why West Virginia is wild and yet splendidly wonderful. <br />
Summary Of The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old ...
by Mercy Brain

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English

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47

Publication Date

April 25, 2019

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<b> Summary Of The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age by Steven R. Gundry MD</b><br /><br /><i>Attention: This is a supplementary guide meant to enhance your reading experience of Steven Gundry's book The Longevity Paradox. It is not the original book nor is it intended to replace the original book.</i><br /><br />In this fast guide you'll be taken by the hand through a summary and analysis of;<br /><ul><br /><li>Executive Summary of The Longevity Paradox Book,</li><br /> <li>The Key Takeaways from each chapter and</li><br /> <li>Brief chapter-by-chapter summaries</li><br /></ul> <br />You can start and finish this in an hour or less and get all the valuable information from the original book to help shape your life for a new beginning.<br /><br />This book will help enhance your reading experience. It will give you deeper insight, fresher perspectives, and help you <b>Obtain Ultimate Comprehension</b>. Perfect for a quick refresh on the main ideas of discussion.<br /><br /><h3><b>Click On The Buy Now Button To Get Started</b></h3>
Fatal Go Around at Tatarstan: The B737 Captain Who Couldn't Fly (...
by Sylvia Wrigley

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English

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43

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May 19, 2019

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The flight should have been routine: Moscow to Kazan for a scheduled passenger flight. But when a minor navigational issue arose, the flight crew seemed unable to cope. In a crash that stunned the world, the captain of the flight accelerated downwards, disintegrating the Boeing 737 and everyone in it. What on earth went wrong? <br />Sylvia Wrigley puts the pieces back together in the horrifying story of the B737 Captain who couldn't fly.
TWA 800: The Crash, the Cover-Up, and the Conspiracy
by Jack Cashill

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English

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271

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July 05, 2016

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A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!
Black Thursday: The Story of the Schweinfurt Raid
by Martin Caidin

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English

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207

Publication Date

February 19, 2018

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<b><h2>“The ‘longest day’ for the B-17’s in World War II ... Superb!” <em>NY Times</em></h2></b><br /><br />On Thursday, October 14, 1943, two hundred and ninety one B-17 Flying Fortresses set out for a strategic bombing raid on the factories in Schweinfurt.<br /><br />Sixty of those planes never returned and six hundred and fifty men were lost during the course of that mission.<br /><br />It was the greatest failure that the United States Air Force had ever suffered and became known as “Black Thursday”.<br /><br />Martin Caidin’s <em>Black Thursday: The Story of the Schweinfurt Raid</em> is a brilliant account of that day that should never be forgotten.<br /><br />This book uncovers in thrilling detail the build-up to that fateful raid as the ground crew prepare the aircraft and the aviators are briefed on their mission ahead.<br /><br />By consulting with first-hand accounts and interviewing survivors Caidin’s book takes the reader to the heart of the action as the planes burst into battle in the skies above Western Europe.<br /><br />“It is documented in the same careful kind of research which makes the whole book so successful. Excellent!” <em>Kirkus Reviews</em><br /><br />Martin Caidin was an American author and an authority on aeronautics and aviation. Caidin was an airplane pilot as well, and bought and restored a 1936 Junkers Ju 52 airplane. His book <em>Black Thursday</em> was first published in 1960. He passed away in 1997.<br /><br />
Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold Fields 1896-1898: A Th...
by William B. Haskell

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English

Pages

339

Publication Date

February 26, 2019

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<em>“This is the plain story of one who began life in a little township of Vermont about thirty-two years ago, and who, several times during the past two years, has been dangerously near losing it in a search for gold along the glacier-bound coasts of Alaska, in the frozen regions of the Yukon, and in the rich gulches of the Klondike.”</em><br /><br />William B. Haskell, with thirty dollars in his pocket, set off west to find his fortune in the West.<br /><br />Over the next two years he panned and dug in search of gold in the freezing conditions of Canada and the Klondike.<br /><br /><em> Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold Fields 1896-1898</em> is a brilliant account of the short period that Haskell risked his life for “rich dirt — enough to provide them with a comfortable amount of gold dust.”<br /><br />“Woven around a detailed, frequently humorous narrative of the successes and failures of the author and his partner, the book offers insights into Klondike life ranging from practical advice on the techniques of cabin and boat building to observations on the virulence of mosquitoes, tent care, the quality of Klondike ‘restaurants,’ and the wisdom of justice dispensed by Alaskan miners’ meetings in the absence of any other form of law.” Ian N. Higginson, <em>Polar Record</em><br /><br />“His account of his months in the North has the drama and color of the bestsellers he most likely read” Charlotte Gray, <em> Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike</em><br /><br />“Unlike most of the books on the Klondike, Haskell told folks how life really was in the gold camps. He didn’t bother to make exaggerated claims or paint a rosy picture. … surprisingly easy to read, and his unique observations and witty remarks help make the book a gem.” Jeremiah Wood, <em>The Outdoor Sporting Library</em><br /><br /><em>Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold Fields 1896-1898</em> formed the basis of the Discovery Channel’s mini-series <em>Klondike</em> directed by Simon Cellan Jones and produced by Ridley Scott. Haskell was played by Richard Madden. Haskell’s book was first published when he returned from the Klondike in 1898. <br />

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