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A Very Private Woman: The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidentia...
by Nina Burleigh

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English

Pages

356

Publication Date

October 21, 2009

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In 1964, Mary Pinchot Meyer, the beautiful, rebellious, and intelligent ex-wife of a top CIA official, was killed on a quiet Georgetown towpath near her home. Mary Meyer was a secret mistress of President John F. Kennedy, whom she had known since private school days, and after her death, reports that she had kept a diary set off a tense search by her brother-in-law, newsman Ben Bradlee, and CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton. But the only suspect in her murder was acquitted, and today her life and death are still a source of intense speculation, as Nina Burleigh reveals in her widely praised book, the first to examine this haunting story.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Secret Lives of the First Ladies: What Your Teachers Never Told Y...
by Cormac O'Brien

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English

Pages

303

Publication Date

July 01, 2010

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<b>This newly updated collection of biographies showcases all the secrets, scandals, and trivia from America’s first ladies.</b><br />  <br /> Whether she’s a leading lady, loyal spouse, or lightning rod for scandal, the First Lady of the United States has always been in the spotlight—and in 2017 that was truer than ever. This revised and expanded edition from Quirk’s best-selling Secret Lives series features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the women of the White House, from <b>Martha Washington</b> to <b>Melania Trump</b>, it comes complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts. Did you know that . . .<br />  <br /> • <b>Dolley Madison</b> loved to chew tobacco<br /> • <b>Mary Todd Lincoln</b> conducted séances on a regular basis<br /> • <b>Eleanor Roosevelt</b> and <b>Ellen Wilson</b> both carried guns<br /> • <b>Jacqueline Kennedy</b> spent $121,000 on her wardrobe in a single year<br /> • <b>Betty Ford</b> liked to chat on CB radios—her handle was “First Mama”<br /> And much, much more.
A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--and a Trove of Letters--Re...
by Ted Gup

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

October 28, 2010

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<b>An inspiring account of America at its worst-and Americans at their best-woven from the stories of Depression-era families who were helped by gifts from the author's generous and secretive grandfather. </b> <br /><br /> Shortly before Christmas 1933 in Depression-scarred Canton, Ohio, a small newspaper ad offered $10, no strings attached, to 75 families in distress. Interested readers were asked to submit letters describing their hardships to a benefactor calling himself Mr. B. Virdot. The author's grandfather Sam Stone was inspired to place this ad and assist his fellow Cantonians as they prepared for the cruelest Christmas most of them would ever witness. <br /><br /> Moved by the tales of suffering and expressions of hope contained in the letters, which he discovered in a suitcase 75 years later, Ted Gup initially set out to unveil the lives behind them, searching for records and relatives all over the country who could help him flesh out the family sagas hinted at in those letters. From these sources, Gup has re-created the impact that Mr B. Virdot's gift had on each family. Many people yearned for bread, coal, or other necessities, but many others received money from B. Virdot for more fanciful items-a toy horse, say, or a set of encyclopedias. As Gup's investigations revealed, all these things had the power to turn people's lives around- even to save them. <br /><br /> But as he uncovered the suffering and triumphs of dozens of strangers, Gup also learned that Sam Stone was far more complex than the lovable- retiree persona he'd always shown his grandson. Gup unearths deeply buried details about Sam's life-from his impoverished, abusive upbringing to felonious efforts to hide his immigrant origins from U.S. officials-that help explain why he felt such a strong affinity to strangers in need. Drawing on his unique find and his award-winning reportorial gifts, Ted Gup solves a singular family mystery even while he pulls away the veil of eight decades that separate us from the hardships that united America during the Depression. In <i>A Secret Gift</i>, he weaves these revelations seamlessly into a tapestry of Depression-era America, which will fascinate and inspire in equal measure.<br /><br />Watch a Video<p><p> </p></p>
The Things Our Fathers Saw—The Untold Stories of the World War ...
by Matthew Rozell

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English

Pages

326

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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<b> Because dying for freedom isn't the worst that could happen. Being forgotten is.</b><br /><b><i> -- "You flew with what I would call 'controlled fear'. You were scared stiff, but it was controlled. My ball turret gunner--he couldn't take it anymore... I guess he was right. He's dead now. But he had lost control of the fear. He never got out of that ball turret; he died in that ball turret." --B-24 bombardier </i></b><br /> ~THE LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL IN THE BEST SELLING 'The Things Our Fathers Saw' SERIES~<br />How soon we forget. Or perhaps, we were never told. That is understandable, given what they saw.<br /><b><i> -- "I spent a lot of time in hospitals. I had a lot of trouble reconciling how my mother died [of a cerebral hemorrhage] from the telegram she opened, saying I was [shot down and] "missing in action". I didn't explain to her the fact that 'missing in action' is not necessarily 'killed in action'. You know? I didn't even think about that. How do you think you feel when you find out you killed your mother?" --B-24 bombardier </i></b><br />At the height of World War II, LOOK Magazine profiled a small upstate New York community for a series of articles portraying it as the wholesome, patriotic model of life on the home front. Seventy years later, a history teacher tracks down the veterans with a connection to "Hometown, USA" who fought the war in the air over Europe, men who were tempered in the tough times of the Great Depression and forged in battle. He rescues and resurrects firsthand accounts of combat and brotherhood, of captivity and redemption, and the aftermath of a war that left no American community unscathed.<br /> Here are the stories that the magazine could not tell, from a vanishing generation speaking to America today.<br /><b><i> -- "I was in the hospital with a flak wound. The next mission, the entire crew was killed. The thing that haunts me is that I can't put a face to the guy who was a replacement. He was an 18-year old Jewish kid named Henry Vogelstein from Brooklyn. It was his first and last mission. He made his only mission with a crew of strangers." --B-24 navigator </i></b><br />By the end of 2018, fewer than 400,000 WW II veterans will still be with us, out of the over 16 million who put on a uniform. But why is it that today, nobody seems to know these stories?<br />Maybe our veterans did not volunteer to tell us; maybe we were too busy with our own lives to ask. But they opened up to the younger generation, when a history teacher told their grandchildren to ask.<br /><b><i> -- "The German fighters picked us. I told the guys, 'Keep your eyes open, we are about to be hit!' I saw about six or eight feet go off my left wing. I rang the 'bail-out' signal, and I reached out and grabbed the co-pilot out of his seat. I felt the airplane climbing, and I thought to myself, 'If this thing stalls out, and starts falling down backwards, no one is going to get out...'" --B-17 pilot </i></b><br />This book brings you the previously untold firsthand accounts of combat and brotherhood, of captivity and redemption, and the aftermath of a war that left no American community unscathed.<br />As we forge ahead as a nation, we owe it to ourselves to become reacquainted with a generation that is fast leaving us, who asked for nothing but gave everything, to attune ourselves as Americans to a broader appreciation of what we stand for.<br /> -- "A must-read in every high school in America. It is a very poignant look back at our greatest generation; maybe it will inspire the next one." Reviewer, Vol. I
THE SECRET JOURNALS OF ADOLF HITLER: The Anointed (Volume 1)
by A. G. Mogan

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

September 09, 2017

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<h2><strong>This book has been banned in Europe. </strong></h2><p><br /></p><p>What happenings and environments wrought <strong><em>the most hated man</em> </strong>in history? How does a child become a young man who evolved into a self-proclaimed messiah? Why did this <strong><em>one</em> </strong>man become a psychotic who was responsible for the deaths of more than 50 million people? </p><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><br /></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><p>This is the <em>one</em> story that's <strong>never</strong> been told.</p><br />Volume II - The Struggle will be released in Spring 2018.
Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed...
by Lydia Reeder

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English

Pages

303

Publication Date

January 24, 2017

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<DIV><B>“A thrilling, cinematic story. I loved every minute I spent with these bold, daring women whose remarkable journey is the stuff of American legend.” —Karen Abbott, <I>New York Times</I> bestselling author of <I>Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy<BR /><BR /> The Boys in the Boat</I> meets <I>A League of Their Own</I> in this true story of a Depression-era championship women’s team.</B><BR /><BR /> In the early 1930s, during the worst drought and financial depression in American history, Sam Babb began to dream. Like so many others, this charismatic Midwestern basketball coach wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm near the tiny Oklahoma college where he coached, Babb recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education in exchange for playing on his basketball team, the Cardinals.  <BR /><BR /> Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices that their families would face, the women joined the team. And as Babb coached the Cardinals, something extraordinary happened. These remarkable athletes found a passion for the game and a heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach--and they began to win.<BR /><BR /> Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, <I>Dust Bowl Girls</I> takes readers on the Cardinals’ intense, improbable journey all the way to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. Lydia Reeder captures a moment in history when female athletes faced intense scrutiny from influential figures in politics, education, and medicine who denounced women’s sports as unhealthy and unladylike. At a time when a struggling nation was hungry for inspiration, this unlikely group of trailblazers achieved much more than a championship season.</DIV>
And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK
by , Kevin M. Burke

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English

Pages

341

Publication Date

October 27, 2015

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<p>The companion book to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s PBS series, <em>And Still I Rise</em>—a timeline and chronicle of the past fifty years of black history in the U.S. in more than 350 photos.</p><p>Beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965, <em>And Still I Rise: From Black Power to the White House</em> explores the last half-century of the African American experience. More than fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the birth of Black Power, the United States has both a black president and black CEOs running Fortune 500 companies—and a large black underclass beset by persistent poverty, inadequate education, and an epidemic of incarceration. Harvard professor and scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. raises disturbing and vital questions about this dichotomy. How did the African American community end up encompassing such profound contradictions? And what will “the black community” mean tomorrow?</p><p>Gates takes readers through the major historical events and untold stories of the sixty years that have irrevocably shaped both the African American experience and the nation as a whole, from the explosive social and political changes of the 1960s, into the 1970s and 1980s—eras characterized by both prosperity and neglect—through the turn of the century to today, taking measure of such racial flashpoints as the Tawana Brawley case, OJ Simpson’s murder trial, the murders of Amadou Diallo and Trayvon Martin, and debates around the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” policies. Even as it surveys the political and social evolution of black America, <em>And Still I Rise</em> is also a celebration of the accomplishments of black artists, musicians, writers, comedians, and thinkers who have helped to define American popular culture and to change our world.</p>
El diario de Ana Frank (Spanish Edition)
by Ana Frank

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Spanish

Pages

320

Publication Date

March 01, 2016

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El diario de Ana Frank ha sido, desde su primera publicación, una lectura ineludible para todo aquel que quiera revisitar aquellos años de horror vividos y sufridos por el pueblo judío. Y su lectura representa, no sólo el respeto por aquello que fue sino, sobre todo, por aquello que no queremos que se vuelva a repetir. Quizá por eso, aquellos manuscritos lograron sobrevivir al horror, a pesar de que la niña que los escribió no pudo lograrlo. Esos escritos representaron para ella una esperanza, un futuro posible, un mundo posible después de la guerra.
Anteil der Arbeit an der Menschwerdung des Affen (Kommentiert) (G...
by Friedrich Engels

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German

Pages

25

Publication Date

February 14, 2018

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• Mit einzigartigen Kommentaren einschließlich zusätzlicher Inhalte wie historischer Kontext.<br /><br />„Anteil der Arbeit an der Menschwerdung des Affen" lautet die Überschrift dieses Artikels im Inhaltsverzeichnis des 2.Konvoluts des Materials zur „Dialektik der Natur".<br /><br />Der Artikel wurde von Engels ursprünglich als Einleitung zu einer umfangreicheren Arbeit mit dem Titel „Über die drei Grundformen der Knechtschaft" geschrieben.<br /><br />Der Artikel wurde offenbar im Juni 1876 geschrieben. Für diese Annahme spricht ein Brief Wilhelm Liebknechts an Engels vom 10. Juni 1876, in dem Liebkriecht u. a. schreibt, er warte ungeduldig auf die von Engels versprochene Arbeit „Über die drei Grundformen der Knechtschaft" für den „Volksstaat".
The People of the Abyss: Illustrated by Jack London
by Jack London

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English

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182

Publication Date

August 24, 2017

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The People of the Abyss (1903) is a book by Jack London about life in the East End of London in 1902. He wrote this first-hand account after living in the East End (including the Whitechapel District) for several months, sometimes staying in workhouses or sleeping on the streets. The conditions he experienced and wrote about were the same as those endured by an estimated 500,000 of the contemporary London poor.

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