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Stories of the American Revolution (The Thomas Fleming Library)
by Thomas Fleming

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English

Pages

150

Publication Date

October 21, 2018

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Few writers have told the story of the American Revolution with more grace, clarity, or emotional power than New York Times bestselling historian Thomas Fleming. Here, collected for the first time and posthumously, are Fleming's favorite works. He takes us back to the days of the founders, detailing the surprising facts of American life in 1776, including its resemblance to today. He tells the seldom-told tale of the Loyalists, supporters of England who acted on their political convictions with impressive courage during the Revolution, and reveals little-known facets of men ranging from Franklin to Lafayette, Howe to Washington. He concludes with the Constitutional Convention of 1787 when fifty-five men from twelve virtually autonomous states came to Philadelphia in a brave - some thought foolhardy - attempt to replace a loose and fragile confederation with a strong national government. Their astonishing achievement became a standard of enlightenment the world over.
A Monster Of All Time: The True Story of Danny Rolling, The Gaine...
by , RJ Parker

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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Ambitious, attractive, and full of potential, five young college students prepared for the new semester. They dreamed of beginning careers and starting families. They had a lifetime of experiences in front of them. But death came without warning in the dark of the night.<br /> <br />Brutally ending five promising lives, leaving behind three gruesome crime scenes, the Gainesville Ripper terrorized the University of Florida, casting an ominous shadow across a frightened college town.<br /> <br />What evil lurked inside him? What demons drove him to kill? What made him 'A Monster of All Time'?<br /> <br /><b>JT Hunter is a bestselling true crime author and attorney living in Florida. His books include:</b><br /> <br /><i>Devil in The Darkness: True Story of Serial Killer ISRAEL KEYES<br />The Country Boy Killer: The True Story of Serial Killer Cody Legebokoff<br />In Colder Blood: True Story of the Walker Family Murder as depicted in Truman Capote’s, In Cold Blood<br />Deadly Deception: True Story of Tampa Serial Killer, Bobby Joe Long<br />Death Row Romeo: The True Story of Serial Killer Oscar Ray Bolin<br />The Vampire Next Door: True Story of the Vampire Rapist and Serial Killer</i><br /> <br /><h3>All JT's books are available on Amazon in Kindle, Paperback and Audiobook editions</h3>
The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of Wor...
by Winston Groom

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English

Pages

512

Publication Date

November 10, 2015

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Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall, from World War I to World War II. These three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War to become the finest generals of their generation during World War II redefined America's ideas of military leadership and brought forth a new generation of American soldier. Their efforts revealed to the world the grit and determination that would become synonymous with America in the post-war years.<br /> <br /> Filled with novel-worthy twists and turns, and set against the backdrop of the most dramatic moments of the twentieth century, <i>The Generals</i> is a powerful, action-packed book filled with marvelous surprises and insights into the lives of America's most celebrated warriors.
Sam Houston
by John Williams

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

March 15, 2018

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Sam Houston was one of the most extraordinary figures in American history. During his life, he held an astonishing range of positions: governor of two states (Tennessee and Texas), congressman (Tennessee), senator (Texas), and president of the Republic of Texas during its independence. He was an ardent expansionist who helped make Manifest Destiny a reality, and more than any other individual, he was responsible for Texas's entry into the United States.<br /><br />But Houston was a complex man whose life was marked by disappointments and failures. He had a lifelong drinking problem, which probably caused the dissolution of his first marriage, a scandal that caused him to resign as governor of Tennessee. Following that disgrace, Houston fled into Indian Territory and oblivion. After years of wandering in the wilderness, he came to Texas and political rebirth.<br /><br />Houston's military fame, forged in the War of 1812, brought him to the attention of the commanding general, Andrew Jackson, who made Houston his protégé and nurtured Houston's military career. In Texas, Houston's fellow settlers, determined to break free from Mexico, chose him to command the Texas Army. After a series of tactical retreats, Houston won a decisive victory at San Jacinto, crushing the army of Mexican general Santa Anna and guaranteeing Texas's independence. But even Houston's own officers quarreled over his victory and how much credit Houston deserved for it.<br /><br />As governor of Texas in 1861, Houston, fiercely pro-Union, refused to swear allegiance to the Confederacy when Texas joined the new Southern nation, and he was forced from office. He died in 1863, a bloody war raging as he predicted it would following succession.<br /><br />This is a vivid, exciting biography of one of the giants of nineteenth-century America.
Can't Is Not an Option: My American Story
by Nikki Haley

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English

Pages

255

Publication Date

April 03, 2012

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<b> A rising star in the Republican Party shares her inspirational memoir of family, hope, and the power of the American Dream. </b><p>Decades before their daughter surprised the nation by becoming governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley's parents had a dream. Ajit and Raj Randhawa were well-educated, well-off Sikhs in the Punjab region of India. But despite their high social status, the Randhawas wanted more for their family-the opportunities that only America could offer.</p><p>So they left behind all they had known and settled in Bamberg, South Carolina (population: 2,500). As the first Indian family in a small Southern town in the early 1970s, the Randhawas faced ignorance, prejudice, and sometimes blatant hostility. Nikki remembers stopping at a roadside produce stand with her father, who always wore his traditional Sikh turban. Within minutes, two police cars pulled to make sure they weren't thieves.</p><p>But the Randhawas taught their children that they should never think of themselves as victims. They stressed that if you work hard and stay true to yourself, you can overcome any obstacle. The key is believing that can't is not an option.</p><p>The family struggled to make ends meet while starting a clothing business in their living room, eventually growing it into a multimillion- dollar success. At age twelve, Nikki started to do the bookkeeping and taxes after school. After graduating from college and entering the business world, she watched business owners like her parents battle government bureaucracy and overregulation.</p><p>Her frustration inspired her to get into politics and run for the state legislature. That first campaign, against an entrenched incumbent, led to racial and religious slurs and threats-but Haley, like her parents, refused to back down. She won on a promise to fight for reform, lean budgets, and government accountability, which is exactly what she did-much to the dismay of South Carolina's old guard politicians.</p><p>Soon she had a reputation as a conservative leader who could get things done. In the same state where her family was once ridiculed, she inspired a diverse grassroots following. In November 2010 she was elected South Carolina's first female governor and first nonwhite governor, and only the second Indian American governor in the country.</p><p>Haley's story, as told firsthand in this inspiring memoir, is a testament to the power of determination, faith, and family. And it's proof that the American Dream is still strong and true in the twenty- first century.</p>
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
by Jim DeFede

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English

Pages

260

Publication Date

July 12, 2011

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<p><strong>The True Story Behind the Events on 9/11 that Inspired Broadway’s Smash Hit Musical <em>Come from Away</em><u5:p></u5:p></strong></p><u5:p></u5:p><p>When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill. </p><p>As the passengers stepped from the airplanes, exhausted, hungry and distraught after being held on board for nearly 24 hours while security checked all of the baggage, they were greeted with a feast prepared by the townspeople. Local bus drivers who had been on strike came off the picket lines to transport the passengers to the various shelters set up in local schools and churches. Linens and toiletries were bought and donated. A middle school provided showers, as well as access to computers, email, and televisions, allowing the passengers to stay in touch with family and follow the news.</p><p><br />Over the course of those four days, many of the passengers developed friendships with Gander residents that they expect to last a lifetime. As a show of thanks, scholarship funds for the children of Gander have been formed and donations have been made to provide new computers for the schools. This book recounts the inspiring story of the residents of Gander, Canada, whose acts of kindness have touched the lives of thousands of people and been an example of humanity and goodwill.</p>
Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression
by Studs Terkel

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

July 26, 2011

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<DIV><B>From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <I>The Good War</I>:</B><B>A masterpiece of modern journalism and “a huge anthem in praise of the American spirit”</B><B>(<I>Saturday Review</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> In this “invaluable record” of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity (<I>The New York Times</I>). Featuring a mosaic of memories from politicians, businessmen, artists, striking workers, and Okies, from those who were just kids to those who remember losing a fortune, <I>Hard Times</I> is not only a gold mine of information but a fascinating interplay of memory and fact, revealing how the 1929 stock market crash and its repercussions radically changed the lives of a generation. The voices that speak from the pages of this unique book are as timeless as the lessons they impart.<BR />  <BR /> “<I>Hard Times</I> doesn’t ‘render’ the time of the depression—it <I>is </I>that time, its lingo, mood, its tragic and hilarious stories.” —Arthur Miller<BR />  <BR /> “Wonderful! The American memory, the American way, the American voice. It will resurrect your faith in all of us to read this book.” —<I>Newsweek</I><BR />  <BR /> “Open Studs Terkel's book to almost any page and rich memories spill out . . . Read a page, any page. Then try to stop.” —<I>National Observer</I></DIV>
The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republ...
by Michael Medved

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English

Pages

399

Publication Date

November 29, 2016

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<b>LUCKY... OR BLESSED?<br /><br /></b>The history of the United States displays an uncanny pattern: At moments of crisis, when the odds against success seem overwhelming and disaster looks imminent, fate intervenes to provide deliverance and progress. Historians may categorize these incidents as happy accidents, callous crimes, or the product of brilliant leadership, but the most notable leaders of the past four hundred years have identified this good fortune as something else—a reflection of divine providence. <br /><br />In <i>The American Miracle</i>, bestselling author and radio host Michael Medved recounts some of the most significant events in America’s rise to prosperity and power, from the writing of the Constitution to the Civil War. He reveals a record of improbabilities and amazements that demonstrate what the Founders always believed: that events unfolded according to a master plan, with destiny playing an unmistakable role in lifting the nation to greatness. <br /><br />Among the stirring, illogical episodes described here:<br /><br />• A band of desperate religious refugees find themselves blown hopelessly off course, only to be deposited at the one spot on a wild continent best suited for their survival<br /><br />• George Washington’s beaten army, surrounded by a ruthless foe and on the verge of annihilation, manages an impossible escape due to a freakish change in the weather<br /><br />• A famous conqueror known for seizing territory, frustrated by a slave rebellion and a frozen harbor, impulsively hands Thomas Jefferson a tract of land that doubles the size of the United States<br /><br />• A weary soldier picks up three cigars left behind in an open field and notices the stogies have been wrapped in a handwritten description of the enemy’s secret battle plans—a revelation that gives Lincoln the supernatural sign he’s awaited in order to free the slaves<br /><br />When millions worry over the nation losing its way, Medved’s sweeping narrative, bursting with dramatic events and lively portraits of unforgettable, occasionally little-known characters, affirms America as “fortune’s favorite,” shaped by a distinctive destiny from our beginnings to the present day.
World War II: Carrier War
by Stephen W. Sears

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English

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184

Publication Date

March 19, 2015

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At dusk on December 8, 1941, the carrier Enterprise and her escort of cruisers and destroyers entered Pearl Harbor. Officers and men lined the rails, watching in stunned silence. The twisted, smoldering superstructure of the Arizona was still aflame, and there was a stench of charred wood and fuel oil in the air.<br /><br />"Morale went to nothing just about then," said an officer on one of the escorting cruisers. "We were sick and shocked. We couldn't believe that this had happened to us." Through the night, the crew of the Enterprise, under the command of Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, took on fuel, provisions, and ammunition. Before dawn it was back at sea.<br /><br />The Enterprise was just one of the carriers that won the war in the Pacific. Here is the extraordinary story of the men and ships that turned the tide of the war.
Cavanaugh's Island (Arrow and Saber Book 2)
by Robert Vaughan

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English

Pages

212

Publication Date

October 17, 2018

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Fort Wallace, Colorado Territory: 1873<br /><br />After reports of brutal Cheyenne attacks on small ranches, young Captain Marcus Cavanaugh and his men saddle up to intercept the renegade band. While they’re gone, a grief-stricken settler takes matters into his own hands and ambushes an Indian camp, killing several braves.<br />Angered by the cowardly slaughter of his people, Chief Silver Bear vows revenge by enlisting the neighboring Sioux and Arapaho nations to declare war on the white man. When regular patrols can’t stop the raiding parties, Captain Cavanaugh volunteers to take his company of Quick Riders to wipe out the hostiles and head off a full-scale uprising. But in a predawn attack, the three nations surround Cavanaugh’s troops camped on a small island in the Arikaree River. Pinned down by enemy crossfire and low on supplies, they fight to hold their ground in the bloody battle for... CAVANAUGH’S ISLAND.

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