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Book: Under the Silk Hibiscus by Alice J. Wisler
"At a time when history might be repeating itself, this story is important." ~ Amazon review During World War Two, fifteen-year-old Nathan and his family are sent to Heart Mountain, an internment camp in Wyoming for Japanese-Americans. Nathan's one desire, along with hoping that the beautiful singer Lucy will notice him, is to protect the family's gold pocket watch, a family heirloom brought over [...]
 
Book: Digger's Story - Surviving the Japanese POW Camps Was Just the Beginning by David Barrett & Brian Robertson
How do you survive when you're beaten, starved and humiliated as a prisoner of war in a camp on the Thai-Burma railway? 'You stick together, that's what you do,' says David 'Digger' Barrett. 'You scam, lie, steal, cheat and hate the bastards with as much energy as you - love and protect your mates.' Digger was given his nickname at an early age by his father. It was prophetic: as an [...]
 
Book: Keiretsu by Richard Brawer
An explosive political thriller. Toshio Nagoya, the ultra-nationalist CEO of Japan's largest Keiretsu plots to build nuclear weapons to protect his country from a menacing China. Using his cousin, John Nagoya, a lawyer and second generation Japanese-American, they build a large political action committee to thwart the expected United Sates' cease-and-desist demands. That's the catalyst that draws [...]
 
Book: Stoking the Embers of War by Jerry Genesio
Stoking the Embers of War is a historical novel set in Portland, District of Maine, Massachusetts, 1789-90. The Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the American Revolutionary War, was signed less than seven years earlier, in 1783, and though all that remained of the war's inferno was little more than smoldering embers in the memories of those who survived, passions ignited by the conflict [...]
 
Book: What Foreigners Need To Know About America From A To Z by Lance Johnson
This unique book paints a revealing picture of America and its people for those foreigners who will benefit from a better understanding of America. It will also inform Americans who want to learn more about the U.S. and how it compares to other countries around the world. World traveler and teacher Lance Johnson studies cultural differences and the difficulties foreigners have understanding crazy [...]
 
Book: The Republic by Peter O'Lalor
This is a student's guide to the The Never Realized Republic published in print, (2004) and a Kindle rewrite, (March of 2012). Since the book covers a lot of history it also explains what makes history non-fiction and explains the history of the written word. It is a lesson in scholarship as well as a lesson not only in history, but what history the American Founders were most familiar with. For [...]
 
Book: Slave - Escaping The Chains of Freedom by Jacqueline Malcolm
It's 18th Century New York and the slave trade continues amidst an historical political upheaval. Hezekiah Thomas, born the son of a white General and his black enslaved mother, suddenly finds himself a free man. But what is freedom without money? Through a concoction of chance and opportunities, Hezekiah is faced with the decision to go against all of his convictions and become an owner of [...]
 
Book: The Never Realized Republic - Political Economy and Republican Virtue by Peter O'Lalor
The Never Realized Republic demonstrates European heritage and English Common-law as being the foundation of society in colonial America and then its subsequent republican society. Before the inception of America's federal republic, in 1788, the Revolutionary generation upheld a traditional republican heritage. This heritage was supported through education, religion, and rooted in the English [...]
 
Book: Rising from the Shadow of the Sun - A Story of Love, Survival and Joy by Ronny Herman de Jong
This is a fascinating chronicle based on the detailed diary of Netty Herman, a courageous Dutch mother, who records the horrors and desperation of life with her two young daughters, Ronny and Paula, in World War II Japanese concentration camps for women and children on Java; and the inspiring story of Ronny's journey from a childhood in captivity in Southeast Asia in the 1940s to peace and [...]
 
Book: Dead Eye Will (An American Hero) by R. Frederick Riddle
The War of 1812 had broken out. William Riddle and his two older brothers joined the army to fight the British. William ("Will") quickly made a name for himself and was called Dead Eye. War, adventure, and romance follow Dead Eye through the years from 1812 to 1836. Throughout those years Dead Eye is an American hero who learns that God is sufficient in all areas of life!
 
Book: Bound for the Promise-Land by Troy D. Smith
"Freedom is not a place you run to Freedom is a place in your soul." These words sum up the life long quest of ex-slave Alfred Mann as he pursues the dream of equality in a world not of his making. From fugitive to Medal of Honor winner, Mann carries on to rise above the ignorance and intolerance of those who seek to bring him down; somehow gaining strength from the unimaginable losses he suffers [...]
 
Book: The History Essays by Joseph Cook
A collection of history research papers written by the author during his graduate coursework. Most of the articles relate to the American Civil War. The final paper included was honored by an academic conference as the top paper presented; it deals with the death of U.S. Army General Edward R.S. Canby. All in all, this collection is a valuable resource for students of American history. All [...]
 
Book: Swamp Fox (Interesting Characters of the American Revolution) by Gene Ligotti
Swamp Fox is the story, the second of the trilogy, of a man, Francis Marion, who scarifices all for his country during the Revolutionary War. With his charisma and patriotism, he rallies southern freedom fighters into a small but effective force. Using guerrilla tactics, he strikes the enemy when and where they least expect and then disappears into the dangerous southern swamps.
 
Book: Wind Runner by Ellie Crowe
Wind Runner -- Young Indian runners who ran as fast as the wind, carried vital messages for hundreds of miles across deserts, plains, and over mountains. This time the message was WAR. The starving Pueblo Indians were rising in battle against the cruel Spanish soldiers occupying their land, New Mexico. And they were calling on other Indian tribes, some their sworn enemies, to join the fight. [...]
 
Book: Forgotten Objects by Carlos Rubio
FORGOTTEN OBJECTS traces the life of Anna d'Amio, daughter of opera singers Louis and Francesca d'Amio, from Mussolini's Italy to the city of Pittsburgh during the mid sixties. The novel proper is made up of three parts: Italy, Cuba and United States. Married at seventeen and widowed at twenty, Anna leaves war-torn Italy to find her fortune in Cuba, where she eventually meets Ramon Contreras, a [...]
 
Book: Paradise Island, Heavenly Journey by Jon Magee
Dr. Kate Hartig writes "In his recently published first book From Barren Rocks to Living Stones Jon Magee recounts his teenage years living in Aden, Yemen, during the mid 1960s. In Paradise Island Jon travels back to an earlier period of his childhood. He reflects on his life as a young boy living with his family in Singapore during the 1950's. He discusses the trials and joy of British military [...]
 
Book: All The Way Home (Legacy Series) by Ann Tatlock
Christy Award winner "Her rich descriptions and characterizations are unusually fresh and inventive." -- Publisher's Weekly From a rough section of Los Angeles during the late Depression years, to the civil rights struggles of the 1960s in the South, this novel is a searing portrayal of one family trapped by alcoholism and another living the typical middle class life. A true American story told [...]
 
Book: American Panorama - A Comprehensive Guide to the Culture of the United States by Michael H. Collins
American Panorama provides a comprehensive up to date guide to the culture of the United States in 12 chapters for the citizen, citizenship applicant, businessperson, the civics, language and culture student and the traveler, particularly readers who have limited access to libraries. American Panorama is a concise encyclopedia informed by the latest scholarship and statistics. In easy language, [...]
 
Book: AMERICA'S GREATEST BLUNDER - The Fateful Decision to Enter World War One by Burton Yale Pines
Entering World War One against Germany was America's greatest blunder of the 20th century. America had no reason to join the devastating and stalemated three-year-old European struggle. The two million doughboys, as they affectionately were called, whom America sent to the Western Front shattered the battlefield stalemate and won the war. This allowed Britain and France to impose a devastating [...]
 
Book: Storykeeper (Nine-Rivers Valley) by Daniel A. Smith
"A stunning novel and a joy to read" Helen Hollick, Managing Editor - Historical Novel Society (Editor's Choice) "Smith writes fluidly, and the society he depicts is intriguingly complex." - Kirkus Reviews "Steeped in immediacy and vivid detail." D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer - Midwest Book Review The first recorded Europeans to cross the Mississippi River reached the western shore on June 18, [...]
 
Book: The Youngest Patriot (Interesting Characters of the American Revolution) by Gene Ligotti
The Youngest Patriot is the story, the first in the trilogy, of the coming of age of a young boy set against the turmoil of the British occupation of Long Island during the American Revolution. Elijah Churchill defies his father and joins the Continental Army at age thirteen. The story culminates with Elijah as the recipent of the first Purple Heart; designed and awarded by General George [...]
 
Book: My Dear Wife and Children - Civil War Letters from a 2nd Minnesota Volunteer by Nick K. Adams
What does a father write to his wife and young children when he's gone to war? Does he explain why he left them? How does he answer their constant questions about his return? Which of his experiences does he relate, and which does he pass over? Should he describe his feelings of separation and loneliness? These questions are as relevant today as they were over 150 years ago, when David Brainard [...]
 
Book: Strange But True, America - Weird Tales from All 50 States by John Hafnor
Strange But True, America is a 50-state tour de force of every oddball fact missing from standard travel and history books. Richly illustrated by veteran artist Dale Crawford, the book's 101 weird tales and matching drawings are crafted to surprise. Author John Hafnor employed a deeply curious research style to unearth the little-known tales, each building to a twist ending that assures reader [...]
 
Book: Little Miss HISTORY Travels to FORD'S THEATER (Volume 4) by Barbara Ann Mojica
A single shot rings out; laughter turns to tears. President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated, and history is changed forever. The theater is closed and later collapses. Is Ford's Theater forever cursed or will it rise again to greater glory? Winner of the 2015 Independent Author Network Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Children's Book.
 
Book: The Devil Take Tomorrow by Gretchen Jeannette
"Fiction becomes believable and fascinating in this poignant story." GoodbooksToday.com Reviews. "An epic read in every sense of the word." E-book Planet's BOOK OF THE WEEK. George Washington has been marked for death. British agents embedded in the Continental Army wait only for the order to strike. Racing against time, rebel spy Ethan Matlock sets out to protect the one man who can save the [...]
 
Book: Fields of the Fatherless by Elaine Marie Cooper
Winner of the Selah Award for Young Adult Fiction - Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Best Religious Fiction - Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Best Young Adult Religious Fiction In the early months of 1775, war is brewing in the American colonies. Although frightened, eighteen-year-old Betsy Russell (an ancestor to actor Kurt Russell) of Menotomy Village, [...]
 
Book: Korea, Are You at Peace? - Tales of Two Women Travelers in a Troubled Land by J.A.V. Simson
"Is there hope for peace on the Korean peninsula? These deeply personal stories of two Western women reveal the almost unimaginable transformation of Korea from a culturally and politically united peninsula at the end of the nineteenth century into today's dangerously divided land. These two women's experiences bracket the twentieth century, a dark time in Korean history, when the peninsula was [...]
 
Book: Beyond the Sand Creek Bridge by Scott Wyatt
1882. Northern Pacific Railroad Camp, Idaho Territory. The body of Sheriff Roger Langston is found beneath the Sand Creek Bridge. Chinese railroad worker Wong Hok-Ling is charged with murder days after the unexpected arrival of his fiancee, Mei-Yin, who has escaped her unscrupulous father and stowed away aboard a ship bound for America. Jason McQuade, the territory's newest lawyer, must defend [...]
 
Book: Genesee by Juliet Vandiver Waldron
In Juliet Waldron's Genesee, published by Books We Love, Genesee, Born to a runaway teen and Iroquois Warrior, struggles to find her place, her loyalties eternally torn between two warring peoples. When the American Revolution sets the Mohawk Valley ablaze, will a young soldier's love prove strong enough to save her? GENESEE is an extraordinary book about love, hardship and prejudice. It's well [...]
 
Book: Ares' Anger by James R. Womack
It was a routine mission outside the confines of the bio-habitat housing the first human colony on Mars. At least it was supposed to be routine. Which is why Dexter Arnold was outside alone despite policy which dictated a mandatory out-time partner. Routine departed when he wrecked his rover buggy. That was the least of his problems as the worse was yet to come. As a matter of fact, the worse was [...]
 
Book: Spirit of the Mountain (Spirit Trilogy Book 1) by Paty Jager
Book One of the Native American Spirit Trilogy. Evil spirits, star-crossed lovers, and duty which will prevail? Wren, the daughter of a Nimiipuu chief, loves the mountain and her people the Lake Nimmipuu. When a warrior from the enemy Blackleg tribe asks for her hand in marriage to bring peace between the tribes, she knows it is how she must fulfill her vision quest. But she is torn between duty [...]
 
Book: The Wished-For Country - Stories of American Courage by Rebecca Del Giudice
A Senator stands alone against the march to war. A man risks his life to expose the Ku Klux Klan. A slave escapes to freedom - and takes a Confederate warship with him. These stories and many more like them are the focus of The Wished-For Country: Stories of American Courage. Author Rebecca Del Giudice has been researching and writing about American history for more than 20 years. During that [...]
 
Book: The Georgia Secession (1809 Book 2) by Jack Lourens
The Georgia Secession tells the story, the rather cunning and devious story that leads to Georgia declaring secession from the United States of America. Events follow from "1809; The Year they Freed the Slaves" the previous book in the series in which we saw President Thomas Jefferson signing the document that freed the slaves in 1809 in the first book in this series (I know Thomas Jefferson was [...]
 
Book: The Freedman and the Pharaoh's Staff by Lane Heymont
In 1871, the United States government has nearly eradicated the Ku Klux Klan, who they fear will inspire Southern whites to make certain the South will rise again. The Klan's remaining forces have retreated to Louisiana in hopes of escaping the "Northern" government. Jeb, a former slave, rescues his brother-in-law Crispus from the Ku Klux Klan, only to be drawn into a world of Creole Voodoo, [...]
 
Book: The Peacemaker by Brenda Duffey
"The Peacemaker" is a work of historical fiction that parallels the work of Howard Zinn's non-fictional account of American history. The book delves into the true origin of the American government which is the Iroquois Confederacy. This Confederacy of five tribes (later 6) had established a peaceful and economically successful culture based on the principles of The Peacemaker who appeared to the [...]
 
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