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  • Hello Americaby Mary Matuja

    Two Harbors Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Throughout This Memoir Thatdescribes How a Five-Year-Old Girl Couldcharm Nazi Soldiers and Then Later Experience the Joy of Winning Scholarships,Beauty Pageants, and Elected Office—Mary’S Inner Beauty Will Shinethrough and Touch Your Heart. at the Start of Wwii Young Mary Lived with Her Grandparents in the Village of Certizne, Czechoslovakia.... more...

  • Long Journey with Mr. Jeffersonby William Hyland

    Potomac Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    ?Anyone interested in how good history is written will be mesmerized by this book. If some readers also want to find out whether recent assaults on Thomas Jefferson's reputation are based on fact or on factoids, they will find a veritable mother lode of information here.??Thomas Fleming, author of The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers more...

  • Herbert Hoover and Famine Relief to Soviet Russia, 19211923by Benjamin M. Weissman

    Hoover Institution Press 1974; US$ 4.99

    In 1921 one of the most devastating famines in history threatened the lives of millions of Russians as well as the continuance of Soviet rule. Responding to a plea for help from the Soviet government, the American Relief Administration (ARA) agreed to provide famine relief in the stricken areas. The ARA was a private relief organization headed by... more...

  • George & Martha Washingtonby Flora Fraser

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99

    George and Martha Washington, of Mount Vernon, Virginia, were America's original first couple. From the 1750s, when young soldier George wooed and wedded Martha Dandridge Custis, a pretty and rich young widow, to the forging of a new nation, Flora Fraser traces the development, both personal and political, of an historic marriage. The private sphere... more...

  • A Life Unforeseenby Rinchen Sadutshang; Dalai Lama

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 17.95

    One of the only government officials in pre-Communist Tibet to have been educated in English recounts the pivotal events that changed his homeland, and the fate of his people, forever. Rinchen Sadutshang was born in 1928 near the Tibet-China border to a well-off trading family, educated in a Jesuit school in the Himalayan foothills of British India,... more...

  • Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Idaho Historyby Randy Stapilus

    TwoDot 2015; US$ 15.99

    Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Idaho History features fourteen short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of the Gem State. It reveals the dark side of some well-known and even revered characters from Idaho?s past?both part-time Jerks and... more...

  • Twelve Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 2.99

    Twelve Years a Slave is the immensely popular memoir of Solomon Northup, a free-born African-American who was kidnapped in Washinghton, D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery. He toiled on plantations in Louisiana under the harshest of conditions until his release in 1853. The 2013 film was a runaway box office success, and picked up three Academy Awards,... more...

  • Thirstyby Marc Weingarten

    Rare Bird Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Thirsty is an exploration of Los Angeles' storied history in regards to water. Starting with William Mullholland and his aqueducts, through the 1926 collapse of the St. Francis Dam, which killed hundreds, and on through to the profound implications Los Angeles' path has for today. Where Marc Reiser's seminal 1986 book Cadillac Desert started,... more...

  • My Train to Freedomby Ivan A. Backer

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 22.99

    The breathtaking memoir by a member of Nicky?s family,? a group of 669 Czechoslovakian children who escaped the Holocaust through Sir Nicholas Winton?s Kindertransport project, My Train to Freedom relates the trials and achievements of award-winning humanitarian and former Episcopal priest, Ivan Backer. As Backer recounts in his memoir, in May... more...

  • The First Naziby Will Brownell; Denise Drace-Brownell; Alex Rovt

    Counterpoint 2016; US$ 29.99

    [T]he authors deliver a chilling, well-researched biography that opens a whole new window on the world wars and the German psyche at the time.?Kirkus A brilliant tactician and an abysmally poor politician and strategist, Ludendorff summed up the strengths and weaknesses of the German General Staff. His is a fascinating story of talent, discipline,... more...