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  • Under Table Mountainby Nigel Patten

    SBPRA 2014; Not Available

    The last decade of the 19th century were troubled years in South Africa. Tension between Britain and the two Boer republics increased until war became inevitable. These turbulent times saw many notable figures pass through Cape Town, including Rudyard Kipling, Robert BadenPowell, Jan Smuts, and Cecil Rhodes. All of them would visit "Mon Desir," the... more...

  • Bombshellby Ludwig Leidig

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    Bombshell is an unknown true story unearthed from World War II documents. Although a historical biography, it reads as a dramatic psychological thriller, and it covers the dark period of the Third Reich in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. Barbara Goette accepts an offer to join global tycoon Ludwig Roselius (The Lion) and work for the HAG conglomerate.... more...

  • War, Through the Eyes of a Childby Violet Apted

    SBPRA 2014; Not Available

    Imagine if you will, living through World War II in England. The times were traumatic and terrifying. Now imagine that you are seeing the war Through the Eyes of a Child.Author Violet Apted describes what her life was like as a young girl in Ashford Kent in the years 1939 to 1945. Experience her perception of the events, as well as the restrictions... more...

  • The Silent Heroesby Hans Moederzoo n van Kuilenburg

    SBPRA 2014; Not Available

    Author Hans Moederzoon van Kuilenburg was a 10-year-old girl living in Amsterdam when German soldiers invaded Holland in the spring of 1940. The Dutch had intended to stay neutral at the outbreak of the war, as their military was no match for the Nazi hordes. Within five days, Holland had fallen and the German occupation was underway. The five ensuing... more...

  • Wayne Avenue Daysby L.S.A. Hoyt

    SBPRA 2014; Not Available

    Born in 1950, Linda Sue Hoyt grew up in an extended family home on the fringes of a little town that was rapidly evolving. The community?s planned neighborhoods were filled with new starter homes, but her end of town was behind the curve and locked in the 1940s, with older technology and more traditional values still in evidence. The patriotic spirit... more...

  • My Larger Educationby Booker T. Washington

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 4.50

    The primary voice of the African American community from 1890 to 1915, and the author of Up from Slavery, Booker T. Washington was an educator and orator as well as a founder of the Alabama school that developed into Tuskegee University. Washington proposed that most African Americans would benefit from a practical trade rather than a liberal arts... more...

  • The Song and the Silenceby Yvette Johnson

    Atria Books 2017; US$ 26.00 US$ 18.99

    In this moving memoir, Yvette Johnson travels to Mississippi to uncover the true story of her grandfather and why he was murdered?a case that became the basis for the documentary Booker?s Place: A Mississippi Story , which the Los Angeles Times called ?a powerful personal portrait.? ?Have to keep that smile,? said Booker Wright in the 1966 NBC... more...

  • Confessionsby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.00

      Rousseau's ideas have influenced almost every major political development of the last two hundred years, and are crucial to an understanding of phenomena as diverse as the French Revolution, modern educational theory, and the contemporary environmental movement. This is reason enough to draw attention to his startlingly alive autobiography. But... more...

  • Tea on the Great Wallby Patricia Luce Chapman

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    ?Shirley Temple? in Wonderland meets Chinese opium addicts, Nazis, and Japanese bayonets? Tea on the Great Wall is a young American girl?s account as the world falls apart in 1930s China. Patricia Luce Chapman?s memoir is full of the color and feel of living as a foreigner in a Chinese world, the encroachment of the Japanese, and the takeover by... more...

  • Many Loves of Buffalo Billby Chris Enss

    TwoDot 2010; US$ 15.99

    ?What we want to do is give our women even more liberty than they have. Let them do any kind of work that they see fit, and if they do it as well as men, give them the same pay.??William F. Cody, 1899 With rough-riding cowboys, sure shots, and fantastic reenactments of battles and train robberies, Buffalo Bill Cody brought the myth of the Old... more...