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Cheaper by the Dozen History Americas United States 20th Century Frank B. Gilbreth HarperTorch


21st June 2012 History Books 43 Comments
Gay and lighthearted...One of the most amusing books. (The Chicago Sun-Times )Always entertaining, occasionally hilarious, occasionally touching....Sound Americana. (Saturday Review of Literature )"Instructive, funny, and very readable." (School Library Journal ) No growing pains have ever been more hilarious than those suffered loudly by the riotous Gilbreth clan. First, there are a dozen red-haired, freckle-faced kids to contend with. Then there's Dad, a famous efficiency expert who believes a family can be run just like a factory. And there's Mother, his partner in ...
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History of United States Naval Operations in World War II. Vol. 13: The Liberation of the Philippines–Luzon Mindanao the Visayas 1944-1945 History Military World War II Naval Samuel Eliot Morison University of Illinois Press


13th May 2012 History Books 4 Comments
"[Volume 13 of] Admiral Morison's chronicle is crammed with incident and is one of the best in his remarkable series."--Chicago Sunday Tribune "As this multi-volume history approaches its end, admiration increases for the skill with which a very complex story has been presented. Certainly it is the best-written operational history, naval or military, known to this reviewer."--Library Journal The smoke from the Battle for Leyte Gulf had hardly cleared before plans were being made for the liberation of the rest of the Philippine Archipelago. Volume 13 of Morison's masterful history ...
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Guerrilla Warfare History Americas General Ernesto Che Guevara bnpublishing.com


10th May 2012 History Books 50 Comments
Ches volume is the other side of the coin, as he details his style of hit-and-run tactics that were paramount to the overthrow of Cubas government and the establishment of the Castro regime that Didions Cubans fled from. Published in 1969, this sports three of Ches most famous essays on guerrilla combat tactics.Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. A fine document describing the struggles in seven South American countries, this remains a useful tool in today's world. (The Bookwatch )This interesting book is more than a ...
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Eyes Behind the Lines History Asia Southeast Asia Gary Linderer Presidio Press


5th May 2012 History Books 24 Comments
In mid-December 1968, after recovering from wounds susatined in a murderous mission, Gary Linderer returned to Phu Bai to comlpete his tour of duty as a LRP. His job was to find the enmy, observe him, or kill him--all the while behind enemy lines, where success could be as dangerous as discovery. Eyes Behind the Lines PrologueI had to smile at the irony of it all as the C-130 slammed onto the runway at the Phu Bai airstrip near the imperial city of Hue. Only seven months ago, another C-130 had delivered me to this same hot, sticky, strip of tarmac situated on the coastal plain in ...
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Lonesome traveller Amereon House First Edition edition Jack Kerouac


3rd May 2012 Literature & Fiction 39 Comments
As he roams the US, Mexico, Morocco, Paris and London, Kerouac records life on the road in prose of pure poetry. Standing on the engine of a train as it rushes past fields of prickly cactus; witnessing his first bullfight in Mexico while high on opium; meditating on a sunlit roof in Tangiers or falling in love with Montmartre - Kerouac reveals both the endless diversity of human life and his own particular philosophy of self-fulfillment. Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. His most famous novels are On the Road, The Subterraneans and The Dharma Bums. His first more orthodox ...
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In My Father’s House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture Oxford University Press USA Kwame Anthony Appiah


26th April 2012 Literature & Fiction 22 Comments
The beating of Rodney King and the resulting riots in South Central Los Angeles. The violent clash between Hasidim and African-Americans in Crown Heights. The boats of Haitian refugees being turned away from the Land of Opportunity. These are among the many racially-charged images that have burst across our television screens in the last year alone, images that show that for all our complacent beliefs in a melting-pot society, race is as much of a problem as ever in America. In this vastly important, widely-acclaimed volume, Kwame Anthony Appiah, a Ghanaian philosopher who now teaches ...
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Born and Bred in the Great Depression Schwartz & Wade Jonah Winter


20th April 2012 History Books 8 Comments
East Texas, the 1930s—the Great Depression. Award-winning author Jonah Winter's father grew up with seven siblings in a tiny house on the edge of town. In this picture book, Winter shares his family history in a lyrical text that is clear, honest, and utterly accessible to young readers, accompanied by Kimberly Bulcken Root's rich, gorgeous illustrations. Here is a celebration of family and of making do with what you have—a wonderful classroom book that's also perfect for children and parents to share. JONAH WINTER is the author of Here Comes the Garbage Barge!, a New York Times Best ...
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The Rebels Signet John Jakes


20th April 2012 Literature & Fiction 34 Comments
Philip Kent fights for the future of his adopted country and of his own wife and son, as British oppression leads America further into Revolutionary War... John Jakes makes history come alive, makes it stir your blood and incite your senses. (Nelson DeMille) In the history of U.S. book publishing, there's never been a success story like that of John Jakes. (New York Times Book Review) 11 1.5-hour cassettes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. John Jakes makes history come alive, makes it stir your blood and incite your senses. In the ...
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MY HITCH IN HELL History Asia Japan Lester I. Tenney Potomac Books Inc.


9th April 2012 History Books 27 Comments
Tenney here recounts his experiences as a GI during the fall of the Philippines in 1941, his participation in the Bataan death march and his three-year ordeal in Camp 17, the harshest POW camp in Japan. He witnessed devastating atrocities, including serial slaughter that was a kind of athletic exercise for the guards. Soon after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, he was set free; his wanderings about the countryside and interactions with Japanese civilians and leaderless soldiers form the most interesting sections of this engrossing book. Tenney suffered unexpected heartbreak when, upon ...
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Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives History Military Science


1st April 2012 Christian Books 25 Comments
If your spouse, or someone you know, has been deployed recently, the stress of that situation will resonate with you. Jocelyn Green speaks directly to the wives of deployed seamen, marines, airmen, and soldiers, via the experiences of their spouses. This book is not a “ten easy steps” for a painless life, instead, it is a collection of devotions that squarely addresses the challenges wives face when their husbands are away protecting freedom. Challenges like: how does a military wife maintain a strong sense of patriotism without allowing her country to become an idol? What good can ...
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