• General & world history

      A Greater Love

      by Olga Watkins

      The true story of a woman's incredible journey into the heart of the Third Reich to find the man she loves. When the Gestapo seize 20-year-old Olga Czepf's fiance she is determined to find him and sets off on an extraordinary 2,000-mile search across Nazi-occupied Europe risking betrayal, arrest and death. As the Second World War heads towards its bloody climax, she refuses to give up - even when her mission leads her to the gates of Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps... Now 89 and living in London, Olga tells with remarkable clarity of the courage and determination that drove her across war-torn Europe, to find the man she loved. The greatest untold true love story of World War Two.

    • Biography: historical, political & military
      March 2016

      Cribs For Victory

      The Untold Story of Bletchley Park's Secret Room

      by Joss Pearson

      Cribs For Victory is a posthumous account of the secret code-breaking process in Bletchley Park’s Fusion Room during World War II by Major Neil Webster, one of the key members of the team involved. The Fusion Room was the central unit where decrypted German messages obtained from Hut 6 were compared with the corresponding data extracted by the log readers from the daily radio traffic between enemy stations, thus enabling a complete wartime picture of the enemy order of battle to be constructed. Neil Webster’s liaison role between traffic analysis and cryptography meant he was centrally involved in the search for ‘cribs’ – short pieces of enciphered text where the meaning is either known or can be guessed, allowing the whole cipher to be broken. His book describes this intensive search in detail, the intellectual and technical challenge, the personal stories, the setbacks and the triumphs.

    • Self-help & personal development

      Master Key Arcana

      by Charles F. Haanel and others (Thomas Troward, Dr. T.R. Sanjivi, James Allen)

      When The Master Key System was first released circa 1916, it created quite a stir. It was supposedly banned by some groups and rumors abounded about it influencing some of the most wealthy and powerful people in the world. Master Key Arcana contains a wealth of new writings by Charles F. Haanel and others, some of which were “lost” as time passed. It is the perfect companion to those who have read The Master Key System. It is also a wonderful introduction to what many consider to be the finest book ever written on the powers of the mind and how to attain your goals, dreams, and desires. Included in this handy and illuminating tome are: ▪ A unique psychological chart to help assess where you stand and how you can improve. ▪ Writings about The Master Key System to help you better understand Haanel and his ideas. ▪ Writings that influenced Mr. Haanel, such as Judge Thomas Troward and Henry Drummond. ▪ Images of Haanel’s original and now rare correspondence courses. ▪ The “lost” parts of The Master Key System published for the first time in over sixty years. Master Key Arcana is a wonderful look at the influences of The Master Key System, how it influenced others, and how to best utilize it to attain your full potential. The “lost” parts are worth the price of admission alone. The results of reading this book, though, are priceless.

    • History: specific events & topics
      March 2006

      Another Man's Shoes

      by Sven Somme

      Another Man's Shoes is a gripping first-hand account of a Norwegian scientist's escape from German custody during the Second World War after his arrest for spying. Written just after the war, Sven Somme vividly describes his 200-mile trek across the mountains, pursued by German soldiers, in a bid to reach Sweden and freedom in 1944.

    • Archaeological methodology & techniques
      March 2016

      Saving The Tsars' Palaces

      by Christopher Morgan & Irina Orlova

      Millions of people annually visit the great country palaces built by the tsars in a circle round St. Petersburg. Created by artists from all over Europe, with untold serf labour at their disposal, the palaces were intended to impress and they do. Today, in the corner of most rooms, a single black and white photograph shows the same room in 1944, amid the smouldering wreckage found by Russian soldiers returning after the three-year siege of Leningrad. Forced to abandon the palaces, the Nazis vented their anger on the treasures they occupied.The story behind these photographs is in many ways more impressive even than the rooms themselves. It is the story of a relatively small band of talented Russians who were determined not to allow their country’s heritage to be swept away by all the horrors of the twentieth century. The palaces today are truly the work of Russians but restorers have to be self-effacing. There have been books about what they did but not about them. In Saving The Tsars’ Palaces, Christopher Morgan and Irina Orlova vividly recount the remarkable story of those who battled to save the palaces, not just during and after the war, but during the Revolution and the harsh times that followed.

    • Self-help & personal development

      The Master Key Workbook

      A Complete Method of Self-mastery and Goal Attainment Based on The Master Key System, the legendary book by Charles F. Haanel

      by Anthony R. Michalski

      The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel has changed the lives of millions of people. The Master Key Workbook will continue that proud practice. You have always dreamed about living a successful and rewarding life, both financially and emotionally. The Master Key Workbook will help you make all of your dreams come true and set you on the road to riches and self-mastery. Based on the timeless classic The Master Key System, this book combines motivational exercises that build your “thought muscles” with written worksheets to define and prepare you to attain your goals. Once you define your goals and are given the power to attain them, then you can accomplish anything! Some of the things you will learn from this book are… ▪ You will gain a complete understanding of the operation of the Universe and how your dreams can become reality. ▪ You will learn how to “train your brain” properly and efficiently, thus removing doubt and fear from your life. ▪ Putting your plans into action will be easier and results will come quicker than ever before. ▪ Goal-setting and goal-attainment will be a snap. ▪ You will magnetize yourself to opportunity and success. ▪ Your problems will seem to dissolve and your life will have fewer “speed bumps”. ▪ Your life will be fuller, richer, and more purposeful. Based on the tried and true knowledge and wisdom of Charles F. Haanel, written in an easy and approachable manner, and including many exercises that will both entertain and enlighten, The Master Key Workbook will set every man and woman on the path to a prosperous and meaningful life. Prepare yourself to attain all of your dreams!

    • Biography & True Stories

      From That Flame

      A Novelized Account of the Life, Death, and Legacy of Ahmed Shah Massoud

      by MaryAnn T. Beverly

      FROM THAT FLAME follows journalist Michelle Garrett as she interviews the legendary Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud – the “Lion of Panjshir” – in Afghanistan’s rugged Hindu Kush Mountains. Without warning, an attack by Taliban and al-Qaeda troops propels Michelle into a wartime adventure with Commander Massoud and his Mujahidin, one in which a friendship between the journalist and Massoud grows, giving her a unique perspective into the man the Wall Street Journal credited as being “the Afghan who ended the Cold War.”

    • Land forces & warfare

      Command Culture

      Officer Education in the U.s. Army and the German Armed Forces, 1901-1940, and the Consequences for World War Ii

      by JÞorg Muth

      In Command Culture, Joerg Muth examines the different paths the United States Army and the German Armed Forces traveled to select, educate, and promote their officers in the crucial time before World War II. Muth demonstrates that the military education system in Germany represented an organized effort where each school and examination provided the stepping stone for the next. But in the United States, there existed no communication about teaching contents or didactical matters among the various schools and academies, and they existed in a self chosen insular environment. American officers who finally made their way through an erratic selection process and past West Point to the important Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, found themselves usually deeply disappointed, because they were faced again with a rather below average faculty who forced them after every exercise to accept the approved "school solution." Command Culture explores the paradox that in Germany officers came from a closed authoritarian society but received an extremely open minded military education, whereas their counterparts in the United States came from one of the most democratic societies but received an outdated military education that harnessed their minds and limited their initiative. On the other hand, German officer candidates learned that in war everything is possible and a war of extermination acceptable. For American officers, raised in a democracy, certain boundaries could never be crossed. This work for the first time clearly explains the lack of audacity of many high ranking American officers during World War II, as well as the reason why so many German officers became perpetrators or accomplices of war crimes and atrocities or remained bystanders without speaking up. Those American officers who became outstanding leaders in World War II did so not so much because of their military education, but despite it.

    • Health & Personal Development

      Crystal Human and the Crystallization Process Part II

      About the Body Crystallization Phase and Children/Adolescents of the New Time

      by Anni Sennov

    • Health & Personal Development

      Crystal Human and the Crystallization Process Part I

      About the spirit's journey into our bodies and our everyday lives

      by Anni Sennov

    • 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

      Finish Forty and Home

      The Untold World War II Story of B-24s in the Pacific

      by Phil Scearce

      Finish Forty and Home was selected as a title within the Best of the Best from University Presses 2012 program and presented at the annual American Library Association conference. During the early years of World War II in the Pacific theatre, against overwhelming odds, young American airmen flew the longest and most perilous bombing missions of the war. They faced determined Japanese fighters without fighter escort, relentless anti-aircraft fire with no deviations from target, and thousands of miles of over-water flying with no alternative landing sites. Finish Forty and Home, by Phil Scearce, is the true story of the men and missions of the 11th Bombardment Group as it fought alone and unheralded in the South Central Pacific, while America had its eyes on the war in Europe. The book opens with Sgt. Herman Scearce, the author’s father, lying about his age to join the Army Air Corps at 16. The narrative follows Scearce through training and into combat with his new crewmates, including pilot Lt. Joe Deasy, whose last-minute transfer from training duty thrusts the new crew into the squadron commander’s role. Inexperienced crews are pressed into combat with navigational training inadequate for the great distances flown over Pacific routes, and losses mount. Finish Forty and Home takes the reader into combat with B-24 Liberator bomber crews facing the perils of long missions against tiny Japanese-held island targets. After new crews assembled into a squadron on Hawaii, they are sent on a mission to bomb Nauru. Soon the squadron moves on to bomb Wake Island, Tarawa, and finally Iwo Jima. These missions bring American forces closer and closer to the Japanese home islands and precede the critical American invasions of Tarawa and Iwo Jima. The 42nd Squadron’s losses through 1943 were staggering: 50 out of 110 airmen killed. Phil Scearce explores the context of the war and sets the stage for these daring missions, revealing the motivations of the men who flew them: to finish forty combat missions and make it home again. He based his story upon substantial research at the Air Force Historical Research Agency and the National Archives, interviews with surviving airmen, and interviews and correspondence with the survivors of men who were lost. His is the first book to document America’s bomber offensive in the early days of the Pacific War.

    • Children's & YA

      Egypt

      by Ben Hubbard

      Spanning history from Ancient Egypt through Roman, Greek and Aztec times, History Spy brings the past to life using devices which never fail to get attention. Stunning art, cunning mazes, and a spy adventure draw young readers into the heart of troubled times. While they come to grips with complicated situations, they find out more than they bargained for about the way people worked and lived. The accompanying side art and detailed facts about that period see to that.

    • Children's & YA

      Rome

      by Ben Hubbard

      Spanning history from Ancient Egypt through Roman, Greek and Aztec times, History Spy brings the past to life using devices which never fail to get attention. Stunning art, cunning mazes, and a spy adventure draw young readers into the heart of troubled times. While they come to grips with complicated situations, they find out more than they bargained for about the way people worked and lived. The accompanying side art and detailed facts about that period see to that.

    • Health & Personal Development
      January 2012

      Balance on All Levels with the Crystal and Indigo Energies

      by Anni Sennov

      This book is an expanded and updated version of Anni Sennov’s previous book “Crystal Children, Indigo Children and Adults of the Future” and it gives you good all-round insight into what it means to be a New Time Indigo and Crystal child/person and how the Indigo and Crystal energies, now and in the future, will affect everyone’s lives, life values and day to day existence on Planet Earth.The Indigo and Crystal energies have already arrived on Earth. Not in the form of a strong white light or a great holy Angel descending from above but through all the children of the New Time born from the mid-1980s onwards and many more New Time children are yet to come. They are born with pure spiritual energy and total balance fully integrated in their bodies.However, for adults with a soul aura structure, the New Time energy does not appear by itself. It must be chosen consciously. You can achieve this through an AuraTransformation™, which is a permanent and radical expansion of your personal consciousness. It gives you more radiance, drive and intuition and also helps you to better define who you are and what you want.It is a condition of being aura-transformed that you read this book so that you are fully informed and aware of the effects of integrating the New Time energy into your aura.

    • Children's & YA
      June 2013

      Get Your Power Back Now!

      by Anni Sennov and Carsten Sennov

      Dear parents,Read this book before your children do, then you will be able to guide them and give them good advice when they need it. Many parents have asked us whether it is possible to teach you young people to keep your energy in order, as every day you meet and interact with a lot of different people, which exposes you to many different energies. This happens at school, in your extracurricular activities, and when spending time with all your friends, whether it is physically, or through the Internet. And the answer to the question is YES, of course you can learn how to master your own energy! That is why we have written this energy guide. Its goal is to teach you how to stand on your own feet and stand strong in your own energy, both when you are with others and when you are on your own. So whether you are on your way to become a teenager, and have a lot of friends, or no friends at all, if you are splitting time between two homes, or you are about to reach adult life and have a girlfriend or boyfriend, or just have moved out of your parents’ home - this book is for you. This energy guide is perfect for you, if you want to learn more about yourself and others without having to use a lot of effort.

    • Health & Personal Development
      November 2011

      The Little Energy Guide 1

      Take care of your own energy

      by Anni Sennov and Carsten Sennov

      We spend most of our time with nice, happy people – people we care about and we’d like to help and support in the best way possible. Once in a while, however, we come across people who are not good for us. These are people who try to gain access to our energy in a variety of different ways, and who we should watch out for whenever they are near us. We need to take particular care of our energy as, subconsciously, that is what these people want to get hold of. This little pocket guide can teach you how to do that. By reading the energy guide and following the instructions, you will quickly experience how, consciously, you can hold onto your energy and so be in the best position to make the most of your life.

    • Biography & True Stories

      Spirit Mates - The New Time Relationship

      by Anni Sennov, Carsten Sennov

      Most people have heard of the terms ‘soul mate’ and ‘twin soul’. What most people may not yet know is that the concept of soul mate refers to a consciousness realm that is about to completely disappear from the Earth in order to be replaced by the purer and more powerful spirit energy. This is creating great changes in consciousness on Earth and it also means that we humans finally have the opportunity to join together with our spirit mate. In this book the co-authors and spirit mate couple Anni and Carsten Sennov describe with love and insight the different paths and circumstances that can lead you to your spirit mate.

    • Military history

      D-Day in History and Memory

      The Normandy Landings in International Remembrance and Commemoration

      by Michael Dolski, Sam Edwards, and John Buckley, eds.

      Over the past sixty-five years, the Allied invasion of Northwestern France in June 1944, known as D-Day, has come to stand as something more than a major battle. The assault itself formed a vital component of Allied victory in the Second World War. D-Day developed into a sign and symbol; as a word it carries with it a series of ideas and associations that have come to symbolize different things to different people and nations. As such, the commemorative activities linked to the battle offer a window for viewing the various belligerents in their postwar years. This book examines the commonalities and differences in national collective memories of D-Day. Chapters cover the main forces on the day of battle, including the United States, Great Britain, Canada, France and Germany. In addition, a chapter on Russian memory of the invasion explores other views of the battle. “This collection takes readers into how an ‘event’ becomes many events: central to the canonical American narrative about ‘The Great Crusade,’ engaged with mixed feelings by the French, and almost completely written out of the Russian narrative of the war, for example.”—Edward T. Linenthal, author of Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields

    • Literary Fiction
      January 2012

      Best Paris Stories

      Anthology of the winners of the Paris Short Story Contest

      by Marie Houzelle

      For some, Paris is home, for others, merely a dream. By turns humorous, bittersweet, historical or surreal, each of these carefully selected stories invites us to explore a different facet of Paris. BEST PARIS STORIES brings together the winning short stories of the 2011 Paris Short Story Contest with works by Jeannine Alter, Bob Levy, Lisa Burkitt, Nafkote Tamirat, Marie Houzelle, Jo Nguyen, Julia Mary Lichtblau, Mary Byrne, Marie Houzelle, Jane M. Handel, and Jim Archibald. "Exciting new voices from the winners of the 2011 Paris Short Story Contest" - Paris Writers News

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2009

      Sorbonne Confidential

      by Laurel Zuckerman

      After losing her high tech job in Paris, Alice Wunderland dreams of a new, unemployment-proof career as English teacher and decides to dedicate a year to training for France's prestigious competitive exam; After all, she reasons, how hard can it be for an educated American to pass a test in English? She enrolls at the Sorbonne, but her Arizona English fails to impress. Even Shakespeare's English falls short. Only one English will do: Sorbonne English! Even while learning this new language, Alice vows to investigate: Why devise an English exam that few native speakers can pass ? Could this explain why French schoolchildren rank last for English skills in Europe? Is it true that Frenchness is a question of formatting? If so, can a foreigner even one with French nationality ever become truly French? As riots break out in France among the children of immigrants, Alice cannot help but wonder: could there be any connection between her bewildering experience and theirs? A hilarious, hair-raising insider's look at the esoteric world of French Education. (Harriet Welty Rochefort --author of French Toast).

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