The Waterman: The Patriot and the Great Cannon Train (The by Norris van den Berg

By Norris van den Berg

established upon the diary of 1 of basic George Washington’s employees officials, The Waterman recounts the possible very unlikely delivery of fifty nine cannon three hundred miles over land and water from toes. Ticonderoga to Boston within the useless of harsh iciness 1776. those cannon gave normal Washington the lacking artillery he desperately wanted for his gorgeous, first victory over the invincible British forces.

During this two-month heroic take advantage of, dealing with ferocious climate and bold assaults by means of ruthless British spies, the story’s protagonist, Continental army Lieutenant Dan Saunders perseveres with crafty and audacious braveness. with his dependable compatriot, Paul Williams, a former pirate and slave, the pair led a ragtag workforce of volunteers to succeed and switch the tide in a single of younger America’s such a lot inspirational, early milestones towards independence.

A specified portrayal of ways issues have been in 1775: sailboats and transportation at sea, attitudes of “rebels” and their ingenuity in defeating a miles higher enemy and the attitudes of loyalists towards freemen. the tale strikes correct alongside and stored me interpreting until the top.

Randy Repass, Founder and Chairman of West Marine Inc.

After interpreting THE WATERMAN, each reader should want to stand over the resting areas of Dan and Paul to pay their respects! We needs to settle, even though, for the information that the patriots who really accomplished this remarkable challenge, set a benchmark for heroism and tenacity which maintains to path its means in the course of the veins of the boys and ladies of today’s military.

Rear Admiral Ray Smith, USN, ret. Former leader of army Seals

concerning the Author

Norris van den Berg was once born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland the place he constructed a keenness for crusing and naval heritage. He admires the spirit and beliefs of the early progressive patriots and has tried to percentage this ardour in his first novel.

Mr. van den Berg graduated in philosophy and arithmetic from the collage of Maryland. ahead of this venture, he was once a founding companion of a enterprise capital company following his profession as an government within the software program undefined.

Mr. van den Berg lives together with his spouse in Lake Tahoe, Nevada yet he can usually be present in Annapolis or fly fishing in Montana and the Florida Keys.

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Texas after the Civil War: The Struggle of Reconstruction by Carl H. Moneyhon

By Carl H. Moneyhon

As the Civil conflict ended, the South—and specially Texas, which had escaped the army ravages of the war—stood poised on the point of a brand new social, financial, and political order. Congressional Reconstruction, the Freedmen’s Bureau, the U.S. military, and a Republican country management all presaged swap. still, Texas in 1874 extra heavily resembled the Texas of 1861 than someone may need envisioned at war’s finish. Reconstruction had remade little.

In Texas after the Civil War, Carl H. Moneyhon reconsiders the explanations Reconstruction didn't reside as much as its promise. He exhibits that the interval used to be no longer one among corruption and irresponsible govt, as past reviews had argued; nor was once the Republican regime of Edmund J. Davis without accomplishments. particularly, the truth that the Civil struggle had shaken yet no longer destroyed the antebellum group made the resistance to adjustments in executive and society even more than somewhere else within the South. Moneyhon vividly examines the nature of violence within the country, in addition to the social and monetary forces that formed the reaction to Reconstruction.

Clearly and engagingly written, masterful in its survey of the final fifty years of analysis at the period, this booklet will stand because the definitive synthesis and interpretation of Reconstruction in Texas for years to come.

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Memoirs from the Turbulent Years and Beyond: Analysis and by Hubert Poetschke

By Hubert Poetschke

"In the creation, I in brief tested the struggle among born back Poland in 1918 after over one hundred twenty years of international oppression and the Bolshevik/Communist Russia in 1920. This used to be the 1st Bolshevik/Communist Russian Expansionist struggle. The Bolsheviks/Communists less than the management of Lenin began this battle, hoping for speedy victory over a really vulnerable Poland, simply beginning the unifying procedure after lengthy oppression. Poland used to be partitioned by way of Germany, Russia, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire by way of the tip of the eighteenth century. The target of Lenin and his horde of Communist disciples, in addition to of the Communist foreign banditry, was once to beat Poland. additionally, very quickly in a while, they driven into Germany, who used to be defeated in WWI and suffering economically without military and intensely terrible humans. German Communists have been attempting to absolutely make the most this case and begin a revolution instantly after Poland used to be defeated and opened the door to Western Europe for Communist conquest. regrettably for Lenin, the mass assassin and his Communist crimson military hordes, it was once no victory. They have been defeated at Warsaw, they usually retreated speedily northeast and some months later, they signed the Peace Treaty in Riga, Latvia. Poland kept the Western civilization and Christianity in 1920 and stopped the unfold of Communism to Western Europe.
In the subsequent half, WWII, I defined the beginning of the battle by way of the Germans invading Poland from the west, north, and south. furthermore, 16 days later, the Communist Soviet Union invaded from the east in line with the pact among Hitler and Stalin, made in August of 1939. The Germans have been taking western Poland. The Communist Soviet Union used to be taking japanese Poland as bandits, Hitler and Stalin, divided the loot and commenced plundering Poland. Germany and the Communist Soviet Union have been equivalent aggressors, they usually have been both chargeable for beginning WWII. Our kin lived in western Poland, which used to be occupied by way of Germans. It used to be a brutal career. The Germans begun construction the focus camps, like Auschwitz and others; even if, for the 1st years of career, all of the prisoners have been Polish Christians. From concerning the center of 1942 to Auschwitz, Polish Jews began coming, and soon after, Jews from different eu nations occupied by way of Germans additionally arrived. The Germans devoted horrendous crimes opposed to the Polish Christians and varnish Jews less than their career. The lifestyle in western Poland turned very tough and hazardous. The underground resistance military, referred to as domestic military, used to be becoming quick. The target of the house military used to be to struggle German occupants in lots of various forms.
In japanese Poland, occupied via the Communist Soviet Union, the lives of the Polish humans have been dramatically turning into worse. They have been methodically exterminated through Communist Soviets, the worst barbaric savages. The Communist Soviets have been additionally sending Polish humans by way of millions day-by-day to Siberian gulags, to slave exertions. The Germans dedicated holocaust opposed to Jewish humans in the course of WWII in addition to holocausts opposed to Polish humans. The Communist Soviet Union, via order of Joseph Stalin and his Politburo, devoted holocausts opposed to Polish humans in japanese Poland. in the course of WWII, Poland had the top lack of inhabitants by means of percent of overall inhabitants, approximately 25 percentage, the top percent of any state on this planet. while WWII led to 1945, Poland was once devastated past mind's eye, and the worst half was once that the German profession used to be exchanged for Communist Soviet Union career, which might final for a really lengthy forty-five years.
The years 1945–1968, covers the interval of creating Communist regulate over Poland starting in 1945 till 1948 through Communists despatched to Poland from Moscow. This was once a really tricky time, whilst the Communist Soviets’ NKVD/KGB and the Polish Communist governm

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Jewish Life in Akron (Images of America) by Arlene Cohen Rossen,Beverly Magilavy Rose

By Arlene Cohen Rossen,Beverly Magilavy Rose

within the mid-1800s, many Jewish households joined the western enlargement and emigrated from Germany to Akron, a canal city that still had an inviting geographical region. They sought fiscal defense and non secular freedom--a new begin in a brand new city. however it used to be now not a simple lifestyles. They equipped their Jewish neighborhood into cultural and non secular teams, and by means of the 20 th century, their efforts attracted vital and japanese ecu Jews with differing life. In 1929, the Akron Jewish heart opened and supplied a spot for the entire varied Jewish teams in Akron to collect. It additionally performed an incredible position in elevating information of the richness of Jewish existence within the Akron group. Jewish lifestyles in Akron celebrates a hundred and fifty years of Jewish tradition, relatives, company, and organizational existence via classic pictures, many by no means ahead of released, and assisting history.

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Captives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy by Roger Pickenpaugh

By Roger Pickenpaugh

Captives in Blue, a examine of Union prisoners in accomplice prisons, is a spouse to Roger Pickenpaugh’s past groundbreaking booklet Captives in grey: The Civil struggle Prisons of the Union, rounding out his exam of Civil conflict prisoner of warfare facilities.


In June of 1861, just a couple of weeks after the 1st photographs at citadel Sumter ignited the Civil struggle, Union prisoners of struggle started to arrive in Southern prisons. 100 and fifty years later Civil struggle prisons and how prisoners of warfare have been handled stay contentious subject matters. Partisans of every facet proceed to vilify the opposite for POW maltreatment. Roger Pickenpaugh’s stories of Civil conflict prisoners of battle amenities supplement each other and provide a considerate exploration of concerns that captives taken from either side of the Civil warfare faced.


In Captives in Blue, Pickenpaugh tackles matters similar to the methods the accomplice military contended with the starting to be criminal inhabitants, the differences within the rules and practices inthe diversified accomplice legal camps, the consequences those rules and practices had on Union prisoners, and the logistics of prisoner exchanges. Digging extra into felony coverage and practices, Pickenpaugh explores stipulations that arose from wide awake govt coverage judgements and stipulations that have been the fabricated from neighborhood officers or exact neighborhood occasions. One factor distinctive to Captives in Blue is the way in which accomplice prisons and regulations handled African American Union squaddies. Black squaddies held captive in accomplice prisons confronted doubtful fates; many former slaves have been back to their former proprietors, whereas others have been tortured within the camps. Drawing on prisoner diaries, Pickenpaugh offers compelling first-person money owed of existence in legal camps usually missed by way of students within the field.

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With Healing Hands by Elizabeth / McKay, Gary Stewart

By Elizabeth / McKay, Gary Stewart

Early within the Vietnam struggle the South Vietnamese executive appealed to the U.S. and its allies, together with Australia, for desperately wanted scientific aid. many of the country's medical professionals have been conscripted into the military and the civilian inhabitants was once dealing with a scientific crisis.

From October 1964 until eventually the top of 1972 over 450 surgeons, nurses and different scientific experts from Australian hospitals volunteered to paintings in South Vietnam. within the cities of lengthy Xuyen, Bien Hoa, Vung Tau and Ba Ria they introduced professional treatment, convenience and aid to a war-weary and traumatised civilian population.

The awesome tale of the paintings of those Australian civilians at conflict is informed right here for the 1st time. in accordance with interviews with a lot of those that served within the groups, it tells of what they did, and the way they stayed sane in a spot which now and then confirmed the bounds in their endurance.

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Conflict, Politics and Crime: Aboriginal Communities and the by Chris Cunneen

By Chris Cunneen

Aboriginal everyone is grossly over-represented sooner than the courts and in our gaols. regardless of various inquiries, nation and Federal, and the substantial money spent attempting to comprehend this phenomenon, not anything has replaced. Indigenous humans stay apprehended, sentenced, incarcerated and die in gaols. One a part of this miserable and likely inexorable method is the behaviour of police.

Drawing on learn from throughout Australia, Chris Cunneen makes a speciality of how police and Aboriginal humans have interaction in city and rural environments. He explores police background and police tradition, the character of Aboriginal offending and the superiority of over-policing, using police discretion, the actual conditions of Aboriginal adolescence and Aboriginal ladies, the event of neighborhood policing and the major police responses to Aboriginal concerns. He strains the pressures on each side of the equation introduced by means of new political demands.

In exploring those matters, Conflict, Politics and Crime argues that altering the character of up to date kin among Aboriginal humans and the police is a key to changing Aboriginal over-representation within the legal justice approach, and a step in the direction of the development of human rights.

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Richmond (Postcard History) by Susan E. King

By Susan E. King

Richmond lies at the jap border of the kingdom and is the county seat of Wayne County. The earliest settlers arrived at the banks of the Whitewater River in 1806, speedy populating the realm and reworking the wasteland into farmland. through the top of the century, the nationwide highway, the rivers, and the railroads mixed to make Richmond a producing, advertisement, architectural, and cultural middle. the photographs present in this publication record the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whilst Richmond used to be on the top of its affluence and its constructions, parks, bridges, and houses have been one of the best within the nation. this can be additionally the interval while postcards grew to become a standard kind of quickly communique and publishers produced them in nice numbers. Richmond supplied limitless resource fabric for those cards.

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Transnationalism, Nationalism and Australian History by Anna Clark,Anne Rees,Alecia Simmonds

By Anna Clark,Anne Rees,Alecia Simmonds

Using Australian historical past as a case research, this assortment explores the methods nationwide identities nonetheless resonate in old scholarship and reexamines key moments in Australian heritage via a transnational lens, elevating vital questions on the original context of Australia’s nationwide narrative. The e-book examines the stress among nationwide and transnational views, trying to internationalize the customarily parochial nation-based narratives that signify nationwide history.

Moving from the neighborhood and private to the worldwide, encompassing comparative and foreign study and drawing at the reviews of researchers operating throughout countries and groups, this assortment brings jointly diverging nationwide and transnational techniques and asks a number of severe study questions: what's transnational background? How do new transnational readings of the prior problem traditional nationwide narratives and methods? What are implications of transnational and foreign techniques on Australian heritage? What probabilities do they convey to the self-discipline? What are their obstacles? and eventually, how will we comprehend the state during this transnational moment?

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This is Home Now: Kentucky's Holocaust Survivors Speak by Arwen Donahue,Joan Ringelheim,Rebecca Gayle Howell,Douglas

By Arwen Donahue,Joan Ringelheim,Rebecca Gayle Howell,Douglas A. Boyd,James C. Klotter,Terry Birdwhistell

The time period "Holocaust survivors" is usually linked to Jewish groups in ny urban or alongside Florida's Gold Coast. frequently, stories of America's Holocaust survivors, in either person and cultural histories, have occupied with locations the place humans fleeing from Nazi atrocities congregated in huge numbers for convenience and group following global battle II. but now not all Jewish refugees selected to settle in seriously populated parts of the U.S.. during this Is domestic Now: Kentucky's Holocaust Survivors communicate, oral historian Arwen Donahue and photographer Rebecca Gayle Howell concentrate on ignored tales that spread within the aftermath of the Holocaust. They current the debts of Jewish survivors who resettled no longer in significant metropolitan parts yet in southern, usually rural, groups. some of the survivors in those smaller groups didn't even search out the few fellow Jewish citizens already there. Donahue transcribes the money owed as she heard them, maintaining precise to the voices of these she interviewed. one of many survivors who stocks her story, Sylvia eco-friendly, describes the ache and desolation of her reviews within the Nazi dying camps with a voice that finds either her German-Polish history and her next small-town existence in Winchester, Kentucky. The Hungarian-born Paul Schlisser has an both complicated voice, a mixture of words discovered within the U.S. military in Vietnam and local speech styles got in his followed domestic close to castle Knox. Donahue's number of voices, observed through Howell's poignant photos, identifies every one storyteller as an American -- and as a Kentuckian. Like many others of numerous backgrounds sooner than them, Holocaust survivors joined the "melting pot" as a haven from the ache of their local lands, yet they ultimately got here to treat the USA as domestic. even supposing they communicate of atrocities, customarily skilled once they have been young ones and not able to completely understand the location, additionally they emphasize the relaxation of popularity -- not only via Jewish groups but in addition via a kingdom that has lengthy equated "religion" with Christianity on my own. Kentucky isn't recognized for its cultural and non secular range, but those tales demonstrate one of many some ways that the nation has turn into domestic to a large spectrum of immigrants -- those who as soon as have been strangers yet now are its own.

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