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The Greatest War Stories Never Told

Author : Rick Beyer
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Search the annals of military history and you will discover no end of quirky characters and surprising true stories: The topless dancer who saved the Byzantine Empire. The World War I battle that was halted so a soccer game could be played. The scientist who invented a pigeon-guided missile in 1943. And don't forget the elderly pig whose death triggered an international crisis between the United States and Great Britain. This is the kind of history you'll find in The Greatest War Stories Never Told. One hundred fascinating stories drawn from two thousand years of military history, accompanied by a wealth of photographs, maps, drawings, and documents that help bring each story to life. Little-known tales told with a one-two punch of history and humor that will make you shake your head in disbelief -- but they're all true! Did You Know That: One military unit served on both sides during the Civil War The War of Jenkins's Ear was actually fought over a sea captain's ear Daniel Boone was once tried for treason A siege on Poland in 1519 gave birth to the marriage of bread and butter Discover how war can be a catalyst for change; an engine for innovation; and an arena for valor, deceit, intrigue, ambition, revenge, audacity, folly, and even silliness. Want to know how the mafia helped the United States win World War II, when the word bazooka was coined, or how Silly Putty was invented? Read on!

The Greatest Stories Never Told

Author : Laurence J. Yadon
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In The Greatest Stories Never Told: Covert Ops, attorney and author Larry Yadon has written some of the greatest tales about covert operations, which are military operations that conceal the identity of the sponsor of the operation. These are not twice- or thrice-told tales, but the ones you haven’t heard before. It is an unforgettable collection, and includes stories of legendary operations from early in the history of covert operations up through present-day Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere in the world.

The Greatest Stories Never Told Snipers

Author : Laurence J. Yadon
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The Greatest Stories Never Told: Snipers is an unforgettable collection of heart-stopping stories of well-known contemporary American snipers but focuses primarily upon other practitioners of the silent art who few contemporary readers in this genre have encountered before. They begin in south central France, at the dawn of the Thirteenth Century, and end in our present era of modern warfare. They include stories from the Civil War, the Great War, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, and more.

The Greatest Survivor Stories Never Told

Author : Mara Bovsun
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Focusing on the grit and determination that makes survival under extreme circumstances possible, the authors collect amazing stories of survival from across the globe. Original. 25,000 first printing.

The Greatest Stories Never Told

Author : Rick Beyer
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History isn't always made by great armies colliding or by great civilizations rising or falling. Sometimes it's made when a chauffeur takes a wrong turn, a scientist forgets to clean up his lab, or a drunken soldier gets a bit rowdy. That's the kind of history you'll find in The Greatest Stories Never Told. This is history candy -- the good stuff. Here are 100 tales to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy: more than two thousand years of history filled with courage, cowardice, hope, triumph, sex, intrigue, folly, humor, and ambition. It's a historical delight and a visual feast with hundreds of photographs, drawings, and maps that bring each story to life. A new discovery waits on every page: stories that changed the course of history and stories that affected what you had for breakfast this morning. Consider: The Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock because they ran out of beer Some Roman officials were so corrupt that they actually stole time itself Three cigars changed the course of the Civil War The Scottish kilt was invented by an Englishman Based on the popular Timelab 2000® history minutes hosted by Sam Waterston on The History Channel®, this collection of fascinating historical tidbits will have you shaking your head in wonder and disbelief. But they're all true. And you'll soon find yourself telling them to your friends.

The Greatest Firefighter Stories Never Told

Author : Mike Santangelo
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Presents a collection of heroic true stories from airport firefighters, hazardous materials experts, smoke jumpers, and New York City firefighters who survived the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

MEganize

Author : Peter Jennings
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MEganize addresses how and why the educational system is not enabling children to become as productive they have the potential to be, and outlines how to get there, giving a child the "best education for life." This is a must read for all parents in order to understand motivation, career guidance, and increasing the probability of their child's success academically and emotionally. MEganize is a unique approach to learning and how to boost their IQ and EQ, to facilitate their learning capability for life. This is a challenge to our education system as a whole as well as a guide for the individual, looking at home-schooling a realistic option. MEganize is in part a complement to John Gatto's "Dumbing US Down".

The Greatest Story Never Told

Author : Moses Steinberg
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The Journal of Military History

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The Greatest Story Never Told

Author : Michael K. Smith
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The Publishers Weekly

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The Global War on Christians

Author : John L. Allen, Jr.
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One of the most respected journalists in the United States and the bestselling author of The Future Church uses his unparalleled knowledge of world affairs and religious insight to investigate the troubling worldwide persecution of Christians. From Iraq and Egypt to Sudan and Nigeria, from Indonesia to the Indian subcontinent, Christians in the early 21st century are the world's most persecuted religious group. According to the secular International Society for Human Rights, 80 percent of violations of religious freedom in the world today are directed against Christians. In effect, our era is witnessing the rise of a new generation of martyrs. Underlying the global war on Christians is the demographic reality that more than two-thirds of the world's 2.3 billion Christians now live outside the West, often as a beleaguered minority up against a hostile majority-- whether it's Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, Hindu radicalism in India, or state-imposed atheism in China and North Korea. In Europe and North America, Christians face political and legal challenges to religious freedom. Allen exposes the deadly threats and offers investigative insight into what is and can be done to stop these atrocities. “This book is about the most dramatic religion story of the early 21st century, yet one that most people in the West have little idea is even happening: The global war on Christians,” writes John Allen. “We’re not talking about a metaphorical ‘war on religion’ in Europe and the United States, fought on symbolic terrain such as whether it’s okay to erect a nativity set on the courthouse steps, but a rising tide of legal oppression, social harassment and direct physical violence, with Christians as its leading victims. However counter-intuitive it may seem in light of popular stereotypes of Christianity as a powerful and sometimes oppressive social force, Christians today indisputably form the most persecuted religious body on the planet, and too often its new martyrs suffer in silence.” This book looks to shatter that silence.

The Stories I Never Told You

Author : John Rozema
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The story of John Rozema's life begins in the tropical paradise of the Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia). From the Netherlands, to the United States, and to many places around the world, we follow John as he shares with us his amazing life. We feel the pain, agony, and hardships he endured at the hands of an abusive stepfather; understand the almost-impenetrable fortifications he built around his heart; watch him masquerade behind a thousand masks as he searches for love in all the wrong places; and struggle with him on his subsequent quest for truth. After John's miraculous encounter with the living God one cold November night in 1977, we journey with him as the Lord takes John to many mountain top experiences, but also through deep, dark valleys he could never imagine. More than a memoir just for his children and friends, "The Stories I Never Told You" is a gripping true-life account of the life of a man God reached out to save. It's a story that could be our own.

The Greatest Sports Stories Never Told

Author : Bruce M. Nash
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Presents thirty-four true stories from the world of sports, demonstrating feats of determination and incredible luck

The United States of Awesome

Author : Josh Miller
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AMAZING TRUE FACTS From the Mayflower landing on Plymouth Rock to Apollo 11’ s touchdown on the moon, America has been nothing but the effing coolest country ever. This book is packed with fun facts, curious trivia and wacky revelations about the land of the free, including: • In the midst of the Civil War, 10,000 Confederate soldiers had a snowball fight—Tar Heels vs. Georgians. • Washington’s four dogs were named Drunkard, Taster, Tipler and Tipsy. • Unlike melodramatic Hollywood versions, the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral lasted just 30 seconds. • The incredibly unlucky son of Abe Lincoln witnessed the assassination deaths of three presidents. • The U.S. refused to pay a $400 littering fine for dropping the space station on Australia. • Ford pardoned not only Nixon but also Robert E. Lee 105 years after Lee’s death. • There is no evidence that Betsy Ross designed the American flag.

Buyer s Guide

Author : William White
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The Chicago Record s War Stories

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The Stories We Are

Author : William Randall
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From time to time we all tend to wonder what sort of “story” our life might comprise: what it means, where it is going, and whether it hangs together as a whole. In The Stories We Are, William Lowell Randall explores the links between literature and life and speculates on the range of storytelling styles through which people compose their lives. In doing so, he draws on a variety of fields, including psychology, psychotherapy, theology, philosophy, feminist theory, and literary theory. Using categories like plot, character, point of view, and style, Randall plays with the possibility that we each make sense of the events of our lives to the extent that we weave them into our own unfolding novel, as simultaneously its author, narrator, main character, and reader. In the process, he offers us a unique perspective on features of our day-to-day world such as secrecy, self-deception, gossip, prejudice, intimacy, maturity, and the proverbial “art of living.” First published in 1995, this second edition of The Stories We Are includes a new preface and afterword by the author that offer insight into his argument and evolution as a scholar, as well as an illuminating foreword by Ruthellen Josselson.

Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Book Review Index 2004 Cumulation

Author : Dana Ferguson
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'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.