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Escape from Red China

by Humphrey Evans Robert Loh

The experiences and attitudes of a man who lived under Chinese Communism, rising to a position of importance before his decision to flee to the West, whose story describes much of life and society under Maoism.Robert Loh is the first educated Chinese to give a view from the inside of life in Red China. Son of a well-to-do family who was sent to study political science in the United States during the period when the authority of the Nationalist Government was disintegrating, Loh chose to return to Shanghai to contribute what he could toward reshaping China into a major world power. Robert Loh is at pains to make clear that he could not have survived, and indeed lived a relatively privileged life in communist China without giving in to much that he hated and despised.

Martha Stewart's Newlywed Kitchen: Recipes for Weeknight Dinners and Easy, Casual Gatherings

by Editors of Martha Stewart Living

Cozy up at home with more than 100 recipes to cook for each other and for friends. The team at Martha Stewart Living has created the ultimate cookbook for the modern couple. Discover how to make your kitchen function well as the two of you whip up the meals you love—quick weeknight dinners, casual brunches, and parties big and small.

The Hollow Tree

by James Brodgen

From the critically acclaimed author of Hekla's Children comes a dark and haunting tale of our world and the next. After her hand is amputated following a tragic accident, Rachel Cooper suffers vivid nightmares of a woman imprisoned in the trunk of a hollow tree, screaming for help. When she begins to experience phantom sensations of leaves and earth with her missing limb, Rachel is terrified she is going mad... but then another hand takes hers, and the trapped woman is pulled into our world. This woman has no idea who she is, but Rachel can't help but think of the mystery of Oak Mary, a female corpse found in a hollow tree, and who was never identified. Three urban legends have grown up around the case; was Mary a Nazi spy, a prostitute or a gypsy witch? Rachel is desperate to learn the truth, but darker forces are at work. For a rule has been broken, and Mary is in a world where she doesn't belong...

I, Monster: Serial Killers in Their Own Chilling Words

by Tom Philbin

What goes through the dark minds of such notorious killers as Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam"), John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Rader (the "BTK Killer"), and others? In this chilling book, you’ll read exactly what they were thinking in their own words as they committed horrible crimes. Using court transcripts and police interviews, veteran true-crime and crime-fiction writer Tom Philbin has compiled the testimony of twenty infamous serial killers—nineteen men and one woman. For fans of crime stories who look for realism, this book is like no other. The descriptions couldn’t be more realistic since, in effect, the book is written by the serial killers themselves. Their words range from the bizarre and weirdly fascinating to the revolting and horrific. In each case, Philbin provides a background profile to give readers a sense of the context from which these monsters emerged. Though they come from different backgrounds, nationalities, and generations, their words do reveal certain common elements. Not one evinces any sense of compassion or sensitivity in regard to their victims. They appear to be unable to control the impulses that lead them to kill. And in many cases, they derive a perverse sexual satisfaction from their deeds. Taking true-crime reading to a new level of immediacy, this disturbing book offers a glimpse into the worst side of human nature.

Easy Bake Lovin' (Play Dates)

by Maggie Wells

A straight-laced single dad just may discover he has a sweet tooth . . . Mike Simmons had it all—until his perfect wife turned his perfectly ordered life upside down by leaving him and their two children. Now Mike’s struggling with the chaos of juggling his career as a security consultant with being a divorced single dad. It’s no surprise he’s not entirely comfortable with the anatomically correct treats their new client, Getta Piece Bakery, offers. And he doesn’t mind letting the client know it. Free-spirited and spunky, baker extraordinaire Georgie Walters is about as far from a soccer mom type as you can get. She owes a lot of her success to the bachelorettes who have a special appreciation for her creations. But as Mike stands in her tiny shop nervous, but clearly intrigued, Georgie has to admit the guy is beautiful when he’s wound up tight. In fact, she finds she can’t resist getting a rise out of him. When she hires him to take care of her security needs—she gets so much more in the bargain. Now, her challenge is to teach him to look beyond the candy coating to all the warmth she has inside . . . “Realistic and genuine.” —RT Book Reviews

The Girl Who Was Taken

by Charlie Donlea

Two abducted girls—one who returns, one who doesn’t. The night they go missing, high school seniors Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are at a beach party in their small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. Police launch a massive search, but hope is almost lost—until Megan escapes from a bunker deep in the woods. . . . A year later, the bestselling account of her ordeal has made Megan a celebrity. It’s a triumphant story, except for one inconvenient detail: Nicole is still missing. Nicole’s older sister, Livia, a fellow in forensic pathology, expects that one day soon Nicole’s body will be found and her sister’s fate determined. Instead, the first clue comes from another body—that of a young man connected to Nicole’s past. Livia reaches out to Megan to learn more about that fateful night. Other girls have disappeared, and she’s increasingly sure the cases are connected. Megan knows more than she revealed in her book. Flashes of memory are pointing to something more monstrous than she described. And the deeper she and Livia dig, the more they realize that sometimes true terror lies in finding exactly what you’ve been looking for . . .

Act of Terror (A Jericho Quinn Thriller Series #2)

by Marc Cameron

Warning: The next attack on American soil will come from within. From coast to coast, our nation is witnessing a new wave of terror. Suicide bombers incite blind panic and paralyzing fear. A flight attendant tries to crash an airliner. A police officer opens fire on fans in a stadium. And at CIA headquarters, a Deputy Director goes on a murderous rampage. The perpetrators appear to be American—but they are covert agents in a vast network of terror, selected and trained for one purpose only: the complete annhiliation of America. Special Agent Jericho Quinn has seen the warning signs. As a classified “instrument” of the CIA reporting directly to the President, Quinn knows that these random acts of violence pose a clear and present danger. But Quinn may not be able to stop it. The search for terrorists has escalated into an all-out witch hunt. And somehow, Quinn’s name is on the list. . . .

The Real Story of Lucille Ball

by Eleanor Harris

The difficult early years…The truth about her and Desi…What’s behind I Love Lucy…First published in 1954, this is the full story of the actress who struggled to achieve stardom in the savagely competitive world of Hollywood and then went on to top place in television. And the story of the woman who won the harder battle of preserving the things she loved—marriage, home, and family—against the unceasing demands of success.

“After Its Kind”: The First and Last Word on Evolution [Fourth Edition]

by Rev Byron C. Nelson

The pages of this book are the product of years of study of a Bible-lover who has gone through the fiery furnace of skepticism and has come out firmly convinced of the scientific trustworthiness of the first chapter of the Book of Genesis. In this book are contained the conclusions of an examining and weighing of evidences and arguments for and against the theory of evolution which began when, as a young man in the University of Wisconsin, the author’s Christian faith was almost destroyed by the wave of evolutionary philosophy and pseudo-science that has swept over the universities and colleges of our land.The incentive to write these pages was a desire to give to others the benefit of the author’s personal experience. Having been fortunate or unfortunate enough to have been caught early in life in the maelstrom of religious uncertainty that catches so many in our day, due to the widespread discussion of evolution, and having been driven by a desire to know the truth, cost what it may, to follow every important evolutionary argument to its end, and then having finally concluded that nothing is so scientific as the Bible statement “after its kind,” the author believed that a work on the subject of evolution by him might meet the needs of some others who were undergoing an experience like his.

A Day in Old Rome: A Picture of Roman Life

by Dr William Stearns Davis

This book tries to describe what an intelligent person would have witnessed in Ancient Rome if by some legerdemain he had been translated to the Second Christian Century, and conducted about the imperial city under competent guidance.The year 134 after Christ has been chosen as the hypothetical time of this visit, not from any special virtue in that date, but because Rome was then architecturally nearly completed, the Empire seemed in its most prosperous state, although many of the old usages and traditions of the Republic still survived, and the evil days of decadence were as yet hardly visible in the background. The time of the absence of Hadrian from his capital was selected particularly, in order that interest could be concentrated upon the life and doings of the great city itself, and upon its vast populace of slaves, plebeians, and nobles, not upon the splendid despot and his court, matters too often the center for attention by students of the Roman past.At the time of original publication in 1925, William Stearns Davis was Professor of Ancient History, University of Minnesota.Richly illustrated throughout.

A History of Orgies

by Burgo Partridge

An orgy, the dictionary tells us, is “a wild gathering, marked by promiscuous sexual activity, excessive drinking, etc.” Burgo Partridge tells us precisely what that has meant down through the ages. He begins with the Greeks, who celebrated sexuality at Dionysian festivals, and the Romans, who imported unwholesome brutalities into their orgiastic celebrations. We then learn of the penchant for group sex displayed by medieval popes, the junketings of Restoration England, the aristocratic hedonists of the Hellfire Club and Scotland’s notorious Wig Club, the orgiastic tastes of Casanova and the Marquis de Sade, right into the 20th century and the bizarre excesses of Aleister Crowley.

Family Favorites

by Alfred Duggan

The four-year reign of the divine Elagabalus, a most unusual, often outrageous, Roman emperor, as seen through the eyes of his loyal Praetorian bodyguard…First published in 1960, this is the story of Elagabalus, named after the Syrian Sun god and sky-stone. At thirteen years he led his army victoriously against the might of the Emperor of Rome. He was a god-like young man: strong, beautiful, charming, and beloved of his soldiers. Once established as Emperor though, his family sought to influence him, but he rejected them, and they, like the Senate, became his deadly enemies.Through the story of this unusual and outrageous man we see the background of third century AD Roman Empire—the power of family and dynastic ties, and the struggle between autocratic ruler and his advisers.

Famous American Duels: With Some Account of the Causes That Led to Them (Essay Index Reprint Ser.)

by Don C. Seitz

In spite of the progress of civilization, the duel survived well into the latter part of the twentieth century in the United States. This book, first published in 1929, represents a great resource to understanding the nature of duels in American history, providing an account of the causes that led up to them and describing the history behind many of the more notable duels throughout the years.A riveting book!

Incredible Seney

by Lewis C. Reimann

The first complete story of Michigan’s fabulous lumber town, this is the third book in a series dealing with the pioneer life in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. First published in 1953 it was written by Upper Peninsula native, Lewis C. Reimann, “with the assistance of many witnesses of the early scenes of that rugged period—old time lumberjacks, woods bosses, descendants of the pioneer families and many others interested in those hardy people.”It is richly illustrated throughout with black & white photographs.

Death of the Kingfish!: Who Did Kill Huey Long?

by Richard Briley III

First published in 1960, this book by former newspaperman, author and Louisianan native, Richard Briley III, deals with the untimely demise of Huey Long, aka “The Kingfish,” an American politician who served as the 40th governor of Louisiana (1928-1932) and as a member of the U.S. Senate from 1932 until his death by assassination in 1935.A Democrat, “The Kingfish” was an outspoken populist who denounced the wealthy and the banks and called for a “Share Our Wealth” program. As the political leader of the state, he commanded wide networks of supporters and was willing to take forceful action. He established the long-term political prominence of the Long family.Long’s Share Our Wealth plan was established in 1934 under the motto “Every Man a King.” It proposed new wealth redistribution measures in the form of a net asset tax on corporations and individuals to curb the poverty and homelessness endemic nationwide during the Great Depression. To stimulate the economy, Long advocated federal spending on public works, schools and colleges, and old age pensions. He was an ardent critic of the policies of the Federal Reserve System.Under Long’s leadership, hospitals and educational institutions were expanded, a system of charity hospitals was set up that provided health care for the poor, massive highway construction and free bridges brought an end to rural isolation, and free textbooks were provided for schoolchildren. He remains a controversial figure in Louisiana history, with critics and supporters debating whether or not he could have potentially become a dictator or was a demagogue.

Palace Wagon Family: A True Story of the Donner Party

by Margaret Sutton

The Donner party is the name given to a group of emigrants, including the families of George Donner and his brother Jacob, who became trapped in the Sierra Nevada mountains during the winter of 1846-1847. Nearly half of the party died, and some resorted to eating their dead in an effort to survive. The experience has become legendary as the most spectacular episode in the record of Western migration.This is a story about the ordeal that the Donner Party faced on their trek to California. This story is told from Virginia Reed’s (Patty’s older sister) point of view, and is a tale of indomitable courage on the American frontier. The book portrays the theme of how families had to work together to overcome the many struggles of day to day life on the wagon trail.

Nine Men: Political History of the Supreme Court from 1790 to 1955

by Fred Rodell

This book, first published in 1955, analyzes the Supreme Court decisions that were made between the years 1790 up to and including 1955.The author, a Yale University Professor of Law, appraises the Supreme Court and its place in the United States’ scheme of government, which is seen to treat the Justices not as law-givers, but as men whose motivations are the direct result of their own political beliefs and personal backgrounds.A fascinating read.

Star Over Adobe

by Dorothy L. Pillsbury

The spell of Christmas in a tri-cultural land pervades this last of Dorothy Pillsbury’s four books. In 35 stories she takes us to the winter ceremonies of New Mexico. We watch with her the ancient Zuni rite of the Shalako gods; we are lit by the glow of farolitos on adobe roofs and feel the crunch of clean snow in the mountain lanes. Best of all, we are taken through adobe doorways into the homes of friends and neighbors, like those of Tenorio Flat, where the welcome is warm and the way of life gentler perhaps than it is today.More than a Christmas book, this is a shining string of tales for all seasons.

Northern Lights

by Desmond Holdridge

First published in 1939, this is the gripping account of a voyage in a small sloop from Nova Scotia to the northern coast of Labrador…With his tiny ex-fishing boat ‘Dolphin’ pounding on the rocks in a fjord in northern Labrador in the 1920s, a young adventurer and his friends try an unusual trick in an attempt to save her.Illustrated with engravings by Edward Shenton that effectively capture the essence of their experience.

Conscription and Conflict in the Confederacy

by Dr Albert Burton Moore

This volume deals with the conscription system in the Confederacy and the conflicts which it produced between Confederate and State authorities. It was begun with a view to discovering the effect of conscription upon the course of the war and to making available the experiences of the Confederacy, hard pressed always for fighting men, in raising its armies. I have endeavored to tell a true story, as it is revealed by the Official Records, newspapers and other source materials, and by the memories of living men and women.My chief sources of information have been the Official Records of the War and contemporary newspapers; however, I have found the Journals of Congress very useful. The Official Records contain an abundance of reliable information concerning the workings of conscription, especially in the States east of the Mississippi. Were personal records and newspapers more copious, color here and there might be added to the narrative, but it is hoped, and confidently believed, that the essential truths have been discovered and presented. If there was much dereliction among those of conscript age, contrary to prevalent notions North and South, it serves to set in a brighter light the heroism and sacrifices of the masses.If I have succeeded in making available to our leaders the extensive experiments of the Confederacy with conscription and presenting acceptably to the students of history a neglected chapter of our military and constitutional history, I shall consider myself amply compensated for my toils.

Lincoln’s Devotional: The Believer's Daily Treasure

by Abraham Lincoln

The discovery of Abraham Lincoln’s personal, signed copy of a charming “vest-pocket” devotional has excited the public and historians alike—for here is new testimony to the depth of Lincoln’s faith, new light in an area previously clouded by uncertainty.In his moving introduction to this faithful edition of the 100-year-old book of daily Scriptural messages and inspirational verse, Carl Sandburg knits together fact and conjecture about Lincoln’s religious feelings. We are able to picture Abraham Lincoln carrying this little volume with him as he traveled the old Eighth Circuit; we learn of his familiarity with verses he could encounter in its pages.LINCOLN’S DEVOTIONAL contains a facsimile of Lincoln’s signature on the flyleaf, as he wrote it in his own copy.

My 3 Years Inside Russia

by Ken Anderson Comrade X

This book tells the shocking true story of trials of an anonymous German soldier who, having been captured by Russian forces in 1945, was forced to endure the Gulag system.The author of the book hailed from the Ruhr region in western Germany, and was drafted in the German army in 1943, a keen and devout Christian with no great love for Hitler or the Nazis. Sent to the Eastern front he fought against grim odds as the Red Army advanced; always pushed back, he and his comrades formed part of the last defenders of Berlin. Eager to avenge themselves, the Russians sent many Germans far to the east, to work off their blood-debt in Siberia or die in the attempt. The author recounts the horrors of the freezing conditions, meagre food and brutal treatment of the prisoners of war. Sustained by his religious faith in the face of the unimaginable hardship, he endured three years in the camps, and survived to emigrate to America.

The Capture of Attu: As Told by the Men Who Fought There

by Lt. Robert J. Mitchell

This book attempts to put the reader on the battlefield with the ground soldier. Men who fought on Attu, officers and enlisted men, told their stories to Lieutenant Robert J. Mitchell of the 32nd Infantry, one of the regiments engaged. Lieutenant Mitchell was wounded during the latter stage of the battle and while convalescing wrote the accounts which are now published as Part Two of the book. These stories tell of the discomforts and perils, the failures and successes, the fear and courage, the many fights between small groups and the occasional humor, of which battle consists. In preparing these accounts for publication, every effort has been made to keep them as nearly as possible in the exact form in which they were written down by Lieutenant Mitchell; consequently, a minimum of editorial changes has been made.Part One, written by Sewell T. Tyng, is an introduction in the form of a connected narrative of events leading up to the invasion of the Aleutian island of Attu and a detailed account of the battle which resulted in the capture of Attu by American forces. This narrative is based on official sources and on material collected by Captain Nelson L. Drummond, Jr., Field Artillery, formerly of the Alaska Defense Command. Captain Drummond visited Attu shortly after the battle, studied the terrain, and interviewed participants of all ranks.The volume has been prepared in the War Department under the supervision of the Military Intelligence Division. Aerial photographs are by the 11th Air Force; battle photographs are by the U.S. Army Signal Corps; and terrain feature photographs are by Captain Drummond, assisted by Private First Class A. E. Johnson, 50th Engineer Regiment. The panoramic sketch is based on an original by the 50th Engineer Regiment.

The Life of John Birch: In The Story Of One American Boy, The Ordeal Of His Age

by Robert H. W. Welch Jr.

The biography of a young American who was brutally murdered by the Chinese Communists in 1945, ten days after then end of World War II. John Birch has been called the first casualty of World War III. “With his death and in his death the battle lines were drawn, in a struggle from which either communism or Christian-style civilization must emerge with one completely triumphant, the other completely destroyed.”

“Miss U”

by Margaret Utinsky

This is the story of the heroism of Margaret Utinsky, who, against unbelievable and fantastic odds, for three years led an underground organization in the Philippines in a relentless and telling effort to aid American prisoners of war held by the Japanese. Dauntless and determined, she pushed into the background her own personal loss, faced the twin demons of physical and mental anguish, and “stood up” to circumstances and conditions which most of us find inconceivable. In her own words, she became “accustomed to doing the impossible.” And gaunt prisoners behind walls and wires, guerrillas in the hills, the faithful in Manila—all felt the force of the courageous leadership of this small dynamo, for whom “something always happened.”

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