books about: americas
Gail Carson Levine
Braille Institute of America
To me, it's a CLASSIC!
I have been an avid reader since the 5th grade, and at first, I didn't want to give ELLA ENCHANTED a chance because of the tacky cover illustration (of the girl in the green dress), but as they say, "Never judge a book by its cover." I finally gave in to reading this book - ordering it from one of those book orders that you get from school. I just want to say that I am now 23 years old and this ...
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
E. B. Sledge
Oxford University Press
Fascinating Biographical Account of the Pacific War
I watched the HBO Series, The Pacific and was interested in reading the underlying biographic texts of the characters. This one was simply fascinating. It is certainly true that Sledge gives what some might call a dispassionate account of the war, but the narrative is fascinating. I have recommended this book to several people, especially for those who want to truly understand what the Marines ...
The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
James D. Hornfischer
The book arrived in great shape. The merchant delivered on time as promised. Will use this merchant again! Would recommend to friends also.
History comes alive!
For a 992 page piece of nonfiction, there are times when this biography reads like a page turner. Because the late forties, early fifties is a time period all but ignored in most public school History classes I was ignorant of many aspects of the Truman presidency, and certainly about his life in general. This tome has cleared up that problem for me! McCullough is obviously a good writer and ...
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie (Dear America)
Educational Gold Mine!
Excellent book for teaching the Oregon Trail journey! I have used this book for 4 years to teach about hardships pioneers faced while traveling west on the Oregon Trail. It gives a realistic view of life on the trail, from joys to the lose of life.
The Revolution: A Manifesto
Grand Central Publishing
I remember first hearing about Ron Paul from a young guy at work. It was convenient to see humor in a guy that wanted to end all known agencies including education from our system. The young man at work donated his last 25 dollars to the Ron Paul foundation. Boy did we give him hell...laughing away. THEN, I was complaining to myself about having to vote between "the lesser evils" every time at ...
The New Best Recipe: All-New Edition
Cook's Illustrated Magazine
America?s Test Kitchen, 2004
inspired my husband to cook for me
I love cooks illustrated as it test recipes and equipment a hundred times to give you the best. I love the way they approach every recipe like a science project with a hypotheses. Best of all, I love cook's illustrated because the recipes and reasoning are written so simply that my husband (who was vegan for 12 years) was able to cook chicken thighs for me. It is my staple cook book for ...
Anticancer: A New Way of Life
BBC Audiobooks America
Not a downer book...
I originally bought this book for my Kindle, after reading the sample. I recently went back and bought five more copies of the book itself. Three to give away to people I love, one for friends to circulate and share and the other for myself, as a hard-copy for my own reference! I've had several cancers and never purchase anything that makes me feel down. This book is terrific, a great gift for ...
The Civil War Volume II (Vol 2)
CCV Digital, 2009
If my high school and college history courses used this set of books I certainly would not have slept through those classes. The narrative brings the Civil War to life; not just a bunch of facts.
Chasing Ghosts: A Soldier's Fight for America from Baghdad to Washington
An Honest Account
Paul Rieckhoff gives an honest account of life in the early part of the invasion. Poor planning and egotistical views of the US's ability to free Iraq and it's people created unthinkable situations for unprepaired soldiers. Rieckhoff takes you into his own experiences dealing with these situations and gives a soldiers account of how he went into war with the army that he had, not the army that ...
Fighting to Leave: The Final Years of America's War in Vietnam, 1972-1973
Zenith Press, 2008
... Historically Correct, NOT Politically Correct !!!
"Fighting to Leave" By U.S.M.C. Colonel R.E. Stoffey is the most factually correct, historically accurate and technically detailed chronical of the final twenty four months of America's military, social and political involvement in South Vietnam. This excellent military history book is written by a three term Vietnam Veteran who was amongst the highest decorated combat pilots during the Vietnam ...
The Johnstown Flood
Simon & Schuster
Lake Conemaugh was a scenic man-made mountain lake retained by an aging 72-foot earthen dam. The lake and acreage around it was owned, maintained and enjoyed by the wealthy members of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club. On May 31, 1889, at 3:15 p.m., the 1 mile wide, 2.5 mile long, 60 foot deep lake emptied completely into the valley below. The South Fork dam, weakened from days of ...
Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763
Mary Pope Osborne
Standing in the Light
This is the story of a young Quaker girl who is captured by Indians. It gives an interesting and positive insight into daily native-American life and much food for discussion regarding the clash of indiginous vs. Europen cultures.
The American Patriot's Almanac: Daily Readings on America
Dr. William J. Bennett
John T.E. Cribb
Got this as a Christmas gift for my grand nephew. Can't WAIT to give it to him so he can start 2011 off with this book. His dad is also excited because he wants to teach his sons real American history, not the politically correct, secular humanist stuff taught in government schools. Bill Bennett--you rock!
One of my absolute favourites
Musashi is a beautiful story and well worth the few weeks it took me to get through it. It is very long and slow-moving in some places and the translation gives it an unusual feel. There are too many characters to keep track of unless you're reading very carefully. But despite this, Musashi captured my heart. Perhaps it was because the characters were so beautifully realistic and both ...
The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict
BBC Audiobooks America
Change the World.
This book is the simple answer to the need of our World. The drastic idea of not 'taking sides' is clearly an advantage to a peaceful life. To activate the philosophy, each person needs to re-think and then practise keeping his heart at peace. Having dealt with ourselves, we can put the book into the hands of our local council/government personel and wait for a change of attitude. ...
A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska (Dear America)
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Every Young Girl Should Read this Book
Unlike most books, this books weaves the more likely realities of life: disappointments, hardships. It portrays a young girl who evolves into a beautiful, loving, STRONG woman. I LOVED THIS BOOK! Do youself a favor, Mothers, and get this book for your daughters. It shows how life presents unexpected events, bad and good. How stoicism, perseverance and faith prevail. Yet it is also ...
America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book
America's Test Kitchen
Great lessons in baking combined with some fun recipes!
I own a lot of cookbooks (for awhile I had a cookbook buying addiction) so for any particular cookbook to stand out to me it really needs to impress. The America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book passes the test in my book, with detailed explanations of their methodology, which has already improved my cheater-style of cooking (if there's no reason for doing something a certain way, why not go ...
SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam
John L. Plaster
MACV's Studies and Observations Group was once so secret that the U.S. government denied its existence. MACV-SOG-Military Assistance Command, Vietnam-Special Operations Group (later renamed Studies and Observations Group)-was the elite military unit of the Vietnam War, so secret that its existence was denied by the U.S. government. The group reported directly to the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of ...
The Ordinary Princess (Lythway Large Print Children's Series)
M. M. Kaye
Chivers North America
This was my FAVORITE book as a child and I'm thoroughly pleased that I was able to find a new first edition. Shipping was very fast and the book arrived exactly as described. Thank you!
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