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The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts
Arthur Miller

Penguin Classics, 2003

Based on historical people and real events, Arthur Miller's play uses the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence unleashed by the rumors of witchcraft as a powerful parable about McCarthyism.
  
  











  



  
Victory Fever on Guadalcanal: Japan's First Land Defeat of World War II (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University ...
William H. Bartsch

Texas A&M University Press, 2014

Following their rampage through Southeast Asia and the Pacific in the five months after Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces moved into the Solomon Islands, intending to cut off the critical American supply line to Australia. But when they began to construct an airfield on Guadalcanal in July 1942, the Americans captured the almost completed airfield for their own strategic use. The Japanese Army countered by sending to Guadalcanal a reinforced ...
  
  











  



  
The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs
Greil Marcus

Yale University Press, 2014

Unlike all previous versions of rock ’n’ roll history, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points that everyone knows. Instead, in a daring stroke, Greil Marcus selects ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008, then proceeds to dramatize how each embodies rock ’n’ roll as a thing in itself, in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts out—a new language, something new under the sun. ...
  
  











  



  
The Penguin Book of Witches

Penguin Classics, 2014

A chilling, truly authoritative anthology of real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches ...
  
  











  



  
A Delusion Of Satan: The Full Story Of The Salem Witch Trials
Frances Hill

Da Capo Press, 2002

This acclaimed history illuminates the horrifying episode of Salem with visceral clarity, from those who fanned the crisis to satisfy personal vendettas to the four-year-old "witch" chained to a dank prison wall in darkness till she went mad. Antonia Fraser called it "a grisly read and an engrossing one."
  
  











  



  
A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience (Pivotal Moments in American History)
Emerson W. Baker

Oxford University Press, 2014

Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track ...
  
  











  



  
Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific
Robert Leckie

Bantam Books, 2010

Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war’s fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his service ...
  
  











  



  
January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her
Michael Schofield

Broadway Books, 2013

At age six, January ("Jani") Schofield was diagnosed with one of the most severe cases of child-onset schizophrenia on record. Hallucinating constantly, she is at the mercy of her imaginary friends—some of whom are friendly, while others tell her to scream at strangers, jump out of buildings, and attack her baby brother. Jani is torn between two places: "Calalini," the illusory home of her imaginary friends, and our world. When potent ...
  
  











  



  
Conversion
Katherine Howe

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 2014

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane comes a chilling mystery— Prep meets The Crucible .   It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t.   First it’s the school’s queen bee, ...
  
  











  



  
Making the Corps: 10th Anniversary Edition with a New Afterword by the Author
Thomas E. Ricks

Scribner, 2007

The bestselling, compelling insider’s account of the Marine Corps from the lives of the men of Platoon 3086—their training at Parris Island, their fierce camaraderie, and the unique code of honor that defines them. The United States Marine Corps, with its proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth. Making the Corps visits the front lines of boot ...
  
  











  



  
Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft
Paul Boyer, Stephen Nissenbaum

Harvard University Press, 1974

The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which had been growing for more than a generation before building toward the climactic witch trials. Salem Possessed explores the lives of the men and women who helped spin that web and who in the end found themselves entangled in it.
  
  











  



  
The Willie Lynch Letter And The Making of A Slave

Lushena Books, 1999

The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave is a study of slave making. It discribes the rationale and the results of Anglo Saxon's ideas and methods of insuring the master/slave relationship. The infamous Willie Lynch letter gives both African and Caucasian students and teachers some insight, concerning the brutal and inhumane psychology behind the African slave trade. The materialistic viewpoint of Southern plantation owners that slaver ...
  
  











  



  
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Salem Witch!: Bizarre Accusations You'd Rather Not Face
Jim Pipe

Franklin Watts, 2009

Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 3/1/2009 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
  
  











  



  
The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege
Marilynne K. Roach

Taylor Trade Publishing, 2004

Based on twenty-seven years of original archival research, including the discovery of previously unknown documents, this day-by-day narrative of the hysteria that swept through Salem Village in 1692 and 1693 reveals new connections behind the events, and shows how rapidly a community can descend into bloodthirsty madness. Roach opens her work with chapters on the history of the Puritan colonies of New England, and explains how these people ...
  
  











  



  
First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps (Bluejacket Books)
Victor H. Krulak

Naval Institute Press, 1999

"Required Reading" Marine Corps Professional Reading Program Bluejacket Paperback Book Series In this riveting insider's chronicle, legendary Marine General "Brute" Krulak submits an unprecedented examination of U.S. Marines--their fights on the battlefield and off, their extraordinary esprit de corps. Deftly blending history with autobiography, action with analysis, and separating fact from fable, General Krulak touches the very essence ...
  
  











  



  
The Saints of Lost Things
C H Lawler

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Louisiana, 1965, and an unlikely, inevitable couple. Sammy Teague and Betsy Duplechain have grown up right next door to each other, but in different worlds, with expectations and circumstances that have always kept them separate. Now, as a powerful September hurricane bears down on the Louisiana coast, those worlds will come face to face. The choices they make will send them on an odyssey north and into the fall of 1965, as the brutal and ...
  
  











  



  
The Stolen Moon (The Lost Planet Series)
Rachel Searles

Feiwel & Friends, 2015

Chase has been reunited with his younger sister, Lilli. He doesn’t remember his past, but Lilli does—she remembers their parents, and life before their planet was destroyed. Chase and Lilli are different. Chase can "phase"—pass through objects, and Lilli can "transport"—send a copy of herself to other locations, even other planets. There are only two people who may have the key to their abilities, and their purposes: Captain Lennard, who ...
  
  











  



  
Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military
Tanya Biank

NAL, 2014

As she did so provocatively with military spouses in Army Wives , Tanya Biank gives us the inside story of women in today’s military—their professional and personal challenges from the combat zone to the home front... Since 9/11, more than 240,000 women have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan—more than 140 have died there, and they currently make up fourteen percent of the total active-duty forces. Despite advances, today’s servicewomen ...
  
  











  



  
Battleground (The Corps #4)
W. E. B. Griffin

Jove, 1991

W.E.B. Griffin is a bestselling phenomenom, an American master of authentic military action and drama. Now, in this electrifying new novel, he reveals the story of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Pacific, the epic struggle for Guadalcanal...Daredevil pilot Charles Galloway learns the hard way how to command a fighter squadron. Lt. Joe Howard teams up with the Coastwatchers. Jack "No Middle Initial" Stecker leads his infantry battalion into ...
  
  











  



  
Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials
Marilynne K. Roach

Da Capo Press, 2013

Six Women of Salem is the first work to use the lives of a select number of representative women as a microcosm to illuminate the larger crisis of the Salem witch trials. By the end of the trials, beyond the twenty who were executed and the five who perished in prison, 207 individuals had been accused, 74 had been “afflicted,” 32 had officially accused their fellow neighbors, and 255 ordinary people had been inexorably drawn into that ...
  
  











  








   



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