Outsider Agent

Outsider Agent by Larry Cano

Author: Larry Cano, Anthony Arismendi

Category: History, Politics and Culture

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Deal starts: October 02, 2022

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Anthony Arismendi moved to the United States from Venezuela as a teenager in the mid-seventies with the dream of becoming a US citizen and an FBI agent—despite the fact that he couldn’t speak a word of English.
Transplanted from the dangerous streets of Caracas, Arismendi’s unconventional thinking and out-of-the-box approach to life landed him in plenty of comical, often precarious situations. Still, he adapted his survival skills to a new culture, one harrowing day at a time, overcoming homelessness, prejudice, and poverty to achieve the impossible.
Profoundly inspirational, Arismendi’s unique blend of hard work, perseverance, and mysticism in the face of relentless adversity reminds us that our reservoirs of courage and determination run far deeper than we know—and that we should never give up on our dreams, no matter how out of reach they might seem.

Scottish History: Strange but True

Scottish History: Strange but True by John Hamilton

Author: John Hamilton, Noreen Hamilton

Category: History, Politics and Culture

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This book contains hundreds of ‘strange but true’ stories about Scottish history. Arranged into a miniature history of Scotland, and with bizarre and hilarious true tales for every era, it will delight anyone with an interest in Scotland’s past.

The Underground Railroad

Author: William Still

Category: History, Politics and Culture

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"The Underground Railroad" chronicles the stories and methods of some 649 slaves who escaped to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Author, William Still included his carefully compiled and detailed documentation about those that he had helped escape into the pages of The Underground Railroad Records.William Still (1821-1902) was an African-American abolitionist in Philadelphia, conductor on the Underground Railroad, businessman, writer, historian and civil rights activist.

Gallipoli 1915

Author: Tim Travers

Category: History, Politics and Culture

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Deal starts: September 30, 2022

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Why was the Allied naval assault of 1915 such a failure? Did the Ottoman Turks know about the Allied landings? And did Sir Ian Hamilton, the overall commander of the Allied forces at Gallipoli, really blunder by intervening at Suvla?These questions, and the key issue of why the Ottoman Turks won the Gallipoli campaign – or why the Allies lost it – have never been satisfactorily answered. ‘Gallipoli 1915’ aims to answer them, while also telling the dramatic story of what actually happened through the voices of British, Australian, and Turkish soldiers who took part in one of the hardest-fought battles of World War One. In order to understand the bloody events of 1915, Tim Travers is the first historian of Gallipoli to use the Ottoman archives in Ankara to tell the other side of the story. This startling new interpretation of the 1915 conflict is a challenging analysis of the enduring mysteries of the Gallipoli campaign.‘The most important new history of Gallipoli for forty years… groundbreaking’ – Professor Hew Strachan‘The Gallipoli campaign of 1915, the ill-fated attempt by the Allies to knock Turkey out of the First World War, continues to grip our imaginations... Tim Travers’s Gallipoli 1915 is the most balanced history of the campaign yet published... a must read’ – Gary Sheffield, Military Illustrated‘The most important aspect of this work is the complete integration of the Turkish (and German) side of the story into the more familiar Allied narrative... masterly’ – John Lee, The Journal of Military History‘Compulsive... citing much hitherto unpublished evidence from the Turkish side’ – Malcolm Brown, BBC History Magazine‘The first to incorporate research from the Ottoman Turkish archives’ – History Today‘An extremely rewarding book’ – History: The Journal of the Historical AssociationTim Travers is Professor of History at the University of Calgary in Canada. His great uncle was killed in action at Gallipoli and the author has dedicated the last five years to finding out what really went wrong for the Allies in 1915. His other books include the widely praised ‘The Killing Ground’. He has also contributed to ‘The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War’ and ‘The Oxford History of the British Army’. He lives in Canada.

Boys of Winter

Author: Charles J. Sanders

Category: History, Politics and Culture

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“An immensely valuable and substantial addition to 10th Mountain literature and to the history of skiing in the United States.” —

International Ski History Association

The Boys of Winter

tells the true story of three young American ski champions and their brutal, heroic, and fateful transformation from athletes to infantrymen with the 10th Mountain Division. Charles J. Sanders’s fast-paced narrative draws on dozens of interviews and extensive research to trace these boys’ lives from childhood to championships and from training at Mount Rainier and in the Colorado Rockies to battles against the Nazis.

The Boys of Winter

perfectly captures the spirit of the men who made the division what it was, as well as the spirit of those troopers who survived to help shape the postwar world.” —John Imbrie, 10th Mountain Division historian and coeditor of

Good Times and Bad Times

“Focusing on the lives, and the deaths, of three young men from vastly different backgrounds, Sanders traces the history of the U.S. Army’s Tenth Mountain Division from its inception, training in Washington and Colorado, first blooding in the Aleutians, and finally, to deployment to Italy in 1945 . . .

The Boys of Winter

is a sensitive tribute.” —

Western Historical Quarterly

“Sanders distills the complicated and years-long saga of the creation of America’s ski troops into an intensely personal story . . . [And] doesn’t shy away from a question that haunts the survivors of the division, and the families of those who never returned.” —

The Durango Herald

What They Didn’t Burn

What They Didn’t Burn by Mel Laytner

Author: Mel Laytner

Category: History, Politics and Culture

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Deal starts: September 24, 2022

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What if you uncovered a Nazi paper trail that revealed your father to be a man very different from the quiet, introspective dad you knew . . . or thought you knew?
Growing up, author Mel Laytner saw his father as a quintessential Type B: passive and conventional. As he uncovered documents the Nazis didn’t burn, however, another man emerged—a black market ringleader and wily camp survivor who made his own luck. The tattered papers also shed light on painful secrets his father took to his grave.
Melding the intimacy of personal memoir with the rigors of investigative journalism, What They Didn’t Burn is a heartwarming, inspiring story of resilience and redemption. A story of how desperate survivors turned hopeful refugees rebuilt their shattered lives in America, all the while struggling with the lingering trauma that has impacted their children to this day.