The Liberation of Ravenna Morton by Suzanne Jenkins

Ravenna Morton is an American Indian woman living a very old-fashioned life in a primitive cabin at the edge of the Kalamazoo River. Facing modern problems when her lifelong affair with a Greek artist is closely examined by their children after a child she gave up for adoption dies, The Liberation of Ravenna Morton captures the small-town dynamic of a family’s private secrets being exposed to the world. A poignant look at the melding of two Americanized cultures observed under a microscope.Adult content.

Author: Suzanne Jenkins

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
163 reviews

Geronimo’s Story of His Life: As Told to S. M. Barrett by Geronimo and S. M. Barrett

A pivotal piece of nineteenth-century Native American history from a tireless warrior seeking justice for his people. Storied leader of the Bedonkohe band of the Chiricahua Apache tribe, Geronimo led resistance against Mexican and American troops seeking to drive the Apache from their land during the 1850s through the 1880s. In 1886, he finally surrendered to the US Army and became a prisoner of war. Although he would never return to his homeland, Geronimo became an iconic figure in Native American society and even had the honor of riding with President Theodore Roosevelt in his 1905 inaugural parade. That same year, he agreed to share his story with Stephen M. Barrett, a superintendent of education from Lawton, Oklahoma.   In Geronimo’s own words, this is his fascinating life story. Beginning with an Apache creation myth, he discusses his youth and family, the bloody conflicts between Mexico and the United States, and his two decades of life as a prisoner. Revered by his people and feared by his enemies, Geronimo narrates his memoir with a compassionate and compelling voice that still resonates today.    

Author: Geronimo and S. M. Barrett

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
370 reviews

The Federalist Papers by John Jay

The Federalist Papers is a collection of 85 articles and essays written and published anonymously in 1787 and 1788 by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay exhorting voters to ratify the United States Constitution. The controversial arguments first presented here by three of America’s greatest patriots and political theorists are still hotly debated today.This new digital edition of The Federalist Papers includes a table of contents and an image gallery.

Author: John Jay

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
1536 reviews

Illegal: A True Story of Love, Revolution and Crossing Borders by John Dennehy

˃˃˃ The Human Impact of National BordersIn Illegal, journalist John Dennehy takes readers on a guided tour of the precarious border crossings he took shortly after the reelection of George W. Bush. Naïve New Yorker, Dennehy refuses to be part of the feverish nationalism of post 9/11 America. His search for hope takes him to Ecuador, where he falls in love with firebrand Lucia, who perfects his broken Spanish and they find solidarity in the brewing social upheaval. Amid the unrest, Dennehy is arrested and deported but he has found something worth fighting for. ˃˃˃ Love, Deception, Revolutions And DeportationsIs it possible to maintain your most deeply held beliefs and goals in the face of bruising reality? If goods are allowed to cross borders freely, why can’t people? Illegal is a raw account of a young American abroad grasping for meaning, the futility of borders and irresistible power of nationalism.˃˃˃ If you are a traveler, historian, fan of memoirs, need to escape, want to question or are socially aware, this book needs to be in your hands.Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Author: John Dennehy

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
100 reviews

Never Say Goodbye: A True Story by Robert Gerard Anstey

This is the true story of ordinary people in extraordinary times. While this evil war has torn half the world apart, it has also pulled half the world together. Soldiers both men and women, under American and British flags, gather on the coast of England just days before D-Day. Four friends become brothers and face their greatest fears together. With the coastline packed with ships, and the sky full of planes, hundreds of thousands of soldiers prepare to stand in the crossroads of history. In an impossible moment in time, a young British woman meets an American soldier as he prepares to embark on his treacherous journey. He promised to return and she promised to wait. They never got to say goodbye. Live through their fears, their loss, their tragedy and their triumph. Join these courageous young men and women as they struggle to find the courage they never knew they had and the future they feared they’d never see.

Author: Robert Gerard Anstey

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
91 reviews

Air War in the Pacific (Annotated): The Journal of General George Kenney, Commander of the Fifth U.S. Air Force by George C. Kenney

Air War in the Pacific details the development and ultimate supremacy of the US Air Force during World War 2. Written from the perspective of General George C. Kenney, the man in charge, the book is a candid insider’s account of how America turned the tables on the Japanese in the Pacific through a combination of strategy, tactics, and superior air technology.An entertaining read, as well as an important historical document, Air War in the Pacific features a cast of larger-than-life personalities know to WW2 buffs, from brilliant tactician ‘Big Chief’ General Douglas MacArthur to eccentric hotshot pilot Paul ‘Pappy’ Gunn.

Author: George C. Kenney

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
93 reviews

Behind the Scenes : Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley

Elizabeth Keckley’s Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House is both a riveting slave narrative and a fascinating insider’s look at the First Family during the Lincoln administration. Keckley was the First Lady’s seamstress and confidante and the publication of her memoirs in 1868 caused a storm of controversy. The press excoriated Keckley for revealing the intimate secrets of her employers and Mary Todd Lincoln cut off her friendship with Keckley. Lincoln’s eldest son had the book suppressed. After the White House, Keckley went on to become one of the first successful independent black business owners in America, forming a profitable line in dress-making for the wives of prominent politicians, including the spouses of Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. She also formed an important charity for black veterans of the Civil War. Supporters of Keckley’s Contraband Relief Association included Frederick Douglass, Henry Highland Garnet, J. Sella Martin, as well as prominent white figures, such as Wendell Phillips. Includes image gallery with rare shots of Keckley and her contemporaries.

Author: Elizabeth Keckley

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
372 reviews