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Adam and Eve: Questioning the Historicity of Biblical Human Origins

by Matthew O’Neil

Adam and Eve have been the subjects of rigorous debate over several millennia. Where was the Garden of Eden they inhabited? Did their status as the original couple imply the Israelite god’s presumed preference for heterosexual, monogamous relationships? Do snakes talk? And what are the ethical implications of being threatened with death for violating a command from God?

In “Adam and Eve,” author and theologian Matthew O’Neil examines what it means for there to be a historical Adam and Eve, whether their historicity can be established, and what that means for the larger world religions. You may find there is more to their story than what is presented on the surface.

Wars of the 20th Century: Volume 5: Twenty Wars in Asia

by Daniel Orr

Wars of the 20th Century – Volume 5: Twenty Wars in Asia brings together twenty wars that took place in Asia during the twentieth century. Some of these wars have produced long-lasting effects on peoples, countries, regions, and even the whole world, and continue to be felt up to the present time. Included are some of the better-known wars such as the Vietnam War and Russo-Japanese War, as well as lesser-known and even obscure but no less interesting wars, such as the Malayan Emergency and Moro Rebellion.

Each of the twenty wars in this book is written in a direct, concise style using only regular, non-technical language, and yet is packed with information that thoroughly and clearly explains each war’s causes, combat(s), conclusions, and consequences. This book was written for the general reading audience and purposed to be used as an everyday read or a handy source of information on country, regional, and world history. Included are 46 maps, a bibliography, and index.

Discussed in this book are: First Indochina War, Vietnam War, Cambodian Civil War, Cambodian Genocide, Cambodian Vietnamese War, Sino-Vietnamese War, Laotian Civil War, Korean War, Sino-Soviet Border Conflict, Russo-Japanese War, Boxer Rebellion, China (1911-1928): Xinhai Revolution, Fragmentation, and the Struggle for Reunification, Japanese Invasion of Manchuria, Anglo-Iraqi War of 1941, Anglo-Soviet Invasion of Iran, Indonesian War of Independence, and Sino-Indian War.

Across the Reef: The Marine Assault of Tarawa

by Joseph H. Alexander

In August 1943, to meet in secret with Major General Julian C. Smith and his principal staff officers of the 2d Marine Division, Vice Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, commanding the Central Pacific Force, flew to New Zealand from Pearl Harbor. Spruance told the Marines to prepare for an amphibious assault against Japanese positions in the Gilbert Islands in November.
The Marines knew about the Gilberts. The 2d Raider Battalion under Lieutenant Colonel Evans F. Carlson had attacked Makin Atoll a year earlier. Subsequent intelligence reports warned that the Japanese had fortified Betio Island in Tarawa Atoll, where elite forces guarded a new bomber strip. Spruance said Betio would be the prime target for the 2d Marine Division.
General Smith’s operations officer, Lieutenant Colonel David M. Shoup, studied the primitive chart of Betio and saw that the tiny island was surrounded by a barrier reef. Shoup asked Spruance if any of the Navy’s experimental, shallow-draft, plastic boats could be provided. “Not available,” replied the admiral, “expect only the usual wooden landing craft.” Shoup frowned. General Smith could sense that Shoup’s gifted mind was already formulating a plan.
The results of that plan were momentous. The Tarawa operation became a tactical watershed: the first, large-scale test of American amphibious doctrine against a strongly fortified beachhead. The Marine assault on Betio was particularly bloody. Ten days after the assault, Time magazine published the first of many post-battle analyses:
Last week some 2,000 or 3,000 United States Marines, most of them now dead or wounded, gave the nation a name to stand beside those of Concord Bridge, the Bon Homme Richard, the Alamo, Little Big Horn and Belleau Wood. The name was “Tarawa.”

Ancient Rome

by Robert Pennell

We have learned the probable origin of the LATINS; how they settled in Latium, and founded numerous towns. We shall now examine more particularly that one of the Latin towns which was destined to outstrip all her sisters in prosperity and power.
Fourteen miles from the mouth of the Tiber, the monotonous level of the plain through which the river flows is broken by a cluster of hills (The seven hills of historic Rome were the Aventine, Capitoline, Coelian, Esquiline (the highest, 218 feet), Palatine, Quirínal, and Viminal. The Janiculum was on the other side of the Tiber, and was held by the early Romans as a stronghold against the Etruscans. It was connected with Rome by a wooden bridge (Pons Sublicius).) rising to a considerable height, around one of which, the PALATINE, first settled a tribe of Latins called RAMNES,â??a name gradually changed to ROMANS.
When this settlement was formed is not known. Tradition says in 753. It may have been much earlier. These first settlers of Rome were possibly a colony from Alba. In the early stages of their history they united themselves with a Sabine colony that had settled north of them on the QUIRÍNAL HILL. The name of TITIES was given to this new tribe. A third tribe, named LUCERES, composed, possibly, of conquered Latins, was afterwards added and settled upon the COELIAN HILL. All early communities, to which the Romans were no exception, were composed of several groups of FAMILIES. The Romans called these groups GENTES, and a single group was called a GENS. All the members of a gens were descended from a common ancestor, after whom the gens received its name…

Hawk’s Ascension (Hawk’s Legacy Series Book 2)

by SJ Garland

Nathaniel Hawk keeps his promise to Cornelius Thistlewaite after the events of the recent Singapore trading season. Nathaniel reluctantly gives up his life of vice for a position at Thistlewaite’s trading house. He soon finds the business of trade in the British Empire is every bit as cut throat as fighting pirates on the high seas. As he starts his new life, a terrible secret from his past threatens to destroy everything he has built and will force him to choose between old allies’ and new.

Charlotte Carstairs tries desperately to settle into her new life as Nathaniel Hawk’s fiancé. She is not proud of the decisions she made in order to save her family from penury and must deal with their repercussions for her future. Every bit as determined as her formidable future husband to make her own place in the world, she must navigate the space between ruthless trader and traitor as the payment for past debts threaten her future.

Together Nathaniel Hawk and Charlotte Carstairs will navigate the dark underworld of black market traders in colonial Britain. They will challenge the East India Company’s monopoly on trade with China and lead the drive for individual enterprise. With enemies on all sides, Nathaniel and Charlotte’s immense ambitions will either drive them apart or bind them together.

Lives of the Early Medici: As Told in Their Correspondence

by Janet Ross

Lives of the Early Medici is a collection of letters written by the Medici family, translated into English.

History of England

by Mary Parmele

The remotest fact in the history of England is written in her rocks. Geology tells us of a time when no sea flowed between Dover and Calais, while an unbroken continent extended from the Mediterranean to the Orkneys.
Huge mounds of rough stones called Cromlechs, have yielded up still another secret. Before the coming of the Celtic-Aryans, there dwelt there two successive races, whose story is briefly told in a few human fragments found in these “Cromlechs.” These remains do not bear the royal marks of Aryan origin. The men were small in stature, with inferior skulls; and it is surmised that they belonged to the same mysterious branch of the human family as the Basques and Iberians, whose presence in Southern Europe has never been explained.
When the Aryan came and blotted out these races will perhaps always remain an unanswered question. But while Greece was clothing herself with a mantle of beauty, which the world for two thousand years has striven in vain to imitate, there was lying off the North and West coasts of the European Continent a group of mist-enshrouded islands of which she had never heard.
Obscured by fogs, and beyond the horizon of Civilization, a branch of the Aryan race known as Britons were there leading lives as primitive as the American Indians, dwelling in huts shaped like beehives, which they covered with branches and plastered with mud. While Phidias was carving immortal statues for the Parthenon, this early Britisher was decorating his abode with the heads of his enemies; and could those shapeless blocks at Stonehenge speak, they would, perhaps, tell of cruel and hideous Druidical rites witnessed on Salisbury Plain, ages ago…

The Battle for Pearl Harbor: The 90 Minutes That Irrevocably Changed American Life (pearl harbor attack, pearl harbor books, the bombing of pearl harbor)

by Iannis Sumner

The Battle for Pearl Harbor: The 90 Minutes That Irrevocably Changed American Life is a book for all those readers who do enjoy history but not typical historical books. You will hear the true story about the day which will live in infamy as President Roosevelt called it, in completely different way. If you are a Pearl Harbor veteran or survivor, we will call your memory alive as it was once. This time, you will read about your life from the safety of your armchair. The book will give you bird-eye perspective on the day that changed your life. For those who do not know much about the famous battle, we will introduce them an exciting and complicated story. We will try to give you the feeling as you were there on December 7th, 1941. Of course, there are many of you that do know the story, but always thought that something lacks in available interpretations. You will see both sides of the event, American and Japanese, and will see Pearl Harbor in the lights of the Second World War. It will make you think over it and improve your conclusions. We will bring history to life. Once you finish with reading, you will remember the Pearl Harbor.

What is Canada Day?

Kurt is curious about what Canada Day is and asks everyone he knows what Canada Day is.

The Vigilantes of Montana

by Thomas Dimsdale

Taking his gun he went up town, to the house of a friend – Buz Craven. He borrowed Buz’s rifle, without remark, and stood prepared for emergencies. Ater waiting some time, he went down to the butcher’s shop which he kept, and saw Plummer frequently; but he always had somebody close beside him, so that, without endangering another man’s life, Hank could not fire.

The book of five rings

by Anthony Salvitti

Miyamoto Musashi, was the greatest warrior in Japan and perhaps the world. This amazing 16th century martial artist, philosopher, artist, and teacher. Devised his own style of welding both swords at the same time. He killed 60 men in fights, battles, and duels. Some of his wisdom is captured in his “The book of five rings” and to truly understand its essence, will open your eyes as to how advanced he was and the insight he has passed on to us. “As a student of kendo, I had the opportunity of training in Japan. The lesson’s learned from the hard life Miyamoto Musashi will greatly benefit any martial artist no matter what style you practice”. Sensei~Salvitti.
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The New World Order (Opening Of The Seven Seals Book 7)

by Michael Meade

People think they live in a free country and are well educated and really know the truth about history and what happened but they have been lied to and indoctrinated from birth to death by the Public/Government run and funded schools and colleges issuing the Doctorate Degrees to cover up thousands of years of atrocities deliberately perpetrated against humanity.

Slavery, Whippings, the Bull Whip, the Multi-National Traiders/Traitors and Colonialism/Colonel-ist, Colonies didn’t start with the Europeans but with the Africans and Muslims thousands of years ago. The culmination of all this evidence will clearly show that all of this death and destruction go directly back to Africa and their Muslim descendants who came up out of the Abyss, Abyssinia and are those same people throughout the world, especially in the United States of America and Europe claiming to be the victims and the oppressed who are actually the victimizers and oppressors of innocent men women, children and even babies.

Many naïve people falsely believe that these Genocides during the Third Reich/Rich Nazi Socialist regime in Germany and in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic, Reich Khazaria were caused by the European peoples but the author unveils the truth and shows that the Genocides were caused by Islam Judaism and Christianity that started and originated in East Africa thousands of years ago in the city of Thebes, locally known as Waset, Home of the Was Scepter, written Swwastika in hieroglyphics.

Most people don’t know the direct undisputable connections linking the Genocidal Nazis and Slavery as starting in Thebes Egypt (Heliopolis of the South, “Southern City”) thousands of years ago along with Jesus Christ and Christianity to Muhammad and Islam, to the Spanish Empire, the Confederacy and the Southern States. This is just another inconvenient truth about history that has been deliberately left out because the United States Government has and is still using these same principles of Communeism, Socialism out of Africa, the Class Struggle, Socialist & Economic Justice, Setting Aside (Set Asides, Quotas, Diversity) the Laws for the Black Muslims and Latinos while fully stringently enforcing them against the Ashkenazi Eastern European Slavic Jews, the European peoples in the United States and Europe.

The U.S. Government has deliberately covered up and denied the fact the Civil War Holocaust was created by Jesus Christ and Christianity that started and originated with the Africans in Thebes, Egypt, East Africa, thousands of years ago. The Civil War was a war against the principles of Jesus Christ and Christianity that originated in East Africa where eight hundred thousand mostly European people fought and died against each other freeing this country from Slavery.

After the Civil War instead of recognizing the sacrifices of hundreds of thousands of brave European men who were injured, maimed and lost their lives bringing US together as one country, one people, united, the United States Government continues this lie using the Class Struggle purposely initiated under Socialism, Social & Economic Justice only for Africans that Set Aside the Law, Set Asides. For the last 150 years the United States government has continued down this path separating segregating and dividing US up and setting aside the laws for the Blacks and now Latinos and Muslims while viscously enforcing the law against the brave European people who fought and died in this Holy War against Jesus Christ and Christianity.

The United States Government and the media outlets around the country and the world have whipped up the hate against the European people just like the Nazi Third Reich propaganda machine did in Nazi Socialist Germany during World War II to the point of another Genocide and Holocaust against the Jews, the Ashkenazi Eastern European Slavic Jewish people.

In fact, the Republich of the United States of America is the fourth Reich/Rich Capitalist and they’re in the final

The Ancient Greeks: History for Kids

by Maria Small

A short history of ancient Greece aimed at children. This covers daily life in ancient Greece; family life; food and drink; houses; gods and goddesses; war and the Olympics.

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by Ð?асилий Ð?сиповиÑ? Ð?лÑ?Ñ?евский

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Bienvenido a Cuba

by Julio Rodriguez

Cuba had been since 1959, a thorn in the shoe for the United States of America.
Declared officially communist after the failure of the 1961 armed intent to topple the Castro’s regimen, had been isolated from most of the continent and particularly from the United States since then.
In 2015, President Barack Obama decided that since the isolation policy has failed for more than fifty years in changing the regime, it was time to try something else and I think he was right.
He restarted diplomatic relations and then, made a historical visit to Cuba in March 2016, hoping that this will initiate a process that gradually make the live better for the Cubans and eventually brings freedom to them.
Because I always thought the isolation policy was a mistake, I traveled there since I could, beginning in 1977 and doing so, four more times after that, in 79, 84, 97 and 2013.
This book includes a brief history of Cuba, so the reader can become better acquainted with its story, see the role played by the United States there since 1898 and help to understand why many Cubans feel Castro was a traitor, while others idolized him.
During my trips, I could see, in that 36 years’ period, the changes in the way of living of the Cubans, the changes in the priority of the revolution and the peculiarities of his society.
I think the strongest bond between the United States and Cuba is the game of baseball and feel that the same way table tennis was paramount in the reestablishing of relations between the US and China, baseball will bring together the United States and Cuba.
That is the reason why when I talked to Fidel Castro, in my third visit in 1997, I brought up this subject.

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