My Father's War tells the compelling story of a unit of black Buffalo Soldiers and their white commander fighting on the Italian front during World War II. The 92nd Division of the Fifth Army was the only African American infantry division to see combat in Europe during 1944 and 1945, suffering more than 3,200 casualties. Members of this unit, known as Buffalo Soldiers, endured racial violence on the home front and experienced racism abroad.
Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age During the Civil War explores gender, age, and Confederate identity by examining the lives of teenage daughters of Southern slaveholding, secessionist families. These young women clung tenaciously to the gender ideals that upheld marriage and motherhood as the fulfillment of female duty and to the racial order of the slaveholding South, an institution that defined their status and afforded them material privileges. When differences between the North and South proved irreconcilable, Southern daughters demonstrated extraordinary agency in seeking to protect their futures as wives, mothers, and slaveholders.
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It's Sherlock Holmes like you've never seen him before. Between the classic Sherlock sleuth skills and the twist of time travel, Sherlock Holmes in 2012 is a mystery series that will have you asking for more. Delve into the book to find a woman even smarter than Sherlock. He has solved the crimes of Britain but you will be amazed as he outwits terrorists and murderous foes on two continents and around the globe.
Upon returning home to Oxrun Station from travelling Europe, Cynthia Yarrow notices that her family has changed. Her mother cuts herself but does not bleed. Her father lay dead before her eyes but is alright just hours later. Cynthia's suspicions lie with her family's new doctor, Dr. Kraylin. With her friend from years back, Ed, Cynthia must solve this mystery or die trying.
Eve Moore appears to have an ideal life: a lovely home, two grown children and a husband who is a good provider. Samuel Moore's alcoholism escalates and he becomes abusive. After a violent episode, she leaves. Through a mutual friend, she meets Paul Connors, a retired psychologist. They fall in love, but live 300 miles apart. Neither is willing nor able to give up their lifestyle. Can Eve and Paul sustain a meaningful long-distance relationship? Does their love transcend the limits of space?
When death has you for dinner, oh the tales that you will hear. A secret hidden in a freezer. A lonely woman takes solace in an ancient cat. A boy is trapped in a barn with a gang of killers. An open grave awaits an occupant. A man is encouraged to kill by a long lost love. And more. Here lie ten short stories from the mind of author Gabriel Beyers.
When Liza Durant is saved from drowning by Jeffrey Forrest, she little realizes how much this chance meeting will change her life. For Jeffrey is the heir both to a large business, and to the great estate that lies near it, dominated by the old manor house called La Deuxième - “The Second.” Within days he proposes to the beautiful young woman; she neither accepts nor declines, but says that she'll visit him at his country home. But Jeffrey's father is killed, Jeffrey's so-called accidental death soon follows, and Liza finds herself enmeshed in a web of intrigue.
A collection of 13 short stories of the unusual, bizarre, and unpredictable....