It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression. Only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand how the nation endured. In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. Rejecting the old emphasis on the New Deal, she turns to the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how they helped establish the steadfast character we developed as a nation.
"Student of history"
Calvin Coolidge, president from 1923 to 1929, never rated highly in polls, and history has remembered the decade in which he served as an extravagant period predating the Great Depression. Now Amity Shlaes provides a fresh look at the 1920s and its elusive president, showing that the mid-1920s was in fact a triumphant period that established our modern way of life: The nation electrified, Americans drove their first cars, and the federal deficit was replaced with a surplus.
First published in 1992, Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home has become a classic on its eponymous subject. Awarded Christianity Today's Book of the Year award and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's Gold Medallion award, Prayer continues to receive widespread acclaim as one of the most thorough and insightful treatments of this central spiritual practice.
"Great Introduction to Prayer"
This landmark study was first published in English by the Naval Institute in 1955. Widely acknowledged for its valuable Japanese insights into the battle that turned the tide of war in the Pacific, the book has made a great impact on American readers over the years. Two Japanese naval aviators who participated in the operation provide an unsparing analysis of what caused Japan's staggering defeat.
"Edge of your seat history"
It's been years since the Big War incinerated America in nuclear fire and anarchists dealt liberty a final blow. Out of the ashes of rebellion emerges an unstoppable military force of freedom fighters, led by Hawk Hunter, determined to keep the spirit of the U.S. alive!
Valiantly coming to the aid of a country about to be crushed under an oppression worse than long-gone communism, Hawk Hunter and his allies amass the First American Expeditionary Air Fleet and fly halfway around the world to fight a battle for freedom!
Half of the battle to free the American continent is over. Led by Hawk Hunter, the united Americans have expelled the brutal neo-nazi armies from the lands east of the Rockies. But the war-blackened West Coast remains in the clutches of inhuman Asian warlords!
The reunited American continent is divided once again. While a brutal army of Nordic conquerors occupies the lands of the east, a band of Asian mercenaries seeks to dominate the American west. Worse yet, Hawk Hunter has seemingly vanished into thin air!
Author and former intelligence officer Amy Waters Yarsinske breaks the incredible true story of the first American pilot shot down during the Gulf War - discovered alive 11 years after his own government left him for dead.
"Needs a thorough editing"
The Panama Canal, Hawaii, and the American fleet at Pearl Harbor have been destroyed in sneak attacks, while South America has been conquered by the Japanese. The planet is at war, and now Hawk Hunter and the free world must strike back!
Disarmed and leaderless, the United States is united no longer! Evil Russian warlords have reduced the Capitol to a smoking pile of radioactive rubble. While the destitute citizens are frozen in a state of panic, one man steps forward to seek retribution. He is a brilliant ace fighter pilot: Hawk Hunter, a lone warrior on a mission to keep alive the indomitable spirit of a forgotten dream called "America".
Year after year, climbers return to the world's most difficult mountains. At these places, even the most cautious climber is vulnerable to mistakes, bad weather and bad luck, which often leads to death. This collection offers harrowing accounts of extreme mountaineering and its potentially fatal consequences.
In a darkened corner of the world, America lies bleeding. The Big War has reduced the country's once-great industrial cities and vast countryside to a war-blackened landscape. But out of these ruins emerges brilliant ace fighter pilot Hawk Hunter, a lone warrior battling to keep the spirit of his country alive.
Disarmed and leaderless, the United States is united no longer. Washington has been reduced to a smoking pile of radioactive rubble. Out of the blasted ruins of a once great land emerges a hero for the ages, Hawk Hunter, the brilliant ace fighter pilot. A fearless man of extraordinary abilities crossing a war-blackened landscape, a nightmarish breeding ground of slavery, carnage, violence, and death.
"Just simply FUN"
Logan Huett is a former Army scout who discovers magnificent Sycamore Cañon in central Arizona, where he intends to homestead. With some trepidation he wires East to the woman he had courted back in Missouri, proposing marriage. Lucinda Baker, a schoolteacher, accepts. But pioneer life proves very hard for her. Living is crude....
For those who dare, things often go wrong on the sea. Deep Blue offers some of literature's greatest stories about the ocean and the people who risk its wrath. Castaways, pirates, and victims of shipwreck all fight to survive in far-flung places and under harrowing circumstances. Together, these works offer a convincing reminder of the sea's dangers and mysteries.
Should Tommy Beckworth hang for Liji Evers death? Old Man Coffee and the biscuit shooter will trick the truth out of someone.
On Easter morning, 1972, Marine captain John Ripley braved intense enemy fire to blow up a bridge during the North Vietnamese "Easter Offensive." Ripley became a legend within the Marine Corps for his daring act of heroism. His story is described here by fellow Marine John Grider Miller. Miller lays bare Ripley's innermost thoughts during the 3 hours it took to place and set the fuses while some 30,000 enemy troops and 200 tanks prepared to cross just yards away. Such a compelling act of raw courage and personal resolve is rarely encountered.
When Bellerin' Bill kicks fancy shootin' Elmer off his ranch, he rides straight into a pack of stagecoach robbin' kidnappers who grab his dream girl.