Fort Knox is the site of the US Bullion Depository, located in Northern Kentucky, between Louisville and Elizabethtown. This top secret army post is considered to be the most secure building in the world, due to the extreme security measures deployed to make the facility impassable from an attack. This mighty fortress of 109,000 acres stores a large amount of the US gold reserves, the Federal Reserve's most valuable assets. Over the years, speculation and debate, as well as myths and legends, have sparked controversy on the amount of gold housed at Fort Knox, or if there is any gold at all. This book is an overview into the origins of Fort Knox, its security perimeters, gold conspiracy theories, and the Federal Reserve's connection to the available Fort Knox audits. Fort Knox is cloaked in a cloud of secrecy, surely to remain a unsolved mystery for years to come.
Genre: History Length: 29 Pages (2,827 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
"English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century" by James Anthony Froude. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Genre: History Length: 102 Pages (1,756 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
Their hearts were strong, and their courage endless.
Pearl Harbor survivor, Black Cat radioman, and decorated WW 2 veteran. ARM H. P. Lawrence, tells the true story of the fight against the Japanese in this compilation of his memoirs.
One of only a handful of non-Native American code-talkers, H. P. Lawrence became a member of an elite fighting force, the Black Cats. Flying in their nocturnal missions, the Cats claws were sharp and their aim deadly.
From devastation to victory, the story of these brave men?the deadly, mysterious, and illusive Black Cats is a journey into the past where nightmares came true and hatred reigned. A time in history we should never, ever forget.
The day which will live in infamy... was just the beginning.
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Genre: History Length: 67 Pages (5,241 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
John Cadden, of Morristown, New Jersey, was a radio operator on a B-24 in the 445th Bomb Group, flying out of Tibenham, England, during World War II. His plane was severely damaged on the Kassel Mission of Sept. 27, 1944. Pilot Stanley Krivik, one of the unsung heroes of that spectacular battle, managed to get his crippled plane back to Tibenham, where he saw construction equipment on the runway. He overshot the runway and crash-landed five miles away. Krivik, who played football at Fordham before the war and would play for Notre Dame when he returned home, pulled several crew members, including Cadden, who was unconscious, out of the wreckage.
Oral historian Aaron Elson has interviewed numerous survivors of the Kassel Mission and is on the board of the Kassel Mission Historical Association. These in-depth interviews give not only a picture of the veteran's role in the mission but also what day to day life was like for a member of the 8th Air Force.
Genre: History Length: 25 Pages (573 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
The "Howl" by Kazat Akmatov is a beautifully crafted novel centred
on life in rural Kyrgyzstan. Characteristic of the country's national
writer, the simple plot is imbued with descriptions of the spectacular
landscape, wildlife and local customs.
The theme however, is universal and the contradictory emotions
experienced by Kalen the shepherd must surely ring true to young
men, and their parents, the world over.
Here is a haunting and sensitively written story of a bitter -sweet rite
of passage from boyhood to manhood.
Kalen returns home from National Service naively expecting his
parents to respect him as an adult but at the same time, indulge
him like a child. He feels slighted by both his father's indifference to
his achievements in the army and his intentions to marry and despite
being closer to his mother, Kalen is dismayed that she too, is unwilling
to pander to his plans for an immediate marriage.
Impetuous and armed with the arrogance of youth, Kalen determines
to ignore his ...
Genre: History Length: 45 Pages (834 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
THE CITY WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE A Collection of Four Stories by Gulsifat Shahidi Viewed from the perspective of three generations, Shahidi presents a rare and poignant insight into the impact which Tajikistan's terrible civil war had on its people and its culture during the early '90s. Informed partly by her own experiences as a journalist, these beautifully interwoven stories are imbued with both her affection for her native land and her hopes for its future. The narrators - Horosho, his granddaughter Nekbaht, her husband Ali and his cousin Shernazar - each endure harrowing episodes of loss, injustice and violence but against all odds, remain driven by a will to survive, and restore peace, prosperity and new opportunities for themselves and fellow citizens
Genre: History Length: 172 Pages (4,988 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
When the USS Missouri was tugged and pushed into the port of Astoria, Oregon in 1998, the author covered the ten-day stay for the Long Beach, WA weekly newspaper, The Chinook Observer. With the help of a Naval officer friend she was able to give his technical info as well as her personal story. Photos of the military and civilian ceremonies onboard were from those days before the huge ship was moved by huge tugboats to Hawaii for its final moorage. It was written for history buffs as well as those who are young and want to learn the history of our nation.
Genre: History Length: 36 Pages (3,989 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
There are many excellent books on the Reformation, but most of them are either long or very long. In this lecture the most important points are summed up in ten thousand words. These are lectures for busy people. This also makes them excellent revision material.
The lecture begins by outlining the ideas of the Catholic Church as they were in 1500. Then you will find the ideas of Luther and Calvin explained, and also the cultural and political contexts which allowed their ideas to take hold in many places. The stories of how and why the Reformation succeeded in some parts of Europe and failed in others are also briefly told.
A short bibliography suggests what you might read next if you want to learn more.
Genre: History Length: 40 Pages (502 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
The Vengeance of Gold
In January of 1848, gold was discovered in Alta California. In February of that year, the Mexican American War ended, and the land was ceded to the United States. Soon afterwards, the Devil came to California.
The Godless Times is Amazon bestselling author Matt Cutugno's masterful third novel in his fast-paced Tarnished Star series. Following on the heels of The Godless Men and The Godless Land, Cutugno steps back in time to the beginning of the California Gold Rush to tell a story of greed, raw power and ambitious women.
Matt Cutugno is the author of five novels and eleven plays that have been produced in New York, Los Angeles and across the country. He has been a frequent contributor to Stay Thirsty Magazine for the past ten years. He is from New York and currently lives in California.
Genre: History Length: 171 Pages (2,998 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
Man of the Mountains" is a book about a young Muslim Chechen boy, Zaur who becomes a central figure representing the fight of local indigenous people against both the Russians invading the country and Islamic radicals trying to take a leverage of the situation, using it to push their narrow political agenda on the eve of collapse of the USSR. After 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan by coalition forces, the subject of the Islamic jihadi movement has become an important subject for the Western readers. But few know about the resistance movement from the local intellectuals and moderates against radical Islamists taking strong hold in the area. "Man of the Mountains" offers a deeper look at the growing influence of Islamic radicals in the Caucasus, particularly in the northern part where the author is from, and its philosophy and operational tools on the ground. Reviews: "This new book, from the winner of the 2013 Open Central Asia Book Forum and Literature Festival, is a ...
Genre: History Length: 246 Pages (4,168 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
"The read that exposes 'political correctness' for the fraud we suspected it to be."
'England's Rise and Decline' first reminds us what it was that once made Britain's economy the world's super-leader. It then explains how England consolidated her position globally, in particular through her 'special relationship' with America.
Her decline, meanwhile, is seen as a result of the 'Victorian hypocrisy' of the town-based, college-educated professional. That same middle-class sanctimony is the root of today's ultra-liberal 'p.c.' movements.
Instructively detailed in its history, yet breathtakingly sweeping in its strategic scope, the book is always startling, original and interesting - even if you don't agree with its clearly explained viewpoints.
A fun and readable - but gritty - work of history and political theory for the age of Trump and Farage. Not a book for Ivory Tower socialists or for fans of Tony Blair.
Genre: History Length: 471 Pages (981 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
THE THIRD BOOK IN THE CHESAPEAKE SERIES - Roaring into the Twentieth Century, the Ethan Douglas family faces new challenges with furious weather on the Chesapeake Bay, oyster wars, Titanic and Lusitania sinkings, new changes with women's suffrage, a world at war dragging America into conflict; and drug and alcohol addiction causing dozens of states to adopt prohibition.
Genre: History Length: 225 Pages (7,942 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
Rumours have always existed of a large, hidden treasure from ancient Indian times, based on the legend of Vyamana the Accursed - the tragic legend of how a great King lost everything, his kingdom and his unimaginable wealth in an attempt to conquer the three worlds; a tale lost in the mists of time, long forgotten, an enigma to historians and researchers, some of whom believe that the events described in the story are real.
A renowned historian and his friends have spent their lifetime trying to prove the legend is real, in an attempt not only to rewrite the history of the modern world, but also to find his hidden riches. As they sift through clues in Indian history, right from the times of Ashoka the Great to Emperor Akbar, and especially those left behind by the hidden 'jewel' in Akbar's court, they become more and more convinced that the riches accumulated by Vyamana exist, but its final resting place still remains unknown.
A secret group of influential persons plan a coup ...
Genre: History Length: 351 Pages (835 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
The Long Escape
This is a true story; a story of survival. It tells of how a boy and his family lived a life of hellish abuse, fought back, and learned to live with the memories. It is also an adventure tale, following the boy through the military buildup to the Viet Nam War, Pacific Island love affairs, and his personal battles in the Montana mountains.
As a boy, Jeff was raised in the mountains of Montana where he idolized his father, a former professional boxer. But in the early 1950s, his idol became an alcoholic and an abuser, repeatedly beating Jeff, his mother, and his younger siblings. In desperation, Jeff resorted to digging hidden bunkers where the family could hide when they were attacked. Life became a daily struggle, both physically and financially.
He left school and worked wherever he could find a job, using the money to help feed his family. He labored in lumber mills, railroads, and ranches until he joined the military at age seventeen.
This story ...
Genre: History Length: 327 Pages (754 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
In "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" the life story of one of the most important figures in American history is recounted. The book tells the story of Franklin's early days as a printer, publisher and inventor through to the year 1757 where the Autobiography ends uncompleted. Franklin wrote this autobiography during three different periods in his life and it is supposed that it is left unfinished due to his dying before its completion. There may be no greater figure in American history than Benjamin Franklin and here the reader will delight in an intimate portrait of the man.
Genre: History Length: 213 Pages (1,012 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
Of the many captivity stories or 'slave narratives' that emerged in the first half of the nineteenth century, the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is widely considered to be the most important. The author, known for his eloquence, brings the same mastery of the English language to his memoir. His book describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.
Genre: History Length: 83 Pages (430 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 13th, 2020