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Marine Tank Battles In The Pacific

By Oscar E. Gilbert
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Oscar E. Gilbert
No previous book has been devoted to Marine Corps armor in World War II. Gilbert's gripping narrative combines exhaustive detail on Marine armor and combat with moving eyewitness accounts, never before published, of what it was actually like to be a Marine tanker in action in the Pacific.

The Magnificent Activist

By Howard Meyer
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Howard Meyer
Thomas Wentworth Higginson is little known today, but during his own lifetime his remarkable activism put him at the very heart of the pivotal social movements reshaping America for the nineteenth century and beyond. Born in Cambridge, he was a fervent abolitionist, running guns to anti-slavery settlers and financing John Brown's raid. During the Civil War, he commanded the first black unit to fight for the Union, and their achievements (publicized in his classic Army Life in a Black Regiment ) opened the way for further black enlistment. He also championed women's rights for sixty years, lecturing and agitating for suffrage. His lifelong correspondence with Emily Dickinson led to his editing her verse for publication, which some have called his greatest literary legacy. But in fact that legacy is here, in the essays he wrote about the many causes to which he dedicated his life. With this volume Meyer has guaranteed the rediscovery of a major American figure whose ideas made him a radical in his society but a visionary in ours.

The Majors

By John Feinstein
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John Feinstein
'Four days a year, golfers go out to play for Forever. Those are the four Sundays at the major championships. They all know what is at stake. They all know that winning will change their lives, and in some cases define their lives. They also know that losing can do those things too.'Each of the four major gold tournaments - the Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open and the PGA - has its own personality, level of competition, and drama. Here, John Feinstein follows such top stars as Mark O'Meara, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, and David Duval - together with lesser-known contenders - through the four tournaments. Readers are treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how big-name players orchestrate their seasons to be at peak form for these intense events. At the same time, Feinstein gives us the history and lore of the tournaments, showing how they became and remain the Majors.

Military Memoirs Of A Confederate

By Edward Porter Alexander
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Edward Porter Alexander
General Edward Porter Alexander was the master gunner of the Confederacy, and undeniably one of the great American artillerists. He was involved in nearly all of the great battles of the East, from First Manassas through Appomattox on the second day at Gettysburg, Alexander's battalion executed one of the greatest artillery charges of the war Longstreet relied upon him for reconnaissance, and Stonewall Jackson wanted him made an infantry general.
  • The Memory Of Earth

    By Orson Scott Card
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    Orson Scott Card
    The planet called Harmony had been settled by humans nearly forty years before. The colony had been placed under the care of an artificial intelligence, the Oversoul, high in orbit. This master computer had one overriding command: guard the people of Harmony.But now the Oversoul is itself in danger. Soon, within a thousand years, catastrophic war will break out on Harmony unless the Oversoul can be repaired. The master computer has determined that it must be taken back to lost Earth; someone on Harmony must be given back the knowledge of space travel in order to save the planet from destruction. For one family, about to be caught up in an approaching civil war, life will change for ever.More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
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    The Mensa Genius Quiz Book

    By Abbie F. Salny, Marvin Grosswirth
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    Abbie F. Salny, Marvin Grosswirth