Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics. Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road: Grantland Rice wrote of Jesse Owens that “he had great power in his legs…he had blinding speed
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Richard Zacks has two things going for him in this book. The first is that he is a scholar. He knows his history and is able to take facts (which he can back up) and recreate the life of William Kidd (better known in pirate lore as Captain Kidd)
Did you know that the Americans had the help of pirates in the Revolutionary War? Well, Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans delves into this factual part of our history through the Battle of New Orleans. Jean Laffite was a buccaneer who was also moving smuggled goods on the black market in the area of New Orleans.
How the Irish Saved Civilization is an untold story of Ireland’s heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of medieval europe. Author Thomas Cahill strives to enlighten us on the historical gap between the fall of the Ancient Roman Empire and the Middle Ages, and how the Irish preserved the “civilized world” in the interim with his book
With ten million tons of ice pressing in on her from all sides, she is buckling. The men have heard her beams breaking one by one. They lie in bunks, work at the pumps, and pack-up supplies as the crushing causes the wood to snap and split with a sound liken to artillery fire. Without benefit of electricity, radio, satellite
In his book Eleventh Month,Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour: Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and Its Violent Climax author Joseph E. Persico brings these facts to light.Joseph E. Persico fills the pages of his book with the stories of men from all ranks and all sides of the war