In late 1782, many Revolutionary War officers in the Hudson Highlands were angry and frustrated that they had not been paid for months or even years. With victory in sight, they feared they might never get their back pay and promised pensions, because the Continental Congress had no authority to raise money.
As the last months of the war approached, several key army officers, supported by some members of Congress, set in motion a plot to terrify state legislators and their delegates in Philadelphia into granting Congress the direct taxation authority it needed to pay the promised wages and guarantee future pensions. Their threat: to refuse to lay down their arms after the war was won, possibly marching to Philadelphia to enforce their demands—OR to quit the battle with victory in sight, allowing the British to quell the revolution. “Ready for revolt” in March, 1783, hundreds of officers were gathered to discuss their plan when, to their shock, General Washington himself arrived to change the course of history.
Warriors, educators, an aerospace pioneer, a Catholic saint...100 + Native American Women Who Changed the World is a stellar collection of historical and contemporary women of Indigenous heritage who have contributed to the survival and success of their families, communities--and the United States of America.
"...a well-researched and comprehensive representation of our Indigenous mothers, sisters, daughters and friends."-- LaDonna Harris (Comanche), President and Founder, Americans for Indian Opportunity
From the Author: "In 2007, I discovered a small pocket diary, measuring approximately 3 by 5 inches, at an antique shop in New England. When I later transcribed the diary and discovered that the female diarist was an abused farm wife, suffering from loneliness and degradation, I set out on a year of research to piece together the identity of the woman and something about her life.
Along the way, I became interested in the writing of other 19th century female diarists and discovered the importance of their ordinary stories to American history.
This book contains Esther Small's 1886 diary and excerpts from her 1880 diary, along with my own preface and afterword recounting my research journey and the importance of the diaries of ordinary 19th century women."
Author Steve Snyder’s father, Howard Snyder, was a B-17 pilot stationed in England during World War II. On February 8, 1944, his plane, the B-17 Susan Ruth, was Shot Down over the French/Belgium border after a mission to bomb Frankfurt, Germany.
The book tells the true story of events leading up to and after that harrowing day. Of the ten man crew, some died, some ended up in prison camps, and some evaded capture. What makes this book unique is the varied, detailed, and amazing story of what happened to each crew member, in particular Howard Snyder who evaded capture and was missing in action for seven months.
Fields of War: Battle of Normandy provides the history and locations for the fight for Normandy against the massed armies of Nazi Germany. Starting on the beaches and drop zones of D-Day and continuing to the annihilation of the German Seventh Army in the Falaise Pocket, the Battle of Normandy describes the individuals whose sacrifices determined the outcome and brings battlefield visitors to the actual locations of their efforts.
Each battlefield location is identified with detailed driving directions and GPS co-ordinates. The understanding of large and small engagements is enhanced by the 94 battlefield maps on which military units and outstanding terrain features are superimposed upon the modern road network. Museums, cemeteries, and other sites are described and their physical and email addresses, hours of operation, and websites are presented.
The beginning of the famous "Nine Days in May" battles of the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam and the heroes who fought them. The early fire fights and battles of one of the most highly decorated battalions of the Vietnam War. Eyewitness accounts of boys become men as they recount the riveting events of fire fights, human wave attacks, hand-to-hand combat, overrun units, survivors, sacrifice, and four Medals of Honor.
While multiple books, providing detailed information on Pearls and other fine jewels or Gems, have previously been published. None of these have ever provided the information from Abalone - Zooplankton of pearls and in the same depth and detail as Pearls of Creation does. This non-fiction, easy-to-read text-book style format is intended to help you to increase your knowledge of, interest in and love, of Pearls. Dive right in and discover all the latest information available on the Pearl farm industry at your fingertips. This book features up-to-date, verified information, acquired from many sources, including the 6 incredible, world renowned Pearl Farms highlighted in the book.
FROM THE AUTHOR: "What follows here, just a brief insight into Pain and Purpose in the Pacific. This book did not begin with the idea of a chronology of the battles of the Pacific War, although an overview is included. But instead it was intended to be a brief account of the battles on Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa as I retrace the travels of one Marine from the farmland of Minnesota to Japan and back. Carl J. Johnson spent 30 months in the Pacific. Four of those months were in bitter combat on the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa. He is my uncle. I have been blessed to travel, & to spend time at many of the places he traveled during World War II. My travels didn’t stop there.
As a Continental Airlines pilot based in Guam, now retired and having lived on Saipan, I have had the opportunity over a seven year period to visit other islands that were the scene of horrific battles of World War II. In addition to Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa, I will mention a few of them. Included are Guam where I was based during the closing years of my airline career; also Belau, which is Palau, and includes Peleliu. Included too in this book are Iwo Jima, Corregidor and the Philippines. In my travels beyond Hawaii and Pearl Harbor, which was my introduction into the Pacific, were Yap, and Truk, which is Chuuk, and Pohnpei in the Carolines. And I’ve spent time in Japan."
In Jesus The Jew No One Knows D. C. Smith reintroduces history’s most misunderstood Messiah. He presents the Torah-observant teacher, accompanied by classical artwork and concise explanations, to show what actually happened to him both before and after Christianity took root in Roman-occupied Judea. Using a carefully drawn out series of historical segments, Smith peels back 2,000 years of revisionist distortions to uncover the many myths and made-up stories about a local rabbi we now think of as “Jesus,” but whose real name was Joshua. Smith informs us about Christ’s birthplace, his mother, father, brothers and Nazarene neighbors, as he describes a peasant existence exalted and overdramatized after-the-fact. He shares the circumstances of a teenage boy growing up in Lower Galilee, noting the race, tribe and lineage he would have belonged to, while explaining the political meaning behind his parables and the baffling behavior of his closest disciples.
The author also considers narcissistic emperors and kings who reigned during those ancient days and recounts the new prophet’s religious calling, along with aristocratic “enemies” and so-called “friends” who claimed to have witnessed what was going on. In the third and final part of the story Smith exposes his hideouts, his last supper, his betrayer, the Roman judge who sentenced him, and the eventual crucifixion, all of which were followed by church doctrines regarding his resurrection and second coming.
Replete with biblical timelines and a comprehensive glossary, Jesus the Jew No One Knows is a visual journey into the day-to-day life of Jesus Christ. It chronicles how the truth about him was either covered up or set aside and how later theological traditions were passed down over the centuries by Greek-speaking ghost writers with suspect agendas. From start to finish, this remarkable book separates fact from fantasy in reconstructing the historical Jesus and the turbulent times in which he lived. It is a must read for inquisitive people of all faiths and for secular humanists, too!
Poetry is an extension of her work raising consciousness.
An award-winning poet, Van Putten’s latest work is entitled, Healing History: Reflections of Race and Forgiveness in Prose and Poetry (KEPHRA PUBLICATIONS, 2013). Weaving narrative and verse in a scholarly and artistic exploration of historical events and contemporary quandaries, readers are invited to learn, think and reflect. The book’s poetic flow is captivating and spiritual, drawing one thoughtfully through the depths of the emotional challenges posed by the intellectual force of its subject matter. Van Putten gives voice to a present-day call for freedom – a call not to forget the past, but to remember its lessons, and to engage in necessary forgiveness in order to heal from the deep fissures of race. Therein, she posits, lies the path to true liberation for us all.