Genesis of the Space Race by John B Leith

Genesis of the Space Race: The Inner Earth and the Extra Terrestrials by John B Leith
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Overview: John B. Leith is an unackowledge hero who was only 26 years old when WW II was over and he had left the service of the allied forces in Europe.

In this book John describes 12 of his 62 missions behind enemy lines rescuing prisoners. Once retired from the military John was ordered by the US government not to reveal anything of his combat service until after his death (1998). Now at last his true story is being told.

Several of his missions described in this book involve Intrusion of Alien Beings into World Societies and Interviews with Leading Extra Terrestrials, Social, Political, Economic and Religious life in Inner Earth and Primer For a New Age of Space. They seemed to protect his team in the ongoing struggle between the forces of good and evil.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow by Margaret Clapp

Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow by Margaret Clapp
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.4 Mb
Overview: The policeman on the block straightened his shoulders and saluted heartily when John Bigelow passed him. Citizens bowed with a shade more courtesy when they met the old gentleman. New Yorkers liked to see him striding down Madison Avenue, vigorous and erect at ninety years of age, a tall figure meticulously clad in old-fashioned garb, a shock of white hair reaching down in trimmed side-beards on ruddy cheeks, gray eyes bright with eager curiosity. Their "First Citizen," they called him in the early years of the twentieth century.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Bruce Springsteen FAQ by John D. Luerssen

Bruce Springsteen FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Boss by John D. Luerssen
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 13 MB
Overview: Long before he sold 120 million albums globally in a career that has endured artistically and commercially like no other performer’s in the rock era Bruce Springsteen was a working-class New Jersey kid with a dream and a guitar. By the time he was 16 he was playing ShopRite openings and school dances around his hometown of Freehold. For many high school is where the garage-band dreams die but time spent fronting a band called Steel Mill in the heyday of Asbury Park’s Upstage scene gave him the courage to sidestep college and put his name out in front soon enough making him The Boss to his band.
After five more years spent working diligently on that dream Springsteen had landed the dueling Time and Newsweek covers that made him an instant household name on the strength of his album Born to Run. Bruce Springsteen FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Boss investigates Springsteen’s superstar Born in the U.S.A. album and tour the dissolution and reunion of the Street Band the legal wrangling that held up 1978’s Darkness on the Edge of Town the group’s postmillennium resurgence the untimely passing of core band members Danny Federici and Clarence Clemons and more. This indispensible read packed with countless images of rare memorabilia is a volume Springsteen fans will treasure.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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The Komnene Dynasty by John Carr

The Komnene Dynasty: Byzantium’s Struggle for Survival 1057-1185 by John Carr
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Overview: The 128-year dynasty of the Komneni (1057 to 1185) was the last great epoch of Byzantium, when the empire had to fend off Turkish and Norman foes simultaneously. Starting with the extremely able Alexios I, and unable now to count on help from the West, the Komneni played their strategic cards very well. Though the dynasty ended in cruelty and incompetence under Andronikos I (the Terrible), it fought a valiant rear-guard action in keeping eastern Christendom alive. The Komnene dynasty saw several changes in Byzantine military practice, such as the adoption of heavy cavalry on the western model, the extensive use of foreign mercenaries and the neglect of the navy (both of which were to prove a huge and possibly fatal disadvantage). A chapter is devoted to the famous Varangian Guard, which included many Saxons in exile following the Norman conquest of England. The terrible defeat at Myriokephalon in 1176 sealed the doom of the dynasty, preparing the way for the conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusaders.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Dungeon, Fire and Sword by John J. Robinson

Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades by John J. Robinson
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Overview: Dungeon, Fire and Sword is a good book for all who enjoy a well-written, well-researched story of stupidity, greed, barbarity, unspeakable cruelty, deception, fraud, treachery and sanctimony. John J. Robinson has written a fascinating history of an incredible time.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Thomas, Lucy and Alatau by John Massey Stewart

Thomas, Lucy and Alatau: The Atkinsons’ Adventures in Siberia and the Kazakh Steppe by John Massey Stewart
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 18 MB
Overview: This is the first full biography of an unjustly forgotten man: Thomas Witlam Atkinson (1799 – 1861), architect, artist, traveller extraordinaire, author – and bigamist.
Famous in his lifetime as ‘the Siberian traveller’, he spent seven years travelling nearly 40,000 miles through the Urals, Kazakhstan and Siberia with special authorisation from the Tsar, producing 560 watercolour sketches – many published here for the first time – of the often dramatic scenery and exotic peoples. He kept a detailed daily journal, now extensively quoted for the first time with his descendants’ cooperation.

This is also the story of Lucy, his spirited and intrepid wife and their son Alatau Tamchiboulac, called after their favourite places and born in a remote Cossack fort. They both shared his many adventures and extremes of heat and cold, travelling with him on horseback up and down precipices and across dangerous rivers, escaping a murder plot atop a great cliff and befriending the famous Decembrist exiles.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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The Day John Died by Christopher Andersen

The Day John Died by Christopher Andersen
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 286 MB
Overview: "People keep telling me I can be a great man. I’d rather be a good one."-John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Where were you the day John died? Like his father’s assassination and the death of Princess Diana, the tragic plane crash that took the life of JFK Jr. on July 16, 1999, is one of the defining moments of our lives – an event that moved us so deeply we will never forget where we were the day we heard the news. With good reason. No other American had lived his entire life in the spotlight – from his rambunctious toddlerhood in the Kennedy White House and heartbreaking salute to his father’s coffin to his daredevil Sexiest Man Alive bachelor days and his final years poised on the brink of fatherhood and a brilliant political career.
Now, in the manner of his other number one New York Times best seller The Day Diana Died, respected Kennedy family biographer Christopher Andersen makes The Day John Died available for the first time as an ebook. Andersen draws on important sources – many talking here for the first time – to recreate in vivid and startling detail the events leading up to that fateful night off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. An inspiring, sympathetic, and compelling look at one of the most remarkable young men of our time, The Day John Died is more than just the definitive biography of JFK Jr. It is a bittersweet saga of triumph, love, loss, fate – and promise unfulfilled. It is the story of America’s son.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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