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The Mob didn't take "no" for an answer, so when "Bugsy" Siegel and Moe Sedway grabbed a hold of a few casino bosses and told 'em they were now partners in their Las Vegas casinos, the old bosses glumly agreed. Within five years Las Vegas was the Mob's greatest venture and most spectacular success, and through 40 years of frenzy, murder, deceit, scams, and skimming, the FBI listened on phone taps and did virtually nothing to stop the fun. This book brings out the truth about the Mob's control of the casinos in Vegas like you've never heard it before, from start to finish.Early on, two of the nation's most powerful, dirty, and murderous crime family bosses went to prison in the 1930's: Al Capone, and Lucky Luciano. Frank Nitti took over the Chicago Outfit, while Frank Costello ran things for the Luciano Family. Both men were influenced by their bosses from prison, and both sent enough gangsters into the streets to influence loan sharking, extortion, union control, and drug sales.Bugsy Siegel worked for both groups, handling a string of murders and opening up gaming on the west coast, and that included Las Vegas, an oasis of sin in the middle of the desert - and it was legal. Most of it. The FBI watched as the Mob took control of casino after casino, killed off the competition, and stole enough money to bribe their way to respectability back home.By the 1950's, nearly every major crime family had a stake in a Las Vegas casino. Some did better than others. Casino owners watched-over their profits while competing crime families eyed each other's success like jealous lovers. Murder often followed.
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“A compelling and provocative read . . . With a soldier’s eye, Jim Lacey re-creates the battle of Marathon in all its brutal simplicity.”—Barry Strauss, author of Masters of Command   Marathon—one of history’s most pivotal battles. Its name evokes images...
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The harrowing true story that inspired the critically acclaimed filmThe son of a freed slave, Solomon Northup lived the first thirty years of his life as a free man in upstate New York. In the spring of 1841, he was offered a job: a short-term, lucrative engagement...
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Twelve Years a Slave
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In 1841, free-born African American Solomon Northup was offered a job in his hometown of Saratoga Springs, New York. He followed his employers to the job site at Washington, D.C., where he was beaten, drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery, eventually ending up on a plantation in Louisiana owned...
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Twelve Years a Slave
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By: Solomon Northup
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#1 Bestseller Now a major motion picture directed by Steve McQueen and starring Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Paul Giamatti 12 Years a Slave is a riveting true account of a free man captured and sold into...
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Twelve Years a Slave
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By: Solomon Northup
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Cipora Hurwitz (Fela Rozensztajn) was less than six years old when the Second World War erupted. All at once the life of her tranquil family became a Hell. FORBIDDEN STRAWBERRIES is the riveting auto-biography of Cipora Hurwitz, an innocent young girl caught up in the Maelstrom of the Holocaust....
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Forbidden Strawberries
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He set his star by a simple motto: duty, honor,  country. Only rarely does history grant a single  individual the ability, personal charisma, moral  force, and intelligence to command the respect,  admiration, and affection of an entire nation. But such  a man is General H. Norman...
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Framed in the historical time line from Hitler's rise to power to the end of the Nazi regime thirteen years later was a Jewish family, with two young sons, living in Berlin. With the clouds gathering, they realized they had no means to leave and therefore must ride out the storm. Their hopes faded...
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Saved by the Enemy
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LIKE BIRDS IN BLACK AND WHITE is not just another story among the thousand tales of terror that this war wrought by WWII on this world. LIKE BIRDS IN BLACK AND WHITE is the narrative of a young Jewish girl from the village of Wereszczyn, Poland. At the same time, LIKE BIRDS IN BLACK AND WHITE is a...
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Like Birds In Black and White
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This is not a book about survival in a concentration camp. It is a book about "ordinary" people, maybe like you & me, on the peripheries of the Holocaust. It is a book about an ordinary man who is a young Polish Jewish doctor & it tells of the discrimination he faced leading up to WWII. It tells...
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Unfinished Symphony
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By: Bernard Hellreich Ingram
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Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 - January 27, 1922) was a pioneer woman in journalism. She remains notable for two feats: a record-breaking trip around the world in emulation of Jules Verne, and an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. In addition to her writing,...
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Ten Days in a Mad-House
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Buck is a domesticated dog living with his loving family on a ranch in California when he is stolen away and sold off into the brutish life of an Alaskan sled dog. In order to survive, Buck must withstand cruel treatment from his human masters, and fight to gain respect and dominance within his...
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The Call of the Wild
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By: Jack London
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Endlessly quoted and referred to, Tocqueville's great history is as relevant now as when it was first published in the mid-19th century, and it remains the most penetrating and astute picture of American life ever written....
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Democracy in America, Volume I and II (Optimized for Kindle)
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By: Alexis De Tocqueville
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His name was Ziama – a beautiful Jewish name which he had to change to Russian ‘Zakhar’ in order to conceal his origins. When all Jews were ordered to appear at a gathering point, he didn’t go and persuaded others not to go either. Pretending to be a collaborator for the occupation...
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The Riddle Of Babi Yar
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TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE (Plus MUCH more!) This exciting new release includes the complete text of "Twelve Years a Slave." Read the amazing story of Solomon Northup before (or after) you see the critically-acclaimed movie of 2013. But this collection doesn't stop there. It also...
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Twelve Years a Slave: Plus Five American Slave Narratives, Including Life of Frederick Douglass, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Life of Josiah Henson, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Up
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By: Frederick Douglass, Josiah Henson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Solomon Northup, Harriet Jacobs, Booker T. Washington, Timeless Reads
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Were the author's early years in Albany, NY idyllic? No, but they came close, Viglucci suggests, until his 16th year when his 48-year-old father died in his arms as an older brother, Mike, comforted his mother and another, Andy, held down the family shop, The State News.This, however, is...
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Albany Street Kid: A Wry Look Back at the '40s
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Stirring reflections on the human condition from a warrior and emperor provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman of the 2nd century. Recognizing that suffering is at the core of life, he counsels stoic detachment in the face of inevitable pain,...
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Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)
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By: Marcus Aurelius
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Max Plowman joined the 10th Battalion, the West Yorkshire Regiment shortly after it suffered heavy casualties on the first day of the Battle of the Somme - its casualty rate exceeded that of any other British unit on that day, with seventy per cent killed or wounded.Throughout the rest of 1916, Max...
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SUBALTERN ON THE SOMME
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Marlow sits at the Thames River in the evening with several other people and begins telling the story about how he entered into the dark continent out of nowhere. No one wants to listen but he continues anyway.Marlow expressed a desire to go to Africa to his Aunt who got him a position as a...
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HEART OF DARKNESS (non illustrated)
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The incredible true story of the kidnapping, enslavement, and rescue of Solomon Northup in the era before the Civil War—now a major motion picture!In 1841, Solomon Northup was a free man living in Saratoga Springs, New York, making a living as a violinist and spending his spare...
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There are various Ways. There is the Way of salvation by the law of Buddha, the Way of Confucius governing the Way of learning, the Way of healing as a doctor, as a poet teaching the Way of Waka, tea, archery, and many arts and skills. Each man practises as he feels inclined. It...
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The Book of Five Rings
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By: Miyamoto Musashi
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A panoramic and epic novel in the grand romantic style, PUSH NOT THE RIVER is the rich story of Poland in the late 1700s--a time of heartache and turmoil as the country's once peaceful people are being torn apart by neighboring countries and divided loyalties. It is then, at the young and...
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Push Not the River (The Poland Trilogy, Book 1)
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By: James Conroyd Martin
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NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAYBESTSELLERACADEMY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST PICTUREGOLDEN GLOBE WINNER  "I wish to thank this amazinghistorian, Sue Eakin, who gave her life's work to...
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A comprehensive collection of all the major and minor gods of Rome and Greece, with descriptions of festivals and retellings of major mythological stories. E.M. Bernes thoroughly details each Greek and Roman god, goddess, hero, demi-god and creature and gives the reader a clear and succinct idea...
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Myths And Legends Of Ancient Greece And Rome
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The book is divided into five parts, each of which has numerous (unnumbered) chapters.Part I - The Wild LandOn a windy day in Hanover, Nebraska, Alexandra Bergson is with her four-year-old brother Emil. Emil's little kitten has climbed a telegraph pole and is afraid to come down....
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O PIONEERS! (non illustrated)
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By: Willa Cather
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Now a Major Motion Picture Twelve Years a Slave tells the remarkable true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped in Washington D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery—for twelve years. Included this edition of 12 Years a Slave are: ...
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12 Years a Slave: Illustrated Edition (Includes Additional Slave Narratives, including Uncle Tom's Cabin)
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By: Solomon Northup, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Ann Jacobs, Booker T. Washington, Maplewood Books
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Remember! is an autobiography which recounts Marcel Scharfstein's life experience in the Warsaw Ghetto and in Nazi concentration camps of Poland and Germany during World War II....
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Remember! (Translated)
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By: Marcel Scharfstein
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The thesis of Dr. Woodson's book is that African-Americans of his day were being culturally indoctrinated, rather than taught, in American schools. This conditioning, he claims, causes African-Americans to become dependent and to seek out inferior places in the greater society of which they are a...
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The Mis-Education of the Negro
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An autobiographical narrative, BEHIND THE SCENES traces Elizabeth Keckley's life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her time as seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in the White House during Abraham Lincoln's administration. It was quite controversial at the time of its release--an...
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“Top Secret” mystery missions, many without other ships in support, were becoming uncomfortably familiar for the crew of the USS Nashville CL43. It started like a Hollywood thriller, secretly transporting from England $25 million in British gold bullion, delivered to the ship in unguarded bread...
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Humble Heroes, How The USS Nashville CL43 Fought WWII
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Benjamin Franklin's writings represent a long career of literary, scientific, and political efforts over a lifetime which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century. Franklin's achievements range from inventing the lightning rod to publishing Poor Richard's Almanack to signing the Declaration of...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Illustrated)
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On September 8, 1941, eleven weeks after Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, his brutal surprise attack on the Soviet Union, Leningrad was surrounded. The siege was not lifted for two and a half years, by which time some three quarters of a million Leningraders had died of starvation. Anna Reid's...
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Leningrad: The Epic Siege of World War II, 1941-1944
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The Greeks believed that the mental qualifications of their gods were of a much higher order than those of men, but nevertheless, as we shall see, they were not considered to be exempt from human passions, and we frequently behold them actuated by revenge, deceit, and jealousy. They, however,...
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Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S Grant, Includes Both Volumes (Optimized for Kindle)
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By: Ulysses S. Grant, Civl War Book Collection
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T.E. Lawrence’s peerless masterpiece, the “Seven Pillars of Wisdom”, is his account of his experiences and leadership of the ‘Arab revolt’ agains the Ottoman Empire in 1916-18, during the First World War. The events of the book were popularised by the famous 1962 film "Lawrence of...
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Bybliotech Discovery)
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s a Chinese military treatise that is attributed to Sun Tzu (also referred to as "Sunzi" and "Sun Wu"), a military strategist of the State of Wu who was active in the late-sixth century BC, during the late Spring and Autumn period. . Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect...
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THE ART OF WAR SUN TZU, ANOTATED
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"I wish I had a little girl like you, Julie," Mary Todd Lincoln often told Julie Taft, and for the first year of the Lincoln presidency, sixteen year old Julie had the run of the White House, befriending the First Lady, playing with the Lincoln boys, and sharing priceless moments with Lincoln...
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Lincoln's Little Girl (Kindle Single)
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"This is a top of the line edition of The Life of George Washington by John Marshall, and a classic piece of American History. John Marshall's description of the life, character, and achievements of the "Father of America" is unparalleled by any other author. As a contemporary and peer...
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The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles or essays promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. A compilation of these and eight...
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The Federalist Papers [Illustrated]
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By: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
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Ulysses S. Grant (1822 – 1885) was the most famous Union general of the Civil War and later became president of the United States. Upon learning that he had terminal cancer in the 1880’s, Grant decided to write his personal memoirs to help provide for his family when he was gone. Mark...
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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: All Volumes
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Here are 15 correctly formatted documents and speeches that helped to build the current United States of America. There is a user-friendly table of contents for easy interaction. The following are included:1. 1215 - The Magna Carta2. 1606 - The First Virginia Charter3. 1620 - The...
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This short story, set in 1879 San Francisco, features two elderly dressmakers, Miss Minnie and Miss Millie Moffet, who face a moral dilemma of no small dimensions. They turn for advice to Annie Fuller, a widowed boardinghouse owner who supplements her income as a clairvoyant, Madam Sibyl. For those...
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Eliza Spalding Warren was the very first pioneer girl to grow up in the mountain west. Her story is unparalleled—and offers fascinating insights into the earliest days of the emigrants. Eliza’s parents launched the Oregon Trail era with the original covered wagon trek in 1836. Settling in the...
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First Girl in the West
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By: Eliza Spalding Warren, Michael J. Trinklein
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The Brave Japanese is the autobiographical account of an Australian who fought against the Japanese in the desperate struggle to save Malaysia. Ken Harrison’s experiences as a Prisoner of war take the reader to the work camps of Singapore, to Thailand “Death Railway” and to the dockyards of...
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The Brave Japanese
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Discover the Secrets of Ancient Greece and Greek Mythology... **SPECIAL 2-IN-1 BOOK OFFER** In this combo pack you will find two amazon bestsellers merged into one and offered at a discounted price! Part 1. Ancient Greece ...
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This book has been specifically formated for the Amazon Kindle reader. We did our best to take advantage of all the features of the kindle to maximize your reading experience with this book.DESCRIPTIONDuring the period from the drafting and proposal of the federal...
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Anti-Federalist Papers
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By: Geroge Clinton, Robert Yates, Samuel Bryan
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Nearly ten years have passed since the close of the civil war in America, and yet no satisfactory history thereof is accessible to the public; nor should any be attempted until the Government has published, and placed within the reach of students, the abundant materials that are buried in the War...
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Memoirs of General Sherman
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First Published in 1853 in the year after his release, Twelve Years a Slave is the personal narrative of Solomon Northup, a free man and violin player from New York, who also happened to be black. On a trip to Washington to earn money playing music he was kidnapped, brought South and sold into...
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W. E. B. Du Bois’s seminal treatise on the African American experienceThe problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line.W. E. B. Du Bois was arguably the most progressive African American leader of the early twentieth century, and...
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The Souls of Black Folk
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The modern history of SEAL Team Six did not begin with the killing of Osama bin Laden, nor did it end there. Once mired in controversy and doubt, ST6 has blossomed into one of the most accomplished fighting units the world has ever known. Having taken down the highest of high-value...
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McKinney's Revenge is the first in the series featuring Thadius McKinney written by award-winning author Mike Stotter. Available now for the first time in eBook format. Watch out for its sequel, McKinney's Law, also made available for Kindle.THE STORYWhen ranch-hand Thadius...
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McKINNEY'S REVENGE (a Thadius McKinney Western)
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