History - Modern

The Land at the Edge of the World <BR>Greenland and Our Future <BR>By: Spencer Apollonio
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ISBN: 978-1-60862-551-2
Edition: Paperback, 282 Pages
Publication Date: July 20, 2014
Greenland is perhaps the only land that was once a colony of a European power that by choice became an integral and semi-autonomous province within the colonizing power, the Kingdom of Denmark. It is now evolving toward independence. This book is a collection of 19th century eye-witness narratives of Greenland, – the land (“Could any place be handsomer than Greenland?”) and its people – that record the slowly evolving status of that colony toward independence in the 21st century. It is a unique record within the world’s political history. The narratives draw us “as if by some unseen hand into a land of enchantment.”

Spencer Apollonio visited Greenland three times in the early 1950s when the political evolution of Greenland within Denmark was formalized by a visit by the Royal family. He lives in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
Time, History, and the Auto <br>By: Alvin Fixler
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ISBN: 978-1-60862-531-4
Edition: Paperback, 256 Pages
Publication Date: December 16, 2013
“Time, History, and the Auto” is a book describing selected antique, oldtime, and classic automobiles from the years 1892 to 1935. A car is listed for each year. The autos are briefly described on each year/page alongside selected events, happenings, and notable occurrences in the fields of politics, government, drama, music, literature, theater, sports, painting, international news, and science.

The auto makes belonging to the aforementioned period include, among others: Duesenberg, Duryea, La Salle, Marmon, Auburn, Austin, Graham, Hupmobile, Mercer, Essex, the Cummins Diesel Powered Auburn, Reo, King, Struss, Haynes-Apperson, Northern, Peerless, Brush, Orient, Badger, Oakland, Chadwick, Chalmers-Detroit, Simplex, Apperson, and Briscoe.

Other cars include the following: Crane-Simplex, Imperial, Detroiter, Doble Steamer, Jeffery, Metz, Scripps-Booth, Kissel, Stearns-Knight, Crow-Elkhart, Franklin, McFarlan, Milburn, Overland, R & V Knight, Brewster, Daniels, Dort, Falcon, Ferris, Fox, Kenworthy, Lexington, Mitchell, and Parenti.
A Lady Undefined: From Carriage to Concorde <BR>By: David Knapp
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ISBN: 978-1-60862-158-3
Edition: Paperback, 383 Pages
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
Other Editions: Hardcover
Gladys Quarre Knapp was a woman ahead of her time as one of the most radiant, successful, behind the scenes Hollywood and political women of the 20th Century. Her unique opportunity and perspective on making the best out of life’s offerings prompted her son to document their tales, adventures, and travels from San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Palm Beach, and Santa Barbara. With one of her well-known remarks, she would say, “It’s not important who you know, what is important is who knows you.”

One of the first women bridging the gap between emerging Hollywood and Broadway luminaries and California’s founding families. A woman ahead of her time, facing challenges with grace, humor, élan, and never afraid to say what was on her mind. With her beauty, personality, and enchanting wit, she very well could have been the inspiration for the character Auntie Mame.
First African American President of United States <BR>By: Murad Mohammed
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ISBN: 978-1-60862-099-9
Edition: Paperback, 338 Pages
Publication Date: December 2, 2009
Other Editions: Hardcover
Barack Obama created history by being the first African American President of United States; something which no one could achieve before. He laid the biggest milestone in the journey-path of African Americans, who began it in 1619 as slaves. After that it was a tireless and difficult journey towards excellence, and winning their rights. Barack proved what he announced, “Yes we can.” This slogan became a wave of Obama-mania across the United States, and a new hope surging through the nation. This book records every step of the journey of Barack Obama, right from his childhood. This book has been widely appreciated and recommended for reading in American schools, as an authentic source of modern history.

An additional section of this book records the history of the other 43 Presidents of United States. The need of this collector’s item does not get over with time; it is a book which should be in every American home, due to its timeless relevance. It remains as important 10 years later, as it is today.