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Title: Puppets of Faith
Author: BS Murthy
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The sublimity of Muhammad's preachings in Mecca and the severity of his sermons in Medina make Islam a Janus-faced faith that forever bedevels the mind of the Musalmans.

When a bunch of apparently non-practicing Musalmans headed by Mohamed Atta launched that fifayeen attack on New York's World Trade Centre that Sep 11, the non-Muslim world, by then familiar with the ways of the Islamic terrorism, was at a loss to fathom the unthinkable source of that unexpected means of the new Islamist scourge.

This novel nonfiction probes the mind of the Musalmans, afflicted by the Islamic psyche shaped by the proclivities of their prophet, vicissitudes of his life, attitudes of his detractors, and the credulity of the Umma, with Thomas A. Harris's 'I'm Ok - You're Ok' scanner, to sketch the anatomy of Islam that explains the Atta phenomenon.

Also examined herein is how the Hindu sanatana dharma came to survive in India that is in spite of the onslaught on it, first by Islam and then by the Christianity, for over a millennium.

 



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Category: Mystery, History, Thrillers

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Title: Forevermore
Author: Jim Musgrave
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First mystery in the Detective Pat O'Malley Historical Mystery Series.  It won 1st Place in the Historical Mystery Category, 2014, at the Chanticleer CLUE Book Awards and was a Finalist in the eBook Fiction Category at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Join Detective Patrick James O'Malley as he returns from the Civil War to live in Poe Cottage in the Bronx.  He is visited by the ghost of Poe one night, and he also finds a strange note on the bed of Poe's deceased young wife, Elizabeth.  The note contains information that makes Poe believe that his former boss was murdered rather than accepting he died of natural causes in Baltimore.

This is a powerful mystery in three acts, and it established O'Malley as one of the most intelligent and interesting private detectives in crime fiction.

O'Malley must solve the murder of his former mentor, Edgar Allan Poe, and in this short mystery, he is pursued by one of the most heinous serial killers in 19th Century New York City.  This is the first in the trilogy (available on most major bookstore online sites).



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Category: Adventure, History, Romance

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Title: How To Train Your Knight
Author: Stella Marie Alden
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A feisty widow is forced to marry a Templar Knight and sparks fly. She is wicked with a knife. He has saved the life of King Edward.

She has managed to turn a few mud huts into a profitable village. He can turn a man into stone with just a stare.

Join them as they begin to learn to love and trust in a world where life and death balance on a knife's edge and the king's whim. 

Did she murder her first husband? Will he have to hang her? God's blood. She's made him mad with want.

Ann of the Meadow is furious. She has done everything Edward has asked and paid taxes dutifully. Why would he gift her and her land to a knight known as The Beast? How can she endure a marriage bed again?

What will become of her people whom she loves as children if she does not? How will she make profits so that she can send more men to be guildsmen? What does a warrior know of wool and sheep?

 

Kidnapping, murder, knives and witchcraft all play a role in the engaging plot that reaches a crescendo in London. Will the king decide to hang them both?

 



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Title: Trust To A Degree
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After narrowly surviving the fall of Berlin, book two in the series finds Karl Veth under arrest and on his way to being interrogated by a Russian Kommisar. It isn't long before Karl finds out that his knowledge of the Berlin subway system is the reason for his arrest and the high-ranking Russian offical wants to use that knowledge to his advantage.

Karl, as well as his friend Harold, are given two choices - agree to work with the Kommisar or be shipped off to the Russian labor camps. The boys agree to work with the Kommisar and complete the missions assigned to them. The final mission, however, does not end the way Karl had planned. Rather than being released as he had hoped, he must make a very difficult decision. He must agree to do the one thing he has never done - take the life of another or, risk the life of someone he holds very dear.



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Category: Health, History, Spirituality

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Title: The Hidden Realm of God: The Historical Jesus and His Healing Philosophy
Author: James Gaither
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The Hidden Realm of God presents a case for understanding the historical Jesus as a philosopher and healer.  It explores the teachings of Jesus in comparison to popular 1rst century philosophies and 21rst century holistic health research.  

The teachings of the historical Jesus discussed in this work are identified based on the work of New Testament history scholars.  The teachings are arranged thematically to reveal the scope and primary ideas found in the words of the historical Jesus.  Those primary ideas are related to recent scientific studies on effects of mental attitudes, meditation and other spiritual practices.  

The relationship of Jesus' teachings to Cynic, Stoic, Pythagorean, and other philosophies is examined. There are also sections exploring the most probable biography of Jesus, based upon modern scholarship. The book reveals the sophistication of Jesus' philosophy and the humor found in his parables and sayings.

The Hidden Realm of God also provides ways to apply the basic healing ideas in Jesus' philosophy. 

The author has been a minister for over 30 years and a professor of Church history, philosophy, and world religions for over 20 years.  Through his extensive knowledge of biblical scholarship, spiritual practices, philosophy, and holistic health research, he brings a fresh perspective to the life and teachings of Jesus.



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Category: History, Family, Nonfiction

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Title: The Westward Migration - The History of the Jacob Valentine Family
Author: Austin Valentine Jr.
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I am very proud of my first book, which as become a treasure for members of the Valentine Family.  This book contains over 500 pages of family history, photographs, stories, and misc information.  The book also has information on many other families related to the Jacob Valentine family.  Names which include Fortney, Eversole, Howard, Hinkle, Hatfield, Dozier, Henderson, Birdsong, and many more.

There is also stories which included letters to General George Washington from members of the Valentine family.  Stories of the Valentine's contribution to the Revolutionary War effort.

Also I have written stories of the Valentine family and the Civil War.  Information on various regiments that various Valentine family members participated.  These include troop movments and battles.

This book also includes how members of the Valentine Family braved the western frontier to settle the great American West.  Travels through the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, river travel, and the great iron horse.

This is truly a good addition to a family history collection.

 



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Category: Classic, Fantasy, History

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Title: ANCIENT ROMANCE
Author: Anthony Acri
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The decline and fall of the first Italian Empire. In ancient Tuscany, as Rome continues it manifest destiny of Italy, a gulag escapee races to Regium Italy, where he translates an old book of Tuscan fairy tales into a new powerful language, Latin. The one time senator is freed from his political imprisonment and escapes to a lovely hot sea side city of Italian Regium, where he meets a lovely landlady, a crew of on the take characters, a shakedown streetwise doge, and gets into the translations of an ancient booklet he held on to while in jail, to make sure it, a book of Tuscan fairy tales and mythology, isn't taken away from them too, and recanted by the effeminate Greeks and their suspicious allies, the butch Romans, who shall fight it out for hegemony over Italy.



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Title: The Second-Best Ranger in Texas
Author: Kathleen Rice Adams
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Quinn Barclay and Rodrigo Vega were partners for five years, pursuing some of the most dangerous outlaws in Texas. After Rodrigo's brutal murder, Quinn dives into a bottle of whiskey, but even that and the attention of every soiled dove in El Paso can't drown his grief and guilt.

The washed-up Texas Ranger vows to fulfill Rodgrigo's last request, but his only clue to the mission is his partner's dying words: "Take Dulce away from San Miguel." San Miguel lies along the Rio Grande river in Texas's notoriously violent Nueces Strip, but who is Dulce?

Sister Maria Tomas is ready to relinquish the sacred vows she never should have made. When she requests a childhood friend collect her from a tiny mission in the middle of nowhere, she has no way to know the only man she trusts is dead.

When the ex-ranger's quest collides with the failed nun's plea in a burned-out border town, unexpected love blooms among shared memories of the man who was a brother to them both.

Too bad he was also the only man who could have warned them about the carnage to come.



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Title: Ears
Author: Lehel Vandor
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On 16 December 1989, in the Transylvanian city of Timisoara, an anti-dictatorship revolution was started by a Hungarian ethnic priest. This, just a few days later, has ended Ceausescu's communist regime in Romania.

The book is a memoir of a Transylvanian Hungarian minority child, who was growing up during that dictatorship and experienced the Kafka-esque society first hand. It is also a memoir of the years that followed the 1989 Revolution, including an ethnic pogrom organised in his hometown by the Romanian extreme right movement. 

It is also an analysis of the post-revolution period, which swapped communism with democracy, religion with greed, external threats with internal tensions, absolute power with surreal levels of corruption, one dread with many fears.

The country is still struggling with the legacy of the totalian decades, with the regime's echoes, whereby former figures of the regime still occupy key positions in public and political life. 

Having relocated to the United Kingdom after his University studies, Lehel had the opportunity to witness remarkably similar distortions of political messages during the so-called War on Terror. It operated with rhetoric that was eerily familiar in its cult of paranoia and excesses in ensuring a "safe society". Once again, external and internal threats were used, in a very different socio-political context, to motivate measures that were deemed illegal even by the European Court of

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Title: World War ll London Blitz Diary Series 1939-1945
Author: Ruby Side Thompson
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Ruby Side Thompson and ordinary woman living in London during World War ll. This diary is volume ! in series of 4. It encompass's 1939 and 1840. It is her diary written in her own words and is authentic.

This is important documentation and will have appeal to those who are interested in the effect war has on the average citizen. 

"Friday 9-1-1939 - War started today. After another week of lies and duplicity, Hitler launched into actual warfare this morning."

So begins the diary of my great grandmother Ruby Side Thompson, a middle aged Londoner in a very dissatisying marriage who lived through the blitz and recorded it in daily entries in her diary. She writes about the horrors and bombings and raids that occured every day. Her diary was a place to release her frustrations both with the war and her marriage. 

 This is very heady stuff for history buffs to read what happened written by someone actually there. Her point of view is often politically incorrect and meant for just herself. 



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