Tom Hutton, MD, Ph.D., is a groundbreaking, in-depth examination of ancestry, physical ailments, and psychological mindset behind history’s most infamous killer. The information within offers a broad survey into the complexity of Hitler’s personality, paired with the research backed by an expert in the clinical neurological medical field. The traditional review of the nature versus nurture psychology is touched on, with the addition of updated medical and scientific findings for a fresh approach to clinical diagnosis. Respectfully, Dr. Hutton’s research does not make excuses for the cruelty and prejudices Hitler’s regime afflicted upon the world but confirms both physical and mental illness as a catalyst to the relentless drive and ultimate downfall of an unstable being. … More “Hitler’s Maladies and Their Impact on World War II” by Tom Hutton
“Coats of Arms” by Marc Fountain introduces readers to the intricacies of Heraldry. Heraldry is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “the practice of devising, blazoning, and granting armorial insignia and of tracing and recording genealogies.” Fountain’s introductory text details the history of the practice and describes the cultural and social significance coats of arms have had for centuries, particularly in Western Europe and the United Kingdom. With colorful and helpful illustrations to depict what the book seeks to teach, Fountain has instilled new life in the subject matter. … More “Coats of Arms” by Marc Fountain
Newburyport, Massachusetts, is a small coastal town just outside of Boston. Settled in 1635, its port was incorporated in 1764, officially making it Newburyport. At just 647 acres, Newburyport was the smallest town in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, but as readers will quickly learn via the pages of “Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail: Volume II” this small-town packs a lot of history and achievements. So, as readers return to the banks of the Merrimack River in this second volume, we are taken through nine more walking history tours, showing us more of what Newburyport has to offer. … More “Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail: Volume II” by Ghlee E. Woodworth
“Delaware Before the Railroads” takes the reader on a stroll through nearly two centuries of Delaware history, visiting key moments in time from 1638 to the arrival of the railroad system in 1832.
Author David L. Tabler celebrates Delaware’s glorious history through a handsomely rich pageant of photographs and informative text. The book’s chapters are arranged chronologically following the Swedish settlement to the establishment of the state’s first free public school. Highlights include the area settlement, commerce and trade routes, industry expansion, construction of places of worship and courthouses, the foundation of banking systems, and the opening of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canals. … More “Delaware Before the Railroads” by David L. Tabler
“The Great California Story: Portrait of a Place that is One of a Kind” is an in-depth look at the history of California, though it does not read like a boring history textbook.
“The Great California Story” starts off with a global overview of the history of California. It includes why people came over, from the explorers and from the East. It then goes into why people continued to move to California after the gold rush, and to the present day. … More “The Great California Story” by Carl Palm
At the inception of the locomotive Golden Age experienced at the turn of the century, many cottage vehicle enterprises were started in America with many merchants welcoming the dynamism in this field as many people were turning from horse-drawn carriages to vehicles fueled by internal combustion engines. While some of these firms sprouted to become mega-companies that are still in existence today, others remained small scale, grappling to compete with other larger locomotive assemblies. … More “The C.R. Patterson and Sons Company: Black Pioneers in the Vehicle Building Industry, 1865-1939” by Christopher Nelson
“The Evolution of China’s Anti-Poverty Strategies” is a collection of 20 stories about Chinese people who have risen from poverty to have successful careers. The stories are told through interviews with Professor Brown, an American business professor at Xiamen University in Fujian province. Brown has taught in China since the late 80s. … More “The Evolution of China’s Anti-Poverty Strategies” by William N. Brown
In the first true page of this book: the dedication, the authors and contributors make it clear that this book is dedicated to the memory of Alert Einstein. Furthermore, they declare on this page that all royalties will be contributed to the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As the authors mention, Einstein’s name is truly synonymous with genius, although not many people truly understand why. … More “Einstein: The Man and His Mind” by Gary S. Berger and Michael DiRuggiero
In “Schnooks, Crooks, Liars & Scoundrels” by New York Election Law specialist Gene Berardelli, readers are treated to a rare exposition of trenchant criticisms and indomitable harsh realities regarding the world’s evolving political scenery where millions of individuals have felt the painful prick of deceit and manipulation by leaders who act foolish and witless, in an aim to win the electorate over.
Berardelli begins by defining the term “buffoon,” a term that forms the basis of his work. He feels that since the term had been reserved for people whose ridiculous behavior is a source of amusement to others, politicians who have set themselves to act as such rightfully deserve to be called by it. The candid musings spin with practical analysis of popular and influential leaders, an aim set to help readers identify and rate buffoonery in an individual, a trait that research has revealed exists in everyone but to a higher degree in politicians. … More “Schnooks, Crooks, Liars & Scoundrels: A Field Guide to Identifying Political Buffoons” by Gene Berardelli