Around the World With Mark Twain

Around the World With Mark Twain by Robert Cooper
W. Cleon Skousen, Paul B. Skousen, “True Stories from the Files of the FBI”
How Trump Governs : An Assessment and Prognosis
Edmund Blunden, John Greening, “Edmund Blunden’s Undertones of War”
Geoffrey Wansell, “Cary Grant: Dark Angel”

Around the World With Mark Twain by Robert Cooper

English | July 10, 2000 | ISBN: 1559705221, 1559706597 | EPUB | 320 pages | 1.6 MB

Chronicles the author’s international odyssey from Cleveland to Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Afria as he followed Mark Twain’s 1895 journey around the world at a time in which Twain faced financial ruin, personal loss, and a fading career.

W. Cleon Skousen, Paul B. Skousen, “True Stories from the Files of the FBI”

ISBN: 1630720801, 1630720631 | 2014 | EPUB | 176 pages | 3 MB

Be the FBI Agent in training under J. Edgar Hoover and run the gauntlet of Machine Gun Kelly, Baby Face Nelson and the Barker Karpis Gang. Step back into downtown Chicago of the 1930s and retrace the steps of some of America’s most notorious mobsters.
True Stories from the Files of the FBI was written by W. Cleon Skousen under the direct supervision of Mr. Hoover himself. These first-hand accounts of actual “do or die” situations were used for decades to train thousands of FBI agents.
In this riveting retelling of “G-men” arresting or killing perpetrators of the country’s most violent crimes, learn how the investigations led to clues for the Charles Lindbergh kidnapping case, the Kansas City Massacre, the raids by John Herbert Dillinger and his gang, “Killer” Kinnie Wagner’s murder spree, and more.
“True Stories from the Files of the FBI captures the history of landmark criminal cases with riveting, quick-read storytelling—a must for every crime reader’s most wanted book list.”
—Mark Singer, Founder of Chicago Crime Tours
“True Stories from the Files of the FBI is an amazing book to read. A lot of history, a lot of detail, a lot to learn.”
—Michael J. Thompson, AML

How Trump Governs : An Assessment and Prognosis

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1604979887 | 291 Pages | PDF | 7.55 MB

What do the early days of the Trump presidency tell us about the president’s style? Foregrounding this study with a background of how the president’s unorthodox style led him to win the election, Michael A. Genovese looks at the transition period and the usual 100-day standard on which presidents are judged. Genovese presents five tests to see how things have measured up, from Trump’s campaign management to putting together Team Trump to the vision presented in his inaugural address and the first hundred days of the Trump presidency. In addition to looking at President Trump’s leadership style and comparing it with previous presidents, the book examines the campaign promises made and whether they have been or will be fulfilled and why. Not only encapsulating this critical period, this book also looks down the road to see what potential opportunities and challenges President Trump will face and how he might address these. Written in a highly accessible manner, How Trump Governs will be a valuable read for both scholars and general readers.

Edmund Blunden, John Greening, “Edmund Blunden’s Undertones of War”

ISBN: 0198716613 | 2015 | EPUB | 256 pages | 16 MB

Edmund Blunden (1896-1974) was one of the youngest of the war poets, enlisting straight from school to find himself in some of the Western Front’s most notorious hot-spots. His prose memoir, written in a rich, allusive vein, full of anecdote and human interest, is unique for its quiet authority and for the potency of its dream-like narrative. Once we accept the archaic conventions and catch the tone – which can be by turns horrifying or hilarious – Undertones of War gradually reveals itself as a masterpiece. It is clear why it has remained in print since it first appeared in 1928.
This new edition not only offers the original unrevised version of the prose narrative, written at white heat when Blunden was teaching in Japan and had no access to his notes, but provides a great deal of supplementary material never before gathered together. Blunden’s “Preliminary” expresses the lifelong compulsion he felt “to go over the ground again” and for half a century he prepared new prefaces, added annotations. All those prefaces and a wide selection of his commentaries are included here – marginalia from friends’ first editions, remarks in letters, extracts from later essays, and a substantial part of his war diary. John Greening has provided a scholarly introduction discussing the bibliographical and historical background, and brings his poet’s eye to a much expanded (and more representative) selection of Blunden’s war poetry. For the first time we can see the poet Blunden as the major figure he was.
Blunden had always hoped for a properly illustrated edition of the work, and kept a folder full of possible pictures. The editor, with the Blunden family’s help, has selected some of the best of them to include in this new edition.

Geoffrey Wansell, “Cary Grant: Dark Angel”

ISBN: 1611453100 | 2011 | EPUB | 192 pages | 27 MB

His signature jaw line and charismatic characters made him an American symbol. His films, including Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, and North by Northwest, were timeless classics. However, Grant was also married five times and sustained a tortured, obsessive relationship with money. In this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive book, Geoffrey Wansell traces the threads of both light and darkness in one of Holly-wood’s greatest stars. As his friend and co-star Deborah Kerr wrote, he was “one of the most outstanding personalities in the history of the cinema.”