Best of
Historical

1995

The Winter King: A Novel of Arthur


Bernard Cornwell - 1995
    His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade. As he struggles to unite Britain and hold back the enemy at the gates, Arthur is embroiled in a doomed romance with beautiful Guinevere. Will the old-world magic of Merlin be enough to turn the tide of war in his favour?

Vivid


Beverly Jenkins - 1995
    When she is offered the chance to set up a practice in the small all Black community of Grayson Grove, Michigan she leaves her California home and heads east. The very determined Viveca is one of the few nineteenth century Black women to graduate from the prestigious Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania but she needs more than determination to face down handsome Nate Grayson, the Grove's bull-headed mayor.Nate Grayson goes to the train station expecting Dr. V. Lancaster to be a man. When the lovely dark-skinned Viveca introduces herself he is speechless, then wants her back on the train and out of his town. It's 1876 and women aren't supposed to be doctors, men are. However he isn't prepared for her stubbornness and fire, nor for the vivid way she heals, then steals his heart.

An Untamed Land


Lauraine Snelling - 1995
     The promise of free land lures Roald and Ingeborg Bjorklund from their beloved home high above the fjords of Norway, and after three long years of scrimping and saving to buy tickets for their passage to America, they finally arrive at the docks of New York City. This new land promises a rich heritage for their children, and here they hope to build a good life.After a long journey by train and then by covered wagon, the Bjorklunds finally arrive in Dakota Territory, where they settle on the banks of the Red River of the North. But the virgin prairie refuses to yield its treasure without a struggle. Will Roald and Ingeborg be strong enough to overcome the hardships of that first winter?Proud of their heritage and sustained by their faith, they came to tame a new land.

River God


Wilbur Smith - 1995
    But Tanus will have to defy the same gods to attain the reward they have forbidden him, an object more prized than battle's glory: possession of the Lady Lostris, a rare beauty with skin the color of oiled ceder--destined for the adoration of a nation, and the love of one extraordinary man.

Braveheart


Randall Wallace - 1995
    he became the hammer and scourge of England.In one of history's darkest hours there arose from humble beginnings a man of courage and honor—the likes of whom the world may never see again. Amid the color, pageantry, and violence of medieval Scotland unfurls the resplendent tale of the legendary William Wallace, farmer by birth, rebel by fate, who banded together his valiant army of Scots to crush the cruel tyranny of the English Plantagenet king.Mel Gibson is William Wallace, the valiant highlander whose epic adventures changed the course of history.

Charity


Lesley Pearse - 1995
    Separated by the authorities from her younger brothers and sister, Charity is sent out to work as a skivvy in a boys' boarding school. Her loneliness and misery are eased when she falls deeply in love with the dashing but fickle sixth-former, Hugh Mainwaring, but when she discovers she is pregnant with Hugh's baby she soon realises just how alone she really is.Determined to be reunited with her siblings and to make something of herself, Charity runs away to London and begins to forge a new life.

Stay in Your Own Back Yard (Molly and Nellie series, #1)


Joan Jonker - 1995
    But Molly doesn't complain; she has an abundance of things money can't buy - and a home filled with love and laughter. When her eldest daughter, Jill, is offered a place at high school, Molly is racked with guilt. She needs Jill working to relieve their poverty. But Jill eases Molly's conscience by getting herself a job in a baker's shop while signing up for night school. Molly's best mate is Nellie McDonough; they spend hours laughing, gossiping and lending a helping hand to others. And when they discover one of their neighbours is being beaten by her violent husband, the friends roll up their sleeves and take action. Meanwhile, Jill starts dating Nellie's son, Steve, and both families are delighted. But Jill lands herself an office job that takes her into a world beyond the confines of their close-knit community and she and Steve seem to be drifting apart...

The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.


Sandra Gulland - 1995
    is the first in a trilogy of fictional novels tracing the actual rise of a young European noblewoman who would one day stand next to Napoleon. From the heartbreak of lost loves to the horror of revolution to the hope of new days, it's an intimate epic any romance lover will love.

Only For You


Hannah Howell - 1995
    Now, she gives is her most exciting novel yet: a medieval tale set on the untamed Scottish border, where a man and a woman risk their hearts on the stormy battlefield of love!As wild as the rugged north country where she was raised, Saxan Honey Todd has sworn to avenge the murder of her twin brother. Recklessly, she gallops across the English countryside in pursuit of the man she believes to be his murderer: Botolf, Earl of Regenford.As hard and unyielding as the armor he wears in battle, Botolf is irresistibly drawn to the impetuous beauty who has come to wage war with him. Saxan stirs his passion to the point of madness. . .but to love her would be madness indeed.Now, as a desperate enemy stalks him and the greensward runs with innocent blood, Botolf brings Saxan to his castle. . .as his bride. But Saxan needs more: to fight by Botolf's side and triumph over the danger that surrounds them--as the beloved mistress of his very heart and soul.

Battleground / Line Of Fire / Close Combat


W.E.B. Griffin - 1995
    Griffin's best-selling series. Millions of readers have been swept away by W.E.B. Griffin's remarkable novels of the Marine Corps, a saga filled with crackling realism and adventure, rich characters, real heroes, and a special flair for the military heart and mind. Here, together for the first time, are books IV,V, and VI of that series: Battleground, Line of Fire, and Close Combat. Together, these three novels present an epic tale of the battle between American and Japanese forces for the Solomon Islands in 1942. A general on a ticklish diplomatic mission finds himself in harm's way A first lieutenant, twenty-one years old but already one of only two pilots remaining from the fighter squadron's original sixteen, must learn what it is like to lead men - and to lose them A dare-devil squad attempts to rescue two Island, under the very noses of the Japanese A young private volunteers for a mission for a mission so secret he cannot be told where it is - or what he'll be doing Sweeping in scope but meticulous in detail, the books bring to life the men of the Corps - generals, colonels, and of an elite fraternity united by a tradition of courage and honor. This is The Corps.

The Potato Factory


Bryce Courtenay - 1995
    Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from 19th century London to Van Diemens Land. In the backstreets and dives of Hobart Town, Mary learns the art of brewing and builds The Potato Factory, where she plans a new future. But her ambitions are threatened by Ikey's wife, Hannah, her old enemy. The two women raise their separate families. As each woman sets out to destroy the other, the families are brought to the edge of disaster.

Gospel


Wilton Barnhardt - 1995
    Wilton Barnhardt's narrative races through three continents, nine countries, and dozens of colorful locales, as two character--shy theological student Lucy Dantan and hard-drinking, disillusioned ex-Jesuit Patrick O'Hanrahan--pursue rumors and clues about the gospel's whereabouts and contents. In the end, what they discover will challenge and forever change the nature of faith.An intellectual detective story with the erudition of Umberto Eco and the grand swirling entertainment of a nineteenth-century novel, Gospel is exciting, profound, reverent, and terrifically funny.

Dreamers


Angela Elwell Hunt - 1995
    Tall and slender, the young girl had eyes that shone like a stream of gold. She knew nothing about her past, except that she had always been a slave.

Love Slave


Bertrice Small - 1995
    Come morning, her sister, carrying another man's child, resumes her place and Regan is spirited away to a nunnery.But a more exotic fate awaits the fiery Celtic beauty: Regan is sold to a slave trader. It will be her destiny to come under the tutelage of Karim al Malina, master of the erotic arts, who will mold Regan -- now renamed Zaynab, the beautiful one -- into a Love Slave fit for a Moorish king, though the pair break the first rule of teacher and pupil . . . they fall in love.But Zaynab is not Karim's to keep. She is given to the Caliph of Cordoba, who vows to love her . . . and pleasure her as no younger man can. Yet Regan still longs for her one true love, Karim al Malina, and vows that, somehow, their fates must be reunited . . . .From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lavender Road


Helen Carey - 1995
    As war rages, and the evacuation of Dunkirk approaches, the women of south London have their own battles to fight. Helen Carey's LONDON ROAD is a compelling novel perfect for fans of Lilian Harry, Kate Thompson and Annie Murray. September 1939 As the nation braces itself for war, the residents of Lavender Road are dealing with troubles of their own.With her husband in jail, Joyce Carter is never sure where her family's next meal will come from. And her troublesome daughter, Jen, isn't helping matters by refusing to work until she achieves her dream of becoming an actress.Pam Nelson is struggling to deny the distance growing between her and her husband - which isn't helped by her secret attraction to their handsome new lodger. And unfortunately Pam isn't the only one to fall for his seductive charm...As the threat of a German invasion looms, the lives of the women on this south London street are about to change for ever...

The Flames of Rome


Paul L. Maier - 1995
    A capital city awash with corruption, sensuality, and political intrigue is at the flash point. And caught between the crushing currents of history are a new but growing religious group known as the followers of The Way.Award-winning historian and best-selling author Paul L. Maier has created a compelling style of documentary fiction, using only known historical events and persons to bring to life first-century Rome in all its excess, treachery, and insanity. This is the Rome that the apostle Paul visits, where he’s placed on trial, and which is forever changed by his testimony and witness. Maier takes readers into the courtroom of imperial justice and into the homes of the people struggling with the new faith they’ve encountered to answers questions such as:-How did Christianity first reach Rome?-Why did Paul have to wait two years for trial and was he condemned or set free?-Why does the New Testament account in Acts end so abruptly?-Who set fire to Rome and why did Nero persecute Christians so horribly?Following the family of Flavius Sabinus, mayor of Rome under Nero Maier captures all the drama and tension of the political conflicts that precede and follow the Great Fire of Rome, and the epic political and religious clashes of the world’s capital. This is the sensational story of pagans at their worst—and Christians at their best. Readers won’t want to put it down.

The Middle Passage: White Ships/ Black Cargo


Tom Feelings - 1995
    The Middle Passage focuses attention on the torturous journey which brought slaves from Africa to the Americas, allowing readers to bear witness to the sufferings of an entire people.

Port Royal


Linda Lee Chaikin - 1995
    But as their lives and destinies intertwine, they find themselves drawn to take a perilous journey filled with intrigue and romance.

For the Roses


Julie Garwood - 1995
    In Blue Belle, Montana, everyone knew better than to mess with the Claybornes. The brothers had once been a mismatched gang of street urchins—until they found an abandoned baby girl in a New York city alley, named her Mary Rose, and headed west to raise her to be a lady. They became a family—held together by loyalty and love if not by blood—when suddenly they faced a crisis that threatened to tear them apart....Trouble came to town with one Lord Harrison Stanford MacDonald. Armed with a swagger and six-shooter, he cut a striking figure—but it soon became apparent to Mary Rose that he was too much of a gentleman to make it in her rough-and-tumble town. She asked her brothers to teach him the basics of frontier survival, which he acquired with ease. And soon he possessed a deep and desperate love for Mary Rose. She returned his affection wholeheartedly... until MacDonald revealed a secret that challenged everything she believed about herself, her life, and her newfound love. Now her search for identity and meaning would begin, raising questions that could only be answered if she listened to the truth within her heart....

The Vizard Mask


Diana Norman - 1995
    When she discovers her aunt is running a brothel in St Giles-in-the-Fields, Penitence has no option but to point out the wickedness.The Plague releases its horror over London's stress and rookeries and, one by one, the inhabitants of Dog Yard die - many with a wild, rollicking bravery - forcing Penitence to acknowledge that courage and a paradoxical decency are to be found among the wicked as much as the saintly. Her former morality shaken, she meets Aphra Behn, playwright and spy for Charles II, who introduces her to the wicked Restoration stage, where nearly all England's first actresses are somebody's mistress, and Penitence is changed forever.Originally published in 1994, out-of-print. Released as ebook, 2013.

The Groovy Greeks


Terry Deary - 1995
    This book tells you who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax.

Heart of the West


Penelope Williamson - 1995
    So when Gus McQueen, a cowboy with laughing eyes and big dreams, presses her to elope with him to his Montana ranch, she is ready. But nothing has prepared her for the harsh realities of frontier life, or for the unpredictable hankering of her heart--and least of all for the fact that almost from the first moment she sets eyes on Zach, Gus's dashing, ne'er do-well brother, she knows he's the one she was destined to love. Brought up to be a lady, Clementine determines not to let the frontier--or her marriage--defeat her. She devours life, befriending the town prostitute, defending Indians, and suppressing her heart's desire, until Zach forces her to face him and make her choice. On a vast canvas dotted with memorable characters and one rousing adventure after another--shootups, storms, a mine explosion, an attack by a rabid wolf, Penny Williamson has created an irresistible work of fiction that combines the heroic and gritty appeal of westerns like Lonesome Dove and Streets of Laredo with the romantic enchantment of The Thorn Birds..

Apache Runaway


Madeline Baker - 1995
    Yet when the Indians took him prisoner, he was in danger of being sent to the devil -- until a green-eyed angel saved his life.APACHE RUNAWAYFor two long years, Jenny Braedon had prayed for someone to rescue her from the heathen savages who'd enslaved her. And even if Ryder was a half-breed, she'd help him in exchange for her freedom. But unknown perils and desires awaited the determined beauty in his strong, arms, sweeping them both from a world of tortured agony to love's sweet paradise.

Cruel Kings and Mean Queens


Terry Deary - 1995
    From William the Conker to Bald Queen Bess, this is a guide to the kings and queens of England, and some of their nastiest habits.

Dance on the Wind


Terry C. Johnston - 1995
    So late one night he snatches a squirrel gun and a handful of biscuits, flees into the woods, and doesn’t look back. From Louisville past the Chickasaw bluffs and the Natchez Trace all the way to New Orleans, he plunges into the rough-and-tumble life along the banks of the Mississippi: a volatile, violent country of boatmen and river bandits, knife fights and Indian raids, strong liquor and stronger women. Yet beyond the great river stretches the vast, unexplored expanse of the Great Plains. And it is here that young Titus will seek his future, and risk everything to seize it.

The Forestwife Trilogy


Theresa Tomlinson - 1995
    A powerful retelling of the Robin Hood story from Marian's point of view.Who will champion the poor against injustice and cruelty?When fifteen year old Mary flees into the forest to avoid a fearsome marriage arranged by her uncle, she little knows what challenges lie in store for her as the wise and magical Green Lady of the Woods.In this riveting and action-packed saga, Theresa Tomlinson breathes new life into the story of Robin Hood by focusing attention on the women who will pull a bowstring and stand up against the cruel laws of Medieval England.

Savage Illusion


Cassie Edwards - 1995
    On a trip through the Montana Territory, the young maiden's fantasies suddenly become reality when she meets a warrior named Spotted Eagle. But a secret enemy threatens to separate them forever and make their love nothing more than a savage illusion.

A Family Apart


Joan Lowery Nixon - 1995
    Imagine your mother is the one who lets it happen. This is the fate that befalls the Kelly children. It’s 1856, and their widowed mother has sent them west from New York City because she’s convinced that she can’t give them the life they deserve.  The Kellys board an “orphan train” and are taken to St. Joseph, Missouri, where their problems only grow worse. It was bad enough that they had to say goodbye to their mother, but now they’re forced to part ways with their fellow siblings as well. Thirteen-year-old Frances won’t stand for it. She’s going to protect her brothers and sisters, even if it means dressing up like a boy and putting herself in danger. Will Frances be able to save her siblings? And what about her mom—was splitting up their family really her greatest act of love? Ride the rails with Frances and her siblings to find out! “This is as close to a perfect book as you’ll buy this year.” –VOYA

The Trail of Tears: The Story of the American Indian Removals 1813-1855


Gloria Jahoda - 1995
    She describes the violence, the wars, the meaningless treaties and political double-dealing that spread from Washington to the frontier. She portrays the suffering as thousands of Creeks, Choctaws, Cherokees, Chickasaws, Seminoles, Shawnees, Delawares, Senecas and members of other proud Native American nations perished from cold, hunger and white men's diseases. Here too are the monumental figures of the age, men of greed, hatred, honor and inspiration, including: Andrew Jackson, who created the policy and presided over its ruthless execution Sir St. George Gore, an Irish millionaire who, in slaughtering over 2,000 buffalo, helped speed the demise of the Native Americans newly arrived in the Great American Desert Sam Houston and Davy Crockett, former Indian fighters turned Indian advocates John Ross, the Cherokee statesman who represented his tribe before the United States government and later bitterly led his people out of Georgia Osceola, the brilliant military tactician and Seminole chief who gallantly waged war against Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor. History comes alive in the vivid prose and fluid anecdotal style of The Trail of Tears. It is a book that must be read by anyone interested in the evolution and development of America's history--and its destiny.

Forbidden Places


Penny Vincenzi - 1995
    It is a story of three woman and one family.One is married and widowed within five years. She is free to start again. Or is she? The second has a perfect husband she thinks she loves. He becomes a grotesque parody of what he once was. Is that love real? The third becomes trapped in a nightmare marriage. Can the war free her?

The Bridge to Cutter Gap


C. Archer - 1995
    But she never imagined that the treacherous journey into the heart of the Smoky Mountains would bring danger into the lives of one mountain family.Join Christy as she crosses the bridge from the familiar world of parties and pretty things into the strange, new world of Cutter Gap. There she meets the country doctor, Neil MacNeill, who needs her help to save a man's life. And the handsome young minister, David Grantland, rescues Christy when her own life is in danger, and helps her face the challenges of teaching - and loving - the proud mountain people.

Forever in Texas


Jodi Thomas - 1995
    Sanford Colston left his hometown of Saints Roost to hire its school a new teacher—but instead found himself stuck at the Dallas train station, robbed of the clothes off his back. It was clear to Ford that this thief wasn't your ordinary outlaw—and he was right. Hannah was a beautiful woman on the run, desperate for a disguise that would help her escape her dangerous past. But when fate forced their paths to cross again, Ford couldn't let Hannah get away twice. Ford wanted to help his charming young bandit, but didn't know how—until she had a most exciting idea. Hannah could hide in Saints Roost. Back in the strict little town, Hannah made quite a first impression...and, with Ford at her side, learned that sometimes life offers second chances...

Companions of the Prophet - Book 1


Abdulwahid Hamid - 1995
    Here the trials and triumphs of the early Muslims as individuals are well-portrayed. Their various paths to Islam - sometimes direct, sometimes long and tortuous, their devotion to the noble Prophet, their endeavours in peace time and their exploits in war - all serve to cast them in a heroic mould. This is the first of two (formerly published as a series of three) books based on original Arabic sources and written in a style that is lively and often gripping. The lives of the Sahabah or Companions of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, is a rich storehouse of knowledge, guidance and inspiration. The men and women whose stories are told here helped to lay the foundations of a new world order, and it is only fitting that they should be more widely known.

Daemon's Angel


Sherrilyn Kenyon - 1995
    She was trapped in a temptress;s body, tormented by untested passions, and doomed to lose any man she desired. Yet even as Arina yearned for the safety of the pearly gates, she found paradise in the arms of a Norman mercenary. THE SINNER The villagers said Daemon was the devil's son, but he was only a man plagued by strange dreams—visions of a tantalizing beauty who enchanted him like no other. Then the enticing stranger appeared in the flesh, and he vowed nothing between heaven and earth would keep them aprat. But to savor the joys of her very own angel, Daemon would have to battle demons—within and without—and risk his very soul for love.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963


Christopher Paul Curtis - 1995
    Pauletta Bracy. Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent." When Momma and Dad decide it's time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. They're heading South to Birmingham, Alabama, toward one of the darkest moments in America's history.

Escape Into the Night


Lois Walfrid Johnson - 1995
    In 1857 12-year-old Libby joins her father aboard the Christina and proves that she can be trusted to assist in the escape of a fugitive slave.

Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849


Kenneth L. Holmes - 1995
    Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated Donner party; Patty Sessions, the Mormon midwife who delivered five babies on the trail between Omaha and Salt Lake City; Rachel Fisher, who buried both her husband and her little girl before reaching Oregon. Still others make themselves heard, starting out from different places and recording details along the way, from the mundane to the soul-shattering and spirit-lifting.

Ike and Monty: Generals at War


Norman Gelb - 1995
    "Ike and Monty" is the first book to focus exclusively on how their relationship determined the fate of the Allied effort to liberate Europe in World War II. It is a compelling account of the roles played in the struggle against Nazi Germany by Dwight David Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander and Bernard Law Montgomery, the most celebrated British battlefield commander of modern times. Eisenhower and Montgomery were men of such profoundly contrasting temperaments and strategic orientation that their relationship was bound to be difficult and at times stormy. And their often bitter discord greatly influenced the way the war was fought and won. Norman Gelb traces the development of both men from their disparate upbringings to their separate and joint military achievements—and shortcomings—in the most devastating conflict in history. This is also an account of how their clash of wills and its consequences came to personify the historic moment when the United States assumed the role of superpower in the West and once-powerful Britain was obliged to accept that it could no longer aspire to such exalted status.

German Epic Poetry: The Nibelungenlied, the Older Lay of Hildebrand, and Other Works


Francis G. Gentry - 1995
    Includes Jungere Hildebrandslied, The Battle of Ravenna, Bitterolf and Dietlieb, and The Rose Garden (Version A).

Loving Ganesa: Hinduism's Endearing Elephant-Faced God


Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami - 1995
    Learn about Ganeshas powers, pastimes, mantras, nature, science, forms, sacred symbols, milk-drinking miracle and more. There is no book about this beloved elephant-faced God that is more complete. The Lord of Dharma comes to life through the pages of this inspired masterpiece. Loving Ganesa makes approaching Ganesa easy and inspiring. A copy of Loving Ganesa should be placed in every library and Hindu home (Sri Om Prakash Sharma). Available April 2000, 592 pages paper, 5.5" x 8.5", US$29.85, ISBN 0-945497-77-6

Bliss


Judy Cuevas - 1995
    She was determined to improve herself, but was often baffled by exclusive turn-of-the-century high society. Nardi de Saint Vallier was a gifted young Frenchman of noble blood who had given up his passion for sculpting. Hell-bent on self-destruction, he resigned himself to a life without beauty—and an engagement without love.Then Hannah came into his life. They met during a Normandy summer on the grounds of an old French chateau. Hannah was cautious, but intrigued by the somber Frenchman. Nardi thought the American girl hopelessly naive. But slowly her indomitable spirit cast a ray of light upon the darkness in his soul—and opened both of their hearts to the infinite possibilities of love.

The Longest Winter


Julie Harris - 1995
    In 1926, two years after the plane crash death of his best friend, he attempted a solo flight record in a refitted Curtiss Jenny. Then, with half the journey completed, his plane was caught in a storm, went down, and for seventeen years he was missing, presumed dead. "The Longest Winter" is a fictional biography of John Robert Shaw's life. His story is one of despair and courage, tragedy and triumph. Stranded on an uncharted rocky island, his body broken by the crash, John Robert is adopted into a tribe of Eskimos. In this amazing tale, the author captures the Native American culture and vividly depicts one man's struggle to retain his sanity in a harsh, heartless environment.

Goodbye Sweetheart


Lilian Harry - 1995
    But the outbreak of war in 1939 changes everything - especially for the children. Uprooted from their familiar urban existence they are evacuated (some happily, some not) to the country. Then there are the teenagers, whose first loves are accelerated and intensified by the threat of separation; and men and women, too old to fight, who hold the life of the street together. Based on the author's own childhood memories of growing up near Portsmouth, this is a novel which shows us what England was really like then - a story told with such nostalgia and charm that you leave the world it describes longing for the chance to return.

Sioux Splendor


Rosanne Bittner - 1995
    Learning that an innocent Native American boy is to hang at the hands of vengeful miners, preacher's daughter Cynthia Wells sets out on the rescue and is amazed when the imprisoned Red Wolf turns out to be a handsome, full-grown man.

Walking in the Sacred Manner: Healers, Dreamers, and Pipe Carriers--Medicine Women of the Plains


Mark St. Pierre - 1995
     Based on extensive first-person interviews by an established expert on Plains Indian women, Walking in the Sacred Manner is a singular and authentic record of the participation of women in the sacred traditions of Northern Plains tribes, including Lakota, Cheyenne, Crow, and Assiniboine. Through interviews with holy women and the families of women healers, Mark St. Pierre and Tilda Long Soldier paint a rich and varied portrait of a society and its traditions. Stereotypical images of the Native American drop away as the voices, dreams, and experiences of these women (both healers and healed) present insight into a culture about which little is known. It is a journey into the past, an exploration of the present, and a view full of hope for the future.

Operation Solo: The FBI's Man in the Kremlin


John Daniel Barron - 1995
    For 27 years, Morris Childs, code name "Agent 58", provided the USA with the Kremlin's innermost secrets. Repeatedly risking his life, "Agent 58" made 57 clandestine missions into the USSR, China, Eastern Europe & Cuba. Because of his high ranking in the American communist party & his position as editor of its official paper, the Daily Worker, he was treated like royalty by communist leaders such as Khrushchev, Brezhnev & Mao Tse-tung. Thru first-hand accounts, Operation Solo tells the story of the conflicts within the FBI & American intelligence about the operation, & how the FBI, thru extraordinary measures, managed to keep that operation hidden from everyone, including the CIA.

Forever Yours


Tracie Peterson - 1995
    Fiction, Christian, Romance, Heartsong Presents

The Dark Light


Mette Newth - 1995
    In early-nineteenth-century Norway, lepers are quarantined in this hospital and no longer considered among the living. But even as her body gradually fails her, Tora's new life blossoms. She finds strength through helping her fellow patients, both young and old, and she decides to see for herself what the Bible says about leprosy. To do so, she must make friends with the young and angry Mistress Dybendal, the only person at the hospital who can teach her to read. As she did in "The Abduction" (an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year), Mette Newth brings another era vividly to life and demonstrates the timeless nature of the search for identity and tolerance.

Savage Rage


Cassie Edwards - 1995
    Journeying to her brother's ranch in the Kansas Territory, Hannah Kody thrills in the freedom and beauty of the land and falls in love with future Patawatomis chief Strong Wolf, but the ranch's brutal foreman threatens their budding romance.

Marching Orders: The Untold Story Of World War II


Bruce Lee - 1995
    Crowley, an intelligence officer in World War II who later became a senior executive at the CIA, has called Marching Orders simply "one of the most important books ever published about World War II." At last available in paperback, the book reveals a host of previously untold stories about codes and codebreaking—including how the American breaking of the Japanese diplomatic Purple ciphers led to the defeat of Germany, as well as why America and England agreed to use nuclear weapons against Japan. Bruce Lee, who had access to 1.5 million pages of U.S. Army documents and 15,000 pages of the sometimes daily top-secret messages sent to Tokyo from Japanese diplomats stationed in Berlin and elsewhere, constructs the most complete history available on American codebreaking activity and its consequences. He concisely documents the extraordinary casualties both American and Japanese forces would have suffered in an invasion and occupation of Japan, demonstrating through intercepted secret communications between Japanese leaders that Tokyo was adamant in its refusal to surrender.

A Bully Father: Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to His Children


Joan Patterson Kerr - 1995
    Roosevelt was a wonderful father, writing to his children, guiding them, playing with them and loving them as do only the best fathers. Long out of print, these personal letters are warm, wonderfully wise and witty--the best things Teddy Roosevelt ever wrote. Photos.

The Buccaneer


Donna Fletcher - 1995
    She agrees to marry the infamous Captain Lucifer, a pirate known for his evil ways, to save her step-father from the gallows. Only the captain can provide the proof of his innocence. Captain Lucifer has far different plans for Catherine. He wants revenge for the hell her step-father has put him through the last few years. He intends to take her innocence and return her home… a fallen woman. A simple strand of pearls stands in the way of the captain’s plans and when the strand finally breaks… will it be revenge or love he seeks from the beautiful lady?

Krishnamurti: 100 Years


Jiddu Krishnamurti - 1995
    The 125 photographs bring into focus the man, the people he knew and the times in which he lived. Included are personal recollections from others who knew this remarkable man.

Finn Mac Cool


Morgan Llywelyn - 1995
    He had it all and lost it all, but in the end he gained immortality.Morgan Llywelyn, bestselling author of Lion of Ireland, has enthralled readers with magnificent tales of her native land. Now she has recreated Ireland's most amazing man in a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and awesome adventure."Powerful...Llywelyn has created a lusty, poetic and legendary world". - The New York Times Book Review on Red Branch

Romance of the Three Kingdoms


Zhizhong Cai - 1995
    Set in the turbulent Three Kingdoms Period, the novel relates the clever political manoeuvres and brilliant battle strategies used by the ambitious rulers as they fought one another for supremacy.

All Souls' Rising


Madison Smartt Bell - 1995
    The slave uprising in Haiti was a momentous contribution to the tide of revolution that swept over the Western world at the end of the 1700s. A brutal rebellion that strove to overturn a vicious system of slavery, the uprising successfully transformed Haiti from a European colony to the world’s first Black republic. From the center of this horrific maelstrom, the heroic figure of Toussaint Louverture–a loyal, literate slave and both a devout Catholic and Vodouisant–emerges as the man who will take the merciless fires of violence and vengeance and forge a revolutionary war fueled by liberty and equality. Bell assembles a kaleidoscopic portrait of this seminal movement through a tableau of characters that encompass black, white, male, female, rich, poor, free and enslaved. Pulsing with brilliant detail, All Soul’s Rising provides a visceral sense of the pain, terror, confusion, and triumph of revolution.

Mathematicians are People, Too: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians (Volume Two)


Luetta Reimer - 1995
    Volume Two dramatizes the lives of Omar Khayyam, Albert Einstein, Ada Lovelace, and others.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 6/20/1995 Pages: 152 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up

Straight for the Heart


Marsha Canham - 1995
    Quick and vicious...just the way I like it sometimes."She risked everything to play a man's game in a man's world. As the elusive, mysterious Montana Rose, she was known as the queen of the Mississippi riverboats, a sensual and dangerous Southern beauty who was willing to gamble everything, even her life, on each cut of the cards.Intent on calling her bluff, the equally devious and dangerous Michael Tarrington is determined to teach the fiery lady gambler a lesson in seduction. But instead, the rakishly handsome Yankee finds himself swept into her world of illusions, treachery, and smoldering passions that threaten to cut Straight for the Heart.

Wild Bliss


Cassie Edwards - 1995
    A beautiful half-Indian, half-white young woman, Dawnmarie Garrett flees for her life when a band of renegade Sioux kill her English father and she prays that White Wolf, her warrior lover and Chief of the Chippewa, will save her.

A Place to Call Home


Jackie French Koller - 1995
    So when her mother, who has been raising the children alone, leaves her small family, Anna hides the evidence from the authorities. But Anna's mother has committed suicide, and eventually the children are placed with foster parents. Desperate for answers, Anna travels to Mississippi to meet her grandparents and learn the truth about her own biracial heritage.

Real Hope in Chicago


Wayne L. Gordon - 1995
    That was twenty-five years ago. Today, what began as the Gordons' seedling Bible study has become the Lawndale Community Church. It has a staff of 150, has renovated more than 100 local apartments, has helped more than 50 young people graduate from college, runs a medical clinic that treated 50,000 patients in 1994, and has become a vital part of rebuilding an inner-city neighborhood into a community of faith and hope. Real Hope in Chicago is Wayne Gordon's inspiring account of how people, white and black, rich and poor, old and young, worked together to transform a decaying neighborhood into a place where love is lived out in practical and miraculous ways. It offers an exciting model for interracial cooperation, urban-suburban church partnering--and real hope for the inner cities of our nation.

Pure Religion: The Story of Church Welfare Since 1930


Glen L. Rudd - 1995
    It chronicles the efforts of Harold B. Lee and other stake leaders to help unemployed Saints during the Great Depression, the formal development of the Church welfare program in 1936 under President Heber J. Grant, the development of Welfare Square and other welfare facilities throughout the United States and Canada and other parts of the world, the extensive humanitarian efforts of the Church today, and many other aspects of welfare work, including brief biographies of great welfare leaders. The book describes the activities and programs that have been developed over the years to care for the poor in the Lord’s own way, and it presents many heartwarming stories of those whose lives have been blessed by welfare. The history, stories, and photographs show how those involved in welfare throughout the years have sought to exemplify “pure religion and undefiled” (James 1:27). Pure Religion will touch the hearts of readers who are striving to care for the poor and needy and love their neighbors as themselves. It will also provide the background necessary to more completely understand the modern-day welfare efforts of the Church throughout the world.

"A Trade Like Any Other": Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt


Karin van Nieuwkerk - 1995
    Professional entertainers often perform at weddings and other celebrations, and a host family's prestige rises with the number, expense, and fame of the entertainers they hire. Paradoxically, however, the entertainers themselves are often viewed as disreputable people and are accorded little prestige in Egyptian society.This paradox forms the starting point of Karin van Nieuwkerk's look at the Egyptian entertainment trade. She explores the lives of female performers and the reasons why work they regard as "a trade like any other" is considered disreputable in Egyptian society. In particular, she demonstrates that while male entertainers are often viewed as simply "making a living," female performers are almost always considered bad, seductive women engaged in dishonorable conduct. She traces this perception to the social definition of the female body as always and only sexual and enticing--a perception that stigmatizes women entertainers even as it simultaneously offers them a means of livelihood.

A Promise for Breanna


Al Lacy - 1995
    A Promise for Breanna finds the heroine face to face with Frank Miller, the man who once broke her heart and led her to mistrust men, sabotaging her relationship with John Stranger. Suspense, danger, romance, and spiritual truth each play a part in this compelling story that draws readers into the life of an angel of mercy.

A Life-Giving Way: A Commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict


Esther de Waal - 1995
    Benedict as a lay woman who has studied the Rule and striven to live it. Benedict has been for her both supportive and challenging, both guide and prophet. His Rule asks not for blind obedience and conformity but for personal responsibility.While the Rule offers much to those seeking a pattern to the structure of their day-to-day, exterior" life, which de Waal's previous commentaries have addressed, this commentary focuses on what Benedict tells us about the interior life. It takes the shape of prayerful reflections on his words of wisdom regarding the disposition of the heart. It leads the reader, as the Rule was meant to lead the novice, to answer the very personal question we must all, as Christians, answer: "Am I truly seeking God?" Includes a copy of the Rule.Esther de Waal is a well-known author whose interests lie particularly in monastic and Celtic spirituality. Her first book, Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict (The Liturgical Press), continues to be a bestseller and has-been translated world wide. It was followed by Living with Contradiction: Further Reflections on the Rule and, most recently, A World Made Whole: Rediscovering the Celtic Tradition and A Seven Day Journey with Thomas Merton. She is married with four grown-up sons and lives in the Welsh Borders."

I, Victoria


Cynthia Harrod-Eagles - 1995
    Covering her life from her tortured childhood as a pawn in the line of royal succession to her long, lonely position as ruler of the British Empire, this autobiography tells the empathetic story of Victoria, as woman, wife, mother, and queen.

The Chalet School 2-in-1: The School at the Chalet & Jo of the Chalet School


Elinor M. Brent-Dyer - 1995
    Titles #1 and #2 in the Chalet School series.

The Crimson Tapestry


Michael Joens - 1995
    Times are difficult. Fear and violence are a way of life, as Britain remains in constant danger of invasion. Into this setting Worm, a boy who cannot remember his past, is taken to a mysterious village to embark upon a future brighter than he has ever imagined.

A Partisan's Memoir: Woman of the Holocaust


Faye Schulman - 1995
    She had a loving family, good friends and neighbours, most of whom were soon lost in the horrors of the Holocaust. But Faye survived, becoming a Partisan and fighting against the Nazis. Her rare and powerful photographs attest to her experiences.

Runestone


Don Coldsmith - 1995
    But for young shipmaster Nils Thorsson and his fellow Norsemen the real journey begins when they push on into the uncharted continent of Vinland.There the explorers revel in the chance to penetrate a virgin land -until they trespass on the grounds of a primitive people who have seen enough of the light-hairs' cruelty to believe they are too dangerous to ignore. In one swift dawn raid, they deal with the invaders by letting go a swarm of fiery arrows Only three men from the sailing party escape: the intrepid Nils Thorsson, the hardened seaman Svenson, and an enigmatic native guide called Odin. Now. stranded in the wilderness with their one-eyed guide, Thomson and Svenson know that to survive they must master the ways of war, of the hunt -- and of a proud and fearless people.

Chase the Sun


Rosanne Bittner - 1995
    Vowing to avenge himself against the Native Americans who killed his family, Captain Zack Myers finds his determination faltering as he becomes closer to Iris Gray, the beautiful daughter of a colonel, who seeks peace in the Wyoming Territory.

Destiny


Nancy Covert Smith - 1995
    TOO FAR FOR DELANNA TO BE DISCOURAGED BY JEALOUS TALK AND CRUEL SNUBBING FROM THE OLDER WOMEN--WHOSE HUSBANDS OBVIOUSLY FIND DELIGHT IN DELANNa'S YOUTHFUL BEAUTY.

Wild Embers


Anita Bunkley - 1995
    The year is 1943, and Janelle has defied the prejudice of the white medical establishment by working in prestigious private practice. But when a wealthy old woman in her care dies, Janelle no longer can go it alone to save her career. She needs the help of Dalton Graham, a brilliant white civil rights lawyer. In a legal battle that will test her courage and scar her reputation no matter what the verdict, she finds herself fighting not only for her future but against a dangerous attraction she has for this man. Because everyone is needed for the war effort, black fighter pilots are training in Tuskegee, Alabama, and black nurses are to be employed there. Janelle makes the long journey from Ohio to the still rigidly segregated South - and discovers both the promise and the peril of being on the crest of change that is gaining momentum in the nation. In the passionate arms of Lance Fuller, a black fighter pilot and a man of dazzling charm, she overcomes her suspicions of secrets he will not reveal. And in the face of the disaster that strikes when her headstrong brother Perry is accused by the army of murder, she again must put her trust in Dalton Graham despite the forbidden feelings that flare between them. Sweeping from the sleet-covered streets of Ohio to the red clay of Alabama to the skies over North Africa, with a memorable heroine and superbly drawn characters, Wild Embers brings to life a piece of our American past that never should be forgotten. In interweaving vividly imagined people with actual watershed historical events, AnitaRichmond Bunkley again shows herself to be a storyteller of irresistible strength and artistry.

Dreamcatcher


Dinah McCall - 1995
    Unable to free herself from her husband's obsession, beautiful Amanda Potter retreats into her own dreamworld where a comforting lover adores her. But Jefferson Dupree, a man searching for the woman he knows is his destiny, is determined to create for Amanda a reality more fulfilling than any dream. "A gripping, emotional story that satisfies on every level."

Raising Holy Hell


Bruce Olds - 1995
    Viewed in the North as a saint of freedom and in the South as the devil incarnate, Brown was a visionary who not only foretold but made inevitable the bloody apocalypse of the Civil War. An intricate mosaic of alternating narrative voices, Bruce Old's Raising Holy Hell is an explosive, multitextured evocation of the prophetic madness of the man who saw an America damned by the sin of slavery.

White Rose of Night


Mel Keegan - 1995
    Struggling to survive in the Norman world, Edward embarks with Paul on Crusade to the Holy Land, where Paul is captured as a slave by a Saracen captain. The love of the two young men is all that sustains them in their further adventures, where they eventually join with the Arab leader Saladin in seeking an honorable end to this horrible war. Mel Keegan's previous books have offered action-packed gay adventure from future, present and past. This second historical novel from his pen continues his exploration of male love amid the clash of arms.

Exeter's Daughter


Emma Lange - 1995
    *Nominated for the 1993-94 Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Regency Romance.*

Native Wisdom for White Minds


Anne Wilson Schaef - 1995
    White minds are trapped in a closed system of thinking that sees life in black and white, either/or terms; they are hierarchical and mechanistic; they see nature as a force to be tamed and people as objects to be controlled with no regard for the future.This worldview is not shared by most Native Peoples, and in this provocative book, Anne Wilson Schaef shares the richness poured out to her by Native Americans, Aborigines, Africans, Maoris, and others. In the words of Native Peoples themselves, we come to understand Native ideas about our earth, spirituality, family, work, loneliness, and change. For in every area of our lives we have the capacity to transcend our white minds--we simply need to listen with open hearts and open minds to other voices, other perceptions, other cultures.Anne Wilson Schaef often heard Elders from a wide variety of Native Peoples say, "Our legends tell us that a time will come when our wisdom and way of living will be necessary to save the planet, and that time is now." Anyone ready to move from feeling separate to a profound sense of connectedness, from the personal to the global, will find the path in this mind-expanding, deeply spiritual book.

Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England


Kim F. Hall - 1995
    Kim F. Hall's book is the first to view these evocations of blackness in the contexts of sexual politics, imperialism, and slavery in early modern England. Her work reveals the vital link between England's expansion into realms of difference and otherness - through exploration and colonialism - and the highly charged ideas of race and gender which emerged. Concentrati on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Hall shows how race, sexuality, economics, and nationalism contributed to the formation of a modern (white, male) identity in English culture. The volume includes a useful appendix of not readily accessible Renaissance poems on blackness.

Warrior Moon


Sara Orwig - 1995
    There she discovers a wounded Kiowa brave -- the powerful warrior she will heal, fear and love more than life itself. Across the plains and prairies where Kiowa, Comanche and the U.S. Cavalry battle for land, Vanessa and Lone Wolf will risk everything for their future together.

The Pony Wife


Beverly Bird - 1995
    As a woman surrounded by superstition, she struggled to gain the trust of her people through kindness and devotion. As a woman of beauty and passion, she was forced to divide her heart between the needs of her tribe and the one man who dared to love her. And as a woman of great power and strength, she vowed to challenge the winds of fate that brought the white man into her people's world, threatened to destroy it forever. Hers was a special destiny of love, course and pride known only to...The Pony Wife.

Code Name Christiane Clouet: A Woman in the French Resistance


Claire Chevrillon - 1995
    It was Chevrillon and her team who coded many of the telegrams in Is Paris Burning? Until now, little has been published about this unglamorous but vital aspect of the French Resistance.Chevrillon's memoir gives abundant detail about what daily life was like for the French elite during the German occupation. Her father, a scholar and literary critic who had been raised by his celebrated uncle, philosopher-historian Hippolyte Taine, put her in contact with the upper circles of French culture. Her mother, who was from a large, assimilated Jewish family, gave her first-hand knowledge of the persecution of French Jews. Her story vividly portrays the wartime experience of private lives and public events, including the tedious backroom work of the Resistance and four months she spent captive in Paris's dreaded Fresnes prison.The way Chevrillon tells her story is almost as remarkable as the story itself. Evenhandedly and without embellishment, she relives the days of the occupation, the arrest and deportation of her prominent Jewish relatives, her own role in the underground network, and the eventual liberation of France. The straightforward, even brisk, style with which Chevrillon writes, together with the breadth of her experience and her extensive contacts in French society, give a perspective not often encountered in stories of the World War II underground.Perhaps most important, Chevrillon demonstrates that heroism can take quiet, hidden forms.

The Last Comanche Chief: The Life and Times of Quanah Parker


Bill Neeley - 1995
    After the Civil War, the trickle of white settlers encroaching on tribal land in northern Texas suddenly turned inot a tidal wave. Within a few short years, the great buffalo herds, a source of food and clothing for the Indians from time immemorial, had been hunted to the verge of extinction in an orgy of greed and destruction. The Indians' cherished way of life was being stolen from them.Quanah Parker was the fiercest and bravest of the Comanches who fought desperately to preserve their culture. He led his warriors on daring and bloody raids against the white settlers and hunters. He resisted to the last, heading a band of Comanches, the Quahadas, after the majority of the tribe had acquiesced to resettlement on a reservation. But even the Comanches—legendary horsemen of the Plains who had held off Spanish and Mexican expansion for two centuries—could not turn back the massive influex of people and eaponry from the East.Faced with the bitter choice between extermination or compromise, Quanah stepped off the warpath and sat down at the bargaining table. With remarkable skill, the Comanche warrior adapted to the new challenges he faced, learning English and the art of diplomacy. Working to bridge two very different worlds, he fought endlessly to gain a better deal for his people. As the tribe's elder statesman, Quanah lobbied Congress in Washington, D.C., entertained President Teddy Roosevelt and other dignitaries at his home, invested in the railroad, and enjoyed the honor of having a Texas town named after him. The Last Comanche Chief is a moving portayal of this famed leader. His story is an inspiring and compelling chapter in the history of Native Americans and of the American West.

Nebraska: An Illustrated History


Frederick C. Luebke - 1995
    Professor Frederick C. Luebke’s lifelong commitment to the study of his state informs the book in every detail, as does his concern for clear and readable narrative. The treasure trove of images, many never published before, cast new light on many aspects of Nebraska’s history. These include the culture of the state’s Native peoples and their lives today, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the hardship endured by European immigrants, and the contributions of women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans to the state. This is a book that every Nebraskan will want to own, read, and enjoy. This second edition includes updated chapters on the current social, economic, and political climate of Nebraska and some new illustrations.

Black Women of the Old West


William Loren Katz - 1995
    It reveals "how these pioneers brought culture and stability to the early communities" from Ohio, Kansas and Texas to Oklahoma, Nevada and California. "This is that perfect find: a book that entertains and enlightens. Mr. Katz's books on black history are well-known to readers young and old. Add this one to the growing list of literary treasure....Browsing through the many pictures is a true delight, like meeting distant relatives. A must-read".

When the Heart Beckons


Jill Gregory - 1995
    But Annabel Brannigan is a woman full of surprises. Especially for Roy Steele, the rugged outlaw gunslinger, who learns they're both hunting the same man.

Fortunes of War


Mel Keegan - 1995
    Seperated by seven years of war, the two meet up again in the Caribbean, where Dermot now commands a privateer. The couple's adventures on the Spanish Main make a swashbuckling romance in the best pirate tradition. A rip-roaring yarn from the author of "Ice Wind and Fire, Death's Head, Equinox" and "Aquamarine."

Gustave Caillebotte: Urban Impressionist


Anne Distel - 1995
    His Paris Street: Rainy Day and Floorscrapers -- each the subject of a fascinating, extensively illustrated analysis in this book -- have become icons of the Impressionists' devotion to scenes of modern urban life.Prepared by an international team of scholars to accompany the major 1994-95 retrospective organized by the Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Musee d'Orsay, Paris, and The Art Institute of Chicago, Gustave Caillebotte: Urban Impressionist reproduces 89 of his paintings and 28 of his drawings and studies, many of them from little-known private collections. Thoughtful essays examine both his work and his crucial role as an early patron and promoter of Impressionism. A chronology, list of exhibitions, and selected bibliography provide additional invaluable information.

We Pulled Together-- And Won!


Deb Mulvey - 1995
    Filled with stirring accounts from those who served overseas, humorous memories of boot camp blunders and touching tales of those who boosted morale stateside, this compilation will take you back to a patriotic era...whether you lived through it or are simply moved by the devotion and can-do spirit of those who did.

Ronald Reagan: The Wisdom and Humour of the Great Communicator


Frederick J. Ryan Jr. - 1995
    In a unique collection of photographs and quotations, a celebration of the warmth, wisdom, and humor of Ronald Reagan.

Three Complete Novels: The Changing Wind/The Traveler/World of Silence


Don Coldsmith - 1995
    But when tragedy strikes, he loses everything and together with his young granddaughter, he embarks on a journey that will change her future.Sparked with authentic details, these grand adventures fill the imagination with vivid characters.

To Die in Chicago: Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas 1862-65


George Levy - 1995
    T. B. Clore, Camp Douglas survivorThe Chicago doctors who inspected the prison in 1863 called Camp Douglas an "extermination camp." It quickly became the largest Confederate burial ground outside of the South.What George Levy's meticulous research, including newly discovered hospital records, has uncovered is not a pretty picture. The story of Camp Douglas is one of brutal guards, deliberate starvation of prisoners, neglect of the sick, sadistic torture, murder, corruption at all levels, and a beef scandal reaching into the White House.As a result of the overcrowding and substandard provisions, disease ran rampant and the mortality rate soared. By the thousands, prisoners needlessly died of pneumonia, smallpox, and other maladies. Most were buried in unmarked mass graves. The exact number of those who died is impossible to discern because of the Union's haphazard recordkeeping and general disregard for the deceased.Among the most shocking revelations are such forms of torture as hanging prisoners by their thumbs, hanging them by their heels and then whipping them, and forcing prisoners to sit with their exposed buttocks in the ice and snow.The Confederate Camp Andersonville never saw such gratuitous barbarity.

How Far Would You Have Gotten If I Hadn't Called You Back?


Valerie Hobbs - 1995
    In order to make it in Ojala, Bron will have to remake herself. And so she does, putting aside her stuides to drag race, hang out, and meet boys. Soon she's involved in an intense love triangle -- with no easy solutions.

Ypres Salient and Passchendaele: Battlefield Guide


Tonie Holt - 1995
    They contain selections from the Holts' more detailed guides of the most popular and accessible sites plus handy tourist information, capturing the essential features of the Battles.The book contains many full color maps and photographs and detailed instructions on what to see and where to visit.

The Prince of Cups


Yves Fey - 1995
    He was her destiny, the lover foreseen in the tarot cards, the arrogant aristocrat who paid her in golden coin. She was married, he was betrothed--unions arranged by man, mocked by lust. She would risk everything to reach his heart--even if it meant giving her body...and soul...Theirs Was A Star-Crossed Passion.He was the exile, returned to Florence to enter into a forced political marriage--his dying mother' s last request. Antonio di Fabiani was surrounded by enemies in Savonarola's city, which seethed with holy intrigue and Borgia spies. Here trust was lethal, love just another manner of betrayal, and seduction merely a game. Until he met Veronica, the Gypsy temptress whose touch could heal, and whose kiss set his soul afire, demanding a total surrender he could not deny...Here, amid a backdrop of assassination and seething intrigue, is the tumultuous story of a love ordained by destiny, and a union no earthly power could destroy.

A Wisconsin Boy in Dixie: Civil War Letters of James K. Newton


James K. Newton - 1995
    He was polished enough to write drumhead and firelight letters of fine literary style. It did not take long for this farm boy turned private to discover the grand design of the conflict in which he was engaged, something which many of the officers leading the armies never did discover.”—Victor Hicken, Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society    “When I wrote to you last I was at Madison with no prospect of leaving very soon, but I got away sooner than I expected to.” So wrote James Newton upon leaving Camp Randall for Vicksburg in 1863 with the Fourteenth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Newton, who had been a rural schoolteacher before he joined the Union army in 1861, wrote to his parents of his experiences at Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, on the Red River, in Missouri, at Nashville, at Mobile, and as a prisoner of war. His letters, selected and edited by noted historian Stephen E. Ambrose, reveal Newton as a young man who matured in the war, rising in rank from private to lieutenant.                 A Wisconsin Boy in Dixie reveals Newton as a young man who grew to maturity through his Civil War experience, rising in rank from private to lieutenant. Writing soberly about the less attractive aspects of army life, Newton's comments on fraternizing with the Rebs, on officers, and on discipline are touched with a sense of humor—"a soldier's best friend," he claimed. He also became sensitive to the importance of political choices. After giving Lincoln the first vote he had ever cast, Newton wrote: "In doing so I felt that I was doing my country as much service as I have ever done on the field of battle."

Reforming Lord Ragsdale


Carla Kelly - 1995
    The infamous Lord Ragsdale was as rich as sin, as sinful as he was rich, and as heartless as he was handsome. But he had saved Emma from a fate worse than death when he stopped a lecherous brute from buying her as an indentured servant. It was Emma's turn now to save Lord Ragsdale from his wicked ways. She had to find a way to stop his drinking, his gaming, his wild revelry. She had to make him break with his mistress, the superbly sensual Fae Moulle. She had to make him a suitable suitor for the ideal wife that the prim and proper Lady Clarissa Partridge would be. And above all, she had to keep his lustful eye from lingering too long on herself--even as she struggled to keep her own growing desire from undoing all her hard work in the unmaking of this irresistible rake...

One Bright Morning


Alice Duncan - 1995
    The last thing she needed was a bullet-ridden, half-dead stranger riding into her front yard. As she nursed Jubal back to life, Maggie realized that this enchanting and handsome man was also dangerous. . . .

From The Heart: Voices of the American Indian


Lee Miller - 1995
    Here, collected in one volume, is the testimony of more than 250 Indian civilizations - of the Aztec king Montezuma, the Seminole leader Osceola, Tecumseh, Cochise, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Sarah Winnemucca. Through their eyes - and through the eyes of the white men who fought, betrayed, and, on rare occasions, defended them - we see the shaping of events of the past in a radically different light, one that is tragic yet shows courage in the face of adversity.

The Long Green Shore


John Hepworth - 1995
    Australia's version of "All Quiet on the Western Front"--from the last Christmas of the Second World War, until that war ended, two brigades of the Sixth Australian Infantry Division fought an obscure but at times bitter and bloody campaign along the savage north coast of New Guinea.