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By Fred Glueckstein
Winston Churchill didn’t just have a knack for statesmanship: He also had quite an eye for horses.

The British politician was seventy-five when he bought his first racehorse, Colonist II, who proved to be one of the most popular and remarkable horses of his era – winning thirteen of twenty-four races and placing in five others.

After Churchill’s defeat as prime minister, these were much needed victories, and they helped the elder statesman deal with his political failures. Just as importantly, the success led him to buy more horses and sparked a greater interest in the sport among the general public.

The rekindling of interest mirrored Churchill’s own love affair with horses: One of his earliest known writings is a letter he sent to his mother in May 1882 in which he mentioned his horse, RobRoy, named after the Scottish hero.

Whether or not it was one mile or more than two, the French-bred, grey colt proved that he could be just as steadfast and courageous as Churchill himself. Together, Churchill and Colonist II captured the heart of a nation.

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By Fred Glueckstein
Winston Churchill didn’t just have a knack for statesmanship: He also had quite an eye for horses.

The British politician was seventy-five when he bought his first racehorse, Colonist II, who proved to be one of the most popular and remarkable horses of his era – winning thirteen of twenty-four races and placing in five others.

After Churchill’s defeat as prime minister, these were much needed victories, and they helped the elder statesman deal with his political failures. Just as importantly, the success led him to buy more horses and sparked a greater interest in the sport among the general public.

The rekindling of interest mirrored Churchill’s own love affair with horses: One of his earliest known writings is a letter he sent to his mother in May 1882 in which he mentioned his horse, RobRoy, named after the Scottish hero.

Whether or not it was one mile or more than two, the French-bred, grey colt proved that he could be just as steadfast and courageous as Churchill himself. Together, Churchill and Colonist II captured the heart of a nation.

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By Fred Glueckstein
Winston Churchill didn’t just have a knack for statesmanship: He also had quite an eye for horses.

The British politician was seventy-five when he bought his first racehorse, Colonist II, who proved to be one of the most popular and remarkable horses of his era – winning thirteen of twenty-four races and placing in five others.

After Churchill’s defeat as prime minister, these were much needed victories, and they helped the elder statesman deal with his political failures. Just as importantly, the success led him to buy more horses and sparked a greater interest in the sport among the general public.

The rekindling of interest mirrored Churchill’s own love affair with horses: One of his earliest known writings is a letter he sent to his mother in May 1882 in which he mentioned his horse, RobRoy, named after the Scottish hero.

Whether or not it was one mile or more than two, the French-bred, grey colt proved that he could be just as steadfast and courageous as Churchill himself. Together, Churchill and Colonist II captured the heart of a nation.

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By Frances Armstrong Wood

Enjoy reading about Harry Lee, a Chinese born immigrant to America that courageously fought in World War II. After his service in the United States Air Force he worked in his own businesses to obtain property and overcame all obstacles to fulfill the proverbial American Dream.


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By Gary P. Perkins
In the 1950s, young business students were taught to hire on with a large corporation, climb from entry level up the ladder one step at a time until one reached their career goal. Though author Gary P. Perkins lacked an advanced degree from a prestigious institution of higher education, he had a great advantage. He hailed from a long line of hard-rock miners who had pounded through granite in Britain and later, soft limestone when they harvested the precious minerals of America in the nineteenth century. He knew, firsthand, the value and rewards of hard work.

In Above the Grass¸ he narrates the story of his personal journey and his business accomplishments, including background about his family history and his English/Cornish roots—from childhood and youth, to service in the US Navy, to business college, his career path, marriage, birth of children, personal challenges, and retirement.

Perkins’s story covers his journey from an entry-level position in 1961 to corporate president in 1980, despite a burden of alcoholism that progressed at about the same rate. When he realized he couldn’t win the battle with the bottle, he entered and completed a treatment program and has been in recovery since. Throughout the story, Above the Grass communicates the mainstays of Perkins’ life, values inherited from his ancestors and nurtured by his family and small town.

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By Frances Armstrong Wood

Enjoy reading about Harry Lee, a Chinese born immigrant to America that courageously fought in World War II. After his service in the United States Air Force he worked in his own businesses to obtain property and overcame all obstacles to fulfill the proverbial American Dream.


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By Gary P. Perkins
In the 1950s, young business students were taught to hire on with a large corporation, climb from entry level up the ladder one step at a time until one reached their career goal. Though author Gary P. Perkins lacked an advanced degree from a prestigious institution of higher education, he had a great advantage. He hailed from a long line of hard-rock miners who had pounded through granite in Britain and later, soft limestone when they harvested the precious minerals of America in the nineteenth century. He knew, firsthand, the value and rewards of hard work.

In Above the Grass¸ he narrates the story of his personal journey and his business accomplishments, including background about his family history and his English/Cornish roots—from childhood and youth, to service in the US Navy, to business college, his career path, marriage, birth of children, personal challenges, and retirement.

Perkins’s story covers his journey from an entry-level position in 1961 to corporate president in 1980, despite a burden of alcoholism that progressed at about the same rate. When he realized he couldn’t win the battle with the bottle, he entered and completed a treatment program and has been in recovery since. Throughout the story, Above the Grass communicates the mainstays of Perkins’ life, values inherited from his ancestors and nurtured by his family and small town.

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By David Kimel
A Foggy Sunrise creates a colourful, real image of life in Romania during the interwar period that preceded World War II, continued with the war period, and the beginning of socialism. This is a living fresco that restores photographic images frozen in time and space. It’s a documentary with historic value where every person is alive and anchored in time to describe precisely the events in the context of everyday life with authenticity and the candour of the storyteller as a child.

Author David Kimel weaves a transparent picture of a childhood that reveals his innocent daily adventures It follows the somber, less exciting struggle of his parents and neighbours living in the outskirts of Bucharest during the troubled times before and after the end of the Second World War —a time that brought a communist regime into power in Romania. He offers a myriad of facts and circumstances he witnessed that enriches the narration with colourful, sometimes sad, sometimes funny little descriptions that create a vivid fresco of these years.

In the background, never mentioned in the story, were the larger-than-life figures of his Jewish parents who were forced to assume dangerous risks in order to survive and provide food for their children. Kimel’s memoir provides new insight into the history of a country at a crucial time in a divisive Europe where people had to run for their lives in search of liberty to another country.

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By David Kimel
A Foggy Sunrise creates a colourful, real image of life in Romania during the interwar period that preceded World War II, continued with the war period, and the beginning of socialism. This is a living fresco that restores photographic images frozen in time and space. It’s a documentary with historic value where every person is alive and anchored in time to describe precisely the events in the context of everyday life with authenticity and the candour of the storyteller as a child.

Author David Kimel weaves a transparent picture of a childhood that reveals his innocent daily adventures It follows the somber, less exciting struggle of his parents and neighbours living in the outskirts of Bucharest during the troubled times before and after the end of the Second World War —a time that brought a communist regime into power in Romania. He offers a myriad of facts and circumstances he witnessed that enriches the narration with colourful, sometimes sad, sometimes funny little descriptions that create a vivid fresco of these years.

In the background, never mentioned in the story, were the larger-than-life figures of his Jewish parents who were forced to assume dangerous risks in order to survive and provide food for their children. Kimel’s memoir provides new insight into the history of a country at a crucial time in a divisive Europe where people had to run for their lives in search of liberty to another country.

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By John F. Sullivan

On May 17, 1899, Patrick Sullivan married Mary Jane Carroll in Yonkers, New York, despite the objections of Patrick’s family, who believed he was marrying below his class. But their dreams of living a long life together came to an end when Patrick died unexpectedly on August 13, 1911, leaving Mary destitute with four children and a fifth who was born three weeks after Patrick’s death.

Shunned by Patrick’s family, Mary and her children fought off starvation in a tenement in Yonkers for several months. Then one evening, she was visited by her two brothers, John and Barney, who insisted her entire family move into and share their meager home at Six Moquette Row. There, the children were raised by their grandmother, mother, and their two loving uncles.

A story for the ages, Six Moquette Row, by author John F. Sullivan, narrates the true story of how one family’s love and a shared devotion to one another turned what would have inevitably been a horrific tragedy into an incredible success—a story that now totals more than eighty descendants.


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By John F. Sullivan

On May 17, 1899, Patrick Sullivan married Mary Jane Carroll in Yonkers, New York, despite the objections of Patrick’s family, who believed he was marrying below his class. But their dreams of living a long life together came to an end when Patrick died unexpectedly on August 13, 1911, leaving Mary destitute with four children and a fifth who was born three weeks after Patrick’s death.

Shunned by Patrick’s family, Mary and her children fought off starvation in a tenement in Yonkers for several months. Then one evening, she was visited by her two brothers, John and Barney, who insisted her entire family move into and share their meager home at Six Moquette Row. There, the children were raised by their grandmother, mother, and their two loving uncles.

A story for the ages, Six Moquette Row, by author John F. Sullivan, narrates the true story of how one family’s love and a shared devotion to one another turned what would have inevitably been a horrific tragedy into an incredible success—a story that now totals more than eighty descendants.


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By Christopher T. Rand
At the outset, the members of author Christopher T. Rand’s family lived in a world of great wealth. They were among the richest people in the United States. But they then faced a dilemma: compelled to choose between staying on in their ancestral world or keeping up with the times in the nation around them and integrating themselves into the American mainstream. With each generation, the pressure on these individuals to choose between escape or immersion into the society became more and more intense.

In Silver Diaspora, Rand examines his family’s roots in the northeastern United States and chronicles his journey through these times, against the backdrop of the family history. Embarking on a search of a better new world, Rand’s parents leave the East Coast and land in California. From here, this memoir follows Rand through college at Berkeley, travels abroad, work in the petroleum industry and his experiences as a writer.

Describing the people, places and experiences that impacted Rand’s life, Silver Diaspora provides one man’s insight into the world in the latter two-thirds of the last century.

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By Margaret R. O’Leary, MD
On December 7, 1793, an old man lay motionless at last, surrounded by his family, rabbis, and members of the society who would prepare his body for Jewish burial. Sixteen days after he was sentenced to jail, his family would go to extraordinary efforts to bury him in a Jewish cemetery ordered destroyed by the French government just two weeks earlier. The old man was Cerf Berr of Médelsheim, the tenacious eighteenth-century Ashkenazi emancipator of the French Jews.

Margaret R. O’Leary, MD, presents Cerf Berr’s life story, recognizing his profound contributions to the liberation of the Jews of France. While chronicling his incredible journey, O’Leary not only highlights Cerf Berr’s scrupulous honesty and reliability that earned him the deep appreciation of the French Crown, but also details how he besieged authorities in both Strasbourg and Versailles to grant political, social, and economic equality for all of his coreligionists in France. Cerf Berr achieved that milestone on September 27, 1791, only to die two years later after imprisonment by sadistic French revolutionaries.

Cerf Berr of Médelsheim is the biography of a man who was faithful to his people, sought the good for the community, and cherished justice—all while making a momentous contribution to the history of France and the Jews.

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By Christopher T. Rand
At the outset, the members of author Christopher T. Rand’s family lived in a world of great wealth. They were among the richest people in the United States. But they then faced a dilemma: compelled to choose between staying on in their ancestral world or keeping up with the times in the nation around them and integrating themselves into the American mainstream. With each generation, the pressure on these individuals to choose between escape or immersion into the society became more and more intense.

In Silver Diaspora, Rand examines his family’s roots in the northeastern United States and chronicles his journey through these times, against the backdrop of the family history. Embarking on a search of a better new world, Rand’s parents leave the East Coast and land in California. From here, this memoir follows Rand through college at Berkeley, travels abroad, work in the petroleum industry and his experiences as a writer.

Describing the people, places and experiences that impacted Rand’s life, Silver Diaspora provides one man’s insight into the world in the latter two-thirds of the last century.

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By R.W. Dick Phillips

During the six months before December of 1776, Commanding General, George Washington had retreated from nine consecutive battles with the British in New Jersey and had lost ninety percent of his army. Brigadier General, Arthur St. Clair answered the call with fresh troops, took over the leadership of a brigade and suggested the strategies of stealth which enabled Washington’s army to win the next three battles over the British in just nine days after Christmas in 1776. This drove the British out of New Jersey and avoided what could have been the end of the American Revolution. 

 

St. Clair walked with the giants of the American Revolution…Washington, Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, Greene, Lafayette and others. And yet, for more than two centuries, history has been reluctant to mention that St. Clair… 

 

• Became one of Washington’s most trusted of only 30 major generals. 

• Built four armies for Washington 

• Was the military strategist who helped Washington defeat the British in 1776-77. 

• Was President when the U.S. Constitution and the Northwest Ordinance were drafted. 

• Was America’s first and last foreign-born President. 

 

St. Clair also … 

• Stopped the Virginia governor from annexing what is now Pittsburgh (1774) 

• Protected Pennsylvania settlers from Indian attacks incited by the British (1764-69). 

• Assisted Governor Penn with development of Bedford and Westmoreland Counties (1764-74). 

• Renounced his allegiance to Great Britain to become a Colonel in the Continental Army (1774). 

 

• Established judicial system for six states of the Northwest Territory.


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