Best Books: History

1 Office of the Inspector General: Review of Seven Offices

Office of the Inspector General: Review of Seven Offices

Michael Erbschloe | History

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Prior to the establishment of the CIGIE, the Federal Inspectors General operated under the auspices of two councils, The President's Council on the Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) and the Executive Council on the Integrity and Efficiency (ECIE). The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) was statutorily established...

2 Modern Cases of Espionage in the United States (1975 – 2008)

Modern Cases of Espionage in the United States (1975 – 2008)

Michael Erbschloe | History

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On June 15, 1917, just two months after the United States entered World War I, Congress adopted the Espionage Act. The act, which was meant to define the act of espionage during wartime, put new limits to Americans’ First Amendment rights. The Espionage Act gave the federal government increased leverage to prosecute what it considered unruly...

3 The Ugliness of White Supremacy Extremists: Field Notes from 2019

The Ugliness of White Supremacy Extremists: Field Notes from 2019

Michael Erbschloe | History

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Violent White Supremacist Extremists (WSE) are defined as individuals who seek, wholly or in part, through unlawful acts of force or violence, to support their belief in the intellectual and moral superiority of the white race over other races. This book presents testimony, commentaries, and facts and figures on WSE activities in 2019. It also...

4 Sports Scandals and Crimes in the United States (selected cases)

Sports Scandals and Crimes in the United States (selected cases)

Michael Erbschloe | History

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Baseball has been cracking down on steroid use with more frequent and random testing, but that hasn’t stopped the problem. After all, A-Rod’s suspension comes on the heels of former National League MVP Ryan Braun’s. Why do the big stars keep risking their careers and reputations for drugs? They are all smart enough to know that a short-term...

5 The Butterfield Trail Through The Concho Valley and West Texas

The Butterfield Trail Through The Concho Valley and West Texas

Tom Ashmore | History

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West Texas before and after the Civil War saw an explosion of immigrants making their way through the area on their way west. The Butterfield Stage line ran from 1857 to 1861, but the road was used by settlers, cattle drives and trade caravans long after. The West Texas section was so severe they had to construct special wagons driven by hardy...

6 Wolseley Anzacs

Wolseley Anzacs

Ben Matthews | History

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This is the story of a convict who was deported in 1824. He married in Van Diemen’s Land to become one of Australia’s pioneer families. Their children moved to the country town of Wolseley, in South Australia where they were schooled and eventually, off to war. It was here that three brothers fought for the British Empire, in the war to end...

7 Merrymeeting Forge, Gwennap, UK  - a History

Merrymeeting Forge, Gwennap, UK - a History

Leonard Szepietowski | History

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A history of a building that is about 200 years old which replaced a blacksmiths shop nearby that went back to at least the 1300's. Local and internet sources were used to research the history of the evolution of the building itself and trace the residents as far back as records allowed.

8 Mount Olympus Ancient Sites, Museums, Monasteries and Churches

Mount Olympus Ancient Sites, Museums, Monasteries and Churches

Jürgen Weidner | History

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This book provides the reader detailed information about the ancient sites, the museums, the monasteries and churches around Mount Olympus in Greece. The area has to offer much more than sun, beaches and mountains. It had an important part of Greek history. It was here were Alexander the Great was born and later tutored by Aristoteles. From here...