Best Books: History

1 The Outstanding Success of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

The Outstanding Success of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Michael Erbschloe | History

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The world of investing is fascinating and complex, and it can be very fruitful. But unlike the banking world, where deposits are guaranteed by the federal government, stocks, bonds and other securities can lose value. There are no guarantees. That's why investing is not a spectator sport. By far the best way for investors to protect the money...

2 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...

3 Nasty Stuff About Russia

Nasty Stuff About Russia

Michael Erbschloe | History

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The Soviet economy and society stagnated in the decades following Stalin’s rule, until General Secretary Mikhail GORBACHEV (1985-91) introduced glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) in an attempt to modernize communism, but his initiatives inadvertently released forces that by December 1991 splintered the USSR into Russia and 14...

4 Nasty Stuff About North Korea

Nasty Stuff About North Korea

Michael Erbschloe | History

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In 1910, Japan began a 35-year period of colonial rule over Korea. Following Japan's surrender in 1945 at the end of World War II, the Korean Peninsula was divided at the 38th parallel into two occupation zones, with the United States in the South and the Soviet Union in the North. Initial hopes for a unified, independent Korea were not realized...

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...