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Papa John's Chairman John Schnatter quits after coming under fire for racial slur

Papa John’s International Inc. Chairman John Schnatter resigned after coming under fire for making racist comments that battered the shares of the pizza chain he founded.<p>The independent directors of the company accepted Schnatter’s resignation, the Louisville, Ky., company said in a statement late …

Did the Romans Invent Christmas?

Did the first Christian Roman emperor appropriate the pagan festival of Saturnalia to celebrate the birth of Christ? Matt Salusbury weighs the …

Theology

Abraham Lincoln: A Life In The Closet?

<b>Abraham Lincoln</b> <b>(1809-65) may likely be the most studied and researched of the United States presidents. The first reference to him possibly being “homosexual” came from notable Lincoln expert Carl Sandburg in his 1926 biography, “Abraham Lincoln: The War Years.” In describing the early relationship between Lincoln and his close friend, Joshua Fry Speed.</b><p>In 2005 the first book was published on Lincoln’s relationships with men, C.A. Tripp’s “The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln.”<p>Lincoln’s most …

The End

• <b>Author:</b> Ian Kershaw<p><b>SUNDAY TIMES, TLS, SPECTATOR, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, DAILY MAIL and SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY BOOKS OF THE YEAR</b><p>The last months of the Second World War were a nightmarish time to be alive. Unimaginable levels of violence destroyed entire cities. Millions died or were dispossessed. By all …

John F. Kennedy's Women

• <b>Author:</b> Michael O'Brien<p>After an initial honeymoon with historians, in recent years John F. Kennedy has been more carefully scrutinized. Michael O’Brien, who knows as much about Kennedy as any historian now writing, here takes a comprehensive look at the feature of Camelot that remained largely …

The Story of Billy Young

• <b>Author:</b> Anthony Hill<p>Billy Young was a boy of 15 when he joined the AIF in 1941. He was an orphan - hungry, broke, with nowhere to sleep - and the army offered him a feed, a blanket and five shillings a day in his pocket.<p>The trouble was, the army sent him off to Malaya where he became a POW when …

Crete

• <b>Author:</b> Antony Beevor<p><b>Acclaimed historian and best-selling author Antony Beevor vividly brings to life the epic struggles that took place in Second World War Crete - reissued with a new introduction.</b><p><b>'The best book we have got on Crete' Observer</b><p>The Germans expected their airborne attack on Crete in …

The Bone Man of Kokoda

• <b>Author:</b> Charles Happell<p>Kokichi Nishimura was a member of the 2nd battalion, 144th Regiment of the Japanese Imperial Army. In 1942 he fought along every foot of Kokoda as the Japanese attempted to take Port Moresby. He was the only man from his company to survive the campaign. As he was evacuated to …

The Railway Man

• <b>Author:</b> Eric Lomax<p>During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio.<p>Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships, Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of his wife, …

Broken Nation

• <b>Author:</b> Joan Beaumont<p><b>Winner of the 2014 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Australian History; winner of the History Prize in the 2014 NSW Premier’s History Award; winner of the History Award in the 2014 Queensland Literary Awards.</b><p>The Great War is, for many Australians, the event that defined our …

Real Stories of World War Two

• <b>Author:</b> Ken Follett<p>A special ebook of real stories of World War Two, inspired by Ken Follett's Winter of the World<p>On Ken Follett's Facebook page Pan Macmillan created a storybank, as a place for readers to upload their own, real-life stories of World War Two.This ebook contains some of the …

D-Day (Enhanced Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> Antony Beevor<p>This enhanced ebook contains scores of fascinating additional material, including astonishing black & white and colour footage taken at the time of the events:<p>- Video introduction by Antony Beevor<p>- 26 embedded film clips, including footage of the Normandy landings, firefights …

JFK's Last Hundred Days

• <b>Author:</b> Thurston Clarke<p>Thurston Clarke's gripping account of the last months of the life of President John F. Kennedy weaves together his public and private life and addresses the most tantalizing mystery of all - not who killed him but who he <i>was</i> when he was killed, and where he would have led his …

A Long Way Home

• <b>Author:</b> Charles Granquist<p>A Long Way Home is Charles’ riveting story about serving in WWII, from his capture by the Germans, and his remarkable five escape attempts, to the joy of his eventual return home to Australia with his Russian war bride.

On Wings of Eagles

• <b>Author:</b> Ken Follett<p><b>On Wings of Eagles</b> is the account of an incredible rescue by a Green Beret colonel and a group of corporate executives hastily trained into a fighting team.<p>When Ross Perot, millionaire head of the Dallas-based company EDS, discovered that two of his key men in Iran had been …

First Victory

• <b>Author:</b> Mike Carlton<p><b>HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider, Emden.</b><p>When the ships of the new Royal Australian Navy made their grand entry into Sydney Harbour in October 1913, a young nation was at peace.<p>Under a year later Australia had gone to war in what was seen as a noble fight for king, …

10 Causes of the Cold War

• <b>Author:</b> James K. Wheaton<p>This short essay is taken from the appendix of "Atomic Cafe: A Year by Year History of the Cold War." If you are interested in the Cold War, please consider buying the full book.

Clash of Eagles

• <b>Author:</b> Martin W Bowman<p>This is the story of the air war over Western Europe, told first hand by the American and German pilots and aircrew who took part. It spans the period between 1942 and 1945 and covers the encounters between the audacious Luftwaffe fighter pilots and the Fortress and Liberator …

In The Shadow Of The Sword

• <b>Author:</b> Tom Holland<p>In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two great empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished for ever, while the other was a dismembered, bleeding trunk. In their place, a new superpower had arisen: the empire of the Arabs. So …

Sandakan

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Ham<p><b>The untold story of the Sandakan death marches of World War II.</b><p>After the fall of Singapore, in February 1942, the Japanese conquerors rounded up tens of thousands of British and Australian soldiers and shipped them to prison camps scattered throughout Hirohito's newly won Empire.<p>The …

Case Closed

• <b>Author:</b> Gerald Posner<p><b>Pulitzer Prize Finalist: “By far the most lucid and compelling account . . . of what probably did happen in Dallas—and what almost certainly did not.” —The New York Times Book Review</b><br>The Kennedy assassination has reverberated for five decades, with tales of secret plots, …

The Battle of Hastings - a first person view

The Battle of Hastings as it might have appeared to a soldier in the conflict…<p>There are few pictures of bedlam more vivid in my life than the chaos I …

Historian at the Movies: Parkland reviewed

In the first of a new series, Peter Ling, Professor of American Studies at the University of Nottingham, reviews Parkland - a new film recounting the …

Secret Service

Dentures owned and worn by George Washington

Dentures owned and worn by George Washington<p>Lead base fitted with human and cow teeth, and teeth made from elephant ivory; brass wires, steel springs<p>ca. 1790-1799<p>Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association