The Deposition Book at the Clark County Courthouse contains the testimony of pioneers recorded in land actions between 1795 and 1814. The present work provides annotated transcriptions of the... More > book’s 222 depositions, plus explanatory material that includes a description and location of 112 tracts of land, 235 biographical sketches of the individuals involved and 45 place name descriptions. A brief explanation of Kentucky’s land grant system is also included, as well as a full name index.
The depositions contain a wealth of historical material along with a treasure-trove of genealogically important data. Particularly noteworthy are six depositions by Daniel Boone. We can examine Boone’s own account of the naming of Lulbegrud Creek and the rescue of the Boone-Calloway girls after their capture by a band of Shawnees. The deponents include well-known figures in early Kentucky—Boone, George Rogers Clark, Michael Stoner, John “Wildcat” McKinney—and Clark County’s earliest settlers.< Less
The diary of Pavel Pushin, an officer of the Life Guard Semeyonovskii Regiment, covering the last three years of the Napoleonic Wars. It provides valuable insights into the characters of Russian... More > generals and officers and realities of campaigning, relations within the ranks as well as the outside world.< Less
Of the great incidents of History, none has attracted more attention or proved more difficult of interpretation than the French Revolution. The ultimate significance of other striking events and... More > their place in the development of mankind can be readily estimated. It is clear enough that the barbarian invasions marked the death of the classical world, already mortally wounded by the rise of Christianity. It is clear enough that the Renaissance emancipated the human intellect from the trammels of a bastard mediaevalism, that the Reformation consolidated the victory of the "new learning" by including theology among the subjects of human debate. But the French Revolution seems to defy complete analysis. Its complexity was great, its contradictions numerous and astounding.< Less
In 1814 a German translation was published of a Netherlands print of Petter’s book. It was printed in Berlin by Louis Quien: "Das Ringerbuch von dem beruhmten Faustfechter und Ringer... More > Nicolaus Petter". The book had only 32 pages containing only text and was meant for the students of the Berlinische Turnanstalt (Berlin Gymnastics Institute). The translation and additional text were from the hand of J. F. Lurman. The original copyright page and foreword are not included and neither are the 71 etchings by Romeyn de Hooghe.< Less
An eyewitness account of the campaigns of the British Army in Washington and New Orleans between 1814 and 1815 by the Reverend G. R. Gleig, Chaplain General to the Forces. This classical historical... More > work includes description of actions at Washington, Marlborough, the Potomac, the Chesapeake, Ponto del Gada, the Partuxent and more.< Less
The Sharpe's Revenge: Richard Sharpe and the Peace of 1814 Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of Sharpe's Revenge: Richard Sharpe and the Peace of 1814 by Bernard Cornwell. It... More > includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on Sharpe's Revenge: Richard Sharpe and the Peace of 1814.< Less
The Sharpe's Siege: Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814 Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of Sharpe's Siege: Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814 by Bernard... More > Cornwell. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on Sharpe's Siege: Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814.< Less
On a moonless night in April 1814, three open boats felt their way across the frigid waters of Black River Bay at the eastern end of Lake Ontario. Furtively they snaked their way past guard boats... More > and small ice floes that still snarled the harbor. They were on a dangerous mission: to bring fire into the belly of the U.S. Navy’s stronghold at Sackets Harbor, New York. British Admiral Sir James Yeo hoped to cripple the American Navy with a single thrust to the heart; to destroy the one ship that could pitch the balance of naval power back to America once more, the USS Superior.
Now America’s first arms race came down to one ship. Commodore Isaac Chauncey was determined to finish her at all costs. His British enemy was equally determined to stop him. Chauncey would have to wage a desperate battle—against weather and wilderness, civilian resistance and spies, the bureaucratic incompetence and corruption of his own Navy, and the mightiest navy in the world—to launch the USS Superior! (ISBN 978-0-9882705-0-3)< Less
First published in 1821, just six years after he had witnessed the British campaigns in Washington and New Orleans, Gleig's chronicle provides a glimpse of the impressions, sentiments and attitudes... More > fostered by those who fought some of the most influential battles in British and American history.
New and completely re-worked version of this important work. It has been carefully checked for errors (unlike other commercial offerings). Also includes map plates.< Less
Ejectment was a legal process to verify ownership of land via title. This legal process changed into a process where people could check if you had clear title, making the current resident –... More > prove ownership. If you could not, you were ejected.< Less