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DEFIANCE! A Saga of David Crockett and the Alamo - Revised Third Edition By James Charles Bouffard, Psy.D., Ph.D.
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"In 1835, David Crockett's political career crumbled and he left Tennessee in search of a new homestead in Texas. But signs of war with Mexico brought him to San Antonio de Bexar, where he died... More > in a defiant determination to live up to his legend. This singular gesture outstripped everything his bureaucratic promoters did to extend his reputation for fearlessness and integrity, leaving the final and most decisive act of legend entirely his own." This work takes you from his ancestral beginnings to his birth and early adventures; to the Creek War; to his sadness and Congress - all the way to the Alamo and beyond... It also answers two compelling questions: When did "Davy" start calling himself David? And did he surrender at the Alamo?...Also learn: How David's first wife, Polly, died... Who suggested Travis and Bowie as co-commanders of the Alamo... How many defenders really died in the final assault. And much more... Illustrated with period paintings, maps and photographs.< Less
Boulder Genealogical Society Quarterly 1983 Edition By Boulder Genealogical Society
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Vol 15, No 1, Feb 1983; Letter from The Library of Congress, Washington DC; Early Settlers–Cowie; Naturalization Records of Boulder; Lafayette Cemetery; Central City Opera House Chair Names;... More > Letter Wheeler Cty, NE Homesteader, Sarah Ann Olds Johnson; Letters to Richard Kerr; Richard Gildersleeve; Vol 15, No 2, May 1983; Boulder County IOOF Lodges; Nafe and Barnes Bible Records; Descendants Ford Family of Scotland; Civil War Letters-Alfred Nathan Trousdale; Research in Newspapers; Checking Church Records; Vol 15, No 3, Aug 1983; Early Settlers–Pancost; Lafayette Cemetery Records; Fiske and Bounds Bible Records; Robert Campell Estate Sale, Gibson County, TN, 1858; French Surnames, Francic J. Geck; French-Canadian Translation of Surnames; Recollections of Cordelia Hellyer Williams, Age 95 Vol 15, No 4, Nov 1983; Early Settlers–Gould; The Refugee Tract; Historical Sketch of an Allegheny County, PA Church; Census Microfilm; Will of Amos Fiske, Suffold, England< Less
Thirty Years' View : Or, a History of the Working of the American Government for Thirty Years, from 1820 to 1850, Volume I (Illustrated) By Thomas Hart Benton
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“Thomas Hart Benton, known as a senator for thirty years in Congress, and as the author of several works, was born in Orange County, near Hillsborough, North Carolina, March 14th, 1782; and was... More > the son of Col. Jesse Benton, an able lawyer of that State, and of Ann Gooch, of Hanover county, Virginia, of the family of the Gooches of colonial residence in that State. By this descent, on the mother's side, he took his name from the head of the Hart family (Col. Thomas Hart, of Lexington, Kentucky), his mother's maternal uncle; and so became related to the numerous Hart family. He was cousin to Mrs. Clay, born Lucretia Hart, the wife of Henry Clay; and, by an easy mistake, was often quoted during his public life as the relative of Mr. Clay himself. He lost his father before he was eight years of age, and fell under the care of a mother still young, and charged with a numerous family, all of tender age—and devoting herself to them.”< Less
Thirty Years' View : Or, a History of the Working of the American Government for Thirty Years, from 1820 to 1850, Volume II (Illustrated) By Thomas Hart Benton
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“Thomas Hart Benton, known as a senator for thirty years in Congress, and as the author of several works, was born in Orange County, near Hillsborough, North Carolina, March 14th, 1782; and was... More > the son of Col. Jesse Benton, an able lawyer of that State, and of Ann Gooch, of Hanover county, Virginia, of the family of the Gooches of colonial residence in that State. By this descent, on the mother's side, he took his name from the head of the Hart family (Col. Thomas Hart, of Lexington, Kentucky), his mother's maternal uncle; and so became related to the numerous Hart family. He was cousin to Mrs. Clay, born Lucretia Hart, the wife of Henry Clay; and, by an easy mistake, was often quoted during his public life as the relative of Mr. Clay himself. He lost his father before he was eight years of age, and fell under the care of a mother still young, and charged with a numerous family, all of tender age—and devoting herself to them.”< Less
America's Secret Submarine: An Insider's Account of the Cold War's Undercover Nuclear Sub By Lee Vyborny & Don Davis
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It was impossibly expensive, extraordinarily dangerous, and completely unarmed. The U.S. Navy’s state-of-the-art NR-1 nuclear powered submersible was the Cold War’s most closely guarded... More > - and revolutionary - secret. In 1966, after the U.S. almost lost a hydrogen bomb off the coast of Spain, Admiral Hyman Rickover - father of the nuclear navy - outmaneuvered Congress and steamed full speed ahead on his brainchild: a spy mission and deep ocean recovery submarine with a miniature nuclear reactor that could navigate the ocean floor for weeks at a time. But operating at such depths would also cut off the crew should rescue become necessary. Now, an original crew member revels the true story of America’s Secret Submarine - the triumphs and near disasters of the super-secret NR-1 are told through first person accounts by those who alternately suffered through, and exalted in, its construction and initial operation - and then dared go where no men had gone before.< Less
Burke County, N.C. - Road Records - Vol 3 (1840-1897 & Undated) By Stewart Dunaway
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Burke County was formed in 1777 from part of Rowan County. It was named in honor of Dr. Thomas Burke (for all of his work in the Continental Congress representing NC) who later became the third... More > Governor of the State - during the American Revolution. Because Burke County was one of the “western frontiers” it will be constantly divided (reduced in size) into other counties. Buncombe (1791), Yancey (1833), Caldwell (1841), and Mitchell (1861) will all take pieces (along with other adjoining counties) except Buncombe which takes the largest portion of Burke’s western extremity. Burke County has a very nice (above average) collection of records, which will certainly become an asset in researching genealogy, historical migration routes, and other infrastructure history. This book contains the last two of the five boxes for this county. Box 4 contains records from (1840-1897) and one box of nothing but undated records. Burke and Stokes County are the only two counties that contain one fibred box of undated records.< Less
Burke County, N.C. - Road Records - Vol 2 (1820-1839) By Stewart Dunaway
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Burke County was formed in 1777 from part of Rowan County. It was named in honor of Dr. Thomas Burke (for all of his work in the Continental Congress representing NC) who later became the third... More > Governor of the State - during the American Revolution. Because Burke County was one of the “western frontiers” it will be constantly divided (reduced in size) into other counties. Buncombe (1791), Yancey (1833), Caldwell (1841), and Mitchell (1861) will all take pieces except Buncombe which takes the largest portion of Burke’s western extremity. Burke County has a very nice (above average) collection of records, which will certainly become an asset in researching genealogy, historical migration routes, and other infrastructure history. This book (Volume 2) contain records from Box 2 (1820-1829) and Box 3 (1830-1839). This county has preserved records in sealed shiny plastic sleeves which cause photography issues – as well as many soiled and damaged documents. Therefore the images are difficult to read and transcribe.< Less
Ida B. Wells Versus Judge Lynch: The Anti-Lynching Trilogy By J Mitchell
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Ida B. Wells has been described as a crusader for justice, and as a defender of democracy. Wells was characterized as a militant and uncompromising leader for her efforts to abolish lynching and... More > establish racial equality. Wells challenged segregation decades before Rosa Parks, ran for Congress and attended suffrage meetings with the likes of Susan B. Anthony and Jane Addams, yet most of her efforts are largely unknown due to the fact that she is African American and female. This book contains three separate works from anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells. At the conclusion of the three volumes, the reader will find an array of photographs depicting lynching victims. This book contains the following works of Ida B. Wells: 1) Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases, [1892]. 2) The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States, [1895]. 3) Mob Rule in New Orleans, [1900]. 4) Various Press Reports Concerning lynchings.< Less
The Mystery of the Sycamore By Carolyn Wells
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Carolyn Wells (June 18, 1862 – March 26, 1942) was an... More > American author and poet. Born in Rahway, New Jersey, she was the daughter of William E. and Anna Wells. She died at the Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York City in 1942.Wells had been married to Hadwin Houghton, the heir of the Houghton-Mifflin publishing empire founded by Bernard Houghton. Wells also had an impressive collection of volumes of poetry by others. She bequeathed her collection of Walt Whitman poetry, said to be one of the most important of its kind for its completeness and rarity, to the Library of Congress.After finishing school she worked as a librarian for the Rahway Library Association. Her first book, At the Sign of the Sphinx (1896), was a collection of charades. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_Wells< Less
On the Field of Glory: An Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski By Henryk Sienkiewicz
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz... More > (Polish: [ˈxɛnrɨk ˈadam alɛˈksandɛr ˈpʲus ɕɛnˈkʲevʲit͡ʂ]; also known by the pseudonym "Litwos" [ˈlitfɔs]; 5 May 1846 – 15 November 1916) was a Polish journalist, novelist and the Nobel Prize laureate. He is best remembered for his historical novels, especially for his internationally known best-seller Quo Vadis (1896).Born into an impoverished Polish noble family in Russian-ruled Congress Poland, in the late 1860s he began publishing journalistic and literary pieces. In the late 1870s he traveled to the United States, sending back travel essays that won him popularity with Polish readers. In the 1880s he began serializing novels that further increased his popularity. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henryk_Sienkiewicz< Less

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