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A Short History of the 102nd Engineers of the US 27th Infantry Division In World War I By Brendan Coote
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I wrote this little history as a gift to my family and to commemorate my grandfather’s service in the Great War. This is not an extensive academic treatment of the war, its casus belli, nor of... More > the major battles of that conflict or the outcome of the Treaty of Versailles which ended it. I am not a trained historian, just an enthusiast, and in the following I offer an outline of this period and some items of interest. My grandfather’s soldier’s diary was lost among my father’s effects after his death in 2012, so I am unable to provide the personal perspective of Joseph Coote’s time on the Western Front. Despite this, it should be remembered that he was a solider and to an appreciable extent the individual’s experience follows that of his unit. So here I offer a summary and some context of the operations of his organization, the 102nd Engineers of the US Army’s 27th “New York” Division, their training and engagements during the First World War, the Great War, the “War to End All Wars”.< Less
Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris By Henry Labouchere
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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: Henry Du Pré Labouchère (9 November 1831 – 15... More > January 1912) was an English politician, writer, publisher and theatre owner in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. He lived with the actress Henrietta Hodson from 1868, and they married in 1887.Labouchère, who inherited a large fortune, engaged in a number of occupations. He was a junior member of the British diplomatic service, a member of parliament in the 1860s and again from 1880 to 1906, and edited and funded his own magazine, Truth. He is remembered for the Labouchère Amendment to British law, which for the first time made all male homosexual activity a crime.Unable to secure the senior positions to which he thought himself suitable, Labouchère left Britain and retired to Italy.Labouchère was born in London to a family of Huguenot extraction. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Labouch%C3%A8re< Less
In the Village of Viger By Duncan Campbell Scott
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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: Duncan Campbell Scott (August 2, 1862 – December 19, 1947)... More > was a Canadian bureaucrat, poet and prose writer. With Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, and Archibald Lampman, he is classed as one of Canada's Confederation Poets.Scott was a Canadian lifetime civil servant who served as deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs from 1913 to 1932, and is better known today for advocating the assimilation of Canada’s First Nations peoples in that capacity.Scott was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of Rev. William Scott and Janet MacCallum. He was educated at Stanstead Wesleyan College. Early in life, he became an accomplished pianist.Scott wanted to be a doctor, but family finances were precarious, so in 1879 he joined the federal civil service. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duncan_Campbell_Scott< Less
A Watcher in The Woods By Dallas Lore Sharp
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A Watcher in the Woods is a 1976 mystery novel by Florence Engel Randall that was published by Atheneum Books.It was re-released by Scholastic Book Services in 1980 a new title, The Watcher in the... More > Woods (ISBN 0-590-31334-7) to tie-in with Walt Disney Studios' film adaptation with this new, slightly altered name.The Carstairs family needs a house and the big old brick and stucco place in the country seemed perfect. Why then was Jan so unhappy about it? What was she afraid of? What was in woods beyond? She had felt it the very first day, walking up to the door. She had known the watcher was there as they knocked and waited for Mrs. Aylwood to come. And the little old woman, glancing at the woods, had known it was there too. Of course they bought the house. Jan had known they would. It was her mother's kind of house. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Watcher_in_the_Woods Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
William Harvey By D'Arcy Powers
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Charles William David Harvey-Kelly was a Regimental lieutenant Colonel of the Irish guards from 1966-1968. During The Troubles in Ireland he worked to promote closer links with the Catholic and... More > Protestant churches. He was awarded the MBE in 1998 for his work with the ex service community in Ireland.William was born in London in 1924 to Charles Harvey-Kelly (Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Army, Baluch Regiment) and Sybil (medical doctor and daughter of a Liberal MP). His uncle, H.D. Harvey-Kelly, was the first British pilot to land in France in WW1. He was the eldest of five children and spent the first three years of his life in Quetta, India (now in Pakistan). In 1927 the family moved to Co. Westmeath buying Clonhugh, a house and farm on the shores of Lough Owel near Multyfarnham. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Harvey-Kelly Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Views and Vistas of Onativia LaFayette, New York By J. Roy D
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From its opening in 1854 until the triumph of the automobile sixty years later the railroad was LaFayette’s life-line. Nearly everything coming into or going out of the hamlet came by rail. ... More > Heavily laden wagons traversed the steep mile-long hill. Furniture or a new piano for the family parlor, vats of kerosene and non perishable goods for LaFayette’s general stores and embalmed bodies ready for burial waited in the freight house. By the 1880’s farm produce was being shipped in larger and larger quantities, requiring an extra siding for added freight cars. By the 1920’s, in addition to its general store and coal shed, Onativia could boast of three feed stores. Seventeen years before the railroad discontinued passenger service, Onativia station closed. Now everything else is gone. This book contains 80 photos that were taken in 1909 and 1910 at the height of the post card era. Collected forty and fifty years ago by the compiler, these views preserve all that we have of Onativia.< Less
Idle Comments By Isaac Avery
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ISAAC ERWIN AVERY was born at the ancestral home of the Averys, at Swan Ponds, about four miles from Morganton, in Burke county, N. C., on the first day of December, 1871, and died at Charlotte, on... More > the second day of April, 1904. He was the second son of Hon. Alphonso C. Avery and Susan Morrison Avery, and was descended from families whose members were prominent in the country's history. His parents moved to Morganton when he was very young, and there his boyhood days were spent, attending the primary schools. He was prepared for college at the Academy of Morganton by Rev. John A. Gilmer, now the Presbyterian minister at Newton, N. C., and might have entered college at the age of sixteen, but remained at home for a while, devoting most of his time to reading. His fondness for reading developed when a mere boy, as did his propensity for writing humorous letters and compositions. He spent some months in the service of the Western North Carolina Railroad Company, at Morganton and Hot Springs.< Less
Percival Keene By Frederick Marryat
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Percival Keene is a coming-of-age adventure novel published in three volumes in 1842 by Frederick Marryat. The book follows the nautical adventures of the title character, a low-born illegitimate... More > child of a captain in the Royal Navy, as he enters service as a midshipman during the Napoleonic Wars and rises through the ranks with the help of his influential father.At Madeline Hall, an old mansion-house near Southampton belonging to the wealthy de Versely family, lives an elderly spinster Miss Delmar, the aunt of the earl de Versely and Captain Delmar. Miss Delmar invites Arabella Mason, the daughter of a deceased, well-liked steward to stay with her as a lower-class guest in the house. Captain Delmar is known to visit his aunt at Madeline Hall frequently, accompanied by his valet Ben Keene, who is also a private marine. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percival_Keene Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Views and Vistas of Onativia LaFayette, New York By J. Roy Dodge
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From its opening in 1854 until the triumph of the automobile sixty years later the railroad was LaFayette’s life-line. Nearly everything coming into or going out of the hamlet came by rail.... More > Heavily laden wagons traversed the steep mile-long hill. Furniture or a new piano for the family parlor, vats of kerosene and non perishable goods for LaFayette’s general stores and embalmed bodies ready for burial waited in the freight house. By the 1880’s farm produce was being shipped in larger and larger quantities, requiring an extra siding for added freight cars. By the 1920’s, in addition to its general store and coal shed, Onativia could boast of three feed stores. Seventeen years before the railroad discontinued passenger service, Onativia station closed. Now everything else is gone. This book contains 80 photos that were taken in 1909 and 1910 at the height of the post card era. Collected forty and fifty years ago by the compiler, these views preserve all that we have of Onativia.< Less
'50s Annandale: A Short Walk By Marghanita da Cruz
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In 1855 19 year old chemistry student, future economist and logician William Stanley Jevons came to work as an assayer at the new Royal Mint in Sydney. Jevons and his colleague came to live in... More > Annangrove Cottage on the Parramatta Road. Jevons many letters to his family described his life in Sydney including his walks through Johnston's Bush and along the dusty Parramatta Road. The chimneys of Annangrove Cottage can be seen above the shop fronts at the corner of Macquarie Street and Parramatta Road Annandale. In the 1950s, Sydney's extensive tram network was shut down. This saw the end of tram services through Annandale, along the Crescent, Booth Street and Parramatta Road. '50s Annandale: A Short Walk takes you back to Annandale of the 1850s and 1950s. The book includes historical maps and photographs which show how Annandale has evolved. Marghanita da Cruz has been gathering an Anecdotal History of Annandale since 1998. Cover Photograph: Tram on Crescent Annandale courtesy of Steve Terrill.< Less

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Birth Log Book Birth Log Book By Emily Rumsey
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