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The Goldsboro Rifles 1859-2009 By Stacey Jones
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A collection of historical information about the Goldsboro Rifles from 1859 to 2009. The Goldsboro Rifles were established as a local militia, fought in the Civil War, mustered into service for the... More > Spanish-American War, served during the Mexican Border Campaign, and fought during World War I.< Less
The Goldsboro Broken Arrow – Second Edition: The B-52 Crash of January 24, 1961, and Its Potential as a Tipping Point for Nuclear War By Joel Dobson
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The true story of the B-52 that disintegrated near Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1961, spilling two H-Bombs that could have led to war. “Joel Dobson has illuminated the story of the 1961... More > Goldsboro Broken Arrow, one of the most serious nuclear accidents in history. With meticulous detail, his book describes the inner workings of the B-52, the terrible plane crash, and the costs and consequences of this deadly accident. Dobson, a SAC veteran, compiles this rich history with an insider’s knowledge, offering a fine read to air force buffs, nuclear experts, and casual readers alike. This is the book to turn to if you want the details of what happened that fateful night in 1961.” –Barbara Moran, author of The Day We Lost the H-Bomb: Cold War, Hot Nukes and the Worst Nuclear Weapons Disaster in History ______________________________< Less
The Goldsboro Broken Arrow – Second Edition:The B-52 Crash of January 24, 1961, and Its Potential as a Tipping Point for Nuclear War By Joel Dobson
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“…an edge-of-your-seat tale about close calls and disaster averted.” –Dr. Roy Heidicker, Wing Historian, 4th Fighter Wing ______________________________ “Joel... More > Dobson has illuminated the story of the 1961 Goldsboro Broken Arrow, one of the most serious nuclear accidents in history. With meticulous detail, his book describes the inner workings of the B-52, the terrible plane crash, and the costs and consequences of this deadly accident. Dobson, a SAC veteran, compiles this rich history with an insider’s knowledge, offering a fine read to air force buffs, nuclear experts, and casual readers alike. This is the book to turn to if you want the details of what happened that fateful night in 1961.” –Barbara Moran, author of The Day We Lost the H-Bomb: Cold War, Hot Nukes and the Worst Nuclear Weapons Disaster in History< Less
Broken Arrow - The Declassified History of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Accidents By James C. Oskins, Michael H. Maggelet
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Using declassified government material James C. Oskins and Michael H. Maggelet have written the most comprehensive and detailed study of the thirty six known U.S. nuclear weapons accidents, known as... More > "Broken Arrows". The authors have poured through government documents, aircraft accident reports, nuclear weapon incident and accident reports, and first hand accounts to shed light on the Department of Defense's vague summaries of nuclear weapons accidents. Their research dispels myths surrounding the Tybee and Goldsboro accidents, and provides great insight into the human element and the condition of individual weapons and AEC or DOD recovery operations regarding nearly every Broken Arrow. The underlying cause of such accidents, be it human error or equipment malfunction, is clearly shown in formerly secret reports and photographs.< Less
Regimental History of the 61st NC Infantry By Claire Halsey, Jeff Halsey
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The history of the 61st North Carolina Infantry from its beginnings in 1862 to Joseph E. Johnston's surrender at Bennett Place in 1865. Includes an account of the Battle of Cold Harbor by Brigadier... More > General Thomas Clingman, Commander of the 61st NC and Clingman's Brigade. Also includes a detailed account of the defense of Fort Fisher by Colonel William Lamb. Includes maps and photos from the Library of Congress and National Archives, battle summaries, and a roster of soldiers.< Less
Wayne County, N.C. - Bridge Records (1793-1886) By Stewart Dunaway
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A very nice collection of bridge records, including a number of detailed construction requirements, providing insight to these early bridges. There is a fair quantity of bridge specifications... More > providing construction details. Also included in this collection is a transcript of the NC State Supreme Court decision over navigable waterway versus a toll bridge.A number of maps included from N.C. Soil Survey (1900's)to assist in illustrating the locations of these bridges (on both counties today - Wayne and Wilson). Also a map of Waynesboro and Goldsboro from the 1850 NC Railroad maps.< Less