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Pyle's Defeat - The Most Comprehensive Guide
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The Battle of Pyle’s Defeat was the bloodiest ten minutes of all Alamance County history. On February 24, 1781, a few hundred yards of Alamance County (then Orange County) were stained red with... More > the blood of a few hundred local citizens. Nearly 100 Tory soldiers were killed, with another 100 taken prisoner, wounded, or unaccounted.For generations historians have pondered what really happened at this killing field without any real depth of rationality. Some have just simply replaced fact with convenient speculation of where the hacking actually took place. Our answer to these contemporaries, and their agendas, is the comprehensive presentation in this work, of the letters, memoirs, and field notes of the men who participated. Besides the insight gained from these writings, we provide the reader the proper locations and mileage by plotting the actual routes. It was not our wish when we started this project to revise history, but to correct the myths that have been perpetuated since 1849.< Less
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire is a novel by the American illustrator and writer Howard Pyle. Also illustrated in this edition (1912) by Walter Crane and... More > Published by T.C and E.C Jack London. Consisting of a series of episodes of Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men, the novel compiles traditional material into a coherent narrative in a colorful, invented "old English" idiom that preserves some flavor of the ballads, and adapts it for children. The plot follows Robin Hood as he becomes an outlaw after a conflict with foresters and through his many adventures and run-ins with the law. Each chapter tells a different tale of Robin as he recruits Merry Men. Stories of Little John defeating Robin in a fight with staffs, of Robin's besting at the hands of Friar Tuck, and of his collusion with Alan-a-Dale all appear.< Less
The American Revolution in North Carolina
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This exhaustive reference focuses on the events of the American Revolution from February 19, to March 14, 1781. NO other book has impacted the history of this war, and their locations, as this... More > volume. Two new N.C. State Historical Markers were erected (one new and one re-cast correction) from the research provided by these two authors in this book. Patriot forces continued to skirmish with British Gen. Cornwallis. Although none of these events were paramount or decisive, they illustrated the fortitude of the American spirit. This strong resolve sent a clear message to the British that the Patriots would rather fight than remain loyal to the King. Read about these five skirmishes, learn their location and histories, and see the maps of the road routes including modern locations. NOTE: this book has replaced - Like a bear with his stern in a corner, although twice the pages.< Less
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