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Early Adventures at Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass and Johnson's Island
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The stories in this book provide an important historical picture of what travelers to the Lake Erie Islands encountered in the 18th and early 19th centuries. I believe they are also interesting to a... More > larger set of readers who would like answers to the following questions: Could Put-in-Bay harbor have been located on Middle Bass Island in the 18th century, and not on South Bass Island? Why were the Lake Erie Islands called the “Isles of Terror”? Who found the dead body of a French trader on North Bass Island in 1793 and buried it there? What occasion led to singing accompanied by flute music in a cavern in Put-in-Bay in 1819? How was Johnson’s Island selected for the prison there during the Civil War? What was life like for the Confederate soldiers imprisoned on Johnson’s Island? What did John Yates Beall, the “Pirate of Lake Erie”, look like? And many more.< Less
An Expedition Through Bass's Strait
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An Expedition Through Bass's Strait by Matthew Flinders. Narrative of an Expedition in the Colonial sloop Norfolk, from Port Jackson, through the Strait which separates Van Diemen's Land from New... More > Holland, and from thence round the South Cape back to Port Jackson, completing the circumnavigation of the former Island, with some remarks on the coasts and harbours. The bearings in the following journal are all magnetic, unless it is otherwise particularly expressed.< Less
The Aborigines of Tasmania's Furneaux Group
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A composite of accounts of whaling and sealing, including the A.L.Meston essay on 'Half-castes of the Furneaux Group'. They came from across the globe in tall ships, in billowing sails, iconic of an... More > era hell-bent on supplying the colonies and the giant cities of the northern hemisphere with their insatiable industrial needs. The many out of print publications to which I have referred, are conservative in their appraisal of the sealing and whaling hey-day of Tasmania, particularly the expansive bays and estuaries of the south and the islands of Bass Strait, the Furneaux Group. But it was the universal expression of the day of those authors, not to paraphrase in any emotional terms, the end result of that period of exploitation.They came, they slaughtered and regarded their new-found paradise as no more than their 'happy hunting-grounds' & moved on...for no other reason than that of the industrial pragmatic...there was nothing left. This publication salvages works otherwise lost to posterity.< Less
Bad Acid Soundtracks
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"she's down behind the mixing desk, eyes like twin cigarette butts, smouldering in the blackhole at the furtherest end of the vast dance floor, it's either the scag, acid, pills, speed, alcohol... More > atmosphere or some fucked combination but the air tastes strongly of possum sex. Max stands rigid on stage, kick drum microphone in one hand, puddle of broken glass at his feet, bloody limp dick, she seems to have missed" White brings his years of road tripping punk experience to a twisted dark tale of growing up in the bush of the West Coast of the south island of New Zealand delivering in a punchy beat poet style that's entirely original, cutting to the open heart of an extreme bass heavy counter-culture using words as his weapon.< Less
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After Ben Bass retired from the Air Force and was no longer flying fighters for a living, he turned to his other love, the sea. His position as a new sail boat salesman for Boynton Boats in Fort... More > Lauderdale, Florida, was compromised when a newly-designed keel fails and two people are drowned. Even though Captain Bass was cleared of responsibility, he became a pariah in south Florida, forcing him to move to an Island in the Caribbean and into a position in the bare boat charter business. Ever the adrenalin junky, Ben acquires and modifies a high-tech sailboat, and becomes embroiled in dangers facing Sally Boynton, daughter and rightful heir of the former owner of Boynton Boats. This fast paced story takes Ben Bass back to the home of his family roots for answers. Lives are lost as Ben and Sally are forced to rely on clandestine measures and old skills to make their way through Europe. Returning to the Caribbean, Ben and his sailboat are assailed by both nature and the darker side of humanity.< Less
The “People Power” Travel Superbook: Book 16. France Travel Guide
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France is considered by some to be the most international and cultural country in the world. It is the most visited country on the planet with over 75 million visitors per year. The population is... More > about 65 million. The climate is temperate in the north and warm in the south. The country is made up of 22 regions that are grouped into seven larger areas: Ile De France (The Area Surrounding Paris) Northern France (Includes Nord-Pas De Calais And Picardie) Northeast France (Includes Alsace, Lorraine, And Champagne-Ardenne) Great West (Includes Brittany, Basse-Normandie, And Pays De La Loire) Central France (Includes Centre-Val De Loire, Poitou-Charentes, Burgundy, Limousin, And The Auvergne) Southwestern France (Includes Aquitaine And Midi-Pyrenees) Southeastern France (Includes Rhône-Alpes, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alpes-Côte D'azur And The Island Of Corsica) Try #914.4 at the library for books about France.< Less
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