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Francis Drake & the Port Townsend Mystery By Gunnar Thompson
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Francis Drake sailed into the waters of the Salish Sea, Discovery Bay, and Port Townsend in 1579. The author’s discovery of Drake’s “lost” navigational chart confirms beyond a... More > shadow of doubt where the intrepid English Captain reached mainland along the West Coast. Queen Elizabeth and Drake changed the course of history. The Mystery begins in 1577. Queen Elizabeth set into motion an effort to establish a new colony along a “strait” that Marco Polo said was situated at 48°N Latitude on the Pacific Northwest Coast. That’s right at the Latitude of Port Townsend. Drake mentioned in his published report that he observed “the in-flowing and out-flowing of waters” that takes place at Admiralty Inlet. Dutch mariners sailing right behind Drake mapped the Peninsula that later shows up on charts by Manuel Quimper and George Vancouver. We know for certain Drake was here: “It’s on the maps.” Adventures unfold in this action-packed detective-style investigation. It’s “fun history” for general adult readers.< Less
Synopsis of African-American Music From 1860 to Jazz and black Vaudeville By Maximillien De Lafayette
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2nd Edition. Synopsis of African-American Music From 1860 to Jazz and black Vaudeville. Part 2 of LECTURES ON THE BLACK SLAVES, AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC VERSUS THE EARLY WHITE MUSIC AND GOSPEL SONGS.... More > Published by Times Square Press. New York. Chants, Harp Singing, Hymns, Psalms, Spirituals, Railroad, Gospel, Sea Chanties, Ragtime, Cake-Walk, Blues, Jazz. From the very beginning: 1606 – 1776 to the present day. Chronological History of American Music and American Songs. The Afro Slaves and English Pilgrims Brought Music to America. The colonial era: From 1606 to 1776. Historical retrospective of the Afro-American gospel music in the late 19th century. The gospel music: Historical perspective. From the early 20th century to the Caravans. Black Entertainment, Shows, Music and Songs. Styles and genres. The years between 1895 and 1905. From 1985-2014: The era of worship music. Profile of some of the most noted pioneers.< Less
The Fixed Period By Anthony Trollope
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1882 Dystopian Science Fiction, alternate history It may be doubted whether a brighter, more prosperous, and specially a more orderly colony than Britannula was ever settled by British colonists.... More > But it had its period of separation from the mother country, though never of rebellion,—like its elder sister New Zealand. Indeed, in that respect it simply followed the lead given her by the Australias, which, when they set up for themselves, did so with the full co-operation of England. There was, no doubt, a special cause with us which did not exist in Australia, and which was only, in part, understood by the British Government when we Britannulists were allowed to stand by ourselves. The great doctrine of a "Fixed Period" was received by them at first with ridicule, and then with dismay; but it was undoubtedly the strong faith which we of Britannula had in that doctrine which induced our separation. Nothing could have been more successful than our efforts to live alone during the thirty years...< Less
Helium3 By Nick Travers
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At the centre of our galaxy are small colonies of a most extraordinary being – humans. Snatched from earth by slave traders they have a habit of escaping and finding more of their own kind. ... More > Now, though small in number, their unique qualities have begun changing the course of galactic history. Fourteen-year-old Mervyn Bright possesses no special powers beyond being human. He has courage, tenacity, and three close friends from the Space Academy: Loren, a brilliant but despised out-worlder, Tarun, heir to a once-powerful dynasty, and Aurora, niece to the embattled patriarch. Together they make a formidable team. Someone has destroyed Starlight, Mervyn’s home-world. He suspects scheming Lord Dracon, but how can he prove it? The trail of clues leads Mervyn and his friends through the gritty underbelly of the galaxy to an explosive secret. Only Mervyn can save his family and prevent galactic war, but in doing so he must risk everything and pitch humans into the heart of the galactic conflict.< Less
Helium3 By Nick Travers
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At the centre of our galaxy are small colonies of a most extraordinary being – humans. Snatched from earth by slave traders they have a habit of escaping and finding more of their own kind. ... More > Now, though small in number, their unique qualities have begun changing the course of galactic history. Fourteen-year-old Mervyn Bright possesses no special powers beyond being human. He has courage, tenacity, and three close friends from the Space Academy: Loren, a brilliant but despised out-worlder, Tarun, heir to a once-powerful dynasty, and Aurora, niece to the embattled patriarch. Together they make a formidable team. Someone has destroyed Starlight, Mervyn’s home-world. He suspects scheming Lord Dracon, but how can he prove it? The trail of clues leads Mervyn and his friends through the gritty underbelly of the galaxy to an explosive secret. Only Mervyn can save his family and prevent galactic war, but in doing so he must risk everything and pitch humans into the heart of the galactic conflict.< Less
Brodier's War - A Walk In Eden By Jon Clarke
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Brodier’s War is the epic adventure of a Human Soldier stolen from the front lines of a brutal conflict. Set in the distant future in a Galaxy that has long since fallen apart, the only hope... More > for the intelligent life has become a lonely bastion in deep space, known simply to its natives as Boharma. Travelling for many centuries to reach this last salvation, Earth, like many other home colonies, has become but a distant and distorted memory, the history of all time little more than a shattered and twisted narrative when set against the unfathomable secrets of this new homeworld. Now stuck on one tiny corner of the immense curiosity they call Eden, the human race once more threatens to destroy itself through a bitter civil war fought against a self created Terrorist enemy. A war that holds far more at stake than those fighting on the front could ever realise. A simple man of science, Brodier has no choice but to start out across the giant and mysterious Boharma with the bold and daring Alexicana as guide.< Less
The Road from Mandalay By Kin Thida Oung
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Born in 1926 in Mandalay, Kin Thida Oung witnessed the denouement of the British colonial era when her grandfathers, Sir Maung Kin and U May Oung, played leading roles. Kin Thida’s accounts... More > vividly portray significant parts of Myanmar history: the Japanese Occupation and pre-Independence events including the investigation by her father, Major General Tun Hla Oung, of the assassination of Bogyoke Aung San. Her memoir enters the international realm as she and her family leave their country in 1967 after the military coup. She experienced momentous events including the overthrow of Shah of Iran and Indonesia’s President Soeharto. Her historical accounts of the tumultuous times she lived through are paralleled by upheavals in her personal life from her childhood experience of her parents’ marriage and her own marriage. Her life story – on the Road from Mandalay – is unique, traversing through Thailand, Iran, Sudan, India, Indonesia, Namibia, Barbados and the US.< Less
Reading Peralta Maps: Volume 1: Maps in Stone and Skin By Robert L. Kesselring & Lynda R. Kesselring
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The Peralta family forged an impressive history with the exploration of the New World and created a set of encoded maps from their experiences. The maps were reportedly in the possession of Don... More > Antonio Peralta’s family at the time Santa Anna lost the Mexican-American War in the region considered the colony of New Spain. In Reading Peralta Maps: Volume 1: Maps in Stone and Skin, authors Robert L. and Lynda R. Kesselring tell how they deciphered the maps’ secrets, revealing the existence of more than one hundred square miles of trails, mines, and buried bullion. This first of two volumes tells how the Kesselrings learned to interpret the maps and obtained the physical evidence to support their claims. Volume 1 discusses how maps created on stone and skins were employed for gold mines, camps, and the treasure of the Church of Santa Fe. Reading Peralta Maps discloses tricks, symbols, and secret signs, sharing each solved maps’ GPS coordinates to help visitors reach the sites.< Less
Reading Peralta Maps: Volume 1: Maps in Stone and Skin By Robert L. Kesselring & Lynda R. Kesselring
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The Peralta family forged an impressive history with the exploration of the New World and created a set of encoded maps from their experiences. The maps were reportedly in the possession of Don... More > Antonio Peralta’s family at the time Santa Anna lost the Mexican-American War in the region considered the colony of New Spain. In Reading Peralta Maps: Volume 1: Maps in Stone and Skin, authors Robert L. and Lynda R. Kesselring tell how they deciphered the maps’ secrets, revealing the existence of more than one hundred square miles of trails, mines, and buried bullion. This first of two volumes tells how the Kesselrings learned to interpret the maps and obtained the physical evidence to support their claims. Volume 1 discusses how maps created on stone and skins were employed for gold mines, camps, and the treasure of the Church of Santa Fe. Reading Peralta Maps discloses tricks, symbols, and secret signs, sharing each solved maps’ GPS coordinates to help visitors reach the sites.< Less
The Road from Mandalay By Kin Thida Oung
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Born in 1926 in Mandalay, Kin Thida Oung witnessed the denouement of the British colonial era when her grandfathers, Sir Maung Kin and U May Oung, played leading roles. Kin Thida's accounts vividly... More > portray significant parts of Myanmar history: the Japanese Occupation and pre-Independence events including the investigation by her father, Major General Tun Hla Oung, of the assassination of Bogyoke Aung San. Her memoir enters the international realm as she and her family leave their country in 1967 after the military coup. She experienced momentous events including the overthrow of the Shah of Iran and Indonesia's President Soeharto. Her historical accounts of the tumultuous times she lived through are paralleled by upheavals in her personal life from her childhood experience of her parents' marriage and her own. Her life story - on the Road from Mandalay - is unique, traversing through Thailand, Iran, Sudan, India, Indonesia, Namibia, Barbados and the US.< Less

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