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The Thigpen Indian Tribe Family History By Lanette Hill
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Fitzpen/Phippen/Thigpen families of England, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. This genealogical book is filled with lots of information about a family of adventure, hopes and dreams. Lots of... More > Facts and proven data. Researching and typing and recording the data into a Database; then converting the data into book format using the software this author has a book filled with lots of data and family lines. This author takes the line down in Florida area. Check to see if your line might be connected to these Thigpen family members.< Less
The Napoleon of Notting Hill By GK Chesterton
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The dreary succession of randomly selected Kings of England is broken up when Auberon Quin, who cares for nothing but a good joke, is chosen. To amuse himself, he institutes elaborate costumes for... More > the provosts of the districts of London. All are bored by the King's antics except for one earnest young man who takes the cry for regional pride seriously – Adam Wayne, the eponymous Napoleon of Notting Hill. While the novel is humorous (one instance has the King sitting on top of an omnibus and speaking to it as to a horse: "Forward, my beauty, my Arab," he said, patting the omnibus encouragingly, "fleetest of all thy bounding tribe"), it is also an adventure story: Chesterton is not afraid to let blood be drawn in his battles, fought with sword and halberd in the London streets, and Wayne thinks up a few ingenious strategies; and, finally, the novel is philosophical, considering the value of one man's actions and the virtue of respect for one's enemies. Illustrated.< Less
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This book was originally published in 1902 by William Griggs. Mr. Griggs was a missionary in Burma with the American Baptist Mission headquartered in Rangoon. Mr. Griggs has the distinction of being... More > one of the first westerners to ever travel into what is now North Shan State, where he was instrumental in planting churches among the hill tribe people. Here Mr. Griggs learned to love the Shan people, among other hill tribe groups in the area. He learned the Shan language, and translated these stories to capture an understanding of the heart of the people.< Less
History of Company E-Sixth Minnesota Regiment By Alfred J. Hill
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This book relates the history of one of the volunteer regiments in Minnesota. It contains the complete list of the regiment and their rank. It also contains personal accounts of their battles with... More > the Sioux tribes, etc.< Less
Bamboo Leaves Hardback By Brian Taylor
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Bamboo Leaves By Brian Taylor
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Disabled beggars with plastic begging cups; Ferraris, a snow white Bugatti Veyron and a swimming pool filled with ice for New Year's Day; westernised nose jobs, lady boys and budget sex changes;... More > Ghosts and Spirit Doctors; mediums offering lunch to the spirits that possess them; body snatchers lurking below motorway bridges; menus offering one-day dry pig and son-in-law's testicles. Temples thundering out their message that all this is impermanent, not-self and suffering. (248 pages)< Less
Northern Thailand By Morgan Siem
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A calendar of my photographs of my travels through Northern Thailand in February of 2012. This was an experience that moved me and put me even more in touch with the beauty of the world. Each day I... More > marveled at the sunrise, the sunset, the exotic flavors of the local fruits, the stillness of meditation and the opening and closing of the lotus flowers. I hope that these pictures inspire the same joy in each person who views them. -Morgan Siem< Less
The Kachin: Lords of Burma's Northern Frontier By Bertil Lintner
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Remarkable for their military prowess, their receptivity to Christianity, and their intricate all-embracing kinship network, the Kachins are a hardy mountain people living in the remote hills of... More > northern Burma (Myanmar), and on the peripheries of China and India. During the Second World War they strongly sided with the Allies in defending Burma against the Japanese, earning themselves sobriquets such as “amiable assassins” and “Gurkhas of Southeast Asia”. After Burma’s independence in 1948, the Kachins were given their own state, but in the early 1960s they went to war again, this time fighting for autonomy for their homeland. For half a century, funded largely by the world-renowned jade trade they control, they maintained their armed insurgency, playing a key role in Burma’s internecine struggles. In 1994 the Kachins and the Burmese government signed a cease-fire agreement. However, in June 2011 government forces broke the truce and war flared anew in the Kachin hills.< Less
Finding Freedom : Burmese Ethnic Minorities By Brennan O`Connor
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‘On the Run’ documents tribal groups from Burma who have been pushed off their land by the junta. Some of them have moved to rebel controlled zones. Other groups like the Karen have left... More > the country only to languish for decades ‘warehoused’ in overcrowded Thai refugee camps. The story follows them to Canada where thousands have recently resettled.< Less
The New Testament and Psalms in Shan By Editor J. Scott Husted
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The New Testament and Psalms in the Shan language. The Shans are a hill tribe people of North Shan State, Myanmar. As such they represent one of the unreached peoples of the world. This New Testament... More > has been printed in the Shan language to bring the light of salvation to the uttermost parts of the world.< Less