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MIDWAY -preface By Aaron Sheppard
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The Midway Plaisance at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. By Neil Gale
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For one brief summer in the 1890s, it was the greatest attraction in Chicago, in all America, in fact, more visited and talked about than the world’s fair it adjoined. Here, amidst Muslim... More > mosques and Chinese pagodas, European castles and South Sea island huts, straw-hatted Americans came by the thousands to see Bedouin warriors, Egyptian belly dancers, lions that rode horseback and roller-skating bears. Over it all loomed the first giant Ferris wheel, taller than all but one downtown Chicago skyscraper.< Less
The Midway Plaisance at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. By Neil Gale
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For one brief summer in the 1890s, it was the greatest attraction in Chicago, in all America, in fact, more visited and talked about than the world’s fair it adjoined. Here, amidst Muslim... More > mosques and Chinese pagodas, European castles and South Sea island huts, straw-hatted Americans came by the thousands to see Bedouin warriors, Egyptian belly dancers, lions that rode horseback and roller-skating bears. Over it all loomed the first giant Ferris wheel, taller than all but one downtown Chicago skyscraper.< Less
A Pictorial View of the Faroe Islands By James J. McGrath II
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This book is a pictorial description about towns in the Faroe Islands. The large color photographs in this book all have captions explaining historical facts, so the reader can gain a better insight... More > about this country. The Faroe Islands, a group of 18 islands, is located midway between Iceland, Norway and Scotland, and the 48,500 inhabitants speak the Faroese language. This language is linguistically close to Icelandic, and is spoken by nearly 60,000 people in the world. The capital city of Torshavn has 19,000 residents, making it one of the smallest capitals in the world. The pictures in this book capture some amazing vistas around the country, as well as provide readers with views of historical sites. There is also information about the British defense of the Faroe Islands during World War II. There are still relics from this period on the islands, and this book contains information about this era. This book even contains facts regarding early Norse and Celtic settlement on the Islands.< Less
One Damned Island After Another: The Saga of the Seventh By Clive Howard & Joe Whitley
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Clive Howard and Joe Whitley were both sergeants and served as correspondents for the Seventh Air Force during World War 2. The men of the Seventh were forced to fly the longest missions in any... More > theater of war, entirely over water and, at first, without fighter escort. They fought at Midway, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Truk, Saipan, Palau, the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and finally Tokyo. One Damned Island After Another covers the history of this remarkable air force from the events at Pearl Harbor through to V-J Day, detailing events on every single island that the force landed on in between. This new 2019 edition of One Damned Island After Another includes annotations and original photographs from the Pacific campaigns.< Less
Pictou Island, Nova Scotia: Its History and People By Kenneth MacCallum
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Pictou Island - a remote speck of land in Canada's Northumberland Strait, mid-way between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island - has been a Scottish enclave since the arrival of the first Scots... More > about 1819. The Islanders rapidly created a vibrant, self-sufficient community based on farming, lobster fishing and canning; this book tells their story. Illustrated with over 150 photographs and maps, it examines the Island's history and economy, and the origins of and relationships between the early families on Pictou Island. It notes the known genealogy of all persons who were on Pictou Island at or before 1911. It also reflects the out-migration of Pictou Islanders to the mainland and throughout North America, discussing all known descendents of Island residents who were born before 1930. These materials will assist those with Pictou Island ancestry in identifying their roots. All net proceeds will be donated to the Pictou Island Community Association or the Pictou Island Heritage Association.< Less
The “People Power” Travel Superbook: Book 27. South Pacific Islands, Obscure Places Travel Guide (Antarctica, Deserts, the Arctic, Easter – Falkland – Galapagos - Robinson Crusoe Islands) By Tony Kelbrat
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The South Pacific Islands are sometimes called Oceania. Naura and Kiribaldi are up north relatively speaking midway between Hawaii and Australia. Most of the rest jut down in an archipelago... More > starting at Papaua, New Guinea except for Fiji, Western Samao and Tonga off to the east on their own then further east of that is French Polynesis/ Tahiti off on its own. The United States owns a number of islands like: American Samoa Baker Island Federated States of Micronesia Guam Howland Island Jarvis Island Kingman Reef Marshall Islands Northern Mariana Islands Palau Truk Island Wake Island Yap There are two Samoas, American Samoa governed by the United States and Western Samoa, an independent country. Try #919 at the library.< Less
Rooney Gooney By Charles Bush, M.D. & Joanna Barnum
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Rooney Gooney is a gooney bird who begins to have some strange and scary problems. Neither he nor his family can figure out what is happening to Rooney. But after a trip to Doctor Myra's office,... More > the mystery is solved!< Less
World War Ii Sea War, Vol 6: The Allies Halt the Axis Advance By Donald A Bertke et al.
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Major Pacific actions from April through August 1942 include the Japanese attack on Ceylon, the Doolittle Raid on Japan, the battle of the Coral Sea, the battle of Midway Island, the U.S. landing on... More > Guadalcanal, the battle of Savo Island, and the battle of the eastern Solomon Islands. Arctic actions include battle for convoy PQ.17. In Mediterranean, the Royal Navy interdicts Axis supply lines along Libyan and Egyptian coasts. In the Atlantic, the U.S. implements convoys along the East Coast.< Less

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