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Pennsylvania Land Wars with Connecticut and Virginia By Don Corbly
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This is a book about the land wars Pennsylvania found itself embroiled in during the latter half of the 18th Century. The wars stemmed from the ambiguous Charters that established the the Colonies of... More > Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Virginia. Charles II created the conflict between Pennsylvania and Connecticut by the overlapping of the boundaries of the land he granted to each colony. Similarly, the land granted to Pennsylvania was contested by Virginia. But Virginia could have contested nearly any Colony's land grant. Virginia's grant from James I included most of present-day United States, northern Mexico, and most of western Canada. These armed conflicts were settled only by the first Congress established by the newly formed United States Constitution in 1787, when it ruled in Pennsylvania's favor.This book is purchased at the lowest cost through Lulu.com.< Less
John Albert Beck - The Life and Family of a Pennsylvania Oil Man (softcover) By Janny Beck Jameson
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100 Years and Four Generations in Oil - John Albert Beck grew up as a first-generation American of German immigrant parents and as the son of an oil prospector in the first oil boom in US history.... More > His work and the work of his family shaped the lives of thousands of people living in western Pennsylvania from 1873 to 1973. His daughter Janny Beck Jameson wrote this book to celebrate the life and the family he created.< Less
John Albert Beck: The Life and Family of a Pennsylvania Oil Man (hardcover) By Janny Beck Jameson
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100 Years and Four Generations in Oil - John Albert Beck grew up as a first-generation American of German immigrant parents and as the son of an oil prospector in the first oil boom in US history.... More > His work and the work of his family shaped the lives of thousands of people living in western Pennsylvania from 1873 to 1973. His daughter Janny Beck Jameson wrote this book to celebrate the life and the family he created.< Less
Parchmans in America, Pioneers on the Western Frontier By L Gerald Parchman
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The history of Parchmans in America began with the German immigrant Nicholas Parchman as a soldier in Colonel George Washington's militia in the French and Indian War in 1758. The book is arranged... More > as a family tree of Nicholas' descendants with notes and descriptions for many of the family members. The family started in Virginia, then moved to Pennsylvania as three presumed sons were pioneers across the wilderness from Pennsylvania into Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas. One joined the Virginia Line in the Revolution and one had a grandson to die as the youngest defender (15) of The Alamo.< Less
Parchmans in America, Pioneers on the Western Frontier By L Gerald Parchman
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The history of Parchmans in America began with the German immigrant Nicholas Parchman as a soldier in Colonel George Washington's militia in the French and Indian War in 1758. The book is arranged... More > as a family tree of Nicholas' descendants with notes and descriptions for many of the family members. The family started in Virginia, then moved to Pennsylvania as three presumed sons were pioneers across the wilderness from Pennsylvania into Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas. One joined the Virginia Line in the Revolution and one had a grandson to die as the youngest defender (15) of The Alamo.< Less
Parchmans in America, Pioneers on the Western Frontier (paper back) By L Gerald Parchman
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Nicholas Parchman immigrated from Germany to Virginia by 1758, and is the presumed progenitor of the family. His apparent Descendants moved to Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas as... More > early pioneers.< Less
Parchmans in America, Pioneers on the Western Frontier (paper back) By L Gerald Parchman
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Nicholas Parchman immigrated from Germany to Virginia by 1758, and is the presumed progenitor of the family. His apparent Descendants moved to Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas as... More > early pioneers.< Less
American Hero-Myths: A Study in the Native Religions of the Western Continent By Daniel G. (Daniel Garrison) Brinton
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Daniel Garrison Brinton (May 13, 1837 – July 31, 1899) was... More > an American archaeologist and ethnologist.Brinton was born in Thornbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Yale University in 1858, Brinton studied at Jefferson Medical College for two years and spent the next year travelling in Europe. He continued his studies at Paris and Heidelberg. From 1862 to 1865, during the American Civil War, he was a surgeon in the Union army, acting during 1864-1865 as surgeon-in-charge of the U.S. Army general hospital at Quincy, Illinois. Brinton was sun-stroked at Missionary Ridge (Third Battle of Chattanooga) and was never again able to travel in very hot weathers. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Garrison_Brinton< Less
Winning The War By Winning The Peace: Strategy For Conflict And Post-Conflict In The 21st Century - Fifteenth Annual Strategy Conference Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania April 13-15, 2004 - CONFERENCE REPORT By Lloyd J. Matthews, Strategic Studies Institute
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With little doubt, three of the most pressing and frequent problems grappled with in Western defense and geostrategic literature over the past 20-30 years have been how to fight asymmetric wars, how... More > to win the hearts and minds of an enemy populace, and how to terminate wars and devise exit strategies successfully. None of these problems is new in the history of warfare, of course, but they have achieved particular saliency in the United States because of Korea, Vietnam, and the first Gulf war. After that war, with an unrepentant Saddam Hussein still on the scene making threatening gestures, fourth and fifth problems―how to counter weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and how to conduct urban combat―came to the fore in the literature. Most recently, with the terrorist destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and our continuing wars of reprisal against the Taliban in Afghanistan and against al Qaeda in that country...< Less
Defiantly Blue Sky By James Colbert
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A collection of poetry about love, longing, passion, regret, Pennsylvania, and the occasional rusting car.