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Survival By John Fahey
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This memoir is about a lad born illegitimate in northeast England in 1944, taken to weatern Ireland when five years old, brought back to England when he was nine, beaten and battered by his father... More > throughout his teenage years calling him a bastard. He struggled to survive with memories of Ireland, his trust in his Catholic faith, the help of kind people and relatives, and his love of chemistry. His determination to read and learn, to escape, his struggle with despair, going through major crises, a growing awareness of his sexual identity under legal intolerance, taking on challenges, led him on to a prestigous university and finally migration to America.< Less
Twelve Years a Slave By Solomon Northup
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Twelve Years a Slave, sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in... More > Louisiana, is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. It is a slave narrative of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped in Washington, D.C., sold into slavery, and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, as well as describing at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.< Less
Marnoc Lodge #151: Insignia By David Wright
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History of patches, pins, scarves and lodge flaps created for Marnoc Lodge #151, Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, Akron, Ohio. This was researched and compiled by Brother David L. Wright.... More > Covers the years of 1939 through 2014.< Less
By The Bridge By Ginni Louise Swanton
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"On June 15, 1929, with Dr. John G. Cullinan, Reverend Thomas J. Hill and Father Healy by his side, William Swanton signed his name for the very last time . I wasn't there, of course, but I can... More > imagine him raising his pen with an age-spotted, quivering hand to the document presented to him on his deathbed. This document would affect the lives of many people for many years to come. William's story, however, begins 74 years earlier in rural County Cork, Ireland." This book chronicles the lives of William Swanton and his wife, Anne (O'Neil) Swanton. They were born in neighboring townlands in rural County Cork and immigrated to Boston, where they lived until the 1920s. William Swanton was a larger-than-life figure who cut a wide swath as he charged through life. Accounts of rural country life, chain migration, women's rights, upward mobility in a new country, venereal disease, marital separation and insanity all provide a fascinating glimpse into the past.< Less