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The Knights Templar: A Factual History By Various Authors
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Much has been written in recent years concerning the rise and fall of the noble order of knighthood know to history as The Knights Templar. Many of the modern works have been of a speculative nature... More > and occasionally so close to works of fiction as to blur the borders. What is needed and often requested by modern day adherents of Templarism is a book that will provide a brief overview of historical fact devoid of the many theories and suppositions that seem to be the providence of these more recent works. "The Knights Templar: A Factual History" is such a book. Relying on the works of actual Templar Historians of the past and present, this book is a collection of short essays by Charles G. Addison, Henry D. Funk, Henry Hart Milman and F. C. Woodhouse, who offer their accounts of the formation, suppression and trials of the order, which began in Palestine in 1118 and was suppressed in 1307.< Less
Headington Hill Hall- The forgotten years- 1939 -1958 By Dawn Griffis
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My reason, for writing this book, is that I believe a tribute is in order, to recognise all who were part of Headington Hill Hall during the years 1939 to 1958, either directly or indirectly. The... More > contributions these people made have had a profound affect on future generations. Vis-à-vis: My father would be recognised for his significant role in inventing the Oxford Lift. The staff, surgeons, nurses and therapists at St Hugh’s and other affiliated hospitals, be recognised for their dedication and skill was immeasurable. What they started, in the way of treatment, was essential for the eventual well-being of ‘The Boys’. It was ground-breaking in many ways. What was learned from the whole experience has set the standard for rehab in the following decades. This is Dawn’s fourth non-fiction book. The first two were set in England, and the third was primarily set in the United States.< Less
Amazing Victorian Inventions - PDF Scrapbook / Slideshow By Babette Abbeywood
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A digital anthology of over 100 vintage illustrations of marvelous Victorian machines, gadgets, famous scientific instruments and watershed innovations. From the great age of 19th century invention... More > and scientific discovery - steam-powered contraptions, early electric and petrol motors, boats and steam locomotive trains, weapons, optical and photographic devices, patent diagrams and illustrations from popular science journals and reviews. Sometimes beautiful, often clumsy, these early prototypes changed our world. Mainly American, British and French inventions, from the steam turbine to Edison's phonograph, the Maxim gun, the typewriter, wireless telegraphy, the gramophone, early aeroplanes and motor cars... Downloadable in PDF ebook format with optional random page transition effects for amusing browsing! Please check out our other titles including Amazing Victorian Amazing Vintage Medical Devices, Ads & Illustrations, available at our store www.lulu.com/fisheseye< Less
HOWARDSVILLE: The Journey of an African-American Community in Loudoun County, Virginia By Kevin Grigsby
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This book is about the rich history of Howardsville in Loudoun County,Virginia. Howardsville was founded by freed slaves following the end of the Civil War. The book will serve as a historical... More > timeline of the struggles and triumphs of the community from slavery through the years of racial segregation. The extensive genealogical research contained in the book will allow many African-Americans with roots in Loudoun County to rediscover their family’s past. It is from that past that younger and future generations of Howardsville descendants are provided with valuable lessons to help them uphold and cherish the legacy of Howardsville. The last names of the African-American families discussed in the book include: Howard, Basil, Valentine, Summers, Reid, Mitchell, Dorsey, Moreland, Cosberry, Gregg, Jackson, Grigsby, Peterson, Brooks, Young, Payne, Page, Scott, Peters, Gaskins, Pinkett, Gibson,Colbert and others. Hardcover copies will soon be available. Author's email: books.kevin@gmail.com.< Less