This is the first of a comprehensive three volume set, representing an entire lifetime of work by the esteemed Irish genealogist, Riobard O'Dwyer. Volume I includes all of the parish records for... More > Adrigole and Allihies on the peninsula of Beara, each carefully translated and transcribed for posterity. These water stained and sun bleached manuscripts were very close to becoming illegible when Mr. O'Dwyer single handedly saved their precious information for generations to come. The Annals of Beara is, without a doubt, the most important genealogical work of the O'Sullivan family and the other tribes of Beara.< Less
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
How did Texas' challenges get so big? What happened to our great state?
Grover Norquist is the famed right wing ideologue who said his goal was "to cut government in half in... More > twenty-five years to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub."
Coincidentally, it was 25 years ago when Rick Perry first entered the Texas House. Then and there, he and his band of Pit Bulls put Texas on a path to Grover's Tub—his legacy project of cutting taxes for the wealthy, cutting programs for you and making government work only for a select few.
Now, after a quarter century of government by Grover, Texas is in Grover's Tub. When leaders value tax cuts over good schools, budget cuts over our future, and deregulation over common sense, Texas loses.< Less