The complete martial arts system of the Cateran Society, including a newly-designed Core Curriculum for the Regimental Highland Broadsword, Old Style Highland Broadsword, Sword and Targe, MacGregor... More > Method and Cleasa. Includes Legends and Lore of the Highland Broadsword (with a short new section on clan feuds of the Lowlands and Borders), Lives of the Highland Swordsmen (with a short new section on swordsmen of the Lowlands and Borders), A History of Scottish Swordplay, The Cateran System, the new Core Curriculum Levels I-V, Testing and Certification, Other Arts We Teach and a new appendix featuring the broadsword collection of Phread Cichowski.< Less
This book is a true tour-de-force of esoteric subjects which I find so utterly fascinating."
--- Brad Olsen, author of Modern Esoteric: Beyond Our Senses and Future
Esoteric: The Unseen... More > Realms
"In his riveting book, The Grand Illusion: Slaves to Perception, author Ryan Gable takes us on an eye-opening journey through time, traditions, theories and institutions by examining commonly accepted belief systems and mindfully stepping outside of the proverbial box of spoon-fed assumptions about history and life."
---Karen A. Dahlman, author of The Spirit of Creativity: Embodying Your Soul’s Passion and The Spirits of Ouija: Four Decades of Communication
"We applaud activists like Ryan Gable..."
---Richard Gage, head of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth< Less
Recording of the memories and history of Garden High School, Oakwood, VA. The book covers 1937 to 1967 based on school annuals, newspaper clippings, photographs by GHS Alumni and memories of teachers... More > and students.The school history is set up in 5 timelines associated with school and community events, as follows: Background Events prior to 1936; 1937 to 1940 Events when GHS operated in the old Triangular Mountain Institute facilities on Garden Creek; 1941 to 1945 Events-the WWII period;1946 to 1955 Events; and, 1956 to 1967 Events.< Less
Experiences from WWII through and including Viet Nam as pilot, test pilot and other military experiences. Aircraft include B-17, RC-121, F-4 and many others. Interesting stories of experiences in the... More > Army Air Force and the US Air Force.< Less
Join author Robert Young as he walks along the roads traveled by Henry David Thoreau and companion Richard Fuller in 1842. Explore and relive the thrill and the challenge of making the 34 mile... More > journey from Concord, MA to Mt. Wachusett, located in Princeton, MA.< Less
FROM 1962 UNTIL EARLY1973, a handful of USAF officers and airmen directed close air support for the Vietnamese Airborne and its American advisors in MACV Advisory Team 162. This Red Marker detachment... More > began as a single Air Liaison Officer. It grew into a combat unit of 36 personnel with a dozen aircraft before shrinking to a single officer as the United States withdrew from combat. Over the decade of its existence, less than 175 men served in the unit. Five of them died in combat. This book contains the history of these forward air controllers from the beginning to the end, based on contributions from 76 men who were there.< Less
Unusual place names evoke a sense of mystery and wonder. How did a place come to be called “Barefoot” or “Battle Row”? Where in the world were the “Sycamore... More > Forest” and “Blue Ball”? Researching these names often reveals fascinating stories about local history, families, events, and politics. Clark County, Kentucky is blessed with many such interesting places.
The articles in this book are collected from a column in the Winchester Sun called “Where in the World?” Each article describes an historic place name in Clark County, some well known, some not so well known. The articles were written for the Bluegrass Heritage Museum in hopes of fostering an interest in local history and the museum. This book is intended to do the same. This work includes one hundred articles that appeared in the newspaper between January 6, 2005 and August 23, 2007. A few of the articles were updated for this publication when additional information became available.< Less
From 1962 until early 1973, a handful of USAF officers and airmen directed close air support for the Vietnamese Airborne and its American advisors in MACV Advisory Team 162. This Red Marker... More > detachment began as a single Air Liaison Officer. It grew into a combat unit of 36 personnel with a dozen aircraft before shrinking to a single officer as the United States withdrew from combat. Over the decade of its existence, less than 175 men served in the unit. Five of them died in combat. This book contains the history of these forward air controllers from the beginning to the end, based on contributions from 76 men who were there.< Less
JUNE 4, 1863...
As the sun began to set below the horizon across the May River estuary, smoke clouds still billowed from the burning homes and buildings of the town; when it rose on the morning of... More > June 5, it was evident that Bluffton's antebellum way of life had vanished forever. Perhaps in an omen of what was to come for the South, the burning of Bluffton, South Carolina, in 1863 was a prelude to the farewell of the Southern plantation era and of the institution of slavery. In the years leading up to the Civil War, Bluffton had gained national prominence as a hotbed of secessionist activity. The Bluffton Movement was sparked during a fiery political gathering held under a sprawling and magnificent live oak now referred to as the Secession Oak. The movement generated a dangerous whirlwind of political rhetoric that only war and devastation would silence.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeff Fulgham has served in operations Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.< Less
In 1802 John Johnston and his young bride, Rachel, left Philadelphia, headed for Fort Wayne deep in the heart of the Indian Territory. They knew the journey would be perilous, but they did not expect... More > that, once they had reached the safety of the fort, they would find themselves... IN THE MIDST OF DANGER. Inspired by the real lives of John and Rachel Johnston. In the Midst of Danger is a publication of the Johnston Farm Friends Council. All profits go to support the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency.< Less
"Dive the Thousand Islands" is both a new book and an update of two previous books in one. This new book combines the out-of-print Skip's Divers Guides (Cape Vincent to Clayton and the... More > Narrows to Alex Bay) books with lots of new information on wrecks and dive sites into one new book that covers all the Thousand Islands. “Dive the Thousand Islands" has information for divers on location, depths, access, visibility, bottom type and description as wellas information on the site history. Photos as well as side scan images are included for most sites. Wrecks and sites on both sides of the U.S. and Canadian border.< Less
Merriam Press Naval History NH3. First Edition (2014). History of the USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD774) which shot down more Japanese kamikaze aircraft than any other U.S. Navy ship, during the battle for... More > Okinawa in 1945. This new book by a relative of a crew member killed that day off Okinawa, tells the story of the ship, and that fateful day, through the words of many of the survivors, which the author interviewed. This is not just a story about a ship, but about the men that made that ship a legend in the annals of U.S. Navy history. 9 appendices, bibliography, 112 B&W photos, 6 illustrations, 6 maps, color painting.< Less
Over ten years of research into the stations on the Sussex Branch of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad have been collected into one book. This volume is the result of explorations... More > through newspaper archives, maps, and D.L. & W. company correspondence. Over 100 historic photographs document the buildings which once stood in the town centers of many Sussex County villages. Over 80 Original and redrawn maps show the area around each station and nearby industries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. If you remember the Sussex Branch or wish you could, this is the book for you!< Less
An English translation of a Civil War history written by the German immigrant, Frederick W. Fout, based in large part on his personal experiences as an artillery officer in the Union Army throughout... More > the war. He was a Medal of Honor recipient. This volume of his history is focused on the Battles of Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee at the end of 1864. It was published in German by his son in 1902. This is the only available translation.< Less
A MESSAGE FOR MY CHILDREN
“Remember your name when we are sold”
“The Struggle of Mariana McCalister”
A Slave mother whisper to her children, I may not be with you always. If... More > we are sold from one another, I want you to remember your name.
Remember to teach your children the same lessons I have taught you.
We are the McCalister’s, one family, many dreams, and one legacy.< Less
There's an international rating of countries by how corrupt they are, called the Corruptions Perceptions Index—from least corrupt at #1 to most corrupt at #175. The USA is #19 from least... More > corrupt—tied with Uruguay. Not bad maybe, but we can do better. The reason we're not higher is how much special interests control our government. This book suggests some reforms to discuss and consider to end corruption, such as proportional representation, public campaign financing, term limits, ranked-choice and “none of the above” voting, and combining these with a long-term federal balanced budget and just and fair and simple taxation. Many of these require Constitutional Amendments. But Congress proposes Amendments, and the incumbents in Congress are unlikely to propose these reforms, because they would change how the people in Congress become incumbents in the first place. However, our Founding Framers gave us a solution for just this problem: the states calling an Article V Convention to Propose Amendments.< Less
The first U.S. Navy aerial photographs were taken in 1913 in support of fleet exercises off Guantanamo, Cuba. Following WWI, a Navy Photographic expedition went north, making the first aerial... More > mapping photos of the Alaskan territory.
WWII found Navy shuttermen in the Pacific theatre, performing pre- and post-attack reconnaissance, along with “hitting the beach” to record the war as it unfolded.
Shortly after, Navy photographic units were in the Pacific to record early atomic bomb tests.
The Navy’s aerial photo reconnaissance mission, both at the front end with the weaponless aircrews and the output of thousands of images and photo interpretation, continued to develop through the mid-20th century.
The last aerial photo plane in the Navy’s inventory was retired after flying to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum Annex at Dulles International Airport in Fairfax County, Virginia.
The 74 year odyssey of Navy and Marine Corps aerial reconnaissance photography was finished.< Less
This is the first comprehensive history of films made in or about Iowa. It reflects some twenty years of collecting, lecturing, and talking with some of Iowa's current generation of independent... More > filmmakers. It covers the span from 1918 to 2013 and gives important background information on dozens of high profile films such as the STATE FAIR films of 1933 and 1945, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, FIELD OF DREAMS, and many others. It is designed as a companion for the State Historical Society's blockbuster "Hollywood in the Heartland" exhibition in Des Moines that is scheduled to run at least through 2016. The book has an interpretive essay covering the entire history as well as paragraph length descriptions of each film. A user-friendly feature is the Index of Films, which makes it easy to locate discussions of individual films. Marty Knepper is a featured commentator on video screens in the "Hollywood in the Heartland" exhibition.< Less
A manuscript written by the late famed local historian Elihu Jasper Sutherland concerning the War of 1812 in Russell County, Virginia. This manuscript was found in the personal archive of Judge... More > Sutherland at the John Cook Wyllie Library on the campus of UVa-Wise. It is the only known comprehensive work on the War of 1812 in Russell County, Virginia.< Less
Fourth in the Portrait of the Past series of photograph books featuring the people displaced by the TVA flooding in 1948 of the Watauga, Elk and Roan Valleys in Johnson and Carter Counties in... More > Tennessee.< Less