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Walsenburg - Crossroads Town By Dorothy Ree
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Walsenburg - Crossroads Town tells the immigrant story, from the Spanish-Mexican who first settled the little plaza along the Cucharas River, to the 32 nationalities who came here to work in the coal... More > mines. There are many interesting characters to come to the crossroads. The small county seat represents a spirit from the Old West, now long gone. This detailed history of Walsenburg, Colorado, contains 44 pages of historic photographs. An invaluable resource for historians, as a research reference, or for anyone interested in local and state history. Also available as a down-load! 2p< Less
Hmong History Paperback Version By Thomas Vang
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This is the first completely up-to-date Hmong history book ever written by a member of the Hmong people. It describes the earliest civilizations of the Hmong and Miao in China, and why some of the... More > Hmong migrated into Southeast Asia in the early 19th century, particularly to Vietnam, Laos and Thailand; and how the Hmong of Laos were involved with the Lao civil war, especially the secret war from 1962 to 1975 that caused almost a hundred thousand Hmong to flee to Thailand and Western countries as political refugees after the Communists takeover. This book includes the forcible repatriation of the Lao-Hmong asylum seekers at Nam Khao refugee camp in Thailand back to Laos in late 2009 and the arrest and discharge of former General Vang Pao by the U.S. authorities. "[It] is full of fascinating materials [and] a wonderful book. Congratulations," commented by Dr Nicholas C. T. Tapp, Senior Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University.< Less
African Origin Found in Religion and Freemasonry: Part II By Kedar Griffo, Michael Berkley
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In African Origin found in Religion and Freemasonry: Part II, Brother Griffo and Brother Berkley parallel these ancient arts and sciences to religion, everyday life, and the occults. Their in depth... More > research uncovers how the ancient African practices are concealed behind religious characters and events currently being utilized in several cultural practices. Brother Griffo and Brother Berkley work to reawaken culturally the thinking minds of culturally deprived communities by demonstrating how ancient African arts and sciences can be utilized in modern times without adapting the total lifestyle of ancient Africans. They make a clear distinction between ancient tradition, and its use of modern arts and sciences.< Less
Remarkable Russian Women in Pictures, Prose and Poetry By Marcelline Hutton
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Many Russian women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries tried to find authentic religious, marital, professional, and political experiences. Some very remarkable ones found these things in... More > varying degrees, while others sought unsuccessfully but no less desperately to transcend the generations-old restrictions imposed by church, state, village, class, and gender. Like a Slavic “Downton Abbey,” this book tells the stories, not just of their outward lives, but of their hearts and minds, their voices and dreams, their amazing accomplishments against overwhelming odds, and their roles as feminists and avant-gardists in shaping modern Russia and, indeed, the twentieth century in the West. In their own words and images, and each in their own unique way, these remarkable Russian women construct a fascinating tapestry of a culture at the crossroads of modernity and on the brink of catastrophe.< Less
A Free and Impartial Exposition of the Causes Which Led to the Failure of the Confederate States to Establish their Independence By Colonel Robert Tansill
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Narrative by a Confederate officer of the reasons, in his view, of the failure of the Confederacy. All reasons stated were internal to the Confederate States government and military.
Translating Tombstones By Minda Powers-Douglas
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Piecing the Puzzle Together A dove? An anchor? A book? A skull and crossbones? You can find these and many, many other symbols on tomb-stones, but what do they mean? Cemeteries are fascinating... More > places places filled with history, art and meaning. The symbols carved on tombstones say a lot about the people who once lived and are now buried in our eternal parks. This book will explain the meanings behind the symbols and help you understand the special language of tombstones.< Less
Homesteaders on the Steppe By Joseph S. Height
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A cultural history of the Evangelical-Lutheran colonnies in the Region of Odessa. 1804-1945
The Jewel in the Crown: An Environmental History of Presque Isle Park, Marquette, Michigan By John Anderton
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Dr. John Anderton, department head of geography at Northern Michigan University, writes an encompassing detailed history of Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan.
City Hall By Joe S. Garzik
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One U.S. Marine F4 Phantom pilot's experiences during his year in Vietnam
When Waging War Against The Oppression Of Black Women Our Only Hope Is To KILL GOD By Sis. LeTava Mabilijengo
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Finally, an intellectually provocative probe into the relationship between patriarchal leadership, religion and the oppression of Black women. Not for the faint of heart; this occasionally cut-throat... More > and shocking exploit may quake the very core of the Western colonialized belief system.< Less
Escape and Evasion 17 True Stories of Downed Pilots Who Made It Back By Jimmy W. Kilbourne
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17 true stories of downed pilots who made it back. Vietnam.
Haunted Village and Valley By Adi-Kent Thomas Jeffrey, Lynda Elizabeth Jeffrey
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The charming village of New Hope, Pennsylvania, and many of the surrounding river towns on both sides of the Delaware, are buzzing with restless spirits, shadowy figures & ghostly... More > energy. Haunted Village & Valley (co-authored and published posthumously by the author's daughter, Lynda Elizabeth Jeffrey), is a compilation of true paranormal incidents and real-life spooky experiencees that have occurred in this rich, colorful, historic and eerie area. Illustrated throughout with stunning photographs and graphic images, Haunted Village & Valley covers a wide range of ghostly legends and haunting experiences. For the first time ever, Jeffrey also gives readers a glimpse of her own supernatural encounters, along with her unique views and theories pertaining to the "what" and the "why" of ghosts. Do you believe in ghosts? If Adi-Kent Thomas Jeffrey can't convince you... nobody will.< Less
The Estonians; The long road to independence By Gunter Faure, Teresa Mensing
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The book presents the history of Estonia in easily readable form and with compassion for the people whose lives were affected by the events that occurred in the Baltic region. The prolonged... More > occupation of the Baltic region by different European nations not only caused great hardships for the Estonian people, but it also integrated them into the western European cultural community. In that sense, the history of Estonia has had a happy ending. After seven centuries of domination by foreign powers, the people of Estonia are now free, they are well educated, they are creative, they are hard-working, and they are patriotic. The Republic of Estonia has earned the respect and admiration of the people of the world and deserves to be recognized as a modern and successful nation.< Less
Knights on the Prairie: A History of Templary in Oklahoma By Trasen Solesmont Akers
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As early settlers moved into the Indian Territory they brought with them Freemasonry. The situation was the same when Oklahoma Territory was opened. Along with Freemasonry came the many trappings... More > of fraternalism, one of those being the Knights Templar. As the two territories merged into one, so did the two Grand Commanderies of Knights Templar in the region. This is the story of the Grand Commandery of Oklahoma, and its sister the Grand Commandery of the Indian Territory. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work will benefit the Oklahoma Knights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage Fund.< Less
The Bluffton Expedition: The Burning of Bluffton, South Carolina, During the Civil War By Jeff Fulgham
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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
From Loudoun To Glory By Kevin Grigsby
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This is Kevin Grigsby's second book, which highlights Loudoun County's African-American heritage. From Loudoun To Glory is about the important role that African-Americans from Loudoun County,... More > Virginia played in the Civil War. They would serve as soldiers, sailors, nurses, spies, and scouts. Over two hundred and fifty African-American soldiers and a dozen sailors from Loudoun served in the Union military during the Civil War. Some of these brave men would see action and ultimately give their lives in some of the most significant land and naval battles of the war. From Loudoun To Glory will provide readers with a chance to discover an untold chapter to Loudoun County's rich Civil War heritage.< Less
They Left their Mark By Deborah Lowe Wright
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A compilation of news articles, Congressional Records and historical research to bring to the Nation's awareness the act of 147 Black men and their part in passage of the Enforcement Act of 1870 to... More > enforce the Fifteenth and Fourteenth Constitutional Amendments. The book presents how the legislation changed government and began the fight for social equality.< Less
Legends of The Lumbee (and some that will be) By Arvis Locklear Boughman
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The 55,000 members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina reside primarily in Robeson, Hoke, Cumberland, and Scotland counties. The Lumbee Tribe is the largest tribe in North Carolina. They take... More > their name from the Lumbee River which winds its way through Robeson County. The ancestors of the Lumbee were mainly Cheraw and related Siouan-speaking Indians. One of the favorite activities of the many Lumbee families was sharing stories around the fire at night. More recently, Lumbee storytellers such as Barbara Braveboy Locklear, Barbara Locklear, Mardella Lowry, and Nora Dial-Stanley, carry on this ancient storytelling tradition to a much broader audience. The ancestors of the Lumbee tribe shared many stories with other local tribes such as the Cherokee, Creek, and Catawba. As the Lumbee people shared stories, they found that their sister tribes also told tales about “little wild spirit people”, animals, the afterlife, and how our world came to be.< Less
Overhill History and Traditions By LeRoy Gibson
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This book is a sharing of Overhill Cherokee history and traditions and the philosophy of our Overhill Cherokee ancestors. This book is about our Overhill Cherokee ancestors and how they raised their... More > children and how they survived as a people and their philosophy of life. This book tells about the lives of the Overhill Cherokee who distinguished their selves in history. It also tells about herbs and their uses and it also covers the medicine of the animals. It tells the story of the infamous Trail of Tears saga that the Cherokee had to endure to survive as a people. This book is a MUST READ publication for anyone who has been told they have Cherokee ancestry.< Less
River of Change By Curtis Smith
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A detailed, concise, and informative history of the Klallam people and how they have been linked and affected by the Elwha River dams and their removal.
Wind & Crow By Robert Moose
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The 1892 hanging of Alec Whitley is the historical event around which the narrative is centered. Here, I must give credit to my wife’s brother, David Delmar Almond, Jr. and the extensive... More > research he conducted in the 1970’s which resulted in his factual account entitled The Lynching of Alec Whitley. Any archival materials or historical information used in the writing of this fictional work were obtained directly from David’s writing. Serving as bas-relief to these facts, Wind & Crow explores the possibilities of various human interactions and communication as well as interaction with the mystical realm of dreams and other unreal happenings. Although the action hinges upon the lynching, the message reaches far beyond this horrific event.< Less
The History of the Practice of Medicine in Ashland County, Ohio By William M. Emery
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The History of the Practice of Medicine in Ashland County, Ohio offers a comprehensive view of mid-American medicine, beginning in 1820 with the arrival of Joel Luther, Ashland's first doctor,and... More > continuing to the first decade of the twenty-first century, as the gains of modern technology and the advent of new business models transform the practice of medicine.< Less
The Sharpshooter on Picket Duty By William Payne
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It is the late summer of 1866 and the guns of the Civil War have been silent for more than a year since General Lee's surrender at Appomattox. The President of the United States has declared the... More > irrepressible conflict officially over only a few days earlier. Yet the struggles that brought on the War are by no means resolved. Young Seamus Delaney, a veteran officer of the Union Irish Brigade, arrives at the glittering resort of Saratoga Springs, New York. He has been assigned to continue protecting the most important member of the President's cabinet on his trip to the famous spa. Immediately, a deadly attack makes it clear that the forces that attempted to kill the man in Seamus' charge in the past are relentlessly pressing home their assaults. Or are they?< Less
Unwrapping Historic Downtown Lancaster By Jim Herrick
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This book takes close look at the history of downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It is stuffed with details about buildings, people, and stories to guide readers through the development of this... More > historic city from the time of William Penn up to the modern era. Excellent maps and an abundance of photographs provide information in an attractive, accessible package. Organized as a guide book yes, but much more as discussions frequently expand to people and events that will engage and fascinate readers. This is the resource used to train Historic Downtown Lancaster Walking Tour Guides. A must for anyone who has even a slight curiosity about the history of Lancaster. "It is by far the most comprehensive guide to this city ever produced." - "Intelligencer Journal & Lancaster New Era"< Less
You Just Can't Hear the Cannons By Dr. Bruce Frye
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Join Dr. Bruce Frye as he takes you on a journey from the founding of God's America to present day. An intriguing mix of historical facts and spiritual visions, this book is a fascinating look at... More > American history through the eyes of the Fry ancestors from the American Revolution to the Civil War infused with God given visions for the saving of America today.< Less