From the Washoe to the pioneering families of Nathan Gilmore, Lucky Baldwin, and William Price, to the artists, academics, and craftsmen of the early community, Fallen Leaf Lake drew people to its... More > natural beauty who left a legacy in stories, legends, and land. Find out who built its trails and named the lakes in Desolation Wilderness, what the feud between Gilmore and Baldwin was about, and why Fallen Leaf Lake was the starting point for preservation efforts throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin and the origin of the National Parks Interpretive Program. Meet the first fire lookouts, caretakers, resort owners, and cabin builders at Fallen Leaf Lake and vicinity along with Lorenzo Latimer, Anita Baldwin, John Steinbeck, the Washoe basket weaver Susie Jackson, and the boat builder Natale Rontani.< Less
This book gives you a proven newspaper research process, and is stuffed with everything you need for genealogical success: Step-by-Step Instructions, Worksheets and Checklists, Tons of Online... More > Resources and Websites,A Case Study that Puts It All to the Test.
"Read it. Study it. Absorb it. But above all, use Lisa Louise Cooke’s new book as the guide and instructional tool that it is meant to be. As a veteran of research and libraries, I found all sorts of nuggets and new resources. Beginners will find an embarrassment of riches, including an impressive appendix with a comprehensive list of online routes to national, international and local newspapers. This is as close as you’ll get to one-stop shopping for learning about historical newspaper research."
--Steve Luxenberg, Washington Post associate editor and author of Annie’s Ghosts:
A Journey Into a Family Secret< Less
Stories by Dewayne Bennett, a B-17 pilot who went from a ninth grade plow boy to commander of a B-17. Some humor has been added as well as the fears and valor associated with the 8th Air Force... More > flyers. The 8th Air Force suffered more extensive casualties than any other major combatment group.< Less
Eastern Branch Press is pleased to announce the new paperback edition of John R. Wennersten's The Oyster Wars of Chesapeake Bay.
In the decades following the Civil War, Chesapeake Bay became the... More > scene of a life and death struggle to harvest the oyster, one of the most valuable commodities on the Atlantic coast. In this book, noted historian and author John Wennersten tells the stories of watermen, law enforcement officers, government officials, Bay scientists, immigrants, and oyster shuckers involved in the oyster trade.< Less
My Vietnam is a one of a kind look at the Vietnam War. In a small high school in Montana, a project was begun over a decade ago. One teacher at Frenchtown High School and two veterans started what is... More > now the Frenchtown Vietnam Symposium. There is a history class on the Vietnam War and each year in May the seniors in the class host the Symposium. They invite up to forty Vietnam War vet's to come and discuss the war, their role in it, and they are honored by the students.
My Vietnam is a book featuring thirteen Montana veterans telling what 'their' Vietnam was like. What makes it one of a kind is that these vet's are from all services, many military occupations from Marine sniper to fighter pilot, grunts and artillerymen. They cover many years of the war and they answer twenty-six of the most commonly asked questions by the students each year.
My Vietnam is very special, heart warming and healing for all. You won't want to miss this special look at the war that shook our nation to its core.< Less
A history of Texas filled with colorful anecdotes and quotes from famous Texans. It includes expanded coverage of topics most frequently searched for from pre-history through the 21st century noting... More > important Texans and their accomplishments. Besides covering political and military events, this volume also covers Texas art, religion, music and writers. The comprehensive inclusion of these varied disciplines makes this a history book that covers just about every major aspect of how Texans and their State have influenced the world. This volume is sure to provide hours of enjoyable reading and thought provoking conversation.< Less
In February of 1996 I started researching the history of the mines of the Gogebic Range
with the intention of publishing a very modest account of the mines, with all of them
arranged in alphabetical... More > order. By June of that year I had prepared three dozen pages and
had covers printed for the books. At that point I began to realize that I could add a lot of
details to these listings by checking into old newspaper reports and other sources, and I
began my research in earnest. The more I dug, the more I realized that this was a project
worth devoting some time to. I soon learned that not all of these so-called mines really
were mines; the majority of them were no more than explorations that never produced
profits (except from the sale of stock) for their owners or stockholders. Most of these old
mine sites are private property and are not open to the public. The shafts are either filled
with earth and debris or flooded with water almost up to the ground level, and cannot be
entered or explored.< Less
Huge in stature; living in far-distant wastelands; sometimes comically stupid or crude; but possessing vast wealth and knowledge—such are the giants of Norse myth and legend.
Four Icelandic... More > sagas and six tales, spanning five centuries, are brought together for the first time in all-new English translations. All tell of mighty giants, and of the heroes who dared to face them, fight them, and sometimes befriend them. The giants and trolls of old still live on in these legendary sagas of old times. These tales of epic voyages, wars, and romance will appeal to both scholars of Norse mythology and fans of Viking adventure.
The sagas include the Saga of the Kjalarnes People, the Saga of Halfdan Brana's Fosterling, the Saga of Sorli the Strong, and the Saga of Illugi Grid's Fosterling.
The six shorter tales are: the Tale of Halfdan the Black, the Tale of Hauk High-Breeches, the Tale of Jokul Buason, the Tale of Brindle-Cross, an excerpt from the Saga of the Fljotsdal People, and the Tale of Asmund Ogre-Lucky.< Less
Written in Iceland around the year 1500, the little book now known only as AM 434a is a treasure trove of medieval medical knowledge. The book lists healing uses for over ninety different herbs. It... More > gives advice on health matters ranging from bloodletting to steam baths to the influence of the moon on health and human life. And it contains a number of magical
spells, charms, prayers, runes, and symbols to bring health, wealth, and good fortune. The roots of the healing traditions in AM 434a go back thousands of years before the book itself was written.
We are honored to present the first complete English translation of AM 434a. Complete notes and commentary explain this texts’s historical and cultural background. Medievalists, historians of science and magic, herbalists, and anyone interested in medieval Scandinavian lore and life will find this book indispensable.< Less
Regina Frankel’s harrowing story of survival during the Holocaust brings to light new perspectives of the darkest chapter in human history. As a teenager in the Lodz Ghetto in 1940s Poland,... More > Regina was a direct eyewitness to the horrors committed by the Nazis.
Along with Regina's firsthand accounts of the crimes of the Third Reich, Adolescence in Auschwitz also brings to light one of formerly taboo subjects of the Holocaust - the suffering caused unto the Jews by their own brothers working alongside the Nazis. Regina depicts with frightening details the cruel actions of Chaim Rumkowski, the Nazi-appointed President of Lodz Ghetto. From sexual control over young women to single-handedly deciding who would live and who would be sent to the gas chambers, he controlled the Jews of Lodz in a manner mimicking the Jews’ Nazi masters.
After her family is murdered, Regina and two sisters are all that remain. Regina must find the strength to carry her sisters to the end of the war, if they can survive that long.< Less
The Game of Politics makes American national government come alive. These simulations are designed for Political Science or Government classes, as well as civic education conferences. See... More > www.gameofpolitics.com for evaluations, sample materials, and how to obtain a Coordinator's Manual.< Less
Twenty three men killed in Williamson County and the streets of Herrin, Illinois over a two day killing spree on June 21st and 22nd, 1922. The largest mass murder of non-union labor in the history of... More > America. The event would become known around the world as The Herrin Massacre. Read about the toughest (deadliest) little city in America and the modern day hunt for the massacre victim's lost graves in the potter's field of the Herrin city cemetery. Written by Scott Doody, this four year adventure uncovers the ugly secret of what happens when a town buries their past so deep, it changes their future.< Less
In these modern times most people forget about traditions and southern values, but in Hokes Bluff, Alabama you can step back in time and re-live some of these things. From country roads, to small... More > shops, to family get-togethers, it is all here, and the people of Hokes Bluff are very proud of it.
The story of Hokes Bluff begins many years ago and that story is necessary to explain what is so special about this small town. The story begins with the original inhabitants and then moves on to the early settlers. Following that, many different things will be covered. Churches, schools, businesses, the city government and, of course, the people of the community will all be a part of this book. This book will help you understand why Hokes Bluff means so much to so many.< 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
The title manuscript is a letter to grandchildren of what life was like for a small-town boy in the early 1900s. The remainder of the book contains interesting historical notes of the town of Mason,... More > Illinois, which was founded on a gentle mound of prairie at the side of the Illinois Central Railroad in that early day.< Less
The stories in this book take place from the perspective of a young girl who grew up in Germany during the second world war, as remembered by her older self. Anne O'Rourke lived under the regimes of... More > Hitler and then Stalin before escaping Stalin's rule in East Berlin. She moved with her family as a refugee to West Berlin and finally left Germany altogether to start a new life in Canada.
Through the war years, protected as much as possible by her family, she tackled disruptions and disappointments with a child-like resilience that she has never lost.< Less
Originally compiled and written in the 1930s by the late Sarah C. Holmes von Kolnitz, Hilton Head: One of the Golden Isles of South Carolina, was shelved in obscurity within a private library... More > collection for over 60 years. Recognizing the significance of the original document, Golden Isles Publishing consulted with historians in 2012. Considering the manuscript a culturally important artifact, historians recommended that the publisher preserve the document’s historical integrity. With the exception of adding images to facilitate the reader’s journey through time, the author’s work has not been edited. The joint effort to present this valuable find to the public has resulted in this intriguing edition. Included in this brief history is a compilation of other notable works written in the 1800s by prominent historians of the era, making Hilton Head a truly unique and captivating read.< 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
How much can a person suffer? When is hope forgotten?
Based on true events, Miles from Millersburg follows Union Corporal Elijah Willis as he enters into the realities of the Civil War. Captured... More > after a useless bloody mission, imprisoned in a hell hole, and surviving a train wreck upon prisoner exchange, Corporal Willis is finally on his way to freedom aboard the SS Sultana which will become the worst maritime disaster in U.S. history.
This story covers one man’s journey through the complete horror of war and the enduring power of the human spirit.< Less