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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
Chinatown County: The Sell-Out of Marina del Rey By Bruce Russell
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Marina del Rey was originally conceived as a giant park to provide recreation for the ten million citizens of Los Angeles County. How, then, did it change into what is largely a housing tract for a... More > few thousand residents with an expanse of shopping malls? How did the 6,000 or so small boat slips get chopped to almost half? Read all about it within these pages.< Less
History of Jelm, Wyoming, Vol. 1 By Keith Jones
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This is a comprehensive local history of Jelm and The Big Laramie Valley, Wyoming, with a chronological story from 1865 through about 1930, including maps, photos, reminiscences, newspaper clippings... More > and other items, with extensive indexing. It includes the true story of "The Cummins City Caper", wherein one John Cummins created a false gold rush to the area, as well as the story of the creation of Woods Landing. Color cover and Black & White interior. A companion (59 pp.) volume contains miscellaneous records, letters, stories and recollections. By separate FB request, you may also receive a DVD of "Man From Painted Post" (filmed at Jelm) and a copy of "He Lives Again", by Conrad Hansen, a short story telling of the restoration of a Model T, from the vantage point of the Model T.< Less
Divided We Stand By Lara Roemer, Kylie Price
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This book is a collection of student work from an honors learning community at a community college in Illinois. The subject matter is the 1960s.
New Stereotypes of Hindus in Western Indology By Vishal Agarwal
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Vishal Agarwal has masterfully offered an elaborate critique of Wendy Doniger’s “The Hindus: An Alternative History” in this book. Dr. Doniger is one of the prominent Western... More > Indologists who had authored the controversial book on history of Hindus, demeaning Hinduism as a religion of sex and perversion. In that book, Hindu Deities are presented as lustful, Hindu saints are falsely alleged by the author to have indulged in sexual orgies, or to have 'taken actions against Muslims', Hindu worshippers are compared to cheating boyfriends, ‘intoxication’ is a ‘central theme of the Vedas’ and Hindu scriptures are presented as a litany of tales of ‘faithful women forsaken by their ungrateful husbands.’ Prof. Doniger, in her book, transforms Hinduphobia into an academically acceptable pursuit. The author has offered a nuanced critique of Prof. Doniger's book paragraph by paragraph. This is a must read by all those who are affected by Hinduphobia.< Less
History of Jelm, Wyoming, Vol. 2 By Keith Jones
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This is a companion volume to the author’s “History of Jelm, Wyoming”, and contains records, stories, and other early literature about early Jelm, helping to complete the picture... More > painted in Vol. 1. Of particular interest are the Robert Mills' poignant letters home from Cummins City, 1880-1883, and also “A Wheel to the Gold Mines of Cummins City”. It also includes school records, voting records, mining records, etc.< Less
An Unfolding Story: a History of Carey Baptist College By Martin Sutherland, Laurie Guy
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Baptists in New Zealand have built few lasting denominational institutions. In keeping with a congregational emphasis, the focus has been on the local church. The Missionary Society, born out of the... More > recognition that some tasks are better done together, is an obvious exception. Another is Carey Baptist College. From nondescript beginnings, the college has become a broad-based theological provider in the first rank of New Zealand institutions. This volume unfolds the story of this crucial Baptist venture. The deeper narrative is of relationships, innovation and commitment. It is a story worth telling.< Less
County Court Records 1778-1797, Wilkes Co, NC By James Alan Williams
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This is an abstracted transcription of the Wilkes County, NC County Court records 1778 - 1797.
Fenianism: The Toronto Reaction 1858-1868 By Robert McGee
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Fenianism’s effect on Catholic-Protestant relations in Toronto from the rise of Irish nationalism in 1858 to the assassination of Thomas D’Arcy McGee in 1868.
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
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
Union Pacific's Templeton Gap Spur By Larry D. Dilts
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The Union Pacific's Templeton Gap spur is a product of the Rock Island abandonment in 1980. Although it is only an industrial spur today, it has a colorful history intertwined with the Rio Grande,... More > Santa Fe, Burlington Northern, Southern Pacific, Cadillac & Lake City, and a Streetcar Museum. The contemporary history is illustrated with over 170 photos with detailed captions.< Less
These Exalted Acres: Unlocking the Secrets of Albany Rural Cemetery By Paul Grondahl
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These Exalted Acres: Unlocking the Secrets of Albany Rural Cemetery
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
A Land of Strangers: Cane Creek Tennessee's Mormon Massacre and its Tragic Effects on the People Who Lived There By Bruce Crow
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In the hollows of Lewis County, Tennessee, Mormon missionaries baptized nearly fifty members of a large extended family. But their initial success was marred by false accusations of salacious... More > behavior. A few influential citizens were disturbed by the rumors and by the missionaries' apparent popularity. On August 10th 1884, tensions erupted into violence and bloodshed. Two of the Utah missionaries, two young Tennessean converts, and one vigilante were shot dead. At least one other member of the congregation was wounded and never fully recovered. Much has been written about the two missionaries killed, but the real story is much deeper. Step into the lives of these proud Tennesseans, the earnest converts, the fearsome gunmen, and those stuck in between. See how their families intertwined in the years before and after the shooting. Its a snapshot of post-bellum rural Tennessee you won't soon forget.< 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 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
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
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.
Story of Albany By Times Union
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A one of a kind look at our corner of the world. Touching memories, tales of history, community connections and quirky anecdotes — all from Times Union readers and staff.
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
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
Know Your Texas History By Flossie Stanley Keels
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A "Reader's Digest" version of Texas History from 1820 to 1946. Flossie Keels is a direct descendant of Nathaniel and Frances Hubert Lynch who came to Texas with "Austin's Old Three... More > Hundred Colonists" in 1822. Lynch was the owner of the original "Lynch's Ferry," which played a key role in the Texas Revolution. She is a member of the Solomon Barrow Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic, Baytown, Texas, and a charter member of the "Descendants of Austin's Old Three Hundred Colonists." Another ancestor, Stephen Jefferson Stanley, settled in Zavala, Texas in 1828 with Lorenzo De Zavala's Colony. Keels was born in Zavala, not far from where her ancestors settled. Her parents were Pamelia Vianna Reed and Stephen Jefferson Stanley IV. Keels graduated from Houston Business College and Lee College School of Vocational Nursing in Baytown, Texas.< Less
Why We War: the Human Investment in Slaughter and the Possibilities of Peace By Al Smith
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Why We War begins a new dialog about war and the social organization of peace. This book re-orients the thinking about war from a preoccupation with "a war," to an investigation into the... More > phenomenon of war itself. There is an unequal investment in war that has historically damaged the ability of social systems to perform adequately for all members of society. The result is ongoing strife, warfare, and poverty. War emerges as the disease of civilization and the bane of human rights.< 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.