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Swordsmen of the British Empire By D. A. Kinsley
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This is the 3rd revised and enlarged edition (2013) of the British sword fighters series: a unique and comprehensive collection of combat narratives of, and commentaries on, the sword fighting and... More > fighters, swords, and swordsmanship of British conflicts from the 17th century to the 20th. With an introductory essay by Matt Easton of Schola Gladiatoria, and with numerous illustrations.< Less
Stagecoach Lines & Freighters of West Texas By Barbara Barton
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Stagecoach & Freighters of West Texas tells the rough and tumble story of stage drivers and freighters enduring floods, sandstorms, Indians and outlaws while delivering the mail, passengers, or... More > goods in West Texas. this book has 65 illustrations that include pictures and maps.< Less
1944 Troop Train Wreck - large 8.25" X 10.75" hardback By Ray Smith
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Troop train wreck that occurred July 6, 1944 in the Jellico Narrows. One of the 25 worst train wrecks in the nation. Young soldiers were just going to war when the awful wreck killed 34 and injured... More > over 100 of the new recruits< Less
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.
So Help Me God: Adventures of a WWII Army Nurse By Elizabeth Czizek Feldt
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Libby Feldt treats the reader to a delightful first-person account as a young nurse commissioned in the Army Nurse Corps and deployed in France and Germany during World War II, 1944-1946. We see her... More > commitment begin by taking the oath of office from her father in their Dubuque, Iowa living room, develop at basic training in Colorado, and get honed during the Atlantic Ocean crossing to England. Her unit's orders are to establish the 200th General Hospital in France after its recent liberation from Germany. We follow Libby and her friends through England, France and Germany and hear of their encounters with the Glenn Miller Band, Bob Hope and General Patton. We celebrate Armistice and mourn the ravages of war. Libby Feldt's story is a tribute to the indefatigable spirit of a young nurse.< Less
Regimental History of the 26th NC Infantry By Claire Halsey, Jeffrey Halsey
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The history of the 26th North Carolina Infantry from its beginnings at Burlington, NC in 1861 to the surrender at Appomattox in 1865. Includes Pickett's Charge and how the 26th Regiment lost more men... More > at Gettysburg than any other regiment, North or South, in the Civil War. Includes maps and photos from the Library of Congress and National Archives, battle summaries, and a roster of soldiers.< Less
Swordsmen of the British Empire By D. A. Kinsley
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This is the 3rd revised and enlarged edition (2013) of the British sword fighters series: a unique and comprehensive collection of combat narratives of, and commentaries on, the sword fighting and... More > fighters, swords, and swordsmanship of British conflicts from the 17th century to the 20th. With an introductory essay by Matt Easton of Schola Gladiatoria, and with numerous illustrations.< Less
Every Soldier Has a Story By Lincoln Hokenbrough
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Hero. “A man admired for his achievements and noble qualities.” It is a word that we in America throw around too lightly to athletes and celebrities. Thankfully, we also use it more... More > accurately to describe our soldiers. Clarence Hibbs, a World War II veteran, refuses to describe himself as a hero. A husband, father, and grandpa, yes. An educator, certainly. But a hero? He would not even consider it. His story is like that of so many other veterans. He doesn’t want the attention. He does not want to be singled out. He remembers his buddies who sacrificed more and did not come home. He remembers the death. He remembers the pain. He remembers the tears. When he looks in the mirror, he sees an old man with buried memories of real heroes. But those of us who know him best would say that he’s a hero for all of the right reasons. You will have to judge for yourself.< 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
O Generous Southern Hospitality By John P. Gurnish
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History of Franklin S. Case , officer in the 2nd Ohio Cavalry during the Civil War. Surviving five different Confederate prisons with excerpts from his diary.
Weird Reno By Sandie La Nae
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Join author Sandie La Nae as she and Nevada Historical Society docent, Arline La Ferry, bring you interesting, thrilling and historic facts about Reno, Nevada.
Little Church on the Prairie: The History of St. Anthony Parish By Placid Alois Gross
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The history of St. Anthony Parish in Logan County, North Dakota: its beginning, life and end. It highlights one particular parish, but the life it exposes is a slice of life found all across the face... More > of the Great Plains from the late 1800s to the 1960s.< Less
13th Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A. : Caudill's Army By Ben Caudill Camp No. 1629
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Some called him "Captain" and others called him "Colonel". Some of his enemies called him a "dangerous guerilla chieftain". After the war was over, he would be known... More > as one of the "Immortal 600". This book contains vital details regarding Confederate Colonel Ben E. Caudill's 13th Kentucky Cavalry. It includes a complete roster of the men who rode with Caudill, a history of their engagements with their enemy, and a collection of period and post-war photographs.< Less
The History of Schools in Latimer County By Nandine Walker
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Compiled and edited by Latimer County Historical & Genealogical Society. This historical work is about real people, many of which were refugees and pioneers from distant places that came to this... More > area of Oklahoma to build a life for their families. Often small settlements gave birth to schools that imparted book learning to children that may never have received that blessing without the hard work of the people there. Through the determination of many people, schools came into existance, flourished and grew in a relatively short period of history. Educational opportunities were offered from grade schools to high schools and eventually a four year college in Wilburton, the Oklahoma School of Mines and Metallurgy, now known as Eastern Oklahoma State College. While this is a book about Southeastern Oklahoma, it's truely a book about America.< Less
Our Hometown Tarrant, AL USA By Ray Songer
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Living in a small hometown gave you so many precious memories you could share with those you grew up with. Many lived there without knowing the origin of the town and who made it what it is. These... More > pages will tell the story of a small town just outside of Birmingham, Alabama. A rich history has been had by this town and hopefully these pages will tell the story of those who have lived there.< Less
Through the Eyes of Rotary By Steven Schneider
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A look at local and world history and Rotary International through the archives of one of the oldest Rotary Clubs, Spokane Rotary Club 21, chartered in 1911. The Club's weekly publication, The Hub,... More > provides a record of local and international events through one of the most tumultuous periods of our history, the 1920's through the beginning of the Cold War. The author adds background and commentary to complete this unique history through the eyes of Rotary.< Less
The Origin of UC Santa Cruz By William Doyle
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In the 1950s and early 1960s Santa Cruz County residents lobbied relentlessly to have a new University of California campus located at Santa Cruz. Here, for the first time in book form, is the who,... More > why, and when of that story, including biographical sketches of the key players. Author William T. Doyle was one of the founding faculty members when the UCSC campus opened in 1965.< Less
The Wolf and the Eagle: A History of Rome for American Readers By Antoine Boisvert
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This is the seventh draft version of a survey of Roman history intended for a general reader, but specifically an American one. It has been used (in its evolving form) in the Humanities program of... More > the Waring School since 2003.< Less
Paradox Bob's Praddlings By Robert Ira Riddle
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A 90 year old WWII Vet's collection of history, poems, sonnets and stories about childhood, teaching, ranch life, and war.
Eyes Over Afghanistan: Hearts, Minds, and the Bloody Battle of Wills By Matthew Vernon
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An Epic Adventure into the Heart of the War in Afghanistan Strap your safety belt on tight for this gripping aviation journey into the heart of the Global War on Terror in Afghanistan. Join Navy... More > Lieutenant Matt Vernon, the first US embedded aviation advisor to fly with the Afghan National Army Air Corps’ Combat Helicopter Squadron, as he embarks on a unique and daunting mission to train Afghan pilots and not get killed in the process. LT Vernon and his close friend Commander Joey “Doc” Swartz flew side by side with their Afghan counterparts while establishing the Air Corps’ first combat medical evacuation detachments in the depths of the largely Taliban controlled sections of Afghanistan. These sailors in arms lived amongst the Afghans, and in doing so bring the untold, inside story of the hearts and minds of the Afghan Air Corps.< Less
Fallen Fortress By Tom Bartlett
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On April 27th, 1944, an 8th Air Force B-17 piloted by Lt. W. C. Shaddix was hit by anti-aircraft fire over Belgium. Shaddix and his crew bailed out of their crippled bomber and Shaddix alone was... More > able to elude capture by the German Army. The rest of his crew spent the war in German POW camps. Shaddix was hidden and protected by the Belgian underground who passed him along from family to family. While trying to make his way to neutral Spain along with another downed pilot, Shaddix was picked up by the French Underground who were fighting a guerilla war in the Ardennes Forest. He joined them in their battle against the retreating German Army. Finally their unit was swept up by Patton’s 3rd Army as it raced across Europe. Drawing on interviews, diaries, and recently declassified documents, author Tom Bartlett, a former Air Force officer, traces the remarkable story of the training, survival, and return of a downed Air Force pilot.< Less
Origins -The Dalbey Family 1754-1971 By Paul Dalbey
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A family history of the Dalbey Family. The History covers the family from 1754 to 1917.
Staggering: Life and Death on the Texas Frontier at Staggers Point By Avrel Seale
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In 1829, recent arrivals from Ireland began moving to a patch of wilderness near the Brazos River in Mexican Texas. They came seeking freedom and fortune. What they found was malaria, war, the... More > constant threat of gruesome Indian massacres, wolves, panthers — and an abiding happiness that has kept many descendants there to this day. At Staggers Point, near modern-day Bryan, Texas, they collided and coexisted with four other cultures: Americans, American Indians, Mexicans, and enslaved African Americans. These families bore witness to the greatest political upheavals of nineteenth century America, and their lives spanned the full range of human experience — from scratching out a living on a primitive frontier; to fleeing and fighting bands of Comanches and other American Indians, the Mexican army, and common criminals; to the joys and sorrows of raising children beyond the reach of civilization. Though they were common pioneers, to us their experiences, their feats, and their very survival are staggering.< Less
The Bastard of Glastonbury By J.M. Wilson, Jr.
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Thirty years before Henry VIII began the systematic destruction of the English monasteries, the wealthiest religious community in the country is under attack from a greedy Italian Cardinal and a... More > Spanish assassin charged with eliminating one of the young monks whose very existence threatens to undermine the fragile alliance between England and Spain. The Bastard of Glastonbury tells the story of BROTHER THOMAS, a young monk, surrendered to the brothers at a young age, whose life is threatened by those seeking political and economic gain in England’s new regime. Thomas, with the help of an older couple and a troubled young woman, escapes the abbey just as his enemy discovers his identity. Hoping to get Thomas on a boat to France as soon as possible, his protectors rush him to London only to be overtaken by his enemies at the last moment before departure. A vicious fight ensues on the dark wharfs of the Thames River, and Thomas’s escape comes at a heavy price.< Less
Music Flashback Volume 1 By Marlys J Waters
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Favorite piano rhythms that triggered the dance crazes of the 1920s. Includes the history of Boogie-Woogie, when Jazz was first applied to a style of dance and description of Ragtime characteristics,... More > origin, and various composers.< Less