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Premocar-Made In Birmingham By JD Weeks
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The story of the Premocar, an automobile built in Birmingham, AL 1919-1923. From the start as the Preston automobile, then the Premocar automobile, until the Preston Motors Corporation closed.
Alisonoward By Howard Zahniser
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Howard Zahniser (1906–1964), primary author of the 1964 federal Wilderness Act, hailed from Tionesta, Pa., along the Allegheny River. In June 1937, Zahniser and his wife of one year, Alice... More > (1918–2014), took a 14-day, 100-mile canoe trip down the Allegheny River from Olean, N.Y., to Tionesta. It was a continuous river trip then, there being no Kinzua Dam. North of Tionesta, the couple camped on Thompson’s Island, now part of the 110-million-acre National Wilderness Preservation System that the 1964 Wilderness Act set in motion. Howard and Alice are now laid to rest beside his beloved Allegheny River in Tionesta’s Riverside Cemetery. With characteristic wordplay, Howard named their canoe and his journal Alisonoward, linking the couples’ first names. Unbeknownst to him, their first child Alison Howard Mathias Zahniser, made the trip in the womb. This journal is published to support designating more wilderness on the Allegheny National Forest.< Less
Victorious -- Queen's Champion, Prince Henry Sinclair By Gunnar Thompson
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During the Late Middle Ages – in the 13th century – Queen Margaret Atterdag of Denmark welded together the bickering kingdoms of Scandinavia. Her alliance of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark... More > was called “the Kalmar Union.” As the Little Ice Age bore down upon the Nordic Settlement on Greenland, she called upon her Champion, Prince Henry Sinclair and Templar Knights, to rescue 4,000 stranded farmers. These Greenland refugees were brought south to new homes with Native Tribes along the Eastern Seaboard of North America. In later years, these imported Nordic farmers would constitute most of the “White Indians” that explorers and pioneers found in Nova Scotia, Massachusetts, and New York in the 17th century. Another problem arose in 1398 – when Vitalien Pirates from the North Sea settled into lairs along the Newfoundland Coast. In battles that were chronicled in Nicolo Zeno’s “Narrative” of c.1380, Henry Sinclair conquered all the pirates; and he was made “king” of the island.< Less
100 Years - A History of the Casa Grande Fire Department By Brian Berry
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A one-hundred year history of the Casa Grande Fire Department.
2015 HEAD VASE PRICE GUIDE By Marlene Frew
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Lady head vases were manufactured during the 1950s / 60s and displayed various social icons of that time period. A myriad of producers from Asia and the United States of America were producing... More > thousands of Lady Head Vases. My mom has collected for more than 30 years and has assembled a beautiful collection which we will share with you. It was a real treat for my mother and I to work together to create this work.< Less
The Regan Vapor Engine By Jack Alexander
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Daniel S. Regan’s Vapor Engine transformed the Otto 4-Cycle Gas Engine of the 1880s, a large, stationary, expensive engine, into a smaller, portable and affordable power source. Using gasoline,... More > instead of illuminating or natural gas for fuel, and using an electric spark instead of using an open flame for ignition, Regan’s improved internal combustion engine was the beginning of a revolution; producing motorboats, automobiles, motorcycles, lawnmowers and much more…< Less
Vietnam War Medal of Honor 6x9 Color By David Rose
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A poetic description of the actions of the Medal of Honor recipients from the Vietnam War.
Vietnam War Medal of Honor 6x9 Cream By David Rose
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A poetic description of the actions of the Medal of Honor recipients from the Vietnam War.
Pohogonot: A Collection of Stories By Judy Flynn Palmer
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Judy Flynn Palmer born Judith Ann Flynn in 1935 was raised in Providence Rhode Island and has spent every summer of her life on Martha’s Vineyard at Pohogonot Farm. She is currently a resident... More > of Vero Beach, FL and Edgartown, MA. Her ‘Collection of Stories’ span over a hundred years beginning in the late 19th century and continue to the present day. The stories are touching, sad, scary and sometimes hilarious. This is her first book, brought about in an effort to keep her family stories about ‘The Farm’ alive.< Less
Collecting Insulators in New Zealand By John Tasker et al.
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The hobby of collecting telegraph and power insulators began in the United States in the early 1960s and has since spread right around the world.They became desirable objects to collect when the line... More > systems began to be placed underground. Slowly the insulators were stripped from their poles and taken to the nearest tip. But thousands of people around the world thought they were interesting enough to rescue and to study, and in so doing, helped to rescue yet another piece of our social history.< Less
NAS Fort Lauderdale By Minerva Bloom
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Experience History! Concise reference Booklet for history enthusiasts! Serving as one among 257 air stations during World War II the NAS Fort Lauderdale made a big impact on the South Florida region,... More > and the United States as a whole. Thousands of American and British men who went off to war received their training at NASFL. The radar, gunnery, and parachuting schools rivaled the best in the United States. Most importantly, was the use of the base for training pilots and air crews on the Grumman Avenger TBF/TBM torpedo bomber, which was the largest single engine plane used during the war. The Naval Air Station found its fame with the disappearance of Flight 19 - The Lost Squadron which flew out of the base on December 5th, 1945 to vanish into the Bermuda Triangle. To this date, Flight 19 remains one of the great aviation mysteries. Also in the summer of 1943, a 19 year old future US President George H.W. Bush lived at the base as a young Ensign to train as a torpedo/bomber pilot.< 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
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
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
Stanly County Revolutionary Soldiers and Patriots By Wanda Gantt et al.
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This Book includes American Revolutionary soldiers and patriots with a connection to Stanly County, NC. Researched and compiled by local historians. Sources for information included.
GERMAN HELMET LOT NUMBERS REVISION 7 By BRIAN ICE
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This is a book about German Helmet Lot Numbers produced during 1935-1945. UPDATED 08/2014 (REVISION - 7) A handy study guide for those German Helmet collectors and researchers wishing to know more... More > about Lot Numbers and how they relate to their own German helmets. ET/ckl, SE/hkp, Q, NS, EF, and qvL/bvL helmet factories are discussed with over 15,000 lot number entries overall. M35, M40, M42, and M38 helmet shell types are listed along with DD, SD, and ND examples with factory decal drops. Specifications: paperback, 8.5 X 11 (1-1/8 inch thickness) 586 pages. Copyright 2011 by Brian Ice NO new period or factory documentation was used in the creation of this book.< Less
Ravenna, Kentucky - Volume One By Jerry G. Rose
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History of Ravenna, Kentucky and Louisville & Nashville Railroad
Ravenna, Kentucky - Volume Two By Jerry G. Rose
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History of Ravenna, Kentucky and Louisville and Nashville Railroad
The Spirit of Connestee Falls By Connestee Falls History Committee
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A revision of The Spirit of Connestee Falls, a brief history of the first 30 years of Connestee Falls. Only minor updates have been made to the original book's material.
What Happened to Those People Laura Ingalls Wilder Wrote About? By Daniel D. Peterson
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"What Happened to Those People Laura Ingalls Wilder Wrote About About?" is booklet number five in series of booklets on important people and events that shaped Walnut Grove, MN history. It... More > focuses on the people mentioned in her manuscript "Pioneer Girl." 133 pgs. with photos.< Less
Water In My Veins By Ted Robinson
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Merriam Press Military Monograph 73. Second Edition (2012). The Pauper Who Helped Save A President: Robinson's memoir of his wartime service as a Naval officer on PT boats and LSTs, including his... More > part in rescuing John F. Kennedy after PT 109 was sunk, which is the first true account told by an eyewitness, as Robinson was on one of the boats patrolling the same area as JFK's. Kennedy was Robinson's tent mate and as a result his work provides details never published before. See the contents pages in the preview for more details. 68 photos, 3 maps.< Less
College of Science and Engineering: The Institute of Technology Years (1935-2010) [soft2] By Thomas J. Misa, Robert W. Seidel
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“I was fortunate in having an instructor at the University of Minnesota who was looking after me,” recalled one electrical engineering graduate of 1949. “When I said,... More > ‘What’s next?’ he said, ‘If I were you, I’d just go down the street here to Engineering Research Associates, and I’d think you’d like what they’re doing there’.” That was Seymour Cray, and his computer designs helped create a notable computer industry in the Twin Cities. Another Minnesota graduate, Earl Bakken (class of 1948), founded Medtronic and the core of a nationally renowned medical devices industry. For 75 years the Institute of Technology, now the College of Science and Engineering, has pioneered in research, innovation, and technology transfer to Minnesota and the world. The people behind this unique institution are revealed in this concise illustrated history, prepared by its own team of professional historians.< Less
1852 Reflections of the Old South By R.E. Bennett Jr.
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325 page, historic fiction novel set in the year 1852. Cassius Garrett,the young son of a South Carolina planter, along with his manservant named Profit, finds adventure and a hidden stash in a long... More > abandoned gold mine. But there is a secret connected to the place that could bring the boys treasure, or trouble. Cassius finds that he must eventually make a choice between his black servant, Profit, and one of his white friends. Come find yourself transported back to antebellum Laurensville, South Carolina, and join Cassius as he lives, finds his first love, and fights his way through one of America's most controversial eras.< Less
Mysteries of the Murders at Mission San Miguel By Charlie H. Johnson, Jr.
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It was one of the worst crimes in California history, unsurpassed until the 1960s. More striking is the fact that it took place in a fabled, romantic, pastoral setting of peace and respite. The... More > California missions in the 1840s became derelict remnants of the vanished pride of Spanish colonization and missionary zeal. The missions were abandoned, turned into barns or saloons. Some were left to deteriorate and their adobe melt back into the soil. Mission San Miguel was closed, but later purchased by William Reed, who made the mission buildings and property into a ranch for his family. Hearing of high prices paid for livestock in the gold camps, he drove a herd north to sell. He returned with more gold, he said, than his young “son could lift.” At the same time, a gang of desperadoes began a crime spree in Monterey and headed south. Traveling along the missionaries’ trail, El Camino Real, they had to pass by Mission San Miguel. There in the old mission buildings, a horrifying crime took place....< Less
My Vietnam By Ed Kugler
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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