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Tom Bryan and Other Movers and Shapers of Early Fort Lauderdale By Keith D. Mitzner
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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, finds itself on many Top Ten lists. It’s a great place to live, work, and play. A small city, it contains a major seaport and cruise terminal, a bustling international... More > airport, a fabulous beach, a world-class yacht center, an inviting riverfront, a dynamic business community, plus an array of cultural and entertainment options. In Tom Bryan and Other Movers and Shapers of Early Fort Lauderdale, author Keith D. Mitzner details the origins, history, and qualities of Fort Lauderdale beginning with the key player Tom Bryan. Tom Bryan touched nearly every aspect of Ft. Lauderdale development, sometimes acting alone, but more often in a group. Ed King was also a trailblazer who built key structures and boats and was active in dredging local waterways. T< Less
BRAVEMULE: The Incredibly True Story of Raul, the Coolest Mule in School Who Stood Up to Segregation By Bennet Geis, Henry Chamberlin
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In the beautiful glow of the Appalachian Mountains, a mule is born. His name is Raul. Now, it is more than seven years later (1963) and Raul is living in Montgomery, Alabama. In this hot spot of the... More > civil rights movement, he is prepared to go to school no matter what people say. Raul soon learns though, that attendance at school comes at a price as he is persecuted and discriminated. He befriends another boy, Benny, who is excluded due to race and the two of them support each other...until the day Benny disappears. Through the pain and pressure of standing up for his rights while saving his friend, Raul will make life-saving allies, and deadly enemies. Can Raul save his friend, stand up for himself, and still get an education…or will he fail, set back the actions of his predecessors, endanger himself, and the ones closest to him? Read BRAVEMULE, to find out.< Less
The Flat Earth Conspiracy By Eric Dubay
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Wolves in sheep’s clothing have pulled the wool over our eyes. For almost 500 years, the masses have been thoroughly deceived by a cosmic fairy-tale of astronomical proportions. We have been... More > taught a falsehood so gigantic and diabolical that it has blinded us from our own experience and common sense, from seeing the world and the universe as they truly are. Through pseudo-science books and programs, mass media and public education, universities and government propaganda, the world has been systematically brain-washed, slowly indoctrinated over centuries into the unquestioning belief of the greatest lie of all time. A multi-generational conspiracy has succeeded, in the minds of the masses, to pick up the fixed Earth, shape it into a ball, spin it in circles, and throw it around the Sun! The greatest cover-up of all time, NASA and Freemasonry’s biggest secret, is that we are living on a plane, not a planet, that Earth is the flat, stationary center of the universe.< Less
The Flat-Earth Conspiracy By Eric Dubay
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Wolves in sheep’s clothing have pulled the wool over our eyes. For almost 500 years, the masses have been thoroughly deceived by a cosmic fairy-tale of astronomical proportions. We have been... More > taught a falsehood so gigantic and diabolical that it has blinded us from our own experience and common sense, from seeing the world and the universe as they truly are. Through pseudo-science books and programs, mass media and public education, universities and government propaganda, the world has been systematically brain-washed, slowly indoctrinated over centuries into the unquestioning belief of the greatest lie of all time. A multi-generational conspiracy has succeeded, in the minds of the masses, to pick up the fixed Earth, shape it into a ball, spin it in circles, and throw it around the Sun! The greatest cover-up of all time, NASA and Freemasonry’s biggest secret, is that we are living on a plane, not a planet, that Earth is the flat, stationary center of the universe.< Less
Second-Hand Stories By Michael Jones
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"Second-Hand Stories: 15 Portraits of Louisville" is a compilation of articles by award-winning journalist Michael L. Jones. The book includes profiles of the indie band Rachel's, former... More > James Brown trumpeter Richard "Kush" Griffith, sculptor Ed Hamilton, painter Bob Thompson, the seminal indie rock club Tewligan's and the history of Louisville Jug Bands.< Less
The Oyster Wars of Chesapeake Bay By John Wennersten
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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
Edward to Edward A Daniels Family History By Dorothy Daniels Machado
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Daniels family history
Vietnam LLRP's; Shades of the Highlands 1966 By DavidJ.LeRay Jr.
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Being Drafted in 1965; a perspective on Vietnam
History of the Black Soldier By Colonel Tobbie Ingram
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Blacks have attained a moderate level of equality in America. However, the fact that most of this information remains obscure shows that there is a need for balance in the field of history for... More > American students.< Less
The Revolutionary War Diary of Major William Croghan By Randy F. McNew Crouse
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Three detachments of Virginia soldiers were dispatched in the last months of 1779 to proceed to South Carolina to aid in the defense of Charleston. A member of the 1st Virginia Regiment, Major... More > William Croghan belonged to this group who were, on account of the rivers being so solidly frozen that ships could not move, obliged to march the 800 miles from the Jerseys to Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina’s Charleston Harbor. Major Croghan kept an itinerant diary which reveals the hardships, and pleasures, experienced by this group of more than 700 patriots. Extensive index. Third Edition. Full color front and back covers. Interior printed in black and white.< Less
Triangulating Archaeological Landscapes: The US Coast Survey in California, 1850–1895 By R. Scott Byram
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Archaeologist Scott Byram presents results from in-depth study of the manuscript records of the U.S. Coast Survey at the National Archives in Maryland. The volume includes photos and scans of... More > numerous hand drawn topographic maps, sketches, and notebook pages depicting dozens of California archaeological sites, from shipwrecks to shell mounds. Methods are presented for using this archival collection in numerous West Coast settings. This research led to the recent rediscovery of the Lone Woman's Cave on San Nicolas Island, relocation and excavation of the 1852 military shipwreck survivor site known as Camp Castaway, and the definitive mapping of Lewis and Clark's Fort Clatsop. Over 50 archaeological and historical sites in California are illuminated using the nineteenth century maps and field notes, most of which have not previously been available to researchers.< Less
Old Scarborough Photo Archive By Joshua Fawcett
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My name is Joshua Fawcett, I am 15 years old and I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome at the age of 4. I have always had a keen interest in the local history of my hometown of Scarborough. I hope... More > you enjoy looking at the photos and information in my book as much as I have enjoyed producing it.< Less
The Old Genoa Bar By Sandie La Nae
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I term my books Historic/Paranormal. This book has the rich history of owners, and findings from the Paranormal Investigative team I am part of. A Genoa Icon at your fingertips.
A Victorian Past and Haunted Present of the Dake House By Sandie La Nae
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Join Sandie La Nae as she takes you around the historic Dake House in Genoa, Nevada. In a style of writing she describes as History-Paranormal, learn about the exciting events surrounding the only... More > Genoa Undertaker's house. Learn about an avalanche that missed the house. Who was the famous Pony Express Rider who also owned the home. Read the thrilling paranormal happenings within the walls of this famous building captured by the Paranormal Investigative team Sandie is a part of - Thin Veil Investigators.< Less
The Maybrook Gateway By Peter Brill
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The history of how five railroads all came together in the small town of Maybrook, NY. As a result, huge amounts of freight headed for New England passed thru this gateway for decades. Thoroughly... More > researched with plenty of facts and statistical tables. All black and white printing.< Less
Kamikaze Destroyer By Jeff Veesenmeyer
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Merriam Press Naval History NH3. First Edition (2014). History of the USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD774) which shot down more Japanese kamikaze aircraft than any other U.S. Navy ship, during the battle for... More > Okinawa in 1945. This new book by a relative of a crew member killed that day off Okinawa, tells the story of the ship, and that fateful day, through the words of many of the survivors, which the author interviewed. This is not just a story about a ship, but about the men that made that ship a legend in the annals of U.S. Navy history. 9 appendices, bibliography, 112 B&W photos, 6 illustrations, 6 maps, color painting.< Less
The Book of Iowa Films By Marty Knepper, John Lawrence
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This is the first comprehensive history of films made in or about Iowa. It reflects some twenty years of collecting, lecturing, and talking with some of Iowa's current generation of independent... More > filmmakers. It covers the span from 1918 to 2013 and gives important background information on dozens of high profile films such as the STATE FAIR films of 1933 and 1945, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, FIELD OF DREAMS, and many others. It is designed as a companion for the State Historical Society's blockbuster "Hollywood in the Heartland" exhibition in Des Moines that is scheduled to run at least through 2016. The book has an interpretive essay covering the entire history as well as paragraph length descriptions of each film. A user-friendly feature is the Index of Films, which makes it easy to locate discussions of individual films. Marty Knepper is a featured commentator on video screens in the "Hollywood in the Heartland" exhibition.< 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
Independent Station Wagons 1939-1954 By Don Narus
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The perfect primer to those Independent Station Wagons from 1939-1954 Covers Packard,Hudson, Nash, Studebaker,Willys plus a look at Kaiser-Frazer, Keller, Diamond-T. Close-up detail photos,... More > specifications and usefull information. Excellent primer and quick reference guide.< Less
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
Frances Dering at Newark Academy By Patricia and Edward Shillingburg
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Frances Mary Dering, age 12, traveled from Sag Harbor, New York, to Newark, New Jersey, to attend the Female Department at Newark Academy. She was there between November 1807 and April 1808. She... More > wrote and received letters, and she saved her drafts and her received letters.< Less
2014 Historically Speaking By David Ray Smith
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2014 Historically Speaking is the ninth annual volume of historical articles published in The Oak Ridger newspaper. Like others in this series, the weekly stories vary from purely historical stories... More > such as "CONTACT Care Line of East Tennessee, an Oak Ridge icon of trained listeners" to stories such as "35 years of rowing highlights in Oak Ridge" Both of these tell stories about different aspects of Oak Ridge life. There is a story about Tim Myrick, an extraordinary man who lived the last year of his life dedicated to helping others while battling "The Beast" (Cancer). Stories of Oak Ridge history here include some of my favorites. I was pleased to capture these details of Oak Ridge history and am glad to bring them to you in this annual book form.< Less
Soldiers as Guerillas: World War II in Northern Luzon By Suzanne Duque
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Maj. Gen. Calixto Duque's memoirs focuses on the time during World War II when he chose the life of a guerilla with a price of his head rather than collaborate with the Japanese Imperial Army and... More > hold a high office in the puppet government. He joined the guerillas in Northern Luzon and was designated G-3, GHQ USAFIP NL. The plans he drew up enabled the USAFIP-NL to breach Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita’s mountain fortress, incapacitate his troops by demolishing their weapons and supplies, and cut off their contact with Japan. This left the Japanese Imperial Forces in the Philippines with no other alternative but to surrender, bringing an end to World War II in the Pacific arena.< Less
Fortunate Member Of A Caribbean Diaspora By Philip Timothy Arnell
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The history of the families of St. Maarten/St. Martin and Anguilla dating back to the 1600's.
Thailand-Burma Border: History and Current Issues By Ariana Zarleen
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The civil war in Burma has been dubbed as the longest running internal conflict in the world, and hundreds of thousands have fled desperation and abuse across the border to Thailand. Today, countless... More > of exiles live on the Thailand-Burma border as undocumented migrants, whilst thousands of others have lived confined to the refugee camps for years, even decades, with no way out. And all the while, hundreds of thousands are still displaced in the jungles of eastern Burma. Although there have recently been changes in Burma’s political landscape, the underlying causes of the conflict remain unaddressed. Recent changes on the border have adversely affected the refugee population and severely hampered not only aid efforts but also the work of the pro-democracy and capacity building movement that has thrived on the Thailand-Burma border for decades. This book provides an insight into the situation on the border and the lives of those who remain trapped in a limbo.< Less