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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.
Chilton's Challenge PLAYBILL By Susan Scott Battles Brown, M.F.A., James B. Battles, Ph.D.
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Chilton’s Challenge tells the story of one of the Mayflower passenger James Chilton and his daughter Mary Chilton who arrived in America in 1620 to established Plymouth Colony Challenge is in... More > two parts with James Chilton telling how he came to the shores of Cape Cod. The challenge of his life represents that of many of our pilgrim fathers and explains how and why he left the comfort of his home in Leiden in the Netherlands for the wilderness that was America. Giving a voice to James’ story is a way to make him come alive again.< 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.
Republic in Black & White By Sandra Sweetman
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People and places in Republic, Washington. A photographic record of the years 2011 and 2012.
The Yankee Expedition to Sebastopol By Chuck Veit
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At the beginning of the epic siege of Sebastopol in 1854, Russian defenders blocked the entrance to the harbor by sinking several lines of older sailing ships at the mouth of the bay. One year later,... More > as the Czar’s forces abandoned the town, the remainder of the Black Sea Fleet, along with a number of transports and merchant vessels, were also scuttled. All told, nearly a hundred ships carpeted the bottom of the bay when British, French and Turkish forces occupied the port. English engineers pronounced the job of raising the hulks an impossibility, and were content to let them rot–a slow process that would ensure the strategic port remained unusable for years to come. But the Russians had a plan, one that involved a young American who, only a few years before, had managed another salvage project deemed “impossible by human means” by “professional” European divers.< Less
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.
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.
Swagger Nation: Sports, Politics, Mind Control, Conspiracy Theories, Racism, DNA Manipulation, Government Takeover & Survival Tactics By Damon J. Smith
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Swagger Nation highlights the hypocrisy in pop culture, the political power structure, the benefits of privilege, the underlying agenda behind the mega dollar sports world, and a society that claims... More > to be past systematic racism. Swagger Nation will jump start your mind if you've been asleep, and validate all you've known if you've felt like an alien in this new world we live in. Break the hypnotic trance and mind control that is so common in this world. Swagger Nation arrives just as we are facing political lies, mind control by way of TV and mind altering foods and a Government Takeover that is happening in clear view for all to see.< Less
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
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.
The Most Brilliant Little Victory By Marlitta H. Perkins
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The history of the Civil War in Eastern Kentucky has been mostly overlooked or ignored by the vast majority of historians. Little is commonly known about events in the Eastern part of the state... More > beyond the Battles of Ivy Mountain and Middle Creek. “The Most Brilliant Little Victory” is the first ever comprehensive account of Nelson’s Eastern Kentucky Campaign, which eventually led up to the Battle of Ivy Mountain in November 1861. Throughout the book, as it guides readers step by step through Nelson’s campaign, the author has permitted the soldiers to tell their own story by utilizing mostly primary source material. The readers will experience events through the soldiers’ eyes while they accompany the general and his men on their harrowing journey through the mountains of Eastern Kentucky in the fall of 1861.< Less
The Hampden Railroad -- The Greatest Railroad that Never Ran By Philip E Johnson
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In the early 1980’s, I discovered a bridge on the Central Mass branch in Bondsville. This began my investigation as to why the bridge was there, and what ran underneath. This discovery led me... More > to a railroad lost in the woods, with little written history. I also found a carved stone marker with B82 telling all that Boston is 82 miles from that point on the Hampden. This is the Hampden Railroad’s story. Trains were the major modern means of transportation in the 1910’s. Three men decided to make money in the towns between East Springfield and Palmer, Massachusetts. J.P. Morgan of New York decided to make money by lending money to the venture, Charles Mellen of New Haven, Connecticut wanted to make money by connecting his railroads to the Hampden. In addition, Ralph Gillett of Westfield, Massachusetts wanted to make money by using his company the Woronoco Construction Company to build the fourteen-mile Hampden Railroad at a cost of $4 million.< 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
On August 6, I Was 14 Years Old By Tadashi Hasegawa
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This is the true account of Fr. Tadashi Hasegawa, who was 14 yrs. old on August 6, 1945, the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Only 2 km. from the epicenter of the blast, Tadashi... More > was terribly burned. For the next 4 months he and his family struggled to survive. His story is a remarkable tribute to love, sacrifice, and courage in the face of immeasurable horror, pain, and despair. A chance encounter with Fr. Pedro Arrupe (later to become Father General of the world-wide Jesuit order) resulted in a chain of events that led to Tadashi's miraculous healing, and would set him a path towards priesthood and his lifelong mission speaking out against nuclear war and for world peace.< Less
The Bluffton Expedition: The Burning of Bluffton, South Carolina, During the Civil War By Jeff Fulgham
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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 Goldsboro Broken Arrow – Second Edition:The B-52 Crash of January 24, 1961, and Its Potential as a Tipping Point for Nuclear War By Joel Dobson
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“…an edge-of-your-seat tale about close calls and disaster averted.” –Dr. Roy Heidicker, Wing Historian, 4th Fighter Wing ______________________________ “Joel... More > Dobson has illuminated the story of the 1961 Goldsboro Broken Arrow, one of the most serious nuclear accidents in history. With meticulous detail, his book describes the inner workings of the B-52, the terrible plane crash, and the costs and consequences of this deadly accident. Dobson, a SAC veteran, compiles this rich history with an insider’s knowledge, offering a fine read to air force buffs, nuclear experts, and casual readers alike. This is the book to turn to if you want the details of what happened that fateful night in 1961.” –Barbara Moran, author of The Day We Lost the H-Bomb: Cold War, Hot Nukes and the Worst Nuclear Weapons Disaster in History< Less
WICKED THEY WALK The Tour Guide's Book By Wanda Kay Stephenson
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Most complete and up to date research on Bobby Mackey's, Most Haunted Night Club In America. A MUST READ FOR ANYONE PLANNING TO VISIT OR INVESTIGATE BOBBY MACKEY'S. Over 400 photos taken by Author... More > and Tour Guide Wanda Kay and guests who have toured or investigated with her at Bobby Mackey's. Newspaper Articals, Maps, important names assosiated with the club, Paranormal Photos and much more. Happy Ghost Hunting!< Less
Raising Missouri By Chuck Veit
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On a late summer’s night in 1843, U.S.S. Missouri lay anchored in Gibraltar Bay. She and her sister ship, Mississippi, were the most advanced steam frigates on the planet—and the first... More > two such warships in the U. S. Navy. Missouri’s mission was to show herself off to the European powers, and there was no better place to begin than the British bastion at the gateway to the Mediterranean. But a simple accident led to the destruction of the ship before the sun rose again. Burnt to the waterline, Missouri settled to the bottom. For eight and a half years, she defied all attempts to raise or remove her, and began to form a massive sand bar that threatened to ruin the most strategic harbor in the world. Professional divers pronounced the project impossible—until an unknown, self-taught Yankee from Massachusetts took up the contract to raise Missouri . . .< Less
A Dog Before a Soldier By Chuck Veit
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A collection of "almost lost" episodes from the U.S. Navy in the Civil War--most of which have lain hidden for 150 years. Navy spies, cattle raids, deep inland recons and shore assaults as... More > well as a daunting battle on the far side of the planet--Civil War history you've never read before. Included in this new research is the story of Monitor's Unknown Mission; the first all-black Navy crew (months before the Emancipation Proclamation); and the solution to the riddle of the First Battle of Fort Butler. There are no "big name" battles here--just the story of the many critical roles played by the U.S. Navy, told through small-unit actions. After a century and a half, these stories are something new in Civil War history.< Less
The Moorhead Letters By Blake Maher
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This book contains over 140 letters written to Martha (Moorhead) Ellis from her sisters, friends and extended family over a 70 year period - from 1869 to 1940. The letters capture Martha's life... More > milestones and those of her siblings as they leave their home in Drumadooey, Ireland and seek new lives in Canada, Australia and the United States.< Less
Turning Point In History BW By Al Lococo
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Al Lococo is the author of this exploration into the subject of Energy and Transportation and how they affect our lives, our economy our politics and our future. Energy and Transportation, because... More > it is a major energy consumer, are the central issues of our time. It is imperative for the preservation of some semblance of our lifestyle that we understand this issue. Presented here a layman's view of the issues for edification of other aymen. "Our ignorance is not so vast as our failure to use what we know." M. King Hubbert Although the "PREVIEW" is in color, this version of the printed book has monochrome images.< Less
The Hidden and Untold History of the Jewish People and Ethiopians By Fikre Tolossa, Ph.D.
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This book is about the hidden, forgotten and hitherto untold history of the Jewish nation and Ethiopians. It is about kinship and the longest friendship in the world dating back to the days of... More > Abraham, the father of the Jews, and Melchizedek, the father of Ethiopians, high priest of the Most High God, King and builder of Jerusalem, 4000 years ago. It reveals with compelling evidence the history of the Jewish people found in ancient Ethiopic documents lost to the Jews and the world at large known as THE BOOK OF THE WARS OF THE LORD and JASHER,as well as the Bible and other literature. It is expected to contribute to and complete the otherwise incomplete Jewish history.< Less
The Fighting Bob By Michael Staton
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Sub-titled: A Wartime History of the USS ROBLEY D. EVANS, DD-552. The destroyer Evans rendered invaluable service during World War II, including logistic support for carrier strike forces at Saipan,... More > logistic support for the Third Fleet fast carrier task force in the Palaus and the Philippines, fire support shore bombardment for the 4th Marine Division on Iwo Jima, and escorting Third Fleet carrier forces and performing radar picket duty at Okinawa. She is credited with destroying 26 enemy planes, and rescuing six downed American aviators. The author, son of one the crew members, set out to collect any data available about this remarkable ship and its incredible men. After three years of research and writing, finally their story has been told. 91 photos, 10 ill., 2 maps, two-view plan drawing, 4 appendices.< Less
Ridgeley and Carpendale, West Virginia From 1750: A History By Gary Clites
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The small town of Ridgeley, West Virginia played a key role in the early history of our nation. The creation of Fort Ohio by the Ohio Company in what is now Ridgeley was a major step in the early... More > Western expansion of the colonies. It was here that George Washington took his first military command and launched the attack that started the French and Indian War. In that conflict, General Edward Braddock used Fort Ohio in part to mount his ill-fated attack on Fort Duquesne in the Battle of the Monongahela. Later, the town dealt with floods, wars, and grew into a cohesive blue collar community. Important people from American history involved in the history of this small town include Washington, Braddock, George Mercer, Joseph Chapline, George Mason, Daniel Boone, Daniel Morgan, James McCubbin Lingan, and many more. Includes notations, bibliography, 38 illustrations.< Less
Living, Laughing, Loving in Old Lathemtown By Mary Helen Cissell
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A wonderful collection of oral histories from residents of a tiny rural North Georgia town that was once the mule trading capital of Georgia. Interesting black and white photographs accompany the... More > narratives.< Less