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How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers By Lisa Louise Cooke
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This book gives you a proven newspaper research process, and is stuffed with everything you need for genealogical success: Step-by-Step Instructions, Worksheets and Checklists, Tons of Online... More > Resources and Websites,A Case Study that Puts It All to the Test. "Read it. Study it. Absorb it. But above all, use Lisa Louise Cooke’s new book as the guide and instructional tool that it is meant to be. As a veteran of research and libraries, I found all sorts of nuggets and new resources. Beginners will find an embarrassment of riches, including an impressive appendix with a comprehensive list of online routes to national, international and local newspapers. This is as close as you’ll get to one-stop shopping for learning about historical newspaper research." --Steve Luxenberg, Washington Post associate editor and author of Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret< 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 Light of the Moon By Randy Styner
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One night in early 1976, the world of trauma medicine changed forever in a frozen Nebraska field where Dr. James Styner crashed his small airplane with his wife and four children aboard. The... More > experience of the eight hours he spent isolated and awaiting rescue that never came, his journey to the local hospital where he found inadequate care, and his family's evacuation and arrival at the sanctity of Lincoln General Hospital compelled him to develop a revolutionary new concept of emergency medical care. That night Advanced Trauma Life Support was born, and grew to become the standard of emergency trauma care throughout the world. Today it continues to save countless lives and it continues to grow. This is the story of ATLS and that tragic night for the Styner family, but it is also the story of the author's personal journey to find the truth about the accident that not only took the life of his mother, but nearly took his - and how doing so was one of the most important things he ever did.< Less
The Life and Times of Alexander Neibaur - Journey of the First Mormon Jew - 2nd Edition - Abridged By Bruce Alan Newbold
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Imagine, the conversion of a Jewish man into Christianity. Now, imagine that same Jewish man converting to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons! Such was the case and amazing... More > story of Alexander Neibaur. The Hebrew journeyed from Prussia, to England, and after joing the LDS Church, took his journey over oceans, and eventually the plains of America to the Salt Lake Valley. Friend of the Prophet Joseph Smith, defender of the Prophet and his faith, Alexander took his young family into the desert valley that would become his home and the beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. Studying the German bible with Joseph Smith, working on the building of the Nauvoo temple, defending the city, writing poetry and hymns,crossing the wilderness plains of America, becoming the first pioneer dentist of Utah and making Brigham Young's dentures, are only a small part of the fascinating journey, of Alexander Neibaur.< Less
Revenge of the "Illegal Alien": A Mexican Takes on the Empire By Cesar Cruz
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Mexican poet Cesar A. Cruz takes on the Empire with a powerful collection of poems, short stories and political bullets. Author Luis Rodriguez (Always Running) describes Cesar's writings as filled... More > with "fierce insight and righteous rage." The book has received praise from Godfather of Chicano Studies, Rudy Acuna, political activist Yuri Kochiyama, former Black Panther Shaka At-thinnin, rapper Paris, and many others. Mr. Cruz dispels the myth of the so-called "Illegal Alien" in North America and stands up for all human beings seeking to change the world. Library of Congress Control Number: 2008901057.< Less
Bang For Freedom; A Brief History of Mexican Mafia, Nuestra Familia and Latino Activism in the U.S. By Cesar Cruz
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This powerful book details the history of Norteno & Sureno gangs and how their split came about. It serves as an empowering historical tool for young people caught up in gangs. Includes sections... More > on the Brown Berets, Young Lords and many freedom fighters. It is an introductory history book on Latino activism.< Less
The Watch of the Golden Dragon Turtle By John Boom
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The Watch of the Golden Dragon Turtle explores the depths of humanity. The tale spans both time and place. Staged on three separate continents, readers are thrown on a whirlwind journey 242 years... More > from creation to resolution. Wrath, sloth, pride, lust, envy, gluttony and most of all greed build and destroy heroes and anti-heroes alike. What secrets do Zhongbiao and his watch hold? Are they really worth dying and/or killing for? How many lives will be ruined for a single watch?< Less
CREW CHIEF, "be he ne'er so vile" By William "Buzz" Barron
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“Buzz” Barron’s Crew Chief, be he ne’er so vile, provides more than a glimpse into what it took to maintain, service, launch, and recover the workhorse of the air war up... More > North. His story is more than just what it was like to be a crew chief; it is about growing up, it is about life. He presents his story with great detail in the vernacular of his native language – Texan! His writing is full of earnest passion, humility, and empathy, sprinkled with subtle humor and some out right passages of out loud laughter.< Less
Faoi Ghlas By Dominic Adams
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Dominic Adams was six years old in 197I when he first experienced life in Long Kesh. He was brought there on a visit to his oldest brother Gerry who was interned at the time. Long Kesh has played a... More > huge part in his and his family's life over the last forty years - four of his brothers were imprisoned there and three of his brothers-in-law also spent time in Long Kesh. In the introduction to his book Faoi Ghlas, Dominic Adams describes being motivated to write this jail memoir by 'the many questions asked of me by my two children' and by a belief that 'every ex-prisoner should record their memoirs, either written or orally.' In this light hearted and easily read account of seven years in prison in both the Crum and the H-Blocks of Long Kesh between 1984 and 199I. Writer, Danny Morrison said, "With its grim humour and light banter, Faoi Ghlas is an important account of comradeship in jail and joins the established canon of republican prison literature."< Less
Light of the August Moon By Terri Lyons
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Short stories of modern history with a poetic twist, traveling from the Roaring Twenties through the Disco Seventies.
'Gardening by Moonlight' By Peter Kaššák, David Gunby
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205 Group RAF mining operations over the River Danube in 1944. The product of research in British, Australian,South African, German, Hungarian and Slovak archives, ‘Gardening by... More > Moonlight’ is about one of the least known and most effective of the Royal Air Force's bombing campaigns of the Second World War. Operating from a group of bases around Foggia, in Central Italy, the RAF's 205 Group mined the River Danube intensively between April and October 1944, radically curtailing the movement of Axis river shipping and at times halting it altogether. The Wellington and Liberator crews had to sow their mines (hence the slang term 'gardening') at low level on moonlit nights, running the gauntlet of night fighters, flak and balloon barrages. Their courage, skill and sacrifice are celebrated in what is an important account of a virtually unknown aspect of the war in the air.< Less
Historical Business Directory of Oxford, NC By Richard L. Taylor, MD
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This book was created in an effort to describe the development and history of the business district of Oxford, N.C., covering the years 1812 - 2015. It was felt that it would be helpful to have this... More > information in one central location as, at present, most of the information is available but scattered over many sources, sometimes hard to access. Many sources were used to document this work, including conversations with older residents. Time lines for each business in the district are discussed and in some instances historical notes explaining further details of events are included.< Less
Insurgent Marcos: The Political-Philosophical Formation of the Zapatista Subcommander By Nick Henck
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The present study aims to rectify this by establishing which political-philosophical currents Marcos was exposed to during his formative years as a student at the National Autonomous University of... More > Mexico, and then examining the Subcommander’s discourse in order to ascertain the extent to which these persisted in his thinking years later. Concretely, what the book proposes is that in his youth Marcos was especially influenced by his reading of Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault, and Nicos Poulantzas, and that certain core components of their thinking helped to form, and indeed continued to inform, the Subcommander’s political philosophy.< Less
The Manual Typewriter Repair Bible By Theodore Munk
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The Manual Typewriter Repair Bible - Basic Mechanical Theory and Indoctrination on how mid-20th Century manual typewriters work. Step-By-Step Typewriter Symptom Troubleshooting Guide. Complete... More > 1946 OAMI Service and Adjustment Manual Covering: Standard Manual Typewriters: Remington * Royal * Underwood * Woodstock * L.C. Smith, Portable Manual Typewriters: Remington * Royal * Corona * Underwood. Typewriter Tools, Ribbon Spools, Ribbons, Platens, Springs and Ball Bearings Reference. Typewriter Typeface and Keyboard Reference.< Less
Dover House By Dan Replogle
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Dover House was a simple, men’s cooperative house started in 1939 at Purdue University by Rev. William McFadden. After 50 years of helping approximately 500 men get their college education in... More > an inexpensive but home-style supportive manner AND helping the men to learn things that they had not learned before in any other way, Dover House was buried at Purdue in 1991. This book is a collection of over 50 stories of the Men of Dover, the spouses who stood by them, supported them and helped them achieve their dreams, and the amazing achievements of these men and women and their families. At least one of the charter members is still living at age 95 and will tell you how it was when it began at Dover and how he helped Rev. McFadden’s dream to begin.< Less
The Archaeology of Roman Surveillance in the Central Alentejo, Portugal By Joey Williams
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During the first century B.C.E. a complex system of surveillance towers was established during Rome’s colonization of the central Alentejo region of Portugal. These towers provided visual... More > control over the landscape, routes through it, and hidden or isolated places as part of the Roman colonization of the region. As part of an archaeological analysis of the changing landscape of Alentejo, Joey Williams offers here a theory of surveillance in Roman colonial encounters drawn from a catalog of watchtowers in the Alentejo, the artifacts and architecture from the tower known as Caladinho, and the geographic information systems analysis of each tower’s vision. Through the consideration of these and other pieces of evidence, Williams places surveillance at the center of the colonial negotiation over territory, resources, and power in the westernmost province of the Roman Empire.< Less
Proud of my Puerto Rican Bequest By Norma Iris Pagan Morales
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This book is a recollection of life and family values. All occurrences took on special importance because they are true, even if everyone tells different versions of the same episode. As you begin... More > reading, you will notice that I began with the history of an island. It is not only interesting but important to know the origin of any individual….< Less
Estill County's Cedat Grove By Jerry G. Rose
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This is a story of a people, a place, and a time. It is a historical documentation of the development of the small community during the very early 1900s; with primary concentration on the residents... More > and the activities of those living in the Cedar Grove Community of Estill County, Kentucky during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.< Less
Local History in a Frosty Mug: The Complete Story of the Trenton A&W By Steven J. Frey
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The Trenton A&W was the first A&W in Michigan and was a fixture in the community for seventy six years. Learn its complete history, first hand from previous owners, employees and family... More > members. Includes never before seen photographs.< Less
Dreams Go Down in History #1 Tea for Two By Eva Cook
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It was a another bad day in The Big Apple for Emily. Homework, school, dinner, and an art project. Emma didn't help the situation at all. Jesse was all that she could think about. He was the person... More > that made her day everyday. Who knew that all of this drama would lead to the dream of a lifetime.< Less
Spiritual Science Vol. 2 By Michael Hur
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Have you ever wondered what God, angels, Satan, Hell or what Heaven is like? Spiritual Science is a book that explores the knowledge and wisdom of 23 various subjects. This book teaches the people... More > the immaterial, and holy nature of God. It also teaches the celestial nature of angels, and demons and the systematic nature of various occult groups and the various conditions of human sins, and human nature. The book speaks about the sound accurate education regarding Adam and Eve, the world before the Flood and the conditions of the fall of mankind. This book gives a series of subject studies from a combined source of theological and ecclesiastic principles. These studies were broken down into this book in order that a clear and exact sound knowledge can be told of the incorporeal and supernatural facts of the universe.< Less
Last River By Larry Aaron
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Obadiah Smith. a militiaman in Nathanael Greene's Southern Army, endures the harrowing march from Guilford Courthouse to the Dan River at South Boston, Virginia on February 14, 1781, ending the last... More > leg of a 200 mile march with his army crossing the river ahead of British General Cornwallis. With all the available boats on the other side of the river, the British are prevented from engaging Greene's ragtag American troops. Then with his destitute army resupplied and reinforced, Greene is able to further exhaust Cornwallis's diminishing force on the field of battle as the armies meet once again at Guilford Courthouse, near present day Greensboro, NC. During the march to the Dan, Obadiah struggles with the issues of revenge and freedom, and also with his attraction to Molly Mason whose husband died from the wounds of war. Both share their sorrows, doubts and hopes as they meet then separate as Greene's army attempts to outrun the veteran British troops in one of the pivotal moments of the American Revolution.< Less
The Promise of a New America By William Paul Wanker
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The Promise of a New America identifies the philosophical, historical, political, economic, social, and cultural causes underpinning the increasing dysfunction of the American Republic and the... More > subsequent disenfranchisement of its peoples. The book uses these findings to identify a solution to remedy our ills: it is to build new form of governance around the concept of human dignity and living a dignified human existence. The book proposes the new form be an eco-cultural community, a community defined both by its naturally occurring bio-system and by the economic and cultural identity of the people involved therein. And the book challenges all Americans to overthrow our republican form of government, by engaging in a Campaign for Human Dignity, supported technically as that campaign would be through the Human Dignity Project,™ which would ensure increasing enfranchisement and not segregation.< Less
House of Lies By Dr. Cristina Guarneri
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Political lies have not only an ethical nature, but it also damages the democratic health of both the people and the politician that represents them. In order for politics to be able to represent the... More > people, it must have the ability to instill confidence in the people. We see that just the opposite is occurring. We call such inner workings a formula to the political salesman, or the house of Lies. It is honesty, loyalty, integrity, maintaining excellent behavior, austerity, and the ability to provide service as the basic virtues needed when running for public office. For without it, politics and their representatives can no longer exercise equality, tolerance, and a willingness to have dialogue and to stand out greatly among a people.< Less
Lowell Municipal Elections: 1965-2015 By Richard Howe
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This book lists the results of all city council, school committee, and regional school committee elections in Lowell, Massachusetts, from 1965 to 2015. Also included are elections of city managers... More > and school superintendents, and instances when elected officials left office midterm, and who replaced them.< Less