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Atlanta's Westview Cemetery By John Soward Bayne
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This is a guidebook to Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. The cemetery was founded in 1884, after all the burial lots at Oakland Cemetery had been sold. Westview is the largest cemetery in the... More > Southeast, and it features the Abbey mausoleum, built by Cecil E. Bryan, designed to accommodate over 11,000 bodies. Notable burials include Henry Grady, Joel Chandler Harris, Asa Griggs Candler, and William Berry Hartsfield. The Afterword is by official Atlanta historian Franklin Miller Garrett (1906-2000). His history of the cemetery, commissioned by Westview and written in 1987, is published here for the first time.< Less
Freemasons: Tales From the Craft By Steven L. Harrison
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Freemasonry... "a beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols;" and seen by many outside the fraternity to be shielded in mystery and intrigue. Members... More > have been presidents and kings, the famous and infamous, men, and yes, even a few women. Like everyone, they all have stories. Some have lived their lives in the relative obscurity of the workaday world. Others have, in a very real sense, saved the world. In the spectrum in between are a host of experiences and facts reminiscent of the Believe It Or Not series. Inside the covers of this volume you'll learn about the interesting, the unusual and even the strange events that have surrounded Freemasons' lives. Find out: Freemasons: their stories are interesting, sometimes unbelievable, sometimes a little weird, but never dull. Get the full picture in this trip through the tales from the craft.< 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
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
Trackside Tales By Jay Winn
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An anthology relating a number of personal railroad adventures. The author delves into his memory describing in detail incidents and adventures acquired during some 60 years as an ardent railfan.
Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King: Blogs and Essays By Kevin Powell
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Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King, Kevin Powell’s 11th book and his latest collection of blogs and essays on American politics and pop culture, is a stunning manifesto for... More > our times. That is because Powell is one of the most courageous and distinctive voices in America today. Be it violence against women and girls or the Trayvon Martin tragedy, Occupy Wall Street or the Penn State sex scandal, The Super Bowl or leadership in America, Powell is unafraid to touch any controversial social issue. Thus what we have in Kevin Powell’s Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King are 22 raw, unfiltered blogs and essays, intent on not just exposing, but understanding, all the while building bridges of dialogue — with ourselves, and with our America.< 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
Red Flag From the Ground Up By Kernan Chaisson
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Red Flag, a unique air warfare training center in Nevada has been a leading contributor to U.S. air supremacy for the last quarter century. Here, America's fighter pilots have honed their skills... More > against the most dangerous threats potential enemies have to offer. In other, even more secretive areas, such as Area 51, revolutionary new weapons have been developed and tested. When Red Flag emerged from the shadows, descriptions have concentrated on the aircraft, their pilots and the missions flown over the desert range. Now, for the first time,this book looks at what the Red Flag training facility is actually like, how the remarkable equipment there works and what it was like to serve at this unique technical wonderland. Written by a leadng electronics and radar systems expert who took a prominant role in designing the instrumentation that makes Red Flag unique, this book tells us not only what Red Flag has achieved but how pilots, operators and electronic engineers combined to win America's wars in the air.< Less
Atomic Age Rodents By Richard Pell
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Photographs of rodent specimens from the collection of the National Museum of Natural History bear witness to the development, use and testing of the atomic bomb.
Independent Convertibles 1940-1954 By Don Narus
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Covers the convertibles of Crosley, Hudson, Kaiser-Frazer, Nash, Packard, and Studebaker 1940-1954. Historic summaries, useful information and specifications. Large photos and close-up details. Super... More > primer and quick reference guide. Great library addition.< Less
The Last Train from Elkland By Doug McGuinn
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THE LAST TRAIN FROM ELKLAND is a brief history of Elkland (present-day Todd), North Carolina, and the surrounding northwestern North Carolina mountain communities, including Bowie (present-day... More > Fleetwood), West Riverside (present-day Brownwood), and Yuma (present-day Deep Gap). Not only is THE LAST TRAIN FROM ELKLAND a history of four northwestern North Carolina mountain communities, it is also about two railroads that operated in and around these communities: the Virginia-Carolina, also known as the “Virginia Creeper,” and the Deep Gap Tie and Lumber Company’s railroad, whose former Hassinger Lumber Company’s Shay logging locomotive operated alongside Gap Creek, from Deep Gap, in Watauga County, to the South Fork of the New River, near Fleetwood, in Ashe County, a distance of only about five miles.< Less
Jordanes's History of the Goths and Paul the Deacon's History of the Lombards By Timothy Kearns (compiler)
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Contains the complete text of Jordanes's History and Origin of the Goths and Paul the Deacon's History of the Lombards (Langobards). Compiled from online public domain resources by Timothy Kearns.
Adventist: The Autobiography Of Joseph Pyram King By Wesley E. Bassett
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Edited by Wes Bassett, Joseph P. King's autobiography spotlights American life between 1846 and 1946. King tells of his boyhood in Wilmington, N.C., during the Civil War, his bout with Yellow Fever,... More > and his love affair with his wife of 60 years. He also tells of his long service as a minister. Included is his defense when he was put on trial for heresy in 1880. This 2nd edition contains corrections, additions, and a section of newly uncovered and collected photographs.< Less
Lloyd Notes and Facts Volume III By James B. Lloyd, Richard W. Watson, Jr.
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These volumes are an update and expansion of the original Lloyd Notes and Facts compiled by Reah McGaffey and published by her in 1990. The texts and photographs chronicle the life and descendants... More > of Henry Lloyd, Sr., who died in Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania in 1802. He and his father, David, settled in Frederick Co., Virginia before 1744 and Henry moved his family to Pennsylvania by 1774. Included are over 18,000 descendants of Henry and his wife, Judith (Pemberton) Lloyd, along with sidebars on some allied families including Anderson, Carney, Forshey, Gerard, Moore, Patton and White. While primarily a work of family history, these volumes touch on many moments of American history and include references to a number of historical individuals and events. An appendix honors the hundreds of descendants (or their spouses) who served in the armed forces. Another appendix lists other notable individuals who held public office or distinguished themselves as authors, artists or inventors.< Less
Texas in the Confederacy By Col. O.M. Roberts
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This is a reprint of Volume XI of the Confederate Military History series. It details all of the action and events that took place in Texas and battles in which Texas soldiers took part.
The Campaigns of Walker's Texas Division By A Private Soldier
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This is a reprint of this as originally publisher by one of the members of Walker's Division. Great detail about this famous unit.
Bound for the Barrens By Jean Sanford Replinger
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The ultimate canoe journey taken in 1912 is finally in print. Ernest Oberholtzer and Ojibwe canoe partner Billy Magee traveled, two men in one canoe, to the Barrens and back. After 100 years,... More > Oberholtzer's six journals have been combined, along with excellent footnotes and afterword material, into Bound for the Barrens.< Less
Blain & Opal Gailey - in their own words By Ron Gailey
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This is an abbreviated history of Blain & Opal Gailey. It is drawn from interviews and journals collected over a number of years. Two lives well lived are captured in this short, but meaningful... More > document.< Less
My Life Through Surfboards By Jon Strebler
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An autobiography through the lens of the history of surfboards, 1952-2015
Corpus Syriacum Johnsoni I By Dale Albert Johnson
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This is the first volume of a two volume series of essays and academic articles related to the study of Syriac and its use along the Silk Road
Walking the Lonesome Road By Wilmot Adekoya, Sr.
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This book looks at Liberian history and sees a path for the West African nation to become a great nation. It is a dream, but who said dreams followed honestly and sincerely cannot bear valuable... More > fruits?< Less
Revolutionary History, a short course By Prairie Fire
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This important volume by Leading Light Commander PF is a short course designed to introduce the reader to the history of communist revolution. It examines the history, the successes and failures, of... More > the Soviet Union and Maoist China respectively. It asks and directly answers many questions aimed at communists: Did Stalin kill millions? What about the gulag? Did Mao cause a famine? What about Mao’s alliance with the West? What about Stalin’s support for Israel? What about the outlawing of homosexuality? The Hitler-Stalin pact? What about Mao’s violence? The treatment of intellectuals? What were the accomplishments of the Soviet Union and China? Why are so many communist leaders male? It is an important work that introduces the reader to the history of communism from the standpoint of the most advances revolutionary science today.< Less
The Nature of the Place By Susan Sharpe
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An environmental history of the northern Virginia piedmont, the book explores the impacts of human activity from Indians through crop farming to contemporary vineyards, gardening and horse farms. It... More > describes the chestnut blight and recent attempts to bring back this major native tree, as well as numerous other blights, pests and invasives that together have changed the makeup of the forests and fields. It documents the fall and steep rise of the deer population and discusses other recent changes in wildlife populations. Sketches of local plants illustrate each chapter. The author is a retired English professor with a home in the piedmont.< 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
Treatise or Instruction for Fencing: By Hieronymus Calvacabo of Bologna and Patenostrier of Rome By Rob Runacres
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In 1597 the great French traveller Seigneur de Villamont translated a fencing manuscript by his teacher, Girolamo (in French ‘Hieronyme’) Cavalcabo of Bologna, along with a shorter piece... More > by Paternostrier of Rome. This treatise seems to have brought Cavalcabo to the attention of the French court and he, and later his son César, would be invited to teach the future Louis XIII. This treatise may represent survival of the great fencing tradition of Bologna, and could have influenced the development of French swordplay in the early seventeenth century. Now translated into English, this treatise offers an insight into the fighting style of the period.< Less