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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
Fayette County Medicine: A History of Quality Health Care in Rural Alabama By Harold Reed
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When B. W. McNease arrived in Fayette on June 24, 1926, he was soon called the Fayette's father of modern medicine. As he began his private practice, he made significant improvements in the quality... More > of health care available at that time. Later, the addition of the McNease-Robertson-Hodo clinic-hospital expanded and improved greatly health care services in Fayette County. Fayette has always had exceptional, very passionate health care professionals who were dedicated to their professions, and, due to their commitment, Fayette has had constant growth in facilities and improvement of health care services.< 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
Disease, Starvation & Death: Personal Accounts of Camp Lawton By William Giles
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Camp Lawton was the largest prisoner of war camp constructed during the American Civil War. Built to replace Andersonville, at 42 acres it was almost twice the size of that more notorious prison.... More > Confederate plans called for Camp Lawton to house up to 40,000 Union prisoners. Only just over 10,000 prisoners were captive there when Sherman’s March to the Sea forced its evacuation. This book is the only work ever published which focuses entirely on Camp Lawton. It contains over a dozen eyewitness accounts, most of them long out of print, by Union soldiers held prisoner there. It also includes a short overview of the history of Camp Lawton and the “Roll of Honor”, “names of the soldiers removed from Lawton National Cemetery to Beaufort National Cemetery.” Camp Lawton is now on the site of Magnolia Springs State Park, where the editor is employed. For more information on Camp Lawton or Magnolia Springs State Park please visit http://www.gastateparks.org/info/magspr/ or call 478-982-1660.< Less
Shawmut Alabama: My Hometown By James Grover Leak
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"Shawmut Alabama: My Hometown" (over 600 pages) is the 4th in a series about the mill villages that are now incorporated as Valley, Alabama. Each of these towns grew up around one of the... More > textile mills of the West Point Manufacturing Company. Previously published books (available through LuLu) include "RiverView Alabama: My Hometown", "Fairfax Alabama: My Hometown" "Langdale Alabama: My Hometown" and now "Shawmut Alabama: My Hometown.< Less
Atlanta History for Cocktail Parties By James Ottley
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A synopsis of some of the more unique, interesting and humorous events and facts from Volume I of Franklin Garrett's comprehensive history of Atlanta, Atlanta and Its Environs. Atlanta History for... More > Cocktail Parties hopes to engender an interest in Mr. Garrett's work by appealing to those with perhaps a more casual interest in Atlanta history. Atlanta History for Cocktail Parties is a great resource for those with an interest in Atlanta History who could, from time to time, benefit from a few talking points while waiting in line at the cash bar.< Less
The Ideal Suburb: Haddon Heights Remembered By Jodi Clark, Jack Witzig
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Memories and history of the development of Haddon Heights, New Jersey focusing on 1900-1940, and including the town's 2004 centennial celebration. Over 250 photographs of residents, businesses, and... More > organizations bring the town's history to life. Fully indexed.< Less
My Story By Anthony Candell
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Memoirs of a WWII Prisoner of war during the Battle of the Bulge
AN UPDATED HISTORY OF THE VILLAGE OF NEWARK VALLEY, N.Y. By Virginia H. Mullen
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A street by street history of the homes in the Village of Newark Valley, NY.
The Old Organist By Henry Jones
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With four characters and about a half-hour in length, The Old Organist will make a fine meeting program for many and an entertaining read for the rest of us.
Heroes & Skallywags By Charles House
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In no county in Kentucky was there such a clear line between the elites and the ordinary settlers when the county was established in 1807. The line between the heroes and skallywags was less clear.... More > Many were in fact one and the same. Unfortunately, this state of affairs did not change as the county entered the 20th century, and even the 21st.< Less
LEHIGH VALLEY - The Final Years: 1965-1976 By Rudy Garbely
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This extensive history of the Lehigh Valley Railroad covers the railroad's waning years, from its spiral into bankruptcy to its inclusion in Conrail. With over a year and a half of academic research... More > in historical collections and original Lehigh Valley Railroad documents, author and railroad history scholar Rudy Garbely presents entirely new information about the last years of the railroad's existence. The text is supplemented with over 120 previously unpublished color photographs and appendixes that include a full set of Lehigh Valley Railroad financial information and a complete locomotive roster with locomotive dispositions and modern day locations. (This book is an updated and expanded hardcover second edition of Lehigh Valley: The Fall and Rebirth of a Classic American Railroad, 1965-1979.)< Less
Atlanta History For Cocktail Parties II, Another Round By James Ottley
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Atlanta History for Cocktail Parties II, Another Round, provides thumbnail sketches of some of the more interesting, unique and even trivial events that make up Atlanta's rich history. Another Round... More > is the second in a series of books intended to appeal to those with perhaps a more casual interest in Atlanta's history. It is a collection of historical events and trivia that one might conceivably relay on a bar stool or at a cocktail party.< 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
Cadillac Convertibles 1949-1969 By Don Narus
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Covers all series of Cadillac and Eldorado convertibles, includes Parade cars. Up close details. 125 pages with over 200 B&W photos and useful information. A great reference and restoration... More > guide. Must have addition to your auto library.< Less
Golden Gate Gas Engine By Jack Alexander
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History of the Golden Gate Gas Engine manufactured by Adam Schilling & Sons, in San Francisco from 1891 to 1914.
Overhill History and Traditions By LeRoy Gibson
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This book is a sharing of Overhill Cherokee history and traditions and the philosophy of our Overhill Cherokee ancestors. This book is about our Overhill Cherokee ancestors and how they raised their... More > children and how they survived as a people and their philosophy of life. This book tells about the lives of the Overhill Cherokee who distinguished their selves in history. It also tells about herbs and their uses and it also covers the medicine of the animals. It tells the story of the infamous Trail of Tears saga that the Cherokee had to endure to survive as a people. This book is a MUST READ publication for anyone who has been told they have Cherokee ancestry.< Less
313th Military Intelligence Battalion (Airborne), 82nd Airborne Division: A History By James Vernon (JV) Stephenson
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From its beginnings in 1942 as the 215th Signal Depot Company, the 3191st Signal Service Company (Radio Intelligence), and the 82nd Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment, the 313th Military... More > Intelligence Battalion and/or its units fought in every armed conflict from World War II to the global war on terror. This book tells the story of the 313th Communications Reconnaissance Battalion, the 313th Army Security Agency Battalion, the 317th US Army Security Agency Battalion, the 313th Combat Electronic Warfare & Intelligence Battalion, and the 313th Military Intelligence Battalion (Airborne), exploring the integration, consolidation, refinement, and deployment of split-based multi-disciplined intelligence, reconnaissance, battlefield surveillance, and force protection operations. In addition, the book contains lists of the battalion’s heraldic items, lineages and honors, Commanders, and Command Sergeants Majors and features firsthand accounts and photographs of battalion troopers.< Less
Seize Occupy and Defend By Robert Bailey, Katherine Bailey
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An illegal immigrant-resident alien becomes a national military hero in WWII, awarded the Medal of Honor, and uses his new-found fame to become a civil rights hero. He inspires his entire generation... More > of Mexican Americans to straighten their backs, lift their heads and see new possibilities they were emboldened to pursue. Achievements were attained that have been dismissed by the Black/White Paradigm; hence, comparative analysis between Mexican American and African American civil rights history has been explored and conclusions presented. His military and civil rights legacy is relevant to today's hottest issue, immigration reform.< Less
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 Middle East: How Conflict Resolution Can Extinguish Terrorism: The Power of Cultural & Sub-Cultural Understanding By Mary Kendall Hope
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In the course of the defense of a nation, we, the people of that nation must have the courage to embrace innovative change. To keep our democracy, we cannot accept ignorance and the rut of tradition... More > when traditional methods cease to work. We must have faith in new methods and go forward with the better knowledge that we have and embrace positive change. We have made many irreversible mistakes by racing as fast and hard as we can to the most immediate answer. A country destroyed by war and in the throes of sectarian violence deserves more than the most immediate answer. The decisions made by the United States to initiate war in Middle East have deeply impacted our world. Anyone who has traveled abroad will confirm that the United States’ presence, as a stimulant for comparison exists in nearly every culture in this world. Unfortunately, since our invasion of Middle East, the comparisons made to the U.S. have become negative ones. We need to work to restore our positive standing on the world stage.< Less
From the Family Store to the House of Lords: The Jewish Philippsborn/Philipsborn Family of Bentschen/Zbąszyń And Their Descendants By Judith Berlowitz
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A narrated genealogy recounting stories of the Jewish Philippsborn/Philipsborn family with roots in the Prussian/Polish town of Bentschen/Zbąszyń and extending to various parts of the... More > globe, from India to Brazil< Less
Reports to the Homefront By Regina Daly
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This booklet is a condensed version of a weekly column printed in the Catskill Daily Mail and The Windham Journal. Its purpose is to tell the story of what citizens like you were reading in local... More > papers during those trying times from January 1864 - April 1865 of the American Civil War.< Less
The Forgotten History of North Georgia By Richard Thornton
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There is very little said about Native Americans in the state historic markers of North Georgia that is accurate. During the mid-20th century state employees and amateur historians created an... More > inaccurate understanding of this beautiful region's past, based on frontier folklore and poorly researched speculations. This concise, but heavily illustrated book, takes the reader on a journey through time from 1200 BC to 1972 AD, so you will learn what is known about the region's past. You will be amazed. However, North Georgia still has many secrets to reveal.< Less
Remembering Davie County Protection and Service Personnel By Marie Benge Craig Roth
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This book is a history of first responders in Davie County, North Carolina. There is a biography for each of the five law enforcement personnel members who died in the line of duty. A monument was... More > installed in Mocksville that listed these five deaths plus the various emergency departments in the county. The book contains color photographs of the dedication service plus photographs of the five who died.< Less