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Walsenburg - Crossroads Town By Dorothy Ree
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Walsenburg - Crossroads Town tells the immigrant story, from the Spanish-Mexican who first settled the little plaza along the Cucharas River, to the 32 nationalities who came here to work in the coal... More > mines. There are many interesting characters to come to the crossroads. The small county seat represents a spirit from the Old West, now long gone. This detailed history of Walsenburg, Colorado, contains 44 pages of historic photographs. An invaluable resource for historians, as a research reference, or for anyone interested in local and state history. Also available as a down-load! 2p< Less
My Name Is Maude By Katharine Murray Steele
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Katharine Murray Steele long felt compelled to tell the story of her mother, who took her first teaching position in 1924 in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Katharine went to... More > Rebel’s Creek, photographed the mountains and the little house where Maude stayed. To make this story authentic, she interviewed local historians and studied the ways and times of daily living in the remote rural community. Fact and historical fiction come together in one seamless story. An Appalachian story that blends fact with fiction to bring to life the 1924 experiences of a young school teacher in a remote mountain valley.< Less
You Just Can't Hear the Cannons By Dr. Bruce Frye
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Join Dr. Bruce Frye as he takes you on a journey from the founding of God's America to present day. An intriguing mix of historical facts and spiritual visions, this book is a fascinating look at... More > American history through the eyes of the Fry ancestors from the American Revolution to the Civil War infused with God given visions for the saving of America today.< Less
Why We War: the Human Investment in Slaughter and the Possibilities of Peace By Al Smith
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Why We War begins a new dialog about war and the social organization of peace. This book re-orients the thinking about war from a preoccupation with "a war," to an investigation into the... More > phenomenon of war itself. There is an unequal investment in war that has historically damaged the ability of social systems to perform adequately for all members of society. The result is ongoing strife, warfare, and poverty. War emerges as the disease of civilization and the bane of human rights.< 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
A Night with Saddam By Mark Green
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A Special Operations Flight Surgeon's interview with Saddam Hussein on the night of his capture, and the missions which led to their meeting.
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
Early Danish Pioneers: Southern Arizona Territorial Days By Avis Evelyn Knudsen Jorgenson
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"Early Danish Pioneers: Southern Arizona Territorial Days" is an account of the Viking spirt that brought many Danes who were miners,soldiers, ranchers, business men, railroaders and... More > community builders to southern Arizona. Their hard-scrabble living is riveting t and their trials of treking over this unforgiving terrain of the Sonoran Desert. Researchers, geneologists and historians find these stories provide a vivid picture of the Wild West.< 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
Treasure Rocks of Neah-kah-nie Mountain By Garry Gitzen
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The Treasure Rocks of Neahkahnie Mountain, is no doubt the most important collection of information ever written about the area. It's difficult to overestimate the importance of the facts that you... More > present here. Well done!!" Bob La Du, Ph.D., Portland, Oreogn. During Francis Drake’s circumnavigation in 1579 while becoming the first European to Captain to pilot a ship around the globe, he performed a survey on Neahkahnie Mountain as Symbolic Sovereign Act of a land claim by building cairns crowned with incised rock markers which have become known as the Treasure Rocks of Neahkahnie Mountain. This narrative behind the Sir Francis Drake survey was conveyed to the author by Wayne Jensen, how he and Donald Viles made their discovery of the survey, its subsequent verification by Phil Costaggini and Robert J. Schultz, A.S.C.E., Oregon State University Master’s thesis "Survey of Artifacts at Neahkahnie Mountain Oregon", and how the incised markers were eventually deciphered by the author.< 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
Hmong History Paperback Version By Thomas Vang
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This is the first completely up-to-date Hmong history book ever written by a member of the Hmong people. It describes the earliest civilizations of the Hmong and Miao in China, and why some of the... More > Hmong migrated into Southeast Asia in the early 19th century, particularly to Vietnam, Laos and Thailand; and how the Hmong of Laos were involved with the Lao civil war, especially the secret war from 1962 to 1975 that caused almost a hundred thousand Hmong to flee to Thailand and Western countries as political refugees after the Communists takeover. This book includes the forcible repatriation of the Lao-Hmong asylum seekers at Nam Khao refugee camp in Thailand back to Laos in late 2009 and the arrest and discharge of former General Vang Pao by the U.S. authorities. "[It] is full of fascinating materials [and] a wonderful book. Congratulations," commented by Dr Nicholas C. T. Tapp, Senior Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University.< Less
Lincoln Convertibles 1939-1959 By Don Narus
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Covers Lincoln, Continental, Zephyr, Edsel and Mercury 1939-1959, a pictorial history, with the emphasis on close-up details. Lots of useful information. Over 200+ B&W photos, 125 pages. Soft... More > cover. Great reference and restorers guide. Smart addition to your auto library.< Less
turpentine etc By Frances Wheeler, Rob DiPardo
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Eight Florida Ghosttowns brought back to life, the people, the artifacts, from 1902-1928
The Burgenländer Emigration to America By Walter Dujmovits
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The authorized English translation of the 3rd edition of "Die Amerika-Wanderung der Burgenländer," the definitive history of emigration of Burgenländers to the Americas by the... More > leading authority on the subject, Hofrat Dr. Walter Dujmovits, president of the Burgenländische Gemeinschaft. The third (German) edition, published in 2012, is the culmination of more than fifty years of research. Chapters include: Emigration from Burgenland as Part of European Emigration; Socio-Economic Reasons for Emigration; Periods of Emigration; Emigration from Burgenland by Region; Burgenländer Colonies in America; Biographies of Immigrants from Burgenland; A Who’s Who of Prominent Emigrants from Burgenland; Burgenländer Organizations in America; and Building Bridges between Burgenland and America. Includes extensive Statistics and Appendices (first emigrants by village, emigration milestones, index of referenced villages, and a large collection of supporting illustrations, documents and photographs).< Less
Outremer ad Pratum By Kurt Hoffmann
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Journey through a nearly a millennium of Christian knighthood, from the Crusades and the ancient Templars to the modern Sir Knights on the prairies of Iowa. Discover the history of the magnanimous... More > Order of the Temple, from its founding in 1118 to its downfall in 1307. Learn the legends the ancient Order left behind for the new Order to carry on. Learn how Templary came to Iowa, the famous Sir Knights that helped it along the way, and the history of the Grand Encampment and its storied relationship with Iowa’s Sir Knights. Finally, hear the stories of Iowa’s Templars, from the famed Templar Park, to the heroes of Templary in Iowa.< Less
13th Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A. : Caudill's Army By Ben Caudill Camp No. 1629
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Some called him "Captain" and others called him "Colonel". Some of his enemies called him a "dangerous guerilla chieftain". After the war was over, he would be known... More > as one of the "Immortal 600". This book contains vital details regarding Confederate Colonel Ben E. Caudill's 13th Kentucky Cavalry. It includes a complete roster of the men who rode with Caudill, a history of their engagements with their enemy, and a collection of period and post-war photographs.< Less
2014 Lael Family Reunion By Thomas Lael
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This book traces the history of John Henry and Dona Lael who moved their family from Hickory, North Carolina to Central Illinois in about 1907. The book also provides a list of the descendants of... More > John Henry Lael up to the present generation. Family group photographs taken at the annual Lael Reunion held in Jerome, Illinois are also included.< Less
Legends of The Lumbee (and some that will be) By Arvis Locklear Boughman
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The 55,000 members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina reside primarily in Robeson, Hoke, Cumberland, and Scotland counties. The Lumbee Tribe is the largest tribe in North Carolina. They take... More > their name from the Lumbee River which winds its way through Robeson County. The ancestors of the Lumbee were mainly Cheraw and related Siouan-speaking Indians. One of the favorite activities of the many Lumbee families was sharing stories around the fire at night. More recently, Lumbee storytellers such as Barbara Braveboy Locklear, Barbara Locklear, Mardella Lowry, and Nora Dial-Stanley, carry on this ancient storytelling tradition to a much broader audience. The ancestors of the Lumbee tribe shared many stories with other local tribes such as the Cherokee, Creek, and Catawba. As the Lumbee people shared stories, they found that their sister tribes also told tales about “little wild spirit people”, animals, the afterlife, and how our world came to be.< Less
Our Family By Theresa Davis Norris
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A book about Annie and Jerome who immigrated from Ireland and entered America through the halls of Ellis Island. This is a story of love, faith and perseverance. It is a tribute to Annie and Jerome,... More > my grandparents.< Less
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
Squire William Francis Yardley 1844-1924 By W. Eugene Thomas
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Squire William Francis Yardley is Knoxville, Tennessee's first African-American Lawyer (1844-1924).
Chinatown County: The Sell-Out of Marina del Rey By Bruce Russell
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Marina del Rey was originally conceived as a giant park to provide recreation for the ten million citizens of Los Angeles County. How, then, did it change into what is largely a housing tract for a... More > few thousand residents with an expanse of shopping malls? How did the 6,000 or so small boat slips get chopped to almost half? Read all about it within these pages.< Less
The History of the Practice of Medicine in Ashland County, Ohio By William M. Emery
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The History of the Practice of Medicine in Ashland County, Ohio offers a comprehensive view of mid-American medicine, beginning in 1820 with the arrival of Joel Luther, Ashland's first doctor,and... More > continuing to the first decade of the twenty-first century, as the gains of modern technology and the advent of new business models transform the practice of medicine.< Less
An Unfolding Story: a History of Carey Baptist College By Martin Sutherland, Laurie Guy
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Baptists in New Zealand have built few lasting denominational institutions. In keeping with a congregational emphasis, the focus has been on the local church. The Missionary Society, born out of the... More > recognition that some tasks are better done together, is an obvious exception. Another is Carey Baptist College. From nondescript beginnings, the college has become a broad-based theological provider in the first rank of New Zealand institutions. This volume unfolds the story of this crucial Baptist venture. The deeper narrative is of relationships, innovation and commitment. It is a story worth telling.< Less