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Tales From the Squirrel Cage Jail By Ryan Roenfeld, Richard Warner
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A history of the 1885 "Squirrel Cage" rotary cell jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and information about some of the colorful prisoners housed there over the years and their crimes.
The Story of US Army Dugway Proving Ground By Dugway Proving Ground
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A brief history of Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele County, Utah
Women at Fort Boonesborough, 1775-1784 By Harry G. Enoch, Anne Crabb
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Fort Boonesborough is one of Kentucky’s most historic places and, although seldom mentioned in popular accounts, women were there from the very beginning. This work includes 195 women whose... More > presence at the fort can be reasonably documented by historical evidence. The time period was limited to the years between 1775, when the fort was established, and 1784, when the threat of Indian attack at Boonesborough had subsided and the fort’s stockade walls had been taken down. The names of the female children these pioneer women brought to the fort are also included, as they shared the risks and hardships of frontier life. The work includes a Historical Sketch describing the women’s experiences at the fort and a Biographical Section that gives a brief personal history of each woman. 174 pp., illus., indexed, paper.< Less
In the Wake of Lewis and Clark: From the Mountains to the Sea By C. Mark Smith
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This book is designed to help passengers better understand what the Lewis and Clark expedition experienced during those momentous years of 1804–1806, but also to be able to see through vintage... More > photographs and other images what the members of the Corps of Discovery saw before the rivers were changed forever by hydroelectric dams. It affords an opportunity to travel “in the wake of Lewis and Clark.” Leaving St. Louis on May 14, 1804, with thirty-four soldiers, hired voyagers, and Clark’s slave, York, they traveled through the unexplored territory and beyond it, to the Pacific Ocean. Their exploits come alive today as cruise ships travel their route up and down the Snake and Columbia Rivers.< Less
My Wars By Richard Bushong
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Experiences from WWII through and including Viet Nam as pilot, test pilot and other military experiences. Aircraft include B-17, RC-121, F-4 and many others. Interesting stories of experiences in the... More > Army Air Force and the US Air Force.< Less
War on the Middleline: The Founding of a Community In the Kayaderosseras Patent In the Midst of the American Revolution By James E. Richmond
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In 1768 the sixty-year struggle to open the lands of the Kayaderosseras Patent north of Albany for settlement was finally resolved. The long conflict with France was over, and disputes over ownership... More > rights with the local Mohawk Indians had been settled. This is the story of the families that left their homesteads in Connecticut and moved to Middleline Road in Ball’s Town, in the Patent. There they began their new life on the frontier, soon to be interrupted by the American Revolution. As Yankees, most of these pioneers supported the rebel cause. In 1780 the war came to them, as a contingent of 200 British soldiers, Loyalists, and Mohawk Indians descended on Ball’s Town, pillaging and burning their newly-built cabins. In the wake of the raid twenty-five men were carried off to Canada, where many remained imprisoned until the end of the War two years later. “War on the Middleline” is the story of these families, their heritage, and the hardships they endured during the founding of our nation.< Less
The Hitchner Biscuit Company of West Pittston Pennsylvania A Small Town Treasure By Boyd A. Hitchner
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This true story covers a time period from just shortly after the Civil War, until the mid twentieth century. Two Hitchner families leave their farms in rural Salem County, NJ, and travel to the... More > booming anthracite fields of northeastern Pennsylvania. One family continues on into the wild frontier area of the Endless Mountains and vast unharvested forest of Hemlock trees. Soon the two families unite and start baking cookies and crackers for the hungry miners and lumbermen. Before long, their biscuits and cakes are being distributed in 43 states and beyond. The reader is taken on a journey of small town life with numerous photos and illustrations, many never before seen.< Less
Celebrating The Rag: Austin's Iconic Underground Newspaper By Alice Embree, Thorne Dreyer, Richard Croxdale
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Celebrating The Rag tells the remarkable story of the legendary underground newspaper that sparked a political and cultural revolution and helped make Austin weird. The book features more than 100... More > articles from The Rag’s 11-year history plus contemporary essays and eye-popping vintage art and photography. This collection captures the radical politics and subversive humor that marked the pages of this upstart newspaper between 1966 and 1977.< 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.
The Wednesday Club of Sandy Spring Addendum By Club Members, Edited by Linda Balderson
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Inspired by Looking Back 75 Years: The Wednesday Club of Sandy Spring, 1904-1979, a book self-published on the anniversary of the Club’s seventy-fifth year, the current members of the Club have... More > written a continuing history of the wider Sandy Spring, Maryland, community and world events as experienced by the members. As with the original book, photos of members, their homes, and biographies of each are included.< Less
Hidden Heroes: World War II in Norway By Mike Palecek
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You never knew if the person next door was a hero; a Norwegian resistance fighter. The hero next door could be a teenager going with his dad to steal grain from a Nazi train, in order to feed... More > refugees. It could be a girl who hid underground messages in her instrument case, while going by bike to a violin lesson. It could be the fisherman down the street, rowing a boat full of grenades, with a German U-boat captain sitting on the seat which was hiding them. Many Norwegians risked their lives to thwart the Nazis who were occupying their country. These are their true stories. These twenty eyewitness accounts were originally collected from Sons of Norway members by District 5 Cultural Director, Jean Bittner. We hope these accounts help you remember the acts of bravery that everyday heroes made in Norway in World War II.< Less
Unholy Rebellion: The Civil War Diary of Charles Adam Wetherbee By D. W. Carter
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“I left three years ago to do my part in putting down this unholy rebellion.” By 1861, Charles Adam Wetherbee had officially traded his comfortable life as a college student for one... More > that included drafty Sibley tents, long marches in weather and wilderness of all kinds, and bloodshed. A Union infantryman with the Thirty-Fourth Illinois Volunteer Regiment, he survived the battles of Shiloh, Stones River, Liberty Gap, Atlanta, and others. One hundred years later, long after Wetherbee had died, a tattered and faded diary was found at a home in Lawrence, Kansas. The homeowner opened its pages and was astonished to discover that Wetherbee had penned every detail of his daily life during the Civil War. Wetherbee’s diary presents a realistic view of what a soldier’s life entailed, as the reader is thrust into the firsthand drama of the Civil War as it was endured by enlisted participants. Get a true sense of what the Civil War was like from someone who was there to witness an Unholy Rebellion.< Less
Daniel Matheny: Maverick Tailor from Virginia, 1829 - 1876 By Nancy Bronte Matheny
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Daniel Matheny: Maverick Tailor from Virginia, 1829 – 1876, recounts the incredible journey of a 19th-century tailor who transforms himself from indentured servant through hardship and... More > struggle to free man on his own terms. The biography offers terrific insight into Daniel’s motivations, movements, and determination accompanied by a bounty of original court and land records, every-name index, and complete genealogy of his descendants. A mystery for decades to his own people, Daniel comes to life in the compelling story of a restless soul on a mission. Against the backdrop of wild Appalachia, Daniel travels an unmoored life through six wives and twelve children. Follow Daniel and by extension follow the history of the Matheny family on a uniquely American journey.< Less
The Battle of the Wolchow Kessel in Primary German Documents Volume I: The XXXVIII Armee Korps in the Battle of the Wolchow Kessel By Brian Burmeister
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(Accompanying this book is The Wolchow Kessel Operational Battle Maps. Purchase the map set at this link http://www.wehrmachtbericht.com/page2.php) In January of 1942 the Soviets launched an... More > offensive against the Germans in the area of the Wolchow River. Their goal was the total destruction of the 18. Army. The Soviets managed to drive a 75km wedge into the German lines. The harsh terrain and stiffening German resistance eventually brought the offensive to a halt, well short of their intended goal. By May of 1942 the Germans were ready to launch a counterattack to reduce the bulge in their lines. For the first time in English, the German actions during the battle of the Wolchow Kessel are brought into the light by translating the original German reports. The book also includes a German/English glossary and appendixes. This is the first volume of a multi-volume work on the Battle of the Wolchow Kessel which aims to translate most of the German military reports during the battle.< Less
The Nacoochee Valley, Guide to Native American Sites By Richard Thornton
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"The Nacoochee Valley, Guide to Native American Sites" is a condensation of an earlier book, "The Nacoochee Valley, Crossroads of the Americas." This book only addresses the... More > Native American sites of the Nacoochee Valley and Helen, GA. It features the work of three famous archaeologists in the valley . . . Charles C. Jones, George Heye and Robert Wauchope. Specific articles and GPS coordinates are provided for each of the known Native American archaeological sites in that part of Georgia. There is no other book like it. The book is printed in full color on the highest possible quality paper.< Less
The Nacoochee Valley, Ancient Crossroads of the Americas By Richard Thornton
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"The Nacoochee Valley, Ancient Crossroads of the Americas" contains 101 photographs, 3D architectural renderings, archaeological drawings,historic maps and satellite images. The beautiful... More > Nacoochee Valley is located in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. It has an extraordinary geological and cultural history. Created by ancient volcanoes, it was the scene of the nation's first major gold rush. Archaeologists have found that humans have lived here for at least 12,000 years. The earliest villages date from around 1000 BC. However,during the period between around 800 AD and 1500 AD, it was essentially a metropolis with towns and villages almost continuous. This is also the probable location where the survivors of the Lost Roanoke Colony spent their last days. The eight Eleanor Dare stone tablets, found here in the valley, have recently been proven authentic. There is so much more that happened here. You will find the Nacoochee's story fascinating.< Less
THE RIVER OF GOLD By Shahid Abdullah
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A thought-provoking heartwarming story of the self-sufficient spirit innate in the African American people. This quality is captured in an amazing concept as a powerful attribute in this fascinating... More > and intriguing adventure of an African-American family as it evolved in America during the Golden Era of the African American 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
a short journey By Ron Isaacson
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Growing up in the 1940s, 50s and 60s on a mid-west farm was unique, of course. But it was also on the cusp of a great many changes. That life is no more. The times, people and I change. The... More > houses, barns, fences, animals and physical labor have gone. I look back on my early life and see an entirely different existence than that of today -drastically different.< Less
I Am a Hungarian Refugee By Doris Brown
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A survival story of a Hungarian refugee that took place in 1956.
Notes Of Border History— Taken on a Trip to the western part of Penna., & the adjoining parts of N. Y. & Ohio By Jaré R. Cardinal
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This is a transcription of the Draper manuscript, Series 4 S. This provides a unique native view based on interviews with Seneca Indians and a manuscript of the significant Seneca leader, Governor... More > Blacksnake. Non-Indians are included in Drapers interviews in western Pennsylvania, New York & Ohio. This is a cultural find for historians and genealogists.< Less
Untold Stories: The Holocaust Boxcar - A German History, B&W with Color Cover By Joachim Reppmann, Friedhelm Caspari
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“You must know everything that happened then. And why it happened.” This is the appeal made by the Auschwitz survivor Esther Bejarano to the present and future generations. In doing this,... More > she issues a mandate not only to Germans, but to all the nations, to go beyond remembering and memorializing the millions of victims of National Socialist tyranny by understanding its historical context. On May 8, 1985, Richard von Weizsäcker said as a former president of the Federal Republic, “It is not a matter of overcoming the past. That simply cannot be done. It is not possible to make it ‘undone.’ But anyone who closes his eyes to the past becomes blind to the present. Anyone who does not remember that inhumanity exists, becomes susceptible to new dangers of infection.”< Less
The Macomb County Council Ritual Team: A Tribute By Scott Metcalf
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A Pictorial history of the Macomb County Council Ritual Team, A Veteran of Foreign Wars Honor Guard that specializes in Final Military Honors for Veterans of Macomb County Michigan
Saber and Scroll Journal, Volume 6, Issue 1 By Saber and Scroll Historical Society
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Volume 6, Issue 1 of Saber and Scroll contains works that center on tragedy and heroism.
Weird Silver Terrace Cemetery By Sandie La Nae
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Interesting informaion. Thrilling facts. Unique accounts about this Victorian-era burial ground in the famous Silver Terrace Cemetery in Virginia City, Nevada.