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Fallen Leaf — A Lake and its People 1850–1950 By Janet Beales Kaidantzis
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From the Washoe to the pioneering families of Nathan Gilmore, Lucky Baldwin, and William Price, to the artists, academics, and craftsmen of the early community, Fallen Leaf Lake drew people to its... More > natural beauty who left a legacy in stories, legends, and land. Find out who built its trails and named the lakes in Desolation Wilderness, what the feud between Gilmore and Baldwin was about, and why Fallen Leaf Lake was the starting point for preservation efforts throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin and the origin of the National Parks Interpretive Program. Meet the first fire lookouts, caretakers, resort owners, and cabin builders at Fallen Leaf Lake and vicinity along with Lorenzo Latimer, Anita Baldwin, John Steinbeck, the Washoe basket weaver Susie Jackson, and the boat builder Natale Rontani.< Less
The Flat Earth Conspiracy By Eric Dubay
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Wolves in sheep’s clothing have pulled the wool over our eyes. For almost 500 years, the masses have been thoroughly deceived by a cosmic fairy-tale of astronomical proportions. We have been... More > taught a falsehood so gigantic and diabolical that it has blinded us from our own experience and common sense, from seeing the world and the universe as they truly are. Through pseudo-science books and programs, mass media and public education, universities and government propaganda, the world has been systematically brain-washed, slowly indoctrinated over centuries into the unquestioning belief of the greatest lie of all time. A multi-generational conspiracy has succeeded, in the minds of the masses, to pick up the fixed Earth, shape it into a ball, spin it in circles, and throw it around the Sun! The greatest cover-up of all time, NASA and Freemasonry’s biggest secret, is that we are living on a plane, not a planet, that Earth is the flat, stationary center of the universe.< Less
A Night with Saddam By Mark E. Green MD
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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.
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
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
Fortunate Member Of A Caribbean Diaspora By Philip Timothy Arnell
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The history of the families of St. Maarten/St. Martin and Anguilla dating back to the 1600's.
Reflections of Twentieth Century Beverly By Fred Hammond
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An informal history of Beverly, Massachusetts, with a focus on oral histories of neighborhood residents, by long time Beverly High School teacher and track coach Fred Hammond.
Head'em Up, Move'em Out By Barbara Barton
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Richard Tankersley left his home in Mississippi with his family and traveled to Texas in 1853. He fought malaria, Indians, and hardships to carve out his West Texas cattle ranch near San Angelo. He... More > continued to work cattle and ride his horse as an eighty-year old man. His story is intertwined with his wife Annie, their divorce, and his marriage to Concepion.< Less
Pohogonot: A Collection of Stories By Judy Flynn Palmer
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Judy Flynn Palmer born Judith Ann Flynn in 1935 was raised in Providence Rhode Island and has spent every summer of her life on Martha’s Vineyard at Pohogonot Farm. She is currently a resident... More > of Vero Beach, FL and Edgartown, MA. Her ‘Collection of Stories’ span over a hundred years beginning in the late 19th century and continue to the present day. The stories are touching, sad, scary and sometimes hilarious. This is her first book, brought about in an effort to keep her family stories about ‘The Farm’ alive.< Less
Letters from Ralph: A Soldier Writes Home During World War II By Lee and Bonnie Meier
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Ralph J. Mouw, a native of Orange City, Iowa, never forgot his roots – even when he was halfway across the world during World War II. In this collection of letters, you’ll find a... More > firsthand account of what life was like during the war at home and overseas. Although letters were heavily censored during the war years, the editors have added comments to place them in context. The letters are amazing for many reasons, including how calm and composed Ralph always sounded even when fighting was fierce. As a captain of a field artillery unit, he was in constant combat status from Utah Beach in Normandy to the Greater Reich. You’ll be thrilled with this primary account from a soldier who participated in numerous firsts: Ralph was a member of the first American heavy artillery unit to come ashore in Normandy, and his unit was the first to fire during critical battles. Despite the bloodshed, faith and love shine through the turmoil in Letters from Ralph.< Less
The Regan Vapor Engine By Jack Alexander
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Daniel S. Regan’s Vapor Engine transformed the Otto 4-Cycle Gas Engine of the 1880s, a large, stationary, expensive engine, into a smaller, portable and affordable power source. Using gasoline,... More > instead of illuminating or natural gas for fuel, and using an electric spark instead of using an open flame for ignition, Regan’s improved internal combustion engine was the beginning of a revolution; producing motorboats, automobiles, motorcycles, lawnmowers and much more…< Less
Treatise on Fencing, or, the Way to Handle the Sword and the Sabre By W. Jherek Swanger, Paolo Bertelli
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Paolo Bertelli, fencing instructor of the University of Bologna, published this treatise in 1800. As such, it represents a rare glimpse into Italian fencing of its time, as there is a relative... More > paucity of such works of the 18th century. This edition represents its first English translation. Bertelli provides general advice to instructors and students, and general theory, in Part One, followed by specific technical instruction on a wide variety of actions in Part Two. Despite its title, the work is overwhelmingly focused on the use of the thrusting sword (whether for play or earnest combat), briefly addressing the use of the sabre in its final two chapters. Please see the preview, especially the Table of Contents, for an overview of the techniques and topics discussed therein.< Less
La Sicilia della Mattanza: Eyewitness to Tuna Slaughter in Sicily By Nicolo Scariano
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The death chamber, the sea chanting, the shouts, the thrusts of the harpoons, the thrashing of tons of tuna fish, the turbulence of the waters, the traditional bath of the tuna fishermen as they... More > dived into the blood-red waters as a final act of thanksgiving for a good catch are all echoes of the past! This is to never forget the glorious period of sicilian history and the Mattanza, demonstrating the Mediterranean fisherman’s labor, sacrifice, inventiveness and audacity. La camera della morte, I canti, le grida, il fruscio degli arpioni, l’ammasso di tonnellate di tonni, la turbulenza del mare, il tradizionale bagno nel sangue del tonno, sono eco del passato! Tutto questo per non mai dimenticare un periodo glorioso di storia siciliana, La Mattanza, e’ dimostrazione del lavoro, inventivita’, sacrifici e audacia dei tonnoroti.< Less
One of Thousands: A Navigator in the European Air War By Frederick Fooy
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Jules “Julie” Lasner volunteered for service after the United States entered World War II, and he was trained as a navigator in a B-17 Flying Fortress. Lasner flew twenty-seven missions... More > over occupied Europe during the final phases of a strategic bombing campaign against Germany, dodging the Luftwaffe’s anti-aircraft defenses in the cold, wintry skies. Based on interviews with Lasner as well as his wartime correspondence, this book offers a glimpse into his experiences as a member of the 8th Air Force. Along with thousands of others, he pounded the Third Reich around the clock in a four-engine bomber over the last eight months of the war. This account offers an insider’s look into the state of the German air defenses as well as some of the effects of the strategic bomb offensive. Lasner’s story shows that one person’s experiences and decisions affect many people, and it also reveals how he was affected by total war. Go beyond the statistics that so often dehumanize conflict with One of Thousands.< Less
Big Orange, Black Storm Clouds and More By Ron Leadbetter
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Leadbetter's book offers behind-the-scenes information in a, here-to-fore, unpublished history from the Office of Associate General Counsel for the University of Tennessee. All events discussed come... More > from his personal knowledge and years of meticious notetaking covering a period from 1967 to the present. The book, over 600 pages in length, takes readers through the years of his life that Leadbetter lived to the fullest. Beginning with his role as a student leader of conservative orientation during the tumultuous years of the late 1960s and early '70s, the book moves to Leadbetter's surprising hire by the University as its first law clerk in the Office of General Counsel, only days after completion of litigation brought against the University by Leadbetter to obtain in-state classification.< Less
Alisonoward By Howard Zahniser
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Howard Zahniser (1906–1964), primary author of the 1964 federal Wilderness Act, hailed from Tionesta, Pa., along the Allegheny River. In June 1937, Zahniser and his wife of one year, Alice... More > (1918–2014), took a 14-day, 100-mile canoe trip down the Allegheny River from Olean, N.Y., to Tionesta. It was a continuous river trip then, there being no Kinzua Dam. North of Tionesta, the couple camped on Thompson’s Island, now part of the 110-million-acre National Wilderness Preservation System that the 1964 Wilderness Act set in motion. Howard and Alice are now laid to rest beside his beloved Allegheny River in Tionesta’s Riverside Cemetery. With characteristic wordplay, Howard named their canoe and his journal Alisonoward, linking the couples’ first names. Unbeknownst to him, their first child Alison Howard Mathias Zahniser, made the trip in the womb. This journal is published to support designating more wilderness on the Allegheny National Forest.< Less
Maryland Paper Money: An Illustrated History, 1864-1935 By Fred Maples
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This non-fiction documents the history of Maryland's national currency era from 1864 to 1935, and illustrates the beautiful currency in detail. The currency was issued by 138 Maryland banks from... More > Friendsville in the west to Berlin in the east. While national currency notes were issued by individual banks, they were federal paper money and circulated across all states and territories. Research for this book required hundreds of interviews and thousands of hours, and involved cataloging surviving national currency notes, documenting bank histories, and the lives of the 810 known bank officers who signed the currency. The research pulled extensively from the U.S. National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Maryland Historical Society, local historical societies, Comptroller of Currency Annual Reports, U.S. census records, newspaper clippings, and family interviews. Almost 300 photos of surviving notes are shown, including many notes from the Marc Watts Collection of National Currency.< Less
Winding Through Leland : An Architectural Guidebook to Leland's National Register Historic District By Leland Historic Foundation, Katie Dean Davis
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This book presents an alluring glimpse into Leland’s rich history as told through its architecture. From a plantation community cut into the antebellum wilderness, to a roaring railroad town,... More > to a favorite stop on the famed “Blues Highway”, Leland has remained a beautiful little city with majestic Deer Creek winding through its heart.< Less
He Gave the Order: The Life and Times of Admiral Osami Nagano By F.J. Bradley
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Merriam Press Naval History NH2. First Edition (2014). This is a biography of Japanese Navy Admiral Osami Nagano, who ordered the attack on the American fleet at Pearl Harbor. This work covers his... More > entire career, diplomatic, political and military, concentrating on the years leading up to the war between Japan and the United States. He attained great achievements in his military and political careers, but his involvement in Japan’s entrance into World War II on 8 December 1941 led to his ultimate downfall. He died in 1947, in Sugamo Prison in Tokyo during the International Military Tribunal for the Far East under U.S. occupation, following Japan’s defeat. 205 B&W photos, 7 maps, 7 tables, 2 charts. This edition has all B&W photos and illustrations; a more expensive color edition is also available. Otherwise the content is identical for both.< Less
Masonic Papers, Advanced Studies in Masonry By Michael D. Robinson
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Masonic Papers is a collection of articles written by members of the Research Lodge of Oregon No. 198, primarily from the 1920’s and 30’s. During the 1930’s Brethren across the... More > country began forming Research Lodges to educate the membership in the precepts and history of our Craft. Research Lodge of Oregon was the third such Lodge, and now stands as the 2nd oldest Research Lodge in the United States. This book contains articles on the History of American Masonry, Oregon Masonry and famous members of the Order. With those are articles on Masonic Education, Philosophy and Symbolism. To this has been added biographies of the authors of the articles contained within, reminding us of the lives of those great, but now mostly forgotten Masons. It is hoped that this volume will have something of interest for every Mason.< Less
AVMS Yearbook, 2014 - 2015 By AVMS Students
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AVMS Yearbook, 2014 - 2015. This yearbook was produced and published by Aspen Valley Middle School students.
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
Victorious! -- Queen's Champion, Prince Henry Sinclair By Gunnar Thompson
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During the Late Middle Ages – in the 14th century – Queen Margaret Atterdag of Denmark welded together the bickering kingdoms of Scandinavia. Her alliance of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark... More > was called “the Kalmar Union.” As the Little Ice Age bore down upon the Nordic Settlement on Greenland, she called upon her Champion, Prince Henry Sinclair and Templar Knights, to rescue 4,000 stranded farmers. These Greenland refugees were brought south to new homes with Native Tribes along the Eastern Seaboard of North America. In later years, these imported Nordic farmers would constitute most of the “White Indians” that explorers and pioneers found in Nova Scotia, Massachusetts, and New York in the 17th century. Another problem arose in 1398 – when Vitalien Pirates from the North Sea settled into lairs along the Newfoundland Coast. In battles that were chronicled in Nicolo Zeno’s “Narrative” of c.1400, Henry Sinclair conquered all the pirates; and he was made “king” of Frisland Island.< Less
Chauncey's Place By Gary Culton, Dawn Taylor
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In a lifetime that spanned only 29 years, Chauncey Leverich lived a life rich with adventure, entrepreneurship, legal battles and hardships. Yet, he never lost his vision of founding a city. He... More > stated “Here I will pitch my tent and here I will found a city.” Other historical accounts cite that while standing on the banks of the Cedar River, he said “Here is my home” and after shooting a quail added “and here is my meat!” The city he founded became known as Austin, Minnesota.< Less