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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
Story of Albany By Times Union
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A one of a kind look at our corner of the world. Touching memories, tales of history, community connections and quirky anecdotes — all from Times Union readers and staff.
He Loved to Carry the Message: The Collected Writings of Douglas Helms By Douglas Helms
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This volume is a collection of the writings of Douglas Helms on topics ranging from the history of the cotton boll weevil and the soils of the South to the history of soil and water conservation... More > programs in the United States. They were authored over a more than thirty year career as a historian in the public service at the National Archives and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service.< Less
Old Glory By Ron Walker
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This is the story of Old Glory Mountain. Of lives frought with danger, boundless courage, and unimaginable natural beauty.
The Missing Thumb Killer: And Other Quirky Tales from the Early Days of Law and Enforcement in Oregon By Linda Harter McCarthy
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When wagon trains began to spill into the Pacific Northwest in the mid-1840s no one knew what was to come without any form of government. It didn’t take long for things to take shape and for... More > law enforcement to begin its work. See how outlaws were dealt with and how justice was handed out on the final frontier. Oregon never had the gangs of outlaws that roamed in the wild open spaces. The early Sheriffs had to deal with colorful individuals in a time of vigilante justice where a crime might happen in the morning, the trial in the afternoon and a hanging by nightfall.< 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
The Sword of Japan By Joseph Bott
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Joe Bott started collecting Japanese swords in the early 1950’s and was a founding member of the Japanese Sword Society of Southern California (Nanka Token Kai). This book contains his... More > thoughts on how to start collecting Japanese swords along with the information needed to understand the basic concepts and terminology used in more advanced reference materials. This kind of information is often not available to readers who do not have access to instructors, collector associations or more experienced sword collectors. This book will attempt to bridge at least part of that gap. The book contains materials on: • Important topics required to be successful in collecting Japanese swords. • Graphics detailing basic terminology and the most seen features in swords. • Charts for translating signatures, provinces, dates, periods and titles. • Basic knowledge that is required to use more advanced references. • A sword collectors thoughts on what is important for sword collecting.< Less
Inseparable, the memoirs of an American and the story of Chinese punk rock By David O'Dell
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David O'Dell was one of the earliest supporters of the Chinese punk rock scene that started taking shape in 1995 in Beijing. The book is a rich and uniquely personal collection of stories, over one... More > hundred previously unreleased photos and translated song lyrics from the earliest Chinese punk bands and the dizzying development of the scene - it is unlike anything you have ever read, or ever will read, about China.< Less
Pioneer Mechanics in Aviation By Giacinta Koontz
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Pioneer Mechanics in Aviation History contains over 20 fact-filled stories of aircraft mechanics before WWII. Includes dozens of illustrations and vintage photographs, References and Index of... More > Aircraft, Engines and People. Foreword by Hon. John Goglia, Former NTSB board member< Less
Common Sense: A Book for Conservatives & Liberals & Moderates to Unite for an Even Better America By an Oregonian physician
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There's an international rating of countries by how corrupt they are, called the Corruptions Perceptions Index—from least corrupt at #1 to most corrupt at #175. The USA is #19 from least... More > corrupt—tied with Uruguay. Not bad maybe, but we can do better. The reason we're not higher is how much special interests control our government. This book suggests some reforms to discuss and consider to end corruption, such as proportional representation, public campaign financing, term limits, ranked-choice and “none of the above” voting, and combining these with a long-term federal balanced budget and just and fair and simple taxation. Many of these require Constitutional Amendments. But Congress proposes Amendments, and the incumbents in Congress are unlikely to propose these reforms, because they would change how the people in Congress become incumbents in the first place. However, our Founding Framers gave us a solution for just this problem: the states calling an Article V Convention to Propose Amendments.< 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
Images of Wayne By Robert Michael Thompson
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"Images of Wayne" is a photographic history of Wayne, West Virginia.
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
Little Church on the Prairie: The History of St. Anthony Parish By Placid Alois Gross
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The history of St. Anthony Parish in Logan County, North Dakota: its beginning, life and end. It highlights one particular parish, but the life it exposes is a slice of life found all across the face... More > of the Great Plains from the late 1800s to the 1960s.< Less
Pine Island, Minnesota Settlement and Growth 1854-1915 By Patricia Mapel
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Covers the settling of Pine Island, Minnesota, as well as the early growth and development of the community.
California’s Gold Rush Bandito!: True Stories of Joaquin Murrieta By Kelley Cadwallader
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True stories of the Legendary Master Bandit of the Gold Rush Era, and his notorious gang members as they terrorize the immigrant miners throughout California. What were the true motivating factors of... More > these ruthless acts, and what really became of the Famous Young Bandito from Sonora, Mexico?< Less
MISERY & VIRTUE By THERESA MARIE MOREAU
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In this astonishing collection of true-life tales, Theresa Marie Moreau eloquently and vividly brings to life, with gritty and evocative writing, the suffering -- as well as the unwavering dedication... More > and faith -- of political prisoners under the Chinese Communist totalitarian regime. After years of exhaustive interviews with actual survivors who bravely shared their stories, Moreau depicts, in "Misery & Virtue," a heartbreaking-yet-uplifting testament to the faith of those who endured inexplicable persecution in China's blood-soaked 20th century.< Less
Our Hometown Tarrant, AL USA By Ray Songer
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Living in a small hometown gave you so many precious memories you could share with those you grew up with. Many lived there without knowing the origin of the town and who made it what it is. These... More > pages will tell the story of a small town just outside of Birmingham, Alabama. A rich history has been had by this town and hopefully these pages will tell the story of those who have lived there.< Less
The Origin of UC Santa Cruz By William Doyle
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In the 1950s and early 1960s Santa Cruz County residents lobbied relentlessly to have a new University of California campus located at Santa Cruz. Here, for the first time in book form, is the who,... More > why, and when of that story, including biographical sketches of the key players. Author William T. Doyle was one of the founding faculty members when the UCSC campus opened in 1965.< Less
History of a One-room Schoolhouse in Knox, NY By Daniel A. Driscoll
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History of a One-room Schoolhouse in Knox, NY includes the transcript of School Board Minutes from 1824 thru 1905, interviews with former students and information about the restoration of the... More > schoolhouse (now on the National Register).< Less
Our Grayson Heritage - 2014 By Rich Ballard
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This journal contains a collection of articles on the families, history and heritage of Grayson County, Virginia.
Atwood Acres: A Porción of Edinburg By Janette Garcia
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This is the UTPA CHAPS Program's third book telling the story of the origins of Edinburg and the beginnings of the institution that is The University of Texas-Pan American.
The Wolf and the Eagle: A History of Rome for American Readers By Antoine Boisvert
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This is the seventh draft version of a survey of Roman history intended for a general reader, but specifically an American one. It has been used (in its evolving form) in the Humanities program of... More > the Waring School since 2003.< Less
Paradox Bob's Praddlings By Robert Ira Riddle
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A 90 year old WWII Vet's collection of history, poems, sonnets and stories about childhood, teaching, ranch life, and war.
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