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50 Murders - History of the Pittsfield Police By John O'Neil
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On December 27, 2007 Captain John T. O’Neil had his last roll call, but luckily his passion for the police force didn’t die as he dedicated his retirement to the writing of the many... More > collections of stories he was privey to hear about and be a part of during his 40 year service. John O’Neil lives in the Berkshires where he shares his stories with his wife Hulda O’Neil and his three children and seven grandchildren and now you! This book provides adventure to the thrill seeker and twists and turns for the detective in all of us and they are all true!< Less
Sea Miner By Chuck Veit
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Sea Miner is the long-lost story of the U.S. Navy's first torpedo development program of 1862-63. The weapon developed by soldier-scientist Major Edward B. Hunt was so advanced that nothing remotely... More > similar would be seen for another eighty years; in fact, Sea Miner achieved results that we have yet to match even today.< 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
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
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
The Impact of Slavery On the Education of Blacks in Orange County, North Carolina: 1619-1970 By Rosetta Austin Moore
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Can integration break the oppression faced by Black Americans, or will it crystallize long-held images and send Blacks deeper into a spiral of dependency? Rosetta Austin Moore, a longtime educator... More > who taught in segregated and integrated schools, asks that question and many others in this extensive study of the education system for Blacks in North Carolina. She traces the struggles of Blacks to survive and learn, beginning with their forced entry into the United States in 1619, drawing on primary documents, charts, illustrations, and a treasure trove of data in four appendixes. The book reveals how a pattern of withholding information, denying access to educational opportunities, and subjecting a people to negative indoctrinations about their self-worth, their families, their race, and their place in society has damaged the Black community’s desire to reach for greater heights.< 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
Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930–1979 By Clare Lise Kelly
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An illustrated reference guide to the history of modern architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, from 1930 to 1979, with an inventory of key buildings and communities, and biographical sketches... More > of practitioners including architects, landscape architects, planners and developers.< Less
Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930–1979 By Clare Lise Kelly
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An illustrated reference guide to the history of modern architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, from 1930 to 1979, with an inventory of key buildings and communities, and biographical sketches... More > of practitioners including architects, landscape architects, planners and developers.< Less
Doctors and Patients: History, Representation, Communication from Antiquity to the Present By Maria Malatesta
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For the first time, a book considers the doctor/patient relationship in the long period and from a broad geographical perspective. Historians, anthropologists and doctors reflect on the factors that,... More > from the Classical age until the present, have altered the care relationship and the power relations embedded within it. The book also highlights that communication and narration, understood as constitutive aspects of care, are the elements which link the past to the present. From the encounter between religion and medicine to the centuries-long struggle between doctors and patients in defence of their respective positions, from medical dramas to efforts to humanize medicine, the book describes the doctor/patient relationship in all its cultural, transnational and transtemporal dimensions.< Less
The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action By Veterans of Hope
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Drawing from and expanding on the themes of Michelle Alexander’s acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow, this in-depth guide provides a launching pad for groups wishing to engage in deep,... More > meaningful dialogue about race, racism, and structural inequality in the age of mass incarceration. The Study Guide and Call to Action spans the entirety of The New Jim Crow, engaging the critical questions of how we managed to create, nearly overnight, a penal system unprecedented in world history, and how that system actually functions — as opposed to the way it is advertised. This important new resource also challenges us to search for and admit the truth about ourselves, our own biases, stereotypes, and misconceptions, and the many ways in which we might actually be part of the problem.< Less
Where the Boys (and Girls) Were!: The Fun and Sun History of Fort Lauderdale Beach By Dan Santoro
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Once upon a time there was a sleepy oceanside town in South Florida that came to life for only two weeks every springtime. Then a midwestern English professor wrote a cheeky novel based on... More > his observations of college guys and girls on Spring Break 1959 as they chased each other across the surf and sand in search of that perfect someone. When the novel Where the Boys Are was released in early 1960 and the movie version debuted at the end of that year, it put Fort Lauderdale on the lips and to-do lists of millions of North American college students and other fun-seekers for much of the next three decades. The city dubbed “The Venice of America” welcomed everyone and the party still hasn’t stopped!< Less
Where the Boys (and Girls) Were!: The Fun and Sun History of Fort Lauderdale Beach By Dan Santoro
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Once upon a time there was a sleepy oceanside town in South Florida that came to life for only two weeks every springtime. Then a midwestern English professor wrote a cheeky novel based on... More > his observations of college guys and girls on Spring Break 1959 as they chased each other across the surf and sand in search of that perfect someone. When the novel Where the Boys Are was released in early 1960 and the movie version debuted at the end of that year, it put Fort Lauderdale on the lips and to-do lists of millions of North American college students and other fun-seekers for much of the next three decades. The city dubbed “The Venice of America” welcomed everyone and the party still hasn’t stopped!< Less
To Catch a Tiger By James Bennett
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TO CATCH A TIGER is the true story of how racism nearly destroyed a small Southern community. Based on historical events that happened between 1958 and 1960 in Front Royal, Virginia, this... More > autobiographical story follows the lives of two boys, Davey MacLaren, who is white, and Jackie King, who is black. The two are caught up in the calamitous events when their small, Southern community becomes the first place in the nation where the public high school is closed to avoid being integrated. The town is split equally between moderates and "old South" segregationists. Although the boys' experiences are very different, their dreams and aspirations are similar. Both Davey and Jackie find themselves on perilous paths where they have little control over what will happen to them. This book reveals the depth and complexities of the human side of this civil rights story. The multiple plot lines combine memorable characters, psychological tension, humor, 1950s nostalgia, and even a murder mystery.< Less
Direct Descendants of Henry Berry Lowery By Kelvin Ray Oxendine
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This book is composed of the direct descendants of Henry Berry Lowery, legendary hero of both the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and Tuscarora of Robeson County. Starting with Henry Berry Lowery and... More > Rhoda Strong, this book carries their grandchildren down to the present time. With approximately 1,500 direct descendants listed, this book is a must have resource for anyone researching the family of Henry Berry Lowery and Rhoda Strong. With each listed descendant uniquely coded, this book holds a personal record of where each descendant belongs on the Henry Berry Lowery and Rhoda Strong family tree. In addition to this, the book also comprises written and oral histories about Henry Berry Lowery and Rhoda Strong. This book was released on December 7, 2015 in honor of the 150th wedding anniversary of Henry Berry Lowery and Rhoda Strong.< Less
Banished & Embraced By Elaine Zorbas
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Chinese from southeast China flocked to towns and encampments in the Sierra Nevada foothills during the Gold Rush to search for gold. In the communities they established in Fiddletown and Amador... More > County, Chinese immigrants found support and strength despite prevailing anti-Chinese prejudice. This book gives an insight into their experience as they faced pressures from the greater society, while maintaining their customs and connections with each other and with China. The story of the Fiddletown Chinese community is told through the lives of the people who lived in its still existing Chinese herb store (the Chew Kee Store), especially Jimmie Chow, the last Chinese person in Fiddletown.< Less
The Primary Route By Tom Gallagher
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Like that proverbial donkey stranded between those two bales of hay, the American left has looked longingly in the direction both of third parties and the Democratic Party -- and gone nowhere. ... More > Considering all of this history, along with the experience of the American labor movement and the European Left, the Primary Route argues that the route to relevance for an American electoral left has long been hiding in plain sight. It runs through the presidential primaries. And until the left figures out how to put its ideas out there in the main event every four years, mainstream relevance will continue to elude it.< Less
CIA Earth Blood: Animal Liberation Front By Igor Kryan
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The system is becoming more and more powerful with every passing day and you are becoming weaker and older. What if I told you that there is a tool that will even the odds. This tool is a book. Yes,... More > just a book but after reading this book you will gain understating of knowledge New World Order robbed you a long time ago. You will never feel lost and powerless ever again - that's my promise to you. CIA Earth Blood: Animal Liberation Front is a powerful documentary book based on true facts, top secrets documents, witness testimonies. This book is about loyalty and betrayal, end of the world and new hope, Animal and Human Liberation heroes and CIA cowards. This book will tell you about the battle of good and evil that started in 302 AD and culminated the 2010's. This book will rock your world and open your eyes. This book will give you the power kings and gods never dreamed about.< Less
Material Traces of the Rainhouse: Anthropology and Archeology Investigations of a Native American Landscape in the Tularosa Basin By Joan E. Price, M.F.A.
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Written for the lay person, this easy-to-read compilation of published news stories about archaeological and anthropological projects, professional interpretations and photographs demonstrates that... More > the earliest people of the Tularosa Basin contributed key cultural elements equal to the northern Anasazi cultures in the development and evolution of the vast network of ancestral sites of contemporary Pueblo communities. While this view is not well known, author Joan E. Price offers an documentary and photographic interpretation to the cadre of professionals who are pioneering this new view of Mesoamerican influence into the American Southwest.< Less
The Kemmerlin Family of South Carolina By Pamela Kemmerlin Johnson
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A genealogy of those of the family Kemmerlin who settled in South Carolina. The author hopes that Kemmerlin family members as well as others will find in this book something meaningful to them, and... More > genealogists, will find the information of use in constructing many other connected family trees.< Less
Bronzed Brews By Peter Symons
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So what is Bronzed Brews all about? Well, way back in January 2009, after doing some initial research for the Australian Sparkling Pale Ale style for Jamil Zainasheff on the Brewing with Style show... More > on The Brewing Network, I wondered why there was so little written about historical Australian beer. Bronzed Brews seeks to redress this knowledge gap being the product of over 4 years of research, across Australia and the U.K. Over this period I tracked down the details of ingredients and processes and discovered the actual brewing books and journals, then derived the recipes. The result being a book which blends brewing history, ingredients, and processes, with a selection of 42 Australian historical beers recreated as home brew recipes, which cover ales, stouts, and surprisingly, even a few lagers, from 1844 to 1975. Most of the recipes in the book have been successfully trialled, providing a basis for further experimentation to produce some unique home brews.< Less
Greetings from Galveston: A History from the 1870s to the 1950s through Post Cards By E. Barry Gray
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The history of Galveston is the history of Texas. Beyond that, it is the history of the European colonization of the New World. Galveston has seen cannibalistic Indians, Spanish conquistadors,... More > explorers, filibusters, pirates and their treasure, ship wrecks, Civil War battles, yellow fever epidemics and survived all these to become the leading city in Texas in both population and commerce during the mid and late 19th Century. The heroes of the Alamo and San Jacinto have walked her streets. Jim Bowie, Sam Houston, General Santa Anna and President David G. Burnett are but a few of the men whose names fill our history books. She has seen a fleet of pirate ships anchored in her harbor as well as the Union Navy. Galveston had the first telegraph, first telephone, first electric lights, first medical and nursing schools in the state and the list goes on and on. At one time she had over forty millionaires living in kingly mansions of almost every style of architecture along Broadway and other avenues.< Less
ANOTHER LOOK: Growing up in The Jim Crow South By Betsy Bunn
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“These writings are portraits of light and dark and the bittersweet realities of childhood and adolescence. Stories reveal how the joy of black-white friendships gives way to larger cultural... More > forces and the necessary secrets and behaviors that keep the scaffolding of everyday life from toppling. A trip to see her father late in his life opens long buried wounds and questions about the family, childhood experiences and the corrosiveness of secrets and denials. Her essays dare to look at the past in sweet and unsweet ways, careful to let go of nostalgia when trumped by later insights. She holds on to what she finds true and though the costs of truth seeking are great, we come to see the mirror of her life constantly changing as she adds insight to inform what she sees reflected back to her. Would that we could do the same, and stand before a mirror that more accurately reveals what we dare to learn.” - Kendall Dudley< Less
Peter Dillman By Roosevelt Standard
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An almost unbelievable story of endurance and courage in the early days of the old west.
History Through the Eyes of the Living By Animas High School's Sophomore Class
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This book was compiled and written by Stephen Sellers’ 2015-2016 Sophomore Class as a part of the Poet Laureate Project. Each student was given the task of becoming a Poet Laureate for a... More > specific country, nation, or region involved in WW1, most of which were erased from standard history books. Each student was responsible for researching and selecting an event that was relevant to their country, nation, or region that took place within the general WW1 time frame. All poems written had to incorporate poetic form, rhyme, meter, and feet, along with having an essay to provide the historical context behind the event. In addition to students having the task of being Poet Laureates, each student was delegated a specific job in the creation and publication of History Through the Eyes of the Living. The entirety of this book was student created.< Less