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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
The Bone Yard By James F. Christ
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On October 12, 2003, five US National Guardsmen working with the Afghan National Army are ambushed at a remote, former Soviet tank park called "The Bone Yard". Outnumber over 10 to 1, they... More > must hold on until help arrives...but when it does, only six soldiers appear. With their commander shot six times but still fighting, the eleven man force must hold out for over an hour, almost out of ammunition, before a Quick Relief Force arrives to assist them.< Less
The San Lorenzo Valley Flume By Lisa Robinson
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The story of the San Lorenzo Valley Flume which operated between Boulder Creek and Felton in Santa Cruz County during the latter part of the 19th Century. The book explores the people who financed... More > it, built it, played on it, worked on it, and, eventually, tore it down. It examines the method of construction and the challenges faced operating and maintaining the flume.< Less
Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King: Blogs and Essays By Kevin Powell
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Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King, Kevin Powell’s 11th book and his latest collection of blogs and essays on American politics and pop culture, is a stunning manifesto for... More > our times. That is because Powell is one of the most courageous and distinctive voices in America today. Be it violence against women and girls or the Trayvon Martin tragedy, Occupy Wall Street or the Penn State sex scandal, The Super Bowl or leadership in America, Powell is unafraid to touch any controversial social issue. Thus what we have in Kevin Powell’s Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King are 22 raw, unfiltered blogs and essays, intent on not just exposing, but understanding, all the while building bridges of dialogue — with ourselves, and with our America.< Less
The Danish West Indies in Black and White By Enrique Corneiro
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More than 200 black and white images depict the people, places and events that transformed the Danish West Indies into the U.S. Virgin Islands.
2 Good 2 Be Forgotten, Folklore of the Ozarks By Max Decker, Ed. D.
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The misconception that many people have of Ozark hill people needs to be laid to rest. We are not ignorant, backward, shy, dirty or dirt poor. We have our share of people with problems but not any... More > more than any other area of the country. Our environment and inherited traits have combined to make us highly intelligent people. From our midst have come people recognized over the world: educators, lawyers, national legislators, ministers, writers, artists, astronauts, actors and actresses, playwrights, musicians, farmers and common people who believed and still believe that hard work is honorable. And, our environment and our inherited traits have combined to make us a highly adaptable people who, as you will read in this book, were creative, who endured hardships but entertained themselves, who had a work ethic like no other people in the world and who laughed and cried but made a respectable place for their families in this world.< Less
This Week In Black History IV Edition By WILLIE PRICE
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This Week in Black History is a book written for people from all walks of life. You may be young, old, black or white. The purpose of this book is to awaken peoples mind to the contributions of... More > African Americans in the world. The book not only gives information about Blacks and their contributions to the world, it also encourages the reader to ask questions about the person or event, with the hope that they will research those questions, persons or events. This book is a way to bring a new perspective and ideology to all Americans regardless of their race, creed, color or economic background.< Less
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
The Game of Politics By Donald R. Jansiewicz
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The Game of Politics Simulation is designed to provide participants with a highly realistic experience in American government. Each participant plays a legislative, executive, judicial or media role... More > and functions within a dynamic environment.< Less
Called to the Prairie By Richard P. Jahn, Jr., Jan Dodge, Dennis E. Johnson
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"Called to the Prairie" is a rare and unique account of early 20th century life in western North Dakota as recorded in the journals of Richard C. Jahn. A young seminary student from St.... More > Louis, he came to McKenzie County in the winter of 1915 to minister to five small Lutheran congregations there. Over the next year, Jahn’s daily entries provide an intimate view of life on the prairie and the homesteaders and ranchers he encountered. Between blizzards and floods, wolf attacks and hazardous journeys, he writes about late night card games, cowpunchers, dirty dishes, prairie hospitality and a much-loved feisty pinto. Discovered in an old shoebox in 2002, Jahn’s journals were accompanied by a treasure trove of personal photographs of the very people, places, and events he wrote about—faithfully reproduced in this unusual account and enhanced by extensive footnotes for historical reference. "Called to the Prairie" is a must–read for anyone who loves North Dakota history or the pioneering spirit.< Less
Custer's Last Stand: Portraits in Time By Charles A. Mills
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Since his death along the bluffs overlooking the Little Bighorn River, in Montana, on June 25, 1876, over five hundred books have been written about the life and career of George Armstrong Custer. ... More > Views of Custer have changed over succeeding generations. Custer has been portrayed as a callous egotist, a bungling egomaniac, a genocidal war criminal, and the puppet of faceless forces. For almost one hundred and fifty years, Custer has been a Rorschach test of American social and personal values. Whatever else George Armstrong Custer may or may not have been, even in the twenty-first century, he remains the great lightning rod of American history. This book presents portraits of Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn as they have appeared in print over successive decades and in the process demonstrates the evolution of American values and priorities.< Less
Weird Reno By Sandie La Nae
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Join author Sandie La Nae as she and Nevada Historical Society docent, Arline La Ferry, bring you interesting, thrilling and historic facts about Reno, Nevada.
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
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
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
They Came For Coffee- Color Interior By Elaine Lillback
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Sit down with a warm cup of coffee and open this book to discover a true American love story. Experience a young girl's journey from Finland to find love in America. Grow with her as she embraces a... More > new community and raises a family. Unravel Senja's story and see how her influence is still felt today in the Finnish American community.< Less
Masters of the Shoals By Jim McNeil
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In 1862 Cape Fear pilots became increasingly vital when the Union navy blockaded Cape Fear to prevent needed supplies from reaching the Confederate port of Wilmington. The tales of these masters of... More > the shoals sing of high adventure and courage under fire in this painstakingly researched book, which according to the Washington Times is “. . . a valuable and meticulous accounting of one chapter of the South’s failing struggle again the Union,” or in the words of The Advocate “. . . as personal as a family memoir, as authoritative and enthusiastic as the best history.”< Less
Rishonim By Talmidei Ohr Reuven
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A student generated historical summary of the lives of some of the great rishonim.
They Came For Coffee- Paperback By Elaine Lillback
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Sit down with a warm cup of coffee and open this book to discover a true American love story. Experience a young girl's journey from Finland to find love in America. Grow with her as she embraces a... More > new community and raises a family. Unravel Senja's story and see how her influence is still felt today in the Finnish American community.< Less
Seven Generations - Ancestors of the Present Day Lumbee By Kelvin Ray Oxendine
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Discover "Who's Your People" with this collection of historic photographs featuring the ancestors of the present-day members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. A perfect tool for the... More > Lumbee and Tuscarora Indians of Robeson County to learn about their ancestors.< Less
Project Quick Find:Memoirs of a U.S. Navy SEAL Training Sea Lions By Michael P. Wood
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PROJECT QUICK FIND tells the story about U.S. Navy SEALs training sea lions to recover objects from the ocean floor. It takes place from the inception of the Quick Find Project in Hawaii, to the... More > recruiting of Navy SEALs working as sea lion trainers in Coronado, California, as well as the official Navy certification of the Quick Find system. The story continues through the sea lion captures at San Nicholas Island, CA and the Project Quick Find ultimate mission change and expansion of the program while all along illustrating the bond between the sea lions and their SEAL trainers.< Less
Project Quick Find:Memoirs of a U.S. Navy SEAL Training Sea Lions By Michael P. Wood
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PROJECT QUICK FIND tells the story about U.S. Navy SEALs training sea lions to recover objects from the ocean floor. It takes place from the inception of the Quick Find Project in Hawaii, to the... More > recruiting of Navy SEALs working as sea lion trainers in Coronado, California, as well as the official Navy certification of the Quick Find system. The story continues through the sea lion captures at San Nicholas Island, CA and the Project Quick Find ultimate mission change and expansion of the program while all along illustrating the bond between the sea lions and their SEAL trainers.< Less
Winston Roots, Vol. 3: Early Pioneers and Settlers of an Alabama County By Peter Gossett
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Newspaper articles containing early pioneers and settlers of Winston County, Alabama.
Staggering: Life and Death on the Texas Frontier at Staggers Point By Avrel Seale
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In 1829, recent arrivals from Ireland began moving to a patch of wilderness near the Brazos River in Mexican Texas. They came seeking freedom and fortune. What they found was malaria, war, the... More > constant threat of gruesome Indian massacres, wolves, panthers — and an abiding happiness that has kept many descendants there to this day. At Staggers Point, near modern-day Bryan, Texas, they collided and coexisted with four other cultures: Americans, American Indians, Mexicans, and enslaved African Americans. These families bore witness to the greatest political upheavals of nineteenth century America, and their lives spanned the full range of human experience — from scratching out a living on a primitive frontier; to fleeing and fighting bands of Comanches and other American Indians, the Mexican army, and common criminals; to the joys and sorrows of raising children beyond the reach of civilization. Though they were common pioneers, to us their experiences, their feats, and their very survival are staggering.< Less
LETTERS FROM THE TRENCHES By Lana Lease-Johnston
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This collection of letters were mailed home (Greenville, Ohio) from my grandfather to his brother on the farm from 1917 to 1919. My grandfather served in the US Infantry in the trenches in Europe... More > during World War 1. He was wounded and attacked with gas during his military service. These letters help us to remember the horrific conditions in the trenches and the daily barrages of overhead attack and ground attack that our US troops endured. My grandfather says many times in his letters that he never held onto much hope that he would ever return to the USA again. Although he was able to physically return to the USA, his life was shortened due to his military service.< Less