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Broadsword Academy By Christopher Scott Thompson
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The complete martial arts system of the Cateran Society, including a newly-designed Core Curriculum for the Regimental Highland Broadsword, Old Style Highland Broadsword, Sword and Targe, MacGregor... More > Method and Cleasa. Includes Legends and Lore of the Highland Broadsword (with a short new section on clan feuds of the Lowlands and Borders), Lives of the Highland Swordsmen (with a short new section on swordsmen of the Lowlands and Borders), A History of Scottish Swordplay, The Cateran System, the new Core Curriculum Levels I-V, Testing and Certification, Other Arts We Teach and a new appendix featuring the broadsword collection of Phread Cichowski.< Less
1902 Handbook of Steam Engineering: Elevators, Pumps and Steam Heating By Periscope Film LLC
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Published when the Age of Steam was at its zenith, the 1902 Handbook of Steam Engineering covers the design, construction, and operation of some of the 19th Century's most important machines: the... More > steam pump, the steam elevator, and the steam heater. Profusely illustrated, this textbook provides a wonderful view of the era when steam pressure powered whole economies, enabling the industrial age and transforming the lives of millions. This is a wonderful book for anyone interested in "how it works", steam enthusiasts, and engineers of all ages.< 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
WICKED THEY WALK The Tour Guide's Book By Wanda Kay Stephenson
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Most complete and up to date research on Bobby Mackey's, Most Haunted Night Club In America. A MUST READ FOR ANYONE PLANNING TO VISIT OR INVESTIGATE BOBBY MACKEY'S. Over 400 photos taken by Author... More > and Tour Guide Wanda Kay and guests who have toured or investigated with her at Bobby Mackey's. Newspaper Articals, Maps, important names assosiated with the club, Paranormal Photos and much more. Happy Ghost Hunting!< 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
Premocar-Made In Birmingham By JD Weeks
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The story of the Premocar, an automobile built in Birmingham, AL 1919-1923. From the start as the Preston automobile, then the Premocar automobile, until the Preston Motors Corporation closed.
Legends of The Lumbee (and some that will be) By Arvis Locklear Boughman
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The 55,000 members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina reside primarily in Robeson, Hoke, Cumberland, and Scotland counties. The Lumbee Tribe is the largest tribe in North Carolina. They take... More > their name from the Lumbee River which winds its way through Robeson County. The ancestors of the Lumbee were mainly Cheraw and related Siouan-speaking Indians. One of the favorite activities of the many Lumbee families was sharing stories around the fire at night. More recently, Lumbee storytellers such as Barbara Braveboy Locklear, Barbara Locklear, Mardella Lowry, and Nora Dial-Stanley, carry on this ancient storytelling tradition to a much broader audience. The ancestors of the Lumbee tribe shared many stories with other local tribes such as the Cherokee, Creek, and Catawba. As the Lumbee people shared stories, they found that their sister tribes also told tales about “little wild spirit people”, animals, the afterlife, and how our world came to be.< Less
Dive the Thousand Islands By Dennis McCarthy, Skip Couch, Kathi McCarthy
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"Dive the Thousand Islands" is both a new book and an update of two previous books in one. This new book combines the out-of-print Skip's Divers Guides (Cape Vincent to Clayton and the... More > Narrows to Alex Bay) books with lots of new information on wrecks and dive sites into one new book that covers all the Thousand Islands. “Dive the Thousand Islands" has information for divers on location, depths, access, visibility, bottom type and description as wellas information on the site history. Photos as well as side scan images are included for most sites. Wrecks and sites on both sides of the U.S. and Canadian border.< Less
Unwrapping Historic Downtown Lancaster By Jim Herrick
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This book takes close look at the history of downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It is stuffed with details about buildings, people, and stories to guide readers through the development of this... More > historic city from the time of William Penn up to the modern era. Excellent maps and an abundance of photographs provide information in an attractive, accessible package. Organized as a guide book yes, but much more as discussions frequently expand to people and events that will engage and fascinate readers. This is the resource used to train Historic Downtown Lancaster Walking Tour Guides. A must for anyone who has even a slight curiosity about the history of Lancaster. "It is by far the most comprehensive guide to this city ever produced." - "Intelligencer Journal & Lancaster New Era"< Less
Hitler's Orphan: Demetri of Kalavryta By Marc Zirogiannis
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This historical novella is set in the famed Greek village of Kalavryta, the site of one of the worst massacres in the history of World War II. Panagiotis and Vasiliki Zirogiannis are met with the... More > realities of Italian and, later, Nazi occupation of their beloved, little village in the Greek countryside. Against the backdrop or war, rebellion, and tragedy they try to affirm their love and protect their baby, Demetrios. This book tells the true story of a human tragedy of epic proportions.< Less
Kamikaze Destroyer By Jeff Veesenmeyer
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Merriam Press Naval History NH3. First Edition (2014). History of the USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD774) which shot down more Japanese kamikaze aircraft than any other U.S. Navy ship, during the battle for... More > Okinawa in 1945. This new book by a relative of a crew member killed that day off Okinawa, tells the story of the ship, and that fateful day, through the words of many of the survivors, which the author interviewed. This is not just a story about a ship, but about the men that made that ship a legend in the annals of U.S. Navy history. 9 appendices, bibliography, 112 B&W photos, 6 illustrations, 6 maps, color painting.< Less
History from the Grand Northwest By Lhem Naval
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A humble endeavor to gather available historical documentary resources, this book does not pretend to be an exhaustive foundation for local history. This book aims only to be a tool for us to... More > constantly remember and not to put into oblivion what went before as we build up our identity today for a meaningful future. Rich in history and cultural heritage, Misamis Occidental, the Grand Northwest this book is referring to exists to this day as a perennial reminder of our human call to reconnect with our historical past and learn noteworthy lessons in existence. The ecclesial and secular events that intertwined the early history of Misamisnons make us realize that the many aspects of our own historicity are priceless as life itself. The essays, each a product of reflection and historical research, deal with individuals, places and events related to the timeline of the Grand Northwest.< Less
Key West Dancing At The End Of The Rainbow - Vol 1 By Gordon Ross
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A photographic trip down memory lane recalling many of the colorful Conchs, legendary locals,iconic businesses and events that made Key West what it is today.Photos of the Monster Disco shows and... More > employees, early Fantasy Fest parades and costumes and outrageous personal parties and events with celebrity guests such as Leonard Bernstein and Divine. A little book with big memories of a very special time on the Island of Key West Florida during the 1970's and 80's.< Less
A History of the Chili Crossroads Bible Church By Dr. A. Joseph Essington
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Designed to share the unfolding story of the founding and development of the CHILI CROSSROADS BIBLE CHURCH in Coshocton County, Ohio, over a time span of more than sixty years, this short volume... More > opens by explaining the historical setting into which the church was born, including how an earlier church -- the St. John’s Evangelical Church Congregation -- closed its doors and left its church building and cemetery, and most of its personal property to the new church. It then explains that under the capable leadership of Rev. Owen E. Lower the CHILI CROSSROADS BIBLE CHURCH opened in 1953, was then served by several other pastors, transitioned into a brand new church building with more land, and since 2009 has been thriving and growing, under the capable leadership of its present pastor, Rev. Neal Dearyan. This history of the Chili church is enhanced with the inclusion of many beautiful pictures taken over the years, with a list of its original charter church members.< Less
You Just Can't Hear the Cannons By Dr. Bruce Frye
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Join Dr. Bruce Frye as he takes you on a journey from the founding of God's America to present day. An intriguing mix of historical facts and spiritual visions, this book is a fascinating look at... More > American history through the eyes of the Fry ancestors from the American Revolution to the Civil War infused with God given visions for the saving of America today.< Less
Duty Calls at Home: Central Pennsylvania Responds to the Great War, 1914-1918 By Peter Miele et al.
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This collection of essays examines the impact that the United States entry into WWI had on the people and communities of Central Pennsylvania. The authors in this collection explored how the... More > national events precipitated by American entry into the First World War in April 1917 transformed the institutions and day-to-day life of the men, women, and children living in communities in Central Pennsylvania. Some of the topics explored include WWI’s impact on educational institutions (including local universities, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, and private preparatory schools), the National Guard, the Red Cross, Camp Colt in Gettysburg, conservation efforts, and photojournalism. The narratives included connect these topics to life in Adams, Franklin, and Cumberland Counties, as well as more in depth explorations of activities in Harrisburg, Carlisle, and Gettysburg.< Less
Explaining Texas By Dick Browning
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Explaining Texas is over seventy stories every Texan should know about Texas. For non- Texans, it helps them understand why Texans are the way they are. The cattle drives up the Chisom trail to... More > Abilene. Texas Rangers, “One Ranger, one riot.” Famous Rangers , Hays, McNelly, Walker. Outlaws John Wesley Hardin shot 42 men who just needed killing. Dallas dentist, Doc. Holliday, Lady outlaw Belle Star, and others. Jefferson, Texas, on the shores of Caddo Lake, the most beautiful lake in the United States, where they averaged a murder a day. The Texas revolution, the Goliad massacre, battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. The Texas Navy that made independence possible. Galveston, the 1900 hurricane, worst natural disaster on American history. Cynthia Ann Parker, abducted by Comanche as a child, Gave birth to the last and greatest Comanche Chief. Texas weather, Wrong way Corrigan, the dust bowl, buried treasure, Del Rio Radio, and many more.< Less
Lost Cemeteries of Moraine State Park By Cody B. Magill
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Lost Cemeteries of Moraine State Park is a hiking companion, guiding the reader to eight forgotten cemeteries hidden within the boundaries of Moraine State Park in Butler County, Pennsylvania.... More > Every chapter contains maps, detailed directions, GPS coordinates, photographs, and difficulty ratings for finding a particular cemetery. The histories of the families interred in the cemeteries are examined and related to the overall history of Butler County from its earliest days to the present.< Less
The Family of Johann Wirtz and Anna Margaretha Schneider By Rosemary Berchem
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The Family of Johann Wirtz and Anna Margaretha Schneider traces the family from their origins in Kaiseresch, Germany to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. It is full of family photos, background text... More > descriptions, and genealogical information going from the 1920s back to the 1650s.< Less
The Darkest Days of the Civil War, 1864 and 1865: English Translation of Frederick W. Fout's 1902 Die Schwersten Tage des Bürgerkriegs, 1864 - 1865 By Frederick W. Fout, Philip Graupner
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An English translation of a Civil War history written by the German immigrant, Frederick W. Fout, based in large part on his personal experiences as an artillery officer in the Union Army throughout... More > the war. He was a Medal of Honor recipient. This volume of his history is focused on the Battles of Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee at the end of 1864. It was published in German by his son in 1902. This is the only available translation.< Less
A MESSAGE FOR MY CHILDREN “Remember your name when we are sold” “The Struggle of Mariana McCalister By Sheila McCalister
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A MESSAGE FOR MY CHILDREN “Remember your name when we are sold” “The Struggle of Mariana McCalister” A Slave mother whisper to her children, I may not be with you always. If... More > we are sold from one another, I want you to remember your name. Remember to teach your children the same lessons I have taught you. We are the McCalister’s, one family, many dreams, and one legacy.< 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
The War of 1812 in Russell County, Virginia By Brett Compton
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A manuscript written by the late famed local historian Elihu Jasper Sutherland concerning the War of 1812 in Russell County, Virginia. This manuscript was found in the personal archive of Judge... More > Sutherland at the John Cook Wyllie Library on the campus of UVa-Wise. It is the only known comprehensive work on the War of 1812 in Russell County, Virginia.< Less
Portrait of the Past IV By Herman Tester
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Fourth in the Portrait of the Past series of photograph books featuring the people displaced by the TVA flooding in 1948 of the Watauga, Elk and Roan Valleys in Johnson and Carter Counties in... More > Tennessee.< Less
The Book of Iowa Films By Marty Knepper, John Lawrence
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This is the first comprehensive history of films made in or about Iowa. It reflects some twenty years of collecting, lecturing, and talking with some of Iowa's current generation of independent... More > filmmakers. It covers the span from 1918 to 2013 and gives important background information on dozens of high profile films such as the STATE FAIR films of 1933 and 1945, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, FIELD OF DREAMS, and many others. It is designed as a companion for the State Historical Society's blockbuster "Hollywood in the Heartland" exhibition in Des Moines that is scheduled to run at least through 2016. The book has an interpretive essay covering the entire history as well as paragraph length descriptions of each film. A user-friendly feature is the Index of Films, which makes it easy to locate discussions of individual films. Marty Knepper is a featured commentator on video screens in the "Hollywood in the Heartland" exhibition.< Less