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In the Hearts of Many By Philomene Belair
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This is a story of two people who dared to follow their dream. It introduces you to the people, seen and unseen, they met along the way. It tells of many events during a period of 3 1/2 years and... More > touches the heart. Many who shared their memories with them are depicted in this book about life for two people who so loved what they were doing. It tells how their dream comes to an end, how they dealt with the loss and what they are doing now. It is a journey you won't want to miss, a journey of passion, pain and love. It is truly a tale of the "spirit" that still stays at Miss Adams Diner...and in the hearts of many.< 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
Espíritu By Ralph Rivera
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Come to northern New Mexico a down the corridors of time to the land of kerosine lamps and coal bins. Listen to the tales of little, lost children and cruel landlords. Here is the province of... More > prohibition dances where Spanish and English mingle over bottles of moonshine. Here hard people wrest hard lives from an unforgiving land through the unending power of the human heart.< 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
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.
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This is the long-awaited, Definitive Collection of poems from revolutionary poetess, BARBARA HASKINS!
Living, Laughing, Loving in Old Lathemtown By Mary Helen Cissell
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A wonderful collection of oral histories from residents of a tiny rural North Georgia town that was once the mule trading capital of Georgia. Interesting black and white photographs accompany the... More > narratives.< Less
The Ex-Slave's Fortune By Lori Martin, Ph.D.
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Cynthia D. Hesdra was born a slave in Tappan in 1808 to John and Jane Moore. During her lifetime, she operated a successful laundry business and owned a number of properties in New York and in New... More > Jersey. At the time of her death in 1879, she was worth about $100,000. She was a millionaire by today's standards! Her husband, Edward, and many of her relatives, fought over her assets. The extensive court battle was precedent setting from a legal standpoint and was one of the most celebrated cases of the time. Find out what becomes of the ex-slave's fortune!< Less
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
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.
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 Early History of the Communities of Bowman, South Carolina By Linda Carter Smith
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The authors Linda Carter Smith, Peggy Easterling Miller, Steven Craig Smith and John Woodrow Weathers have researched and compiled facts, stories and photos about the colorful history of the Bowman... More > area. Using archival documents and photographs, the authors have assembled a history of the area that gives the reader a glimpse into the early days of Bowman and the nearby communities.< 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
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
Pioneers: Etched In Stone By Steven P. Williamson
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Pioneers: Etched In Stone provides biographies of the men and women whose names are "Etched In Stone" on the "They Passed This Way" Monument in Sam Hicks Monument Park in... More > Temecula, California. The monument celebrates the lives of those who, in ways both large and small, made an impact not only on the Temecula Valley, but on California and the United States. Some stayed in the valley, most passed through, but all are indelibly linked to the development of our country.< Less
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In the 1800's some of the Negro slaves was taken to West Virginia and as time went on they look to get set free through the legal system
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.
He Was Expendable: National Security, Political and Bureaucratic Cover-Ups in the Murder of President John F. Kennedy By James Kelleher
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The Warren Commission got it wrong when it concluded there was no conspiracy to assassinate President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. James Kelleher, a political scientist, proves it in this... More > well-researched examination that uncovers: • evidence showing a shot came from the grassy knoll • relationships between Oswald and numerous individuals never identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Warren Commission. • connections between Jack Ruby and gangsters linked to the Central Intelligence Agency’s failed attempts to kill Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro. Further evidence shows that President Lyndon B. Johnson helped squelch rumors about Soviet or Cuban involvement to avoid a conflict that could have led to nuclear war. Even the Secret Service destroyed evidence of credible attempts on the president’s life.< Less
From Commandant to Captive: The Memoirs of Stalag Luft III Commandant Col. Friedrich Wilhelm von Lindeiner genannt von Wildau With Postwar Interviews, Letters, and Testimony By Marilyn Walton, Michael Eberhardt
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At 6:30 a.m. on 27 January 1945, Col. Friedrich von Lindeiner, the court martialed and exiled “gentleman” ex-Commandant of Stalag Luft III, sat in the waiting room of the Görlitz... More > train station hoping to return to Sagan, Germany, to fight the approaching Russians. The distance from Görlitz to Sagan was 28.5 miles. He arrived fifteen hours later as 10,000 Allied prisoners of war were evacuating his former camp. Like them, he would soon view the war from both inside and outside the barbed wire. Later, as a prisoner of war, he was held by the British for two years before returning to a devastated and divided Germany.< Less
Vietnam War Medal of Honor 6x9 Color By David Rose
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A poetic description of the actions of the Medal of Honor recipients from the Vietnam War.
When We All Went to War By Jack Rice Donald Goodman
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A wonderfully written account of Worls War II's impact on Muskegon, Michigan; as told through the eyes of the Junior College. The book uses primary sources and personal accounts to describe the... More > everyday lives of those who remained behind. Highlights include: new quick moving courses to instruct people for work in the war industry; the multiple uses of Lake Michigan as a training ground and the heartfelt antidotes of those who eagerly awaited the return of loved ones.< Less
2015 Lael Family Reunion By Thomas Lael
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This booklet tracks the John Henry Lael family from North Carolina to Illinois at the turn of the 20th Century. The ancestors of John Henry Lael have held an annual reunion for over 60 years. ... More > Recently the Reunion has been held in Jerome, Illinois in early May.< Less
2015 HEAD VASE PRICE GUIDE By Marlene Frew
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Lady head vases were manufactured during the 1950s / 60s and displayed various social icons of that time period. A myriad of producers from Asia and the United States of America were producing... More > thousands of Lady Head Vases. My mom has collected for more than 30 years and has assembled a beautiful collection which we will share with you. It was a real treat for my mother and I to work together to create this work.< 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