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A Night with Saddam By Mark E. Green MD
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A Special Operations Flight Surgeon's interview with Saddam Hussein on the night of his capture, and the missions which led to their meeting.
History of Rangeley Hotels and Camps By gary priest
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This book identifies and gives a short history of all the hotels and commercial camps that have operated in the Rangeley area since 1870. It includes pictures of many of the old hotels.
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
In the Wake of Lewis and Clark: From the Mountains to the Sea By C. Mark Smith
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This book is designed to help passengers better understand what the Lewis and Clark expedition experienced during those momentous years of 1804–1806, but also to be able to see through vintage... More > photographs and other images what the members of the Corps of Discovery saw before the rivers were changed forever by hydroelectric dams. It affords an opportunity to travel “in the wake of Lewis and Clark.” Leaving St. Louis on May 14, 1804, with thirty-four soldiers, hired voyagers, and Clark’s slave, York, they traveled through the unexplored territory and beyond it, to the Pacific Ocean. Their exploits come alive today as cruise ships travel their route up and down the Snake and Columbia Rivers.< Less
Death Embraced: New Orleans Tombs and Burial Customs, Behind the Scenes Accounts of Decay, Love and Tradition By Mary LaCoste
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Death Embraced is like no other book you have ever read. Fascinating and entertaining, it leads readers to ponder issues that should not be avoided. Some may want to use it as a guide to visiting New... More > Orleans graveyards . . . or as a guide to life. “An amazing book by an even more amazing writer, historian and educator with vast knowledge of the Crescent City’s history and an intimate understanding of many of the Big Easy’s lesser-known cultural traditions and customs. A must-read for anyone who is serious about learning the true history of New Orleans. I dare you to try to put it down after reading its first few pages.” -Edmund W. Lewis, Editor,The Louisiana Weekly “A gem of a book, full of little things you didn’t know you wanted to know. With subtitle wit and serious depth of knowledge, Mary LaCoste shares the down and dirty of one of New Orleans most mysterious institutions.” -Liz Scott, New Orleans Magazine< 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
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
Tales From Six Feet Under By Deming Writing Group
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On March 7, 1881, the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe railroad met up with the Southern Pacific Railroad and the two were joined with a silver spike The site needed a name. So Charles Crocker, a... More > baron with the Southern Pacific, named it after his wife, Mary Ann Deming. In the beginning, Deming was little more than a railroad workers’ camp then, people set up businesses under canvas and Deming began attracting people, miners, shopkeepers, lawmen, doctors, and families. Many found their final resting place in Deming in what is now the Mountain View Cemetery. In 2012, local historian Nancy Johnson, who thought there were enough interesting characters buried in the cemetery to warrant a “cemetery tour,” recruited members of the Deming Writing Group to write bios of several cemetery “residents.” When the idea of a tour was abandoned, the writers adapted the bios for the play, “Tales From Six Feet Under.” This book is a result of that endeavor.< Less
The Jewish Mafia By Carlos Porter, Hervé Ryssen
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FRONT COVER Top: Louis “Lepke” Buchalter, gangster, responsible, as head of “Murder Inc.”, for up to 700 contract killings. Highest-ranking mobster ever to die in the... More > electric chair. Crude; lacks refinement. Bottom: Russian-Jewish “gangster capitalists” Vladimir Gusinsky (left) and Boris Berezovsky (right) drink to the “free market” (an economic fad) after scooping up trillions of dollars worth of natural resources for pennies on the dollar in crooked “privatization” schemes with copious assistance from Chechen gunmen and assassins, destroying the economy of the country, reducing over a hundred million people to abject poverty, with a crash in the birth rate, mass homelessness, hundreds of thousands of suicides, murders, “disappearances” and premature deaths through malnutrition and alcohol poisoning. Much better.< Less
150 Years, Standing Strong By Priscilla T Graham
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150 Years, Standing Strong is a collection of church histories, places, and people that illustrate their origin and connection with Historic Freedmen's Town in Houston's Fourth Ward.
Around Cape Horn Once More By Paul W Simpson
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Around Cape Horn Once More is the story of the French Bounty Clipper Ship, Montebello. She was built in Nantes, France in 1900 and was lost on the rugged and lonely south coast of Kangaroo Island,... More > South Australia in 1906. This book is a tale of the adventures of the Montebello and the men who sailed her around the globe. It brings to light a period of France’s maritime history that has never before been told in such thrilling and dramatic detail. "we heard the roar of breakers, and then we knew that we were close to the land, and there was still no visible light. All hands turned out to put on canvas with a view to heading the vessel off the shore, but we had received the warning too late and within a few minutes we had struck on the fearful rocks. The ship shivered all over with the shock. I shall never forget the sensation it created. She bumped hard several times and threatened to go to pieces at any moment. The seas broke over her from end to end."< Less
The History and Genealogy Of the First Settlers of Petit Jean Mountain By Sam Koenig
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A compilation of the history and genealogy of the original settlers of Petit Jean Mountain, Arkansas. It includes the origins, settlement and family history of the first settlers and includes three... More > generations of genealogical information for those families. Mountain legends and lore are differentiated from fact. The author is a resident of the mountain who is fascinated by its history.< Less
90th BIRTHDAY JOHN WARVELLE HARBAUGH By Dan Harbaugh
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A brief compilation of photo and documents prepared for the 90th birthday of John Warvelle Harbaugh
Percy Guthrie and The MacLean Kilties By Paul E. Belliveau
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In June 1915, while lying in No. 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital in France recovering from multiple wounds received at the Battle of Festubert, Major Percy Guthrie heard the pipes and drums of a... More > Scottish battalion as it passed on its way to the front and the idea of forming a kilted battalion in his home province of New Brunswick was conceived. This is the story of the political, military, and financial trials and tribulations Percy Guthrie had to overcome to form his all volunteer Highland Battalion in Fredericton, New Brunswick, which became affectionately known as the “MacLean Kilties”. The book details Guthrie’s innovative and imaginative clarion “call to arms” to all those with Scottish roots throughout Canada and in the American New England States. The story unfolds with the Kilties’ transition from an untrained military unit in Fredericton to a highly skilled military battalion in Camp Seaford, England.< Less
The World War II Shipboard Journal of CPO Charles Joseph Sullivan By USS Wisconsin Radio Club
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CPO Charles Joseph Sullivan was Chief Boatswain's Mate and Master-At-Arms onboard the Battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) for the duration of the ship's involvement in World War II. He kept a... More > meticulous daily journal of all of the onboard activities that he observed. This book contains a transcript of his entire journal with key events annotated, including photographs from his personal collection. His journal starts when the Wisconsin departed the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. After transiting the Panama Canal, the Wisconsin steamed to Pearl Harbor and beyond into some of the most important naval engagements of the war. CPO Sullivan saw his ship attacked by Japanese aircraft, including Kamikazes. The Wisconsin bombarded Formosa, Luzon, Okinawa, and the Japanese mainland. Sullivan was there the whole time - 105,831 miles worth and 1,562 sixteen-inch shells fired - from the day the Wisconsin was commissioned until the day she dropped anchor in Tokyo Bay at war’s end. It's documented here, in his own words.< Less
The Maska Dramatic Circle: Polish American Theater in Schenectady, New York (1933-1942) By Phyllis Zych Budka
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This book presents a detailed history of the Maska Theatrical Circle, a theater group active in Schenectady, NY, before and during WWII. The group included young Polish Americans and played an... More > important role in the local community. The author, Phyllis Zych Budka is the daughter of the group's co-founders and members, Sophie Korycinski Zych and Stanley Zych.< Less
Historia Del Desfile Colombiano By Carlos Velásquez
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A history of the Colombian Parade of New York. It covers the events and personalities involved since it's founding to the current time.
Winston Roots, Vol. 4: Early Pioneers and Settlers of an Alabama County By Winston County Genealogical Society
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Winston Roots, Vol. 4 is the latest installment of an ongoing labor of love for the Winston County Genealogical Society for the preservation of our beloved county. It is our goal and desire to... More > insure Winston's pioneers and settlers are remembered and their stories are recorded for future Winston County citizens.< Less
50-Year Commemorative Tiptonian By Janis Thornton
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Commemorative book for the 50-year reunion of the Tipton High School Class of 1966, packed with stories, photos, and memories of the members of the class.
Bu tarix xëboţo l qiyomo Aydarbo hawi cam lišono şurayt? drëšto tarixiye By Jan Beṯ-Şawoce
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Şurayt, as a language, has a long history of usage in Turabdin and outside Turabdin, in the region known as Northern Mesopotamia. Assyrians (today also known as Syriacs and Chaldeans) and... More > non-Assyrians speakers used it as their vernacular language for thousands of years, but they never wrote it down. This is the key reason why there is little literature available in Şurayt today. From the early 1980s Jan Beṯ-Şawoce has worked for the revival of Şurayt as reading and writing language. He has published a magazine (Nsibin – 1987-2006), and numerous books and writings in Şurayt. It is not until recently that Şurayt started to be written, read and also being accepted as a language of its own. With this book, for the first time, Jan Beṯ-Şawoce presents a historical study in Şurayt. He describes how the debate and dispute concerning Şurayt evolved over the years. The contents of this book is entirely in the Şurayt (Western Assyrian) language.< Less
Weird Carson City By Sandie La Nae
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Read about curiosities researched from numerous media sources from the mid-1800s into the 21st Century! Let the mysterious thrill and chill you! Get the scoop on notable Carsonites! Laugh at... More > amusing anecdotes! Researched from Historic-Paranormal author, Sandie La Nae and Nevada Historical Society's 'Special Works" historian, Arline La Ferry. This book is thee third in their popular "Weird" volumes, with several other "Weird" books in progress.< Less
The Assyrians – From Nineveh to Södertälje By Svante Lundgren
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Assyrians have come a long way from Nineveh to Södertälje – both in space and time. This straightforward book recounts the long, dramatic history of the Assyrians: The ancient... More > Assyrian Empire, how the Assyrians became the first nation to adopt Christianity, how they have been persecuted by the Persians, Arabs, Turks and Kurds, and why they left their homeland of Assyria to settle in Södertälje, Chicago, Gütersloh, Sydney, Enschede and Gothenburg. The book deals with the Assyrian language and self-designation, churches and secular organizations, and also attempts to describe why they are split into different groups with varying views of their identity and history. The book is based on modern, scientific research and provides answers to common questions raised by both Assyrians and non-Assyrians regarding one of Sweden’s largest immigrant groups. This book is in English.< Less
Lugo - Sanchez Family History By Steven De Boer
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History and Genealogy of the Lugo and Sanchez family through Raymond Martin Lugo
Atlanta's South-View Cemetery By John Soward Bayne
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This is a guidebook to South-View Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. The cemetery was chartered 21 April 1886 by African-American businessmen, all former slaves, faced with exhaustion of Oakland Cemetery... More > (1850) and desirous of a respectful burial ground. The Watts family has managed the cemetery from its earliest days; the current president is the great-granddaughter of the patriarch, Albert Watts. Notable burials include the parents and grandparents of Martin Luther King, Jr.; John Wesley Dobbs, the "Mayor of Sweet Auburn"; and Alonzo Franklin Herndon, who was born a slave, worked as a sharecropper, established a chain of opulent and successful barbershops, then became Atlanta's first black millionaire through the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. Through the lives and accomplishments in death-year order of over 100 people buried at South-View, this book tells the history of African-American Atlanta. Introductory essays are by Traci Rylands and Herman "Skip" Mason, Jr.< Less