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Ghost Schools of the Big Bend By Albert Briggs Tucker
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Albert Tucker's detailed study of education on the West Texas frontier covers a 60-year period of history from the late 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. His subject is the schools in... More > particular—schools founded in pioneer country and long ago abandoned or displaced. These "ghost schools"—a coinage of the author that builds on the notion of "ghost towns"—are little more than bare ruins today. Professor Tucker brings them back to life and invites us to get to know the founders, the teachers, the principals, the students, the parents, and the critical role they played in social formation. The reader gains an unforgettable picture of this region and time, and likely be forever marked by the romance attached to it. The book is a result of a lifetime study. It contains maps, dozens of rare and original images, complete tables, and a thorough index. ISBN 978-0-6151-9134-8.< Less
How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers By Lisa Louise Cooke
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This book gives you a proven newspaper research process, and is stuffed with everything you need for genealogical success: Step-by-Step Instructions, Worksheets and Checklists, Tons of Online... More > Resources and Websites,A Case Study that Puts It All to the Test. "Read it. Study it. Absorb it. But above all, use Lisa Louise Cooke’s new book as the guide and instructional tool that it is meant to be. As a veteran of research and libraries, I found all sorts of nuggets and new resources. Beginners will find an embarrassment of riches, including an impressive appendix with a comprehensive list of online routes to national, international and local newspapers. This is as close as you’ll get to one-stop shopping for learning about historical newspaper research." --Steve Luxenberg, Washington Post associate editor and author of Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret< Less
The Danish West Indies In Black and White By Enrique Corneiro
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The Danish West Indies in Black and White uses 275 black and white postcard images from between 1880 and 1940 to tell the story of the people, places and events that helped to transform the Danish... More > West Indies into the U.S. Virgin Islands.< 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
Gallipoli - The First Day By Peter Condon
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This short book describes what went on around Anzac Cove on 25 April, 1915; from before the early morning landings until the close of action on that first night. It covers the reason why Australia... More > was involved, how our soldiers arrived at Anzac Cove, and how they climbed the trails to higher ground after the landings. There are no battallion numbers to remember nor names to note. As you stand in silence waiting for your local Anzac Day dawn service to begin you will be able to “picture” what our troops were going through at the same time of the morning on the same day about 100 years earlier.< Less
Know Your Soul By Robert A. Brown
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Know Your Soul: The Music of a Lifetime, is just that, the “music of my life”. This book is about the intersection of Black music and Black culture from 1960 to 1990, my musical sweet... More > spot. The book will reflect how cultural markers that I lived through, such as Gospel, Civil Rights, War/Protest, Black Pride, Soul Train, Motown and Black Movies were the catalyst for the creation of some of the greatest music of the last century. You will be connected with musical memories, educated on that link of R&B with Black culture and presented with questions on each subject area. Want to know "How Deep is Your Soul", take our music challenge and find out. Join us for Classic Soul fun and knowledge< Less
The 10 Second Kill Zone By The Lone Wolf
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We wish we could arbitrarily accept the findings of the Warren Commission. We wish we could accept the fact the Lee Harvey Oswald, barely a marksman could make a once in a lifetime shot utilizing... More > archaic weaponry at that… but there are just too many questions, too man loose ends. Oswald, who along with Jack Ruby was allegedly on the American intelligence community’s payroll, seemed to be more a patsy then a reliable assassin. What of the mafia angle? What of the alleged cooperation between the mafia and all levels of Texas government officials, from the Vice President, to the Governor of Texas, to the Mayor of Dallas as well as its Chief of Police. How did they arrange an open air procession in a state that Kennedy did not carry, well know for its dislike of him? Why did Jackie Kennedy shout at Linden B. Johnson, “You killed Jack!”? We don’t know… However there is one thing we do know. It was a 10 second kill zone which involved 12 bullets.< Less
The Vermont Ghost Experience By Joseph A Citro, Robert Waldo Brunelle JR
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True ghost stories from the hills of Vermont, researched and retold by renowned Vermont folklorist and author Joseph A. Citro, illustrated by Vermont artist and cartoonist Robert Waldo Brunelle JR.
Iron Mine Railroads of Northern New Jersey By Larry Lowenthal
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Larry Lowenthal's classic 1981 book has been republished by the Tri-State Railway Historical Society (www.TriStateRail.org). This is the authoritative work on the mining region of northern New Jersey... More > and the railroads that served them. Railroads in this region, like the Lackawanna and Central Railroad of New Jersey and their predecessors, greatly influenced the communities they served. Towns like Chester and Rockaway grew up around the railroads and mines that sustained them, and this book is a record of their combined history and eventual decline.< Less
Celebrating The Rag: Austin's Iconic Underground Newspaper By Alice Embree, Thorne Dreyer, Richard Croxdale
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Celebrating The Rag tells the remarkable story of the legendary underground newspaper that sparked a political and cultural revolution and helped make Austin weird. The book features more than 100... More > articles from The Rag’s 11-year history plus contemporary essays and eye-popping vintage art and photography. This collection captures the radical politics and subversive humor that marked the pages of this upstart newspaper between 1966 and 1977.< Less
Faith, Families & Friends: 150 Years of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and Montegut Louisiana By Laura A. Browning
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The focus of the book is the history of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Parish and Sacred Heart Church in Montegut, Louisiana. The book follows the church-parish boundaries, including the... More > term of each priest, and with the creation of each new parish out of Sacred Heart, St. Ann (1908), St. Joseph (1948), and St. Charles Borromeo (1971), the focus continues with the Priests of Sacred Heart. However, the book could not reflect Sacred Heart without writing about Montegut, Bourg, Little Caillou, and Pointe aux Chenes. The church has given us important roots, binding us as a church and community family, sticking us to this small place, Montegut. Sacred Heart Parish predates Sacred Heart Church by over thirty years. Pere Menard blessed the first dedicated chapel built on Dugas property at St. John the Baptist in le Terrebonne in November 1859. Sacred Heart of Jesus Church marks its founding as the creation of the parish by the Diocese of New Orleans in November 9, 1864.< Less
The History of the Royal Order of Ponce de Leon Conquistadors By Pierre J. Fisher, MD
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A history of the Royal Order of Ponce de Leon Conquistadors of Charlotte County, Florida
Bethel Church History By Elmer Norman, Jr
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This is the history of Bethel Church of Christ from 1875 to the present. We are very glad that our church history is being published. As the deacon and a historian, I am sure this will be our... More > keepsake for many years. We thank everyone for their support in gathering news items, photos, and cooperation. Deacon Elmer Norman Jr.< Less
Light of the August Moon By Terri Lyons
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Short stories of modern history with a poetic twist, traveling from the Roaring Twenties through the Disco Seventies.
Bair Farms: A Porcion of Edinburg By Ismael Aleman et al
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Among the early arrivals to the town of Edinburg was the Bair family of College Springs, Iowa. In 1920 they joined others, including the Heacocks who had arrived in 1913 and made the Rio Grande... More > Valley their home. The families who were bonded together in the marriage of Dorothy Heacock and Lee Martin Bair were entrepreneurs in retail hardware and agriculture. They experienced droughts, hurricanes, and freezes with their attendant economic shortcomings which changed and often shortened lives. Their son Dwayne Bair would lead a life that included farming, citrus production, and banking. This is his story but also one of many others that called the Rio Grande Valley home.< Less
'Gardening by Moonlight' By Peter Kaššák, David Gunby
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205 Group RAF mining operations over the River Danube in 1944. The product of research in British, Australian,South African, German, Hungarian and Slovak archives, ‘Gardening by... More > Moonlight’ is about one of the least known and most effective of the Royal Air Force's bombing campaigns of the Second World War. Operating from a group of bases around Foggia, in Central Italy, the RAF's 205 Group mined the River Danube intensively between April and October 1944, radically curtailing the movement of Axis river shipping and at times halting it altogether. The Wellington and Liberator crews had to sow their mines (hence the slang term 'gardening') at low level on moonlit nights, running the gauntlet of night fighters, flak and balloon barrages. Their courage, skill and sacrifice are celebrated in what is an important account of a virtually unknown aspect of the war in the air.< Less
The Church on the Hill: A Record of the 150 Years of Ministry of St. John's Episcopal Church By Alicia Hager
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In 2016, St. John's Episcopal Church in Grand Haven, MI, celebrated its 150th Anniversary. As the final event of that celebratory year, the Vestry commissioned a new Parish History to be written, one... More > that would update the excellent history written fifty years ago by parishioner Olive Harbeck. A team of parishioners got to work organizing the archives. An open call was made for an author to turn all the notes into a manuscript. Parishioner Alicia Hager stepped forward, with editing assistance from long-time parishioners Jackie Berg and Rick Parks. Together, they produced this small book, recounting the story of a community that continued to rise to challenges and sought to spread God's kingdom in the Episcopal tradition anew in each generation.< Less
Life, Love, and Loss: Short Stories and Poems Based on True Events By Magdalin M. Szabo
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War has horrific, widespread consequences that include destruction and chaos in the lives of all it affects. In a collection of short stories and poems based on true events, Magdalin Szabo draws on... More > personal childhood experiences to open the eyes of others to the impact of global conflict during the twentieth century. Through diverse characters, settings, and writings, Szabo shares a glimpse into several crises in the former Yugoslavia as a young woman is forced into an arranged marriage in a town where meddling is a sport; another is driven on a journey to freedom after German ethnic cleansing splinters her family; and as a family receives final letters from a grandmother forced into a death camp in the aftermath of World War II. Included are ten poems that highlight the blending of nature and man, the emotions surrounding the loss of a homeland, and reflections that accompany the aging process.< Less
Historical Business Directory of Oxford, NC By Richard L. Taylor, MD
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This book was created in an effort to describe the development and history of the business district of Oxford, N.C., covering the years 1812 - 2015. It was felt that it would be helpful to have this... More > information in one central location as, at present, most of the information is available but scattered over many sources, sometimes hard to access. Many sources were used to document this work, including conversations with older residents. Time lines for each business in the district are discussed and in some instances historical notes explaining further details of events are included.< Less
THE RIVER OF GOLD By Shahid Abdullah
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It tells the story of the self-sufficient spirit as an innate quality of the African Americans. It captures this powerful attribute in this fascinating and intriguing adventure of an African-American... More > family as it evolved in America during the Golden Era of the African American.< Less
History of Law Enforcement Wayne County Ohio By Roger McGinnis
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In 200 years Wayne County has seen about every imaginable crime and criminal, from chicken thief's to murders. This book reads like an old time police blotter, highlighting some of the unique and... More > pertinent cases of the time. You will get an insight to the law officers that have served this county. Common citizens, farmers, and merchants, rising to the cause of honorable service to their fellow citizens. Then take a moment to remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our county. Find out about the jails in Wayne County, size, location, number of cells and more. Hard to believe we are on our 5th one. Packed full of neat and interesting history facts, good, bad, happy and sad stories rolled up into the career we call law enforcement. First Edition covers Wayne County Sheriffs 1812-2012, Major and Minor calls and crimes, All Jails and Fallen Officers in the county from all Agencies.< Less
Insurgent Marcos: The Political-Philosophical Formation of the Zapatista Subcommander By Nick Henck
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The present study aims to rectify this by establishing which political-philosophical currents Marcos was exposed to during his formative years as a student at the National Autonomous University of... More > Mexico, and then examining the Subcommander’s discourse in order to ascertain the extent to which these persisted in his thinking years later. Concretely, what the book proposes is that in his youth Marcos was especially influenced by his reading of Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault, and Nicos Poulantzas, and that certain core components of their thinking helped to form, and indeed continued to inform, the Subcommander’s political philosophy.< Less
It Happened in Ava, Illinois: A Collection of Twelve Historical Stories By Steve Grace
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Ava, Illinois, is a small Midwestern town with a rich historical past and a cast of colorful residents. Until now, most of the town’s history has been based on folklore told from one generation... More > to the next. Steve Grace, a former alderman, mayor, and lifelong resident of Ava, relies on extensive research to share twelve stories about several of the town’s most memorable and impactful events. While revealing the histories behind the naming of Ava, the notorious Callahan gang, the Wallace brothers’ shooting, bank robberies, the battered barber, the post office fire, and an old factory building, Grace provides a glimpse into eras and experiences that, at times, make this small town’s history seem stranger than fiction. Included are fascinating images, court documents and the people who once lived in Ava. It Happened in Ava, Illinois shares a collection of twelve stories that detail the compelling history and major events of a Midwestern town on the edge of the Shawnee National Forest.< Less
A History of the Salley Family 1690-1965 By Olin Jones Salley
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Heini (Henry) Sali (1690-1765) married Mariah Von Arx and immigrated in 1735 from Zeglingen, Switzerland to Orangeburgh District, South Carolina. A History of the Salley Family 1690-1965, is a... More > genealogy of Heini and Mariah’s descendants, sons Henry Salley Jr. and Martin Salley, who, emigrated with their parents from Switzerland. These two sons subsequently settled in the area of Salley, S.C. and their descendants are prominent among the peoples of Salley, and other areas of Aiken County, as well as North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, New Jersey, Georgia, Louisiana and the world. Olin Jones Sally spent many years compiling this comprehensive book which was published by the Salley Family Historical Committee after his death. The second edition corrects minor typographical errors only. Not covered in this genealogy is Heini Sali’s third son, John. Born in Orangeburgh in 1740, he remained in the Orangeburgh town area, and the many Salleys of Orangeburg are primarily descended from him.< Less
Untold Stories: The Holocaust Boxcar - A German History, B&W with Color Cover By Joachim Reppmann, Friedhelm Caspari
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“You must know everything that happened then. And why it happened.” This is the appeal made by the Auschwitz survivor Esther Bejarano to the present and future generations. In doing this,... More > she issues a mandate not only to Germans, but to all the nations, to go beyond remembering and memorializing the millions of victims of National Socialist tyranny by understanding its historical context. On May 8, 1985, Richard von Weizsäcker said as a former president of the Federal Republic, “It is not a matter of overcoming the past. That simply cannot be done. It is not possible to make it ‘undone.’ But anyone who closes his eyes to the past becomes blind to the present. Anyone who does not remember that inhumanity exists, becomes susceptible to new dangers of infection.”< Less