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Supermarine Spitfire Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By Royal Air Force
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The epitome of grace, beauty and design, the Supermarine Spitfire was one of the most deadly fighters of WWII. The Spitfire prototype, designed by Supermarine’s Chief Designer R.J. Mitchell,... More > first flew in 1936. By the time the Battle of Britain began in earnest, nineteen Spitfire squadrons were available to the RAF. Their pilots were most often tasked with engaging Luftwaffe fighters, including the Bf-109. With its superior maneuverability, it proved more than a match. This pilot’s flight operating handbook, for the Model IIa and IIb, was originally produced by the Royal Air Force during World War II. It has been slightly reformatted but is reproduced in its entirety. It provides a fascinating view inside the cockpit of one of history’s great planes.< Less
Identification of Manufacturers & Marks, HA Vol 16, Nos. 1-2 1982 (2010 reprint) By SHA
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The potteries of the East Liverpool district were the largest domestic producers of ceramic wares between 1890 and 1940. This volume includes a brief history of the local pottery industry from its... More > inception to the present. This treatise is designed to provide a reference for the identification and interpretation of archaeological data. It also contains peripheral appendices to facilitate effective use of the publication< Less
The Francis Richard Family: From French Nobility to Florida Pioneers By Mark A. McDonough
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After killing a man in a duel, Louis François was forced to flee Florence and his privileged life of a nobleman. He started over in the French colony of St. Domingue (Haiti). He married, took... More > on the Richard surname of his extended family, started his own family and a successful plantation. The Slave Revolt of 1791 forced them to flee. They made their way to Florida, a Spanish colony. Despite enduring the privations of pioneer life and Indian attacks, the Richards survived and even prospered. During the Patriot War of 1812, Georgian rebels devastated the area and forced the Richards to abandon their plantations. Francis Jr. returned and operated a sawmill plantation. He fathered 11 children with his slaves; educated, and provided for them all. Raising 15 children on his plantation during the "Seminole Wars," brother John Charles became the progenitor of a long line Florida Richards. While most members of the "Richard Clan" were prominent citizens, quite a few were of dubious character, and met violent deaths.< Less
Descendants of Benjamin Freeman By JD Weeks
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Some descendants of Benjamin Freeman.
Perspectives from Historical Archaeology: Revealing Landscapes By SHA
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A compilation by Christopher C. Fennell including articles from Historical Archaeology. Topics include Methods and Cartographies of Analysis, Terrains Shaped by Economics, Class, and Social... More > Identities, Configuring Landscapes of Geometry, Ideology, and Surveillance, and Geographies of Racism and Inequality. For a complete Table of Contents, please view, or visit the publication's homepage and click "preview" beneath the large image of the cover, which will display the first few pages of the book.< Less
Norse Magical and Herbal Healing By Ben Waggoner
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Written in Iceland around the year 1500, the little book now known only as AM 434a is a treasure trove of medieval medical knowledge. The book lists healing uses for over ninety different herbs. It... More > gives advice on health matters ranging from bloodletting to steam baths to the influence of the moon on health and human life. And it contains a number of magical spells, charms, prayers, runes, and symbols to bring health, wealth, and good fortune. The roots of the healing traditions in AM 434a go back thousands of years before the book itself was written. We are honored to present the first complete English translation of AM 434a. Complete notes and commentary explain this texts’s historical and cultural background. Medievalists, historians of science and magic, herbalists, and anyone interested in medieval Scandinavian lore and life will find this book indispensable.< Less
Harriet Quimby Scrapbook By Giacinta Koontz
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The biography of Harriet Quimby, America's first licensed female pilot (1911) and the first woman to solo across the English Channel (1912). Thoroughly researched by author Giacinta Bradley Koontz,... More > this is a feast for the eyes with vintage photographs, illustrations, newspaper articles, and many of Quimby's journalism reports between 1903-1912.< Less
Northampton County, N.C. - Mill and Ferry Records By Stewart Dunaway
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Northampton County Mill and Ferry Records contains a very nice collection of mill petitions. It covers from 1786 to 1855. In addition this county has a fair collection of Ferry records spanning from... More > 1791 to 1867. Also in the ferry records is a complaint about Gen Baker confiscating a ferry operators boats during the Civil War. The operator then stated, the boats were destroyed! *Updated June 2012*< Less
Orange County, N.C. - Lost Deed Records (1752-1769) By Stewart Dunaway
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The early deed books(from the founding of the county in 1752) were buried in the ground (supposedly) to protect them from the British Army, which uses the County Seat as their headquarters Feb. 1781.... More > These soiled books were damaged beyond repair, therefore Orange County will lose their deed records - forever. However, the court minutes contained the proving of these land transactions, which provides the date, grantee (buyer), grantor (seller), and witness, along with acreage and sometimes town lot description. This book contains alphabetical sorted lists (names - Last, First) for each category (Grantee, grantor, witness). There are sorted grants as well (Granville and McCulloh). Finally, there are other tables for town lots, specific deed research etc. If you work in Colonial Orange County land records - this book is required.< Less
Fill the bathtub! By ACS Alumni
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This book is the second volume of a compilation of stories from conflicts in the Middle East written by alumni and faculty of the American Community School at Beirut. Stories from WWI, WWII, 1958,... More > the Six Day War, the '73 war, the Lebanese Civil War, the Gulf War and more - by Maria Bashshur Abunnasr ('84), Bill Allen ('64), Esther Allen (Fac '73 -'75), Catherine Bashshur, T. Robert Bassett (Faculty 52-'56), El. Huntington Bliss ('21), Scott Brunger ('64), Ivy Cleo (Gorkiewicz) Compton-Bishop ('35), Harry G. Dorman Jr. ('22), James Downing ('68), Carol Haeussner ('59), George Herrmann ('63), Julie Johns ('71), Phyllis Glessner Leach ('48), Patricia Falconer Roland (’75), Jim Mandaville ('53), Sherry Brown Schmidt ('58), Susan Meade Sindelar ('69), Ivar Walde ('64), Allen West ('48), Jeanne Comings Majdalany (Fac 44-47).< Less
Back To The Future: A History of Transit Planning in the Puget Sound Region By Christine Bae, Manish Chalana, Jeffrey Oschner
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Back to the Future focuses on the planning and development of transportation infrastructure in Seattle and the Puget Sound region in the years since World War II. Because this subject is so vast,... More > Back to the Future focuses on six individual topics; The Construction of Interstate 5: Downtown Seattle through the University District by Kassandra Leingang; An Historical GIS Examination of the Interstate-5 Corridor by Scott Beckstrom; Seattle Bus Tunnel by Oran Viriyincy, Sounder Commuter Rail by Brian Mann; Central Link Light Rail: Planning and Performance by John Murphy, and The Waterfront Line: A History of Streetcars in Seattle and on its Central Waterfront by Andreas Piller. Compilation, research support, final editing and formatting is by Michelle Whitfield. Collectively the chapters offer insights into the history of some of the most important transportation projects in the region. They show how decisions were made and how initial proposals changed as they came to fruition.< Less
Lincoln Convertibles 1939-1959 By Don Narus
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Covers Lincoln, Continental, Zephyr, Edsel and Mercury 1939-1959, a pictorial history, with the emphasis on close-up details. Lots of useful information. Over 200+ B&W photos, 125 pages. Soft... More > cover. Great reference and restorers guide. Smart addition to your auto library.< Less
Karate 1.0: Parameter of an Ancient Martial Art By Andreas Quast
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This masterpiece represents the results of nearly twenty years the author invested in demystifying the convoluted genealogy of Karate. The central theme of this work is the search for causal triggers... More > of a holistic system of unarmed and armed martial traditions. By analysing the origin and transformation of the military and security organization of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, the author identified the superordinate security related royal government organizations and functions responsible. In this way describing the enigmatic parameters of the Ryūkyū Kingdom’s ancient fighting arts, or KARATE 1.0, a common historical basis of the countless fragmentary traditions of modern Karate and Kobudō were discovered. “KARATE 1.0: Parameter of an Ancient Martial Art” should be embraced by the international Budō community and enjoy the recognition and success it so richly deserves.< Less
The Story of Del Mar Terrace By Maryruth Cox
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A history of Del Mar Terrace, a small community near San Diego, California.
Christ Church Register III Hardback By Charles Blunt
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A historically important Parish Register of Raleigh NC's oldest Episcopal Church. Volume III covers from 1874 to 1907. There are 726 baptisms, 197 marriages and 591 funerals. Much of this... More > information is not available elsewhere and is of significant historical and genealogical importance. The volume is indexed and cross-indexed with major life events highlighted.< Less
Christ Church Registers Vol I/II Hardback By Charles Blunt
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The first Parish Registers of Raleigh NC's oldest Episcopal Church. Volume I/II covers from 1821 to 1874. The entries are free-form and offer personal notes and observations. There are 507... More > baptisms, 167 marriages and 123 funerals. The collection and dispersal of communion alms offers unique information on-going church expenses and support the church gave to individuals in need and other charitable causes. The volume is indexed and cross-indexed with major life events highlighted.< Less
Mein Kampf: The Stalag Edition By Adolf Hitler
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This is the only complete, unabridged, and officially authorised English translation ever issued by the Nazi party, and is not to be confused with any other version. Translated by a now-unknown... More > English-speaking Nazi party member, it was printed by the Franz Eher Verlag in Berlin for the Central Press of the NSDAP in limited numbers during the years 1937 to 1944. Most copies were distributed to the camp libraries of English-speaking Prisoner of War (POW) camps, and became known as the “Stalag” editions (Stalag being a contraction of the German word Stammlager, or POW camp) because they all carried a camp library rubber stamp on the title page. Only a handful of copies survived the war, and the text contained in this edition has been taken directly, without amendment, from one of these extremely rare editions.< Less
The Life and Times of Alexander Neibaur - Journey of the First Mormon Jew By Bruce Alan Newbold
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Imagine, the conversion of a Jewish man into Christianity. Now, imagine that same Jewish man converting to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons! Such was the case and amazing... More > story of Alexander Neibaur. The Hebrew journeyed from Prussia, to England, and after joing the LDS Church, took his journey over oceans, and eventually the plains of America to the Salt Lake Valley. Friend of the Prophet Joseph Smith, defender of the Prophet and his faith, Alexander took his young family into the desert valley that would become his home and the beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. Studying the German bible with Joseph Smith, working on the building of the Nauvoo temple, defending the city, writing poetry and hymns,crossing the wilderness plains of America, becoming the first pioneer dentist of Utah and making Brigham Young's dentures, are only a small part of the fascinating journey, of Alexander Neibaur.< Less
Colbourne Family History - English Ancestry By Denis Colbourne
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This is Volume I of a three volume series titled “Colbourne Family History”. It tells the story of fifteen generations of Colbournes who lived in various counties of England from the... More > fourteenth to the twentieth century. It is a detailed record of several decades of research carried out in England and Canada. These are the English ancestors and cousins of the Twillingate, Newfoundland Colbournes described in Volume II, published in 2012. The story begins with William Colbourne born in Warwickshire circa 1305 and traces the Colbourne families as they spread to the other English counties of Stafford, Somerset, Suffolk, Dorset, Cambridge, Salop (Shropshire), Norfolk and Hampshire.The spelling of the Colbourne name has many variants even within a common document.< Less
The Sword of Japan By Joseph Bott
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Joe Bott started collecting Japanese swords in the early 1950’s and was a founding member of the Japanese Sword Society of Southern California (Nanka Token Kai). This book contains his... More > thoughts on how to start collecting Japanese swords along with the information needed to understand the basic concepts and terminology used in more advanced reference materials. This kind of information is often not available to readers who do not have access to instructors, collector associations or more experienced sword collectors. This book will attempt to bridge at least part of that gap. The book contains materials on: • Important topics required to be successful in collecting Japanese swords. • Graphics detailing basic terminology and the most seen features in swords. • Charts for translating signatures, provinces, dates, periods and titles. • Basic knowledge that is required to use more advanced references. • A sword collectors thoughts on what is important for sword collecting.< Less
Pilgrim's Log By Irene Arbelaez
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This book is about a young girl that is 12 years old. Her name is Irene. She is a pilgrim. She has a lot of adventures that she states in her journal.
Some notes of Charles L`ecluse By Charles L`ecluse
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English translation of original Latin facsimile by Charles de L'ecluse (February 19, 1526–Leiden April 4, 1609). Charles de L`ecluse's 1582 book, or Carolus Clusius, as his friends called him,... More > is the earliest written description surrounding Francis Drake’s circumnavigation (1577-1580); preceding the 1586 "Anonymous Narrative" published by the Richard Hakluyt. Reverend Martin Pollard, O.S.B. of Mount Angel Abbey at St. Benedict, Oregon translates this 16th century Latin botanical document to present day English. Poor Xeroxing and poor health caused the translation delay until late 1992. Although the facsimiles contained in this production may not be up to some standards, never the less, this work is deemed necessary for the scholar of 16th century plants and Drake. The process of translating from one language to another is not exact therefore; there may be some variance from word to word of the translated pages.< Less
Surprising Facts About Each Of The United States Presidents By Neal Finkelstein, Ph.D.
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Welcome! I hope you enjoy this book full of interesting facts about each of the 43 United States Presidents. When it comes down to the simplest form presidents are simply human they have tragedy in... More > their lives, they have joy, they have ambition, they have typically won elections by a very small count and in general, most of them have been great family men. It is the media, the staffs, the ceremony, traditions and the ever need to build the Office of the President “up” that portrays them as more than human. In this book, I hope you find many facts about our presidents that remind you that they are still simply human.< Less
An Array of Hope: Social News of Hope, Maine - 1888 to 1907 By Cynthia S. DellaPenna
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A fascinating look at a rural mid-coast Maine town, as it transitions from the horse and buggy to the automobile and telephone era. Full of history, vital records, biography, economics, and gossip... More > from the transcribed “social news” of the Rockland Courier-Gazette newspaper. The book includes an every name index, Hope's 1888 census, and interesting biographies. There is a cornucopia of interesting turn of the century news, as it relates to many families in Knox and parts of Waldo County, Maine, and includes some of their far ranging migrations.< Less
Gladys McNair's 1941 Study of Tallassee By Johnson and Goss
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A 1941 history of Tallassee, Alabama as seen through the eyes one of its most beloved high school teachers. A study of life in the 1940s in a small southern cotton mill town.