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Heirloom By B.C. Brooks
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Life in early La Florida may not have been as history has been written. Native Americans from this region are said to have lived for centuries due to the inexplicable power of a mysterious source of... More > water. Early explorers went in search of this “Fountain of Youth” only to come back disappointed. It was hidden from their view by a aged tribe devoted to its protection. Young Lt. Stephen Hathorne, shipwrecked in Spanish La Florida in 1808 will discover the secrets of this tribe if he can survive the trip. Indeed, he discovers that he and his own family are responsible for their very existence! Traveling through threads of time's sensitive fabric, Stephen and his new-found love will have to face many dangers: pirates, zealots, slavers, and a madman from the future before they can find peace in the past. In this story, four time periods of the beautiful and exotic Floridian town of St. Augustine are explored. Although a sci-fi romance, lovers of history will be thrilled at the meticulous detail.< Less
Brooks of Stanly, Anson and Union Co, NC Family Documents By B.C. Brooks
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BOOK: Family Documents as collected by Rev. E.M. Brooks and transcribed by his grandson, Baylus C. Brooks. Also included are some photos, anecdotes and transcriptions of county records concerning... More > the Ezekiel Brooks trials.< Less
Brooks of Stanly, Union and Anson Counties, North Carolina Family History By B.C. Brooks
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FULL COLOR BOOK! Family History of the Brooks of Stanly, Union and Anson Counties, North Carolina with documents and notes pertaining to Ezekiel Brooks vs. Siddy Brooks along with letters, notes on... More > Confederate Brooks and packed full of photos from different branches of the family! There's family branches here from NC, SC, GA, AL, TX, and AR plus numerous tiny branches into many other states. This book is full color and kind of expensive, but it's worth it for the photos. It is basically the Brooks website in Coffee Table format. Give me some feedback if you think a black and white cheaper version is necessary and I will make it for you. My opinion on this book was that it just had to have color for the photos.< Less
Colonial Native Dispossession of North Carolina By Baylus C. Brooks
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This is a collection of primary source references concerning American native dispossession in Eastern North Carolina. This was a project for a class and is not complete by any means but, it is a... More > good start. Some interpretation of these records is offered.< Less
Dethroning the Kings of Cape Fear By Baylus C. Brooks
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Edward Moseley is not the man that romantic historians of the past have idolized. Politics skewed North Carolina's history and created a "king" from a "crook." NOTE: the print... More > version has color illustrations and is expensive. This e-version is much cheaper, however.< Less
The Making of Jesus Knocking By B.C. Brooks
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The making of a stained glass window as constructed by B.C. Brooks Stained Glass Art Studio in Live Oak, Florida. The qualities of this window that make it special are nearly unique in the stained... More > glass industry, having been almost completely painted from top to bottom. This is the process by which it was made. The book is in color so you can see the beauty of the glass in the photos that accompany the written detail. This e-version sells for much less than the printed version.< Less
Pearce / Pierce Family of Duplin, Onslow and Pender Counties, North Carolina and Related Families By B.C. Brooks
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BOOK: Pearce / Pierce lines of Southeastern North Carolina. Many of these families were instrumental in forming the new colony of the Carolinas in the early 18th century and even the late 17th... More > century. We've been here a very long time! You will find the families of Whitfields, McCoys, Taylors, Fonvilles, etc. in the early Craven Co, NC area… later becoming Lenoir, Jones, Dobbs and Wayne Co's, NC. You will also find the Pearce's in Duplin in the mid 18th century finding their way into New Hanover (later Pender Co, NC) in the early to mid 19th century when they met up with the Foys and Meadows.< Less
Brunswick Town and Wilmington By B.C. Brooks
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Brunswick Town, the Cape Fear region’s first port city, provided a deep-water port that accommodated trans-Atlantic shipping on the only easily accessible river in the colony of North Carolina.... More > Contemporary accounts stated that it was like to be a “flourishing place,” while town lot sales reflected its profitability in 1731. However, Brunswick Town was not destined to remain and its founder, Maurice Moore and his family would suffer great economic trials as a result. Brunswick Town barely lasted until the American Revolution and today, remains only a vague memory. This was an Honors Research Thesis and is a radically different interpretation of the events in the Lower Cape Fear in the early eighteenth century. An eminent historian recently commented: "Portrayal of North Carolina history as something which began at colonization then proceeded completely independent of external conditions creates an artificial temporal and spatial bubble that isn't truly representative of the operating causal forces..."< Less
Aristocratic Pyrates of the Albemarle By B.C. Brooks
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Edward Moseley undoubtedly had a tremendous affect on the British American colony of North Carolina. His influences, both social and economic, have had a contribution to the aristocratic nature and... More > the liberties that he exercised while an early "public servant" in that early English colony. Those influences include many well-known names, like Isaac Newton, Daniel Defoe, Christ's Hospital and the Royal Mathematical School. It can be easily said that great hubris journeyed with him from London to America.< Less
Aristocratic Pyrates of the Albemarle By B.C. Brooks
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Edward Moseley undoubtedly had a tremendous affect on the British American colony of North Carolina. His influences, both social and economic, have had a contribution to the aristocratic nature and... More > the liberties that he exercised while an early "public servant" in North Carolina. Those influences include many well-known names, like Isaac Newton, Daniel Defoe, Christ's Hospital and the Royal Mathematical School. Hubris journeyed with him from London to America.< Less