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True Stories: Elmira, New York Volume 2 By James Hare, Diane Janowski
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Diane Janowski and James Hare are freelance history writers for the Elmira (NY) Star-Gazette. Since 2014, they each write monthly articles on the history of the city of Elmira, New York. This book is... More > a second volume of their articles.< Less
Just a Thin Slice: A Family's Journey Through the American Landscape - 1623 to the Present By Jim Kenaston
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"Just a Thin Slice" is a selective account of a family history covering nearly 400 years. The life and times of multiple generations are characterized for the sake of young members of the... More > family and for others who may find the account to be a useful or edifying word for our current time.< Less
Homeless Soldier By John Phantom
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The book is about the plight of homeless veterans and the challenges they face.
6 O'CLOCK Brews By Peter Symons
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Bronzed Brews – Home Brewing Old Australian Beers, was arguably the first time Australian historical beer recreations had been documented. During the editing a lot of content, including some of... More > my favourite bits, ended up on the cutting room floor because of incomplete information. I’m ruthless when editing! 6 O’CLOCK Brews is a continuation, extension and amplification of Bronzed Brews, (which covered the history of Australian brewing, ingredients and processes from the early 19th century to the 1970s, it included 42 recreation recipes.) Now after lots more research, including delving into heaps more mouldy brewing books, are more stories from the past and of course even more (54) old recreation recipes. I located old brewing records from Tasmania, Western Australia, N.S.W. and South Australia, plus some from the U.K. After being granted the rare privilege of access to Cooper’s Brewery archives, I am especially pleased to be able to document the evolution of Cooper’s beers over 100 years or so.< Less
Unique Mankato By Daniel J. Vance
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Relive the incredible forgotten stories of Mankato, Minneosta, inluding those of Moses Wickersham, Julia A. Sears, Bill Sandon's Black Tigers, Maud Hart Lovelace, and President Taft's visit, to Vice... More > President Schuyler Colfax, Peter Ferguson Sr., Sinclair Lewis, President Truman's visit, and the Green Gables tornado. These hidden gems span the first 100 years of Mankato history.< Less
Towns County - A Pictorial History By Michael Gora
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A Pictorial History of Towns County, GA, reprinted from the 1992 edition, with revisions and corrections/
Zora Neale Hurston In and Around Jacksonville, FL in the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's By M. Alene Murrell
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Zora Family Member - 95 year old M.Alene Murrell has written a great new book about the famed writer Zora Neale Hurston.
Hmong History Paperback Version By Thomas Vang
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This is the first completely up-to-date Hmong history book ever written by a member of the Hmong people. It describes the earliest civilizations of the Hmong and Miao in China, and why some of the... More > Hmong migrated into Southeast Asia in the early 19th century, particularly to Vietnam, Laos and Thailand; and how the Hmong of Laos were involved with the Lao civil war, especially the secret war from 1962 to 1975 that caused almost a hundred thousand Hmong to flee to Thailand and Western countries as political refugees after the Communists takeover. This book includes the forcible repatriation of the Lao-Hmong asylum seekers at Nam Khao refugee camp in Thailand back to Laos in late 2009 and the arrest and discharge of former General Vang Pao by the U.S. authorities. "[It] is full of fascinating materials [and] a wonderful book. Congratulations," commented by Dr Nicholas C. T. Tapp, Senior Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University.< Less
Winding Through Leland : An Architectural Guidebook to Leland's National Register Historic District By Leland Historic Foundation, Katie Dean Davis
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This book presents an alluring glimpse into Leland’s rich history as told through its architecture. From a plantation community cut into the antebellum wilderness, to a roaring railroad town,... More > to a favorite stop on the famed “Blues Highway”, Leland has remained a beautiful little city with majestic Deer Creek winding through its heart.< Less
My Wars By Richard Bushong
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Experiences from WWII through and including Viet Nam as pilot, test pilot and other military experiences. Aircraft include B-17, RC-121, F-4 and many others. Interesting stories of experiences in the... More > Army Air Force and the US Air Force.< Less
The travels and travails of music By Ruth Finnegan
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The history of music, culture and radio in the small island of Fiji by a well -known anthropologist and ethnomusicologist, starts from historical 'moments/ (1937, 1978, 2009) to dispute conventional... More > theories of cultural change and demonstrate the ways that it is not 'music' that travels but the people who use and develop it through amazingly inspired initiatives. An important contribution to the often neglected study of popular music in South Seas island cultures and the significance of radio in an island culture with implications for wider study.< 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.
Independent Hardtops 1949-1964 By Don Narus
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Covers Studebaker, Packard, Hudson, Nash,Kaiser-Frazer and Willys. All hardtop models including Concepts, show cars and one-offs. Over 200 large B&W photos, history, specs and details. Excellent... More > premier, great reference guide. Must have addition to your library.< Less
The Bad War: The Truth NEVER Taught About World War 2 By M S King
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BANNED BY AMAZON! 316 pages / 600 images / 8.5 x 11 After two years of strong sales, Amazon finally caved into pressure and BANNED this book. Why? During the decades which have passed since the... More > end of the grand history-altering event known as World War II (aka “The Good War”), only one narrative of the conflict has been heard. It is a story which has been scripted by the victors and POUNDED into the minds of subsequent generations. Every medium of indoctrination has been harnessed to this end. You know the lyrics: “Germany, Italy & Japan tried to enslave the planet. The “good guys” of the “world community” banded together and saved the world.” Because the moronic mantra is never questioned, the public mind quite assumes it to be an indisputable truth, on par with 2 + 2 = 4. That's difference between mythology and an ordinary lie. Can you handle the truth that "they" don't want you to know about?< Less
Tales from Montana's Rocky Mountain Front By Nancy Thornton
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Tales from Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front is a collection of original short stories created from writings in old newspaper columns including the Choteau Acantha that will entertain and inform... More > both Montana residents and visitors. Learn about the people, climate and landscape along the Rocky Mountain Front from true yarns spun about the region’s Native Americans, settlers, heroes and ne’re-do-wells, along with hail, floods, fires and grizzly bears.< Less
Rubber Justice By Catherine Guinness
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Combining family and colonial history, this book tells the story of the Congo Free State from the perspective of human rights advocates. From 1885 to 1908 King Leopold II of Belgium was busy... More > exploiting Congolese labour to produce a maximum amount of wild rubber for minimum cost, intent on enriching himself in a booming rubber market. The shameful abuses during this period cost the lives of millions of Congolese. This is an account of the whistleblowers – travellers, missionaries and administrators – who fought this corruption, often at great personal cost. The work of the Congo Reform Association in the UK is described, with a focus on the three founders: Roger Casement, Edmund Morel, and the author’s grandfather Dr Harry Guinness. Guinness was the London-based leader of the Congo Balolo Mission in the upper Congo where the worst atrocities were committed. Of special interest is a re-examination of the political role played by missionaries in achieving reform.< Less
An American in Revolutionary Nicaragua (Black & White photos) By Mitchel Cohen
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Mitchel Cohen’s memoir gets across the feel of those hopeful days of the Nicaraguan revolution in the 1980s – as well as the sights, sounds, and smells. He captures the combination of... More > excitement and trepidation U.S. leftists felt as they prepared to leave, along with the roadblocks: from relatives who thought Nicaragua was inhabited by cannibals to the DC-based left bureaucrats who apparently didn’t consider Mitchel respectable enough to join their brigades. Mitchel notes the inventiveness of “ordinary” Nicaraguans as they improvised solutions to everyday problems amid war and poverty – in the mental health clinic he visited, for example. And he highlights one of the most important benefits of the trip: the way experiences there challenged the assumptions that North Americans had brought with them. For a few years it was possible to get on a plane and see what happens when a country’s people take control of their own lives – and to imagine what it would be like if we did the same here. - David L. Wilson< Less
Pilgrim George Soule and His Middleborough Descendants By Charles E. Soule, Alberta N. Soule
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For many years one of the projects on my list of “things to do” was to put together a booklet for my children, grandchildren and even future generations, about our ancestor, Pilgrim... More > George Soule, who was a passenger on the Mayflower. Over the years, I have accumulated a great deal of material about the Pilgrims from books, the internet, and most importantly from my mother, Alberta. She was a student of our genealogy and family history and put together for her children extensive information about Pilgrim George’s descendants, especially those that settled in Middleborough in the late 1600’s.< Less
True Stories of Elmira, New York Volume 1 By James Hare, Diane Janowski
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James Hare and Diane Janowski are freelance history writers for the Elmira (NY) Star-Gazette. Since 2014, they each write monthly articles on the history of the city of Elmira, New York. This book is... More > a selection of their articles.< Less
Early Life and Traditions of Holland, N.J. 1903-1907 By Kathleen Phillips Sciarello
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A collection of newspaper articles, historical information and pictures.
Hitches and Ditches on the Erie Canal By Hannah Stuart
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Luke must leave his beloved family to take a job helping to build the Erie Canal. Filled with wonder and awe, Luke discovers the awesome powers behind building one of the greatest marvels of the 19th... More > century. But all is not so easy when he discovers that two men plan to sabotage the canal. Luke must foil the plot before all the hard work is destroyed! This historical and fictional accounting of the construction of the Erie Canal is suspenseful and full of surprises with facts about the canal that are not often discussed. The book is a labor of love created by Hannah Stuart, a fourth grade teacher. It was her desire that all would be able to understand the contributing role that the Erie Canal played in the progression of New York State and the Westward Expansion. Ms. Stuart wanted readers to learn in an informing and interesting format.< Less
Courthouses and Courts of Early Granville County, NC By Leonard F. Dean
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In 1746, Granville County was created in colonial North Carolina as a frontier county to extend the English way of life to new settlers. This book is a local history of the formation and the... More > formative years of Granville County. The book focuses on the initial courthouses, courts, founding fathers, and its struggles during the early times. This history of the county’s first 18 years is told in 235 pages of words, pictures, drawings, documents, charts and index.< Less
LEFT BEHIND IN PARADISE By RONALD PEW
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It is truly Paradise! Located on Whitefish Bay. Where the white pine was the primary species sought by early loggers. By the 1840s, the Saginaw Valley in southern Michigan was a leading lumber... More > producing area, and the logging frontier spread north reaching the Upper Peninsula in the 1860s. Logging transformed the landscape, and the physical remains left behind include logging railroad grades. Artifacts left behind include rusty tools, old stoves, very few structures, food containers and stump valleys.< Less
But Do You Recall? 25 Days of Christmas Carols and the Stories Behind Them By Brian Scott
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No other holiday is represented in song like Christmas. In But Do You Recall?, author and historian Brian Scott takes a look at the history behind twenty-five of the best known Christmas carols.... More > Organized into twenty-five chapters, the book is designed to be read a chapter a day from December 1 through December 25. Make the lessons in But Do You Recall? part of your family's Christmas tradition.< Less
Onöndowa׳ge:onö’ Hadinöge:nyög Gaya:shö׳ (People of the Hills, Places and Names) By Nëhdöwes Randy A. John
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This book is an extensive literature survey of Seneca names and places. There are over 2,300 names and 370 Onöndowa'ga:' place names ranging from the 1600's to the 21st century. All the... More > Presidents of the Seneca Nation of Indians are listed along with traditional leaders identified in historical literature. A list of Seneca students at the Thomas Indian School, Tunesassa Quaker School, and several years of the Cornplanter Grant School are included. Clan names and a Seneca veterans list including the Civil War, The War of 1812, and World War Two are provided as well. A brief list of Seneca adoptees is included in the appendices. There is no other publication available with these contents.< Less