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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
Understanding Marxism By Richard D. Wolff
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Why should we pay attention to the great social critics like Marx? Americans, especially now, confront serious questions and evidences that our capitalist system is in trouble. It clearly serves the... More > 1% far, far better than what it is doing to the vast mass of the people. Marx was a social critic for whom capitalism was not the end of human history. It was just the latest phase and badly needed the transition to something better. We offer this essay now because of the power and usefulness today of Marx’s criticism of the capitalist economic system.< Less
Sarah's Survival By Lise Marlowe
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Read the incredible story of a young Jewish girl who help to save her family during the German occupation of Yugoslavia. Sarah Danon Meller was born in Split, Yugoslavia, to hard-working, happy... More > parents and had three siblings. This small city, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea was home to about 200 Jewish people. In April 1941, Germany invaded Yugoslavia giving Croatia to Italy, their wartime ally. In order to survive Sarah's family members would become Partisan fighters in the mountains. Ten-year-old Sarah used her wit and willful influence to flee from danger when the Nazis rounded up Jews in Split. Before the war was over, Sarah would board the Henry Gibbins with 1,000 refugees to Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY, where she was put into a camp as a guest of President Roosevelt with the promise to return to her home country at the end of the war. Sarah Meller speaks to hundreds of students and inspires them to not hate, but to instead show love to everyone.< Less
Creation: Behold: Worldviews and a New Scientific Awakening By Richard Schaefer
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Author Richard A. Schaefer is a lifelong communicator, fascinated by stories and, like any good journalist, digs for the facts and verifies sources, exploring nagging questions such as "Is... More > creation or evolution more credible, based on science and expert opinions?" This book truly represents a personal passion of looking at all sides of the CREATION vs. EVOLUTION issue. He has called on many experts and theorists—including Charles Darwin himself. Surprisingly, Darwin was far more skeptical of his own theories than are many PhDs today, and admitted to significant holes in his logic. Read for yourself, as great thinkers explore the pros and cons of both theories and their variants.< Less
The Forgotten Hilltop: A Brief History of High Tor By Dylan Frawley
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High Tor is a small peak in Rockland County, New York and standing at 832 feet, is the highest point in the Hudson Palisades. Aside from being a great spot for hikers and sightseers, High Tor has a... More > plethora of interesting history that not many people know about. High Tor has managed to catch the eye of countless individuals throughout history who have drawn inspiration from its slopes, leading to the creation of numerous literary works, beautiful artwork, and a Broadway play. In addition to being a source of inspiration, High Tor has also been the scene of numerous mishaps and interesting stories involving some interesting characters that add to the history of the peak.< Less
Fortificaciones de Matanzas, 1693-1876 By Odlanyer Hernández de Lara & Johanset Orihuela
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La defensa de la bahía de Matanzas, en el occidente de Cuba, constituyó uno de los proyectos fundamentales para proteger las cercanías de La Habana y la nueva población... More > fundada en 1693. Para ello se iniciaron las obras del Castillo de San Severino, inmueble que inauguró los disímiles proyectos para la fortificación de la rada. Para ello se construyeron las baterías de La Vigía, El Morrillo, Peñas Altas y Los Prácticos, además de un torreón. A partir de la planimetría y otros documentos históricos procedentes de archivos cubanos y españoles, se construye una nueva narrativa que contribuye a conocer la historia de estos baluartes que jugaron un rol significativo en el desarrollo regional. Su conocimiento aporta a la necesaria conservación de las fortificaciones matanceras como patrimonio de todos.< Less
garrison: The Journal of History & Deep Politics, Issue 001, By Midnight Writer News Publications
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PRINT VERSION. The inaugural issue of "garrison" features the best research and writers on the JFK assassination, Watergate, Chappaquiddick, the RFK assassination, 9/11, Genocide in Rwanda,... More > Pearl Harbor, Jim Garrison, and more. This 116-page magazine is filled with information and contains very few ads. It is aimed at those who want to challenge the historical establishment, mainstream media, and textbook conglomerates that control information today. Read Lisa Pease, Jim DiEugenio, Jim Hougan, Joseph Green, William Davy, Douglas Horne, Caitlin Johnstone, Kenn Thomas & John Judge, Richard Bartholomew, Randy Benson, David Denton, Walt Brown, Donald Jeffries, Keith Harmon Snow, and Nicholas Levis. Were you taught history the way it really happened? Find out more in the first issue of "garrison: The Journal of History & Deep Politics," a publication of MidnightWriterNews.com.< Less
Those Kids Deserve Water Too: A History of the Patoka Lake Regional Water and Sewer District By David L. Dahl
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Fifty years ago, as America sent men to the moon, thousands in southern Indiana relied on water supplies little changed from pioneer days—cisterns or shallow wells often poor in quality, high... More > in sulfur, or otherwise contaminated. During droughts when tanks ran dry, and wells failed, water for drinking, cooking, and bathing was trucked from springs or nearby towns. For decades, local leaders struggled to quench their communities’ thirst. In 1975, that all changed with the creation of the Patoka Lake Regional Water and Sewer District which provides drinking water to thirty-three water utilities and thousands of residential and commercial customers scattered across eleven counties in southwestern Indiana—an area that uniquely lacked readily available water. A new generation has grown accustomed to a ready supply of clean water. In Those Kids Deserve Water Too, author David L. Dahl tells how the district changed life for thousands of Hoosiers.< Less
Those Kids Deserve Water Too: A History of the Patoka Lake Regional Water and Sewer District By David L. Dahl
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Fifty years ago, as America sent men to the moon, thousands in southern Indiana relied on water supplies little changed from pioneer days—cisterns or shallow wells often poor in quality, high... More > in sulfur, or otherwise contaminated. During droughts when tanks ran dry, and wells failed, water for drinking, cooking, and bathing was trucked from springs or nearby towns. For decades, local leaders struggled to quench their communities’ thirst. In 1975, that all changed with the creation of the Patoka Lake Regional Water and Sewer District which provides drinking water to thirty-three water utilities and thousands of residential and commercial customers scattered across eleven counties in southwestern Indiana—an area that uniquely lacked readily available water. A new generation has grown accustomed to a ready supply of clean water. In Those Kids Deserve Water Too, author David L. Dahl tells how the district changed life for thousands of Hoosiers.< Less
Michigan’s Thumb, a Paradise for Saxonia Settlers: Conflict and Hardship While Forming Colonie Saxonia in Delaware Township, Sanilac County, Michigan 1850s–1930s By Utz H. Schmidt
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Unbearable working and living conditions along with continuous wars in Saxony spurred a group of adventuresome men and women to emigrate. The Michigan Emigration commissioner M.H. Allardt, spent six... More > years in Germany, helping form Colonie Saxonia, enabling also low-income families to leave. Obstacles arose. First, a warning of the Prussian government against leaving for the “Siberian-like” Michigan. Then, settling in the Upper Peninsula turned out to be a disaster. A second group of 30 families had already boarded their ship and was warned in New York. They decided to settle in Delaware Township, Sanilac County, Michigan. They bought 10,000 acres— half a township—and formed a co-op. By winter they were already in primitive log houses and had begun clearing land, and on July 4, 1876, they held their first public meeting. After English language classes, a theater group formed, performing in two languages. When the Englishmen took German, the “melting pot” effect was on its way.< Less
A Soldier's Journey By Mike O'Kelley
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The WWI journal of Army 2nd Lt. Lawrence L. O'Kelley between April 10, 1918 and October 24, 1918. It includes his travels from Fort Doniphan, KS until his recuperation in Nice, France at the end of... More > the war.< Less
COLD SPRINGS: My Home, My Memories, My Story By Stephen A. Gordon
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This book is a first-hand account of Stephen A. Gordon and his family's dislocation from their homestead on the Allegany Territory of the Seneca Nation violated the 1794 Treaty between the United... More > States and the Hodinöhsö:ni' (Iroquois) which the Onöndowa'ga:' (Seneca)are original members.< Less
McCarthy, Monmouth, and the Deep State By Joseph P Farrell
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Senator Joseph R. McCarthy is just about the last name one would expect to encounter in connection to UFOs, the Roswell Incident, above-top-secret black projects, covert operations, or high financial... More > scandal. But with the 2003 declassification of the Monmouth-McCarthy hearings transcripts, that's exactly what we find. Join author and researcher Joseph P. Farrell for a fascinating examination of little known details about the Monmouth-McCarthy hearings.< Less
Denizens: A Narrative of Captain George Denison and His New England Contemporaries By Katherine Dimancescu
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Be transported back to the 17th Century! Denizens takes its readers to where history happened in England and New England. It recounts true stories about the English Civil War, the Pequot War, and... More > King Philip’s War and others about Praying Indian Villages, heirloom apples, and some of New England's oldest working farms. Travel on the high seas with Pilgrims & Puritans coming to New England on the Mayflower & Winthrop Fleet ships. Denizens engages a general audience with its true stories of life in 17th Century New England and the courageous European settlers & Native Americans who called the region home.< Less
Understanding Marxism By Richard D. Wolff
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Why should we pay attention to the great social critics like Marx? Americans, especially now, confront serious questions and evidences that our capitalist system is in trouble. It clearly serves the... More > 1% far, far better than what it is doing to the vast mass of the people. Marx was a social critic for whom capitalism was not the end of human history. It was just the latest phase and badly needed the transition to something better. We offer this essay now because of the power and usefulness today of Marx’s criticism of the capitalist economic system. eBook: https://bit.ly/2K6iI8v< Less
History of Czechs in America By Jan Habenicht
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This valuable resource book was written by Dr. Jan Habenicht of Chicago and originally published in Czech Language by the Hlas Publishing company of St. Louis in 1910. The research of Dr. Habenicht... More > included extensive travel across the entire United States and writing thousands of letters. It was translated into English by Miroslav Koudelka, a member of CGSI, and edited and arranged by Paul M. Makousky, Publication Chair of CGSI. The book has 595 pages (8 1/2” x 11”) Additions to the book include an index to the illustrations (276 of them), a foreword to the English edition by Paul M. Makousky, a list of the Czech fraternal organizations (appendix II), maps of the 14 states with the largest Czech populations (appendix I), a complete surname index (over 2,400 names), a geographical name index, and a biography of the author.< Less
Plain Dealing: Cleveland Journalists Tell Their Stories By Dave Davis & Joan Mazzolini
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“Plain Dealing” is a book of essays by 25 accomplished Cleveland-area journalists. It’s a book of stories, many never told before. It’s a first-person account of journalism in... More > Cleveland, life in the newsroom, the issues and events these journalists covered, and the characters they worked with and met. The stories begin in the 1950s and go up to 2013, covering the post-World War II era through the days when Cleveland was a three daily newspaper city, then two, then one. The book ends with the mass layoffs and resulting decline that ushered in the “digital-first” age.< Less
“Primarily to Show What Outdoor Beauty Can Contribute”: Reef Point Gardens, 1939-1962 By Wendy Knickerbocker
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Gives the story of the Reef Point Gardens Corporation, the corporate entity for the Reef Point Gardens in Bar Harbor, Maine, designed and owned by Beatrix Farrand.
Back in Time with Cheltenham By Lise Marlowe
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Back in Time with Cheltenham explores the 300 year history of Cheltenham Township, a suburb bordering Philadelphia. Many Cheltenham residents were abolitionists and took an active role in ending... More > slavery. There were many Underground Railroad stops in Cheltenham and wealthy residents who took a stand for freedom.< Less
The Dogtown Guide By Mark Carlotto
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A guide to an abandoned colonial settlement on Cape Ann, Massachusetts.
America's Courage of Faith By Ann Casey
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“Our wise old Church,” he said then, “has discovered that if you will act as if you believed belief will be granted to you: if you pray with doubt, but pray with sincerity, your... More > doubt will be dispelled: if you will surround yourself to the beauty of that liturgy the power of which over the human spirit has been proved by the experience of the ages, peace will descend upon you. The distance that separates you from faith is no greater than the thickness of a cigarette paper.”< Less
Weighed and Wanting: Addresses on the Ten Commandments By Dwight Lyman Moody
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Dwight Lyman Moody (February 5, 1837 – December 22, 1899),... More > also known as D.L. Moody, was an American evangelist and publisher connected with the Holiness Movement, who founded the Moody Church, Northfield School and Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts (now Northfield Mount Hermon School), the Moody Bible Institute, and Moody Publishers.Dwight Moody was born in Northfield, Massachusetts, to a large family. His father, Edwin J. Moody (1800–1841), a small farmer and stonemason, died at the age of 41, when Dwight was only four years old; his mother was Betsey Moody (née Holton; 1805–1896). They had five sons and a daughter before Dwight's birth, with twins, a boy and a girl, born one month after Edwin's death. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_L._Moody< Less
CREW CHIEF, "be he ne'er so vile" By William "Buzz" Barron
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“Buzz” Barron’s Crew Chief, be he ne’er so vile, provides more than a glimpse into what it took to maintain, service, launch, and recover the workhorse of the air war up... More > North. His story is more than just what it was like to be a crew chief; it is about growing up, it is about life. He presents his story with great detail in the vernacular of his native language – Texan! His writing is full of earnest passion, humility, and empathy, sprinkled with subtle humor and some out right passages of out loud laughter.< Less
Riedesel diary By Claus
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The classic. The Lady Riedesel Diary is one of the few accounts dealing with the Revolutionary War. She was just a amazing person. The original was printed in 1802 in Germany.
Rangeley Lake House By Jeanne Bowditch
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This is the second volume in a series on the grand hotels and camps of the Rangeley Region and tells the story of the Rangeley Lake House. This hotel was the largest one in the region and could... More > accommodate over 300 guests at its peak. The primary source of information in this book was found in newspaper articles, specifically those written by Cornelia “Flyrod” Crosby, who regularly visited camps and hotels in Rangeley for many years. Her articles were chronicled in the Phillips Phonograph, later to be known as the Maine Woods, and in the (Farmington) Journal-Chronicle.< Less