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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
A Night with Saddam By Mark E. Green MD
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A Special Operations Flight Surgeon's interview with Saddam Hussein on the night of his capture, and the missions which led to their meeting.
The Story of US Army Dugway Proving Ground By Dugway Proving Ground
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A brief history of Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele County, Utah
More From The Other Side of the River By Will Cobb & Bobby Gilmer Moss
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A pictorial history of the town of Blacksburg, South Carolina.
Banished & Embraced By Elaine Zorbas
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Chinese from southeast China flocked to towns and encampments in the Sierra Nevada foothills during the Gold Rush to search for gold. In the communities they established in Fiddletown and Amador... More > County, Chinese immigrants found support and strength despite prevailing anti-Chinese prejudice. This book gives an insight into their experience as they faced pressures from the greater society, while maintaining their customs and connections with each other and with China. The story of the Fiddletown Chinese community is told through the lives of the people who lived in its still existing Chinese herb store (the Chew Kee Store), especially Jimmie Chow, the last Chinese person in Fiddletown.< Less
Engraved By Tammy Schane
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Meanings behind nineteenth-century tombstone symbols and photographs of symbols from cemeteries in Pennsylvania.
The Best of Reclaiming Kin: Helpful Tips On Researching Your Roots By Robyn Smith
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This book is a compilation of blog posts from my popular genealogy blog, "Reclaiming Kin." My blog is primarily a teaching blog, and I aim to use my own research as a tool to discuss how to... More > evaluate evidence and how to use the records. I discuss family history research in a fun and engaging way, with a special emphasis on African-American families and the challenges of slave research.< Less
Upper Peninsula of Michigan: A History By Russell M. Magnaghi
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For the first time in over a century, a complete history of the U.P.—from prehistoric origins to the present—is available. Drawing on oral histories, newspapers, census data, archives and... More > libraries, Russell M. Magnaghi has written the seminal history of a very "special place" as seen through the eyes of the men and women who have lived here—the famous and not so famous.< Less
Taking Down White Supremacy By CCDS Socialist Education Project
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This collection of 20 essays brings together a variety of articles—theoretical, historical, and experiential—that address multi-racial, multi-national unity. The book provides examples... More > theoretically and historically, of efforts to build multi-racial unity in the twentieth century.< Less
The Maple Leaf Route By Dan Rager
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This book chronicles the famous ‘Maple Leaf Route’ that ran through Geauga County between 1899 & 1925. From steam rail to the Cleveland & Eastern and Chagrin Falls interurban... More > railways, this concise historical book brings to life one of Northeast, Ohio’s favorite pastimes. Readers will enjoy a fun, intriguing and picturesque journey, as the author chronicles the building of the railroad. Included are rare photos, maps, along with fun and intriguing stories that will capture your imagination. Before roads were built, citizens, farmers, and commerce traveled north and south, away from Cleveland on well trodden dirt roads. Adventures await you on a fun day trip on the ‘Wild Flower’ or ‘Blackberry Pickers’ excursion, or join your friends at Bass Lake Resort, Burton Sugar Camp, Chesterland Caves Resort,Geauga County Fair, or a dozen other beautiful Geauga County locations. This is your ticket to travel back to the early days of rail and experience life in Northeast, Ohio as it once was.< Less
The Civl War Era and the Lower Rio Grande Valley: A Brief History By Rolando Avila
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This is another Civil War history book, but it deals with an aspect of the Civil War that does not appear—even as an aside or footnote—in the vast majority of the other fifty thousand... More > books and pamphlets that address that war. This is the untold story of the complicated cross-border, multi-sided Civil War era specific to the Rio Grande Valley in both Texas and Mexico that took place most intensively between 1861 and 1867, yet the roots of which reach back to at least 1846 and extend forward to at least 1877.< Less
Fifty Year Affiliation Program West Point Classes of 1968 & 2018 By Peter Swan
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The 50 Year Affiliation Program (50YAP) came into being when the West Point Association of Graduates recognized that several “new traditions” had emerged. These connected current classes... More > in the Corps of Cadets with classes from earlier years and incorporated those events into a formal program recognized by the Corps, the Academy and the Long Gray Line. This book focuses upon the classes of 1968 and 2018.< Less
Episcopal Mission and Ministry in Eastern Oregon Country By Georgia Giacobbe
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Many Episcopal dioceses document their history every 100 years or so. This is the history of Eastern Oregon 111 years after its designation as a Missionary District. Although not comprehensive, it... More > links together the congregations and buildings known as the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon in one book.< Less
Ramsdell By Robert Thompson
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Z.D. Ramsdell was a New Englander who moved to a slave state before the Civil War and ended up helping establish the new state of West Virginia.
A Bronze Clara By Wendy Thompson
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"A Bronze Clara" is the story of Clara Latourell Larsson, the first woman mayor of Troutdale, Oregon in 1913 and the making of a life-size bronze monument in her honor.
The Will to Survive By Karen Zale
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“The Will to Survive” is more than a story of a man surviving insurmountable odds. There were beatings, torture, starvation, malnutrition, tropical diseases, slave labor, and human... More > medical experimentation. It is a true story of not only survival, but of choices and how one man lived with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and led a productive and meaningful life. This is John Zale’s story.< Less
Free Negroes in Halifax Virginia By Lander Anderson
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A great resource book on the free negroes in Halifax County, Virginia. Includes names, ages, and descriptions of many free blacks in the county and even marriages and landownership before 1865. ... More > Records included in book are free negro registers from the county, 1801 and 1804 Free Black and Mulatto Censuses, and Tax list. Book includes many well-known surnames such as Epperson, Evans, Daniel, Pounds, Long, Cousins, Stewart, and many others.< Less
Transition House, 1976-2017. By Ann Fleck-Henderson
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Based on archival research and interviews with more than 60 people connected to Transition House from its creation to the present, Ann Fleck-Henderson tells the story of the organization's... More > unconventional evolution from a feminist collective to a more formally structured social service nonprofit organization. It documents the organization’s efforts to balance loyalty to its radical roots with the demands of a changing context while maintaining an unwavering commitment to ending domestic violence and supporting survivors of abuse.< Less
Generations of Struggle By David Shapiro
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The origins and influences creating an organizer and change efforts in America and elsehwere. An organizer's work for over thirty years creating many successful labor and community organizing... More > efforts designed to offer a material manifestation of hope to the poor and working class and provide a vehicle of struggle to determine our own destiny.< 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 “digital-first” age.< Less
Shadowboxing the Apocalypse: The WW1 Correspondence of Dr. Theo Hascall, 103rd F.A. 26th Yankee Division By Shawn Pease
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Shadowboxing the Apocalypse- the WW1 correspondence of Dr. Theo Hascall, 103rd Field Artillery, 26th Yankee Division contains fascinating letters sent home from the trenches in The Great War to East... More > Providence (Riverside), RI. It also contains the text of all the letters sent by his wife Emma to Dr. Hascall in France during the Great War. It is a fascinating story of a young couple with three children (all under the age of 10) making sacrifices for their country, surviving the Great War, and weathering the Influenza pandemic in 1918. Their story is told in their own words with over 150 fully transcribed letters arranged by date. The book is divided into chapters corresponding to the major "sectors" the Yankee Division fought in during the war. Dr. Hascall "self censored" his letters, so many normally forbidden remarks are made. Dr. Hascall also carried a small camera, and many of his pictures are published in this book for the first time anywhere.< Less
Stooksbury - Descendants of Robert Stooksbury By Ronald Evans
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This book contains a listing of ancestors and selected descentants of Robert "Squire" Stooksbury, pioneer of East Tennessee. The information is based on the genealogical research of Mary... More > June Hillon, a descendant of "Squire" Stooksbury. Also included are historical overviews of various families and communities of East Tennessee.< Less
Onöndowa'ga:' (Seneca) Treaties By Nëhdöwes (Randy A. John)
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This reference book compiles all of the treaties of the Seneca people with the United States from 1784 to 1867. It is divided into two sections, treaties held with Senecas residing in what is now New... More > York and Ohio. Current and future generations of Senecas and Americans should be aware of these treaties and their significance. The 1794 treaty remains in effect today in perpetuity. Genealogists will appreciate the plethora of Seneca signatures on these documents. Every library should have a copy of this book.< Less
Murder At The Cashin Mine By Rimrocker Historical Society
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Lemuel “Slim” Hecox, watchman at the remote Cashin Mine took his last breath on Thanksgiving Day, 1921. The mystery and fear that surrounded the events of his death held sway over the... More > rugged Paradox Valley, in the county of Montrose, Colorado; and was reported on daily by the two newspapers 100 miles away in the county seat: The Montrose Daily Enterprise and the Montrose Daily Press. This grizzly tale is set against the background of the Wild West in a remote region where gunslingers and outlaws still took refuge in the rim rocks, and justice was often doled out too quickly at the hands of local settlers. To read this story is to be immersed in the harsh realities of life on the frontier, as well as the local color of the times. The news reports have been recorded here exactly as they were printed so that the style of speech and writing remains evident and consistent throughout the story.< Less
Clark Stories By Robert A. Christenson
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A candid and witty documentation of small town life in the Midwest during the late 1960s