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Rebelling Against the Corporate State By Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF)
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Rebelling Against the Corporate State: Forging a Community Rights Movement is a compilation of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund’s Community Rights Papers, published between 2014... More > – 2017. The Papers reframe contemporary and historical events through a Community Rights lens and offer a vision of what is possible using a rights-based legal framework.< Less
David Tuck: A Story of Holocaust Survival By Lise Marlowe
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David Tuck was 10 years old when he and his family were rounded up in Poland and sent to concentration camps because he was Jewish. He survived over 5 1/2 years in multiple camps and Lodz Ghetto.
Nostalgia by the Sea By Robert Friedenberg
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Nostalgia by the Sea is Robert Friedenberg’s recollection of his summers in Wildwood Crest during the 1940s when the Garden State Parkway was still on the drawing board and the drive from... More > Philly via the Delsea Drive took most of the day.< Less
Sayyidah Aaisha: Age & Marriage By Qazi Fazl Ullah
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Islam is a Natural Deen or Deen of Nature. This is a balanced Deen providing a comprehensive justice system, and the Holy Prophet is the perfect role model as a perfect human. His words, actions, and... More > sanctions are the proper interpretation of the Holy Quran and the second fundamental source of laws in Islam. There is a commonly held belief, especially among critics of Islam, that the Prophet married Aaisha when she was only nine years of age. In this book, all the details about this issue is given that how this word Tis’aa (which means nine) happened there and what the real story is to counter the false accounts and correct the record.< Less
Early Life and Traditions of Holland, N.J. 1908-1915 By Kathleen Phillips Sciarello
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A collection of newspaper articles and pictures of Holland, New Jersey and its surrounding areas.
Black Jacks and Leather Bottels By Oliver Baker
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The revolution which the 18th and 19th century witnessed in English domestic life has been so complete, the changes so vast and so radical, that it is hard to realise how near the past is to us. The... More > wanderer through this island of ours (so ancient under its veneer of newness) may sometimes encounter in castle, college, or manor-house, certain strange vessels—huge pitchers and corpulent bottles, of leather. So venerable are they, and in their material so unlike any now in use, that one is apt to regard them as belonging of necessity to some foreign land, or to some far distant age.< Less
Follow the Money By Dennis J. Bernstein
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If we follow the money, we find the root of the rot. These 66 colorful radio interviews by Flashpoints producer Dennis J. Bernstein address: The New and Not so New Police State; The Class War;... More > Domestic Dissent; Black Lives; Church, State, Women and the Criminalization of Sexuality; Migration, Deportation and US-Latino Culture; Global Militarization and Empire; Ongoing Bloodshed in the Holy Land; and There is No Plan(et) B. The interviews all occurred under President Obama, who promised hope and change, and they provide the writing on the wall that foreshadowed how we arrived at a Trump presidency. The book gives hope, for it is an encyclopedia of resistance as well as an invaluable reference for the myriad of challenges we face. Foreword by Mumia Abu-Jamal. Contributors include: Alice Walker, Oliver Stone, Danny Glover, Laura Flanders, Phil Donahue, Helen Caldicott and Ramsey Clark.< Less
The Happiness Machine By Jay Ducharme
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In 1988, Holyoke, Massachusetts, was a once thriving city coping with recession. Making it worse was the loss of Mountain Park, the city’s beloved amusement park. From these seemingly... More > grim circumstances, a resident named John Hickey decided it was time to turn those circumstances around by saving the park’s vintage merry-go-round and placing it in the heart of the downtown area. Featuring dozens of color photographs, this is the inspiring story of that unprecedented effort which united a community and saved an important part of their history.< Less
Marozzo Book 1 By Tom Leoni
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Publishing in 1536, Achille Marozzo is one of the most important Italian fencing authors of the Renaissance, as well as a towering figure in what we call the “Bolognese style.” His book... More > Opera Nova was reprinted in the course of the 16th century and at the beginning of the next, as evidence of the popularity of his instruction. Experienced Renaissance swordsmanship instructor and professional translator Tom Leoni has tackled this complex project to offer the modern historical European martial artist (and historian) Marozzo’s text in fluent, readable English. Because of the complexity of the work, it will be offered one book at a time (total of five books). This first volume deals with the “queen” of Bolognese weapon-combinations, the sword and small buckler. Other volumes—sword and other companion weapons, two-handed sword, polearms, and advice on dueling (plus dagger grapples) are forthcoming.< Less
Story of Albany By Times Union
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A one of a kind look at our corner of the world. Touching memories, tales of history, community connections and quirky anecdotes — all from Times Union readers and staff.
Pioneers: Etched In Stone By Steven P. Williamson
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Pioneers: Etched In Stone provides biographies of the men and women whose names are "Etched In Stone" on the "They Passed This Way" Monument in Sam Hicks Monument Park in... More > Temecula, California. The monument celebrates the lives of those who, in ways both large and small, made an impact not only on the Temecula Valley, but on California and the United States. Some stayed in the valley, most passed through, but all are indelibly linked to the development of our country.< Less
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
The History and Genealogy Of the First Settlers of Petit Jean Mountain By Sam Koenig
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A compilation of the history and genealogy of the original settlers of Petit Jean Mountain, Arkansas. It includes the origins, settlement and family history of the first settlers and includes three... More > generations of genealogical information for those families. Mountain legends and lore are differentiated from fact. The author is a resident of the mountain who is fascinated by its history.< Less
Homeless Soldier By John Phantom
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The book is about the plight of homeless veterans and the challenges they face.
Celebrating The Rag: Austin's Iconic Underground Newspaper By Alice Embree et al.
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Celebrating The Rag tells the remarkable story of the legendary underground newspaper that sparked a political and cultural revolution and helped make Austin weird. The book features more than 100... More > articles from The Rag’s 11-year history plus contemporary essays and eye-popping vintage art and photography. This collection captures the radical politics and subversive humor that marked the pages of this upstart newspaper between 1966 and 1977.< Less
Tales from Montana's Teton County By Nancy C. Thornton
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Tales from Montana’s Teton County is a collection of original short stories created from writings dating back to the 1920s in old newspaper columns including the Choteau Acantha that will... More > entertain and inform both Montana residents and visitors alike. Learn about the people, climate and landscape of Teton County from true yarns spun about its memorable events, tragedies, crimes, veterans, heroes and villains along with lore about hail, floods, fires and grizzly bears.< Less
Frederick Douglass: The Lynn Years, 1841-1848 (Paperback) By Tom Dalton
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A new book examines a period of Frederick Douglass's life that has received little attention from historians -- his years in Lynn, Mass., where he arrived an unknown 23-year-old fugitive slave, began... More > his career as an abolitionist, and left a free man known around the world.< 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
In the Shoes of Our Elders By The Morten Family Storytellers Morten
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Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we... More > ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100 (KJV)< 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
Carmen English Livezey’s Books about Kinzua, Pennsylvania By Carmen English Livezey
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Carmen English Livezey wrote four books on the town of Kinzua, Pa. after the building of the Kinzua Dam in the 1960s. Her works emphasized the strong sense of community among the residents. The lives... More > of the people are described in a fashion of personal detail. This is not an academic study, rather it is a celebration of a personal and wonderful rural way of life in a beautiful setting. The reprint was commissioned for the 2018 Kinzua Reunion for the former residents and descendants of that wonderful place, Kinzua, Pennsylvania.< Less
The First To Serve By Ron Guilmette
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The “First to Serve” is a historic work covering the first ten years of the nations oldest state police agency from 1865 to 1875. Alcohol was the genesis for the first state police force... More > and the primary reason why several other New England states looked to establish state police forces during the second half of the nineteenth century. Journey back in time as Ron Guilmette chronicles the lives and Civil War service of these first state police officers. The First To Serve describes the first decade of the Massachusetts State Police and the hardships and political turmoil the first constables faced enforcing the first alcohol prohibition in the nation for three dollars a day.< Less
Postcards from the Past By Centennial Conservation District
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Postcards from the Past is a collection of antique postcards featuring Logan County, Colorado. The late Russ Johnson was a native of the region and an avid collector. This book was made possible by... More > the Centennial Conservation District and the Johnson family.< Less
Wow! That happened in Lancaster! By David Knight
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Go on a journey with Lindsay, Louise and Theodora as they explore the history by visiting historic markers in Lancaster County, SC.
FOSSILS OF GLEN ROSE By RONALD PEW
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THIS BOOK IS ABOUT FINDING FOSSILS LOCAL TO THE AREA OF GLEN ROSE TEXAS