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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
Knights on the Prairie: A History of Templary in Oklahoma By Trasen Solesmont Akers
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As early settlers moved into the Indian Territory they brought with them Freemasonry. The situation was the same when Oklahoma Territory was opened. Along with Freemasonry came the many trappings of... More > fraternalism, one of those being the Knights Templar. As the two territories merged into one, so did the two Grand Commanderies of Knights Templar in the region. This is the story of the Grand Commandery of Oklahoma, and its sister the Grand Commandery of the Indian Territory. The second edition includes previously unpublished photos.< Less
Ghost Peoples By Cliff Woffenden
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In 1956 the Canadian government declared the Arrow Lakes Indian Band extinct. There was only one problem – they were still alive. But the government was about to begin negotiations with the USA... More > for the Columbia River Treaty that would dam the Columbia and create a reservoir stretching from Castlegar in the south to Revelstoke in the north. This two hundred mile long lake would eventually wipe out all archaeological traces of a culture that had endured for over five thousand years. Ghost Peoples is the story of the Sinixt: their origins, their culture, their history and their present situation. This story is not one of blame but one that hopes to shine a light on a darkness that pervades our history so that it can be reconciled. Our story is not complete without the truth of our prehistory; our landscape is barren without its original inhabitants.< 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
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.
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
From Wentworth to the Western Front: The World War One Odyssey of Private John Warns By Rich Lofthus
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World War One is the event that set the stage for the modern world and transformed the United States from an isolationist promised land to a crusading state, willing to go to war for ideological... More > reasons. “From Wentworth to the Western Front” examines the war front and the home front of World War One from the perspective of the Private John Warns family correspondence. The story that emerges reveals the dramatic extent to which rural America was drawn into the maelstrom of events surrounding World War One.< Less
Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction By Bob Wing
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"This collection of his always insightful writings from the last two decades allows us to trace recent challenges of left movements and to reflect on how we defeat Trump and the ultra right he... More > has emboldened in the years to come." ---Angela Y. Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. "Bob Wing's Toward Racial Justice is crucial reading for social justice organizers and movement leaders, especially in this most consequential period of U.S. history." ---Anthony Thigpenn, President, California Calls. "In these incisive, original essays Bob Wing applies the hard-won lessons of his five decades in organizing to offer us powerful paths forward." —Jeff Chang, author, We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation. "This book is a critical resource for anyone seeking to make desperately needed change." —Andrea Mercado, Executive Director, New Florida Majority< Less
True Stories: Elmira, New York Volume 3 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
The Golden Avenue: The History and People of Ocean Avenue, Amityville, NY By Doug Robinson
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The Golden Avenue tells the history of Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York and the famous, infamous and interesting folks associated with the street. These include Lawrence B. Sperry, aviation... More > pioneer, Walter O'Malley, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Annie Oakley, Lebert Lombardo of the Royal Canadians, Bruce Parker, Mr. Water Skiing, John B. Gambling of WOR Radio, Ed Nezbeda and Grumman Aircraft, Phil Brice and Republic Aviation, Christine Riley, actress and Ronald DeFeo, mass murderer.< Less
Black Lives & Brown Freedom: Untold Histories of War, Solidarity, & Genocide By Kirby Araullo
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An African American soldier “beheaded” deep in the jungle, a volcano crater filled with hundreds of desperate refugees, and church bells tainted with horrific bloodshed in the howling... More > wilderness... What went on in the islands of the Philippines between 1899 to 1913? Black Lives & Brown Freedom: Untold Histories of War, Solidarity, & Genocide vividly engages its readers with the almost forgotten experiences and bond between Filipinos and African Americans in the events surrounding the Philippine-American War. We, at Project Bulosan, hope that this transforms into a series of publications that documents our roots, culture, and history through our own decolonized perspectives, so stay tuned!< Less
George Washington and the Mohawk Frontier By Norman J. Bollen
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New York State was a key battleground in the War for American Independence with nearly a third of all battles being fought there. The Mohawk Valley, often described as the “Bloody Mohawk”... More > suffered through multiple coordinated strikes by an enemy determined to split the Colonies. This book deals with a little known and little understood chapter of American history. Communications between the Commander-in-Chief and Philip Schuyler, George Clinton, James Clinton, John Sullivan, General William Stirling, Goose Van Schaick, Marinus Willett, George Reid, Benjamin Tupper, all as it related to the defense of the Mohawk frontier are covered in the research. The book follows Washington's trip into the Mohawk Frontier and his visit to Fort Rensselaer on August 2, 1783 just three years after the fort successfully repelled an enemy attack. All profits go to support the preservation work of the Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park< Less
History and Geology of Livermore Oil By Alan Burnham
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This book reviews the history of oil exploration and production around Livermore, California, from 1868—when oily water started flowing out of a hillside a few miles north-east of Livermore... More > following a major earthquake on the Hayward Fault—to its sunset years. One hundred years of dry holes were followed by discovery of a small oil field. The geology leading to the discovered field and the unsuccessful previous attempts is explained.< Less
MY PARKIN FAMILY HERITAGE And Related Family Lines By David Stanley Parkin
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This book is the family history of the Parkin Family from Derbyshire, England, in 1598 with William Parkin. Then his direct line down through John Parkin, born in 1822. John was the first to join... More > the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. John brought his family to Woods Cross, Utah to be with other members of his Church. This book then traces my family through his son, Hyrum and his grandson Hyrum Burtran Parkin, including his eight children and thirty two grandchildren, and their families,to the present. This book also reviews the histories of families that have joined my Parkin line, including the Stanley family, who was a royal family in England. It also makes the argument that William Stanley, the 6th Earl of derbyshire, was the "Real Shake-spheare. It includes the Parrish family line, the Brown family line, the Park family line, and other family lines that joined in with my Parkin line. This book contains many personal experiences and stories on those described, and their accomplishment.< Less
Lidtke Mill, A National Historic Place, Old Town Lime Springs Iowa By Roy Herman Lidtke
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The history and stories of the 1857 gristmill in Old Town, Lime Springs Iowa. Details of milling and life along the Upper Iowa River in early 1900's. All sales go to support the upkeep of this... More > National Historic Site.< Less
Captain Sally: A Biography of Capt. Sally Tompkins, America’s First Female Army Officer By Thomas T. Wiatt
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Sally Tompkins was a very wealthy young woman who was a nurse that owned and ran her own private hospital in Richmond, Virginia during the American Civil War. The hospital had the highest survival... More > rate of any hospital north or south. This statistic was even more remarkable considering that the worst cases were sent to her. She was also commissioned as Captain in the Confederate Cavalry because, by law, all hospitals had to be under military rule to be able to receive medical supplies. She took her rank seriously. She was adored by the Confederate troops and received probably hundreds of marriage proposals, all of which she declined. It was said that “her strength of mind and character took the place of more frivolous charms.” Capt. Sally Tompkins demonstrated that women were capable of doing so many things that, in this time period, women were thought incapable of doing. As a hospital administrator, she challenged gender expectations and helped to expand the role of women in all management positions.< Less
Highway Thirteen By Denis McDevitt
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I wanted to tell the story of a grunts tour in the Vietnam War in 1968. I described what happened during the trip overseas beginning with the first impression of landing in a third world country... More > that’s in the middle of a civil war. I didn’t have to wait long to be under fire and see death up close. The reader looking for action will find plenty of that…but I wanted to write about the people I loved and hated and the relationships between men from different parts of America. It’s a story of sex, drugs and rock and roll…though not necessarily in that order. You can’t tell a true story about Vietnam without addressing race relations and I hope I gave an accurate description of what I saw in those days. I also describe the hierarchy and their privileges. There are stories of highly decorated men; a Medal of Honor posthumously and a Distinguished Service Cross, that I personally wrote the recommendation for.< Less
Bloodied, But Unbowed: A Memoir of the Ashur & Arshaluys Yousuf Family By Alice Nazarian
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In this memoir, author Alice Nazarian tells the story of her parents and family in the shadow of the Armenian/Assyrian Genocide. Her father, Ashur Yousuf, a prominent Assyrian intellectual and... More > professor at Euphrates College in Kharpert, Turkey, became a victim of the Genocide in 1915. Her mother, Arshaluys Yousuf, heroically struggled on after her husband’s death, raising their six children while helping educate countless young children in orphanages and schools in the Middle East. The memoir comprises a narrative of the turbulent life of Arshaluys and a section devoted to writings by and about Ashur Yousuf. This English translation, while faithful to the original Armenian, contains some new material and an updated genealogy of the descendants of Ashur and Arshaluys Yousuf.< Less
Understanding Marxism By Richard D. Wolff
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***This is a fundraising project for Democracy at Work. Thank you for your support!*** Why should we pay attention to the great social critics like Marx? American, especially now, confront serious... More > questions and evidences that our capitalist system is in trouble. It clearly serves the 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
Chronicles of a Coastal town By Historic Beverly
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An illustrated collection of selected articles from Historic Beverly's newsletters.
Sri Lanka - The Elusive Miracle of Asia By Sharmini Serasinghe
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This is a book no publisher or printer in Sri Lanka wanted to be associated with, fearing for their lives. Their fears are justified. Under the despotic political regime headed by the megalomaniacal... More > Mahinda Rajapaksa, journalists and writers in Sri Lanka who stood up for the truth were brutally murdered, tortured, kidnapped or made to disappear for good. Self-described Buddhists, Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cohorts embraced all that is ugly in his Sinhala-Buddhist toxic political ideology, using and abusing Buddhism to the maximum. With this book, the writer has placed her head on the block and in her words: "I may face the same fate as my late colleagues Lasantha Wickrematunge and Richard de Zoysa, but it's a sacrifice I am ready to make for the sake of future generations of Sri Lanka!"< 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
ACUA Underwater Archaeology Proceedings 2018 By Advisory Council for Underwater Archaeology
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Underwater Archaeology Proceedings from the Society of Historical Archaeology Annual Conference at New Orleans in 2018
Green Pond: A History Volume 1 By Richard F. Hope et al.
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An illustrated history of Green Pond, New Jersey and its people from earliest times. Volume 1 covers geography and place names, and the history through the end of the 19th Century.
Green Pond: A History Volume 2 By Richard F. Hope et al.
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An illustrated history of Green Pond, New Jersey and its people, from earliest times. Volume 2 covers the period from the start of the 20th Century.