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History of an Allegheny River Town: Freeport, Pennsylvania By Steven Gardner
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This book is a comprehensive overview of the settlement of western Pennsylvania, with a focus on the evolution of the Borough of Freeport from its founding in 1797 to today. Included is a brief... More > summary of the influences of the Native American Indians, founders William and David Todd, transportation including the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal and the Railroad systems, business and industry development from early settlement to current services, distilleries, newspapers, churches and much more.< Less
MAN-STOPPER MANIA By D. A. Kinsley
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MAN-STOPPER MANIA: The Stopping Power of British Firearms in Victorian Warfare. A Collection of Military and Medical Narratives and Commentaries. Compiled by D. A. Kinsley. Introduction by Matt... More > Easton.< Less
Let A New Woman Rise By BARBARA HASKINS
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This is the long-awaited, Definitive Collection of poems from revolutionary poetess, BARBARA HASKINS!
Tragedy to Triumph By William B. Rockey, P.E. & Pamela S. Coleman, P.E.
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A fascinating engineering and architectural monograph about the roof collapse of a unique National Historic Landmark railroad roundhouse building, the centerpiece of the B&O Railroad Museum in... More > Baltimore. The profusely illustrated study includes forensic techniques used to determine the cause of the collapse, the decision making process leading up to the building's rehabilitation and the many surprises and discoveries made along the way.< Less
A Land of Strangers: Cane Creek Tennessee's Mormon Massacre and its Tragic Effects on the People Who Lived There By Bruce Crow
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In the hollows of Lewis County, Tennessee, Mormon missionaries baptized nearly fifty members of a large extended family. But their initial success was marred by false accusations of salacious... More > behavior. A few influential citizens were disturbed by the rumors and by the missionaries' apparent popularity. On August 10th 1884, tensions erupted into violence and bloodshed. Two of the Utah missionaries, two young Tennessean converts, and one vigilante were shot dead. At least one other member of the congregation was wounded and never fully recovered. Much has been written about the two missionaries killed, but the real story is much deeper. Step into the lives of these proud Tennesseans, the earnest converts, the fearsome gunmen, and those stuck in between. See how their families intertwined in the years before and after the shooting. Its a snapshot of post-bellum rural Tennessee you won't soon forget.< Less
HOWARDSVILLE: The Journey of an African-American Community in Loudoun County, Virginia By Kevin Grigsby
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This book is about the rich history of Howardsville in Loudoun County,Virginia. Howardsville was founded by freed slaves following the end of the Civil War. The book will serve as a historical... More > timeline of the struggles and triumphs of the community from slavery through the years of racial segregation. The extensive genealogical research contained in the book will allow many African-Americans with roots in Loudoun County to rediscover their family’s past. It is from that past that younger and future generations of Howardsville descendants are provided with valuable lessons to help them uphold and cherish the legacy of Howardsville. The last names of the African-American families discussed in the book include: Howard, Basil, Valentine, Summers, Reid, Mitchell, Dorsey, Moreland, Cosberry, Gregg, Jackson, Grigsby, Peterson, Brooks, Young, Payne, Page, Scott, Peters, Gaskins, Pinkett, Gibson,Colbert and others. Hardcover copies will soon be available. Author's email: books.kevin@gmail.com.< Less
The Maybrook Gateway By Peter Brill
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The history of how five railroads all came together in the small town of Maybrook, NY. As a result, huge amounts of freight headed for New England passed thru this gateway for decades. Thoroughly... More > researched with plenty of facts and statistical tables. All black and white printing.< Less
Atlanta's Westview Cemetery By John Soward Bayne
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This is a guidebook to Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. The cemetery was founded in 1884, after all the burial lots at Oakland Cemetery had been sold. Westview is the largest cemetery in the... More > Southeast, and it features the Abbey mausoleum, built by Cecil E. Bryan, designed to accommodate over 11,000 bodies. Notable burials include Henry Grady, Joel Chandler Harris, Asa Griggs Candler, and William Berry Hartsfield. The Afterword is by official Atlanta historian Franklin Miller Garrett (1906-2000). His history of the cemetery, commissioned by Westview and written in 1987, is published here for the first time.< Less
The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action By Veterans of Hope
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Drawing from and expanding on the themes of Michelle Alexander’s acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow, this in-depth guide provides a launching pad for groups wishing to engage in deep,... More > meaningful dialogue about race, racism, and structural inequality in the age of mass incarceration. The Study Guide and Call to Action spans the entirety of The New Jim Crow, engaging the critical questions of how we managed to create, nearly overnight, a penal system unprecedented in world history, and how that system actually functions — as opposed to the way it is advertised. This important new resource also challenges us to search for and admit the truth about ourselves, our own biases, stereotypes, and misconceptions, and the many ways in which we might actually be part of the problem.< 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 Forgotten Mines and Coal Towns of Thoms Run By Rand Gee & Gene Czambel
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This book documents the history of the coal mines and coal towns of Thoms Run hollow. Read about the development of coal towns Beechmont, Hickman, Federal, Burdine, and Presto, PA. Get a sense of... More > where the mines and towns were located, and about life in the coal patches. Understand the tough life that miners had in rural Pennsylvania. Learn the rich history of how one little road supported so much coal production and the development of Collier Township, PA< Less
From Maine to France and Somehow Back Again: World War I Experiences of John M. Longley and the 26th Yankee Division By Mark D. LeBlanc & John M. LeBlanc
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John M. Longley was a farm boy from rural Maine who went to France as a teenager to fight in The Great War. Somehow, he survived that hell and returned to Maine, but it was only after his wife died... More > that he opened up at some length to his grandson, Mark D. LeBlanc, about his time in the war. This well-researched book highlights the two years that Longley spent with the 103rd Infantry of the 26th “Yankee” Division. The book includes war documents and maps from the National Archives, local newspaper accounts, links to audio clips of Longley talking about the war, and photographs and tips of locations to visit in France. With a focus on the common soldier, From Maine to France and Somehow Back Again is a lively, evocative account of one man’s fight to survive and his unlikely return home.< Less
The Pánfilo de Narváez Expedition of 1528: Highlights of the Expedition and Determination of the Landing Place By James E. MacDougald
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The first major exploration of the North American continent began in Florida in April 1528. Pánfilo de Narváez led an inland expedition with 300 men. Only four survived. The courageous... More > quartet endured an astonishing eight-year odyssey, traversing more than 3,500 miles from Florida to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. One of the survivors, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca wrote his book, the Relación, in 1542, detailing their amazing journey. Yet, precisely where this expedition began has long been debated by researchers and historians. In this book, author James E. MacDougald provides an analysis of published research and a new investigation, finally establishing that one of America’s most important historic events began in present-day St. Petersburg, on the shores of Boca Ciega Bay. Based on MacDougald’s years of study, he adds a new and independent analysis, using research resources not available to many previous historians that details one of the most important Spanish expeditions in North America.< Less
The Pánfilo de Narváez Expedition of 1528: Highlights of the Expedition and Determination of the Landing Place By James E. MacDougald
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The first major exploration of the North American continent began in Florida in April 1528. Pánfilo de Narváez led an inland expedition with 300 men. Only four survived. The courageous... More > quartet endured an astonishing eight-year odyssey, traversing more than 3,500 miles from Florida to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. One of the survivors, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca wrote his book, the Relación, in 1542, detailing their amazing journey. Yet, precisely where this expedition began has long been debated by researchers and historians. In this book, author James E. MacDougald provides an analysis of published research and a new investigation, finally establishing that one of America’s most important historic events began in present-day St. Petersburg, on the shores of Boca Ciega Bay. Based on MacDougald’s years of study, he adds a new and independent analysis, using research resources not available to many previous historians that details one of the most important Spanish expeditions in North America.< Less
Smart People By Edward Kemper
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My purpose in writing this book is to share a collection of great and noble truths from some of the incontrovertibly smartest humans, and endeavor to explain the intellectual honey trap that is... More > modern religion. “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” –Hawking “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” -Thomas Jefferson< Less
Among the Ranks of the Carrion Men: The Epic Story of the Thirty-Six-Day Fight in and Around Belleau Wood Volume I By Kevin Seldon
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This book is a detailed narrative about the battle of Belleau Wood and the surrounding area told through the perspective of the men who were there.
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
A Jew Hides Well By John Hildreth Atkins
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It took me thirty seconds to solve the mystery of who really shot JFK. I can guarantee you that it was not Lee Harvey Oswald. In fact, not a single shot was fired from Texas School Book Depository... More > Building. None. It was staged. Lee was a patsy. The real assassin was standing right out in plain sight and would go on to be the most famous man involved in this entire scheme. I guarantee you that once I point him out to you, you are going to laugh at how simple it was to solve. But that is only the beginning of the book. I go on to explain why Officer Tippit was shot. I expose the real assassins (there were two). I use science and medical knowledge to explain it all. This is all new and entirely the truth. No theories; just facts. You ready to be amazed?< Less
Ferenc Morton Szasz: A Celebration and Selected Writings By Mark T. Banker
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Ferenc Morton Szasz was a lifelong student who became a professor of history at the University of New Mexico. As a one-year appointment at the Albuquerque campus evolved into a forty-year career,... More > Szasz glimpsed the predictable unpredictability that he would eventually discern as one of history’s most enduring and elusive traits. The connections and consequences along the way forged a truly exceptional life and career. Szasz’s interests, he insisted, were the “ideas of the people … and how they shift over time.” In an era when historical scholarship became increasingly specialized, he pursued an eclectic array of research interests and challenged his doctoral students to do the same. The ten selections of Szasz’s writings that are the primary content of this volume balance insights into history’s great moments with attention to events and details often overlooked by more conventional historians.< 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
JFK Death in Dallas By Therlee Gipson
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The true killer was Lee Harvey Oswald (a CIA Operative) with the help of Ruth Paine, also a CIA Operative that got Oswald in the School Book Depository a few days before Kennedy arrived in Dallas.... More > Many White Southerners wanted him dead because of Kennedy support of integrating Public Schools after the Supreme Court Ruled in 1954 Case: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that segregated schools were unconstitutional.< Less
Cookie Johnson By Tank Gunner
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Cookie Johnson begins his odyssey along paths few travel to arrive at a place in life never dreamed, expected, or predicted. J J "Cookie" Johnson, a fry cook at Sugar Babe's, quits his... More > job, pays a recruiter ten dollars to be a cook in the Army, and ends up as an infantry rifleman in Vietnam. He finds combat exhilarating and being responsible for others fulfilling. Injured by a grenade explosion and evacuated to a field hospital, J J meets and proposes marriage twice to his nurse, Lieutenant Katie Patton. Threatened by conflict, uncertainty, apprehension, separation, career aspirations, protocol, and punitive Army regulations forbidding fraternization, they wonder if their love can endure and survive the war.< Less
By the Book: God's Word, Good Order, and the History of Ogletown Baptist Church By Champ Thornton
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In early 1958, five families met in a home to pray and plan about starting the first Southern Baptist church in Newark, Delaware. No one could have anticipated the challenges the young congregation... More > would face. Despite the difficulties, the men and women of Ogletown Baptist Church aimed to follow the Lord and steward the resources he had provided. This book, as part the church's 60th anniversary, tells the story of those early days and the sixty years which would follow. Over six decades and six full-time pastors, Ogletown has sought to be an orderly ministry, faithful to God’s Word. For Ogletown Baptist, church was always to be done by the Book.< Less
Who Really Killed JFK, MLK, RFK? By Therlee Gipson
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John F. Kennedy: JFK was assassinated because of his Civil Rights agenda to integrate public Schools which Supreme Court Ruled in 1954 that segregated Schools were unconstitutional. Whites at that... More > time believe mixing the Race are Communism (to this day, some White hate Communism because it give Blacks equal opportunity). I believe Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman, and he probably was part of a conspiracy with some of the CIA, FBI and Law enforcement in Dallas which allowed Oswald to assassinate JFK to stop integration of the Races. Martin Luther King: The FBI told MLK to stop his Civil Rights actions or their would be consequences. King being against the War In Viet Nam divided his support of some Black Leaders who told him to stay with Civil Rights only and not get involved in Political and Foreign problems. King ignored them all and sealed his fate in Memphis.< Less
BEARDED WIERDOS AND DIRTY HIPPIES – The Press Campaign Against Dissident Youth 1961-1969 By Larry Gambone
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An analysis of newspaper hostility toward youth dissidence. Includes excerpts from 200 articles with a content analysis and a history of the youth movements