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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
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
A LITTLE KNOWN STORY OF THE LAND CALLED CLEARING By Robert Hill
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Never before has the story of Chicagoland’s great southwest side been told in such a sweeping manner. This book contains the only history of the Belt railroad yards, the giant Clearing... More > Industrial District, Midway Airport and many other subjects too numerous to mention in such a short space. More important yet are the stories of the Indians and settlers, the aviators and industrialists and the ordinary people who have made Clearing what it is today. “A Little Known Story of the Land Called Clearing” is the end product of twenty years of research by local author Robert Hill whose grandfather arrived in 1909 and opened the first hardware store in the community. Originally published in a limited quantity in 1983, this treasure trove of local Chicagoland history has been reissued and updated by permission of the Hill family. Now the generations to come will learn the history of a land called Clearing.< 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
Cool Breezes: No Dogs Allowed By Edward R. Brown & Frank R. DiPaolo, Jr.
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A short history of West Beach, a small private beach in Beverly, Massachusetts
Norton Cemetery May We Never Forget; A history of Loudon Massachusetts By Peter Cameron
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A History of Loudon , Massachusetts located in the Berkshires, current day Otis, Massachusetts based on the lives of the residents of its oldest cemetery Norton Cemetery. The Book tracks the founding... More > fathers of this town and their families from Europe to the colonies to Loudon in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. It traces the town's history, through it's people from its inception and formation in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, through the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars to a new nation. It describes the area's part in Shays Rebellion which sparked the writing of our Constitution through the 1800 and 1900's to the 21st century. All of this is based around those families that wrote the towns history and are buried in Norton Cemetery. This offers a chance to combine political and social histories offering a unique historical perspective. The history itself highlights several trends that our contrary to contemporary historical outlooks.< Less
Sherman’s Praetorian Guard: Civil War Letters of John McIntyre Lemmon, 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry By Daniel Masters
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This collection of Civil War letters from the pen of Captain John M. Lemmon of the 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry fills a void in Civil War scholarship, covering the entire service of one of most... More > highly regarded regiments in the Army of the Tennessee. Lemmon enlisted in 1861 and served with the 72nd Ohio throughout its term of service. Captain Lemmon proved a keen observer of the war and the issues over which it was fought; his record within the regiment was one of an earnest yet modest officer. His letters document the war as it was fought in western Tennessee and northern Mississippi, a theater characterized equally by grand engagements and periods of tedium. From Shiloh to Vicksburg, Brice's Crossroads to Nashville and beyond, Sherman's Praetorian Guards tells the complete story of the 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.< Less
Social Integration of an Elderly Native American Population By Randy A. John
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The building of the Kinzua Dam abrogated one of the oldest Indian Treaty with the United States, the 1794 Pickering Treaty. The dam flooded 10,000 acres of Seneca land and damaged the way of life of... More > the Senecas and their elders. The stories of their loss are distressing. The Senecas survived this traumatic event but not without significant cultural change and loss. This is the story of the dislocated Seneca Elders of the Allegany Territory.< Less
Saber and Scroll Journal, Volume 6, Issue 2 By Saber and Scroll Historical Society
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Volume 6, Issue 2 of Saber & Scroll Journal includes articles focused on immigration and population movements.
Here Come the Russians: The Diplomatic Visits to the United States by the Ministers Plenipotentiary (and Later Ambassadors) of the Russian Empire By Stewart Lillard
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- History - “Here Come the Russians” captures in short sketches and anecdotes the historical periods in early Philadelphia and Washington, DC, when the Russian Empire’s Ministers... More > Plenipotentiaries and then Ambassadors (after April 1898) lived and worked closely with the American governmental officials and the president. Many of the Russian officials were well received. Three ministers married American wives and two individuals made mistakes and were recalled by their home government.< Less
Saber and Scroll Journal, Volume 6, Issue 3 By Saber and Scroll Historical Society
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Volume 6, Issue 3 of Saber and Scroll features articles on World War I, to mark the centennial of America's entry into the war.
Alfred E. Lee's Civil War By Daniel Masters
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Alfred Emory Lee, an aspiring attorney recently graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, resolved to do his part to restore the Union. Lee enlisted in Co. I of the 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry in... More > November 1861 and so begins this incredible journey through the Civil War. Lee was commissioned as an officer and wrote home frequently, leaving a fascinating record of the lengthy list of battles in which his regiment participated, including McDowell, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, (where Lee was severely wounded and captured on the first day of the battle), Wauhatchie, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, New Hope Church, Culp’s Farm, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Savannah, Averysboro, and Bentonville. Alfred E. Lee’s Civil War draws from Lee’s copious wartime correspondence and his post war writings to present a detailed and insightful portrait of the war as fought both east and west.< Less
The Jew, the Gypsy and El Islam By JRBooksOnline & Sir Richard F. Burton
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Sir Richard F. Burton (1821–1890) was one of the most important linguists of his day, giving a well-received direct-from-Arabic English translation of the "Arabian Nights" and a... More > hundred other accomplishments, truly a 19th-Century Western Man in the best sense of the term. This book is a republishing of a valuable work from 1898, "The Jew, the Gypsy and El Islam", and consists of three extended essays that Burton had been working on for many years prior to his death. The essay “The Gypsy” is a good exposition of a people that are nearly invisible, their machinations going mostly undetected. The details featured in “El Islam” are of obvious topical interest today. The real treat is “The Jew” which is herein reproduced exactly as published in 1898, however as such reflects barely one-quarter of the original manuscript which is now kept under lock and key in the archives of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. The story of how the Jews accomplished “obtaining” the manuscript is told in the Foreword.< Less
New Mexico Hutchinson Soda Bottles By Zang Wood
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This work is based on Hutchinson soda bottles used by soda bottlers in the State of New Mexico -- 1880-1916. The book includes numerous photographs of the bottles, extensive histories of the... More > bottlers, and other information on both.< 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.
Where In The World? Volume 3, Historic People and Places in Clark County, Kentucky By Harry Enoch
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Did you ever hear the name of a place and wonder “where in the world was that?” Answering that question about quaint and historic places in Clark County, Kentucky, became the basis of a... More > regular column in the Winchester Sun called “Where In The World?” The series began on January 6, 2005, with “Bramblett’s Lick.” This is the third published volume of those collected columns. Previous volumes contained 162 articles published between 2005 and 2016. This volume continues the series with 56 articles that appeared in the Sun from June 2016 to March 2018. There are fewer articles in this volume because more recent articles are much longer than the early ones. Each article describes a historic location or notable person in Clark County, some well known, some not so well known. Some articles were updated from the newspaper version as additional information became available.< Less
Saber and Scroll Journal, Volume 7, Issue 1 By Saber and Scroll Historical Society
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Volume 7, Issue 1 of Saber & Scroll Journal features articles on a variety of historical topics.
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
Jewish Ritual Murder — A Historical Investigation By JRBooksOnline & Hellmut Schramm
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The fact of Jewish Ritual Murder (JRM), happening at least occasionally or sporadically, has been established beyond doubt via church and secular records throughout ancient, medieval and modern... More > times, including formal juridical proceedings. This book by Hellmut Schramm, Ph.D., forms an exposition of those records and is a valuable addition to the historiography on this subject. Completed in 1941 and published 1943-44 in Germany during the National Socialist regime, it was produced in an atmosphere obviously conducive to free historical inquiry on this otherwise forbidden “third-rail” topic. This edition is based on an earlier version posted on the Web but has been enhanced substantially with an expanded bibliography, more graphics and the addition of a section featuring text from Eisenmenger’s magnum opus, Entdecktes Judenthum. It has been produced with the express permission and cooperation of the original translator.< 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
Letters to Don By Denny Stokes
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Like millions of his peers, Clint leaves farm, family, budding career, and flies into World War II, a new pilot in a new arm of the Army Air Corps, known as TROOP CARRIER COMMAND. Over a nineteen... More > month span, Clint’s letters to his oldest brother chronicle elements of training, deployment, combat, hi-Jinks and outlandish experiences, all while doing his part to bring down the Nazi war machine. Limited by censorship and operational tempo, LETTERS TO DON follows Clint’s path, annotated by the larger saga of events and places swirling around the tale, as he shared it, with his big brother. Hidden in his words are anecdotes of deployed life, the stuff of war, a romance, and the experiences that forged soldiers like him, and those who soldiered on the home front, into the Greatest Generation.< Less
Wichita Streetcars By Anthony Myers
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History of Wichita Streetcars and the buses that eliminated them.