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American Excalibur: George Washington, John Brown, and the Sword ...
by Kevin G. Summers

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English

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Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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It is a little-known fact that John Brown was wearing George Washington's sword during the infamous Harpers Ferry Raid in 1859. AMERICAN EXCALIBUR is an essay in the style of Tony Horwitz's classic CONFEDERATES IN THE ATTIC, tracing the history of the sword that passed from Frederick the Great to George Washington to John Brown. This national treasure is an enduring symbol of freedom to all Americans, but where is it now?
Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays
by Joan Didion

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English

Pages

179

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<DIV><B>The “dazzling” and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of <I>South and West</I> and <I>The Year of Magical Thinking </I>(<I>The New York Times</I>).</B><BR /><BR /> Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature’s most distinctive prose stylists is a modern classic.<BR />  <BR /> In twenty razor-sharp essays that redefined the art of journalism, National Book Award–winning author Joan Didion reports on a society gripped by a deep generational divide, from the “misplaced children” dropping acid in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district to Hollywood legend John Wayne filming his first picture after a bout with cancer. She paints indelible portraits of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and folk singer Joan Baez, “a personality before she was entirely a person,” and takes readers on eye-opening journeys to Death Valley, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, “the most extreme and allegorical of American settlements.”<BR />  <BR /> First published in 1968, <I>Slouching Towards Bethlehem </I>has been heralded by the <I>New York Times Book Review </I>as “a rare display of some of the best prose written today in this country” and named to <I>Time</I> magazine’s list of the one hundred best and most influential nonfiction books. It is the definitive account of a terrifying and transformative decade in American history whose discordant reverberations continue to sound a half-century later.<BR /><BR />  </DIV>
Apollo in the Age of Aquarius
by Neil M. Maher

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

March 27, 2017

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In summer 1969, astronauts landed on the moon and hippie hordes descended on Woodstock—two era-defining events that are not entirely coincidental. Neil M. Maher shows how NASA’s celestial aspirations were tethered to terrestrial concerns of the time: the civil rights struggle, the antiwar movement, environmentalism, feminism, and the culture wars.
The Seasons of Treaty Oak
by Jane Scoggins Bauld

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English

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Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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About the Treaty Oak - Once described by the Forestry Association of America as the most beautiful specimen of any tree in North America, the Treaty Oak still lives in the downtown area of Austin, Texas. In addition to its well-attested beauty, it is also a tree of unique historical significance. Under this tree, it is believed that Stephen F. Austin, the leader of the Austin colony, which would ultimately become the state of Texas, negotiated a boundary agreement with the nearby Indian tribes. For many hundreds of years before that, Treaty Oak and thirteen other Southern Live Oaks, together called Council Oaks, were held in near-reverence by the Comanche and other Indian tribes.
Family Genealogy Queries: HOLMES HOLT HOLMAN HOLTON
by R. Stephen Smith

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English

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed <b>HOLMES </b>(<b>HOLMS</b>) (with 19 queries total), <b>HOLT </b>(17 queries), <b>HOLMAN </b>(<b>HOLEMAN</b>) (8 queries), <b>HOLTON </b>(5 queries), <b>HOLSTINE </b>(<b>HOLSTEIN</b>) (4 queries), <b>HOLUBAR </b>(3 queries), or <b>HOLSTON </b>(2 queries), as well as <b>HOLSCLAW</b>, <b>HOLSTEAD</b>, <b>HOLSUN</b>, and <b>HOLTZ </b>(with 1 query apiece).<br /><br />The focus is on families in the southern United States.<br /><br />Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although these queries were written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you're working on the same names or lines.<br /><br />Typically, queries include information on births, deaths, marriages, children of a given couple, family migrations, etc. Some trace several generations of one family. Some even include colorful family stories passed down through the years!<br /><br />Note: If you aren't sure if the information in this book will be useful to your particular family research, why not borrow and read it for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription?<br /><br />Other surnames occurring incidentally in the queries reproduced in this volume include ALBRICHT, ALFORD, ALLAN, ALLEN, ALLMON, ALPHA, ANGLIN, ASHLEY, AUDET, BADER, BAILEY, BAKER, BALL, BALLOW, BANISTER, BARBRICK, BARNES, BARRETT, BASHAM, BASS, BATEMAN, BEASLEY, BLADES, BLEVINS, BOATMAN, BONCK, BOULER, BOURGOGNE, BOX, BRAME, BROWN, BRUMERT, BRUMFIELD, BRYAN, BUDDIG, BUFFINGTON, BUNCH, BURDINE, BURGIN, CARROW, CASH, CHAMBLESS, CHASTAIN, CHENNAULT, CHERRY, CHOATE, CHRISTIE, CLAPP, CLARK, COALSON, COBB, COLSON, COLSTON, COOK, COTTON, COULSON, COUNTS, CROCKETT, CROSS, CUNARD, DALLIS, DAMON, DANIELS, DAVENPORT, DAVIS, DEMPSEY, DICKERSON, DIXON, DOUGLAS, DOWNING, DRAKE, DREW, DREWE, DURKEE, DYER, DYESS, EDMUNDSON, EDWARDS, ELKINS, ELLIS, ELLISON, ELLISOR, ELSEY, ELZEY, EPES, ERWIN, ESENDER, EWBANK, EWING, FARR, FAUST, FILLINGER, FINNEY, FLEMISTER, FORREST, FOSTER, FOUST, FOWLKES, FRANKLIN, FREEMAN, FULLILOVE, GAINES, GAMBILL, GAUTHIER, GILBERT, GLENN, GLOVER, GRACE, GREE, GROSS, GRUBBS, GUNNELL, GURLEY, HAGGARD, HALL, HAMBLIN, HARDY, HARLESS, HARMAN, HARRIS, HARRISON, HARRY, HAUERSTEIN, HAWKINS, HENDERSON, HENDRICKS, HENSON, HERRMANN, HESS, HICKS, HIGHTOWER, HILDEBRANDT, HILL, HINDS, HIX, HOBBS, HOCKERSMITH, HOLLAND, HORTON, HOULT, HOULTZ, HOWARD, HOWELL, HUFF, HUMMELL, HUTCHINS, HUTCHINSON, HYDE, IRWIN, ISHAM, ISRAEL, JACKSON, JAMES, JAMIESON, JANEWAY, JAVINS, JEFFERSON, JEHLICKA, JESSOP, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JONES, JORDAN, JOSEPH, JUSTICE, KEENAN, KEIL, KEITH, KELLEY, KELLY, KERR, KILLEN, KILLGORE, KLUCEK, KNELL, LAMB, LANGE, LANSDOWN, LAURENT, LAWRENCE, LAYFIELD, LAZARUS, LEGGETT, LEWIS, LILLINGTON, LOCKHARD, LOCKHART, LOVE, LOY, LUNSFORD, MACON, MALLICOAT, MANN, MARSH, MARTIN, MAXWELL, MAY, MAYHEW, MAYNARD, McCOY, McDONALD, McDONNELL, McGAULTHEY, McGEE, McINTOSH, McNEECE, MILLER, MONROE, MORCYE, MORELAND, MORGAN, MORRIS, MORRISEY, MORRISI, MULKEY, MUNCRIEF, MURBACH, MYRICK, NEELY, NELSON, NETTLES, NUNN, O'NEAL, ODOM, OSBORNE, OWINGS, PARKER, PATRICK, PATTERSON, PATTON, PAYNE, PEARCE, PEPPER, PETTIGREWE, PETTIT, PETTUS, PFIESTER, PHILIPS, PHILLIPS, POOLE, POPE, PORTER, PRATT, PRESCOTT, PRESLEY, PRESTON, PRINCE, PRYOR, RABISCHUNG, RASCO, RATON, REECE, RHODES, RIVES, ROBERSON, ROBERTS, ROULAIN, ROYALL, RUGG, RYAN, SABLET, SAILER, SANDERS, SAUNDERS, SCALLORN, SCOTT, SCRIPTURE, SEAMONS, SETTLERS, SEWELL, SHAFFER, SHANKS, SHIPLEY, SHULLENBERGER, SHULSBERGER, SLOUGH, SMILEY, SMITH, SMOTHERMAN, SPENCER, STEGALL, STEWARD, STEWART, STILLINGER, STONE, STOVALL, STRAEBEL, STRIBLE, STRICKLAND, STUART, SWAN, SWANN, TALLEY, TALLY, TAYLOR, TEETERS, TEMPLETON, THIERSEE, THOMAS, THOMPSON, TILLMAN, TODD, TROWELL, TRUESDEL, TUGMAN, TURNER, TUTEN, TWITTY, UNDERWOOD, USRY, VERSTILLE, and others.
William Lloyd Garrison, the Abolitionist
by Archibald Henry Grimke

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English

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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Archibald Henry Grimke was a prominent American lawyer, journalist, and diplomat in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Grimke wrote a detailed biography on William Lloyd Garrison, one of the most famous American abolitionists. A table of contents is included.
Frederick Douglass
by Charles W. Chesnutt

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English

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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Charles W. Chesnutt was a prominent African-American writer, lawyer, and political activist. Chesnutt was a prolific author and his books were notable for exploring the racial and social issues in the American South after the Civil War.<br /><br />Chesnutt also wrote one of the best known biographies on Frederick Douglass. A table of contents is included.
David Crockett: His Life and Adventures
by John S.C. Abbott

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English

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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John S.C. Abbott was an American historian best known for his books on some of the most important people and events in history. John’s brother Jacob was also a well-known author of popular historical biographies.<br /><br />This is Abbott’s biography on Davy Crockett, one of the most famous figures in American history. A table of contents is included.
Real Soldiers of Fortune
by Richard Harding Davis

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English

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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Richard Harding Davis was an American writer and journalist. Davis was also well known for being the first American war correspondent to cover many wars including the Spanish-American War, the Second Boer War, and World War I. Davis’s writing also played a critical role in helping the political career of Theodore Roosevelt.<br /><br />Real Soldiers of Fortune is a book consisting of short biographies of the following people: Henry Maciver, James Harden-Hickey, Winston Churchill (his early life), Philo Norton McGiffin, General William Walker, and Frederick Russell Burnham.
Family Genealogy Queries: HAWKINS & Others
by R. Stephen Smith

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English

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Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this brief volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed <b>HAWKINS </b>(with 29 queries in total), <b>HAWTHORNE </b>(<b>HAWTHORN</b>) (4 queries), <b>HAWLEY </b>(2 queries), or <b>HAWK </b>(2 queries), as well as <b>HAWKS</b>, <b>HAW</b>, and <b>HAWES </b>(with 1 query apiece).<br /><br />The focus is on families in the southern United States.<br /><br />Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although these queries were written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you're working on the same names or lines.<br /><br />Typically, queries include information on births, deaths, marriages, children of a given couple, family migrations, etc. Some trace several generations of one family. Some even include colorful family stories passed down through the years!<br /><br />Note: If you aren't sure if the information in this book will be useful to your particular family research, why not borrow and read it for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription?<br /><br />Other surnames occurring incidentally in the queries reproduced in this volume include AARON, ABELS, ADAMS, ALDEN, ALDIN, ALLEN, ANDERSON, ARTZ, AUSTIN, BAKER, BALL, BARGAINIER, BARNES, BASS, BATES, BLACKMON, BLANKENSHIP, BOLTON, BOYD, BREEDLOVE, BREWER, BROWN, BURNS, BUTTS, CALMER, CAMPBELL, CARPENTER, CAUTHORN, CAWTHORN, CHADWICK, CHAPPELL, CHILDERS, COBB, COLLY, COOK, COON, COTHERAN, COTHERN, COVER, COWAN, COWN, COX, CRANFORD, CROCKETT, CRUMLEY, CRUTCHFIELD, CUMMINS, CUNARD, CUSICK, DANIEL, DAUGHERTY, DAVENPORT, DAVIS, DICKINSON, DOVER, DUPREE, DYKES, EALEY, EDWARDS, ELLINS, ELLISON, EMORY, ENT, ESTES, EWEN, FANCHER, FARMER, FERGUSON, FLEMING, FLEMISTER, FLETCHER, FLOW, FORD, FRYER, GAINES, GALLOWAY, GAMBRELL, GATES, GATEWOOD, GEORGE, GETSINGER, GILLIAM, GLAZE, GLENN, GRAVES, GREEN, GREENE, GRIERSON, GUY, HALL, HAMILTON, HANEY, HARBOUT, HARRIS, HATCHETT, HEFLIN, HENRY, HICKS, HILLING, HIX, HOLLADAY, HOLLOWAY, HOLTON, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HOWELL, HUDSON, HUGHES, HURT, INGRAM, JACKSON, JAMES, JARRETT, JENNINGS, JOHNSON, JONES, JOYCE, KILLEN, KING, KNIGHTEN, KNOX, KRAMER, LEACH, LEATH, LEETH, LEITH, LEVEL, LONG, LOREEN, LOVE, LOVELL, LUCKY, MADDEN, MALONE, MANGUM, MARKS, MARLIN, MARONGE, MARSHALL, MARTIN, MASON, MASSEY, MATTHEWS, McALISTER, McCRORY, McDARIS, McDEARIS, McGUIRE, McQUIRE, McWHIRTER, MEEKINS, MILEN, MILLER, MITCHELL, MOON, MORRISON, MORROW, MOSIER, MOYERS, MURR, MUSICK, MYERS, NALLE, NEWBERRY, NORRIS, NOWLIN, O'NEAL, OWENS, PARKER, PASCHAL, PATE, PATTERSON, PAYNE, PEARCE, PERDUE, PIERCE, POOLE, POSEY, PRICE, PRIM, PRYOR, RAGLAND, REDDING, REID, REYNOLDS, RICHARSON, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, ROQUEMORE, ROWLAND, ROWNTREE, SANDERS, SCARBOROUGH, SCHLEIGH, SCROGGINS, SESSIONS, SHIPMAN, SMITH, SPINKS, SPURGEON, SPURLIN, STAPLER, STEPHENS, STEWART, STRICKLAND, STUART, TAFFER, TARLETON, TARPLEY, TATE, TERRY, THOMAS, THOMPSON, TIPTON, TODD, TRAIL, UNDERWOOD, VICKERS, WALL, WALLER, WARD, WASHINGTON, WATKINS, WEBSTER, WELCH, WELSH, WHATLEY, WHATTLY, WHITE, WHITEHEAD, WILKINS, WILLIAMS, WILLINGHAM, WILLIS, WILSON, WOOD, WOOTTENS, WORTHINGTON, and YARBROUGH.

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