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The Life of Presidents Vol 2
by Aubrie McLaughlin

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English

Pages

2006

Publication Date

April 19, 2017

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Shortly after his marriage, Garfield entered his name in the law office<br />of Riddle and Williamson, attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, as a student of<br />law. This formality was necessary in order to ensure admission to the<br />bar. It was not here, however, that he studied, and for a long time his<br />friends knew nothing of the step he had taken. After his hours of<br />teaching, at odd moments through the day, and often far into the night,<br />he pored over his law-books with the same intensity of purpose he had<br />shown in all his other undertakings.<br /><br />It was his patriotic interest in the measures which were then before the<br />legislature of Ohio that first led him to take up a critical study of<br />law. He always wanted to go to the bottom of things, and his college<br />training under President Hopkins had developed a wonderful power of<br />synopsizing. In entering upon a course of law studies, it was not so<br />much with the thought of becoming a lawyer, as to make himself<br />conversant with the principles of law.
Reclaiming Black History: Finding Admirable Ancestors, a Wealth o...
by Nick Douglas

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English

Pages

214

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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Reclaiming Black History presents a new narrative that ends the shameless separation of African-American, Native-American, and Mexican-American history from standard American history. It does not make white Americans the center of American history. Instead these writings place all the groups in the context of actual historical events, cooperating, clashing, coexisting and contributing to make America what it is today.<br />Reclaiming Black History literally tells the history of saints and scoundrels. These stories about black, brown, red and white men and women tell how they struggled to understand and coexist with each other. Reclaiming Black History also tells of the scoundrels who used and pitted people against each other for their own personal gain and profit. <br />Unlike standard American history, these essays discuss slave revolts that were actually successful, which meant slaves escaped. Revolts were often planned and coordinated with other slaves, Native Americans and white Americans. Slaves carefully considered how their decisions to form alliances with other groups and to revolt would affect them.<br />Whites of goodwill helped, cooperated and coexisted with blacks and Native Americans. They also were in conflict, and at times whites paid with their lives for the decision to help or oppose people of color. <br />These essays cover a wide swath of American history. From Maroons fighting for freedom in impassable swamps, to an abolitionist senators being beaten in the halls of congress, to blacks and whites cooperating to run the Underground Railroad, Reclaiming Black History discusses the physical, social, economic, and psychic conflicts and connections these Americans shared. <br />Native Americans are represented as they actually were, not as they are seen in the common historical narrative (as irrational savages or passive sidekicks). Native Americans were powerful in their own right, people who thought strategically and deeply about how the repercussions of their actions would affect them and others in the future. They formed alliances with whites, black and brown people to achieve and protect their own rights. <br />Reclaiming Black History presents women in a new narrative, as powerful individuals. From the women of color in the South who used hairstyles and headdresses as a means of protest against inequality, to a petite white woman from the North helping slaves escape, Know Your Black History highlights many of these women for the first time, revealing the common sense story of how they fit into the American historical narrative. <br />Reclaiming Black History gives the names and shows images of some of these heroes and scoundrels for the first time. In this new narrative, people of color are no longer nameless invisible contributors to our country’s complicated history.
America's Last Real Home Front: Can We Mobilize Again As We Did i...
by Carroll Trosclair

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English

Pages

200

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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A look at America's WWII home front programs, including some that might be needed or useful in the next global war. Asks whether 21st Century Americans can make the adjustments and sacrifices necessary for a similar effort. Seven pages of WWII home front photos.
Family Genealogy Queries: HOLLOWAY & Others
by R. Stephen Smith

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English

Pages

35

Publication Date

April 20, 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>HOLLOWAY </b>(<b>HOLLIWAY</b>) (with 23 queries in total), <b>HOLLY </b>(5 queries), <b>HOLLON </b>(<b>HOLLUN</b>) (2 queries), <b>HOLLOWELL </b>(2 queries), <b>HOLLOMON </b>(1 query), or <b>HOLLYFIELD </b>(1 query).<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 ADAMS, ADCOCK, ALDEN, ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARRINGTON, AUSTIN, AVARY, BAILEY, BAKER, BALLARD, BARNEBY, BASS, BASTON, BAXTER, BELL, BENNET, BENNETT, BENSON, BIGHAM, BLACKMAN, BLACKSTONE, BLANKENSHIP, BODDIE, BOLEN, BOYD, BOYLSTON - COLEMAN, BRADFORD, BRADY, BRASWELL, BREWER, BREWINGTON, BRISCOE, BROWN, BRYANT, BUCK, BUNN, BURN, BURNETT, BURT, CALWELL, CAMPBELL, CARLTON, CARR, CASEY, COLE, COLLIER, COLLINS, COOK, COSTNER, COVINGTON, CRAWFORD, CREEK, CROW, CRUMPTON, CULPEPPER, DANIEL, DARSEY, DAVIDSON, DAVIS, DEFER, DEFUR, DeVAUX, DIXON, DONNER, DOSHER, DOUGHERTY, DUNCAN, DUNN, DWYER, EDWARDS, ELKINS, ELLICOCK, ELLIS, EVANS, EWART, FAGALA, FENNEL, FINDLEY, FINDLY, FINLEY, FLANIGAN, FLETCHER, FORD, FORREST, FORTNER, FRYER, FULLER, GALLOWAY, GARDNER, GARRETT, GAY, GAYLOR, GENTRY, GEORGE, GILL, GLENN, GOFF, GRAVITT, GRAY, GRESHAM, GRIERSON, GRIFFIN, GRISHAM, HANES, HARDY, HARGRAVES, HARGROVE, HARGROVES, HARRISON, HATCHETT, HAWKINS, HAYES, HENDSLEY, HERYFORD, HIGGINBOTHAM, HILL, HOBBS, HOLLADAY, HOLLAND, HOLLEY, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HOWELL, HUDSON, HUFF, HUGHES, HUTCHINSON, IVEY, JACKSON, JANVRIN, JEFFERSON, JOHNSTON, JONES, JOSLIN, JOYCE, KILE, KILGORE, KILPATRICK, KIRKLAND, KNIGHTEN, KNOX, LAMKIN, LANGFORD, LANGSTON, LANIER, LANSDELL, LEACH, LINCOLN, LITTLEWOOD, LOREEN, LUNDY, LYNN, MAGRUDER, MARSHALL, MARTHARY, MARTIN, MASON, MATHIS, MATTHEWS, McCLAIN, McCONEY, McCURRY, McGEE, MEEKINS, MIMS, MONK, MOORE, MORRIS, MORROW, MOSELEY, MUSGRAVE, NELMS, NEWBERRY, NEWSOM, NICHOLSON, NORREL, OLIVER, OWENS, PALMER, PATTERSON, PECK, PELHAM, PELLUM, PERKINSON, PERRETT, PICKERING, PIERCE, POLK, POOLE, PORTER, POSEY, PRATHER, PRICE, QUINCEY, QUINCY, RANDALL, RANDLES, REGISTER, REID, REYNOLDS, RICHARDSON, RICHMOND, RICO, ROBERTS, ROBINSON, ROGERS, ROOKS, ROSS, SARGENT, SASSER, SCOTT, SEABORN, SHIRLEY, SHORT, SIMS, SIZEMORE, SMITH, SOLOMAN, SOLOMON, SOMMERSON, SORY, SPURLIN, SQUIRE, STANFORD, STANTON, STEVENS, STEWART, STOAN, STRICKLAND, STUART, SUMMERSON, TANKERSLEY, TARPLEY, TAYLER, TAYLOR, TERRY, THOMAS, THORNTON, TINDALL, TODD, TOOLE, TRAIL, TRAINUM, TWEEDY, UNDERWOOD, VICKERS, WALKER, WALL, WEBB, WEINBERG, WELCH, WELLS, WEST, WHEELER, WHITAKER, WHITE, WHITTEN, WILKINS, WILLIAMS, WILSON, WINBURN, WITCHER, YARBROUGH, YOUNG, AND ZACHRY.
Coronado National Memorial: A History of Montezuma Canyon and the...
by Joseph P. Sánchez

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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<div><i>Coronado National Memorial</i> explores forgotten pathways through Montezuma Canyon in southeastern Arizona, and provides an essential history of the southern Huachuca Mountains. This is a magical place that shaped the region and two countries, the United States and Mexico. Its history dates back to the expedition led by Conquistador Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in 1540, a mere forty-eight years after Columbus’ first voyage. Before that time Native Americans occupied the land, later to be joined by Spanish and Mexican period miners and ranchers, prospecting entrepreneurs, missionaries, and homesteaders.<br /><br /><br /><br />Sánchez is the foremost historian of the area, and he shifts through and decodes a number of key Spanish and English language documents from different archives that tell the story of an historical drama of epic proportions. He combines the regional and the global, starting with the prehistory of the area. He covers Spanish colonial contact, settlement missions, the Mexican Territorial period, land grants, and the ultimate formation of the international border that set the stage for the creation of the Coronado National Memorial in 1952.<br /><br /><br /><br />Much has been written about southwestern Arizona and northeastern Sonora, and in many ways this book complements those efforts and delivers details about the region’s colorful past. <br /><br /> </div>
1729: The True Story of Pierre & Marie Mayeux, the Natchez Massac...
by Kenneth Myers

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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Put yourself in their shoes. In 1720 France was just coming out of a long war that had left the nation on the edge of bankruptcy. People were starving to death and plagues were sweeping the country. The rich were getting richer and the poor were getting poorer. <br /><br />Pierre & Marie Mayeux were newlyweds who left behind everything in order to build a new life in French Louisiana. Little did they know the difficult and terrifying path that lay before them.<br /><br />1729 is their story, and the story of hundreds like them who came to a new world with new hope, only to have it dashed and broken time after time. This is the tale of their journey across the Atlantic, enduring a year in plague-ridden Biloxi, making their way 600 miles up the Mississippi River, surviving one of the worst massacres in American history, living in the newly founded swamp village of New Orleans, and finally raising a family in South Louisiana.<br /><br />Today there are a million living descendants of Pierre and Marie Mayeux. But there almost were none.
Family Genealogy Queries: HOLLAND HOLLADAY HOLLIDAY
by R. Stephen Smith

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English

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Publication Date

April 21, 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>HOLLAND </b>(with 24 queries in total), or <b>HOLLADAY </b>(<b>HOLLIDAY</b>) (9 queries). Also included are <b>HOLLANDWORTH</b> (<b>HOLLANDSWORTH</b>) (2 queries), and <b>HOLL </b>(1 query).<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 ACREMAN, ANDERSON, ARMSTRONG, AULICK, BAGGETT, BAILEY, BAIRD, BALDBRIDGE, BARGAINIER, BARNES, BELLUNE, BELYEW, BENTLEY, BIGGS, BILES, BIRD, BLACK, BLACKMAN, BLAIR, BOND, BOSSIERE, BOWES, BOX, BRAKE, BREWER, BROOKS, BROWN, BURRADELL, BURTON, CALLAHAN, CARROLL, CARTER, CHAMBERS, CHAMPION, CHAPPELL, CHILTON, CLARK, CLAY, COLEMAN, CONRAD, COOK, DANIEL, DARLINGTON, DAVENPORT, DAVIS, DAWSON, DIXON, DODRILL, DUNNAVANT, EDWARDS, ELROD, EPPS, EVANS, FAULK, FIELDS, FLOYD, FORESTER, FORREST, FORT, FOSTER, FOWLER, FRIDLEY, FRYER, GALLOWAY, GEORGE, GIBBONS, GIBSON, GIPSON, GIVEN- HAMRICK, GODFREY, GREEN, GREER, GRIERSON, GUNN, HAIRSTON, HALE, HAMBLEN, HAMILTON, HARGROVE, HARRIS, HASTINGS, HAWKINS, HAYS, HENDRIX, HEREFORD, HERRING, HERYFORD, HOLLON, HOLLOWAY, HOLLUN, HOLTON, HOPKINS, HOUCHINS, HOWARD, HUGHES, HUNTER, IVY, JACKSON, JERNIGAN, JOHNSON, JONES, JOYCE, KETTLE, KIMES, KIRKLAND, KNIGHTEN, KNOTT, KNOX, LAMB, LANIER, LANSDOWN, LEA, LEACH, LEE, LEIGH, LITTLE, LOREEN, LOVE, MALPASS, MANCIL, MANDLEBRAUM, MANESS, MANN, MANSEL, MANSELL, MARBERRY, MARSHALL, MARTIN, MASON, MASSEY, MATTHEWS, MAYNOR, McCOWAN, McDONALD, McGAUGHTY, McGEE, McLENDON, McMURRAY, McREYNOLDS, MEEKINS, MELTON, MILLER, MINITREE, MONK, MOORE, MORGAN, MORRIS, MORROW, MOZELY, NEWBERRY, NEWTON, NORRIS, PEBBLES, PELHAM, PELLUM, PIERCE, PILGRIM, PIRTLE, POLK, POOLE, POSEY, PRICE, PUTMAN, RAY, RHEA, RICH, RICO, ROARK, ROBINSON, ROUTIN, SAMPLE, SANDERS, SEAWELL, SENSENEY, SEWELL, SHOEMATE, SHUMAKE, SHUMATE, SINGLETON, SLEDGE, SMITH, SPURLIN, STONE, STRICKLAND, SWANCEY, SWANZY, SWORDS, TAYLOR, TERRY, THARPE, THOMAS, TODD, TRAIL, TURNER, TYREE, UNDERWOOD, VICKERS, WADE, WADKINS, WALL, WALLER, WALLS, WASHINGTON, WATKINS, WEAVER, WILKINS, WILLIAMS, WILSHINE, WOODALL, WOODLEY, YANCEY, and YANCY.
A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open (Illustrated)
by Theodore Roosevelt

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English

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Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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This vintage book from 1916 has been digitally converted to downloadable format with original illustrations. A great classic for the home or classroom, an interesting old-fashioned reference book, and an outstanding find.<br /><br />FOREWORD:<br /><br />The man should have youth and strength who seeks adventure in the wide, waste spaces of the earth, in the marshes, and among the vast mountain masses, in the northern forests, amid the steaming jungles of the tropics, or on the deserts of sand or of snow. He must long greatly for the lonely winds that blow across the wilderness, and for sunrise and sunset over the rim of the empty world. His heart must thrill for the saddle and not for the hearthstone. He must be helmsman and chief, the cragsman, the rifleman, the boat steerer. He must be the wielder of axe and of paddle, the rider of fiery horses, the master of the craft that leaps through white water. His eye must be true and quick, his hand steady and strong. His heart must never fail nor his head grow bewildered, whether he face brute and human foes, or the frowning strength of hostile nature, or the awful fear that grips those who are lost in trackless lands. Wearing toil and hardship shall be his; thirst and famine he shall face, and burning fever. Death shall come to greet him with poison-fang or poison-arrow, in shape of charging beast or of scaly things that lurk in lake and river; it shall lie in wait for him among untrodden forests, in the swirl of wild waters, and in the blast of snow blizzard or thunder-shattered hurricane.<br /><br />Not many men can with wisdom make such a life their permanent and serious occupation. Those whose tasks lie along other lines can lead it for but a few years. For them it must normally come in the hardy vigor of their youth, before the beat of the blood has grown sluggish in their veins.<br /><br />Nevertheless, older men also can find joy in such a life, although in their case it must be led only on the outskirts of adventure, and although the part they play therein must be that of the onlooker rather than that of the doer. The feats of prowess are for others. It is for other men to face the peril of unknown lands, to master unbroken horses, and to hold their own among their fellows with bodies of supple strength. But much, very much, remains for the man who has "warmed both hands before the fire of life," and who, although he loves the great cities, loves even more the fenceless grass-land, and the forest-clad hills.<br /><br />The grandest scenery of the world is his to look at if he chooses; and he can witness the strange ways of tribes who have survived into an alien age from an immemorial past, tribes whose priests dance in honor of the serpent and worship the spirits of the wolf and the bear. Far and wide, all the continents are open to him as they never were to any of his forefathers; the Nile and the Paraguay are easy of access, and the borderland between savagery and civilization; and the veil of the past has been lifted so that he can dimly see how, in time immeasurably remote, his ancestors—no less remote—led furtive lives among uncouth and terrible beasts, whose kind has perished utterly from the face of the earth. He will take books with him as he journeys; for the keenest enjoyment of the wilderness is reserved for him who enjoys also the garnered wisdom of the present and the past. He will take pleasure in the companionship of the men of the open; in South America, the daring and reckless horsemen who guard the herds of the grazing country, and the dark-skinned paddlers who guide their clumsy dugouts down the dangerous equatorial rivers; the white and red and half-breed hunters of the Rockies, and of the Canadian woodland; and in Africa the faithful black gun-bearers who have stood steadily at his elbow when the lion came on with coughing grunts, or when the huge mass of the charging elephant burst asunder the vine-tangled branches. (continued)
Thomas Jefferson: American Statesman
by John T. Morse

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English

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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<b>Originally published in 1898, Thomas Jefferson is a classic biography of the man who so deeply ingrained the republican ideals of the Founding Fathers into American society.</b><br />As such, it is the kind of work that avoids the trap of noticing everything that went unnoticed in the past while failing to notice all that the past deemed notable. Immediately lauded by the critics when it was first published, John T. Morse's biography of Jefferson was embraced by the reading public.Thomas Jefferson is a biography of the man who so deeply ingrained the republican ideals of the Founding Fathers into American society. As such, it is the kind of work that avoids the trap of noticing everything that went unnoticed in the past while failing to notice all that the past deemed notable. Immediately lauded by the critics when it was first published, John T. Morse's biography of Jefferson was embraced by the reading public.<br /><br />Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.<br />Previously, he was elected the second Vice President of the United States, serving under John Adams from 1797 to 1801.<br />A proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights motivating American colonists to break from Great Britain and form a new nation, he produced formative documents and decisions at both the state and national level.
Coral and Brass
by , Perry Finch

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English

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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<b>“The aim of this book is twofold: first, that due credit be given to a gallant body of men, the United States Marine Corps, who in their path across the Pacific were faithful to their traditions and to their country; second, to point out the errors that were committed in World War II in such a manner that they will not be repeated in World War III — God forbid.” </b><br /><br />Controversial at times, Smith never wavered in his dedication to the Marine Corps and dedicated his career in support of the men and women under his command. <br /><br />Recipient of four Distinguished Service Medals, he initiated and supervised the training of U.S. Marines in the art of amphibious warfare and led them across the Pacific in one of the most phenomenal military advances of all times. <br /><br />On many occasions, as the reader will see, he pugnaciously struggled with peers and superiors to be allowed to fight.<br /><br />Although constantly in the public eye towards the latter years of the war, this memoir sheds light on Smith’s private opinions on the war, the mistakes that were made on the way to victory and the difficulties between the various factions of the U.S. forces.<br /> <br />These problems experienced particularly between the Marines, the Navy and the U.S. Army are closely examined in Smith’s memoir and he offers a unique insight into these clashes. <br /><br />He unceasingly, oftentimes controversially, defends the strategic importance of amphibious warfare in WWII and criticizes Naval interference in Marine tactical decisions. <br /><br />This autobiography also offers a glimpse of the man behind the intimidating facade, a man haunted by the sometimes unnecessary losses of Marine lives and the impact of his decisions in wartime. <br /><br />"He maintains throughout a manifest and unshakable belief that the United States Marines are the best land fighters in the world, and takes natural pride in his role as their long-suffering and outspoken champion." <em>The Alabama Review</em><br /><br />"Smith's account if the Pacific War as he fought it from Tarawa to Iwo Jima is of first-rate historical importance."<em>Foreign Affairs</em><br /><br /><em>Coral and Brass</em> is an important first-hand account of a celebrated military tactician, a must-read for those interested in the U.S. Marine Corps, military strategy and WWII operations. <br /><br /><b>Holland McTyeire “Howlin’ Mad” Smith</b>, (April 20, 1882 – January 12, 1967) was a general in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He is sometimes called the “father” of modern U.S. amphibious warfare. A lieutenant general when he was retired May 15, 1946 at the age of 64, he was promoted to general on the retired list for having been especially commended in combat. This book was first published in 1949. Following a long illness, General Smith died January 12, 1967 at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, California, aged 84. <br /><br />

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