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The Best of American Heritage: Vietnam War
by Edwin S. Grosvenor

Language

English

Pages

125

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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Here, acclaimed American historians - among them, Max Boot, Douglas Brinkley, and Stanley Karnow - tell the dramatic story of America's war in Vietnam. It's all here - from the first American deaths in Vietnam and the controversial Gulf of Tonkin attack to the Tet offensive, the My Lai massacre, and, finally, the building of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Family Genealogy Queries: MITCHELL (Southern Genealogical Researc...
by R. Stephen Smith

Language

English

Pages

48

Publication Date

September 16, 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>MITCHELL </b>(<b>MITCHEL</b>) (with 52 queries total), as well as <b>MITCHUM</b>, <b>MITCHNER</b>, and <b>MITNER </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 ABERCROMBIE, ADAMS, ALLEN, ANDERSON, ARNOLD, AUGHTRY, AUNSPAUGH, AUSTIN, AVERY, AYERS, BAILEY, BAKER, BANNISTER, BARBER, BARCLAY, BARTON, BASDALE, BAXLEY, BEAN, BEAVERS, BETTY, BISHOP, BLANKENSHIP, BOND, BONDURANT, BONSALL, BOOTHE, BOTTOMS, BOX, BRADLEY, BRANDON, BRANOM, BREEDLOVE, BREWER, BRIDGES, BRIGHT, BROWN, BROWNING, BRUMMIT, BUFFORD, BULLOCK, BURKENHEAD, BURKHEAD, BURKS, BUSH, BUTLER, CAISON, CALENDAUGH, CALLEY, CAMPBELL, CANNON, CARLISLE, CARTE, CATES, CATO, CATTERTON, CHAFFIN, CHALKER, CHANEY, CHISM, CLARK, CLEILAND, COFFEY, COFIELD, COLE, COLESON, COLLINS, CONWELL, COOK, COOPER, COX, CRINER, CROW, CUPP, DALTON, DANIELL, DAVIS, DAWSON, DEASON, DELONG, DeLONG, DENNIS, DESHA, DEVANE, DONAHUE, DONELSON, DOWEL, DOWELL, DOWNEY, DRUMMOND, DUFF, DUNBAR, DUPREE, DUPUY, DWIRE, EBBERHEART, EDMONDS, ELLIS, ELMORE, ENLOE, ENLOW, ESTES, ETHERIDGE, EUBANKS, FINGER, FLETCHER, FORD, FOX, FRANKLIN, FRASIER, FRIDAY, FRIERSON, FUQUA, GAINES, GANDY, GARNER, GATEWOOD, GAY, GIBBONS, GILLIAM, GILSTRIP, GOODEN, GOODING, GOODWYNNE, GORDEN, GOREE, GORMAN, GREENING, GRIFFIN, GRINNIN, HAAS, HALEY, HALF, HALL, HAMILTON, HAMM, HARPER, HARRELL, HARRIS, HARRISON, HART, HATCHER, HAWKINS, HAYS, HEFFERMAN, HEFLIN, HICKMAN, HIGGINBOTTOM, HIGGINS, HINTON, HOPKINS, HUDNELL, HUFFMAN, HUGHES, HUGHS, HULL, HULSEY, HUTCHESON, INMAN, IVY, JACKSON, JAMES, JENNINGS, JOHNSON, JONES, KEITH, KELLEY, KING, KINGSLEY, KNIGHT, KORNEGAY, LACKHART, LANDRUM, LANFORD, LANKFORD, LASATER, LEE, LEFTWICH, LEWIS, LINDSAY, LOCKETT, LOCKHARD, LOCKHART, LOFTUS, LOGAN, LONG, LONGBOTTOM, LOVE, LOVETT, MADDOX, MADDREY, MAJOR, MALONE, MANDAY, MANN, MARTIN, MASSEY, MATTISON, MAXWELL, McABEE, McALLISTER, McCULLOUGH, McFADDEN, McGHIE, McGINNIS, McKINNEY, MILES, MILLER, MILLIKEN, MIXON, MOORE, MORGAN, MORRIS, MOYE, MULL, MULLINS, NABORS, NABOURS, NEAL, NEWBY, NICHOLS, NORMAN, OGBURN, OLIVER, ONEY, OTEY, OTTS, PACE, PARKER, PEARCE, PETERSON, PEYTON, PINKSTON, PLANKINHORN, POPE, PRINGLE, RAINES, RAINEY, REID, RICE, RICHARDS, RICHARDSON, RICHRDSON, RIDASEL, RIDEOUT, ROBINSON, ROGERS, ROUSE, ROWE, RUCKER, RUFF, SCARBOROUGH, SCHIMITTER, SEXTON, SHEHORN, SHIP, SHIPP, SHOTWELL, SIMS, SLADE, SMITH, SNEAD, SNEED, SNELLING, STANCIL, STANLEY, STAPLES, STARKEY, STEPHENS, STEPHENSON, STEWART, STORY, STRADER, STRICKLAND, SULLIVAN, SUMMERS, SWIFT, TAYLOR, TENNIS, TERRY, THOMAS, THOMASON, THOMPSON, TOVERY, TUCKER, USSERY, VANN, VAUGHAN, VINSON, WALKER, WALLACE, WARD, WARREN, WATFORD, WATTS, WEATHERED, WELLS, WHATLEY, WHEELER, WHITE, WIGGINS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WITHERSPOON, WOOD, WRIGHT, YOUNG, YOUNGBLOOD, and YOUNGUE.
Brewer, The United States a Christian Nation: Supreme Court Justi...
by David Brewer

Language

English

Pages

55

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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The United States a Christian Nation provides further reflections from the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court who wrote the majority opinion on February 29, 1892 (Holy Trinity vs. The United States), calling America a "Christian nation." Providing not only historical evidence for his opinion, Justice David Brewer sets out to provide additional insight into the way America can maintain greatness through the influence of Christianity. Contrary to the liberal desire to deny Christianity any social influence, Justice Brewer insists that only through the use of Christian principles is it possible for America to maintain its greatness.
Three State Trail of Blood and Terror (Tales from the Morgue)
by Johanna Eubank

Language

English

Pages

39

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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In 1978, Gary Tison was serving a term of life without parole for murder in the Arizona State Penitentiary at Florence. His three sons decided to break him out of prison, along with Randy Greenawalt, also serving life for murder. The hunt was on. The Arizona Daily Star and Tales from the Morgue present the story of the escape and manhunt as they were reported to readers in the pages of the Star in 1978.
California: On the Edge of American History
by Ronald Genini

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English

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Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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<p>With its borders spanning almost the entire western coast of the United States and its size dominating most other states in the country, it’s no wonder California has long fascinated pioneers and scholars alike. With such a long history, it could feel overwhelming to try to gain a comprehensive understanding of the state’s full history—until now.</p><br /><br /><p><i>California: On the Edge of American History</i> is a stunning survey of a state many people call home, yet few truly understand. Based on masterly historical research, this is a book that immerses you in the full evolution of one of the country’s most electrifying places. </p><br /><br /><p>This book approaches some of the most important parts of California’s story with honesty, compassion, and rigorous research. Whether you hope to gain more insight into the native tribes of the state, the Mexican War of Independence, the Donner Party, or what life was like during World War II, <i>California: On the Edge of American History</i> fearlessly exposes every light moment and every dark shadow with astute vision.</p><br /><br /><p>A place of innovation, cultural immersion, and geographical beauty, California has stories hiding in every shadow of her landscape. With this book, you can learn them all.</p>
Family Genealogy Queries: McDONALD McDANIEL McDOWELL McDONNELL & ...
by R. Stephen Smith

Language

English

Pages

76

Publication Date

September 19, 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>McDONALD </b>(<b>MacDONALD</b>, <b>McDONNALD</b>, <b>McDONNOLD</b>) (with 47 queries total), <b>McDANIEL </b>(<b>McDANIELD</b>) (31 queries), <b>McDOWELL </b>(<b>McDOWAL</b>) (6 queries), <b>McDONNELL </b>(<b>McDONEL</b>) (5 queries), <b>McDUFF</b> (<b>McDUFFIE</b>, <b>McDUFFEE</b>, <b>McDUFFY</b>) (4 queries), <b>McDOW</b> (<b>McDOWIE</b>) (4 queries), <b>McDOUGAL </b>(<b>McDOUGALD</b>) (2 queries), <b>McDONAH</b> (<b>McDONOUGH</b>) (2 queries), <b>McDARMENT </b>(<b>McDORMENT</b>) (2 queries), or <b>McDADE</b> (2 queries), as well as <b>McDARIS</b>, <b>McDAVID</b>, <b>McDEVITT</b>, and <b>McDEARMAN</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 ADAMS, ADRIAN, ALBERSON, ALDIN, ALLEN, ALLEY, ALLMON, APPLING, ARMOR, ARMSTRONG, ASHCRAFT, ASWINE, ATKINSON, AUDET, AUTREY, AYMOND, BABBS, BADER, BAGGETT, BAILEY, BAKER, BALL, BARFIELD, BARLOW, BARNES, BARTON, BASS, BATES, BEATY, BEAUCHAMP, BELL, BENNETT, BENSON, BERZETTE, BEST, BIGGS, BIRD, BIROU, BISHOP, BLANCHARD, BONCK, BOONE, BORING, BOUSE, BOWERS, BOYD, BOZEMAN, BRADY, BRANNAN, BREWER, BROWN, BROYLES, BRUMERT, BRYANT, BUCHANAN, BUDDIG, BULLARD, BUNCH, BUNDICK, BURKE, BURKES, BURRADELL, BUTLER, BUTTS, BYRD, CADDELL, CALLOWAY, CANTRELL, CARDWELL, CARSON, CARTER, CASSETTY, CHANDLER, CHAPMAN, CHASTAIN, CHENEVERT, CHESTNUT, CHETHEM, CHILTON, CHIPPS, CHRISTAIN, CLARK, CLAYSHUTLE, CLOWER, COFFEE, COFFMAN, COLDWELL, COLEMAN, COLLIER, COLLINS, COLLY, COMPTON, CONOVER, CORN, COUCH, COUVILLION, COVINGTON, CRAFT, CRAIG, CRAWFORD, CRIDER, CRITES, CROMWELL, CROUCH, CURL, CUTHBERT, DAINWOOD, DANCY, DAUGHTEY, DAVENPORT, DAVIS, DAWSON, DECK, DENTON, DILLARD, DISHMAN, DORRIS, DOUGHTER, DRUMMOND, DUCOTE, DUKES, DUNCAN, DYE, EDEN, EDENFIELD, EGGLESTON, ELDER, ELDRIDGE, ELLIOTT, ELLIS, ELMORE, ENIS, ENNIS, EPES, ESLINGER, EVANS, FAIRBERN, FIPPS, FITTS, FLANAGAN, FLEMING, FONTENOT, FORBUSH, FOWLER, FRASIER, FRAZIER, FREEBURGER, FREEMAN, FRIEZE, FULCHER, FUSSELL, GARVIN, GATES, GILBREATH, GLASS, GLAZE, GOAD, GOFF, GOODWIN, GORDY, GORE, GOUGH, GRADY, GRAFTON, GRANT, GREEN, GREENE, GRIER, GRIFFITH, GRUBBS, HADLEY, HAGOOD, HAILE, HALE, HALL, HAM, HAMILTON, HARDY, HARKINS, HARKNESS, HARRELL, HARRELLSON, HARRIS, HARRISON, HART, HARTIN, HARVEY, HATFIELD, HATTER, HAVERS, HAVIS, HAWTHORNE, HAY, HENDRICK, HENDRICKS, HERT, HEXT, HILDEBRANDT, HILL, HILTON, HOAGLAND, HOBBS, HOGLIN, HOLLAND, HOLLIDAY, HOLMAN, HOLMES, HOLSUN, HOPKINS, HORNBECK, HOULDITCH, HOWARD, HOWELL, HUFF, HUGGINS, HUGHES, HUMBLE, HUMPHREY, HURT, IRVING, ISHAM, IVEY, JACKSON, JENNINGS, JETER, JOFFRION, JOHNS, JONES, KALLENBACH, KAUFFMAN, KEAHEY, KEETON, KELLEY, KELLY, KEMP, KENDRICK, KEY, KILLCREASE, KIMBALL, KIMBELL, KIMBRELL, KIMES, KING, KIRKLAND, KIRKPATRICK, KNOTT, KYMES, LACKY, LAFLEUR, LAMBERT, LAMBERTH, LAMBETH, LANCASTER, LANCE, LAND, LAUGHLIN, LAURENT, LAWHORNE, LAZARUS, LEAD, LEWIS, LIGHTFOOT, LINDER, LINDSEY, LONG, LOTT, MacKEACHEY, MacKEACHIE, MANNING, MARLEY, MARSHALL, MARTIN, MARTINEZ, MAYEAUX, MAYEUX, MAYO, MAYS, McCAIN, McCAN, McCARLEY, McCARTER, McCARTY, McCLANAHAN, McCOY, McFARLAND, McGILL, McKINNEY, McKINNON, McMAINS, McMILLAN, McNEECE, and many others.
Out of the Vault: Historical Vignettes from the East Oregonian
by Renee Struthers

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English

Pages

156

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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A second look at the first draft of Umatilla County's history, from stories of crime and punishment to natural disasters to the odd and absurd. The collection was compiled by East Oregonian records editor Renee Struthers over years of poring through the newspaper's vault.
The History of the Confederate War, Its Causes and Its Conduct, V...
by George Cary Eggleston

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English

Pages

389

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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During the years from 1861 to 1865, one of the greatest wars in all history was fought in this country.<br /><br />There were in all three million three hundred and seventy-eight thousand men engaged in the fighting of it.<br /><br />There are not that many men in all the regular standing armies of Europe combined, even if we include the unpaid hordes of Turkey and the military myriads of the armed camp known to geography as Russia.<br /><br />The actual fighting field of this war of ours was larger than the whole of western Europe, and all of it was trampled over and fought over by great armies.<br /><br />The men killed or mortally wounded in our war numbered on the Northern side alone 110,000. The total number of deaths resulting from military operations on the Northern side alone was 350,000. The figures for the Southern side are not accessible, owing to the loss of records. But as the fighting was equally determined on both sides, and as other conditions were substantially equal, it is certain that the losses of life were relatively about the same on both sides. It is well within the facts, therefore, to say that this war of ours directly caused the death of more than half a million men. No other war in modern history has cost so many lives or half so many.<br /><br />We hear much of our recent war with Spain. Let us take it as a basis of comparison. The total number of men even nominally called into the field in that war was less by nearly two to one than the deaths alone during the Confederate war. The number of men who were actually engaged in the Spanish war numbered only about one tenth as many as those who were buried as victims of the Confederate war's battle fields.<br /><br />Again, the total number of men killed and wounded during the Spanish war—including every man who was touched by a bullet or scratched by a sword or bayonet thrust or hurt by a splinter at sea—was only two hundred sixty-eight. That is fewer than the number who were stricken in each of many before-breakfast skirmishes of the Confederate war, some of which were deemed too insignificant to be reported to headquarters with precision.<br /><br />Looking for higher standards of comparison, we find that 43,449 men fell killed or wounded at Gettysburg alone. That is almost double the loss of the allied forces at Waterloo and probably equal to the total losses on both sides at that greatest and most decisive of European battles.<br /><br />There were more than a dozen other battles of the Confederate war which in slaughter fairly deserved comparison with Waterloo. These included the Seven Days' battle before Richmond, and the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Antietam, Shiloh, Chickamauga, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, the Second Manassas (or Bull Run), Stone River, Petersburg, Franklin, Lookout Mountain, Nashville and several others.<br /><br />Still another measure of the magnitude of a war is its duration. It is duration indeed that chiefly determines the amount of human suffering caused by a war, especially to the women and children who are war's chief victims.<br /><br />Measured by this test of duration the Confederate war exceeded all other recent conflicts in the magnitude of the suffering it inflicted.<br /><br />Its first gun was fired at Fort Sumter in April, 1861: its last armed conflict did not occur until May, 1865. Thus for four years and a month the war endured. The Crimean war—one of the longest of nineteenth century conflicts—endured for less than half that length of time and the actual fighting of it lasted less than one fourth as long. The duration of the Confederate war was seven times as great as that of the stupendous Franco-Prussian conflict of 1870, which overthrew the second Napoleonic empire, consolidated Germany and made the republic an enduring fact in France. It was twenty-four times as long as that of the French-Austrian war, which set Italy free, or as the War of 1866 between Austria and Prussia which laid the foundations of the present German empire...
A House Divided: Origins Of The US Civil War
by Greg Goebel

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English

Pages

100

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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At the beginning of the 19th century, the general belief in the United States was that slavery would die out in America. Fifty years later, it was all too much alive, with tensions between the slaveholding South and the industrialized North growing towards an explosion.<br /><br />In late 1859, an anti-slavery extremist John Brown performed a raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia, with the intent of starting a slave rebellion. The action was slapdash and a complete failure, its only real result being to set tensions between the North and the South to the breaking point. The breaking point finally came with the election of Abraham Lincoln to the American presidency in 1860. His very election began the rush towards secession, and from the outset of his presidency, Lincoln had a crisis on his hands.<br /><br />The slide towards war proved irresistible; fighting finally broke out in the spring of 1861, when the new secessionist government of the break-away Southern states bombarded Fort Sumter, a Union outpost in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. The first actions were disorganized to the point of haphazard, concluding in a major confrontation between Northern and Southern armies near Manassas in Virginia. The battle ended in Union defeat, though the Confederate victory was hardly decisive -- both sides beginning to realize that they faced hard war.<br /><br />This book describes the events leading up to the US Civil War, and the breach between North and South in 1861. <br /><br />revcode v1.0 / 09-17
Crescent City Haunts: Historical Haunts in America (Historic Haun...
by Sean Newgent

Language

English

Pages

25

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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This book dives deep into the rich southern history of the state of Louisiana. You have been invited to follow along on the journey through the Crescent City and the surrounding Bayous and swamps of the coastal state. For centuries locals and visitors alike have experienced spiritual apparitions and other phenomena from the Big Easy's past. Follow along as we walk through the cobblestone walkways of St Louis Cemetery in the heart of the French Quarter and come face to face with the famous Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau. We will then venture into the rural parts of Louisiana and travels across the properties of some of the most enchanting plantation homes in the south; but do not allow their majestic beauty to blind you from seeing the cruel history of events that took place centuries ago.

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