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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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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?
The Naval War of 1812: (Illustrated)
by Theodore Roosevelt

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English

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Publication Date

March 19, 2017

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<b>This edition of Theodore Roosevelt's thorough and detailed work on the naval engagements in the War of 1812 includes all of his original tables, lists, diagrams, appendices and notes.</b> <br /><br /><br /> <br />As the future President's first book, <i>The Naval War of 1812</i> shines as a fine example of military history. Commonly overlooked by historians to this day, the 1812 war's naval engagements form a seldom discussed history. Owing to Theodore Roosevelt's accessible style of writing, what might otherwise be a dry or ponderous subject is made exciting, enlightening and accessible. <br /><br /><br /> <br />Published in 1882, two years after Theodore Roosevelt had graduated from Harvard University, this book is the result of its author seeking a challenge for his intellect and research capacities. Combing archives for British and American documents, Roosevelt strove for neutrality, presenting the facts and outcomes of each battle with the impartiality of a professional historian. <br /><br /><br /> <br />The book begins by introducing the politics of the early 19th century, and the grievances between Great Britain and the United States which resulted in the war. Unflinching in his criticism of the USA's lack of preparedness, Roosevelt lays much of the blame at the feet of Thomas Jefferson, who declared war as a means of resolving trade disputes whilst lacking the military might to defeat Britain. <br /><br /><br /> <br />We then see an episodic account of the battles, arranged chronologically between the years of 1812 and the war's conclusion in 1815. Each battle is considered in turn, with the naval manoeuvres, equipment, battle commanders, and casualties noted. Sketched diagrams accompany several of the engagements, while charts arrange and compare various numerical details. <br /><br /><br /> <br />Roosevelt is careful to note the various specifications of the ships and their guns, gathered during his ample researches. The weight and type of the shot used, the design of the individual vessels, and the competence and experience of the commanders on both sides are detailed. Aged just twenty-three when he published this work, Roosevelt was lauded for his understanding and accurate presentation of naval terminology.
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 HAWKINS (with 29 queries in total), HAWTHORNE (HAWTHORN) (4 queries), HAWLEY (2 queries), or HAWK (2 queries), as well as HAWKS, HAW, and HAWES (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.<br />
Battles of the War of the Rebellion
by J. Wells

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English

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March 20, 2017

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As the title says, this book, a fabulous reference source lists more than 400 pages of Civil War battles. Most are little-known skirmishes. Detailed in its approach, it the authors lists all dates on which a military action between Union and Confederacy took place. This is a "must have" for Civil War enthusiasts and highly recommended for those with even a passing interest.
President George H. W. Bush: A Short Biography (30 Minute Book Se...
by Doug West

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English

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Publication Date

March 22, 2017

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His was one of the great American stories. Born into a privileged New England family, George H. W. Bush joined the navy on his eighteenth birthday, and at age twenty, he was shot down on a combat mission over the Pacific. He married young, started a family, and resisted pressure to become a Wall Street banker, instead, striking out for the adventurous world of the Texas oil patch. Over the course of three decades, Bush would rise through the political ranks from the chairmanship of his county Republican Party to serve as congressman, ambassador to the United Nations, head of the Republican National Committee, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office to China, and Director of Central Intelligence. He served for two terms as vice president under Ronald Reagan, and, ultimately, President of the United States. During his presidency, the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union splintered. Bush’s capable leadership during this dramatic time helped shape a world in which the United States emerged as a lone superpower. After one term in office, he became the first president since John Adams to see his son also become president.<br /><br />This short book covers the life of former President George H. W. Bush from his early years growing up in Connecticut, his rise to power through the political ranks to become the President of the United States, and the years after his term in the land’s highest office.<br />
Russian Organizational Learning in the Context of the Afghanistan...
by , Department of Defense (...

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English

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Publication Date

March 22, 2017

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This excellent report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. Russia, like the United States, has experienced its struggles with counterinsurgency warfare. In Afghanistan, the Russian General Staff chose to approach the operation with a violently offensive mindset. This mindset prevented them from achieving their desired outcomes because they initially alienated the populace they needed to succeed. Then, when they realized their approach was not achieving the desired outcomes, they made only minor adjustments to their approach because they did not view this as a significant challenge to their military model. Then, when presented a similar situation in Chechnya, instead of approaching the operation using the lessons learned from Afghanistan, the General Staff chose to use the same violent tactics employed during the invasion of Afghanistan. This monograph seeks to understand this phenomenon.<br /><br />This monograph is applicable to the United States in that it demonstrates that a nation must not become wedded to a specific approach in order to succeed in future war. During the post-Vietnam era, the United States chose to put aside the lessons learned from counterinsurgency warfare and focus on a comfortable and conventional form of warfare. It seems America is doing the same thing again with respect to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, by focusing on evading such wars altogether.<br /><br />ntroduction * Research Question * Hypothesis * Methodology * Theoretical Approach * Development of Soviet and Russian Operational Art and Way of War * Development of Operational Art After the Russo-Japanese War * The Russian Way of War * Marxist-Leninism * World War Two, Stalin, and the Offense * North Atlantic Treaty Organization Expansion * Impact of Nuclear Weapons * Interventions in Hungary and Czechoslovakia * Russian General Staff * Case Study: Afghanistan, 1979 - 1989 * Lead Up to War * Lead Up and Conduct of War * Lessons of War * Case Study: First and Second Chechen Wars (1994-1996, 1999-2010) * First Chechen War (1994-96) * Lessons of the First Chechen War * Second Chechen War (1999 - 2010) * Lessons of the Second Chechen War * Conclusion<br />
Family Genealogy Queries: HODGES HODGE HOBBS HOBSON
by R. Stephen Smith

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English

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Publication Date

March 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>HODGES </b>(with 11 queries total), <b>HOBBS </b>(11 queries), <b>HODGE </b>(9 queries), <b>HOBSON </b>(6 queries). <b>HOBBY </b>(3 queries), <b>HODGEN </b>(2 queries), or <b>HODNET </b>(<b>HODNETT</b>) (2 queries), as well as <b>HOAD</b>, <b>HOAG</b>, <b>HOAGLAND</b>, <b>HOBDAY</b>, <b>HOCKADAY</b>, <b>HOCKER</b>, <b>HOCKERSMITH</b>, <b>HOCKSHAW </b>and <b>HODSDEN</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, AGNEW, AMERSON, ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ANDRUS, ARNOLD, ASCOUGH, ATKINS, AVARY, AYERS, BAILEY, BAKER, BALL, BALLARD, BANKS, BARNARD, BARNES, BARNETT, BARNTON, BARTON, BAUMGARDNER, BAXTER, BELLINGER, BENNETT, BENSON, BENTON, BEST, BEVELS, BIGHAM, BINION, BIRKES, BLACKBURN, BLACKMAN, BLACKSTONE, BLANCH, BODDIE, BOND, BONNEY, BOURDEN, BOWDOIN, BOWLIN, BOYD, BRADFORD, BRADLEY, BRAMLET, BRISCOE, BROWN, BROWNING, BRYAN, BRYANT, BRYEN, BUCK, BUMGARDNER, BUSH, CALLAWAY, CAMPBELL, CANTEY, CARROLL, CARTER, CASEY, CAVENDER, CAVER, CHEEK, CHRISTIAN, COLLINS, COLQUITT, COOPER, COUNCILL, COX, CRUMPTON, CURRY, CUTERALES, CUTHERHILL, DARSEY, DAVENPORT, DAVIDSON, DAVIS, DENAM, DENHAM, DIAMOND, DILLARD, DIMON, DIPNEW, DISMUKE, DORSEY, DUCK, DUKES, DUNIVAN, DUNIVANT, ELGIN, ELKIN, ELLIS, ENGLAND, ETHERIDGE, EVANS, FAIRCLOTH, FARRIS, FEREBEE, FEWELL, FIELD, FIELDS, FLEETWOOD, FLEMINGTON, FLETCHER, FLOWERS, FORTNER, FORTSON, FOWLER, FRAZIER, FREEMAN, FROST, GAINES, GARMAN, GARVLEY, GAY, GAYLE, GLIDEWELL, GOODSON, GOODWIN, GRADY, GRANT, GREEN, GREESON, GRIFFIN, GRINSTEAD, GRUMBY, HALL, HAMILTON, HAMMON, HARDIN, HARDY, HARPER, HARRIS, HARRISON, HARVEY, HATRICK, HAYES, HENSON, HEYL, HILDEBRAND, HILL, HOAG, HOGLIN, HOLEMAN, HOLLEY, HOLLIS, HOLLY, HOLMAN, HOOD, HOOKS, HOPKINS, HOUGH, HOUSE, HUBBARD, HUDDLESTON, HUDSON, HUENS, HUGHES, HURD, INGO, IVEY, IVIE, IVY, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JONES, JORDAN, KELLEY, KELLY, KIRKLAND, KITTRELL, KNELL, KNIGHT, KNOWLES, LAMKIN, LANGFORD, LANGSTON, LARUE, LAWRENCE, LEE, LEEDER, LEWIS, LOCKHART, LOKEY, LONGMIRE, LUCKEY, MACKEY, MADDEN, MADISON, MALONE, MARK, MARTIN, MASON, MATTISON, MAULDON, MAXWELL, McCLAIN, McCRORY, McDONAH, McDONALD, McDONOUGH, McLAIN, McLELLAN, McMILLAN, McNEILL, McPHAUL, McRAE, MERCER, MIERS, MILES, MONK, MOORE, MORRIS, MOSELEY, MOTLEY, MURFF, NICHOLS, NOLEN, NORSWORTHY, O'SEA, OBERLAG, OTTO, OVERSTREET, OWEINGS, OWINGS, PACE, PEARSON, PEPPER, PETTAWAY, PHILPOTT, PIERCE, PITTS, PONSONBY, POSEY, POTTEBAUM, POTTS, PRESTON, PRICE, PRYOR, PUGH, RAMBEAU, RANDALL, RANDEL, RANDELL, RANDLE, RANDOLPH, RATCLIFF, REEDER, REYNOLDS, RICHARDSON, RIGGS, RILEY, ROBBINS, ROBERSON, ROBERTS, ROBINS, RODGERS, ROSS, ROUGHTON, RUSSELL, SANDERS, SANFORD, SATTERLEE, SAVAGE, SCOTT, SCRANTON, SELLERS, SHOWMAN, SLINKARD, SMITH, SOMMERVILLE, SPARKMAN, SPICER, STALLARD, STEPHENS, STILL, STOCKTON, STRICKLAND, STUBBS, SUMMERELL, SUTTON, TANNER, TEAGUE, TENNERY, THATCHER, THOMPSON, THORNTON, TILLMAN, TOOLE, TOWNSEND, TRIMBLE, TUCKER, TUGMAN, TULLY, TURNER, TWITTY, TYUS, UNDERWOOD, and others.
Moraine State Park (Images of Modern America)
by Polly Shaw

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English

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96

Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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About 20,000 years ago, the late Wisconsinan glaciation reached its maximum extent. Glacial deposits identify the moraine, or farthest area covered by the glacier. Muddy Creek was a north-flowing stream that was blocked by the south-advancing glacier, forming a huge lake that lasted until the glacier dam began to retreat. The lake rapidly drained, eventually exposing the vast Muddy Creek basin. Dr. Frank Preston envisioned recreating the ancient glacial lake and worked with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to begin the project that became 16,725-acre Moraine State Park. Its centerpiece, man-made Lake Arthur and the surrounds, provide outstanding outdoor recreation and relaxation opportunities.
Kirtland Banking Scandal (Part 1 of 3): Why a Bank?: Dr. Mark St...
by Gospel Tangents Interview

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English

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March 23, 2017

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The year 1837 was one of the most turbulent periods in all of Mormon history. It was the year the Kirtland Bank collapsed. Many, including apostles, lost faith in Joseph Smith and his ability to lead. Why did Joseph decide that Kirtland needed a bank? What were the economic reasons behind this? Historian and Author, Dr. Mark Staker talks about this in his book [Hearken O Ye People: The Historical Settings of Joseph Smith’s Ohio Revelations] about the Kirtland period. We’ll talk to him about the events that led up to the Kirtland Banking Crisis.
Baseball in Buffalo (Images of Baseball)
by Paul Langendorfer

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English

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128

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March 20, 2017

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Since the time of the Civil War, baseball has played an important role in Buffalo, New York. Though most of the area’s baseball pioneers, including Ollie Carnegie and Luke Easter, are gone, they live on in the memories of fans, and some of their names have even graced the facades of facilities, like Offermann Stadium. In this book, Paul Langendorfer and the Buffalo History Museum have included each inning of the Queen City’s rich baseball heritage, from the 19th-century Niagaras and the 1913–1915 Federal League to the Buffalo Bisons.

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