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A Guide to the Historic French Quarter (History & Guide)
by Andy Peter Antippas

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English

Pages

144

Publication Date

October 29, 2013

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<DIV><B>From Bourbon Street to Pirate’s Alley and beyond—a local historian takes you on a walking tour of the historic French Quarter in New Orleans.</B><BR />  <BR /> Walking through the French Quarter can overwhelm the senses—and the imagination. The experience is much more meaningful with knowledge of the area’s colorful history. For instance, the infamous 1890 “separate but equal” legal doctrine justifying racial segregation was upheld by the Louisiana Supreme Court at the Cabildo on Jackson Square. In the mid-twentieth century, a young Lee Harvey Oswald called Exchange Alley home. One of New Orleans’s favorite cocktails—the sazerac—would not exist if Antoine Peychaud had not served his legendary bitters with cognac from his famous apothecary at 437 Royal. Local author Andy Peter Antippas presents a walking history of the Vieux Carre, one alley, corner and street at a time.</DIV>
Death on the Devil's Teeth: The Strange Murder That Shocked Subur...
by , Mark Moran

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English

Pages

211

Publication Date

July 20, 2015

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<DIV><B>Rumors, witchcraft, and murder in this true crime account of one of New Jersey’s most notorious cold cases—from two <I>Weird N.J.</I> magazine contributors.</B><BR />  <BR /> As Springfield residents decorated for Halloween in September 1972, the crime rate in the affluent New Jersey township was at its lowest in years. That mood was shattered when the body of sixteen-year-old Jeannette DePalma was discovered in the woods, allegedly surrounded by strange objects. Some feared witchcraft was to blame, while others believed a serial killer was on the loose. Rumors of a police coverup ran rampant, and the case went unsolved—along with the murders of several other young women.<BR />  <BR /> Including extensive interviews with DePalma’s friends and family, new evidence, and theories about who could have committed this horrible crime, <I>Death on the Devil’s Teeth</I> provides the definitive account of this shocking cold case more that remains a mystery more than four decades later.</DIV>
A History Lover's Guide to Washington, DC: Designed for Democracy...
by Alison Fortier

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

May 06, 2014

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<DIV><B>Experience the history of America’s capitol with this uniquely engaging and informative guidebook.</B><BR />  <BR /> Alternating between site visits and brief historical narratives, this guide tells the story of Washington, DC, from its origins to current times. From George Washington’s Mount Vernon to the Kennedy Center, trek through each era of the federal district, on a tour of America’s most beloved sites. Go inside the White House, the only executive home in the world regularly open to the public. Travel to President Lincoln’s Cottage and see where he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. And visit lesser-known sites, such as the grave of Pierre L’Enfant, the city’s Botanical Gardens, the Old Post Office, and a host of historical homes throughout the capital. This is the only guide you’ll need to curate an unforgettable expedition to our shining city on a hill.</DIV>
The Parchman Ordeal: 1965 Natchez Civil Rights Injustice (True Cr...
by , Darrell White

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

November 12, 2018

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In October 1965, nearly 800 young people attempted to march from their churches in Natchez to protest segregation, discrimination and mistreatment by white leaders and elements of the Ku Klux Klan. As they exited the churches, local authorities forced the would-be marchers onto buses and charged them with "parading without a permit," a local ordinance later ruled unconstitutional. For approximately 150 of these young men and women, this was only the beginning. They were taken to the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, where prison authorities subjected them to days of abuse, humiliation and punishment under horrific conditions. Most were African Americans in their teens and early twenties. Authors G. Mark LaFrancis, Robert Morgan and Darrell White reveal the injustice of this overlooked dramatic episode in civil rights history.
College Station (Images of America)
by Glenn D. Davis

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English

Pages

131

Publication Date

January 31, 2011

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The first land-grant college in Texas�called the Agricultural and Mechanical College�was predominantly a military school, built in 1876 in a then-remote area of Central Texas. Like other developments, the institute was a result of the expanding railroad, so a station named �College� was erected to service the new school. Drawing newcomers to the area, the city of College Station was incorporated in 1938, and its size soon rivaled that of neighboring Bryan�the Brazos County seat. The College Station area offers a surprisingly diverse mix of attractions, including the George Bush Presidential Library, the Texas Motor Speedway, and Kyle Field. During the last century, the college has grown from a few hundred students into a major university with more than 49,000 students, making Texas A&M the seventh-largest school in the nation. Today College Station is home to some 100,000 people.
Tibet: A Photographic Journey
by Beautiful World Escapes

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English

Pages

166

Publication Date

December 10, 2017

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Beautiful World Escapes takes you on a fascinating journey to Tibet in China, one of the world’s most beautiful and popular destinations. The home of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang, Sera Monastery, and many others, Tibet captures the imagination with each step. Taken by some of the world’s most skilled photographers, Tibet: A Photographic Journey is the ultimate introduction to one of the most fascinating destinations in the world.<br /><br />Tibet: A Photographic Journey is a photobook containing hundreds of photos showcasing the destinations unique history, culture, and geography.
Duncan and Stephens County, Oklahoma (Images of America)
by , Pee Wee" Cary

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

November 15, 1999

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Including some of Oklahoma�s earliest and most productive oil fields, Duncan and Stephens County played a major role in the development of America�s oil industry. Through historic images, this book focuses on the two themes that emerge from the area�s past: first, the settlement, growth, and development of communities with strong, progressive pioneer heritage; and second, the discovery of oil in the late teens, and the development of a petroleum industry with a worldwide reach and impact.<br />Using primarily the archives of the Stephens County Historical Museum, the authors selected photographs that illustrate the two themes of community and oil, and how they impact each other. Highlights include the growth and development of Duncan, Marlow, and Comanche; prosperity from the oil boom; the strong<br />sense of community through the Depression; service in both World War I and World War II; renewed growth following World War II; and contemporary efforts to strengthen the communities.
Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Place...
by National Geographic

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 27, 2015

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NatGeo takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Travel to hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, <i>Destinations of a Lifetime</i> has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience.
Fort Sheridan (Images of America)
by Diana Dretske

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

February 16, 2005

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Amid Chicago’s North Shore communities is a national landmark—the former U.S. Army Base at Fort Sheridan (1887-1993). Fort Sheridan was created out of the civil and labor unrest following the Chicago Fire of 1871, the great Railway Strike of 1877, and the Haymarket Riot of 1886. These events produced an atmosphere of insecurity, prompting Chicago’s wealthiest businessmen—North Shore residents and members of the Commercial Club of Chicago—to levy their influence with the federal government in establishing an army presence in their backyards. Fort Sheridan is a place rich in the traditions of the U.S. cavalry and artillery, of training camps, and the Women’s Army Corps. This illustrated history explores the many aspects of Fort Sheridan and takes the reader on a journey through military life.
La Jolla (Then and Now)
by , Rudy Vaca

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English

Pages

99

Publication Date

April 11, 2011

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Beginning with its first settlement in the 1880s, La Jolla established its reputation as a Southern California seaside community known for incredible beauty and natural wonders, shores washed by the surf of the Pacific, and hillsides by jagged sandstone cliffs rising from the sea. Artists, architects, and an incredible philanthropist (Ellen Browning Scripps) were attracted to the community early on. Later came fantastic growth and change.

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