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  • The Colony

    by Hayward Draper
    During the late 1800s, the historic Fountain Point Resort on South Lake Leelanau in Michigan was founded, and just a decade later came the 1908 traditional American Cottage Row, located across the historical resort. Named The Colony, these Cottage Rows are some of the last remaining in the country and remain largely intact and unchanged today. The Colony is an extensive look into the history of these Cottage Row homes, the owners and their lives, and the history behind the beginning of middle-cl... more
  • The Beginner's Guide to Cemetery Sleuthing

    by Erin E. Moulton

    Make your next outdoor adventure a historic one!

    Let's go to a cemetery. Bring your curiosity and this workbook with you as you walk through those hallowed gates. Get ready to seek out images and symbols-such as death's-heads, soul effigies, beehives, willow trees, and more. Take your time to search, scribble, and sketch. Next, bring this book to the archives to explore the life stories of the local dead. Prepare to discover something old, learn something new, and have fun doing... more

  • Delaware from Freeways to E-ways

    by Dave Tabler
    Delaware from Freeways to E-Ways is a balanced blend of meticulous research and colorful anecdotes. From the first skyscraper in the early 20th century to the present day’s crucial digital medical technology, the evolution of this small-but-pivotal state has played a role in shaping modern society. Tabler’s painstaking work ensures readers will enjoy immersing themselves in the powerful local and national narratives that shape our country’s history.
  • Between the Rod and the Rood: Childhood and Monastic Formation in England, c.950-1200

    by Dr. Steven Hodgson
    This study offers fascinating insight into the lives of a group of children in early medieval England who were called "oblates" - children "offered" to monastic houses by their parents to live the rest of their lives in prayer and study. The author leads readers through a maze of evidence to reach compelling new understandings of their life courses, providing the first comparative study of religious boybood and girlhood using contemporarily defined gender categories, and exploring their horizons... more

    by Ben Mel
    The life and times of Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia. One of the greatest African emperors of all time.

    by Will McLean Greeley
    On one level this is a fascinating, and thoroughly researched, glimpse into the workings of US politics in the early twentieth century. On another level it’s an inspiring story of one man’s determination and steadfast commitment to securing legal protections for birds. I am glad to know more about George McLean. --David Sibley, author and illustrator of "The Sibley Guide to Birds" This engaging biography reconstructs the career of Senator George P. McLean, highlighting his spirited campaign t... more
  • The Revelations of Madame X

    by Maggie Bertrand
    True Stories and Historical Events Bridging The Past to Present  In 2012, Gabriel and Maggie entered a self-imposed exile, fleeing the United States for France. Their plans to marry in Gabriel’s homeland take an unexpected twist when Gabriel discovers that he was born under the controversial French law Accouchement Sous X (Anonymous Childbirth Under Madame X). In search of his birth origins, Gabriel becomes engulfed in a game of cat-and-mouse with Camille, the woman he had always known unques... more
  • 9781737651321

    by John Gonzalez
    In SOUTH KOREA: The Price of Efficiency and Success, second edition, authors John Gonzalez and Young Lee combine their backgrounds and professional experiences to look behind the public face of South Korea. Through stories, anecdotes, and hard evidence, they capture Koreans being themselves without the glamour and glitz of K-pop, K-beauty, and K-drama. They examine the conditions, behavioral patterns, and cultural values that helped lift the country from the ashes after the Korean War to the int... more
  • French Kiss: How the Americans and French Fell in and Out of Love During the Cold War

    by Steve Bassett
    FRENCH KISS is a one-of-a-kind look at the Cold War. It has it all: laughter, bizarre behavior by high-ranking Air Force officers, black market, sex, love and tears, and most of all how mutual acceptance overcomes suspicion and distrust. The story was made possible by more than 250 hours of interviews and access to cherished mementos and photos provided by Americans and French who worked or served at Dèols-Châteauroux Air Station (CHAS) in the Berry region of Central France during the height of ... more
  • Without 3 Miracles Darwin's Dead!: Science Proves Atheistic Evolution Is Impossible!

    by Charlie Liebert

    In "Without 3 Miracles Darwin's Dead!: Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE" by
    Charlie Liebert, readers are taken on a thought-provoking journey that challenges the concept
    of Atheistic Evolution through a series of compelling arguments and evidence. The book dives
    deep into the core principles of Evolution, dissecting its fundamental flaws by examining the
    violation of scientific laws such as the 1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics and the Law of
    Biogenes... more

  • Two Eagles

    by Ricardo Sheffield
    In the middle of the Sonoran Desert, two eagles meet face to face. One has flown from the north, the other from the south. After a long journey, they confront each other in a vast territory that unites two great countries that, like the eagles, are not as different as they seem. Two hundred years after the beginning of diplomatic relations between Mexico and the United States, Ricardo Sheffield takes a look at the shared history of both nations. He considers questions such as: • What was life li... more
  • YUTKA And the Voyage of the Parita

    by Marcia Breece
    Yutka And the Voyage of the Parita is based on a true story of courage, grief, and love. Rich in historical accuracy and authentic characters, Yutka And the Voyage of the Parita is an impassioned look into seventeen- year-old Yutka Lipka’s harrowing escape to British Mandate Palestine, the grisly fate of her family at the hands of the Nazis, and the triumph of Israeli independence. In 1939, avoiding the growing anti-Semitic violence, and unable to convince her family to emigrate, Yutka joins 8... more
  • The History of Silver Lake: As Told Through Its Deeds

    by Scott & Kathleen Webb
    Captivating narrative history of a small man-made lake in Pennsylvania. The owners and function are traced back to William Penn land grands, including information about the people who owned, created and worked the associated mill. The authors trace its ownership and function through its 150 years as a functioning mill pond, as it transformed to a summer colony for half a century, to the vibrant year round community that exists today. The influence of external events such as technology, war, poli... more
  • Earth's Emergency Room: Saving Species as the Planet and Politics Get Hotter

    by Lowell E. Baier
    Earth’s Emergency Room reflects on the differences between the era of the ESA (the 1960s and 70s) and today. Baier explains, “We have lost our national unity, bipartisan spirit, and clarity of purpose. In 1973 Congress made a moral pronouncement on behalf of the American people, that it was important to protect the Earth’s species. Today, we know that to be truer than ever, but we have lost our perspective. Only by recapturing the moral authority of the past, and acting as a united people, can w... more
  • Roosevelt to Roosevelt: Presidential Nominating Conventions from 1904 to 1944

    by Stan Haynes
    1904 to 1944. Four decades that were crucial for the United States. Then, unlike today, presidential nominating conventions mattered. Their outcomes altered history. Without the twists, turns, and dealmaking at conventions, there would have been no President Woodrow Wilson, no rejection of a third term for President Theodore Roosevelt, no President Warren Harding, no Vice President Calvin Coolidge, and no Vice President Harry Truman. How did the victors at conventions prevail, and why were the l... more
  • Born To Rise: A Journey From Setbacks To Comebacks and Lessons Learned

    by Lorna Blake
    Born to a poor teenage mother in rural Jamaica, Lorna experienced poverty, abandonment, and abuse. She boarded a plane to Canada on her own as a teenager with no guarantee of a visa, eventually gaining citizenship. Lorna defied the odds, overcoming poverty to graduate from university with an honors degree in social work while becoming the mother of two young children. Her passion for learning and helping people transform their lives has led her to work in 5 different countries, where she’s... more