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by Andrew (Durandy) Golub"The Music Between Us: Concert Ads of Duran Duran" links rare concert ads from my archive with memories from fans who attended the shows - a poignant collection of reflections that illustrates a pop icon's global impact through a unique lens.
Exploring Early Grand Lodge Freemasonry: Studies in Honor of the Tricentennial of the Establishment of the Grand Lodge of Englanby Shawn EyerThe numerous contributors to Exploring Early Grand Lodge Freemasonry develop a cogent case for reassessing the origins and evolution of the Craft in Great Britain during the early and middle years of the eighteenth century. Based on a meticulous investigation of primary and secondary sources, this lucidly written and suggestive study incisively reveals new thinking in looking at the leadership, ritualism, and lodge life of early Speculative Freemasonry.
by Marc BatkoThis 154-page eBook anthology includes translated articles by Austrian, Swiss, Polish and German critical economists. Mainstream trickle-down economics has no answer to exploding inequality and precarious work. Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people. Michael Schwendinger explains how reduced working hoiurs can be a socio-economic investment that brings better long-term health and greater time sovereignty. The appendix "Myths of the Economy" explains 29 state myths, business ... more
by Jacqueline Widmar StewartBuried treasures show that Europe’s ancient Celts valued females in ways that later empires did not. Over the past 2000 years, institutionalized sexism has carried imperialist male domination all the way to the present. That said, the Celtic family-based culture remains hidden in plain view by using the right lens. This book gives a look into the world of nature-loving ancestors and their descendants.
by Murray Johnston
Today, Watford village in Northamptonshire is known for little more than the Watford Gap motorway stop. But, for 600 years, the parish was home to one of medieval England’s first knight’s fees.
As far back as the Norman Conquest of 1066, Watford with three towns was exceptional. Soon after, the king awarded Watford as a knight’s fee—a parcel of land sufficient to support a knight. Two centuries on, the single holding was broken into separate man... more
by Barbara G. Jaquay
Sheep herding for its wool and meat has been an Arizonan occupation since the mid-1800s and if the Native Americas are included, the date can be pushed back to the early 1600s when sheep were pilfered from the pueblos in New Mexico. Sheep was one of the many livestock breeds that Father Kino introduced into the Pimería Alta and he proceeded to teach the local southern Arizona Native Americans sheep husbandry in order that they would have a constant supply of wool and meat. But, this was a ... more
by Ashok MasillamaniThree men, in an attempt to shatter the run-of-the-mill experiences of travel, embark on a quest for an adventure of a kind that made them crazy with delight. “Three Men in SeA” is a delectable record of an enjoyable journey that reveals the joie de vivre of the three comrades on an odyssey in their early twilight years. These men seek to relive their youthful past, inspired by the love of people, nature, art, culture, history and architecture. They set out on a trip to Southeast Asian countri... more
by Edna Gail Bush and Natonne Elaine KempThrough the stories of their ancestors Bush and Kemp take us on a compelling journey through African American history into the hearts of individual lives. In tracing their ancestral roots, these family historians discover their connections to some of the South’s most powerful men, both famous and forgotten. The community at the heart of this historical study is Edgefield, South Carolina, yet the stories in this book form a microcosm of events experienced by black communities throughout the South... more
by Triveen Nair1766 was arguably one of the most decisive years in the history of greater India, yet was one of those years that went down in recorded history as the least recorded. In the noise of the churn that was happening in the subcontinent, with several occupiers and defenders and conflicting narrative between the victor and the vanquished, no one document can ever be a correct representation. While a deteriorating Mogul Kingdom in the north witnessed general lawlessness, the Portuguese and then the res... more
by Horace Edward HendersonNearly a lifetime of research and study by a veteran of World War II reveals the major political and military errors and mistakes which caused the greatest catastrophe in world history, almost lost the struggle with the greatest evil the world has ever known, failed to end the conflict in a decisive victory for the survival of freedom and democracy, subjected the world to almost half a century of fear and turmoil in the Cold War, and wasted vast world resources on armaments while hundreds of mil... more
by VINCENT WATERSONSince 1790 over six million patents have been issued in the USA. Of these, approximately 5.8 million were awarded in the 20th century. The inventions they covered have been credited with providing the USA with its industrial supremacy. Whereas the patents awarded to a handful of famous 20th century inventors such as Edison, Marconi and Tesla are well known, there are hundreds of thousands of other inventors who contributed to the greatness of the USA whose names are long forgotten, consigned to ... more
by Nancy Kellogg HarperAs a teenager he purchased on the installment plan a Durer woodcut print from a Kansas City antiquarian. Thus began a lifelong love of the arts. By age 32, he had graduated first in his medical class at the University of Pennsylvania and become dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He gained national prominence for his plan to bring doctors to rural America. Three years later, Murphy was named Chancellor of KU and served during a transformative nine years. It was said that he "bro... more
by David GreeneHarry Greissman, raised in 1920’s and 30’s Brooklyn by his immigrant parents, represented the Greatest Generation as he defeated the Nazis in World War II, became the first in his family to graduate college, led the exodus to the suburbs in Westchester, served for 40 years as a “Mad Men” in an anti-Semitic advertising agency, and retired to sunny Florida. His life is the subject of an interesting story told by his son-in-law in a new book, He Could Make Words Sing: An Ordinary Man During Extrao... more
by Michael S. LawReaders will re-discover the forgotten treasures of the history and principles of the Declaration of Independence, recognizing the dedication of the Founding Fathers to the principles found therein. "The Founders' Revolution" expounds upon the forgotten history and principles, enlightening the reader and urging them to "come back to the truths" found therein. "The Founders' Revolution" focuses on the intent of the Founding Fathers and the historical circumstances of the Declaration of Independen... more
by Bruce ThatcherSooner or later, all nations die. Rise and Decline: Where We Are and What We Can Do About It studies six of history’s great democracies and republics – Ancient Athens, the Roman Republic, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, The French Third Republic, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Rise and Decline shows that the United States has passed its peak in world prominence and is on the decline. It identifies the core values that drove its ascendance. And it shows that the reas... more
by Donna Lee DavisFredericksburg's Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church is steeped in history, from its antebellum roots in overwhelmingly Protestant Virginia through the carnage of the American Civil War and its aftermath to the modern age which finds its congregation 18,000 strong. Its colorful story comes alive in Here Is the Church: A History of St. Mary Parish through the chronicling of local newspapers and first person accounts.