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  • Here Is The Church: A History of St. Mary Parish

    by Donna Lee Davis
    Fredericksburg'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.
  • If You Were Me and Lived in....the Mayan Empire: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 4)

    by Carole P. Roman
    Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series. Learn what kind of food you might eat in Ancient Greece, the clothes you wore in 15th century Renaissance Italy, what your name could be in Viking Europe, and what children who lived during the Han Dynasty did for fun. If You Were Me and Lived in...does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture. So get on-board this time-trav... more
  • If You Were Me and Lived in...Viking Europe: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 3)

    by Carole P. Roman
    Hop in our time travel machine and join Carole P. Roman as she visits a Viking settlement in the year 890 AD. Learn what your name could be and the kind of food you might eat. Read about the different levels of society, how they affect where you would live, and the type of clothing you might wear. Mateya Arkova's beautiful illustrations illustrate what Vikings ate and their children did for fun. If You Were Me and Lived in.. Viking Europe is an exciting trip that shows a colorful culture through... more
  • Betrayed: Secrecy, Lies, and Consequences

    by Frederic H Martini
    In 1944, 168 Allied airmen were beaten, experimented on, and otherwise mistreated in Buchenwald, where the famous Nazi engineer Wernher von Braun obtained slave labor for his V-2 factory, the Mittelwerk. After the war, the US Army brought von Braun and his associates to America, as part of the ultra-secret Project Paperclip. The US government concealed von Braun’s wartime activities, and promoted an alternate history that sheltered him from prosecution for war crimes. This involved suppressing ... more
  • The Seasons of Treaty Oak

    by Jane Bauld
    The Seasons of Treaty Oak is the life story of the beautiful and historic Treaty Oak of Austin, Texas. The author tells the story sensitively and suspensefully with due respect for both history and legend. The story of the attack on Treaty Oak and its struggle to recover is truly inspirational.
  • THEY Made America Great --31 Endearing Legacies Worth Heeding Today

    by Rick Rhodes
    Spanning more than 250 years of history, this work is a collection of 31 heartwarming stories of fellow Americans who have traveled that road behind us. Some people here are well known. Others presented here are lesser known, but also have contributed to our American Legacy. Harry Truman once stated, “The only thing really new, is the history you don’t know.” Distinguished historian David McCullough affirms, “History is a great way to meet people.” This book does that.
  • On a Burning Deck. The Road to Akron. An Oral History of the Great Migration. Vol. 1

    by Tom Jones

    In the earliest decades of the 20th century, more than twenty-eight million men and women—black and white—began “The Great Migration” north from the Deep South and Appalachia, lured by high wages and the opportunity to make a better life for themselves and their families. Among the white southerners who left their homes, literally hundreds of thousands came to work in the rubber factories of Ohio during the teens and twenties, forever changing its culture, history and politics. Who were they?... more

  • A Medal for Dr. Mary

    by Polly Craig
    Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, a surgeon and spy in the Union Army, is the only woman ever awarded the Medal of Honor. Born a hundred years ahead of her time, she campaigned for dress reform, women's suffrage, women's health issues and much more. "A Medal for Dr. Mary" covers eighty -seven years of this extraordinary woman's life. Four Hundred and ninety-one pages propel the reader through the Civil War tragedies as well as the political and historical background of the years between... more
  • Escape from Manchuria

    by Paul Maruyama
    In the closing days of WWII, the Soviet Union attacked and occupied Japanese-controlled northern China, then called Manchuria. Immediately, misery and death from cold, hunger, disease, and brutality descended on the Japanese civilians at the hands of the Soviet Army and revenge-seeking mobs and bandits. Nearly 2,500 Japanese, mostly the elderly and children, died daily. Three courageous Japanese men embarked on a secret mission and escaped to Japan to eventually bring about an end to the Manchu... more
  • Bosses and Blackjacks: A Tale of the "Bloody Fifth" in Philadelphia

    by L.C. Bennett Stern
    A Philadelphia cop in 1917, just trying to provide a better life for his wife and kids, becomes embroiled in a political contest involving the mayor and a butcher — but life will never be the same after events in the Fifth Ward go horribly wrong on Primary Election Day. Good cop? Bad cop? You decide.
  • The Little Bach Book

    by David Gordon
    The central subject of this richly illustrated book is the life of J.S. Bach, but nearly half the pages are devoted to engaging and detailed descriptions of the everyday world that surrounded him. Both elements contain the unexpected.
  • The Canadian Don Quixote

    by David Beasley
    Return of a classic! A nice combination of Canadian history, romantic biography, and literary research, the book is not only a good read but includes a bibliography, index and other material. Actually it is a roaring good adventure yarn about a highly eccentric dreamer and author of gothic novels. A major entry this year. Library Journal (New York). The life of John Richardson reads like one of his novels. David Beasley does justice to this Richardson, and what a story The Canadian Don Qu... more
  • The Devil's Gap: The Untold Story of Canada's First Suicide Bomber

    by Joe Ralko
    In today’s world, suicide bombers have become frighteningly common. Almost every day we hear of another atrocity committed in the name of hatred or chaos. It hasn’t always been that way. When Paul Higgins walked into the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Kenora, Ontario, few people had even heard of a suicide bomber. In this summer tourism mecca on the north shore of Lake of the Woods nothing dangerous ever happened. Then, Higgins rigged himself up to a bomb with a Dead Man’s Switch, ... more

    by Michael Hill
    WAR POET is a biography of American poet, Alan Seeger, killed at the battle of the Somme in July 1916 and author of "I Have a Rendezvous with Death," the favorite poem of President John F. Kennedy and one of the most powerful and memorable war poems of all time. When first published in the fall of 1916, Seeger became an instant hero in America and, in Europe, many compared him to the martyred British poet Rupert Brooke. His death was seen by many as "one of the most romantic incidents of the war... more
  • Who Really Invented the Automobile?

    by David Beasley
    The automobile was perfected in 1829 and ran well on English roads. Who prevented its development? Was it the railway entrepreneurs? Was it the landed interests? Was it the free-traders? The same interests prevented its development in Europe and in America. Beasley takes you from the beginning through these various factions into the railway and banking conflicts to the 1890's when the automobile is allowed to develop in France. Why was it developed as the petroleum car and why was the steam car ... more
  • From Bloody Beginnings

    by David Beasley
    Richard Beasley, first settler at the head of Lake Ontario tells the story of the development of Upper Canada from out of the American War for Independence. The characters and events in upper New York State, the tenant rebellion leading to revolution, war out of Niagara, settlement of Upper Canada, politics, War of 1812, land reform and rebellion all contribute to understanding of character of Canada and the cause and effect of its creation.