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  • 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.
  • Simply Napoleon

    by J. David Markham & Matthew Zarzeczny

    Since he came to power in the latter part of the 18th century, Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) has been considered among the world’s most fascinating and controversial figures. A military commander on a par with legendary leaders like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, Napoleon was also a bold political reformer whose liberal policies had a lasting impact on Europe and the world. In Simply Napoleon, authors J.... more

  • Lost in the District, Lost in the Federal Territory: The Life and Times of Doctor David Ross, Surgeon, Sot-Weed Factor, Importer

    by Stewart Lillard
    "Lost in the District" related the facts about Doctor David Ross of Bladensburg, his family life, his business and political connections, and his efforts to develop a productive iron mine along the upper Potomac River on lower Antietam Creek in Washington County, Md. Through his diligence and the skills of his close relatives, Dr. Ross was in a position to recommend the taking up of arms against Great Britain to his river neighbors of the Committee of Correspondence, George Washington and Georg... more
  • The Alaska Railroad 1902-1923

    by Helen Hegener
    The 500-mile long Alaska Railroad runs from the seaport town of Seward, on the Kenai Peninsula, to Fairbanks, the Golden Heart of Alaska. Along the way it crosses two formidable mountain ranges, several broad and daunting rivers, and numerous deep gorges and canyons. It winds along the tidewater edge of Turnagain Arm, past Bartlett and Spencer Glaciers, and skirts the highest point on the North American continent, the Great One, Denali. This book offers a wide-ranging look at Alaska’s growth ... more
  • How the Maya Changed the World

    by James O'Kon
    Imagine Thai or Indian food without chili peppers and modern life without the Industrial Revolution or the Emancipation Proclamation. Think of the life without the internet or cell phones. All of these items that shape the modern world would not have been possible without Maya cultivars. The amazing plants invented by Maya Agronomists now feed and clothe the majority of the world and have shaped the geopolitical and cultural characteristics of the planet. The book, Corn, Cotton and Chocolate.... more
  • The Mystery of an old Master painting by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino

    by Carla N.
    The purpose of clarifying the story believed for century of a painting on wood created in 1518 by a pupil of Raffaello although everybody knew that the master had painted the original on canvas in 1514 and how It was found and research the story.
  • Romance Readers Guide to Historic London

    by Sonja Rouillard
    The Romance Readers Guide to Historic London offers everything you want to know about the settings from historical novels, including fascinating backstories and which places still exist today. Inside you’ll find: a foreword by NY Times best-selling author Sabrina Jeffries, as well as romance excerpts by Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and today’s best selling authors—Victoria Alexander, Mary Balogh, Tessa Dare, Elizabeth Hoyt, and more. Plus find 130 “Then and Now” illustrations showing how build... more
  • Höttlland ISBN 9783000515675

    by Keith Lowry
    Why them? Why there? What caused a nation of ‘Dichter und Denker' to be transformed into one of ‘Richter und Henker’? Höttlland attempts to answer the question of how and why an educated man became and remained a Nazi by examining the life and times of Wilhelm Georg Höttl, a former high ranking member of the Austrian SS. The trail begins in Vienna in 1915, moving up through a culture of envy, past people and events that influenced a young man to make a fateful leap aboard the Nazi bandwagon... more
  • Bitumen: The people, performance and passions behind Alberta's oil sands

    by Peter McKenzie-Brown
    This book is the story of the world's second largest petroleum resource, Alberta's oil sands, and interweavel tales from many sources. Little is known about about early First Nations encounters with this material, but there is much speculation. The known story begins in 1715, with Hudson's Bay Company reports in English. Many people helped to explore and develop the oil sands, but piecing the story together took many years. Partt of my involvement was to coordinate the effort involved in conduct... more
  • Knights' Gold

    by Jack Myers
    Knights' Gold tells the true story of two Baltimore boys who unearthed 5,000 gold coins from beneath a Baltimore tenement house. The coins, worth $10 million on today's market, have since been linked to the notorious secret Confederate organization known as the Knights of the Golden Circle. The KGC's most infamous members included John Wilkes Booth and Jesse James.
  • Bitumen: The People, Performance and Passions Behind Alberta's Oil Sands

    by Peter McKenzie-Brown
    This book is the story of he world's second-largest petroleum resource, Alberta's oil sands, and interweaves tales from many sources. Little is known about early Firt Nations encounters with this material, but there is much speculation. In the century since it entered the historical record, many people have helped to explore and develop the sector. They have included politicans and and industry leaders, acadmics in petroleum-related fields, engineers and others in the field. To a large degree th... more
  • The Mystery of an Old Master Painting: Madonna of Divine Love Painting by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino

    by Carla N.
    The Mystery of an Old Master Painting, Madonna of Divine Love Painting by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino is written with the purpose of clarifying the story believed for centuries of a painting on wood created in 1518 by a pupil of Raffaello (Raphael), although everybody knew that the master had painted the original on canvas in 1514. Unfortunately, the original disappeared for 471 years (from the time of the 1544 Vasari description to 2015), and until there is a side-by-side exhibit of the two pain... more
  • Forgotten Precursors

    by Nabil Hourani
    This is a book of educational essays dedicated to people curious to learn about distinguished engineers and scientists whose quest was to discover, build and transform the world. Its chapters, filled with photos, sketches, and quotes, bring to life the visual and written legacy of these geniuses. Several “sidebar” reveal examples of the earth’s own spectacular formation or of an engineered structure built around it with passion and care.
  • 9780692889121

    by Robin Whiteplume
    The book is a compilation of the historical formation of the Sho-Rap firefighting crews of the Wind River Reservation. The information was gathered through contributions from archived materials, newspaper accounts, historical books, and from former Wind River forester Roy Montgomery along with passages from Karl Brauneis, retired Forest Service officer. The Sho-Rap story is more than just about firefighting but the struggles to adapt to a changing world around the Wind River Reservation. The ... more
  • Factory Town: A 20th Century Memoir

    by David Kherdian
    David Kherdian has given us his finest, most complete, and undoubtedly final book on his Midwestern hometown. Here we have in fifty odd “chapters” the places, people, artifacts, and events, as experienced by the people of Racine during the long middle years of the last century, in a luminous way that will provide an awakening for all who were there, and not just the people of Racine, but all Americans, especially those in America's rust belt. This is the universal story of our country during a d... more
  • Alleppey houseboat

    by alleppey houseboat
    One of the main tourist attraction in kerala is house boat tourism in alapuzha. Most of tourist people are visiting kerala for backwater tourism. Alapuzha and kollam provides houseboat tourism in kerala. Houseboat tourism provides many entertainments such as site seeing, sea food, etc. Luxury houseboats provides many facilities such as ac rooms, tasty food items including sea foods, good services etc. house boat service is entirely different from all other tourism spots. Other than family touri... more