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THE FIGHT THAT STARTED THE MOVIES: The World Heavyweight Championship, the Birth of Cinema and the First Feature Filmby Samuel Hawley
On March 17, 1897, in an open-air arena in Carson City, Jim Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons fought for the heavyweight championship of the world. The contest was recorded by film pioneer Enoch Rector from inside an immense, human-powered camera called the “Veriscope,” the forgotten Neanderthal at the dawn of cinema history. Rector’s movie of the contest premiered in New York City two months later. Known today as The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight, it was the world’s first feature-lengt... more
by Jason Hensley
In 1938 and 1939, via a movement known as the Kindertransport, thousands of Jewish children were taken from Nazi occupied territories to safety in Great Britain. They came to a new family, a new country, and a new life. Approximately 250 of these children were sponsored by Christadelphians.
Often the Holocaust is considered in terms of statistics: how many perished and how many were affected, so much so that at times the individual stories are lost in the numbers. This series exam... more
by Connie M. HuddlestonNorth met South- an enduring love affair began- the birth of a President resulted. This 1853 story, told through one year of courtship letters between New York City's Theodore Roosevelt (Senior) and Miss Mittie Bulloch of Georgia, echoes through time. Her heritage is one of patriotism, education, and Southern social standing. He is the fifth son of a wealthy New York City businessman of Dutch heritage. Their courtship, conducted mostly through letters, provides the reader with an intimate peek... more
by faris cowartcurrent events. whats going on in our country America.non fiction educationa.l controversial. whitemans contributions to America and failures. he can only go forward. he cant go back.we must solve our problems or sleeping tiger will awake then its too late! .
by Yerachmiel AvrahamThe misinterpreted scriptures in the Torah (Old Testament) and the New Testament, caused the followers of Jesus to become an imperialistic war machine. Its followers believed that they were directed by G-d. Their fifteenth-century leader, Pope Nicolas V, commanded all of the Christian nations of Europe to conquer the Indigenous Peoples all over the known world. They were to invade and subdue them, reduce them to eternal slavery, and steal their possessions and land. They invaded the countries o... more
by Nick K. Adams100 transcribed letters from a common Civil War soldier written back to his young family, describing in great detail all that he was experiencing, thinking about, and feeling as he fought to defend the Union.
by Adam HenigJackie Robinson may have smashed Major League Baseball’s color ceiling in 1947, but segregation in the sport had not been entirely eliminated. The pre-season ritual of spring training in Florida remained racially restrictive. Black players could not room, eat, or socialize with their white teammates. The only time teams were fully together? On the diamond. By 1961, pressure mounted for complete integration. Despite demands from the influential black newspaper columnist Wendell Smith, it appe... more
by J. C. De LaduranteyMaking Your Memories with Rock and Roll and Doo Wop is a reflection on the music and artists of the 1950's and early 60's with an emphasis on the Doo Wop sound. "Joe D," the "Doctor of Doo Wop" takes you back to a simpler time where the music and lyrics reflect affection, caring, positive messages and an occasional heartache. With quizzes and chapters on key performers as well as a great index, this may be the last book ever written about a very special era in the annuals of American music.
by Dr. Anthony CorbetAs the 100 Years War ground to its dismal end, England groaned under the misrule of Henry VI and his Lancastrian favorites. The House of York rose in rebellion; and Parliament restored York in the line of inheritance to the throne. Edward, Earl of March, triumphed at the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross; Parliament asked him to be King and the people proclaimed him Edward IV. His life and legacy are chronicled in Edward IV, England’s Forgotten Warrior King. For ten years, Edward struggled against rep... more
by Rick Harper“Harper gets to the business of historical, political and social analysis, he is quite knowledgeable, open minded and shrewd. There’s the long history of racial troubles, the rise of La Raza Unida and the remaking of the South Texas political landscape. T e era’s larger than life Texas movers & shakers and wheelers and dealers litter the story.” -Kirkus Reviews “The book covers Rodriguez’s Texas Ranger adventures, including dustups rowdy enough to rival any Western movie. Heavy emph... more
by Andrew Knox"Blazing an African American Trail" is the history of African American Catholics in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
by EM SloanWhen Germany invades France in 1940, Cecily Lefort can't imagine how the aristocratic comforts of life as a French doctor's wife are about to disappear. A return to native England eventually leads Cecily back to France, this time as a secret agent. Cecily is one of 13 female Special Operations Executive (SOE) spies who do not survive to tell their story. But a 100-year old family-owned photograph of Cecily inspires author Elizabeth Sloan to travel to Paris and investigate the story of Cecily's l... more
by cheryl lassiter
PURITAN SUPERSTITION CONFRONTS AN INDOMITABLE WILL in this richly researched, groundbreaking biography of Goodwife Unise Cole, the woman known as the Witch of Hampton. Unise Cole’s story has great appeal for anyone interested in the history and mystery of the New England witchcraft persecutions and their aftermath. Beginning with her death in 1680, Cole was treated as little more than a stock witchcraft character, a ghostly apparition, a vile old hag with a stake driven through her hear... more
by Katherine Bankole-MedinaThis essay collection, World to Come: Essays on the Baltimore Uprising, Militant Racism, and History, addresses the 2015 Baltimore protests and riots over the death of Freddie Gray. The main purpose of this compilation is to critically explore the historical moment surrounding the 2015 Baltimore Uprising and the death of Freddie Gray (excluding the court cases of the Baltimore 6—the police officers involved). The manuscript makes a unique contribution to several fields: African American history,... more
by Charles M. Miceli
This textbook, co-authored with Alton P. Golden, Jr. was the first book in the nation to deal with the issue of deadly fires in secure institutions. The book, published through the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, U.S. Department of Justice in August, 1979, was never released to the general public and is now out of print.
by Carl Megill
"Kwizzles" is a fun and challenging new trivia word game covering such topics as music, TV, movies, sports, personalities and much more.