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  • Genealogical Sources for Marriage Officiants of Baldwin County, Alabama, 1866-: Jefferson Ellis, and Other Ministers of the Gosp

    by Carolyn E. Hood-Kourdache
    This book is a reference for those interested in the many men that officiated at the post- Civil War marriages, in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, Alabama. It includes brief biographical information, alongside reconstructed genealogies. A handy tool for the amateur as well as expert family historian.
  • Family History (1860-1950) of a Doctor's Daughter

    by Diana Walstad

    Book is a family history narrative that begins with the emigration of my 8 great-grandparents from northern Europe. I chose gripping highlights--fleshed out with historical information--that I think will appeal to general readers. Book delves into emigration, TB, maternal mortality, sibling rivalry, alcoholism, problems of stepmothers, oil drilling, Australian "war brides" of World War II, etc.  Reference sources well-documented.

  • Urban X-words: The Internet is Broken, Take This to the Bathroom Instead (Volume 1)

    by Craig Meggy
    Urban X-Words Volume 1 - Warning - Adult "Hours of fun with your only your hands, scatalogical and just good sh*t man" A must have book for those who want to improve their insult vocabulary, over thirty puzzles and word games! BUT these crosswords solutions are slang terms and obscenities so not for the easily offended.
  • David Tate's Flora: Enslavement of a Creek Princess

    by Carolyn E. Hood-Kourdache
    After the Battle of Horse Shoe Bend, in 1814, a Creek captive child was claimed by her cousins, and later sold between them, as a "negro" slave. Her life among these "savages," produced descendants delineated within these pages. Flora's royal lineage is no longer hidden. Bright light cleanses all.
  • Genealogical Sources for Marriage Officiants of Baldwin County, Alabama, 1866-: Jefferson Ellis, and Other Ministers of the Gosp

    by Carolyn E. Hood-Kourdache
    This book is a reference for those interested in the many men that officiated at the post- Civil War marriages, in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, Alabama. It includes brief biographical information, alongside reconstructed genealogies. A handy tool for the amateur as well as expert family historian.
  • Portrait of Margaret Tate, Mistress of Montpelier, a Plantation: Widow and Relic of William Theophilus Powell

    by Carolyn E. Hood-Kourdache
    The brief biography of a Choctaw mixed-blood elite of Mississippi Territory at the height of American expansionism. The widow and relic of two powerful men, Margaret Tate was left to run a cotton plantation during the Removal of 1830. She freed 100 slaves.
  • Formerly of Montpelier, a Plantation: A Genealogical Source Book for Tate's Former Slaves

    by Carolyn E. Hood-Kourdache
    Genealogical resource book for former slaves, African Americans in Baldwin, Mobile, Clarke, and Monroe Counties, in Alabama.
  • A Spiritual Dog: "Bear"

    by J. Wesley Porter
    The story is about an awesome dog who was in a animal shelter our family adopted when he was eight weeks old. Our dog Bear was a little puppy with jet-black curly hair, very adorable and cute. He soon grew into a twenty-eight pound adult size dog who was a ball full of energy during his thirteen years of life. Bear gave love to us and everyone he ever interfaced with. This book is for people of all ages and all walks of life who want to enjoy a great wholesome story about beautiful, kind animal.... more
  • A Tail of Two Kitties

    by Terry Cosmas
    Hi to all my readers. And hi to your cats who, unfortunately, don?t read. Or maybe he/she can. Clever cat. If not, you may choose to read this story to them. You may have to paws (pause) once in a while whilst reading it to them though, just in case he/she keeps pussyfooting around. Anyhow, my story is about two conjoined kittens, hence, Siamese Twins, that are joined at the tail. These Russian Blue kitties who?s names are Jessie and Joey consequently find life hard to deal with due to the fact ... more
  • Dinosaur Playsets

    by Jeffrey S. Pfeiffer
    Dinosaurs have fascinated people since their discovery over two centuries ago. Perhaps the most endearing of the dinosaur collectibles to many people are the lines of figures and playsets produced by the Louis Marx Toy Company. The figures have attained a near iconic status among collectors of dinosaur toys and memorabilia. Often considered something of a ?baby sister? to the Marx dinosaur line is the series of prehistoric figures and playsets put out by the Multiple Products Corporation (MPC) a... more
  • An Indian Goes Around the World - II: WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY THIRTY-DAY EUROPEAN ODYSSEY

    by M. P. PRABHAKARAN
    “The more I travel, the more I discover my ignorance” -- that's how the author sums us his experience at the end of his thirty-day travel through ten countries of Europe, in the summer of 2009. He admits that it's a mangled version of poet Shelley’s immortal words: “The more we study, the more we discover our ignorance.” The 2009 travel, he says, opened his mind to various aspects of European cultures he had been quite ignorant of until then. The book is a mosaic of the conversations he had with... more
  • The Antics of House Cleaning

    by Shirley Bassett
    Are you in a job you don?t like? Maybe you don?t find yourself challenged as much as you would like, and the possibility of advancement isn?t there. Perhaps you?re between jobs. Or maybe you?ve always thought about owning and operating a small business. Author Shirley Bassett knows how you feel. After a series of jobs she didn?t like, Bassett began her own small housecleaning business. She shares her experiences in her book The Antics of House Cleaning. Bassett gives you the basics on how to get... more
  • Why Debate: Transformed by Academic Discourse

    by Shawn F. Briscoe
    In Why Debate: Transformed by Academic Discourse, Shawn F. Briscoe and a diverse group of individuals introduce readers to academic, competitive debate in our secondary schools and institutions of higher learning.Over the course of twenty chapters, eighteen authors address the role of academic debate on educational development, interpersonal relationships, career and professional lives, and society.
  • Gourmet Ghosts 2

    by James T. Bartlett
    With an arsenal of poison, jealousy, despair, serial killers, scandals, guns, and the ghost stories left behind, Gourmet Ghosts 2 is a second collection of murder, mystery and history at dozens of bars, restaurants, hotels and landmarks across Los Angeles. These weird tales, unpublished accounts, shocking photos and treasures uncovered in the newspaper archives will take you from Downtown to The Valley – and beyond. Learn the truth about “The Romeo Slasher,” “The Rose Murder,” the Deadliest H... more
  • Bonjour! Let's Learn French

    by Judy Martialay
    A fun and early start in learning French for kids 6-10 and their parents, whether or not they know French. Easy to use. Free downloadable audio. Kids take a pretend trip to France where they meet the world's favorite snail, Louis l'escargot. Louis runs into some bad luck. Find out how his friends help him out while learning French and being drawn into the culture. Fun activities follow to practice French with friends and family: treasure hunt, daily expression, skit, Culture Corner, song, and d... more
  • How To Write Strong Copy for the Back Cover of a Book

    by Ray Robinson
    Usually found on the back cover of the book, cover copy is often the first experience customers have with your writing (after the title, of course). Its purpose is simple: to convince potential readers to buy the book. To do that, it must be persuasive, engaging, and to the point. In short, a clever title and beautifully designed cover will get the attention of readers, but well-written cover copy will reel them in. By following a few simple rules, you can create cover copy that makes it impo... more

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